Paris Barclay talks SONS OF ANARCHY Season 7 – Exclusive Interview

Charlie Hunnam as Jackson 'Jax' Teller in SONS OF ANARCHY - Season 7 | ©2014 FX/James Minchin

SONS OF ANARCHY, now in its seventh and final season on FX, Tuesdays at 10 PM, has its fans wondering when – on this show, it’s unlikely to be “if” – SAMCRO outlaw motorcycle and business club leader Jax Teller (Charlie Hunnam) will find out that his beloved mother Gemma (Katey Sagal) is the person who murdered his wife Tara (Maggie Siff), with a fork, no less. Executive producer Kurt Sutter created SONS and remains very hands-on with its writing. His fellow executive producer Paris Barclay is the executive producer involved in directing some episodes. At a panel held by […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: HOSTAGES producers Jeffrey Nachmanoff and Rick Eid on their CBS series

Dylan McDermott in HOSTAGES - Season 1 - "Burden of Truth" | ©2013 CBS/Jeff Neira

In CBS’s new series HOSTAGES, Mondays at 10 PM, Toni Collette plays noted surgeon Dr. Ellen Sanders, who is chosen to operate on the President of theUnited States (James Naughton). This is great news for Ellen, until she, her husband (Tate Donovan) and their adolescent son Jake (Mateus Sanders) and daughter Morgan (Quinn Taylor) are held captive in their own home by a small group led by renegade FBI agent Duncan Carlisle (Dylan McDermott).Duncan demands that Ellen let the president die during surgery – or her family will be killed. In the pilot episode, Ellen lets the president live, setting […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: IRONSIDE star Blair Underwood goes for a ride

Blair Underwood in IRONSIDE - Season 1 - "Pentimento" | ©2013 NBC/J.R. Mankoff

Those old enough to remember – or retro enough to watch rerun channels – have spent years thinking of Ironside as the character portrayed by Raymond Burr for eight seasons (1967-1975), a police detective in a wheelchair whose skills were entirely cerebral rather than physical. Now NBC has rebooted IRONSIDE, Wednesdays, beginning October 2, at 10 PM, with Blair Underwood in the leading role. Underwood’s NYPD detective Robert Ironside may have lost the use of his legs as the result of a high fall in the line of duty, but he works out ferociously to strengthen the rest of his […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: Harold Perrineau gets dark on SONS OF ANARCHY

Harold Perrineau in SONS OF ANARCHY - Season 5 - "Sovereign" | ©2012 FX/Prshant Gupta

Harold Perrineau is no stranger to dark-souled characters, having played the seriously conflicted Michael Dawson on LOST and prison inmate Augustus Hill in OZ. However, Damon Pope, the Season Five villain in SONS OF ANARCHY (FX, Tuesdays at 10 PM), may be his darkest role yet. As series creator Kurt Sutter says, “I wanted an actor who … you would believe in a suit and tie standing in front of a city council meeting, at the same time he’s somebody that had the depth and the ability to turn dark and to do some of the heinous things that he […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: NECESSARY ROUGHNESS star Mehcad Brooks scores

Mehcad Brooks in NECESSARY ROUGHNESS - Season 1 - "Losing Your Swing" | ©2011 USA Network/Richard DuCree

In USA’s NECESSARY ROUGHNESS, Wednesdays at 10 PM, psychotherapist Dan Santino (Callie Thorne) finds herself drawn into the world of professional sports when she’s asked to treat star wide receiver Terrence “T.K.” King, played by Mehcad Brooks. NECESSARY ROUGHNESS represents some job security for the Texas-born Brooks, who played the ill-fated Eggs on Season Two of HBO’s TRUE BLOOD. He then portrayed a lawyer in ABC’s THE DEEP END, which ran for thirteen episodes, and then played both the teen version and the adult version of a high school jock turned U.S. soldier in Afghanistan in MY GENERATION, which was […]Read On »

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The Dork Side: Let’s blame everything on TEEN MOM

TEEN MOM logo | ©2011 MTV

Of course, the big news this week is that I’m knocked up. Yes, The Dork Side is going to have a spawn. I blame MTV’s TEEN MOM. They make it all look so glamorous. I do not foresee this whole pregnancy thing affecting The Dork Side. Maybe I’m wrong. Perhaps a year from now this column will be all about YO GABBA GABBA and SESAME STREET. In the meantime, it’s time to let the snark out of her cage: * I guess there is no such thing as bad publicity. Singer-turned-violent-douchebag Chris Brown’s album debuted at No. 1 on the […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: It’s LIGHTS OUT for producer Warren Leight

Holy McCallany and Stacy Keach in LIGHTS OUT - Season One | ©2011 FX

In FX’s new series LIGHTS OUT, created by Justin Zackham and which debuts tonight, Holt McCallany plays boxer Patrick “Lights” Leary, who is preparing for a comeback after five years away from the ring. TV veteran and noted playwright (Tony Award winner for SIDE MAN) Warren Leight, LIGHTS OUT’s show runner and one of its executive producers, talks to us about putting the sweet science on the small screen. ASSIGNMENT X: Is it true there was a pilot made for the show in 2009 that was almost completely rewritten and recast? WARREN LEIGHT: The original pilot was shot spring of […]Read On »

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