EVIL: Actor Aasif Mandvi on Season 1 – Exclusive Interview

Aasif Mandvi as Ben Schroff in EVIL - Season 1 - "Book 27" | ©2019 CBS Broadcasting Inc./Elizabeth Fisher

EVIL is set to return for a second season on CBS in the fall. Meanwhile, people are discovering and/or enjoying rewatching the first season the series on CBS All-Access. Created by the married writing/producing team Michelle King and Robert King, EVIL gives us Catholic Church “assessor” (of whether something supernatural is actually happening) and priest-in-training David Acosta (Mike Colter) and newly-recruited and non-believing forensic psychologist Dr. Kristen Bouchard (Katja Herbers). The third member of the team, tech expert Ben Shakir, is played by Aasif Mandvi. Ben is able to determine when digital information has been faked. Ben is an even […]Read On »

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SEAL TEAM: Actor and dog handler Justin Melnick and Dita chat about Season 3 – Exclusive Interview

Justin Melnick as Brock Reynolds in SEAL TEAM - Season 2 - "Fog of War" |©2019 CBS/Ron Jaffe

SEAL TEAM, now in its third season Wednesday nights on CBS, follows the adventures of the heroic U.S. Navy SEAL Bravo Team, under the command of Jason Hayes (David Boreanaz). Former real-life Daleville, Indiana police officer Justin Melnick plays Brock, Bravo Team’s canine handler. This is Melnick’s first series role. It’s often said that Hollywood careers are built on who you know. In Melnick’s case, he got the part because of his dog Dita, a female Belgian Malinois who plays Cerberus. Cerberus, Melnick explains, is “a male dual-purpose Belgian Malinois that specializes in explosive detection and human apprehension.” Melnick and […]Read On »

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STUMPTOWN: Actress Camryn Manheim on playing a police lieutenant – Exclusive Interview

Camryn Manheim as Lieutenant Cosgrove in STUMPTOWN - Season 1 | ©2020 ABC/Matthias Clamer

In ABC’s Wednesday-night freshman series STUMPTOWN, newly-minted private detective Dex Parios (Cobie Smulders) tracks down miscreants in Portland, Oregon. Dex is also handling a couple of complicated friendships, one with bar owner/ex-con Grey McConnell (Jake Johnston) and another with Portland police detective Miles Hoffman (Michael Ealy). In turn, Miles often finds that his association with Dex puts him at odds with his boss, Lieutenant Cosgrove, played by Camryn Manheim. Manheim, who grew up in Illinois and California, is no stranger to legal drama, having spent eight years and won an Emmy for her work playing lawyer Eleanor Frutt on THE […]Read On »

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THE GIFTED: Actor Amy Acker talks a family of mutants – exclusive interview

Amy Acker in THE GIFTED | © 2018 Fox

In Season 2 of THE GIFTED, Tuesday nights on Fox, the Strucker family is more beleaguered than ever after finding that teen children Lauren (Natalie Alyn Lind) and Andy (Percy Hines White) have extremely strong superpowers in Season 1. Lauren is now determined to help with Mutant Underground rescue operations, while Andy has taken up with the violent faction the Hellfire Club. Dad Reed (Stephen Moyer) is grappling with his own newly-discovered powers. This leave mom Caitlin Strucker, played by Amy Acker, as the lone regular human in the clan. Acker is no stranger to genre television, having had series […]Read On »

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THE GIFTED: Amy Acker talks about Season 1 and reflects on ANGEL – Exclusive Interview

Amy Acker as Caitlin Strucker in THE GIFTED – Season 1 | ©2017 Fox/Ryan Green

THE GIFTED had its two-hour first-season finale this week on Fox, but Marvel mutant fans should not fear, though. Matt Nix’s narrative about a superpowered group resisting an oppressive government has been picked up for a second season. Amy Acker stars in THE GIFTED as Kate Strucker, a married mother of two whose life has recently been turned upside down. Kate, a nurse, is happily married to Reed (Stephen Moyer), who has prosecuted mutants whose powers have been used for destruction. Then Kate and Reed find that both of their teen children, Lauren (Natalie Alyn Lind) and Andy (Percy Hynes […]Read On »

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WESTWORLD: Co-creator Jonathan Nolan re-envisions the Michael Crichton classic – Interview

WESTWORLD key art | ©2016 HBO

The 1973 cult hit WESTWORLD, based on Michael Crichton’s novel, centers around an immersive amusement park where customers can play at being gunslingers among lifelike androids. Naturally, something goes wrong. Now WESTWORLD has been reinvented by Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy Nolan for HBO, which is now running the first season on Sunday nights. The new WESTWORLD still takes place in a very realistic recreated Old West, where profoundly humanlike androids do whatever the guests want. There are indeed glitches. But this WESTWORLD, instead of jumping into the “technology gone wrong, must escape” scenario, instead asks what all of the […]Read On »

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THE PEOPLE V. O.J. SIMPSON: Sterling K. Brown & Anthony Hemingway – exclusive interview

Sterling K. Brown as Christopher Darden in THE PEOPLE V. O.J. SIMPSON | © 2016 FX

In FX Network’s THE PEOPLE V. O.J. SIMPSON: AMERICAN CRIME STORY, which concludes Tuesday, April 5, Sterling K. Brown plays prosecution team member Christopher Darden. The Missouri-born Brown, who appeared earlier this year in the film WHISKEY TANGO FOXTROT and was a regular on ARMY WIVES, is known for his arcs on SUPERNATURAL as Gordon Walker and on PERSON OF INTEREST as Cal Beecher. While discussing playing the increasingly frustrated and disillusioned Darden, Brown is joined by Anthony Hemingway, who directed five episodes of THE PEOPLE V. O.J. SIMPSON. AX: What was your impression of the trial at the time […]Read On »

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PERSON OF INTEREST: Michael Emerson gives the scoop on Season 5 – Exclusive Interview

Michael Emerson in PERSON OF INTEREST | ©2011 CBS Broadcasting Inc./John Paul Filo

Created by Jonathan “Jonah” Nolan, PERSON OF INTEREST began life on CBS in 2011. Michael Emerson stars as the enigmatic Mr. Finch (we find out later his first name is Harold and he’s found of bird pseudonyms as a last name) who developed a machine that, as his opening narration explains, was designed to detect acts of terror. That part went to the government. However, Mr. Finch found that another part of the machine could detect threats against ordinary people and hired guilt-stricken former spy John Reese (Jim Caviezel) to prevent these threats from coming to fruition. By Season 4, […]Read On »

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Taraji P. Henson on the EMPIRE state of mind – Exclusive Interview

Taraki P. Henson in EMPIRE - Season 1 | ©2015 Fox/Michael Lavine

In Fox’s new drama EMPIRE, created by Danny Strong and Lee Daniels, we are in the world of hip-hop music. The new series introduces us to music mogul Lucious Lyon, played by Terrence Howard. Lucious is suffering from a serious illness and struggles to retain power while also trying to plan his legacy. Son Jamal, played by Jussie Smollett, is perhaps the most talented and qualified choice, but Jamal is gay, and Lucious cannot bear that. Challenging Lucious on virtually everything is his ex-wife Cookie, played by Taraji P. Henson. Henson and Howard previously worked together in 2005’s HUSTLE & […]Read On »

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TRUE BLOOD star Carrie Preston talks the final season – Exclusive

Carrie Preston stars as Arlene in TRUE BLOOD | © 2014 John P. Johnson/HBO

Georgia native Carrie Preston is one of those proverbial hardest-working people in show business. She’s in her seventh season as Arlene Fowler Bellefleur on HBO’s TRUE BLOOD, won an Emmy for her recurring guest role as attorney Elsbeth Tacioni on CBS’ THE GOOD WIFE and plays artist Grace Hendricks, love interest for Harold Finch, played by Preston’s real-life spouse Michael Emerson, on CBS’ PERSON OF INTEREST. Additionally, Preston is a partner in the production company Daisy 3 Pictures and has produced and directed two feature films there, 29th AND GAY and THAT’S WHAT SHE SAID. Preston is at a party […]Read On »

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