THE GRINDER: Mary Elizabeth Ellis and Natalie Morales on new Fox comedy – Exclusive Interview

Mary Elizabeth Ellis in THE GRINDER - Season 1 | ©2015 Fox/Brian Bowen Smith

In Fox Network’s new half-hour comedy THE GRINDER, Tuesdays at 8:30 PM, Rob Lowe stars as Dean Sanderson, a successful actor who’s just spent nine years playing a maverick lawyer on a TV drama. Dean decides to go home to the small town where he grew up – and then decides he’s played a lawyer for so long that he’s qualified to practice in the courtroom. This horrifies Dean’s brother Stewart (Fred Savage), an actual lawyer who loves his sibling but resents being overshadowed by Dean’s celebrity and legal grandstanding. Mary Elizabeth Ellis plays Stewart’s loyal wife Debbie, who keeps […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: FX president John Landgraf on AMERICAN HORROR STORY: ASYLUM’s Emmy nods and the future of WILFRED

AMERICAN HORROR STORY: ASYLUM Key Art | ©2012 FX

Everyone knows that the Emmys never nominate horror programming, which is why FX’s AMERICAN HORROR STORY: ASYLUM is nominated for fifteen Emmys this year – uh, wait a minute. FX President John Landgraf takes some time during a break at the Television Critics Association press tour to discuss the Emmy love for his network’s show that has “horror” in its title. The AMERICAN HORROR STORY: ASYLUM nominations include Outstanding Miniseries or Movie, Outstanding Actress (Jessica Lange, who won an Outstanding Supporting Actress Emmy last year for playing a different role in the series’ first season), Outstanding Supporting Actor (James Cromwell […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: Paul Scheer on THE LEAGUE Season 5

Adam Brody and Paul Scheer in THE LEAGUE - Season 5 - "The Bachelor Draft" | ©2013 FXX/Matthais Clamer

For its first four seasons, THE LEAGUE, the half-hour comedy created by Jackie and Jeff Schaffer, was a staple for FX Network. Now FX is moving THE LEAGUE to its new outlet FXX for the show’s fifth season, which debuted Wednesday September 4 at 10:30 PM, following fellow FX transfer IT’S ALWAYS SUNNY IN PHILADELPHIA, which is now on FXX Wednesdays at 10 PM. Asked about the move, Paul Scheer, who plays THE LEAGUE’s much-bullied Andre, quips, “I was just happy that FXX isn’t a p**n channel. For a little bit, I was confused we’d be there.” Scheer, a native […]Read On »

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Interview: IT’S ALWAYS SUNNY IN PHILADELPHIA star Glenn Howerton on Season 9

Glenn Howerton and Kaitlin Olson in IT'S ALWAYS SUNNY IN PHILADEPHIA - Season 8 | ©2012 FX/Joey L.

IT’S ALWAYS SUNNY IN PHILADELPHIA debuted in 2005. Since then, the half-hour series about a group of eccentric associates written by, produced by and starring Rob McElhenney, Glenn Howerton and Charlie Day – also starring Kaitlin Olson and Danny DeVito – has become a flagship comedy for FX – so much so that SUNNY’s ninth season is being used as part of launch week for FXX, the new network from parent company Fox. IT’S ALWAYS SUNNY IN PHILADELPHIA‘s new season starts Wednesday, September 4. Howerton, who plays Dennis Reynolds, takes some time during and after a panel at the Television […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: Director Randall Einhorn on WILFRED Season 3

Jason Gann in WILFRED - Season 3 | ©2013 FX/Frank Ockenfels

WILFRED, now in its third season on FX Thursdays at 10 PM, is the offbeat, often surreal comedy about Ryan (Elijah Wood) who is the only person who sees his neighbor’s dog Wilfred (Jason Gann) as an Australian fellow in a dog suit. Gann originally created the series with Adam Zwar as a short in their native Australia, where then was made into a television series. David Zuckerman adapted WILFRED forU.S. television. Randall Einhorn has directed the majority of WILFRED’s episodes and after a gathering of FX series directors at the Television Critics Association press tour, he takes some time […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: Sam Witwer on BEING HUMAN and STAR WARS THE CLONE WARS – Part 2

Sam Witwer is Aiden on BEING HUMAN - Season 3 | ©2013 Syfy/Jeff Riedel

In Part 2 of our exclusive interview with Sam Witwer, the actor talks more about playing vampire Aidan on Syfy’s BEING HUMAN, plus Darth Maul on Cartoon Network’s STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS and more. ASSIGNMENT X: How did you get into acting? SAM WITWER: When I was a kid, I wanted to be an actor. I was like, “That’s what I’m going to do, I’m going to grow up, I’m going to be an actor, I’m going to live inL.A.” And then as I got a little bit older, I was like, “You know, that’s not realistic at all.” […]Read On »

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Interview: Graham Yost talks about being JUSTIFIED for Season 3

Timothy Olyphant in JUSTIFIED - Season 3 - "When the Guns Come Out" | ©2012 FX/Prashant Gupta

JUSTIFIED, the widely-acclaimed series based on Elmore Leonard’s short story “Fire in the Hole,” is now in its third season on FX, Tuesdays at 10 PM. JUSTIFIED follows Timothy Olyphant’s character, U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens, who reluctantly accepted a transfer back to his birthplace of Harlan County, Kentucky. Over the seasons, Raylan has grown even angrier at his criminal/con man father Arlo (Raymond J. Barry), reconnected with his ex-wife Winona (Natalie Zea) – the two are now expecting a baby together – and developed a mistrustful but sometimes mutually beneficial association with former friend Boyd Crowder (Walton Goggins), who is […]Read On »

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