GOTHAM: Robin Lord Taylor on playing Penguin and Season 1 – Part 1 – exclusive interview

Robin Lord Taylor is Oswald Cobblepot in GOTHAM - Season 1 | ©2015 Fox/Justin Stephens

In Fox’s GOTHAM, adapted by executive producer Bruno Heller from D.C. Comics BATMAN series, Bruce Wayne (David Mazouz) is part of the story, but he’s a young teen just beginning to learn how to defend himself. The center of the series, in its first season Mondays at 9 PM and renewed for a second, is Gotham City Police Department homicide detective Jim Gordon, played by Ben McKenzie. Gordon has to deal with trying to protect Bruce and the city from crazy rogue criminals, organized crime and a corrupt police department. This corruption includes Gordon’s partner Harvey Bullock (Donal Logue), a […]Read On »

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THE AMERICANS: Costa Ronin on AGENT CARTER, EXTANT and more – Part 2 – exclusive interview

Costa Ronin in THE AMERICANS - Season 3 | ©2015 FX/James Minchin

In Part 2 of our exclusive interview with Russia-born actor Costa Ronin, who plays Oleg Burov on FX’s THE AMERICANS, he talks further about the series and bringing his grandmother to the set, as well as his work on AGENT CARTER and EXTANT. ASSIGNMENT X: You did an episode of AGENT CARTER earlier this year. How was it going from THE AMERICANS to that? COSTA RONIN: It’s very different. It’s no different in the way of working, because I remember my first day on set of THE AMERICANS. The first time you go on the boards to do a show, […]Read On »

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AMERICAN ODYSSEY: Creators Adam Armus and Nora Kay Foster on new NBC drama – exclusive interview

AMERICAN ODYSSEY key art | ©2015 NBCUniversal

In NBC’s new drama AMERICAN ODYSSEY, Sundays at 10 PM, U.S. soldier Sgt. Odelle Ballard (Anna Friel) finds herself stranded behind enemy lines in Mali, Africa, after her squad is killed and she is left for dead by attackers who turn out to be U.S. military contractors. After Odelle  is declared dead but proof of her survival surfaces online, her husband Ron (Jim True-Frost), corporate lawyer Peter Decker (Peter Facinelli) and political reporter Harrison Walters (Jake Robinson) scramble to find out the truth and try to get Odelle home. Adam Armus and Nora Kay Foster, whose joint writing/executive producing credits […]Read On »

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BACKSTROM: Creator Hart Hanson on his new detective series – exclusive interview

Rainn Wilson in BACKSTROM - Season 1 | ©2015 Fox/Frank Ockenfels

Fox’s BACKSTROM, Thursdays at 9 PM, has been adapted by executive producer Hart Hanson from a series of books by Swedish novelist Leif G.W. Persson. Rainn Wilson plays Portland, Oregon police detective lieutenant Everett Backstrom, who is brilliant at crime-solving but astoundingly abrasive in human interactions. Hanson also adapted another series of novels, Kathy Reichs’ mysteries, into Fox’s BONES, now in its tenth season, which follows the crime-solving adventures of forensic anthropologist Dr. Temperance Brennan (Emily Deschanel) and her FBI agent husband Seeley Booth (David Boreanaz). Hanson talks about the differences between the two series, as well as the balancing […]Read On »

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THE AMERICANS: Costa Ronin chats Season 3 – Part 1 – exclusive interview

Costa Ronin in THE AMERICANS - Season 3 | ©2015 FX/Craig Blankenhorn

In FX’s THE AMERICANS, now in its third season Wednesdays at 10 PM and renewed for a fourth year, Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys play, respectively, Elizabeth and Philip Jennings. They seem like nice regular Americans in the early 1980s – but they’re really deep-cover Soviet spies. The diplomats at the Washington D.C. Soviet embassy, the Rezidentura, don’t have to pretend – the Americans know they’re all really KGB agents. Costa Ronin plays Oleg Burov. As Oleg’s father is a powerful government minister at the USSR, when he first arrived at the embassy, his comrades first assumed he got his […]Read On »

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FRESH OFF THE BOAT: Luna Blaise talks new ABC comedy – exclusive interview

Luna Blaise in FRESH OFF THE BOAT - "Showdown at the Golden Saddle" | ©2015 ABC/Ron Tom

Based on the life and memoirs of celebrity chef Eddie Huang, ABC’s Tuesday-night half-hour comedy FRESH OFF THE BOAT shows Eddie as a young teenager, played by Hudson Yang, in the early 1990s, when his father Louis (Randall Park) uproots the family from Washington, D.C. to Florida in order to open a Western-themed restaurant. Mom Jessica (Constance Wu) and Eddie and his younger brothers (played by Forrest Wheeler and Ian Chen) try to adjust to the new community. Los Angeles native Luna Blaise plays Eddie’s friend Nicole. In a phone interview, the young actress talks working on the single-camera comedy. […]Read On »

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SCORPION: Actors Eddie Kaye Thomas and Ari Stidham talks Season 1 – Exclusive Interview

Ari Stidham as Sylvester Dodd in SCORPION - Season 1 - "Going South" | ©2015 CBS Broadcasting, Inc/Sonja Flemming

CBS’ SCORPION, now in its first season Mondays at 9 PM and renewed for a second, is based on the life and work of Walter O’Brien. The real Walter O’Brien, who is one of SCORPION’s executive producers, really does have a sky-high IQ, really does recruit fellow geniuses to work for his Scorpion Computer Services company and really does help the less socially skilled ones to become better at interacting with their fellow humans. On the series SCORPION, created by Nick Santora, Walter, played by Elyes Gabel, and his now-still-small group of associates work on all sorts of cases that […]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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Beth Grant on THE MINDY PROJECT Season 3 – exclusive interview

Beth Grant in THE MINDY PROJECT - Season 3 | © 2015 Fox/Emily Shur

Prolific actress Beth Grant plays Beverly on Fox’s THE MINDY PROJECT, which has its season finale Tuesday, March 24. Grant’s character has gone from being homeless to trusted employee at the hospital where heroine Dr. Mindy Lahiri (played by series creator Mindy Kaling) works. In the show’s third season, Mindy is pregnant and about to have a baby – it’s probably a good thing Beverly is around when the doctor needs a hand. The Alabama-born Grant has done many stage, TV and film projects, including DONNIE DARKO, RAIN MAN, FLATLINERS, THE GOLDEN GIRLS, SPEED, THE X-FILES, FLAGS OF OUR FATHERS, […]Read On »

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Jussie Smollett and Taraji P. Henson on EMPIRE Season Finale – exclusive interview

Taraji P Henson in EMPIRE - Season 1 | © 2015 Fox / Michael Lavine

On Fox’s megahit EMPIRE, Wednesdays at 9 PM and renewed for a second season already, Taraji P. Henson plays Cookie Lyon, ex-wife of hip-hop record mogul Lucious Lyon (Terrence Howard) and mother of his three sons. Jussie Smollett plays talented and gay middle son Jamal, the only one to visit his mother in jail while Cookie did 17 years in order to protect Lucious for going down with her. Henson, an Oscar-nominated actress who’s a veteran of many films and TV series, has been to a number of parties like the one that Fox and FX are throwing for the […]Read On »

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