DEPUTY: Yara Martinez on the new Fox drama series – Exclusive Interview

Yara Martinez in DEPUTY - Season 1 | ©2020 Fox/Miller Mobley

In Fox’s freshman Thursday-night drama DEPUTY, due to an arcane rule, Deputy Bill Hollister (Stephen Dorff), is unexpectedly promoted to Acting Sheriff of Los Angeles County. This has a ripple effect on everyone around him, especially Bill’s wife, trauma surgeon Paula Reyes, played by Yara Martinez. Martinez, originally from Puerto Rico, played easily rattled Dr. Luisa Alver (the one who mistakenly artificially inseminates the heroine) over five seasons of the mostly comedic JANE THE VIRGIN. Martinez has also had recurring or regular roles on series including BULL, THE TICK (as Ms. Lint), I LOVE DICK, TRUE DETECTIVE, ALPHA HOUSE, THE […]Read On »

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PRODIGAL SON: Lou Diamond Phillips talks about his new thriller series – Exclusive Interview

Diamond Phillips as Gil Martinez in PRODIGAL SON - Season 1 - "Q&A" | © 2019 Fox Media LLC/David Giesbrech

Fox’s PRODIGAL SON, in its first season on Monday nights, has just received a full-season pickup. Malcolm Bright (Tom Payne), a profiler consultant to an NYPD homicide task force, is the son of notorious, incarcerated serial killer Martin Whitley (Michael Sheen). Lou Diamond Phillips plays Malcolm’s boss, NYPD Lieutenant Gil Arroyo, who arrested Martin when Malcolm was a boy and has served as the young man’s surrogate father ever since. Phillips, born in Subic Bay in the Philippines, has played plenty of law enforcement characters, and pretty much every other type of character, in films and television over a career […]Read On »

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WATCHMEN: Regina King on new HBO series inspired by the Alan Moore graphic novel – Exclusive Interview

Regina King in WATCHMEN - Season 1 | ©2019 HBO/Mark Hill

HBO’s new series WATCHMEN premieres on Sunday, October 20. Developed for television by Damon Lindelof, WATCHMEN is essentially a sequel to Alan Moore’s 1987 graphic novel of the same name (as with other adaptations of his work, Moore has disavowed the TV follow-up). In WATCHMEN, Moore created an alternate history where Nixon never resigned, and costumed superheroes exist but are outlawed. Some go to work for the government; others go into hiding; still others become vigilantes. The WATCHMEN series is set thirty years after the events of the graphic novel. Regina King plays Angela Abar, who is part of a […]Read On »

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LUCIFER: Kevin Alejandro on directing and more – Part 2 – Exclusive Interview

LUCIFER actor Kevin Alejandro | photo courtesy Kevin Alejandro

In Part 2 of our exclusive interview with actor/director Kevin Alejandro, he talks more about his work on Netflix’s LUCIFER as LAPD detective Daniel Espinosa, what he’s learned from real-life police officers, and his directing work on both the series and his award-winning short film BEDTIME STORY. ASSIGNMENT X: A lot of your characters are people in law enforcement. I mean, you did LUCIFER and you did SOUTHLAND for a couple of seasons, and you’ve played police detectives in other things. Do you think there’s something about you that makes people go, “Aha, police detective”? KEVIN ALEJANDRO: I think so. […]Read On »

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THE KIDS ARE ALRIGHT: Michael Cudlitz on his new series and THE WALKING DEAD – Interview

Michael Cudlitz as Mike Cleary in THE KIDS ARE ALRIGHT - Season 1| ©2018 ABC/Craig Sjodin

In ABC’s new half-hour comedy THE KIDS ARE ALRIGHT on Tuesday nights, creator Tim Doyle looks back at his own childhood. Doyle grew up in the ‘70s in Southern California as one of eight boys in a working-class Irish-Catholic family. In THE KIDS ARE ALRIGHT, the family patriarch, Mike Cleary, is played by Michael Cudlitz. Cudlitz played the late, lamented Abraham Ford on THE WALKING DEAD; before that, he starred in four seasons of SOUTHLAND as dedicated but painkiller-addicted LAPD Officer John Cooper. ASSIGNMENT X: Does THE KIDS ARE ALRIGHT remind you at all of your own childhood? MICHAEL CUDLITZ: […]Read On »

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LUCIFER: Kevin Alejandro gives the scoop on Season 3 – Exclusive Interview

Kevin Alejandro in LUCIFER - Season 3 - "Chloe Does Lucifer" | ©2017 Fox/Jason Bell

In LUCIFER, now in its third season Mondays on Fox, Tom Ellis plays the actual fallen angel. While self-centered, this Lucifer is self-centered but basically keen on justice. He’s also keen on LAPD homicide detective Chloe Decker (Lauren German), and has made himself at home as a police consultant. Kevin Alejandro plays Detective Dan Espinosa, Chloe’s ex-husband and father of their young daughter Trixie (Scarlett Estevez). Dan, like Chloe, doesn’t know that Lucifer is the Devil, but he has learned to tolerate the oddly-behaved associate over time. Dan also had an affair with a woman who was actually Lucifer’s goddess […]Read On »

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SEAL TEAM: Executive producer Christopher Chulack – Exclusive Interview

David Boreanaz is Jason Hayes in SEAL TEAM - Season 1 | ©2017 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved/Cliff Lipson

SEAL TEAM, CBS’ new Wednesday-night military drama, has been picked up for a full season. David Boreanaz stars as Jason Hayes, leader of an elite U.S. Navy Tier One squad that flies to hot spots all over the world to rescue and otherwise protect Americans. Executive producer Christopher Chulack is the directing producer on SEAL TEAM, supervising the directors on the episodes he doesn’t helm himself. Chulack has an extensive background in television action/drama and even comedy, with a career that includes THIRD WATCH, ER, SOUTHLAND, LONGMIRE, SHAMELESS and ANIMAL KINGDOM. When CBS brings a group of press to visit […]Read On »

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LUCIFER: Kevin Alejandro chats about his rivalry with the devil – exclusive interview

Kevin Alejandro as Dan Espinoza in LUCIFER | © 2016 Brendan Meadows/FOX

Kevin Alejandro has onscreen experience with playing a cop and with the supernatural, both of which serve him in good stead in Fox Network’s LUCIFER. LUCIFER, which has its first-season finale Monday April 25 and has been renewed for a second year, stars Tom Ellis in the title role, who really is the Devil. However, it turns out that Lucifer is not so much evil as curious. He’s left Hell and taken up residence in Los Angeles, where he decides to help LAPD detective Chloe  Decker (Lauren German) solve cases, much to her annoyance. Chloe’s displeasure, though, is nothing compared […]Read On »

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AMERICAN CRIME: Emmy-winning actress Regina King discusses the anthology drama – exclusive interview

Regina King in AMERICAN CRIME | ©2015 ABC/Bob D'Amico

Regina King has just won an Emmy as Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series, Miniseries or Movie for her work in ABC’s AMERICAN CRIME. In the show created by John Ridley (12 YEARS A SLAVE), concerning a murder investigation tainted by racism and human fallibility, King played Aliyah Shadeed, a convert to Islam whose brother went on trial for murder in Modesto, California. King will be back on AMERICAN CRIME next season, but as an entirely different character, Terri Lacroix, in a whole new story. Ridley and ABC decided that the drama should be an anthology that uses the […]Read On »

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GOTHAM star Ben McKenzie talks Season 1 – exclusive interview

Ben McKenzie stars as James Gordon in GOTHAM | © 2015 Jessica Miglio/FOX

Fox’s Monday-night hit GOTHAM, developed by executive producer Bruno Heller from the DC Comics BATMAN series, tells the story of that legendary metropolis before Bruce Wayne became the Caped Crusader. Bruce Wayne, played by David Mazouz, is a preteen, orphaned when his parents are murdered in front of him at the beginning of the series. We see him developing the traits that will one day allow Bruce to be Batman, but GOTHAM centers on another crime fighter, Gotham City Police Department’s detective James Gordon, played by Ben McKenzie. Gordon, new to Gotham believes in justice and doing the right thing. […]Read On »

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