EVIL: Actor Aasif Mandvi on Season 1 – Exclusive Interview

Aasif Mandvi as Ben Schroff in EVIL - Season 1 - "Book 27" | ©2019 CBS Broadcasting Inc./Elizabeth Fisher

EVIL is set to return for a second season on CBS in the fall. Meanwhile, people are discovering and/or enjoying rewatching the first season the series on CBS All-Access. Created by the married writing/producing team Michelle King and Robert King, EVIL gives us Catholic Church “assessor” (of whether something supernatural is actually happening) and priest-in-training David Acosta (Mike Colter) and newly-recruited and non-believing forensic psychologist Dr. Kristen Bouchard (Katja Herbers). The third member of the team, tech expert Ben Shakir, is played by Aasif Mandvi. Ben is able to determine when digital information has been faked. Ben is an even […]Read On »

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EVIL: Co-creator Robert King talks Season 1 and THE GOOD FIGHT – Exclusive Interview

EVIL Season 1 logo | ©2019 CBS

In CBS’s series EVIL, now in its first season on Thursday nights and renewed for a second, faith and science both come into play in examining some very scary incidents. Katja Herbers plays forensic psychologist Dr. Kristen Bouchard, mother of four young daughters. Kristen leaves her job consulting for the court system when she is recruited by Catholic Church assessor David Acosta (Mike Colter). David is tasked with investigating whether certain situations are supernatural events or have natural, albeit complex, explanations. David believes in the supernatural; Kirsten does not. Even more skeptical is the third member of their team, technical […]Read On »

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HBO President of Programming Michael Lombardo – exclusive interview

Michael Lombardo, head of programming at HBO | © 2015 HBO

Following a general question and answer session with the Television Critics Association, HBO President of Programming Michael Lombardo took some time for an exclusive follow-up discussion. AX: This is Michael Lombardo on the State of the HBO Union. MICHAEL LOMBARDO: The State of the HBO Union? “’The Union is fine,’ Daniel Webster answered.” Things are good. I’m excited about the year. AX: A few years ago, you were saying you didn’t really like genre. LOMBARDO: It wasn’t my natural predilection, that is correct. AX: How do you feel about genre now? LOMBARDO: Here is what I’ll say. What I learned, […]Read On »

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THE BRINK: Showrunner Roberto Benabib discusses the espionage comedy – exclusive interview

Tim Robbins stars in THE BRINK on HBO | © 2015 Merie W. Wallace/HBO

In HBO’s new comedy THE BRINK, Sundays at 10:30, the world finds itself on the title precipice, with World War III a distinct possibility, thanks to warmongers in both the U.S. and Pakistan. Caught in the middle are an inept U.S. embassy aide (Jack Black) who finds himself in the thick of major espionage, a sensible driver (Aasif Mandvi) who is stuck at the aide’s side, a Secretary of State (Tim Robbins) who pays at least as much attention to his sex life as to his job and two bomber pilots (Pablo Schreiber, Eric Ladin) who unfortunately hit the wrong […]Read On »

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THE BRINK: Aasif Mandvi chats about the HBO series – exclusive interview

Aasif Mandvi stars as Rafiq in HBO's THE BRINK | © 2015 Merie W. Wallace/HBO

In HBO’s THE BRINK, Sundays at 10:30 PM, Aasif Mandvi plays Rafiq Massoud, driver to Alex Talbot (Jack Black), a singularly unqualified attaché to the U.S. embassy in Pakistan. Through a series of strange events, Jack and Rafiq find themselves in the position of trying to stop World War III. Mandvi, who originally hails from India, is also a writer and co-producer on THE BRINK. He’s known for his work as a correspondent on THE DAILY SHOW and has acted in a wide variety of films and television, including the series JERICHO, SPIDER-MAN 2, THE PROPOSAL, MARGIN CALL, MILLION DOLLAR […]Read On »

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THE BRINK star Jack Black discuss the new HBO series – interview

Jack Black stars in THE BRINK | © 2015 Merie W. Wallace/HBO

Jack Black, star of bigscreen comedies including SCHOOL OF ROCK, the voice of the hero in the animated KUNG FU PANDA franchise and one-half of the band Tenacious D, is making a leap into series television as a lead actor and producer with HBO’s THE BRINK. Created by Kim Benabib and Robert Benabib, THE BRINK, Sundays at 10:30 PM, is a satirical look at the possible start of World War III. Black plays U.S. State Department employee Alex Talbot, a low-level screw-up assigned to the American Embassy in Pakistan, where he constantly aggravates his better-educated local driver, played by Aasif […]Read On »

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Movie Review: MILLION DOLLAR ARM

MILLION DOLLAR ARM movie poster | ©2014 Walt Disney Pictures

Rating: PG Stars: Jon Hamm, Aasif Mandvi, Pitobash, Suraj Sharma, Madhur Mittal, Lake Bell, Alan Arkin, Bill Paxton, Darshan Jariwala, Tzi Ma Writer: Thomas McCarthy Director: Craig Gillespie Distributor: Walt Disney Pictures Release Date: May 16, 2014 Based on a true story (photos of the real people involved and a postscript indicate the verifiable facts), MILLION DOLLAR ARM tells the story of what happens when a pair of U.S. sports agents, desperate for a new angle, hit upon the gimmick of popularizing baseball in India by bringing two young Indian athletes to America to try out for the major leagues. […]Read On »

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