DOCUMENTARY NOW!: James Urbaniak on Season 3 – Exclusive Interview

Helen Mirren hosts DOCUMENTARY NOW! - Season 3 | ©2019 IFC/Temma Hankin

IFC’s DOCUMENTARY NOW!, currently in its third season on Wednesday nights, offers keen-eyed parodies of actual documentaries. The episode airing February 27, “Cast Album: Co-op,” sends up D.A. Pennebaker’s hour-long 1970 ORIGINAL CAST ALBUM: COMPANY, which chronicled the recording of the soundtrack for the Stephen Sondheim Broadway musical. The series was created by Fred Armisen, Bill Hader, Seth Meyers, and Rhys Thomas. James Urbaniak stars in “Cast Album: Co-op” as Broadway musical director Howard Pine, who bears a non-coincidental resemblance to COMPANY director Harold Prince. Urbaniak has appeared on and off Broadway himself as an actor. In Los Angeles, he […]Read On »

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MIRACLE WORKERS: Creator Simon Rich and actor Karan Soni on new fantasy comedy – Interview

MIRACLE WORKERS - Season 1 | ©2019 TBS

In TBS’s new comedy series MIRACLE WORKERS, Heaven, Inc. is in an uproar. God (played by Steve Buscemi) has given up in despair with the Earth and has decided to blow it up and do something else entirely. A group of angels in the answered prayers department, headed up by Craig (played by Daniel Radcliffe) and Eliza (played by Geraldine Viswanathan), try to persuade God that there’s still hope for humanity. Simon Rich created MIRACLE WORKERS, based on his novel of the same name. Rich also created the comedy series MAN SEEKS WOMAN, was one of the writers on the […]Read On »

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Stephen Moyer on executive producing FLACK and starring on THE GIFTED – Exclusive Interview

Stephen Moyer as Reed Strucker in THE GIFTED - Season 2 | ©2018 Fox/Justin Stephens

In Pop TV’s new six-hour series FLACK, premering Thursday, February 21, Anna Paquin plays Robyn, an American publicist in London. Robyn is a lot better with patching up her clients’ scandals than she is with managing her own life. Paquin’s real-life husband Stephen Moyer is an executive producer on FLACK, along with Paquin herself and their partners in CASM Films, Cerise Hallam Larkin and Mark Larkin. Moyer is also currently starring as Reed Strucker, who has recently discovered that he has mutant powers, in Fox’s series THE GIFTED, which has its second-season finale Tuesday, February 26. Moyer talks about both […]Read On »

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GOTHAM: Showrunners Danny Cannon and John Stephens on the Fifth and Final Season – Exclusive Interview

Erin Richards, Robin Lord Taylor, Drew Powell, Jessica Lucas, Cory Michael Smith, Crystal Reed, David Mazouz, Ben McKenzie, Camren Bicondova, Sean Pertwee, Chris Chalk, Donal Logue, Morena Baccarin and Alexander Siddig in GOTHAM - Season 4 |©2017 Fox Broadcasting Co./Tommy Garcia

Fox’s GOTHAM is now in the midst of its fifth and final season on Thursday nights. The series, developed by Bruno Heller from DC Comics, chronicles the rise of Bruce Wayne (David Mazouz) from troubled, orphaned pre-teen to the adult Batman. It also shows the development of some of his allies, like detective-turned-police-captain (and one day police commissioner) Jim Gordon (Ben McKenzie), frenemies like Selena Kyle/Catwoman (Camren Bicondova), and foes like Penguin (Robin Lord Taylor) and the Riddler (Cory Michael Smith). Executive producers Danny Cannon and John Stephens have both been with GOTHAM for its entire run. Cannon directed the […]Read On »

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THE PASSAGE: Brianne Howey talks about playing Viral on new Fox series – Exclusive Interview

Brianne Howey in THE PASSAGE - Season 1 | ©2019 Fox/Michael Lavine

In Fox Networks’ freshman Monday-night drama THE PASSAGE, based on Justin Cronin’s trilogy of novels, an attempt to find a cure for a pandemic has gone very wrong. Instead of curing a deadly flu, experiments on death-row inmates have created Virals, so-called because the scientists can’t bring themselves to say “vampires.” Brianne Howey plays one of the Virals, Shauna Babcock. Shauna was raped by her stepfather; when Shauna’s mother blamed the young woman rather than the perpetrator, Shauna snapped and killed both mom and stepdad. Now Shauna appears to the world as a veiny, blood-drinking monster, but in her own […]Read On »

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THE GIFTED: Percy Hynes White chats about Season 2 – Exclusive Interview

Percy Hynes White and Natalie Alyn Lind in THE GIFTED - Season 2 - "eneMy of My eneMy" | ©2018 Fox/Annette Brown

In Fox Networks’ THE GIFTED, now in its second season on Tuesday nights, Percy Hynes White plays mutant Andy Strucker. Still in his teens, Andy has learned that he is not just a powerful mutant, but that he and his equally powerful sister Lauren (Natalie Alyn Lind), through their newly-empowered father Reed (Stephen Moyer), are descended from the infamous Von Strucker siblings, who helped created the Hellfire Club. Unlike Lauren and Reed, and regular human mom Caitlin (Amy Acker), Andy is ready to engage in open warfare against humans. He breaks away from his family and joins the violent mutant […]Read On »

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PROVEN INNOCENT: Russell Hornsby talks new legal drama – Exclusive Interview

Russell Hornsby in PROVEN INNOCENT - Season 1 | ©2018 Fox/Michael Becker

In Fox’s new Friday-night drama PROVEN INNOCENT, a group of Chicago-based lawyers work to exonerated wrongfully convicted defendants. Their work is based on the real-life Innocence Project. Russell Hornsby plays Ezekiel “Easy” Boudreau, the leader of the legal group. San Francisco native Hornsby recently won Best Supporting Awards from the African-American Film Critics Association and the Los Angeles Online Film Critics Society for his work in the film THE HATE U GIVE and a Black Reel Award for his work in the TV miniseries SEVEN SECONDS. Hornsby played Seattle P.D. detective Hank Griffin (one of the show’s few non-human characters) […]Read On »

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GOTHAM: Donal Logue and Cory Michael Smith give the scoop on the final season – Exclusive Interview

Cory Michael Smith in GOTHAM - Season 4 - "A Dark Knight: No Man's Land" | ©2018 Fox/Giovanni Rufino

GOTHAM, Fox Network’s drama about the journey of young Bruce Wayne (played by David Mazouz) to becoming Batman, is in its fifth and final twelve-episode season on Thursday nights. The series will culminate in an episode that shows Gotham City and its denizens ten years later, when Batman finally comes into his own, as do his enemies. Most of the major cast and creatives do a Q&A panel for the Television Critics Association press tour, and then everybody starts hugging each other. From all evidence, it seems like they’ve all loved their time on the show, their characters and one […]Read On »

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THE PASSAGE: Saniyya Sidney discusses new Fox genre series – Exclusive Interview

Saniyya Sidney in THE PASSAGE - Season 1 | ©2019 Fox/Michael Lavine

In Fox’s Monday-night drama THE PASSAGE, Saniyya Sidney stars as ten-year-old Amy Bellafonte. Adapted from Justin Cronin’s trilogy of novels, THE PASSAGE explores what happens when an intended vaccine for a worldwide flu pandemic winds up turning human experimental subjects into telepathic “virals” (because most of the characters can’t bring themselves to say the word “vampire”). With no family, and because children seem to weather the vaccine better than adults, Amy is brought in as a test subject. After being given the vaccine, she develops abilities, but she is not like the other virals. Sidney began her onscreen career as […]Read On »

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THE GIFTED: Creator Matt Nix on the Season 2 finale and more – Interview

Stephen Moyer as Reed Strucker and Amy Acker as Caitlin Strucker in THE GIFTED - Season 2 | ©2018 Fox/Matthias Clamer

As Season 2 of Fox’s Tuesday-night X-MEN-derived THE GIFTED hurtles towards its finale in two weeks, we check in with series creator Matt Nix on where it’s been, where it might be going, and why some things happen the way they do. ASSIGNMENT X: There are so many factions among both the humans and the mutants this season. Are you feeling like, “My God, we’re running out of places to put new factions”? MATT NIX: Actually, no. I mean, this season is really about factions. I don’t see the show as an infinite subdivision of factions. We wanted to do […]Read On »

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