ALL AMERICAN: Taye Diggs on playing a coach, being a dad and Season 2 – Exclusive Interview

Taye Diggs is Billy Baker in ALL AMERICAN - Season 1 | © 2019 The CW/Marc Horn

ALL AMERICAN, renewed for a third season and now in its second Monday nights on The CW, follows high-school football player Spencer James (Daniel Ezra), who is loosely based on real-life football player Spencer Paysinger. ALL AMERICAN’s Spencer is recruited out of his position as a star player at South Central Los Angeles’s Crenshaw High School by charismatic Beverly Hills High coach Billy Baker, played by Taye Diggs. This causes issues for both the Baker and Spencer families, since Spencer has to move in with the Bakers to attend Beverly Hills High. Diggs, originally from New Jersey, is a multi-award-winning, […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: Taye Diggs chats MURDER IN THE FIRST on TNT

Taye Diggs in MURDER IN THE FIRST - Season 1 | ©2014 TNT/James White

In TNT’s MURDER IN THE FIRST, premiering Monday June 9, Taye Diggs plays San Francisco police detective Terry English, who suffers a terrible loss in the first episode. Terry tries to overcome his emotions as he and his partner Hildy Mulligan, played by Kathleen Robertson, investigate a pair of murders, one of which involves a very rich, very smart entrepreneur (Tom Felton) who may have killed his employee. MURDER IN THE FIRST is Diggs’ return to starring as a series regular after he wrapped six seasons as Dr. Sam Bennett on PRIVATE PRACTICE last year. He previously series leads in […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: Jeff Perry on SCANDAL Season 3 and more

Jeff Perry in SCANDAL - Season 3 - "Kiss Kiss Bang Bang" | ©2013 ABC/Richard Cartwright

ABC’s SCANDAL, which has its third-season finale Thursday April 17 at 10 PM, is famous for its plot twists. Knowing series creator Shonda Rhimes, the episode will be a cliff-hanger that leaves everyone in some kind of peril. White House Chief of Staff Cyrus Beene, played by Jeff Perry, has already been through plenty this season, what with losing his husband (James Bucatinsky) to murder, losing the trust of President Grant (Tony Goldwyn) and almost losing his mind. Perry, a veteran actor from Illinois, previously played a recurring role for Rhimes on GREY’S ANATOMY and was a series regular on […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview with STAR-CROSSED showrunners Meredith Averill and Adele Lim

Aimee Teegarden as Emery and Matt Lanter as Roman star in STAR-CROSSED | © 2014 Skip Bolen/The CW

In STAR-CROSSED, on the CW Mondays at 8 PM, it’s been ten years since the Atrians, an alien race, landed on Earth. They were at first quarantined, but now humans are tentatively allowing them to integrate on a limited basis. Nine Atrian teens are attending a human high school. Atrian youth Roman (Matt Lanter) and human adolescent Emery (Aimee Teagarden), who originally met under dramatic circumstances as children, find themselves drawn together, despite a lot of pressure from both peers and their elders. STAR-CROSSED series creator Meredith Averill (whose previous writer and/or producer credits include THE GOOD WIFE, LIFE ON […]Read On »

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Breaking News: ABC announces Fall 2011 Schedule

Joe Anderson and Luisana Lopilato in THE RIVER - Season 1 | ©2011 ABC/Francisco Roman

ABC made some bold moves with its Fall 2011 Schedule today in New York for the annual upfronts. The biggest new is Tim Allen is returning to ABC with his LAST MAN STANDING comedy, while a reboot of CHARLIE’S ANGELES anchors Thursday nights at 8:00. Midseason has a slew of programs waiting in the wings, but the most ambitious is the found footage series THE RIVER from PARANORMAL ACTIVITY creator Oren Peli and executive producer Steven Spielberg. Below is the schedule and after that is the ABC press release information on all of their new series. ABC FALL 2011 SCHEDULE […]Read On »

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TCA 2011: ABC’s OFF THE MAP used LOST ending to its advantage

Martin Henderson in OFF THE MAP - Season One | ©2011 ABC/Bob D'Amico

What happened when LOST ended its run in Hawaii? ABC utilized the infra-structure to launch its new medical show OFF THE MAP there. “The genesis for the idea came just as LOST was ending,” explains creator Jenna Bans who executive produces the show with Shondra Rhimes. “So many areas in [Hawaii] could double for South America.” In terms of how different it will be from ABC’s other medical shows executive produced by Rhimes (GREY’S ANATOMY, PRIVATE PRACTICE) is it’s location. “What makes this show different from other medical shows on TV – these characters are not at the top of […]Read On »

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TCA 2011: ABC renews CASTLE, COUGAR TOWN, GREY’S ANATOMY, THE MIDDLE, MODERN FAMILY & PRIVATE PRACTICE for next year

Michael Imperioli in DETROIT 1-8-7 | ©2011 ABC/Donna Svennevik

At today’s Winter TCA 2011 press tour, ABC Entertainment Group President Group President Paul Lee revealed that CASTLE, COUGAR TOWN, GREY’S ANATOMY, THE MIDDLE, MODERN FAMILY and PRIVATE PRACTICE have all been renewed for another year Meanwhile, it looks like DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES is on the bubble (probably due to contract negotiations), as are BETTER WITH YOU, BROTHERS & SISTERS and the ratings challenged DETROIT 1-8-7 “We haven’t made our decisions yet on a second season of DETROIT 1-8-7,” says Lee. “I would like it to see higher numbers. Michael Imperioili is brilliant in that. For me, it’s great to see, […]Read On »

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