THE REAL O’NEALS: exclusive interview with Todd Holland

Bebe Wood as Shannon O'Neal and Martha Plimpton as Eileen O'Neal in THE REAL O'NEALS | © 2016 Jack Rowand/ABC

In ABC Network’s new half-hour comedy THE REAL O’NEALS, fourteen-year-old Kenny (Noah Galvin) comes out as gay to his very religious mother Eileen (Martha Plimpton) and police officer father Pat (Jay R. Ferguson). To his shock, Kenny learns his parents are separating, older brother Jimmy (Matt Shively) is obsessed with losing weight for his wrestling team and sister Shannon (Bebe Wood) steals things. No wonder Kenny sees Jesus – he is in need of more-than-human help. THE REAL O’NEALS, which premieres its first two episodes Wednesday March 2 before moving into its regular Tuesday-night slot next week, was adapted for […]Read On »

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HANNIBAL’S Bryan Fuller gives the scoop on Season 3 – exclusive – Part 1

Hugh Dancy stars as Will Graham in HANNIBAL | © 2015 Brooke Palmer/NBC

At the end of Season 2 of NBC’s HANNIBAL last year, title character and stylist cannibal/serial killer/psychiatrist Hannibal Lecter (Mads Mikkelsen) escaped into the rainy night, leaving our heroes – FBI profiler Will Graham (Hugh Dancy), FBI Behavioral Unit director Jack Crawford (Laurence Fishburne) and FBI agent Alana Bloom (Caroline Dhavernas) – all critically wounded. Season 3, Thursdays at 10 PM, picks up with Hannibal in Italy, accompanied by his own psychiatrist, Bedelia Du Maurier (Gillian Anderson), while the other protagonists struggle to put themselves and the search for Hannibal back together. Executive producer Bryan Fuller (creator of PUSHING DAISIES […]Read On »

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HALT AND CATCH FIRE: Lee Pace on Season 2 – Exclusive Interview

Lee Pace as Joe MacMillan in HALT AND CATCH FIRE - Season 2 | ©2015 AMC/Frank Ockenfels 3

AMC’s HALT AND CATCH FIRE, a great show that deserves your viewership if you’re not already watching, returns for its second season tonight at 10 PM. Created by Jonathan Lisco, HALT AND CATCH FIRE is set in the 1980s and deals with the advent of the personal computer (the title refers to a command that causes a hard drive to destroy itself). Lee Pace stars as Joe MacMillan, who arrives at the small Texas company Cardiff Electric in 1982 and proceeds to more or less trick them into developing a new PC to compete with IBM, where Joe was previously […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: More HANNIBAL news with Bryan Fuller and PUSHING DAISIES too

Hugh Dancy in HANNIBAL - Season 1 - "Savoureaux" | ©2013 NBC/Brooke Palmer

In Part 2 of our exclusive interview with Bryan Fuller, creator of HANNIBAL – which airs on NBC, Thursdays at 10 PM – we discuss Hannibal’s food philosophy, the possibility of a PUSHING DAISIES revival and much more. ASSIGNMENT X: How did you decide on the first season’s spine? Obviously, you go from the A of Hannibal, played by Mads Mikkelsen, and Will Graham, played by Hugh Dancy, meeting to the B of whatever the end of the season is, but can you talk about how the interior of the season unfolded for you? FULLER: It was something that I […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: HANNIBAL news on Season 1, Season 2 and beyond from showrunner Bryan Fuller

Hugh Dancy, Laurence Fishburne and Mads Mikkelsen in HANNIBAL - Season 1 | ©2013 NBC/Robert Trachtenberg

HANNIBAL series creator Bryan Fuller says people should definitely tune into tonight’s episode, “Releves,” which airs tonight, Thurs. June 13, on NBC at 10 PM. “Episode Twelve, the penultimate episode, is so fantastic, because all of these threads – we land the plane on so many issues and really kind of deliver what’s going on and what Hannibal’s plan is and Will is figuring it out. So many dangling story issues get resolved or addressed in the penultimate episode of the season, and then all of that gets spiked in the finale.” HANNIBAL is based on the character created by […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: Tim Minear talks DRIVE, TERRIERS and more – Part 3

Mircea Monroe, Riley Smith, Melanie Lynskey, Emma Stone, Dylan Baker, Kristin Lehman, Nathan Fillion, Rochelle Aytes, Taryn Manning, Michael Hyatt, Kevin Alejandro and JD Pardo in DRIVE | ©Fox

Tim Minear created the Fox series DRIVE, which followed the participants in a secret, cross-country, high-stakes road race. DRIVE aired four episodes in April 2007, then was canceled with several completed episodes unaired. In the concluding portion of our exclusive three-part interview, Minear talks about DRIVE and the differences between running a show solo and in collaboration with creative partners. ASSIGNMENT X: As far as running your own show, working with Joss Whedon, working with Shawn Ryan – do you have a preference between being the person in charge, like you were on DRIVE, or working in collaboration? TIM MINEAR: […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: TERRIERS executive producer Tim Minear talks frankly about the cancellation – Part 1

Donal Logue and Michael Raymond-James in TERRIERS - Season 1 | ©2010 FX/Mike Muller

TERRIERS was a series that concluded its thirteen-episode run a few weeks ago on FX. The series chronicled the adventures of unorthodox private eyes Hank Dolworth, played by Donal Logue, and Britt Pollack, played by Michael Raymond-James, who stumble upon a clandestine land deal that will be bad for their beloved San Diego. Like a lot of shows that have low ratings, TERRIERS did not survive to its second season. Unlike practically any other canceled show in memory, TERRIERS had the network president, John Landgraf, explain to both the press and the series creative team exactly what went into the […]Read On »

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