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INTERVEW: Executive Producers & the Cast of Psych

February 27th, 2013

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If you haven’t seen Psych, now is the time to start. Get on Netflix, buy the DVDs, whatever method you prefer, but it’s time. Entering it’s 7th Season tonight on USA, Psych doesn’t miss a beat. It’s still the same quirky, funny show that it’s always been. One of the things I’ve always loved about Psych is that the writers aren’t afraid to try a new style or find a new genre to spoof. The first few episodes of Season 7 are no exception. Tonight’s premiere is an emotional, action-packed follow-up to last season’s cliffhanger. It’s must-watch TV. So while you’re sitting on your couch, munching on some delicious pineapple and waiting for the episode to start, check out the scoop below from the Comic-Con 2012 press room with the cast and creators.

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VIDEO INTERVIEW: James Purefoy (Joe Carroll) from The Following

January 21st, 2013

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I have been waiting for The Following to premiere since I saw the pilot back in the fall, because it is just brilliant. Kevin Williamson has created a show that takes us into the psyche of a serial killer mastermind. Enter Ryan Hardy, former FBI Agent (played by Kevin Bacon) who caught this serial killer (Joe Carroll, played by James Purefoy) years ago. Oh, and Hardy also slept with Carroll’s wife and had to get a pacemaker because he almost died while catching Carroll, but I digress. Carroll isn’t your typical serial killer. He’s a former professor, who’s enamored with Edgar Allan Poe and his ideas and writing on death. While in prison, Carroll becomes the leader of a cult (or following), all of whom are equally enamored with him and Poe. Carroll and his following will stop at nothing to kill and carry out some tangled, twisted web of a plan. Over the summer, I got a chance to talk to the cast of The Following at Comic Con. James Purefoy had a lot to say about getting into the mind of a serial killer, television’s new obsession with serial killers and much more. The first question asked (which is not heard in the video) is about if he has read a lot of Poe.

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INTERVIEW: Kevin Bacon (Ryan Hardy) from The Following

January 21st, 2013

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If you choose to watch one new network drama this season, let it be The Following. I know, I know, you have piles of shows building up on your DVR that you haven’t gotten around to, but trust me on this one. The Following is clever, intelligent, twisted, creepy and quite brilliant. Kevin Bacon stars as Ryan Hardy, a former FBI agent with a pretty crazy history. He caught Joe Carroll, a professor/serial killer/Edgar Allan Poe worshipper and put him behind bars. But years later, Carroll is thrust back into the picture because he has created a cult (or a following) based on his vendetta/beliefs/you name it. I recently had the chance to talk to Kevin Bacon at Comic Con in San Diego, where I proudly achieved 0 degrees of Kevin Bacon. He talked about what attracted him to television, playing a flawed hero and much more.

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VIDEO INTERVIEW: Stephen Amell (Oliver Queen) from Arrow at NYCC

October 24th, 2012

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Arrow has quickly become one of my favorite parts of Wednesday night TV. Last week’s episode was fantastic and I’m excited for the appearance of some DC villains coming up in the next few episodes. I am the first to admit that superhero genre shows aren’t always my thing, but Arrow is different. It’s about Oliver Queen’s journey and how it impacts everyone around him. I can certainly get behind a tale of survival struggles, questionable friends and family drama. I recently had the chance to chat with the super passionate Stephen Amell (Queen) at New York Comic Con, about the tremendous reaction to the show (both in the U.S. and his native country, Canada), being stumped at superhero trivia on live TV and more.

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VIDEO INTERVIEW: Willa Holland (Thea Queen) from Arrow

October 23rd, 2012

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Arrow was one of my favorite pilots of the fall season and the second episode kept up the momentum and delivered in a big way. Oliver continues to fight against the city’s wrong-doers as The Green Arrow, while his mom continues to be evil (she sabotaged the yacht, people!) and Laurel decides to embrace her friendship with Oliver a little (I mean, could you blame her?). At New York Comic Con, I had the chance to chat with Willa Holland (who plays Thea Queen, Oliver’s rebellious and drug using sister) about the possibility of becoming a superhero (Speedy), working with Stephen Amell and more.

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VIDEO INTERVIEW: Josh Jackson (Peter Bishop) from Fringe

October 19th, 2012

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While a majority of the Fringe cast took to their Comic Con panel teary-eyed and emotional, Josh Jackson managed to keep it together and keep up a humorous spirit. But just because Jackson was the only one to keep his eyes dry didn’t mean that it was easy to see how grateful he was to reflect on his time spent with the show – and what it meant to him that Fringe got the closure it so deserved.

“Most TV shows end in bloody awful ways, and that sucks,” says Jackson. “So for us to have the opportunity…knowing that we’re going into it that it’s the last season, to know we have 13 episodes to go out and tell a really concise story…it challenges everyone in the right way. I’m happily challenged by it and excited by it.”

Watch the video below to hear more from Jackson, including why he loves Comic Con so much – and what he hopes to see for Peter and Olivia as the series comes to a close.

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INTERVIEW: Nina Dobrev (Elena) from The Vampire Diaries

October 18th, 2012

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The Vampire Diaries is back tonight for the second episode of the season, and it is fantastic. Damon’s super sad about losing his bff Alaric, and Elena has some trouble with her transition. We also meet Pastor Young’s daughter, played by Grace Phipps (from Nine Lives of Chloe King) and Connor, the vampire hunter continues to wreak havoc on Mystic Falls. I recently had the chance to catch up with Nina Dobrev at Comic Con, who talked about the excitement and challenges of playing a new vampire and what kind of vampire she sees Elena becoming.

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VIDEO INTERVIEW: Julie Plec (Executive Producer) from The Vampire Diaries

October 11th, 2012

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Tonight’s the night! The Vampire Diaries is back! This season is going to be an interesting one. Elena is going to become a vampire, the love triangle will continue (even though she chose Stefan, she’s going to be remembering things!) and what’s going to happen with Klaus now that his doppelganger has turned? Some of the best interviews I’ve done are with show runners — they know all the good stuff, and what they are allowed to spoil. Julie Plec is one of my favorites (both as a person and as an EP) and when I got to chat with her at Comic Con, she spoke about each character’s journey in season four, the decision to turn Elena at the end of season three, and the love triangle that is the “island of [their] Lost.”

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INTERVIEW: Ian Somerhalder (Damon) from The Vampire Diaries

October 10th, 2012

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The Vampire Diaries is finally back tomorrow night and it’s safe to say that Elena’s journey into vampire-dom is going to be the main focus of the season. But what about Damon’s journey? The guy has gone from bad-ass killer to caring vampire and back again, so what will the loss of his best friend do to him? And what about the love of his life now turning into a vampire? Let me set the scene for you. Comic Con in San Diego. The Vampire Diaries press room. Time is running out. The only person our small roundtable has not spoken with is Ian (Damon Salvatore himself). But neither has anyone else. So we all gather around one of these small tables to ask Ian questions. There were at least fifty of us. It was a sight to behold. But we got to ask him about the upcoming season of The Vampire Diaries, the loss of Alaric (Damon’s only real friend), Damon returning to his darker side and much more.

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VIDEO INTERVIEW: Stephen Amell (Oliver Queen) from Arrow

October 10th, 2012

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Arrow premieres tonight on the CW and it is one of the best new dramas of the season. I am not generally a fan of the superhero genre on television, but Arrow is about Oliver Queen and his journey. He just so happens to have an alter ego, The Green Arrow. Stephen Amell is fantastic in this iconic role, and Katie Cassidy (who plays Laurel Lance) is equally as wonderful. The show is genre television at its best, with unexpected twists and enough shades of the DC comic book universe and washboard abs to satisfy a wide audience. Seriously, don’t miss it. I know that CW can turn off people sometimes, but this is such a great, dark drama, that the network it’s airing on (don’t get me wrong, the CW is MY jam) should not keep you from watching. I recently had the chance to chat with Amell at CW Upfronts and Comic Con, about his new iconic character, intense physical training and the “action-packed” premiere.

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