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MIXED-ISH: Mark-Paul Gosselaar returns to comedy – Exclusive Interview

Mark-Paul Gosselaar in MIXED-ISH - Season 1 | ©2019 ABC/Brian Bowen Smith

MIXED-ISH, Tuesday nights on ABC, is a prequel spinoff of that network’s BLACK-ISH. Created by Kenya Barris (who also created BLACK-ISH) & Peter Saji & Tracee Ellis Ross, MIXED-ISH explores the childhood of Ross’s BLACK-ISH character Rainbow (played in MIXED-ISH by Arica Himmel – Ross narrates as Rainbow’s adult self), her two siblings and their parents, black mother Alicia (Tika Sumpter) and white father Paul, who is played in MIXED-ISH by Mark-Paul Gosselaar. (We’ve already met Paul’s older self as played in a recurring role by Beau Bridges on BLACK-ISH.)  We encounter the family as they’re forced to move from […]Read On »

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PRODIGAL SON: Creators Chris Fedak and Sam Sklaver on new thriller series – Exclusive Interview

Frank Harts, Keiko Agena, Aurora Perrineau, Lou Diamond Phillips, Michael Sheen, Tom Payne, Bellamy Young and Halston Sage in PRODIGAL SON - Season 1 | ©2019 Fox Media LLC/Mark Seliger

Fox Network’s Monday-night thriller series PRODIGAL SON is the creation of executive producers/show runners Chris Fedak and Sam Sklaver. The title of PRODIGAL SON refers to NYPD homicide consultant, profiler Malcolm Bright (Tom Payne). Malcolm has a lot of deep-rooted psychological problems stemming from the fact that his father, Martin Whitly (Michael Sheen), is a prolific serial killer, now incarcerated in a mental institution. Malcolm’s problems get worse when he finds that the best way to solve cases is often to consult Dad. Adding to the level of difficulty are Malcolm’s horrified, wealthy mother Jessica (Bellamy Young) and his ambitious […]Read On »

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BATWOMAN: Rachel Skarsten on Wonderland gang leader Alice – Exclusive Interview

Rachel Skarsten as Alice in BATWOMAN - Season 1| ©2019 The CW Network/Jordon Nuttall

In The CW’s new Sunday-night series BATWOMAN, Ruby Rose plays the title character, aka Kate Kane. Caroline Dries adapted the series, based on the DC Comics, in which Kate takes on the vigilante savior mantle after she finds that Batman has seemingly abandoned Gotham City, now under siege by the dreaded Wonderland Gang. Every superhero needs an arch-nemesis, and BATWOMAN has a doozy – Wonderland Gang leader Alice, played by Rachel Skarsten. Alice, who is mercurial to put it mildly, patterns herself and her followers after the writings of Lewis Carroll. She’s also Kate’s long-presumed-dead sister, so there are major […]Read On »

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SUPERNATURAL: Jared Padalecki on the end of the series – Interview

Jared Padalecki as Sam Winchester in SUPERNATURAL | © 2016 Diyah Pera/The CW

SUPERNATURAL is now in its fifteenth and final season on Thursday nights on The CW. In every episode of the series, created by Eric Kripke, Jared Padalecki as Sam Winchester and Jensen Ackles as his older brother Dean Winchester have battled monsters, ghosts, demons, angels, eventually Lucifer and lately even God, aka Chuck (played by Rob Benedict). At the Summer 2019 Television Critics Association (TCA) press tour, The CW holds a Q&A panel for SUPERNATURAL with Padalecki and Ackles, along with Misha Collins, who joined the show as angelic ally Castiel in Season 4, Alexander Calvert who came on at […]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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EMERGENCE: Allison Tolman on playing a cop again in new genre series – Exclusive Interview

Allison Tolman in EMERGENCE - Season 1 - "Mile Marker 14" | ©2019 ABC/Eric Liebowitz

In ABC’s new Tuesday-night series EMERGENCE, Allison Tolman stars as small-town police chief Jo Evans. Jo has an amiable divorce from her ex, Alex (Donald Faison), and they are co-parenting tween daughter Mia (Ashley Aufderheide). Jo and Mia also have Jo’s ailing dad Ed (Clancy Brown) living with them. The family’s relatively tranquil existence is thrown into chaos when Jo meets a mysterious little girl, Piper (Alexa Swinton), who is the sole survivor of a plane crash. Piper seems to be suffering from severe memory loss. Then people try to kidnap the child. Then Piper shows that she may be […]Read On »

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PRODIGAL SON: Lou Diamond Phillips talks about his new thriller series – Exclusive Interview

Diamond Phillips as Gil Martinez in PRODIGAL SON - Season 1 - "Q&A" | © 2019 Fox Media LLC/David Giesbrech

Fox’s PRODIGAL SON, in its first season on Monday nights, has just received a full-season pickup. Malcolm Bright (Tom Payne), a profiler consultant to an NYPD homicide task force, is the son of notorious, incarcerated serial killer Martin Whitley (Michael Sheen). Lou Diamond Phillips plays Malcolm’s boss, NYPD Lieutenant Gil Arroyo, who arrested Martin when Malcolm was a boy and has served as the young man’s surrogate father ever since. Phillips, born in Subic Bay in the Philippines, has played plenty of law enforcement characters, and pretty much every other type of character, in films and television over a career […]Read On »

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9-1-1: Jennifer Love Hewitt on Season 3 – Exclusive Interview

Jennifer Love Hewitt in 9-1-1 - Season 2 | ©2018 Fox/Mathieu Young

Fox’s first responder drama 9-1-1 is now in its third season on Monday nights. Jennifer Love Hewitt joined the series in its second season as Maddie Kendall, sister of firefighter Evan “Buck” Buckley. Maddie, a former nurse, initially comes to Los Angeles to get away from her abusive husband (played by Hewitt’s real-life spouse, Brian Hallisay), but soon finds a job as an emergency services call center operator. Maddie had an eventful year. Besides becoming involved with Buck’s colleague, paramedic Howey “Chimney” Chan, played by Kenneth Choi, Maddie was stalked and kidnapped by her vengeful ex; she winds up having […]Read On »

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DEAD TO ME: Creator Liz Feldman on Season 1 of the Christina Applegate dramedy – Interview

DEAD TO ME - Season 1 - Key Art | ©2019 Netflix

DEAD TO ME, now streaming its entire first season and renewed for a second on Netflix, is a complex dark comedy. Widowed Jen Harding (Christina Applegate, who received an Emmy nomination) and Judy Hale (Linda Cardellini), who has lost her fiancé, meet in a grief support group and become close friends. But there are a few secrets that greatly complicate the situation. Liz Feldman created and serves as show runner on DEAD TO ME. Feldman previously created the NBC comedy ONE BIG HAPPY, and served as a writer/producer on series including ELLEN: THE ELLEN DEGENERES SHOW, HOT IN CLEVELAND, 2 […]Read On »

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NANCY DREW: Producer and director Larry Teng on the new mystery series – Exclusive Interview

Kennedy McMann as Nancy in NANCY DREW - Season 1 | ©2019 The CW/Kharen Hill

Teen detective Nancy Drew has been part of the culture since her first adventures were published as novels in 1930. Actually created by publisher Edward Stratemeyer, the Nancy Drew books have been written since then by numerous authors all using the pseudonym Carolyn Keene. Nancy Drew has been adapted for both the big and small screens before. The CW has now launched its new NANCY DREW series on Wednesday nights, starring Kennedy McMann as the eponymous sleuth. Nancy is currently working as a waitress at a restaurant in her native small town of Horseshoe Bay. She’s trying to stay out […]Read On »

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