MADAM SECRETARY producer Lori McCreary hails to the chief – Exclusive Interview

Tea Leoni in MADAM SECRETARY - Season 1 | ©2014 CBS/Craig Blankenhorn

On CBS’ MADAM SECRETARY, Sundays at 8 PM, Tea Leoni stars as Elizabeth McCord, a CIA analyst who is promoted to U.S. Secretary of State when the previous occupant of that position dies under suspicious circumstances. The freshman series is a success; it is also the first scripted television series from Revelations Entertainment, the production company headed up by Morgan Freeman (yes, the Oscar-winning actor) and Lori McCreary, both of whom are executive producers on MADAM SECRETARY, along with series creator Barbara Hall. McCreary opens a Q&A session that CBS holds with the executive producers and cast for the Television […]Read On »

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CONSTANTINE actor Charles Halford raises hell – Exclusive Interview

Charles Halford as Chas in CONSTANTINE - Season 1 | ©2014 NBC/Paul Drinkwater

In NBC’s new Friday-night 10 PM series CONSTANTINE, based on DC Comics’ HELLBLAZER, the title character (Matt Ryan) battles demons in the hope of possibly saving his own soul. One of Constantine’s few allies is his friend Chas Chandler, played by Charles Halford. Halford recently tangled with demons of a different sort as the unnerving Reggie Ledoux in TRUE DETECTIVE. The Utah-born actor has also appeared in features including DARLING COMPANION and FLUTTER and has had recurring roles on THE EVENT and AGENTS OF SHIELD. At an event held by NBC for the Television Critics Association, Halford talks about what […]Read On »

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FOREVER creator Matthew Miller on Season 1 of the ABC series – Exclusive Interview

Ioan Gruffudd in FOREVER - Season 1 | ©2014 ABC/Bob D'Amico

In ABC’s freshman series FOREVER, Tuesdays at 10 PM, Ioan Gruffudd plays Dr. Henry Morgan, a medical examiner attached to the NYPD who sometimes seems similarities to older cases – because Henry is actually 250 years old. He can be killed, but always resurrects nearby, naked and in water; he’s spent his existence trying to figure out why. Having had his heart broken repeatedly by outliving the women he loves, Henry is reluctantly drawn to the NYPD homicide detective (Alana de la Garza) he works with; he’s also worried about the health of his long-ago adopted son (Judd Hirsch), who […]Read On »

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GETTING ON with actress Niecy Nash – Exclusive Interview

Niecy Nash in GETTING ON - Season 1 | ©2014 HBO/Lacey Terrell

Actress Niecy Nash is having a busy time in the world of half-hour comedy. She’s currently in Season 2 of HBO’s GETTING ON, Sundays at 10:30 PM. It’s also been announced that TV Land’s THE SOUL MAN, which sees Nash playing the wife of series co-creator Cedric the Entertainer’s soul singer-turned-preacher character, has been renewed for a fourth season. California native Nash, whose first name is pronounced Nee-see (her birth name is Carol Denise Ensley), has plenty of acting experience in the half-hour comedy realm, having played Deputy Raineesha Williams in eighty-eight episodes of RENO 911, as well as appearing […]Read On »

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SUPERNATURAL guest star Rob Benedict has a God complex – Exclusive Interview

Rob Benedict as Chuck and Jared Padalecki as Sam in SUPERNATURAL - "The Real Ghostbusters" | ©2009 The CW/David Gray

On SUPERNATURAL, now in its tenth(!) season on the CW, Tuesdays at 9 PM, a lot of weird stuff happens as brothers Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean Winchester (Jensen Ackles) continue to hunt monsters and grapple with demons, angels and you-name-its. However, one of the stranger things within this strange universe, created by Eric Kripke, was the character of Chuck Shurley, pen name Carver Edlund, played by Rob Benedict. Chuck, albeit a nerd, was a Prophet of the Lord, who actually foresaw the adventures of the Winchesters, which he wrote as novels, which developed a cult following – within the […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: BHOPAL: A PRAYER FOR RAIN actor Kal Penn and director Ravi Kumar

Kal Penn in BHOPAL: A PRAYER FOR RAIN | ©2014 Revolver

Although a number of documentaries have been made on the subject, BHOPAL: A PRAYER FOR RAIN is the first scripted drama about the lead-up to and fallout from the explosion of the American-owned Union Carbide plant in Bhopal, India, a disaster that killed at least 10,000 people. Director Ravi Kumar, who co-wrote the screenplay with David Brooks, and leading man Kal Penn, probably best known as the star of the HAROLD AND KUMAR comedy films, get on the phone together with Assignment X to discuss their work on BHOPAL. ASSIGNMENT X: You’ve said that the book BHOPAL – LESSONS OF […]Read On »

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Actress Frances O’Connor talks THE MISSING – Exclusive Interview

Frances O'Connor in THE MISSING - Season 1 | ©2014 Starz

In Starz’s new eight-part miniseries THE MISSING, premiering this weekend on the network and already available on Starz on Demand, we toggle back and forth between 2006 and the present. In 2006, Frances O’Connor’s Emily and James Nesbitt’s Tony are happily married, living in London and visiting France with their young son Oliver (Oliver Hunt). During one instant, Tony turns to look at a football game – and Oliver vanishes. Eight years later, Emily and Tony remain devastated. Emily has tried to move on with a new marriage. Tony remains actively obsessed with finding Oliver – and then turns up […]Read On »

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STARRY EYES star Alex Essoe sells her soul to Hollywood – Exclusive Interview

Alex Essoe in STARRY EYES | ©2014 MPI Media Group

If you thought being a ballerina in the cutthroat world of dance was enough to drive a young woman mad, just try making it as an actress in the psychopathic town of Hollywood. It’s a place that’s hell itself for the uncountable hopefuls it’s chewed up and out, no more so than for those who’ve debased themselves to climb its ladder. But when that leg up is given by the devil’s minions, selling one’s soul to Hollywood takes on a whole new horrific meaning for one particular hopeful named Sarah, who endures a terrifying series of auditions, and then far […]Read On »

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AGENTS OF SHIELD star Nick Blood on Season 2 – Exclusive Interview

Nick Blood in Marvel's AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D | © 2014 ABC/Florian Schneider

Actor Nick Blood has joined the regular cast of ABC’S MARVEL’S AGENTS OF SHIELD in its second season, Tuesdays at 9 PM, as mercenary turned special agent Lance Hunter. The London-born Blood was recently seen on U.S. TV screens in the PBS airings of THE BLETCHLEY CIRCLE and last year appeared on stage in Los Angeles. When ABC and Disney have a press event for the second season premiere of SHIELD, Blood is there, wearing Day-Glo green tennis shoes, which he claims his mother insists he don for safety when he’s on his bike at night. He’s on his own […]Read On »

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Executive Producer Betsy Beers talks HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER – Exclusive Interview

Viola Davis as Professor Annalise Keating, Billy Brown as Nate, Alfred Enoch as Wes, Jack Falahee as Conner, Katie Findlay as Rebecca, Aja Naomi King as Michaela, Matt McGorry as Asher, Karla Souza as Laurel, Charlie Weber as Frank and Liza Weil as Bonnie in HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER - Season 1 | ©2014 ABC/Craig Sjodin

Shonda Rhimes effectively owns Thursdays on ABC. She’s the executive producer on all three of the network’s hour-long dramas that night – GREY’S ANATOMY at 8 PM, SCANDAL at 9 PM and freshman hit HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER at 10 PM. Rhimes created the first two; MURDER was created by Peter Nowalk, who previously served as a writer/producer on GREY’S and SCANDAL. Betsy Beers is Rhimes’ partner in the ShondaLand production company and an executive producer on all three shows. She’s present at ABC’s HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER for the Television Critics Association. The series stars […]Read On »

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