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KATY KEENE: Actress Katherine LaNasa on the new RIVERDALE spin-off – Exclusive Interview

Katherine LaNasa as Gloria Grandbilt in KATY KEENE - Season 1 | ©2019 The CW/JSquared Photography

KATY KEENE, spun off from RIVERDALE (both of which are adapted from the Archie Comics series), is in its first season on Thursdays on The CW. Katy (Lucy Hale) is a young aspiring fashion designer in New York who works at the upscale Lacy’s department store. One of Katy’s bosses there is the imperious and demanding Gloria Grandbilt, played by Katherine LaNasa. LaNasa, a former ballet dancer and choreographer in addition to being an actress, is originally from New Orleans. Her other series regular and arc credits include FUTURE MAN, The CW’s DYNASTY, IMPOSTERS, DEVIOUS MAIDS, SATISFACTION, LONGMIRE, DECEPTION, TWO […]Read On »

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MOTHERLAND: FORT SALEM: Creator Eliot Laurence and EP Kevin Messick on new witchcraft series – Exclusive Interview

Amalia Holm as Scylla, Jessica Sutton as Tally Craven, Taylor Hickson as Raelle Collar, Ashley Nicole Williams as Abigail Bellweather, Demetria McKinney as Anacostia, and Lyne Renee as General Sara Alder in MOTHERLAND: FORT SALEM | ©2020 Freeform/Frank Ockenfels

In Freeform’s MOTHERLAND: FORT SALEM, premiering Wednesday March 18, history is different. At the Salem witch trials, the witches – real magic users – made a deal with the authorities to fight for their causes in exchange for freedom. In the present, witches are the main branch of the U.S. armed forces (the same is true of other nations). Those born with magical abilities, overwhelmingly women, are conscripted when the come of age and sent to military schools like Fort Salem to learn how to weaponize their supernatural gifts. Those who do well go on to military college; those who […]Read On »

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BROCKMIRE: Hank Azaria and Amanda Peet on the final season of the IFC series – Interview

Hank Azaria as Jim Brockmire and Amanda Peet is Jules in BROCKMIRE - Season 3 | ©2020 IFC/Kim Simms

IFC’s BROCKMIRE premieres its fourth and final season on Wednesday, March 18. The dark comedy about sometimes out of control baseball play-by-play announcer Jim Brockmire, played by Hank Azaria, jumps ten years into the future. The once-disgraced main character becomes the baseball commissioner. Amanda Peet plays Jules James, owner of the small Florida team the Morristown Frackers and Brockmire’s occasional lover. Azaria originated the character of Brockmire on a 2010 episode of the Web series FUNNY OR DIE, in which Brockmire has an on-air nervous breakdown after learning that his wife has been having an affair. Azaria reprised the role […]Read On »

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PRODIGAL SON: Co-creator Sam Sklaver on the second half of Season 1 – Exclusive Interview

Tom Payne in PRODIGAL SON - Season 1 - "The Job" | ©2020 Fox/David Giesbrecht

Fox’s PRODIGAL SON returns for the back half of its first season on Monday, March 16. The series concerns NYPD consultant Malcolm Bright (Tom Payne), who excels at understanding the criminal mind, and his family: wealthy socialite mother Jessica (Bellamy Young), ambitious broadcast news reporter sister Ainsley (Halston Sage), and brilliant serial killer father Martin Whitly (Michael Sheen), who has been locked up – with privileges – in a psychiatric hospital for the past several decades. When PRODIGAL SON left off at its midseason break, Martin was in the hospital, recovering from being stabbed in the heart by Malcolm, who […]Read On »

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BLACK MONDAY: Paul Scheer on Season 2 – Exclusive Interview

Paul Scheer as Keith in BLACK MONDAY - Season 2 - "2" | ©2020 Showtime/Erin Simkin

Showtime’s dark comedy BLACK MONDAY begins its second season on Sunday, March 15. The first season of the series tracked the run up to the 1987 Wall Street crash. Season 2 picks up in the aftermath. Freewheeling trader Maurice “Mo” Monroe (played by Don Cheadle, one of BLACK MONDAY’s executive producers), who – in his version of events – caused the crash, is now hiding out in Florida. So is his erstwhile employee and friend Keith Shankar, played by Paul Scheer. Scheer, a native New Yorker, starred on seven seasons of the fantasy football comedy THE LEAGUE; he also served […]Read On »

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DEPUTY: Yara Martinez on the new Fox drama series – Exclusive Interview

Yara Martinez in DEPUTY - Season 1 | ©2020 Fox/Miller Mobley

In Fox’s freshman Thursday-night drama DEPUTY, due to an arcane rule, Deputy Bill Hollister (Stephen Dorff), is unexpectedly promoted to Acting Sheriff of Los Angeles County. This has a ripple effect on everyone around him, especially Bill’s wife, trauma surgeon Paula Reyes, played by Yara Martinez. Martinez, originally from Puerto Rico, played easily rattled Dr. Luisa Alver (the one who mistakenly artificially inseminates the heroine) over five seasons of the mostly comedic JANE THE VIRGIN. Martinez has also had recurring or regular roles on series including BULL, THE TICK (as Ms. Lint), I LOVE DICK, TRUE DETECTIVE, ALPHA HOUSE, THE […]Read On »

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OUTMATCHED: Tisha Campbell-Martin and Finesse Mitchell on new Fox comedy – Exclusive Interview

Tisha Campbell as Rita in OUTMATCHED - Season 1| ©2020 Fox/Drew Hermann

In Fox’s half-hour comedy OUTMATCHED, airing Thursdays in its first season, Tichina Campbell Martin plays Rita and Finesse Mitchell plays her husband Irwin. Rita is best friends with fellow casino worker Kate (Maggie Lawson), and Irwin is best friends with his construction renovation company partner Mike (Jason Biggs), who is married to Kate. Mike and Kate have four kids, three of whom are certified geniuses. This gives them a lot of parental issues that Rita and Irwin are happy not to have themselves. Campbell-Martin, originally from Oklahoma, is known as a singer as well as an actress. She costarred in […]Read On »

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FOR LIFE: Nicholas Pinnock on playing a lawyer who is also an inmate – Exclusive Interview

Nicholas Pinnock as Aaron Wallace in FOR LIFE - Season 1 | ©2020 ABC/Matthias Clamer

In ABC’s new Tuesday-night drama FOR LIFE, Nicholas Pinnock plays New Yorker Aaron Wallace. Wrongly sentenced to life in prison for a crime he did not commit, Aaron is a self-taught attorney, serving as a lawyer for his fellow inmates while trying to win his freedom and rejoin his wife Marie (Joy Bryant) and daughter Jasmine (Tyla Harris). Pinnock, originally from London, England, played Nelson Mandela in the telefilm MANDELA: THE PRISON YEARS. Other credits include the films CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER, MONSTERS: DARK CONTINENT, VS, THE LAST TREE, and DARK ENCOUNTER, and the TV series CRIMINAL: UK, COUNTERPART, […]Read On »

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BLOOD: Actor Adrian Dunbar on the new mystery series – Exclusive Interview

BLOOD - Season 2 Key Art | ©2020 Acorn TV

Season 2 of Acorn TV’s BLOOD, created by Sophie Petzal, premieres on the cable and streaming service on Monday, March 9. In Season 1 of BLOOD, which originally premiered in 2018 and is also available on Acorn, we meet the Hogan family. Patriarch Jim Hogan, played by Adrian Dunbar, is a well-liked doctor with a small-town practice in County Meath, Ireland. Older daughter Fiona (Grainne Keenan) is uptight, rigidly loyal to her father, with children of her own. Son Michael (Diarmuid Noyes) lives unhappily in his parents’ house, sure he can never please his father. And daughter Cat (Carolina Main) […]Read On »

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9-1-1: LONE STAR: Brian Michael Smith on playing a Chicago firefighter in Texas – Exclusive Interview

Brian Michael Smith as Paul Strickland in 9-1-1: LONE STAR - Season 1 - "Act of God" | ©2020 Fox/Jack Zeman

Fox’s 9-1-1: LONE STAR has its two-hour Season 1 finale on Monday, March 9. The series, spun off from 9-1-1 (which returns Monday, March 16), concerns first responders in Austin, Texas. Brian Michael Smith plays firefighter Paul Strickland, who has moved to Austin in order to be part of Station 126. Smith, originally from Michigan, has been a series regular on QUEEN SUGAR, THE L WORD: GENERATION Q, AFTER, and the Web series EASY. Smith also previously played a firefighter in an episode of DETOUR. ASSIGNMENT X: Talking with Jacqueline Toboni about her work in THE L WORD: GENERATION Q […]Read On »

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