Category Archives: Interviews

FARGO’s Olivia Sandoval on Winnie & Gloria, mid-western nice, and an exciting S3 finale

Navigating the “mid-western nice” of FARGO was new territory for Olivia Sandoval, the newcomer who has given life and incredible depth to beat-cop Winnie Lopez over the course of this stellar third season. As the show narrowed in on figuring out the mystery that was front and center, it has given audiences an authentic female friendship that is worth rooting for in Sandoval’s Lopez and Carrie Coon’s phenomenal Gloria Burgle. In a call to preview the finale, Sandoval told me

WRECKED’s Ally Maki on Season 2: Jess, Todd, and The Barracuda

I’ve said it once; I’ll say it a million times – over the last year or so, TBS came out of the gate firing on all cylinders, premiering 5 of the funniest comedies on TV in shows like ANGIE TRIBECA, THE DETOUR, SEARCH PARTY, PEOPLE OF EARTH, and WRECKED, which returns tonight with all new episodes (10/9c with back to back eps for S2). Ally Maki plays Jess Kato, a survivor of a plane crash that stranded a wildly diverse

Luke Cosgrove previews THE MIST: “It looks phenomenal!”

THE MIST, a new series that actor Luke Cosgrove tells me is “like a cousin” to the book and movie of the same name by Stephen King, premieres June 22 (10/9c) on SpikeTV. As the show explores the fear that the townspeople feel in the face of THE MIST, it sounds like we’ll be on the edges of our seats (and maybe jumping out of them with fright) each week. Cosgrove plays Jake, the Sheriff’s son, the big man on

Previewing TNT’s CLAWS with Evan Daigle

Evan Daigle may not yet be a face you recognize – but the Louisiana native, who only realized in the past few years that his calling was to be an actor, turns in a great debut performance in TNT’s CLAWS. A newcomer working among small screen royalty in Dean Norris and Niecy Nash, Evan told me on a call this week to discuss his show, that “when people ask…what’s your favorite part of the experience, definitely 100% getting the opportunity

Sara Rue Talks Hallmark Channel’s ALL FOR LOVE

ALL FOR LOVE on Hallmark Channel (starring Steve Bacic, Teryl Rothery, and Sara Rue) premieres May 27 at 9/8c.  The movie follows a romance novelist (Rue) paired (by her publisher) with a Navy SEAL (Bacic) to research details for her new book. As she’s reluctantly works with him, she starts to have a change of heart. Cheryl had the chance to chat with Sara Rue about her character (Jo, “passionate about her work and…spending her time focusing on that as opposed to

Atticus Shaffer on THE MIDDLE’s “wonderful” Season Finale

Season 8 of THE MIDDLE comes to a fun ending tonight (worry not, it’s been renewed for S9) with an episode that shows the immediate aftermath of Axl being graduated, while Sue deals with a minor traffic incident and Brick’s long-gone lawn chair makes a surprise return. I got on the phone with Atticus Shaffer (Brick) late last week to preview the end of this season and he told me that he and his old buddy Lawn Chair, “pick back

Jasmin Savoy Brown on relating to THE LEFTOVERS and her upcoming series WILL

Jasmin Savoy Brown should look familiar as she’s steadily been popping in on some of TV’s biggest shows. Small parts on BROOKLYN NINE-NINE, GREY’S ANATOMY, and GRIMM led to a longer stay on Freeform’s STITCHERS. Her most prominent role to date has been the fairly pivotal Evangeline ‘Evie’ Murphy on HBO’s THE LEFTOVERS. The third and final season started in April with (spoilers) the surprising death of her character as the show barrels on to what will likely be an

Sonya Walger previews THE CATCH season finale: “It’s very, very unexpected”

As season 2 of THE CATCH landed on ABC this spring, with a new focus on a lighter, more romantic-comedy quality, it didn’t let up on the danger and vengeance that ruled much of Season 1. Assassins, deaths, kidnapping, surprise daughters, surprise returns, you name it, Season 2 has had it, all the while pumping up the charm, humor, and energy. When I chatted with Sonya Walger (Margot) late last week to prepare for the finale, we looked back on

Thomas Barbusca Previews THE MICK’s S1 Finale

Tonight, the first season finale of my favorite new comedy of the season, THE MICK, airs at 8:30/7:30c. The episode promises to be another hilarious one, as FOX tells us, “The kids catch a pair of intruders trying to break into the Pemberton mansion; Mickey tries to protect the kids in a case of mistaken identity.” To celebrate the final episode of the year (and the fact that it’s not the final episode ever and we’ll see more of these

WonderCon 2017: Kevin Alejandro previews LUCIFER’s return

At WonderCon 2017 early in April, we spent some time with fellow press at round tables to discuss what’s coming next for LUCIFER and “Detective Douche” when new episodes resume tonight at 9/8c.  Kevin Alejandro previewed what he wants to see for Dan, and how he and Tom sometimes improv their way through bro-scenes. On being heretofore known as “Detective Douche”: “That’s given the audience something to hold onto.  Don’t take it away if it’s not broken.” On wanting to see Dan

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