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SINGLE PARENTS: Brad Garrett talks Season of of new ABC comedy – Exclusive Interview

Brad Garrett as Douglas in SINGLE PARENTS - Season | ©2019 ABC/F. Scott Schafer

Brad Garrett plays Douglas Fogerty, one of the title characters in ABC’s Wednesday-night freshman comedy SINGLE PARENTS. A widower with twin daughters, Garrett’s Douglas is part of an informal community brought together by their children’s school. Unlike his fellow single parents, Douglas does not plan his life around his kids; instead, he treats them somewhat as employees. Garrett is extremely familiar with the half-hour comedy form, having won three Supporting Actor Emmys for his portrayal of Robert Barone during his nine years with EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND. Garrett followed up that series by starring in another half-hour, TIL DEATH, which ran […]Read On »

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RUMBLE: THE INDIANS WHO ROCKED THE WORLD – Part 2 – Exclusive Interview

Pat Vegas and members of the Native American rock group are featured in RUMBLE | Photo Credit: Joseph Dominguez

In part two of our exclusive interview with Stevie Salas and the Black Eyed Peas’ Taboo, both discuss what they learned during their work on the documentary RUMBLE: THE INDIANS WHO ROCKED THE WORLD, making its PBS debut Monday, January 21. ASSIGNMENT X: Has anything you’ve learned in the course of making this film affected your own music, the way you make music, your attitude toward your music, what you want to do with the music? TABOO: It has. It inspired me to be, I say, like the P. Diddy of Native artists. Because I have such a huge platform, […]Read On »

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RUMBLE: THE INDIANS WHO ROCKED THE WORLD – Part 1 – Exclusive Interview

Rock guitar legend Link Wray (Shawnee), one of the Native American musicians profiled in RUMBLE. Circa 1970s | Photo by Bruce Steinberg, courtesy of LinkWray.com

RUMBLE: THE INDIANS WHO ROCKED THE WORLD is a documentary chronicling the influence of Native Americans on rock ‘n’ roll and other musical forms throughout history. The film has shown at festivals and special engagements throughout the world. On Monday, January 21, it will make its PBS debut. Famed guitarist Stevie Salas is one of RUMBLE’s executive producers who got the project in motion. Taboo (birth name Jaime Gomez), of the Black Eyed Peas is partially of Native American descent and one of the musicians interviewed in the film. The two men have known each other a long time, and […]Read On »

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THE PASSAGE: Executive Producer Jason Ensler and actor Caroline Chikezie on new horror series – Exclusive Interview

THE PASSAGE - Season 1 - Key Art | ©2019 Fox

THE PASSAGE, new on Fox Monday nights, is based on a millennia-spanning trilogy of novels by Justin Cronin. When a scientific expedition to Bolivia goes disastrously wrong, one of the scientists, Dr. Tim Fanning (Jamie McShane), comes back with a virus that has the potential to wipe out humanity. Pre-teen Amy Bellafonte (Saniyya Sidney) may be the key to a cure, but at the cost of her freedom and perhaps even her life. Caroline Chikezie (pronounced chick-E-zee) plays Dr. Major Nichole Sykes, a medical and military official tasked with trying to contain the plague by any means necessary. Originally from […]Read On »

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VALLEY OF THE BOOM: Bradley Whitford chats about new mini-series – Exclusive Interview

Bradley Whitford in VALLEY OF THE BOOM | ©2019 National Geographic

VALLEY OF THE BOOM, premiering on National Geographic on Sunday, January 13, is a miniseries chronicling the wild early days of the Internet. Bradley Whitford, who won a Supporting Actor Emmy for his work as Josh Lyman on THE WEST WING and a second Emmy for his guest turn on TRANSPARENT, plays Jim Barksdale. This interview combines a one on one discussion with quotes from Whitford during a cast and writers/producers Q&A session for VALLEY OF THE BOOM. ASSIGNMENT X: Are you playing a real person, or a composite? BRADLEY WHITFORD: I’m playing a real person named Jim Barksdale. He […]Read On »

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FRESH OFF THE BOAT: The young cast of Hudson Yang, Forrest Wheeler and Ian Chen on the new season – Exclusive Interview

Hudson Yang in FRESH OFF THE BOAT - Season 4 | ©2017 ABC/Bob D'Amico

ABC’s comedy FRESH OFF THE BOAT, now in its fifth season, is based on the childhood of celebrity chef Eddie Huang. Eddie’s parents, restaurant owner Louis (Randall Park) and novelist Jessica (Constance Wu), are immigrants from Taiwan, who at the beginning of FRESH OFF THE BOAT, set in the ‘90s, move their family from Taiwanese community in the Washington, D.C. area to a largely white area in Florida. On the series, Eddie, played by Hudson Yang, is now a teenager. His younger brothers Emery, played by Forrest Wheeler, and Evan, played by Ian Chen (who will soon be seen in […]Read On »

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GOD FRIENDED ME: Javicia Leslie discusses new CBS dramedy – Exclusive Interview

Javicia Leslie in GOD FRIENDED ME - Season 1 | ©2018 Warner Bros. Entertainment / Jeff Riedell

In CBS’s Sunday night freshman dramedy GOD FRIENDED ME, atheist Miles Finer (Brandon Micheal Hall) is friended on social media by someone claiming to be the Almighty. The new friend makes suggestions to the skeptical Miles on who else to befriend and how to help people. Miles’s loving sister Ali is played by Javicia Leslie. Ali is a psychotherapist and a lesbian. The latter is challenging to the siblings’ father, Pastor Arthur Finer (Joe Morton), who likewise has trouble dealing with Miles’s beliefs. Leslie was born in Germany and raised in Maryland. Her credits include regular roles on HELLO CUPID […]Read On »

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THE GIFTED: Skyler Samuels on Season 2 of the Marvel mutant series – Exclusive Interview

Skyler Samuels as Esme Frost in THE GIFTED - Season 2 | ©2018 Fox /Justin Stephens

In the first season of Fox Networks’s THE GIFTED, now in its second season on Tuesday nights, Skyler Samuels recurred, and recurred, and recurred. In Season 2, Samuels and her characters – identical mutant sisters Esme, Sophie, and Phoebe Frost – have been upped to series regulars. In THE GIFTED, which is set in the universe of Marvel Comics’s THE X-MEN, the telepathic Frost sisters can not only read minds, but put thoughts into the minds of others. They are part of the Inner Circle, a group of powerful mutants who want war with ordinary humans (as opposed to the […]Read On »

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THE ORVILLE: Actors Mark Jackson and J. Lee chat chartering space with Seth MacFarlane – Exclusive Interview

Mark Jackson is Isaac on THE ORVILLE - Season 1 | ©2017 Fox Broadcasting Co. /Noah Schutz

THE ORVILLE is now boldly orbiting Thursday nights on Fox Network in its second season. Created by Seth MacFarlane (who also executive produces and stars as Captain Ed Mercer), THE ORVILLE chronicles the adventures of the title spaceship and her interspecies crew. Two of THE ORVILLE’s cast are hanging out together, as their characters sometimes do. Mark Jackson plays Isaac, an artificial life form from another world, and J. Lee portrays John LaMarr, one of the ship’s pilots. Lee, originally from St. Louis, Missouri, has done voice acting on some of MacFarlane’s animated series, including FAMILY GUY, AMERICAN DAD, and […]Read On »

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THE GIFTED: Actors Jamie Chung and Blair Redford talk Season 2 – Exclusive Interview

Jamie Chung as Blink/Clarice Fong in THE GIFTED - Season 2 | ©2018 Fox/Justin Stephens

In Fox Network’s series THE GIFTED, which just returned for Season 2 , Jamie Chung and Blair Redford play one of the show’s power couples. Make that superpower couples. Chung’s Clarice Fong, aka Blink, can open portals that allow travel from one place to another. Redford’s John Proudstar, aka Thunderbird, is an ex-Marine who is almost indestructible and has super-strength and heightened senses. In the X-MEN-derived series, developed for TV by Matt Nix, both John and Clarice are part of the Mutant Underground, the more pacifistic mutant organization operating in secrecy during a period of human intolerance. (The more violent, […]Read On »

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