_rbdave73dj1_hires213Airing tonight on PBS, CLEAN is the first episode in a new six-part series titled HOW WE GOT TO NOW. Based on the popular best-selling book by STEVEN JOHNSON, each episode will concentrate on a technological innovation and what its done for us as a civilization. In CLEAN, the show dips back in time to when urban waste was handled in much different way than it is now and then forwards to the present and what JOHNSON refers to as the ‘ultra clean generation’.

This episode will be followed by TIME (also being broadcast tonight), in which the au thor/host takes a look at the effect time has on modern tech devices. Other episodes to follow will deal with such subjects as COLD, SOUND, LIGHT and GLASS.

Addressing reporters at a Television Critics Association press conference to promote the series, host STEVEN JOHNSON discussed what the premise of the show is. (CLICK ON THE MEDIA BAR FOR AUDIO)


HOW WE GOT TO NOW debuts tonight on PBS.

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_rbdave73dj1_hires212Arguably one of the best sitcom pilots of the current season, NBC’s MARRY ME is as much about casting as it is about writing. A romantic comedy created by DAVID CASPE (HAPPY ENDINGS), the charismatic cast includes CASEY WILSON (Caspe’s real-life spouse), KEN MARINO, SARAH WRIGHT, JOHN GEMBERLING, TIM MEADOWS, DAN BUCATINSKY and JoBETH WILLIAMS. Hugely entertaining, the pilot shows a boat-load of promise and we’re hoping the series can live up to it.

We recently sat down with MARRY ME stars KEN MARINO and CASEY WILSON who talked about the basic premise of the show.



MARRY ME airs Tuesday nights on NBC.

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_rbdave73dj1_hires211Returning tonight for its second season, CHRISLEY KNOWS BEST will air back-to-back episodes on USA. The ‘real-life’ family comedy follows the eccentric (but almost always entertaining) exploits of Atlanta self-made multimillionaire Todd Chrisley, his wife Julie and their kids: Lindsie, Kyle, Chase, Savannah and Grayson.

Egotistical beyond belief and over-the-top to a fault, Todd Chrisley likes to think he rules his family like his business but, more often than not, it’s with a velvet-gloved iron fist. And, despite seeming scripted at times, the series is genuinely entertaining and funny.

We recently sat down with Todd, Julie, Chase and Savannah who explained what to expect from the show, offered up some parenting theories and talked about family values.

Season two of CHRISLEY KNOWS BEST debuts tonight on USA.

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gotham_ver41Making its debut tonight on The CW, JANE THE VIRGIN is the American adaptation of a Venezuelan telenovela centered on a devout young Latina dealing with the many ramifications of being suddenly pregnant after being accidentally artificially inseminated. A pleasant mix of family comedy and soap-opera melodrama, the show manages to be entertaining and engaging despite (or maybe because of) its myriad of twists and sub-plots.

The terrific cast includes GINA RODRIGUEZ, IVONNE COLL, ANDREA NAVEDO, CAMILLE COLLARD, ANTHONY MENDEZ and BRET DIER.
A familiar face to fans of the indie film FILLY BROWN, GINA RODRIGUEZ was named by The Hollywood Reporter as ‘the next big thing’ in 2012 but has taken her time in choosing to commit to series television (even turning down a starring role in the hit series DEVIOUS MAIDS). During a recent Television Critics Association press conference to promote JANE THE VIRGIN, RODRIGUEZ explained to reporters what she was waiting for. (CLICK ON THE MEDIA BAR FOR AUDIO)


JANE THE VIRGIN premieres tonight on The CW.

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gotham_ver4Airing tonight on Fox,the new hit series GOTHAM takes viewers even further into what is becoming the grand-daddy of comic book villain origin stories. Going behind the scenes to discover what made such iconic (at least to the fanboys) bad-guys as The Penguin, The Riddler and Catwoman the people they became, GOTHAM is an epic piece of TV storytelling.

Created expressly for the series, Fish Mooney is a formidable villain whose iron-fist hold over the Gotham City theater district is just a front for her underhanded (and often very violent) mob activities. Played by JADA PINKETT-SMITH with cold-as-ice resolve, FISH MOONEY is a pretty cool addition to the DC Comics universe.

An award winning actress and musician, PINKETT-SMITH is the wife of international box-office favorite WILL SMITH and the mother of JADEN (critically acclaimed for his performance in the film THE PURSUIT OF HAPPYNESS) and WILLOW (a popular singer/songwriter). In addition to that, she and her husband founded the Will and Jada Smith Family Foundation, a charity focused on inner-city youth.

During a recent interview to promote the series, PINKETT-SMITH talked about how GOTHAM fit into her plans for the family business.

GOTHAM airs tonight on Fox.

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_rbolivia68dj1_hires12Now playing in select theaters, ST. VINCENT is a quirky, off-beat comedy revolving around a single mom forced by circumstance to entrust the care of her tween son to a misanthropic neighbor whose interests mostly include alcohol, prostitutes and gambling. BILL MURRAY plays the titular St. Vincent de Van Nuys, a cranky war vet who becomes mentor to the bullied 12-year-old (JAEDEN LIEBERHER) and MELISSA McCARTHY takes on the role of the beleaguered mom.

Known in movies primarily for her over-the-top portrayals of lower-class, less-than-tidy characters in such films as TAMMY and BRIDESMAIDS, MELISSA McCARTHY dials it down a bit here and turns in a brilliant performance. During her recent publicity push for the film, she talked about changing it up for this one.


ST. VINCENT is now playing in select theaters.

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_rbolivia68dj1_hires11Arriving in theaters today, DRACULA UNTOLD is an origin story detailing the circumstances surrounding the transformation Prince Vlad of Transylvania (a.k.a. Vlad the Impaler) goes through to become the even more infamous bloodsucking Count Dracula. As much a ’sword and shield’ battlefield movie as it is a monster movie, the film boasts plenty of action and CGI effects.

Directed by GARY SHORE, the cast includes LUKE EVANS, SARAH GADON, DOMINIC COOPER, CHARLES DANCE and PAUL KAYE.

A classically trained actor with a wealth of theatrical experience, LUKE EVANS handles the titular role with aplomb and, during our recent interview, he likened the DRACULA UNTOLD experience to working a large live theater. (CLICK ON THE MEDIA BAR FOR AUDIO)

DRACULA UNTOLD is now in theaters.

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_rbdave73dj1_hires210Airing tonight on Fox,the hit dramedy procedural BONES continues its popularity even as it plows through its 10th season. Created by HART HANSON, the Emmy-nominated series stars EMILY DESCHANEL, DAVID BOREANAZ, MICHAELA CONLIN, T.J. THYNE and JOHN FRANCIS DALEY.

A total runaway hit for Fox, BONES has always been reliant on the natural chemistry between stars DESCHANEL and BOREANAZ. And, after ten years, that chemistry hasn’t changed a bit. During a recent interview to promote the series they proved to us that they were still as compatible as ever when we asked what to expect from this season.

BONES airs Thursday nights on Fox.

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_rbdave73dj1_hires29Set in Venice, California and centered in the gritty world of mixed martial arts cage fighting, KINGDOM premieres tonight and is the original new series from satellite provider DirecTV. A dynastic drama focused on a fractured family of fighters, hookers and drug addicts the series seems promising and looks to be a possible winner.

The cast is headed by the always reliable FRANK GRILLO and features (an incredibly ripped) NICK JONAS (yes, THAT Nick Jonas), JONATHAN TUCKER, JOANNA GOING, KIELE SANCHEZ and MATT LAURIA. It should also be mentioned that the rag-tag city of Venice is every bit as much a star of the show as anyone in the cast.

FRANK GRILLO and NICK JONAS recently sat down for a lengthy promotional tour and spoke about the story behind KINGDOM.

KINGDOM premieres tonight on DirecTV.

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_rbdave73dj1_hires28The highly anticipated return of AMERICAN HORROR STORY airs tonight on FX. Subtitled FREAK SHOW, the series is set in the sleepy little town of 1952 Jupiter, Florida and focused on a rag-tag group of human curiosities composing a traveling sideshow. The fact that their arrival coincides with a series of brutal, gruesome murders threatens both their survival and the survival of the American carny experience.

As usual, the all-star award-winning cast includes JESSICA LANGE, SARAH PAULSON, EVAN PETERS, KATHY BATES, ANGELA BASSETT, GABOUREY SIDIBE, FRANCIS CONROY, DENIS O’HARE, MICHAEL CHICKLIS, PATTI LaBELLE and EMMA ROBERTS.

During a Television Critics Association press conference to promote the show, series star JESSICA LANGE talked about adjusting to working in television after spending so many years in movies and theater. (CLICK ON THE MEDIA BAR FOR AUDIO)


AMERICAN HORROR STORY: FREAK SHOW airs tonight on FX

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