THE ROOKIE: Nathan Fillion gives the scoop on his new drama series – Exclusive Interview

Nathan Fillion is John Nolan in THE ROOKIE - Season 1 | ©2018 ABC/Ed Herrera

After eight years as the title character on ABC’s CASTLE, Nathan Fillion is back on that network in another eponymous role as THE ROOKIE. Fillion, also an executive producer, plays John Nolan in the Tuesday-night freshman series. THE ROOKIE is created by Alexi Hawley, who previously was an executive producer and show runner on CASTLE. Based on a real person who did this (but wishes to remain anonymous as he is still on the force), John Nolan is in his forties, struggling with an unfulfilling career and a failed marriage in Pennsylvania, when he is caught up as a hostage […]Read On »

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SINGLE PARENTS: Brad Garrett talks Season of of new ABC comedy – Exclusive Interview

Brad Garrett as Douglas in SINGLE PARENTS - Season | ©2019 ABC/F. Scott Schafer

Brad Garrett plays Douglas Fogerty, one of the title characters in ABC’s Wednesday-night freshman comedy SINGLE PARENTS. A widower with twin daughters, Garrett’s Douglas is part of an informal community brought together by their children’s school. Unlike his fellow single parents, Douglas does not plan his life around his kids; instead, he treats them somewhat as employees. Garrett is extremely familiar with the half-hour comedy form, having won three Supporting Actor Emmys for his portrayal of Robert Barone during his nine years with EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND. Garrett followed up that series by starring in another half-hour, TIL DEATH, which ran […]Read On »

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THE ROOKIE: Creator Alexi Hawley on his new Nathan Fillion series – Exclusive Interview

Nathan Fillion is John Nolan in THE ROOKIE - Season 1 | ©2019 ABC/Ed Herrera

ABC’s first-season Tuesday-night drama THE ROOKIE is based on a real person. Like Nathan Fillion’s character, John Nolan, a man in his forties who’d already had a career came from a small town in the Eastern U.S. to join the Los Angeles Police Department. Who is the real person? “I can’t tell you that,” says THE ROOKIE creator/executive producer Alexi Hawley. “He’s on the job, and he has only been on the job for a few years, and he is very focused on being a successful police officer.” Giving the officer’s real name, Hawley explains, could jeopardize the man’s job, […]Read On »

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FRESH OFF THE BOAT: The young cast of Hudson Yang, Forrest Wheeler and Ian Chen on the new season – Exclusive Interview

Hudson Yang in FRESH OFF THE BOAT - Season 4 | ©2017 ABC/Bob D'Amico

ABC’s comedy FRESH OFF THE BOAT, now in its fifth season, is based on the childhood of celebrity chef Eddie Huang. Eddie’s parents, restaurant owner Louis (Randall Park) and novelist Jessica (Constance Wu), are immigrants from Taiwan, who at the beginning of FRESH OFF THE BOAT, set in the ‘90s, move their family from Taiwanese community in the Washington, D.C. area to a largely white area in Florida. On the series, Eddie, played by Hudson Yang, is now a teenager. His younger brothers Emery, played by Forrest Wheeler, and Evan, played by Ian Chen (who will soon be seen in […]Read On »

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SPEECHLESS: Actor Cedric Yarbrough Talks Season 3 – exclusive interview

Cedric Yarbrough in SPEECHLESS | © 2018 ABC/Eric McCandless

SPEECHLESS, now in its third season on ABC, is airing its Christmas episode on Friday, December 14. The half-hour comedy series has won a Television Critics Association (TCA) Award for Outstanding Achievement in Youth Programming. SPEECHLESS has also earned acclaim from many quarters for its simultaneously humorous and realistic depiction of the way every member of the DiMeo family, including teen J.J. (Micah Fowler), deals with life, including the fact that J.J. uses a wheelchair. Cedric Yarbrough plays Kenneth Clements, J.J.’s aide. Like his character, actor Fowler uses a wheelchair; Fowler can speak, but J.J. cannot, so Kenneth speaks for […]Read On »

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THE KIDS ARE ALRIGHT: Michael Cudlitz on his new series and THE WALKING DEAD – Interview

Michael Cudlitz as Mike Cleary in THE KIDS ARE ALRIGHT - Season 1| ©2018 ABC/Craig Sjodin

In ABC’s new half-hour comedy THE KIDS ARE ALRIGHT on Tuesday nights, creator Tim Doyle looks back at his own childhood. Doyle grew up in the ‘70s in Southern California as one of eight boys in a working-class Irish-Catholic family. In THE KIDS ARE ALRIGHT, the family patriarch, Mike Cleary, is played by Michael Cudlitz. Cudlitz played the late, lamented Abraham Ford on THE WALKING DEAD; before that, he starred in four seasons of SOUTHLAND as dedicated but painkiller-addicted LAPD Officer John Cooper. ASSIGNMENT X: Does THE KIDS ARE ALRIGHT remind you at all of your own childhood? MICHAEL CUDLITZ: […]Read On »

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A MILLION LITTLE THINGS: David Giuntoli on Season 1 of his new ABC series and the end of GRIMM – Interview

David Giuntoli in A MILLION LITTLE THINGS - Season 1 | ©2018 ABC/Matthias Clamer

In ABC’s new Wednesday-night drama A MILLION LITTLE THINGS, three Boston-area friends from college forced to reevaluate everything in their lives following the suicide of an apparently successful and happy fourth friend Jonathan (Ron Livington). David Giuntoli plays one of the group, Eddie Saville, a recovering alcoholic who has sublimated his musical ambitions for the sake of family stability with business executive wife Katherine (Grace Park) and their adored young son Theo (Tristan Byon). As Eddie has been carrying on a passionate clandestine affair with Jonathan’s wife Delilah (Stephanie Szostak), he is understandably guilt-stricken, but can’t discuss it with comrades […]Read On »

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TAKE TWO: Creators Andrew W. Marlowe & Terri Edda Miller on new series – Exclusive Interview

Eddie Cibrian as Eddie, and Rachel Bilson as Sam in TAKE TWO - Season 1 | ©2018 ABC/Craig Sjodin

ABC’s new Wednesday-night light procedural series TAKE TWO is created by Andrew W. Marlowe and Terri Edda Miller. Marlowe wrote the screenplays for AIR FORCE ONE, END OF DAYS, and HOLLOW MAN. Most significantly in terms of TAKE TWO, Marlowe created the long-running ABC series CASTLE, on which Miller was a fellow writer/executive producer (Marlowe and Miller have been married to one another since 1997). Like CASTLE, TAKE TWO pairs someone from the storytelling world with someone from the detecting world. In the case of TAKE TWO, actress Sam Swift, played by Rachel Bilson, comes out of rehab after starring […]Read On »

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MARVEL’S AGENTS OF SHIELD: Chloe Bennet and Jeff Ward on Season 5 – Exclusive Interview

Chloe Bennet in MARVEL'S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. - Season 5 |©2018 ABC/Matthias Clamer

MARVEL’S AGENTS OF SHIELD has its fifth-season finale on Friday, May 18, with an episode ominously titled “The End.” However, fans should take heart – ABC has announced that Season 6 will air in the summer of 2019. Meanwhile, Chloe Bennet and Jeff Ward have both had an eventful year on MARVEL’S AGENTS OF SHIELD. Bennet plays Daisy Johnson, aka Quake, a super-powered Inhuman who accidentally wound up with her friends in a future where she learned that she’d literally broken the world. Now that she’s back in the present, she’s been working to prevent that from happening. Ward (CHANNEL […]Read On »

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ONCE UPON A TIME: Lana Parrilla chats about the Seventh and Final Season – Exclusive Interview

Lana Parrilla is Evil Queen/Regina/Roni in ONCE UPON A TIME - Season 7 | ©2018 ABC/Craig Sjodin

ABC’s ONCE UPON A TIME is now in its seventh and final season on Friday nights. As ONCE UPON A TIME fans know, most of the characters from the first six seasons are still ensconced in Storybrooke, Maine, living out their happily-ever-afters. However, as we learned at the start of Season 7, a few of our heroes went questing and wound up under a new curse in Seattle, where once again, they had to be reawakened their fairytale roots. Among these is Lana Parrilla’s Regina Mills, formerly the Evil Queen, who cast the curse that got the story going way […]Read On »

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