PERSON OF INTEREST: The Cast, Writers Pick Which Episodes Will Hook You
[caption id="attachment_78214" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Credit: WB[/caption] PERSON OF INTEREST -- arguably one of the best dramas on television right now -- is finally coming to Netflix and syndication (on WGN America, at 7 PM) on September 1st. (Only the first three seasons of POI will be on Netflix streaming this week -- season 4 will be available on September 22nd; ) To boil the show down to its simplest terms, PERSON OF INTEREST follows an ex-CIA agent (Jim Caviezel's John Reese) and a brilliant billionaire (Michael Emerson's Harold Finch) as they attempt to stop violent crimes before they occur -- using social security numbers generated by an all-seeing Machine, which can pinpoint a likely occurrence. (Complicating matters? They don't know whether the number they get is going to be the victim or the perpetrator.) Since they can't do it alone, through the show's four seasons, they've had help -- in varying ways -- from Taraji P. Henson's Carter, Kevin Chapman's Fusco, Amy Acker's Root, and Sarah Shahi's Shaw. If you haven't watched the show, you absolutely should make your way through the entire series. The drama's evolution from focusing more purely on case of the week (while having little tidbits of mythology sprinkled in) to deep-diving into the Machine -- including its war with another A.I. -- has been fascinating and compelling journey. And since the show's upcoming fifth season is returning midseason, you absolutely have time to catch up on the 90 hours that have aired so far. But if you need a starting place, PERSON OF INTEREST executive producers Greg Plageman and Denise Thé, as well as stars Chapman and Acker, shared a few episodes you should check out...
BONES’ Tamara Taylor Teases Booth’s Premiere Disappearance: ‘It’s Not Looking Good’
[caption id="attachment_76210" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Credit: Fox[/caption] When BONES returns for its eleventh season premiere in five weeks, one key member of the team will be MIA: Booth -- who, along with Brennan, left DC to get a fresh start at the end of season 10 -- has completely vanished. "The season opener hits pretty hard; [Booth]'s disappeared," BONES star Tamara Taylor (Cam) teased. "The entire gang is besides themselves. Needless to say Dr. Brennan is a mess. It's all about finding out what happened to him, where he is, and what he's into. It's not looking good." Complicating matters is the fact that Booth had a gambling relapse before he left DC.
LUCIFER: Tom Ellis on Playing Bad
[caption id="attachment_85221" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Credit: Fox[/caption] Many, many, many shows will be debuting (and returning) in the next couple of months, but that's just the tip of the iceberg for upcoming shows this season. Case in point? Fox's LUCIFER, which won't debut until early 2016. (And it's getting a plum post-X-FILES slot.) The series follows an earth-bound Lucifer, who is currently residing in Los Angeles...where he owns a nightclub. (The show is loosely based off the DC comic character, who was launched in from THE SANDMAN comic and its spinoff, LUCIFER.) But when a person is murdered outside his club, Lucifer feels something and opts to help the LAPD solve the case. But just because Lucifer is doing something "right," don't expect him to be kind. LUCIFER star Tom Ellis spoke with reporters about getting to play bad, what Lucifer thinks of humans, and more...
THE MINDY PROJECT at TCA: Live-Blog
[caption id="attachment_64914" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Credit: Fox[/caption] THE MINDY PROJECT is making the move to Hulu this fall. With the show debuting on Tuesday, September 15th, the cast and producers are participating in a panel for the Television Critics Association about the fourth season. Follow along for a live-blog...
CASTLE: Alexi Hawley and Terence Paul Winter Preview Beckett’s Career Path
[caption id="attachment_39872" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Credit: ABC[/caption] CASTLE season 8 will be making some changes to the established team dynamic. While the season 7 finale had Beckett's career options up in the air, new co-showrunner Alexi Hawley confirmed that Beckett will indeed be getting promoted when the ABC drama returns this fall. "At the end of the day, she's become the captain," Hawley teased. "But she's going to be a much more hands-on captain than we've seen. She's still going to be involved in solving cases. What's great is it changes her relationship with the boys…she's their boss now. There's some fun to be had there. We just thought it was a great way to shake things up. Going into season 8 of a show, you need to be able to do that." With Beckett's promotion, she will fill the space that was once occupied by Captain Gates. And while Penny Johnson Jerald (Gates) is off the show as a series regular, Hawley and co-showrunner Terence Paul Winter indicated they'd be open to her returning for a guest spot if the timing could be worked out.
When the Dome’s calcification process accelerates, Chester’s Mill has 24 hours before the barrier’s breakdown will suffocate everyone inside. While the new deadline puts added pressure on Joe to bring the Dome down, Barbie and Julia race to save his child from The Kinship. Also, Big Jim tries to manage the increasingly volatile Hektor (Eriq La Salle), who is adamant that infected townspeople never escape the Dome