DORKING OUT – Episode 47: The TV Season Review & Extra Extra Our Favorite Movies About Journalism Edition

Dorking Out Show | © 2016 Chris Smith/Sonia Mansfield

In this week’s episode, the TV Networks are unveiling their new fall schedules, which means they’re also announcing which TV shows have been canceled. Did your show make the cut? We’re going to talk about that with Peter Brown from Assignment X. In our second segment, we talk about favorite movies about journalism. Why? Umm, no reason. It has nothing to do with current events. Nope. And finally, we will end our show with what we’re dorking out about this week, including Larry Wilmore’s new podcast and which SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE cast member should run for president. We hope you enjoy our […]Read On »

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CHICAGO JUSTICE: Executive Producer Michael S. Chernuchin chats new CHICAGO spin-off – Exclusive Interview

CHICAGO JUSTICE key art | ©2017 NBCUniversal|

CHICAGO JUSTICE is the latest entry in executive producer Dick Wolf’s spectacularly successful NBC CHICAGO FIRE-verse, which also includes CHICAGO P.D. and CHICAGO MED (the verse also occasionally crosses over with LAW & ORDER: SVU). Like its siblings, CHICAGO JUSTICE actually films in Chicago, and shares cast with the other shows as various plot elements can span several series. The difference between CHICAGO JUSTICE and the others is that the new show deals specifically with the State Attorney’s office. Leads on CHICAGO JUSTICE include Philip Winchester as prosecutor Peter Stone, son of original LAW & ORDER prosecutor Ben Stone (played […]Read On »

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THIS IS US: Actress Susan Kelechi Watson on the hit NBC series – interview

Susan Kelechi Watson as Beth in THIS IS US | © 2017 Ron Batzdorff/NBC

When the THIS IS US cast, plus creator Dan Fogelman, come out on stage for a Q&A session at the Winter 2017 Television Critics Association (TCA) press tour, everybody is a little emotional. This is understandable. Five minutes earlier, they had been informed by NBC Entertainment President Jennifer Salke that their freshman Tuesday night series had been renewed for not one but two more seasons. THIS IS US deals with the Pearson family. On the thirty-sixth birthday of Jack Pearson (Milo Ventimiglia), his wife Rebecca (Mandy Moore) gives birth to triplets. One of the babies is stillborn, so Jack and […]Read On »

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TAKEN: Actor Clive Standen – interview

Clive Standen as Bryan Mills in TAKEN | © 2017 Ken Woroner/NBC

In NBC’s new TV series TAKEN, Clive Standen stars as Bryan Mills. Bryan Mills is, of course, that character with the skill set made famous by Liam Neeson in the TAKEN films. Executive producers Luc Besson and Alexander Cary introduce us to Bryan as a much younger and more vulnerable man, who rises to the occasion when he’s targeted by a drug cartel. This, coupled with Bryan’s response to a personal tragedy, bring him to the attention of a government agency run by Christina Hart (Jennifer Beals), who recruits him as an operative. These provide Bryan with the experiences that […]Read On »

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THE BLACKLIST: REDEMPTION – Co-Creator Jon Bokenkamp – interview

Famke Janssen as Susan Hargrave | © 2017 Virginia Sherwood/NBC

Jon Bokenkamp created THE BLACKLIST, which is now in its fourth season on NBC. The series deals with FBI profiler Liz Keen (Megan Boone) and Raymond “Red” Reddington (James Spader), a very bad guy who has come in from the cold with a list of worse guys. Now Bokenkamp and John Eisendrath have created THE BLACKLIST: REDEMPTION, a spin-off that will take THE BLACKLIST’s Thursday-night slot on NBC for eight weeks. THE BLACKLIST: REDEMPTION follows Liz’s estranged husband Tom Keen, played by Ryan Eggold, a covert operative who teams up with Susan “Scottie” Hargrave (Famke Janssen). Scottie’s company Grey Matters […]Read On »

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BLINDSPOT: Actor Sullivan Stapleton & EP Sarah Schechter – interview

Sullivan Stapleton as Kurt Weller in BLINDSPOT | © 2017 Matthias Clamer/NBC

Alas, FBI Special Agent Kurt Weller. The BLINDSPOT leading character, played by Sullivan Stapleton, has just had his girlfriend Nas (Archie Panjabi) break up with him. On the bright side, in the NBC series’ second season on Wednesday nights, Weller is starting to trust the tattooed woman often known as Jane Doe, played by Jaimie Alexander. Australian actor Stapleton (STRIKE BACK, 300: RISE OF AN EMPIRE, ANIMAL KINGDOM) and BLINDSPOT executive producer Sarah Schechter talk about Weller’s Season 2 attitude and more. ASSIGNMENT X: How much does Weller trust Jane at this point? SARAH SCHECHTER: I don’t think Weller trusts […]Read On »

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TIMELESS: Co-creator Shawn Ryan goes back in time – Exclusive Interview

Matt Lanter as Wyatt Logan in TIMELESS - Season 1 - "The Alamo" | ©2016 NBCUniversal/Sergei Bachlakov

Shawn Ryan created the multi-award-winning police drama THE SHIELD, which ran for seven seasons on FX. He followed this up with a number of other series set in the worlds of law enforcement and the military. Now Ryan has teamed up with Eric Kripke (who created SUPERNATURAL) for NBC’s TIMELESS, Mondays at 10 PM. In TIMELESS, historian Lucy Preston (Abigail Spencer), soldier Wyatt Logan (Matt Lanter) and scientist Rufus Carlin (Malcolm Barrett) travel through time in a sphere, trying to prevent a secret conspiracy who want to control today’s world by altering the past. The trio’s adventures take them to […]Read On »

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THIS IS US: Milo Ventimiglia talks new NBC show and GILMORE GIRLS revival – Interview

Milo Ventimiglia in THIS IS US - Season 1 | ©2016 NBC/Chris Haston

NBC’s hour-long Tuesday-night series THIS IS US is one of the best-received new shows of the fall. Created by Dan Fogelman, THIS IS US explores the lives of four people who share the same birthday and their families, in the Eighties and in the present. Milo Ventimiglia plays Jack, who is married to Rebecca (Mandy Moore). They are the birth parents of Kate (Chrissie Metz plays her as an adult) and Kevin (played as an adult by Justin Hartley) and adoptive parents of Randall (Sterling K. Brown portrays the grown version). Ventimiglia also reprises his role as Jess Mariano in […]Read On »

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TIMELESS: SUPERNATURAL creator Eric Kripke talks about his new time travel series – Interview

TIMELESS - Season 1 Key Art | ©2016 NBCUniversal

In NBC’s new Monday night series TIMELESS, time is of the essence. Historian Lucy Preston (Abigail Spencer), military man Wyatt Logan (Matt Lanter) and scientist Rufus Carlin (Malcolm Barrett) travel through time trying to prevent rogue operative Garcia Flynn (Goran Visnjic) from changing the future by tampering with the past. TIMELESS was created by Eric Kripke and Shawn Ryan, who are both executive producers on the series. Kripke, who also created SUPERNATURAL, which is about to launch into its twelfth season on The CW, takes a few moments to talk about his new show. AX: Were you ever a fan […]Read On »

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CHICAGO MED: Executive Producer Matt Olmstead also talks FIRE and P.D. – Exclusive Interview

CHICAGO MED- Season 2 key art | ©2016 NBCUniversal

As he did with his LAW & ORDER franchise of old, executive producer/creator Dick Wolf is steadily expanding his CHICAGO empire. In 2012, CHICAGO FIRE premiered on NBC. It begins its fifth season Tuesday, October 11. Its first spinoff, CHICAGO P.D., premiered in 2014; it is now in its third season on Wednesday nights. CHICAGO MED, another spinoff about the hospital that serves the fire and police departments on the other two series, has begun its second season on Thursday nights on NBC. Matt Olmstead, who is an executive producer on all three series, co-created CHICAGO P.D. and CHICAGO MED […]Read On »

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