Exclusive Interview: Edward Asner talks GRACE and his return to HAWAII FIVE-0

Ed Asner in HAWAII FIVE-0 - "Kalele" | ©2012 CBS/Norman Shapiro

Right now, Edward Asner is in the play GRACE at the Cort Theatre on Broadway. The show opened Oct. 4 and is closing this Sunday, Jan. 6. Asner will doubtless head into another acting gig. The seven-time Emmy winner, famous to TV viewers for playing Lou Grant on THE MARY TYLER MOORE SHOW and LOU GRANT, and beloved by filmgoers of all ages for voicing balloon-maker Carl in UP, took some time to talk about his play, his recent appearances on HAWAII FIVE-0 and what we all can do to make things a little better for each other. ASSIGNMENT X: […]Read On »

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News: The scoop on COUGAR TOWN Season 4 and its move to TBS from ABC – TCA 2013

The cast of COUGAR TOWN - Season 4 | ©2012 TBS

At today’s Winter 2013 TCA Cable Day, COUGAR TOWN executive producer and co-creator Bill Lawrence spoke about the transition of his ensemble comedy moving from ABC to TBS for Season 4. “I’ve been trying to kill this show for years,” says Lawrence with a laugh. “There’s now commercials for our show. It’s insane. I’ve been involved personally with a lot of shows that had weird life spans. I think unless you’re lucky enough to be a hit today, your goal in network and off network TV is to stay alive. We’ve done so because the show is good. Transition-wise, it […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: Dominic West on THE HOUR Season 2

Dominic West in THE HOUR - Season 2 | ©2012 BBCAmerica

In Season Two of THE HOUR, which just concluded its run on BBCAmerica Dominic West’s character Hector Madden has been through the wringer. In the first season, Hector was a debonair and dapper anchorman, even if he was also a married heartbreaker. This season, he’s in trouble with his boss and former lover Bel (Romola Garai), his wife (Oona Chaplin) – and the police. It’s tough for the character, but it’s good fun for West. The English actor takes some time to talk about Hector and some of his other roles, while simultaneously admiring the music hall-style show that’s been […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview and Photos: AUSTIN & ALLY star Ross Lynch on fame, music and family

Raini Rodriguez, Ross Lynch and Laura Marano at the Radio Disney N.B.T. (Next Big Thing) event | ©2012 Sue Schneider

Ross Lynch stars as Austin Moon on Disney Channel’s hit show, AUSTIN & ALLY. Austin, an overnight Internet sensation is trying to make it big in the music business. With the help of his friend Trish De la Rosa (Raini Rodriguez) who manages Austin, which sometimes backfires no matter how hard she tries. Finally signed to a record label, Starr Records his dream is about to come true, along with his good friend Ally Dawson (Laura Marano) who writes all his songs. Ally works at her fathers music store Sonic Boom, but is too shy to sing herself. Calum Worthy […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: Zeljko Ivanek discusses THE MOB DOCTOR

Zeljko Ivanek in THE MOB DOCTOR - Season 1 -"Sibling Rivalry" | ©2012 Fox/Nathan Bell

On THE MOB DOCTOR, now wrapping up its first and only season on Fox with an episode tonight, Monday at 9 PM, and a finale on Saturday, January 5 at 9 PM, Jordana Spiro plays Grace Devlin, a talented Chicago surgeon who has obligations to organized crime. Zeljko Ivanek plays Grace’s hospital boss, Dr. Stafford White. It’s been a busy year for Ivanek, who’s had roles in four major feature films – ARGO, SEVEN PSYCHOPATHS, THE WORDS and THE BOURNE LEGACY – plus done a New York stage play. The Slovenia-born actor has been working almost nonstop since he started […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: THE HOUR star Romola Garai talks Season 2 of the BBC America series

Romola Garai in THE HOUR - Series 2 | ©2012 BBC America

In THE HOUR, now in its second season on BBC America, Wednesdays at 9 PM, it’s the late 1950s. Romola Garai’s character Bel Rowley, who lost her job as producer of the news show “The Hour” at the end of Season One, has been reinstated. Her former lover and current problem associate Hector Madden (Dominic West) has been her anchorman but seems to be moving to another network, while erstwhile best friend and key investigator Freddie Lyon (Ben Whishaw) has returned with new wife in tow to take a news anchor job. They’re all neck-deep in a new mystery. Garai, […]Read On »

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Interview: FRINGE showrunner J.H. Wyman on Season 5 and the end

FRINGE - Gallery - Season 1-cast

FRINGE is now in its fifth and final season on Fox, Fridays at 9 PM. For the first four seasons of the show, created by J.J. Abrams, Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman, eccentric scientist Walter Bishop (John Noble), his son Peter (Joshua Jackson) and FBI Special Agent Olivia Dunham (Anna Torv) investigated strange phenomenon, including an alternate universe where Peter had come from and where there were alternate versions of Olivia and Walter. During this time, Peter and his father, once estranged, grow close and Peter and Olivia fall in love. In Season 5, it’s 2036, Walter, Peter and Olivia […]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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Exclusive Interview with the IT’S A SPONGEBOB CHRISTMAS stop motion special creative team

IT'S A SPONGEBOB CHRISTMAS | ©2012 Nickelodeon

For over thirteen years, SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS has been a Nickelodeon cartoon staple and even though there have been Christmas episodes over the years, there’s never been a stop-motion Christmas special. That’s all changed with IT’S A SPONGEBOB CHRISTMAS! which takes the little sponge who lives under the sea and forces him to deal with Plankton’s evil plan to turn everyone into a jerk for Christmas. The special already aired on CBS and will be making its Nickelodeon debut tonight. ASSIGNMENT X spoke with co-directors Seamus Walsh and Mark Caballero as well as producer Chris Finnegan about the complicated process in […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: Morena Baccarin on HOMELAND

Morena Baccarin in HOMELAND - Season 2 - "The Clearing" | ©2012 Showtime/Kent Smith

The first season of Showtime’s HOMELAND received six Emmy Awards, including Outstanding Drama, Outstanding Actress for Claire Danes and Outstanding Actor for Damien Lewis. Now in its second season, Sundays at 10 PM, HOMELAND, adapted and produced for American television by Howard Gordon and Alex Gansa, keeps up its breakneck pace. Danes’ CIA agent Carrie Mathison is more worried than ever about a terrorist attack onU.S. soil, due in part to her complicated relationship with Lewis’ Congressman Nicholas Brody. Brody was a U.S. Marine who was captured and spent eight years in the hands of a terrorist; when Brody was […]Read On »

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