LUCIFER Set Tour: Go Behind the Scenes of Production Design, Wardrobe and Props

Lucifer managed to save both his club and his penthouse in a recent episode of LUCIFER, so he won’t have to relocate any time soon. Which is a good thing, because both locations are very cool and dark looking and perfectly compliment his devilish nature.

During a recent visit to the LUCIFER set in Vancouver, we got a tour of the penthouse, LUX, Chloe and Maze’s new apartment and Dr. Linda’s office. You can browse through those photos above.

Meanwhile, Costume Designer Shanna Mair also shared some tidbits about what it’s like to clothe the actors on the show. For every outfit that ends up on camera, Shanna’s department tries out 4-8 outfits before the final decision is made. Imagine how many clothes they must go through for all of the main charcters and some of the more prominent extras. Her department also has 8 to 9 days to prep for every episode. As a result, for the main actors they tend to build a little closet that fits with their characters so they don’t have to scramble at the last minute. The show also can’t use the LAPD name or logo for its police characters, because it’s against copyright laws. So they’re called the “Los Angeles Police” on the show, but the costume department makes their uniforms look very close to the actual LAPD uniforms. The only difference is that their uniforms are more tailored so they look less boxy.

Lucifer’s suits are primarily Burberry, Ted Baker, Hugo Boss and Canali. Each of these suits show well on camera and fans with a keen eye will notice that he tends to wear the same suits over and over again.

Maze’s outfits, meanwhile, are a big collaboration between the costume department and Lesley-Ann Brandt because Lesley-Ann knows her character so well. Costumes will send a lot of photos back and forth and they “fall into these fantastic outfits”, says Shanna.

LUCIFER doesn’t really get a lot of inspiration from the comics because Shanna doesn’t want to be too influenced by the source material and instead wants to ensure that the show creates its own characters. However, they do include a few little nods to it. Watch out for a shirt that Maze wears in episode 11 or 12 — fans of the comics will recongize it.

Shanna explained that Mom is like three characters in one: a lawyer, Charlotte and Lucifer’s mom. She’s got that “cutting edgeness to her” and they dress her in appropriate clothes depending on what role she is playing. If she’s acting as a lawyer they “dress her like a lawyer”. If she’s acting as Lucifer’s mom “she gets a little bit of edgy sexiness”. If she’s dressing like Charlotte she “looks a bit like a mom lawyer”.

Dan is an everyday kind of guy – he has to wear comfortable clothing that makes him look a little cool and stylish. Shanna tends to dress him in a lot of leather jackets and henleys, and most of the other actors don’t wear that same combination so that he’s distinctive.

Finally, Amenadiel is probably the character that has evolved the most in terms of clothing since the show because. He went from angel outfit to a more structured suit to a more urban look as he turned into a regular guy. DB loves the new look for his character.

Don’t miss an all new episode of LUCIFER on Monday, November 28 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT on Fox.

BROOKLYN NINE-NINE Sneak Peek: Jimmy Smits Guest Stars as Amy’s Father

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The 99 squad is celebrating Thanksgiving in this week’s episode of BROOKLYN NINE-NINE. Amy is throwing a dinner party for the team and one special person is making an appearance: her father, Victor Santiago (played by Jimmy Smits).

This is the first time Jake has ever met Amy’s father, so the rest of the squad warns him not to get too cocky about the situation. But Jake is convinced that he’ll ace this meeting because he’s gone “full Amy” and prepared a dossier about Victor’s likes and dislikes and his career as a police officer. Jake’s research pays off right away as he lists off his favorite things, which just so happen to be Victor’s favorite things. And the two men get along famously. Unfortunately, things go downhill from there.

Meanwhile, Charles has been tasked with preparing the turkey this year and he’s decided to order a live turkey. Naturally, that goes about as well as you’d expect, and no one seems capable of actually killing the bird. Finally, Pimento tells Holt that he’s no longer allowed to work for the NYPD, which leaves him at a loss about his future. Holt, fortunately, has a suggestion about the next step in Pimento’s career.

Don’t miss an all new episode of BROOKLYN NINE-NINE tonight (November 22) at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT on Fox (U.S.) and CityTV (Canada).

LUCIFER: The Cast Talks Mom’s Intentions, the Appearance of God and More

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Since the introduction of Lucifer and Amenadiel’s mother on LUCIFER, fans have been left wondering what she has up her sleeve. Are her intentions pure towards her “children” or is she evil? And, for that matter, will her ex-husband (ie. God) be making an appearance this season?

During a visit to the LUCIFER set in Vancouver, stars Tom Ellis (Lucifer), Tricia Helfer (Mom/Charlotte), DB Woodside (Amenadiel) and writer Mike Costa spoke to journalists about Mom’s intentions, the figure of God hanging over the series and whether we’ll see any other characters from the comics on the show.

The God Problem. God made a deal with Lucifer at the end of last season and when Lucifer failed to honor his side of the bargain, his Father sent down Uriel to collect on the debt. Now Uriel is dead — killed by Lucifer’s hand — and Lucifer is still dodging his Father. So will God send another collector down? Ellis said that “a big part of our season this year is about that. It’s about what God has in store. Or what God has put in the path of Lucifer. Maybe not so specifically about that particular deal, but it’s more about Lucifer getting his head around — it’s a power struggle. Lucifer wants to take that power away from his dad and ultimately the question is ‘can he? Is that possible?’ Or is this person, this omniscient being everyone believes is here, are they in control kind of things? The big aspect of religion and stuff like that is how much of it is our choice and how much of it is all pre-determined or pre-destined and all of that. So we touch on that.”

Costa did, however, flat out tell us that we shouldn’t expect to see God any time soon, saying “the question of God, the fact that he is so present and not there is a gift in a lot of ways. We have the conversation in episode 5 where they say, ‘We don’t know what he wants. We don’t know what God wants because he doesn’t talk to us.’ That gives our characters room to project into that. Right now, we’re just dealing with that. And God is not appearing any time soon, if that’s the question. No. He’s still removed and it’s about Lucifer and Mom and Amenadiel trying to deal with essentially an absent father.”

Woodside jokingly said “It’s always been my hope that God is played by Morgan Freeman in like Season 5. I think what makes the show so powerful is we have the same relationship with God that humans do. He doesn’t exactly talk to us, we don’t know what he wants. There’s something that’s really interesting about that. I hope we don’t see God until our very last season.”

Does Mom/Charlotte Have Genuine Love For Her Sons? LUCIFER fans have been suspicious since day 1 that Mom’s motives may not have been innocent. It seems clear now that she’s looking to get her ex-husband’s attention and get some revenge against him for casting her into Hell, while at the same time she’s eager to bring her sons back to Heaven. But how much of her love for her sons is genuine? Helfer said that “Where we are, I haven’t read the rest of the episodes or the outlines. But I’d probably make a safe bet that it’s both: Mom has a genuine affection for her children. But she also has a plan. She has something that she wants. She wants to get back what was taken from her. I’ve said it before, but it really was true. She was banished down to Hell. She would like to get back up to Heaven. That’s very clear. Does she have to do some things along the way that she wouldn’t otherwise want to do? But she does genuinely love her children.”

Meanwhile, Woodside agreed with Helfer and said “One of the things I can say is she really does love her children. She’s a mom. We play [with] the reality, [but] the circumstances very real. You have these children who come from a divorced household and for reasons we don’t really know, the father was pretty cruel to their mom. She’s trying to have a relationship with her sons, which makes sense. We just don’t know if there’s more behind it or she’s genuine. The way Tricia plays it, it’s just amazing.

In Her Absence. What does Mom think about what Lucifer has been up to in her absence? Given that she doesn’t think much of humans, it’s clear she’s doesn’t understand his desire to remain on Earth while she wants to return to Heaven. Helfer said that Mom “looks at humanity as insects, mosquitoes. She doesn’t understand the fascination, and doesn’t understand why he doesn’t want to go back. She can understand why he doesn’t want to go back to Hell, but she can’t understand why he doesn’t want to go back to Heaven. In the beginning of the season when Mom was a fish out of water, being in a human body for the first time, hating humanity, but also being in the form and getting used to things. She of course knows about humanity and how it generally works, but there are intricacies that are difficult. But as we go along, the more she’s here, the more she’s going to be comfortable in the skin she’s in, the more she’s going to be comfortable with what’s going on. And because of that, the more you’re involved in something, the more you start to empathize or sympathize with somebody. So she will start to understand some things and like some things she never would have thought in the first couple of episodes and when she first got here. She never would have thought she would like anything about being in human form. I think she’ll start to understand Lucifer to some extent, but she wouldn’t understand why he wouldn’t want to leave. And that may be where a plan starts to form — figuring out how to get back.”

Revealing His True Form. Lucifer took a bit of a risk when he showed his true face to Linda and now that the therapist is aware of the existence of celestial beings she’s fascinated with them. How will Mom react when she finds out that her son may have blown their cover? With nonchalance, actually. She learns about this in tonight’s episode and “there probably is some concern over what could happen,” Helfer said. “But at this point she’s not too concerned about it. It’s not changing much of the dynamic. And she probably feels she could do something about it if things did start to cause a problem. I’m not sure what, but at this point, she’s not too concerned about it.

Will the Show Introduce More Characters From the Comics? “We talk about that a lot, and a lot of it is a timing thing,” Costa admitted. When’s the right time? Because the comic is so obviously totally supernatural, and we want to be very careful when we introduce our supernatural characters so that we don’t just start throwing everything at the wall. When Uriel showed up, it was a very specific reason, and it served a very strong dramatic purpose. So much as we all have our favorite characters from the comic and we definitely want to see more of them, but every time we introduce a character like that, it has to be such a big deal.” Costa did, however, admit that there’s one comics character he’d love to see: “Gaudium is a big favorite. I don’t know how we would make Gaudium work, but it would be great if we could figure that out.”

Don’t miss an all new episode of LUCIFER tonight (November 21) at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT on Fox (U.S.) and CTV (Canada).

BONES Final Season Preview: How Will It End?

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Twelve years after BONES premiered, the show is preparing to say goodbye. The upcoming season will be the show’s last and now Fox has released the first preview for the season. We open with Booth vowing to get Brennan back. She’s been kidnapped by Zack Addy, a former squint-turned-criminal mastermind.

Not a lot is known about the final season, but Fox has this to say: “The 12-episode run will celebrate the long-running comedic procedural beloved by millions of fans around the world, and bring the storylines of Brennan (Emily Deschanel), Booth (David Boreanaz) and the Jeffersonian-FBI team to a close, allowing the show’s loyal fans to say goodbye to these indelible characters. The final 12 episodes will feature special surprises, including the return of fan-favorite characters, as the countdown to the finale begins.”

BONES returns with new episodes on Tuesday, January 3 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT on Fox.

LUCIFER: The Cast Previews This Week’s Episode, Lucifer & Ella’s Budding Friendship and More

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Ella will become embroiled in matters of Heaven in this week’s LUCIFER when an important celestial artifact goes missing. During a recent visit to the set of LUCIFER in Vancouver, the cast spoke to journalists about what to expect on this week’s episode.

Ella Steps Into the Spotlight. This week Ella will become a major player in the episode. When Lucifer learns that Azrael’s blade has been stolen by a human, he enlists Ella’s help in tracking down the weapon. Aimee Garcia (Ella) said that “Ella has a big episode coming up — episode 8. And they have a very unique relationship in that they haven’t slept together, there’s no celestial baggage. They aren’t in love with each other. So it’s a very no baggage relationship and to me it’s a very playful one. From the first hug that, again, wasn’t scripted, and I just said ”you know what? I’m not going to tell him I’m going for it’, I just went for it. The way he received it, I thought ‘ok, we’re going to be partners in crime’. So he asks her for a huge favor in episode 8 and she kind of puts her job on the line to help him out. And it’s the first time in their friendship — in their relationship — that she’s like ‘look, man, I know we’re buddies, I know we play all the time, but I need you to come clean with me’.” But her desire for the truth is going to war with his recent revelation to Dr. Linda. When Ella asks for the truth Lucifer “says ‘last time I came clean with someone, it was interesting.’ So I can’t say if [he’s going to tell her the truth] or not, but it’s opened Pandora’s Box. It’s the first human who has seem him in his actual vulnerable, real form and that’s the kind of show this is. You think it’s a case-of-the-week and next thing you know, Pandora’s Box has been opened.”

Ella as a Confidante. We saw Chloe embrace Ella at the end of the last episode, appreciated that her work colleague had helped her with a heavily personal case. And we’re going to see this friendship deepen, according to Garcia. “What I love about their relationship is that it really starts forming into a deeper and deeper friendship and kind of surpasses colleagues and goes more into just girls being friends. I just love positive female relationships, especially in the workplace where…especially with social media there’s so much tearing down of women, that I love that she just jumps right in and doesn’t even think about it and helps her out. And they’re in it for the right reasons. So you’ll see more of that in episode 7 and episode 8 where Ella really becomes a confidante. And Ella becomes a rock for the team as far as someone who you can really trust and is excellent at her job. And it’s really nice to play that.”

But Will Ella Come Between Chloe and Lucifer? Not really, but expect a funny scene in this week’s episode according to Garcia. “I love that most people were thinking that Ella would come in and disrupt this great relationship that Lucifer and Chloe have and….actually, what’s really funny is Chloe may get a little jealous in episode 8 but for the wrong reasons. It’s really funny. There’s this scene that our showrunner called us [about] and they’re like ‘we had to watch the scene in episode 8 four times because we couldn’t get through it as writers without laughing. We couldn’t hear the scene because everyone was laughing so hard’. Um, so Lauren [German, who plays Chloe], actually, has a lot to do with it because she’s reacting to something that Ella does very innocently, but behavior-wise it’s like ‘whoa’. And I can’t believe the network actually let us get away with it, but it’s such a treat.”

Maze and Amenadiel Team Up. This pair has had their ups and downs since LUCIFER began. They’re natural enemies, but they also slept together last season and started to become friends. And while they haven’t had much interaction in season 2, DB Woodside (Amenadiel) said that “Something to look forward to, in Episodes 8 and 9, for reasons I can’t share right now, Amenadiel and Maze will be forced to work together. I think anytime those two are forced to work together, you have Amenadiel who is very stoic and serious and Maze who is a homicidal maniac. If you put those two together, you really think comedy. Lesley-Ann, who is really one of my favorites, one of my best friends, we have some really, really funny stuff. I hope people like it.”

Don’t miss an all new episode of LUCIFER tonight (November 14) at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT on Fox (U.S.) and CTV (Canada).

Fox Thanksgiving and Christmas Teasers: BROOKLYN NINE-NINE, FAMILY GUY, SON OF ZORN and More

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There’s no use denying it, the holidays are coming. Soon Thanksgiving will take place in the US and then it will be followed by Christmas and New Year’s before you even know it. Fox is getting into the holiday spirit with Thanksgiving and Christmas themed episodes of some of its shows, along with a few specials and TV movies.

The following Thanksgiving-themed programs air in November on Fox:

Sunday, November 13
SON OF ZORN (8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT) – “The Battle of Thanksgiving”
After a pep talk from Linda (Artemis Pebdani), Zorn (Jason Sudeikis) crashes Edie’s (Cheryl Hines) Thanksgiving to prove to Edie’s mom how much he’s matured. It goes well at first, until Edie’s mom (guest star Jenny O’Hara) shares her views on Zephyria. Meanwhile, Alan (Johnny Pemberton) butters up his grandmother to get her to pay for his expensive summer music camp. Also, after Thanksgiving, Zorn consults fellow Zephyrian Dr. Klorpins (guest voice Nick Offerman) via Facetime, when he develops a mysterious itch.

Sunday, November 20
BOB’S BURGERS (8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT) – “The Quirk-ducers” – Airing at a special time
The kids have their half day before Thanksgiving cancelled because of Mr. Frond’s (guest voice David Herman) idea for a play. Gene (Eugene Mirman) and Louise (Kristen Schaal) come up with an idea to sabotage the play with Tina’s (Dan Mintz) holiday fan fiction in order to get their half day back.

Tuesday, November 22
BROOKLYN NINE-NINE (8:00-8:31 PM ET/PT) – “Mr. Santiago”
At Amy’s (Melissa Fumero) intricately planned Thanksgiving dinner, Jake (Andy Samberg) goes “full Santiago” (binder and all) in order to impress her father (guest star Jimmy Smits), a former cop. With Jake and Amy’s focus elsewhere, Charles (Joe Lo Truglio) is left on turkey duty and Holt (Andre Braugher) helps Pimento (guest star Jason Mantzoukas) cope after learning he can no longer work for the NYPD.

NEW GIRL (8:31-9:01 PM ET/PT) – “Last Thanksgiving”
Jess (Zooey Deschanel) is set on making the gang’s last Thanksgiving at the loft the best one ever, while playing nurse to her new wheelchair-stricken boyfriend, Robbie (Nelson Franklin). Meanwhile, Schmidt (Max Greenfield) and Cece (Hannah Simone) have to babysit a heartsick Gavin (guest star Peter Gallagher) who’s just been dumped by his girlfriend.

The following holiday-themed programs air this November and December on FOX:

Sunday, November 27
ICE AGE: A MAMMOTH CHRISTMAS (7:00-7:30 PM ET/PT) – Annual Return
America’s favorite arctic herd is busy decorating for the holiday season. In his rush to help, Sid (John Leguizamo) destroys Manny’s (Ray Romano) favorite decorations. Manny is so upset he convinces Sid he is now on Santa’s naughty list. Sid, Crash (Seann William Scott), Eddie (Josh Peck) and Peaches (Ciara Bravo) take off for the North Pole to plead their case to Santa (Billy Gardell). Meanwhile, Manny, Ellie (Queen Latifah) and Diego (Denis Leary), worry over Peaches’ safety and race to find her. Back at the North Pole, Sid and his crew accidentally destroy Santa’s Workshop on Christmas Eve, and it’s up to these newfound friends to orchestrate a Christmas miracle. The special, directed by Karen Disher, also features the voice talent of Chris Wedge, T.J. Miller and Judah Friedlander. An encore airs on Tuesday, Dec. 20 (8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT).

BOB’S BURGERS (7:30-8:00 PM ET/PT) – “The Last Gingerbread House on the Left”
Bob (H. Jon Benjamin) gets roped into competing in a secret Gingerbread house-building contest. Meanwhile, Linda (John Roberts) and the kids decide to go caroling, but their neighbors are not in the Christmas spirit.

Monday, December 5
SHOWTIME AT THE APOLLO (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) – All-New Special
Emmy Award-winning personality Steve Harvey will host this two-hour event and reimagining of the classic talent showcase series, in which Harvey will celebrate his return to the famed theater, where he launched his own career, and where he’ll be joined by some of the biggest stars in comedy and music.

Wednesday, December 7
LETHAL WEAPON (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) – “Jingle Bell Glock”
The whole precinct’s holiday celebrations are cut short when they’re called to examine a ruthless homicide linked to Eddie Flores (guest star Raul Casso), the deranged nephew of a notable drug lord who has a previous history with Riggs (Clayne Crawford). The holiday season weighs heavily on Riggs, who flashes back to past Christmases with his former wife, Miranda (guest star Floriana Lima). Murtaugh (Damon Wayans) is also a little preoccupied with his neighbor’s obnoxious holiday decorations.

Thursday, December 8
TARAJI’S WHITE HOT HOLIDAYS (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) – All-New Special
EMPIRE’S Taraji P. Henson is back this holiday season to spread cheer, goodwill and some holiday magic in an all-new music and variety special, renditions of classic holiday songs by entertainment superstars, including EMPIRE’s Jussie Smollett, Taye Diggs, Pharrell Williams, Missy Elliott, Alicia Keys, Darryl McDaniels of Run-DMC, Snoop Dogg and TLC. The event also will include cameo appearances by acclaimed actor and filmmaker Tyler Perry and BROOKLYN NINE-NINE’s Terry Crews, among other surprise guests and performances. An encore airs Friday, Dec. 23 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT.

Sunday, December 11
THE SIMPSONS (8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT) – “The Nightmare After Krustmas”
Krusty (Dan Castellaneta) tries to impress his daughter (guest voice Natasha Lyonne) as they spend Christmas with the Simpsons. Meanwhile, Reverend Lovejoy (Harry Shearer) seeks converts after church attendance plummets, and Maggie is haunted by a spooky Christmas toy. Comedian Jackie Mason also makes a guest-voice appearance. An encore airs on Christmas, Sunday, Dec. 25 (8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT).

SON OF ZORN (8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT) – “The War on Grafelnik”
Torn between Edie’s Christmas and Zorn’s Grafelnik – the Zephyrian holiday of revenge – Alan realizes he can play his parents off each other to get better presents.

FAMILY GUY (9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT) – “How the Griffin Stole Christmas”
Peter (Seth MacFarlane) is asked to fill in for the mall Santa and gets drunk on the power. Meanwhile, Stewie (MacFarlane) and Brian (MacFarlane) crash holiday office parties for the free food, drama and women.

Tuesday, December 13
BROOKLYN NINE-NINE (8:00-8:31 PM ET/PT) – “Captain Latvia”
Charles enlists Jake’s help in tracking down his son’s favorite toy for Christmas, and the pair finds themselves accidentally facing off against a Latvian criminal ring as a result. Back at the precinct, the team gears up for their annual Christmas carol competition against their sworn enemy: the MTA.

NEW GIRL (8:31-9:01 PM ET/PT) – “Christmas Eve Eve”
Jess struggles to keep the loft’s Secret Santa afloat, while helping Reagan (guest star Megan Fox) plan a Christmas surprise for Nick (Jake Johnson). When Winston (Lamorne Morris) believes his gift for Cece won’t be delivered in time, Winston and Schmidt go on a mission to track it down.

Saturday, December 31
PITBULL’S NEW YEAR’S REVOLUTION (11:00 PM-12:30 AM ET live-CT/MT/PT tape-delayed) – All-New Special
Armando Christian Perez, aka Pitbull, will ring in the New Year LIVE from the sandy beaches of America’s hottest city – Miami – alongside hosts Queen Latifah and Snoop Dogg. Pitbull will perform and be joined by some of his favorite A-list musicians, DJs and celebrity friends for this unforgettable live event.

LUCIFER: Rachael Harris and Tom Ellis on Linda’s Future Reaction to Angels and Demons

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Dr. Linda Martin now knows the truth on LUCIFER. The Psychiatrists who thought her patient had been speaking in metaphors nows that the Devil and angels and demons are very real. Her initial reaction was one of shock. When Maze approached her, Linda questioned how they could be friends. But the good doctor seems to be gradually making peace with the idea that these celestial — and devilish — creatures are real.

During a visit to the set of LUCIFER in Vancouver*, Rachael Harris (Dr. Linda Martin) and Tom Ellis (Lucifer) spoke about what’s next for Linda and Lucifer now that she knows his secret. Hint: she’s actually kind of excited.

What’s Next? “What’s great is [Linda is] no longer rolling her eyes at [Lucifer] and looking at him as an object,” Harris explains. “She’s actually seeing him even though it’s completely foreign to her. When you finally hear the truth from somebody, you relax and you don’t feel like you have to manipulate. I feel their relationship gets deeper and it’s better because she feels like she can actually help him. They do get to a place where he says, ‘Look at me. I’m just a person with a very dysfunctional family.’ They get to a point where she goes, if I can look at you in this category, and he’s like, just treat me like a normal patient. She really does struggle with that….I did have a question of, ‘Is there going to be anything interesting for them to talk about?’ In actuality, now it’s even better, because she can really, really get into it with him.”

Going All In. Linda’s curiosity about things that she believed were only stories is definitely going to grow, Harris said. “In the pilot, Lucifer says [Maze] is a complicated one. She does start getting off on [this knowledge]. She starts asking him a lot of questions. [She points out,] ‘I’m the only one who knows this.’ She does get off on it and that’s what’s great: she uses her education to then ask more questions. Her whole thing is learning what makes people take. Now she’s like, now I get to learn what makes the celestial beings tick….And to Maze, she sees the humanity in Maze. She sees a growth in Maze that is really exciting.” Fans should also expect to see more from Linda and Maze as their relationship continues to deepen.

Is Lucifer Regretting His Choice? From a purely selfish standpoint, the devil doesn’t think he made the right choice according to Ellis. Mostly because Linda is too busy talking about celestial topics instead of Lucifer’s issues: “It’s kind of [like] Lucifer didn’t think this thing through. It becomes almost inconvenient for him that his therapist now wants to talk about other things other than him. So, you know, that all aside, he still wants to go to therapy and find out what’s going on with everything and her sort of going off on her own thing is very, very sort of annoying for Lucifer. It’s something that, again, he didn’t think it through. He didn’t think it through at all. So what comes with it is inconvenient and then we make a progression, but you can’t make that much progression when someone knows you’re the actual devil.”

For more on what’s next on LUCIFER, read our post-mortem cast interviews about the events of the most recent episode. And don’t miss an all new episode of LUCIFER on November 14 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT on Fox (U.S.) and CTV (Canada).

LUCIFER Post-Mortem: The Cast Talks Dan and Lucifer’s New Bond, the Improv Group & What’s Next for Linda

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Chloe dealt with the pain of her father’s old murder, Dan and Lucifer bonded, and Maze found herself with a new job on this week’s LUCIFER. As Chloe investigated the murder of her father’s killer (which eventually led her to a conspiracy), Lucifer turned his attention to Dan. Convinced that he only drove people away after showing Linda his true face, Lucifer decided he wanted to be more normal and concluded that “Detective Douche” was the most normal person he could emulate. By the end of the episode, Lucifer and Dan had forged a tentative friendship, Maze had gotten herself a job as a bounty hunter, and Linda and Maze patched things up, despite Lucifer’s revelation to his therapist last week about his true identity.

During a recent visit to the set of LUCIFER in Vancouver*, the cast sat down to talk to journalists about Dan’s new hobby, where Dan and Lucifer go from here, and how Linda’s horror about Lucifer will turn into something else.

The Improv Group. Perhaps the most amusing part of an otherwise serious episode was Lucifer’s discovery that Dan had joined an improv group — and was using it as an opportunity to act like Lucifer. Kevin Alejandro (Dan) said he was surprised by Dan’s new hobby. “[The producers were like] ‘we’re going to give you some sort of talent, some sort of secret thing that we want you to do’ and I was like ‘ok, they’re going to turn me into a secret tap dancer or something like that’. And then it comes out as [an improv group] and it kind of makes sense, you know? As you know, I’ve played a lot of cops throughout the years and a lot of police officers do take improv classes because they have — especially the ones that go undercover and stuff like that — because they have to learn how to just sort of have the gift of the gab. I don’t know how much more you’re going to see, but it’s definitely one of his little things now….. It’s a form of therapy for him. It’s a way to sort of deal with, you know, the next phase in he and Chloe’s and Trixie’s life. And instead of going to a therapist, he just sort of uses that outlet. I think the audience will appreciate that. We all try to find a way to express ourselves and that’s just his.”

Dan At Work. After his actions in season 1 of LUCIFER landed him a demotion, Alejandro explained that Dan is willing to be the department’s lacky….as long as he has a chance to prove himself again. We’ve seen him do this throughout the early episodes of season 2 and it will continue in the future: “One of the cool things about this character in general is that he does thrive to be the best. So he’s going to do whatever he can to be the top again. So that’s why he’s — for lack of a better word — everyone’s bitch in the department. He will go and work on any other case just to get to the top. But he’s also flawed and, again, he makes decisions throughout this season that are for morally the right reasons but technically the wrong way to do it. He’s definitely so flawed. He can’t catch a break, basically, is what you’ll learn to realize a bit more….. I think because of the choices that he’s made he can definitely be persuaded to go down the wrong path. To go down a dark path. But morally he wants to do the right thing.”

Becoming Friends? Meanwhile, both Dan and Lucifer’s actions in the most recent episode means that their relationship is “slowly thawing, I think is the best way of putting it,” Tom Ellis (Lucifer) hinted. “Until [this week’s] episode I don’t think Lucifer had ever put himself in Dan’s shoes. And I don’t mean, like, metaphorically. It’s not like Lucifer to do that — to emphasize, to think from someone else’s point of view. Certainly with Dan, you know, he’d made up his mind about him and that was his point of fun and this person really didn’t have an awful lot of validity in Lucifer’s eyes. But through the episode, Lucifer gets to experience the reality of Dan and Dan’s life. And I think that, kind of, lands on him a little bit. And then he spends the next episode trying desperately not to call him ‘douche’, but it’s almost like a reflex action for him…… As part of kind of Lucifer’s humanization, it’s another kind of layer stripped away when he has this sort of realization with Dan that Dan is someone who has his struggles in life and he isn’t this perfect, nice guy. Fundamentally, everyone is flawed. And for that to be pointed out to Lucifer — for him to get a grasp of that situation — really helps thaw that relationship.”

Returning to Therapy. Lucifer’s last session with Linda may have ended in disaster, but their professional relationship is far from over. In fact, according to Ellis, the “immediate sort of fall out is that Lucifer, being Lucifer, goes back to therapy with Linda assuming it will be alright to not talk about the elephant in the room. And, of course, you know, that doesn’t work out. He realizes that this revelation to Linda has sort of created this kind of babbling lunatic. And he finds himself in [a future episode] becoming the therapist almost and she becomes the person in therapy and it’s quite a fun sort of thing that we have with that.” Ellis also explained that “I think he believes he can trust that information with Linda and it won’t go any further. But I don’t think he really has thought through what the repercussions are for her personally about that revelation. Again, like all things with Lucifer, it comes from a very selfish point of view.”

Maze’s New Job. Maze may have finally discovered her purpose on earth which, apparently, is being a bounty hunter. And this will be an opportunity to get her into the field more with the cases of the week. Lesley-Ann Brandt (Maze) explained that “It’s a fun job for Maze because I think she’s found her new purpose, you know, it’s like ‘hey, if I’m stuck on earth and I can’t torture like the demon I am, and how can I hunt’ — which is essentially like what the  bounty is like for her. Any person who gets a new job that they’re really good at — she’s very proud to be able to bring bad guys in. Her new job is also “sort of a way to seed her into one of the scenes with Dan and Chloe and Lucifer and the police. She’s not all of a sudden helping the cops, do you know what I mean? This is for her personally. She gets paid. She doesn’t really care if the guy’s done a horrible thing — she’s, like, ‘I have fun, I get to hunt human beings and bring them in’. It makes me feel like my old self.”

Maze and Linda. Despite the troubles these two women had in this episode, there is hope on the horizon for their friendship. Brant explained that “I think that it takes an adjustment and it takes time to understand the idea……It’s a fun friendship. At the end of the day, if you take the supernatural element out of it, it’s two friends who had, like, a stumble in their friendship and they’re trying — but they care about each other — so they’re trying to work through it as best as they can with whatever tools they have. And I think if you’re going to try and like work through something, a therapist is probably the best person you can befriend in order to do that.”

Don’t miss an all new episode of LUCIFER on November 14 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT on Fox (U.S.) and CTV (Canada).

(Note about the video below: the interviews took place the week of October 30, so when someone asks about “next week’s episode” they are referring to the November 7 episode)

*Travel and accommodation provided by Warner Bros. Television

 

 

LUCIFER: The Cast Teases the Fallout from Lucifer’s Big Reveal & Previews Tonight’s Episode

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Since the beginning of the series, Lucifer has not hidden his true identity from people. In fact, he won’t stop telling people that he’s the actual devil. But everyone — from Dr. Linda to Chloe to Ella — don’t believe he’s telling the truth. However, at the end of the last episode he revealed his true face to Linda and stunned her into silence. The consequences of that decision are going to affect not only Lucifer and Linda’s friendship and doctor-patient relationship, but also Maze’s budding friendship with Linda. In fact, the fallout from this reveal are going to ripple through the rest of the season.

During a recent vision to the set of LUCIFER in Vancouver*, we spoke with the cast about Linda’s initial reaction to Lucifer’s true identity and tonight’s episode, which focuses on the old death of Chloe’s father and an unlikely working alliance between Lucifer and Dan.

Lucifer’s Decision. “We’ve had it from the start that Lucifer’s been very open with people about who he is,” Tom Ellis explained. “Yes, he’s never shown anyone unless it’s in a moment of punishment towards someone and he wants to kind of freak them out. I don’t think he has any kind of immediate inclination to let anyone else know or show anyone else that because, you know, rather than just showing a scary face to someone, I like to think of it as a much more exposing moment than that. I mean, that’s him at his most vulnerable state. And what I loved about that scene with Linda is that when Lucifer does it, it doesn’t come out of a ferocious place, it doesn’t come out of trying to be threatening or domineering or anything like that. It just comes out of him going ‘this is me’. And actually, there’s a real sadness to that because he wishes he wasn’t that person.”

Dr. Linda’s Reaction. “For Linda, in particular, the fallout is not only has her world been turned upside down, but she’s been completely smashed apart,” Rachael Harris said. “She’s really having to process what it actually means to know that this mythology or whatever that she’s questioned actually exists. She’s struggling. And quite fearful. But what’s great is you get to see she’s open to finding peace in that situation.”

Repercussions for Maze.  The peace may not come soon enough for Maze, however. “There’s some big repercussions for what Lucifer did,” Lesley-Ann Brandt told us. “And I think for [Maze], she feels like it was a very selfish reveal. Because it changes the dynamics of our interactions, do you know what I mean. Sure, maybe you can see me take down a 300 pound guy and go ‘how in the hell did she do that?’ But that’s way more believable than ‘oh, you’re the devil and you’re a demon and you’re an angel and you’re the mother of all creation’. Like, how do we explain that? So I think for Maze especially, considering episode 4 where the women have bonded and she’s really found her tribe, that she once again feels like ‘you did something and you did not think of anyone else — of this affecting anyone else’. And it does affect Maze and it does affect Linda. And those scenes [tonight] are like my favorite that I’ve filmed this season so far. Because it’s real and raw and it sort of cuts to a part of this character that you don’t get to see very often — which is vulnerability, right?”

The Odd Couple. After the trauma of killing his angelic brother and his decision to reveal himself to Linda, Lucifer is dealing with his overall situation by making an unusual choice: he’s shadowing Dan in an effort to learn to be “normal”. Lucifer is “trying to channel his inner douche,” Kevin Alejandro jokingly explained. “He has this idea of who he thinks Dan might be. But he doesn’t really know. And so he is, you know, he’s befuddled, I guess, as to why Chloe is interested in a person like him. So he just wants to go to great lengths to figure it all out. To the point of dressing, walking, talking, cranking his neck a little bit like Dan. It’s cool.” While this whole endeavor comes off as amusing to the audience, Ellis said that he was “trying to not be flippant or glib about it. [I’m] trying to make it come from a genuine place for Lucifer where he believes if he learns to be like this — if he learns Dan’s secret — then life will be easier. We were having a lot of fun in the scenes, me just kind of watching him and mimicking how he stands, because he’s got quite a particular stance — it’s all douchey. It sort of started from there and grew.”

Chloe’s Search for the Truth. While Dan and Lucifer are mimicking each other, Chloe is on a serious hunt for the truth surrounding her father’s death. The man convicted of the murder has now been killed, which indicates that he may have actually be framed for the murder of Chloe’s father. This leads Chloe to become laser-focused on unraveling the mysterious conspiracy: “It’s the first time I’ve had a case I’m so invested in,” Lauren German said. “I think growing up, I was close with my father, and then he was killed. There was never a legitimate justice for him. Everything was wonky and nothing quite added up. This case comes along, and ….the usual hijinks are gone: I’m on a mission and it’s just fighting for someone you love. For me, it’s great, I had the chance to play entirely new levels of emotional levels and grief and that sort of thing. So for me that’s fun, because that’s always my favorite. Anything on the extreme end of performance is what I enjoyed the most. It’s almost an episode on a different show, in a way.”

Don’t miss an all new episode of LUCIFER tonight (November 7) at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT on Fox (U.S.) and CTV (Canada).

*Travel and accommodations provided by Warner Bros. Television

THE SIMPSONS Renewed for Seasons 29 and 30

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Fox is not giving up on The Simpsons family anytime soon. Today the network announced that THE SIMPSONS has been renewed for seasons 29 and 30.

The renewal takes the long-running animated series to 669 episodes, the largest number of episodes for any scripted television show ever, breaking the record previously set by GUNSMOKE (635).

“Take that GUNSMOKE! You lost a race you didn’t even know you were running!,” said Homer Simpson.

“This is yet another record-setting moment for what is truly a landmark series,” said Dana Walden and Gary Newman, Chairmen and CEOs, Fox Television Group. “THE SIMPSONS has meant so much to the network, the studio and everyone at Fox, and its continued cultural impact around the globe is a testament to the combined brilliance of Matt, Jim and Al. Congratulations to everyone who works on this groundbreaking series – from the voice cast and producers to the writers and production team – you comprise one of the greatest collections of creative talent in the history of the medium. And to the millions of SIMPSONS fans around the world, thank you for watching all these years. We’re happy to tell you there’s lots more to come.”