Friday, 24 February 2012

Grimm preview and new projects for Brian Markinson, Richard Harmon and Patton Oswalt

Just a few updates today, with more coming over the weekend.

Paula Malcomson was a guest voice on Archer (FX) yesterday, in episode "Bloody Ferlin," which will be available on one of these days.

This is unconfirmed, but Green Arrow TV reported this week that Brian Markinson has been cast in the CW pilot Arrow. He will play Adam Hunt, a corrupt businessman.

Grimm is back with a new episode tonight, "Last Grimm Standing," which airs at 9 pm on NBC. The episode was directed by Michael Watkins (Caprica 1x04, "Gravedancing"). Synopsis:
NICK AND HANK’S INVESTIGATION OF A TRAGIC MURDER LEADS TO A FIGHT CLUB UNLIKE ANY OTHER—A bizarre double homicide leads Nick (David Giuntoli) and Hank (Russell Hornsby) to a boxing gym, which Nick discovers is a supplier for a darker, ritualistic fight club in the creature world. When Monroe (Silas Weir Mitchell) lends a hand and gets in over his head, Nick must dig deep and find his inner “Grimm” to defend him. Bitsie Tulloch, Sasha Roiz and Reggie Lee also star.

Wednesday, 15 February 2012

Esai Morales guest stars in Law & Order: SVU tonight

Esai Morales makes an appearance in Law & Order: SVU tonight in episode "Home Invasions," which airs at 10 pm ET on NBC. From the press release:


A gunman storms a family's home, killing the parents and leaving their teenage daughter in critical condition. When a hate crime investigation turns into a dead end, Benson (Mariska Hargitay) and the SVU detectives struggle to find a motive for such violence. The clues lead to a surprising revelation about Detective Rollins (Giddish), which threatens her future in the Special Victims Unit. Also starring Ice-T (Detective Odafin Tutuola), Dann Florek (Captain Donald Cragen) and Danny Pino (Detective Nick Amaro.)
Teaser (no Esai):

Monday, 13 February 2012

James Pizzinato in Alcatraz tonight, new interview with Bear McCreary & some space porn

James Pizzinato plays the prisoner of the week in Alcatraz tonight, in episode 1x06, "Paxton Petty."

The episode airs at 9 pm ET on Fox. Here is the synopsis:
Madsen, Soto and Hauser (Sarah Jones, Jorge Garcia and Sam Neill) track a mad bomber (James Pizzinato) who is planting explosives throughout the city, targeting highly populated areas.

They're forced to apply methods from the past to their pursuit in the new episode "Paxton Petty." Robert Forster and Parminder Nagra also star.
Previews posted below.

The Nervous Breakdown has a new interview with Bear McCreary. Here are a few snippets (more at the link):
From what or whom do you derive your greatest inspiration?
My inspiration comes from so many different sources that it’s impossible to say. Ideas can come from just talking to someone or flipping through the radio. Ideas are the sum of everything on your mind at any given time. But, of the professionals in my industry whom I’ve been fortunate enough to know, the most influential on me personally was Elmer Bernstein.

Sunday, 12 February 2012

Live chat with Jane Espenson, The Walking Dead returns, interviews with Luc Roderique and William B. Davis

Three things to check out on TV tonight.

Jane Espenson's latest episode of Once Upon a Time, "Skin Deep," airs tonight at 8 pm ET. Jane will do a live Q&A on Twitter during the West Coast airing. From ABC's press release:
Fans of ABC's hit drama, "Once Upon a Time" will be able to submit questions and receive real-time responses from writer/consulting producer Jane Espenson, who will be up on Twitter at @JaneEspenson during the West Coast broadcast of the show on SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 12 from 8:00-9:00 p.m., PT. Espenson will also offer commentary and behind-the-scenes anecdotes about working on the show.

On Sunday's episode, "Skin Deep" - which was written by Espenson -- after Mr. Gold's house is robbed, Emma keeps a close eye on him when it looks like he wants to track down the criminal and dole out some vigilante justice as payback, and Valentine's Day finds Mary Margaret, Ruby and Ashley (Jessy Schram, "Falling Skies") having a girls' night out. Meanwhile, in the fairytale land that was, Belle (Emilie de Ravin, "Lost") agrees to a fateful deal to give up her freedom in order to save her town from the horrors of the Ogre war.
The Walking Dead (Bear McCreary scoring) returns with episode 2x08, "Nebraska," on AMC at 9/8c. Synopsis:
Rick and the others try to restore order in the aftermath of a terrible discovery. Hershel takes up an old habit and disappears, Rick and Glenn must follow him into town.
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And Californication 5x06, "Love Song," directed by Eric Stoltz, airs at 10:30 pm on Showtime. Synopsis:
When Samurai Apocalypse hits a lyrical roadblock with his protege, he calls on the best writer he knows: Hank Moody, who unites with Kali to imbibe, bear his soul, and write a song that takes Hank back in time to an era when he, Karen and Charlie were happier and life was simpler before “A Crazy Little Thing Called Love.” But the present comes roaring back when Karen shows up at Hank’s door, worried that she made a mistake.
Eric is currently working on another episode of Glee. It's episode 3x15, "Big Brother," with Matt Bomer guest starring. Based on the Fox spring schedule and a few other things, it will air on April 10 at 8 pm.

Friday, 10 February 2012

New Grimm tonight, new projects for Kendall Cross and Patton Oswalt, and interviews with Bear McCreary and Calum Worthy

A few updates, because it's Friday:

Grimm 1x11, "Tarantella," airs tonight at 9 pm. (No, Patton Oswalt and Steve Carell aren't guest starring. Keep scrolling for those two.) Synopsis for "Tarantella:"
A STRING OF HOMICIDES LEADS NICK AND HANK TO A WOMAN WITH A DEADLY SECRET; AMY ACKER GUEST STARS – Nick (David Giuntoli) and Hank (Russell Hornsby) find themselves on the hunt for a deadly heartbreaker leaving behind a web of dead bodies. Meanwhile, Nick’s growing recognition among the creature world is starting to threaten not only his safety but Juliette’s (Bitsie Tulloch) as well, and it may be time for him to take action to keep her safe. Silas Weir Mitchell, Sasha Roiz and Reggie Lee also star.
Sasha tweets that the show premieres in the UK on Watch this Monday at 9 pm. Spoiler TV has a few sneak peeks from tonight's episode.

This Means War, a romantic comedy with Reese Witherspoon, Chris Pine and Tom Hardy, opens in theatres next Friday. Jill Teed, Panou, Aleks Paunovic and Mike Dopud have supporting roles in the film. Grandpa Aleks was at the premiere the other day. You can find a few pics on his official fan site. Zimbio also has a few photos.

Tuesday, 7 February 2012

Aleks Paunovic on Arctic Air, Bomb Girls picked up, Falling Skies update, interviews with Scott Porter & William B. Davis

Aleks Paunovic is back in Arctic Air tonight. It's not the first time that he has appeared on the show, but he will have a more central part in tonight's episode, which airs at 9 pm on CBC in Canada. Other familiar faces will probably show up, too. CBC has a new interview with Aleks. Snippets:
You play Jim McAlister on Arctic Air, what is that guy all about?
Jim is a fun-loving best buddy with a big heart. He's stoked to have Bobby (Adam Beach) back in town. He's a prospector and trusts Bobby to the fullest. He'll do anything to protect his friends, family and the North.

What is it like working on a all Canadian production as opposed to a U.S. production that is being filmed in Canada?
I love home grown projects. Most of the U.S. projects are about situations, not about where they are shooting.

Knowing that we are making a show about our land, and showing it to the people of the land, gives us a warm feeling knowing we are connecting with people that know our culture and country. Plus the cast and crew are amazing! So I love coming into work.
Read the rest at

Friday, 3 February 2012

Playback released on demand, Grimm preview, interviews with Anna Galvin, Patton Oswalt, Aleks Paunovic and James Marsters

The Friday round of updates:

A new episode of Grimm, with Sasha Roiz, airs tonight at 9 pm. Here is the synopsis:
As Portland's homeless youth start to go missing, Nick uncovers a deadly black market supplying the Grimm world with human organs for all types of elixirs. As the investigation heightens, Nick and Juliette befriend a pair of homeless siblings, Hanson (guest star Daryl Sabara, "Spy Kids") and Gracie (guest star Hannah Marks, "Necessary Roughness"), whose friends have gone missing.
Valerie Cruz from Alphas and The Dresden Files also guest stars.

Starting next week, NBC will be airing Grimm reruns on Thursdays at 10 until March, and The Firm is moving to Saturdays.

Wednesday, 1 February 2012

Extracted, starring Sasha Roiz, to premiere at SXSW Festival

Extracted, the sci fi thriller Sasha Roiz filmed last year, will have its world premiere at the South By Southwest festival in Austin in March. Filmmaker Magazine has the full SXSW lineup, announced earlier today.

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Extracted will be screened in the Emerging Visions section. The date/venue info hasn't been posted yet, but it will probably show up on the film's page on one of these days.

This year, the festival runs from March 9 to 17.

Film synopsis, main credits & trailer, from New Artists Alliance: