Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Fairly Legal - Tomorrow Will Be Televised: Michael Sardo Audio Interview

Source: Blog Talk Radio's Tomorrow Will Be Televised

Fairly Legal

TOMORROW WILL BE TELEVISED

November 17, 2011

Internet radio program covering the TV scene, live from the offices of Starz near Bryant Park in New York: Our guests: Spartacus executive producer/writer Steven S. DeKnight; Fairly Legal creator/executive producer Michael Sardo, and Fancast TV columnist Adam Buckman.

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Fairly Legal premieres Thursday, January 20, 2011 at 10/9C on USA.

Doctor Who - Nerdzilla: Paul McGann Audio Interview

Source: Nerdzilla

Paul McGann - the longest and shortest Doctor Who - Audio Interview

British actor Paul McGann is both the longest-serving Doctor Who, and the one with the least screen-time.

He starred in the ill-fated 1996 TV movie as the eighth Doctor, his one and only appearance on screen in that role. But he kept the title while the series was on hold, until Christopher Ecclestone took it over in 2005.

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Riese: Kingdom Falling - Syfy Video Featurette: Making Of: Cinematography

Source: Syfy

RIESE: KINGDOM FALLING : Making Of: Cinematography

See how the creators of the award-winning Riese gave the series it's cinematic look, with cinematography director Chris Kempinski.

Watch the Riese: Kingdom Falling series online at Syfy.

Fringe - Video Featurette: "The Return of September"

Source: FOX Broadcasting You Tube channel

FRINGE- The Return of September

Catch an all-new FRINGE on FRI 1/21 at 9/8c!

John Noble, Jasika Nicole, Anna Torv, Joshua Jackson discuss the Observer, September.

Smallville - Newsarama: Erica Durance Interview

Source: Newsarama [follow link for complete interview]

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SMALLVILLE's Erica Durance: "Part of Lois Lane Legacy"

By Jenna Busch
posted: 19 January 2011

Smallville fans are some of the most loyal out there. The day Newsarama spoke to Erica Durance, who plays Lois Lane was #DuranceDay on Twitter. It's a tough task to take over an iconic role that so many others have done so well, but Durance made it her own in one episode flat. We chatted with Erica at this month's TCA's and got some info on what's coming for her character, a bit of bachelorette craziness and whether or not she'd do a Smallville movie...

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... Nrama: Talk a bit about working with the team now that they know that you know. What sort of interaction are you going to have with them? Are you part of it all now, or are you still on the outskirts?

Durance: Well, I am getting introduced to different sorts of things. I'm just trying to find my niche and how I fit into things. What's lovely is actually getting to be a part of that Lois Lane legacy, so now I can contribute in the way that she does. Being a journalist and getting to investigate and going off on her own and kind of digging deeper and doing it the human way. Without any magical powers. [laughs] And what I love about her is that she often comes to the same conclusions as they do, but she obviously doesn't have the extra gifts. It's just being human and being tenacious. And there is a little more camaraderie between her and Tess (Cassidy Freeman) and Tess can see good things about Lois. They've always gone head to head but now they're kind of on the same team. All working for a common good. Most recently I just shot something where I went under cover, sleuthing for her, so that will be a fun one...

Colin Firth - NPR: The Business Video: "The King's Speech" Cast Interview

Source: NPR

Rewind: KCRW's Matt Holzman Talks 'Speech' In L.A. With Colin Firth, Et Al.

Matt Holzman — executive producer of the inside-Hollywood show The Business on public radio station KCRW — moderated a live conversation with director Tom Hooper, Colin Firth and Helena Bonham Carter, not to mention Guy Pearce (he plays the king who'll quit for the love of a lady from Baltimore, and become the Duke of Windsor) and Claire Bloom (the formidable stage and screen veteran who plays starchy old Queen Mary).

CSI - Video: "A Kiss Before Frying" Sneak Peek - Airs Jan 20 '11

Source: CBS You Tube channel

CSI

CSI: - A Kiss Before Frying

The CSIs link a body with severe burn marks to possible execution by electric chair - and to a legendary Vegas murder on CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION, Thursday, Jan. 20 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on CBS!

Guest stars include Michael Adam Hamilton, Andrew Howard, Jim Pirri and Dita Von Teese.

Tom Selleck - Blue Bloods - TV Guide: TV Hot List: Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2011

Source: TV Guide [follow link for complete column]

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TV GUIDE: Tonight's TV Hot List: Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2011

... Blue Bloods

10/9c CBS

The hit crime drama moves to Wednesdays for four consecutive weeks beginning tonight. It returns to its regular Friday slot on Feb. 11. The Defenders, which normally airs in this time period, relocates to Fridays starting Feb. 4. As for tonight's cases, Danny and Jackie investigate when a high-end escort is found floating in a river, and Frank vows to bring a killer to justice when a missing boy's remains are found 25 years after he went missing.

— Tim Holland

Supernatural - Paley Fest 2011 - Lineup and Packages on Sale

Source: Paley Center for Media

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PALEY FEST 2011

The 28th Annual William S. Paley Television Festival

See Your Favorite Shows and Stars LIVE!

Paley Fest

March 4 - 17, 2011

Saban Theatre, Beverly Hills

Individual Tickets On Sale To Members: January 21

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Click here for Paley Fest 2011 Lineup (panels not yet announced). [NOTE: All panels have been linked to their individual sites at Paley Fest. At each panel, you may submit question online that will be submitted to the panelists (time permitting).]

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Parks and Recreation March 9

Update: Feb 18

In Person

Amy Poehler, “Leslie Knope”
Rashida Jones, “Anne Perkins”
Aziz Ansari, “Tom Haverford”
Nick Offerman, “Ron Swanson”
Aubrey Plaza, “April Ludgate”
Chris Pratt, “Andy Dwyer”
Rob Lowe, “Chris Traeger”
Adam Scott, “Ben Wyatt”
Jim O’Heir, “Jerry Gergich”
Retta, “Donna Meagle”
Greg Daniels, Executive Producer
Michael Schur, Executive Producer

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Eastbound & Down March 10

In Person

Danny McBride, “Kenny Powers”/Writer/Executive Producer
Steve Little, “Stevie Janowski”
Jody Hill, Writer/Director/Executive Producer
Adam McKay, Executive Producer
Ana de la Reguera, “Vida”
Katy Mixon, “April Buchanon”
Plus additional members of the cast and creative team

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Freaks & Geeks / Undeclared Reunion March 12

EDIT: Update Feb 14:

In Person

Judd Apatow, Executive Producer, Freaks and Geeks; Creator/Executive Producer, Undeclared
Paul Feig, Creator/Executive Producer, F&G; Director, Undeclared
Linda Cardellini, “Lindsay Weir,” F&G
John Francis Daley, “Sam Weir,” F&G
Martin Starr, “Bill Haverchuck,” F&G
Samm Levine, “Neil Schweiber,” F&G
Seth Rogen, “Ken Miller,” F&G / “Ron Garner,” Undeclared
Busy Philipps, “Kim Kelly,” F&G
Jason Segel, “Nick Andopolis,” F&G / “Eric,” Undeclared
Joe Flaherty, “Harold Weir,” F&G
Jake Kasdan, Director/Consulting Producer, F&G
Jay Baruchel, “Steven Karp,” Undeclared
Monica Keena, “Rachel Lindquist,” Undeclared
Carla Gallo, “Lizzie Exley,” Undeclared
Timm Sharp, “Marshall Nesbitt,” Undeclared
Christina Payano, “Tina Ellroy,” Undeclared
Jarrett Grode, "Perry," Undeclared
Kevin Rankin, “Lucien,” Undeclared

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Raising Hope March 17

n Person

Greg Garcia, Creator / Executive Producer (schedule permitting)
Lucas Neff, “Jimmy Chance”
Martha Plimpton, “Virginia Chance”
Garret Dillahunt, “Burt Chance” (schedule permitting)
Shannon Woodward, “Sabrina”
Plus additional members of the cast and creative team


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The Walking Dead March 4

EDIT: Update Feb 14 - Panel announced:

In Person

Frank Darabont, Writer / Director / Executive Producer
Gale Ann Hurd, Executive Producer
Robert Kirkman, Executive Producer / Creator of Comic Book
Andrew Lincoln, “Rick Grimes”
Sarah Wayne Callies, “Lori Grimes”
Jon Bernthal, “Shane Walsh”
Laurie Holden, “Andrea“
Jeffrey DeMunn, “Dale”
Steven Yeun, “Glenn”
Emma Bell, “Amy”

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True Blood March 5

In Person

Scheduled to Appear:
Kevin Alejandro, “Jesus Velasquez”
Marshall Allman, “Tommy Mickens”
Alan Ball, Creator / Executive Producer
Chris Bauer, “Andy Bellefleur“
Kristin Bauer van Straten, “Pam De Beaufort“
Nelsan Ellis, “Lafayette Reynolds”
Ryan Kwanten, “Jason Stackhouse”
Todd Lowe, “Terry Bellefleur”
Joe Manganiello, “Alcide Herveaux”
Stephen Moyer, “Bill Compton”
Anna Paquin, “Sookie Stackhouse”
Jim Parrack, “Hoyt Fortenberry”
Carrie Preston, “Arlene Fowler”
Alexander Skarsgard, “Eric Northman”
Sam Trammell, “Sam Merlotte”
Rutina Wesley, “Tara Thornton”
Deborah Ann Woll, “Jessica Hamby”

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An Evening with Jimmy Fallon March 11

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Supernatural
March 13

In Person

Jared Padalecki, “Sam Winchester”
Jensen Ackles, “Dean Winchester”
Misha Collins, “Castiel”
Jim Beaver, “Bobby Singer”
Eric Kripke, Executive Producer
Sera Gamble, Executive Producer


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American Idol March 14

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White Collar
March 7

In Person

Matt Bomer, “Neal Caffrey”
Tim DeKay, “Peter Burke”
Willie Garson, “Mozzie”
Tiffani Thiessen, “Elizabeth Burke”
Marsha Thomason, “Diana Barrigan”
Sharif Atkins, “Clinton Jones”
Jeff Eastin, Creator/Executive Producer
Jeff King, Coexecutive Producer
Mark Goffman, Executive Producer


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Hot in Cleveland
March 8

In Person

Valerie Bertinelli, “Melanie Moretti”
Jane Leeves, “Joy Scroggs”
Wendie Malick, “Victoria Chase”
Betty White, “Elka Ostrovsky”
Sean Hayes, Executive Producer
Suzanne Martin, Executive Producer/Creator


Community March 15

In Person

Joel McHale, “Jeff Winger”
Chevy Chase, “Pierce Hawthorne”
Gillian Jacobs, “Britta Perry”
Danny Pudi, “Abed Nadir”
Donald Glover, “Troy Barnes”
Yvette Nicole Brown, “Shirley Bennett”
Alison Brie, “Annie Edison”
Ken Jeong, “Senor Chang”
Dan Harmon, Creator / Executive Producer
Joe Russo, Executive Producer
Anthony Russo, Executive Producer
Neil Goldman, Executive Producer
Garrett Donovan, Executive Producer
Russ Krasnoff, Executive Producer


EDIT: Update February 11, 2011:

The Paley Center for Media has announced that Glee will have a panel at Paley Fest 2011 on Wednesday, March 16, 2011 at 7pm PT.

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Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills

In Person

Schedule Permitting
Ryan Murphy, Cocreator / Executive Producer
Dianna Agron, “Quinn Fabray”
Chris Colfer, “Kurt Hummel”
Jessalyn Gilsig, “Terri Schuester“
Jane Lynch, “Sue Sylvester”
Jayma Mays, “Emma Pillsbury”
Kevin McHale, “Artie Abrams”
Lea Michele, “Rachel Berry”
Cory Monteith, “Finn Hudson”
Heather Morris, “Brittany Pierce”
Matthew Morrison, “Will Schuester”
Mike O’Malley, “Burt Hummel”
Amber Riley, “Mercedes Jones”
Naya Rivera, “Santana Lopez”
Mark Salling, “Noah ‘Puck’ Puckerman”
Jenna Ushkowitz, “Tina Cohen-Chang”
And additional members of the cast and creative team

Tickets went on sale to members at 10am on Monday, February 7th & to the general public at 9am on Wednesday, February 9th.

Click here to read about the other panels at Paley Fest 2011, including Supernatural, Parks and Recreation, Eastbound & Down , Freaks & Geeks / Undeclared Reunion, Raising Hope, The Walking Dead, True Blood, An Evening with Jimmy Fallon, American Idol, White Collar, Hot in Cleveland and Community.

Star Trek: Enterprise - Syfy: Season 3 Marathon Feb 1 '11

Source: Syfy schedulebot

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Star Trek Enterprise cast includes Scott Bakula, John Billingsley, Jolene Blalock, Dominic Keating, Anthony Montgomery, Linda Park and Connor Trinneer.

STAR TREK: ENTERPRISE - Season 3 Marathon Tuesday, February 1, 2011 on Syfy (US)

8:00 AM Hatchery

The discovery of unhatched Xindi eggs inside a crashed vessel brings out the paternal side of Archer, who alarms the crew with his obsessive determination to save the embryos.

Guest cast includes Daniel Dae Kim, Sean McGowan and Steven Culp.

9:00 AM Azati Prime

After pinpointing the site of the Xindi doomsday weapon, Archer prepares to undertake a suicidal mission to destroy it, until the time-traveling Daniels gives him pause.

Guest cast includes Matt Winston, Randy Oglesby, Scott MacDonald, Tucker Smallwood and Rick Worthy.

10:00 AM Damage

Archer considers compromising his morals to restore Enterprise's warp capacity after a fleet of Xindi-controlled warships cripple the vessel's engine; and T'Pol grows increasingly volatile, prompting her to confide a troubling secret to Phlox.

Guest cast includes Casey Biggs, Randy Oglesby, Scott MacDonald, Tucker Smallwood and Rick Worthy.

11:00 AM The Forgotten

Archer persuades Degra (Randy Oglesby) to examine evidence of the plot to pit the Xindi against Earth, while Trip wrestles with the death of a subordinate (Kipleigh Brown).

Guest cast includes Randy Oglesby, Rick Worthy, Bob Morrisey and Seth MacFarlane.

12:00 PM E Squared

The crew encounters its descendants when it enters a wormhole and discovers a future version of the ship captained by T'Pol's son, who warns Archer of an alien attack.

Guest cast includes Randy Oglesby, Tucker Smallwood, Rick Worthy and Tess Lina.

1:00 PM The Council

Degra's fleet ushers the Enterprise to a tense conference with Xindi council as T'Pol and Reed embark on a desperate mission to gather data on the doomsday weapon.

Guest cast includes Randy Oglesby, Tucker Smallwood, Rick Worthy and Scott MacDonald.

2:00 PM Countdown

Newly allied with the Xindi, Archer turns his attentions to destroying the doomsday device as the Reptilians attempt to brainwash Hoshi into cracking the weapon's code.

Guest cast includes Steven Culp, Scott MacDonald, Rick Worthy, Tucker Smallwood and Josette DiCarlo.

3:00 PM Zero Hour

Archer tries to coax a traumatized Hoshi into using her decryption skills to disable the doomsday weapon before the Reptilians can use it to destroy Earth as the Enterprise embarks on a desperate mission of its own to cripple the rest of the spheres.

Guest cast includes Jeffrey Combs, Scott MacDonald, Rick Worthy, Tucker Smallwood and Josette DiCarlo.

Amanda Tapping - Sanctuary - Space Channel (Canada): Sanctuary Renewed

Source: Space Channel Press Release

Sanctuary

SPACE Orders Fourth Season of Original Production SANCTUARY

SPACE, Canada’s science fiction, speculation and fantasy channel, announced today that it has green lit the fourth season of its original Canadian series, SANCTUARY. A critical and fan favourite since its premiere in 2009 on SPACE, production is slated to begin on 13 new episodes of the multiple award-winning show this Spring, due to air this Fall on SPACE.

“We’re thrilled about the extraordinary support SPACE has provided since the beginning,” said series creator and executive producer, Damian Kindler. “They were the first to recognize Sanctuary’s potential and are the foundation upon which all of our success rests.”

Viewers can catch-up on SANCTUARY Season 3.0 staring Friday, Jan. 21 at 9 p.m. ET on SPACE and on-demand at spacecast.org. Season 3.5 is slated to premiere on SPACE this Spring.

Full of twists and turns, the exciting third season raised the bar with gripping storylines and new characters. SANCTUARY follows the adventures of the enigmatic scientist Dr. Helen Magnus (sci-fi icon Amanda Tapping) who with her team, shelter a clandestine population of strange and sometimes terrifying beings, most believe don’t even exist. Along with forensic psychiatrist Dr. Will Zimmerman (Robin Dunne), Kate Freelander (Agam Darshi), a witty, sarcastic, but savvy former swindler, and ├╝ber-geek weapons designer and computer expert Henry Foss (Ryan Robbins), Magnus seeks to protect these imperiled phenomena while unlocking their mysteries.

The first North American series to exclusively use the industry-changing RED® camera to enhance its awe-inspiring images and locales, SANCTUARY has been nominated for more than 50 awards including a primetime Emmy® for “Outstanding Special Visual Effects” in 2008. It won a Gemini Award for “Best Visual Effects” in 2009 and is also the winner of 11 Leo Awards.

Shot in Vancouver, SANCTUARY is a SPACE original production. Rebecca DiPasquale is Manager of Development for SPACE. SANCTUARY was created and executive produced by Damian Kindler (STARGATE SG-1, STARGATE ATLANTIS), and executive produced by Amanda Tapping, Martin Wood with Andrea Gorfolova, Carrie Mudd and Keith Beedie. Sanctuary is produced by My Plastic Badger Productions and The Beedie Group, in association with Tricon Films and Television.

SPACE’s ongoing support of Canadian independent productions has been a major contributor to the success of series such as TODD & THE BOOK OF PURE EVIL, SANCTUARY, THE LISTENER, DEFYING GRAVITY, STORMWORLD, and RABBIT FALL. Documentaries include FAMOUS MONSTER and PRETTY BLOODY.

Stargate Atlantis - David Hewlett - GeekDads Audio Podcast

Source: GeekDads

SGA

GeekDads Audio Podcast with Stargate Atlantis' David Hewlett

The GeekDads Episode #83: Every Game's Better With Zombies

Released Jan 19, 2011

Ken, Matt, Jonathan and special guest David Hewlett chat about the geeky gifts we did (and didn't) get for Christmas, and spread a little Tron love. Enjoy! Special thanks to our sponsor Maphook, the location-based social network for geeks! GeekDad.com is the parenting blog at Wired.com, edited by Ken Denmead, Matt Blum and Chris Anderson. It is a community of like-minded geeky parents writing about our experiences raising our kids in the digital age, and about our in the digital age, and about our obsessions with technology, family-friendly projects, and pop-culture. The GeekDads podcast is a bi-weekly discussion of anything and everything that impacts us as geeks and parents.

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Game of Thrones - MTV News: Sean Bean Video Interview

Source: MTV News [follow link for complete text article]

Game of Thrones

'Game Of Thrones' Star Sean Bean On Playing 'A Good Man For A Change'

... MTV News recently caught up with a few key cast members at the Television Critics Association press tour, where young star Emilia Clarke revealed the hazards of shooting racy scenes. We also spoke to actor Sean Bean, a veteran of sorts when it comes to the fantasy genre, although usually in roles of a villainous nature.

Amanda Tapping - Sanctuary - Multichannel News: Syfy Renews 'Sanctuary'

Source: Multichannel News [follow link for complete article]

Sanctuary

Syfy Renews 'Sanctuary'

Orders a Fourth Season of Amanda Tapping Scripted Series

by MCN Staff -- Multichannel News, 1/18/2011

Syfy said it has commissioned a fourth season of scripted series Sanctuary.

Production of the new 13-episode season will begin this spring in Vancouver, aiming for a fall 2011 premiere.

The show, starring Stargate SG-1 and Stargate Atlantis alum Amanda Tapping, has continued to perform well at a time when some other high-profile sci-fi series on the network have faltered. Syfy canceled Caprica, a spinoff of hit drama Battlestar Galactica, midway through its freshman run, and denied Stargate Universe a third season, seemingly ending the Stargate franchise's extended run on the network.

SGU fans and producers partly blamed a move from "Sci Fri Friday" to Tuesday nights for a falloff in that show's audience, so Sanctuary may have benefited from staying on Friday nights, after the network reversed a plan to move it to Tuesday.

Sanctuary's third-season premiere on Oct. 15 drew nearly 1.8 million total viewers on a live plus same day basis, according to Nielsen figures, and has been consistent in drawing between 1.25 million and 1.5 million viewers to episode premieres using that yardstick...

Primeval - Total SciFi Online: Ruth Kearney Interview

Source: Total SciFi Online [follow link for complete interview]

Primeval

Total SciFi Online: Ruth Kearney Interview

At the heart of the Anomaly Research Centre (the ARC) in season four of Primeval sits new character Jess Parker, monitoring the screens that indicate anomaly activity. She’s one of the key members of the new set-up, as actress Ruth Kearney explains to Paul Simpson…

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... How does Jess fit into the team?

Ruth Kearney: She is basically filling a new slot that was never anyone’s specific job before. She has taken over as the lady who sits in front of the Anomaly Detector, who is on the ball watching each of the characters when they’re out in the field, checking whether they’re safe and where they’re gone.

When an anomaly comes up, she sends them on the way and then she’s like Mission Control, very important to the team. She keeps them all on their toes, but is watching their backs – and at the same time has her eye on everything else that is going on around her in the ARC.

She’s a very interesting character – there are two sides to her. She’s so efficient and amazing when she’s working, but the minute she turns off the computer, she’s very girly.

I think she really enjoys having Abby back. She treats her and Connor like they were celebrities: she’s in awe of them when they arrive back from the Cretaceous. She’s thrilled to have another girl around. She gets on very well with Matt and Becker, obviously, but she’s a girly girl at heart, so I think she enjoys having that sort of relationship...

Primeval is currently airing on ITV1 on Saturday nights (UK) and on BBC America (US) at 9/8C.

Morena Baccarin - V: Video - "Unholy Alliance" Episode Trailer Airs Feb 1 '11

Source: You Tube

V: "Unholy Alliance" Episode Trailer

Erica tracks a former Mossad agent who leads the violent faction of the Fifth Column; Jack and priests from across the world speak out against the Visitors; Anna visits the Vatican to try to win over religious leaders.

Guest stars include Oded Fehr, Jane Badler, Teach Grant, Jay Karnes and Jonathan Walker.

Airs Tuesday, February 1 at 9/8C on ABC.

Being Human - Fanbolt: Sam Huntington And Meaghan Rath Interview

Source: Fanbolt [follow link for complete interview]

Being Human

Interview: Sam Huntington And Meaghan Rath From 'Being Human'

by Emma on January 17, 2011

We had the pleasure of chatting with Being Human writers/producers Jeremy Carver and Anna Fricke, as well as main characters Sam Huntington (Josh) and Meaghan Rath (Sally)...

... Q: How well do all of you guys get along working on the show?

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Sam Huntington: Swimmingly, from everyone all across the board. You know, I've been asked a lot since we've wrapped, so what was it like? And I can say, speak completely from my heart when I say, it's probably - you know, obviously the material is amazing and it's a dream come true, really, but I've got to say, for an experience the people have made it for me, everyone, all across the board.

So, we're really, really lucky. Really, really lucky because potentially, you know, you never know how long the show could go and I felt a lot about how awful it would be if I didn't love everyone so, so, so, so much.

So, it's been a pleasure.

Jeremy Carver: You know to add, I mean you're doing this show which may be - (the set) of the show is less unique now than maybe it was a couple of years ago but you're dealing with a show where the writers (room) is in Los Angeles, the set is in Montreal and you're dealing with, which is novel to me, I'll speak for myself, the notion of dealing with a French/Canadian crew.

So it's just a little bizarre walking into the set of a show that's for the Syfy Channel and everyone's speaking French. There's a little - it took me a moment to orient myself but...

Anna Fricke: He had a French application on his iPhone...

Jeremy Carver: I did, I had...Yes. And...

Sam Huntington: Hilarious.

Jeremy Carver: But the - I'm talking about everybody on that set were some of the most dedicated professionals...

Sam Huntington: For real.

Jeremy Carver: I mean, they were absolutely the real deal when it came to a crew. I mean, all the way up to the top and because people were so professional and cared so much about what they did, there was a certain trust that set in. And when that trust sets in I think people are - frankly, a certain fear goes away and a certain comfort level kicks in where everybody could afford to be very much themselves because they knew the person they were dealing with was, I'll use a Vietnam reference though I wasn't there, was in the shit with them.

Sam Huntington: Yes.

Jeremy Carver: You know, and I mean these guys up on set worked such grueling, grueling, grueling hours that - the fact that they've emerged with even stronger friendships intact is quite remarkable, I think.

Sam Huntington: I've got to say just real quick too, it's (tough to submit) the material too because everyone believed in it so much that they really, really cared to make it the best that they could.

And, like you said, it goes all the way up just all the way across the board. So that's probably why that was the case because that's not always the case.

Anna Fricke: I don't really think I've ever worked with a cast that's so tightly knit and gets along so well. Usually there's one jerk in the bunch or one diva and that's really not the case here. And I mean even from the beginning, from the audition process, I actually thought that the three of these guys knew each other beforehand because they were that at ease with each other.

But I've just never seen a cast - you know, like part of it is they work grueling hours and they're isolated in Montreal together but I've never seen a cast that so genuinely cared not only about what was going on with them in the episode but what was going on with everybody. Because we always try to make a point after the table reads, since we're not there, to talk to everyone if there are any questions, is there anything that you want to talk about? Any concerns?

And what I've always noticed with this amazing cast is that it's not always about them it's about, well, what's going on with Sally's character, Josh's character? And how does that relate and it's just really refreshing to see. It's a really generous, gracious, cast.

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Meaghan Rath: And this is Meaghan. I just want to add that also I think what's amazing is that for the three of us actors, the energy between us in life is very similar to the energy of the characters. And I often feel like the Sam's are my older brothers which is feel is like sort of Sally's whole situation.

They're very protective of me and it's nice. I feel very safe all the time with them and they're the best scene partners you could ask for. I mean, I never have to worry going into a scene with either of them that something won't be there. And if there's anything that I'm worried about beforehand I know that if I just sit there with them in the moment it will all work out because they're so talented.

Kavan Smith - Syfy Video: "Iron Invader" Sneak Peek Airs Feb 12

Source: Syfy

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It's Max! - Iron Invader

Watch a sneak peek from the upcoming Syfy Original Movie "Iron Invader." Premieres Saturday February 12 9/8C.

Synopsis: Alien bacteria arrives on a meteorite and infects metal, animating a giant iron statue that goes on a killing rampage in a small town [from Syfy press release].

From Cinetel films [listed as "Metal Shifters"]:

Synopsis: Two brothers desperate to keep the family business afloat soon find their prayers answered when a Russian satellite dislodges from orbit and crashes into the middle of a nearby field. Unaware the satellite carries a mysterious alien substance, the brothers sell the satellite to a local artist who uses the wreckage in his giant sculpture. But soon the substance brings the giant sculpture to life; creating an iron monster whose only mission is to kill.

Cast includes Nicole de Boer, Chelah Horsdal, Jesse Moss, Merritt Patterson, Colby Johannson, Eureka's Chris Gauthier, Battlestar Galactica's Donnelly Rhodes and Stargate Atlantis' Paul McGillion and Kavan Smith.

[Note: Listed on IMDB as "Iron Golem" and as "Metal Monster." Originally listed as "Metal Monster" on NBCUMV press release.]

Fairly Legal - TV Drama Watch: Michael Sardo Interview

Source: TV Drama Watch [follow link for complete interview]

Fairly Legal

‘Fairly Legal’: Interview with Creator Michael Sardo

by Lynn DeVries on January 7, 2011

USA Network has a very cool new show called Fairly Legal that will premiere on Thursday, January 20 at 10 pm ET. The series revolves around Kate, an attorney that works as a mediator. I’ve had the opportunity to watch the show’s pilot and it’s got great potential. I’m looking forward to finding out how the characters evolve over the season ahead. [Learn about the show's cast.]

To help us get ready for this new series, the show’s creator and executive producer, Michael Sardo, sat down to answer some questions about hwo the show was conceived and what we can look forward to on it....


... Q: Can you talk about some of the guest stars you have this year?

M. Sardo: We’ve been really fortunate; we’ve had a lot of great people. Gerald McRaney, who plays a judge on the show, he was in the pilot, who we’ve had back several times is just such a fine actor and a joy to have. He’s the kind of actor that you can say, “Gerald can you make that three degrees warmer,” and he goes, “Yes, sure.” “Could you move it half a beat to the left?” “Yes, no problem,” but such a clear characterization of the character.

Richard Dean Anderson comes on a little later in the run as a very interesting person in Kate’s life playing a character that you haven’t seen him play before. We have Ken Howard in the pilot, who just gives this very powerful, wonderful performance. Paul Schultz from Nurse Jackie who plays Eddie the pharmacist is in an episode that gives just a heart wrenching performance. We have now people going out, just as you asked people are going out of my head, my list of guest stars. But those probably the people that you would most know, but we have some just really, really fine actors. Now I can see their faces and not their names, because I got up at 6:00 to take my kids to school this morning...

Being Human - Collider: Sam Witwer Interview

Source: Collider [follow link for complete interview]

Being Human

Sam Witwer Exclusive Interview BEING HUMAN

by Christina Radish Posted: January 18th, 2011

On SyFy’s re-imagining of the popular British television series Being Human, premiering on January 17th, actor Sam Witwer plays Aidan, a seemingly young man who has worked as a nurse in a hospital in Boston for the past several years, but in reality is an over 200-year-old vampire that is trying to sustain himself by not killing humans. While at work, the normally closed-off Aidan meets Josh (Sam Huntington), whose own future was hijacked the instant he was turned into a werewolf. The friendship the two have formed leads to a new sense of normalcy for them both, and they decide to be roommates in a place that they discover is already inhabited by the ghost of its last resident, Sally (Meaghan Rath).

During a recent exclusive phone interview with Collider, Sam Witwer, previously known for his work as Doomsday on The CW series Smallville, talked about how proud he is of his work on Being Human, what it’s like to play a vampire that’s over 200 years old, how quickly he bonded with his co-stars, and his hope that viewers will tune in and give the show a chance, since it is quite different from the original...

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... With the original series being so popular, do you think it helps the show that it already has a built-in interest, or is it more nerve-wracking because you have something you actually have to live up to?

WITWER: People think of the Battlestar Galactica remake as one of the best television series ever made. If you take away the sci-fi, it’s still one of the best series ever made. No one remembers that, when that show came out, there was a tremendous backlash and everyone was saying, “Oh, it’s stupid. Starbuck is a girl now. What is all this?” Everyone was really angry, at the time, because of the original series. We’re going to get something similar, when we air. At least, that’s my prediction, but I could be wrong. There are going to be a lot of people who just talk shit, and they’re going to be very angry that this was done in a North American way at all. I’m more concerned with what people are going to be saying a year from now, or half a year from now, once it’s settled in a bit. My feeling on it is that I don’t think people are going to not enjoy the show that we’re making. It’s up to them to decide whether the British version is better or worse. We owe the BBC version and the cast, crew and creators involved, a tremendous debt of gratitude because we have this goldmine that we can just use to mine from. We have 13 episodes to do what they did in 6, and we have all these wonderful opportunities, and that’s because of their hard work and talent.

Fringe - Video Featurette: "Echoes" Music Video

Source: FOX Broadcasting You Tube channel

FRINGE - "Echoes" Music Video

Catch an all-new FRINGE on FRI 1/21 at 9/8c!

Klaxons "Echoes"
From Surfing the Void (tinyOGRE)
http://bit.ly/gX6xlW

David Boreanaz - Bones Video Featurette: "Snipe Hunt"

Source: FOX Broadcasting You Tube channel

BONES - Snipe Hunt

Catch BONES on THU at 9/8c!

Emily Deschanel, John Francis Daley, T. J. Thyne, Michaela Conlin, Tamara Taylor, David Boreanaz and Hart Hanson, series creator/executive producer, discuss who will be the victim of a serial killer.

Nathan Fillion - Castle Video: "Knockdown" Sneak Peek Airs Jan 24 '11

Source: ABC Broadcasting You Tube channel

Bad Coffee Sneak Peek - Castle

Beckett and Castle talk to a former cop about the murder of Beckett's mother!

Guest cast includes Jonathan Adams, Lisa Cash, Brian Goodman, John Kapelos and Max Martini.



Source: ABC

Tom Selleck - Blue Bloods - Yahoo TV: Watch To Watch Wednesday Jan 19 '11

Source: Yahoo TV [follow link for complete column]

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Yahoo TV: What to Watch Wednesday, January 19, 2011

A list of can't-miss hot shows, undiscovered gems and fan favorites ...

Blue Bloods

Wednesday at 10pm ET on CBS

Tom Selleck's freshman cop show did so well in the TV wasteland that is Friday nights, CBS has rewarded it with a plush new Wednesday timeslot. Tonight, Danny and Jackie try to find out who dumped the body of a high-end escort in the river. Meanwhile, Frank is determined to solve a case that has haunted him for decades after a missing boy's remains are found.