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Exclusive: TORCHWOOD creator Russell T. Davies reflects on the new DOCTOR WHO

Matt Smith in DOCTOR WHO - Season 5 | ©2010 BBC

Russell T. Davies, the man most directly responsible for the resurrection of the DOCTOR WHO franchise in 2005, was on hand at the Television Critic’s Association to promote his upcoming fourth season of TORCHWOOD, also a WHO connected show. And, of course, ASSIGNMENT X couldn’t resist asking his thoughts on the new DOCTOR WHO series post his exit. “Of course I love it! Stephen Moffat’s most important role is to get me a DVD before that Saturday of transmission,” says Davies. “This new season it’s going to go out on BBC America on the same day, but I still want […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: Matthew Gray Gubler digs deep into ‘CRIMINAL MINDS’

Matthew Gray Gubler in CRIMINAL MINDS - Season Six - "Devil's Night" | ©2010 CBS

CBS may not be aware of it, but the network’s onscreen nerds tend to flock together at parties. Witness Matthew Gray Gubler and Kristen Vangsness of CRIMINAL MINDS hanging out with Pauley Perrette of NCIS. Gubler plays his show’s resident genius, Dr. Spencer Reid, Vangsness is MINDS’ computer sorceress Penelope Garcia and Perrette is Goth techno-whiz Abby on NCIS. “Did you hear about the crossover with Pauley?” Gubler asks excitedly. “Our characters are best friends from school,” Vangsness adds. “Reid and Abby went to MIT together,” Gubler elaborates. Are NCIS and CRIMINAL MINDS combining forces? Is this a huge crossover […]Read On »

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TV Review: BEING HUMAN – Season 1 – “There Goes the Neighborhood Pt. 1” – Series Premiere

Meaghan Rath, Sam Huntington, Sam Witwer in BEING HUMAN - Season 1 - "There Goes the Neighborhood Pt.1" | ©2011 Syfy

Stars: Sam Witwer, Meaghan Rath, Sam Huntington, Sarah Allen, Gianpaolo Venuta, Mark Pellegrino Writers: Jeremy Carver and Anna Fricke based on the U.K. series BEING HUMAN created by Toby Whithouse Director: Adam Kane Network: Syfy, airs Mondays Original Telecast: January 17, 2011 Syfy has taken a considerable risk in developing the popular U.K. genre series BEING HUMAN into an American off-shoot. It’s not that there’s nothing wrong with that, it’s just that the U.K. series is still so fresh in our minds – and about to head into Season Three as we speak. Plus, it’s damn good. You never want […]Read On »

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TV Review: V – Season 2 – “Laid Bare”

Rekha Sharma is dissected on V - Season 2 - "Laid Bare" | ©2011 ABC/Jeff Petry

It’s no surprise that V has struggled during its run to find its voice and remedy pacing issues. And the first two episodes of Season Two offered up promise, but still felt like the series was dealing with the wayward plotting ghosts of Season One.

However, “Laid Bare” has remedied many of those issues. A solid episode packed with action, revelations and some very cool effects, it’s one of the best episodes of the series to date and promises a major upheaval in the personal lives of all the characters.

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TV Review: THE CAPE – SEASON 1 – ‘Kozmo’

Summer Glau and David Lyons in THE CAPE - Season 1 - "Kozmo" | ©2011 NBC

“Kozmo” is a shrewdly constructed episode of THE CAPE, almost as tightly woven as the title object, telling us a lot about several characters and the cape itself, while injecting a note of unexpected mysticism and presenting everybody with immediate threats and moral conundrums.

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TV Review: CHUCK – Season 4 – “Vs. The Balcony”

Yvonee Strahovski in CHUCK - Season 4 - "Vs. The Cubic Z" | ©2010 NBC

Come on CHUCK fans, we all knew that there was no way Chuck (Zachary Levi) was going to be able propose to Sarah (Yvonne Strahovski) without some complications.

Of course, that’s the pleasure of “Vs. The Balcony” a light and fun episode detailing some routine spy stuff in France accompanied by Chuck’s constantly foiled attempts to propose to Sarah.

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Exclusive Interview: ‘V’ executive producer Scott Rosenbaum prepares for the end of the world – Part 1

Joel Gretsch in V - Season 2 - "Serpent's Tooth" |©2011 ABC/Sergei Backlakov

If Earth wasn’t in enough trouble in the first season of ABC’s reboot of the Eighties alien invasion series V, now there’s a power struggle among the Visitors, an alien/human baby, deadly red rain, homicidal reptile tails and new cast members to contend with. V show runner Scott Rosenbaum – with some additional thoughts from actor Joel Gretsch, who plays Father Jack Landry (stay tuned for our exclusive interview with the performer) – talks to us about how the war is going, the guest cast and why Gretsch wishes Rosenbaum could visit the set more often in the first part […]Read On »

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TV Review: THE CAPE – Season 1 – ‘Tarot’

David Lyons in THE CAPE - Season 1 | ©2011 NBC

Wasting no time for its audience or its characters, “Tarot,” the second episode of THE CAPE gets into all kinds of mayhem in no time, as our hero Vince Faraday, aka the Cape (David Lyons), seems to get the drop on his arch-nemesis Chess (James Frain) – only to be felled by poison delivered by Cain, aka the Chef (Raza Jaffrey).

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TV Review: PRIMEVAL – Season 4 – “Episode Three”

Ben Mansfield in PRIMEVAL - Season 4 - "Episode Three" | ©2010 Impossible Pictures

It may be that I’m just lowering my standards, but in its third week, the fourth series of PRIMEVAL appears to be finding a better balance with its new characters and offering a bit more than just another monster runaround. Well, not much more, but if there is a reason to praise this episode it’s Alexander Siddig, who finally gets a chance to show why they made a good choice adding him to the cast. His suave villainy – not that he’s doing anything too villainous yet, but I’m expecting – in the first two episodes amounted to little more than a walk-on smirk, but this time around he helps to carry one of the two plot strands, and his DS9-trained acting chops are very welcome.

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TCA 2011: The scoop on THE VAMPIRE DIARIES (Hint – Klaus is coming)

Ian Somerhalder, Nina Dobrev and Paul Wesley in THE VAMPIRE DIARIES - Season Two | © 2010 The CW

While speaking at today’s Winter TCA session, THE VAMPIRE DIARIES actress Nina Dobrev hinted that Klaus will be seen on the show. “He’s coming at some point at the end of the season,” says Dobrev. “He hasn’t been cast yet, but he’s going to be a Big Bad Vampire.” Candice Accola, who also stars on DIARIES, also notes that werewolves will be playing a big part in the latter part of the season. “We’re introduced to more werewolf action,” says Accola. “We show the meeting of vampires and werewolves and how they will be part of each others lives. It’s […]Read On »

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