LUCIFER: Actor and director Kevin Alejandro on Season 5B and the musical episode – Part 1

LUCIFER Season 5 Key art | ©2021 Netflix

LUCIFER follows its title character through a very complicated chronicle. At the outset, Lucifer (Tom Ellis) has gotten fed up with ruling Hell and has opened a nightclub in Los Angeles. He gets himself a gig as a police consultant, to the initial annoyance of LAPD Detective Chloe Decker (Lauren German), but eventually, the pair fall in love – and she finds out Lucifer’s true identity. For those who may not be up to date with the history of LUCIFER as a series, it’s based on the DC Comics series by Mike Dringenberg & Sam Kieth, spun off from Neil […]Read On »

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LUCIFER: Co-executive producer Mike Costa gives the scoop on Season 5 – Exclusive Interview – Part 1

LUCIFER - Season 5 Key Art |©2020 Netflix

LUCIFER concluded the first half of Season 5 with major events. Lucifer (Tom Ellis) and his destined human love Chloe Decker (Lauren German) finally got together romantically. Lucifer’s evil twin, the archangel Michael (also Ellis) maneuvered Chloe’s ex, detective Dan Espinosa (Kevin Alejandro) into finding out that Lucifer really is the Devil. Lucifer and Michael’s angel brother Amenadiel (DB Woodside) found out that the infant son he’s had with human psychotherapist Linda (Rachael Harris) is mortal. Demon bounty hunter Mazikeen (Lesley-Ann Brandt) is still furious with Lucifer for having gone to Hell without telling her, even though he’s back now. […]Read On »

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LUCIFER: Showrunner Joe Henderson on Season 4 and Netflix – Part 1 – Exclusive Interview

LUCIFER - Season 4 Key Art | ©2019 Netflix

LUCIFER the series, and Lucifer the character, as played by Tom Ellis, have both been through dramatic journeys over the last year. In Season 4, Lucifer – the Devil, who has left Hell to live as a nightclub owner in Los Angeles – is dealing with the fallout after he revealed his true self to the woman he loves, LAPD Detective Chloe Decker (Lauren German), at the end of Season 3. As for LUCIFER the show, Fox Networks aired the first three seasons, then canceled it in May 2018. But Netflix, at least partly in response to the reaction of […]Read On »

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WHITE FAMOUS: Utkarsh Ambudkar on playing an agent on Season 1 – Exclusive Interview

Utkarsh Ambudkar as Malcolm in WHITE FAMOUS - Season 1 | ©2017 Showtime/Michael Desmond

In WHITE FAMOUS, which just completed its first season on Showtime, Jay Pharoah portrays standup comic Floyd Mooney, who is trying to balance his original fan base with “breakout” fame. Utkarsh Ambudcar plays Floyd’s agent Malcolm. Ambudcar, originally from Maryland, has an arc on THE MINDY PROJECT as the heroine’s relative. He’s also been in a host of other series and films, including PITCH PERFECT and BARBERSHOP: THE NEXT CUT. Often, actors have to go into strange surroundings to research their characters, but most of them have met at least a few agents. Ambudkar talks about playing someone from the […]Read On »

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WHITE FAMOUS: Co-creator Tom Kapinos chats about new Showtime series – Exclusive Interview

Jay Pharoah as Floyd in WHITE FAMOUS - Season 1 Key Art | ©2017 Showtime

Showtime’s Sunday-night half-hour comedy WHITE FAMOUS is loosely based on the life of Jamie Foxx. Jay Pharoah plays Floyd Mooney, balancing the success he enjoys as a standup comedian among black audiences with trying to work as an actor and gain traction with white viewers. Tom Kapinos, who had previously created Showtime’s long-running dark comedy CALIFORNICATION, created WHITE FAMOUS with Buddy Lewis and Chris Spencer. He talks about the series’ beginnings and how it all works. ASSIGNMENT X: How did WHITE FAMOUS come together? Did Jamie Foxx come to you with it? TOM KAPINOS: No. Showtime came to me a […]Read On »

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WHITE FAMOUS: Actors Kendrick Sampson and Lyndon Smith on Season 1 – Exclusive Interview

Jay Pharoah as Floyd and Kendrick Sampson as Robbie in WHITE FAMOUS - Season 1 | ©2017 Showtime/Eddy Chen

Showtime’s first-season comedy WHITE FAMOUS is loosely based on the life and career of one of its executive producers, Jamie Foxx. In WHITE FAMOUS, Jay Pharoah stars as stand-up comedian Floyd Mooney. Floyd is famous in the black community, but his non-black representatives are urging him to take acting roles so he can become “white famous.” Kendrick Sampson plays British actor Robbie MacDonald, a possible Floyd rival, and Lyndon Smith plays Gwen, a possible Floyd romance. Sampson is a veteran of THE VAMPIRE DIARIES, GRACEPOINT, HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER, is in the upcoming series RELATIONSHIP STATUS, and has […]Read On »

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LUCIFER: Joe Henderson and Ildy Modrovich on Season 2- Exclusive Interview

DB Woodside, Tom Ellis and Tricia Helfer in LUCIFER - Season 2 | ©2016 Fox/Brendan Meadows

In Fox Network’s LUCIFER, now in its second season Mondays at 9 PM, Tom Ellis plays the title character. Lucifer Morningstar is literally the Devil, but he’s on an extended vacation as owner of the swanky nightclub Lux in Los Angeles and doesn’t want to go back to running Hell. However, Lucifer has fallen for human police detective Chloe Decker (Lauren German) and, at the end of Season 1, made a deal with Dad, aka God, that he’d do what he was asked for if God would spare Chloe’s life. This gives Lucifer, and his brother the angel Amenadiel (D.B. […]Read On »

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LUCIFER: Jonathan Littman on having fun with the devil – exclusive interview

Tom Ellis stars as Lucifer in Fox's LUCIFER | © 2016 Brendan Meadows/FOX

Jonathan Littman supervises the television arm of Jerry Bruckheimer’s production company. Both men are executive producers on Fox Network’s LUCIFER. LUCIFER, in its first season on Mondays at 9 PM, is based on the comics by Mike Dringenberg and Sam Kieth, spun off from Neil Gaiman’s original SANDMAN. In the TV series, Lucifer (Tom Ellis), thoroughly bored with Hell, has come to Los Angeles and decides to help a nonplused LAPD homicide detective (Lauren German) solve her cases. AX: When did you get involved in the LUCIFER project, and were you aware of the comics beforehand? JONATHAN LITTMAN: We got […]Read On »

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LUCIFER: Joe Henderson has a devil of a good time on the new Fox series – interview

Tom Ellis as Lucifer in Fox's new series LUCIFER | © 2016 Michael Courtney/FOX

In Fox Network’s new series LUCIFER, Mondays at 9 PM, the Devil, played by Tom Ellis, has left Hell, moved to Los Angeles and opened a nightclub. When LAPD detective Chloe Decker (Lauren German) piques his interest, Lucifer decides he’s going to help her solve crimes. Decker objects, not because Lucifer is evil – and indeed, he seems less evil than misunderstood – but because she thinks he’s a crazy if unusually perceptive civilian. LUCIFER is based on a D.C. Comics series by Mike Carey that is an offshoot of Neil Gaiman’s venerated SANDMAN graphic novels. The show was adapted […]Read On »

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CALIFORNICATION star David Duchovny gives the scoop on Season 7

David Duchovny as Hank Moody in Californication on Showtime | © 2014 Showtime

Showtime’s CALIFORNICATION, created by Tom Kapinos and starring David Duchovny as very conflicted and sometimes debauched writer Hank Moody, begins its seventh and final season Sunday, April 13, at 9:30 PM. It’s recently been announced that Duchovny is set to star as a police detective in NBC’s thirteen-episode series AQUARIUS, about Charles Manson. Duchovny is at a party thrown by CBS, Showtime and the CW for the Television Critics Association, where he talks a little about Hank’s big sendoff. AX: Where do we find Hank at the start of Season 7? DAVID DUCHOVNY: He’s got to get a job this […]Read On »

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