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Jimmy Smits has been familiar to TV audiences since the mid-1980s, playing lawyers, cops, nice guys and psychopaths. His addition to FX’s Sons of Anarchy (Tuesdays, 10/9C) as Nero Padilla has given the series new layers and Smits another indelible role.
Monday morning, he spoke with a group of journalists/bloggers about (among other things) the show, the character and the progress of Latinos on television. He was open, honest and blunt without being rude – as well as thoughtful and, at times, intense.
The idea of teaming a human cop with a robot/android partner isn’t new; there have been a couple of high profile attempts in the past: Mann and Machine on the drama side, and Holmes & Yoyo on the comedy side just off the top of my head. Fox’s Almost Human (Sunday, 8/7C)then Mondays, 8/7C) is, to my mind, not only the best of this unusual sub-genre, it’s one of the best new shows of the Fall 2013 season.
Three of the biggest reasons are the excellent writing and the presence of Karl Urban and Michael Ealy as the human/android partnership. Urban and Ealy recently talked with a group of journalists/bloggers about the show.
After a five season run on Fringe, J.H. Wyman and J.J. Abrams have, in Almost Human (Fox, Sunday, 8/7C – then Mondays, 8/7C) one of the season’s best new shows – and a potential hit paired with Fox’s Sleepy Hollow on Monday nights.
Recently series creator/showrunner J.H. ‘Joel’ Wyman and executive producer J.J. Abrams talked about what makes the series compelling – and different.
For millions of people, John Noble will always be serendipitous mad scientist Walter Bishop from Fox’s long-running scifi series, Fringe. Tonight, though, he joins one of the season’s top new hits, Sleepy Hollow (Mondays, 8pm), in the recurring role of Henry Parrish – a sin eater who plays a crucial role in the lives of Ichabod Crane and Abbie Mills.
On Thursday of last week, Noble spoke with a group of journalists/bloggers about this intriguing new role – and explained what a sin eater is in the context of the show. He also talked about how he approached the role and teased his part in tonight’s episode.
Sleepy Hollow (Fox, Mondays, 9/8C) returns this week with a new episode guest-starring Fringe’s John Noble. A few days ago,Tom Mison, who stars as Ichabod Crane in the aggressively odd, supernatural series, took some time to speak with a group of journalists/bloggers about what drew him to the series; what he thinks of his co-star, Nicole Beharie, and what it’s like to work with Noble.
Like Crane, Mison is charming, solid and intelligent – making for quite the entertaining conversation.
Everyone who reads this site knows of my love of MTV’s Teen Wolf. I discovered it on Netflix last year after I interviewed star Tyler Posey. It quickly became one of my favorite bing watches of last year and so far season three is clicking on all cylinders – although the show has gotten the season three “hotness bug” (You know where everyone goes from cute geek to insanely buff and gorgeous by the 3rd season). At NYCC 13 this weekend, MTV has shown their confidence and support of the series by announcing Season Four is a go, as well as a 1/2 hour talk show called Wolf Watch. When did show specific talk shows become a thing? Wolf Watch will be hosted by Jill Wagner, who plays Kate Argent in Teen Wolf.
I’m still kicking myself for missing NYCC this year, because Dylan O’Brien (Stiles – my favorite) is the only cast member I haven’t interviewed. I still have a bunch of interviews that I did with everyone else from SDCC that I’ll be posting over the next few months, in the meantime check out the official announcement these interviews that I did with Tyler and Crystal Reed. Part Two of Season Three returns to MTV in January.