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7 Questions With Eddie Cibrian of ABC’s “Take Two”

Eddie Cibrian’s dimples flash even when his Take Two character, a grumpy and defeated private investigator, is exasperated with costar Rachel Bilson’s ditsy Sam Swift. Off-camera, though, Cibrian is quite an optimist. He shares that this latest summer series feels as if it could last for seasons. Then again, when he was on the doomed The Playboy Club, he also thought that had legs. Cibrian, 45, has reason to be hopeful now. Take Two, from the creator of Castle (which ran for eight seasons), has the same playful vibe, and he’s hoping for that sort of run from the procedural. […]

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7 Questions With Margo Martindale

Say Margo Martindale’s name and people automatically say: “I love her!” Then an interesting response kicks in. Which show will they cite? When answering our “7 Questions,” Martindale was on three shows: The Americans on FX (the series finale was in May), Sneaky Pete, streaming on Amazon, and The Good Fight on CBS All Access. Martindale had also just finished shooting a movie and was starting another the next day with Tiffany Haddish. “I have never been this busy,” says Martindale, who has won three Emmys. To those who have said a woman, especially one in Hollywood, can’t get hired […]

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ABC’s “Take Two” Is Light Summer Fare

It takes a deft touch to make murder playful. Yet even as corpses pile up on ABC’s Take Two (airing Thursdays), it never plunges into bleakness. Tonight’s episode airs at a special time, 8pmET. That intentional lightness, without being goofy, will remind viewers of Castle for good reason. The same wife-and-husband team, Terri Edda Miller and Andrew W. Marlowe, are behind it. “We really enjoyed our previous show; walking that line between the dark and the light really is a tightrope,” Miller says. “To us it represents what life is all about.” “We affectionately call it the Moonlighting genre,” Marlowe […]

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7 Questions With David Costabile Of Showtime’s “Billions”

Wags, the sort of Wall Street ruler of the universe who defines arrogance, showed a bit of vulnerability recently on Billions. In the Showtime drama’s third season (which airs on Sundays), as Bobby Axelrod prepared to go to prison, Wags thanked him for true friendship. David Costabile of Breaking Bad and Lincoln milks the juicy part of hedge fund manager Wags. He mentions how shocked he is that people constantly tell him that his character reminds them of themselves. Honestly, Wags is not an admirable character. Costabile has taught classes on Shakespeare’s clowns at NYU. “It is strangely one of […]

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5 Questions With … Marque Richardson Of Netflix’s “Dear White People”

In an episode of Netflix’s Dear White People, a white policeman pulls his gun on Reggie (Marque Richardson), a black student who refuses to show his student ID during a house party that has gotten rowdy. Friends urge Reggie to comply. After an incredibly tense few moments, he does. Later, Reggie breaks down in his dorm room. It’s a spectacular moment of acting and one that so nauseatingly reflects the times. The crying was not in the script, Richardson shares. That just happened, he explains. How could he not? Here he answers our “5 Questions.” If your TV carried just […]

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7 Questions With … Jodie Comer of BBC America’s “Killing Eve”

7 Questions With … Jodie Comer Of BBC America’s “Killing Eve” By Jacqueline Cutler Jodie Comer is so eerily convincing as serial assassin Villanelle in BBC America’s breakout hit Killing Eve that it’s best to not binge-watch this before bed. Villanelle, with her exquisite wardrobe and Slavic accent, only seems to derive joy at one point — when her victims take their last breath. The biggest surprise when Comer gets on the phone to answer our “7 Questions” is that she has a Liverpudlian accent and sounds very much like the sweet 25-year-old she is. What were a few of […]

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5 Questions With … Marlee Matlin Of ABC’s “Quantico”

5 Questions With … Marlee Matlin Of ABC’s “Quantico” By Jacqueline Cutler Anyone can make a loud entrance, but it takes an actor of terrific intensity to make a silent one and then to command the screen. Academy Award winner Marlee Matlin does this when she joins ABC’s Thursday night drama Quantico as former FBI Agent and instructor Jocelyn Turner. Though a bomb left her deaf, Turner remains a sharp shooter and the agent others turn to in a crisis. Showrunner Michael Seitzman had worked with Matlin on Code Black and wanted to bring her back. When the budget for […]

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5 Questions With … David Eigenberg of NBC’s “Chicago Fire”

David Eigenberg gives off the vibe of a bar owner. It’s a profession he’s become familiar with. On Chicago Fire, NBC’s Thursday drama currently in its sixth season, he plays Christopher Herrmann, the veteran firefighter who owns the bar Molly’s. On Sex and the City, he was Steve, the pub owner married to Miranda. “I don’t drink at all; I don’t know why or how I end up at bars,” Eigenberg says. “I have that face. I walked away from bars a long time ago.” He’s happy living in Chicago, near where he grew up, with his wife, 9-year-old son […]