UNDERGROUND: Jurnee Smollett-Bell & Aldis Hodge – exclusive interview

Jurnee Smollett-Bell As Rosalee in UNDERGROUND on WGN | © 2016 WGN

In WGN America’s UNDERGROUND, Wednesday nights in its first season and renewed for a second, Jurnee Smollett-Bell and Aldis Hodge star as, respectively, Rosalee and Noah. It’s 1857. Noah has worked out a plan for himself and several others to escape from the plantation where they are held in slavery – a plan that gets radically accelerated when Rosalee has to defend herself from attack by a rapacious oversee and consequently must run for her life. Eventually, the two begin working together as they unknowingly help pave the way for the Underground Railroad, which conducted many slaves to freedom over […]Read On »

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BONES star Michaela Conlin on favorite episodes and more – Exclusive Interview

Michaela Conlin in BONES - Season 10 | ©2014 Fox/Brian Bowen Smith

Fox’s BONES is now in its tenth season, currently airing Thursdays at 9 PM. Michaela Conlin, who has played artist/computer whiz Angela Montenegro for all two hundred BONES episodes (and counting) makes herself available for a brief chat about her favorite moments from last season and what else she’s been doing. ASSIGNMENT X: You probably can’t talk much about Season 10 yet, but do you have a favorite episode or a favorite scene from Season 9? MICHAELA CONLIN: I really loved the wedding [of Emily Deschanel’s Brennan and David Boreanaz’s Booth]. Definitely, the wedding was a highlight, as was the […]Read On »

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Jeffrey Reiner gets cozy in THE AFFAIR – exclusive interview

Dominic West and Ruth Wilson star in THE AFFAIR on Showtime | © 2014 Showtime

Showtime’s THE AFFAIR, Sundays at 10 PM, chronicles the growing relationship between Noah (Dominic West) and Alison (Ruth Wilson), both married to other people. In the drama created by Sarah Treem, we hear both their versions of events as the two are separately interviewed by police about a crime. The first season is ten episodes long, with two more seasons planned if all goes well. Jeffrey Reiner, one of THE AFFAIR’s executive producers, directed the series pilot as well as other episodes. Reiner has been a producer/director on many other series, including HELIX, AWAKE and FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS. Following an […]Read On »

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Interview: Taylor Kitsch talks THE NORMAL HEART and LONE SURVIVOR

Mark Ruffalo and Taylor Kitsch in THE NORMAL HEART | ©2014 HBO/Jojo Whilden

This is a great week and a half for Taylor Kitsch. The actor, originally from British Columbia, Canada, shot to fame as high school football player Tim Riggins in five seasons of the series FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS and subsequently starred in the big-screen features JOHN CARTER, BATTLESHIP and SAVAGES. Sunday, May 25, Kitsch can be seen on HBO in the premiere of director Ryan Murphy’s film version of Larry Kramer’s play THE NORMAL HEART; Kitsch stars as Bruce Niles, a gay man coping with the AIDS crisis in 1981, when the disease had barely been identified and was being actively […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview with THE RED ROAD’s Aaron Guzikowski and Bridget Carpenter

Jason Momoa stars in THE RED ROAD | © 2014 Sundance

In Sundance Channel’s new six-episode series THE RED ROAD, premiering Thursday Feb. 27 at 9 PM, a contemporary Native American tribe (fictional, albeit based on the Ramapaugh tribe) in the Ramapo Mountains on the New York/New Jersey border dwell in sometimes touchy but generally peaceful coexistence with the mostly white inhabitants of the town down the road. Détente is threatened by two events – Jean Jensen (played by Julianne Nicholson), wife of sheriff’s deputy Harold Jensen (played by Martin Henderson) is involved in an accident, and their former high-school classmate, the dangerous Phillip Kopus (Jason Momoa) returns to the area […]Read On »

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Interview: Connie Britton on NASHVILLE Season 2 and AMERICAN HORROR STORY

Connie Britton in NASHVILLE - Season 2 | ©2013 ABC/Bob D'Amico

NASHVILLE, created by Callie Khouri, is now in its second season on ABC, Wednesday nights at 10 PM. The show follows the occasionally intertwined lives of two country music stars, veteran Rayna Jaymes, played by Connie Britton, and rising newcomer Juliette Barnes, portrayed by Hayden Panettiere. Known for both television and film, Britton has been steadily employed as a series regular in 2006 when, following an arc on 24, she began her five-season stint as beloved high school football coach’s wife Tami Taylor on FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS, reprising her role from the 2004 feature. When FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS ended, Britton […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: HUSBANDS THE SERIES Season 2 talk from co-creator Jane Espenson

Alessandra Torresani, Brad “Cheeks” Bell and Sean Hemion in HUSBANDS THE SERIES - Season 2 | ©2012 Brad Bell and Jane Espenson

HUSBANDS THE SERIES has made all kinds of news since its first season premiered last year. The Web series about two men, performer Cheeks (Brad “Cheeks” Bell) and baseball player Brady (Sean Hemion), who get legally married while drunk in Vegas and decide to try to make things work, was written up in the New Yorker and Time Magazine, and became the first ongoing Internet show to be honored with its own panel by the Los Angeles branch of the Paley Center for Media. The first season of HUSBANDS THE SERIES, also starring Alessandra Torresani as Cheeks’ inebriated best friend […]Read On »

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THE RITE is one of the Blu-ray and DVD picks this week

THE RITE | © 2011 Warner Home Video

Your time is short. We know this. So in order to expedite your buying and Netflix decision making, we provide you with a list of the cool and not-so-cool titles coming out for movies, television and everything in-between. So put your feet up, grab some popcorn and check out this week’s selections. MOVIES THE RITE – Unlike the recent demonic possession films that have come out of late – THE LAST EXORCISM, THE EXORCISM OF EMILY ROSE – is a taut supernatural thriller that does a good job of keeping you guessing as to where the flick is going. A […]Read On »

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