COUNCIL OF DADS: J. August Richards on new NBC drama series and 20th anniversary of ANGEL – Exclusive Interview

J. August Richards at the January 2020 Press Tour Portrait Studio promoting COUNCIL OF DADS - Season 1 | ©2020 NBC/Maarten de Boer

NBC’s COUNCIL OF DADS premieres on Tuesday, March 24. In the ten-episode first season, gravely ill Scott Perry (Tom Everett Scott) gets his three best friends to promise to help Scott’s wife Robin (Sarah Wayne Callies) to help raise the couple’s five children in the event of his death. Each episode focuses on a different milestone occasion during a crucial year. J August Richards plays Oliver, who is not only Scott’s friend, but also Robin’s pal from their college days and now Scott’s oncologist. Richards is a multi-hyphenate who earned Daytime Emmy nominations for his writing, directing and guest-performing work […]Read On »

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NEW AMSTERDAM: Actor Tyler Labine chats Season 2 of the NBC medical series – Exclusive Interview

Tyler Labine as Dr. Iggy Frome in NEW AMSTERDAM - Season 1 | ©2020 NBCUniversal/Jeff Riedel

In NBC’s hospital drama NEW AMSTERDAM, now on Tuesday nights in its second season, Dr. Max Goodwin (Ryan Eggold) continues to face personal and professional battles. Max has just gained a baby daughter and lost his wife, all while trying to put patients over profits at the title hospital in New York. Max’s good friend and colleague, psychiatrist Dr. Iggy Frome, is played by Tyler Labine. Labine, originally from Ontario, Canada, is perhaps better known for playing scruffy, scrappy people than for upstanding physicians. Some of Labine’s credits include the films TUCKER AND DALE VS EVIL, DIRK GENTLY’S HOLISTIC DETECTIVE […]Read On »

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EMERGENCE: Executive Producer Juan Alfonso gives the scoop on Season 1 – Exclusive Interview

EMERGENCE Season 1 Key Art | ©2019 ABC

EMERGENCE, which has its first-season finale on ABC on Tuesday, January 28, is a combination of future tech science fiction and family drama. In the series created by Michele Fazekas & Tara Butters, a little girl named Piper (Alexa Swinton) enters the life of New Jersey small-town police chief Jo Evans (Allison Tolman). Piper quickly endears herself to Jo’s teenage daughter Mia (Ashley Aufderheide). Jo’s ailing father Ed (Clancy Brown), and even Jo’s skeptical ex-husband Alex (Donald Faison). Piper demonstrates superpowers – which are the product of the fact that she’s actually an artificial intelligence within a flesh and blood […]Read On »

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EMERGENCE: Creators Tara Butters and Michele Fazekas on new sci-fi thriller – Exclusive Interview

Ashley Aufderheide as Mia Evans, Robert Bailey Jr. as Officer Chris Minetto, Clancy Brown as Ed, Alexa Swinton as Piper, Allison Tolman as Jo Evans, Zabryna Guevara as Abby Fraiser, Donald Faison as Alex Evans, and Owain Yeoman as Benny Gallagher in EMERGENCE - Season 1 | ©2019 ABC/Frank Ockenfels

EMERGENCE, ABC’s new Tuesday-night sci-fi family drama, begins with a mysterious plane crash on a beach outside a small town. When the town’s police chief, Jo Evans (Allison Tolman), investigates, she finds that the crash’s only survivor is a little girl eventually dubbed Piper (Alexa Swinton). Piper seems to have no memory of the crash, or even her own identity. Jo winds up taking the child home, to the surprise of her dad Ed (Clancy Brown) and her daughter Mia (Ashley Aufderheide), as well as the consternation of Mia’s dad and Jo’s ex-husband Alex (Donald Faison). Then strange people start […]Read On »

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J August Richards talks GIANTS, Deathlok on AGENTS OF SHIELD and more – Part 2 – Exclusive Interview

Brett Dalton and J. August Richards in MARVEL'S AGENTS OF SHIELD - Season 1 - "The Bridge" | © 2014 ABC/Kelsey McNeal

In Part 2 of our exclusive telephone interview with J. August Richards regarding his work as a director/writer/producer/actor on TVOne’s Cleo TV’s Sunday-airing series GIANTS, we discuss the show’s depiction of spirituality, the homage to FRESH PRINCE OF BEL-AIR, whether he’ll play Deathlok again, and more.  ASSIGNMENT X: You’ve talked about being a churchgoer in real life. Do you relate to the spirituality in GIANTS ? J AUGUST RICHARDS: Very much so. [GIANTS creator/star] James [Bland] and I have very long and involved conversations about God, about religion, about spirituality, about prayer, about meditation. AX: How is it writing dialogue to […]Read On »

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J. AUGUST RICHARDS talks Season 2 of GIANTS – Part 1 – Exclusive Interview

J. August Richards in GIANTS | courtesy J. August Richards

Multi-hyphenate (actor/writer/director/producer) J. August Richards is probably still best known to the world at large for his performing work, starring on all five seasons of ANGEL and recurring on MARVEL’S AGENTS OF SHIELD as the heroic Deathlok. Other regular gigs have included two seasons as a lawyer on RAISING THE BAR , one season as a law officer on KEVIN (PROBABLY) SAVES THE WORLD, and now as a doctor on NBC’s upcoming COUNCIL OF DADS. However, Richards has been getting a lot of recognition for his other talents as well. He has been nominated for Outstanding Writing and Outstanding Directing […]Read On »

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KEVIN (PROBABLY) SAVES THE WORLD: J. August Richards on the new ABC dramedy – exclusive interview

J. August Richards as Deputy Nate Purcell in KEVIN (PROBABLY) SAVES THE WORLD | © 2018 ABC/Bob D'Amico

In ABC’s freshman Tuesday-night dramedy KEVIN (PROBABLY) SAVES THE WORLD, Kevin (Jason Ritter) is a former financial whiz who returns to his hometown to live with his twin sister Amy (JoAnna Garcia Swisher) and her daughter Reese (Chloe East) after his life implodes. Kevin is startled to discover that he is tasked by a Heaven-sent entity (Kimberly Hebert Gregory) with actually saving the world, essentially by helping other people in small but crucial ways. J. August Richards plays local sheriff’s deputy Nate Purcell, who is sweet on Amy and baffled by Kevin. Richards, originally from Washington, D.C., has some supernatural […]Read On »

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KEVIN (PROBABLY) SAVES THE WORLD: Co-Creator Michele Fazekas on her new fantasy dramedy – Interview

Jason Ritter as Kevin Finn and Kimberly Hébert Gregory as Yvette in KEVIN (PROBABLY) SAVES THE WORLD | ©2017 ABC/Bob D'Amico

In ABC’s new Tuesday-night KEVIN (PROBABLY) SAVES THE WORLD, Jason Ritter plays the title would-be hero. Tasked with finding thirty-five other righteous souls on Earth by Heavenly warrior Yvette (Kimberly Hebert Gregory), Kevin tries to balance this calling with maintaining life in small-town Texas with his widowed sister Amy (JoAnna Garcia Swisher) and observant niece Reese (Chloe East). Michele Fazekas and Tara Butters created KEVIN (PROBABLY) SAVES THE WORLD together. The writing/producing partners are also responsible for REAPER, about a young man, Sam, who discovered his parents had sold his soul to the Devil, played by Ray Wise. Butters and […]Read On »

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KEVIN (PROBABLY) SAVES THE WORLD: Co-creator Tara Butters on new ABC series – Interview

KEVIN (PROBABLY) SAVES THE WORLD key art | ©2017 ABC

In ABC’s Tuesday night fantasy dramedy KEVIN (PROBABLY) SAVES THE WORLD, Jason Ritter plays Kevin Finn. Kevin is a one-time Wall Street whiz who has returned to small-town Texas to stay with his widowed sister Amy (JoAnna Garcia Swisher) and her teen daughter Reese (Chloe East) after suffering a breakdown. Kevin’s life is changed when a meteor crashes into a nearby field, accompanied by “Warrior of God” Yvette (Kimberly Hebert Gregory). Yvette informs the astonished Kevin that he is one of the thirty-six righteous people on Earth – it is his task to find the other thirty-five. Yvette, who protects […]Read On »

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