GOTHAM: Sean Pertwee chats Season 4 and all things Alfred – Exclusive Interview

Sean Pertwee in GOTHAM - Season 4 | ©2017 Fox/Tommy Garcia

On Fox Network’s GOTHAM, now on Thursday night in its fourth season, Sean Pertwee plays Alfred Pennyworth. Alfred, as anyone who knows anything about Batman is aware, is the unquestionably loyal butler and guardian to Bruce Wayne (David Mazouz), who is steadily becoming more invested in crime-fighting, though he has not yet become the Caped Crusader. GOTHAM unsurprisingly has a cult following. Pertwee came to the series already accustomed to to the concept of fandom. Not only has the London-born actor appeared in a number of projects that have developed their own admirers – the films DOG SOLDIERS, EVENT HORIZON […]Read On »

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STAR WARS REBELS – The Fourth Season highlights new Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Releases this week

STAR WARS REBELS | © 2017 Disney Home Video

Your guide to some of the new releases that are out this week. STAR WARS: REBELS – THE COMPLETE FOURTH SEASON I’ve said this many times on both the POP SHOW podcast and the Dorking Out Show podcast that STAR WARS: REBELS is the best STAR WARS show that not enough people are actually watching. For starters, it is not a George Lucas type of adding kids’ stuff into a science fiction movie but instead it is geared toward children but with enough cool STAR WARS elements that any fan can enjoy. Season 3 really cranks up the action and […]Read On »

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BERLIN STATION: Rhys Ifans on new CIA espionage series- Exclusive Interview

Rhys Ifans in BERLIN STATION | ©2016 Epix

Rhys Ifans plays C.I.A. operative Hector DeJean in Epix’s new Sunday night espionage thriller BERLIN STATION. In the series created by Olen Steinhauer, Ifans’ Hector is struggling with a male asset who endangered by the station’s refusal to help, and who is also in love with Hector. Hector also has quite a few secrets of his own. Ifans is currently on the big screen playing an even less scrupulous American intelligence officer in SNOWDEN, directed by Oliver Stone. The Welsh actor starred opposite his real-life twin Llyr in the crime black comedy TWIN TOWN. Other film credits include NOTTING HILL, […]Read On »

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LIMITLESS: Craig Sweeny on Season 1 of the CBS series – Exclusive Interview

Jake McDorman as Brian Finch in LIMITLESS - Season 1 - "Stop Me Before I Hug Again" | ©2016 CBS/Michael Parmelee

Based on the 2011 film starring Bradley Cooper, which in turn is based on a novel by Alan Glynn, CBS’ freshman series LIMITLESS posits that a drug called NZT can boost human brain power to its full, untapped extent. The TV LIMITLESS stars Jake McDorman as Brian Finch, an average young man whose abilities while on NZT catch the attention of FBI Agent Rebecca Harris (Jennifer Carpenter), who begins enlisting him to help solve complex crimes. Cooper, one of the show’s executive producers, appears in a recurring reprise of his role as Eddie Morra, who has parlayed his immunity to […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: ALMOST HUMAN star Michael Irby on getting his jerk on

Michael Irby in ALMOST HUMAN - Season 1 | ©2013 Fox/Karen Hill

In ALMOST HUMAN the new futuristic science-fiction series from creators J.H. “Joel” Wyman and J.J. Abrams, Mondays at 8 PM on Fox, most of police detective John Kennex’s (Karl Urban) colleagues like and respect him. Kennex’s android partner Dorian (Michael Ealy) tries to improve their relationship, Kennex’s Captain Maldonado sometimes lets him overrule her and scientist/engineer Rudy Lom (Mackenzie Crook) is always willing to help. However, Michael Irby’s character, Detective Richard Paul, doesn’t really understand why everybody else thinks Kennex is so great. Irby, born in Palm Springs, California, has plenty of cop/FBI/military film and TV experience – he had […]Read On »

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Interview: Robert Doherty on ELEMENTARY Season 2

Jonny Lee Miller in ELEMENTARY - Season 2 - "Step Nine" | ©2013 CBS/Joss Barratt

ELEMENTARY, now in its second season on CBS at 10 PM on Thursdays, continues to tell the story of police consultant Sherlock Holmes, played by Jonny Lee Miller, and Joan Watson, played by Lucy Liu, as they solve crimes in contemporary New York City. Robert Doherty created this iteration of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s famed detective. This interview is a combination of comments he made at the Television Critics Association press tour and a one on one conversation with Assignment X about several aspects of ELEMENTARY – including why he feels he doesn’t want to look at any other versions […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: More HANNIBAL news with Bryan Fuller and PUSHING DAISIES too

Hugh Dancy in HANNIBAL - Season 1 - "Savoureaux" | ©2013 NBC/Brooke Palmer

In Part 2 of our exclusive interview with Bryan Fuller, creator of HANNIBAL – which airs on NBC, Thursdays at 10 PM – we discuss Hannibal’s food philosophy, the possibility of a PUSHING DAISIES revival and much more. ASSIGNMENT X: How did you decide on the first season’s spine? Obviously, you go from the A of Hannibal, played by Mads Mikkelsen, and Will Graham, played by Hugh Dancy, meeting to the B of whatever the end of the season is, but can you talk about how the interior of the season unfolded for you? FULLER: It was something that I […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: BEAUTY AND THE BEAST stars Kristin Kreuk and Jay Ryan

Kristin Kreuk and Jay Ryan at the PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARDS for Best New TV Drama with BEAUTY AND THE BEAST | ©2013 Sue Schneider

CW has another hit show on its network with BEAUTY AND THE BEAST and ASSIGNMENT X got a chance to sit down and talk to Kristin Kreuk, who stars as Catherine Chandler and Jay Ryan who stars as Vincent Keller recently. For those of you that loved BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (l987 – 1990), starring Ron Perlman as Vincent and Linda Hamilton as Asst. Dist. Atty. Catherine Chandler this updated version will not disappoint you. BEAUTY AND THE BEAST won The People’s Choice Award for Favorite New TV Drama this year over other nominees ARROW, ELEMENTARY, NASHVILLE and REVOLUTION. ASSIGNMENT X: […]Read On »

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News: Expect Moriarty to join CBS series ELEMENTARY before the season is up – TCA 2013

ELEMENTARY - Season 1 poster | ©2012 CBS

With the CBS Sherlock Holmes crime series ELEMENTARY becoming one of the highest rated new dramas of the fall season, executive producer Rob Doherty revealed that there are some great surprises up ahead, most notable is the introduction of famed Holmes nemesis Moriarty. “Moriarty is coming, still coming, so look forward to back end of season,” says Doherty. “It’s tricky business, but I can’t wait to get more serious about Moriarty. In this day and age, it’s virtually impossible to stunt a role. Everyone knows in the universe he will be coming as a character so we have to be […]Read On »

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TV Review: ELEMENTARY – Season 1 – “Pilot” – Series Premiere

ELEMENTARY - Season 1 poster | ©2012 CBS

Stars: Jonny Lee Miller, Lucy Liu, Aidan Quinn Writer: Robert Doherty Directors: Michael Cuesta Network: CBS, airs Thursday nights Original Telecast: October 27, 2012 While CBS tends to play it safe from its procedurals to its comedies, it’s taken some pretty ambitious chances this season first with the exceptional VEGAS and now with ELEMENTARY. Both series feel like cable shows and despite having some familiar crime-solving elements, both have proven to be highly original and very entertaining. ELEMENTARY is an updated Sherlock Holmes story with the former Scotland Yard detective serving as a consultant to the New York police force. […]Read On »

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