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With 'Constantine,' Harold Perrineau Gets His Wings

10/24/2014 12:05pm EDT
With 'Constantine,' Harold Perrineau Gets His Wings
As if Harold Perrineau wasn't cool enough as the bassist of the most underrated TV band, now he's gained supernatural powers as an angelic sidekick on NBC's new drama Constantine. His character Manny is tasked with watching over occult detective John Constantine (played by Matt Ryan, Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior) and trying to keep him in line, while the two battle literal forces of darkness.

We caught up with Harold last week to chat about Constantine joining the ranks of DC Comics adaptations on TV, how much Hellblazer reading he had to do, and if he's used to jumping on board new se...

5 TV Actors We're Thankful For In 2013

11/28/2013 11:00am EST
Josh Charles, The Good Wife
Thanksgiving is upon us and it's time for us to give our thanks - for the acting performances that make doing what we do worthwhile.

There are so many talented actors and actresses out there that we don't possibly have the space to recognize them all, but here are the five gentlemen who made us thankful that we were around to write about them over the past year, in alphabetical order.

1) Josh Charles, The Good Wife (CBS)

There's nothing sweeter to those of us watching an actor we love swing for the fences, and that's exactly what's been happening with Josh Charles this TV season. America...

'Wedding Band': Last Season's Best New Comedy Comes to DVD

6/27/2013 2:15pm EDT
Wedding Band
Turn the music back up! Wedding Band - the best comedy of this past TV season and perhaps one of the best all-time - is now rocking on DVD, thanks to Fox Home Entertainment. Wedding Band: The Complete Series arrived earlier this month.

It's hard to figure out where to start with Wedding Band, because there's so much about it that just works, as a TV show, as music, and as a viewing experience. As a series, it's legitimately funny. Co-creators Josh Lobis and Darin Moiselle hit the comedy sweet spot: it's humor, aimed at adults without having to be crude, that develops naturally instead of t...

'Wedding Band' and 'Sons of Anarchy' Make Harold Perrineau An Emmy Contender

6/12/2013 12:15pm EDT
Wedding Band
Harold Perrineau deserves an Emmy Award nomination for his work on Sons of Anarchy. And if he should win - after having one of the best individual years for an actor - TV fans will be saying, "It's about damn time."

He's been "that guy" for a decade and a half, beginning when he played Augustus Hill on HBO's groundbreaking prison drama Oz. Since then, every time you see his name in the credits, it's like getting a visit from an old friend. You know that he's always going to give a watchable performance, whether it's his SAG Award-winning role as Michael Dawson on Lost, his pitch-perfect co...

5 Underappreciated TV Actors: Where Are They Now?

4/14/2013 1:00pm EDT
Fairly Legal
In December, I gave you my list of five TV actors deserving of more notice this year. With 2013 more than a quarter of the way over, it's time to check the results. Where are these talented folks now? Did they get the extra attention they should have? And who else is poised to reach the next level?

1. Michael Trucco

You Know Him From: USA's Fairly Legal, Syfy's Battlestar Galactica

Why He Made The List: He was the MVP of Fairly Legal. While Sarah Shahi was deservedly center stage in the USA original series as mediator Kate Reed, he was her perfect foil as Kate's ex-husband and frequent...

Celebrity Valentines for 2013

2/14/2013 8:30am EST
Adam Levine
Ah, Valentine's Day. It's a holiday all about love. While it's generally taken to be reserved for that special someone in your life, there are other kinds of love, too - like showing some love for your favorite celebrities. Here's BFTV's list of the celebrities I've fallen in love with and why I want to give them a little extra appreciation this year. Not only are they talented at what they do, but they're also pretty fantastic people.

In alphabetical order:

Jamie Bamber: I waited a couple of years to meet the Monday Mornings star, during which I heard from several mutual friends and fans...

In Memoriam: Why 'Wedding Band' Will Be Missed

1/23/2013 7:45am EST
Wedding Band
On Tuesday, TBS pulled the plug on Wedding Band, electing not to renew the comedy for a second season. It's a sad ending for a show BFTV earlier called the best new comedy on television, but it's also an opportunity to celebrate the ride. Here are five reasons why I'll miss rocking out with Mother of the Bride.

1) The music. You can't have a show called Wedding Band without good music, and it was hugely surprising how great the music was - not only because it was catchy, but because it was real. Shepherded by music guru Adam Schlesinger (from Fountains of Wayne and who also wrote the ridic...

TBS's 'Wedding Band' Rocks Saturday Night Television

12/8/2012 9:00am EST
Wedding Band
Now there's a great reason to stay home on Saturday nights. TBS's Wedding Band is the best new comedy of the TV season: a show that delivers great laughs, fantastic music and even a few genuinely touching moments.

The premise sounds like standard sitcom fare: it tracks the exploits of the titular band, called Mother of the Bride and made up of lead singer and ladies' man Tommy (Brian Austin Green), guitarist and family man Eddie (Peter Cambor), the drummer who doesn't know they're not rock stars Eddie (Derek Miller), and bassist and session musician Stevie (Harold Perrineau). Often invol...

Interview: 'Seeking Justice' Star Harold Perrineau On Roger Donaldson, Acting Styles And Abel Ferrara

6/20/2012 10:20am EDT
Seeking Justice
You may not know his name, but to see prolific actor Harold Perrineau makes him instantly recognizable. Be it "The Edge," "28 Weeks Later" or even "The Matrix Reloaded" and Revolutions, Perrineau has worked with some of the best Hollywood has to offer. His latest outing is now exception, with Perrineau teaming up with the likes of Nic Cage, Guy Pearce and January Jones for the vengeance action thriller "Seeking Justice." (On DVD/Blu-ray June 19 from Anchor Bay Home Entertainment) The film, which is helmed by "No Way Out" director Roger Donaldson, has Perrineau playing the best friend of ...

Interview With 'Seeking Justice' Star Harold Perrineau

2/28/2012 3:20pm EST
Harold Perrineau
Harold Perrineau has starred in some amazing films, such as “Romeo and Juliet,” “The Matrix Reloaded,” and “28 Weeks Later.” Yet he is best known for is work on “Oz” and “Lost.” Born in Brooklyn, NY, the actor has brought a combination of raw talent and edginess to his work. “Seeking Justice,” opening March 16th is no exception. Perrineau stars alongside Nicolas Cage, Guy Pearce, January Jones, and Jennifer Carpenter in a unique story of vengeance and deception. Cage plays a man whose wife is brutally attacked. He is approached by the head of a vigilante group who offers to settle the scor...

'Lost' Star Harold Perrineau To Play Animated Blade

1/14/2012 2:30pm EST
Harol Perrineau
Former "Lost" star Harold Perrineau is to revamp the "Blade" franchise for a new animated TV series.

The actor will give voice to half-vampire superhero Eric Brooks, played on the big screen by Wesley Snipes, in the latest Marvel TV project.

Perrineau admits he jumped at the chance to be a part of the show because he was a big fan of Snipes' three movies.

He explains, "When the first one came out, me and Wesley were friends and I said, 'Yo! If there's another one, I gotta be in it!' But that never happened. This was my chance to jump in."

'LOST': The Ten Best Episodes

4/6/2011 8:34am EDT
Now that 'LOST' has been off the air almost a year, it seems the appropriate time to re-visit the series.

In the coming weeks, I will re-visit many series - some old, some new, some current - and reveal my picks for the ten best episodes of each.

With the 'LOST' anniversary looming, here then is my list of the ten best episodes of the series, in descending order. It was very difficult to narrow down. Do you agree? Please sound off in the comments.

10. 'There's No Place Like Home' - Season 4, Episode 13

The fourth season finale features bloody battles (Ben stabbing Keamy), emotional ...

Enigmatic Final Scene Of 'LOST' Added By Network - Not Producers

5/27/2010 11:05pm EDT
The final scene shown during ABC's Sunday night broadcast of the "LOST" series finale was added to the show by the network - not executive producers Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse - according to a report on Entertainment

The last images of Oceanic Flight 815 wreckage strewn across the beach with only the soothing sound of crashing waves in the distance quickly became one of the show's biggest mysteries.

But a spokesman for ABC told the L.A. Times, "The images shown during the end credits of the 'Lost' finale, which included shots of Oceanic 815 on a deserted beach, were not p...

'Lost' Mysteries To Be Answered And Fan Favorites To Return

1/28/2010 10:51am EST
You have a lot of questions about Lost and the show's stars and creators have the answers. Well, sort of. In typical Lost fashion, they teased possibilities which only lead to more questions.

"The season premiere picks up right after the finale," said producer Carlton Cuse. "We really don't want to say too much about it."

You will see some old faces again though. "Harold Perrineau will be back on the show this year, if you guys remember from a couple years ago," Cuse revealed.

Series creator Damon Lindelof added another. "While we're on the subject, I think we can probably also an...

ABC Announces Premiere Dates For New Dramas 'Castle,' 'Cupid' & 'The Unusuals'

12/3/2008 9:31am EST
Amber Tamblyn
Three new dramas will be joining the ABC lineup: "Castle" on Monday, March 9 at 10:00 p.m.; "Cupid" on Tuesday, March 24 at 10:00 p.m.; and "The Unusuals" on Wednesday, April 8 at 10:00 p.m. In addition, ABC News' "Primetime: What Would You Do?" will return on Tuesday, January 6 at 10:00 p.m. (all times ET).


Wildly famous mystery novelist Richard Castle (Nathan Fillion), who is bored with his own success, learns that a real-world copycat killer has started staging murder scenes depicted in his novels. Rick is soon questioned by NYPD Detective Kate Beckett (Stana Katic), a...

ABC Announces Five New Series Pick-Ups

8/26/2008 3:44pm EDT
Alyssa Milano
ABC is adding five new series to its slate of programming for the 2008-09 season. The series include three new dramas, "Castle," "Cupid" and "The Unusuals," and two new comedies, "Better Off Ted" and "Single With Parents."

New series previously announced are drama "Life on Mars," comedies "The Goode Family" and "Scrubs" (new to ABC), and alternative series "Opportunity Knocks" and "Untitled Ashton Kutcher/Tyra Banks Project."


"Castle" is a comedic crime procedural about a famous mystery novelist, Nick Castle, who has gotten bored with his success. When a real-world cop...

Bad Dads & Rad Dads On TV

6/13/2008 8:44am EDT
The Brady Bunch
Back when television was young, TV fathers were portrayed as all knowing and in control. Fathers knew best. They dispensed unchallenged wisdom. They were calm and smiling and never seemed pressured by any circumstance. They were always clad in a shirt and tie, even while relaxing at home.

The TV fathers of the 50s and 60s had a ready answer for their children, all who sat with rapt attention to the father's every word. "Gee, Dad," said Wally of Leave It to Beaver, "I never thought about it that way." The Brady kids would also express the same types of revelation after a counseling ses...

Starpulse Exclusive: 'Lost' Star Michael Emerson Talks About Jungle Creatures, Last Season's Finale (Part 2)

11/8/2007 8:00am EST
Michael Emerson
In part one of our interview with Lost star Michael Emerson, the man who plays the complex character Ben Linus explained that we can expect to see a lot of action, blood and violence in the upcoming season. Here he describes what it's like to work in the jungle and gives us one more tidbit about what we can expect next season.

How long does it take typically to shoot one episode?

It takes, I don't know, eight or nine business days. It's like shooting half of a feature film.

Are you there all day?

When you're called you are. The crew certainly is. We must have the hard...

Terror Returns As 'The Rage Virus' In The Horrific Sequel '28 Weeks Later'; Win A Copy!

9/18/2007 9:00pm EDT
28 Weeks Later
CENTURY CITY, Calif. - Quarantine. Eradication. Sterilization. Repopulation. The terror and devastation unleashed in the groundbreaking horror masterpiece 28 Days Later picks up six months after the Rage virus has decimated London in 28 Weeks Later, the heart-stopping zombie horror sequel that "surpasses the original" (Dallas Morning News). Months after the deadly outbreak annihilated the British Isles leaving only a handful of survivors, the army declares the war against the infection has been won and the reconstruction of the country slowly begins; but as the first wave of refugees r...

Celebrity Birthdays, August 7

8/7/2007 3:00am EDT
Charlize Theron
Happy Birthday to Hatebreed singer Jamey Jasta (1978), "Aeon Flux" star Charlize Theron (1975), "Lost" actor Harold Perrineau (1963), "X-Files" star David Duchovny (1960), Iron Maiden singer Bruce Dickinson (1958), actor David Rasche (1944), singer B.J. Thomas (1942), perfect New York Yankee Don Larsen (1929), actress Ann Harding (1901; d. 1981), and French composer Guillaume Dufay (1400; d. 1474).

'Romeo and Juliet:' Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Released In Expanded 10th Anniversary Edition

2/14/2007 4:00pm EST
William Shakespeare
A dazzling and unconventional contemporary re-telling of William Shakespeare's classic love story, Romeo+Juliet comes to life in a whole new way on February 6 as Capitol/EMI and Fox Home Entertainment celebrate the 1997 hit film's 10th anniversary with new commemorative releases. On February 6, Capitol/EMI will release an expanded 10th Anniversary Edition of the film's hit soundtrack on CD and digitally, and Fox Home Entertainment will release an expanded Music Edition DVD. Both releases include previously unreleased and newly produced material. Capitol/EMI's soundtrack is expanded to 18...

Celebrity Birthdays, August 7

8/7/2006 3:00am EDT
Charlize Theron
Happy Birthday to Hatebreed singer Jamey Jasta (1978), "Aeon Flux" star Charlize Theron (1975), "Lost" actor Harold Perrineau (1963), "X-Files" star David Duchovny (1960), Iron Maiden singer Bruce Dickinson (1958), actor David Rasche (1944), singer B.J. Thomas (1942), perfect New York Yankee Don Larsen (1929), actress Ann Harding (1901; d. 1981), and French composer Guillaume Dufay (1400; d. 1474).

Ubisoft To Develop And Publish 'Lost' Video Game

5/23/2006 9:52am EDT
Today Ubisoft, one of the world’s largest video game publishers, announced a long-term worldwide licensing agreement with Touchstone Television to develop and publish a video game based on the Emmy Award-winning television series Lost Developed by Ubisoft’s award-winning Montréal studio and scheduled to hit retail shelves worldwide in 2007, the game will be offered for home and portable consoles as well as PCs.

“We are delighted to work with Bryan Burk, one of the biggest producers in Hollywood and with Touchstone Television,” said Yves Guillemot, CEO of Ubisoft. “That they have chosen...