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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RUSH HOUR: Steve Franks talks the new CBS series – exclusive interview

Jon Foo as Detective Jonathan Lee in RUSH HOUR | © 2016 CBS

Steve Franks created the fake mystic/real detective comedy procedural PSYCH, which ran for eight seasons on USA. Now Franks is an executive producer and writer on RUSH HOUR, airing Saturday nights on CBS. RUSH HOUR is adapted from the film franchise, starring Jackie Chan as a straitlaced Chinese police detective paired up with a freewheeling LAPD cop played by Chris Tucker. In the TV version, developed by Bill Lawrence and Blake McCormick, Jon Foo plays Detective Jonathan Lee, and Justin Hires is the LAPD’s James Carter. Franks talks both PSYCH and RUSH HOUR here. AX: How did you feel about […]Read On »

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HAWAII FIVE-0: Masi Oka on his fifth season in paradise- exclusive interview

Masa Oka as Dr. Max Bergman in HAWAI FIVE-O | © 2016 Norman Shapiro/CBS

HAWAII FIVE-0, CBS’ sturdy reboot of the original 1968-1980 island cop show, is now on Fridays in its sixth year and renewed for a seventh. Masi Oka joined the cast in the show’s second year as coroner Dr. Max Bergman, who helps McGarrett (Alex O’Loughlin), Danny Williams (Scott Caan) and their team investigate crime for the police department in the paradise-like environment. We caught up with Oka at a party held by CBS on the roof of West Hollywood’s London Hotel for the press to ask how he’s enjoying his HAWAII FIVE-0 gig. AX: So how are things going on […]Read On »

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SUPERGIRL: Mehcad Brooks on his relationship with Kara – exclusive interview

Mehcad Brooks as Jimmy Olsen in SUPERGIRL | © 2016 Michael Yarish/CBS

On CBS’ SUPERGIRL, which has its first-season finale Monday, April 18 at 8 PM, it looks as though Supergirl, aka Kara Zor-El, aka CatCo executive assistant Kara Danvers (Melissa Benoist), may finally get together with ace photojournalist James aka Jimmy Olsen, played by Mehcad Brooks. She’s confessed her love for him that’s grown out of a crush, his adoration of her is obvious to anyone who’s seen them together, and they’ve kissed – and then unfortunately the Kryptonian Myriad plan was unleashed, so James is currently mentally enslaved by Kara’s angry uncle Non (Chris Vance), along with nearly all of […]Read On »

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SCORPION: Nicholas Wootton on his favorite moments – exclusive interview

Elyes Gabel as Walter O'Brien on CBS' SCORPION | © 2016 Neil Jacobs/CBS

CBS’ SCORPION, in its second season Mondays at 9, has been renewed for a third series. The series deals with a team of geniuses, headed up by Elyes Gabel’s Walter O’Brien (based on the real person, who founded the real Scorpion consulting company), who help both the government and private clients solve cases that requires special skills. Nicholas Wootton, one of SCORPION’s executive producers who serves as show runner alongside series creator Nick Santora, tells us what he’s enjoyed so far and what may come up next. AX: What surprised you and what pleased you most about first season? NICHOLAS […]Read On »

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SCORPION: Nick Santora discusses Season 2 – exclusive interview

Nick Santora creator and show runner of SCORPION | © 2016 Monty Brinton/CBS

SCORPION, in its second season on CBS Mondays at 9 PM, has been renewed for a third year. Based loosely on real-life genius Walter O’Brien and his Scorpion consulting company, the action-adventure/comedy/thriller/drama stars Elyes Gabel as team leader Walter, Eddie Kaye Thomas as psychologically astute Toby Curtis, Jadyn Wong as mechanical expert Happy Quinn, Ari Stidman as fearful statistics whiz Sylvester Dodd and Katharine McPhee as the relatively normal Paige Dineen, who helps everyone else deal with the rest of the world as her brilliant young son Ralph (Riley B. Smith) flourishes in the high-IQ environment. Robert Patrick plays Cabe […]Read On »

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SUPERGIRL: David Harewood on playing a Martian superhero – exclusive interview

David Harewood stars as Hank Henshaw/J'onn J'onzz in SUPERGIRL | © 2016 Matthias Clamer/Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc

In SUPERGIRL, on CBS Mondays at 8 PM, our heroine in her alter ego of newspaper executive assistant Kara Danvers, played by Melissa Benoist, works in a pretty swanky-looking high-rise. However, Kara’s adoptive sister Alex Danvers, played by Chyler Leigh, has a much cooler workplace, the literally underground headquarters of the Department of Extranormal Operations, aka D.E.O. When CBS allows the Television Critics Association press tour to visit the SUPERGIRL sets, the huge soundstage, with faux cave walls and intricate technology stations, is thrilling to see. It may be make-believe, but it still looks pretty impressive. In the SUPERGIRL universe, […]Read On »

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Exclusive Photos of THE BIG BANG THEORY at 33rd Annual PaleyFest Event

Jim Parsons at the 33rd Annual PaleyFest presents THE BIG BANG THEORY | ©VF_Schneider

The Paley Center for Media celebrated the 33rd Annual PaleyFest at The Dolby Theatre in Hollywood from March 11th to March 20th. Each year the Paley Center for Media highlights special Television shows for the fans with the showing of an episode and a Q&A with stars and creators. Before going into the auditorium the stars and creators walk the red carpet for the press. AssignmentX was there to cover THE BIG BANG THEORY, the long running CBS series on March 16th. Walking the carpet were the stars of the series and creators, which included: Johnny Galecki (Leonard Hofstadter), Jim […]Read On »

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SCORPION: Ari Stidham on Sylvester’s character development – exclusive interview

Ari Stidham stars as Sylvester in SCORPION | © 2016 Monty Brinton/CBS

In SCORPION, CBS’ quasi-fact-based series about a team of crime-solving geniuses, now in its second season Mondays at 9, Ari Stidham plays Sylvester Dodd. Sylvester is a statistics whiz who is passionate about comic books and afraid of heights, depths, germs and any other sort of danger. Team Scorpion’s adventures, with leader Walter O’Brien (Elyes Gabel) and Federal liaison Cabe Gallo (Robert Patrick), get Sylvester out of his comfort zone on a regular basis. This season, some of Sylvester’s more notable achievements have included impersonating a serial killer in prison, appearing on THE PRICE IS RIGHT and marrying the love […]Read On »

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Exclusive Photos of SUPERGIRL at 33rd Annual PaleyFest Event

Chyler Leigh, Melissa Benoist and Jeremy Jordan at the 33rd Annual PaleyFest presents SUPERGIRL | ©VF_Schneider

The Paley Center for Media celebrated the 33rd Annual PaleyFest at The Dolby Theatre in Hollywood from March 11th to March 20th. Each year the Paley Center for Media highlights special Television shows for the fans with the showing of an episode and a Q&A with stars and creators. Before going into the auditorium the stars and creators walk the red carpet for the press. AssignmentX was there to cover SUPERGIRL, the hit CBS Show on March 13th. Walking the carpet were the stars of series, along with a few Executive Producers, which included: Melissa Benoist (Kara Danvers/SUPERGIRL), Calista Flockhart […]Read On »

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