THE PASSAGE: Saniyya Sidney discusses new Fox genre series – Exclusive Interview

Saniyya Sidney in THE PASSAGE - Season 1 | ©2019 Fox/Michael Lavine

In Fox’s Monday-night drama THE PASSAGE, Saniyya Sidney stars as ten-year-old Amy Bellafonte. Adapted from Justin Cronin’s trilogy of novels, THE PASSAGE explores what happens when an intended vaccine for a worldwide flu pandemic winds up turning human experimental subjects into telepathic “virals” (because most of the characters can’t bring themselves to say the word “vampire”). With no family, and because children seem to weather the vaccine better than adults, Amy is brought in as a test subject. After being given the vaccine, she develops abilities, but she is not like the other virals. Sidney began her onscreen career as […]Read On »

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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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TRUTH BE TOLD: Bresha Webb on her new NBC comedy – Exclusive Interview

Bresha Webb in TRUTH BE TOLD - Season 1 | ©2015 NBC/Joseph Culticel

In NBC’s half-hour comedy TRUTH BE TOLD, which airs two new episodes back to back on Friday, Dec. 25, two couples grapple with trying to do and say the right thing without being phony, which they sometimes find difficult. Bresha Webb plays Angie, who is married to Russell (Tone Bell). They’re black; Russell is best friends with white next-door neighbor Mitch (Mark-Paul Gosselaar), who is married to Tracy (Vanessa Lachey). Webb’s career includes both comedy and drama, with arcs on E.R., LEARNING TOWN, GREY’S ANATOMY and LOVE THAT GIRL, plus feature credits including AT THE DEVIL’S DOOR and HOLLOWS GROVE. […]Read On »

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TRUTH BE TOLD: Tone Bell on balancing comedic work – exclusive interview

Tone Bell stars as Russell on NBC's TRUTH BE TOLD | © 2015 Colleen Hayes/NBC

In NBC’s freshman half-hour comedy TRUTH BE TOLD, Fridays at 8:30 PM, Tone Bell stars as Russell, married to Angie (Bresha Webb) and best friends with next-door neighbor Mitch (Mark-Paul Gosselaar), who’s married to Tracy (Vanessa Lachey). Russell is black, Mitch is white, and a lot of their interaction revolves around what it’s okay to say privately or publicly – or ever – regarding race and other potentially provocative issues. Bell is a stand-up comic, originally from Atlanta, who has previously had series regular gigs on WHITNEY and BAD JUDGE. He has a special on Comedy Central and has just […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: FRANKLIN & BASH stars Mark-Paul Gosselaar & Breckin Meyer on Season 3

Breckin Meyer, Mark-Paul Gosselaar in FRANKLIN & BASH - Season 3 - "Gone in a Flash" | ©2013 TNT/Jennifer Clasen

In TNT’s legal dramedy FRANKLIN & BASH, which has its third-season finale on Wednesday August 14 at 9 PM, Breckin Meyer plays Jared Franklin and Mark-Paul Gosselaar plays Peter Bash. Franklin and Bash are lifelong friends and unconventional lawyers who join a “white shoe” law firm run by the likewise unorthodox Stanton Infield, portrayed by Malcolm McDowell. This year, Heather Locklear has joined the cast as more traditional lawyer Rachel King, who frequently clashes with the title characters. At a Beverly Hilton poolside party thrown by Turner for TNT, TBS and the Television Critics Association press tour, Gosselaar and Meyer are hanging out together, riffing […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: Jane Seymour feels the LAKE EFFECTS

Jane Seymour in LAKE EFFECTS | ©2012 Hallmark Movie Channel

Jane Seymour is one of Hallmark Channel’s go-to stars (and sometimes producers) for its telefilms. Often, Seymour– still famous for her years as the title character on DR. QUINN, MEDICINE WOMAN – is cast in lighter fare, but this year, she starred in Hallmark’s drama LAKE EFFECTS. It aired on the network earlier this year and just came out on home video. At a press function, Seymour takes a few moments to discuss the piece, as well as her other projects as both actress and producer. ASSIGNMENT X: What is LAKE EFFECTS about? JANE SEYMOUR: LAKE EFFECTS is a mother/daughter […]Read On »

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Exclusive Photos from THE MUPPETS World Premiere

Kermit at the World Premiere of Disney's THE MUPPETS | ©2011 Sue Schneider

THE MUPPETS showed up in Hollywood recently to celebrate the World Premiere of their movie THE MUPPETS from Disney at the El Capitan Theatre. Sweetums was the first to walk down the green carpet to greet all the press. Followed by Kermit, Fozzie Bear, Animal, Rowlf and Walter in a black Chrysler Jeep Wrangler, who was a sponsor and then Miss Piggy rode up in a Silver Chrysler convertible smiling at all the press. Following the Muppets were the human stars and guests. The stars of the film walking the carpet included: Jason Segel, Amy Adams, Chris Cooper, Rashida Jones, […]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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