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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Exclusive Interview: Daniela Bobadilla talks ANGER MANAGEMENT

Daniela Bobadilia in ANGER MANAGEMENT - Season 2 | ©2013 FX/Frank Ockenfels/FX

On FX’s half-hour comedy ANGER MANAGEMENT, with new episodes currently airing Thursdays at 9 and 9:30 PM, Charlie Sheen plays anger management psychotherapist Charlie Goodson, who has some issues of his own. He is also the father of teenaged daughter Sam, played by Daniela Bobadilla. Bobadilla, who previously played the pregnant girlfriend of the Jason Isaacs’ character’s son on AWAKE, is a few years older than Sam in real life. Talking over the din at a party thrown by Fox and FX at the Television Critics Association press tour, the Mexico-born actress sounds like she’s enjoying the unusually fast pace […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: THE AMERICANS creator Joe Weisberg on Season 1

Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys in THE AMERICANS - Season 1 | ©2013 FX/Frank Ockenfels

FX’s THE AMERICANS  has its first-season finale tonight, May 1 at 10 PM, but the series was already renewed for a second season by the time its second episode aired. The story begins in the early Eighties, at the beginning of Ronald Reagan’s presidency. Philip and Elizabeth Jennings, played respectively by Matthew Rhys and Keri Russell, have been married almost fifteen years, have two kids and seem to be a thoroughly conventional suburban couple. They are in fact KGB spies for what was then theSoviet Union.Elizabeth is a true believer; Philip is having doubts. More urgently, although the marriage was […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: Nick Searcy on JUSTIFIED Season 4

Nick Searcy in JUSTIFIED - Season 4 - "Outlaw" | ©2013 FX/James Minchin

On FX’s JUSTIFIED, which has its fourth-season finale Tuesday at 10 PM, Timothy Olyphant’s Deputy U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens gets to do most of the flashy stuff – shooting people, romancing women, trying to outsmart his old frenemy and current Harlan County crime boss Boyd Crowder (Walton Goggins). However, the tone of the show wouldn’t be the same without Raylan’s world-weary, incredibly sensible boss Art Mullen, played by Nick Searcy. Searcy’s IMDB page lists 95 film and TV acting credits, including some big projects like MONEYBALL and THE FUGITIVE, plus PARADISE FALLS, the 1997 feature Searcy wrote and directed. TheNorth […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: THE AMERICANS’ star Matthew Rhys on the new spy thriller

Matthew Rhys as Philip Jennings in THE AMERICANS | (c) 2013 Craig Blankenhorn/FX

In THE AMERICANS, the new series created by Joseph Weisberg, FX Wednesday nights at 10 PM, it’s 1981 and the Cold War is raging at full strength. Phillip and Elizabeth Jennings, played respectively by Matthew Rhys and Keri Russell, are the perfect all-American couple with a loving marriage and two children. Except … Phillip and Elizabeth are actually deep-cover Russian spies, whose marriage was arranged for them when they were still back in training in the old country.Elizabeth is still devoutly loyal to the cause, while Phillip is tempted to defect – except he’s fallen in love with his wife […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: TOTALLY BIASED’s W. Kamau Bell talks Season 2

W. Kamau Bell stars in TOTALLY BIASED WITH W. KAMAU BELL | (c) 2013 Matthias Clamer/FX

TOTALLY BIASED WITH W. KAMAU BELL is now in its second season on FX, Thursdays at 11 PM. The talk show, executive-produced by Chris Rock, features Bell’s distinctive progressive viewpoint on a variety of political and social issues, along with guests including George Takei, David Allen Grier and Reggie Watts. At a party thrown by Fox/FX for its talent and the Television Critics Association,Bell moves to a slightly quieter part of the venue to talk about Season 2. AX: Were you surprised or just gratified when TOTALLY BIASED got picked up for a second season? BELL: I was gratified. I […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: Howard Gordon on HOMELAND Season 2 and beyond

Damian Lewis and Claire Danes in HOMELAND - Season 1 | ©2011 Showtime

Showtime’s HOMELAND, which has its second-season finale Sunday night at 10 PM, is a great big suspenseful, plot-twisting hit. The first season won six Emmys, including Outstanding Drama, Outstanding Actress in a Drama for Claire Danes as high-strung CIA agent Carrie Mathison and Outstanding Actor in a Drama for Damian Lewis asU.S. war hero turned secret terrorist turned U.S. Congressman turned informant Nicholas Brody. Executive producer Howard Gordon, who adapted HOMELAND with writing partner Alex Gansa from Gideon Raff’s Israeli series HATUFIM, now has a production deal at Twentieth Century Fox and is producing the new drama TYRANT with Raff […]Read On »

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