THE MYSTERIES OF LAURA co-star Janina Gavankar talks Season 1 – exclusive interview

Janina Gavankar stars as Meredith Rose on THE MYSTERIES OF LAURA | © 2015 Eric Liebowitz/NBC

In NBC’s THE MYSTERIES OF LAURA, Wednesdays at 8 PM, Debra Messing plays the title character, an NYPD homicide detective juggling her job and a chaotic home life with uncontrollable young twin sons and an estranged husband Jake (Josh Lucas), who is also her new boss. Complicating things further is resentful fellow detective Meredith Bose, played by Janina Gavankar. Gavankar is known to TRUE BLOOD fans for her role as shape-shifter Luna Garza. The Illinois native has also appeared on ARROW as Detective McKenna Hall, THE VAMPIRE DIARIES as Tessa, THE L WORD and the Web series NIKKI & NORA, […]Read On »

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Show runner Jeff Rake reveals THE MYSTERIES OF LAURA – Exclusive Interview

Laz Alonso as Billy Soto, Debra Messing as Laura Diamond, Vincent Reina as Nicholas Diamond, Josh Lucas as Jake Broderick, Charlie Reina as Harrison Diamond, Janina Gavankar as Meredith Bose in THE MYSTERIES OF LAURA - Season 1 | ©2014 NBC/Patrick Randak

In NBC’s new series THE MYSTERIES OF LAURA, Wednesdays at 8 PM, Debra Messing stars as NYPD homicide detective Laura Diamond. Laura has her hands full – not only does she have an extraordinarily demanding job, but her estranged husband Jake (Josh Lucas) has just been put in charge of her squad room and they are raising young twin boys (Charles Reina and Vincent Reina) who give whole new meaning to bad behavior. Laura also must contend with an attractive new partner (Laz Alonso) and a disapproving, competitive colleague (Janina Gavankar). As show runner Jeff Rake – one of LAURA’s […]Read On »

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TV Review: THE VAMPIRE DIARIES – Season 5 – “Monster’s Ball”

Nina Dobrev as Elena (back to camera) and Ian Somerhalder as Damon in THE VAMPIRE DIARIES - Season 5 - "Monster's Ball" | ©2013 The CW/Curtis Baker

Stars: Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley, Ian Somerhalder, Steven R. McQueen, Kat Graham, Zach Roerig, Candice Accola, Michael Trevino
 Writers: Kevin Williamson, Julie Plec, Sonny Postiglione, series created by Kevin Williamson and Julie Plec, based on characters created in L.J. Smith’s THE VAMPIRE DIARIES novels
 Director: Kellie Cyrus
 Network: The CW, Thursdays @ 8 PM
 Original Airdate: October 31, 2013 (Season 5 – Episode 5) What a perfect night for THE VAMPIRE DIARIES to be on…Halloween and to show an episode called “Monster’s Ball,” where they get to dress up as someone from history and attend a society ball. The episode […]Read On »

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TV Review: THE VAMPIRE DIARIES – Season 5 – “Original Sin”

Janina Gavankar as Tessa in THE VAMPIRE DIARIES "Original Sin" | (c) 2013 Bob Mahoney/The CW

Stars: Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley, Ian Somerhalder, Steven R. McQueen, Kat Graham, Zach Roerig, Candice Accola, Michael Trevino Writers: Kevin Williamson, Julie Plec, Melinda Hsu Taylor, Rebecca Sonnenshine, series created by Kevin Williamson and Julie Plec, based on characters created in L.J. Smith’s THE VAMPIRE DIARIES novels Director: Jesse Warn Network: The CW, Thursdays @ 8 PM Original Airdate: October 17, 2013 (Season 5 – Episode 3) “Original Sin” was a spectacular episode in my opinion as it answered a lot of questions, finally! Who is Silas and how did the Doppelgangers come to light? It was great that they […]Read On »

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Exclusive Photos from GAME OF THRONES Third Season Premiere

Peter Dinklage at the Season 3 premiere of GAME OF THRONES | ©2013 Sue Schneider

GAME OF THRONES started its third season on March 31st. Not so long ago HBO held the Los Angeles Premiere at the TCL Chinese Theater in Hollywood.  Since I have been sick I am a bit behind putting stuff up…sorry, but I hope you enjoy looking at the photos. Walking the carpet were GAME OF THRONES stars, which included: Peter Dinklage, Michelle Fairley, Lena Headey, Emilia Clarke, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Aidan Gillen, Kit Harington, Richard Madden, Charles Dance, Maisie Williams, Isaac Hempstead-Wright, Sophie Turner, Alfie Allen, Rory McCann, John Bradley, Gwendoline Christie, James Cosmo, Carice van Houten, Liam Cunningham, Sibel Kekilli, […]Read On »

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TV Review: ARROW – Season 1 – “Dodger”

Stephen Amell at the PaleyFest Fall TV Preview: ARROW - CW | ©2012 Sue Schneider

Stars:  Stephen Amell, Katie Cassidy, Paul Blackthorne, Colin Donnell, Susanna Thompson, Colin Salmon, Willa Holland, David Ramsey, Emily Bett Rickards Writer: Beth Schwartz Director: Eagle Egilsson Network: The CW, airs Wednesday Nights Original Telecast: February 20, 2013 There’s nothing overly terrible about “Dodger,” a competent ARROW episode that features James Callis (BATTLESTAR GALACTICA’s Gaius Baltar), playing a sadistic jewel thief who’s nicknamed “Dodger” because he forces others to commit his crimes by controlling them with explosive collars, thereby dodging the law enforcement response himself.  (Now that I think about it more, though, isn’t it sort of dumb that the cops […]Read On »

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TV Review: ARROW – Season 1 – “Vertigo”

Stephen Amell as The Arrow in ARROW "Vertigo" | (c) 2013 Jack Rowand/The CW

Stars:  Stephen Amell, Katie Cassidy, Paul Blackthorne, Colin Donnell, Susanna Thompson, Colin Salmon, Willa Holland, David Ramsey Writer:  Wendy Mericle & Ben Sokolowski Director: Wendey Stanzler Network: The CW, airs Wednesday Nights Original Telecast: January 30, 2013 ARROW stumbles a bit this week with “Vertigo,” a wildly uneven episode that features a few nice moments, but far too many problematic ones to go along with them.  With Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell) struggling to protect his younger sister Thea, (Willa Holland), from the consequences of her own impulsive behavior, Oliver compensates by trying to take down the drug dealer who created […]Read On »

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TV Review: TRUE BLOOD – Season 5 – “Save Yourself” – Season Finale

Stephen Moyer as Bill in TRUE BLOOD " Save Yourself" | (c) 2012 John P. Johnson/HBO

Stars: Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer, Alexander Skarsgard, Sam Trammell, Ryan Kwanten, Rutina Wesley, Chris Bauer, Nelsan Ellis, Joe Manganiello, Deborah Ann Woll, Michael McMillian, Denis O’Hare, Kristin Bauer van Straten, Todd Lowe, Carrie Preston, Lauren Bowles, Valentina Cervi, Janina Gavankar, Lucy Griffiths, Giles Matthey, Jessica Clark, Robert Patrick, Carolyn Hennesy, Kristina Anapau, Louis Herthum, Dale Dickey, Kelly Overton Writer: Alan Ball, series created by Alan Ball, based on Charlaine Harris’ Sookie Stackhouse novels Director: Michael Lehmann Network: HBO, Sundays @ 9 PM Airdate: Aug. 26, 2012 At the end of last week’s “Sunset,” TRUE BLOOD viewers were left wondering how […]Read On »

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TV Review: TRUE BLOOD – Season 5 – “Sunset”

Denis O'Hare and Ryan Kwanten in a scene from TRUE BLOOD Sunset | (c) 2012 John P. Johnson/HBO

Stars: Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer, Alexander Skarsgard, Sam Trammell, Ryan Kwanten, Rutina Wesley, Chris Bauer, Nelsan Ellis, Joe Manganiello, Deborah Ann Woll, Michael McMillian, Denis O’Hare, Kristin Bauer van Straten, Todd Lowe, Carrie Preston, Lauren Bowles, Valentina Cervi, Janina Gavankar, Lucy Griffiths, Giles Matthey, Jessica Clark, Robert Patrick, Carolyn Hennesy, Kristina Anapau, Phil Reeves, Erica Gimpel Writer: Angela Robinson, series created by Alan Ball, based on Charlaine Harris’ Sookie Stackhouse novels Director: Lesli Linka Glatter Network: HBO, Sundays @ 9 PM Airdate: August 19, 2012 The TRUE BLOOD episode “Sunset” considerably ups the stakes (pardon the pun) in the vampire/human […]Read On »

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TV Review: TRUE BLOOD – Season 5 – “Gone, Gone, Gone”

Kristen Bauer in TRUE BLOOD "Gone Gone Gone" | (c) 2012 HBO

Stars: Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer, Alexander Skarsgard, Sam Trammell, Ryan Kwanten, Rutina Wesley, Chris Bauer, Nelsan Ellis, Deborah Ann Woll, Michael McMillian, Denis O’Hare, Jim Parrack, Kristin Bauer van Straten, Todd Lowe, Lauren Bowles, Valentina Cervi, Janina Gavankar, Lucy Griffiths, Tina Majorino, Giles Matthey Allan Hyde, John Billingsley, Dale Raoul, Jessica Clark, Keram Malicki-Sanchez, Kristina Anapau, Chloe Noelle Writer: Alexander Woo, series created by Alan Ball, based on Charlaine Harris’ Sookie Stackhouse novels Director: Scott Winant Network: HBO, Sundays @ 9 PM Original Telecast: August 12, 2012  There are moments in the TRUE BLOOD episode “Gone, Gone, Gone” where we […]Read On »

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