Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Josh Reims talks Undercovers

I just spoke with Undercovers co-creator Josh Reims about his NBC show and he admits that he's disappointed by the ratings, but he's happy with the direction the series is taking. He says he's told his writers that all they have control over is making the show the best they can.

On another note, how does he come up with all the locations to jet his characters around the world? He's got a huge map in his office and he picks his locations that way.

One bit of news, actor Harry Lennix, who stared in Dollhouse as Echo's handler and eventual bad guy Boyd Langton, will be playing Steven's brother later in the season. He's a spy too and he and Steven go on a mission together.

More on all this later once I get this transcribed...

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Digging Haven and chatting with the creators

Haven just finished it's first season on Syfy and I have to say I was very pleasantly surprised with the way it turned out. I loved the finale because it really tied up the season nicely and then hit us with a cliffhanger that gave the series a new direction to go in next season.

Emily Rose as F.B.I. Agent Audrey Parker was fantastic in the lead, and the other characters, especially Lucas Bryant's Nathan Wuornos grew on me.

It was great that Syfy renewed Haven for a second season of 13 episodes. I talked to creators and executive producers Jim Dunn and Sam Ernst this summer while they were still working on the season.

According to Ernst, "unfolding the mythology is really a lot of fun, because we know where we are going. We know exactly where we are going and we have very long and deep histories for elements of this. If we are fortunate enough to have a second season and then a third season, we know the big story elements that we want to unfold. For us it is fascinating to watch them slowly unfold and see how powerful they are, the small pieces as they come into each episode. And sometimes we wonder are we telling the audience enough or are we telling the audience to much. And the answer basically is in our opinion you can't tell the audience too much," he said with a laugh.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Okay... not so soon

My knee replacement knocked me out more than I had planned. Anyway, I'm working on a new issue of Sci Fi Magazine, which means I'm interviewing lots of sci-fi types including Jane Badler of the original and new V, along with many TV producers about their shows.

Stay tuned!

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Back in the saddle... soon!

Hey all,

Sorry for the absence. I had a knee replacement and haven't been able to sit at my desk. I should be back at regular posting within the next couple of weeks.

-- Best,

Friday, June 11, 2010

True Blood interviews on Sci Fi Wire

I'll have some more True Blood interview extras coming your way this weekend, but in the mean time check out my article on Sci Fi Wire, "True Blood stars talk about sex, nude scenes and the new season".

I have interviews with Rutina Wesley (Tara), Denis O'Hare (Russell Edgington), and Lindsay Pulsipher (Crystal).

Note that my editors had to get the words "sex" and "nude" in the headline. As if that wasn't a given when it comes to the series.

Friday, June 4, 2010

Journalistic Rumblings - Futurama, The Gates, and summer TV

Rumble, rumble, rumble... I have to say, I'm glad summer is here. Things have slowed down a tad.

However, even with most of the fall and midseason shows coming to the end of their seasons, it still took me a couple days to put together a Summer TV Preview for Sci Fi Wire, and there's 40 TV shows, movies, specials and minis headed our way. Check it out... "Here's our Summer TV Mega Preview of 40 sci-fi shows and movies."

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

June 2010 TV Schedule - True Blood & The Gates premiere!

While I'm still going through finale withdrawal of shows like Chuck, Lost, and Supernatural, the month has actually shaped up pretty well with the premiere of HBO's True Blood and ABC's The Gates. The vamps are back big time. But we've also got the magnificent return of Futurama (expect interview extras with exec producer David X Cohen later in the month).

For my complete summer guide, check out Sci Fi Wire tomorrow afternoon.

Here's what you have to look forward to this month:

Wednesday, June 2:

Ghost Hunters Academy (Syfy) "The New Class" 8 p.m. - Season 2 premiere

Thursday, June 3:

Burn Notice (USA) "Friends and Enemies" 9 p.m. - Season 4 premiere