COUNTERPART: Actress Olivia Williams talks secrets in her new Showtime series – exclusive interview

Olivia Williams as Emily Burton Silk in COUNTERPART | © 2018 Showtime

The premise of Starz’s Sunday-night speculative-fiction drama COUNTERPART is that, 30 years ago, reality split and created a second universe that was at the time identical to our own. Only a privileged few know about this. They are headquartered in a complex that sits above the underground tunnel in Berlin that joins the two dimensions, which have since taken different paths. Olivia Williams plays two different versions of Emily Silk. This world’s Emily is in a coma after an accident. Her devoted husband, Howard Silk (J.K. Simmons), comes to see her every night at the hospital. Howard, a low-level functionary, […]Read On »

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CRIMINAL MINDS: Breen Frazier & Kirsten Vangsness – exclusive interview

Joe Mantegna as David Rossi in CRIMINAL MINDS | © 2018 Michael Yarish/CBS

CBS’s CRIMINAL MINDS is now in its thirteenth season on Wednesday nights. The long-lived procedural drama series has survived a lot of cast and personnel changes, chronicling the exploits of the FBI’s Behavioral Analysis Unit (BAU) as they track serial killers and other dangerous individuals. Kirsten Vangsness has been with CRIMINAL MINDS since its first season as emotionally committed, crime-scene-photo-squeamish computer expert Penelope Garcia; she has also written several episodes. Breen Frazier has been a writer/producer on the show since 2008 and is now an executive producer and show runner (with fellow exec producer Erica Messer). The actress and the […]Read On »

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LUCIFER: Former Number 6 Tricia Helfer plays the former Goddess on Season 3 – Exclusive Interview

Tricia Helfer in LUCIFER - Season 3 | ©2018 Fox/Jason Bell

In the previous season of LUCIFER, on Fox Network Monday nights, Lucifer’s Mom escaped from where she’d been held prisoner in Hell. Mom, a celestial being, took over the body of recently-deceased defense lawyer Charlotte, played by Tricia Helfer. Charlotte loves her sons, including fallen angel Lucifer (Tom Ellis) and regular angel Amenadiel (D.B. Woodside). Even though she mostly despised humans, she had an affair with extremely bewildered LAPD Detective Daniel Espinosa (Kevin Alejandro), the ex-husband of Lucifer’s detecting partner Chloe (Lauren German). At the end of Season 2, Mom left Earth to Create her own universe (she has that […]Read On »

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THE ALIENIST: Executive Producer Rosalie Swedlin chats Season 1 of new TNT drama – Exclusive Interview

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Caleb Carr’s best-selling novel THE ALIENIST has been adapted as a ten-part television series, airing Monday nights on TNT. THE ALIENIST deals with Dr. Laszlo Kreizler (Daniel Bruhl), a psychiatrist practicing in 1890s New York, who teams up with news illustrator John Moore (Luke Evans) and first NYPD female employee Sara Howard (Dakota Fanning) to track down a serial killer preying on child prostitutes. Rosalie Swedlin, one of THE ALIENIST’s executive producers, talks about how the project came together. ASSIGNMENT X: How did you find your director, Jakob Verbruggen, for THE ALIENIST?  Had you worked with him before? ROSALIE SWEDLIN: […]Read On »

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LUCIFER: Aimee Garcia chats about Season 3 and playing Ella – Exclusive Interview

Aimee Garcia in LUCIFER - Season 3 | ©2017 Fox/Jason Bell

Fox Network’s LUCIFER is now in its third season on Monday nights. Tom Ellis plays Lucifer Morningstar, the actual Devil, who has left Hell to become a nightclub owner/police consultant in Los Angeles. Lucifer has just found out that Lieutenant Marcus Pierce (Tom Welling), the new head of the police precinct where Lucifer consults, is actually the Biblical Cain. Aimee Garcia plays police forensic pathologist Ella Lopez, who has a crush on Pierce and a soft spot for Lucifer, as well as almost everyone else she knows. Like most of the other characters, she thinks Lucifer is eccentric and speaking […]Read On »

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AMERICAN CRIME STORY: Writer Tom Rob Smith on THE ASSASSINATION OF GIANNI VERSACE – Exclusive Interview

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FX’s Wednesday-night second installment of the AMERICAN CRIME STORY anthology drama series, THE ASSASSINATION OF GIANNI VERSACE, deals not only with the well-known event of the title, but of the murder spree that led up to it. Andrew Cunanan, played in the miniseries by Darren Criss, killed at least four other men – Jeffrey Trail, David Madson, Lee Miglin and William Reese – before attacking Versace, who is portrayed by Edgar Ramirez. Based in part on Maureen Orth’s nonfiction book VULGAR FAVORS, AMERICAN CRIME STORY argues that law enforcement was slow to track Cunanan due to the homophobia of the […]Read On »

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THE QUAD: Ruben Santiago-Hudson chats Season 2 of the BET drama – Exclusive Interview

THE QUAD Key Art | ©2017 BET

Created by Felicia D. Henderson and Charles Holland, THE QUAD is set at the fictional Georgia A&M University, a HBC (Historical Black College) where both the staff and students are caught up in life-changing events. Season 2 of THE QUAD launches on BET Tuesday, January 23, with university president Dr. Eva Fletcher (Anika Noni Rose) trying to figure out how to keep Georgia A&M afloat financially without having to merge with another school. Ruben Santiago-Hudson portrays Cecil Diamond, the director of the university’s marching band. Santiago-Hudson, originally from Lackawanna, New York, has a career that spans multiple disciplines and mediums. […]Read On »

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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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