Exclusive: Kathleen Rose Perkins Contemplates Her ‘Episodic’ Strokes of Luck

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In the Matt LeBlanc-fronted “Episodes,” the real star is Kathleen Rose Perkins.

As Carol Rance, head of network programming at the fictitious, unnamed network that airs “Pucks,” the show within a show starring LeBlanc, Perkins portrays a high energy yes man who never seems to land a win. In season four of the Showtime satire (premiering Sunday at 10:30 p.m.), Carol comes no closer to landing her dream gig as head of the network. In fact, she’s passed over for another woman, Helen Bash (Andrea Savage), who may or may not have a bone to pick with her.

I spoke with Ms. Perkins earlier this afternoon about the season she calls the best one yet. “It’s… messier,” she told me. We also spoke about some of her recent film roles. [Read more…]

THE AFFAIR Recap: The Idealist and His Insider

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In Montauk, the ocean is mean, and summer people like Noah Solloway have a fantasy of what life is like for citizens like Cole and Alison Lockhart. For Cole, Montauk is a little piece of Heaven under God, and recently, it has been exposed to “people who come out here [that] think they’re in East Hampton.”

In episode three of “The Affair,” Noah and Alison have yet to wake to the realities of their relationship, and its eventual significance for both the regulars and the ‘summer people’. [Read more…]

You Be the Critic: Watch Showtime’s PENNY DREADFUL Online Now for FREE!

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Press Release: SHOWTIME is offering viewers nationwide a chance to sample its highly-anticipated new drama PENNY DREADFUL across multiple platforms in advance of its series premiere in two weeks. The series premiere can be accessed now across multiple platforms including YouTube (s.sho.com/1isPg8J), on the SHOWTIME website, via a number of television providers’ free On Demand channels and websites, and on SHOWTIME ON DEMAND®. The premiere episode is also available for free via SHOWTIME ANYTIME on any computer, iPhone®, iPad®, Android™ phones and tablets, Kindle Fire™, Roku and Amazon Fire TV streaming players anywhere in the U.S., on Hulu, and on the SHOWTIME Preview app on Smart TVs from Samsung, LG, Vizio, Panasonic and Sony.

Additionally, as a special treat for its subscribers, SHOWTIME will debut the series’ second episode on SHOWTIME ANYTIME immediately following the series premiere on Sunday, May 11th at 10 p.m. ET/PT. [Read more…]

We Shine the Spotlight on ONCE UPON A TIME’s Tinkerbell and MASTERS OF SEX Star Rose McIver

In a rare achievement for any actor, Rose McIver is currently starring in two television airing on the same night.  Sunday nights belong to Rose as she rules the screen as both Tinkerbell in ONCE UPON A TIME and as Vivian Scully in Showtime’s MASTERS OF SEX.  Fans may not even recognize her in the two roles as they are so dramatically different.  But the gifted young actress is ruling Sundays between the two roles, and she is having the time of her life.  In a recent exclusive interview, Rose talked about the fun of portraying Tinkerbell and Vivian, as well as previewing what is next for her characters on both shows. [Read more…]

PaleyFest Fall: Michael C. Hall, Desmond Harrington and James Remar Reflect on DEXTER’s Remarkable Eight Season Run

With only two more episodes left as DEXTER wraps its 8-season run, cast and fans are trying to find ways to say goodbye.  At a recent event hosted by the Paley Center in Beverly Hills, one last chance was provided to celebrate the remarkable show that endeared a serial killer to millions of fans with “Dexter: The Final Farewell.”  Everyone is hoping that there will be a way for Dexter to find a “happily ever ending,” but it seems incongruous that a killer would have a chance a long, healthy life after tempting fate one too many times.

Taking a minute to offer their reflective thoughts on the remarkable series, a few of the cast took the time to share their thoughts on DEXTER, the legacy of the show and their favorite villains: [Read more…]

TCA 2013: 10 More Newsy Tidbits We’re Excited About!

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Over the past two weeks, theTVaddict.com’s Senior West Coast Correspondent extraordinaire Tiffany Vogt has the unenviable task* of covering the summer portion of the bi-annual 2013 Television Critics Association Press Tour. Which means, when she isn’t busy hobnobbing at an endless array of cocktail parties and pressing the flesh with some of your favorite (and what the networks and studios certainly hope are soon-to-be-favorite) shows, she’s busy “working.” Case in point, this just filed report direct from the ballroom at the beautiful Beverly Hilton Hotel [Editor’s Note: It’s tough work, but somebody’s gotta do it!] See for yourself, after the jump. [Read more…]

You Be the Critic: Showtime’s RAY DONOVAN

With DEXTER kicking off its eight and final season this Sunday June 30th, it should come as little surprise that Showtime isn’t wasting any time building buzz on their next big thing. Case in point, yesterday’s release of the first episode of the network’s new crime drama RAY DONOVAN. Bowing in the plum post-DEXTER timeslot at 10PM, DONOVAN stars Liev Schreiber as the titular character who does the dirty work for L.A.’s top power players making the problems of the city’s celebrities, superstar athletes and business moguls disappear. But hey, don’t take our word for it, see the slightly censored full length pilot for yourself after the jump. [Read more…]

We Get to the Bottom of WEEDS’ Uncertain Future on Showtime

Has WEEDS worn out its welcome? Not according to David Nevins, President of Entertainment at Showtime.

“I think that show’s got life, real life in it and I feel like Jenji [Creator Jenji Kohan] has done a really great job of evolving her show, making it move in different places and reinventing it in really interesting ways every year.” said Nevins during his executive panel during last week’s Showtime portion of the 2011 Television Critics Association Press Tour in Los Angeles. “I haven’t picked it up yet, but I’m optimistic. It’s been an interesting year and I’m excited for people to sort of see where it goes by the end of the season as all the stories sort of coalesce.” [Read more…]