9-1-1: Co-creator Tim Minear talks the new Fox drama – exclusive interview

Peter Krause, Oliver Start and Aisha Hinds in 911 | © 2018 Fox

9-1-1, Fox Network’s drama about first responders airing Wednesday nights, has already been renewed for a second season. The series follows a team of police, headed up by Angela Bassett’s Athena Grant (Bassett is also one of 9-1-1’s executive producers), a squad of firefighters led by Peter Krause’s Bobby Nash, and an emergency call center, where we focus on operator Abby Clark, played by Connie Britton. 9-1-1 is created by the prolific trio of Brad Falchuk, Tim Minear and Ryan Murphy. Murphy and Falchuk have together authored numerous series under the banner of Ryan Murphy Television; Minear has previously worked […]Read On »

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THE X-FILES: Mitch Pileggi chats Season 11 and reprising Skinner – Exclusive Interview

Mitch Pileggi as FBI Asst. Dir. Walter Skinner in THE X-FILES - Season 11 | ©2018 Fox/Frank Ockenfels

Twenty-five years after it began – and after two movies, five Golden Globe awards, and an historic impact on genre TV series – THE X-FILES is back on Fox Network for a ten-episode eleventh season on Wednesday nights. David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson are back as FBI Special Agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully, who investigate possibly paranormal and/or extraterrestrial events with varying degrees of belief and skepticism. Also back is Mitch Pileggi as their enigmatic boss, Walter Skinner, whose past gets examined in the February 7 episode, “Kitten.” Pileggi, a native of Portland, Oregon, has been with THE X-FILES […]Read On »

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KEVIN (PROBABLY) SAVES THE WORLD: Co-Creator Michele Fazekas on her new fantasy dramedy – Interview

Jason Ritter as Kevin Finn and Kimberly Hébert Gregory as Yvette in KEVIN (PROBABLY) SAVES THE WORLD | ©2017 ABC/Bob D'Amico

In ABC’s new Tuesday-night KEVIN (PROBABLY) SAVES THE WORLD, Jason Ritter plays the title would-be hero. Tasked with finding thirty-five other righteous souls on Earth by Heavenly warrior Yvette (Kimberly Hebert Gregory), Kevin tries to balance this calling with maintaining life in small-town Texas with his widowed sister Amy (JoAnna Garcia Swisher) and observant niece Reese (Chloe East). Michele Fazekas and Tara Butters created KEVIN (PROBABLY) SAVES THE WORLD together. The writing/producing partners are also responsible for REAPER, about a young man, Sam, who discovered his parents had sold his soul to the Devil, played by Ray Wise. Butters and […]Read On »

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Director Michelle MacLaren talks THE DEUCE and GAME OF THRONES – Exclusive Interview

Maggie Gyllenhaal in THE DEUCE - Season 1 | ©2017 HBO/Paul Schiraldi

Created by George Pelicanos and David Simon, HBO’s new Sunday night series THE DEUCE explores the dawn of the modern porn industry in New York in the ‘70s. James Franco, who is also one of the executive producers, plays twin brothers, based on two real people, and Maggie Gyllenhaal plays Candy, a prostitute who has aspirations to become a porn director. Michelle MacLaren directed both THE DEUCE series premiere and the first-season finale. She has also directed episodes of other HBO series, including GAME OF THRONES and WESTWORLD, and was a directing executive producer on the original THE X-FILES and […]Read On »

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DORKING OUT – Episode 47: The TV Season Review & Extra Extra Our Favorite Movies About Journalism Edition

Dorking Out Show | © 2016 Chris Smith/Sonia Mansfield

In this week’s episode, the TV Networks are unveiling their new fall schedules, which means they’re also announcing which TV shows have been canceled. Did your show make the cut? We’re going to talk about that with Peter Brown from Assignment X. In our second segment, we talk about favorite movies about journalism. Why? Umm, no reason. It has nothing to do with current events. Nope. And finally, we will end our show with what we’re dorking out about this week, including Larry Wilmore’s new podcast and which SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE cast member should run for president. We hope you enjoy our […]Read On »

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Dorking Out – Episode 7: The ‘Are Movies Committing Suicide Squad’ Edition

Dorking Out Show | © 2016 Chris Smith/Sonia Mansfield

Hey there, dorks. In this week’s episode we discuss the latest chapter in the DC universe, SUICIDE SQUAD. We talk about the movie and what this means for the tidal wave of comic book movies still breaking over Hollywood. Are movies dying? Do they make movies for adults anymore? We talk about a blog post written by our own Chris Smith, and ponder the idea a certain kind of adult storytelling has nearly died out in movies … and how that’s actually not bad. Hint: TV is doing it much better. Everything we know about Rio we learned from the […]Read On »

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POP SHOW PODCAST – Episode 16: Indiana Jones 5 breakdown

POP SHOW PODCAST | © 2016 AssignmentX

The POP SHOW PODCAST with Anthony C. Ferrante is back. Unfortunately, Anthony is not back because he is still off shooting SHARKNADO 4. So once again it is Sonia Mansfield (@TheSoniaShow), Chris Smith (@JettJergens), Ryan Mitchelle and myself (@PeterBrownAX) that man the store again to talk all about the issues in pop culture on the entertainment front. This week we breakdown the news of a new INDIANA JONES 5 movie coming starring Harrison Ford and directed by Steven Spielberg. We also discuss if franchises, such as INDIANA JONES (among others including THE X-FILES, Middle Earth, STAR WARS, STAR TREK), should be […]Read On »

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OF KINGS AND PROPHETS: exclusive interview with the producers of the ABC series

Olly Rix stars as David in OF KINGS AND PROPHETS | © 2016 ABC/Trevor Adeline

Most people, regardless of their religious backgrounds or lack thereof, have heard some version of the Biblical story of David vs. Goliath. There’s much more to it than that, however, and now executive producers Chris Brancato, Jason Reed and Reza Aslan have come together to dramatize the tale as a weekly series in ABC Network’s OF KINGS AND PROPHETS, Tuesdays at 10 PM. Olly Rix stars as David, the shepherd who wins the favor of King Saul (Ray Winstone) and eventually becomes King of the Israelites himself. Brancato, whose writing/producing credits include THE X-FILES, FIRST WAVE, HANNIBAL and NARCOS, Biblical […]Read On »

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POP SHOW PODCAST – Episode 13: Academy Awards review

POP SHOW PODCAST | © 2016 AssignmentX

Welcome to another edition of the POP SHOW PODCAST starring Anthony C. Ferrante, but with Anthony on set location, once again Ryan Mitchelle, Sonia Mansfield (@TheSoniaShow), Chris Smith (@JettJergens) and myself (@peterbrownAX) helm the show in a general discussion about the big show that happened on Sunday: the Academy Awards. We discuss Chris Rock’s performance, the general theme of the show, the winners, the losers and how those big nerds Chris and Sonia did in their Oscar pools. We also have a look at the Razzies and the finale of THE X-FILES. Come have a listen, won’t you? Listen and […]Read On »

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POP SHOW PODCAST – Episode 12: Impact of DEADPOOL on other Comic Book Movies

POP SHOW PODCAST | © 2016 AssignmentX

Welcome back to the POP SHOW PODCAST starring Anthony C. Ferrante. After a week off, Anthony comes back to talk about one of his latest projects involving virtual reality devices as well as the impact of DEADPOOL on other super hero movies moving forward, specifically SUPERMAN VS. BATMAN: DAWN OF VENGEANCE and CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR. We also discuss Ryan’s love of chicken nuggets, the 70s version of product placement in SUPERMAN, the changing service oriented McDonalds and the run of the THE X-FILES limited run on television. This week Anthony (@acferrante) is joined by Ryan Mitchelle and myself (@peterbrownAX) […]Read On »

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