HUMANS: Actors Sam Palladio & Tom Goodman-Hill – exclusive interview

Emily Berrington as Niska in HUMANS | © 2017 AMC

In AMC’s HUMANS, now in its second season on Monday nights, things are changing for both the individual characters and the world at large. At a time when humanity has embraced Synthetics, human-appearing but computerized androids, as cheap labor and household help, some Synthetics have been designed as fully conscious, emotional beings. One of these, Niska (Emily Berrington), had gotten hold of the code that can make any Synth conscious at the end of Season 1, and in Season 2, she’s started to use it. Niska also shows up on the doorstep of the Hawkins family. Niska and her fellow […]Read On »

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HOUDINI & DOYLE: Stephen Mangan on playing Arthur Conan Doyle – Exclusive Interview

Stephen Mangan as Sherlock Holmes in HOUDINI & DOYLE - Season 1 - "The Pail of LaPier" | ©2016 Fox/Joseph Scanlon

English actor Stephen Mangan is perhaps best known in the U.S. for playing discomfited television writer Sean Lincoln in Showtime’s comedy EPISODES. Now Mangan (whose other credits include a Tony-nominated performance in a revival of THE NORMAN CONQUESTS, the title role in the TV version of DIRK GENTLY and the grown-up hero of ADRIAN MOLE: THE CAPPUCCINO YEARS) is heading up a different TV series, playing another writer. However, in Fox Network’s Monday-night mystery series HOUDINI & DOYLE, Mangan isn’t playing just any author – he’s portraying Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, creator of one Sherlock Holmes. In 1901 England, Holmes […]Read On »

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Interview: Showtime President David Nevins HOMELAND, HOUSE OF LIES, a DEXTER rumor

Showtime President David Nevins | © 2014 Showtime/Patrick Ecclesine

Showtime has a lot going on with renewals for HOMELAND (currently in its fourth season Sundays at 9 PM) and THE AFFAIR (currently in its first season Sundays at 10), plus the fourth seasons of EPISODES and HOUSE OF LIES, both returning in January, and the impending second season of PENNY DREADFUL, to name a few of the premium network’s more popular shows. Showtime President David Nevins attends a Q&A session for the Television Critics Association. During this, he puts to bed one persistent Internet rumor – no, Showtime executives did not pressure the DEXTER show runners to keep the […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: Sam Palladio on NASHVILLE Season 1 and beyond

Sam Palladio in NASHVILLE - Season 1 - "I'm Sorry For You, My Friend" | ©2013 ABC/Katherine Bomboy-Thornton

In ABC’s NASHVILLE, just renewed for a second season and currently airing Wednesdays at 10 PM, the main attraction is the rivalry between established country music superstar Rayna James (Connie Britton) and up-and-comer Juliette Barnes (Hayden Panettiere). However, there are plenty of other singer/songwriter/musicians in the story crafted by series creator Callie Khouri. Sam Palladio plays young singer/songwriter Gunnar Scott, who makes beautiful music with girlfriend Scarlett O’Connor (Clare Bowen), but has to deal with the fact that she has acquired a manager and he hasn’t. Furthermore, Gunnar is having more success passing off music by his dead brother as […]Read On »

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Interview: For EPISODES star Mircea Monroe, It’s a good Morning

Mircea Monroe in EPISODES | ©2011 Showtime/Colin Hutton

In the Showtime series EPISODES, which has its first-season finale tonight, two British television writers, played by Stephen Mangan and Tamsin Greig, come to Hollywood to oversee the American version of their hit English series. To say they experience culture shock is putting it mildly. Their British boarding school is turned into a sports team and their erudite main character is recast as Matt LeBlanc (playing himself playing the TV character). Mircea Monroe plays LeBlanc’s costar Morning Randolph, an actress in her late forties who has had so much work done that she looks like the youthful Monroe.   AX: […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: EPISODES actor John Pankow plays network evil

John Pankow and Matt LeBlanc in EPISODES - Season 1 | ©2011 Showtime

Showtime’s original comedy EPISODES has its first-season finale on Sunday. The series finds Matt LeBlanc playing himself as the lead in an American adaptation of a Britcom. The writers/producers of aforesaid Britcom, played by Stephen Mangan and Tamsin Greig, find their original ideas mangled into something unrecognizable at every turn by high-handed network executive Merc Lapidus, played by stage, TV and film veteran John Pankow (MAD ABOUT YOU, THE DAYS AND NIGHTS OF MOLLY DODD, TO LIVE AND DIE IN L.A.). Pankow says that when he first read the pilot script by EPISODES creators David Crane and Jeffrey Klank, as […]Read On »

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Preview: Matt LeBlanc returns to series TV with Showtime’s EPISODES

EPISODES

With his new Showtime series EPISODES set to premiere January 9, former FRIENDS and JOEY star Matt LeBlanc explains why it took so long for him to return to series television and he admits it wasn’t because the offers weren’t coming in. “There was a few network shows that came and went that crossed my desk and I said ‘no’ to them,” says LeBlanc. “Working twelve years every day was a lot. I wanted to take some time off and spend time with my daughter and take some time with my daughter.” EPISODES follows LeBlanc playing a semi-fictional version of […]Read On »

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