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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.