Exclusive Interview: CULT star Robert Knepper on the CW series and R.I.P.D. – Part 2

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In Part 2 of our exclusive interview with Robert Knepper, we talk more about his dual role of actor Roger Reeves and Reeves’ TV character, cult leader Billy Grimm, in the CW’s CULT, plus Knepper’s one-time return to his PRISON BREAK character T-Bag on BREAKOUT KINGS and his recent and upcoming film roles. ASSIGNMENT X: After PRISON BREAK, you did HEROES, and then you reprised T-Bag on BREAKOUT KINGS – how was it going back to him? KNEPPER: I remember Nick Santora [co-creator of BREAKOUT KINGS, who had been a writer/co-executive producer on PRISON BREAK] calling me up and saying, […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: RED WIDOW star Goran Visnjic on playing a mob boss

Goran Visnjic in RED WIDOW - Season 1 - "The Recorder" | ©2013 ABC/Sergei Bachlakov

ABC’s RED WIDOW, Sunday nights at 10 PM, is based on the Dutch series PENOZA. In the U.S. version, adapted by executive producer Melissa Rosenberg, Radha Mitchell stars as the title character, Marta Walraven, a suburban wife and mom whose world turns upside-down when her pot-dealing husband is murdered. Marta winds up working with mob boss Christian Schiller, played by Goran Visnjic, in the hopes of finding out who killed her spouse and to clear her husband’s considerable debts. Visnjic began his acting career in his native Croatia(then still part of Yugoslavia). He appeared in Michael Winterbottom’s 1997 feature WELCOME […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: CULT star Robert Knepper on his CW thriller – Part 1

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The CW’s CULT, created by FARSCAPE’s Rockne S. O’Bannon and playing Friday nights at 9 PM, is a hard show to describe but a fun one to watch for those who are into mind-bending thrillers. In the world of CULT, there is a CW TV series called CULT, which stars Robert Knepper’s character, actor Roger Reeves, as charismatic but dangerous cult leader Billy Grimm. Roger may or may not be aware that the show seems to be affecting some of its viewers, including the brother of journalist Jeff Sefton (Matt Davis). Jeff teams up with CULT production assistant Skye (Jessica […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: THE NEIGHBORS creator Dan Fogelman on his ABC series

Ian Patrick, Tim Jo, Simon Templeman, Toks Olagundoye, Isabella Cramp, Jami Gertz, Lenny Venito, Clara Mamet, Max Charles in THE NEIGHBORS - Season 1 | ©2012 ABC/Bob D'Amico

In ABC’s freshman comedy series THE NEIGHBORS, Wednesdays at 8:30 PM, the Weaver family, headed up by mom Debbie (Jami Gertz) and dad Marty (Lenny Venito), move to an idyllic-looking suburban development – that turns out to be entirely populated by aliens stuck on this planet after they’ve lost their ability to return to home planet Zabvron. The aliens take their names from human sports celebrities, so the Weavers’ next-door neighbors – and tentative new friends – are dubbed Larry Bird (Simon Templeman) and Jackie Joyner-Kersee (Toks Olagundouye). The results are multiculturalism at a wider range than mere terrestrial folks […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: Troian Bellisario on PRETTY LITTLE LIARS and EXILES

Troian Bellisario in PRETTY LITTLE LIARS - Season 3 - "A dAngerous gAme" | ©2013 ABC/Eric McCandless

PRETTY LITTLE LIARS is now reaching the climax of its third season, Tuesday nights at 8 PM on ABC Family. The series started with a murder and has continued to pile on suspense and plot twists for three years. Troian Bellisario, who plays driven “Liar” Spencer Hastings, has just finished doing a panel for the press about PRETTY LITTLE LIARS, where she replied to a question about what’s been the biggest surprise for her so far in playing her character Spencer: “Especially this season, there have been a lot, and I think that’s what so great about the show is […]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: Adan Canto discusses THE FOLLOWING

Adan Canto in THE FOLLOWING - Season 1 | ©2013 Fox/Michael Lavine

On THE FOLLOWING, Fox Monday nights at 9 PM, Kevin Bacon’s deeply troubled former but re-deputized FBI agent Ryan Harding is trying desperately to round up the serial killing followers of imprisoned but confident puppet master Joe Carroll, played by James Purefoy. One of Joe’s so-far most devoted disciples is Adan Canto’s character Paul Torres, and you have to feel at least a little sorry for the guy. True, Paul is a homicidal kidnapper, but not only is he entangled in an emotionally and physically complex three-way romance with fellow Joe followers Jacob (Nico Tortorella) and Emma (Valorie Curry), but […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: The creators of ONCE UPON A TIME chat about the rest of Season 2

MEGHAN ORY, EMILIE DE RAVIN, ROBERT CARLYLE, JARED S. GILMORE, JENNIFER MORRISON, JOSH DALLAS, GINNIFER GOODWIN, LANA PARRILLA

In ABC’s ONCE UPON A TIME, Sundays at 8 PM, a lot of fairytale characters – including Snow White (Ginnifer Goodwin), Prince Charming (Josh Dallas), Jiminy Cricket aka Archie Hopper ((Raphael Sbarge), Regina aka the Wicked Queen (Lana Parrilla) and Mr. Gold aka Rumplestiltskin (Robert Carlyle) – have been relocated by a curse from Fairytale Land to Storybrooke, Maine. In Season 1, none of the characters, with the exceptions ofRegina and Rumplestiltskin, remembered who they were. Thanks to Emma (Jennifer Morrison), the grown daughter of Snow and Charming, and her young son Henry (Jared Gilmore), the curse was broken at […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: John Krasinski on the end of THE OFFICE

John Krasinski in THE OFFICE - Season 9 - "Moving On" | ©2013 NBC/Chris Haston

For nine seasons, NBC’s American version of THE OFFICE, a half-hour comedy developed by Greg Daniels from the British series created by Ricky Gervais & Stephen Merchant, has brought audiences into a seemingly mundane workplace that turned out to be a setting for hilarity, heartbreak and romance and for all nine seasons, John Krasinski has played the exceptionally decent Jim Halpert. Jim’s romance with coworker Pam Beesly (Jenna Fischer) has been one of the key plot threads throughout the series. Massachusetts native Krasinski had a relatively short acting resume when THE OFFICE began on NBC in 2005. Since then, he’s […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: PARADE’S END director Susanna White talks about the HBO mini-series

Benedict Cumberbatch in PARADE'S END | ©2013 HBO/Nick Briggs

HBO’s five-hour miniseries PARADE’S END, based on a series of four novels by Ford Madox Ford, concerns the relationship between upper-class, deeply ethical Christopher Tietjens, played by Benedict Cumberbatch, his adulterous wife, played by Rebecca Hall, and the suffragette he falls for, played by Adelaide Clemens, before, during and after WWI. Running this Tuesday through Thursday, PARADE’S END has been adapted for the screen by famed dramatist Tom Stoppard, with all episodes directed by Susanna White. White, an Englishwoman, got her start as a director on an episode of the BLEAK HOUSE series and has subsequently gone between feature films, episodics […]Read On »

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