The CW renews SUPERNATURAL for a Seventh Season and THE VAMPIRE DIARIES for a third

Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles at the William S. Paley Television Festival (PALEYFEST2011) | ©2011 Sue Schneider

The CW gave a vote of confidence to many of its series today with an early renewal announcement for two of its major genre series’ SUPERNATURAL and THE VAMPIRE DIARIES. THE VAMPIRE DIARIES getting a third season was a given, considering how powerful and popular that show is on Thursday nights, but it’s SUPERNATURAL getting its seventh season that’s the big announcement. While it’s proven to be a solid performer on Friday, the show’s future past last season when creator Eric Kripke stepped down as showrunner put it in jeopardy. However, with Kripke still peripherally involved, and the show still […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: FRINGE actress Jasika Nicole puts in double time

Jasika Nicole in FRINGE - Season 3 | ©2010 Fox/Smallz and Raskind

On FRINGE, now in its third season and renewed for a fourth on Fox on Friday nights, there are two parallel universes. In ours, brilliant but mentally unstable Dr. Walter Bishop (John Noble) long ago found a way to travel between the two, with lingering terrifying results. His son Peter (Joshua Jackson), who is really from the other universe, and FBI Special Agent Olivia Dunham (Anna Torv) often enlist Walter in investigating strange phenomenon. In the other universe, another Walter Bishop (Noble again) runs the government and feels he needs to destroy our reality to protect his own, while another […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: More BUFFY Season 9 and ANGEL AND FAITH comics news from Dark Horse

Willow from BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER SEASON EIGHT | © 2011 Dark Horse Comics

At WonderCon 2011, ASSIGNMENT X had the chance to sit down with Senior Managing Editor for Dark Horse Comics, Scott Allie, to talk about the upcoming new series for BUFFY – SEASON 9 and the new title ANGEL AND FAITH. While we revealed much of the details about these comics during WonderCon (and in our previous stories from our interview with him which are listed below), Allie has much more to say on the topic including a possible WILLOW mini-series as well as information about a possible SERENITY comic coming down the pipe from Dark Horse. ASSIGNMENT X: What are […]Read On »

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TV Review: SUPERNATURAL – Season 6 – “My Heart Will Go On”

Jim Beaver in SUPERNATURAL - "Season 6" - "My Heart Will Go On" | ©2011 The CW/Michael Courtney

Cast: Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, Misha Collins, Jim Beaver, Samantha Ferris Director: Philip Sgriccia Writer: Eric C. Charmelo Network: The CW, airs Fridays Original Telecast: April 15, 2011 One of the things that cracks me up about SUPERNATURAL is that it either panders to its hardcore audience (mostly females) or loves to rub their face in the stuff they love. This week in “My Heart Will Go On” it was the latter as the show took as many jabs at James Cameron’s TITANIC as possible including a nasty swipe at Celine Dion. You’d think after the blockbuster events of the […]Read On »

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TV Review: FRINGE – Season 3 – “Lysergic Acid Diethlamide”

Bell and Walter race to save Olivia in FRINGE - Season 3 - "Lysergic Acid Diethylamide" | ©2011 Fox

Cast: Anna Torv, Joshua Jackson, John Noble, Lance Reddick, Jasika Nicole Director: Joe Chappelle Writers: Jeff Pinkner, J.H. Wyman, Avika Goldman Network: Fox, airs Fridays Original Telecast: April 15, 2011 This was certainly an interesting episode of FRINGE. A tripping Peter (Joshua Jackson), a tripping Broyles (Lance Reddick), cartoons, the Twin Towers, a dead fat guy doing a dance in a tub of ice, zombies, animated birds flying and bubbles were just some of the highlights. Yeah, the comedy was fast and furious, but it did the job in progressing the whole William Bell trapped in Olivia’s (Anna Torv) body. […]Read On »

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TV Review: BEING HUMAN – Season 1 – “You’re the One That I Haunt”

Mark Pelligrino in BEING HUMAN - Season 1 - "You're the One That I Haunt" | ©2011 Syfy/Phillipe Boss

Stars: Sam Witwer, Meaghan Rath, Sam Huntington, Mark Pellegrino, Kristen Hager, Sarah Allen, Gianpaolo Venuta Writer: Nancy Won Director: Erik Canuel Network: Syfy, Mondays @ 9 PM Airdate: April 4, 2011 There are plenty of dramatic events in the BEING HUMAN episode “You’re the One That I Haunt,” but they’ll probably play better for those who haven’t seen the original, because this hews very closely to the template in two of the plot threads, while being rather brief with the third. As the episode opens, ghost Sally (Meagan Rath) is much the worse for wear after a mostly-failed exorcism attempt […]Read On »

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First Look and Details on SUPERNATURAL: THE ANIME SERIES

SUPERNATURAL - The Anime Series | ©2011 Warner Bros.

The popular The CW series SUPERNATURAL is going to get Anime-ted with a brand new 22-episode series due out on Blu-ray on July 26, 2011. Dubbed SUPERNATURAL: THE ANIME SERIES, it finds  The Winchester Brothers Sam and Dean on slightly alternate adventures that tie into the first two seasons of the popular series. Renowned Anime studio Madhouse has created this new universe which will feature 22 episodes. Jared Padalecki reprises his voice as Sam for all 22 episodes, while Jensen Ackles reprises his voice as Dean for select episodes. The suggested retail price will be $54.97 for Blu-ray and  $49.98 […]Read On »

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WonderCon 2011: SUPERNATURAL baddie Mark Sheppard says you can’t get rid of Crowley

Mark Sheppard in SUPERNATURAL | ©2010 The CW

During the press event for DOCTOR WHO at WonderCon 2011 in San Francisco, ASSIGNMENT X had to ask frequent SUPERNATURAL guest-star Mark Sheppard about the possibility of his character of Crowley returning to The CW show in Season 7.  Here’s what he had to say. “You can’t get rid of Crowley,” Sheppard says. “If they go to Season 7 on SUPERNATURAL, I would guess that they would bring Crowley back because the fans have been barraging the show about it. Keep doing it! If you want me back on SUPERNATURAL you have to keep pestering them.” CLICK HERE for details […]Read On »

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TV Review: BEING HUMAN – Season 1 – “Going Dutch”

Terry Kinney in BEING HUMAN - Season 1 - "Dog Eat Dog" | ©2011 Syfy/Philppe Bosse

Stars: Sam Witwer, Meaghan Rath, Sam Huntington, Mark Pellegrino, Kristen Hager, Sarah Allen, Gianpaolo Venuta, Vincent Leclerc, Angela Galuppo, Terry Kinney Writer: Chris Dingess Director: Erik Canuel Network: Syfy, Mondays @ 9 PM Airdate: March 28, 2011 In BEING HUMAN’s episode “Going Dutch,” our three leads’ stories all take big jumps forward. For werewolf Josh (Sam Huntington), it’s panic time when girlfriend Nora (Kristen Hager) tells him she’s pregnant – not because he doesn’t want commitment, but because he’s afraid he’s passing along his wolf genes (which he still hasn’t told Nora about). Ghost Sally (Meaghan Rath) has an unpleasant […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: BEING HUMAN showrunners Jeremy Carver & Anna Fricke talk about vamps, werewolves and ghosts

Sam Huntington in BEING HUMAN - Season 1 - "I Want You (Back from the Dead)" | ©2011 Syfy/Phillipe Bosse

BEING HUMAN started life as a BBC series, created by Toby Whithouse, about three Londoners sharing a flat, who just happen to be, respectively, a vampire, a werewolf and a ghost. Syfy Channel has now made a Boston-set version of the show, with Sam Witwer as vampire Aidan, Sam Huntington as werewolf Josh , Meaghan Rath as ghost Sally and Mark Pellegrino as Aidan’s bloodsucking mentor/maker Bishop. While Whithouse is a producer on the new version, the executive producers/show runners are Jeremy Carver and Anna Fricke, who sit together on a couch as they talk about all their characters who […]Read On »

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