PARTY OF FIVE: Co-creator Amy Lippman and co-executive producer Gabriel Llanas on Season 1 – Exclusive Interview

Niko Guardado as Beto Acosta, Brandon Larracuente as Emilio Acosta, Elle Paris Legaspi as Valentina Acosta, and Emily Tosta as Lucia Acosta in PARTY OF FIVE - Season 1 | ©2019 Freeform/Vu Ong

The original PARTY OF FIVE ran for six seasons, 1994 through 2000, on the Fox Network. Created by Christopher Keyser & Amy Lippman, the series about the five suddenly orphaned young Salinger siblings making their way through the world launched the careers of leads Neve Campbell, Lacey Chabert, Matthew Fox, Jennifer Love Hewitt, and Scott Wolf. Now, twenty-five years after the first version launched and two decades after it ended, Lippman & Keyser have reinvented PARTY OF FIVE. Instead of the white Salinger clan, we now have the Latinx-American Acosta family: eldest Emilio (Brandon Larracuente), twins Lucia (Emily Tosta) and […]Read On »

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MIRACLE WORKERS: DARK AGES: Creator Simon Rich on Season 2 – Exclusive Interview

MIRACLE WORKERS: DARK AGES Key Art | ©2019 TBS

TBS’s MIRACLE WORKERS was the top new cable comedy of 2019. Created by Simon Rich, MIRACLE WORKERS concerned a team of angels, played by a cast including Daniel Radcliffe, Geraldine Viswanathan, and Karan Soni, trying to perform the miracle of getting two lonely people to kiss each other so that a depressed God, portrayed by Steve Buscemi, wouldn’t destroy the Earth. Rich wrote for SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE, was one of the screenwriters on the Oscar-winning INSIDE OUT, and created the comedy series MAN SEEKING WOMAN. Now he has crafted a new season of MIRACLE WORKERS, entitled MIRACLE WORKERS: DARK AGES, […]Read On »

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EMERGENCE: Donald Faison on Season 1 – Exclusive Interview

Donald Faison as Alex Evans in EMERGENCE - Season 1 | ©2019 /Frank Ockenfels

In ABC’s EMERGENCE, which has its first-season finale on Tuesday, January 28, Donald Faison plays Alex Evans. In the series created by Michele Fazekas & Tara Butters, Alex is the affectionate ex-husband of small-town police chief Jo Evans (Allison Tolman) and father of their teen daughter Mia (Ashley Aufderheide). Alex and Jo have had an amicable divorce up to this point, but he starts questioning Jo’s judgment when she rescues and brings into her home ten-year-old Piper (Alexa Swinton). Piper is not a normal little girl. In fact, she’s a sentient artificial intelligence, who has all manner of dangerous people […]Read On »

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9-1-1: LONE STAR: Showrunners Tim Minear and Rashad Raisani on new spin-off series – Exclusive Interview

Julian Works as Mateo Chavez, Ronen Rubenstein as T.K. Strand, Jim Parrack as Judd Ryder, Sierra McClain as Grace Ryder, Liv Tyler as Michelle Watts, Rob Lowe as Owen Strand, Rafael Silva as Carlos Reyes, Brian Michael Smith as Paul Strickland and Natacha Karam as Marjan Marwani in 9-1-1: Lone Star - Season 1 | ©2019 Fox

9-1-1: LONE STAR is spending its ten-episode first season in the Monday-night timeslot of its progenitor, 9-1-1. Both series are created and executive-produced by Ryan Murphy & Brad Falchuk & Tim Minear. Minear also serves as show runner on both shows, a position he shares on 9-1-1: LONE STAR with fellow executive producer Rashad Raisani. While the original 9-1-1 is set in Los Angeles, 9-1-1: LONE STAR takes place in Austin, Texas. (The series does some location shooting in Austin, with the rest of production located in Los Angeles.) New York fire chief Owen Strand (Rob Lowe), who previously rebuilt […]Read On »

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EMERGENCE: Executive Producer Juan Alfonso gives the scoop on Season 1 – Exclusive Interview

EMERGENCE Season 1 Key Art | ©2019 ABC

EMERGENCE, which has its first-season finale on ABC on Tuesday, January 28, is a combination of future tech science fiction and family drama. In the series created by Michele Fazekas & Tara Butters, a little girl named Piper (Alexa Swinton) enters the life of New Jersey small-town police chief Jo Evans (Allison Tolman). Piper quickly endears herself to Jo’s teenage daughter Mia (Ashley Aufderheide). Jo’s ailing father Ed (Clancy Brown), and even Jo’s skeptical ex-husband Alex (Donald Faison). Piper demonstrates superpowers – which are the product of the fact that she’s actually an artificial intelligence within a flesh and blood […]Read On »

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THE GOOD PLACE: William Jackson Harper on the final season of the NBC comedy

Actor William Jackson Harper | photo courtesy Jill Fritzo Public Relations

NBC’s wonderful philosophical comedy/fantasy THE GOOD PLACE is drawing to its series finale after four seasons. Created by Michael Schur, THE GOOD PLACE deals with a reformed demon (Ted Danson), an almost all-knowing AI named Janet (D’Arcy Carden) and four humans who are now trying to save humanity from either obliteration or eternal damnation. (Originally, they were all in the Bad Place, which was pretending to be the Good Place. Watch from the start and it will all make sense.) The show is incredibly smart, astonishingly hilarious, and often surprisingly moving. The hour-long-plus finale airs Thursday, January 28; before that, […]Read On »

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EMERGENCE: Actress Allison Tolman talks about the second half of Season 1 – Exclusive Interview

Allison Tolman as Jo Evans in EMERGENCE - Season 1 - "KIllshot Pt. 1" | ©2019 ABC/Eric Liebowitz

In ABC’s Tuesday-night series EMERGENCE, which has its season finale January 28, Allison Tolman stars as small-town police chief Jo Evans. In the series created by Michele Fazekas & Tara Butters, Jo is also the mother of teen Mia (Ashley Aufderheide) and ex-wife of amiable Alex (Donald Faison), Jo has rescued Piper (Alexa Swindon), the sole survivor of a plane crash that officially never happened. Piper is a sweet, affectionate ten-year-old girl who is actually an artificial intelligence in an organic body. A lot of people keep trying to destroy, steal and/or reprogram Piper. Jo has her hands full trying […]Read On »

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SEVEN WORLDS, ONE PLANET: Executive producer Jonny Keeling on the new documentary series – Exclusive Interview

SEVEN WORLDS, ONE PLANET Key Art | ©2019 BBC America

SEVEN WORLDS, ONE PLANET is the new nature documentary series airing Saturday nights on multiple channels across the AMC Networks: AMC, BBC America, IFC, and National Geographic. Each episode is devoted to a different one of Earth’s continents, including surrounding islands and oceans. Executive producer Jonny Keeling, a nature documentarian from Britain with two-and-a-half decades of programs to his credit, has been in charge of overseeing SEVEN WORLDS, ONE PLANET. He sits down for a discussion of his work on the expansive, globe-trotting project. ASSIGNMENT X: You’ve done an awful lot of wildlife and nature documentaries. What makes SEVEN WORLDS, […]Read On »

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EMERGENCE: Clancy Brown chats new series and thoughts on rumored HIGHLANDER reboot – Exclusive Interview

Clancy Brown in EMERGENCE - Season 1 - "Killshot Pt. 2" | ©2020 ABC/Will Hurt

ABC’s EMERGENCE, now in its first season on Tuesday nights, is a mixture of science fiction and family drama. In the series created by Tara Butters & Michele Fazekas, small-town police chief Jo Evans (Allison Tolman) finds her life upended when she tries to protect Piper (Alexa Swinton), a ten-year-old girl who seems to be the lone survivor of a mysterious plane crash. As a variety of people try to kidnap or co-opt Piper, it turns out that the child is actually an artificial intelligence in an organic body. Jo’s ex Alex (Donald Faison) is horrified by the potential danger […]Read On »

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FRESH OFF THE BOAT: Actor Ray Wise on his ABC series and more – Exclusive Interview

Ray Wise as Marvin in FRESH OFF THE BOAT - "Gotta Be Me"| ©2019 ABC/Andrew Eccles

FRESH OFF THE BOAT, now in its sixth and final season Fridays on ABC, primarily chronicles the Huang family. Based on the memoirs of chef Eddie Huang (played in his youth by Hudson Yang), the series shows Eddie’s Taiwanese immigrant parents, restaurant owner Louis (Randall Park) and novice writer Jessica (Constance Wu), making a go of it with their three young sons in ‘90s Orlando, Florida. Friends and neighbors loom large in the Huangs’ life, especially Dr. Marvin Ellis, played by Ray Wise, along with his wife Honey (Chelsey Crisp) and daughter Nicole (Luna Blaise), who is Eddie’s age. In […]Read On »

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