HOUDINI & DOYLE: Stephen Mangan on playing Arthur Conan Doyle – Exclusive Interview

Stephen Mangan as Sherlock Holmes in HOUDINI & DOYLE - Season 1 - "The Pail of LaPier" | ©2016 Fox/Joseph Scanlon

English actor Stephen Mangan is perhaps best known in the U.S. for playing discomfited television writer Sean Lincoln in Showtime’s comedy EPISODES. Now Mangan (whose other credits include a Tony-nominated performance in a revival of THE NORMAN CONQUESTS, the title role in the TV version of DIRK GENTLY and the grown-up hero of ADRIAN MOLE: THE CAPPUCCINO YEARS) is heading up a different TV series, playing another writer. However, in Fox Network’s Monday-night mystery series HOUDINI & DOYLE, Mangan isn’t playing just any author – he’s portraying Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, creator of one Sherlock Holmes. In 1901 England, Holmes […]Read On »

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HOUDINI & DOYLE: Rebecca Liddiard chats new Fox series – Exclusive Interview

Rebecca Liddiard as Adelaide Stratton in HOUDINI & DOYLE - Season 1 - “The Monsters of the Nethermoor” | ©2016 Fox

In Fox Network’s HOUDINI & DOYLE, Rebecca Liddiard plays the third lead character, Adelaide Stratton. In 1901 London, Adelaide is the first female police constable. She’s assigned to keep an eye on the skeptical Harry Houdini (Michael Weston) and the spiritually-inclined Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (Stephen Mangan) as they investigate some very peculiar mysteries that the regular authorities are inclined to ignore. Liddiard, a Canada native, was a series regular on MSLABELED and appeared in BETWEEN, MURDOCH MYSTERIES, and the film WITH HER. At a party thrown by Fox Network for the Television Critics Association press tour, she talks about […]Read On »

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HOUDINI & DOYLE: It’s elementary for producer David Shore – Exclusive Interview

Michael Weston as Harry Houdini in HOUDINI & DOYLE - Season 1 | ©2016 Fox/Joseph Scanlon

David Shore, who created the Sherlock Holmes-like character Dr. Gregory House for Fox network’s HOUSE M.D., is now back at Fox  as an executive producer on a show about Sherlock Holmes’ real creator, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. In HOUDINI & DOYLE, Mondays at 9 PM, Michael Weston plays the famous escape artist and cynic and Stephen Mangan is the writer and major spiritualist. The two were friends in real life – in HOUDINI & DOYLE, created by David Titcher, they team up to solve crimes in 1901 England, aided by Police Constable Adelaide Stratton, portrayed by Rebecca Liddiard. ASSIGNMENT X: […]Read On »

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HOUDINI & DOYLE: Show runner David Hoselton on new Fox series – Exclusive Interview

Rebecca Liddiard, Michael Weston as Harry Houdini and Stephen Mangan as Arthur Conan Doyle IN HOUDINI & DOYLE - Season 1 | ©2016 Fox/Mitch Jenkins

David Hoselton serves as show runner and one of the executive producers on Fox Network’s HOUDINI & DOYLE, Mondays at 9 PM. In the series created by David Titcher, Harry Houdini (Michael Weston) and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (Stephen Mangan) team up with Constable Adelaide Stratton (Rebecca Liddiard) to solve possibly supernatural crimes in 1901 England. The show is a co-production of Fox, Britain’s ITV and Canada’s Shaw Media. Hoselton previously worked with fellow HOUDINI & DOYLE executive producer David Shore on Shore’s creation HOUSE, M.D. Hoselton’s other writing/producing credits include CSI: NY and CHICAGO P.D. ASSIGNMENT X: How much […]Read On »

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COOPER BARRETT’S GUIDE TO SURVIVING LIFE: Star Meaghan Rath talks Fox comedy – exclusive interview

Meaghan Rath in COOPER BARRETT'S GUIDE TO SURVIVING LIFE |©2016 Fox/Rebecca Cabage

In COOPER BARRETT’S GUIDE TO SURVIVING LIFE, Fox Network on Sundays, Jack Cutmore-Scott plays the title character. Cooper and his friends have just graduated from college and have some wild adventures. Meaghan Rath plays Kelly Bishop, a young woman whose own unpredictability sometimes helps along the craziness – and whom Cooper would like to guide into his own life. Rath spent four years on Syfy’s BEING HUMAN as the alternately upbeat and panicked ghost Sally Malik. More recently, the actress has had recurring roles on KINGDOM, BANSHEE, SECRETS & LIES and NEW GIRL. ASSIGNMENT X: Had you been looking to […]Read On »

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TV Review: BONES – Season 11 – “The Monster in the Closet”

David Boreanaz in BONES - Season 11 - "The Monster in Closet" | ©2016 Fox/Patrick McElhenney

Stars: David Boreanaz, Emily Deschanel, Michaela Conlin, TJ Thyne, Tamara Taylor, John Boyd, Pej Vahdat, Jim Beaver, Sara Rue, Sunnie Pelant Writer: Michael Peterson, series created by Hart Hanson, based on the life and writings of Kathy Reichs Director: Randy Zisk Network: Fox Network, Thursdays @ 8 PM Airdate: April 28, 2016 While BONES and CRIMINAL MINDS are both popular, long-running TV series – in fact, BONES is in its eleventh season, while CRIMINAL MINDS just wrapped theirs – and both are procedurals that deal with teams of brilliant government investigators, it seems like there isn’t a huge amount of […]Read On »

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HOUDINI & DOYLE: Creator David Titcher talks new supernatural series – exclusive interview

Michael Weston as Harry Houdini and Stephen Mangan as Arthur Conan Doyle IN HOUDINI & DOYLE - Season 1 | ©2016 Fox/Joseph Scanlon

David Titcher created TNT’s THE LIBRARIAN franchise, which led to that network’s current series THE LIBRARIANS. Now Titcher has brought his love for mixing historical fact and supernatural possibility to HOUDINI & DOYLE, on Fox Network Mondays at 9 PM . Set in 1901 London and based on the fact that famed American escape artist Harry Houdini and Sherlock Holmes author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle were in reality friends with one another for a time, HOUDINI & DOYLE brings the two men together with fictional police constable Adelaide Stratton to solve crimes that other authorities are eager to bring to […]Read On »

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BONES: Tamara Taylor on the second half of Season 11 – Exclusive Interview

Tamara Taylor in BONES -Season 11 | ©2016 Fox/Jeff Lipsky

Tamara Taylor is now in her tenth year of playing Dr. Camille Saroyan on BONES. The romantic comedy/drama procedural on Fox Network, currently Thursdays at 8 PM, is in its eleventh season; one year after BONES debuted, Taylor joined the cast as the head of the forensics lab at Washington, D.C.’s prestigious (albeit fictional) Jeffersonian Institute. This has been a challenging year for Taylor’s Cam, with multiple plot arcs. For one thing, there’s a new serial killer on the loose. For another, the lab’s entomologist, and Cam’s friend, Dr. Jack Hodgins (TJ Thyne), has lost the use of his legs in an […]Read On »

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GOTHAM: Jessica Lucas learned how to whip – exclusive interview

Jessica Lucas as Tabitha Galavan in GOTHAM | © Jeff Neumann/ FOX

In Fox Network’s Batman prequel GOTHAM, now in its second season Mondays at 8 PM, Jessica Lucas plays Tabitha Galavan, aka the Tigress. Tabitha is not quite so mad or driven as her already-ruthless and now resurrected brother Theo [James Frain], but she has no qualms about killing and she’s very handy with her whip. Lucas, originally from British Columbia, Canada, has appeared in a lot of genre fare, including the films THE COVENANT and CLOVERFIELD, starring in the EVIL DEAD remake and in the TV series CULT. She was also a regular on the revival of MELROSE PLACE and […]Read On »

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GRANDFATHERED: The cast and crew talk Season 1 – exclusive interview

Kelly Jenrette as Annelise on GRANDFATHERED | © 2016 Tommy Garcia/FOX

In Fox Network’s Tuesday-night comedy GRANDFATHERED, which has its first-season finale May 10, John Stamos plays nightclub owner Jimmy Martino. In the half-hour show’s pilot, Jimmy was stunned to find out that not only does he have a son, Gerald (Josh Peck), with old love Sara (Paget Brewster), but that Gerald has a baby daughter with his own flame Vanessa (Christina Milian). Co-executive producer/writer Sam Laybourne, executive producer/director Chris Koch and actress Kelly Jenrette, who plays Jimmy’s assistant Annelise, talk about making unexpected grandparenthood funny. SAM LAYBOURNE: It’s been great. I feel like we’ve turned a corner where we’ve been […]Read On »

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