Exclusive Interview: THE BRIDGE star Annabeth Gish on the new FX series

Annabeth Gish in THE BRIDGE - Season 1 | ©2013 FX/Frank Ockenfels

In FX’s freshman series THE BRIDGE, Wednesday nights at 10 PM, beleaguered Juarez,Mexico police detective Marco Ruiz (Demian Bechir) teams up with emotionally damaged El Paso,Texas police detective Sonya Cross (Diane Kruger) to solve crimes that straddle the border of their two towns and nations. Besides his massive on the job troubles, Marco has gotten into hot water with his wife (Catalina Sandino Moreno) by sleeping with wealthy Texas widow Charlotte Millwright, played by Annabeth Gish.Charlotte has her own border-crossing issues, namely a tunnel on her property that leads to Juarez, with dangerous parties on both sides wanting to use […]Read On »

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TV Review: WILFRED – Season 3 – “Stagnation”

Jason Gann and Elijah Wood in WILFRED - Season 3 - "Stagnation" | ©2013 FX/Prashant Gupta

Stars: Elijah Wood, Jason Gann, Dorian Brown, Kristen Schaal, Chris Klein Writer: Jason Gann, series created by Jason Gann & Adam Zwar, adapted for American television by David Zuckerman Director: Randall Einhorn Network: FX, Thursdays @ 10 PM Airdate: August 22, 2013 WILFRED can be gross and weird and a bunch of other stuff. Sometimes it’s funny, sometimes it’s just startling. However, “Stagnation,” an episode that combines rape jokes, eugenics and dog breeding is a bridge too far for this reviewer. Ryan (Elijah Wood) is getting enough in rent from boarder Anne (Kristen Schaal) that he’s not inspired to get […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: Matthew Lillard crosses THE BRIDGE

Matthew Lillard in THE BRIDGE - Season 1 - "ID" | ©2013 FX/Byron Cohen

In THE BRIDGE, now in its first season on FX Wednesday nights at 10 PM,Juarez,Mexico police detective Marco Ruiz (Demian Bechir) and El Paso,Texas police detective Sonya Cross (Diane Kruger) wind up working together on a homicide case that spans both their jurisdictions. Matthew Lillard’s character, reporter Daniel Frye, is often more a hindrance than a help, partly because he’s unethical and partly because he starts out as an alcoholic drug user, though as of last week’s episode, he’s trying to clean up his act. California native Lillard has been in a wide variety of fare, mostly in feature films […]Read On »

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TV Review: WILFRED – Season 3 – “Distance”

Dwight Yoakam in WILFRED - Season 3 - "Distance" | ©2013 FX/Prashant Gupta

Stars: Elijah Wood, Jason Gann, Dorian Brown, Dwight Yoakam Writer: Jacob Young, series created by Jason Gann & Adam Zwar, adapted for American television by David Zuckerman Director: Randall Einhorn Network: FX, Thursdays @ 10 PM Airdate: August 15, 2013 There aren’t too many shows that can get away with jokes about castration. GAME OF THRONES and TRUE BLOOD show the act, but it’s not meant to be funny. To be fair, the WILFRED episode “Distance” doesn’t actually have emasculation, so levity is a little more possible here. How exactly does Ryan (Elijah Wood) get from obsessing over a crayon […]Read On »

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TV Review: WILFRED – Season 3 – “Sincerity”

Jenny Mollen in WILFRED - Season 3 - "Sincerity" | ©2013 FX/Prashant Gupta

Stars: Elijah Wood, Jason Gann, Fiona Gubelmann, Jenny Mollen Writer: Jason Gann, series created by Jason Gann & Adam Zwar, adapted for American television by David Zuckerman Director: Randall Einhorn. Network: FX, Thursdays @ 10 PM Airdate: June 27, 2013 On the face of it, it seems like it could be risky to put the character Wilfred (Jason Gann), a dog that his human friend Ryan (Elijah Wood) and the audience see as a man in a dog suit, in scenes with real canines. The episode “Sincerity” proves otherwise, as having real dogs behaving like themselves just underscores the projection […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: Director Randall Einhorn on WILFRED Season 3

Jason Gann in WILFRED - Season 3 | ©2013 FX/Frank Ockenfels

WILFRED, now in its third season on FX Thursdays at 10 PM, is the offbeat, often surreal comedy about Ryan (Elijah Wood) who is the only person who sees his neighbor’s dog Wilfred (Jason Gann) as an Australian fellow in a dog suit. Gann originally created the series with Adam Zwar as a short in their native Australia, where then was made into a television series. David Zuckerman adapted WILFRED forU.S. television. Randall Einhorn has directed the majority of WILFRED’s episodes and after a gathering of FX series directors at the Television Critics Association press tour, he takes some time […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: The scoop on 24: LIVE ANOTHER DAY from executive producer Howard Gordon

24 - SEASON 8 - THE COMPLETE FINAL SEASON DVD | ©2010 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment

Producer/writer Howard Gordon is a very busy man, what with last year’s truckload of Emmys for the first season of Showtime’s HOMELAND, an even bigger slate of nominations for the second season of HOMELAND, the series TYRANT in development at FX and LEGENDS, an espionage series starring Sean Bean, at TNT. This last is likely why Gordon is at TNT’s twenty-fifth anniversary party at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. We talked with Gordon about all his projects (see our upcoming separate interview), but while we’re at it, we got an update on next year’s anticipated mini-season of 24: LIVE ANOTHER DAY […]Read On »

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TV Review: WILFRED – Season 3 – “Suspicion”

Barry Watson and Elijah Wood in WILFRED - Season 3 - "Suspicion" | ©2013 FX/Prashant Gupta

Stars: Elijah Wood, Jason Gann, Dorian Brown, Barry Watson Writer: David Baldy, series created by Jason Gann & Adam Zwar, adapted for American television by David Zuckerman Director: Randall Einhorn. Network: FX, Thursdays @ 10 PM Airdate: June 27, 2013 “Suspicion” is one of WILFRED’s frequent forays into subject matter so weird and so not-to-be-found-anywhere-else that the question is less a matter of whether it’s funny or not than where it’s going. As is often the case when the show suits up and jumps out of the plane into the wild topical yonder, we get a bit more structured closure […]Read On »

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TV Review: WILFRED – Season 3 – “Comfort”

Jason Gann, Zachary Knighton, Elijah Wood, Vincent M. Ward, Dixie Perkinson and Jim Mahoney in WILFRED - Season 2 - "Comfort" | ©2013 FX/Prashant Gupta

Stars: Elijah Wood, Jason Gann, Fiona Gubelmann, Chris Klein, Zachary Knighton Writers: Cody Heller & Brett Conner, series created by Jason Gann & Adam Zwar, adapted for American television by David Zuckerman Director: Randall Einhorn. Network: FX, Thursdays @ 10 PM Airdate: June 20, 2013 The second episode, “Comfort,” of WILFRED’s two-episode third-season premiere sees Jenna (Fiona Gubelmann) and new husband Drew (Chris Klein) returned from their honeymoon. Wilfred (Jason Gann) thinks they’ve returned from the dead, which requires Ryan (Elijah Wood) to explain that people don’t come back when they die. A combination of jealousy over Ryan’s friendship with […]Read On »

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TV Review: WILFRED – Season 3 – “Uncertainty” – Season Premiere

Jason Gann in WILFRED - Season 3 premiere - "Uncertainty" | ©2013 FX/Frank Ockenfels

Stars: Elijah Wood, Jason Gann, Angela Kinsey Writers: Reed Agnew & Eli Jorne, series created by Jason Gann & Adam Zwar, adapted for American television by David Zuckerman Director: Randall Einhorn Network: FX, Thursdays @ 10 PM Airdate: June 20, 2013 WILFRED is a series about Ryan (Elijah Wood), who sees his neighbor’s dog Wilfred (Jason Gann) as an Australian man in a dog suit. If you saw your neighbor’s dog as a man in a dog suit, you might wonder about your sanity, too, and that’s how we find Ryan at the beginning of “Uncertainty.” Ryan is particularly bothered […]Read On »

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