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British actress Janet Montgomery has dabbled in a number of American TV series, from FOX’s Human Target to CBS’ Made in Jersey, but nothing has come even close to her newest role as Mary Sibley in WGN America’s Salem. “I do know when I read the scripts it definitely gives me the chills and sometimes I’m like, ‘Oh my God, that seems so risqué,’” Montgomery says of Salem, which airs on Sundays at 10pm ET beginning April 20. The series is set in 17th-century Salem at the height of the Salem witch trials, and follows Montgomery’s character Mary Sibley and … Continue reading
We’re five minutes into screening an action-fueled start to Season 2 of Orphan Black, returning to BBC America Saturday, April 19, and amid all the chaos of Kira and Mrs. S missing and Sarah’s (Tatiana Maslany) world falling apart, in enters the lovably flamboyant Felix (Jordan Gavaris) and some great new chaps. Hilarious! Somehow Gavaris failed to mention that scene when I met up with him earlier this year to talk about the hit series and his character Felix (a.k.a. Fee), who provides much of the series’ comic relief. “I’m not as funny as Felix,” Gavaris confesses. “I’m not anywhere … Continue reading
In 2007, fortysomething single mom Sandy was battling the isolation and depression that stemmed from her recent divorce and the lingering effects of a car crash when she logged on to a poker web site and met handsome Texan “Keith.” The two began chatting regularly, first online and then over the phone, where their friendship quickly blossomed into the kind of Cinderella story lonely Sandy longed for. There was just one problem. After six years of only speaking to her love online and on the phone — and sending him tens of thousands of dollars to help him through what … Continue reading
Alan Thicke likes to keep busy. And he has come up with lots of ways to do that, including his latest venture — a 14-episode reality/sitcom series titled Unusually Thicke, airing on TV Guide Network Wednesdays beginning April 16 at 10pm ET. “I describe it as a ‘productive insecurity,’” the 67-year-old native of Kirkland Lake, Ont., jokes over the telephone from his ranch in Santa Barbara, Calif. “You don’t wait for the phone to ring. You have to be proactive and you go out and try to create things. “My background was as a writer. That was the first thing … Continue reading
Beloved “Grease” star Olivia Newton-John takes up residency at Las Vegas’ Flamingo with “Summer Nights” show. When Australian-born Olivia Newton-John first embarked on a career in entertainment, she never could have guessed that she’d become someone we’d grow up with, hold onto, and pass along to our children. Yet, her timeless portrayal of Sandy in Grease and her catalog of singable (and danceable) hits have made her a permanent fixture in pop culture. She’s acted and sang with the best, she’s won her battles against breast cancer, she’s reinvented herself, and, through it all, she’s done more than survive… she’s … Continue reading
“I believe this season we’ll be more ourselves,” John “Trapper” Tice says about Season 2 of Mountain Monsters, which begins April 4 on Destination America. “The first shows of the first season, of course we were a little nervous about that. We’re just old country boys. … [In Season 2] we were way more comfortable, so that made the hunts go a lot better, and we got into it better.” The 14 episodes comprising Mountain Monsters Season 2 follow more adventures of the Appalachian Investigators of Mysterious Sightings (AIMS) in their quest to investigate, gain evidence of and possibly capture … Continue reading
First, let’s explain what the new Fargo TV series on FX is not. It’s not a continuation of the story begun in the 1996 Coen brothers film that has become a cinematic classic. None of the characters are the same, and the setting is different. Nor is it a parody or satire. It can best be described as a riff, mining the same droll Midwestern sensibilities and placing them amid a story that is always intriguing and at times shockingly violent. After seeing the first episode of Fargo — which premieres on FX Tuesday, April 15 at 10pm ET — it’s … Continue reading