THE AMERICANS: Keri Russell chats the sixth and final season – Exclusive Interview

THE AMERICANS - Season 6 Key Art | ©2018 FX

FX Networks’s THE AMERICANS comes to a conclusion after six seasons on Wednesday, May 30. Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys star as Elizabeth and Philip Jennings, married KGB spies, with two children, posing as ordinary Americans in Reagan-era U.S.A. Russell, who won a Golden Globe and was twice nominated for Emmys for her work as Elizabeth, reminisces about her time with the series. ASSIGNMENT X: Do you have a favorite episode or scene from your time on THE AMERICANS? KERI RUSSELL: My favorite scenes are always the emotional marriage scenes, always, just because that’s the stuff I’m most interested in. […]Read On »

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THE AMERICANS: Holly Taylor on the sixth and final season – Exclusive Interview

Holly Taylor in THE AMERICANS - Season 3 | ©2015 FX

After six seasons, FX Networks’s potent drama THE AMERICANS is coming to a close. The story of two undercover Soviet spies in the 1980s posing as an ordinary American couple, Philip (Matthew Rhys) and Elizabeth Jennings (Keri Russell), creates as much suspense with family issues as it does with lethal espionage. From the outset, Holly Taylor has played Elizabeth and Philip’s daughter Paige, who has grown up over the course of the series, going from total innocence to being taken under Elizabeth’s wing and tutored in the art of spycraft. Originally from Nova Scotia, Canada, Taylor joined the Broadway cast […]Read On »

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THE AMERICANS: Actor Matthew Rhys on the final season – exclusive interview

Matthew Rhys as Philip Jennings in THE AMERICANS | © 2018 Fx

FX Networks’s THE AMERICANS is now in its sixth and final season on Wednesday nights. It’s now the mid-‘80s. Matthew Rhys’s character, the secretly Russian Philip Jennings, has stopped spying for the K.G.B. and is now really working as the travel agent he’s been pretending to be for years. However, since Philip’s wife Elizabeth (Keri Russell) is more devoted than ever to the Soviet cause and has recruited their daughter Paige (Holly Taylor), danger is still present in family life. Things become especially tense as Philip and Elizabeth find they disagree over what they think Russian policy should be going […]Read On »

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THE AMERICANS: Joe Weisberg & Joel Fields talk the final season – exclusive interview

Keri Russell as Elizabeth Jennings in THE AMERICANS | © 2018 Fx

FX Network’s series THE AMERICANS begins its sixth and final season Wednesday, March 28. The new season takes place approximately three-and-a-half years after the end of Season 5. We’re in the mid-‘80s, and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev is proposing a new era of “glasnost,” or openness. Philip (Matthew Rhys) has now retired as a spy for the K.G.B., while his wife Elizabeth (Keri Russell) continues to run missions from the cover of their D.C.-adjacent home and job as a travel agent. Elizabeth has also brought college-student daughter Paige (Holly Taylor) into the espionage fold, though Paige doesn’t yet understand how […]Read On »

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SNEAKY PETE: Actress Margo Martindale on Season 1 – Interview

Margo Martindale in SNEAKY PETE - Season 1 | ©2017 Amazon

In Amazon’s series SNEAKY PETE, now streaming its first season and picked up for a second, Margo Martindale plays bail bonds company proprietor and family matriarch Audrey. Audrey’s problems include a husband (Pete Gerety) with serious health issues, a single-mother granddaughter (Marin Ireland) who’s not very good at the family business and grandson Pete (Giovanni Ribisi) who has returned home after a twenty-year absence. Pete poses a whole series of other problems, because he’s actually a con artist named Marius. Marius is trying to avoid an angry crime boss named Vince, played by Bryan Cranston, who co-created SNEAKY PETE with […]Read On »

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THE AMERICANS: Creators Joe Weisberg and Joel Fields on Season 5- Exclusive Interview

Keri Russell in THE AMERICANS - Season 1 | ©2013 FX/Frank Ockenfels

In Season 5 of THE AMERICANS, Tuesday nights on FX Network, things are more stressful than ever for our ‘80s-era KGB spies, Philip (Matthew Rhys) and Elizabeth Jennings (Keri Russell). Not only are the pretend-all-American couple continuing to keep us their identities, they are trying to prevent the U.S. from poisoning the U.S.S.R.’s grain supply, coping with teenage daughter Paige’s (Holly Taylor) romance with the son of FBI Agent Stan Beeman (Noah Emmerich) and dealing with son Henry’s (Kiedrich Sellati) increasing curiosity about exactly where Mom and Dad go all the time. Series creator Joe Weisberg and his fellow executive […]Read On »

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JUSTIFIED’s Graham Yost talks the Season 5 Finale

Jacob Lofland as Kendal Crowe in JUSTIFIED | © 2014 Prashant Gupta/FX

JUSTIFIED, the series based on the late Elmore Leonard’s novella FIRE IN THE HOLE, wraps up its tension-filled fifth season on FX Tuesday, April 8, at 10 PM. U.S. Deputy Marshal Raylan Givens (Timothy Olyphant, also one of JUSTIFIED’s producers) is desperately trying to find some way to bring down Daryl Crowe Jr. (Michael Rapaport), who has framed his teenage nephew Kendal Crowe (Jacob Lofland) for shooting Raylan’s boss Chief Deputy Art Mullen (Nick Searcy). Meanwhile, Raylan’s frenemy, local criminal kingpin Boyd Crowder (Walton Goggins) is in a serious jam due to a heroin shipment gone awry, while Boyd’s fiancée […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: Beau Bridges talks THE MILLERS Season 1

Beau Bridges in THE MILLERS - Season 1 | ©2014 Cliff Lipson/CBS

In CBS’ half-hour comedy THE MILLERS, Thursdays at 8:30 PM and renewed for a second season, Beau Bridges and Margo Martindale star as, respectively, Tom and Carol Miller, a long-married couple whose visit to their adult children inspires them to separate. Carol moves in with son Nathan (Will Arnett), while Tom takes up residence with daughter Debbie (Jayma Mays), her husband Adam (Nelson Franklin) and their offspring Mikayla (Eve Moon). Both senior Millers face a brave new world as newly-single people. Bridges has been acting since he was a little boy – he appeared in his first feature film, 1948’s […]Read On »

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Interview: THE MILLERS’ Margo Martindale chats about her hit series

Margo Martindale as Carol Miller in THE MILLERS | © 2014 CBS/Neil Jacobs

Margo Martindale very rightly won a Supporting Actress Emmy for her indelible portrayal of backwoods crime queen Mags Bennett on JUSTIFIED in that series’ second season. Since then, the prolific Texas-born actress appeared on two short-lived TV shows, CHAOS and A GIFTED MAN, before playing opposite Meryl Streep and Chris Cooper in the feature film AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY. In 2013, Martindale took on two television roles that are still ongoing. One is KGB spymaster Claudia, aka Granny, on FX’s THE AMERICANS, which begins its second season Feb. 26. The other is Carol Miller on CBS’s half-hour comedy THE MILLERS, Thursdays […]Read On »

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Movie Review: AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY

AUGUST OSAGE COUNTY movie poster | ©2013 The Weinstein Company

Rating: R Stars: Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, Ewan McGregor, Chris Cooper, Abigail Breslin, Benedict Cumberbatch, Juliette Lewis, Margo Martindale, Dermot Mulroney, Julianne Nicholson, Sam Shepard, Misty Upham Writer: Tracy Letts, based on his play Director: John Wells Distributor: The Weinstein Co. Release Date: December 27, 2013 AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY won the 2008 Best Play Tony for its debut Broadway performance, and it’s easy to see why – Tracy Letts’ script is well-constructed and cumulatively devastating. The film version, with a screenplay adapted by Letts and directed by John Wells, opens the play up somewhat by giving us some of the […]Read On »

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