Interviews

GOTHAM: Robin Lord Taylor talks about playing Penguin on the final season – Exclusive Interview

Robin Lord Taylor as Oswald Cobblepot aka the Penguin in GOTHAM - Season 5 | ©2019 Fox/Justin Stephens

After five seasons of showing how young Bruce Wayne (David Mazouz) became Batman, Fox’s GOTHAM will jump ahead ten years in its series finale on Thursday, April 25. All of the characters we’ve been watching will have come into their own. Of all of GOTHAM’s distinct individuals, perhaps the most surprising has been Oswald Cobblepot, aka the Penguin, as played by Robin Lord Taylor. Known in the Batman canon to be venal and villainous, Taylor’s Penguin is unexpectedly sympathetic, a strangely stubborn, vulnerable underdog who makes us root for his survival, if not necessarily his victory. “The collaborative aspect has really […]Read On »

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SUPERSTORE: Mark McKinney chats Season 4 and gives clues on playing clueless – Exclusive Interview

Mark McKinney as Glenn in SUPERSTORE - Season 4 | ©2019 NBCUniversal/Matthias Clamer

In NBC’s half-hour comedy SUPERSTORE, now nearing its fourth-season finale Thursday night and renewed for a fifth year, Mark McKinney plays Cloud Nine manager Glenn. Glenn is ever-optimistic as he runs the big box store, although he’s not quite as effective as he likes to imagine he is. McKinney, originally from Ottawa, Canada, was part of the original cast of the sketch comedy series THE KIDS IN THE HALL, and then went on to do two stints (1985-1990 and 1995-1997) on SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE. His other credits include DICE, the cult series about a theatrical rep company SLINGS AND ARROWS, […]Read On »

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ROSWELL, NEW MEXICO: Jeanine Mason on Season 1 – Exclusive Interview

Jeanine Mason as Liz in ROSWELL, NEW MEXICO - Season 1| ©2019 The CW/Marc Hom

ROSWELL, NEW MEXICO is hurtling toward the end of its first season Tuesday nights on The CW (the season finale is April 23). The series, adapted by Carina Adly Mackenzie from Melinda Metz’s ROSWELL HIGH novels, concerns of trio of alien siblings who pass for humans in the title town. One change from the book is that the characters are adults instead of teens. However, a return to the ROSWELL books (not true of the previous WB ROSWELL TV series) is that the aliens’ human ally Liz is Latina. Jeanine Mason, also Latina, plays Liz Ortecho in the new series. […]Read On »

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THE NEIGHBORHOOD: Cedric the Entertainer chats about his new CBS comedy series – Interview

Cedric the Entertainer plays Calvin Butler in THE NEIGHBORHOOD - Season 1 | ©2019 CBS Broadcasting, Inc.

The title of CBS’s half-hour comedy THE NEIGHBORHOOD, now in its first season on Monday nights and renewed for a second, refers to a historic African-American enclave in Los Angeles. Cedric the Entertainer, one of THE NEIGHBORHOOD’s executive producers, plays Calvin, a patriarch who takes pride in his family (wife Tina is played by Tichina Arnold, their sons are played by Sheaun McKinney and Marcel Spears), his neighborhood, and his social standing. When a white family (played by Max Greenfield, Beth Behrs, and Hank Greenspan) moves in next door, Calvin is taken aback by this change in the population. He […]Read On »

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LES MISERABLES: Dominic West on the new PBS drama – Interview

David Oyelowo, Lily Collins, Dominic West in MASTERPIECE: LES MISERABLES | ©2019 BBC/Lookout Point

When most people think about Victor Hugo’s sprawling novel LES MISERABLES, originally published in 1862, they associate it with the hugely popular stage musical and its film adaptation. However, LES MISERABLES has been adapted as a straight drama on a number of occasions. The newest version of LES MISERABLES, a miniseries originally produced by and aired on the BBC, begins airing in the U.S. on PBS MASTERPIECE on Sunday, April 14. Dominic West stars as reformed criminal Jean Valjean, trying to live a good life as he is pursued over decades by obsessed law officer Javert (David Oyelowo), with revolution […]Read On »

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PROVEN INNOCENT: Creator David Elliot on new Fox legal drama – Exclusive Interview

Vincent Kartheiser as Bodie Quick, Riley Smith as Levi Scott, Nikki M. James as Violet Price, Russell Hornsby as Easy Boudreau, Rachelle Lefevre as Madeline Scott and Kelsey Grammer as Gore Bellows in PROVEN INNOCENT | ©2018 Fox/Michael Becker

In Fox’s new Friday-night drama PROVEN INNOCENT, lawyer Madeline Scott (Rachelle Lefevre) has a very personal stake in exonerating wrongfully convicted clients. Madeline was sent to prison for ten years for a crime she did not commit, the murder of her best friend. Now Madeline is trying to find the real guilty party while she works a group of Chicago legal team, whose work is based on the real-life Innocence Project. PROVEN INNOCENT creator/executive producer David Elliot attended law school in real life. He subsequently has written and/or produced for films and TV, including KNIGHTFALL and FOUR BROTHERS. He also […]Read On »

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DOOM PATROL: Executive producer Sarah Schechter on Season 1 of the DC Universe series – Exclusive Interview

The Doom Patrol in action DOOM PATROL - Season 1 | ©2019 DC Universe

DC’s new DOOM PATROL, now streaming exclusively on DC Universe online, with new episodes dropping Friday nights, concerns a group of other-than-human not-quite-superheroes. Brought together by scientist Niles Caulder, aka the Chief (Timothy Dalton), the Doom Patrol consists of: Cliff Steele/Robotman (Brendan Fraser as his voice and in flashbacks, Riley Shanahan in the steel suit), who is a human brain inside a very large metal body; Kay Challis/Crazy Jane (Diane Guerrero), who has sixty-four separate personalities; Rita Farr/Elasti-Girl (April Bowlby), a ‘50s movie actress who tends to turn into a blob when agitated; Larry Trainor/Negative Man (Matt Bomer as his […]Read On »

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ROSWELL NEW MEXICO: Lily Cowles goes extraterrestrial in the CW reboot – Exclusive Interview

Lily Cowles as Isobel in ROSWELL, NEW MEXICO - Season 1| ©2018/Marc Hom

In The CW’s ROSWELL NEW MEXICO, now in its first season on Tuesday nights, a trio of alien siblings struggle with passing as human in the town of the famed crash site. Carina Adly Mackenzie adapted Melinda Metz’s ROSWELL HIGH novels for this new series, but unlike the previous TV adaptation (ROSWELL), the main characters here are all adults. Lily Cowles plays Isobel Evans-Bracken, who in the most recent episode to air finally revealed her extraterrestrial origins to her husband Noah (Karan Oberoi). After freaking out a bit – he’s already seen Isobel recuperating within an alien pod – Noah […]Read On »

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THE FIX: Breckin Meyer on the new ABC legal thriller – Exclusive Interview

Breckin Meyer as Alan Wiest in THE FIX - Season 1 | ©2018 ABC/Ed Herrera

Based on a novel by former prosecutor Marcia Clark, ABC’s new Monday-night drama THE FIX follows one particular investigation. Eight years ago, Los Angeles assistant district attorney Maya Travis (Robin Tunney) lost a double homicide case when she prosecuted celebrity Sevvy Johnson (Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje). (Any resemblance to Clark’s prosecution of O.J. Simpson is strictly intentional.) Now Sevvy may have commited a new murder, and even though Maya walked away from the legal profession after the earlier case, she’s back to take him on again. Breckin Meyer plays Maya’s boss, district attorney Alan Wiest. This isn’t Meyer’s first time at the […]Read On »

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SUPERSTORE: Nico Santos on Season 4 of the NBC comedy – Interview

Nico Santos as Mateo in SUPERSTORE - Season 4 |©2019 NBCUniversal/Justine Lubin

NBC’s half-hour comedy SUPERSTORE, now in its fourth season on Thursday nights, follows the employees of the big-box retailer Cloud 9. Nico Santos plays Mateo Fernando Aquino Liwanag, a sales associate who is gay and Filipino. SUPERSTORE’s portrayal of the character and other LGBTQ people has earned the series a GLAAD Media Award nomination for Comedy Series. Santos, who was born in Manila, came to big-screen attention last year as Oliver T’sien in the hit romantic comedy CRAZY RICH ASIANS. He says that when he auditioned for the role of Mateo, the character was neither gay nor Filipino. ASSIGNMENT X: […]Read On »

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