AMERICAN RUST: Actor Mark Pellegrino on new Showtime drama – Exclusive Interview – Part 1

Mark Pellegrino as Virgil Poe in AMERICAN RUST - Season 1 | ©2021 Matthias Clamer/Showtime

AMERICAN RUST was developed for television by Dan Futterman from Philipp Meyer’s novel. The Showtime limited series, airing Sunday nights, is set in the fictional small town of Buell, Pennsylvania, and concerns the widespread fallout from a murder. The prime suspect in the murder is Billy Poe (Alex Neustaedter), a young man who has stayed in Buell despite the offer of a college football scholarship. Billy’s parents are no longer together, but still hook up once in a while. Billy’s mother Grace (Maura Tierney) is involved with Buell Sheriff Del Harris (Jeff Daniels). Mark Pellegrino plays Billy’s father, Virgil Poe, […]Read On »

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TV Review: BROOKLYN NINE-NINE – Season 1 – “Pilot” – Series Premiere

Terry Crews, Melissa Fumero, Andre Braugher, Andy Samberg, Joe Lo Truglio, Stephanie Beatriz and Chelsea Peretti in BROOKLYN NINE-NINE - Season 1 ©2013 Fox

Stars: Andy Samburg, Andre Braugher, Terry Crews, Melissa Fumero, Joe Lo Truglio, Stephanie Beatriz, Chelsea Peretti Writers: Dan Goor Michael Schur Director: Phil Lord, Christopher Miller Network: Fox, airs Tuesday Nights Original Telecast: September 17, 2013 There are some comedy pilots that you know just won’t work, and others that start off strong, but trail off quickly. BROOKLYN NINE-NINE is one of those perfectly good comedies that doesn’t wow in its initial outing, but showcases loads of potential from the cast to the writing and could prove to be a very enduring comedy. What the series has in its favor […]Read On »

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Interview: Andre Braugher runs the BROOKLYN NINE-NINE

Andre Braugher in BROOKLYN NINE-NINE - Season 1 | ©2013 Fox/Mary Ellen Matthews

Andre Braugher is a highly respected dramatic actor. He won an Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series for his work in HOMICIDE: LIFE ON THE STREET, another Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie for THIEF and was nominated four more times, including twice in a row for MEN OF A CERTAIN AGE. Last year, he played the captain of a U.S. nuclear submarine who in effect stole the boat rather than launch a strike he deemed illegal on LAST RESORT. As a stage actor, the Chicago-born Braugher has a notable Shakespearean resume that includes playing […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: LAST RESORT creator Shawn Ryan gives the scoop on the show’s finale

A scene from one of the last episodes of LAST RESORT on ABC | (c) 2013 ABC/MARIO PEREZ

Producer/writer Shawn Ryan had seven years on FX with his creation THE SHIELD, the award-winning drama about a very dirty LAPD detective. He also had four seasons as executive producer of THE UNIT, about a U.S. special forces team. His most recent series, 2010’s detective show TERRIERS for FX and 2011’s exploration of the intersection between police and city government THE CHICAGO CODE for Fox, were both likewise powerful shows, but both wrapped up after 13 episodes. LAST RESORT, the ABC drama Ryan co-created with Karl Gajdusek, wraps up its thirteen-episode run this Thursday at 8 PM. The series concerns […]Read On »

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TV Review: LAST RESORT – Season 1 – “Captain” – Series Premiere

Camille De Pazzis, Sahr Ngaujah, Autumn Reeser, Jessy Schram, Scott Speedman, Andre Braugher, Daniel Lissing, Daisy Betts, Dichen Lachman in LAST RESORT - Season 1 | ©2012 ABC/Craig Sjodin

Stars: Andre Braugher, Scott Speedman, Daisy Betts, Robert Patrick, Dichen Lachman, Daniel Lissing, Sahr Ngaujah, Autumn Reeser, Jessy Schram, Omid Abtahi, Darri Ingolfsson Writers: Karl Gajdusek & Shawn Ryan, series created by Shawn Ryan & Karl Gajdusek Director: Martin Campbell Network: ABC, Thursdays @ 8 PM Original Airdate: September 27, 2012 In its opening episode “Captain,” LAST RESORT blends the best of several worlds – and not just the interior of a submarine, a lush tropical island (played by Hawaii) and the political trenches of Washington, D.C., although those are its primary settings. LAST RESORT’s basic premise is that the […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: Scott Bakula discusses MEN OF A CERTAIN AGE

Scott Bakula in MEN OF A CERTAIN AGE - Season 2 - "Let the Sunshine In" | ©2011 TNT/Michael Desmond

TNT’s series MEN OF A CERTAIN AGE returns for the second part of its second season tonight. The well-regarded comedy/drama concerns a trio of lifelong friends – series co-creator Ray Romano’s divorced Joe Tranelli, Andre Braugher’s stressed family man and car dealership owner Owen Thoreaux Jr. and Scott Bakuka’s less than successful actor Terry Elliott – who are wading through the treacherous waters of life’s middle years together. In addition to having a strong stage career, Bakula is something of a science-fiction/horror icon, given his years on QUANTUM LEAP and STAR TREK: ENTERPRISE, his lead role in Clive Barker’s film […]Read On »

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