Tuesday, January 4, 2011

The Cape - Hero Complex: James Frain Interview

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‘The Cape’: James Frain behaving badly after ‘True Blood’ and ‘Tron: Legacy’

Jan. 03, 2011
by Nate Jackson

With the new NBC series “The Cape,” actor James Frain is starting off the new year in villainy — but that’s a familiar mode for the 42-year-old British actor after his leering bloodsucker work on “True Blood” and digital henchman duty in “Tron: Legacy.”

Frain was a scene-stealer on “True Blood” as the depraved, unhinged vampire Franklin Mott and he brought a sinister, sycophantic vibe to the “Tron” sequel as Jarvis, the evil underling who tries to curry favor with the film’s bad guy, CLU, even as he plots his own path to power. Now, with the Sunday night premiere of “The Cape,” the actor takes on a full-blown super-villain as Chess — a billionaire by day, psychotic killer by night.

“It’s a sophisticated idea of someone who doesn’t have superpowers but has a very focused strategy,” Frain said of Chess, who is a master strategist and manipulator and, like a grandmaster, is continually searching for his next great opponent...

Series premiere January 9th 2011 on NBC. For more visit http://www.nbc.com/the-cape/ Cast includes David Lyons, James Frain, Jennifer Ferrin, Summer Glau and Keith David.

Patricia Arquette - Medium - Video: "Only Half Lucky" Episode Trailer

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Medium - Only Half Lucky

Allison's dreams cause her to suspiciously scrutinize the newfound success of her brother (David Arquette, series star Patricia Arquette's real-life brother). Elsewhere, Devalos' campaign manager grows curiously interested in Bridgette's abilities. NEW episode airs Friday, January 7, 2011 at 8pm on CBS.

Guest stars include David Arquette, Ron Orbach, John Glover, Lesley Boone and Lee Reherman.

Morena Baccarin - V - SciFi Talk: The Alien Ladies Of V Audio Interview

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The Alien Ladies Of V

Jane Badler, Laura Vandervoort and Morena Baccarin spoke to us reporters at New York Comic Con about the new season of V. Joining them was also executive producer Steve Perlman. Music is by Victor Stellar. Visit abc.com with more on V.


Tom Selleck - Video: Blue Bloods Exclusive Preview

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Blue Bloods - Exclusive Preview

Check out 'Blue Bloods' starring Tom Selleck and Donnie Wahlberg on its new night - Wednesdays at 10pm on CBS!

Next new episode airs on Wednesday, January 19, "Little Fish." Guest cast includes Michael T. Weiss, David Beach, Gwynneth Bensen, Chip Brookes and Christine Evangelista.

Being Human - Syfy Video: Sally - Character Bio

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Sally - Character Bio

For three enigmatic 20-somethings, being human is harder than it looks. Series Premiere Monday January 17 9/8c.

Being Human cast includes Sam Witwer as Aidan, Meaghan Rath as Sally, Sam Huntington as Josh and Mark Pellegrino as Bishop.

Being Human - Syfy Video: Aidan - Character Bio: Learn more about the character Aidan

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Aidan - Character Bio : Learn more about the character Aidan

For three enigmatic 20-somethings, being human is harder than it looks. Series Premiere Monday January 17 9/8c.

Being Human cast includes Sam Witwer as Aidan, Meaghan Rath as Sally, Sam Huntington as Josh and Mark Pellegrino as Bishop.

Being Human - Syfy Video: Josh - Character Bio : Learn more about the character Josh

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Josh - Character Bio : Learn more about the character Josh

For three enigmatic 20-somethings, being human is harder than it looks. Series Premiere Monday January 17 9/8c.

Being Human cast includes Sam Witwer as Aidan, Meaghan Rath as Sally, Sam Huntington as Josh and Mark Pellegrino as Bishop.

Caprica - Syfy Video: "The Next Generation" Video Blog

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The Next Generation - Caprica : Video Blog

The cast and creators talk about the younger generation of characters on the show.

Video includes Esai Morales (Joseph Adama), executive produce Jane Esponson, co-executive producer/director Jonas Pate, executive producer David Eick, Alessandra Torresani (Zoe Graystone), Maga Apanowicz (Lacy Rand), Sasha Roiz (Sam Adama), Brian Markinson (Jordan Duran), Eric Stoltz (Daniel Graystone) and co-executive producer/writer Michael Taylor.

Caprica - Syfy Video: "The Music of Caprica"

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The Music of Caprica - Caprica

Composer Bear McCreary and the creators talk about Caprica's musical style.

Doctor Who: Classic Doctor Who You Tube Channel PLUS Video: Meglos's transformatio

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BBC Worldwide launch Classic Doctor Who channel on YouTube

Date: 04.01.2011

BBC Worldwide, the commercial arm of the BBC, will be launching a Classic Doctor Who channel on YouTube on 4th January.

The new channel, featuring a mixture of classic clips and exclusive previews from forthcoming Doctor Who DVD releases, will appeal to existing fans and give new viewers an opportunity to sample some classic Doctor Who. The channel will complement the Classic Doctor Who Twitter account @classicdw run by 2entertain.

Jo Warren, Head of UK & Ireland Sales says, "We're really looking forward to giving Classic Doctor Who its own home on YouTube. It will be a great space for fans to discuss Classic Who - we’re launching with some fantastic clips and we’ll be regularly adding to the collection!"

Classic Doctor Who Commissioning Editor Dan Hall comments, "I'm delighted to join forces with our digital team and YouTube. This is an exciting, new way to deliver content for our net-hungry market."

Classic Doctor Who will launch on YouTube with over 45 clips dating from the first episode, along with new Meglos clips and an exclusive clip previewing the new Doctor Who Meglos DVD boxset which will be released by 2entertain on 10th January. Meglos stars Tom Baker and was originally broadcast in 1980.

Ben Nolan

Source: Classic Doctor Who You Tube channel

Meglos's transformation - Doctor Who: Meglos - BBC

Meglos transfers his mind and being to the kidnapped earthling as a startled Grugger and Brotadac look on. Classic clip from the 1980 four-part story 'Meglos' starring Tom Baker as the Doctor.

The Mentalist - Tim Kang Interview

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Tim Kang Exclusive Interview THE MENTALIST


by Christina Radish
Posted: January 2nd, 2011

The hit CBS drama series The Mentalist follows Patrick Jane (Simon Baker), an independent consultant with the California Bureau of Investigation (CBI), who has a track record for solving serious crimes by using his unconventional skills of observation. His role in cracking tough, high-profile cases is greatly valued by his fellow agents, which include Senior Agent Teresa Lisbon (Robin Tunney), Kimball Cho (Tim Kang), Wayne Rigsby (Owain Yeoman) and Grace Van Pelt (Amanda Righetti), who all think Jane is a loose cannon, but admire his charm and knack for clearing cases.

Actor Tim Kang plays Kimball Cho, the straight-arrow, by-the-book agent who has a respect for Patrick Jane, but doesn’t quite understand his approach. Before joining the CBI, Cho was in juvenile hall as a kid and then in the military, giving him a different insight into the individuals they are investigating and the crimes they are working to solve. In this recent exclusive phone interview with Collider, Tim Kang talked about his unusual path to acting, how much fun he has working with the ensemble on The Mentalist, his enjoyment of the acting process and that viewers will get to learn a bit more about the supporting characters throughout the remainder of the season...

... How do you see Kimball Cho’s relationship with Patrick Jane (Simon Baker)?

KANG: Because of the necessary things that we needed to do, I haven’t been able to work with Simon, almost at all, in the first half of this season. Last season, me and Simon would have some cool scenes together in each episode, which I thought was great. There is that idea that Jane and Cho are perfectly matched, in terms of the way they each go about getting the job done. Jane uses his antics and wild shenanigans and thinks outside the box, in his approach to solving these crimes. Cho is very well within that box, but is not afraid to go outside the box, in order to get the job done.

I think there is a mutual respect between the two. There’s a lot of eye rolling going on, in Cho’s mind, but he’s going to give Jane the benefit of the doubt because he recognizes that Jane has a gift that Cho doesn’t quite understand yet. Basically, Cho just wants to be a better cop and improve his skills, and he’s going to do anything that gets him closer to that goal. If Jane’s craziness gets him closer to that goal, he’s not going to discount it, at all. The one or two times that Cho has smiled, it’s because of a joke that Jane said or a point of view that he expressed and, in his own way, Cho agreed with that point of view with a little smirk. But, we parcel out the smiles for Cho...


The Mentalist airs Thursday at 10/9C on CBS.

Colin Morgan - Merlin: Collider - Colin Morgan and Bradley James Interview

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Colin Morgan and Bradley James Interview MERLIN

by Christina Radish
Posted: January 3rd, 2011

An update of the story of the infamous sorcerer of Arthurian legend, Season 3 of the fantasy drama series Merlin returns to SyFy on January 7th. In the mythical city of Camelot, in a time before history began, and in a fantastical realm of legendary beasts and mysterious peoples, there is a dangerous world in which magic has been banned by the ruthless tyrant, Uther Pendragon (Anthony Head). When Merlin (Colin Morgan), a young man gifted with extraordinary magical powers, first arrived in the kingdom, he quickly makes enemies, including the heir to Uther’s crown, Prince Arthur (Bradley James). But, their friendship soon started to develop and now, three seasons in, both Arthur and Merlin know that there are greater things at stake and they must trust each other as equals, if they are to prevail.

During a recent interview to promote the show’s upcoming third season, co-stars Colin Morgan and Bradley James talked about the development of the friendship between Arthur and Merlin, the introduction of certain characters who are important to the Arthurian legend, the return of Morgana (Katie McGrath) and her impact as a villain, and how this season will really ramp things up for Season 4...

... How will the relationship between Merlin and Arthur evolve this season?

JAMES: I think they’ll get to a point where Arthur will no longer see Merlin as a servant, and they will be equals. I don’t think that will happen too soon, but I think that’s where the progression of that relationship goes. That relationship has to be quite steady in its progression and it can’t make any major jumps because it’s quite important to the show. If you suddenly made too much of an adjustment to it, I think the audience would find it a little bit weird. I’d say that there’s that progression to them becoming equals, and the high levels of trust, in these seemingly endlessly lethal situations they keep finding themselves in.

MORGAN: You’ll see Arthur change a lot, but while his father’s still around, there’s an incidence there. In any kid’s relationship with their parents, there’s always an influence there. You always want to do them proud. With magic being such a big thing for Uther, it would be hard for Arthur to change that. Certainly while Uther’s still around, it would be very difficult for Merlin to justify coming out in something so huge.


Season 3 of MERLIN premieres on SyFy on January 7, 2011

Sara Shahi - Fairly Legal: Video - "Don't Go To Court, Go To Kate!" Series Promo

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Fairly Legal on USA Network - Don't Go To Court, Go To Kate!

This January, don't go to court - go to Kate! The series premiere of Fairly Legal is Thursday, January 20th at 10/9c on USA Network! Kate Reed is a firm believer that justice can always be found -- even if it's not always in the courtroom. Once a lawyer at her family's esteemed San Francisco firm, Kate's frustration with the legal system led her to a new career as a mediator. Thanks to her innate understanding of human nature, thorough legal knowledge, and wry sense of humor, Kate is a natural when it comes to dispute resolution. Except, it seems, when it comes to conflicts in her own life. Visit the official site http://www.usanetwork.com/series/fairlylegal/.

Nathan Fillion - Castle: Video - "Poof! You're Dead" Episode Trailer Airs Jan 10

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[Castle] PROMO: 3x12 - "Poof! You're Dead"

Castle and Beckett interview a top magician (Gilles Marini) after the owner of a magic store drowns in Houdini's legendary water torture tank. Elsewhere, romance is in the air for Esposito and Lanie.

Guest stars include Chadwick Boseman, Brett Cullen, Carrie Genzel, Jeff Hephner and Gilles Marini.

Hawaii 50 - Taryn Manning Audio Interview

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Alex O'Loughlin and Taryn Manning from Hawaii 50

Taryn Manning Audio Interview

Taryn Manning is an American actress, fashion designer, and singer-songwriter. She is the vocalist for electronic duo Boomkat and co-owner of the clothing brand Born Uniqorn. Manning gained her first major role as an actress in 2001 when she played the role of Maddy in Crazy/Beautiful. She is well-known for her film portrayals in Crossroads, 8 Mile, A Lot Like Love, Hustle & Flow, Weirdsville, Jack and Jill vs. the World, The Job, Perfect Age of Rock N Roll and Taylor Hackford's Love Ranch. She has appeared in film genres ranging from drama and comedy to science fiction and currently be seen on the CBS series Hawaii Five 0.


Mark Valley - Human Target - Video: "A Problem Like Maria" Sneak Peek Airing Jan 5

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HUMAN TARGET - Sneak peek of "A Problem Like Maria" airing 1/5!

Catch this 2-hour episode of HUMAN TARGET on WED 1/5 beginning at 8/7c!

Chance and Ilsa’s partnership is put to the test when Chance’s old flame asks for his help in rescuing a kidnapped colleague from a ruthless South American dictator. Meanwhile, Winston, Guerrero and Ames must save a bumbling private investigator (guest star Hale) whose botched case has him targeted for death.

Leonor Varela reprises her role as Maria from season one's episode, "Salvage & Reclamation."

Guest Cast: Leonor Varela as Maria Gellego; Jordi Caballero as Hector Lopez; Darren Shahlavi as Eladio Lopez; David Barrera as Julio Escalante; Kevin Kazakoff as Diego Garcia; Mauricio Mercado as Victor Escalante; Anna Van Hooft as Anna; Tony Hale as Harry; Jordi Caballero as Hector Lopez.

Caprica - Yahoo TV: What to Watch Tuesday Jan 4 '11

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Yahoo TV: What to Watch Tuesday January 4, 2011

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


... Caprica

Series Finale: Tuesday at 6pm on Syfy

Syfy's cerebral "Battlestar Galactica" prequel comes to a premature end tonight: The network is burning off the final episodes of the series in a five-hour marathon. But if you're a "Caprica" fan, there are worse ways to spend your Tuesday night, right? The finale sees Daniel, Amanda, and Zoe scramble to save the citizens of Caprica from a vengeful Clarice.

Morena Baccarin - V - TV Guide: Tonight's TV Hot List: Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2011

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Tonight's TV Hot List: Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2011

... V

9/8c ABC

Anna (Morena Baccarin) continues the trend of showing people — hers and ours — that she is not a woman/alien to be trifled with. In tonight's Season 2 premiere, she delivers a violent address to subordinates who have doubts about her ability to lead, and, on a tip from Marcus, she puts a human scientist in her crosshairs. And if you thought the red skies were ominous, just wait until you see the rain.

— Michael Chant