CHARMED: Ellen Tamaki talks Season 1 of The CW reboot – Exclusive Interview

Ellen Tamaki as Niko in CHARMED - Season 1 | © 2018 The CW Network/Marc Hom

The original CHARMED series ran on the WB for eight seasons, 1998-2006. It concerned three sisters who discovered they were witches, each with their own powers. When united, they had the Power of Three. Now The CW has its own new version of CHARMED, airing Sunday nights. Here, sisters Mel (Melonie Diaz) and Maggie Vera (Sarah Jeffery) discover both their powers and the fact that they have a half-sister, Macy (Madeleine Mantock), right after the death of their mother. Ellen Tamaki plays police detective Niko Hamada, who is in an on/off romantic relationship with Mel. After a rough patch, things […]Read On »

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DARK DELICACIES: Co-owner Del Howison on the fundraiser to move the famed Burbank bookstore – Exclusive Interview

Del Howison inside DARK DELICACIES in Burbank | photo courtesy Del Howison

Dark Delicacies Bookstore in Burbank has been a fixture in the horror community since it first opened twenty-five years ago. Owners Del Howison, a horror writer himself, and Susan Duncan-Howison are currently running an auction, which culminates Saturday, February 2, to help fund Dark Delicacies’ move from its current location to its new home. As they’ve been preparing the move, an outpouring of support from the genre filmmaking community (including Academy Award winning director Guillermo del Toro) have helped bring attention to the bookstore everlasting legacy. You can check out the Dark Delicacies auction HERE. And Dark Delicacies Dark Delicacies […]Read On »

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CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND: Pete Gardner gives the scoop on the final season – Exclusive Interview

Pete Gardner as Darryl in CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND|©2015 The CW Network, LLC. /Smallz & Raskind

The CW’s Emmy Award-winning musical comedy/drama CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND is now in its fourth and final season on Friday nights. Series creators Rachel Bloom and Aline Brosh McKenna have said they had a four-year plan for their story of Rebecca Bunch (played by Bloom), who leaves a successful legal career in Manhattan to move to West Covina, California in order to win over her childhood crush, the oblivious Josh Chan (Vincent Rodriguez III). Rebecca, and everyone around her, frequently burst into elaborate musical numbers to express their feelings. CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND has been so successful that the cast embarked on a cross-country […]Read On »

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SINGLE PARENTS: Brad Garrett talks Season of of new ABC comedy – Exclusive Interview

Brad Garrett as Douglas in SINGLE PARENTS - Season | ©2019 ABC/F. Scott Schafer

Brad Garrett plays Douglas Fogerty, one of the title characters in ABC’s Wednesday-night freshman comedy SINGLE PARENTS. A widower with twin daughters, Garrett’s Douglas is part of an informal community brought together by their children’s school. Unlike his fellow single parents, Douglas does not plan his life around his kids; instead, he treats them somewhat as employees. Garrett is extremely familiar with the half-hour comedy form, having won three Supporting Actor Emmys for his portrayal of Robert Barone during his nine years with EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND. Garrett followed up that series by starring in another half-hour, TIL DEATH, which ran […]Read On »

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THE ROOKIE: Creator Alexi Hawley on his new Nathan Fillion series – Exclusive Interview

Nathan Fillion is John Nolan in THE ROOKIE - Season 1 | ©2019 ABC/Ed Herrera

ABC’s first-season Tuesday-night drama THE ROOKIE is based on a real person. Like Nathan Fillion’s character, John Nolan, a man in his forties who’d already had a career came from a small town in the Eastern U.S. to join the Los Angeles Police Department. Who is the real person? “I can’t tell you that,” says THE ROOKIE creator/executive producer Alexi Hawley. “He’s on the job, and he has only been on the job for a few years, and he is very focused on being a successful police officer.” Giving the officer’s real name, Hawley explains, could jeopardize the man’s job, […]Read On »

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RUMBLE: THE INDIANS WHO ROCKED THE WORLD – Part 2 – Exclusive Interview

Pat Vegas and members of the Native American rock group are featured in RUMBLE | Photo Credit: Joseph Dominguez

In part two of our exclusive interview with Stevie Salas and the Black Eyed Peas’ Taboo, both discuss what they learned during their work on the documentary RUMBLE: THE INDIANS WHO ROCKED THE WORLD, making its PBS debut Monday, January 21. ASSIGNMENT X: Has anything you’ve learned in the course of making this film affected your own music, the way you make music, your attitude toward your music, what you want to do with the music? TABOO: It has. It inspired me to be, I say, like the P. Diddy of Native artists. Because I have such a huge platform, […]Read On »

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RUMBLE: THE INDIANS WHO ROCKED THE WORLD – Part 1 – Exclusive Interview

Rock guitar legend Link Wray (Shawnee), one of the Native American musicians profiled in RUMBLE. Circa 1970s | Photo by Bruce Steinberg, courtesy of LinkWray.com

RUMBLE: THE INDIANS WHO ROCKED THE WORLD is a documentary chronicling the influence of Native Americans on rock ‘n’ roll and other musical forms throughout history. The film has shown at festivals and special engagements throughout the world. On Monday, January 21, it will make its PBS debut. Famed guitarist Stevie Salas is one of RUMBLE’s executive producers who got the project in motion. Taboo (birth name Jaime Gomez), of the Black Eyed Peas is partially of Native American descent and one of the musicians interviewed in the film. The two men have known each other a long time, and […]Read On »

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RUNAWAYS: Ever Carradine and Annie Wersching chat Season 2 – Exclusive Interview

Annie Wersching in RUNAWAYS - Season 1 | ©2019 Hulu

In MARVEL’S RUNAWAYS, now streaming its second season on Hulu (the first season is also available), things have heated up between the title teens and their parents. In Season 1, the title characters – six well-to-do Los Angeles area teenagers – discovered that some of them were geniuses and others had actual superpowers. They also learned that Pride, the supposedly charitable organization that all of their parents belonged to, was actually a nefarious cult that was engaging in some possibly world-ending activities. This caused our heroes to, per the title, run away. The situation among the parents was already pretty […]Read On »

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THE PASSAGE: Executive Producer Jason Ensler and actor Caroline Chikezie on new horror series – Exclusive Interview

THE PASSAGE - Season 1 - Key Art | ©2019 Fox

THE PASSAGE, new on Fox Monday nights, is based on a millennia-spanning trilogy of novels by Justin Cronin. When a scientific expedition to Bolivia goes disastrously wrong, one of the scientists, Dr. Tim Fanning (Jamie McShane), comes back with a virus that has the potential to wipe out humanity. Pre-teen Amy Bellafonte (Saniyya Sidney) may be the key to a cure, but at the cost of her freedom and perhaps even her life. Caroline Chikezie (pronounced chick-E-zee) plays Dr. Major Nichole Sykes, a medical and military official tasked with trying to contain the plague by any means necessary. Originally from […]Read On »

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GOD FRIENDED ME: Javicia Leslie discusses new CBS dramedy – Exclusive Interview

Javicia Leslie in GOD FRIENDED ME - Season 1 | ©2018 Warner Bros. Entertainment / Jeff Riedell

In CBS’s Sunday night freshman dramedy GOD FRIENDED ME, atheist Miles Finer (Brandon Micheal Hall) is friended on social media by someone claiming to be the Almighty. The new friend makes suggestions to the skeptical Miles on who else to befriend and how to help people. Miles’s loving sister Ali is played by Javicia Leslie. Ali is a psychotherapist and a lesbian. The latter is challenging to the siblings’ father, Pastor Arthur Finer (Joe Morton), who likewise has trouble dealing with Miles’s beliefs. Leslie was born in Germany and raised in Maryland. Her credits include regular roles on HELLO CUPID […]Read On »

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