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MR MERCEDES: Brendan Gleeson on the series based on the novel by Stephen King – Exclusive Interview

MR. MERCEDES - Season 2 key art | ©2018 AT&T Audience Network

MR MERCEDES, which originally aired for three seasons, 2017-2019, on AT&T Audience Network, is now available on Peacock, NBC’s streaming service. Seasons 1 and 2 are free; Season 3 is available on the premium tier. Brendan Gleeson plays retired homicide detective Bill Hodges. Based on the novel by Stephen King, MR MERCEDES follows Bill’s dogged pursuit of the title character (Harry Treadaway), who used a stolen car to commit mass murder and is intending to kill even more people. This interview originally ran in ASSIGNMENT X on October 11, 2017. Gleeson, who hails from Dublin, Ireland, has been working steadily […]Read On »

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HONOUR: Executive producer Liza Marshall on new British film – Exclusive Interview

Keeley Hawes in HONOUR| ©2021 Britbox

HONOUR is a fact-based drama that follows the investigation, led by British police detective Caroline Goode (played by Keeley Hawes, also one of the executive producers) into the 2006 disappearance of Banaz Mahmod (Buket Kamur). Goode’s inquiry leads her to learn about the disturbing practice of “honor killings,” which consist of men murdering women, often family members, for perceived infractions against patriarchal culture. HONOUR executive producer Liza Marshall has an extensive career in both narrative and documentary films and television. Her previous work includes the RED RIDING films, WELCOME TO THE PUNCH, SPRINGSTEEN AND I, TABOO, and RIVIERA. Speaking by […]Read On »

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NURSES: Actress Natasha Calis on new NBC medical drama – Exclusive Interview

Natasha Calis as Ashley Collins in NURSES - Season 1 | ©2021 NBC/Matt Barnes/eOne

NURSES is airing its first season Tuesday nights on NBC. Season 2 wrapped shooting in October, 2020. The medical drama deals with the nursing staff at the busy (fictional) St. Mary’s Hospital in down Toronto, Canada. Natasha Calis plays nurse Ashley Collins, dedicated to her patients and loyal to her friends. Calis began acting at the age of seven, with a live-action role in THE CHRISTMAS CAPER. Soon after, Calis was voicing characters in animated BARBIE and DINOSAUR TRAIN programs. Other credits include leads in the films THE POSSESSION, THE HARVEST, and HEARTBEAT, and in the series THE FIRM and […]Read On »

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RESIDENT ALIEN: actor Alan Tudyk on new extraterrestrial comedy series – Interview

Alan Tudyk is Harry Vanderspeigle in RESIDENT ALIEN - Season 1 | ©2021 Syfy/James Dittinger

RESIDENT ALIEN is a live-action series based on the graphic Dark Horse Comics novel by Steve Parkhouse. Premiering Wednesday, January 27, on Syfy, RESIDENT ALIEN stars Alan Tudyk as the title character, who crash-landed on Earth. Able to make himself look human (except to one little boy, played by Judah Prehn), the alien has assumed the identity of small-town veterinarian Harry Vanderspeigle. Although completely confused by human behavior, Harry finds that he actually likes the townspeople. This may be a problem, since he’s been sent here to wipe out humanity. Tudyk, originally from Texas, is known for work in films […]Read On »

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PRODIGAL SON: Actor and director Lou Diamond Phillips on Season 2 – Exclusive Interview

Lou Diamond Phillips in PRODIGAL SON - Season 2 - "It's All in the Execution" | ©2020 Fox/Phil Caruso

PRODIGAL SON returns for the premiere of its second season on Tuesday, January 12, on Fox. The show stars Tom Payne as Malcolm Bright, who works as a consultant for a homicide department of the NYPD, headed up by Lou Diamond Phillips’s character, Lieutenant Gil Arroyo. Malcolm has unique insights into serial killers, since his incarcerated father, Dr. Martin Whitly (Michael Sheen), happens to be one. Season 1 ended with Malcolm’s sister, TV journalist Ainsley (Halston Sage), stabbing wealthy murderer Nicholas Endicott (Dermot Mulroney) to death in order to save herself and her brother. Before this happened, Gil had embarked […]Read On »

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BEAUS OF HOLLY: Actor Michael Copon plays bad boy beau in new ION TELEVISION holiday movie – Exclusive Interview

Michael Copon in the ION Television Holiday movie BEAUS OF HOLLY | ©2020 ION Television

In the Christmas movie BEAUS OF HOLLY, premiering tonight on Ion Television, Holly (Jennifer Freeman) has a holiday surprise for her beau Phil, played by Michael Copon. In a quaint tourist town (actually, Idaho Springs, Colorado), Holly, per what she thinks is part of their five-year plan, proposes marriage. Trouble is, Phil thought Holly was going to break up with him, and has pre-cushioned the blow by arranging to spend the weekend with his ex, Tiffany (Nikki Leigh). Will Holly leave the door open for Phil’s return, or will she fall for carriage driver Jake (Johnny Pacar)? Copon (rhymes with […]Read On »

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BEAUS OF HOLLY: Actress Jennifer Freeman gets into the Christmas spirit with new role in the ION Television holiday movie – Exclusive Interview

Jennifer Freeman in the ION Television Holiday movie BEAUS OF HOLLY | ©2020 ION Television

BEAUS OF HOLLY is a Christmas movie, premiering Saturday, December 12 on ION Television, with a title that’s a play on the line “boughs of holly” from the Christmas carol “Deck the Halls.” It also refers to Holly, played by Jennifer Freeman, a greeting card designer who brings her lawyer boyfriend Phil (Michael Copon) to the small town of Winterland, Colorado (actually, Idaho Springs, CO) for a romantic weekend. When Phil expresses uncertainty about their future together, Holly is taken on a tour of the area by carriage driver Jake (Johnny Pacar). Jake’s spontaneity is alien to the schedule-oriented Holly, […]Read On »

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BEAUS OF HOLLY: Actor Johnny Pacar chats about his new ION Television holiday film – Exclusive Interview

Johnny Pacar in the ION Television Holiday movie BEAUS OF HOLLY | ©2020 ION Television

In the new Christmas movie BEAUS OF HOLLY, premiering Saturday, December 12 at 7/6c pm on Ion Television, Johnny Pacar plays one of the title characters. Holly (Jennifer Freeman) is a greeting card designer who brings her beau Phil (Michael Copon) to a romantic weekend getaway to the picturesque small town of Winterland (played by Idaho Springs, Colorado). When Phil gets cold feet and backs out of the weekend, Pacar’s character, Winterland horse carriage driver Jake, takes it upon himself to cheer up Holly by playing tour guide. Even though Holly likes to schedule every moment of the day and […]Read On »

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BEAUS OF HOLLY: Actress Nikki Leigh gives the scoop on the new ION Television Holiday film – Exclusive Interview

Nikki Leigh in the ION Television Holiday movie BEAUS OF HOLLY | ©2020 ION Television

The new holiday movie BEAUS OF HOLLY premieres Saturday, December 12, 7/6c pm on ION Television. The Christmas movie is set mostly in the charming small town of Winterland, Colorado. It is here that Holly (Jennifer Freeman) proposes to her boyfriend Phil (Michael Copon), only to have Phil nervously go back to his former girlfriend Tiffany, played by Nikki Leigh. Meanwhile, Holly falls for her carriage driver Jake (Johnny Pacar). However, once Phil meets up with Tiffany at her parents’ holiday cabin, he discovers he’s a Christmas traditionalist, while Tiffany has a much more laid-back view of the holiday. This may […]Read On »

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BIG SKY: Actor John Carroll Lynch on new ABC mystery series – Exclusive Interview

John Carroll Lynch as Rick Legarski in BIG SKY - Season 1| ©2020 ABC/Kharen Hill

BIG SKY premieres its first season on ABC on Tuesday, November 17. Adapted by executive producer David E. Kelley from C.J. Box’s series of mystery thrillers, BIG SKY chronicles the efforts of two private detectives (played by Kylie Bunbury and Ryan Philippe) and an ex-cop (Kathryn Winnick) to find a pair of kidnapped sisters (Natalie Alyn Lind and Jade Pettyjohn) in Montana. The case may be connected to a string of disappearances of other young women. John Carroll Lynch plays Rick Legarski, a Highway Patrol officer who becomes involved in the investigation. Lynch, a prolific actor originally from Colorado, can […]Read On »

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