TCA 2011: Fox talks FRINGE and Season 4 expectations on Friday nights

Anna Torv, Jeff Pinkner, Joel Wyman, John Noble at the 37th Annual Saturn Awards | ©2011 Sue Schneider

One of the big wins for the Fox network last season was the risky move of its signature science-fiction series FRINGE from Thursday nights to Fridays – resulting in sustained ratings and giving Fox a stronghold on what has been a traditionally difficult night for them. At today’s Summer 2011 Television Critics Association session with Fox Entertianment President Kevin Reilly, he says their expectations for FRINGE going into Season 4 on Fridays is more of the same. “One of the good things of having a strong network is we can support creative shows that should be on the air,” says […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: FRINGE actor John Noble talks about Season 4 of the Fox series

John Noble in FRINGE - Season Three - "Marionette" | ©2010 Fox/Liane Hentscher

While speaking with John Noble at last week’s Saturn Awards where he took home a Best Supporting Actor prize for his work on the Fox series FRINGE, ASSIGNMENT X caught up with him for this exclusive chat about the forthcoming Season 4. While he was tight-lipped about revealing too many secrets, he did give his thoughts on what he would like to see happen now that Joshua Jackson’s character Peter has ceased to exist on the show after saving the universe in the Season 3 finale. “I haven’t talked to the writers,” Noble admits. “I try to get stuff out […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: Linda Hamilton and the future of THE TERMINATOR franchise – Part 2

Linda Hamilton in TERMINATOR 2: JUDGMENT DAY

Linda Hamilton considered the mother of the future by fans of her portrayal of Sarah Connor in THE TERMINATOR and TERMINATOR 2: JUDGMENT DAY is one of the nicest and most intelligent women you would ever want to meet. The actress just wrapped up a successful season on NBC’s CHUCK, and is ready for more. ASSIGNMENT X continued our chat with Ms. Hamilton fresh off the set of her new film, a thriller called RIGHT NEXT DOOR. We found out a lot of back-story on her involvement with THE TERMINATOR franchise, why there is such a resurgence in interest, and […]Read On »

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TV Review: SMALLVILLE – Season 10 – “Finale Pt. 1 & 2” – Series Finale

Tom Welling in SMALLVILLE - Season 10 - "Finale Pt. 1 & 2" | ©2011 The CW/Jack Rowand

  Starring: Tom Welling, Erica Durance, Justin Hartley, Cassidy Freeman, Allison Mack Writers: Al Septien & Turi Meyer (Pt. 1), Brian Peterson & Kelly Souders (Pt. 2) Directors: Kevin Fair (Pt. 1) , Greg Beeman (Pt. 2) Network: The CW, airs Friday nights Original Telecast: May 13, 2011 Friday the 13th proves to be unlucky (and lucky, pending on how you look at it) for SMALLVILLE fans, as the show finally ends its ten-year run on this unfortunate date with the moment we’ve all been waiting for … a wedding! Alright, that’s not what we really want from SMALLVILLE. What […]Read On »

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Exclusive Breaking News: Linda Hamilton on CHUCK Season 5 renewal

Linda Hamilton in CHUCK - Season 4 | ©2011 NBC/Mitchell Haaseth

CHUCK was just picked up for a fifth and final season and ASSIGNMENT X had the opportunity to interview Linda Hamilton yesterday to ask her about the pick-up. “It got picked up for thirteen apparently,” said Hamilton.  “It was one of those things where I wanted to call my people and ask if it’s true even though they sent it to me.” As to whether or not she’s returning to CHUCK Season 5 next year, Hamilton teases, “I’m looking forward to going back next year. I want even more! It’s hard once you’ve started to sit back and not do […]Read On »

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TV Review: FRINGE – Season 3 – “The Day We Died” – Season Finale

John Noble in FRINGE - Season 3 - "The Day We Died" | ©2011 Fox/Liane Hentscher

Cast: Anna Torv, Joshua Jackson, John Noble, Lance Reddick, Jasika Nicole Director: Joe Chappelle Writers: Jeff Pinker, J. H. Wyman, Akiva Goldsman Network: Fox, Airs Fridays Original Telecast: May 7, 2011 Warning spoilers ahead … They didn’t just really kill off Peter (Joshua Jackson) on FRINGE, right? I mean that would be outrageous. That would be the biggest twist/development on the show ever. That would be totally freaking awesome. Don’t get me wrong. I love the character (and Jackson playing the role has grown on me) but just the fact that they would kill off one of the main characters […]Read On »

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Former LOST star Michelle Rodriguez was disappointed with finale

Michelle Rodriguez in BATTLE: LA | ©2011 Sony Pictures

While chatting with actress Michelle Rodriguez yesterday to promote her new alien invasion flick BATTLE: LA (which opens March 11), we couldn’t resist asking her what she thought about the finale of LOST (a show in which she played Ana Lucia Cortez). “Come on – heaven and hell, man?” says Rodriguez. “I thought you guys were going to get scientific with it, other dimensions with it, like [Stephen]  Hawking’s with it, but no man,  you had to go the heaven and hell route.  It really gnarlied me out.  I was saddened by that. I thought they were going to go […]Read On »

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