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MANIFEST: Creator Jeff Rake gives the scoop on Season 2 – Exclusive Interview

MANIFEST - Season 2 Key Art | ©2020 NBCUniversal

In MANIFEST now on Monday nights on NBC in its second season, the mysteries have deepened. In Season 1, Flight 828 between Jamaica and New York disappeared for five years – only to suddenly reappear, with the crew and passengers not knowing that any time had passed. MANIFEST focuses primarily on the Stone family – Ben (Josh Dallas), his police detective sister Michaela (Melissa Roxburgh) and Ben’s young son Cal (Jack Messina), who were all passengers, and Ben’s wife Grace (Athena Karkanis) and their daughter, Cal’s twin Olive (Luna Blaise), who were on a different flight and spent the five […]Read On »

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HOMELAND: Co-creator Howard Gordon gives the scoop on the final season and the status of a 24 reboot – Interview

Claire Danes in HOMELAND - Season 8 Key Art | ©2020 Showtime/Mark Seliger

HOMELAND launched its first season in 2011. The series, which won an Outstanding Drama Emmy, as well as two Outstanding Lead Actress Emmys, two Outstanding Writing Emmys and more, is now in its eighth and final season Sundays on Showtime. In its first years, HOMELAND was a cat-and-mouse tug of war between returned prisoner-of-war military hero Nicholas Brody (Damian Lewis) and doggedly determined, bipolar CIA agent Carrie Mathison (Claire Danes), who was – correctly – convinced that Brody had been turned by his captors and was secretly a terrorist. Carrie managed to turn Brody back, they became lovers, and he […]Read On »

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INDEBTED: Steven Weber chats about new NBC comedy – Exclusive Interview

Steven Weber as Stew in INDEBTED - Season 1 |©2020 NBC/Chris Haston

In NBC’s new Thursday-night comedy INDEBTED, Fran Drescher and Steven Weber play, respectively, Linda and Stew, a long-happily-married couple who have recently gone broke. Always loving parents, they decide (without consulting him) to move in with their grown son Dave (Adam Pally), his wife Rebecca (Abby Elliott) and their offspring. Weber, originally from Queens, New York, has done a lot of comedy. He starred for eight seasons on the half-hour WINGS as eccentric small airline owner Brian Michael Hackett. Weber,  also had his own comedy series, THE WEBER SHOW, played the title role in the feature film version of the […]Read On »

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A MILLION LITTLE THINGS: Actors David Giuntoli and Allison Miller on Season 2 – Exclusive Interview

Allison Miller is Maggie Bloom in A MILLION LITTLE THINGS - Season 2 | ©2020 FOX/Robert Trachtenberg

In ABC’s A MILLION LITTLE THINGS, now on Thursday nights in its second season, three lifelong best friends – played by David Giuntoli, Romany Malco and James Roday – re-evaluate everything in the wake of the suicide of their comrade Jonathan (Ron Livingston). Giuntoli’s recovering alcoholic character Eddie Saville was having an affair with Jonathan’s wife Delilah (Stephanie Szostak), who has subsequently had Eddie’s child. Eddie has managed to save his marriage to business executive wife Katherine (Grace Park) and remain with their little boy Theo (Tristan Byon). Roday’s Gary, meanwhile, has embarked on a very up-and-down relationship with fellow […]Read On »

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DEPUTY: Executive producer and co-creator Chris Long on the new Fox drama – Exclusive Interview

Stephen Dorff in DEPUTY - Season 1 |© 2019 FOX/Miller Mobley

In Fox’s new Thursday-night series DEPUTY, Stephen Dorff stars as Bill Hollister. Bill is a Los Angeles County deputy sheriff who does not get along well with management. Then the current L.A. County sheriff dies and, due to an unusual technicality, Bill is promoting to acting sheriff. Chris Long, a DEPUTY executive producer who helped create the series with Will Beall and fellow executive producer/director David Ayer, gives us the low-down. ASSIGNMENT X: What was the impetus to make DEPUTY? Is it just because people don’t normally think “Los Angeles” and “Sheriff’s Department” together and you thought that would be […]Read On »

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FOR LIFE: Executive producer Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson on new ABC drama – Interview

Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson as Cassius in FOR LIFE - Season 1 | ©2020 ABC/Maarten de Boer

FOR LIFE, the new drama premiering on ABC on Tuesday, February 11, is loosely based on the real life of lawyer Isaac Wright Jr. The series stars Nicholas Pinnock as Aaron Wallace, who is wrongly convicted of a crime he did not commit and sentenced to life in prison. Aaron studies to become a lawyer while incarcerated. He hopes to clear his own name and reunite with his family. Meanwhile, once he is qualified, Aaron represents his fellow inmates in court. Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson is one of FOR LIFE’s executive producers and also appears in the series as Cassius. […]Read On »

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AGATHA RAISIN: Ashley Jensen on her comedic murder mystery series – Exclusive Interview

Ashley Jensen in AGATHA RAISIN - Season 3| ©2020 Acorn TV

AGATHA RAISIN is based on the series of comedic murder mysteries by the late M.C. Beaton (real name Marion Chesney Gibbons). Ashley Jensen plays the title character, a well-to-do former p.r. woman who moves to the English countryside and finds herself compelled to investigate local crime. Season 3 premieres on the streaming and on-demand service Acorn TV on Monday, February 10. Seasons 1 and 2 are also available. Jensen, originally from Annan, Scotland, was nominated for both Emmy and BAFTA Awards for her work in the series EXTRAS. In the U.S., she is probably best known for her work as […]Read On »

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9-1-1: LONE STAR: Jim Parrack talks about playing a grieving Texas firefighter – Exclusive Interview

Jim Parrack as Judd Ryder in 9-1-1: LONE STAR - Season 1 | ©2019 Fox/Drew Hermann

9-1-1: LONE STAR, now in its first season Monday nights on Fox, deals with the emergency services in Austin, Texas. Rob Lowe plays new fire captain Owen Strand, brought in from New York to rebuild the local fire station after an explosion has killed most of its crew. Jim Parrack plays firefighter Judd Ryder, the lone survivor of the incident, who still suffers from PTSD as a result. Judd initially resents Owen, but respect develops between the two men. Judd the loving husband of sensible 9-1-1 operator Grace (Sierra Aylina McClain). Parrack, originally from Allen, Texas, has worked across stage […]Read On »

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INTERROGATION: Creators John Mankiewicz and Anders Weidemann on Season 1 – Exclusive Interview

INTERROGATION - Season 1 Key Art | ©2019 CBS Interactive/James Dimmock

CBS All-Access’s new series INTERROGATION premieres all ten episodes of its first season on Thursday, February 6. Based on a real criminal investigation, INTERROGATION follows a Los Angeles-area murder case that stretches from 1983 to 2009. Kyle Gallner stars as the prime suspect, accused at age seventeen of killing his mother. In real life, cold case detectives look at files in whatever order they choose, not necessarily going in chronological order. INTERROGATION is structured so that, with the exception of the finale, viewers can watch episodes in any order, trying to piece the evidence together for themselves. INTERROGATION is created […]Read On »

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KATY KEENE: Actor Zane Holtz on the new Archie Comics TV adaptation – Exclusive Interview

Zane Holtz as KO Kelly in KATY KEENE - Season 1 | ©2019 The CW/JSquared Photography

KATY KEENE, which premieres on The CW Thursday, February 6, is a spinoff of RIVERDALE, a fellow adaptation of an Archie Comics property. Set in New York City, KATY KEENE follows its aspiring fashion designer title character (Lucy Hale), her good friend, fresh from Riverdale, aspiring singer Josie McCoy (Ashleigh Murray), their roommate, aspiring Broadway performer Jorge (Jonny Beauchamp) and his drag persona Ginger, plus all those in their orbit. The show is not only upbeat, but has musical numbers. Katy Keene’s boyfriend is K.O. Kelly, an up-and-coming boxer who (as we see in the premiere) is willing to sacrifice […]Read On »

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