WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS: Executive producer Paul Simms on Season 1 – Exclusive Interview

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FX’s freshman Wednesday-night comedy WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS is based on the 2014 New Zealand feature written, directed by and starring Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi (Cori Gonzalez-Macuer also worked on the script). Now Clement and Waititi have adapted and are executive-producing WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS for television, moving the action to Staten Island and introducing us to three new vampires, hulking Nandor (Kayvan Novak), dashing Laszlo (Matt Berry) and assertive Nadja (Natasia Demetriou). The vamps have been tasked by their master, the Baron (Doug Jones), with conquering Staten Island. From the way they’re going about […]Read On »

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THE GOOD PLACE: Director Drew Goddard chats new NBC comedy – interview

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THE GOOD PLACE, per NBC’s new Thursday-night comedy – which has a special premiere on Monday, September 19 – is where you go after death if you’ve been a wonderful person. Turns out that, in life, humans are graded by deed, and only the top percentage make it here. How good is the good place? So good that Ted Danson in his most kindly mode plays Michael, the being in charge. Kristen Bell plays Eleanor Shellstrop, who actually wasn’t so good while alive. She’s here through a clerical error, but now desperately trying to be good so no one finds […]Read On »

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SLEEPY HOLLOW star Orlando Jones on the Season 2 finale – interview

Orlando Jones stars as Captain Frank Irving on SLEEPY HOLLOW | © 2015 David Johnson/FOX

It’s been an eventful season for all of the characters on Fox’s SLEEPY HOLLOW, which has its second-season finale Monday, February 23 at 9 PM. Things have been especially hairy for Orlando Jones’ character Frank Irving. The erstwhile police chief of the small, supernaturally-beset town of Sleepy Hollow started Season 2 in jail for a murder actually committed by his temporarily demon-possessed little girl. Then Frank got a lawyer – Henry Parish (John Noble) – who Frank had no way of knowing was allied with the demon Moloch. Henry got Frank transferred to a mental institution and then tricked him […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: ALMOST HUMAN star Mackenzie Crook is the man behind the machine

Mackenzie Crook is Rudy Lom in ALMOST HUMAN - Season 1 | ©2013 Fox/Kharen Hill

In the near-future world of ALMOST HUMAN, Fox Mondays at 8 PM, it is mandated that all police officers have android partners. However, there’s something special about Dorian (Michael Ealy), the android partner of Detective John Kennex (Karl Urban) – Dorian has emotions. Dorian also has a very concerned and inventive computer scientist advocating on his behalf, one Rudy Lom, played by Mackenzie Crook. Crook got his onscreen start as The Man in 1996’s THE MAN WHO FELL IN LOVE WITH A TRAFFIC CONE. Since then, his many credits have expanded to include the original British version of THE OFFICE, […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: Director Randall Einhorn on WILFRED Season 3

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WILFRED, now in its third season on FX Thursdays at 10 PM, is the offbeat, often surreal comedy about Ryan (Elijah Wood) who is the only person who sees his neighbor’s dog Wilfred (Jason Gann) as an Australian fellow in a dog suit. Gann originally created the series with Adam Zwar as a short in their native Australia, where then was made into a television series. David Zuckerman adapted WILFRED forU.S. television. Randall Einhorn has directed the majority of WILFRED’s episodes and after a gathering of FX series directors at the Television Critics Association press tour, he takes some time […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: John Krasinski on the end of THE OFFICE

John Krasinski in THE OFFICE - Season 9 - "Moving On" | ©2013 NBC/Chris Haston

For nine seasons, NBC’s American version of THE OFFICE, a half-hour comedy developed by Greg Daniels from the British series created by Ricky Gervais & Stephen Merchant, has brought audiences into a seemingly mundane workplace that turned out to be a setting for hilarity, heartbreak and romance and for all nine seasons, John Krasinski has played the exceptionally decent Jim Halpert. Jim’s romance with coworker Pam Beesly (Jenna Fischer) has been one of the key plot threads throughout the series. Massachusetts native Krasinski had a relatively short acting resume when THE OFFICE began on NBC in 2005. Since then, he’s […]Read On »

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TV Review: THE MINDY PROJECT – Season 1 – “Pilot” – Series Premiere

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Stars: Mindy Kaling, Chris Messina, Ed Weeks, Anna Camp, Zoe Jarman, Amanda Setton, Stephen Tabolowsky, Ike Barinholtz Writer: Mindy Kaling Director: Charles McDougall Network: Fox, airs Tuesday nights Original Telecast: September 25, 2012 Mindy Kaling is a love her or hate her performer. As a writer and actress on the long-running THE OFFICE, she was great in short spurts as the self-absorbed Kelly Kapoor. Now that’s she’s branched off and created a new series for herself with THE MINDY PROJECT, it’s clear Kaling is sometimes better in those small spurts. I know there are many people who absolutely love this […]Read On »

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TV Review: THE OFFICE – Season 9 – “New Guys” – Season Premiere

Rainn Wilson and Clark Duke in THE OFFICE - Season 9 - "New Guys" | ©2012 NBC/Justin Lubin

Stars: Rainn Wilson, John Krasinski, Jenna Fischer, Ed Helms, Catherine Tate, Leslie David Baker, Brian Baumgartner, Kate Flannery, Angela Kinsey, Oscar Nuñez, Phyllis Smith, Paul Lieberstein, Creed Bratton, Craig Robinson, Ellie Kemper, Clark Duke, and Jake Lacy Writer: Greg Daniels Director: Greg Daniels Network: NBC, airs Thursday nights Original Telecast: September 20, 2012 THE OFFICE enters its ninth and final season desperately trying to find its old balance of quirkiness and deadpan comedy. After last season’s up and down ride (the Florida arc was amazing, everything else just so-so), things appear to be getting back to basics as the series […]Read On »

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TCA 2012: NBC talks about passing on THE MINDY PROJECT and having it land at Fox

Mindy Kaling in THE MINDY PROJECT - Season 1 | ©2012 Fox/Autumn De Wilde

It’s rare for a series to be created by one network and then set up at another, but that’s what happened with the new comedy series THE MINDY PROJECT from THE OFFICE actor-writer-producer Mindy Kaling. The series almost made the cut on the Peacock Network schedule, but when it was passed on, it was instantly set up at Fox for a fall birth. At NBCUniversal’s Summer 2012 Press Tour, NBC Entertainment President Jennifer Salke addressed the network shift for the series. “We developed THE MINDY PROJECT and loved it at the network,” Salke reveals. “We felt like, knock on wood, […]Read On »

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TCA 2012: NBC discusses the state of their Thursday night comedies THE OFFICE, 30 ROCK, and PARKS AND RECREATION

Amy Poehler in PARKS AND RECREATION - Season 4 - "Win, Lose, Or Draw" | ©2012 NBC/Tyler Golden

As NBC begins to transition from its aging comedy series to finding the next big breakout hits, change is inevitable. And even though THE OFFICE, PARKS AND RECREATION, COMMUNITY (now on Fridays) and 30 ROCK are critics darlings, ratings have been on the decline and NBC Entertainment Chairman Robert Greenblatt says they are looking to find broader based shows to fill those holes if and when those series go off the air. “The Thursday night shows are great shows,” says Greenblatt speaking at this week’s NBCUniversal Summer 2012 Press Tour. “They’re award-winning and incredibly sophisticated and clever, and we couldn’t […]Read On »

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