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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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THE ROOKIE: Creator Alexi Hawley on his new Nathan Fillion series – Exclusive Interview

Nathan Fillion is John Nolan in THE ROOKIE - Season 1 | ©2019 ABC/Ed Herrera

ABC’s first-season Tuesday-night drama THE ROOKIE is based on a real person. Like Nathan Fillion’s character, John Nolan, a man in his forties who’d already had a career came from a small town in the Eastern U.S. to join the Los Angeles Police Department. Who is the real person? “I can’t tell you that,” says THE ROOKIE creator/executive producer Alexi Hawley. “He’s on the job, and he has only been on the job for a few years, and he is very focused on being a successful police officer.” Giving the officer’s real name, Hawley explains, could jeopardize the man’s job, […]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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Movie Review: GLASS

GLASS movie poster | ©2019 Universal Pictures/Blumhouse

Rating: PG-13 Stars: James McAvoy, Samuel L. Jackson, Bruce Willis, Sarah Paulson, Anya Taylor-Joy, Spencer Treat Clark, Charlayne Woodard Writer: M. Night Shyamalan Director: M. Night Shyamalan Distributor: Universal Release Date: January 18, 2019 GLASS is the third in writer/director M. Night Shyamalan’s trilogy about men with unusual abilities. This began with 2000’s UNBREAKABLE, which starred Bruce Willis as David Dunn, a seemingly ordinary security guard who discovers that he’s nearly indestructible after surviving a train crash. In the course of figuring out who he is and what he should do, David befriends Elijah Price (Samuel L. Jackson). Elijah has […]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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RUNAWAYS: Ever Carradine and Annie Wersching chat Season 2 – Exclusive Interview

Annie Wersching in RUNAWAYS - Season 1 | ©2019 Hulu

In MARVEL’S RUNAWAYS, now streaming its second season on Hulu (the first season is also available), things have heated up between the title teens and their parents. In Season 1, the title characters – six well-to-do Los Angeles area teenagers – discovered that some of them were geniuses and others had actual superpowers. They also learned that Pride, the supposedly charitable organization that all of their parents belonged to, was actually a nefarious cult that was engaging in some possibly world-ending activities. This caused our heroes to, per the title, run away. The situation among the parents was already pretty […]Read On »

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ROSWELL, NEW MEXICO: Executive Producer Kevin Kelly Brown on new The CW reboot – Exclusive Interview

ROSWELL, NEW MEXICO - Season 1 Key Art | ©2019 The CW

The CW’s new series ROSWELL, NEW MEXICO is based on the ROSWELL HIGH series of novels by Melinda Metz. The 1999-2002 WB/UPN series ROSWELL was also based on Metz’s books, but everyone involved says that ROSWELL, NEW MEXICO, while it shares the basic premise and some character names, differs substantially from the earlier television version. While ROSWELL, NEW MEXICO still revolves around a trio of extraterrestrial siblings who came to Earth in the famous, mystery-shrouded crash, and are now hiding in plain sight as humans, these characters and their human friends and enemies are all adults. There are some other […]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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