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NANCY DREW: Alex Saxon on playing the observant Ace – Exclusive Interview

Alex Saxon is Ace in NANCY DREW - Season 1 | ©2019 The CW/Kharen Hill

In The CW’s new Wednesday-night series NANCY DREW, based on the long-running series of novels by the pseudonymous Carolyn Keene, Nancy (Kennedy McMann) and her friends solve mysteries both natural and supernatural in the small town of Horseshoe Bay. One of Nancy’s helpful friends and co-workers is diner worker Ace, played by Alex Saxon. Ace comes off as laid-back, but is actually very observant. Saxon, originally from Missouri, was a series regular on FINDING CARTER and THE FIX, and had arcs on RAY DONOVAN and THE FOSTERS. ASSIGNMENT X: Were you aware of and/or a fan of the NANCY DREW […]Read On »

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MIXED-ISH: Mark-Paul Gosselaar returns to comedy – Exclusive Interview

Mark-Paul Gosselaar in MIXED-ISH - Season 1 | ©2019 ABC/Brian Bowen Smith

MIXED-ISH, Tuesday nights on ABC, is a prequel spinoff of that network’s BLACK-ISH. Created by Kenya Barris (who also created BLACK-ISH) & Peter Saji & Tracee Ellis Ross, MIXED-ISH explores the childhood of Ross’s BLACK-ISH character Rainbow (played in MIXED-ISH by Arica Himmel – Ross narrates as Rainbow’s adult self), her two siblings and their parents, black mother Alicia (Tika Sumpter) and white father Paul, who is played in MIXED-ISH by Mark-Paul Gosselaar. (We’ve already met Paul’s older self as played in a recurring role by Beau Bridges on BLACK-ISH.)  We encounter the family as they’re forced to move from […]Read On »

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PRODIGAL SON: Creators Chris Fedak and Sam Sklaver on new thriller series – Exclusive Interview

Frank Harts, Keiko Agena, Aurora Perrineau, Lou Diamond Phillips, Michael Sheen, Tom Payne, Bellamy Young and Halston Sage in PRODIGAL SON - Season 1 | ©2019 Fox Media LLC/Mark Seliger

Fox Network’s Monday-night thriller series PRODIGAL SON is the creation of executive producers/show runners Chris Fedak and Sam Sklaver. The title of PRODIGAL SON refers to NYPD homicide consultant, profiler Malcolm Bright (Tom Payne). Malcolm has a lot of deep-rooted psychological problems stemming from the fact that his father, Martin Whitly (Michael Sheen), is a prolific serial killer, now incarcerated in a mental institution. Malcolm’s problems get worse when he finds that the best way to solve cases is often to consult Dad. Adding to the level of difficulty are Malcolm’s horrified, wealthy mother Jessica (Bellamy Young) and his ambitious […]Read On »

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BATWOMAN: Rachel Skarsten on Wonderland gang leader Alice – Exclusive Interview

Rachel Skarsten as Alice in BATWOMAN - Season 1| ©2019 The CW Network/Jordon Nuttall

In The CW’s new Sunday-night series BATWOMAN, Ruby Rose plays the title character, aka Kate Kane. Caroline Dries adapted the series, based on the DC Comics, in which Kate takes on the vigilante savior mantle after she finds that Batman has seemingly abandoned Gotham City, now under siege by the dreaded Wonderland Gang. Every superhero needs an arch-nemesis, and BATWOMAN has a doozy – Wonderland Gang leader Alice, played by Rachel Skarsten. Alice, who is mercurial to put it mildly, patterns herself and her followers after the writings of Lewis Carroll. She’s also Kate’s long-presumed-dead sister, so there are major […]Read On »

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Movie Review: DOCTOR SLEEP

DOCTOR SLEEP movie poster | ©2019 Warner Bros.

Rating: R Stars: Ewan McGregor, Rebecca Ferguson, Kyleigh Curran, Cliff Curtis, Zahn McClarnon, Emily Alyn Lind, Carl Lumbly, Zackary Momoh, Robert Longstreet, Jacob Tremblay, Jocelin Donahue, Alex Essoe, Henry Thomas, Roger Dale Floyd Writer: Mike Flanagan, based on the novel by Stephen King Director: Mike Flanagan Distributor: Warner Bros. Release Date: November 8, 2019 Talking about the new film DOCTOR SLEEP has aspects that are like one of those “if a train leaves the station in Boulder Colorado at five miles an hour” math puzzles. DOCTOR SLEEP is the title of Stephen King’s 2013 sequel book to his 1977 novel […]Read On »

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Movie Review: LAST CHRISTMAS

LAST CHRISTMAS movie poster | ©2019 Universal Pictures

Rating: PG-13 Stars: Emilia Clarke, Henry Golding, Michelle Yeoh, Emma Thompson, Boris Isakovic, Lydia Leonard, Peter Mygind, Laura Evelyn, Ingrid Oliver, Jade Anouka Writers: Emma Thompson and Bryony Kimmings, story by Emma Thompson & Greg Wise Director: Paul Feig Distributor: Universal Release Date: November 8, 2019 How much one will enjoy LAST CHRISTMAS will have a lot to do with how much one likes London, Emilia Clarke, George Michael, and TV-type Christmas fare, not necessarily in that order. Paul Feig directs from a script by Emma Thompson (who also costars) and Bryony Kimmings, from a story by Thompson & Greg […]Read On »

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SUPERNATURAL: Jared Padalecki on the end of the series – Interview

Jared Padalecki as Sam Winchester in SUPERNATURAL | © 2016 Diyah Pera/The CW

SUPERNATURAL is now in its fifteenth and final season on Thursday nights on The CW. In every episode of the series, created by Eric Kripke, Jared Padalecki as Sam Winchester and Jensen Ackles as his older brother Dean Winchester have battled monsters, ghosts, demons, angels, eventually Lucifer and lately even God, aka Chuck (played by Rob Benedict). At the Summer 2019 Television Critics Association (TCA) press tour, The CW holds a Q&A panel for SUPERNATURAL with Padalecki and Ackles, along with Misha Collins, who joined the show as angelic ally Castiel in Season 4, Alexander Calvert who came on at […]Read On »

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RIVERDALE: Skeet Ulrich on Season 4 and playing Jughead’s dad – Exclusive Interview

Skeet Ulrich as FP Jones in RIVERDALE - Season 2 | © 2017 The CW Network/ J Squared

Adapted by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa from the venerable ARCHIE Comics, RIVERDALE is now in its fourth season Wednesday nights on The CW.  This season devoted its opening episode to memorializing the character of Fred Andrews, Archie’s father, who had been played by Luke Perry. Perry died unexpectedly on March 19 of this year. He was mourned by his colleagues, who used the episode to honor Perry. Unlike the wholesome characters of the comics, Archie (K.J. Apa) and his friends in the picturesque town of Riverdale are constantly solving murders, hooking up, and fending off gangs, cults and corruption. The scene is […]Read On »

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EMERGENCE: Allison Tolman on playing a cop again in new genre series – Exclusive Interview

Allison Tolman in EMERGENCE - Season 1 - "Mile Marker 14" | ©2019 ABC/Eric Liebowitz

In ABC’s new Tuesday-night series EMERGENCE, Allison Tolman stars as small-town police chief Jo Evans. Jo has an amiable divorce from her ex, Alex (Donald Faison), and they are co-parenting tween daughter Mia (Ashley Aufderheide). Jo and Mia also have Jo’s ailing dad Ed (Clancy Brown) living with them. The family’s relatively tranquil existence is thrown into chaos when Jo meets a mysterious little girl, Piper (Alexa Swinton), who is the sole survivor of a plane crash. Piper seems to be suffering from severe memory loss. Then people try to kidnap the child. Then Piper shows that she may be […]Read On »

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PRODIGAL SON: Lou Diamond Phillips talks about his new thriller series – Exclusive Interview

Diamond Phillips as Gil Martinez in PRODIGAL SON - Season 1 - "Q&A" | © 2019 Fox Media LLC/David Giesbrech

Fox’s PRODIGAL SON, in its first season on Monday nights, has just received a full-season pickup. Malcolm Bright (Tom Payne), a profiler consultant to an NYPD homicide task force, is the son of notorious, incarcerated serial killer Martin Whitley (Michael Sheen). Lou Diamond Phillips plays Malcolm’s boss, NYPD Lieutenant Gil Arroyo, who arrested Martin when Malcolm was a boy and has served as the young man’s surrogate father ever since. Phillips, born in Subic Bay in the Philippines, has played plenty of law enforcement characters, and pretty much every other type of character, in films and television over a career […]Read On »

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