OUTSIDERS: Showrunner Peter Tolan on Season 2 – exclusive interview

The cast of OUTSIDERS Season 2 | © 2017 WGN

OUTSIDERS is now in its second season Tuesday nights on WGN America. The drama concerns a group of Kentucky mountain folk, the Farrells, clashing with the townies and the coal company below. Peter Tolan (co-creator of RESCUE ME), who executive produces and is a show runner on OUTSIDERS alongside series creator Peter Mattei, sits down to talk about what’s going on in Season 2 and where the story may go in future seasons. ASSIGNMENT X: Has the way that you and Peter Mattei approach the material changed any from Season 1? PETER TOLAN: I would say not really. I think […]Read On »

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BELIEVER WITH REZA ASLAN: Reza Aslan exclusive interview on the CNN series

BELIEVER WITH REZA ASLAN | © 2017 CNN

In CNN’s new Sunday-night documentary series BELIEVER WITH REZA ASLAN, the host of the title explores little-known religious groups around the world. Aslan, a prolific author, scholar and television producer, has written three nonfiction books about religion, a subject close to his heart. ASSIGNMENT X: You’ve made six episodes of BELIEVER WITH REZA ASLAN. Is each episode on a different topic? REZA ASLAN: Yeah, a different religious tradition. We begin in India with a Hindu sect called the Aghori. Then we have an episode in Hawaii, with a very interesting cult that’s led by a self-described messiah named Jezus, with […]Read On »

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HUMANS: Gemma Chan & Carrie-Anne Moss on Season 2 – interview

Gemma Chan in HUMANS | © 2017 AMC

HUMANS has its two-hour Season 2 finale on AMC on Monday, March 20. The drama deals with a near future in which Synths, human-looking androids, work for humans in almost every aspect of life. However, some of the Synths are self-aware, with real emotions and needs and, arguably, souls. Gemma Chan (FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM, the upcoming TRANSFORMERS: THE LAST KNIGHT) plays Mia, a Synth who was created in England to serve as a mother figure for the half-human, half-Synth Leo (Colin Morgan). In the first season, Mia started out with her “self” turned off, but she […]Read On »

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UNDERGROUND: Jessica De Gouw & Alano Miller – exclusive interview

The cast of UNDERGROUND | © 2016 WGN

Jessica De Gouw and Alano Miller have both been giving interviews for hours already when they sit down with Assignment X to talk about Season 2 of WGN America’s Wednesday-night drama UNDERGROUND. However, both actors talk about the pre-Civil War series, concerning the Underground Railroad, with an energy and enthusiasm that belies their long day. De Gouw plays Elizabeth Hawkes, who is initially drawn into the abolitionist movement by her husband John (Marc Blucas), but who over the first season developed perhaps even more passion for the cause than her spouse has. Miller plays Cato, who bears visible scars inflicted […]Read On »

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CRIMINAL MINDS: Matthew Gray Gubler talks Season 12 – exclusive interview

Joe Mantegna and Matthew Gray Gubler in CRIMINAL MINDS - Season Six - "Solitary Man" | ©2010 CBS

CRIMINAL MINDS, CBS’ Wednesday night procedural drama about the F.B.I.’s Behavioral Analysis Unit, has now been on the air for twelve years and remains a Neilsen Top 20 hit. However, Matthew Gray Gubler is one of only two cast members who has been with the series for its entire run; the other is Kirsten Vangsness. Gubler’s character, Dr. Spencer Reid, is brilliant, with a facility for remembering literally everything, though like many geniuses, he’s a little socially awkward. This season, he’s been dealing with the mental deterioration of his mother, played by Jane Lynch, and a stint in a Mexican […]Read On »

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BONES: Actress Michaela Conlin on THE FINAL CHAPTER – exclusive interview

Michaela Conlin in BONES: THE FINAL CHAPTER | © 2017 Ray Mickshaw/FOX

Michaela Conlin has played Angela Montenegro on Fox Network’s BONES since it premiered in 2005. Over twelve seasons, Angela has evolved from a free-spirited, free-loving artist to a computer genius. She’s dealt with getting together, breaking up with and finally marrying colleague Jack Hodgins (TJ Thyne), having their son, and coping when Hodgins lost the use of his legs and, temporarily, his emotional stability. Angela has also enjoyed success in both her original field of artwork and as a technological innovator (she’s just won a major award for the Angelatron, a computer program she developed that reconstructs faces from skeletal […]Read On »

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24: LEGACY: Co-Creator Manny Coto talks the spin-off series – exclusive interview

Guest star Carlos Bernard on 24: LEGACY | © 2017 Guy D'Alema/FOX

In 24: LEGACY, the Counter-Terrorism Unit (CTU) is once again fending off crises in one-hour real-time installments Monday nights on Fox Network. Newly-returned U.S. Army Ranger Eric Carter, played by Corey Hawkins, is recruited by the agency. He’s learning the ropes of what Jack Bauer used to do, with emergency on-the-job training. Executive producer Manny Coto co-created 24: LEGACY with Evan Katz; 24 creators Robert Cochran and Joel Surnow are also credited with devising the spin-off. Coto was previously an executive producer and show runner on the latter seasons of 24. He also created the science fiction series ODYSSEY 5 […]Read On »

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BONES: David Boreanaz on THE FINAL CHAPTER – interview

David Boreanaz returns as FBI Special Agent Seeley Booth in BONES: THE FINAL CHAPTER | © 2017 Brian Bowen Smith/FOX

David Boreanaz has had great success in television. For the past twelve years, he’s starred as FBI Special Agent Seeley Booth on Fox’s BONES, now in its final twelve-episode run on Tuesday nights. The character has gone through just about everything: getting shot, a near-death experience, wrongful conviction and jail, marriage to his partner, forensic anthropologist Temperance “Bones” Brennan,” played by Emily Deschanel, fatherhood, the death of his brother and much more. Before BONES, Boreanaz spent eight years, and gained a major fan following, as the vampire with a soul Angel, who he played first on BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER, […]Read On »

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THIS IS US: Actress Susan Kelechi Watson on the hit NBC series – interview

Susan Kelechi Watson as Beth in THIS IS US | © 2017 Ron Batzdorff/NBC

When the THIS IS US cast, plus creator Dan Fogelman, come out on stage for a Q&A session at the Winter 2017 Television Critics Association (TCA) press tour, everybody is a little emotional. This is understandable. Five minutes earlier, they had been informed by NBC Entertainment President Jennifer Salke that their freshman Tuesday night series had been renewed for not one but two more seasons. THIS IS US deals with the Pearson family. On the thirty-sixth birthday of Jack Pearson (Milo Ventimiglia), his wife Rebecca (Mandy Moore) gives birth to triplets. One of the babies is stillborn, so Jack and […]Read On »

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CRIMINAL MINDS: BEYOND BORDERS: Gary Sinise – exclusive interview

Gary Sinise stars as Jack Garrett in CRIMINAL MINDS: BEYOND BORDERS | © 2017 CBS

Gary Sinise stars in CRIMINAL MINDS: BEYOND BORDERS, which returns to CBS for its second season beginning Wednesday, March 8. A spin-off of CBS’s twelve-seasons-and-counting hit procedural CRIMINAL MINDS, CRIMINAL MINDS: BEYOND BORDERS concerns the F.B.I.’s Global Response unit, charged with investigating crimes committed against Americans abroad. Sinise’s character, Jack Garrett, is in charge of the team. Sinise is originally from Illinois, where he co-founded the famed Steppenwolf Theatre. The actor has some experience headlining CBS procedurals, having spent nine seasons starring as Mac Taylor in the network’s CSI: NY. Sinise also starred in the miniseries THE STAND, won an […]Read On »

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