BROCKMIRE: Hank Azaria and Amanda Peet on the final season of the IFC series – Interview

Hank Azaria as Jim Brockmire and Amanda Peet is Jules in BROCKMIRE - Season 3 | ©2020 IFC/Kim Simms

IFC’s BROCKMIRE premieres its fourth and final season on Wednesday, March 18. The dark comedy about sometimes out of control baseball play-by-play announcer Jim Brockmire, played by Hank Azaria, jumps ten years into the future. The once-disgraced main character becomes the baseball commissioner. Amanda Peet plays Jules James, owner of the small Florida team the Morristown Frackers and Brockmire’s occasional lover. Azaria originated the character of Brockmire on a 2010 episode of the Web series FUNNY OR DIE, in which Brockmire has an on-air nervous breakdown after learning that his wife has been having an affair. Azaria reprised the role […]Read On »

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THE L WORD: GENERATION Q: Leisha Hailey and Katherine Moennig on returning for the follow-up series – Exclusive Interview

Katherine Moennig as Shane McCutcheon in THE L WORD: GENERATION Q - Season 1 | ©2019 Showtime/ Kharen Hill

Showtime’s Sunday-night THE L WORD: GENERATION Q is a ten-years-later follow-up to the network’s long-running lesbian drama THE L WORD. Three of the original cast members are back: Jennifer Beals as now-politician Bette Porter, Katherine Moennig as heartbreaker Shane McCutcheon, and Leisha Hailey as upbeat Alice Pieszecki. They find themselves mentoring, arguing and becoming involved with some younger people, including characters played by Arienne Mandi, Sepideh Moafi, Leo Sheng, Jacqueline Toboni, and Rosanny Zayasw. Hailey was born in Okinawa, Japan. She has produced two documentaries. Her other acting roles include gigs on SUPERNATURAL, BOSCH and SILICON VALLEY. Moennig, originally from […]Read On »

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NANCY DREW: Alex Saxon on playing the observant Ace – Exclusive Interview

Alex Saxon is Ace in NANCY DREW - Season 1 | ©2019 The CW/Kharen Hill

In The CW’s new Wednesday-night series NANCY DREW, based on the long-running series of novels by the pseudonymous Carolyn Keene, Nancy (Kennedy McMann) and her friends solve mysteries both natural and supernatural in the small town of Horseshoe Bay. One of Nancy’s helpful friends and co-workers is diner worker Ace, played by Alex Saxon. Ace comes off as laid-back, but is actually very observant. Saxon, originally from Missouri, was a series regular on FINDING CARTER and THE FIX, and had arcs on RAY DONOVAN and THE FOSTERS. ASSIGNMENT X: Were you aware of and/or a fan of the NANCY DREW […]Read On »

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BERLIN STATION: Actor Leland Orser on Season 2 – Exclusive Interview

Leland Orser in BERLIN STATION - Season 2 | ©2017 Epix

In Epix’s BERLIN STATION, in its second season on Sunday nights, Leland Orser plays CIA operative Robert Kirsch. In Season 1, a mission went bad, Robert’s fellow operative, Hector DeJean (Rhys Ifans), turned out to be leaking secrets to the German press, and Robert’s boss and good friend Steven Frost (Richard Jenkins) was fired from the agency. This season, there’s a new head of station, BB Yates (Ashley Judd), who develops a different kind of relationship with Robert as the Berlin station tries to prevent a neo-Nazi terrorist attack. At the same time, Robert’s adolescent son Noah (Brandon Spink) comes […]Read On »

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BERLIN STATION: Leland Orser on Epix’s espionage drama – Exclusive Interview

Leland Orser in BERLIN STATION - Season 1 | ©2016 Epix

In Epix’s Sunday-night espionage drama BERLIN STATION,  which has just been picked up for a second season, Leland Orser plays Robert Kirsch. Kirsch is the C.I.A.’s Deputy Chief of Station, working sometimes at odds under station chief Steven Frost, played by Richard Jenkins. Orser, originally from San Francisco, is a prolific performer who appears in a wide variety of films and television, including the two most recent seasons of RAY DONOVAN, along with SE7EN, SAVING PRIVATE RYAN, INDEPENDENCE DAY, ER, 24 and all three TAKEN movies. ASSIGNMENT X: Robert Kirsch seems a little ambitious and adversarial … LELAND ORSER: He […]Read On »

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CONFIRMATION: Wendell Pierce talks the HBO film – exclusive interview

CONFIRMATION | © 2016 HBO Home Video

Wendell Pierce stars as Clarence Thomas in HBO’s telefilm CONFIRMATION, which is Emmy-nominated for Outstanding Television Movie and Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or a Movie for Kerry Washington’s performance as Anita Hill. In the fact-based CONFIRMATION, scripted by Susannah Grant and directed by Rick Famuyiwa, we see what happened during Thomas’ 1991 Supreme Court confirmation hearings, when Hill came forward to say that the judge had sexually harassed her when she had previously worked as his assistant. Most people know the outcome of those events, but the controversy remains, years later. Pierce, who costarred in the film […]Read On »

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RAY DONOVAN: Dash Mihok chats Season 3 – Exclusive Interview

Dash Mihok as Bunchy Donovan in RAY DONOVAN - Season 3 | ©2015 Showtime/Steven Lippman

In Season 3 of Showtime’s drama RAY DONOVAN, Sundays at 9 PM, things may finally be looking up for Dash Mihok’s character Brendan “Bunchy” Donovan. The youngest brother of professional fixer Ray (Liev Schreiber), Bunchy has spent most of his life as what he calls “a sexual anorexic,” so traumatized by childhood sexual abuse that he could barely function, much less get a girlfriend. This year, Bunchy has had awakenings on several fronts, to the point that he may be getting married – if events don’t conspire to keep him from getting to the church on time. Mihok (pronounced MY-hock), […]Read On »

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Elliott Gould chats about MULANEY and RAY DONOVAN – Interview

Elliott Gould in MULANEY - Season 1 | ©2014 Fox/Joe Viles

Elliott Gould has had a busy and diverse year. On Showtime’s drama RAY DONOVAN, which concluded its second season and has been renewed for a third, he plays Ezra Goldman, boss of Ray (Liev Schreiber) until the last episode, when Ray wreaked havoc. On Fox’s half-hour comedy MULANEY, Sundays at 7 PM, Gould plays Oscar, the ever-upbeat across-the-hall neighbor of comedian John Mulaney (played by the series creator of the same name). Gould is a prolific acting veteran, having starred in such influential films as Robert Altman’s MASH and THE LONG GOODBYE and Paul Mazursky’s BOB & CAROL& TED & […]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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RAY DONOVAN creator Ann Biderman talks Season 2 – Exclusive Interview

Liev Schreiber as Ray Donovan in RAY DONOVAN - Season 2 | ©2014 Showtime/Brian Bowen Smith

In Showtime’s RAY DONOVAN, now in its second season Sundays at 9 PM and renewed for a third, Liev Schreiber stars as the title character. Ray is a Boston-born Hollywood “fixer” who is okay with using blackmail and violence on behalf of his clients. But the turmoil of Ray’s job is nothing compared with his family conflicts. He and wife Abby (Paula Malcomson) have both had affairs, their two teenaged children (Kerris Dorsey, Devon Bagby) are in rebellion and Ray’s brothers (played by Eddie Marsan, Dash Mihok and Pooch Hall) all alternately depend on and resent their oldest sibling’s take-charge […]Read On »

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