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Exclusive: Barry Bostwick Talks Skirtchasers, Rocky Horror and more!

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Brad, oh Brad! In the last few years the 70s cult classic The Rocky Horror Picture Show has made a big comeback. First there was an episode of Cold Case dedicated to it, then Glee did an entire episode centered around it and this fall Fox television is doing a live production of it – similar to how they did the hugely successful Grease Live. RHP fans know who Barry Bostwick is. Dammit, Janet, I love youuuuuuu….

Barry has appeared in numerous productions since RHP and now he’s taking on the Internet with the new Internet Comedy Skirtchasers which is written and directed by Married With Children’s Amanda Bearse. The family comedy is about fathers and daughters finding common ground. We talk a lot about Skirtchasers, how the Internet is changing the script and of course Rocky Horror! I forgot to ask him about making out with Tim Curry. Gah. You can find Skirtchasers here.

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Interview: Veronica Falcon The Queen herself Speaks with EM

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Earlier this week I had a chance to participate in an intimate conference call (only 4 others) with Veronica Falcon of USA Network’s latest series Queen of the South. In the series Veronica plays Camila Vargas, a ruthless Mexican cartel lord. Veronica is a well known Mexican actress, but this is her first big American role. QOS debuted on USA Network last week and airs Thursday nights. Check your local time.

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Interview: Daniel Crispin of Cirque Du Soleil Toruk!

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James Cameron fans and fans of Avatar, if you want to get a glimpse at what the legendary director is cooking up for the next series of films, look no further than Cirque du Soleil’s new stadium show Toruk. It’s inspired from Avatar and is a prequel tale of sorts, set a thousand years before the events of the film. I spent the last few days hanging out with the folks from Cirque du Soleil’s Toruk. This is the first of several stories.  I caught up with one of the stars of the production Daniel Crispin.

They are at Baltimore’s Royal Farms Arena for a very quick hit – June 9th – 12th.  Check out the official website to find out when it’s coming to your town.

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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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Exclusive: Cast of Outsiders Gives The 411!

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Following the WGN America’s success with “Salem” and “Manhattan,” the burgeoning cable net dives into the rugged and mysterious Appalachian story of the Farrell clan, a family of renegades who’ve been in the hills of Kentucky since before anyone can remember.

We caught up with Producers Peter Mattei & Peter Tolan and some folks from the large ensemble: Ryan Hurst (Sons of Anarchy,) David Morse (Treme, and a boatload of my fav movies including Long Kiss Goodnight – “If you let me go, I’ll leave the use of your legs”), Gillian Alexy (Royal Pains) and more.   Outsiders premieres January 26th on WGN America.

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Exclusive Interview with Outsiders Kyle Gallner and Christina Jackson

Outsiders Kyle Gallner and Christina Jackson Photo. Copyright Michelle Alexandria.
Outsiders Kyle Gallner and Christina Jackson Photo. Copyright Michelle Alexandria.

If you are looking for a something different to watch on television, check out WGN America’s latest – Outsiders which debuts tonight (Tuesday).  A struggle of power and control set in the rugged hills of Appalachia, “Outsiders” explores the epic battle between the Farrell Clan, a tight-knit family of renegades who have lived atop the rugged Shay Mountain for over two hundred years, and their fight to defend their way of life from the town below and anyone who would dare to challenge them.

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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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Hayden Byerly Talks About The Fosters Season 3B!

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So this is actually my 3rd or 4th time interviewing The Fosters’ Hayden Byerly. One day we’ll actually meet and do one of these things in person. He has come a long way in two years. We talk a bit about what’s fans of the show can expect to see in the new season (He’s a pro now so sadly no spoilers), his brand new charity and what’s going on with Jonnor and Braille. We did ask about his off screen relationship with Gavin MacIntosh (Connor). The Fosters airs on Freeform (Formerly ABC Family) and returns Monday, January 25th.

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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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