DOUBT: Actor Steven Pasquale talks the new CBS crime series – exclusive interview

Steven Pasquale and Katherine Heigl in DOUBT | © 2017 CBS

In CBS’ new Wednesday-night drama DOUBT, Steven Pasquale stars as Dr. Billy Conway. A hero in the hospital, Billy stands accused of a twenty-six-year-old murder. His lawyer, Sadie Ellis, played by Katherine Heigl, is convinced of Billy’s innocence. Despite warnings from friends and associates, and the legal implications, counselor and client fall hard for each other. Pasquale previously played Mark Fuhrman in the Emmy-winning THE PEOPLE V. O.J. SIMPSON, starred as the Jekyll/Hyde-like protagonist in DO NO HARM and was a regular on RESCUE ME. Additionally, the actor from Pennsylvania has an extensive stage career, including the original Broadway productions […]Read On »

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FX NETWORKS: CEO John Landgraf talks THE STRAIN – Season 3 and more – exclusive interview

THE STRAIN logo | ©2014 FX

FX Networks and FX Productions’ CEO John Landgraf sounds very happy when he addresses the Television Critics Association in August, which isn’t surprising given what he has to say. “In the twelve years I’ve been at FX, I don’t think we’ve ever had a better first half of a calendar year than 2016, and I know we’ve definitely never had a better traditional broadcast year than the 2015-2016 season. In addition to the four TCA and two AFI Awards, we broke out own basic cable record with fifty-six Emmy Awards.” Landgraf credits Variety reporter Maureen Ryan with, in November, writing […]Read On »

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THE PEOPLE V. O.J. SIMPSON: Scott Alexander talks the crime series – exclusive interview

Courtney B. Vance as Johnnie Cochran in THE PEOPLE V. O.J. SIMPSON | © 2016 FX

FX Network’s THE PEOPLE V. O.J. SIMPSON: AMERICAN CRIME STORY concludes its ten-episode run this Tuesday, April 5, at 10 PM, with all episodes available on FX on Demand. The first season of the planned anthology series deals with the famous Nineties trial that was a nexus of attitudes about race, gender, social class, the LAPD and the media (to name a few issues raised). Based on Jeffrey Toobin’s book THE RUN OF HIS LIFE, THE PEOPLE V. O.J. SIMPSON was developed for television by the writing/executive producing team of Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski (THE PEOPLE VS. LARRY FLYNT, […]Read On »

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THE PEOPLE V. O.J. SIMPSON: Sterling K. Brown & Anthony Hemingway – exclusive interview

Sterling K. Brown as Christopher Darden in THE PEOPLE V. O.J. SIMPSON | © 2016 FX

In FX Network’s THE PEOPLE V. O.J. SIMPSON: AMERICAN CRIME STORY, which concludes Tuesday, April 5, Sterling K. Brown plays prosecution team member Christopher Darden. The Missouri-born Brown, who appeared earlier this year in the film WHISKEY TANGO FOXTROT and was a regular on ARMY WIVES, is known for his arcs on SUPERNATURAL as Gordon Walker and on PERSON OF INTEREST as Cal Beecher. While discussing playing the increasingly frustrated and disillusioned Darden, Brown is joined by Anthony Hemingway, who directed five episodes of THE PEOPLE V. O.J. SIMPSON. AX: What was your impression of the trial at the time […]Read On »

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THE PEOPLE V. O.J. SIMPSON: David Schwimmer on playing a Kardashian – interview

David Schwimmer as Robert Kardashian in THE PEOPLE V. O.J. SIMPSON | © 2016 FX

David Schwimmer may have become famous for his ten years as Ross Geller on FRIENDS, but he’s got many other credits on both sides of the camera, including drama. Schwimmer directed the excellent feature film TRUST, about the fallout from an Internet predation incident. Now Schwimmer is playing the late Robert Kardashian in FX Network’s THE PEOPLE V. O.J. SIMPSON: AMERICAN CRIME STORY, Tuesdays at 10 PM. Long before his daughters and ex-wife became reality TV stars, Kardashian was a close friend of Simpson (played in the miniseries by Cuba Gooding, Jr.). As depicted in the miniseries, Kardashian, a lawyer, […]Read On »

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THE PEOPLE V. O.J. SIMPSON: Sarah Paulson on playing Marcia Clark – exclusive interview

Sarah Paulson as Marcia Clark in THE PEOPLE V. O.J. SIMPSON | © 2016 Fx

In FX Network’s THE PEOPLE V. O.J. SIMPSON: AMERICAN CRIME STORY, Sarah Paulson plays prosecutor Marcia Clark, who is both horrified and astonished to see what seems at first to be a slam-dunk murder conviction mutate into a media circus and a referendum on gender, race and class. At more or less the same time that Paulson was working on AMERICAN CRIME STORY, she was also working on her fifth season of FX’s AMERICAN HORROR STORY – playing a different character each year, she’s gleaned three Emmy nominations for the series. Both series come from executive producer Ryan Murphy. Florida […]Read On »

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THE PEOPLE V. O.J. SIMPSON: Director John Singleton on helming the courtroom drama – exclusive interview

Cuba Gooding Jr. as O.J. Simpson in THE PEOPLE VS OJ SIMPSON | © 2016 FX

Director John Singleton and actor Cuba Gooding Jr. both made their names with 1991’s BOYZ N THE HOOD. The influential film was Singleton’s feature directorial debut, earning him Oscar nominations for both directing and his original screenplay. Although Gooding had previous movie and TV roles, it was his performance as L.A. teen Tre Styles that propelled him to stardom. Now Singleton and Gooding are working together again on FX Network’s limited series THE PEOPLE V. O.J. SIMPSON, Tuesdays at 10 PM. Gooding stars as the real-life football celebrity turned murder suspect of the title; Singleton directed the episode “The Race […]Read On »

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THE PEOPLE V. O.J. SIMPSON: Courtney B. Vance on playing Johnnie Cochran – exclusive interview

Courtney B. Vance as Johnnie Cochran in THE PEOPLE VS. O.J. SIMPSON | © 2016 FX

FX Network’s THE PEOPLE V. O.J. SIMPSON: AMERICAN CRIME STORY, Tuesdays at 10 PM, is a ten-episode drama about the famous ’90s court case that had racism, sexism, celebrity and courtroom game-playing on full public view. One of the more memorable participants in those events was the late defense attorney Johnnie Cochran, who epitomized the combination of canny strategy and showmanship. Whatever Cochran privately thought about Simpson’s innocence or guilt, he saw the case as an opportunity to spotlight police abuse of African-Americans. Cochran is portrayed in the miniseries by Courtney B. Vance. Vance, a veteran of stage (Tony winner […]Read On »

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UNDERGROUND: Anthony Hemingway gives the Season 1 scoop – exclusive interview

Alano Miller as CATO in UNDERGROUND | © 2016 WGN

WGN America’s UNDERGROUND, premiering on Wednesday, March 9, is set in the year 1857, when slavery still plagued much of the United States and the U.S. Civil War had not yet occurred. The Underground Railroad, the dangerous network of way stations and helpers by which some people escaped their captors to the northern states and into Canada, was in its formative stages. Anthony Hemingway directed the first four episodes of UNDERGROUND. By a coincidence of timing, he also has episodes currently airing of another very different drama that also involves race in the U.S., FX Network’s THE PEOPLE V. O.J. […]Read On »

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THE PEOPLE V. O.J. SIMPSON: Larry Karaszewski – exclusive interview

The infamous white bronco chase during THE PEOPLE V. OJ SIMPSON | © 2016 FX

In 1994, if you were alive, in America and had access to the news, you knew that former football star O.J. Simpson was accused of killing his wife, Nicole Simpson Brown, and her friend Ronald Goldman. You probably also knew about the highly-publicized trial that ensued. FX Network’s THE PEOPLE V. O.J. SIMPSON: AMERICAN CRIME STORY is a 10-episode exploration of the trial and the events surrounding it, starring Cuba Gooding Jr. as Simpson, John Travolta as defense lawyer Bob Shapiro, Sarah Paulson as prosecutor Marcia Clark, David Schwimmer as Simpson’s friend and attorney Robert Kardashian and Courtney B. Vance […]Read On »

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