NEXT: Creator Manny Coto on Season 1 of the new Fox sci-fi thriller series – Exclusive Interview

Eve Harlow, Aaron Clifton Moten, Michael Mosley, Jason Butler Harner, John Slattery, Fernanda Andrade, Evan Whitten, Elizabeth Cappuccino and Gerardo Celasco in NEXT - Season 1 | ©2020 Fox/Miller Mobley

NEXT, premiering Tuesday, October 6 on Fox, is a thriller about an artificial intelligence program (aka AI) that has achieved superintelligence. This terrifies its creator, Paul LeBlanc (John Slattery), who teams up with a Homeland Security cybercrime task force in an attempt to stop the AI from advancing a homicidal agenda. Manny Coto created NEXT and serves as an executive producer. Coto won a Dramatic Series Emmy in 2006 for his work as one of the executive producers (and writers) on 24. He also created the series THE ½ HOUR NEWS HOUR, and has served as an executive producer/writer on […]Read On »

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COSMOS: POSSIBLE WORLDS: Writer-director-producer Brannon Braga on the new season – Exclusive Interview

COSMOS: POSSIBLE WORLDS Key Art | ©2020 National Geographic/Fox

COSMOS, the nonfiction series devoted to science and space exploration, originally premiered in 1980. Initially the brainchild of astrophysicist/author Carl Sagan and author/filmmaker Ann Druyan [who married one another after the first series], COSMOS was revived by National Geographic Channel in 2014, with a subtitle, as COSMOS: A SPACETIME ODYSSEY. Now National Geographic brings back the multi-Emmy-winning COSMOS as part of its STORYTELLING UNLEASHED programming as COSMOS: POSSIBLE WORLDS, airing Monday nights. Druyan is still on board as creator, writer, director and executive producer. Fellow executive producers include host Neil de Grasse Tyson and writer/director Brannon Braga. Braga is known […]Read On »

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HOMELAND: Co-creator Howard Gordon gives the scoop on the final season and the status of a 24 reboot – Interview

Claire Danes in HOMELAND - Season 8 Key Art | ©2020 Showtime/Mark Seliger

HOMELAND launched its first season in 2011. The series, which won an Outstanding Drama Emmy, as well as two Outstanding Lead Actress Emmys, two Outstanding Writing Emmys and more, is now in its eighth and final season Sundays on Showtime. In its first years, HOMELAND was a cat-and-mouse tug of war between returned prisoner-of-war military hero Nicholas Brody (Damian Lewis) and doggedly determined, bipolar CIA agent Carrie Mathison (Claire Danes), who was – correctly – convinced that Brody had been turned by his captors and was secretly a terrorist. Carrie managed to turn Brody back, they became lovers, and he […]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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THE ORVILLE: Actress Penny Johnson Jerald plays doctor in space – Exclusive Interview

Penny Johnson Jerald in THE ORVILLE - Season 1 - "Firestorm" | ©2017 Fox Broadcasting Co./Noah Schutz/FOX

In Fox Network’s new Thursday-night series THE ORVILLE, which has already been picked up for a second season, we’re on the title spaceship in the future. Captained by Ed Mercer – played by series creator Seth MacFarlane – the Orville is commissioned as a fairly ordinary transport ship, but the galaxy being what it is, there are a lot of adventures. Some of the Orville’s crew are humans and some are aliens. The ship’s chief physician, human Dr. Claire Finn, is extremely capable of treating them all. Claire is played by Penny Johnson Jerald, who has experience playing people in […]Read On »

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24: LEGACY: Co-Creator Manny Coto talks the spin-off series – exclusive interview

Guest star Carlos Bernard on 24: LEGACY | © 2017 Guy D'Alema/FOX

In 24: LEGACY, the Counter-Terrorism Unit (CTU) is once again fending off crises in one-hour real-time installments Monday nights on Fox Network. Newly-returned U.S. Army Ranger Eric Carter, played by Corey Hawkins, is recruited by the agency. He’s learning the ropes of what Jack Bauer used to do, with emergency on-the-job training. Executive producer Manny Coto co-created 24: LEGACY with Evan Katz; 24 creators Robert Cochran and Joel Surnow are also credited with devising the spin-off. Coto was previously an executive producer and show runner on the latter seasons of 24. He also created the science fiction series ODYSSEY 5 […]Read On »

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24: LEGACY: EP Howard Gordon talks returning to the franchise – interview

Corey Hawkins stars in 24: LEGACY | © 2017 Guy D'Alema/FOX

Fox Network’s new Monday-night thriller 24: LEGACY is in some respects its own show. Corey Hawkins stars as military veteran Eric Carter, who begins working with the Counter-Terrorism Unit (CTU) over the course of one intense day, rather than starting out as a seasoned CTU agent like Kiefer Sutherland’s Jack Bauer. But this is a legacy of the original 24, with some returning characters – like Carlos Bernard’s Tony Almeida – the same ticking-clock time frame, and a lot of the behind the scenes creative team once again in the driver’s seat. Among the returnees is executive producer Howard Gordon, […]Read On »

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POP SHOW Podcast – Episode 34: Review of 2016 and What to Look for in 2017

POP SHOW PODCAST | © 2016 AssignmentX

Hello and welcome back to the POP SHOW starring Anthony C. Ferrante. This week we have a look back on the year that was 2016. And oh what a year. With so many celebrity deaths and crazy shenanigans, it is hard to pinpoint everything but we try. We also take a look at what we are expecting in 2017 and what projects some of the podcasters are working on as well as what movies and television we want to see in the New Year including the new STAR WARS movie, THE EXPANSE Season Two, GAME OF THRONES Season Seven, the […]Read On »

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BERLIN STATION: Leland Orser on Epix’s espionage drama – Exclusive Interview

Leland Orser in BERLIN STATION - Season 1 | ©2016 Epix

In Epix’s Sunday-night espionage drama BERLIN STATION,  which has just been picked up for a second season, Leland Orser plays Robert Kirsch. Kirsch is the C.I.A.’s Deputy Chief of Station, working sometimes at odds under station chief Steven Frost, played by Richard Jenkins. Orser, originally from San Francisco, is a prolific performer who appears in a wide variety of films and television, including the two most recent seasons of RAY DONOVAN, along with SE7EN, SAVING PRIVATE RYAN, INDEPENDENCE DAY, ER, 24 and all three TAKEN movies. ASSIGNMENT X: Robert Kirsch seems a little ambitious and adversarial … LELAND ORSER: He […]Read On »

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Howard Gordon on SECOND CHANCE, 24: LEGACY and more – exclusive interview

Rob Kazinsky stars as Jimmy Pritchard in SECOND CHANCE | © 2016 Justin Stephens/FOX

In SECOND CHANCE, on Fox Network Fridays at 9 PM, Rob Kazinsky plays former sheriff Jimmy Pritchard. Jimmy is in the unusual position of being a 75-year-old man (played in older form by Philip Baker Hall) in a 30-something body, courtesy of a science experiment conducted to save the life of a techno-genius’ dying sister. Resurrecting Jimmy is strictly a byproduct of this as far as his benefactors are concerned, but Jimmy is determined to get to the bottom of the conspiracy that killed his older self and is now threatening his police detective son (Tim DeKay). SECOND CHANCE was […]Read On »

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