SUPERSTORE: Mark McKinney chats Season 4 and gives clues on playing clueless – Exclusive Interview

Mark McKinney as Glenn in SUPERSTORE - Season 4 | ©2019 NBCUniversal/Matthias Clamer

In NBC’s half-hour comedy SUPERSTORE, now nearing its fourth-season finale Thursday night and renewed for a fifth year, Mark McKinney plays Cloud Nine manager Glenn. Glenn is ever-optimistic as he runs the big box store, although he’s not quite as effective as he likes to imagine he is. McKinney, originally from Ottawa, Canada, was part of the original cast of the sketch comedy series THE KIDS IN THE HALL, and then went on to do two stints (1985-1990 and 1995-1997) on SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE. His other credits include DICE, the cult series about a theatrical rep company SLINGS AND ARROWS, […]Read On »

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SUPERSTORE: Nico Santos on Season 4 of the NBC comedy – Interview

Nico Santos as Mateo in SUPERSTORE - Season 4 |©2019 NBCUniversal/Justine Lubin

NBC’s half-hour comedy SUPERSTORE, now in its fourth season on Thursday nights, follows the employees of the big-box retailer Cloud 9. Nico Santos plays Mateo Fernando Aquino Liwanag, a sales associate who is gay and Filipino. SUPERSTORE’s portrayal of the character and other LGBTQ people has earned the series a GLAAD Media Award nomination for Comedy Series. Santos, who was born in Manila, came to big-screen attention last year as Oliver T’sien in the hit romantic comedy CRAZY RICH ASIANS. He says that when he auditioned for the role of Mateo, the character was neither gay nor Filipino. ASSIGNMENT X: […]Read On »

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THE ENEMY WITHIN: Jennifer Carpenter on her new NBC espionage drama – Interview

THE ENEMY WITHIN - Season 1 Key Art | ©2019 NBCUniversal

In NBC’s new Monday-night drama THE ENEMY WITHIN, Jennifer Carpenter plays former CIA Deputy Director Erica Shepherd. Erica was terrific at her job and one of the best code-breakers the Agency had ever seen. However, Erica was arrested, imprisoned and became the most notorious traitor in American history for giving the names of CIA operatives to a terrorist, resulting in the deaths of four agents. We learn quickly that this wasn’t because Erica wanted to betray her colleagues or her country, but rather because the terrorist threatened the life of Eric’s adolescent daughter Hannah (Sophia Gennusa). When the terrorist strikes […]Read On »

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REVERIE: Sendhil Ramamurthy chats about Season 1 of the new NBC series – Exclusive Interview

Sendhil Ramamurthy as Paul Hammond in REVERIE - Season 1| ©2018 NBCUniversal/Paul Drinkwater

In NBC’s new Wednesday-night series REVERIE, premiering May 30, Sendhil Ramamurthy’s character Paul Hammond has created a virtual reality application that allows users to develop their own perfect worlds. The problem is that some users find it so fulfilling that they refuse to leave virtual reality, which puts their flesh-and-blood bodies at risk. Enter former hostage negotiator Mara Kint, who can be put into the Reverie experiences of others and attempt to talk them back into returning to the real world. Actor Ramamurthy, originally from Chicago, is no stranger to NBC genre programming, having spent four seasons on the network’s […]Read On »

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S.W.A.T. and TIMELESS: Co-Creator Shawn Ryan talks about juggling both series – Exclusive Interview

S.W.A.T. - Season 1 Key Art | ©2017 CBS

Shawn Ryan is doing well right now.  One series he executive-produces and co-created (with Aaron Rahsaan Thomas), CBS’s Thursday night drama S.W.A.T., has officially been picked up for its second season. Another series Ryan executive-produces and co-created (with Eric Kripke), NBC’s time-travel series TIMELESS, is now in its second season on Sunday nights – after originally having been canceled following its first season last year. SHAWN RYAN: We’re working on Season 1 of S.W.A.T. and Season 2 of TIMELESS concurrently right now. ASSIGNMENT X: What was your personal TIMELESS drama like with, “We hope it’s renewed,” “It’s canceled,” “Yay, it’s […]Read On »

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MARLON: Actress Bresha Webb on her new NBC comedy – Exclusive Interview

MARLON - Season 1 Key Art | ©2017 NBCUniversal

Marlon Wayans is back on TV in the half-hour comedy MARLON, Wednesday nights on NBC. His eponymous character Marlon is so involved in the lives of his ex-wife Angie (Essence Atkins) and two young children Marley (Notlim Taylor) and Zachery (Amir O’Neil) that he doesn’t seem to fully understand he’s divorced. Bresha Webb plays Angie’s brash friend Yvette. The actress and comedian was also a regular on another NBC comedy, TRUTH BE TOLD, in 2015. Webb was also a series regular on four seasons of TV One’s LOVE THAT GIRL, had arcs on ER and GREY’S ANATOMY and appeared in […]Read On »

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HOLLYWOOD GAME NIGHT: Jane Lynch on the fifth season – Exclusive Interview

Jane Lynch hosts HOLLYWOOD GAME NIGHT | ©2017 NBCUniversal

HOLLYWOOD GAME NIGHT, now on Tuesday nights in its fifth season on NBC, is the brainchild of executive producers Sean Hayes and Todd Milliner. Contestants pick celebrity guests from that episode’s panel to play a variety of games for them, based on party activities. Jane Lynch, who has won two Emmys as HOLLYWOOD GAME NIGHT’s host, is with two of the show’s other executive producers, Dwight D. Smith and show runner Michael Agbabian, at an NBC press event to discuss their series. ASSIGNMENT X: Do any of you bring your favorite games from life into the show, or is it […]Read On »

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THE NIGHT SHIFT: Creators Jeff Judah & Gabe Sachs on Season 4 – Exclusive Interview

THE NIGHT SHIFT key art - Season 4| ©2017 NBCUniversal

In its fourth year, NBC’s Thursday-night medical drama THE NIGHT SHIFT takes a closer look at U.S. military veterans. A number of the regular characters are veterans, as are some of the actors in real-life, including new cast member Josh Kelly. Technical advisor Toby Montoya is a U.S. Army veteran who served in Iraq and Afghanistan, but he started his work on THE NIGHT SHIFT as an extra. His background was discovered when series co-creator/executive producer Gabe Sachs had an on-set conversation with Montoya on set. Sachs’ fellow co-creator/executive producer Jeff Judah explains during a Q&A panel for the Television […]Read On »

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MIDNIGHT TEXAS: Actress Parisa Fitz-Henley on Season 1 – Exclusive Interview

MIDNIGHT, TEXAS key art | ©2017 NBCUniversal

In NBC’s Monday night fantasy drama MIDNIGHT TEXAS, based on the series of novels by Charlaine Harris, we’re in a small town full of supernatural people who support one another. Parisa Fitz-Henley plays Fiji Cavanagh, the local witch. Fitz-Henley can currently be seen in the Netflix series MARVEL’S JESSICA JONES and MARVEL’S LUKE CAGE as Cage’s much-lamented wife Reva, and is in the upcoming second season of Starz’s THE GIRLFRIEND EXPERIENCE. The actress looks very healthy, but says this wasn’t always the case. Fitz-Henley has been dealing with body image issues for much of her life, which called for teaching […]Read On »

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MIDNIGHT, TEXAS: Actor Dylan Bruce – exclusive interview

Dylan Bruce and in MIDNIGHT, TEXAS | © 2017 Cathy Kanavy/NBC

MIDNIGHT, TEXAS, which airs Monday nights on NBC, is based on a series of novels by Charlaine Harris (TRUE BLOOD) about a small town inhabited almost entirely by supernatural types. There’s a pastor who’s also a weretiger (Yul Vasquez), a vampire who ingests both blood and emotions (Peter Mensah), a tattoo artist who’s a fallen angel (Jason Lewis), a helpful witch (Paris Tirz-Henley), a freelance assassin (Arielle Kebbel) and a newly-arrived medium who talks to the dead (Francois Arnaud). Despite their differences, the townsfolk mostly get along. Dylan Bruce’s character, pawnshop owner Bobo Winthrop, stands out because he’s apparently one […]Read On »

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