Kevin Bacon talks Season 3 of The Following, the pressures to make good TV & Bacon Brothers

Kevin Bacon talks Season 3 of The Following, the pressures to make good TV & Bacon Brothers

The sun sets over the San Gabriel Mountains as Kevin Bacon considers his first starring role in television. He leans back on a couch on a patio at a Pasadena hotel, and analyzes how his character, former FBI agent Ryan Hardy of The Following, has evolved. Season 3 of The Following returns season Mondays on FOX beginning with a two-hour premiere on March 2. “One of the biggest things is I am with a woman I actually should be with,” Bacon says. “Ryan does not have a good picker. I fell in love with the wife of a serial killer. … Continue reading

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CSI Cyber — The new kid in the CBS franchise tackles “Crime 2.0”

CSI Cyber — The new kid in the CBS franchise tackles “Crime 2.0”

Can you control your thermostat, your DVR and even your coffee maker with just a couple taps of an app on your phone? It’s cool, certainly — convenient, for sure — but it could also make you a prime candidate for a savvy new brand of criminal. It’s a great big Wi-Fi world out there and our willingness to forego our privacy for the love of the latest gadget is the catalyst for a timely new CSI spinoff. CSI: Cyber stars recent Oscar winner Patricia Arquette as Special Agent Avery Ryan, head of the FBI’s Cyber Crime Division — a role … Continue reading

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The Last Man on Earth: Will Forte survives the apocalypse. Hilarity ensues.

Will Forte The Last Man on Earth

In FOX’s The Last Man on Earth, Will Forte (Saturday Night Live) delivers a virtuoso comedic performance as Phil Miller, the planet’s lone survivor of a deadly pandemic. Free to do as he wants, Phil passes his time drinking, destroying things and trying to stave off loneliness. And, yes, it’s a comedy. The series begins with an hourlong episode Sunday, March 1, at 9pm ET/PT then moves to its regular Sunday time period beginning March 8 at 8:30pm ET/PT. In 2020, a deadly pandemic wipes out all human and animal beings, save one. Phil Miller travels through all of North … Continue reading

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USA Network’s “DIG”: Jason Isaacs’ adventure in the making

Jason Isaacs DIG

DIG will finally see the light of day. The action/adventure miniseries set and partially filmed in Jerusalem was originally set to premiere in November, but violence in the region forced the production to relocate. The premiere was pushed to March, but the upside is that USA Network expanded the series order from six episodes to 10. DIG premieres on Thursday, March 5, at 10pm ET/PT on USA Network. From creators Gideon Raff (Homeland) and Tim Kring (Heroes), DIG has the epic, biblical and historical scope of films like The Da Vinci Code. “It is primarily a murder mystery,” Kring says. “As [it] … Continue reading

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Secrets and Lies preview: Juliette Lewis gets on Ryan Phillippe’s case in ABC’s whodunit

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If you’re tempted to dismiss ABC’s new Secrets and Lies as yet another Broadchurch knockoff, consider this: Secrets’ tale unspools solely from the perspective of Ryan Phillippe’s Ben Crawford, a suburban family man suspected of killing his neighbor’s son. Which means Phillippe is in virtually every scene of the chiller that head writer Barbie Kligman calls “a character drama with an underlying mystery.” It’s madness, Phillippe and Secrets’ co-executive producer/director Timothy Busfield (thirtysomething, Damages) agree — but there is very much method to it. “The lines between what Ben is going through and what Ryan is going through would cross … Continue reading

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