LAST RESORT Preview: Daniel Lissing Talks Up Tonight’s Explosive New Episode “Nuke It Out”

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The new ABC drama series LAST RESORT does not shy away from launching nuclear missiles, which it amply demonstrated in its pilot episode. To ramp up the uncertainty about who has control of those remaining missiles, last week’s episode revealed a traitor in the USS Colorado’s midst when Captain Marcus Chaplin (Andre Braugher) discovered someone had stolen his launch key.  So this week’s new episode entitled “Nuke It Out” brings back the reality of how unstable the volatile situation is when the military crew becomes their own worst enemy.  It is a race to determine: who stole the launch key and what for?  Who exactly now controls the remaining nukes aboard the Colorado? And what lengths will each of them go to keep the situation from becoming explosive?
In an exclusive interview, co-star Daniel Lissing, who plays U.S. Navy SEAL James King, talked about the bristling tension between James and Grace (Daisy Betts) and what is going through James’ mind now that he finds himself caught up in the global events sparked by the SEALS’ covert mission in Pakistan. [Read more…]

Today’s TV Addict Top 5: Questions with LAST RESORT Star Daisy Betts

In an attempt to convince you to carve out a little time for LAST RESORT — ABC’s ambitious new action adventure that is unlike anything else on television right now — caught up with series star Daisy Betts. Betts, an Australian native, plays Lt. Grace Shepard, one of the first wave of female officers to serve on a US submarine and was only too happy to take some time out of her busy shooting schedule to fill fans in on what life is like as one of the US Colorado’s few female officers, shooting those adrenaline-fuelled action sequences and what challenges are in store for her character moving forward. [Read more…]

Photo of the Day: Once on This Island

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With television talent both in front and behind the camera making a habit of tweeting photos ranging from spoilerific to hilarious, thought it might be fun to introduce a new feature to the site that we’ve not-so-cleverly decided to call “Photo of the Day.” Today’s subject, courtesy of LAST RESORT co-creator Karl Gajdusek (@karlgajdusek) comes proof positive that irregardless of what kind of corner office you currently occupy, Karl Gaajdusek has a better view! Tweeted Gajdusek, “Amazing photo from set of #LastResort”

LAST RESORT Scoop: Autumn Reeser Teases the Looming “Dangers From Every Different Direction”

The new ABC drama series LAST RESORT looks at the intriguing idea of a nuclear submarine crew being marked for death by their own government, and their one ally on the outside is a Washington, D.C. lobbyist who is trying to figure out what was really going on:  Why would a U.S. submarine get suspicious orders to attack a foreign nation from a back-channel?  And why then attempt to sink the sub for questioning orders?  In a recent press conference call, Autumn Reeser shared what drew her to this remarkable series and her sexually-charged role of Kylie Sinclair. [Read more…]

Scott Speedman Talks LAST RESORT

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In celebration of tonight’s much-anticipated premiere of LAST RESORT, Shawn Ryan’s daring new series that pits the crew of a U.S. ballistic missile submarine against its own government when a Captain (Andre Braugher) opts to question unconventional orders rather than start a World War III,’s very own West Coast Correspondent Tiffany Vogt was recently afforded a few minutes of one-on-one time with star Scott Speedman. Not surprisingly, that artist formally known as FELICITY’s Ben Covington was only too happy to dish on what sort of challenges are in store for his character XO Sam Kendal and what attracted him to the project. See for yourself, after the jump. [Read more…]

2012 Fall TV Preview: LAST RESORT

You’ve seen the commercials. You’ve heard the hype. Now there’s only one thing you want to know: Which of the new fall shows are worth watching and which should be avoided at all costs? In this continuing series, we give you the scoop on some of the most highly-anticipated shows of the season, with today’s subject being ABC’s LAST RESORT.

The Boilerplate: Since these pilot presentations may go through numerous rewrites and casting changes prior to premiere, this by no means should be considered an official review. Rather a preview of what one can expect come Fall. [Read more…]

TCA 2012 Live Blog: LAST RESORT

5:19PM: “What we have on the submarine is our own tight knit family and consequently we have a basis to test those loyalties on the show,” Andre Braugher says on the subject of his character’s relationship with Scott Speedman’s XO Sam Kenda. “Watching us start out as a family and slowly get torn apart is where things are really going to get fun.”

5:20PM: “I don’t have a lot of information to judge the world in which there is a white Andre Braugher who did better than I did,” is how Braugher brilliantly defers what has sadly become the obligatory question surrounding Hollywood’s lack of leading me of color.

5:22PM: “This is a show I couldn’t make five years ago because I didn’t possess the skill set,” reveals Shawn Ryan, who credits his work on THE SHEILD, CHICAGO CODE and TERRIERS with giving him the respective tools necessary for LAST RESORT’s serialized storytelling and incredibly high production values. [Read more…]