Tonight sees the sophomore season return of the USA Network’s popular original series FAIRLY LEGAL. Actress SARAH SHAHI plays the passionate and playful San Francisco mediator Kate Reed who is battling a whole new conflict in a sharp, hustling, up-and-coming trial lawyer played by series newcomer RYAN JOHNSON. Fans can expect storylines to heat up as a romance builds and sexual tension gets a workout. We spoke with SHAHI and JOHNSON at the Television Critics Association press event to promote the series and they joked about what viewers can expect in the new season.
The season two opener of FAIRLY LEGAL airs tonight on USA
Returning tonight for its fifth and final season, IN PLAIN SIGHT brings back MARY McCORMACK as Mary Shannon, a tough-as-nails WITSEC marshal who, at the end of last season, went into labor at the altar after watching her sister run out on the love of her life at their wedding. This season, fans will see if Mary can jiggle her high-risk job with a newborn she isn’t really thrilled with and if she’ll finally get together with the father or, perhaps, link with her slavishly devoted partner (played by FRED WELLER).
We sat down with McCORMACK and WELLER at the Television Critics Association press event where they shared their feelings about the filming the final season of the series.
The fifth season opener of IN PLAIN SIGHT airs tonight on USA
Currently available via VOD and slated for a very limited release today, DETATCHMENT centers on an emotional remote high school substitute teacher trying hard to relate to co-workers, friends and students. Directed by TONY KAYE from a script by CARL LUNT, the impressive cast includes ADRIEN BRODY, JAMES CAAN, CHRISTINA HENDRICKS, BRYAN CRANSTON, LUCT LIU, BLYTHE DANNER, MARCIA GAY HARDIN, SAMI GAYLE, WILLIAM PETERSEN and TIM BLAKE NELSON.
Probably best known for taking chances with risky, unexpected roles, BRODY recently sat down with us to talk about working outside of his comfort zone. (CLICK ON THE MEDIA BAR FOR AUDIO)
With American Idol now down to its top 10 after last night’s elimination of Shannon Magrane and the disqualification of Jermaine Jones, the remaining singers must carefully choose each song for performance night, according to Idol judge Steven Tyler.
“The ones that are here now are the ones that can sing anyway,” says Tyler during an interview after last night’s Idol episode. “It’s the choice of song. They’ve got to sing something (in which) America goes ‘I love that song and I love them.’ That’s part of the magic. There’s not many people who have a voice from heaven. That are just naturals. There’s not many. So the ones that are up there sing great – but they have to have a great song that people can relate to and remember.”
Tyler was also asked about the keys to his music longevity. Mentioning his band Aerosmith, the rocker said it’s all about passion (click on the media bar to hear Tyler):
Shannon Magrane, the 16-year-old singer blessed with a powerhouse voice and moxie, was eliminated from tonight on American Idol (Elise Testone and Erika Van Pelt rounded out the bottom three).
“This is just a big giant stepping stone for me,” said Magrane, who performed the Mariah Carey/Boyz II Men tune ‘One Sweet Day’ on Wednesday. “A giant one. Me being voted off the show, well it’s made me feel upset, but it’s made me want to work even harder and push myself and challenge myself even more.”
Magrane elaborates on her American Idol experience: