IMPULSE: Maddie Hasson on Season 1of new sci-fi series – Exclusive Interview

Maddie Hasson in IMPULSE - Season 1 | ©2018 YouTube Premium/Erin Keating

In YouTube Premium’s new series IMPULSE, now streaming its ten-episode first season, Maddie Hasson plays small-town teenager Henrietta “Henry” Cole. During an extreme trauma, Henry discovers that she can teleport, but cannot control the ability. Hasson, originally from North Carolina, began dancing at age seven before moving on to acting. Her film and television credits include THE FINDER, TWISTED, I SAW THE LIGHT, NOVITIATE and MR. MERCEDES. After a Q&A panel for IMPULSE, Hasson takes time to discuss her work on the show in greater detail. ASSIGNMENT X: How did you become involved with IMPULSE? MADDIE HASSON: I auditioned, and […]Read On »

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BACKSTROM: Director Kevin Hooks talks new Fox procedural – Interview

Rainn Wilson as Detective Everett Backstrom (R) and Dennis Haysbert as Detective Sergeant John Almon in BACKSTROM - Season 1 | ©2015 Fox/Frank Ockenfels

On Fox’s BACKSTROM, Thursdays at 9 PM, Rainn Wilson plays the title character, a brilliant but world-hating Portland, Oregon police detective. Executive producer Hart Hanson developed the show from a series of novels by Swedish writer Leif G.W. Persson. Kevin Hooks, another of BACKSTROM’s executive producers, directed the pilot and helps set the tone with the directors of subsequent episodes. Hooks, a native of Philadelphia, began his career as a child actor in the title role of the 1969 telefilm J.T. His first directorial work was on the TV series ST. ELSEWHERE in 1983 and he’s since worked on a […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview with BONES creator Hart Hanson

Booth (David Boreanaz, R) and Brennan (Emily Deschanel, L) have questions for the employees of a medical marijuana dispensary in an upcoming episode of BONES | © 2014 Patrick McElhenney/FOX

BONES is now in its ninth season on Fox, Mondays at 8 PM. The series, based on the life and writings of Kathy Reichs, stars Emily Deschanel as forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan and David Boreanaz as FBI agent Seeley Booth. Brennan and Booth now have a daughter and finally married each other, but their teamwork in solving murders remains topnotch. BONES has been picked up for a tenth season. Series creator Hart Hanson and fellow BONES executive producer Barry Josephson are both at a party thrown by Fox for the Television Critics Association. Hanson’s fellow show runner Stephen Nathan is […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: ENLISTED star Geoff Stults earns his Stripes

Geoff Stults in ENLISTED - Season 1 | ©2013 Fox/Tommy Garcia

In Fox’s new comedy from creator Kevin Biegel, ENLISTED, Fridays at 9 PM, Geoff Stults plays U.S. Army Sergeant Pete Hill, a heroic military man whose star dips when he’s found guilty of insubordination. Pete finds himself stationed at an Army base in Florida, where his younger brothers, cynical Derrick (Chris Lowell) and optimistic Randy (Parker Young), are both already members of the somewhat klutzy Rear D troop, overseen by formidable commanding officer Cody Wallace (Keith David). Stults was born in Detroit and raised in Colorado. He previously toplined the BONES spinoff series THE FINDER and was also a regular […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: ALMOST HUMAN star Michael Irby on getting his jerk on

Michael Irby in ALMOST HUMAN - Season 1 | ©2013 Fox/Karen Hill

In ALMOST HUMAN the new futuristic science-fiction series from creators J.H. “Joel” Wyman and J.J. Abrams, Mondays at 8 PM on Fox, most of police detective John Kennex’s (Karl Urban) colleagues like and respect him. Kennex’s android partner Dorian (Michael Ealy) tries to improve their relationship, Kennex’s Captain Maldonado sometimes lets him overrule her and scientist/engineer Rudy Lom (Mackenzie Crook) is always willing to help. However, Michael Irby’s character, Detective Richard Paul, doesn’t really understand why everybody else thinks Kennex is so great. Irby, born in Palm Springs, California, has plenty of cop/FBI/military film and TV experience – he had […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: Arjay Smith talks PERCEPTION

Arjay Smith in PERCEPTION - Season 1 | ©2012 TNT/Jeremy Freeman

In TNT’s series PERCEPTION, which has its first-season finale tonight, Monday Sept. 17 at 10 PM, Eric McCormack plays Dr. Daniel Pierce a college professor who is brilliant but has schizophrenia so severe that he sees and has conversations with people who aren’t there. For someone who has problems like this, it’s a good idea to have a friend around who can help with day to day life, not to mention psychiatric/medical emergencies. That’s where Arjay Smith’s character Max Lewicki comes in; as Daniel’s sometime student and full-time friend and caregiver, Max is there to make sure that Daniel’s world […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: BONES executive producer Stephen Nathan on Season 7 and beyond

Emily Deschanel and David Boreanaz in BONES - Season 7 - "The Suit on the Set" | ©2012 Fox/Ray Mickshaw

Fox has renewed BONES for an eighth season. The series, developed by Hart Hanson from the novels by Kathy Reichs, concerns the shared adventures of forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan (Emily Deschanel) and FBI Special Agent Seeley Booth (David Boreanaz), who last season finally got together romantically and this season have a baby daughter and a home together. Tonight, the Season Seven finale airs at 8 PM. BONES executive producer Stephen Nathan, who shares show-running duties with Hanson, talks in this exclusive interview about where the show has been and where it’s going, including some hints about what we can expect […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: Michael Clarke Duncan locates THE FINDER

Michael Clarke Duncan in THE FINDER - Season 1| ©2012 Fox/Patrick Ecclesine

On Fox’s THE FINDER, which has its series finale tonight at 8 PM, Geoff Stults plays Walter Sherman, an Iraq war veteran who has survived a traumatic brain injury and is able to find anything or anyone. Developed from Richard Greener’s THE LOCATOR series of novels by Hart Hanson, who also brought BONES to television, THE FINDER was introduced on BONES as a backdoor pilot, with Walter as an old frenemy of the older show’s Seeley Booth (David Boreanaz). In THE FINDER, Walter’s best friend/lawyer/protector is Florida bar owner Leo Knox, who is played by Michael Clarke Duncan. Duncan, who […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: TJ Thyne on BONES Season 7, doing time on 24 and more – Part 2

TJ Thyne in BONES - Season 7 - "The Memories in the Shallow Grave" | ©2012 Fox/Beth Dubber

In Part 2 of our exclusive interview with actor T.J. Thyne, he tells us more about BONES Season 7, the evolution of his character Jack Hodgins, plus his gig on 24 and his work as a producer of independent feature and short films. ASSIGNMENT X: Is the core of Jack changing as he progresses? TJ THYNE: I think it is. I think for Season One and Two, we saw a whole lot of Jack that was very invested in the science and showing up and diving right into the work. When we lost Zack [Jack’s friend and lab partner, played […]Read On »

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TCA News: BONES creator says it will likely return for Season 8

Emily Descanel and David Boreanaz in BONES - Season 7 - "The Memories in The Shallow Grave" | ©2011 Fox/Beth Dubber

If you’re wondering whether BONES will return for an eighth season, creator Hart Hanson confirmed today that he’s confident the show has more life in it. “Hell yeah,” says Hanson via Skype at Fox’s TCA press tour today while talking about his the BONES spin-off THE FINDER. “I’m very confident we will come to an agreement and have an eighth season of BONES. We’re excited about it and have story ideas. Putting Booth and Brenann together, raising a child, as far as we’re concerned, reinvigorated our series. I wouldn’t want to figure out who to do another year of them […]Read On »

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