Exclusive Interview: Actor Justin Kirk takes on TYRANT

Justin Kirk as John Tucker in TYRANT | ©2014 FX/Matthias Clamer

In FX’s new series TYRANT, premiering Tuesday, June 24 at 10 PM, Bassam “Barry” Al-Fayeed (Adam Rayner), a Pasadena doctor, married with children, takes his family for what is supposed to be a short trip to the Middle Eastern country where he was born. However, Barry’s father is now in charge in the nation of Baladi and wants his son to remain there. TYRANT was created by Gideon Raff, who also created HATUFIM, the Israeli series that inspired HOMELAND. Raff, HOMELAND co-creator Howard Gordon and Craig Wright serve as TYRANT’s executive producers. Although the show focuses on Barry and his …Read On »

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Exclusive Interview with THE MINDY PROJECT regular Beth Grant

Beverly (Beth Grant) gets confronted on THE MINDY PROJECT | © 2014 Jordin Althaus/FOX

Whether or not you know her name, it’s almost certain you’ve seen Beth Grant’s work. The Alabama-born actress started her onscreen career with an episode of B.J. AND THE BEAR. Since then, she’s been in stage, TV and film projects, including RAIN MAN, FLATLINERS, THE GOLDEN GIRLS, SPEED, THE X-FILES, FLAGS OF OUR FATHERS and DEXTER, to name a handful of credits. Last summer, Grant appeared in the award-winning Web comedy HUSBANDS: THE SERIES as a Mormon mom supporting her son (Sean Hemeon) as he remarries his boyfriend (Brad “Cheeks”Bell). Currently, Grant is a series regular on THE MINDY PROJECT, …Read On »

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Breaking News: ABC talks about the MODERN FAMILY actor contract negotiations

MODERN FAMILY Season 2 | © 2011 Fox Home Entertainment

With the cast of MODERN FAMILY trying to hash out new, lucrative contracts for the current season – and potentially delaying the fourth season of the show, ABC Entertainment Group President Paul Lee is confident the dispute will be resolved. “I expect the season to start on time,” says Lee at the 2012 ABC Summer Press Tour. “We’re in the middle of negotiations at the moment and we’re hopefully optimistic we’ll be able to resolve it.” Related: MORE NEWS AND INTERVIEWS FROM THE SUMMER TCA’S LET YOUR VOICE BE HEARD – COMMENT BELOW! Follow us on Twitter at ASSIGNMENT X Fan …Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: Mary Lynn Rajskub on the end of 24 and HOW TO BE A GENTLEMAN

Mary Lynn Rajskub in HOW TO BE A GENTLEMAN | ©2012 CBS/Cliff Lipson

HOW TO BE A GENTLEMAN has not been one of CBS’ sitcom success stories. The half-hour comedy, starring David Hornsby as ultra-polite Andrew and Kevin Dillon as Andrew’s former high school tormentor-turned quasi-life coach, ends its nine-episode run this Saturday night. However, Mary Lynn Rajskub, who plays Andrew’s ultra-assertive sister Janet, is unlikely to be slowed down by GENTLEMAN’s gentle exit. The actress can currently be seen on the big screen as an acerbic newspaper editor in SAFETY NOT GUARANTEED and stars in two Web series. One is DIRTY WORK, about a crime scene cleanup crew; the other is DICKI, …Read On »

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Breaking News: ABC announces Fall 2011 Schedule

Joe Anderson and Luisana Lopilato in THE RIVER - Season 1 | ©2011 ABC/Francisco Roman

ABC made some bold moves with its Fall 2011 Schedule today in New York for the annual upfronts. The biggest new is Tim Allen is returning to ABC with his LAST MAN STANDING comedy, while a reboot of CHARLIE’S ANGELES anchors Thursday nights at 8:00. Midseason has a slew of programs waiting in the wings, but the most ambitious is the found footage series THE RIVER from PARANORMAL ACTIVITY creator Oren Peli and executive producer Steven Spielberg. Below is the schedule and after that is the ABC press release information on all of their new series. ABC FALL 2011 SCHEDULE …Read On »

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Profile: Actor David Denman makes TRAFFIC LIGHT go

David Denman in TRAFFIC LIGHT - Season 1" | ©2010 Fox /Joseph Cultice

Actor David Denman may have played small parts in very successful shows like THE OFFICE and ANGEL, but he is no shrinking violet. Denman is a bulky 6’4 and finally stretching his acting muscles in the new comedy TRAFFIC LIGHT premiering tonight on Fox. In Hollywood’s trend of late, the show focuses on three friends at different romantic stages in their lives. Denman, 37, plays the married and content one who struggles to balance his family life, friendships and career. But don’t look for a copy cat version of RULES OF ENGAGEMENT or PERFECT COUPLES. Denman says TRAFFIC LIGHT is …Read On »

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TCA 2011: ABC talks about Wednesday’s forthcoming three-hour comedy block

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At today’s Winter TCA 2011 press tour, ABC Entertainment Group President Paul Lee spoke about the decision to program a three-hour comedy block on Wednesday night, with the addition of new comedies HAPPY ENDINGS and MR. SUNSHINE starring Matthew Perry paired up with its already solid performers of THE MIDDLE, BETTER WITH YOU, MODERN FAMILY and COUGAR TOWN. “It’s certainly a risk,” admits Lee. “There is an appetite for comedies. Do audiences have an appetite of comedy at 10:00 pm? Yes, we know that’s true. It’s certainly a risk. We thought that HAPPY ENDINGS, which is an adult show, had …Read On »

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TCA 2011: ABC renews CASTLE, COUGAR TOWN, GREY’S ANATOMY, THE MIDDLE, MODERN FAMILY & PRIVATE PRACTICE for next year

Michael Imperioli in DETROIT 1-8-7 | ©2011 ABC/Donna Svennevik

At today’s Winter TCA 2011 press tour, ABC Entertainment Group President Group President Paul Lee revealed that CASTLE, COUGAR TOWN, GREY’S ANATOMY, THE MIDDLE, MODERN FAMILY and PRIVATE PRACTICE have all been renewed for another year Meanwhile, it looks like DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES is on the bubble (probably due to contract negotiations), as are BETTER WITH YOU, BROTHERS & SISTERS and the ratings challenged DETROIT 1-8-7 “We haven’t made our decisions yet on a second season of DETROIT 1-8-7,” says Lee. “I would like it to see higher numbers. Michael Imperioili is brilliant in that. For me, it’s great to see, …Read On »

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