MAGNUM P.I.: Actor Zachary Knighton talks being Rick in the new series – exclusive interview

Zachary Knighton as Orville of the CBS drama MAGNUM PI | © 2018 Karen Neal/CBS

The original MAGNUM P.I., about a private investigator (played by Tom Selleck) in Hawaii, ran for eight seasons on CBS, 1980 through 1988. CBS has had a lot of success rebooting two other successful older series, HAWAII FIVE-0 and MacGYVER, both co-developed and executive produced by Peter M. Lenkov. It therefore seemed natural for the network to tap Lenkov to co-develop and executive producer a new edition of MAGNUM P.I.  In the update of MAGNUM P.I., the title hero is now an Afghanistan war veteran played by Jay Hernandez. However, some things are the same: Magnum is still living in […]Read On »

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New Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Releases for this week

CABIN IN THE WOODS 4K | © 2017 Lionsgate Home Entertainment

Your guide to some of the new releases that are out this week. JUST SHOOT ME: THE COMPLETE SERIES The comedy that was set in the offices of a fashion magazine that chronicled not just the daily grind or the misadventures but all of the relationships going on. There’s the snooty former model, the average looking good writer, the creep, the bumbling boss and the arty photographer. It seems like a run-of-the-mill sitcom but actually it worked and it stayed on the air for 148 episodes and seven seasons. This set collects every episode in one nice package but you […]Read On »

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TRAINING DAY: Actress Julie Benz chat about the new CBS series – exclusive interview

Julie Benz stars in the new CBS series TRAINING DAY | © 2017 CBS

Julie Benz is at home on CBS these days. Last year, Benz wrapped up three years as heroic mayor/madam Amanda Rosewater on Syfy’s DEFIANCE, about a town where humans and extraterrestrials from a variety of planets made a sometimes fractious home for themselves. The actress is now in her second season of playing recurring character Inspector Abby Dunn on CBS’ HAWAII FIVE-0 on Friday nights, and on Thursday, February 2, she’s Holly McCabe in the premiere of CBS’ TRAINING DAY. Denzel Washington won an Oscar for his portrayal of murderously corrupt LAPD Detective Alonzo Harris in the 2001 TRAINING DAY feature […]Read On »

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LIMITLESS: Executive producer Alex Kurtzman the CBS series, SLEEPY HOLLOW and Universal’s MONSTER UNIVERSE – Interview

Jake McDorman as Brian Finch n LIMITLESS - Season 1 | © 2015 CBS/John Paul Filo

In the 2011 film LIMITLESS, Bradley Cooper played Eddie Morra, an ordinary man who gained extraordinary mental acuity, thanks to NZT, a (fictional) neuro-enhancement drug that lets the human brain access one hundred percent of its power. In the new CBS series LIMITLESS, Tuesdays at 10 PM, Eddie – still played in a recurring role by Cooper, who is one of the series’ executive producers – is now a senator, who is guiding Jake McDorman’s character Brian Lynch, who is enabled by NZT to help the FBI solve crimes. Alex Kurtzman (of FRINGE, TRANSFORMERS and the new STAR TREK films) […]Read On »

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POWER: Creator Courtney Kemp Agboh on Season 2 – Exclusive Interview

Lela Loren and Omari Hardwick in POWER - Season 2 | ©2015 Starz/Myles Aronowitz

Courtney Kemp Agboh is the creator and show runner of POWER, now in its second season Saturdays at 9 PM on Starz. In the drama, Omari Hardwick stars as James “Ghost” St. Patrick, a successful New York nightclub owner who has built his legit business with the proceeds from the drug trade. His already complicated world has grown a good deal more dangerous with threats from within his own organization and his attraction to an old girlfriend (Lela Loren) who is now a federal prosecutor. Agboh (whose previous credits include ELI STONE, MY OWN WORST ENEMY, HAPPY TOWN, THE GOOD […]Read On »

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12 MONKEYS star Amanda Schull on Season 1 – exclusive interview

Amanda Schull stars as Cassandra Railly in the SyFy series 12 MONKEYS | © 2015 Ben Mark Holzberg/Syfy

In Syfy’s series 12 MONKEYS, which has its first-season finale Friday, April 10 at 10 PM and will be back next year with Season 2, Aaron Stanford stars as James Cole, who travels from a plague-devastated 2040 back to 2015. In the 1995 feature film TWELVE MONKEYS, adapted from the French short film LA JETEE, the past could only be observed. However, in the television version, adapted by Travis Fickett and Terry Matalas, time can be changed, and Cole hopes to prevent the apocalypse with the help of initially skeptical 2015 virologist Dr. Cassandra Railly, played by Amanda Schull. Schull […]Read On »

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SLEEPY HOLLOW co-creator Alex Kurtzman on Season 2 – Interview

Nicole Beharie in SLEEPY HOLLOW - Season 2 - "Mama" | © 2014 Fox/Brownie Harris

SLEEPY HOLLOW is now in its second season on Fox, Mondays at 9 PM. With the episode order expanded to eighteen from last year’s ten, Ichabod Crane (Tom Mison) – supernaturally buried during the American Revolution and revived last year – and police lieutenant Abbie Mills (Nicole Beharie) face even more complications trying to stave off the Apocalypse. Series co-creator/executive producer Alex Kurtzman is at a SLEEPY HOLLOW Q&A panel Fox holds for the Television Critics Association. Kurtzman, who also co-created FRINGE and a screenwriter/producer currently also an executive producer on HAWAII FIVE-0 (which he also co-created), SCORPION and MATADOR, […]Read On »

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Actor Masi Oka talks HAWAII FIVE-0 Season 5 and (briefly) the HEROES reboot – Exclusive Interview

Masi Oka in HAWAII 5-0 - Season 4 - "Ho'i Hou (Reunited)" | ©2013 CBS/Norman Shaprio

CBS’ HAWAII FIVE-0, Fridays at 9 PM, is currently enjoying its fifth season of crime-fighting in some of the most beautiful locations on American television. Masi Oka joined the show as helpful medical examiner Dr. Max Bergman in its first season; he became a regular in Season 2. The actor, originally from Tokyo, Japan, moved with his family to Los Angeles at the age of six. Before HAWAII FIVE-0, Oka spent four years as the time/space-jumping Hiro on HEROES. He recently played Ken Tanaka in the feature biopic JOBS and appeared as tech geek Bruce in the big-screen GET SMART […]Read On »

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EXTANT actor Eme Ikwaukor goes on the run – Exclusive Interview

Eme Ikwuakor in EXTANT - Season 1 | ©2014 CBS

In EXTANT, CBS Wednesday nights at 10, Halle Berry stars as astronaut Molly Woods. Molly is astonished to discover that she has somehow become pregnant during a thirteen-month solo space expedition. When her child is born relatively soon after she returns to Earth, Molly and her family flee, with many interested parties in pursuit. Eme Ikwaukor (pronounced Ik-walker) plays the commander of a Black Ops unit sent to track down Molly and her baby. It’s a good year for Ikwaukor – he also scored guest roles on CASTLE and HAIWAII FIVE-0 and is in two upcoming feature films, MY FAVORITE […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: Roberto Orci & Scott Sassa on MATADOR

Matador Season 1 poster | ©2014 El Rey

MATADOR, the second new scripted series (the first was FROM DUSK TILL DAWN, which had its first season earlier this year) on Robert Rodriguez’s El Rey network, premieres Tuesday, July 13. Despite its title, the action/adventure/spy series, created by Jay Beattie, Dan Dworkin, Andrew Orci & Roberto Orci, has nothing to do with bullfighting. Instead, “Matador” is the nickname given to new L.A. Riot soccer player Tony Bravo (Gabriel Luna) due to a particular action he takes during his tryout for the team. Nobody except his handlers know that Tony is really a D.E.A. agent who’s been recruited by the […]Read On »

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