5 Questions With … Matt Czuchry of “The Good Wife”

5 Questions With ... Matt Czuchry of "The Good Wife"

Usually when someone is placed in the sort of peril Cary Agos has been in, he’s dangling off the side of a building as his fingers give way from the edge. Matt Czuchry’s character on CBS’ The Good Wife has been having the sort of year that would crush most people. “Cary protected Kalinda (Archie Panjabi) in Season 2, when she was in trouble with the state’s attorney office and now she is protecting him,” Czuchry says. “And, Diane (Christine Baranski) fired Cary in Season 1, and now she is protecting him in Season 6.” As we watch Agos grow … Continue reading

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Outlander’s Sam Heughan on his offscreen relationship with his costar, new episodes and more

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For fans of the captivating Outlander series, which follows the steamy romance and adventures between a 1945 former combat nurse, Claire Randall, and a 1743 Scottish warrior, Jamie Fraser — Saturday, April 4 can’t come fast enough. That’s when Outlander makes its midseason premiere on Starz and begins the last eight episodes of Season 1. This week a new audience was introduced to the titular series with iTunes releasing the first eight episodes for purchase. While the series started with a built-in fan base thanks to the international success of author Diana Gabaldon, whose bestselling novels the series is based … Continue reading

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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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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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5 Questions With … Diego Klattenhoff of “The Blacklist”

5 Questions With ... Diego Klattenhoff of "The Blacklist"

Diego Klattenhoff seems constitutionally incapable of putting on airs. Living in Brooklyn, the self-proclaimed epicenter of hipsters, Klattenhoff relishes poking fun at pretentiousness. He holds tight to the values instilled in him while growing up in a lumberjack family in rural Nova Scotia. Klattenhoff chatted with us about having a blast in his second season of NBC’s The Blacklist, as well as his time on Showtime’s Homeland. You’re at a magazine rack and can only pick three titles. Which ones do you choose? “The Atlantic.” I love “The New Yorker” and why not go with “Vanity Fair,” too. If your … 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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Meet Michelle and Dan Hamill of TLC’s Our Little Family!

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One of 6-year-old Jack Hamill’s toddler twin sisters wants him to turn the television down. Right now. She’s not going to tell him again — which she informs him in a voice that handily drowns out the offending appliance in the first place. It’s one of several amusing interruptions in the chat I’m having with the kids’ parents, Dan and Michelle Hamill, who — along with their adorable, tow-headed brood — are the stars of TLC’s Our Little Family, which premieres Tuesday, Feb. 17 at 10/9CT. All five of the Hamills live with achondroplasia, a form of dwarfism, and throughout the series, Dan, … Continue reading

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“The Mentalist” star Simon Baker reflects on “loving the experience”

The Mentalist Series Finale

After seven seasons, FBI consultant and master of observation Patrick Jane (Simon Baker) will help crack a final case as The Mentalist concludes with back-to-back new episodes on CBS Wednesday, Feb. 18, beginning at 8pm ET/PT. In “Brown Shag Carpet,” Jane agrees to once again pretend to be a renowned psychic and be used as bait in an attempt to lure out a serial killer and give the FBI a chance to apprehend him. Then in the series finale, “White Orchids,” Lisbon (Robin Tunney) accepts Jane’s surprise marriage proposal, but a killer’s quest for revenge may cost them the happy … Continue reading

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What’s “Odd” is new again: Matthew Perry reboots The Odd Couple for CBS

CBS The Odd Couple

One could excuse Matthew Perry if he feels snakebit. Since Friends disbanded in 2004, Perry has led respectable but ultimately rejected efforts in Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, Mr. Sunshine and Go On. Fortunately, Perry’s latest project, a sitcom reboot of Neil Simon’s The Odd Couple, has a few things going for it that his previous attempts did not. It’s got a solid foundation of well-known source material from the 1968 Jack Lemmon/Walter Matthau film and the 1970s Tony Randall/Jack Klugman TV series. It’s got an incredibly simple premise. And it’s on CBS, who’s giving it a plum premiere … Continue reading

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