THE SHANNARA CHRONICLES: Alfred Gough and Miles Millar on the MTV show – exclusive interview

Poppy Drayton as Amberle Elessedil in THE SHANNARA CHRONICLES | © 2016 MTV

MTV’s THE SHANNARA CHRONICLES, Tuesdays at 10 PM, has been adapted from Terry Brooks’ best-selling SHANNARA fantasy novels. We’re in a world several thousand years in the future, when technology has been supplanted by magic, and humans are now a minority in a society ruled by elves. The Ellcrys Tree, which has long staved off demons, is dying, and evil is slipping into the realm. Princess Amberle (Poppy Drayton) joins forces with half-human Wil Ohmsford (Austin Butler) in an attempt to prevent the forces of darkness from ascending. THE SHANNARA CHRONICLES was brought to television by the executive producing/writing team […]Read On »

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DAREDEVIL: Steven S. DeKnight on Season 1 and the end of SPARTACUS – Exclusive Interview

DAREDEVIL Key Art - Season 1 | ©2015 Netflix

Steven S. DeKnight served as the executive producer/show runner on the first season of Netflix’s DAREDEVIL, now streaming. He also created Starz’s four-season drama SPARTACUS, after working as a writer/producer on series including DOLLHOUSE, SMALLVILLE, BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER and ANGEL. DAREDEVIL was originally developed from the Marvel comics by Drew Goddard, but DeKnight came aboard when Goddard went to work on THE MARTIAN. For Season 2, DeKnight remains as an executive producer on DAREDEVIL, but he’s handed over the reins to Marco Ramirez and Doug Petrie in order to work on a film project. ASSIGNMENT X: What is your […]Read On »

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KILLJOYS: Star Aaron Ashmore on Season 1 – exclusive interview

Aaron Ashmore star as John in the SyFy series KILLJOYS | © 2015 Ken Woroner/Temple Street Releasing Limited/Syfy

In Syfy Channel’s KILLJOYS, Fridays at 9 PM, Aaron Ashmore plays John Jaqobis, a good-natured bounty hunter who works with his brother D’Avin (Luke Macfarlane) and their friend Dutch (Hannah John-Kamen) as they track down criminals in the Quad planetary system. Ashmore, a native Canadian whose identical twin brother Shawn is also an actor, has worked a lot in both sci-fi and on Syfy. He was previously a series regular on WAREHOUSE 13 and played Jimmy Olsen on SMALLVILLE, as well arcs on LOST GIRL and XIII: THE SERIES. Non-genre gigs include IN PLAIN SIGHT, VERONICA MARS and THE WEST […]Read On »

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THE VAMPIRE DIARIES: Caroline Dries chats vampire differences in Season 6 – exclusive interview

Matt Davis as Alaric and Jodi Lyn O'Keefe as Jo in THE VAMPIRE DIARIES | © 2015 The CW/Bob Mahoney

There’s never a dull moment on The CW’s THE VAMPIRE DIARIES, now in its sixth season Thursdays at 8 PM and renewed for a seventh. Between all the vampires, werewolves, witches, hybrids, ghosts, romances, deaths, resurrections, spells and more in and around the town of Mystic Falls, Virginia – not to mention events on the series’ spin-off THE ORIGINALS, which provides the occasional crossover – each episode is filled to the brim with events. Caroline Dries serves as executive producer and co-show runner on THE VAMPIRE DIARIES, which was originally adapted for television by Kevin Williamson from L.J. Smith’s novels; […]Read On »

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Interview: SUPERNATURAL star Jensen Ackles gives the Season 10 scoop

Jensen Ackles in SUPERNATURAL - Season 10 | ©2014 The CW

SUPERNATURAL is now in its tenth season, Tuesdays at 9 PM on The CW. Created by Eric Kripke and now show-run by Jeremy Carver, the series follows brothers Dean and Sam Winchester, played respectively by Jensen Ackles and Jared Padalecki, as they engage in the family business of fighting monsters and the forces of Hell, Heaven and any other nastiness in between. At the end of Season 9, Dean died and then revived with a demon inside him, courtesy of the Mark of Cain. Season 10 begins with Sam trying to find his brother, who is currently hanging out with […]Read On »

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GOTHAM creator Bruno Heller talks young Batman – Exclusive Interview

GOTHAM logo | ©2014 Fox

Fox’s GOTHAM, premiering Monday, September 22 at 8 PM, depicts Bruce Wayne as a teen orphan played by David Mazouz, before he dons Batman’s cowl. This might draw comparisons to SMALLVILLE, which dramatized the early life of Superman, another DC Comics hero, but GOTHAM has a much more adult feel. Detective Jim Gordon (Ben McKenzie) – who BATMAN fans know will one day become Gotham City’s police commissioner – is at the center of the action, surrounded by people who give indications that they will someday become iconic figures in this universe, including Catwoman, the Penguin and the Riddler. Thanks […]Read On »

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Interview with EXTANT producer Greg Walker on the science fiction series

Halle Berry stars as Molly Woods a female astronaut in EXTANT on CBS | © 2014 Dale Robinette/CBS

In CBS’ new Wednesday night science fiction drama series EXTANT, created by Mickey Fisher, Halle Berry plays U.S. astronaut Molly Woods. Molly has a complicated life. Her husband John (Goran Visnjic) is a scientist whose work in artificial intelligence has resulted in the couple’s young son Ethan (Pierce Gagnon), an A.I. intelligence in the body of a boy. John views Ethan as a real child, but Molly is not so sure. Molly has just spent more than a year on a solo mission aboard the U.S. spacecraft Seraphim, with no direct human contact. She is therefore stunned to learn when […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: Michael Cassidy and James Lesure on MEN AT WORK

James Lesure stars in MEN AT WORK | © 2014 Greg Gayne/TBS

On TBS’ MEN AT WORK, now in its third season Wednesdays at 10 PM, James Lesure plays Gibbs and Michael Cassidy portrays Tyler Mitchell. Along with Danny Masterson and Adam Busch, Lesure and Cassidy make up the quartet of friends in the half-hour comedy created by Breckin Meyer, based on his own life experiences. L.A. native Lesure is a film and television veteran, with credits ranging from a small role in CRIMSON TIDE to series regular stints on FOR YOUR LOVE, LAS VEGAS and MR. SUNSHINE. Cassidy, originally from Oregon, likewise has a substantial resume, including stints on THE O.C., […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: MARVEL’S AGENTS OF SHIELD producers Jeffrey Bell and Jeph Loeb speak

Clark Gregg as Agent Coulson in AGENTS OF SHIELD | (c) 2013 ABC/Justin Lubin

MARVEL’S AGENTS OF SHIELD, ABC Tuesday nights at 8 PM, deals with the team of non-superpowered folks who assist, investigate and otherwise deal with things pertaining to superheroes in the universe of THE AVENGERS. The series, created by Joss Whedon, Jed Whedon and Maurissa Tancharoen, brings back Agent Phil Coulson (Clark Gregg), somehow resurrected – we don’t know quite how yet, but it’s clear Coulson himself has been misled – after his death in AVENGERS as the team leader. Melinda May (Ming-Na Wen) is the most experienced agent after Coulson, Ward (Brett Dalton) is muscle, Fitz (Iain De Caestecker) and […]Read On »

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TV Review: ARROW – Season 1 – “Darkness on the Edge of Town”

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Stars:  Stephen Amell, Katie Cassidy, Paul Blackthorne, Colin Donnell, Susanna Thompson, Colin Salmon, Willa Holland, David Ramsey, Emily Bett Rickards, John Barrowman, Manu Bennett Writer:  Drew Z. Greenberg & Wendy Mericle Director: John Behring Network: The CW, airs Wednesday Nights Original Telecast: May 8, 2013 ARROW is normally at its strongest when it operates in shades of grey, but “Darkness on the Edge of Town” gives us a black & white, good vs. evil battle between Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell) and Malcolm Merlyn (John Barrowman).  This is not necessarily a bad thing, though, because, while both men are hood-wearing vigilantes […]Read On »

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