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Archer’s Aisha Tyler Talks Being a Spymom and More!

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Archer’s Lana Kane has had to work through some horrendous missions while pregnant and now, in season six of Archer (Thursdays, FOX, 10/9C), she’s a working mom in a workplace where no one is anywhere near what you might describe as a good babysitter. Even better, this week, she gets to introduce the father of her child, Sterling Archer, to her parents

Last week, a group of bloggers/journalists got to chat with Aisha Tyler about Lana trying to handle life and work as a working mother – and tease the upcoming meeting between Archer and her parents. While we were sitting in our homes/offices, Tyler spoke with us from her car. It was interesting…

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Judy Greer’s Still Having A Ball On Archer!

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Judy Greer is practically the definition of a working actor – she’s got 98 credits to her name, beginning with a small role on an Early Edition episode in 1997. Since then, she’s been pretty much a fixture in films big and small, and on television (usually in series that were brilliant but cancelled).

 

Since 2009, she’s voiced everyone’s favorite huffing firebug billionaire receptionist/country-singer-wannabe, Carol/Cheryl/Cherlene on TV’s best animated series, Archer (FX, Thursday, 10/9C). Recently, I had the pleasure of taking part in a conference call Q&A with Greer about what has turned into her longest-running gig. She was, as always, charming and enthusiastic.

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Archer’s Matt Thompson Talsk Season Six – Continuity, Drinking, The Baby, Drinking and ISIS No More!

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Archer (Thursdays, 10/9C) returns to FX this evening. Earlier I had the opportunity to sit in on a conference call Q&A session with Executive Producer Matt Thompson. Not unlike a lot of folks we talk with, Thompson doesn’t like to give too much away about what’s coming up in his show – but he does have fun talking about behind the scenes stuff (it’s almost awe-inspiring how many guest stars come to the show as a result of the sharing of alcohol at industry parties, for instance).

 

To be fair, Thompson is really good at teasing upcoming events of Archer (he could write tags for Marvel’s SHIELD, no problem). So we get to learn that some favorite characters (Bionic Barry, and sexy/deadly Katya) are returning and that we are finally going to meet Pam’s sister. We also learn about the importance of continuity – and the strange forms it takes.

 

It’s one of the more entertaining Q&As I’ve done. See what I mean following the jump.

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Sons Of Anarchy’s Jimmy Smits Teases Series Finale And Nero’s Journey!

SONS OF ANARCHY -- Pictured: Jimmy Smits as Nero Padilla. CR: James Minchin/FX

FX’s hit series Sons of Anarchy closes down shop tomorrow night (10/9C) for the last time and late last week, Jimmy Smits took part in a conference call Q&A session to talk about the final season of Sons Of Anarchy and how Nero had gone from a character with a few episodes to making it to the end, ‘but maybe not the end end.’

 

Smits, who has several memorable roles over the years – from NYPD Blue’s Det. Bobby Simone to Dexter’s sociopathic Miguel Prado – talked about how he came to SOA and how pleased he was to have made such a substantial contribution to series’ mythology.

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CONAN’s Coup: Sons of Anarchy Cast November 11!

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Conan O’Brien has scored a real coup for his TBS late night talksho – the cast of Sons of Anarchy will appear on the show on Tuesday, November 11th.

It’s the first time the show’s cast has appeared together – along with series creator Kurt Sutter – on a talk show. For more details, follow the jump.

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Brad Carter chats about FX’s “Sons Of Anarchy”

 

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FX’s Sons Of Anarchy is back for season 7!  This season begins ten days later with Jax in jail on a parole violation and dealing with the loss of the woman he loved.  He then plans for complete and merciless retribution with the support of the outlaw motorcycle club (MC).  The illegal arms business hidden behind the guise of the automotive shop continues to be driven by the seduction of money, power, and blood. As the last season of this popular show, be prepared for anything.

Jax tries to ally with Ron Tully (Marilyn Manson), a shot caller for Aryan Brotherhood who is currently incarcerated by trying to meet Leland Gruen (Brad Carter), the right hand of Ron Tully.  I had the opportunity to chat with Brad about his current role on “Sons Of Anarchy” and his upcoming role on “Ascension”.

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Frank Langella Cast for Key Role On The Americans!

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Triple Tony Award-winner Frank Langella is joining FX’s The Americans in a recurring role. He will play the former handler of Elizabeth and Philip Jennings, who comes out of retirement to play that role once more.

Season Three of The Americans is planned for January, 2015. For more, follow the jump.

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American Horror Story: Freak Show – Siamese Twins and Killer Clowns!

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American Horror Story: Freak Show (FX, Wednesdays, 10/9C) is built around a once proud freak show that has settled into the community of Jupiter, Florida in hopes of building a destination attraction that can survive the inroads being made by television. Things are complicated by a series of gruesome murders that may, or may not, be connected with the show.

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The Strain cast chats with EM – Corey Stoll, Mia Maestro, David Bradley, Richard Sammel, Natalie Brown, Ben Hyland

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Season 1 of “The Strain” came to a close yesterday.  For those who eagerly wait for next year’s season 2, let’s take a walk down memory lane with a collection of interviews from several of the cast members.  During a roundtable discussion with several reporters/bloggers including myself, I had the opportunity to chat with  Corey Stoll, Mia Maestro, David Bradley, Richard Sammel, Natalie Brown, and Ben Hyland.  Check out the interviews of this talented group of actors as we recall this summer hit.

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Writer/creater Chuck Hogan chats about FX’s The Strain

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Executive producer/writer Chuck Hogan wrote the original vampire trilogy “The Strain” with executive producer/writer/director Guillermo del Toro.  The Strain was the first book in 2009 followed by The Fall (2010) and The Night Eternal (2011).  In 2012, FX ordered a pilot episode of the tv adaptation of the book.  And the rest is history.  Chuck Hogan talks about the progression from book to tv . . .

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The Strain’s Kevin Durand on His Stoic Exterminator Hero!

THE STRAIN -- Pictured: Kevin Durand as Vasiliy Fet. CR.  Frank Ockenfels/FX

The Strain’s (FX, Season Finale Tonight, 10/9C) Kevin Durand is probably best known for playing villains – like Lost’s Martin Christopher Keamy – though he always brings something interesting to roles that fall on the positive side. The Strain’s Vasiliy Fet is one of the most interesting characters he ever played – smart, educated, a good judge of character and definitely a man who likes to work alone – yet recognizing when it’s a good idea to work in a group.

 

The day after last week’s episode, Durand spoke with a group of journalists/bloggers about playing Fet – everything from Fet’s appraisal of Dutch and Epraim, to the way his accent subtly alters depending on who he’s around (more Ukraine with his parents; more New York in a bar getting a drink). He doesn’t just sound like he’s excited to talk about the show and his character, he says exactly that. The result is a lot of fun.

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