ALMOST PARADISE: Actress Samantha Richelle on Season 1 of the new action series – Exclusive Interview

Samantha Richelle in ALMOST PARADISE - Season 1 | ©2020 Electric Entertainment

In ALMOST PARADISE, in its first season Monday nights on WGN America and thereafter available on Amazon Prime, Samantha Richelle plays police detective Kai Mendoza. The series, created by Dean Devlin & Gary Rosen, is set and shot in the Philippines. Kai is the youngest detective on the force on the scenic island of Cebu. She is often paired with more senior detective Ernesto Alamares (Arthur Acuna). Both of the law officers find themselves alternately helped and annoyed by Christian Kane’s character Alex Walker, an American ex-DEA agent who thought he was retiring to Cebu, but can’t help himself when […]Read On »

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ALMOST PARADISE: Actor-Producer Christian Kane on new series and SUPERNATURAL – Exclusive Interview – Part 2

Christian Kane in ALMOST PARADISE - Season 1 | ©2020 Electric Entertainment/WGN America

In Part 2 of our exclusive telephone interview with Christian Kane, he talks more about starring in and being a producer on the series ALMOST PARADISE, airing Monday nights on WGN America and then on Amazon and the Electric Now app, plus his guest appearance on SUPERNATURAL, his music, and more. ASSIGNMENT X: You star as Alex Walker and you’re a producer on ALMOST PARADISE, which is the first U.S.-made TV series to shoot in the Philippines. Between wearing those two hats, you said you have your fingers in a bunch of different things on the show, so what are […]Read On »

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The Fate of the Furious and more Blu-ray, 4K, DVD reviews for the week of July 11, 2017

THE FATE OF THE FURIOUS | © 2017 Lionsgate Home Entertainment

Your weekly roundup of things out on video this week in all formats. THE FATE OF THE FURIOUS The FAST AND FURIOUS franchise is an interesting one in that it is a series of films that began mediocre, went belly up, then inexplicably rose from the ashes to become a huge, mega hit at the box office and with critics. It’s a crazy story and one that nearly never happens in Hollywood. TRANSFORMERS comes out bad, stays bad for a dozen movies even though people continue to go and see the films in the theater. FAST AND FURIOUS can actually […]Read On »

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UNDERGROUND: Aldis Hodge and Jurnee Smollett-Bell on Season 2 – Exclusive Interview

The cast of UNDERGROUND | © 2016 WGN

In Season 2 of WGN America’s UNDERGROUND, which concludes Wednesday, May 10, things have gotten even more dangerous for the main characters. Escaped slave Rosalee, played by Jurnee Smollett-Bell, is now working in the Underground Railroad with Harriet Tubman, played by Aisha Hinds, to help other slaves flee to freedom. Meanwhile, Noah, played by Aldis Hodge, who changed his own plans to help Rosalee, has spent time in prison and nearly been executed, all of which has a major effect on him. Hodge and Smollett-Bell sit down to talk about their characters in UNDERGROUND’s second season, as well as what […]Read On »

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UNDERGROUND: Creators Misha Green and Joe Pokaski on Season 2 – Exclusive Interview

The cast of UNDERGROUND | © 2016 WGN

Created by Misha Green and Joe Pokaski, UNDERGROUND is a drama that explores the early days of the Underground Railroad, which began before the American Civil War. The Underground Railroad helped enslaved Americans escape the South to the free states of the North and to Canada. Although UNDERGROUND deals primarily with fictional characters, including escapees Aldis Hodge’s Noah, Jurnee Smollett-Bell’s Rosalee and Alano Miller’s Cato, and Jessica De Gouw’s white convert to the cause Elizabeth, in Season 2, UNDERGROUND includes some notable historical figures. Chief among these is Underground Railroad “conductor” Harriet Tubman, played by Aisha Hinds, and black statesman […]Read On »

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OUTSIDERS: Showrunner Peter Tolan on Season 2 – exclusive interview

The cast of OUTSIDERS Season 2 | © 2017 WGN

OUTSIDERS is now in its second season Tuesday nights on WGN America. The drama concerns a group of Kentucky mountain folk, the Farrells, clashing with the townies and the coal company below. Peter Tolan (co-creator of RESCUE ME), who executive produces and is a show runner on OUTSIDERS alongside series creator Peter Mattei, sits down to talk about what’s going on in Season 2 and where the story may go in future seasons. ASSIGNMENT X: Has the way that you and Peter Mattei approach the material changed any from Season 1? PETER TOLAN: I would say not really. I think […]Read On »

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UNDERGROUND: Jessica De Gouw & Alano Miller – exclusive interview

The cast of UNDERGROUND | © 2016 WGN

Jessica De Gouw and Alano Miller have both been giving interviews for hours already when they sit down with Assignment X to talk about Season 2 of WGN America’s Wednesday-night drama UNDERGROUND. However, both actors talk about the pre-Civil War series, concerning the Underground Railroad, with an energy and enthusiasm that belies their long day. De Gouw plays Elizabeth Hawkes, who is initially drawn into the abolitionist movement by her husband John (Marc Blucas), but who over the first season developed perhaps even more passion for the cause than her spouse has. Miller plays Cato, who bears visible scars inflicted […]Read On »

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OUTSIDERS: Peter Mattei creator previews Season 2 – exclusive interview

Joe Anderson as Asa, Gillian Alexy as G'winveer and Ryan Hurst as Lil Foster in OUTSIDERS | © 2016 WGN

WGN America’s OUTSIDERS ended its first season last year with the isolated mountain Farrell clan of Kentucky confronting an armed contingent of law enforcement from the world below. Also, Big Foster Farrell (David Morse) had apparently been killed by his son Asa (Joe Anderson). Big Foster’s young apparent widow G’winveer (Gillian Alexy) was set to inherit his position as leader of the community. Season 2 begins Tuesday, January 24, with an apparent clash between the Farrells and the law, but the outcome may not be what we expect. Peter Mattei, who created OUTSIDERS, previews what is to come. ASSIGNMENT X: […]Read On »

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MANHATTAN: Creator Sam Shaw on Season 2 – Exclusive Interview

MANHATTAN - Season 2 | ©2015 WGN America

Sam Shaw created the series MANHATTAN, now in its second season on WGN, Tuesdays at 9 PM. Although the title may suggest the other name for New York City, the show instead deals with the Manhattan Project, when a group of scientists gathered in secret at Los Alamos, New Mexico, to work on what would become the atomic bomb in the 1930s and 1940s. Season 1 had historical figures like J. Robert Oppenheimer (played by Daniel London) mingling with fictional scientists like Dr. Frank Winter (John Benjamin Hickey) and his botanist wife Dr. Liza Winter (Olivia Williams). At the end […]Read On »

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PERSON OF INTEREST: Michael Emerson gives the scoop on Season 5 – Exclusive Interview

Michael Emerson in PERSON OF INTEREST | ©2011 CBS Broadcasting Inc./John Paul Filo

Created by Jonathan “Jonah” Nolan, PERSON OF INTEREST began life on CBS in 2011. Michael Emerson stars as the enigmatic Mr. Finch (we find out later his first name is Harold and he’s found of bird pseudonyms as a last name) who developed a machine that, as his opening narration explains, was designed to detect acts of terror. That part went to the government. However, Mr. Finch found that another part of the machine could detect threats against ordinary people and hired guilt-stricken former spy John Reese (Jim Caviezel) to prevent these threats from coming to fruition. By Season 4, […]Read On »

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