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One Last Bite: Bitten Stars and Executive Producer Talk Final Season!

BITTEN -- Season:1 -- Pictured: (l-r) Laura Vandervoort as Elena Michaels, Greyston Holt as Clayton Danvers, Greg Bryk as Jeremy Danvers -- (Photo by: Matt Barnes/Syfy)
BITTEN (Photo by: Matt Barnes/Syfy)

Bitten (Syfy, Mondays, 11/10C) begins its final season this week and series stars Laura Vandervoort, Grek Bryk and Greyston Holt and Executive Producer J.B. Sugar took a bit of time to chat with a group of bloggers/journalists about it.

In a few cases, the simplest questions sparked the most interesting answers as the four talked about what’s ahead and reminisced about their time on the series. Occasionally, because there were so many participants, the transcriber lost track of which voice belonged to which actor, so there are a few comments ascribed to ‘Male.’

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The X-Files Chris Carter Says It’s ‘An Interesting Time To Tell an X-Files Story!’

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After nine seasons, two movies and a hiatus of almost fourteen years, The X-Files (Mondays, 9/8C) are back with six new episodes (four now).

On Friday, Chris Carter spoke with a group of journalist/bloggers to talk about why now is the right time for the show to return, what the deal is with a broken up Mulder and Scully and getting the band back together.
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Sera Gamble and Jason Ralph: The Magicians Is About Magic in the Real World!

NBCUNIVERSAL EVENTS -- NBCUniversal Press Tour, January 2016 -- Syfy "The Magicians" Session -- Pictured: (l-r) Olivia Taylor Dudley, Sera Gamble, Executive Producer; Hale Appleman, Jason Ralph, Arjun Gupta -- (Photo by: Chris Haston/NBCUniversal)
NBCUNIVERSAL EVENTS — NBCUniversal Press Tour, January 2016 — Syfy “The Magicians” Session — Pictured: (l-r) Olivia Taylor Dudley, Sera Gamble, Executive Producer; Hale Appleman, Jason Ralph, Arjun Gupta — (Photo by: Chris Haston/NBCUniversal)

Syfy’s The Magicians (Mondays, 9/8C) is a series that looks at what it might be like to have real magic in a real place (New York City) right now – from the point of view of Quentin Coldwater, a graduate student who kind drifts onto the quad at Breakbills College for Magical Pedagogy, and his best friend, Julia. Created by Sera Gamble (Supernatural) and John McNamara (Vengeance Unlimited, Aquarius), The Magicians is adapted from the bestselling novels by Lev Grossman.

Last week, Gamble and series star Jason Ralph spoke with a group of bloggers/journalists about the series – how it hews closely to the book; how it differs, and what author Lev Grossman’s involvement is.
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Second Chance’s Star and Creator Open Up About FOX’s Newest Show!

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Fox’s Second Chance (Wednesdays, 9/8C), which premieres tomorrow night, follows Jimmy Pritchard a former Seattle sheriff forced to retire because of his extralegal methods, who is killed in a break-in and resurrected by a brother/sister team of scientists in hopes of curing the sister’s cancer. The revived Jimmy is rejuvenated – Jimmy in his prime (early thirties) – and at the absolute peak of physical human perfection.

The series was created by Rand Ravich (above left) and stars Rob Kazinsky as the rejuvenated Jimmy. Late last week, both men took time from their busy schedules to talk with a group of journalists/bloggers about the show.

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Chicago Fire/Med/P.D.: Colin Donnell and Joe Minoso On Epic One Chicago Crossover!

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NBC’s epic One Chicago crossover wove through all three of Dick Wolf Productions’ Chicago series, bringing cast members of all three shows into one epic story.

On Monday, Chicago Med’s Colin Donnell and Chicago Fire’s Joe Minoso talked with a group of bloggers/journalists about the big event and more – with topics ranging from the necessity of levity to Zumba. A great time was had by all.
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Mena Suvari Returns To Charleston For WE tv’s Horror Series South of Hell!

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Mena Suvari first appeared in a couple of episodes of Boy Meets World, so when American Beauty became both a commercial and critical success, she’d paid her dues and played a range of characters. Despite working steadily since then, that film seems to be the one thing everyone knows her from.

With WE tv’s South of Hell (the first season of which marathons on Black Friday) – created by Jason Blum and Eli Roth (Roth directed the premiere) – might just change that. In the series Suvari plays a woman who is forced to co-exist with a demon – and uses that demon to return other demons to Hell.

Suvari spoke with a group of journalists/bloggers recently about tackling not only a lead in a series, but a double lead.

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Grimm’s Claire Coffee Assesses Adalind, Teases Season!

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Grimm’s (NBC, Fridays, 9/8C) fifth season gets underway this evening and things have changed quite a bit over the years. For instance, the evil Adalind we know and love to hate took on the appearance of Nick’s fiancée and slept with him – getting pregnant in the process. Then she was used and betrayed by the Royals.

Finally, with her Hexenbiest powers suppressed and with nowhere else to turn, she came to Nick for help. With everything in Nick’s life rapidly going to hell in the proverbial handcart, their baby might be the only good thing going on in his life right now. So he and his allies – Bud, Hank, Monroe and Rosalee – agreed to help her out.

On Thursday, Claire Coffee took some time out of her busy schedule to talk with a group of bloggers/journalists about the new, improved Adalind, the baby and how she and Adalind differ in their parenting styles.

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Bones & Sleepy Hollow Showrunners Talk Weirdest Crossover Ever!

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This week the hard science of Dr. Temperance Brennan and the supernatural world of Ichabod Crane are going to collide in a one-of-a-kind Bones/Sleepy Hollow crossover, Thursday, October 29 (beginning at 8/7C).

Bones showrunner Jonathan Collier and Sleepy Hollow showrunner Clifton Campbell spoke with a group of bloggers/journalists about their unique crossover.

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Warren Leight and Andy Karl On The New Guy On The SVU Team!

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Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (NBC, Wednesdays, 9/8C) brings aboard a new detective, Sergeant Mike Dodds onto the team. Andy Karl, who plays Dodds, and showrunner Warren Leight recently spoke with a group of bloggers/journalists about the show’s seventeenth season and how Detective Dodds fits into the picture – especially since his father is Peter Gallagher’s Deputy Chief Dodds.

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Blindspot’s Marianne Jean Baptiste Talks Tattoos and Twists!

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NBC’s Blindspot (Mondays, 10/9C) is the saga of a woman found naked in Times Square, her body entirely covered in fresh tattoos – one of the most prominent being the name of FBI Special Agent Kurt Weller. But that’s not the only thing about Jane’s tattoos – they seem to be clues leading to situations requiring FBI involvement… and part of an even bigger picture.

Oscar®-nominee Marianne Jean-Baptiste plays Assistant Director Beth Mayfair – Weller’s team’s immediate superior and someone who seems to have both a personal and professional vested interest in what Jane’s tattoos might leading to.

Ms. Jean-Baptiste recently spoke with a group of journalists/bloggers about the show.

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Gotham’s Robin Lord Taylor Talks Being The King of Gotham!

GOTHAM: Penguin (Robin Lord Taylor) in the ÒDamned if you Do,É Ó Season Two premiere of GOTHAM airing Monday, Sept. 21 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2015 Fox Broadcasting Co. Cr: Nicole Rivelli/FOX
GOTHAM: Penguin (Robin Lord Taylor) in the Damned if you Do, Season Two premiere of GOTHAM airing Monday, Sept. 21 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2015 Fox Broadcasting Co. Cr: Nicole Rivelli/FOX

Robin Lord Taylor is invariably one of the nicest, most genuine people to interview in all of show business – he always seems thrilled that people want to talk to him about his job.

On Friday, he spoke with a group of bloggers/journalists about season two of Gotham (FOX, Mondays, 8/7C) and confirmed once again that he loves what he’s doing.

Taylor was happy to talk about the Penguin’s progress – rising from, essentially, the gutter to become (even if it’s self-proclaimed) the King of Gotham. He touched on the darker nature of the new season; the Penguin/Nygma relationship (yes, it’s coming!); Mrs. Cobblepot’s dawning awareness of her son’s business, and a great deal more.
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