COUNTERPART: Justin Marks, Gary Gilbert and Jordan Horowitz chat Season 1 – Exclusive Interview

COUNTERPART Key Art Season 1 | ©2017 Starz

Starz’s new science-fiction spy drama COUNTERPART is launching its first season Sunday, January 21, but the series has already been picked up for Season 2. Created by Justin Marks (writer of the 2016 remake of THE JUNGLE BOOK), COUNTERPART introduces us to Howard Silk, played by J.K. Simmons. Howard has spent the last thirty years working for a multinational company in Berlin without ever knowing exactly what he, or it, is doing. One day, Howard is summoned to meet his Other – and is shocked to find himself sitting across from an identical “Other” Howard Silk. It turns out that […]Read On »

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HAPPY!: Patrick Fischler chats Syfy’s HAPPY! and TWIN PEAKS

Patrick Fischler as Smoothie in HAPPY! - Season 1 - "White Sauce Hot Sauce" | ©2017 NBCUniversal/Peter Kramer

Based on a graphic novel series, Syfy’s new Wednesday-night series HAPPY! chronicles what happens when a little girl’s imaginary flying unicorn friend (the animated creature is voiced by Patton Oswalt) seeks out the child’s ex-cop hitman father Nick Sax (played by Christopher Meloni) to rescue her from a kidnapper. Developed by Grant Morrison and Brian Taylor, HAPPY! is surreal, funny and very violent. This last quality is enhanced by the character of Smoothie, a mob torturer who really enjoys his work, played by Patrick Fischler. Fischler is a California known for a wide variety of characters, including the fate-changing Isaac […]Read On »

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THE GIFTED: Amy Acker talks about Season 1 and reflects on ANGEL – Exclusive Interview

Amy Acker as Caitlin Strucker in THE GIFTED – Season 1 | ©2017 Fox/Ryan Green

THE GIFTED had its two-hour first-season finale this week on Fox, but Marvel mutant fans should not fear, though. Matt Nix’s narrative about a superpowered group resisting an oppressive government has been picked up for a second season. Amy Acker stars in THE GIFTED as Kate Strucker, a married mother of two whose life has recently been turned upside down. Kate, a nurse, is happily married to Reed (Stephen Moyer), who has prosecuted mutants whose powers have been used for destruction. Then Kate and Reed find that both of their teen children, Lauren (Natalie Alyn Lind) and Andy (Percy Hynes […]Read On »

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NCIS: Rocky Carroll on Season 15 – Exclusive Interview

Rocky Carroll in NCIS - Season 15 - "Family Ties" | ©2017 CBS/Bill Inoshita

Now in its fifteenth season, CBS’s NCIS continues to be one of the most popular dramatic TV series on the planet. Currently airing Tuesday nights, the series about the U.S. Naval Criminal Investigation Services has spawned two spinoffs (NCIS: LOS ANGELES and NCIS: NEW ORLEANS) and gone through a multitude of cast changes, though Mark Harmon has held steady as star Leroy Jethro Gibbs and as one of the series executive producers. Rocky Carroll has been with NCIS since Season 5 in 2008 as the man who would become Gibbs’ commanding officer, NCIS Director Leon Vance. Carroll, originally from Cincinatti, […]Read On »

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THE GOOD DOCTOR: Antonia Thomas on playing an American surgeon – Exclusive Interview

Antonia Thomas as Dr. Claire Brown in THE GOOD DOCTOR - Season 1 |©2017 ABC/Stuart Pettican

In ABC’s new Monday-night drama THE GOOD DOCTOR, Freddie Highmore plays Dr. Shaun Murphy, a first-year surgical resident who is exceptionally intuitive as a doctor and who is also autistic. Antonia Thomas plays Dr. Claire Browne, a fellow surgical resident who befriends Shaun. Thomas is known for her work in MISFITS, SUNSHINE ON LEITH and HOMEFRONT. Like costar Highmore, Thomas actually hails from London, England, but is playing an American for THE GOOD DOCTOR. ASSIGNMENT X: Does the American accent come to you easily, or did you really have to work with somebody to get it down? ANTONIA THOMAS: I […]Read On »

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CRIMINAL MINDS: Aisha Tyler gives the scoop on Season 13 – Exclusive Interview

Aisha Tyler in CRIMINAL MINDS - Season 13 | ©2017 CBS/Cliff Lipson

CRIMINAL MINDS is now in its thirteenth season on Wednesday nights on CBS. The series deals with the Behavioral Analysis Unit, or BAU, of the FBI. In the show, the regular characters catch serial killers and other human predators on a weekly basis. Aisha Tyler joined CRIMINAL MINDS two years ago as forensic psychiatric Dr. Tara Lewis. The prolific Tyler is also a writer who contributes scripts to the series, and she’s also a director, producer and television host. She had to leave her regular gig on THE TALK to make room for all her other current projects – she […]Read On »

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LUCIFER: Kevin Alejandro gives the scoop on Season 3 – Exclusive Interview

Kevin Alejandro in LUCIFER - Season 3 - "Chloe Does Lucifer" | ©2017 Fox/Jason Bell

In LUCIFER, now in its third season Mondays on Fox, Tom Ellis plays the actual fallen angel. While self-centered, this Lucifer is self-centered but basically keen on justice. He’s also keen on LAPD homicide detective Chloe Decker (Lauren German), and has made himself at home as a police consultant. Kevin Alejandro plays Detective Dan Espinosa, Chloe’s ex-husband and father of their young daughter Trixie (Scarlett Estevez). Dan, like Chloe, doesn’t know that Lucifer is the Devil, but he has learned to tolerate the oddly-behaved associate over time. Dan also had an affair with a woman who was actually Lucifer’s goddess […]Read On »

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THE GIFTED: Creator Matt Nix on Marvel’s TV mutants – Exclusive Interview

Sean Teale, Jamie Chung, Blair Redford, Emma Dumont, Percy Hynes White, Amy Acker, Stephen Moyer, Natalie Alyn Lind and Coby Bell in THE GIFTED – Season 1 | ©2017 Fox/Miller Mobley

THE GIFTED is currently in its first season on Fox, Monday nights. Matt Nix, creator of BURN NOTICE, adapted the project for television. THE GIFTED is set in Marvel’s X-Men universe, but the X-Men are nowhere to be found. Mutants are banding together against persecution by Sentinel Services, an arm of the government that “detains” anyone who does anything that might be construed as abuse of power. Ordinary humans Reed (Stephen Moyer) and Kate Strucker (Amy Acker) are astonished when both of their adolescent children, Lauren (Natalie Alyn Lind) and Andy (Percy Hynes White), suddenly demonstrate their mutant powers in […]Read On »

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RYAN HANSEN SOLVES CRIMES ON TELEVISION: Samira Wiley on Season 1 of the YouTube Red series – Exclusive Interview

Samira Wiley in RYAN HANSEN SOLVES CRIMES ON TELEVISION - Season 1 | ©2017 YouTube Red

RYAN HANSEN SOLVES CRIMES ON TELEVISION is on the streaming service YouTube Red. In it, the actor Ryan Hansen plays an absurdist version of himself, bringing his camera crew to tag along with exasperated LAPD detective Jessica Mathers, who is played by Samira Wiley. Wiley is having quite a year. Her popular character Poussey Washington died tragically in the prison dramedy ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK. Then Wiley received a Supporting Actress Emmy nomination for her work as the severely oppressed Moira in THE HANDMAID’S TALE. On the personal front, Wiley also married ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK writer/producer Lauren […]Read On »

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9JKL: Actress Liza Lapira on new CBS comedy – Exclusive Interview

Liza Lapira in 9JKL - Season 1 | ©2017 CBS/Cliff Lipson

In CBS’ new Top 20 Monday night comedy 9JKL, Mark Feuerstein plays Josh. Feuerstein created the series with his wife Dana Klein, based on a period in his life when he lived in a New York apartment with his parents next door on one side and his brother and sister-in-law on the other side. Liza Lapira plays Josh’s sister-in-law Eve. Lapira, a native New Yorker, has plenty of sitcom regular experience, including CON MAN, COOPER BARRETT’S GUIDE TO SURVIVING LIFE, SUPER FUN NIGHT, DON’T TRUST THE B**** IN APARTMENT 23, TRAFFIC LIGHT and HUFF. She’s also been in dramas including […]Read On »

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