Exclusive Interview: J. August Richards on MARVEL’S AGENTS OF SHIELD – Part 1

J. August Richards in MARVEL'S AGENTS OF SHIELD - Season 1 - "End of the Beginning" | © 2014 ABC/Kelsey McNeal

Viewers of ABC’s MARVEL’S AGENTS OF SHIELD, in its first season Tuesdays at 8 PM, were dealt a huge shock with the episode “Turn, Turn, Turn.” Airing just after the theatrical release of CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER, it dealt (like SOLDIER) with the revelation that S.H.I.E.L.D. had from its inception been infiltrated by the proto-Nazi organization HYDRA, which has now revealed itself and is wreaking havoc. This is terrible for the series regulars – team leader Agent Phil Coulson (Clark Gregg), Melinda May (Ming-Na Wen), Leo Fitz (Iain De Caestecker), Jemma Simmons (Elizabeth Henstridge) and Skye (Chloe Bennet), who’ve […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: Ashley Madekwe on SALEM and REVENGE

SALEM poster - Season 1 | ©2014 WGN America

SALEM, WGN America’s first scripted dramatic series, airing Sundays at 10 PM, deals with the suspicions of witchcraft in that colony during the late seventeenth century. In series creators Adam Simon and Brannon Braga’s version of events, witches are real, very scary – and have a gift for framing other people for their sometimes bloody deeds. Some of the characters are invented, but some, like Ashley Madekwe’s Tituba, are people documented in history. Tituba was a slave who was tried for witchcraft, though there are conflicting opinions on her ethnicity and nationality. In Arthur Miller’s play THE CRUCIBLE, Tituba unwittingly […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: Sean Hayes on GRIMM and HOLLYWOOD GAME NIGHT

Jane Lynch in HOLLYWOOD GAME NIGHT - Season 2 | ©2013 NBC/Trae Patton

Sean Hayes is famous as an actor – eight seasons as Jack McFarland on the half-hour comedy WILL & GRACE, nine months on Broadway in the revival of the musical PROMISES, PROMISES, the recent SEAN SAVES THE WORLD – but he’s perhaps even more prolific as a producer. Hazy Mills, the production company run by Hayes and partner Todd Milliner, currently has four shows on the air: GRIMM is in its third season, picked up for a fourth, and HOLLYWOOD GAME NIGHT is in its first on NBC, while HOT IN CLEVELAND is in its fifth season and THE SOUL […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: Shane Brennan on NCIS: LOS ANGELES Season 5 and beyond

LL Cool J is Agent Sam Hanna in NCIS: LOS ANGELES - Season 5 - "Three Hearts" | ©2014 CBS/Cliff Lipson

NCIS: LOS ANGELES, now in its fifth season on CBS, Tuesdays at 9 PM, is one of the most successful scripted series on television. One of its few peers to enjoy even greater success is its progenitor, NCIS, now in its eleventh season on CBS, Tuesdays at 8 PM. To no one’s surprise, both have been renewed for next season. Shane Brennan created NCIS: LOS ANGELES while he was still the show runner on NCIS, following the departure of that series’ creator (with Don McGill) Donald Bellisario. For the first few years of NCIS: LOS ANGELES, Brennan was show runner on […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: Susan Sullivan on CASTLE Season 6

Susan Sullivan in CASTLE - Season 6 | ©2014 ABC/Bob D'Amico

On CASTLE, now in its sixth season and renewed for a seventh on ABC, Mondays at 10, successful novelist Richard Castle (Nathan Fillion) has gotten engaged to his lover and muse NYPD homicide detective Kate Beckett (Stana Katic). Castle’s college student daughter Alexis, played by Molly C. Quinn, likes Kate and is okay with the match. Castle’s actress mother Martha, played by Susan Sullivan, is delighted. Earlier this season, Martha had a brief reunion with Castle’s superspy father Jackson Hunt, played by James Brolin – their first since Castle was conceived.Jackson left Martha and Castle both convinced that he’d used […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: Rachael Taylor talks about CRISIS mode

Rachael Taylor in CRISIS - Season 1 | ©2014 NBC/James Dimmock

In NBC’s CRISIS, Sundays at 10 PM, a group of terrorists has kidnapped a bus full of teenagers who happen to belong to some of the most important families on Earth – the children of the wealthy, the influential and even the U.S. President. The F.B.I. and the Secret Service are both trying to rescue the children before something terrible happens. One of the Federal agents on the case is Susie Dunn, played by Rachael Taylor. It’s believed that Susie is the aunt of one of the kidnap victims, Amber Fitch (Halston Sage). In fact, Susie is Amber’s mother, but […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: Christopher Meloni on SURVIVING JACK

Christopher Meloni in SURVIVING JACK - Season 1 | ©2014 Fox/Christopher Fragapane

Christopher Meloni is so associated with his long-running TV drama roles, especially NYPD detective Elliot Stabler on twelve years of LAW & ORDER: SVU and prison inmate Chris Keller on HBO’s OZ, plus last year’s turns as heroic Col. Nathan Hardy in MAN OF STEEL and principled Leo Durocher in 42, people tend to forget he has a lighter side. Meloni voiced Spike in DINOSAURS, appeared as different characters in the first two HAROLD & KUMAR films, had a wryly amusing guest turn on Season 5 of TRUE BLOOD and can currently be seen on the big screen as a […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: Benjamin Stockham puts the boy in ABOUT A BOY

Benjamin Stockham in ABOUT A BOY - Season 1 | ©2014 NBC/Chris Haston

Actor Benjamin Stockham is only thirteen years old, but he’s been acting since he was five. Not only is he a film (QUARANTINE, SIMON SAYS) and television (1600 PENN, SONS OF TUCSON) veteran, he’s also remarkably quick with ad-libbed one-liners. At a Q&A panel with the Television Critics Association for NBC’s new series ABOUT A BOY, adapted for television by Jason Katims from Nick Hornsby’s novel, Stockham is seated with Katims and cast mates Minnie Driver, David Walton and Al Madrigal. When someone says to Stockham, “You’re either an exceptional young actor or you’re just like your character. Which is […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: Penny Johnson Jerald on CASTLE Season 6

Penny Johnson Jerald in CASTLE - Season 6 | ©2014 ABC/Bob D'Amico

Actress Penny Johnson Jerald has spent the last three years playing NYPD Captain Victoria Gates on ABC’s CASTLE, Mondays at 10 PM. Gates is the mostly no-nonsense boss of homicide detective Kate Beckett (Stana Katic) and, although the captain isn’t technically the boss of Beckett’s fiancé Richard Castle (Nathan Fillion), the top cop has no trouble telling him what to do, either. As CASTLE fans will recall, Gates came in after the murder of her well-loved predecessor, Captain Roy Montgomery, played by Ruben Santiago-Hudson, which was a major plot point. Jerald is used to series with big story twists – […]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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