TV News: Shakespeare vs DOWNTON ABBEY on PBS

Jeremy Irons in SHAKESPEARE UNCOVERED | ©2013 PBS

While promoting SHAKESPEARE UNCOVERED, actor Jeremy Irons made some quite hilarious comments about the popular British series DOWNTON ABBEY. Irons is not completely bashing DOWNTON, but he does wish the American audience would broaden their viewing depth and check out the SHAKESPEARE series to see some of the best acting that Britain has to offer. “THE HOLLOW CROWN series is where you see some of the best British actors playing Shakespeare, is what it can do to open up to this huge American audience this gold dust.  Show them that, actually, television doesn’t end with DOWNTON ABBEY,” Irons laughs.  “If […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: RESCUE ME co-creator Peter Tolan talks about the end of the series

John Scurti, Denis Leary and Lorenz Tate in RESCUE ME - Season 7 | ©2011 FX/Jeffrey Niera

All kinds of things happen at the Television Critics Association semi-annual press tour. However, RESCUE ME’s Peter Tolan, who co-created and executive produces the series with its star Denis Leary, did something on the panel for the show’s final season that even the oldest TCA hands said had never occurred before. RESCUE ME, for its seven seasons on FX, has dealt with the aftermath of 9/11 and its effect on the surviving firefighters of a NYFD unit, particularly Leary’s character Tommy Gavin. At the panel, Tolan hints at what may or may not happen in the RESCUE ME series finale, […]Read On »

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