Interview: Damian Lewis examines HOMELAND Season 3

Damian Lewis in HOMELAND - Season 3 | ©2013 Showtime/Kent Smith

British actor Damian Lewis won an Emmy for his first season as prisoner-of-war-turned-terrorist/Congressional candidate Nicholas Brody in Showtime’s CIA thriller HOMELAND, which airs Sundays at 9 PM. Lewis was nominated again for his second year on HOMELAND, when Congressman Brody is proved to be a terrorist by CIA agent Carrie Mathison (Claire Danes, who won Emmys for both seasons), then is turned into a double agent by the CIA, then resumes his affair with the very conflicted Carrie, then is apparently framed for blowing up the CIA and ends the second season on the run. Now it’s Season 3. Carrie […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: THE ORIGINALS star Charles Michael Davis talks about Marcel

Charles Michael Davis in THE ORIGINALS - Season 1 | ©2013 The CW/Mathieu Young

In the new vampire show THE ORIGINALS, a spin-off from THE VAMPIRE DIAIRES, Charles Michael Davis stars as Marcel, a vampire sired by Klaus Mikaelson (Joseph Morgan), one of the original vampires, hence the name In the first episode, “Always and Forever”, it opens where Klaus returns to New Orleans, a city that was built by Klaus and his family, but Marcel is now the King of the Quarter after the Mikaelson’s had to leave the city so their father wouldn’t find them. Sitting down with Charles at the CBS/CW/Showtime TCA Party in August to talk about his character and […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: Michael Sheen on the joys of MASTERS OF SEX

Michael Sheen in MASTERS OF SEX | ©2013 Showtime/Michael Desmond

William Masters and Virginia Johnson are now known as two pioneers of research into human sexuality. In 2013, such research is considered normal, but when the duo met up in 1957 and began their study – at that time, Johnson was Masters’ research assistant – it bordered on the unthinkable. Showtime’s MASTERS OF SEX, Sundays at 10 PM, developed by Michelle Ashford based on Thomas Maier’s nonfiction book, chronicles the beginnings of the complex relationship between Masters and Johnson, as well as how they went about their research and what they learned. Michael Sheen plays Masters and Lizzy Caplan plays […]Read On »

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TV Review: MASTERS OF SEX – Season 1 – “Pilot” – Series Premiere

Michael Sheen and Lizzy Caplan in MASTERS OF SEX - Season 1 | ©2013 Showtime

Stars: Michael Sheen, Lizzy Caplan, Beau Bridges, Caitlin FitzGerald, Nicholas D’Agosto, Teddy Sears Writer: Michelle Ashford, series created by Michelle Ashford, based on the nonfiction book by Thomas Maier Director: John Madden Network: Showtime, Sundays @ 10 PM Original Airdate: September 29, 2013 There’s a nice duality in the title of MASTERS OF SEX. On the one hand, it refers, a little ironically, to its main characters, William Masters (Michael Sheen) and Virginia E. Johnson (Lizzy Caplan), who were real-life pioneers in researching and writing about human sexuality. Then there’s Masters himself, who is “of Sex” the way, say, the […]Read On »

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TV Review: HOMELAND – Season 3 – “Tin Man is Down” – Season Premiere

Claire Danes in HOMELAND - Season 3 | ©2013 Showtime/Frank Ockenfels 3

Stars: Claire Danes, Damian Lewis, Mandy Patinkin, Morena Baccarin, Rupert Friend, Morgan Saylor, Jackson Pace, Sarita Choudhury, Tracy Letts, F. Murray Abraham Writers: Alex Ganza & Barbara Hall, developed for American television by Howard Gordon & Alex Ganza, based on the series HATUFIM created by Gideon Raff Director: Lesli Linka Glatter Network: Showtime, Sundays @ 9 PM Original Airdate: September 29, 2013 With Claire Danes two for two in Emmy wins for her portrayal of conflicted CIA agent Carrie Mathison in the first two seasons of HOMELAND (not to mention Outstanding Drama and Outstanding Actor for Damien Lewis wins for […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: Howard Gordon on HOMELAND Season 3

HOMELAND - Season 3 Key Art | ©2013 Showtime

Showtime’s HOMELAND returns for its third season on tonight at 9 PM. Its first season won Emmy Awards for Outstanding Drama Series, Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series (Damien Lewis as Nicholas Brody), Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series (Claire Danes as Carrie Mathison) and Outstanding Writing in a Drama Series (Alex Gansa & Howard Gordon and Gideon Raff for the pilot), along with Outstanding Casting for a Drama Series and Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Drama Series. On Sunday, September 22, HOMELAND and Danes received a second Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Emmy, and the […]Read On »

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TV Review: DEXTER – Season 8 – “Remember the Monsters?” – Series Finale

Michael C. Hall as Dexter Morgan and Jennifer Carpenter as Debra Morgan in DEXTER - Season 8 - Series Finale - "Remember the Monsters?" | ©2013 Showtime/Randy Tepper

Rating: TV-MA Stars: Michael C. Hall, Jennifer Carpenter, Desmond Harrington, C.S. Lee, David Zayas, James Remar, Aimee Garcia, Yvonne Strahovski, Geoff Pierson, Sean Patrick Flaherty, Darri Ingolfsson, Jadon Wells Writers: Scott Buck & Manny Coto, series developed for television by James Manos Jr., based on the books by Jeff Lindsay Director: Steve Shill Network: Showtime, Sundays @ 9 PM Original Airdate: September 22, 2013 What’s perhaps most surprising about DEXTER’s series finale, “Remember the Monsters?,” which wraps up eight years of the show, is the huge question left unanswered – after dealing for all this time with why Dexter (Michael […]Read On »

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TV Review: DEXTER – Season 8 – “Monkey in a Box”

Michael C. Hall in DEXTER - Season 8 - "Monkey in a Box" | ©2013 Showtime/Randy Tepper

Rating: TV-MA Stars: Michael C. Hall, Jennifer Carpenter, Desmond Harrington, C.S. Lee, David Zayas, James Remar, Aimee Garcia, Yvonne Strahovski, Geoff Pierson, Sean Patrick Flaherty, Darri Ingolfsson, Jadon Wells, Kenny Johnson Writers: Tim Schlattmann & Wendy West, series developed for television by James Manos Jr., based on the books by Jeff Lindsay Director: Ernest Dickerson Network: Showtime, Sundays @ 9 PM Original Airdate: September 15, 2013 With only one episode left, it’s hard to assess DEXTER’s penultimate hour, “Monkey in a Box.” Are the changes in characters evolution, or just ways to get our people to screw up in order […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: Creator Ann Biderman on RAY DONOVAN Season 1

Liev Schreiber as in Ray Donovan in RAY DONOVAN - Season 1 | ©2013 Showtime

On Showtime’s RAY DONOVAN, Sundays at 10 PM, Liev Schreiber plays the title character, a Hollywood fixer who has brought his wife (Paula Malcomson) and kids (Kerris Dorsey as daughter Bridget, Devin Bagby as son Conor). Ray is good at his job, not so good with his often exasperated spouse and apoplectic that his father Mickey (Jon Voight) has been released from prison and is here to check in with the family. Ray’s brother Terry (Eddie Marsan) is a boxing trainer coping with Parkinson’s, while Bunchy (Dash Mihok) has a drug problem, stemming from the fact that, as a child, he […]Read On »

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TV Review: DEXTER – Season 8 – “Goodbye Miami”

James Remar and Michael C Hall in DEXTER - Season 8 - "Goodbye Miami" | ©2013 Showtime/Randy Tepper

Rating: TV-MA Stars: Michael C. Hall, Jennifer Carpenter, Desmond Harrington, C.S. Lee, David Zayas, James Remar, Aimee Garcia, Yvonne Strahovski,  Charlotte Rampling, Geoff Pierson, Sean Patrick Flaherty, Darri Ingolfsson, Jadon Wells Writers: Jace Richdale & Scott Reynolds, series developed for television by James Manos Jr., based on the books by Jeff Lindsay Director: Steve Shill Network: Showtime, Sundays @ 9 PM Original Airdate: September 8, 2013 In another season of DEXTER, the events of “Goodbye Miami” might not seem so ominous, but two episodes from the series finale, we have to hope that the climax will be built on something […]Read On »

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