MARVEL’S INHUMANS: Iwan Rheon also talks GAME OF THRONES – Exclusive Interview

Iwan Rheon is Maximus in MARVEL'S INHUMANS Iwan Rheon is Maximus in MARVEL'S INHUMANS | ©2017 ABC

In the new series MARVEL’S INHUMANS, Friday nights on ABC, there is a battle for power in a secret civilization hidden on Earth’s moon. A family of super-powered Inhumans, led by Black Bolt (Anson Mount) and his wife Medusa (Serinda Swan), preside over a caste system that has humans at the bottom. Black Bolt’s mostly human brother Maximus, played by Iwan Rheon, would like to see the situation improve for the non-powered – and things the best way to do that would be to take the throne. Since Maximus would have been king if he’d had superpowers, this is rather […]Read On »

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DORKING OUT – Episode 47: The TV Season Review & Extra Extra Our Favorite Movies About Journalism Edition

Dorking Out Show | © 2016 Chris Smith/Sonia Mansfield

In this week’s episode, the TV Networks are unveiling their new fall schedules, which means they’re also announcing which TV shows have been canceled. Did your show make the cut? We’re going to talk about that with Peter Brown from Assignment X. In our second segment, we talk about favorite movies about journalism. Why? Umm, no reason. It has nothing to do with current events. Nope. And finally, we will end our show with what we’re dorking out about this week, including Larry Wilmore’s new podcast and which SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE cast member should run for president. We hope you enjoy our […]Read On »

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Marvel’s AGENTS OF SHIELD: Maurissa Tancharoen and Jed Whedon talk Season 4 – Exclusive Interview

Chloe Bennet, Ming-Na Wen, Clark Gregg, Henry Simmons, Iain De Caestecker, Elizabeth Henstridge, in MARVEL'S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. - Season 4 | ©2017 ABC/Kurt Iswarienkio

As is often the case, all hell is breaking loose on AGENTS OF SHIELD, Tuesday nights on ABC. As the fourth season ramps up toward its finale, Daisy Johnson (Chloe Bennet) and Jemma Simmons (Elizabeth Henstridge) are trapped in the computer-created artificial world of the Framework, along with virtually everyone they know. The difference is that Daisy and Jemma remember who they are in the real world. Phil Coulson (Clark Gregg), top S.H.I.E.L.D. agent and former director of the organization, thinks he’s a high school teacher who’s new to espionage. S.H.I.E.L.D. director Jeffrey Mace (Jason O’Mara) has just been murdered […]Read On »

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AMERICAN CRIME: Executive Producer Michael J. McDonald on Season 3 – Interview

Timothy Hutton in AMERICAN CRIME - Season 3 | ©2017 ABC/Eric McCandless

ABC’s AMERICAN CRIME is now in its third season on Sunday nights. Created by John Ridley, each season of AMERICAN CRIME tells an entirely different story with a repertory cast of actors (including Richard Cabral, Felicity Huffman, Timothy Hutton, Regina King, Benito Martinez and Lili Taylor) who play new characters each year. The season explores the plight of migrant farm workers and sexually abused teens in North Carolina. Michael J. McDonald has been Ridley’s producing partner for a number of years now. Currently, the pair also has the Showtime miniseries GUERRILLA, also created by Ridley, running Sunday nights. The drama, […]Read On »

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GUERRILLA: Writer/producer John Ridley talks 1970s activism – interview

GUERRILLA | © 2017 Showtime

Writer/executive producer John Ridley, an Oscar winner for his screenplay for 12 YEARS A SLAVE, currently has two series on Sunday nights. The third season of his anthology AMERICAN CRIME, this season dealing with migrant farm workers and victims of sex trafficking in North Carolina, is on ABC. Ridley’s new miniseries GUERRILLA, a fact-based story starring Frieda Pinto, Babou Ceesay and Idris Elba, concerns black anti-government activists and undercover police in 1970s England and begins April 16 on Showtime. ASSIGNMENT X: Obviously, you approach storytelling very differently depending on whether you’re doing feature films, AMERICAN CRIME or GUERRILLA. Can you […]Read On »

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TIME AFTER TIME: Kevin Williamson and Marcos Siega – interview

Freddie Stroma as H.G. Wells and Josh Bowman as John Stevenson in TIME AFTER TIME | © 2017 ABC/Bob D’Amico

ABC’s new Sunday night series TIME AFTER TIME is based on the cult classic 1979 film, about nineteenth-century science-fiction writer H.G. Wells chasing his erstwhile friend John Stevenson – aka Jack the Ripper – into the present and finding love with a modern woman. Kevin Williamson (the SCREAM films, DAWSON’S CREEK, THE VAMPIRE DIARIES) has adapted TIME AFTER TIME for television. He and his fellow executive producer, director Marcos Siega, talk about turning the story into a serial. Williamson also briefly talks about the series finale of THE VAMPIRE DIARIES, which airs this coming Friday, March 10. ASSIGNMENT X: Although […]Read On »

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WHEN WE RISE: Actress Ivory Aquino – exclusive interview

Ivory Aquino as Cecilia Chung in WHEN WE RISE | © 2017 ABC/Image Group LA

In ABC’s LGBTQ civil rights miniseries WHEN WE RISE, concluding Friday March 3, Ivory Aquino plays real-life San Francisco activist and commissioner Cecilia Chung. Both women are transgender, meaning they were born in male bodies and have transitioned into living as women. This is Aquino’s first role as a transgender woman; previously, she explains, she had played only cis-gender (meaning someone who identifies as they gender they are born as) female characters. ASSIGNMENT X: When you heard about WHEN WE RISE as a project, did you think, “I really need to be a part of this,” or, “I wonder how […]Read On »

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WHEN WE RISE: Actor Michael Kenneth Williams – exclusive interview

Michael Kenneth Williams as Ken Jones in WHEN WE RISE | © 2017 ABC/Image Group LA

Michael Kenneth Williams has a wide-ranging career that encompasses everything from his Jazz Age gangster Chalky White in BOARDWALK EMPIRE to a heroic resistance fighter in THE PURGE: ANARCHY to the husband of Queen Latifah’s Bessie Smith in BESSIE, a performance that earned Williams an Emmy nomination. However, right now Williams is in the unusual position of being on television almost simultaneously as two very different gay black Viet Nam veterans. In ABC’s LGBTQ civil rights miniseries WHEN WE RISE, running February 7 through March 3, the actor from Brooklyn plays real-life gay rights activist Ken Jones. In Season 2 […]Read On »

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WHEN WE RISE: Dustin Lance Black talks the civil rights miniseries – interview

Guy Pierce as Cleve Jones in WHEN WE RISE | © 2017 ABC/Image Group LA

WHEN WE RISE is a four-part miniseries, written by Dustin Lance Black, about the gay, lesbian and transgender civil rights movement from 1971 through the present. The ABC presentation, which also examines feminism and racial civil rights, begins Monday, February 27, skips a night and then continues Wednesday-Friday, March 1-3. Black earned an Oscar for his original screenplay for MILK, the 2008 feature film about the late San Francisco city supervisor and gay rights activist Harvey Milk. WHEN WE RISE similarly dramatizes the lives of real people. We see some of them in both their youth and as older adults. […]Read On »

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AGENTS OF SHIELD: Actors Iain De Caestecker & John Hannah on Season 4 – exclusive interview

John Hannah as Holden Radcliffe in AGENTS OF SHIELD | © 2017 ABC/Eric McCandless

It’s rare for an American show to have two Scottish actors as regulars both playing Scottish characters. However, MARVEL’S AGENTS OF SHIELD, now in its fourth season Tuesday nights on ABC, boasts Iain De Caestecker as Dr. Leopold Fitz and John Hannah as Dr. Holden Radcliffe. De Caestecker has been with AGENTS OF SHIELD since its premiere. His Fitz is a tech genius whose adoration of erstwhile classmate, biological whiz Dr. Gemma Simmons, played by Elizabeth Henstridge, is now requited. Hannah joined the series in Season 3 as Dr. Holden Radcliffe, a pioneer in the field of artificial intelligence. Until […]Read On »

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