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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Exclusive Interview: FRANKLIN & BASH star Malcolm McDowell raises the bar

Malcolm McDowell in FRANKLIN & BASH - Season 1 - "She Came Upstairs to Kill Me" | ©2011 TNT/Karen Neal

On TNT’s FRANKLIN & BASH, a new legal dramedy (airing its season finale tonight at 9 PM), the two title characters, played by Breckin Meyer and Mark-Paul Gosselaar, are free-wheeling lawyers who are recruited into an upscale legal firm by one of its senior partners, Stanton Enfeld. Enfeld, a wily, eccentric fellow, is played by legendary British actor Malcolm McDowell (A CLOCKWORK ORANGE, TIME AFTER TIME, STAR TREK: GENERATIONS, etc., etc., etc.). McDowell is as gracious as he is frequently employed. When a reporter steps up to talk with him about his new show, he includes FRANKLIN & BASH producer/director […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: FRANKLIN & BASH Kevin Falls & Jamie Tarses lay down the law

FRANKLIN & BASH - Season 1 - "Big Fish" | ©2011 TNT/Trae Patton

On TNT’s new legal dramedy FRANKLIN & BASH, Breckin Meyer plays Jared Franklin and Paul-Mark Gosselaar plays Peter Bash. The two are lifelong best friends who run their ambulance-chasing law partnership from home until they are unexpectedly recruited by Malcolm McDowell’s very upscale Stanton Infeld to bring some new blood to his stodgy but lucrative firm. Executive producers Jamie Tarses and series co-creator Kevin Falls – the other executive producers are Falls’ co-creator Bill Chais and director Jason Ensler – tell us everything it’s lawful to reveal about FRANKLIN & BASH. ASSIGNMENT X: What was the genesis of the show? […]Read On »

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TV Review: FRANKLIN & BASH – Season 1 – “Pilot”

Breckin Meyer, Malcolm McDowell and Mark-Paul Gosselaar in FRANKLIN & BASH - Season 1 |©2011 TNT

Stars: Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Breckin Meyer, Malcolm McDowell, Claire Coffee, Garcelle Beauvais, Kumail Nanjani, Dana Davis, Reed Diamond Writers: Bill Chais & Kevin Falls Director: Jason Ensler Network: TNT, Wednesdays @ 9 PM Airdate: June 1, 2011 There’s no law saying that legal dramas have to be (insert LAW & ORDER’s signature chong-chong sound here) dead serious. The annals of television are full of courtroom jesters, from the days of NIGHT COURT to the much of the canon of David E. Kelley. So there shouldn’t be a problem with FRANKLIN & BASH, TNT’s new hour-long buddy lawyer show, trying to add […]Read On »

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