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MIXED-ISH: Gary Cole talks about the new BLACK-ISH spin-off and Richard Schiff on THE GOOD DOCTOR – Exclusive Interview

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MIXED-ISH, a half-hour comedy created by Kenya Barris & Peter Saji, is a spin-off of BLACK-ISH, created by Barris. MIXED-ISH, which has its series debut on ABC Tuesday, September 24 at 9 PM (followed directly by the Season 6 premiere of BLACK-ISH), explores the ‘80s childhood of Tracee Ellis Ross’s BLACK-ISH character Rainbow (played in MIXED-ISH by Arica Himmel – Ross narrates as Rainbow’s adult self). Rainbow and her siblings have to move with their parents, black mom Alicia (Tika Sumpter) and white dad Paul (Mark-Paul Gosselaar), from a mellow commune to racially conscious suburbia. Culture shock ensues. So do […]Read On »

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9-1-1: Angela Bassett chats about Season 3 – Exclusive Interview

Angela Bassett in 9-1-1 - Season 3 | ©2019 Fox/Mathieu Young

The first responder drama 9-1-1 begins its third season Monday nights on Fox with most of its characters in a good place. Angela Bassett’s LAPD Sergeant Athena Grant married her fire captain beau Bobby Nash (Peter Krause) at the end of Season 2, with her two teen children from her first marriage in attendance. 9-1-1 being a show about people in crisis, everybody’s cheerful mood may not make it through the first episode. However, Bassett’s positive attitude seems likely to last much longer. Also an executive producer on 9-1-1, Bassett (who was an Oscar nominee for her portrayal of Tina […]Read On »

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THE TERROR: INFAMY: Actor Derek Mio on the historical horror series – Interview

Derek Mio as Chester Nakayama in THE TERROR: INFAMY | ©2019 AMC/Maxine Helfman

In THE TERROR: INFAMY, Monday nights on AMC, Derek Mio plays Chester Nakayama. Each season of THE TERROR combines an actual historical incident with horror. In Season 2, it is World War II, and the U.S. government is rounding up loyal Japanese-American citizens and putting them in internment camps. Chester’s life as a second-generation American is upended when he, his family and his entire community are uprooted from their home on Terminal Island, off the coast of California, and confined to a camp. Chester is joined there by his pregnant girlfriend, Luz (Cristina Rodlo). Chester comes to believe, with good […]Read On »

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THE FAMILY MAN: Co-creator Raj Nidimoru on new spy series – Exclusive Interview

THE FAMILY MAN Key art | ©2019 Amazon

THE FAMILY MAN is the kind of series that hasn’t been seen before, at least in the U.S. Yes, there have been television shows about a government anti-terrorism expert trying to achieve a work/life balance – but not set in India, made in Hindi with English-language subtitles. Skrikant, played by Manoj Bajpayee, is with India’s National Intelligence Agency. He tries to keep the dangers of his job a secret from his wife and children, who consequently think he’s not doing anything important, even when Skrikant and his team are desperately striving to prevent a terrorist attack. THE FAMILY MAN was […]Read On »

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Movie Review: AD ASTRA

AD ASTRA movie poster | ©2019 20th Century Fox

Rating: PG-13 Stars: Brad Pitt, Tommy Lee Jones, Ruth Negga, Liv Tyler, Donald Sutherland Writers: James Gray and Ethan Gross Director: James Gray Distributor: Twentieth Century Fox Release Date: September 19, 2019 AD ASTRA is nominally a science fiction film. Its title translates as “to the stars,” and most of it takes place off-world, on a variety of spacecraft and space stations. The plot revolves around trying to prevent a solar system-wide power outage. However, AD ASTRA is actually a family drama. More specifically, it is about an astronaut, Roy McBride (Brad Pitt), contemplating his relationship with his father, H. […]Read On »

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DEAR WHITE PEOPLE: Actor John Patrick Amedori on Season 3 – Exclusive Interview

Logan Browning and John Patrick Amedori in DEAR WHITE PEOPLE - Season 3 | ©2019 Netflix/Lara Solanki

DEAR WHITE PEOPLE, now in its third season on Netflix, is based on the 2014 feature film written and directed by Justin Simien, who also created and developed the series. DEAR WHITE PEOPLE takes its title from a college radio program run by Samantha White (Logan Browning in the series, Tessa Thompson in the film), a student who feels it is time to call out her classmates on their racism, whether covert or overt. Despite Sam’s political sentiments, she is involved with mostly woke aspiring documentarian and fellow student Gabe Mitchell, who is white. Gabe is played by John Patrick […]Read On »

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MR. MERCEDES: Breeda Wool on Season 3 – Exclusive Interview

Breeda Wool in MR. MERCEDES - Season 3 | ©2019 AT&T Audience Network

In Season 3 of MR. MERCEDES, adapted from the trilogy of novels by Stephen King, adapted for television by David E. Kelley, and airing Tuesday nights on AT&T’s Audience Network, Breeda Wool returns as Lou Linklatter. Lou is in custody after having shot and killed Brady Hartsfield, the notorious “Mr. Mercedes” mass murderer/serial killer, in the Season 2 finale. Lou’s friends at the Finders Keepers detective agency, former cop Bill Hodges (Brendan Gleeson) and conscientious Holly Gibney (Justine Lupe), and Lou’s lawyer Roland Finkelstein (Brett Gelman), are all trying to help her avoid a first-degree murder sentence. Lou, plagued by […]Read On »

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MUM: Lesley Manville talks about her award-winning work on the British comedy series – Exclusive Interview

MUM key art | ©2019 Britbox

In MUM, currently streaming its third and final season on Britbox, Lesley Manville plays Cathy Bradshaw. Cathy is a widowed mother with a grown son, Jason (Sam Swainsbury). Cathy has finally embarked on a new romantic relationship relationship with lifelong friend Michael (Peter Mullan), something that Jason can’t stand. The third season takes place over the course of a week, as Cathy, Peter, Jason, and Jason’s girlfriend Kelly (Lisa McGillis) gather at a country estate to celebrate the birthday of Cathy’s brother Derek (Ross Boatman). Manville has won a Royal Television Society Award and been nominated for a BAFTA for […]Read On »

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POWER: Naturi Naughton talks about the final season – Exclusive Interview

Naturi Naughton in POWER - Season 6 Key Art | ©2019 Starz

In the sixth and final season of POWER, Sundays on Starz, Naturi Naughton continues as Tasha St. Patrick. Tasha is the estranged and entirely fed-up wife of club owner/drug dealer James “Ghost” St. Patrick (Omari Hardwick). At the beginning of the series, created by Courtney A. Kemp, Tasha was concerned about her marriage. Now she just wants a life of her own, and the well-being of her and Ghost’s now-teen son Tariq, played by Michael Rainey Jr. Naughton, originally from New Jersey, played the real-life rapper Li’l Kim in the feature NOTORIOUS. Also a singer, Naughton was also in the […]Read On »

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Movie Review: THE GOLDFINCH

THE GOLDFINCH movie poster | ©2019 Warner Bros.

Rating: R Stars: Ansel Elgort, Oakes Fegley, Jeffrey Wright, Nicole Kidman, Luke Wilson, Sarah Paulson, Ashleigh Cummings, Finn Wolfhard, Aneurin Barnard, Willa Fitzgerald, Denis O’Hare, Aimee Laurence, Ryan Foust Writer: Peter Straughan, based on the novel by Donna Tartt Director: John Crowley Distributor: Warner Bros. Release Date: September 13, 2019 THE GOLDFINCH movie shares its title not only on the Pulitzer Prize-winning Donna Tartt novel on which it is based, but also with a real-world 1654 painting by Dutch artist Carel Fabritius. The “Goldfinch” painting is famous for having survived an explosion that killed Fabritius and destroyed most of his […]Read On »

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