GET SHORTY: Actress Megan Stevenson on new Epix series – Exclusive Interview

Megan Stevenson in GET SHORTY - Season 1 | ©2017 Epix/Ryan West

The television series adaptation of Elmore Leonard’s GET SHORTY is in its first season (and renewed for a second) Sunday nights on Epix. Chris O’Dowd plays small-time gangster Miles Daly, anxious to win back his wife and young daughter (aka “Shorty”). When a quality movie script, THE ADMIRAL’S MISTRESS, falls into his hands, Miles thinks this may be his ticket to stability. Down-on-his luck producer Rick (Ray Romano) doesn’t realize what he’s taking on when he gets into business with Miles. Megan Stevenson’s character, studio executive April Quinn, doesn’t know about Miles’ shady life either, though she gets an inkling […]Read On »

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SNEAKY PETE: Star Marin Ireland and executive producer Graham Yost on Season 1 – Interview

Marin Ireland and in SNEAKY PETE poster | ©2017 Amazon/CBS

In Amazon’s SNEAKY PETE, now streaming its entire first ten-episode season and renewed for a second, Giovanni Ribisi plays a con artist named Marius Josipovic. When Marius is in prison, his cellmate Pete (Ethan Embry) talks lovingly of the grandparents he hasn’t seen in twenty years. Upon release, Marius impersonates Pete and winds up in the family bail bonds business. He is frequently teamed with Pete’s cousin Julia, played by Marin Ireland. Julia doesn’t realize that Marius isn’t really Cousin Pete; she also doesn’t know much about the bail bonds game herself. SNEAKY PETE was created by Bryan Cranston, who […]Read On »

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WAYWARD PINES: Carla Gugino on her Fox mystery series – exclusive interview

Carla Gugino in WAYWARD PINES - Season 1 | ©2015 Fox/James Minchin

In Fox’s ten-hour miniseries WAYWARD PINES from executive producer M. Night Shyamalan, Thursdays at 9 PM, Carla Gugino plays U.S. Secret Service Agent Kate Hewson. When Kate disappears, her partner Ethan Burke (Matt Dillon) goes searching for her and winds up in the small town of Wayward Pines, Idaho. Kate is there – except she’s apparently been here for twelve years, while Ethan has only been here overnight. Kate isn’t Gugino’s first role as a federal agent. She starred in the title role of the TV series KAREN SISCO, based on the character Elmore Leonard created in his novel OUT […]Read On »

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JUSTIFIED: Actor Jacob Pitts talks the final season – Exclusive Interview

Jacob Pitts is Deputy U.S. Marshal Tim Gutterson | ©2015 FX/Robert Zukerman

At the end of six seasons, FX’s JUSTIFIED, adapted by Graham Yost for television from Elmore Leonard’s novella FIRE IN THE HOLE, is blazing its way into the sunset on Tuesday, April 14. For the entirety of JUSTIFIED, Jacob Pitts has played U.S. Deputy Marshal Tim Gutterson, arguably the most level-headed and laid-back member of that branch of law enforcement in Harlan County, Kentucky. Tim’s colleague Raylan Givens (Timothy Olyphant) is prone to disobeying orders and boss Art Mullen (Nick Searcy) is prone to getting exasperated, but Tim tends to roll with whatever is going on around him while still […]Read On »

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Graham Yost on JUSTIFIED – exclusive interview

Timothy Olyphant stars as US Marshal Raylan Givens in JUSTIFIED | © 2015 Prashant Gupta/FX

Back in 2010, JUSTIFIED premiered on FX. The series, about U.S. Deputy Marshal Raylan Givens, played by Timothy Olyphant, was developed for television by writer/executive producer Graham Yost from Elmore Leonard’s novella FIRE IN THE HOLE. A lot of awards (including acting Emmys for Margo Martindale and Jeremy Davies), backwoods crime and bullets later, JUSTIFIED is wrapping things up in its sixth season, Tuesdays at 10 PM. Raylan has been trying to catch onetime boyhood friend and current Harlan County crime boss Boyd Crowder, played by Walton Goggins, in a sting operation, but Boyd’s fiancée/Raylan’s informant Ava (Joelle Carter) had […]Read On »

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JUSTIFIED star Joelle Carter talks the final season – exclusive interview

Joelle Carter is Ava Crowder in JUSTIFIED - Season 6 | ©2015 FX/James Minchin

FX’s JUSTIFIED, the series developed by Graham Yost from Elmore Leonard’s novella FIRE IN THE HOLE, is in its sixth and final season Tuesdays at 10 PM. U.S. Deputy Marshal Raylan Givens (Timothy Olyphant) may or may not turn in his badge to go live with ex-wife/baby mommy Winona (Natalie Zea) and their infant daughter in Florida, but before he leaves Harlan County, Kentucky, he definitely wants to catch his one-time friend and full-time criminal Boyd Crowder (Walton Goggins). Caught in the middle is Boyd’s fiancée Ava Crowder, played by Joelle Carter. In JUSTIFIED’s first season, Ava shot her abusive […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: Joe Mantegna on CRIMINAL MINDS Season 9 and more

Joe Mantegna is David Rossi in CRIMINAL MINDS - Season 9 | ©2013 CBS/Cliff Lipson

CRIMINAL MINDS, now in its ninth season on CBS, Wednesdays at 9 PM and renewed for a tenth, follows an FBI Behavioral Analysis Unit (BAU) as they track and catch serial killers. Joe Mantegna joined CRIMINAL MINDS in its third season as Special Agent David Rossi. Mantegna, a Chicago native who worked with the Goodman Theatre Company and co-wrote the long-running stage comedy BLEACHER BUMS, has a scroll-length list of film and TV credits. He frequently acts for writer/director David Mamet, winning a Tony for his performance as Ricky Roma in the original Broadway production of Mamet’s GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS. […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: JUSTIFIED actress Joelle Carter on the FX series and more – Part 2

Joelle Carter as Ava Crowder in JUSTIFIED - Season 4 - "Kin" | ©2013 FX/Prashant Gupta

In Part 2 of our exclusive interview with actress Joelle Carter, we talk more about her character Ava Crowder on JUSTIFIED, the series adapted by show runner Graham Yost from Elmore Leonard’s works, now in its fourth season on FX, Tuesdays at 10 PM. Carter also discusses her upcoming feature film projects. ASSIGNMENT X: Do you have a favorite scene for Ava in what we’ve seen so far? JOELLE CARTER: I do love the proposal scene, because we’ve been waiting for that for so long. I love when we really saw Ava’s strength in the beginning when she tells Ellen May […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: Joelle Carter on JUSTIFIED Season 4 – Part 1

Joelle Carter as Ava Crowder in JUSTIFIED - Season 4 | ©2013 FX/James Minchin

Based on a story by Elmore Leonard and adapted for TV by show runner Graham Yost, JUSTIFIED is now in its fourth season on FX, Tuesdays at 10 PM. Timothy Olyphant plays U.S. Deputy Marshal Raylan Givens, who has been brought back to his home turf of Harlan County, Kentucky. Raylan doesn’t always play by the rules, but his boyhood friend turned thorn in the side Boyd Crowder, played by Walton Goggins, has become a flat-out outlaw, running drugs, prostitutes and other illegal activities out of a local bar. A woman the two men have in common is Ava Crowder, […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: Mykelti Williamson talks JUSTIFIED Season 3

Mykelti Williamson in JUSTIFIED - Season 3 | ©2012 FX/Prashant Gupta

In FX’s JUSTIFIED, now in its third season Tuesday nights at 10 PM and already renewed for a fourth, a lot of the residents of Harlan County, Kentucky seem to act like laws unto themselves. This is often true of protagonist U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens, played by Timothy Olyphant, as well as a lot of his adversaries in the series, based on writer Elmore Leonard’s story “Fire in the Hole.” It is always true of the character Ellstin Limehouse, played by Mykelti (pronounced Michael T) Williamson. Limehouse, just introduced this season, rules the secluded Noble’s Holler with unquestioned authority. Noble’s […]Read On »

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