Exclusive Interview: Eric Winter is under the WITCHES OF EAST END spell

Eric Winter in WITCHES OF EAST END - Season 1 | ©2013 Lifetime

Eric Winter was brought to the attention of the WITCHES OF EAST END producers, according to Lifetime executive vice-president and general manager Rob Sharenow, because the actor attended a Christmas party with his wife Rosalyn Sanchez, who is a regular on Lifetime’s DEVIOUS MAIDS. Sharenow tells the press, “All the Lifetime women thought he was so hot that we had to have him on a show. So there you go.” Has Winter heard this explanation for how he wound up on WITCHES? “I pitched that introduction,” Winters jokes. “I found out about it actually a little bit earlier today. Very […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: David Boreanaz talks BONES Season 9

David Boreanaz in BONES - Season 8 | ©2013 Fox/Brian Bowen Smith

BONES, now partway through its ninth season on Fox, moves to its new night Friday, tonight at 8 PM. On the show, FBI Special Agent Seeley Booth, David Boreanaz, and forensic anthropologist Dr. Temperance Brennan, played by Emily Deschanel, have finally gotten married. This is a big relief to both the characters and the show’s fans, as the Season 8 finale, “The Secret in the Siege,” had Booth – who’d already accepted Brennan’s marriage proposal – having to lie and say he didn’t want to get wed. This was because Booth was being blackmailed by serial killer Pelant (Andrew Leeds), […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: SEAN SAVES THE WORLD star Megan Hilty and creator Victor Fresco

Megan Hilty in SEAN SAVES THE WORLD - Season 1 | ©2013 NBC/Chris Haston

In NBC’s freshman comedy SEAN SAVES THE WORLD, Thursdays at 9 PM, Sean Hayes – also an executive producer on the series — plays the hero of the title. Sean is a single gay man simultaneously coping with suddenly being sole custodial parent of his teenaged daughter Ellie (Samantha Isler) and trying to protect his fellow office workers from their mercurial new boss Max (Thomas Lennon), all while dealing with his opinionated mom (Linda Lavin). Victor Fresco, who previously devised LIFE ON A STICK and BETTER OFF TED, created SEAN SAVES THE WORLD. He’s at a press event for the […]Read On »

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Interview: Damian Lewis examines HOMELAND Season 3

Damian Lewis in HOMELAND - Season 3 | ©2013 Showtime/Kent Smith

British actor Damian Lewis won an Emmy for his first season as prisoner-of-war-turned-terrorist/Congressional candidate Nicholas Brody in Showtime’s CIA thriller HOMELAND, which airs Sundays at 9 PM. Lewis was nominated again for his second year on HOMELAND, when Congressman Brody is proved to be a terrorist by CIA agent Carrie Mathison (Claire Danes, who won Emmys for both seasons), then is turned into a double agent by the CIA, then resumes his affair with the very conflicted Carrie, then is apparently framed for blowing up the CIA and ends the second season on the run. Now it’s Season 3. Carrie […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: THE GOLDBERGS star George Segal flashes back to the ’80s

George Segal in THE GOLDBERGS - Season 1 | ©2013 ABC/Bob D'Amico

ABC has just picked up its freshman half-hour comedy THE GOLDBERGS, Tuesday nights at 9 PM, for a full season. Set in the mid-1980s, the show is based on the real-life adventures of series creator Adam F. Goldberg, then an eleven-year-old budding filmmaker (played by Sean Giambrone) who drove his family crazy by following them around with a huge video camera (the real-life footage can be seen at the ends of each episode). Besides Giambrone, the series stars Jeff Garlin as Adam’s loud father Murray, Wendy McClendon-Covey as Adam’s big-haired, big-hearted mom Beverly and George Segal asBeverly’s “Pops,” Albert Solomon. […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: THOR star Tom Hiddleston on THE HOLLOW CROWN

Tom HIddleston in GREAT PERFORMANCES: THE HOLLOW CROWN - HENRY IV: PART 1 I I©2013 PBS/BBC

THE HOLLOW CROWN, currently airing Fridays at 9 PM on PBS’ GREAT PERFORMANCES series, is a collection of four of William Shakespeare’s history plays made into films, with many sequences shot on location. RICHARD II aired last week. The remaining three, HENRY IV PART I, HENRY IV PART II and HENRY V, all star Tom Hiddleston, who begins as the hedonistic Prince Hal and goes through a great deal of personal and royal change to emerge as the regal Henry V. Jeremy Irons stars in the two HENRY IV plays as the title character. London-born, Oxfordshire-raised Hiddleston has an award-winning […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: Matthew Gray Gubler on CRIMINAL MINDS Season Nine

Matthew Gray Gubler in CRIMINAL MINDS - Season 8 - "Alchemy" | ©2013 CBS/Sonja Flemming

The special agents of the FBI’s Behavioral Analysis Unit – BAU – on CBS’ CRIMINAL MINDS have had a rough time of it lately, what with their colleague Emily Prentiss, played by Paget Brewster, going to work in England when Brewster left the series at the end of Season 7 and Assistant Director Erin Strauss (Jayne Atkinson) being tortured and murdered by the evil Replicator at the end of Season 8. However, arguably Dr. Spencer Reid, played by Matthew Gray Gubler, has had the rockiest year of all. In Season 8, it took him ages to work up the nerve […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: FX president John Landgraf on AMERICAN HORROR STORY: ASYLUM’s Emmy nods and the future of WILFRED

AMERICAN HORROR STORY: ASYLUM Key Art | ©2012 FX

Everyone knows that the Emmys never nominate horror programming, which is why FX’s AMERICAN HORROR STORY: ASYLUM is nominated for fifteen Emmys this year – uh, wait a minute. FX President John Landgraf takes some time during a break at the Television Critics Association press tour to discuss the Emmy love for his network’s show that has “horror” in its title. The AMERICAN HORROR STORY: ASYLUM nominations include Outstanding Miniseries or Movie, Outstanding Actress (Jessica Lange, who won an Outstanding Supporting Actress Emmy last year for playing a different role in the series’ first season), Outstanding Supporting Actor (James Cromwell […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: LOW WINTER SUN star Lennie James walks the beat

Lennie James in LOW WINTER SUN - Season 1 | ©2013 AMC/Frank Ockenfels 3

In AMC’s LOW WINTER SUN, Sundays at 10 PM, Lennie James plays Detroit police detective Joe Geddes, who persuades fellow homicide investigator Frank Agnew (Mark Strong) to help murder Joe’s detective partner. An attempt to make the death look like a suicide backfires, and there turns out to be a second dead body in the trunk of the victim’s car. Frank is assigned to solve the murder he and Joe committed, while Joe is under the scrutiny of Internal Affairs. While not nearly so deadly, there’s a bit of behind-the-scenes meta as well. LOW WINTER SUN was originally a three-hour […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: The scoop on LOW WINTER SUN from show runner Chris Mundy

Chris Mundy from LOW WINTER SUN - Season 1 | ©2013AMC/Frank Ockenfels

AMC’s new series LOW WINTER SUN, Sundays at 10 PM, is based on the 2006 British miniseries of the same name.Detroit homicide detective Frank Agnew (Mark Strong, reprising his role from the original, which took place in Scotland) is persuaded by fellow detective Joe Geddes (Lennie James) to help Joe murder his corrupt partner and make it look like a suicide. However, things start to unravel quickly. First, there’s a body in the trunk of the dead partner’s car, second, it turns out that Joe and the deceased are both under investigation by Internal Affairs, and third, Frank is assigned […]Read On »

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