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Samantha Mathis Is On A Mission in FX’ The Strain!

THE STRAIN -- "Fort Defiance" -- Episode 203 (Airs July 26, 10:00 pm e/p) Pictured: Samantha Mathis as Justine Feraldo. CR: Michael Gibson/FX
THE STRAIN — “Fort Defiance” — Episode 203 (Airs July 26, 10:00 pm e/p) Pictured: Samantha Mathis as Justine Feraldo. CR: Michael Gibson/FX

Samantha Mathis’ Staten Island Councilwoman Justine Faraldo made a very impressive debut on FX’s hit series The Strain (Sundays, 10/9C) in the second season’s second episode – calling out the mayor of New York City; declaring Staten Island a infection-free zone and putting dead vampires on horrific display. This is a woman who is not to be trifled with!

Earlier this week, Mathis took some time from her shooting schedule to speak with a group of bloggers/journalist about Faraldo and the possibilities that lie ahead for her.

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Salem’s Seth Gabel & Tamzin Merchant On The Second Season’s Fiery Finale!

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Things are heating up in Salem (WGN America, Sundays, 10/9C) as second the season comes to a close – and especially so for Seth Gabel’s Cotton Mather and Tamzin Merchant’s Ann Hale.

Gabel and Merchant spoke to a group of journalists/bloggers about the season finale – teasing the emotionally fraught situation between Ann and Cotton, setting the stage for a third season and singing the praises of the actor who plays a certain creepiest-kid-in-the-world.

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AMC’s Humans’ Star William Hurt Talks Playing The Synths’ Co-Creator!

William Hurt as George - Humans _ Season 1, Episode 2 - Photo Credit: Colin Hutton/Kudos/AMC/C4
William Hurt as George – Humans _ Season 1, Episode 2 – Photo Credit: Colin Hutton/Kudos/AMC/C4

William Hurt is one of the most recognizable actors on the planet – and one of the best known mainstream stars to work a great deal in genre film. In AMC’s Humans (Sundays, 9/8C), he plays Dr. George Millican – one of the co-creators of the android/root servants called Synths.

Hurt spoke with a group of journalists bloggers about playing the character and what some of the ramifications of the existence of Synths might be – the ethical and practical possibilities.
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Gemma Chan – Anita on AMC’s Humans – Talks The Challenges of Playing a Synth!

Gemma Chan as Anita - Humans _ Season 1, Episode 1 - Photo Credit: Des Willie
Gemma Chan as Anita – Humans _ Season 1, Episode 1 – Photo Credit: Des Willie

When AMC’s Humans (Sundays, 9/8C) premieres on Sunday, we will meet an intriguing group of characters called Synths – androids that exist to help humans with all sorts of tasks.

Gemma Chan plays one such synth, the ethereally beautiful Anita, recently purchased by Joe Hawkins for his family – who may, or may not be something more.

Chan spoke with a group of bloggers/journalists earlier this week about the show and playing Anita.

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AMC’s Human’s Jonathan Brackley and Sam Vincent Talk Creating An alternate Present!

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AMC’s Humans (Sundays, 9/8C) is a new series that explores an alternate present in which the only significance difference is the presence of android/robot servants called Synths. The series explores ideas like whether technology brings us closer together or pushes us apart, and what is sentience and is machine sentience possible – couched in terms of a story that mixes genres from sci-fi to family drama to thriller.

Based on a Swedish series called Real Humans, Humans has been created for its English-speaking audience by Jonathan Brackley and Sam Vincent. During the week, they took some time to speak with a group of journalists/bloggers about the show on a conference call/Q&A session.

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Stars of AMC’s Humans – Katherine Parkinson and Tom Goodman-Hill – Talk The Family Drama Side of the Show!

Tom Goodman Hill as  Joe Hawkins and Katherine Parkinson as Laura Hawkins - Humans _ Season 1, Episode 8 - Photo Credit: Gary Moyes/Kudos/AMC/C4
Tom Goodman Hill as Joe Hawkins and Katherine Parkinson as Laura Hawkins – Humans _ Season 1, Episode 8 – Photo Credit: Gary Moyes/Kudos/AMC/C4

In AMC’s Humans (Sundays, 9/8C), Katherine Parkinson and Tom Goodman-Hill play Laura and Joe Hawkins, the working parents of three children. When Laura is away for work, Jo purchases a Synth to help deal with the overwhelming job of looking after the kids while also having a regular job to do – despite this not being approved of by Laura.

Parkinson and Goodman-Hill spoke with a group of bloggers/journalists about the show – and how the presence of a synth affects the family dynamic and changes their relationship. Continue reading Stars of AMC’s Humans – Katherine Parkinson and Tom Goodman-Hill – Talk The Family Drama Side of the Show!

Wayward Pines: M. Night Shyamalan on That WTF Moment and Why It Was Changed!

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After the tumultuous events of the show’s fifth episode, M. Night Shyamalan, executive producer on FOX’s Wayward Pines (Thursdays, 9/8C), spoke with a group of journalists/bloggers about thosee revelations and why they were made. He also teased the second half of the season (as much as he could).

If you’ve been DVRing the show, you might want to not follow the jump. There are key revelations in the conversation.

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Interview: Janet Montgomery chats about WGN’s Salem

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In “Salem“, the battle between Mary Sibley (Janet Montgomery) and Countess Marburg (Lucy Lawless) continues to heighten as Mary embraces her role as a mother. In the same token, John Alden (Shane West) is met with surprise as he reunites with Mary and realizes he has a son–with Mary.  Jealousy and betrayal continue to rear its ugly head in the city of Salem.  Janet Montgomery took time to talk with reporters about season 2 of “Salem”.

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Interview: Shane West chats about WGN’s Salem

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Salem” is just weeks away from the season finale.  As season 2 premiered April 5, we watched as the witch wars continue to heighten.   Mary Sibley (Janet Montgomery) meets her match as a new witch, Countess Marburg (Lucy Lawless) threatens those around her, including her long lost son John (Oliver Bell) while   John Alden (Shane West) returns to Salem and learns he had a son with Mary.  Cotton Mather (Seth Gabel) and Anne Hale (Tazmin Merchant)  forge a new romance.  Tituba (Asheley Madekwe)  betrays Mary. Shane West took time to talk with reporters about season 2 of Salem.

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Fantastic Voyage of the Deceased Mind: Emma Ishta and Kyle Harris Talk Stitchers!

STITCHERS - “A Stitch in Time” - Highly intelligent and emotionally distant, Kirsten Clark has an aptitude for technology but never expected that she’d be hacking into the minds of the recently deceased, in the series premiere of “Stitchers,” airing Tuesday, June 2, 2015 at 9:00PM ET/PT on ABC Family. (ABC Family/Adam Taylor) KYLE HARRIS, EMMA ISHTA

ABC Family’s new series, Stitched (Tuesdays, 9/8C), is its first full tilt sci-fi/procedural/dramedy – with an extremely unusual premise: technology exists to allow a human consciousness to be ‘stitched’ into the brain of a recently deceased person and experience their most recent memories – which leads to being able to solve murders (among other things).

Kyle Harris plays Cameron Goodkin, creator of the technology and head of the Stitchers program (under the auspices of an ‘NSA-ish’ clandestine government agency. Emma Ishta plays Kirsten Clark, a grad student in computer sciences who suffers a curious disorder called temporal dysplasia – which makes her the ideal subject to be ‘stitched’ into the memories of the recently deceased.

Last week, Ishta and Harris spoke with a group of bloggers/journalists about Stitchers and their roles in it.

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Pretty Little Liars’ Sasha Pieterse Sets Up Season Six!

PRETTY LITTLE LIARS - "Miss Me x 100" - Its Alison's first day back at Rosewood High and Mona and her army are ready in "Miss Me x 100," the 100th episode of ABC Family's hit original series "Pretty Little Liars," premiering Tuesday, July 8th (8:00 - 9:00 PM ET/PT). (ABC FAMILY/Eric McCandless) SASHA PIETERSE

Heading into its sixth season, Pretty Little Liars (ABC Family, Tuesdays, 8/7C) has finally revealed the real ‘A’ – or has it? PLL’S Allison, Sasha Pieterse took some time from shooting the eighth episode of the new season to dish the dirt on the weird/crazy/genius Charles; shed some light on the Alison/Mona dynamic; reveal what she finds most disturbing about the new season, and tease Ali’s new love interest – among other things.
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