Exclusive Interview: DEFIANCE executive producer Michael Taylor speaks

Grant Bowler and Trenna Keating in DEFIANCE - Season 1 - "The Bride Wore Black" | ©2013 Syfy/Ben Mark Holzberg

In Syfy’s DEFIANCE, Mondays at 9 PM, seven alien races, collectively known as the Votan, crash-landed on Earth. Accidental terra-forming and life-form creation occurred, as well as a lot of panic on all sides. It has been nine years since peace was declared between humans and Votans. The TV series, already renewed for a second season, takes place in the frontier town of Defiance,  formerly St. Louis, MO, while the Trion Massively Multiplayer Online Game DEFIANCE, designed to run parallel with the show, takes place in a reconfigured San Francisco. Michael Taylor, one of DEFIANCE’s executive producers and writers, who […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: BONES star Tamara Taylor on Season 8

Tamara Taylor in BONES | ©2013 Fox/Justin Stephens

BONES, the Fox hit that’s having its eighth season finale tonight, Monday at 8 PM, has been picked up for Season 9. Heroine Temperance “Bones” Brennan, played by Emily Deschanel, is arguably the bossiest person at the Jeffersonian lab, where she is the forensic anthropologist. However, the person officially in charge of the lab is forensic pathologist Dr. Camille Saroyan, played by Tamara Taylor. Camhas had an interesting tenure on the show. When she arrived at the beginning of Season 2, it was discovered that she had a romantic past with David Boreanaz’s character FBI agent Seeley Booth, which rekindled into […]Read On »

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Interview: PARTNERS star David Krumholtz on his new CBS comedy series

David Krumholtz at the PaleyFest Fall TV Preview: Partners - CBS | ©2012 Sue Schneider

Actor David Krumholtz is still known to many people as Charlie Eppes, the FBI-advising mathematical genius he played for six years on CBS’ NUMB3RS. The New York-born actor then took a turn playing one of the managers in NBC’s short-lived THE PLAYBOY CLUB last year. Now Krumholtz is back on CBS in the half-hour comedy PARTNERS, created by David Kohan and Max Mutchnik (of WILL AND GRACE), which is based on the writers’ lifelong friendship. In PARTNERS, Krumholtz plays Joe, a heterosexual architect who is partnered at work with his gay lifelong best friend Louis, played by Michael Urie, and […]Read On »

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Interview: DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES creator Marc Cherry talks series finale and eight years on Wisteria Lane

Marcia Cross, Teri Hatcher, Eva Longira, Felicity Huffman in DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES - Season 8 - "Finishing the Hat" - Series Finale | ©2012 ABC/Ron Tom

After eight seasons, ABC’s drama-with-comedy DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES concludes its run tonight, Sunday May 13, with a special two-hour episode that begins at 9 PM. Marc Cherry, the show’s creator and executive producer, talks about various aspects of DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES over the years, as well as how long he’s known how it would end and what to look for in the final episode. ASSIGNMENT X: The friendships between the women of Wisteria Lane are deep but tend to be very conflicted … MARC CHERRY: One of the things that I learned on THE GOLDEN GIRLS is you want your ensemble of […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: Morena Baccarin – from V to HOMELAND

Morena Baccarin in HOMELAND - Season 1 | ©2011 Showtime/Kent Smith

In Showtime’s new series HOMELAND, already renewed for another year, Damian Lewis plays Marine Sgt. Nicholas Brody, who was presumed dead but was rescued after eight years of captivity and torture in the Middle East. The CIA wonders if Brody has been turned into a sleeper agent, but his family – wife Jessica, played by Morena Baccarin, and their two children – are more concerned about simply reintegrating him into his home. Born in Rio de Janeiro and raised in New York, Baccarin has played all sorts of characters, but until now, she’s been best known for her work in the […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: Gina Torres SUITS up for new USA series

Gina Torres in SUITS - Season 1 | ©2011 USA/Frank Ockenfels

On USA’s SUITS, Thursdays at 10 and already renewed for a second season, hotshot New York lawyer Harvey Specter (Gabriel Macht) takes protégé Mike Ross (Patrick J. Adams) under his wing at the firm. Their little secret: Mike is a brilliant self-taught legal whiz who has never gone near law school, much less passed the bar. Jessica Pearson, the head of the law firm played by Gina Torres, will be much less than pleased if/when she ever finds out about this. Torres, who has often been associated with very tough women – Zoe Alleyne in FIREFLY and SERENITY, Helen Carter […]Read On »

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Interview: Nathan Fillion rocks CASTLE

Nathan Fillion in CASTLE - Season 3 | ©2010 ABC/Bob D'Amico

ABC’s hit show CASTLE, wrapping up its third season Mondays at 10 PM and coming back for a fourth season, is named for its hero. Nathan Fillion’s Richard Castle is a hugely successful NY-based mystery novelist who lives with his mother Martha (Susan Sullivan) and teenaged daughter Alexis (Molly Quinn). He has become unofficial partner to NYPD homicide detective Kate Beckett (Stana Katic), who treats Castle with a combination of affection, annoyance and attraction as he trails her, ostensibly as inspiration for his writing, but clearly more because he just enjoys her company. For anyone who doesn’t know Fillion’s pre-CASTLE […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: More BUFFY Season 9 and ANGEL AND FAITH comics news from Dark Horse

Willow from BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER SEASON EIGHT | © 2011 Dark Horse Comics

At WonderCon 2011, ASSIGNMENT X had the chance to sit down with Senior Managing Editor for Dark Horse Comics, Scott Allie, to talk about the upcoming new series for BUFFY – SEASON 9 and the new title ANGEL AND FAITH. While we revealed much of the details about these comics during WonderCon (and in our previous stories from our interview with him which are listed below), Allie has much more to say on the topic including a possible WILLOW mini-series as well as information about a possible SERENITY comic coming down the pipe from Dark Horse. ASSIGNMENT X: What are […]Read On »

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Movie Review: HANNA

HANNA movie poster | ©2011 Focus Features

Stars: Saiorse Ronan, Eric Bana, Cate Blanchett, Tom Hollander, Olivia Williams, Jason Flemyng, Jessica Barden Writers: Seth Lochhead and David Farr, story by Seth Lochhead Director: Joe Wright Distributor: Focus Features Release Date: April 8, 2011 HANNA is one of those movies that poses some intriguing questions, answers them on the fly and then has nowhere to go, leaving the entire enterprise feeling like a prologue to some other unmade film. Saiorse Ronan is an extraordinary young actress who commands attention at all times she’s on screen, which is in nearly every scene here, so HANNA is worth watching. However, […]Read On »

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WonderCon 2011: V producer would bring back other 1980s V stars for Season 3

Morena Baccarin and Jane Badler in V - Season 2 | ©2011 ABC/Jeff Petry

In the two seasons V has been on the air on ABC, we’ve seen 1980s V stars Jane Badler and Marc Singer make significant appearances (with Singer potentially coming back for a major recurring role if Season 3 is picked up). The big question though is who else would Scott Rosenbaum (executive producer and V showrunner) like to bring back? “I would actually like to bring some of the actors back from [the original V series] if there is a Season 3,” Rosenbaum reveals. “I would definitely love to have Michael Ironside and I would love to have Robert Englund. […]Read On »

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