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EMERGENCE: Clancy Brown chats new series and thoughts on rumored HIGHLANDER reboot – Exclusive Interview

Clancy Brown in EMERGENCE - Season 1 - "Killshot Pt. 2" | ©2020 ABC/Will Hurt

ABC’s EMERGENCE, now in its first season on Tuesday nights, is a mixture of science fiction and family drama. In the series created by Tara Butters & Michele Fazekas, small-town police chief Jo Evans (Allison Tolman) finds her life upended when she tries to protect Piper (Alexa Swinton), a ten-year-old girl who seems to be the lone survivor of a mysterious plane crash. As a variety of people try to kidnap or co-opt Piper, it turns out that the child is actually an artificial intelligence in an organic body. Jo’s ex Alex (Donald Faison) is horrified by the potential danger […]Read On »

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FRESH OFF THE BOAT: Actor Ray Wise on his ABC series and more – Exclusive Interview

Ray Wise as Marvin in FRESH OFF THE BOAT - "Gotta Be Me"| ©2019 ABC/Andrew Eccles

FRESH OFF THE BOAT, now in its sixth and final season Fridays on ABC, primarily chronicles the Huang family. Based on the memoirs of chef Eddie Huang (played in his youth by Hudson Yang), the series shows Eddie’s Taiwanese immigrant parents, restaurant owner Louis (Randall Park) and novice writer Jessica (Constance Wu), making a go of it with their three young sons in ‘90s Orlando, Florida. Friends and neighbors loom large in the Huangs’ life, especially Dr. Marvin Ellis, played by Ray Wise, along with his wife Honey (Chelsey Crisp) and daughter Nicole (Luna Blaise), who is Eddie’s age. In […]Read On »

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CAROL’S SECOND ACT: Actress Ito Aghayere on the new CBS sitcom – Exclusive Interview

Ito Aghayere in CAROL'S SECOND ACT - Season 1 - "Blocking"|©2019 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved./Sonja Flemming

In CAROL’S SECOND ACT, now in its first season Thursday nights on CBS, Patricia Heaton plays erstwhile teacher Carol Kenney. Divorced and with an empty nest, former Carol has decided to fulfill her lifelong dream and become a medical doctor. This makes her the oldest intern in the group under the supervision of strict Dr. Maya Jacobs, played by Ito Aghayere. Aghayere, originally from Alberta, Canada has a number of film, TV and Broadway stage credits to her name. She describes herself as an enormous fan of HARRY POTTER, especially the character of Hermione. Aghayere is also a big fan […]Read On »

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THE MARVELOUS MRS. MAISEL: Kevin Pollak on Season 3 – Interview

Kevin Pollak in THE MARVELOUS MRS. MAISEL | ©2019 Amazon

Amazon’s THE MARVELOUS MRS. MAISEL began streaming its third season (the series premiered in 2017) on December 6, 2019; Season 4 will premiere later in 2020. Amy Sherman-Palladino created the comedy series, which stars Rachel Brosnahan as Miriam “Midge” Maisel, a New York divorcee in the ‘60s who surprises herself by becoming a stand-up comedian. THE MARVELOUS MRS. MAISEL has won a truckload of Emmys in its first two seasons, including for Outstanding Comedy Series, Outstanding Actress (Brosnahan), Outstanding Supporting Actress (Alex Borstein, two years in a row, for her performance as Midge’s agent, Susie Myerson), and Outstanding Supporting Actor […]Read On »

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TELL ME A STORY: Creator Kevin Williamson on Season 2 – Exclusive Interview

TELL ME A STORY - Season 2 -Key Art | ©2019 CBS Interactive, Inc./James Dimmock

TELL ME A STORY, created and executive-produced by Kevin Williamson, is now in its second season on CBS All-Access, with new episodes dropping every Thursday night (Season 1 is available to stream in its entirety on the service). The series takes familiar fairytales – this year, “Beauty and the Beast,” “Sleeping Beauty,” and “Cinderella – and intertwines them into real-world thrillers. Williamson’s authorial pedigree is enormous. He created and wrote the bigscreen SCREAM franchise. For television, Williamson created DAWSON’S CREEK and THE FOLLOWING, and adapted THE VAMPIRE DIARIES franchise (which has spawned two spinoffs, THE ORIGINALS and the currently on-air […]Read On »

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Movie Review: STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER

STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER | ©2019 Lucasfilm

Rating: PG-13 Stars: Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Anthony Daniels, Billy Dee Williams, Carrie Fisher, Joonas Suotamo, Keri Russell, Ian McDiarmid, Kelly Marie Tran, Naomi Ackie Writers: Chris Terrio & J.J. Abrams, story by Derek Connolly & Colin Trevorrow and Chris Terrio & J.J. Abrams, based on characters created by George Lucas Distributor: Walt Disney Pictures Release Date: December 20, 2019 All movies are Rorschach tests to some extent. What we feel about them, what we want from them and what we see in them derives from who we are when we go into the theatre. Even […]Read On »

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TELL ME A STORY: THE VAMPIRE DIARIES star Paul Wesley talks Season 2 – Exclusive Interview

Paul Wesley as Tucker Reed in TELL ME A STORY - Season 2 | ©2019 CBS Interactive, Inc. /James Dimmock

TELL ME A STORY premieres its second season on CBS All-Access on Thursday, December 5. Created by Kevin Williamson, TELL ME A STORY uses classic fairytales as a basis for several intertwined contemporary thriller plots set in the big city. Like FX’s AMERICAN HORROR STORY, TELL ME A STORY spins an all-new yarn each season, with some actors playing different roles from one year to the next. Paul Wesley is one such cast member. He played Eddie Longo in Season 1 of TELL ME A STORY. In Season 2, Wesley portrays Tucker Reed. Wesley previously played (mostly) noble blood-drinker Stefan […]Read On »

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THE UNICORN: Omar Benson Miller on the new comedy, BALLERS and more – Exclusive Interview

Omar Miller as Ben in THE UNICORN - Season 1| ©2019 CBS/Monty Brinton

Omar Miller as Ben In CBS’s new Thursday-night half-hour comedy THE UNICORN, Walter Goggins stars as Wade Felton, a widowed father of two who is tentatively getting into the dating scene for the first time in his adult life. Omar Benson Miller plays Ben, one of Wade’s best friends, a married father of four encouraging Wade’s romantic adventures. At the same time, Miller also has regular roles on HBO’s sports comedy BALLERS and (as a voice) Nickelodeon’s RISE OF THE TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES. Miller, a Los Angeles native, was previously a series regular on CSI: MIAMI. His feature credits […]Read On »

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CAROL’S SECOND ACT: Kyle MacLachlan on the new CBS comedy series – Exclusive Interview

Kyle MacLachlan in CAROL'S SECOND ACT - Season 1 | ©2019 CBS/Sonja Flemming

In CAROL’S SECOND ACT, now in its first season on Thursdays on CBS, Kyle MacLachlan plays Dr. Stephen Frost, boss of the novice doctors who include Patricia Heaton’s title character. Stephen is relatively laid-back, in contrast with his taskmaster colleague Dr. Maya Jacobs (played by Ito Aghayere). MacLachlan, a native of Washington State, originally became famous for his work with filmmaker David Lynch, starring in the ’80s movies DUNE and BLUE VELVET, and then in Lynch’s ‘90s TV series TWIN PEAKS as Dale Cooper. MacLachlan won a Golden Globe and was twice nominated for Emmys for his performance, then reprised […]Read On »

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RIVERDALE: Skeet Ulrich on Season 4 and playing Jughead’s dad – Exclusive Interview

Skeet Ulrich as FP Jones in RIVERDALE - Season 2 | © 2017 The CW Network/ J Squared

Adapted by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa from the venerable ARCHIE Comics, RIVERDALE is now in its fourth season Wednesday nights on The CW.  This season devoted its opening episode to memorializing the character of Fred Andrews, Archie’s father, who had been played by Luke Perry. Perry died unexpectedly on March 19 of this year. He was mourned by his colleagues, who used the episode to honor Perry. Unlike the wholesome characters of the comics, Archie (K.J. Apa) and his friends in the picturesque town of Riverdale are constantly solving murders, hooking up, and fending off gangs, cults and corruption. The scene is […]Read On »

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