Thursday, February 3, 2011

The Big Bang Theory - Late, Late Show with Craig Ferguson Video: Jim Parsons Interview

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Craig chats with Jim Parsons from "The Big Bang Theory." PART 1 of 2...

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Fairly Legal - Star Pulse: Michael Trucco Interview

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STAR PULSE: Interview: 'Fairly Legal' Is A Perfect Fit For Michael Trucco

by Brittany Frederick February 2nd, 2011

As dedicated Assistant District Attorney Justin Patrick on USA's new original series Fairly Legal, Michael Trucco has turned my head to the point of being near show-stealing. Recently, I had the pleasure of talking to the former Battlestar Galactica star to find out what makes the character of Justin tick, about his own Northern California upbringing, and how he has more in common with his on-screen alter ego than you might think...


... Speaking of love, I have to say I've really loved your work so far on Fairly Legal. Justin seems like he might be a tough role to play, though, because he'd be the protagonist of any other legal series but he's presented from a whole other angle here. So how do you approach him?

MT: There is a certain aspect of taking a second seat in playing Justin. The show is centered on the character of Kate Reed, and you know that she’s been dealing with the other characters [like] her assistant Leo and her stepmother and her ex-husband, who I play. I think you have to reconcile with that as an actor. I don’t think it has presented any problems; there are advantages. My workload is considerably less than Sarah [Shahi]’s. That poor girl is in every shot of every scene of every day of every hour that we shoot. I definitely have a more cushy schedule.

But, in terms of the character, I don’t really see it as a deficit or a disadvantage. I think we explore the stereotypes of male and female characters on its head in this show. And that could make a certain challenge in playing a character that is the male prosecuting attorney, who would be the driving force behind the show, having to take a step down in the presence of Kate Reed...

Justified - Hit Fix: Natalie Zea Interview

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HIT FIX: Interview: 'Justified' co-star Natalie Zea

It's not always easy being Raylan Givens' ex-wife

By Alan Sepinwall
Wednesday, Feb 2, 2011

Raylan Givens' ex-wife Winona doesn't appear in person in any of the Elmore Leonard stories that introduced the character who's now the hero of FX's "Justified." She's mentioned in passing a few times as Raylan laments how she left him for a real-estate salesman, but that's it.

"Justified" gave the character flesh in the form of actress Natalie Zea. But for a while in that first season, Winona threatened to become as irrelevant as she was in the books - to the point where Zea suggested it might be best if she and the series parted company. Fortunately for all involved, things changed quickly, and as the series prepares to start its second season (a week from tonight at 10 p.m. on FX), Winona is just as present and vital as the other supporting characters, and is trying to figure out if the night she and Raylan spent together near the end of the first season is going to lead to more - and if either of them want it to.

I spoke with Zea a few weeks ago at press tour about Winona's evolution, about her early frustration, working with Timothy Olyphant, and more...


... In those early episodes in the first season, you guys have to establish a back-story, a chemistry and be plausible as 2 people who really cared about each other once upon a time. How did the 2 of you get to know each other and how did you work at establishing that on-screen?

NZ: It was just sort of fast and loose. We, I think, have a pretty natural chemistry to begin with. And he’s a ridiculous flirt so that helps. We didn’t really have to try all that hard and we made sure to... I was about to lie. I was going to say we were in constant contact throughout the season talking about script and character and stuff but we weren’t. That was this year. I got in touch with him over the summer because I wanted to get a head start. I wanted to make sure that I wasn’t peripheral. That there was a purpose. So I knew that he would be the best person to go through initially, so we kept a constant correspondence over the summer and still anytime I get a new script we make sure to touch base...

Justified, All New Season, Premieres Wednesday, February 9 at 10PM ET/PT only on FX.

The Big Bang Theory - Yahoo TV: Thursday's Picks Feb 3 '11

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Yahoo TV: Thursday's Picks: What to Watch Thursday, February 3, 2011

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

... Big Bang Theory

Thursday at 8pm ET on CBS

Our favorite TV dork gets bitten by the acting bug this week. Sheldon decides that learning to act would help him become a better teacher, so he turns to failed actress Penny for some lessons. Um, maybe it'd be better to take lessons from a successful actor? Meanwhile, Koothrappali is busy indulging in Bollywood-tinged fantasies about Bernadette.

Fairly Legal - USA Video Featurette: Casting Justin (Michael Trucco)

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FAIRLY LEGAL - Casting Justin (Michael Trucco)

Michael Trucco takes a closer look at his character.

David Boreanaz - Bones: Yahoo TV - Thursday's Picks Feb 3 '11

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Yahoo TV: Thursday's Picks: What to Watch Thursday, February 3, 2011

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

... Bones

Thursday at 8pm ET on Fox

Fox's crime procedural dips into the pop-culture well once again this week with a "Sister Wives"-inspired episode. Brennan and Booth are called in to investigate when a dead body is found disguised as a scarecrow in a remote cornfield. The evidence leads to the victim's three wives, who admit to battling each other for their husband's attention. Yeah, having three women who could get angry enough to kill you is definitely a downside to the whole polygamy thing.

Supernatural - TV Guide: Matt's Weekend Picks - Feb 4 '11

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Matt's Weekend Picks: February 4-6

Feb 3, 2011
by Matt Roush

... Supernatural

(Friday, 9/8c, The CW)

OK, let's try this one again. Or: Did the Devil make The CW pull last week's episodes of Supernatural and Smallville at the last minute? Way to agitate your fan base. Barring another calamity, the network's cult faves will return from their overlong holiday hiatus with new episodes. The winter run of Supernatural begins with questions lingering around Sam and his long-lost soul. Namely, was Death able to restore the poor guy's humanity without making him lose his mind in the process? While brother Dean and father-figure Bobby are on vigil, they're distracted by a series of mysterious vanishings. Virgins have gone missing, and word is that a dragon is responsible. Dean as dragonslayer? Count me in...

The Big Bang Theory - CBS The Early Show Video: Johnny Galecki Talks "Big Bang Theory"

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CBS THE EARLY SHOW VIDEO: Johnny Galecki Talks "Big Bang Theory"

Actor Johnny Galecki speaks to Erica Hill about his role in CBS's sitcom "The Big Bang Theory," working with the cast and his upcoming movie with Justin Timberlake.

CSI - Yahoo TV: Thursday's Picks Feb 3 '11

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Yahoo TV: Thursday's Picks: What to Watch Thursday, February 3, 2011

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

... CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

Thursday at 9pm ET on CBS

The CSI team crosses paths with two women close to former team leader Gil Grissom's heart. Oscar winner Marlee Matlin ("Children of a Lesser God") plays Julia, Grissom's ex and a deaf professor at a school where a scholarship director is killed by a car bomb. Plus, Phyllis Frelich guest stars as Grissom's deaf mother. Is all this Grissom talk foreshadowing the return of series star William Petersen? We've got our fingers crossed.