BLUFF CITY LAW: Showrunners Dean Georgaris and Michael Aguilar on new NBC law series- Exclusive Interview

BUFF CITY LAW - Season 1 Key Art | ©2019 NBCUniversal

In NBC’s new Monday-night legal drama BLUFF CITY LAW, Jimmy Smits stars as crusading attorney Elijah Strait. Elijah has his heart in his work, standing up in court for the underdog. He is devastated by the death of his wife. When daughter Sydney (Caitlin McGee), a corporate attorney, comes home, Elijah woos her back to the family firm, despite their strong differences in outlooks, and even though Sydney hasn’t yet forgiven him for cheating on Mom. Executive producer/writer Dean Georgaris (creator of the series THE BRAVE, one of the writers of the feature THE MEG) talks about making BLUFF CITY […]Read On »

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DOOM PATROL: Timothy Dalton chats about playing The Chief – Exclusive Interview

Timothy Dalton is The Chief in DOOM PATROL - Season 1 | ©2019 DC Universe

DOOM PATROL is one of the new DC Universe streaming services premiere original live-action series (the other is TEEN TITANS). New episodes arriving on Fridays. In DOOM PATROL, Timothy Dalton’s character Niles Caulder, aka the Chief, cares for a group of individuals (played by actors who include Matt Bomer, Brendan Fraser, Diane Guerrero, and April Bowlby) who have powers that don’t quite make them super. They square off against the vengeful Eric Morden, aka Mr. Nobody (Alan Tudyk). Over his extensive career, Dalton, originally from Wales, has portrayed a wide variety of characters on stage, screen and film. He’s played […]Read On »

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MR MERCEDES: Harry Treadaway on Stephen King series – Exclusive Interview

Harry Treadaway in MR. MERCEDES - Season 1 | ©2017 AT&T Audience Network

In AT&T Audience Network’s MR MERCEDES, airing Wednesday nights, no one but the audience knows the true identity of the title character. To the untrained eye, Brady Hartsfield, played by Harry Treadaway, is a slightly withdrawn, tech-savvy young man who lives with his widowed mother (Kelly Lynch) and supplements his income by driving an ice cream truck. However, in this ten-part adaptation of Stephen King’s bestseller, Brady’s hobby is murder. Two years ago, he used a stolen Mercedes to kill and cripple people waiting to enter a job fair, and now he wants to do something even bigger. Retired police […]Read On »

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THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW: Reeve Carney takes a jump to the left – Exclusive Interview

Reeve Carney in THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW: LET'S DO THE TIME WARP AGAIN: Reeve Carney in THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW: LET'S DO THE TIME WARP AGAIN | ©2016 Fox/Steve Wilkie

Reeve Carney plays Riff-Raff in Fox Network’s special presentation ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW: LET’S DO THE TIME WARP AGAIN. Original ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW producer Lou Adler has teamed up with fellow executive producer Gail Berman and director Kenny Ortega to combine the cult hit 1976 film, based on Richard O’Brien’s stage musical. In this edition, an onscreen audience, separate from the musical performers, enacts the “shadow cast” that has accompanied midnight showings for the past four decades. Carney has just come off three years of playing the unaging, sexually debauched Dorian Grey on PENNY DREADFUL. Riff-Raff in ROCKY HORROR […]Read On »

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HANNIBAL: Bryan Fuller on PUSHING DAISIES, AMERICAN GODS and more – Part 3 – Exclusive Interview

Creator and writer Bryan Fuller at WonderCon 2011 | ©2011 Assignment X/Peter Brown

In the final part of Assignment X’s exclusive interview with Bryan Fuller about HANNIBAL (NBC, Thursdays at 10 PM), the series executive producer/show runner/creator – adapting from Thomas Harris’ novels – talks about fan reaction, food as a narrative theme and more. ASSIGNMENT X: Is there anything about the fan reaction to HANNIBAL that has surprised you? BRYAN FULLER: I am not surprised and more titillated [laughs]. I’m surprised in the sense that you’re surprised when you make a new friend and they’re somebody who likes the same things that you do. And a lot of the fan reaction has […]Read On »

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PENNY DREADFUL: Timothy Dalton on Season 2 – Exclusive Interview

Timothy Dalton in PENNY DREADFUL - Season 2 | ©2015 Showtime

In creator John Logan’s Showtime series PENNY DREADFUL, now in its second season Sundays at 10 PM, nobody is having an easy time of it in late nineteenth-century London. American gunslinger Ethan Chandler (Josh Hartnett) is dealing with his dual nature and the death of his girlfriend Brona (Billie Piper), whose corpse has been appropriated by Dr. Victor Frankenstein (Harry Treadaway) to make a mate for his original creation (Rory Kinnear). Medium Vanessa Ives, played by Eva Green, is coping with demonic possession. Sir Malcolm Murray, played by Timothy Dalton, is at the center of all these people, and more. […]Read On »

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PENNY DREADFUL: John Logan on Season 2 – Interview

PENNY DREADFUL - Season 2 - Key Art | ©2015 Showtime

As PENNY DREADFUL creator/executive producer John Logan notes, “No two witches are the same, no two vampires are the same, no two demonically-possessed women are the same.” Viewers of the Showtime series were likely to have figured this out from first season, and now second season is upon us, Sundays at 10 PM. We see not only the further experiences of gunfighter/demon fighter-with-a-huge secret Ethan Chandler (Josh Hartnett), Devil-possessed psychic Vanessa Ives (Eva Green), explorer Sir Malcolm Murray (Timothy Dalton), his loyal aide Sembene (Danny Sapani), ageless Dorian Gray (Reeve Carney), Dr. Victor Frankenstein (Harry Treadaway), his Creature (Rory Kinnear) […]Read On »

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Damian Lewis on WOLF HALL – interview

Damian Lewis stars as King Henry VIII on the PBS series WOLF HALL | © 2015 PBS

Damian Lewis won an Emmy for his portrayal of Nicholas Brody, a U.S. Marine turned terrorist turned counter-terrorist assassin, during his three years on HOMELAND. The London-born actor, who previously starred in two seasons of LIFE, is now back on television playing no less an historical personage than England’s King Henry VIII in PBS’s six-hour WOLF HALL, which premieres Sunday, April 5. Adapted from Hilary Mantel’s novels, WOLF HALL explores the relationship between Henry and his spy master, the common-born Thomas Cromwell, played by Mark Rylance, as well as the marriage of Henry and second wife Anne Boleyn (Claire Foy). […]Read On »

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CD Review: BATES MOTEL and PENNY DREADFUL soundtracks

PENNY DREADFUL soundtrack | ©2014 Varese Sarabande Records

Two cable hits have been busy re-inventing everyone’s favorite Mama’s boy and band of Edwardian monster hunters. But leave it to Chris Bacon and Abel Korzeniowski to make these often horrific exploits go down with orchestral elegance. For Bacon, it’s realizing that melodic empathy is the room key to loving Norman Bates as much as his mom, tenderness that suffuses his often beautiful, lush score to BATES MOTEL. Yet the spirit of Bernard Herrmann certainly inhabits this abode, not in stormily gothic (or stabbing) violins, but in BATES‘ long, drifting string lines and sympathetic piano. While there’s effectively uptempo percussion, […]Read On »

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Interview: Showtime President David Nevins HOMELAND, HOUSE OF LIES, a DEXTER rumor

Showtime President David Nevins | © 2014 Showtime/Patrick Ecclesine

Showtime has a lot going on with renewals for HOMELAND (currently in its fourth season Sundays at 9 PM) and THE AFFAIR (currently in its first season Sundays at 10), plus the fourth seasons of EPISODES and HOUSE OF LIES, both returning in January, and the impending second season of PENNY DREADFUL, to name a few of the premium network’s more popular shows. Showtime President David Nevins attends a Q&A session for the Television Critics Association. During this, he puts to bed one persistent Internet rumor – no, Showtime executives did not pressure the DEXTER show runners to keep the […]Read On »

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