RUSH HOUR: Aimee Garcia and Page Kennedy – exclusive interview

Aimee Garcia as Didi Diaz in RUSH HOUR | © 2016 CBS

In CBS’ RUSH HOUR, Jon Foo stars as a Chinese police detective in Los Angeles, with Justin Hires as his LAPD partner. Aimee Garcia and Page Kennedy costar as characters on opposite sides of the law. Garcia’s single mother Detective Didi Diaz is all for enforcing the law, while Kennedy’s Gerald is an informant who gets into a lot of questionable situations. Garcia spent several years on DEXTER as the title character’s innocent child-care provider. Kennedy, who is also a standup comedian and hip-hop artist when he’s not acting, was a regular on BACKSTROM and BLUE MOUNTAIN STATE. AX: Were […]Read On »

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BACKSTROM: Director Kevin Hooks talks new Fox procedural – Interview

Rainn Wilson as Detective Everett Backstrom (R) and Dennis Haysbert as Detective Sergeant John Almon in BACKSTROM - Season 1 | ©2015 Fox/Frank Ockenfels

On Fox’s BACKSTROM, Thursdays at 9 PM, Rainn Wilson plays the title character, a brilliant but world-hating Portland, Oregon police detective. Executive producer Hart Hanson developed the show from a series of novels by Swedish writer Leif G.W. Persson. Kevin Hooks, another of BACKSTROM’s executive producers, directed the pilot and helps set the tone with the directors of subsequent episodes. Hooks, a native of Philadelphia, began his career as a child actor in the title role of the 1969 telefilm J.T. His first directorial work was on the TV series ST. ELSEWHERE in 1983 and he’s since worked on a […]Read On »

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BACKSTROM: Creator Hart Hanson on his new detective series – exclusive interview

Rainn Wilson in BACKSTROM - Season 1 | ©2015 Fox/Frank Ockenfels

Fox’s BACKSTROM, Thursdays at 9 PM, has been adapted by executive producer Hart Hanson from a series of books by Swedish novelist Leif G.W. Persson. Rainn Wilson plays Portland, Oregon police detective lieutenant Everett Backstrom, who is brilliant at crime-solving but astoundingly abrasive in human interactions. Hanson also adapted another series of novels, Kathy Reichs’ mysteries, into Fox’s BONES, now in its tenth season, which follows the crime-solving adventures of forensic anthropologist Dr. Temperance Brennan (Emily Deschanel) and her FBI agent husband Seeley Booth (David Boreanaz). Hanson talks about the differences between the two series, as well as the balancing […]Read On »

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BACKSTROM star Dennis Haysbert Talks Season 1- exclusive interview

Dennis Haysbert as Almond and Rain Wilson as Backstrom in BACKSTROM | © 2015 Liane Hentscher/FOX

Back in 2001, seven years before Barack Obama was elected President of the United States in real life, Dennis Haysbert played David Palmer, the first African-American U.S. President, on Fox’s 24. Haysbert remained in the role for four seasons before his character died and he moved over to CBS’ THE UNIT, where he spent another four years as Special Ops commander Jonas Blane. Haysbert was also voted Most Trusted Man in America, based on his work as spokesman for Allstate Insurance. Film work has included the original MAJOR LEAGUE, FAR FROM HEAVEN and SIN CITY: A DAME TO KILL FOR. […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview with BONES creator Hart Hanson

Booth (David Boreanaz, R) and Brennan (Emily Deschanel, L) have questions for the employees of a medical marijuana dispensary in an upcoming episode of BONES | © 2014 Patrick McElhenney/FOX

BONES is now in its ninth season on Fox, Mondays at 8 PM. The series, based on the life and writings of Kathy Reichs, stars Emily Deschanel as forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan and David Boreanaz as FBI agent Seeley Booth. Brennan and Booth now have a daughter and finally married each other, but their teamwork in solving murders remains topnotch. BONES has been picked up for a tenth season. Series creator Hart Hanson and fellow BONES executive producer Barry Josephson are both at a party thrown by Fox for the Television Critics Association. Hanson’s fellow show runner Stephen Nathan is […]Read On »

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