STATION 19: Jason George chats about the GREY’S ANATOMY spin-off – Exclusive Interview

Jason George is Ben Warren in STATION 19 - Season 2 | ©2019 ABC/Ed Herrera

ABC’s STATION 19, now wrapping up its second season and renewed for a third, is a spinoff of its Thursday night lead-in, GREY’S ANATOMY. As with most spinoffs, there are some characters who moved from the original series to the new show. Among these migratory figures is Jason George’s character Ben Warren, who was a previously a doctor on GREY’S ANATOMY for eight seasons, but has gone through retraining to become a Station 19 firefighter in the newer series. George, originally from Virginia, had previously worked for GREY’S ANATOMY creator/STATION 19 executive producer as a regular in ABC’s OFF THE […]Read On »

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STATION 19: Executive producer and director Paris Barclay chats Season 2 – Exclusive Interview

Miguel Sandoval, Jaina Lee Ortiz, Alberta Frezza, Danielle Savre, Jay Hayden, Jason George, Grey Damon, Okieriete Onaodowan in STATION 19 - Season 2 - "For Whom The Bell Tolls" | ©2019 ABC/Mitch Haaseth

STATION 19, now in its second season on ABC, is set in a Seattle fire station. The series is a spinoff of the venerable GREY’S ANATOMY, which immediately precedes STATION 19 on Thursday nights. GREY’S ANATOMY is created and executive-produced by Shonda Rhimes, who also executive-produces STATION 19 and worked with series creator Stacy McKee in bringing it to life. Paris Barclay is a highly experienced director/executive producer, a position he fills on STATION 19. Barclay directed the series pilot and five other episodes; he also supervises other directors on the show to make sure there is a consistent look […]Read On »

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GREY’S ANATOMY: James Pickens Jr. on 15 seasons and 343 episodes and counting – Exclusive Interview

James Pickens Jr. in GREY'S ANATOMY - Season 15 | ©ABC/Adam Taylor

ABC’s stalwart medical drama GREY’S ANATOMY, on Thursday nights, is now in its fifteenth season and renewed for a sixteenth. Many cast members have come and gone from the Shonda Rhimes-created hit (Patrick Dempsey, Sandra Oh, Sara Ramirez), but James Pickens Jr., who plays Dr. Richard Webber, has been with the series for its entire run, acting in all but one of its (so far) 343 episodes and counting. Pickens, originally from Cleveland, Ohio, went to New York to begin his professional acting career. He starred in the Negro Ensemble Company’s production of A SOLDIER’S PLAY alongside Samuel L. Jackson […]Read On »

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ROSWELL, NEW MEXICO: Jeanine Mason on Season 1 – Exclusive Interview

Jeanine Mason as Liz in ROSWELL, NEW MEXICO - Season 1| ©2019 The CW/Marc Hom

ROSWELL, NEW MEXICO is hurtling toward the end of its first season Tuesday nights on The CW (the season finale is April 23). The series, adapted by Carina Adly Mackenzie from Melinda Metz’s ROSWELL HIGH novels, concerns of trio of alien siblings who pass for humans in the title town. One change from the book is that the characters are adults instead of teens. However, a return to the ROSWELL books (not true of the previous WB ROSWELL TV series) is that the aliens’ human ally Liz is Latina. Jeanine Mason, also Latina, plays Liz Ortecho in the new series. […]Read On »

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STAR: Showrunner Karen Gist on Season 2 – Exclusive Interview

Ryan Destiny, Jude Demorest and Brittany O'Grady in STAR - Season 2 |©2017 Fox/Jason Bell

STAR, now in its second season, is the spinoff of EMPIRE. The two series run back to back on Fox Networks on Wednesday nights. Like EMPIRE, STAR is co-created by executive producer Lee Daniels and set in the music industry. However, instead of dealing with musical emperors, STAR explores the paths of three young women who band together as a “girl group,” under the mentorship of mother figure Carlotta, played by Queen Latifah. Karen Gist joined STAR this season as show runner and an executive producer, having previously worked as a writer/producer on GREY’S ANATOMY, REVENGE, HOUSE OF LIES, UNDERCOVERS […]Read On »

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MARLON: Actress Bresha Webb on her new NBC comedy – Exclusive Interview

MARLON - Season 1 Key Art | ©2017 NBCUniversal

Marlon Wayans is back on TV in the half-hour comedy MARLON, Wednesday nights on NBC. His eponymous character Marlon is so involved in the lives of his ex-wife Angie (Essence Atkins) and two young children Marley (Notlim Taylor) and Zachery (Amir O’Neil) that he doesn’t seem to fully understand he’s divorced. Bresha Webb plays Angie’s brash friend Yvette. The actress and comedian was also a regular on another NBC comedy, TRUTH BE TOLD, in 2015. Webb was also a series regular on four seasons of TV One’s LOVE THAT GIRL, had arcs on ER and GREY’S ANATOMY and appeared in […]Read On »

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SUPERGIRL: Chyler Leigh talks playing the step sister to a hero – exclusive interview

Chyler Leigh stars as Alex Danvers in SUPERGIRL | © 2016 Robert Voets/CBS

In CBS’ DC Comics TV adaptation SUPERGIRL, now in its first season Mondays at 8 PM, Chyler Leigh plays Alex Danvers. Alex’s parents adopted Supergirl, aka Kara Danvers (Melissa Benoist), when she was newly arrived from Krypton. This means that Alex and Kara have grown up as sisters, with all the loyalty and over-sensitivity that often accompanies a sibling relationship. Alex at first didn’t want Kara to reveal her powers to the world. For her part, Kara was furious when she learned that Alex was an operative for the Department of Extranormal Operations, or DEO, a secret government agency that […]Read On »

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TRUTH BE TOLD: Bresha Webb on her new NBC comedy – Exclusive Interview

Bresha Webb in TRUTH BE TOLD - Season 1 | ©2015 NBC/Joseph Culticel

In NBC’s half-hour comedy TRUTH BE TOLD, which airs two new episodes back to back on Friday, Dec. 25, two couples grapple with trying to do and say the right thing without being phony, which they sometimes find difficult. Bresha Webb plays Angie, who is married to Russell (Tone Bell). They’re black; Russell is best friends with white next-door neighbor Mitch (Mark-Paul Gosselaar), who is married to Tracy (Vanessa Lachey). Webb’s career includes both comedy and drama, with arcs on E.R., LEARNING TOWN, GREY’S ANATOMY and LOVE THAT GIRL, plus feature credits including AT THE DEVIL’S DOOR and HOLLOWS GROVE. […]Read On »

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Executive Producer Betsy Beers talks HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER – Exclusive Interview

Viola Davis as Professor Annalise Keating, Billy Brown as Nate, Alfred Enoch as Wes, Jack Falahee as Conner, Katie Findlay as Rebecca, Aja Naomi King as Michaela, Matt McGorry as Asher, Karla Souza as Laurel, Charlie Weber as Frank and Liza Weil as Bonnie in HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER - Season 1 | ©2014 ABC/Craig Sjodin

Shonda Rhimes effectively owns Thursdays on ABC. She’s the executive producer on all three of the network’s hour-long dramas that night – GREY’S ANATOMY at 8 PM, SCANDAL at 9 PM and freshman hit HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER at 10 PM. Rhimes created the first two; MURDER was created by Peter Nowalk, who previously served as a writer/producer on GREY’S and SCANDAL. Betsy Beers is Rhimes’ partner in the ShondaLand production company and an executive producer on all three shows. She’s present at ABC’s HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER for the Television Critics Association. The series stars […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: Eric Dane commands THE LAST SHIP on TNT

Eric Dane in THE LAST SHIP - Season 1 | ©2014 TNT/Michael Muller

Probably not many people go from being a respected doctor to a U.S. Navy commander, but that’s where Eric Dane’s acting career has taken him. After the San Francisco native’s character Mark Sloane died on GREY’S ANATOMY, the actor was cast as U.S. Navy commander Tom Chandler in TNT’s THE LAST SHIP. THE LAST SHIP, which premieres on TNT Sunday, June 22 at 9 PM, takes us aboardChandler’s destroyer just as a deadly plague sweeps the globe.Chandler must deal with eager but rebellious scientists who want to research and cure the disease, crew members who would rather go back to […]Read On »

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