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

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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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DEAR WHITE PEOPLE: Actress Antoinette Robertson on Season 3 and more – Exclusive Interview

Antoinette Robertson in DEAR WHITE PEOPLE - Season 3 | ©2019 Netflix/Adam Rose

Based on the film of the same title, Netflix’s DEAR WHITE PEOPLE concerns a group of students, who go back and forth between being friends and frenemies (with some romance in the mix) at the fictional Winchester University. The characters deal with racism, sexism, classism, and homophobia, between one another and in broadcasts from the college radio show, which is also called “Dear White People.” DEAR WHITE PEOPLE is currently streaming its first three seasons on Netflix, with a fourth and final season set for 2020. Antoinette Robertson plays Colandrea “Coco” Conners, who, over the three seasons, has gone from […]Read On »

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THE L WORD: GENERATION Q: Executive producer Ilene Chaiken on Season 1 – Exclusive Interview

Katherine Moennig as Shane McCutcheon, Arienne Mandi as Dani Nunez, Jennifer Beals as Bette Porter, Leisha Hailey as Alice Pieszecki, Leo Sheng as Micah Lee, Jacqueline Toboni as Sarah Finley and Rosanny Zayas as Sophie Suarez in THE L WORD: GENERATION Q | ©2019 Showtime/Kharen Hill

Showtime’s new THE L WORD: GENERATION Q is a follow-up to its highly successful THE L WORD, which ran for 2004-2009. Ilene Chaiken, who co-created the original THE L WORD with Michele Abbott and Kathy Greenberg is back with THE L WORD: GENERATION Q as one of the comedy/drama’s co-creators and executive producers. Her fellow EPs include three of the original leads, Jennifer Beals, Leisha Hailey, and Katherine Moennig, who all return as their original THE L WORD characters, a trio of lesbian friends working hard to succeed in Los Angeles. Chaiken’s other credits as a writer and/or producer include […]Read On »

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WHY WOMEN KILL: Sam Jaeger on Season 1 – Exclusive Interview

Sam Jaeger as Rob in WHY WOMEN KILL - Season 1| ©2019 CBS Interactive/Cliff Lipson

WHY WOMEN KILL, now streaming its entire first season on CBS All-Access, is a dark comedy/thriller created by DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES deviser Marc Cherry. Season 1 of WHY WOMEN KILL explores three different couples in three different time frames – the ‘60s, the ‘80s, and the present – who are linked together by the same house. Sam Jaeger plays ‘60s husband Robert Stanton, outwardly devoted, but cheating on his loving homemaker wife Beth Ann (Ginnifer Goodwin). Originally from Ohio, Jaeger has been in Season 1 of CBS All-Access’s TELL ME A STORY, Detective Les Zoeller in the LAW & ORDER: TRUE […]Read On »

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CBS ALL-ACCESS: Programming Chief Julie McNamara on STAR TREK: PICARD, THE STAND and more – Exclusive Interview

STAR TREK: PICARD - Season 1 Key Art | ©2019 CBS Interactive/James Dimmock

CBS All-Access head of original programming Julie McNamara makes some announcements at a panel at the Television Critics Association press tour. As everyone in the galaxy knows by now, CBS All-Access is launching the newest series in the STAR TREK universe, STAR TREK: PICARD. (The premiere date has since been announced as January 23.) Patrick Stewart reprises his role as Jean-Luc Picard, joined in supporting roles by fellow STAR TREK alumni Brent Spiner, Jeri Ryan, Jonathan Frakes, Jonathan Del Arco and Marina Sirtis, along with a pit bull (more about the dog in a bit). There will also be a […]Read On »

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EVIL: Co-creator Robert King talks Season 1 and THE GOOD FIGHT – Exclusive Interview

EVIL Season 1 logo | ©2019 CBS

In CBS’s series EVIL, now in its first season on Thursday nights and renewed for a second, faith and science both come into play in examining some very scary incidents. Katja Herbers plays forensic psychologist Dr. Kristen Bouchard, mother of four young daughters. Kristen leaves her job consulting for the court system when she is recruited by Catholic Church assessor David Acosta (Mike Colter). David is tasked with investigating whether certain situations are supernatural events or have natural, albeit complex, explanations. David believes in the supernatural; Kirsten does not. Even more skeptical is the third member of their team, technical […]Read On »

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DEAR WHITE PEOPLE: Showrunner Yvette Lee Bowser on Season 3 – Exclusive Interview

Jeremy Tardy, Nia Jervier, Ashley Blaine Featherson, Jemar Michael, Marque Richardson in DEAR WHITE PEOPLE - Season 3 | ©2019 Netflix/Adam Rose

Netflix’s DEAR WHITE PEOPLE is currently streaming its first three seasons on Netflix, with a fourth and final season set for 2020. Created by Justin Simien, who also wrote and directed the 2014 feature film of the same name, DEAR WHITE PEOPLE is set at the fictional Winchester University, where students grapple with issues that affect them personally, including racism, sexism, classism, and homophobia, between one another and in broadcasts from the college radio show, which is also called “Dear White People.” In the current season, DEAR WHITE PEOPLE takes on possible sexual predation, and possible false accusation. Yvette Lee […]Read On »

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MIXED-ISH: Actress Arica Himmell on Season 1 of the ABC spin-off – Exclusive Interview

Arica Himmel as Bow in MIXED-ISH | ©2018/Brian Bowen Smith

MIXED-ISH, now in its first season Tuesday nights on ABC, is spun off from BLACK-ISH. In BLACK-ISH, Tracee Ellis Ross plays doctor, wife and family woman Rainbow Johnson. MIXED-ISH, which Ross created with Kenya Barris (who also created BLACK-ISH) & Peter Saji, chronicles Rainbow’s childhood. Arica Himmel plays the young Rainbow in MIXED-ISH (Ross narrates the show as Rainbow’s adult self). As MIXED-ISH begins, we’re in the ‘80s. Rainbow, her two younger siblings and their parents, black mom Alicia (Tika Sumpter) and white dad Paul (Mark-Paul Gosselaar) move from a free-spirited commune to suburbia, where the kids must deal with […]Read On »

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BOB HEARTS ABISHOLA: Co-creator/actress Gina Yashere on new CBS sitcom – Exclusive Interview

Gina Yashere in BOB HEARTS ABISHOLA - Season 1- "Splitting the Hairs" | ©2019 CBS/Michael Yarish

BOB HEARTS ABISHOLA, now in its first season Monday nights on CBS, is a romantic comedy charting the relationship of Midwest compression socks businessman Chuck (Billy Gardell) and Nigerian immigrant nurse Abishola (Folake Olowofoyeku). The series was created by Chuck Lorre, Eddie Gorodetsky, Alan J. Higgins and Gina Yashere. Yashere (pronounced YASH-er-ay, rhymes with SASH-hurray) is an English stand-up comedian of Nigerian descent. Gorodetsky and Higgins caught her act on YouTube and brought her to Lorre’s attention. The trio originally wanted Yashere to consult on BOB HEARTS ABISHOLA, but after a few days of talking together, it was decided that […]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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