Exclusive Interview: Ashley Madekwe on SALEM and REVENGE

SALEM poster - Season 1 | ©2014 WGN America

SALEM, WGN America’s first scripted dramatic series, airing Sundays at 10 PM, deals with the suspicions of witchcraft in that colony during the late seventeenth century. In series creators Adam Simon and Brannon Braga’s version of events, witches are real, very scary – and have a gift for framing other people for their sometimes bloody deeds. Some of the characters are invented, but some, like Ashley Madekwe’s Tituba, are people documented in history. Tituba was a slave who was tried for witchcraft, though there are conflicting opinions on her ethnicity and nationality. In Arthur Miller’s play THE CRUCIBLE, Tituba unwittingly […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: Rachael Taylor talks about CRISIS mode

Rachael Taylor in CRISIS - Season 1 | ©2014 NBC/James Dimmock

In NBC’s CRISIS, Sundays at 10 PM, a group of terrorists has kidnapped a bus full of teenagers who happen to belong to some of the most important families on Earth – the children of the wealthy, the influential and even the U.S. President. The F.B.I. and the Secret Service are both trying to rescue the children before something terrible happens. One of the Federal agents on the case is Susie Dunn, played by Rachael Taylor. It’s believed that Susie is the aunt of one of the kidnap victims, Amber Fitch (Halston Sage). In fact, Susie is Amber’s mother, but […]Read On »

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TCA News: NBC reflects on the failure of PRIME SUSPECT

Maria Bello in PRIME SUSPECT - Season 1 | ©2011 NBC

Even though PRIME SUSPECT looked like one of NBC’s most promising fall dramas (and was given the prime Thursday 10:00 pm time slot), yet the series never clicked with viewers. Reflecting on why the series didn’t work, NBC Entertainment Chairman Robert Greenblatt spoke briefly about the series and his disappointment that it didn’t nab the ratings he expected. “Creatively I loved that show and everyone who worked hard on it and Maria Bello was incredible,” says Greenblatt. “What did we learn? I learned that, it’s going to take awhile. There is no revelation or shocking epiphany about the fall, it […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: Kirk Acevedo discusses the different worlds of PRIME SUSPECT and FRINGE

Kirk Acevedo and Maria Bello in PRIME SUSPECT - Season 1 | ©2011 NBC/Gavin Bond

Bronx-born actor Kirk Acevedo has spent a good portion of his performing career playing people on one side or the other of the law. After costarring as a soldier in HBO’s landmark WWII miniseries BAND OF BROTHERS, Acevedo was a series regular in 46 episodes of HBO’s prison drama OZ as inmate Miguel Alvarez. He has guest-starred on the original LAW & ORDER, LAW & ORDER: SVU and LAW & ORDER: TRIAL BY JURY. Even when he’s in genre fare, Acevedo seems to wind up in law-enforcement – he’s Fringe Division’s Charlie Francis in both universes on FRINGE. He’s also […]Read On »

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TV Review: PRIME SUSPECT – Season 1 – “Pilot” – Series Premiere

Maria Bello in PRIME SUSPECT - Season 1 | ©2011 NBC

Stars: Maria Bello, Aidan Quinn, Brian F. O’Byrne, Kirk Acevedo Writer: Alexandra Cunningham, based on the series created by Lynda LaPlante Director: Peter Berg Network: NBC, Thursdays @ 10 PM Original Telecast: September 22, 2011 Not many television police dramas, or even television non-police dramas, can live up to the legendary 1991 BBC PRIME SUSPECT. Written by Lynda LaPlante, the miniseries stars Helen Mirren as Jane Tennison, the first woman homicide detective on a small North England police detective squad, much to the displeasure of most of the men working with her, not to mention the woman-hating title character she […]Read On »

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Exclusive Photos from the CRIMINAL MINDS Evening at the 2011 PaleyFest Fall TV Preview

Criminal Minds Cast - Shemar Moore, Paget Brewster, Joe Mantegna, Thomas Gibson, A.J. Cook, Kirsten Vangsness, Matthew Gray Gubler at the 2011 PaleyFest Fall TV Preview presents Criminal Minds | ©2011 Sue Schneider

The Paley Center for Media is holding for the seventh consecutive year, the PaleyFest: Fall TV Preview Parties at their Beverly Hills location. Starting off this year’s PaleyFest, was a night with the cast of CBS’s CRIMINAL MINDS, on September 6th. Walking into the Paley Center were the cast of CRIMINAL MINDS, which included: Kirsten Vangsness, Paget Brewster, A.J. Cook, Matthew Gray Gubler, Shemar Moore, Thomas Gibson, Joe Mantegna and Executive Producer Erica Messer. The PaleyFest: Fall TV Preview Parties is a week-long series of free public screenings, parties and panels. TV Guide Magazine and TV Guide.com is this year’s […]Read On »

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NCIS: THE COMPLETE EIGHTH SEASON is one of the Blu-ray and DVD picks this week

NCIS Season 8 | © 2011 Paramount Home Entertainment

Your time is short. We know this. So in order to expedite your buying and Netflix decision making, we provide you with a list of the cool and not-so-cool titles coming out for movies, television and everything in-between. So put your feet up, grab some popcorn and check out this week’s selections. Television NCIS: THE COMPLETE EIGHTH SEASON – The most popular show on TV gears up for the next season beginning in September. In the meantime, you have the chance to take a look at what everyone loves about this show and why it is No. 1 with the […]Read On »

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Breaking News: NBC announces Fall 2011 Schedule

David Giuntoli in GRIMM - Season 1 | ©2011 NBC/Scott Green

NBC was the first out of the gate to announce their Fall 2011 and Midseason 2012 schedule in New York today. With the most to gain, NBC has put together a pretty aggressive schedule of newcomers benefitted from expected returning warhorses. While there isn’t anything earth-shattering, it is nice to see NBC going with the CW playbook by booking two genre series back-to-back on Friday night with returning CHUCK and the new series GRIMM. Below is the new schedule. NBC FALL 2011-12 SCHEDULE *New programs in UPPER CASE; all times ET) MONDAY 8-10 p.m. – “The Sing-Off” 10-11 p.m. – […]Read On »

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