Interview: CHUCK finale talk with co-creator Chris Fedak and actor Adam Baldwin

Adam Baldwin in CHUCK - Season 5 | ©2011 NBC/Mitchell Haaseth

CHUCK, NBC’s cult hit comedy about a good-hearted big box store worker turned international spy played by Zachary Levi, comes to an end tonight with a two-hour series finale at 8 PM. To mark the end of CHUCK’s five-year run, NBC hosted a conference call on Monday with Adam Baldwin, who has starred on the series as experienced espionage agent John Casey, one of Chuck’s handlers, and Chris Fedak, who created the series with fellow executive producer Josh Schwartz. Here are some highlights of that conversation. On what can be said about the big finale, Fedak says, “It’s going to […]Read On »


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Exclusive Interview: Morena Baccarin – from V to HOMELAND

Morena Baccarin in HOMELAND - Season 1 | ©2011 Showtime/Kent Smith

In Showtime’s new series HOMELAND, already renewed for another year, Damian Lewis plays Marine Sgt. Nicholas Brody, who was presumed dead but was rescued after eight years of captivity and torture in the Middle East. The CIA wonders if Brody has been turned into a sleeper agent, but his family – wife Jessica, played by Morena Baccarin, and their two children – are more concerned about simply reintegrating him into his home. Born in Rio de Janeiro and raised in New York, Baccarin has played all sorts of characters, but until now, she’s been best known for her work in the […]Read On »


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Book Review: WHEDONISTAS! A CELEBRATION OF THE WORLDS OF JOSS WHEDON AND THE WOMEN WHO LOVE THEM

WHEDONISTAS! A CELEBRATION OF THE WORLDS OF JOSS WHEDON AND THE WOMEN WHO LOVE THEM

Editors: Lynne M. Thomas & Deborah Stanish Price: $14.95 Publisher: Mad Norwegian Press trade paperback (available in trade paperback and Kindle) It’s rare, though not as rare as it was, for a writer/director/producer to generate a fandom all his/her own. It’s inarguable that Joss Whedon resides at the pinnacle of this group. Should the title of WHEDONISTAS! A CELEBRATION OF THE WORLDS OF JOSS WHEDON AND THE WOMEN WHO LOVE THEM need explanation, it refers to female fans of the man and his released work so far: the television series BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER, ANGEL, FIREFLY and DOLLHOUSE, the FIREFLY […]Read On »


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Exclusive Set Visit: Set visit to HUSBANDS THE SERIES – Part 2

Sean Hemeon and Cheeks in HUSBANDS

With over 100,000 viewers just two weeks into its run, HUSBANDS THE SERIES is a Web hit. Executive-produced by Jane Espenson and written by Espenson and Brad Bell, who stars in the production under his performing and character name Cheeks, HUSBANDS is a comedy about two gay men, played by Cheeks and Sean Hemeon, who marry each other while drunk and then decide to try to make the marriage work. The show consists of eleven approximately two-minute episodes that can be viewed on husbandstheseries.com. On one of the HUSBANDS’ sets, Espenson, Bell, Hemeon, director Jeff Greenstein (an executive producer/writer/director on […]Read On »


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Exclusive Interview: Alan Tudyk on SUBURGATORY, GOOD VIBES and TUCKER & DALE VS. EVIL

Alan Tudyk in SUBURGATORY - Season 1 | ©2011 ABC/Bob D'Amico

This is a good time to be Alan Tudyk, or at least a fan of Alan Tudyk. The actor is just about everywhere right now. On the big screen, he’s one of the title characters in the horror comedy TUCKER & DALE VS. EVIL, which opens Friday. On television, he can be seen as a series regular on ABC’s new sitcom SUBURGATORY, premiering Wednesday, and heard as multiple characters on MTV’s new animated comedy GOOD VIBES, about a teenaged boy who moves to a beach community in Southern California, which debuts Oct. 27. On recent home video releases, Tudyk has […]Read On »


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Exclusive: Set visit to new comedic web series HUSBANDS – Part 1

Cheeks and Sean Hemeon in HUSBANDS

In a pleasant one-story house on a quiet street in North Hollywood, two handsome young men walk down a hallway, have a friendly argument, then get into bed together. Then they do it again, and again. This is because this is a scene from HUSBANDS, the first known Marriage Equality sitcom for the Web. Produced and written by Jane Espenson, who also financed, and Brad Bell, HUSBANDS is the story of what can happen when marriage equality has passed in the U.S. at the federal level. All over the country, same-sex couples now have the same rights as opposite-sex pairs. […]Read On »


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Sneak Peak teaser clip of HUSBANDS, Jane Espenson’s new web series

HUSBANDS, a new web series from Jane Espenson

Jane Espenson is known for her work in the sci-fi/fantasy genre. Most people with an interest in the works of Joss Whedon know that Espenson has been a writer/producer on BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER, ANGEL, FIREFLY and DOLLHOUSE. She also worked on BATTLESTAR GALACTICA and CAPRICA, co-created WAREHOUSE 13, and this year wrote episodes of GAME OF THRONES and TORCHWOOD: MIRACLE DAY. However, in HUSBANDS, Espenson’s first foray as an independent producer and Internet entrepreneur, there’s only one futuristic element. In the show, which consists of 11 two-minute episodes and premieres at www. husbandstheseries.com on September 13, the Marriage Equality […]Read On »


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Exclusive Interview: Gina Torres SUITS up for new USA series

Gina Torres in SUITS - Season 1 | ©2011 USA/Frank Ockenfels

On USA’s SUITS, Thursdays at 10 and already renewed for a second season, hotshot New York lawyer Harvey Specter (Gabriel Macht) takes protégé Mike Ross (Patrick J. Adams) under his wing at the firm. Their little secret: Mike is a brilliant self-taught legal whiz who has never gone near law school, much less passed the bar. Jessica Pearson, the head of the law firm played by Gina Torres, will be much less than pleased if/when she ever finds out about this. Torres, who has often been associated with very tough women – Zoe Alleyne in FIREFLY and SERENITY, Helen Carter […]Read On »


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Exclusive Interview: OUTCASTS creator Ben Richards on his brave new world

OUTCASTS - Series 1 | ©2011 BBC

In BBC America’s new science-fiction series OUTCASTS, the Earth of the future is more ecologically messed up than it is in our present, especially following a catastrophic war. Seeking a better environment both physically and psychologically, humans settle on the planet Carpathia, but they are in for some surprises from within and without. The show stars Liam Cunningham, Eric Mabius and BATTLESTAR GALACTICA’s Jamie Bamber. Series creator Ben Richards, who wrote all the scripts for OUTCASTS (he was previously a writer on MI-5) gives us some exclusive insights into his brave new world. ASSIGNMENT X: How did you go from […]Read On »


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Exclusive Interview: The scoop on AMERICAN HORROR STORY and TERRA NOVA

Stephen Lang in TERRA NOVA - Season 1 - "Pilot" | ©2011 Fox/Brook Rushton

Tim Minear is an incredibly busy writer/producer and recently wrapped executive producing the Fox series THE CHICAGO CODE. He talked to us in this exclusive interview about what he’s been doing lately, including joining the staff on FX’s upcoming  AMERICAN HORROR STORY, created by GLEE’s Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk. ASSIGNMENT X: You said you were working on TERRA NOVA during the last days of the writers room at your previous project, THE CHICAGO CODE. Are you still involved with TERRA NOVA? TIM MINEAR: I am finishing up now. AX: How is that going? MINEAR: That went great. I came […]Read On »


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