Exclusive Interview: CALIFORNICATION star Evan Handler talks playing an agent

Evan Handler in CALIFORNICATION | ©2013 Showtime/Randy Tepper

On CALIFORNICATION, the half-hour black comedy created by Tom Kapinos, now in its sixth season on Showtime Sundays at 10:30 PM, David Duchovny’s character Hank Moody may be messed up, but he’s often an island of sanity compared to his agent Charlie Runkle, played by Evan Handler. New Yorker Handler memorably played Harry Goldenblatt in eighteen episodes of HBO’s SEX AND THE CITY, but he’s also well known for TIME ON FIRE, the one-man show he wrote and starred in, based on his memoir about surviving cancer treatment. Handler wrote a follow-up volume, IT’S ONLY TEMPORARY, which has just been […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: Anthony Anderson on GUYS WITH KIDS

Anthony Anderson on GUYS WITH KIDS | (c) 2013 Vivian Zink/NBC

On NBC’s half-hour comedy GUYS WITH KIDS, Wednesdays at 8:30 PM, Anthony Anderson plays Gary, a stay-at-home father who tends to the family brood while his wife Marny (Tempestt Bledsoe) works for the family income.Gary spends a fair amount of time hanging out with his baby, while in the company of fellow dads Chris (Jesse Bradford) and Nick (Zach Cregger) and their own offspring. Born and raised in Los Angeles, Anderson is no stranger to comedy, having created and starred in the series ALL ABOUT THE ANDERSONS, playing a fictionalized version of himself. Among many other comedy credits, he has […]Read On »

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Interview: David Duchovny chats CALIFORNICATION Season 6

David Duchovny in CALIFORNICATION - Season 6 | ©2013 Showtime/David M. Russell

David Duchovny is now in his sixth season of playing troubled, womanizing writer Hank Moody on Showtime’s dark comedy CALIFORNICATION, which runs Sundays at 10:30 PM. The New York-born, Yale-educated actor made a mark on RED SHOE DIARIES, TWIN PEAKS and the feature film KALIFORNIA, but – CALIFORNICATION aside – Duchovny is arguably best known for playing paranormally inclined FBI agent Fox Mulder on the TV series THE X-FILES from 1993 through 2002 and two X-FILES feature films. His new theatrical feature PHANTOM, a submarine thriller with Ed Harris, is about to be released. At a party thrown by CBS […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: Gillian Anderson has GREAT EXPECTATIONS for PBS incarnation

Gillian Anderson in GREAT EXPECTATIONS | ©2012 PBS/Todd Antony

Charles Dickens’ novel GREAT EXPECTATIONS is considered one of the classics of Western literature. It has been adapted in many versions for stage, film and television. Now PBS is broadcasting its co-production with the BBC of a new miniseries adaptation of GREAT EXPECTATIONS in its Masterpiece Theatre Classic showcase, with one hour tonight at 9 PM and two hours next Sunday, also starting at 9 PM. For those unfamiliar with the story, financially disadvantaged nineteenth-century youth Pip (Douglas Booth) is bankrolled by a mysterious benefactor. He falls in love with the beautiful Estella (Vanessa Kirby), whose guardian Miss Havisham was jilted […]Read On »

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Interview: SUCKER PUNCH star Carla Gugino on CALIFORNICATION

Carla Gugino in CALIFORNICATION - Season 4 |©2011 Showtime/Jordin Althaus

On Showtime’s CALIFORNICATION, now in its fourth season on Sunday nights, David Duchovny stars as writer Hank Moody, who has an on-again, off-again relationship with his wife (Natascha McElhone), a strained bond with his teenaged daughter (Madelein Martin) and a continual urge to perform the title activity. This year, actress Carla Gugino joined the cast as Abby Rhodes, who starts out representing Hank professionally and becomes involved with him personally. Gugino talks to us about playing Abby, as well as the long list of feature films she’s in that are coming out this year including this weekend’s SUCKER PUNCH. ASSIGNMENT […]Read On »

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Exclusive: David Duchovny chats about the status of the X-FILES 3 movie

THE X-FILES - FIGHT THE FUTURE movie poster | ©20th Century Fox

There’s been rumors about a third THE X-FILES movie for some time, and while promoting his hit Showtime series CALIFORNICATION, David Duchovny spoke with ASSIGNMENT X briefly about the status of the project. “There is no deal at this point,” Duchovny told us exclusively. “It’s something I would do in a second and I know Chris [Carter] and Gillian [Anderson] would be interested.” The second X-FILES movie took time to gestate, and the lack of boxoffice heat on that one has slowed things down and Duchovny admits it’s in Fox’s court now. “It’s really just a matter of generating interest […]Read On »

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