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Tom Kenny is entering his 15th year voicing SpongeBob SquarePants on Nickelodeon, and the beloved animated kids’ series shows no signs of slowing down. But that absorbent, yellow and porous goofball is just one of seemingly countless characters that Kenny voices, including Ice King on Adventure Time and (for the grownups) Woody on Brickleberry. Kenny took some time to use his own voice to answer our “5 Questions.” You’re at a magazine rack and can only pick three titles. Which ones do you choose? I like old monster movies, so there’s a magazine called Monsters From the Vault. There’s an old … Continue reading
Under normal circumstances, Noah Emmerich would be playing the hero of FX’s The Americans. His character, Stan Beeman, is a dogged FBI agent in 1980s Washington, D.C., working to capture undercover Soviet spies in our midst. What he doesn’t quite know is that the spies he’s looking for are actually his neighbors, Elizabeth and Philip Jennings (Keri Russell, Matthew Rhys). But since The Americans is told from Elizabeth and Philip’s point of view, Stan incredibly can come off as the villain. Talking about Season 2 of the hit show — which airs Wednesdays on FX — Emmerich says that there will … Continue reading
For five seasons, Jere Burns’ character on Justified has come and gone, weaved in and out of plotlines — always on the wrong side of the law, but with fluid allegiances all the same. But now Wynn Duffy is a regular on the FX hit, trying to make a go at running the drug trade in Harlan County, Ky., with his current associate and sometimes nemesis Boyd Crowder (Walton Goggins). Burns’ run on Justified mirrors his career in some ways, as an actor who pops up now and again and every so often scores a big hit. Since he made … Continue reading
First, let’s explain what the new Fargo TV series on FX is not. It’s not a continuation of the story begun in the 1996 Coen brothers film that has become a cinematic classic. None of the characters are the same, and the setting is different. Nor is it a parody or satire. It can best be described as a riff, mining the same droll Midwestern sensibilities and placing them amid a story that is always intriguing and at times shockingly violent. After seeing the first episode of Fargo — which premieres on FX Tuesday, April 15 at 10pm ET — it’s … Continue reading
Season 1 of Bates Motel ended with a shocker, the murder of young Norman Bates’ (Freddie Highmore) caring teacher, Miss Watson. The implication was that Norman had offed her during one of his creepy blackouts, and while that very well may prove true, audiences have seen with this twisty Psycho prequel — returning for Season 2 on A&E March 3 — that what sometimes seems certain may not be the case at all. “What I like about the show is that it’s suggestive as opposed to conclusive,” Highmore says. “I think that intrigue keeps it interesting. People aren’t too sure … Continue reading
Without a doubt, Legit is one of the crudest comedies on TV, what with star Jim Jefferies’ penchant for foulmouthed humor often laced with sexual and drug-addled content. But it’s also, amazingly, one of TV’s most thoughtful and sincere shows. Moving to FXX for its sophomore season, Legit follows the exploits of Jefferies and his motley band of friends as they struggle through everyday life. In addition to Jefferies and his sad-sack buddy Steve (Dan Bakkedahl), the other main character is Billy (DJ Qualls), Steve’s quadriplegic brother with muscular dystrophy. Instead of the show merely treating Billy like a saintly … Continue reading
Countdown to the Oscars: Oscar Trivia! The Academy Awards have been around for 86 years, plenty of time to develop all sorts of weird facts and historical precedents. Take our PopQuiz to see how your knowledge stacks up. Check back each day through March 2 for a new Oscar question and answer. And remember, NO CHEATING!!! ALSO SEE: Oscar nominations 2014 Oscars 2014 date, time, TV channel, preview and more! Oscars 2014 performers and presenters Check back each day through Oscar Sunday, March 2, as a new question and answer are revealed. Oscars Trivia Questions 1. Sequels rarely get much … Continue reading
Alexander Ludwig is a young, strong, imposing-looking guy. Look no further than his role as Cato in the first Hunger Games movie for proof. But even Ludwig was nervous stepping into the big, bad world that is Vikings. The 21-year-old Vancouver native nabbed the plum role of Bjorn, the tempestuous teenage son of the mighty Ragnar Lothbrok (Travis Fimmel), as the History drama kicks off its second season Feb. 27. While Ludwig says he was excited to take on the project, he was nervous because not only was it his first TV series, but he was also jumping in after … Continue reading
It’s a cold, wintry December day in New York, and Keri Russell has a short break between filming scenes for The Americans. Though she’s now sitting in a heated van, there’s still a slight shiver in her voice as she explains what’s in store for Season 2 of the Cold War drama, which set network ratings records for FX during its Emmy-nominated debut last year. The Americans Season 2 begins Feb. 26. “I think the main difference is last year when we started, Elizabeth wasn’t really even engaged in the marriage,” she says of her character. “It was questionable how … Continue reading
Being surrounded by a table full of Capones — in Chicago, no less — might not sound like the most comfortable place to be, but that’s where I found myself one warm September afternoon. Sitting in the cozy confines of a suburban restaurant that is the setting for much of the action in ReelzChannel’s latest reality series, The Capones, the stars talk about their famous legacy and why they believe their everyday lives will make for good television. “For a long time people always said, ‘You have such a cool life and so many cool things that go on, you … Continue reading