Comic-Con 2011 News: Mark Hamill will CHUCK’s new Big Bad in Season 5

Mark Hamill at the Los Angeles Premiere of THE FIGHTER | © 2010 Sue Schneider

As CHUCK enters its fifth and final season on NBC (airing Friday nights in the fall), news just came out of Comic-Con today that Mark Hamill will be playing a villain in the season premiere. While speaking with Zachary Levi who plays Chuck Bartowski in the press room today, he was very excited about this news. “Mark Hamill on the show – hells to the yes,” says Levi. Levi goes on to add that he loves the guest stars on CHUCK and says they always bring something new to the mix. “The actors who know the show and appreciate think …Read On »

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Comic-Con 2011 News: CHUCK secrets revealed for Season 5

Yvonne Strahovski and Zachary Levi in CHUCK - Season 4 - "Vs. The Cliffhanger" | ©2011 NBC/Mike Ansell

Yes, Season 5 will sadly be the last season of NBC’s series CHUCK (which moves to Friday nights in the fall. It stars Zachary Levi, Yvonne Strahovski, Joshua Gomez and Adam Baldwin, and at Comic-Con 2011 today, while speaking to the press, the stars and creators spoke about the comedy spy series that always seems to evade eternal cancellation by NBC. For co-creator Chris Fedak, the ending is bittersweet, but they have a lot of ammo so the season will end with a big bang even as the show makes some major changes including having Chuck now owning the Buy …Read On »

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Exclusive photos from the GREEN LANTERN Los Angeles World Premiere

Ryan Reynolds at the Los Angeles Premiere of GREEN LANTERN | ©2011 Sue Schneider

Warner Bros. held the Los Angeles World Premiere of GREEN LANTERN June 15th at the Grauman’s Chinese Theatre in Hollywood. Fans were everywhere you looked as Hollywood Boulevard was closed to traffic. Hoping to catch the stars of the movie, which is based upon the characters appearing in the comic book published by DC Comics.  They were not disappointed as Ryan Reynolds, Blake Lively and others signed autographs and posed for pictures with them. The black carpet had the GREEN LANTERN symbol on it and at the end of the carpet the ship. Seen waking the carpet were the stars …Read On »

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Exclusive: CHUCK star Zachary Levi talks TRON: LEGACY and what Morgan and Check would have thought about the sequel

Zachary Levi at the World Premiere of TANGLED

Garrett Hedlund in TRON: LEGACY | © 2010 Walt Disney Pictures With CHUCK being a very geek savvy show, and displaying the poster for 1982’s TRON in the room of Chuck Bartowski (Zachary Levi) since Season 1, it was a bit strange not to have any mention of TRON: LEGACY in any of the Season 4 episodes. Granted, Warner Bros. owns CHUCK and Disney owns TRON, but couldn’t there have been a little bit of a crossover? While speaking recently with Levi himself, ASSIGNMENT X asked him about TRON: LEGACY and what Morgan (Joshua Gomez) and Chuck probably thought about …Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: Scott Bakula discusses MEN OF A CERTAIN AGE

Scott Bakula in MEN OF A CERTAIN AGE - Season 2 - "Let the Sunshine In" | ©2011 TNT/Michael Desmond

TNT’s series MEN OF A CERTAIN AGE returns for the second part of its second season tonight. The well-regarded comedy/drama concerns a trio of lifelong friends – series co-creator Ray Romano’s divorced Joe Tranelli, Andre Braugher’s stressed family man and car dealership owner Owen Thoreaux Jr. and Scott Bakuka’s less than successful actor Terry Elliott – who are wading through the treacherous waters of life’s middle years together. In addition to having a strong stage career, Bakula is something of a science-fiction/horror icon, given his years on QUANTUM LEAP and STAR TREK: ENTERPRISE, his lead role in Clive Barker’s film …Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: Linda Hamilton and the future of THE TERMINATOR franchise – Part 2

Linda Hamilton in TERMINATOR 2: JUDGMENT DAY

Linda Hamilton considered the mother of the future by fans of her portrayal of Sarah Connor in THE TERMINATOR and TERMINATOR 2: JUDGMENT DAY is one of the nicest and most intelligent women you would ever want to meet. The actress just wrapped up a successful season on NBC’s CHUCK, and is ready for more. ASSIGNMENT X continued our chat with Ms. Hamilton fresh off the set of her new film, a thriller called RIGHT NEXT DOOR. We found out a lot of back-story on her involvement with THE TERMINATOR franchise, why there is such a resurgence in interest, and …Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: Bonita Friedericy on CHUCK & the Season 5 renewal – Part 2

Bonita Friedericy | photo courtesy of Bonita Friedericy

In Part Two of our exclusive interview with actress Bonita Friedericy, she tells us more about playing General Beckman on CHUCK, plus when she realized the show had a cult following and her other recent projects. ASSIGNMENT X: Beckman does show up in person occasionally, but most of the time, she interacts with Chuck et al over a computer monitor … BONITA FRIEDERICY: I’m playing a part that actually is pretty much on a monitor. I’m always either on a video camera or it’s floating away from me onto the reactions of others, which I find extremely amusing. This is …Read On »

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TV Review: CHUCK – Season 4 – “Vs. The Cliffhanger” – Season Finale

Yvonne Strahovski and Zachary Levi in CHUCK - Season 4 - "Vs. The Cliffhanger" | ©2011 NBC/Mike Ansell

Stars: Zachary Levi, Yvonne Strahovski, Adam Baldwin, Joshua Gomez, Vic Sahay, Scott Krinsky, Sarah Lancaster, Ryan McPartlin, Mark Christopher Lawrence, Bonita Friedericy Writer: Chris Fedak & Nicholas Wootton Director: Robert Duncan McNeill Network: NBC, airs Monday nights Original Telecast: May 16, 2011 When CHUCK knows it’s going to be entering another rocky road to renewal (which is every year), it always manages to reinvent itself in the final moments of every season to give NBC enough confidence to give it a reprieve (even if it is with some fan nudging). With “Vs. The Cliffhanger” the show’s co-creator Chris Fedak with …Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: CHUCK actress Bonita Friedericy on Season 4 and beyond – Part 1

Bonita Friedericy in CHUCK - Season 3 | ©NBC

On CHUCK, the Josh Schwartz/Chris Fedak-created NBC series that has its Season Four finale tonight at 8 PM and will be back for Season Five, the title character (Zachary Levi) is an electronics store employee turned super-spy, thanks to a ton of arcane information downloaded into his brain. His team consists of actual super-spies Sara (Yvonne Strahovski), who is now also Chuck’s love, and John Casey (Adam Baldwin), plus Chuck’s nerdy best friend Morgan (Joshua Gomez). They all take their orders from General Diane Beckman, played by Bonita Friedericy, the exceedingly stern but often compassionate authority figure who gives them …Read On »

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Exclusive Breaking News: Linda Hamilton on CHUCK Season 5 renewal

Linda Hamilton in CHUCK - Season 4 | ©2011 NBC/Mitchell Haaseth

CHUCK was just picked up for a fifth and final season and ASSIGNMENT X had the opportunity to interview Linda Hamilton yesterday to ask her about the pick-up. “It got picked up for thirteen apparently,” said Hamilton.  “It was one of those things where I wanted to call my people and ask if it’s true even though they sent it to me.” As to whether or not she’s returning to CHUCK Season 5 next year, Hamilton teases, “I’m looking forward to going back next year. I want even more! It’s hard once you’ve started to sit back and not do …Read On »

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