Interviews

SHOTS FIRED: Co-Creator Gina Prince-Bythewood on new Fox series – Exclusive Interview

Sanaa Lathan and Stephan James in SHOTS FIRED - Season 1 | ©2017 Fox/Michael Lavine

Fox Network’s ten-episode Wednesday-night limited series SHOTS FIRED is created by the married filmmakers Gina Prince-Bythewood and Reggie Rock Bythewood. The show deals with the fallout in a small North Carolina town when the police force’s only black officer shoots a white teenager, shortly after a black teenager has been killed. A special prosecutor (Stephan James) and his tough investigator (Sanaa Lathan) are brought in to handle the police shooting, as the situation becomes more complicated and volatile by the hour. Prince-Bythewood and Bythewood are also executive producers, writers, directors and show runners on SHOTS FIRED. Prince-Bythewood is known for […]Read On »

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BONES: Actress Tamara Taylor on the FINAL CHAPTER – Exclusive Interview

Tamara Taylor in BONES - Season 10 | ©2014 Fox/Jeff Lipsky

Tamara Taylor has played Jeffersonian Lab chief Dr. Camille Saroyan for eleven of BONES twelve seasons. Over the years, Cam – an ex-girlfriend of FBI Agent Seeley Booth (David Boreanaz) – has adopted teenaged daughter Michelle (Tiffany Hines), made peace with her sister Felicia (Raney Branch), married longtime boyfriend/lab assistant Dr. Arastoo Vaziri (Pej Vahdat), risked her life on the job and suffered through innumerable explosive lab experiments concocted by Dr. Jack Hodgins (TJ Thyne). With BONES: THE FINAL CHAPTER coming to a conclusion Tuesday, March 28 on Fox Network, Taylor shares her thoughts about the series coming to a […]Read On »

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BONES: Actor Eric Millegan on THE FINAL CHAPTER – exclusive interview

Emily Deschanel in the BONES Day in the Life | © 2017 Ray Mickshaw/FOX

Eric Millegan was a regular of BONES as Dr. Zack Addy when it premiered way back in 2005. He was with the series through 2008, when Zack fell under the sway of a serial killer known as Gormeghon. Zack was thought to be guilty of killing a lobbyist and sent to a mental institution. Since then, Millegan has made two guest appearances as Zack, in 2009 and 2010. Now that BONES: THE FINAL CHAPTER is here, Tuesday nights on Fox Network, Millegan and Zack are back. Zack’s colleagues at the Jeffersonian, led by Hodgins, are determined to prove his innocence and […]Read On »

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POP SHOW – Episode 45: Beauty & The Beast and The Matrix reboot

POP SHOW PODCAST | © 2016 AssignmentX

Welcome to episode 45 of the POP SHOW starring Anthony C. Ferrante. Ferrante is back this week after a few months of traveling the world to shoot the latest edition of the SHARKNADO franchise, tentatively titled SHARKNADO 5. He gives the low down on some of the food he ate during his journey and some of his experiences on the set. BEAUTY & THE BEAST came out this past weekend and made a ton of money, so we had to talk about it and Christopher Allen Smith and Sonia Mansfield saw the film so they give us their review of […]Read On »

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DORKING OUT – Episode 39: The Beauty & The Beast & Bette & Joan Edition

Dorking Out Show | © 2016 Chris Smith/Sonia Mansfield

Hey there, dorks. In this week’s episode, we review Disney’s live action remake of BEAUTY & THE BEAST, which made $170 million this weekend at the box office. David Tracy, the biggest Disney fan we know and Sonia’s handsome better half and co-host of her other podcast Old Movies, New Beer, will be our guest to talk about it. In our second segment, David sticks around to chat about FX’s new anthology series FEUD: BETTE & JOAN. And we will end our show with what we are dorking out about this week. We hope you enjoy our dorky podcast. You can listen to us here, […]Read On »

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OUTSIDERS: Showrunner Peter Tolan on Season 2 – exclusive interview

The cast of OUTSIDERS Season 2 | © 2017 WGN

OUTSIDERS is now in its second season Tuesday nights on WGN America. The drama concerns a group of Kentucky mountain folk, the Farrells, clashing with the townies and the coal company below. Peter Tolan (co-creator of RESCUE ME), who executive produces and is a show runner on OUTSIDERS alongside series creator Peter Mattei, sits down to talk about what’s going on in Season 2 and where the story may go in future seasons. ASSIGNMENT X: Has the way that you and Peter Mattei approach the material changed any from Season 1? PETER TOLAN: I would say not really. I think […]Read On »

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BELIEVER WITH REZA ASLAN: Reza Aslan exclusive interview on the CNN series

BELIEVER WITH REZA ASLAN | © 2017 CNN

In CNN’s new Sunday-night documentary series BELIEVER WITH REZA ASLAN, the host of the title explores little-known religious groups around the world. Aslan, a prolific author, scholar and television producer, has written three nonfiction books about religion, a subject close to his heart. ASSIGNMENT X: You’ve made six episodes of BELIEVER WITH REZA ASLAN. Is each episode on a different topic? REZA ASLAN: Yeah, a different religious tradition. We begin in India with a Hindu sect called the Aghori. Then we have an episode in Hawaii, with a very interesting cult that’s led by a self-described messiah named Jezus, with […]Read On »

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HUMANS: Gemma Chan & Carrie-Anne Moss on Season 2 – interview

Gemma Chan in HUMANS | © 2017 AMC

HUMANS has its two-hour Season 2 finale on AMC on Monday, March 20. The drama deals with a near future in which Synths, human-looking androids, work for humans in almost every aspect of life. However, some of the Synths are self-aware, with real emotions and needs and, arguably, souls. Gemma Chan (FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM, the upcoming TRANSFORMERS: THE LAST KNIGHT) plays Mia, a Synth who was created in England to serve as a mother figure for the half-human, half-Synth Leo (Colin Morgan). In the first season, Mia started out with her “self” turned off, but she […]Read On »

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UNDERGROUND: Jessica De Gouw & Alano Miller – exclusive interview

The cast of UNDERGROUND | © 2016 WGN

Jessica De Gouw and Alano Miller have both been giving interviews for hours already when they sit down with Assignment X to talk about Season 2 of WGN America’s Wednesday-night drama UNDERGROUND. However, both actors talk about the pre-Civil War series, concerning the Underground Railroad, with an energy and enthusiasm that belies their long day. De Gouw plays Elizabeth Hawkes, who is initially drawn into the abolitionist movement by her husband John (Marc Blucas), but who over the first season developed perhaps even more passion for the cause than her spouse has. Miller plays Cato, who bears visible scars inflicted […]Read On »

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CRIMINAL MINDS: Matthew Gray Gubler talks Season 12 – exclusive interview

Joe Mantegna and Matthew Gray Gubler in CRIMINAL MINDS - Season Six - "Solitary Man" | ©2010 CBS

CRIMINAL MINDS, CBS’ Wednesday night procedural drama about the F.B.I.’s Behavioral Analysis Unit, has now been on the air for twelve years and remains a Neilsen Top 20 hit. However, Matthew Gray Gubler is one of only two cast members who has been with the series for its entire run; the other is Kirsten Vangsness. Gubler’s character, Dr. Spencer Reid, is brilliant, with a facility for remembering literally everything, though like many geniuses, he’s a little socially awkward. This season, he’s been dealing with the mental deterioration of his mother, played by Jane Lynch, and a stint in a Mexican […]Read On »

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