THE COOL KIDS: David Alan Grier on new Fox comedy – Exclusive Interview

David Alan Grier in THE COOL KIDS - Season 1 | ©2018 Fox Broadcasting Co./Pamela Littky

In Fox’s Friday-night comedy THE COOL KIDS, David Alan Grier plays retirement-community resident Hank. Hank and his friends Charlie (Martin Mull) and Sid (Leslie Jordan) have their routine shaken up with the arrival of Margaret (Vicki Lawrence), a natural-born rule breaker. Grier, originally from Detroit, Michigan, studied Shakespeare at Yale. He has done his share of drama (he played Jackie Robinson in the musical THE FIRST on Broadway and can currently be seen in the new HBO movie NATIVE SON), but he’s probably better known for his comedy work. Grier was part of the original IN LIVING COLOR, and has […]Read On »

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9-1-1: Aisha Hinds talks Season 2 and being trapped in a pipe – Exclusive Interview

Aisha Hinds in 9-1-1 - Season 2 - "This Life We Choose" | ©2018 Fox Media llc/Jack Zeman

Fox’s Monday-night first-responder drama 9-1-1 is in its second season and has been renewed for a third. Aisha Hinds plays stalwart firefighter Henrietta “Hen” Wilson in the series, which is both set and shot in Los Angeles. This season, Hen has been trapped in a collapsed sewer pipe and through the start of a tense custody battle; she and her wife Karen (Tracie Thoms) are raising their young son Denny (Declan Pratt), who is the biological child of Hen’s ex Eva (Abby Brammell). (The battle ended abruptly when Eva died of a drug overdose.) Hen even got an entire episode, […]Read On »

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PROVEN INNOCENT: Executive producer Danny Strong on his new legal thriller series – Exclusive Interview

Director Danny Strong and actor Nicholas Hoult in REBEL IN THE RYE | ©2017 IFC

In Fox’s legal drama PROVEN INNOCENT, now in its first season Friday nights, a legal team in Chicago works to exonerate wrongfully convicted defendants. Among the lawyers is Madeline Scott (Rachelle Lefevre), who herself was wrongfully convicted and imprisoned for ten years for the murder of her best friend, Rosemary Lynch (Casey Tutton). While she takes on other cases, Madeline is still trying to get to the truth of Rosemary’s death. It doesn’t help that Chicago district attorney Gore Bellows (Kelsey Grammer), running for re-election, still thinks Madeline is guilty. David Elliot created PROVEN INNOCENT, and worked with executive producers […]Read On »

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PROVEN INNOCENT: Creator David Elliot on new Fox legal drama – Exclusive Interview

Vincent Kartheiser as Bodie Quick, Riley Smith as Levi Scott, Nikki M. James as Violet Price, Russell Hornsby as Easy Boudreau, Rachelle Lefevre as Madeline Scott and Kelsey Grammer as Gore Bellows in PROVEN INNOCENT | ©2018 Fox/Michael Becker

In Fox’s new Friday-night drama PROVEN INNOCENT, lawyer Madeline Scott (Rachelle Lefevre) has a very personal stake in exonerating wrongfully convicted clients. Madeline was sent to prison for ten years for a crime she did not commit, the murder of her best friend. Now Madeline is trying to find the real guilty party while she works a group of Chicago legal team, whose work is based on the real-life Innocence Project. PROVEN INNOCENT creator/executive producer David Elliot attended law school in real life. He subsequently has written and/or produced for films and TV, including KNIGHTFALL and FOUR BROTHERS. He also […]Read On »

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9-1-1: Co-creator Tim Minear on Season 2 of the first responder drama – Interview

Rockmond Dunbar, Oliver Stark, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Angela Bassett, Peter Krause, Aisha Hinds, Ryan Guzman, and Kenneth Choi in 9-1-1 - Season 2 | © 2019 FOX Broadcasting/Mathieu Young

9-1-1, Fox Networks’ Los Angeles-based first-responder drama, now in its second season on Monday nights, has just been renewed for a third season. Executive producer/show runner Tim Minear, who co-created 9-1-1 with Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk (he also works as a writer/executive producer/director on their AMERICAN HORROR STORY for FX), talks Season 2 at both a Q&A panel and a small follow-up discussion. ASSIGNMENT X: What percentage of the incidents you depict on 9-1-1 are taken from real life? TIM MINEAR: A lot of our cases are real. In fact, the ones that probably you think, “Well, that never […]Read On »

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GOTHAM: Camren Bicondova on becoming Catwoman in Season 5 – Exclusive Interview

Camren Bicondova as Selina Kyle / the future Catwoman in GOTHAM - Season 5 | ©2019 Fox/Justin Stephens

In the fifth and final season of GOTHAM, Thursday nights on Fox, Camren Bicondova’s Selina Kyle is well on her way to becoming Catwoman, just as Bruce Wayne (David Mazouz) continues his journey into being Batman. This year, Selina stabs the Joker-like Jeremiah Valeska (Cameron Monaghan). She thinks she’s killed him, but in GOTHAM, even the most determined assassination attempts can go awry. The makers of GOTHAM have announced that the series finale will jump ahead ten years, showing all of the iconic characters in their full glory. Meanwhile, Bicondova talks about Selina’s evolution. ASSIGNMENT X: Selina has come quite […]Read On »

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THE PASSAGE: Director Jason Ensler chats about the Season 1 finale – Exclusive Interview

THE PASSAGE - Season 1 - “Stay in the Light / Last Lesson” | ©2019 Fox/Erika Doss

In the two-hour first-season finale of THE PASSAGE on Fox, Monday, March 11, things change a lot for the characters, and for the whole world. Nobody is willing to say exactly what those changes are – nobody wants to give spoilers – but everybody agrees something monumental happens. In the television adaptation of Justin Cronin’s trilogy of novels, we know that government experiment Project Noah has gone terribly wrong, resulting in people becoming vampire-like Virals. Young Amy Bellafonte (Saniyya Sidney) has been exposed to the virus, but she is different from the other Virals. Former special agent Brad Wolgast (Mark-Paul […]Read On »

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THE PASSAGE: Creator Liz Heldens on Season 1 and THE ORVILLE Season 2 – Exclusive Interview

McKinley Belcher III, Brianne Howey, Jamie McShane, Saniyya Sidney, Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Caroline Chikezie, Vincent Piazza, Emmanuelle Chriqui and Henry Ian Cusick in THE PASSAGE - Season 1| ©2019 Fox/Michael Lavine

THE PASSAGE and THE ORVILLE are both genre shows on Fox Networks, but the commonality would seem to end there. THE PASSAGE, in its first season on Monday nights, is based on a trilogy of novels by Justin Cronin. In THE PASSAGE, an experiment designed to help human health has had catastrophic results, leading to a breed of vampire-like Virals. Ten-year-old Amy Bellafonte (Saniyya Sidney) is infected with the virus, but unlike the adults, she has no bloodlust, only some very special abilities. THE ORVILLE, in its second season on Thursday nights, is the creation of Seth MacFarlane, who also […]Read On »

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GOTHAM: Erin Richards on the final season and her directorial debut – Exclusive Interview

Erin Richards as Barbara Kean in GOTHAM - Season 5 | ©2019 Fox/Justin Stephens

In GOTHAM’s fifth and final season, Episode 9, “The Trial of Jim Gordon,” airing Thursday March 7 on Fox, is a special one for series regular Erin Richards. This is not so much because something major happens for Richards’s character, the volatile Barbara Kean, although that’s entirely possible. After all, Barbara has gone from being the girlfriend of Detective Gordon (Ben McKenzie) to psychotic serial killer to gang leader to ambivalent warrior who is pregnant by Gordon, courtesy of a one-afternoon-stand reunion. Barbara has major turns on a regular basis. However, the reason that GOTHAM Season 5 Episode 9 really […]Read On »

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THE PASSAGE: Henry Ian Cusick and Jamie McShane on being frenemies on the new Fox series – Exclusive Interview

Jamie McShane in THE PASSAGE - Season 1 | ©2019 Fox/Michael Lavine

On THE PASSAGE, now in its first season Monday nights on Fox, Henry Ian Cusick and Jamie McShane play best friends turned mortal enemies. Cusick’s Dr. Jonas Lear becomes obsessed with finding a cure for Alzheimer’s when his wife Elizabeth (Jennifer Ferrin) is stricken with the disease. McShane’s Dr. Tim Fanning is fascinated with Lear’s theories, and the two travel to South America – where Fanning becomes infected with a virus that turns him into a vampire-like being with superpowers, including telepathy, and a thirst for blood. Cusick earned an Emmy nomination for his work as Desmond Hume on LOST. […]Read On »

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