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COUNCIL OF DADS: Actress Sarah Wayne Callies on new drama – Exclusive Interview

Sarah Wayne Callies as Robin Perry in COUNCIL OF DADS - Season 1| ©2020 NBC/Jeff Lipsky

NBC’s COUNCIL OF DADS is on Thursday nights in its first season. The feel-good drama, created by Tony Phelan and Joan Rater, is about a family that loses one member, only to gain many more. In the pilot, Scott Perry (Tom Everett Scott), having received a cancer diagnosis, asks the three men he trusts most – Anthony (Clive Standen), Larry (Michael O’Neill), and Oliver (J. August Richards) – to be there for his family and serve as substitute dads after his death. This occurs partway through the first episode. Sarah Wayne Callies plays Dr. Robin Perry, Scott’s wife/widow and mother […]Read On »

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PRODIGAL SON: Former THE WALKING DEAD star Tom Payne talks new thriller series – Exclusive Interview

Tom Payne as Malcolm Bright in PRODIGAL SON - Season 1 | © 2019 Fox Media LLC/David Giesbrecht

In Fox’s Monday-night drama thriller PRODIGAL SON, Tom Payne plays the title character, Malcolm Bright. Malcolm is a profiler of murderers, hired as a consultant at the NYPD after he’s fired by the FBI. When PRODIGAL SON begins, Malcolm hasn’t spoken to his father, Martin Whitly (Michael Sheen), in ten years. This is because Martin, a brilliant doctor, has murdered at least twenty-three people (maybe more). Martin has been locked up at a psych hospital since Malcolm, as a child, called the police on his dad. But solving some cases and saving lives requires expertise that Martin is uniquely qualified […]Read On »

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THE KIDS ARE ALRIGHT: Michael Cudlitz on his new series and THE WALKING DEAD – Interview

Michael Cudlitz as Mike Cleary in THE KIDS ARE ALRIGHT - Season 1| ©2018 ABC/Craig Sjodin

In ABC’s new half-hour comedy THE KIDS ARE ALRIGHT on Tuesday nights, creator Tim Doyle looks back at his own childhood. Doyle grew up in the ‘70s in Southern California as one of eight boys in a working-class Irish-Catholic family. In THE KIDS ARE ALRIGHT, the family patriarch, Mike Cleary, is played by Michael Cudlitz. Cudlitz played the late, lamented Abraham Ford on THE WALKING DEAD; before that, he starred in four seasons of SOUTHLAND as dedicated but painkiller-addicted LAPD Officer John Cooper. ASSIGNMENT X: Does THE KIDS ARE ALRIGHT remind you at all of your own childhood? MICHAEL CUDLITZ: […]Read On »

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SPEECHLESS: Actress Kyla Kenedy discusses the new ABC series – exclusive interview

Kyla Kenedy as Dylan in ABC's SPEECHLESS | © 2017 ABC/Kevin Foley

In ABC’s Wednesday-night comedy SPEECHLESS, Kyla Kenedy plays Dylan DiMeo. Dylan is the athletic sole girl in a family that also includes high school students Ray (Mason Cook) and JJ (Micah Fowler). JJ has cerebral palsy, which means that he gets a lot more attention from mom Maya (Minnie Driver) than his siblings; dad Jimmy (John Ross Bowie) mostly tries to keep the peace. Prior to SPEECHLESS, Kenedy has also had arcs on THE NEW NORMAL and THE NIGHT SHIFT. The young actress from Charleston, SC, was also in six episodes of THE WALKING DEAD, where she memorably portrayed Mika […]Read On »

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HUNTERS: Natalie Chaidez and Gale Anne Hurd talk new Syfy series – Exclusive Interview

Mark Coles in HUNTERS - Season 1 | ©2016 Syfy/Peter Brew-Beven

In Syfy’s Monday-night series HUNTERS, created by Natalie Chaidez, a new division of the government investigates whether certain terrorists are really extraterrestrials, and vice-versa. Chaidez, previously a writer/producer on HEROES, TERMINATOR: THE SARAH CONNOR CHRONICLES and 12 MONKEYS, is also one of HUNTERS’ executive producers. Another executive producer on the show is Gale Anne Hurd, a force behind such projects as TERMINATOR, ALIENS and THE WALKING DEAD. ASSIGNMENT X: Can you describe the basic setup of HUNTERS? GALE ANNE HURD: Imagine that we’re living in a world and aliens are indeed among us. And we’re not quite sure what their […]Read On »

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DAREDEVIL: Doug Petrie and Marco Ramirez give the Season 2 scoop – interview

DAREDEVIL | © 2016 Netflix

MARVEL’S DAREDEVIL is back with a 13-episode second season on Netflix, starting March 18. Blind Hell’s Kitchen lawyer/secret crime-fighter Matt Murdock (Charlie Cox) has triumphed over gangster Wilson Fisk, only to find that his turf is now being invaded by vigilante Frank Castle, aka the Punisher, played by THE WALKING DEAD’s Jon Bernthal. Female justice dispenser Elektra (Elodie Yung) also comes to town. There are some behind-the-scenes changes as well. Doug Petrie and Marco Ramirez, Season 1 staff writers, are now show runners and an executive producer and co-executive producer, respectively, for Season 2 (Season 1 show runner Steven S. […]Read On »

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COLONY: Sarah Wayne Callies protects the children in the USA series – exclusive interview

Sarah Wayne Callies stars as Katie Bowman in USA's COLONY | © 2016 Isabella Vosmikova/USA Network

Sarah Wayne Callies is an actress known for playing intense characters in intense television genre dramas. She played drug-addicted Dr. Sara Tancredi on PRISON BREAK, then portrayed Lori Grimes in the first several seasons of AMC’s THE WALKING DEAD. Now Callies is tackling another protagonist dealing with cataclysm in USA Network’s COLONY, Thursdays at 10 PM. Much of the world has been destroyed by alien warships and Los Angeles is divided into a number of walled sectors. Callies’ character, Katie Newman, has had one of her three children taken away by the aliens. Katie’s husband Will, played by Josh Holloway, […]Read On »

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TV Review: SUPERNATURAL – Season 11 – “Out of the Darkness, Into the Fire” – Season Premiere

Misha Collins as Castiel in SUPERNATURAL - Season 11 - "Out of the Darkness, Into the Fire" | © 2015 The CW/Diyah Pera

Stars: Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, Misha Collins, Mark A. Sheppard, Emily Swallow, Laci J. Mailey, Aaron Hill, Kirsten Robek Writer: Jeremy Carver, series created by Eric Kripke Director: Robert Singer Network: The CW, Wednesdays @ 9 PM Original Airdate: October 7, 2015 Embarking on Season 11 with “Out of the Darkness, Into the Fire” – congratulations, boys, you’re still here – SUPERNATURAL boldly sets a whole lot of storyline in motion, encompassing elements of walking zombies, THE OMEN and even remembering about Lucifer and Michael in the cage in Hell, largely neglected (save for one mention last year) since Season […]Read On »

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FEAR THE WALKING DEAD: Alycia Debnam-Carey, Frank Dillane & Elizabeth Rodriguez on Season 1 – Interview

Alycia Debnam Carey as Alicia, Frank Dillane as Nick, Kim Dickens as Madison, Cliff Curtis as Travis, Elizabeth Rodriguez as Liza, Lorenzo James Henrie as Chris, Ruben Blades as Daniel Salazar, Patricia Reyes Spa­ndola as Griselda Salazar and Mercedes Mason as Ofelia in FEAR THE WALKING DEAD - Season 1 |©2015 AMC/Frank Ockenfels 3

Although it is co-created by THE WALKING DEAD comics originator Robert Kirkman, AMC’s FEAR THE WALKING DEAD is set across the country (in Los Angeles, rather than the American South) and some time earlier than both the comics and THE WALKING DEAD. FEAR THE WALKING DEAD, which wraps its first season Sunday at 9 PM after earning enormous ratings and will be back with a longer second season next year, is only based conceptually on the source material. Kirkman and Dave Erickson use FEAR to explore the beginning of the zombie apocalypse, when people at first have no idea what […]Read On »

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FEAR THE WALKING DEAD: Scares, subtext and plotlines in Season 1 – Part 2 – exclusive interview

Lexi Johnson as Gloria after eating dinner on FEAR THE WALKING DEAD | © 2015 Justin Lubin/AMC

In Part 2 of our exclusive interview with AMC’s FEAR THE WALKING DEAD director/co-executive producer Adam Davidson, he talks about scares, subtext and more. AX: How often do you actually want to go for a hard scare where there’s a visual shock, versus something that’s scary but presented mundanely, like a zombie seen at a distance? ADAM DAVIDSON: There isn’t any mathematical equation, it really comes down to storytelling. [There’s a scene in the pilot in the high school] that wasn’t intended as a scare moment, but when we staged the scene and I started shooting, I was like, “This […]Read On »

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