THE CHI: Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine – exclusive interview

Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine as Ronnie in THE CHI | © 2018 Showtime

Emmy-winning Lena Waithe created Showtime’s new Sunday night series THE CHI, which has already been renewed for a second season. Besides Waithe, THE CHI counts rap star Common (who makes a brief onscreen appearance) and show runner Elwood Reid (THE BRIDGE) as executive producers. THE CHI, shot on location, interweaves the stories of multiple families and characters from old women to young children in inner-city Chicago. It has time for light moments – a boy named Kevin (Alex R. Hibbert) winds up in his school production of THE WIZ almost by accident – but one grim plot thread follows a […]Read On »

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WHITE FAMOUS: Utkarsh Ambudkar on playing an agent on Season 1 – Exclusive Interview

Utkarsh Ambudkar as Malcolm in WHITE FAMOUS - Season 1 | ©2017 Showtime/Michael Desmond

In WHITE FAMOUS, which just completed its first season on Showtime, Jay Pharoah portrays standup comic Floyd Mooney, who is trying to balance his original fan base with “breakout” fame. Utkarsh Ambudcar plays Floyd’s agent Malcolm. Ambudcar, originally from Maryland, has an arc on THE MINDY PROJECT as the heroine’s relative. He’s also been in a host of other series and films, including PITCH PERFECT and BARBERSHOP: THE NEXT CUT. Often, actors have to go into strange surroundings to research their characters, but most of them have met at least a few agents. Ambudkar talks about playing someone from the […]Read On »

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MASTERS OF SEX: Creator Michelle Ashford on Season 4 and beyond – Exclusive Interview

Michael Sheen in MASTERS OF SEX - Season 4 |©2016 Showtime

In Season 4 of Showtime Network’s MASTERS OF SEX, Sunday nights, we’re in the Sixties. However, things don’t start out too swinging for Dr. William Masters, played by Michael Sheen, who has lost his wife Libby (Caitlin FitzGerald) to divorce and his practice to scandal. He’s also lost beloved professional partner and sometimes lover Dr. Virginia Johnson (Lizzy Caplan) to another man, or so it would seem. MASTERS OF SEX creator (working from Thomas Maier’s nonfiction book)/executive producer/show runner Michelle Ashford talks about what’s in store in Season 4. ASSIGNMENT X: What are you looking forward to, going into Season […]Read On »

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MASTERS OF SEX: Michael Sheen gives the scoop on Season 4 – Interview

MASTERS OF SEX - Season 4 poster|©2016 Showtime

Michael Sheen plays sex researcher William Masters, of the famed real-world team Masters and Johnson, in Showtime Network’s MASTERS OF SEX. The series returns for its fourth season Sunday, September 11. The action resumes a few weeks after the end of Season 3, which saw Bill seemingly thoroughly defeated. History suggests that Season 4 will show a change in Bill’s fortunes, but Sheen cautions viewers against thinking they know what will happen. ASSIGNMENT X: What can you say about how Season 4 starts? MICHAEL SHEEN: Well, it begins pretty much where [the series] left off. I think it’s maybe three, […]Read On »

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ROADIES: Cameron Crowe talks the Showtime series – interview

Carla Gugino as Shelli and Luke Wilson as Bill in ROADIES | © 2016 Katie Yu/SHOWTIME

Before Cameron Crowe became a filmmaker – writer/director of SAY ANYTHING and JERRY MAGUIRE, among many feature credits – he started out as a very young rock ‘n’ roll journalist. Crowe’s experiences covering rock bands formed the loose basis for his film ALMOST FAMOUS, which earned him a Best Original Screenplay Oscar. Now Crowe has returned to the rock world for television with his Showtime Network series ROADIES. Based on Crowe’s observations, ROADIES is about the lives, loves and musical passions of the crew that gets the (fictional) folk/rock band Staton House from one huge gig to the next. Luke […]Read On »

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ROADIES: Winnie Holzman chats about Season 1 – exclusive interview

Carla Gugino as Shelli and Luke Wilson as Bill in ROADIES | © 2016 Katie Yu/SHOWTIME

Winnie Holzman won television immortality for creating the short-lived but highly influential series MY SO-CALLED LIFE. Since then, she has worked on ONCE AND AGAIN and HUGE, and is reportedly writing the book for the big-screen version of the Broadway hit WICKED. Holzman is also an executive producer and writer on Showtime Network’s Sunday-night comedy/drama ROADIES. Created by Cameron Crowe, also an executive producer along with J.J. Abrams, ROADIES stars Luke Wilson and Carla Gugino as two crew managers that try to keep things running smoothly for a (fictional) headlining rock band. AX: How did you become involved with ROADIES? […]Read On »

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Luke Wilson on his new series ROADIES – exclusive interview

Luke Wilson as Bill in ROADIES | © 2016 Katie Yu/SHOWTIM

In Showtime Network’s new Sunday-night series ROADIES, Luke Wilson plays Bill Hanson, tour manager for the long-lived rock band Seaton House. We don’t see that much of the band, as ROADIES, created by Cameron Crowe (ALMOST FAMOUS) focuses on the behind-the-scenes crew who make sure the show goes on, night after night, town after town. Bill always has his hands full with imperious management, underlings of varying temperaments, overzealous fans, balky equipment – and his own feelings for married coworker Shelli Anderson (Carla Gugino). Wilson previously costarred in two seasons of Showtime’s ENLIGHTENMENT, but his primary work has been in […]Read On »

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BILLIONS: Toby Leonard Moore on practicing law on the Showtime series – exclusive interview

Toby Leonard Moore as Bryan Connerty in BILLIONS | © 2016 Showtime

In Showtime Network’s BILLIONS, now on Sunday nights at 10 PM in its first season and renewed for a second, it’s the Wild East of Wall Street vs. the law. Self-made billionaire Bobby Axelrod, played by Damian Lewis, is in the crosshairs of U.S. Attorney Chuck Rhoades (Paul Giamatti). Everyone’s lives are greatly complicated by the fact that Chuck’s wife Wendy (Maggie Siff) happens to be the chief psychological advisor at Bobby’s firm. Good thing for Chuck that his right-hand man is the diligent Bryan Connerty, played by Toby Leonard Moore. Moore, an Australian who often plays Americans, can currently […]Read On »

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BILLIONS: Exclusive interview with co-star Condola Rashad

Condola Rashad as Kate Sacher in Showtime's BILLIONS | © 2016 Showtime

In Showtime Network’s BILLIONS, Sundays at 10 PM, New York U.S. attorney Chuck Rhoades (Paul Giamatti) wants to bring down Wall Street billionaire Bobby Axelrod (Damian Lewis) by any means necessary or possible. One of Rhoades’ assets is assistant U.S. attorney Kate Sacher, played by Condola Rashad. Rashad, herself a native New Yorker, played Shelby in the 2012 telefilm adaptation of STEEL MAGNOLIAS. She was also Juliet in the 2014 film of ROMEO AND JULIET, played Egyptian royal Nefertari in the 2014 telefilm HIEROGLYPH and had a recurring role on the musical drama SMASH. Rashad is also a second-generation actress; […]Read On »

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BILLIONS: Damian Lewis on his new Showtime series – Exclusive Interview

Damian Lewis in BILLIONS - Season 1 | ©2016 Showtime/James Minchin

In Showtime Network’s new drama BILLIONS, premiering Sunday, January 17 (the first episode is available for sampling on multiple platforms for free the weekend of January 15-17), Damian Lewis stars as Bobby Axelrod. Bobby, an up-from-the-working-class Wall Street hedge fund billionaire, is the king of his company. However, U.S. Attorney Chuck Rhoades, is making it his mission in life to take Bobby down. The London-born Lewis is no stranger to Showtime, having spent three seasons on HOMELAND as deeply conflicted, captured U.S. Marine-turned-terrorist-turned double agent Nicholas Brody, a role that earned him a Lead Actor Emmy Award. Since then, Lewis […]Read On »

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