EXTANT Scoop: Creator Mickey Fisher and Showrunner Greg Walker Talk the Mysteries of Their New Halle Berry Sci-Fi Starrer

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CBS Television has jumped into the sci-fi genre pool with another big splash. This summer CBS is debuting its new sci-fi series EXTANT starring Halle Berry. It starts off as a tale of a female astronaut returning from a 13-month solo mission in space and finding out she is pregnant. Just how is that possible? In addition, she is returning to her husband and son, though she has a hard time acclimating back into her family, especially with the unexpected news of an impossible pregnancy. To add a bit more a twist on the sci-fi angle, her son is a humanic — or rather a robot android that simulates human interaction.

EXTANT looks to explore what it means to be human, what else may be out there in the universe and whether entities alien or android can understand truly the human condition and forge genuine bonds and love.

In a recent press conference call creator and executive producer Mike Fisher and show runner and executive producer Greg Walker talked about the genesis of the show, what themes it seeks to explore and if there is life beyond this season. [Read more…]

REIGN Post-Mortem: Showrunner Laurie McCarthy and Megan Follows Reflect on the Risky Season 1 Finale and Preview What’s Next in Season 2

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Hot on the heels of its successful first season, REIGN went out in jaw-dropping style last week when it killed off the King of France (Alan Van Sprang). It also dared to lock the next king right out of the castle gates due to the looming threat of plague spreading through the local villages. So Season 2 of REIGN is going to be a tricky road as Mary (Adalaide Kane), Queen of Scots and now Queen of France may have to rule in her husband’s absence and keep her mother-in-law, Catherine de Medici (Megan Follows) at bay and also making a play for the throne.

As this week’s CBS Summer Soiree event, showrunner and executive producer Laurie McCarthy and star Megan Follows talked exclusively about the killer Season 1 finale and where the show may be heading in its upcoming second season. [Read more…]

ARROW Previewpalooza: “Streets of Fire” Sneak Peek! (AKA: The Return of Malcolm Merlyn)

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This just in, new episode photos and previews from the Wednesday May 7th episode of ARROW. Direct from The CW, “MALCOLM MERLYN RETURNS — Oliver (Stephen Amell) rallies his team as Slade’s (Manu Bennett) soldiers attack the city. Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) gets a call from S.T.A.R. Labs with game-changing news and Thea (Willa Holland) comes face-to-face with her father – Malcolm Merlyn (guest star John Barrowman). Nick Copus directed the episode written by Jake Coburn & Ben Sokolowski”

Added executive producer Andrew Kreisberg at a recent press event, “All hell is going to break loose in the city, and Thea will find herself in a precarious predicament. She will be saved by her father. Malcolm is going to offer her what she doesn’t have anymore. That was part of our math with killing Moira. If we were going to send Thea in that direction, she needed to not have anything pulling her back — now that she has a brother who lied to her and has done something unforgivable and no mother. Then on the flip-side, she has Malcolm Merlyn saying: “I will never lie to you Thea.” [Read more…]

GREY’S ANATOMY Scoop: Jason George Dishes on Ben and Miranda, the End of the Season and Cristina Yang’s Exit

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Jason George portrays the passionate and lovable intern, Dr. Ben Warren on the ABC hospital drama GREY’S ANATOMY. I spoke with Jason about Ben and Miranda’s (Chandra Wilson) relationship, the cast’s last days on set, and Cristina’s (Sandra Oh) exit from the show. [Read more…]

WAREHOUSE 13 Preview: The Search for Endless Wonder Continues As the Series Ends

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For its fifth and final season, WAREHOUSE 13 offers six distantly memorable and exhilarating episodes to conclude its wondrous journey. It returns from its Season 4 cliffhanger with special guest star Tony Head reprising his role as Paracelsus, the alchemist who briefly acted as the Caretaker of Warehouse 9 before being bronzed, who later conned Agent Pete Latimer (Eddie McClinktock) into releasing him in exchange for information on how to save Myka (Joanne Kelly). [Read more…]

THE MENTALIST Recap: “Silver Wings of Times”

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By: CJ Stevens

We begin with the exciting image of a man setting his watch. When he moves his arms, we see there’s a television that has the TV news on with “COUNTDOWN TO CRUZ EXECUTION” as the bottom banner. As we pull back farther, we can see the watch setter is in a hotel room. He walks over to a mirror, where he puts on a toupee that should fool NOBODY and tries on some dark sunglasses for a moment before removing them. I’m thinking someone is going for a disguise…

He pulls out a leather briefcase in which he puts what looks like a folded-up blanket. Then he picks up some kind of electronic device that he turns on for a moment. It has glowing digital numbers on it, and that’s never a good sign, is it?

Now with a cabbie’s cap on his head and his sunglasses on, he goes to a bus stop, where he rudely pushes a man and a woman aside so he can sit between them. Then he sets his bag on the ground, opens it, and hits a button on his little electronic device. It starts at 1:30 and begins to count down. Rut roh. [Read more…]

When Child Stars Go Good: Candace Cameron Bure Talks NEIGHBORS, FULL HOUSE and DANCING WITH THE STARS

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Mother, actor, producer, author, and now dancer, Candace Cameron Bure really does it all! I spoke with the lovely and talented actress about her guest role on the ABC family comedy THE NEIGHBORS, her time on FULL HOUSE, and how her experience on DANCING WITH THE STARS has been so far. [Read more…]

Get To Know One of THE 100: Henry Ian Cusick Previews Walking the Line Between Hero and Villain

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It is difficult to look into the hearts of men, and one can only make assumptions based on a man’s actions. When first introduced to Councilor Kane (Henry Ian Cusick) in the new CW drama series THE 100, his motives will seem murky and self-serving. But with each passing episode and, as the layers of the story are pulled back, there just may be something else going on entirely.

During press interviews at the Warner Bros. Mondo Television International Press Tour, star Henry Ian Cusick talked about Councilor Kane’s motivations and the need to make hard choices even if it makes you look like a villain. [Read more…]