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ABC Family’s Monica the Medium Talks To The Dead – And To Us!

MONICA THE MEDUIM - "Blind Date Surprise" - Monica Ten-Kate is a typical 21-year-old college junior, juggling studies, friends, family, bills and boys…all while communicating with the dead. “Monica the Medium,” premieres Tuesday, August 25th (8:00 PM ET/PT) on ABC Family. (ABC Family/Ken White) MONICA TEN-KATE
MONICA THE MEDUIM – “Monica the Medium,” premieres Tuesday, August 25th (8:00 PM ET/PT) on ABC Family. (ABC Family/Ken White)
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Monica Ten-Kate is just another typical girl going to college. She has friends, goes on dates, pulls all-nighters and hangs out with her roommates. The only thing that’s different about Monica is that she talks to dead people – and they respond! Not only that, but Monica is a real person and ABC Family’s new series, Monica the Medium (Tuesdays, 8/7C) is an hour-long, unscripted show that follows her through both sides of her life: the mundane and the supernatural.

Recently, Monica spoke with a group of bloggers/journalists about her life and her gift. It made for an interesting experience.

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Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll’s Elaine Hendrix Is a Rocker!

SEX&DRUGS&ROCK&ROLL - Pictured: Elaine Hendrix as Ava. CR. Danny Clinch/FX
SEX&DRUGS&ROCK&ROLL – Pictured: Elaine Hendrix as Ava. CR. Danny Clinch/FX

In FX’s rock&roll dramedy, Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll (Thursday, 10/9C), Ava (Elaine Hendrix) has been with Johnny Rock (Denis Leary) for decades – even though his insecurities and constantly fried state keep him from ever becoming successful. For one brief moment in the early nineties, his band The Heathens was the hottest ticket in New York – but he (and they) disintegrated on stage the night their one and only album dropped. Through all of the all-too-brief ups and all-too-many downs, she has been there for/with him.

This past Monday, I had the good fortune to take part in a conference call Q&A with Hendrix about the show and her character.
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The Strain’s Miguel Gomez Talks Redemption, Character and Being There!

THE STRAIN -- Pictured: Miguel Gomez as Augustin Elizade.  CR. Robert Sebree/FX
THE STRAIN — Pictured: Miguel Gomez as Augustin Elizade. CR. Robert Sebree/FX

Shortly after last week’s episode of The Strain (Sundays, 10/9C), Miguel Gomez – who plays Gus Elizalde, who inadvertently allowed the vampire apocalypse to begin – spoke with a group of journalists/bloggers about redemption; how Gus saw Vaun, and a lot more.

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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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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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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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American Odyssey’s Yousef Sweid and Peter Horton On Shakir Khan, Conspiracy Theories and More!

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American Odyssey (NBC, Sundays, 10/9C) has been compared (positively and negatively) to Homeland. It’s a complex show with threads that link three different locales and sets of related characters to a conspiracy within the military-industrial complex – all tied together through a female Special Forces solider named Sgt. Odelle Ballard.

In last week’s episode, one of the few people she had come to trust to help her get home, Shakir Khan (Yousef Sweid), was killed. Shakir was unique and her death carried with it a unique impact. A few days ago, Sweid and series executive producer Peter Berg spoke about Shakir’s death, conspiracy theories and more with a group of bolggers/journalists.

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M. Night Shyamalan Talks the Whys and Wherefores of Wayward Pines!

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M. Night Shyamalan, at his best, has given us twisty horror (The Sixth Sense) and possibly the best superhero origin story so far (Unbreakable). While his love of twist endings may have led to some (much) less successful movies, he has always produced films that weren’t pale imitations of what was already out there.

His new event series for FOX, Wayward Pines (Thursdays, 10/9C) – based on the novels by Blake Crouch (which I have not read – premieres tomorrow night and, while it might evoke echoes of The Prisoner or Twin Peaks, is a different animal completely. Recently Shyamalan spoke with a group of bloggers/journalist about the event series and why he decided to do it. He was completely charming (check out the wexchange with the moderator at the end of the call) and engaging throughout.

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Enter The Ogre: Milo Ventimiglia On Gotham’s Newest Villain!

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When Gotham returns tomorrow night (FOX, 9/8C), James Gordon will face a new kind of threat – a serial killer called the Ogre – who’s never been properly investigated because he’s gone after the loved ones of any cop who’s tried.

Last week, Milo Ventimiglia took some time to chat with a group of bloggers/journalists about his guest-starring role on this week’s episode of Gotham (FOX, Mondays, 9/8C), Beasts of Prey.

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