9-1-1: Oliver Stark on Season 3 – Exclusive Interview

Oliver Stark in 9-1-1 - Season 2 | ©2018 Fox/Mathieu Young

9-1-1, Fox’s first-responder drama, returns for the rest of its third season on Monday, April 13. Oliver Stark has been with 9-1-1 from the beginning as Evan “Buck” Buckley, who has been through a lot of changes since the series began. Buck started off as a ladies’ man who became monogamous when he fell for 9-1-1 operator Abby Clark (Connie Britton). When Abby left at the end of Season 1, Buck welcomed his sister, erstwhile nurse Maddie (Jennifer Love Hewitt), into his home as she fled an abusive husband (she wound up having to kill her ex in self-defense). Buck […]Read On »

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9-1-1: LONE STAR: Brian Michael Smith on playing a Chicago firefighter in Texas – Exclusive Interview

Brian Michael Smith as Paul Strickland in 9-1-1: LONE STAR - Season 1 - "Act of God" | ©2020 Fox/Jack Zeman

Fox’s 9-1-1: LONE STAR has its two-hour Season 1 finale on Monday, March 9. The series, spun off from 9-1-1 (which returns Monday, March 16), concerns first responders in Austin, Texas. Brian Michael Smith plays firefighter Paul Strickland, who has moved to Austin in order to be part of Station 126. Smith, originally from Michigan, has been a series regular on QUEEN SUGAR, THE L WORD: GENERATION Q, AFTER, and the Web series EASY. Smith also previously played a firefighter in an episode of DETOUR. ASSIGNMENT X: Talking with Jacqueline Toboni about her work in THE L WORD: GENERATION Q […]Read On »

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9-1-1: LONE STAR: Rafael Silva on the new 9-1-1 spin-off – Exclusive Interview

Rafael Silva as Carlos Reyes in 9-1-1: Lone Star - Season 1 | ©2020 Fox/Drew Hermann

9-1-1: LONE STAR follows emergency services workers in Austin Texas. The 9-1-1 spinoff wraps up its first season on Monday, March 9. So far, the series primarily follows the firefighters of Firehouse 126, but we also see paramedics and police. Rafael Silva plays police officer Carlos Reyes, who is best friends with paramedic chief Michelle Blake (Liv Tyler). Carlos has a complicated romantic relationship with new-to-town firefighter T.K. Strand (Ronen Rubinstein), son of fire chief Owen Strand (Rob Lowe). Silva has appeared on MADAM SECRETARY and in the film FLUIDITY, but 9-1-1: LONE STAR is his first series regular role. […]Read On »

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DEPUTY: Executive producer and co-creator Chris Long on the new Fox drama – Exclusive Interview

Stephen Dorff in DEPUTY - Season 1 |© 2019 FOX/Miller Mobley

In Fox’s new Thursday-night series DEPUTY, Stephen Dorff stars as Bill Hollister. Bill is a Los Angeles County deputy sheriff who does not get along well with management. Then the current L.A. County sheriff dies and, due to an unusual technicality, Bill is promoting to acting sheriff. Chris Long, a DEPUTY executive producer who helped create the series with Will Beall and fellow executive producer/director David Ayer, gives us the low-down. ASSIGNMENT X: What was the impetus to make DEPUTY? Is it just because people don’t normally think “Los Angeles” and “Sheriff’s Department” together and you thought that would be […]Read On »

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9-1-1: LONE STAR: Showrunners Tim Minear and Rashad Raisani on new spin-off series – Exclusive Interview

Julian Works as Mateo Chavez, Ronen Rubenstein as T.K. Strand, Jim Parrack as Judd Ryder, Sierra McClain as Grace Ryder, Liv Tyler as Michelle Watts, Rob Lowe as Owen Strand, Rafael Silva as Carlos Reyes, Brian Michael Smith as Paul Strickland and Natacha Karam as Marjan Marwani in 9-1-1: Lone Star - Season 1 | ©2019 Fox

9-1-1: LONE STAR is spending its ten-episode first season in the Monday-night timeslot of its progenitor, 9-1-1. Both series are created and executive-produced by Ryan Murphy & Brad Falchuk & Tim Minear. Minear also serves as show runner on both shows, a position he shares on 9-1-1: LONE STAR with fellow executive producer Rashad Raisani. While the original 9-1-1 is set in Los Angeles, 9-1-1: LONE STAR takes place in Austin, Texas. (The series does some location shooting in Austin, with the rest of production located in Los Angeles.) New York fire chief Owen Strand (Rob Lowe), who previously rebuilt […]Read On »

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9-1-1: Jennifer Love Hewitt on Season 3 – Exclusive Interview

Jennifer Love Hewitt in 9-1-1 - Season 2 | ©2018 Fox/Mathieu Young

Fox’s first responder drama 9-1-1 is now in its third season on Monday nights. Jennifer Love Hewitt joined the series in its second season as Maddie Kendall, sister of firefighter Evan “Buck” Buckley. Maddie, a former nurse, initially comes to Los Angeles to get away from her abusive husband (played by Hewitt’s real-life spouse, Brian Hallisay), but soon finds a job as an emergency services call center operator. Maddie had an eventful year. Besides becoming involved with Buck’s colleague, paramedic Howey “Chimney” Chan, played by Kenneth Choi, Maddie was stalked and kidnapped by her vengeful ex; she winds up having […]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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9-1-1: Aisha Hinds talks Season 2 and being trapped in a pipe – Exclusive Interview

Aisha Hinds in 9-1-1 - Season 2 - "This Life We Choose" | ©2018 Fox Media llc/Jack Zeman

Fox’s Monday-night first-responder drama 9-1-1 is in its second season and has been renewed for a third. Aisha Hinds plays stalwart firefighter Henrietta “Hen” Wilson in the series, which is both set and shot in Los Angeles. This season, Hen has been trapped in a collapsed sewer pipe and through the start of a tense custody battle; she and her wife Karen (Tracie Thoms) are raising their young son Denny (Declan Pratt), who is the biological child of Hen’s ex Eva (Abby Brammell). (The battle ended abruptly when Eva died of a drug overdose.) Hen even got an entire episode, […]Read On »

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9-1-1: Co-creator Tim Minear on Season 2 of the first responder drama – Interview

Rockmond Dunbar, Oliver Stark, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Angela Bassett, Peter Krause, Aisha Hinds, Ryan Guzman, and Kenneth Choi in 9-1-1 - Season 2 | © 2019 FOX Broadcasting/Mathieu Young

9-1-1, Fox Networks’ Los Angeles-based first-responder drama, now in its second season on Monday nights, has just been renewed for a third season. Executive producer/show runner Tim Minear, who co-created 9-1-1 with Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk (he also works as a writer/executive producer/director on their AMERICAN HORROR STORY for FX), talks Season 2 at both a Q&A panel and a small follow-up discussion. ASSIGNMENT X: What percentage of the incidents you depict on 9-1-1 are taken from real life? TIM MINEAR: A lot of our cases are real. In fact, the ones that probably you think, “Well, that never […]Read On »

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9-1-1: Actor Aisha Hinds gives the scoop on Season 2 – Exclusive Interview

Aisha Hinds in 9-1-1 - Season 2 | ©2018 Fox/Mathieu Young

9-1-1, Fox Network’s drama about first responders in Los Angeles, starts its second season Monday nights with a rumble and a bang. The Big One earthquake hits L.A., and the police, paramedics and fire departments are worked to their limits. Aisha Hinds plays firefighter Henrietta “Hen” Wilson, who is best friends with Angela Bassett’s police officer Athena Grant. Hen’s marriage to Karen (Tracie Thoms) had some rumblings of its own last season when Hen’s one-night stand with her ex not only hurt Karen, but endangered the couple’s custody of their son. Hinds is no stranger to playing first responders – […]Read On »

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