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BLINDSPOT: Actor Sullivan Stapleton & EP Sarah Schechter – interview

Sullivan Stapleton as Kurt Weller in BLINDSPOT | © 2017 Matthias Clamer/NBC

Alas, FBI Special Agent Kurt Weller. The BLINDSPOT leading character, played by Sullivan Stapleton, has just had his girlfriend Nas (Archie Panjabi) break up with him. On the bright side, in the NBC series’ second season on Wednesday nights, Weller is starting to trust the tattooed woman often known as Jane Doe, played by Jaimie Alexander. Australian actor Stapleton (STRIKE BACK, 300: RISE OF AN EMPIRE, ANIMAL KINGDOM) and BLINDSPOT executive producer Sarah Schechter talk about Weller’s Season 2 attitude and more. ASSIGNMENT X: How much does Weller trust Jane at this point? SARAH SCHECHTER: I don’t think Weller trusts […]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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APB: Actor Ernie Hudson chats about new Fox series – exclusive interview

Ernie Hudson stars as Sgt Ed Conrad in APB | © 2017 Fox/Adrian Burrows

Ernie Hudson is currently on three series. In Netflix’s GRACE AND FRANKIE, renewed for a third season, he’s Jacob, the new love interest of Frankie, whose husband Saul (Sam Waterston) left to marry his longtime business partner Robert (Martin Sheen), formerly married to Jane Fonda’s Grace. In Epix’s political satire GRAVES, Hudson plays another Jacob, Jacob Mann, who is an adviser to former U.S. president Richard Graves (Nick Nolte), whose wife Margaret (Sela Ward) has ambitions of her own. Now Hudson is a regular on Fox Network’s new Monday-night series APB. In APB, Justin Kirk plays Gideon Reed, a technological […]Read On »

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DORKING OUT – Episode 33: The Musical Super Bowl Edition

Dorking Out Show | © 2016 Chris Smith/Sonia Mansfield

Hey there, dorks. In this week’s episode, we talk about the Super Bowl, because it’s an important key word that will get us a lot of sweet, sweet downloads. We chat about the commercials, the halftime show with Lady Gaga, and what’s it’s like when everyone is into something in pop culture that you couldn’t care less about. In our second segment, in honor of LA LA LAND, we share our top 3 favorite musical moments in our recurring segment, “Why Should I Listen To You.” All of that plus our favorite headlines of the week. We hope you enjoy […]Read On »

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POP SHOW – Episode 39: Super Bowl and The Expanse

POP SHOW PODCAST | © 2016 AssignmentX

Welcome to another episode of the POP SHOW PODCAST starring Anthony C. Ferrante. It was the Super Bowl so we had to talk about the game, the Halftime Show, the ads and more. Anthony joins us briefly to talk about the fact he will be directly the fifth installment of the SHARKNADO franchise, dubbed for now SHARKNADO 5. Sonia Mansfield, Christopher Allen Smith and myself, Peter Brown, also end up chatting about the new season of THE EXPANSE and the opening episode of 24: LEGACY, that premiered after the Super Bowl. We also get around to talking about the Ben […]Read On »

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MARVEL’S AGENTS OF SHIELD: Clark Gregg talks Season 4 – interview

Clark Gregg as Coulson in AGENTS OF SHIELD | © 2015 ABC/Kelsey McNeal

Clark Gregg is having a busy fourth season on MARVEL’S AGENTS OF SHIELD, Tuesday nights on ABC. As S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent Phil Coulson, formerly the director of the organization, he’s back to running things behind the scenes, even though Jeffrey Mace (Jason O’Mara) is still technically in charge of the agency that monitors – and sometimes rescues – super-inhumans. However, this year, Coulson is out in the field a lot more, tangling with alien-powered ghosts and currently dealing with Life Model Decoys (LMDs), also known as very lifelike androids. ASSIGNMENT X: As Coulson, are you enjoying getting to be out in […]Read On »

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Movie Review: WAR ON EVERYONE

WAR ON EVERYONE | © 217 Saban Films

Rating: R Stars: Alexander Skarsgard, Michael Pena, Tessa Thompson, Theo James Writer: John Michael McDonagh Director: John Michael McDonagh Distributor: Saban Films Release Date (theatrical and on demand): February 3, 2017 Apart from the fact that people have mobile phones and flat screen TVs, WAR ON EVERYONE could just about be set and have been made in the 1970s. It is written and directed by John Michael McDonagh, who also did the police black comedy THE GUARD and the (unseen by this reviewer) drama CALVARY. In THE GUARD, McDonagh presented us with a larcenous but ultimately heroic small-town cop (Brendan […]Read On »

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MADIBA: Orlando Jones on the Mandela miniseries – exclusive interview

Orlando Jones as Oliver Tambo in MADIBA | © 2017 Marcos Cruz/BET

Orlando Jones has had a long and extremely varied career, encompassing film, TV and stage, drama, comedy and stand-up. He’s even played a few real people before, including Bobby Seale in the 2011 film THE CHICAGO 8. Now the actor from Alabama has tackled playing the late former African National Congress (ANC) president Oliver Tambo in MADIBA, the BET miniseries that rolls out in three two-hour blocks on successive Wednesdays, starting February 1. “Madiba” is the Xhosa clan name often still used to refer to the late Nelson Mandela, the first post-apartheid President of South Africa, who had a law […]Read On »

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SCORPION: Show runner Nicholas Wootton talks Season 3 – exclusive interview

Robert Patrick stars as Cabe Gallo on the CBS show SCORPION | © 2015 Sonja Flemming/CBS

SCORPION is now in its third season on CBS on Monday nights. Everybody on the team of geniuses headed up by Walter O’Brien (Elyes Gabel) is having ups and downs. If Walter can ever get out of his own way, he may yet win over single mom Paige (Katharine McPhee), whose young son Ralph (Riley B. Smith) has his own super-high IQ. Paige is having issues now that her con artist mother (Lea Thompson) has reappeared in her life. Sylvester Dodd (Ari Stidham) is still mourning the loss of his wife, Walter’s sister Megan. Toby (Eddie Kaye Thomas) has re-proposed […]Read On »

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DORKING OUT – Episode 32: The Anti-heroes of Riverdale Edition

Dorking Out Show | © 2016 Chris Smith/Sonia Mansfield

In this week’s podcast, we talk about anti-heroes. Are there too many anti-heroes on TV? What started as a really exciting storytelling idea has become the yawn-inducing standard. We talk about what Chris has labeled “Toxic Heisenberg Syndrome” and share our favorite TV anti-heroes. And speaking of anti-heroes, in our second segment, we review The CW’s radical reimagining of the wholesome Archie comics, RIVERDALE, and NBC’s grim take of THE WIZARD OF OZ, EMERALD CITY with entertainment journalist Abbie Bernstein, author of “The Art of Mad Max: Fury Road,” “The Art Of The Great Wall,” which is coming out in February. In […]Read On »

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