WGN AMERICA’S OUTSIDERS: Gillian Alexy, David Morse, Thomas M. Wright – exclusive interview

Gillian Alexy as G'Winveer in OUTSIDERS | © 2016 WGN America

In WGN America’s OUTSIDERS, the drama created by Peter Mattei airing Tuesday nights, the Farrell clan lives in a remote area of the Appalachian Mountains in Kentucky, as their families have for hundreds of years. A mining company is trying to force Wade Houghton, played by Thomas M. Wright, sheriff of the nearest small town, to get the Farrells off the mountain, but Wade is reluctant to do so. Meanwhile, Big Farrell, played by David Morse, has attempted to violently wrest leadership of his community from his mother. G’winn, the Farrell healer played by Gillian Alexy, is dealing both with […]Read On »

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12 MONKEYS co-star Noah Bean talks Season 1 – exclusive interview

Aaron Stanford stars as James Cole in SyFy's 12 MONKEYS | © 2015 Ben Mark Holzberg/Syfy

In Syfy’s 12 MONKEYS, Fridays at 9 PM, a plague wipes out humanity in 2015. Almost three decades later, unreliable time travel has been invented, and a small group of scientists send James Cole (Aaron Stanford) into the past to try to prevent the outbreak from happening. Cole teams up in the present with Dr. Cassandra Railly (Amanda Schull). This, at least initially, is of great alarm to Railly’s ex-fiancé Aaron Marker, played by Noah Bean. Bean previously worked with 12 MONKEYS co-creators Travis Fickett and Terry Matalas (the TV version is based in part on an original work by […]Read On »

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Janet McTeer & David Shore on BATTLE CREEK – exclusive interview

Dean Winters stars as Detective Russ Agnew in the new CBS series BATTLE CREEK | © 2015 Sonja Flemming/CBS

In CBS’s new series BATTLE CREEK, premiering Sunday, March 1 at 10 PM, the police department of the title Michigan town receives a boost in the form of newly-transferred FBI Special Agent Milton Chamberlain (Josh Duhamel). Almost everyone is thrilled by this – except for Milt’s new partner, Detective Russ Agnew (Dean Winters), who thinks Milt’s Boy Scout attitude is an act, or if it’s not, that Milt is crazy. Riding herd on this mismatched pair is Commander Guziewicz, the station chief portrayed by Janet McTeer. McTeer, originally from Newcastle, England, has been nominated for two Oscars (for her lead […]Read On »

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JUSTIFIED’s Graham Yost talks the Season 5 Finale

Jacob Lofland as Kendal Crowe in JUSTIFIED | © 2014 Prashant Gupta/FX

JUSTIFIED, the series based on the late Elmore Leonard’s novella FIRE IN THE HOLE, wraps up its tension-filled fifth season on FX Tuesday, April 8, at 10 PM. U.S. Deputy Marshal Raylan Givens (Timothy Olyphant, also one of JUSTIFIED’s producers) is desperately trying to find some way to bring down Daryl Crowe Jr. (Michael Rapaport), who has framed his teenage nephew Kendal Crowe (Jacob Lofland) for shooting Raylan’s boss Chief Deputy Art Mullen (Nick Searcy). Meanwhile, Raylan’s frenemy, local criminal kingpin Boyd Crowder (Walton Goggins) is in a serious jam due to a heroin shipment gone awry, while Boyd’s fiancée […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: RESURRECTION creator Aaron Zelman on new hit ABC series

Landon Gimenez, Omar Epps and Devin Kelley in RESURRECTION - Season 1 | ©2014 ABC/Bob D'Amico

In ABC’s RESURRECTION, which is running its eight-episode first season Sundays at 9 PM, a small Missouri town experiences an influx of returnees – from the dead. These people aren’t zombies, but rather come back apparently exactly as they were, mentally and physically, with no memory of where they’ve been in the interim. The first returnee is Jacob Langston (Landon Gimenez), an eight-year-old boy who wakes up in rural China. Getting him home brings U.S. agent J. Martin Bellamy (Omar Epps) into the picture. Bellamy is extremely startled to find that Jacob’s parents, Lucille (Frances Fisher) and Henry (Kurtwood Smith), […]Read On »

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Interview: Jenna Elfman talks GROWING UP FISHER

Jenna Elfman as Joyce in GROWING UP FISHER - Season 1 | ©2014 NBC/Colleen Hayes

NBC’s new half-hour comedy, GROWING UP FISHER, Tuesdays at 9:30 PM, is based on the real-life experiences of series creator DJ Nash. Nash’s parents had an amicable divorce, at which time his lawyer father living on his own for the first time, decided it was time to be open about something previously only his wife and kids had known – he’s blind. In the series, J.K. Simmons plays Mel Fisher, the family patriarch. Ava Deluca-Verley portrays Fisher teen Katie and Eli Baker plays Nash’s young onscreen self, Henry Fisher, with Jason Bateman narrating as the adult Henry. Mom Joyce is […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: Madchen Amick casts a spell on WITCHES OF EAST END

Madchen Amick in WITCHES OF EAST END - Season 1 | ©2013 Lifetime

In Lifetime’s new series WITCHES OF EAST END, Sundays at 10 PM, Madchen Amick plays Wendy Beauchamp, one of the title characters. The playful Wendy, who has nine lives and can shapeshift into a black cat, senses danger for her more straitlaced sister Joanna (Julia Ormond). This prompts Wendy’s first visit to Joanna in a hundred years. Wendy’s arrival coincides with Joanna’s daughters Freya (Jenna Dewan-Tatum) and Ingrid (Rachel Boston) learning of their magical legacy. Amick, who originally hails from Sparks, Nevada, got her first screen role on a 1989 episode of STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION. Since then, she’s […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: FX president John Landgraf on AMERICAN HORROR STORY: ASYLUM’s Emmy nods and the future of WILFRED

AMERICAN HORROR STORY: ASYLUM Key Art | ©2012 FX

Everyone knows that the Emmys never nominate horror programming, which is why FX’s AMERICAN HORROR STORY: ASYLUM is nominated for fifteen Emmys this year – uh, wait a minute. FX President John Landgraf takes some time during a break at the Television Critics Association press tour to discuss the Emmy love for his network’s show that has “horror” in its title. The AMERICAN HORROR STORY: ASYLUM nominations include Outstanding Miniseries or Movie, Outstanding Actress (Jessica Lange, who won an Outstanding Supporting Actress Emmy last year for playing a different role in the series’ first season), Outstanding Supporting Actor (James Cromwell […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: Zeljko Ivanek discusses THE MOB DOCTOR

Zeljko Ivanek in THE MOB DOCTOR - Season 1 -"Sibling Rivalry" | ©2012 Fox/Nathan Bell

On THE MOB DOCTOR, now wrapping up its first and only season on Fox with an episode tonight, Monday at 9 PM, and a finale on Saturday, January 5 at 9 PM, Jordana Spiro plays Grace Devlin, a talented Chicago surgeon who has obligations to organized crime. Zeljko Ivanek plays Grace’s hospital boss, Dr. Stafford White. It’s been a busy year for Ivanek, who’s had roles in four major feature films – ARGO, SEVEN PSYCHOPATHS, THE WORDS and THE BOURNE LEGACY – plus done a New York stage play. The Slovenia-born actor has been working almost nonstop since he started […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: COPPER star Ato Essandoh looks back on Season 1 and talks DJANGO UNCHAINED

Ato Essandoh in COPPER - Season 1 | ©2012 BBC America/Cineflix (Copper) Inc.

Actor Ato Essandoh (pronounced Ah-toe Eh-SAN-doh) hails in real life from Schenectady, New York, so he has his home state in common with his character Dr. Matthew Freeman on BBC America’s original drama series COPPER, which has just been renewed for a second season. In 1864, with the Civil War still raging, an African-American medical doctor draws suspicion from a lot of whites, while Freeman’s continuing association with two fellow Union Army veterans, Kevin “Corky” Corcoran (Tom Weston-Jones), who is the cop of the title, and Robert Morehouse (Kyle Schmid), draws unease even from Freeman’s loving wife Sara (Tessa Thompson). Essandoh, […]Read On »

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