TV Review: HEROES REBORN – Season 1 – “Brave New World”/“Odessa” – Season Premiere

Kiki Sukezane as Miko Otomo searches for her father in HEROES REBORN | © 2015 Christos Kalohoridis/NBC

Cast: Jack Coleman, Zachary Levi, Ryan Guzman, Robbie Kay, Kiki Sukezane, Gatlin Green, Henry Zebrowski, Toru Uchikado, Judith Shekoni, Danika Yarosh Writers: Tim Kring, Greg Beeman Director: Matt Shakman Network: Airs on NBC, Thursdays @ 9 p.m. Original Telecast: Sept. 24, 2015 Here’s a quick recap of the first incarnation of HEROES. The first season started out really good with a solid message (“Save the cheerleader, save the world”), interesting characters, a slick comic book come to life appeal and plotlines that while at times bogged down, at least furthered the narrative. Season 1 shined when the show focused specifically …Read On »


FROM DUSK TILL DAWN: Juan Carlos Coto on Season 2 – Part 1 – Exclusive Interview


Juan Carlos Coto – called “Carlos” by absolutely everyone except the IMDB – is in his second year as show runner/executive producer on FROM DUSK TILL DAWN, the TV series created by Robert Rodriguez, based on the 1995 bank robbers and vampires movie directed by Rodriguez and scripted by Quentin Tarantino from a story by Robert Kurtzman. The television DUSK, now in its second season Tuesday nights on the El Rey Network (co-founded by Rodriguez), has expanded on the film’s mythology. The creatures of the night are no longer traditional vampires but rather snakelike Culebras, who drink the souls of …Read On »


THE WHISPERS: Milo Ventimiglia goes John Doe for new ABC thriller – exclusive interview

THE WHISPERS logo | ©2015 ABC

In ABC’s THE WHISPERS, Monday nights at 10 PM, someone or something called Drill is making friends with young children and talking them into playing “games” that are murderous. At the same time, a mysterious, amnesiac John Doe, played by Milo Ventimiglia, is admitted to a hospital with no idea of who he is, where he’s been or why there are tattoos all over his body. We have a pretty good notion that he’s really Sean Bennigan, a military pilot whose plane crashed in Africa and whose wife Claire (Lily Rabe) is looking into the incidents of the children who …Read On »


AMERICAN ODYSSEY: Creators Adam Armus and Nora Kay Foster on new NBC drama – exclusive interview

AMERICAN ODYSSEY key art | ©2015 NBCUniversal

In NBC’s new drama AMERICAN ODYSSEY, Sundays at 10 PM, U.S. soldier Sgt. Odelle Ballard (Anna Friel) finds herself stranded behind enemy lines in Mali, Africa, after her squad is killed and she is left for dead by attackers who turn out to be U.S. military contractors. After Odelle  is declared dead but proof of her survival surfaces online, her husband Ron (Jim True-Frost), corporate lawyer Peter Decker (Peter Facinelli) and political reporter Harrison Walters (Jake Robinson) scramble to find out the truth and try to get Odelle home. Adam Armus and Nora Kay Foster, whose joint writing/executive producing credits …Read On »


Zachary Quinto on THE SLAP – exclusive interview

Zachary Quinto stars as Harry on THE SLAP on NBC | © 2015 Jeff Riedel/NBC

In NBC’s THE SLAP, Thursdays at 10 PM, a family get-together in Brooklyn erupts when the father of one little boy slaps another child, not his own, for recklessly waving around a baseball bat. The incident has long-lasting repercussions. The eight-part miniseries, adapted by Jon Robin Baitz and Walter F. Parkes from an Australian miniseries that was in turn based on a novel by Christos Tsiolkas, shows each episode from a different character’s point of view. Zachary Quinto (Mr. Spock in the new STAR TREK films and Sylar on NBC’s HEROES) had coincidentally just produced the nonfiction series THE CHAIR, …Read On »


The scoop on DIG the new USA Series – interview

Jason Isaacs stars as Peter Connelly in DIG | © 2015 Virginia Sherwood/USA Network

In USA’s 10-episode miniseries DIG, which premieres Thursday, March 5 at 10 PM, Jason Isaacs stars as Peter Connelly, an FBI agent stationed in Jerusalem, Israel. His investigation into a murder leads him to uncover a vast, long-lived conspiracy that threatens the world. DIG is created by its executive producers Tim Kring (HEROES, TOUCH) and Gideon Raff (HOMELAND, TYRANT). Kring, who is also working on HEROES REBORN for USA’s sibling network NBC, participates in a show runner panel held by NBC Cable for the Television Critics Association. When it ends, he takes time to answer a few more questions. One …Read On »


Actor Masi Oka talks HAWAII FIVE-0 Season 5 and (briefly) the HEROES reboot – Exclusive Interview

Masi Oka in HAWAII 5-0 - Season 4 - "Ho'i Hou (Reunited)" | ©2013 CBS/Norman Shaprio

CBS’ HAWAII FIVE-0, Fridays at 9 PM, is currently enjoying its fifth season of crime-fighting in some of the most beautiful locations on American television. Masi Oka joined the show as helpful medical examiner Dr. Max Bergman in its first season; he became a regular in Season 2. The actor, originally from Tokyo, Japan, moved with his family to Los Angeles at the age of six. Before HAWAII FIVE-0, Oka spent four years as the time/space-jumping Hiro on HEROES. He recently played Ken Tanaka in the feature biopic JOBS and appeared as tech geek Bruce in the big-screen GET SMART …Read On »


Exclusive Interview: Masi Oka takes HAWAII FIVE-0 to the Max

Masi Oka in HAWAII FIVE - "Nalowale | ©2013 CBS/Neil Jacobs

On CBS’s HAWAII FIVE-0, now on Friday nights at 8 PM in its fourth season, Masi Oka’s character Dr. Max Bergman is an asset to the team in terms of both knowledge and humor. The medical examiner first appeared as a recurring character in the show’s first season, with Oka becoming a regular in Season 2. Before HAWAII FIVE-0, Oka spent four years on HEROES as kind-hearted time-and-space-bending Hiro Nakamura. He also appeared as tech geek Bruce in the big-screen GET SMART reboot. Oka is also a special effects technician whose work at Industrial Light and Magic encompasses effects on …Read On »


Interview: Milo Ventimiglia lawyers up MOB CITY

Milo Ventimiglia in MOB CITY - Season 1 ©2013 TNT/Scott Garfield

In TNT’s MOB CITY, developed by show runner/executive producer/director Frank Darabont, inspired by John Buntin’s book L.A. NOIR, we’re in 1940s Los Angeles. The bridge between hard-bitten LAPD detective Joe Teague (Jon Bernthal) and high-level gangsters Ben “Bugsy” Siegel (Edward Burns) and Mickey Cohen (Jeremy Luke) is Teague’s old U.S. Marines buddy and current Mob lawyer Ned Stax, played by Milo Ventimiglia. Ventimiglia, originally from Anaheim, California, has a lot of series regular characters under his belt, including Jed Perry on OPPOSITE SEX, Chris Pierce on AMERICAN DREAMS, Jess Mariano on GILMORE GIRLS, Richard Thorne III on THE BEDFORD DIARIES …Read On »


Exclusive Interview: Robert Knepper corners MOB CITY and the end of CULT

Robert Knepper in MOB CITY - Season 1 - "Banana Split" | ©2013 TNT/Doug Hyun

In MOB CITY, running on TNT in two-hour blocks Wednesdays at 9 PM, executive producer/director/writer Frank Darabont has adapted John Buntin’s book L.A. NOIR as a drama about the struggle between righteous cops, renegade officers and outright mobsters in 1940s Los Angeles. Some characters, like LAPD Chief William Parker (played by Neal McDonough) and gangsters Ben “Bugsy” Siegel (Edward Burns) and Mickey Cohen (Jeremy Luke), are historical figures. Others, including troubled police detective Joe Teague (Jon Bernthal) and female lead Jasmine Fontaine (Alexa Davalos) are Darabont’s creations. Robert Knepper’s character Syd Rothman, a hit man and lifelong friend of Siegel …Read On »

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