Exclusive Interview: Maggie Friedman talks WITCHES OF EAST END Season 1

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Based on the novels by Melissa de la Cruz, Lifetime’s WITCHES OF EAST END follows the fortunes of the magical Beauchamp women – matriarch Joanna (Julia Ormond), her shape-shifting sister Wendy (Machen Amick) and Joanna’s daughters Freya (Jenna Dewan-Tatum) and Ingrid (Rachel Boston). Joanna and Wendy are from a realm other than our own; Joanna is cursed to see her daughters die as young women and then give birth and raise them anew. As a mother, she longs to see them live out their lives, but given the scrapes Freya and Ingrid get into, Joanna has a tough time protecting […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: Peter Gadiot is the genie of ONCE UPON A TIME IN WONDERLAND

Peter Gadiot in ONCE UPON A TIME IN WONDERLAND - Season 1 | ©2013 ABC/Bob D'Amico

In ONCE UPON A TIME IN WONDERLAND, ABC Thursdays at 8 PM, Sophie Lowe’s character Alice and Peter Gadiot’s character Cyrus, the Genie of the Lamp, are in love. They’re also on the run from both the Red Queen (Emma Rigby) and ALADDIN’s magician Jafar (Naveen Andrews). While WONDERLAND very likely marks the first time Alice and the Genie have been a couple, it turns out this isn’t the first time English actor Gadiot [pronounced “Gad-ee-oh”) has had a go-round with ALADDIN material. At a party thrown by ABC for the Television Critics Association, Gadiot explains how it is he […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: Alexa Davalos plays MOB CITY femme fatale

Alexa Davalos in MOB CITY Season 1 | ©2013 TNT/Scott Garfield

In TNT’s limited series MOB CITY, airing in two-hour blocks Wednesdays at 9 PM, ‘40s-era LAPD cop Joe Teague (Jon Bernthal) and mobster Ben “Bugsy” Siegel (Edward Burns) both have their eye on nightclub photographer Jasmine Fontaine, played by Alexa Davalos. This isn’t surprising – Davalos in the role looks like the quintessential film noir femme fatale. Davalos comes off a lot lighter when she’s not in character. The actress, born in France and a world traveler since then, previously worked with MOB CITY creator (working from John Buntin’s L.A. NOIR book/executive producer/director Frank Darabont on the feature film THE […]Read On »

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Interview: Terry Crews brings some muscle to BROOKLYN NINE-NINE

Terry Crews in BROOKLYN NINE-NINE - Season 1 | ©2013 Fox/Mary Ellen Matthews

Terry Crews is a man of many talents. Former NFL player, painter, writer, producer and actor – credits include THE LONGEST YARD remake, Chris Rock’s father on the series EVERYBODY HATES CHRIS, TERMINATOR SALVATION and the EXPENDABLES films – the man fromFlint,Michigan feels his most important job is as married family man with five children. This said, Crews sounds very happy about his current gig, playing Brooklyn police sergeant Terry Jeffords on Fox’s new half-hour comedy BROOKLYN NINE-NINE, Tuesdays at 8:30 PM. The actor is available for follow-up conversation after a Television Critics Association Q&A session for the series, created […]Read On »

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Interview: SLEEPY HOLLOW chief Orlando Jones talks Season 1

Orlando Jones in SLEEPY HOLLOW - Season 1 | ©2013 Fox/Michael Lavine

On Fox’s SLEEPY HOLLOW, Mondays at 9 PM, most of the main characters involved in saving the world from the Headless Horseman and the Apocalypse have some sort of supernatural gift. Revolutionary War veteran Ichabod Crane (Tom Mison) has been released from stasis after two and a half centuries. His chief ally, police detective Abbie Mills (Nicole Beharie), sees visions. Ichabod’s wife Katrina (Katia Winter) is trapped in limbo, but she’s a powerful witch Then there’s Sleepy Hollow police chief Frank Irving, played by Orlando Jones. Frank, recently and unhappily cured of his skepticism a few episodes back through his […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: ATLANTIS actress Jemima Rooper channels Medusa

Jemima Rooper is Medusa in ATLANTIS | ©2013 BBC America

In ATLANTIS, now airing its first season on BBC American Saturdays at 9 PM, we’re in the days of the Greek myths. Jason (Jack Donnelly), who will eventually steal the Golden Fleece and marry Medea, is currently having adventures with mathematician Pythagoras (Robert Emms) and a tirelessly self-promoting, slightly out-of-shape Hercules (Mark Addy). We know the group’s female member by name, but aren’t used to seeing the character Medusa not as a snake-haired Gorgon, but rather with the lovely face of actress Jemima Rooper. London native Rooper has split her work between theatre (including the recorded-for-National Theatre Live production of […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: Neal McDonough cleans up MOB CITY

Neal McDonough and Jon Bernthal in MOB CITY - Season 1 - "Red Light" | ©2013 TNT/Doug Hyun

In MOB CITY, airing in three two-hour blocks on TNT on successive Wednesdays beginning tonightat 9 PM, some of the characters are fictional, like Jon Bernthal’s protagonist, LAPD Detective Joe Teague. However, some of the characters on both sides of the law in the Forties L.A./mobster noir drama, created by Frank Darabont based on John Buntin’s book, are taken from history. Ben “Bugsy” Siegel (Ed Burns) and Mickey Cohen (Jeremy Luke) made their mark in the annals of organized crime, while soon-to-be-LAPD Chief William Parker would someday have Parker Center named for him. Neal McDonough portrays Parker as the man’s […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: Jeremy Carver on SUPERNATURAL Season 9 and the spin-off series

Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles in SUPERNATURAL - Season 9 - "Dog Dean Afternoon" | ©2013 The CW/Jack Rowand

SUPERNATURAL, created by Eric Kripke, is now in its ninth season on the CW, Tuesdays at 9 PM. Thousands of angels have been expelled from Heaven and landed on Earth. One of them, Ezekiel, has taken up residence within Sam Winchester (Jared Padalecki), who is unaware that his brother Dean (Jensen Ackles) has tricked him into accepting the celestial hitchhiker so that Sam can heal. Meanwhile, the Winchesters’ erstwhile angel friend Castiel (Misha Collins) has been turned human by the irate angel Metatron (Curtis Armstrong), who is now alone in Heaven after locking the gates on all his kindred. King […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: ALMOST HUMAN star Lili Taylor captains the new Fox sci-fi series

Lili Taylor in ALMOST HUMAN - Season 1 | ©2013 Fox/Kharen Hill

In the future according to ALMOST HUMAN, on Fox Mondays at 8 PM, every police officer will have an android partner. Detective John Kennex (Karl Urban) is different in that his new partner Dorian (Michael Ealy) is an android who has feelings. Presiding over their precinct is Captain Sandra Maldonado, played by Lili Taylor. This has been a busy year for the Illinois-born actress, who also played a possessed mother of five in the summer feature hit THE CONJURING and Gypsy matriarch Lynda Rumancek on the Netflix original series HEMLOCK GROVE. Taylor has been nominated for two Guest Actress Emmys […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: Frank Darabont inhabits MOB CITY

MOB CITY poster art | ©2013 TNT

MOB CITY, TNT’s original series that will run in three two-hour blocks on Wednesdays, Dec. 4, 11 and 18, depicts the battle between the Los Angeles Police Department and organized crime that raged through the Forties, mixing real historical figures like LAPD Chief William Parker (Neil McDonough) and gangsters Bugsy Siegel (Ed Burns) and Mickey Cohen (Jeremy Luke) with fictional personages including Detective Joe Teague (Jon Bernthal), mob associate Syd Rothman (Robert Knepper) and mysterious object of desire Jasmine Fontaine (Alexa Davalos). Writer/director/producer Frank Darabont, who brought the first season of THE WALKING DEAD to television (his feature credits include […]Read On »

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