MR. MERCEDES: Executive Producer Jack Bender on Season 2 – Exclusive Interview

MR. MERCEDES - Season 2 key art | ©2018 AT&T Audience Network

In Season 1 of AT&T Audience Network/DirecTV’s MR. MERCEDES, adapted for television by David E. Kelley from the Stephen King novel of the same name, innocent-looking young man Brady Hartsfield (Harry Treadaway) commits mass murder with the title vehicle. Retired Chicago police detective Bill Hodges (Brendan Gleeson) and his friend Holly Gibney (Justine Lupe) track Brady down while he’s committing more homicides. Holly manages to inflict near-fatal brain damage on Brady, thwarting his plan to blow up a full auditorium. In Season 2 of MR. MERCEDES, premiering Wednesday, August, 22 Bill and Holly have opened a private detective agency, Finders […]Read On »

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MR MERCEDES: Brendan Gleeson on playing detective on Season 1 – Exclusive Interview

Brendan Gleeson in MR. MERCEDES - Season 1 | ©2017 AT&T Audience Network

In AT&T Audience Network’s MR MERCEDES, which has its first-season finale Wednesday, October 11 (and was just renewed for Season 2 today), Brendan Gleeson plays retired homicide detective Bill Hodges. Based on the novel by Stephen King, MR MERCEDES follows Bill’s dogged pursuit of the title character (Harry Treadaway), who used a stolen car to commit mass murder and is intending to kill even more people. Gleeson, who hails from Dublin, Ireland, has been working steadily in film, television and theatre for decades. He’s gained three Golden Globe nominations – for playing an idiosyncratic Irish cop in THE GUARD, a […]Read On »

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MR MERCEDES: Director Jack Bender on adapting Stephen King – Exclusive Interview

MR MERCEDES - Season 1 key art | ©2017 Audience Network

MR MERCEDES, airing on AT&T Audience Network Wednesday nights, is based on the first book in Stephen King’s best-selling trilogy. Adapted for television by David E. Kelley, MR MERCEDES takes its title from the character of Brady Hartsfield (Harry Treadaway), a young man who used a stolen Mercedes-Benz to commit vehicular multiple homicide and has since graduated to other forms of serial killing. Brady may have made a mistake, though, in taunting retired police detective Bill Hodges (Brendan Gleeson), who refuses to give up on the case. Jack Bender is an executive producer on MR MERCEDES and directed seven of […]Read On »

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Interview: Sarah Michelle Gellar returns to TV with THE CRAZY ONES

Sarah Michelle Gellar in THE CRAZY ONES - Season 1 | ©2013 CBS/Monty Brinton

In THE CRAZY ONES, premiering on CBS Thursday, September 26 at 9 PM, Robin Williams and Sarah Michelle Gellar play father/daughter owners of a major advertising agency. Simon Roberts (Williams) comes up with off-the-wall last-minute ideas, such as in the pilot, when he decides that Kelly Clarkson will make a great singing pitch-woman for McDonald’s, even when Clarkson (playing herself) insists on making the song considerably more sultry than necessary to sell Big Macs. It falls to Sydney Roberts (Gellar) to implement Simon’s schemes, whether she thinks there’s genius in her father’s madness, or just more craziness. Gellar probably needs […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: Jennifer Finnigan on MONDAY MORNINGS

Jennifer Finnigan on MONDAY MORNINGS | (c) 2013 Doug Hyun/TNT

In MONDAY MORNINGS, which originally aired on TNT and was released on DVD May 28, doctors gather every week during the title time to discuss the hospital’s previous seven days’ worth of mortalities and worsening illnesses. In the series, created by David E. Kelley, based on a novel by Dr. Sanjay Gupta and executive-produced by both men, Jennifer Finnigan plays one of the surgeons, Dr. Tina Ridgeway, who is very close with fellow surgeon Dr. Tyler Wilson, portrayed by Jamie Bamber. Montreal-born Finnigan has been a series regular before, including a four-year run as Bridget Forrester on THE BOLD AND […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: Alfred Molina chats about MONDAY MORNINGS

Alfred Molina in MONDAY MORNINGS | ©2013 TNT/Doug Hyun

In MONDAY MORNINGS, TNT Mondays at 10 PM, Alfred Molina’s character plays Dr. Harding Hooten, who is in charge of the weekly Mortality and Morbidity meetings, where the hows and whys of patient deaths are discussed. The series has been adapted by David E. Kelley from Dr. Sanjay Gupta’s book, with both men producing. Molina has been a TV series regular before, most recently in LAW & ORDER: LOS ANGELES. He’s also known for multiple feature film appearances, including Satipo in RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK and Dr. Otto Octavius in SPIDER-MAN 2. He’s been on Broadway three times, earning […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: Bill Irwin wakes up MONDAY MORNINGS

Bill Irwin in MONDAY MORNINGS - Season 1 | ©2013 TNT/Martin Schoeller

On TNT’s MONDAY MORNINGS, TNT Monday nights at 10 PM, the show centers around a hospital’s weekly Morbidity and Mortality meetings. Bill Irwin’s character Dr. Buck Tierney is often the focus of these meetings, as so many of his patients die that his colleagues have nicknamed him “007,” suggesting a license to kill. Irwin, a native of Santa Monica, California, would seem to have a license to do theatre. He’s a graduate of the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Clown College (yes, this is a real institution). As an actor, Irwin won a Tony Award for his portrayal of Martin in the 2005 […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: Creator David E. Kelley on MONDAY MORNINGS

The Cast of MONDAY MORNINGS | ©2013 TNT

TNT’s new medical drama MONDAY MORNINGS, Monday nights at 10 PM, spotlights a real but little-known fact of hospital life: the weekly Morbidity and Mortality Conference. It is here that doctors come together to discuss patient deaths and patient saves. The series stars Alfred Molina, Ving Rhames, Jamie Bamber, Jennifer Finnegan and Bill Irwin. David E. Kelley (creator of DOOGIE HOWSER, M.D. and CHICAGO HOPE, along with PICKET FENCES, ALLY McBEAL, THE PRACTICE and BOSTON LEGAL, among others) co-created MONDAY MORNINGS with fellow executive producer Dr. Sanjay Gupta. After a morning Q&A panel at the Television Critics Association press tour, […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: AWAKE star Steve Harris on the NBC series

Steve Harris in AWAKE - Season 1 - "Pilot" | ©2012 NBC/Vivian Zink

AWAKE, which has its series finale tonight on NBC, has been a fascinating mixture of procedural and what-if. Creator Kyle Killen’s story posits that, following a horrific car accident, LAPD homicide detective Mike Britten, played by Jason Isaacs, wakes up from one reality into another. In one, his wife (Laura Allen) has survived the crash with him, but they have lost their son, and on the job, Mike is putting up with a rookie detective (Wilmer Valderrama) who’s meant to keep an eye on him. In the other reality, Mike’s wife has perished but their teenaged son Rex (Dylan Minette) […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: NCIS star Michael Weatherly celebrates 200 episodes

Michael Weatherly at the TCA Winter Press Tour 2012 speaking about NCIS | ©2012 CBS/Monty Brinton

Today, everyone who watches television knows that NCIS is one of the CBS network’s big success story. A spinoff of JAG, which ran on CBS for ten seasons (1995-2005), NCIS premiered in 2003 and is now in its ninth season. Tonight, Tuesday at 8 PM, it celebrates the airing of its 200th episode, “Life Before His Eyes.” NCIS – the initials stand for Naval Criminal Investigation Service – follows a squad of investigators and forensics experts headed up by Mark Harmon’s Special Agent Jethro Leroy Gibbs, who handle cases that fall under the jurisdiction of the Navy. Although there is […]Read On »

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