7 Questions With Jackson Pace of Showtime’s “Homeland”

Jackson Pace Homeland Showtime

People have strong opinions about Homeland, the explosive drama that will wrap its third season on Showtime at 9pm Sunday, and they often lead to disagreements. But one aspect that has yet to come under fire is the performance of Jackson Pace, the 13-year-old actor who plays Chris Brody, confused son of returned soldier/marked terrorist Nicholas Brody (Damian Lewis). Pace took time to answer our “7 Questions,” telling us about his future career plans, and how being on Homeland has affected his worldview. 1) You’re at a magazine rack and can only pick three titles. Which ones do you choose? … Continue reading

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Showtime’s Time of Death presents an absorbing, emotional look at what it’s really like to die

Time of Death Showtime Maria

Twenty-five-year-old Nicole “Little Lencioni has a beautiful face, an instrument-filled house of her own in Santa Cruz, CA, a surfboard, a motorcycle and a devoted circle of ultra-cool friends. She should be having the time of her life. Instead, Little’s life now revolves around death — namely, her mother’s. Maria Lencioni, age 48 and also the mother Nicole’s teenage half-siblings Julia and Andrew, has been battling stage IV breast cancer for the past four years — 2 years longer than the doctors expected. She says her children motivate her keep up the fight, even though 50 medications have failed to … Continue reading

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Homeland Season 3 recap: Episode 3 – “Tower of David”

Homeland Season 3 recap: Episode 3 - "Tower of David"

Homeland Season 3 recap: Episode 3 – “Tower of David” After not seeing Brody (Damian Lewis) in the first two episodes of Homeland Season 3, we finally got a big dose of him in last night’s third episode of the season, “Tower of David.” The episode was a fairly claustrophobic one for the show, keeping us, for the most part, in Brody’s new location, while occasionally interspersing this with Carrie’s (Claire Danes) similar predicament still a resident of the psychiatric hospital. We see Brody first, and he’s been through hell. He’s in Venezuela, the next leg of his escape journey, but things … Continue reading

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Homeland Season 3 recap: Episode 2 – “Uh … Oo … Aw …”

Homeland Season 3 recap: Episode 2 - "Uh ... Oo ... Aw ..."

There was still no sign of Brody (Damian Lewis) in last night’s second episode of Showtime’s Homeland Season 3, but there was no shortage of drama, some of it from Brody’s family who, along with so many others, are still dealing with the events of the explosion at Langley. In fact, last night’s episode — while featuring good doses of Saul (Mandy Patinkin) and Peter (Rupert Friend) — proved to be carried in large part by the female characters of the show. Not only by Dana (Morgan Saylor) and Jessica (Morena Baccarin) Brody, but also by, or course, Carrie Mathsion (Caire Danes) … Continue reading

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Masters of Sex: Michael Sheen and Lizzie Caplan on playing sexologists Masters and Johnson

Masters of Sex Showtime

Their names were synonymous with things folks didn’t discuss in polite company in the ’50s, but agonized over in private — until their 1966 tome Human Sexual Response made it downright fashionable to talk about sex. Now Showtime is bringing the life, and life’s work, of famed sex researchers William Masters and Virginia Johnson to fascinating light in its new series Masters of Sex, which premieres Sunday, Sept. 29 at 10/9CT. Michael Sheen (Frost/Nixon) and Lizzie Caplan (New Girl) are engrossing as Masters and Johnson in this beautifully crafted character study culled from the 2009 book by critically acclaimed biographer … Continue reading

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Homeland Season 3 – date, time, channel

Homeland Season 3 - date, time, channel

Your DVR and/or remote control are going to get quite a workout this Sunday, Sept. 29, TV fans. Of course, there is the series finale of Breaking Bad. There are also a number of season premieres, as well, notably among the FOX animated shows. But one of TV’s other acclaimed and very popular dramas, Homeland, is also back that night, and it will be interesting to see how it fares against Breaking Bad. Homeland Season 3 premieres Sept. 29 at 9pm ET/PT on Showtime (ahead of Showtime’s excellent new drama Masters of Sex). Homeland has been a pop-culture phenomenon in its own right, ending its second … Continue reading

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When is series finale of Dexter? How will Dexter end?

When is series finale of Dexter? How will Dexter end?

When is series finale of Dexter? It’s Sunday, Sept. 22 at 9pm ET/PT on Showtime. But let’s start at the beginning … In the Disney version of the fairy tale Pinocchio, the little wooden puppet can become a real live boy if he overcomes his penchant for lying, and shows the noble human traits of bravery and self-sacrifice. It takes awhile, but Pinocchio finally gets it right. A similar desire to become truly human has been a part of Dexter since the first episode. Dexter (Michael C. Hall) has always believed that he lacks the human emotions that allow for … Continue reading

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Rob Lowe excited to reprise Eddie Nero character in “Californication”

Rob Lowe excited to reprise Eddie Nero character in "Californication"

When he sat down with me at the Television Critics Association (TCA) 2013 Summer Press Tour to discuss his upcoming NGC film Killing Kennedy, Rob Lowe also touched on some of his other projects, including his return to the hit Showtime comedy Californication. The series, which will air its seventh season on Showtime in 2014, is currently shooting in Los Angeles, and Rob Lowe told me that he has completed the filming of his guest-starring role as eccentric, combustible film star Eddie Nero, a role Lowe first played on the show in 2011, during Season 4. “Yes!” said Lowe excitedly, … Continue reading

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Liev Schreiber takes the lead in Showtime’s “Ray Donovan”

Liev Schreiber Ray Donovan Showtime

Ray Donovan Sunday, July 30 Showtime, 10pm ET When discussing why he never saw himself doing TV, Liev Schreiber brings up some of the usual concerns: He didn’t want to get locked into the same character for years on end, and moving his New York-based family to Los Angeles just didn’t seem logical. But there was another overlying issue that might sound surprising. “I’ve always felt that no one would ever want to watch me as a lead,” says the veteran of more than 40 films, the vast majority of which have seen him play supporting roles. “I’ve got kind … Continue reading

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Bob Saget Showtime special “That’s What I’m Talkin’ About” airs tonight

Bob Saget That's What I'm Talkin' About Showtime

Bob Saget: That’s What I’m Talkin’ About Friday, May 10 Showtime, 10pm ET Ever since he became the standard bearer of cheesy, squeaky-clean middlebrow humor with his protracted stints on Full House and America’s Funniest Home Videos, Bob Saget has delighted in showing the world how truly filthy he can be. From his memorable cameo in Half Baked to his increasingly raunchy standup specials, Saget has reveled in puncturing the image of his most famous gigs. He continues that streak tonight with That’s What I’m Talkin’ About, where he will strum around the stage with a guitar trotting out silly, … Continue reading

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