CRIMINAL MINDS: BEYOND BORDERS: Gary Sinise – exclusive interview

Gary Sinise stars as Jack Garrett in CRIMINAL MINDS: BEYOND BORDERS | © 2017 CBS

Gary Sinise stars in CRIMINAL MINDS: BEYOND BORDERS, which returns to CBS for its second season beginning Wednesday, March 8. A spin-off of CBS’s twelve-seasons-and-counting hit procedural CRIMINAL MINDS, CRIMINAL MINDS: BEYOND BORDERS concerns the F.B.I.’s Global Response unit, charged with investigating crimes committed against Americans abroad. Sinise’s character, Jack Garrett, is in charge of the team. Sinise is originally from Illinois, where he co-founded the famed Steppenwolf Theatre. The actor has some experience headlining CBS procedurals, having spent nine seasons starring as Mac Taylor in the network’s CSI: NY. Sinise also starred in the miniseries THE STAND, won an […]Read On »

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THE MESSENGERS: Creator Trey Callaway on his new CW series – exclusive interview

Jon Fletcher as Joshua Jr. in THE MESSENGERS - Season 1 | ©2015 The CW

In The CW’s new series THE MESSENGERS, Fridays at 9 PM, five people who don’t know each other, including a scientist, a televangelist and a teen who commits manslaughter, are affected, then brought together, by a mysterious force that puts them on a trajectory to either save the world from the Devil – or prepare it for his reign. Co-executive producer Ioghan O’Donnell created THE MESSENGERS; executive producer Trey Callaway serves as show runner. Callaway’s other writing and/or producing credits include the feature I STILL KNOW WHAT YOU DID LAST SUMMER and the series W.I.T.C.H., CSI: NY and REVOLUTION. ASSIGNMENT […]Read On »

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TCA News: CBS discusses cancelling CSI: MIAMI and changes coming to CSI: NY

David Caruso in CSI: MIAMI - Season 9 | ©2006 CBS Broadcasting Inc./Andrew MacPherson

With CSI franchise being a major player on CBS for over a decade, it was inevitable, with three iterations, that one of them would eventually be cancelled. And this Spring, CBS made the hard decision to cancel CSI: MIAMI. At today’s Summer 2012 CBS Press Tour, CBS Entertainment President Nina Tassler spoke about what led to MIAMI’s fate. “First of all, saying goodbye to a CSI this year was a very big deal,” says Tassler. “That [franchise] has been extraordinarily successful for us. I have a great deal of affection for the show. What we looked at was Friday night […]Read On »

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Interview: Katharine McPhee makes a SMASH with the Season 1 finale

Katharine McPhee in SMASH - Season 1 | ©2012 NBC/Patrick Randak

NBC’s SMASH, set in the world of Broadway musicals, has its first season finale tonight at 10 PM. Never fear – the show has been renewed for a second season. This year, one of the main plotlines has been the rivalry between veteran musical chorus member Ivy Bell, played by musical theatre veteran Megan Hilty, and New York newcomer Karen Cartwright, played by Katharine McPhee in her first scripted TV series lead. McPhee, a Los Angeles native, shot to pop fame as the runner-up in the 2006 fifth season of AMERICAN IDOL. Since then, she’s appeared in feature films, including […]Read On »

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Breaking News: CBS on moving CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION from Thursday to Wednesday night

Laurence Fishburne CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION - Season 11 - "In a Dark, Dark House" | ©2011 CBS/Sonja Flemming

One of the bigger strategic moves CBS made for their Fall 2011 Schedule is moving venerable warhorse CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION off its normal Thursday night perch at 9:00 to Wednesday at 10:00 pm to make way for the new J.J. Abrams produced series PERSON OF INTEREST. While speaking to the press today regarding their new schedule, Kelly Kahl, Senior Executive Vice President, CBS Primetime, explains that the CSI franchise (CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION, CSI: NY, CSI: MIAMI) is alive and well even when the shows occasionally move. “Each [CSI] is winning its time period,” says Kahl. “It’s not like […]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 Interview: SFX artist Glenn Hetrick takes his FACE OFF

Glenn Hetrick is a judge on FACE OFF | ©2011 Syfy/Evans Vestal Ward

In the often copycat world of reality competition television, Syfy’s series FACE OFF, premiering tonight (Wednesday) at 10 PM, is a first. Twelve contestants are assembled, not to sing, dance or romance, but rather to prove their excellence and originality in the realm of special-effects makeup. The regular judges for the twelve-contestant, eight-week show include multiple Oscar winner Ve Neill (BEETLEJUICE, ED WOOD, MRS. DOUBTFIRE), Patrick Tatopoulos (the UNDERWORLD films, the GODZILLA remake) and Glenn Hetrick, who runs the Optic Nerve special effects make-up shop (HEROES, CSI: NY). The host is actress McKenzie Westmore, of the Westmore effects makeup dynasty. […]Read On »

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TCA 2011: The future of CSI: NEW YORK and CSI: MIAMI secure on CBS

Sela Ward and Gary Sinise in CSI: NY - Season 7 | ©2010 CBS Broadcasting Inc./Timothy White

Despite CSI: NEW YORK and CSI: MIAMI moving to new time slots this year, at today’s CBS Winter TCA press day in Pasadena, CA, CBS Entertainment President Nina Tassler says she’s happy with their ratings and feels those shows have many seasons to come on the network. “Both are doing incredibly well in new time periods, given what was there before,” says Tassler. “The audiences love watching how those cases are solved and what has happened, both shows have opened up more to reveal the more personal elements of [character’s]  lives.  Add in the Sela Ward character in CSI: NY […]Read On »

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