April 11, 2012 |
You may not want to wait to see James Van Der Beek in ABC's new comedy "Don't Trust The B---- In Apartment 23," but don't let the inconsistent premiere turn you away. The former "Dawson's Creek" hunk provides much of the charm and limited punch lines until "Apartment 23" ( 8:30 p.m. April 11, ABC; 2.5 stars ) starts to find its way in later episodes. When June (Dreama Walker) moves to New York for a job at a big investment bank she discovers the FBI closing the place down and arresting the boss for a Bernie Madoff-like scam.
October 4, 2013 |
Throughout Season 3 of Cinemax's "Strike Back," we've gotten to see the softer side of Sgt. Damien Scott. Earlier in the season, he came face-to-face with his feelings for Mossad agent Rebecca (Lyne Renee) when their missions crossed paths. He's been sweetly supportive of his partner, Stonebridge (Philip Winchester), as he's dealt with the fallout from his wife's muder last season and his health issue this season. Then he meets Ester (Amy-Leigh Hickman), the young daughter of double agent Leo Kamali (Zubin Varla)
March 1, 2012 |
TV networks will pay tribute to Davy Jones this weekend. Jones, who rose to fame in the 1960s as part of the pop group The Monkees, died Feb. 29. UPDATE: Game Show Network will pay tribute to Jones at 7 p.m. March 6 with a special encore airing of his appearance on "The Newlywed Game. " The episode, which originally aired Jan. 21, 2010, features Jones and his wife, Telemundo actress Jessica Pacheco; Jonny Fairplay ("Survivor") and Michelle Deighton ("America's Next Top Model"); Ronn Moss ("The Bold and the Beautiful")
April 30, 2012 |
As soon as Cesare Borgia's nun lover was found murdered in Sunday night's “Stray Dogs,” I just knew the cardinal and Showtime's “The Borgias” were going to take viewers on a thrill ride. And thanks to a superb performance by Francois Arnaud as Cesare, it was a fascinating trip into the dark corners of a vengeful mind and hurting soul. The ride started when Cesare's chief henchman Micheletto (Sean Harris, also wonderful) rounded up Rome's stray dogs - a group of soldiers for hire - to attack the French with less-than-honorable weapons and tactics.
October 11, 2012 |
With Season 2 of the hit-television show Grimm in full swing, I reached out to Geek To Me special correspondent - and Grimm background extra - Tara Dublin to give us a behind-the-scenes look at the show. Over the next few weeks, " Detective Dublin " will be sharing her experiences on the set of the fantasy series. What is it like to be on a top-rated show? Do you get to hobnob with the stars? Just how cool is it? All these questions and more will be answered in " The Detective Dublin Files . ": From the set of GRIMM: Episode 12, Season Two We're chugging along nicely in the filming of Season Two of “ Grimm ” up here in Portland.
October 23, 2013 |
Nearly a week after "Scandal" First Lady Mellie Grant got sloshed and told off her philandering husband, fans still are buzzing about "Drunk Mellie. " Bellamy Young is happy to hear it, but she was initially terrified about delivering the moonshine-fueled monologue on the ABC hit. "I worried so much about that scene," Young told me during a recent phone interview. "I got that speech and I got scared, 'cause acting drunk can go so wrong. But my Lord, the journey in that speech - the emotional topography - it just took work.
August 10, 2011 |
In the past two episodes of "Torchwood: Miracle Day," Rhys Williams has gone from stay-at-home dad to an unofficial Torchwood team member. That suits Kai Owen, who has played the worrying husband of alien fighter Gwen Cooper since the series began, just fine. "Believe you me, Rhys comes back into it in big style," Owen said by phone from London last week. "He's very much involved. He's taking orders from Gwen and helping her save the world, you know?" Owen says Rhys will never be a full member of Torchwood, the once secret organization currently trying to understand why suddenly no one on Earth can die. He'd rather there not even be a Torchwood, which is led by Capt.
March 24, 2013 |
Natalie Zea says she prefers doing comedies, but her characters in two high-profile dramas find themselves in peril this week. "Oh, God, I know. I gotta get away from this," she said Friday with a chuckle. "I've got to go do some sort of slapstick comedy!" The laughs will have to wait, at least on the small screen. In Fox's "The Following," she plays Claire Matthews, the former wife of serial killer and cult creator Joe Carroll (James Purefoy) and former lover of the man who put him away, FBI agent Ryan Hardy (Kevin Bacon)
May 6, 2013 |
Northwestern University junior Daniel Donohue may or may not have won $100,000 in the "Jeopardy!" College Championship. You'll have to watch the two-week tournament starting Monday to find out for sure. Donohue was selected to compete on the show against 15 other college students around the country from schools like MIT, Stanford, Georgetown, and University of Wisconsin-Madison. His first episode is set to air at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday on WLS-Ch. 7 (ABC). The 21-year-old Communications major was surprised to find out in February that he had been chosen even after passing a 50-question online test and an in-person audition in Cleveland.
September 28, 2012 |
Director Michael Bassett loves to blow stuff up. That's why Cinemax's "Strike Back" was the perfect choice for his first TV directing gig. "I blow up an ambulance and it's one of the biggest indoor explosions I've ever seen," Bassett told me at San Diego Comic Con. "When the shockwave hits you - you're sitting at your monitors 50 yards or 100 yards away - and then suddenly you just feel this wallop of air. Your crew is like, '[gasping sound].'...