MIXED-ISH: Actress Tika Sumpter on new ABC comedy – Exclusive Interview

Tika Sumpter as Alicia Johnson in MIXED-ISH - Season 1| ©2020 ABC/Brian Bowen Smith

ABC’s Tuesday-night comedy MIXED-ISH is a spinoff of the network’s BLACK-ISH. Co-created by BLACK-ISH star Tracee Ellis Ross, MIXED-ISH is very loosely based on Ross’s childhood; Ellis narrates the new series as her character’s adult self.  MIXED-ISH chronicles the adventures of Ross’s BLACK-ISH character Bow Johnson (played as a youngster by Arika Himmel) as a child in the ‘80s, with a little brother (Ethan William Childress) and sister (Mykal-Michelle Harris), white dad Paul, played by Mark-Paul Gosselaar, and black mom Alicia, played by Tika Sumpter. (Anna Deavere Smith plays Alicia when the character recurs on BLACK-ISH). The family is coping […]Read On »

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THE GIFTED: Actor Coby Bell on new mutant Marvel series – Exclusive Interview

Coby Bell in THE GIFTED - Season 1 - "eXtreme measures"| ©2017 Fox Broadcasting Co./ Eliza Morse / Fox

Fox’s new Monday-night drama THE GIFTED is an original series set in the Marvel Comics Universe. It has some mutant characters viewers may know from iterations of THE X-MEN, but it centers on some new figures, the Strucker family. Dad Reed (Stephen Moyer) is a prosecutor whose job it is to put away dangerous mutants – until the day he and his wife Kate (Amy Acker) find that their two teenage children, Lauren (Natalie Alyn Lind) and Andy (Percy Hynes White) have just demonstrated mutant abilities. The Struckers go on the run from the mutant-hunting Sentinel Services, which is headed […]Read On »

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PRISON BREAK: Actor Rockmond Dunbar on the Fox revival – interview

Rockmond Dunbar as C-Note in PRISON BREAK | © 2017 Fox

PRISON BREAK is back on Fox on Tuesday nights for a nine-episode arc. The series, about devoted brothers Michael Scofield (Wentworth Miller) and Lincoln Burrows (Dominic Purcell) ended after four seasons in 2009 with Michael’s apparent death. In the revival, Lincoln learns that Michael is alive in a Yemen prison and recruits many of their old friends and frenemies to help break him out. Rockmond Dunbar reprises his role as Benjamin Miles “C-Note” Franklin, who is now an imam, a Muslim minister. Dunbar was in half of the original PRISON BREAK series. The Berkeley native has also had regular and […]Read On »

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Jahnee Wallace on HEAR NO EVIL – exclusive interview

Jahnee Wallace stars as Shelby in HEAR NO EVIL | © 2015 TV One

In TV One’s new telefilm HEAR NO EVIL, set and shot in Atlanta, Georgia, Jahnee Wallace stars as Shelby, a deaf teenager who suddenly can hear. Not only that, but she’s sure she’s hearing God. While Shelby’s parents (played by Jill Marie Jones and Richard T. Jones) and uncle (Jackie Long) have differing reactions to this development, there’s also the possibility that she may have heard something that endangers her. Wallace has played the adolescent selves of Wendy Raquel Robinson’s Tasha on THE GAME and Nicole Beharie’s Abbie on SLEEPY HOLLOW. She also costarred in the telefilm A CHRISTMAS BLESSING, […]Read On »

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THE GAME star Brian Cox on the spy thriller Miniseries – Exclusive Interview

Brian Cox stars as Daddy in THE GAME on BBC America | © 2014 BBC America

Although he plays all sorts of roles, Brian Cox is known for portraying men who are bold, in charge and often devious. In addition to being the original Hannibal Lektor (as it was then spelled) in MANHUNTER, a few of the Scotland-born actor’s more memorable film roles include Robert McKee in ADAPTATION, Col. William Stryker in X-MEN 2, King Agamemnon in TROY and Russian spy Ivan Simonov in the RED films, plus and BBC executive Sydney Newman in the telefilm AN ADVENTURE IN SPACE AND TIME (about the early years of DOCTOR WHO). Now Cox is adding another character to […]Read On »

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THE GAME creator Toby Whithouse on new espionage miniseries – Exclusive Interview

THE GAME | ©2014 BBC America

In BBC America’s new miniseries THE GAME, premiering Wednesday, Nov. 5 at 10 PM, it’s the early 1970s. England and the Soviet Union are spying on one another and it’s not clear to us, or perhaps even to him, where the loyalties of MI-6 agent Joe Lambe (Tom Hughes) truly are. Joe’s love has been murdered by the KGB, so he has vengeance on his mind, while some strange office politics play out at headquarters, where Daddy (Brian Cox) rules the department. Then there’s the possibility of nuclear war, due to a particular secret that the KGB is keen to […]Read On »

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BBC America executive Richard De Croce on DOCTOR WHO, ORPHAN BLACK and more – Exclusive Interview

Clara (Jenna Coleman), Robin (Tom Riley), and the Doctor (Peter Capaldi) in DOCTOR WHO - Series 8 - "Robot of Sherwood" | ©2014 BBC/BBC Worldwide/Adrian Rogers

BBC America’s senior vice-president of programming Richard De Croce has been with the network for nearly ten years. De Croce, who is American himself, is very upbeat about BBCA’s many recent successes, including the acclaim for and popularity of ORPHAN BLACK and the worldwide clamor for the new season of DOCTOR WHO. He’s also enthused about new series such as the science-fiction thriller INTRUDERS, currently airing Saturdays at 10 PM (just after DOCTOR WHO), and the upcoming spy thriller THE GAME. At a party thrown by BBC America for the Television Critics Association, De Croce talks about the whys and […]Read On »

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