Exclusive Interview: Jennifer Johnson does time on ALCATRAZ

Sam Neill, Jorge Garcia and Sarah Jones in ALCATRAZ - Season 1 - "Clarence Montgomery" | ©2012 Fox/Liane Hentscher

Fox’s new series ALCATRAZ, Mondays at 9 PM, is the newest television offering from prolific producer J.J. Abrams. In the show, we learn that the maximum security prison on Alcatraz Island was closed fifty years ago, not for the reasons given to the public, but because all of the inmates disappeared overnight. When they begin showing up in present-day San Francisco, it’s up to a team played by Sam Neill, Sarah Jones, Jorge Garcia (who previously played Hugo “Hurley” Reyes for Abrams on LOST) and Parminder Nagra to track down the out-of-time miscreants and figure out what’s happened. As ALCATRAZ […]Read On »

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TV Review: SUPERNATURAL – Season 7 – “The Mentalists”

Jared Padalecki in SUPERNATURAL - Season 7 - "The Mentalists" | ©2011 The CW/Michael Courtney

Stars: Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, Dorian Brown, Johnny Sneed, Rukiya Bernard Writers: Ben Acker & Ben Blacker, series created by Eric Kripke Director: Mike Rohl Network: The CW, Fridays @ 9 PM Original Telecast: November 4, 2011 Time for a little shout-out to the Los Angeles theatre scene. THE THRILLING ADVENTURE HOUR (aka THE THRILLING ADVENTURE AND SUPERNATURAL SUSPENSE HOUR) is a stage parody of ‘40s radio series that has been running once a month for years now, lately at Largo at the Coronet on La Cienega. One of THRILLING’s staples is “Beyond Belief,” a send-up of THE THIN MAN […]Read On »

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Exclusive Photos from the CRIMINAL MINDS Evening at the 2011 PaleyFest Fall TV Preview

Criminal Minds Cast - Shemar Moore, Paget Brewster, Joe Mantegna, Thomas Gibson, A.J. Cook, Kirsten Vangsness, Matthew Gray Gubler at the 2011 PaleyFest Fall TV Preview presents Criminal Minds | ©2011 Sue Schneider

The Paley Center for Media is holding for the seventh consecutive year, the PaleyFest: Fall TV Preview Parties at their Beverly Hills location. Starting off this year’s PaleyFest, was a night with the cast of CBS’s CRIMINAL MINDS, on September 6th. Walking into the Paley Center were the cast of CRIMINAL MINDS, which included: Kirsten Vangsness, Paget Brewster, A.J. Cook, Matthew Gray Gubler, Shemar Moore, Thomas Gibson, Joe Mantegna and Executive Producer Erica Messer. The PaleyFest: Fall TV Preview Parties is a week-long series of free public screenings, parties and panels. TV Guide Magazine and TV Guide.com is this year’s […]Read On »

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Breaking News: CBS announces its Fall 2011 Schedule

Poppy Montgomery in UNFORGETTABLE - Season 1 | ©2011 CBS/Giovanni Rufino

CBS announced its Fall 2011 schedule today and the network made some pretty aggressive moves to its schedule – all of which will strengthen its weak spots and cushion new shows. Some of the big moves include CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION vacating the Thursday at 9:00 slot its held for years and moving to Wednesday nights at 10:00 pm. Venerable comedy hit RULES OF ENGAGEMENT moves to Saturday nights at 8:00 pm in a grand CBS experiment of opening up more original programming on that graveyard of a night. And THE GOOD WIFE is sent to Sunday nights at 9:00 […]Read On »

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Exclusive Photos: From the Joe Mantegna Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame ceremony

Joe Mantegna at the Joe Mantegna Honored with the 2,438th Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the Catagory of Live Theater | ©2011 Sue Schneider

Joe Mantegna was honored with the 2,438th Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on April 29th in the Category of Live Theater. His star will be right next to his favorite actor Errol Flynn and is located in front of Skooby’s at 6654 Hollywood Boulevard. The event started with Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, President/CEO Leron Gubler talking about Mantegna and his career in theater, besides the many movies and TV shows he has appeared in. Hailing from Chicago, Gubler read a telegram that came from musical group CHICAGO, who are long-time friends of Mantegna. The telegram said. “To a […]Read On »

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TV Review: CRIMINAL MINDS: SUSPECT BEHAVIOR – Season 1- “Two of a Kind” – Series Premiere

Forest Whitaker in CRIMINAL MINDS: SUSPECT BEHAVIOR - Season 1 - "Two of a Kind" | ©2011 ABC Studios/Michael Desmond

Stars: Forest Whitaker, Janeane Garofalo, Matt Ryan, Michael Kelly, Beau Garrett, Kirsten Vangsness, Richard Schiff, Raphael Sbarge, Adina Porter Writer: Rob Fresco Director: John Terlesky Network: CBS, Wednesdays @ 9 PM Airdate: February 16, 2011 Anyone who tuned into the CRIMINAL MINDS crossover episode meant to introduce the spin-off, CRIMINAL MINDS: SUSPECT BEHAVIOR, could be forgiven for some trepidation. The episode was frankly pretty bad and it wasn’t clear what, if anything, a new show and new characters would do that regular flavor CRIMINAL MINDS wasn’t doing. Well, CRIMINAL MINDS: SUSPECT BEHAVIOR has now launched its first independent episode, “Two […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: Matthew Gray Gubler digs deep into ‘CRIMINAL MINDS’

Matthew Gray Gubler in CRIMINAL MINDS - Season Six - "Devil's Night" | ©2010 CBS

CBS may not be aware of it, but the network’s onscreen nerds tend to flock together at parties. Witness Matthew Gray Gubler and Kristen Vangsness of CRIMINAL MINDS hanging out with Pauley Perrette of NCIS. Gubler plays his show’s resident genius, Dr. Spencer Reid, Vangsness is MINDS’ computer sorceress Penelope Garcia and Perrette is Goth techno-whiz Abby on NCIS. “Did you hear about the crossover with Pauley?” Gubler asks excitedly. “Our characters are best friends from school,” Vangsness adds. “Reid and Abby went to MIT together,” Gubler elaborates. Are NCIS and CRIMINAL MINDS combining forces? Is this a huge crossover […]Read On »

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