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The 200th in the 10th – Bones’ Showrunner Stephen Nathan Talks Milestone!

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Doing a conference call Q&A with Bones showrunner Stephen Nathan, solo, still feels a bit odd. Once again, we were talking to him without the show’s creator, Hart Hanson – and Nathan’s riffing partner – present (Hanson, of course, is working away on FOX’s Backstrom – a series he also created).

 

Other than that, it was business as usual as Nathan talked about FOX’s most durable and dependable series – and the show’s milestone 200th episode.

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

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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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Meet Harvey Dent: Gotham’s Nicholas D’Agosto Talks Coin Flipping ADA!

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Gotham (FOX, Mondays, 9/8C) is one of the season’s most consistently performing new series. The story of the Gotham City between the time Bruce Wayne’s parents are murdered and Batman first appears is the story of a city falling apart. Only a few members of the GCPD aren’t corrupt; organized crime has taken firm root, and the city’s most colorful characters are on the wrong side of the law.

 

Detective James Gordon is beginning to have an effect on his precinct, but real progress is still a ways off. Enter Harvey Dent – the man who begins as a lawyer in the District Attorney’s office and will rise to the become District Attorney before a mob boss scars his face with acid and takes on the guise of Two-Face.

 

Nicholas D’Agosto takes on the role of Harvey Dent this week on Gotham and D’Agosto spoke to a group of journalists on Friday about taking on this iconic role.

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Sloane Morgan Siegel chats about Gortimer Gibbon’s Life on Normal Street

 

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“Gortimer Gibbon’s Life On Normal Street” follows the zany adventures of Gortimer Gibbon (Sloane Morgan Siegel) and his two best friends Ranger (Drew Justice) and Mel (Ashley Boettcher) in their “ordinary life” on Normal Street.  But life is anything but normal. With a hint of magic hidden in that quiet suburb, they encounter “arctic sludge, mind erasers, fatal amphibians, rogue robots,” and more. This coming-of-age series, created by writer David Anaxagoras premieres November 21, Friday on Amazon Prime Time Video. I had the chance to chat with rising young star Sloane Morgan Siegel about his role as Gortimer on “Gortimer Gibbon’s Life On Normal Street”.

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Jay Johnston, Frank Collison, and Kaitlyn Robrock chat about Adult Swim’s Mr. Pickles

 

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As this season progresses, the show continues to follow Tommy Goodman and his “loveable” dog Mr. Pickles as they encounter all sorts of people in the good old fashioned town polluted by modern society.   Unbeknownst to Tommy and his parents, Mr. Pickles has an evil streak that only Grandpa seems to see.  I had the opportunity to speak with talented and hilarious voice actors Frank Collison, Jay Johnston, and Kaitlyn Robrock about their roles and “Mr. Pickles”.

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Melissa Joan Hart Talks Halloween on Melissa & Joey!

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This year, ABC Family’s Melissa & Joey’s Halloween episode (Tonight, 8/7C) is doing a bit of a time warp and getting all Sabrina The Teenage Witch – right down to guest starring Beth Broderick, who played Sabrina’s Aunt Zelda on the show.

Late last week, Melissa Joan Hart, who directed the special, sat down to talk with a group of fans and bloggers about the episode.

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Anna Gunn Talks Gracepoint!

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Gracepoint’s (FOX, Thursdays, 9/8C) Anna Gunn, who won a couple Emmys for her turn as Skylar White on Breaking Bad, stars as Detective Ellie Miller, one of the detectives investigating the murder of a twelve-year old boy in the coastal town of Gracepoint. Not only is she investigating a horrific crime, she is doing so with the man who took the job she was promised. On top of that, she is a wife and mother to the dead boy’s best friend.

 

On October 16th, Gunn took part in a conference call Q&A to talk about Ellie Miller and Gracepoint. She talkedabout, among other things,  how her character changes over the course of the ten-episode mystery; how she approached the role, and how she chooses projects.

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Intruders season 1 rewind – James Frain chats with Eclipse Magazine

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“Intruders” Season 1 finished with its grand finale on October 11.  As a grand hurrah for a show that I followed every Saturday night on BBC America, here is the first of a 2 part recap of my interviews with cast and producers as we remember the first season of BBC America’s summer thriller.

The ruthless killer Richard Shepherd (James Frain) is one of Qui Reverti’s most trusted shepherds. As “Madison” continued to evade Richard, the mysterious shepherd prevailed in silencing threats and securing his own position.  James Frain talked with reporters during a roundtable to chat about the show.

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Director Michael Cuesta chats about Kill The Messenger

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It is 1996. Pulitzer prize winning journalist Gary Webb publishes “Dark Alliance”, which reveals that the CIA is secretly allowing major drug dealers to smuggle cocaine into the US and using  profits from those drug sales to fund arm rebels fighting in Nicaragua.  The government is not pleased.  Soon, the triumph becomes more than he bargains for.  No, this is not fiction.  This is real life.  Actor/producer Jeremy Renner leads an all star cast in this brilliantly made film directed by Michael Cuesta.  Michael took time to chat about “Kill The Messenger” which hit theatres on Oct. 10, 2014.

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Gotham: A Cobblepot Conversation!

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Gotham (FOX, Mondays, 8/7C) was the most anticipated new show of the fall season – and the backstories of some of Batman’s most iconic foes was part of the reason for that.

 

One of the Dark Knight’s most iconic foes is The Penguin – Oswald Cobblepot, played in his embryonic state by Robin Lord Taylor – and the series has a genuinely unique on the future criminal mastermind. On Friday, Taylor spoke with a group of bloggers/journalists about the role – getting it; his sources of inspiration, what it’s like to work with some of his amazing co-stars.

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