STATION 19: Jason George chats about the GREY’S ANATOMY spin-off – Exclusive Interview

Jason George is Ben Warren in STATION 19 - Season 2 | ©2019 ABC/Ed Herrera

ABC’s STATION 19, now wrapping up its second season and renewed for a third, is a spinoff of its Thursday night lead-in, GREY’S ANATOMY. As with most spinoffs, there are some characters who moved from the original series to the new show. Among these migratory figures is Jason George’s character Ben Warren, who was a previously a doctor on GREY’S ANATOMY for eight seasons, but has gone through retraining to become a Station 19 firefighter in the newer series. George, originally from Virginia, had previously worked for GREY’S ANATOMY creator/STATION 19 executive producer as a regular in ABC’s OFF THE […]Read On »

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STATION 19: Executive producer and director Paris Barclay chats Season 2 – Exclusive Interview

Miguel Sandoval, Jaina Lee Ortiz, Alberta Frezza, Danielle Savre, Jay Hayden, Jason George, Grey Damon, Okieriete Onaodowan in STATION 19 - Season 2 - "For Whom The Bell Tolls" | ©2019 ABC/Mitch Haaseth

STATION 19, now in its second season on ABC, is set in a Seattle fire station. The series is a spinoff of the venerable GREY’S ANATOMY, which immediately precedes STATION 19 on Thursday nights. GREY’S ANATOMY is created and executive-produced by Shonda Rhimes, who also executive-produces STATION 19 and worked with series creator Stacy McKee in bringing it to life. Paris Barclay is a highly experienced director/executive producer, a position he fills on STATION 19. Barclay directed the series pilot and five other episodes; he also supervises other directors on the show to make sure there is a consistent look […]Read On »

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GREY’S ANATOMY: James Pickens Jr. on 15 seasons and 343 episodes and counting – Exclusive Interview

James Pickens Jr. in GREY'S ANATOMY - Season 15 | ©ABC/Adam Taylor

ABC’s stalwart medical drama GREY’S ANATOMY, on Thursday nights, is now in its fifteenth season and renewed for a sixteenth. Many cast members have come and gone from the Shonda Rhimes-created hit (Patrick Dempsey, Sandra Oh, Sara Ramirez), but James Pickens Jr., who plays Dr. Richard Webber, has been with the series for its entire run, acting in all but one of its (so far) 343 episodes and counting. Pickens, originally from Cleveland, Ohio, went to New York to begin his professional acting career. He starred in the Negro Ensemble Company’s production of A SOLDIER’S PLAY alongside Samuel L. Jackson […]Read On »

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SCANDAL: Cast weighs in on the end of the series – interview

Scott Foley as Jake Ballard in SCANDAL | © 2018 ABC/Bob D'Amico

As creator Shonda Rhimes’s SCANDAL heads toward the finale of its seven-season run on Thursday nights, ABC opens up the show’s soundstages for the Winter 2018 Television Critics Association (TCA) press tour. Actors Scott Foley, Josh Malina, and Jeff Perry, who respectively play SCANDAL’s sometimes shady political operatives Jake Ballard, David Rosen, and Cyrus Beane, standing together within one of the White House sets, reflect on the end of an era. ASSIGNMENT X: How do you feel going into the last season of SCANDAL? Are you relieved, are you sad …? JEFF PERRY: I’m not relieved. I was shocked a […]Read On »

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SCANDAL: Joe Morton talks about his role in the final season – Part 2 – exclusive interview

Joe Morton as Rowan Pope in SCANDAL | © 2018 ABC/Eric McCandless

In Part 2 of our interview with Joe Morton, we go in for an exclusive conversation on how the actor feels about the end of SCANDAL, now in its seventh and final season Thursday nights on ABC. Morton recently took some time to play civil rights activist Dick Gregory in a production of TURN ME LOOSE at the Annenberg Center in Los Angeles, which may be revived elsewhere, and is in JUSTICE LEAGUE as Dr. Silas Stone. ASSIGNMENT X: So are you sad to be seeing SCANDAL wrap up, or do you feel like your character Rowan Pope has gotten […]Read On »

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SCANDAL: The cast gives the scoop on the final season

Darby Stanchfield as Abby Whelan in SCANDAL | © 2018 ABC/Bob D'Amico)

In its seventh and final season, ABC’s Thursday-night Shonda Rhimes creation SCANDAL crosses over with ABC’s HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER, which Rhimes executive-produces. Specifically, HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER’s lawyer Annaliese Keating, played by Emmy winner Viola Davis guests on SCANDAL opposite the latter series’ leading lady, the Emmy-nominated Kerry Washington, who plays D.C. political fixer Olivia Pope. Most of the SCANDAL characters have plenty of other things to worry about, but the cast is keenly aware of and excited about Davis’ visit. Actors Guillermo Diaz (Huck), George Newbern (Charlie) and Darby Stanchfield (Abby) discuss this, how […]Read On »

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SCANDAL: Joe Morton on playing Rowan and the Final Season – Interview

Joe Morton is Rowan Pope in SCANDAL - Season 7 | ©2018 ABC/Bob D'Amico

ABC’s SCANDAL is now in its seventh and final season on Thursday nights. Shonda Rhimes created the series about Washington, D.C. fixer Olivia Pope, played by Kerry Washington in a twice-Emmy-nominated performance. Olivia’s morally flawed, superpower behind-the-scenes father Rowan Pope is played by Joe Morton, who won the 2013 Guest Actor Emmy for his work before he was made a SCANDAL regular. Morton, originally from New York, was nominated for a Tony Award for his work in the 1974 production of the musical RAISIN. He starred in the title role in filmmaker John Sayles’ cult film BROTHER FROM ANOTHER PLANET […]Read On »

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THE STRAIN: Carlton Cuse on Season 2 and teases THE STRAIN in space! – Exclusive Interview

THE STRAIN - Sesaon 2 Key Art | ©2015 FX

Carlton Cuse is one of those people who seems like he could use a clone. He’s not only executive producer and show runner on FX’s THE STRAIN, now in its second season and picked up for a third Sundays at 10 PM, but he’s also executive producer on USA’s upcoming science-fiction thriller COLONY and on Season 4 of A&E’s dark drama BATES MOTEL. We caught up with Cuse just after he had addressed the Television Critics Association press tour at a panel held by FX for THE STRAIN, the vampire apocalypse series developed by Cuse’s fellow executive producers Guillermo Del […]Read On »

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Charlie Weber on HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER – exclusive interview

Charlie Weber stars as Frank Delfino in HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER | © 2015 ABC/Mitchell Haaseth

ABC’s HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER, which has its first-season finale Thursday, February 26 at 10 PM, is the latest hit from executive producer Shonda Rhimes. Created by Peter Nowalk, MURDER focuses on Philadelphia law professor Annalise Keating, played by Viola Davis, who winds up giving her students much more hands-on experience in concealing crimes than anyone anticipated. Charlie Weber plays Annalise’s investigator Frank Delfino, an expert in both digging up and hiding dirt. Weber, a Missouri native, got his big screen break in THE BROKEN HEARTS CLUB and shortly thereafter spent a season on BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER […]Read On »

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Executive Producer Betsy Beers talks HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER – Exclusive Interview

Viola Davis as Professor Annalise Keating, Billy Brown as Nate, Alfred Enoch as Wes, Jack Falahee as Conner, Katie Findlay as Rebecca, Aja Naomi King as Michaela, Matt McGorry as Asher, Karla Souza as Laurel, Charlie Weber as Frank and Liza Weil as Bonnie in HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER - Season 1 | ©2014 ABC/Craig Sjodin

Shonda Rhimes effectively owns Thursdays on ABC. She’s the executive producer on all three of the network’s hour-long dramas that night – GREY’S ANATOMY at 8 PM, SCANDAL at 9 PM and freshman hit HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER at 10 PM. Rhimes created the first two; MURDER was created by Peter Nowalk, who previously served as a writer/producer on GREY’S and SCANDAL. Betsy Beers is Rhimes’ partner in the ShondaLand production company and an executive producer on all three shows. She’s present at ABC’s HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER for the Television Critics Association. The series stars […]Read On »

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