Exclusive Interview: THE MOB DOCTOR star James Carpinello is married to the mob

James Carpinello in THE MOB DOCTOR - Season 1 | ©2012 Fox/Mathieu Young

Fox’s medical/gangster drama THE MOB DOCTOR ends its thirteen-episode run tonight at 9 PM. Jordana Spiro plays the title character, a Chicago surgeon stuck doing favors for local Mob kingpin Constantine Alexander (William Forsythe). Grace started out believing that her old childhood friend and currently more-than-that Leoni Franco, played by James Carpinello, was Constantine’s right-hand man. It turns out that Franco is really a deep-undercover Fed looking to take down Constantine’s organization. New York-born Carpinello has a healthy Broadway background – he originated the role of Tony Manero in the Broadway musical version of SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER and was the […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: William Forsythe on THE MOB DOCTOR and THE BRONX BULL

William Forsythe in THE MOB DOCTOR - Season 1 - "Pilot" | ©2012 Fox/Mathieu Young

William Forsythe isn’t as common a name as, say, John Smith, but you wouldn’t want to confuse the actor with the Scottish director Bill Forsyth (LOCAL HERO). And it’s happened, says actor Forsythe. “We used to stay at the same hotel in New York, as well as the choreographer. There’s a choreographer named William, and there were times we all three were there at once and we’d get our calls mixed up.” As an actor, the Brooklyn-born Forsythe is seldom confused with others. His tall build and piercing blue gaze have made him effective in many roles on both sides […]Read On »

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TV Review: THE MOB DOCTOR – Season 1 – “Pilot” – Series Premiere

Jordana Spiro in THE MOB DOCTOR - Season 1 | ©2012 Fox/Mathieu Young

Stars: Jordana Spiro, William Forsythe, Floriana Lima, Zach Gilford, Jamie Lee Kirchner, Željko Ivanek, James Carpinello, Jesse Lee Soffer, Wendy Makkena Writer: Josh Berman, Rob Wright Director: Michael Dinner Network: Fox, airs Mondays Original Telecast: September 18, 2012 THE MOB DOCTOR is one of those TV shows that sounds like a bad SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE sketch – “she’s a doctor and she moonlights as a mob doctor.” Laughs ensue. And, well, they do with this new Fox series, sort of. Any show that has a line like “cut her some slack, go have a taco,” it makes you question whether […]Read On »

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TV Review: DEXTER – Season 6 finale – “This Is the Way the World Ends”

Jennifer Carpenter in DEXTER - Season 6 - "This is the Way The World Ends" | ©2011 Showtime/Randy Tepper

Stars: Michael C. Hall, Jennifer Carpenter, Lauren Velez, Desmond Harrington, C.S. Lee, David Zayas, James Remar, Aimee Garcia, Geoff Pierson, Colin Hanks, Billy Brown, Josh Cooke, Jordana Spiro, Rya Kihlstedt Writers: Scott Buck & Wendy West, series based on the books by Jeff Lindsay Director: John Dahl Network: Showtime, Sundays @ 9 PM Release Date: December 18, 2011 Season Six of DEXTER hasn’t been one of its best, but it largely makes up for this with its biggest cliffhanger ever. Wait, we have to wait until September to see what happens next? Say it ain’t so! SPOILER ALERT In “This […]Read On »

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TV Review: DEXTER – Season 6 – “Talk to the Hand”

Colin Hanks in DEXTER - Season 6 - "Talk To The Hand" | ©2011 Showtime/Randy Tepper

Stars: Michael C. Hall, Jennifer Carpenter, Lauren Velez, Desmond Harrington, C.S. Lee, David Zayas, James Remar, Aimee Garcia, Geoff Pierson, Colin Hanks, Billy Brown, Josh Cooke, Jordana Spiro, Rya Kihlstedt Writers: Manny Coto & Tim Schlattman, series based on the books by Jeff Lindsay Director: Ernest Dickerson Network: Showtime, Sundays @ 9 PM Release Date: December 11, 2011 DEXTER has been known for its intriguing twists, and “Talk to the Hand” has a few, starting with Dexter’s (Michael C. Hall) notion to call out the annoying religious maniac Travis (Colin Hanks) by playing his game. SPOILER ALERT Deborah (Jennifer Carpenter), […]Read On »

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