ALMOST PARADISE: Arthur Acuna on his new WGN America series – Exclusive Interview

Arthur Acuna in ALMOST PARADISE - Season 1 | ©2020 Electric Entertainment

WGN America’s ALMOST PARADISE, in its first season on Monday nights, is the first American-made series to be both set and shot in the Philippines. Christian Kane plays ex-DEA agent Alex Walker, who thinks he’s going to live as a retiree running a gift shop on the Filipino island of Cebu. However, when local law enforcement finds out about Alex’s past, he winds up getting involved with helping solve cases. Arthur Acuňa plays Cebu police detective Ernesto Alamares. Alamares is deceptively quiet, but capable of taking down a whole gang with his feet, fists, and a couple of sticks. Acuňa, […]Read On »

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THE PEOPLE V. O.J. SIMPSON: Courtney B. Vance on playing Johnnie Cochran – exclusive interview

Courtney B. Vance as Johnnie Cochran in THE PEOPLE VS. O.J. SIMPSON | © 2016 FX

FX Network’s THE PEOPLE V. O.J. SIMPSON: AMERICAN CRIME STORY, Tuesdays at 10 PM, is a ten-episode drama about the famous ’90s court case that had racism, sexism, celebrity and courtroom game-playing on full public view. One of the more memorable participants in those events was the late defense attorney Johnnie Cochran, who epitomized the combination of canny strategy and showmanship. Whatever Cochran privately thought about Simpson’s innocence or guilt, he saw the case as an opportunity to spotlight police abuse of African-Americans. Cochran is portrayed in the miniseries by Courtney B. Vance. Vance, a veteran of stage (Tony winner […]Read On »

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Interview: LAW & ORDER: SVU actors Raul Esparza and Anna Chlumsky on the NBC series

Anna Chlumsky in LAW & ORDER: SVU - Season 14 - "Twenty-Five Acts" | ©2012 NBC/Eric Liebowitz

The fourteenth season of LAW & ORDER: SVU, which airs Wednesdays at 9 PM on NBC, got off to a turbulent onscreen start, what with a scandal that nearly cost the squad Captain Cragen (Dann Florek) and wound up getting a lot of politicians and district attorneys fired. Enter new District Attorney Rafael Barba, played by Raul Esparza, a multiple-Tony-nominated actor who previously appeared on the original LAW & ORDER and LAW & ORDER: CRIMINAL INTENT as other characters. In tonight’s episode “25 Acts,” Barba is brought onto a case by Mariska Hargitay’s Detective Olivia Benson involving the young author […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: It’s LIGHTS OUT for producer Warren Leight

Holy McCallany and Stacy Keach in LIGHTS OUT - Season One | ©2011 FX

In FX’s new series LIGHTS OUT, created by Justin Zackham and which debuts tonight, Holt McCallany plays boxer Patrick “Lights” Leary, who is preparing for a comeback after five years away from the ring. TV veteran and noted playwright (Tony Award winner for SIDE MAN) Warren Leight, LIGHTS OUT’s show runner and one of its executive producers, talks to us about putting the sweet science on the small screen. ASSIGNMENT X: Is it true there was a pilot made for the show in 2009 that was almost completely rewritten and recast? WARREN LEIGHT: The original pilot was shot spring of […]Read On »

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