LUCIFER’s Tom Ellis: This Could Be the ‘Ultimate Redemption Story’

January 25, 2016 by  
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What happened when Lucifer (Tom Ellis) needed a vacation from Hell? Well, in Fox’s new drama, LUCIFER, he went to Los Angeles, opened a bar, and avoided the call to return.

But when an acquaintance of Lucifer’s gets killed he finds himself drawn into the investigation to find her killer. And with that, he has a new calling, of sorts: thanks to his uncanny ability to draw out secrets — and his newfound fascination with Chloe, a detective who is immune to his ways — he decides to consult with the LAPD.

“For me, we were starting at a point where it was a character that, yes, everyone knows, but it could be a different world, at the beginning of a redemption story,” Ellis told reporters on the show’s Vancouver set (in the video below). “And this was like the ultimate redemption story; the most irredeemable character, how could he find redemption? And so that was my take on it.”

Though the devil could be a super serious character, “I just wanted it to be a fun take on it,” he continued. “And he likes to have fun with people. And that was a huge selling point for me, and a huge kind of thing I tapped into, really: I didn’t want to be Mr. Evil.”

Check out more from Ellis in the video below, as he discuses playing a recognizable figure, how the show is handling its comic origin, and more…

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THE 100’s Eliza Taylor: Clarke is ‘Pretty Messed Up’ When Season 3 Kicks Off

January 21, 2016 by  
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THE 100’s Clarke (Eliza Taylor) has endured a lot during her time on the ground, but the decision to sacrifice the people of Mount Weather to save the people she cares about weighs heavily on her.

“She’s pretty messed up over Mount Weather,” Taylor told reporters on the show’s Vancouver set in the video below. “She obviously left because she wasn’t able to face her demons, wasn’t able to deal with what she’s done. So she’s in a state of pure survival mode. She’s just out in the woods. It’s all about hunting and finding somewhere dry to sleep. Just trying to survive.”

But what will it take for Clarke to forgive herself? “It’s going to be a long and hard journey,” she said. “She’s…in a pretty dark place; I think it’s going to take a lot of time for her to kind forgive herself and for other people to forgive her as well.”

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LEGENDS OF TOMORROW: Arthur Darvill Teases Season 1 Shenanigans

January 21, 2016 by  
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LEGENDS OF TOMORROW kicks off tonight on The CW, and many of the faces taking center stage are familiar to fans of ARROW and THE FLASH: Sara/White Canary (Caity Lotz); Ray/Atom (Brandon Routh); Stein (Victor Garber) and Jax (Franz Drameh), AKA Firestorm; Snart/Captain Cold (Wentworth Miller); Mick/Heat Wave (Dominic Purcell); Kendra/Hawkgirl (Ciara Renée); Carter/Hawkman (Falk Hentschel); and baddie Vandal Savage (Casper Crump).

But there is one new face in the series, and he’s who ties the mismatched group of heroes and villains together — Rip Hunter (Arthur Darvill). Rip gathers the team together to take down Vandal, and the chase (throughout the world and time) is on.

On the show’s Vancouver set, Darvill sat down with reporters to talk about sticky situation Rip has found himself in…

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SECOND CHANCE: Robert Kazinsky Previews the New Fox Drama

January 13, 2016 by  
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We’re supposed to have one life to live, but for SECOND CHANCE’s Jimmy Pritchard, things take a twist: when the 75-year-old is killed during a home invasion at his son’s home — and his death is staged as a suicide — he’s revived in a new, young body by mysterious twins.

On the show’s Vancouver set, SECOND CHANCE star Robert Kazinsky (young Jimmy) spoke with reporters about what viewers will see on the series…

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PERSON OF INTEREST: Jim Caviezel Reflects on ‘Terra Incognita’

January 11, 2016 by  
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Terra IncognitaPERSON OF INTEREST fantastic fourth season (which is, finally, streaming on Netflix) dove deeper into the dueling artificial intelligences_, but one of the finest hours was decidedly human: “Terra Incognita,” as a dying Reese (Jim Caviezel) hallucinated a do-over with Carter (Taraji P. Henson).

“This felt like a great way to put those characters back together again, and get the opportunity for them to have a last goodbye, from their perspective,” PERSON OF INTEREST creator Jonathan Nolan said at the time.

Caviezel pointed to the hour as a particularly important one for Reese. “Last year, during the scene in the car with Carter where he doesn’t realize he has all these protective things around him — he was devastated by the loss,” he shared late last year on the set of the show’s upcoming fifth season. “He was in love with her. But because he’s so good — like special operators can do, they can separate heart and mind. They can compartmentalized so much that when he lost Carter, he never realized that he loved her. And very deeply. That loss, he’ll never get that back. In human behavior, he starts to play a new kind tape in his head, that this is what really happened, when it didn’t happen that way. Now, it gives him a purpose [going forward].”

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The MINORITY REPORT Cast Teases the Two-Part Finale

November 23, 2015 by  
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Now that Blake knows the truth about Dash on MINORITY REPORT, he could prove to be a vital help in hiding the precogs.

In tonight’s hour, “Memento Mori,” Blake withholds information from the Defense Intelligence Agency when he discovers they’re looking for the precogs.

But how will the precogs (and Vega) deal with it? On the show’s Vancouver set, Stark Sands (Dash), Meagan Good (Vega), Nick Zano (Arthur), and Laura Regan (Agatha) teased what’s ahead… Read more

ARROW: James Bamford on Directing His First Episode

November 18, 2015 by  
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ARROW stunt mastermind James Bamford is branching out with tonight’s new episode: he’s making his directing debut!

“My experience directing ARROW was…it felt like I was doing it since I was born,” Bamford told reporters on the show’s Vancouver set. “It was natural. I spent a lot of time prepping and planning pretty much every scene.”

Bamford shared insight into filming the episode with his ARROW family, how much of his stunt coordination he was able to do during his episode, and more… Read more

Personal Note about Give Me My Remote

November 16, 2015 by  
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gmmr_logo_thumbAs of today (November 16th), I’ll be joining TV Guide Magazine/TV Insider as a full-time staff writer. Which, sadly, means my time at Give Me My Remote is coming to an end.

I don’t want this to be an overly emotional (or long) goodbye post, so I just want to say a few quick things… Read more

MINORITY REPORT: Wilmer Valderrama Teases Blake’s Backstory

November 13, 2015 by  
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MINORITY REPORT has explored the pre-cogs’ (and Vega’s) backstory in recent episodes, and now it’s time to learn more about Blake.

On the show’s Vancouver set, MINORITY REPORT star Wilmer Valderrama (Blake) spoke with reporters about diving into Blake’s past (which also ties into a current topical issue), and why he’s so happy to be a part of the important social conversation… Read more

SUPERNATURAL: Misha Collins, Mark Sheppard, and Ruth Connell Preview What’s to Come

November 11, 2015 by  
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As the Winchester brothers are trying to figure out what’s going on with the Darkness/Amara on SUPERNATURAL, they aren’t the only ones with a vested interest in what’s going on — Castiel, Crowley, and Rowena all have their own takes on the situation. (Though in the case of Crowley and Rowena, their agendas might be a bit more selfish.)

On the show’s Vancouver set, Misha Collins (Castiel), Mark Sheppard (Crowley), and Ruth Connell (Rowena) teased what’s to come with their characters, Amara/Darkness, and more… Read more

ARROW: Emily Bett Rickards and Brandon Routh Preview Ray’s Return

November 11, 2015 by  
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The characters on ARROW have been under the assumption that Ray perished months ago — but due to his (and his portrayer, Brandon Routh’s) part in the upcoming CW series, LEGENDS OF TOMORROW, viewers knew he had to be returning in some capacity.

At the end of the last episode, Felicity finally heard the entirety of Ray’s “final” message to her — which said he was actually alive — and in tonight’s hour the team sets out to save him.

So what’s in store? Emily Bett Rickards (Felicity) and Routh teased a bit of what’s to come… Read more

IZOMBIE: David Anders and Robert Buckley Preview What’s to Come

November 10, 2015 by  
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Things are rough right now for IZOMBIE’s two former zombies, Major and Blaine — but for very different reasons.

Major is going through a bit of a life upheaval right now as he tries to reunite with Liv…while still secretly killing zombies for Vaughn Du Clark and Max Rager.

Meanwhile, Blaine has his own issues, as his estranged father Angus (played by Robert Knepper) returns.

Take a look at what Robert Buckley (Major) and David Anders (Blaine) told reporters on the show’s Vancouver set.. Read more

THE FLASH: Danielle Panabaker on the Threat of Zoom

November 10, 2015 by  
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In tonight’s episode of THE FLASH, Barry opts to take on Zoom.

But not everyone is thrilled with Barry’s decision: Jay warns that Zoom is too dangerous for them to take on — and Caitlin agrees.

“I think she’s really scared of Zoom,” Danielle Panabaker (Caitlin) told reporters on the show’s Vancouver set. “Obviously Reverse Flash was personal for Barry. I think Zoom is scary for everyone.”

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HAND OF GOD: Ben Watkins on Binge-Watching, Season 1, and What’s to Come

November 5, 2015 by  
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The people behind shows produced for streaming services find their product being increasingly being released in a binge format, there has been one unexpected relief: the writers can assume that people will be watching these episodes in order — and often in a short amount of time.

“As a writer and a writing staff, [we’re] thinking about what’s going to happen now that people are going to watch these shows back-to-back,” HAND OF GOD creator Ben Watkins explained. “And if they do it like I do, they may do two or three [episodes] at a time. I don’t usually do more than three at a time, but even with that, you get a certain momentum watching, and you don’t need as much explaining [with the storytelling].”

I spoke with Watkins about creating a show in a binge-watching culture, why he didn’t want to “hold the audience’s hand in terms of who was the protagonist,” and those season finale shockers (though spoilers will be clearly marked if you haven’t finished season 1…

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SUPERNATURAL: Jensen Ackles and Jared Padalecki on the Darkness, Unlikely Partnerships, and More

November 4, 2015 by  
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With Darkness (and Amara) loose in the world, the Winchester brothers are in for quite the fight on SUPERNATURAL. But for the first time in seasons, the duo is actually working in tandem from the start.

“They’re essentially not inflicted with anything, they’re both intact; granted they’re scarred and bruised from a life of hunting and fighting,” Jensen Ackles (Dean) told reporters in the video below. “But they’re not fighting for each other anymore, they’re fighting a common target.”

“They’re fighting alongside each other,” Jared Padalecki (Sam) added.

“They’re fighting alongside each other, and it’s been a while since we’ve seen that,” Ackles continued. “I’m really excited about that dynamic, back together. That unit that’s back together, as opposed to previous seasons when Dean had the mark, and Sam was doing things behind his back…having those motivations over the past several seasons, and now having that gone…it’s two brothers in a car, driving down a highway, with a common goal and common purpose.”

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