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Summer Glau and Executive Producer/Showrunner Bruce Miller Discuss 'Alphas' Second Season

10/22/2012 1:15pm EDT
Summer Glau
To get fans excited for tonight’s second season finale of Alphas (airing at 8:00 pm ET on SyFy), fan favorite/guest star Summer Glau and executive producer/showrunner Bruce Miller participated in a recent conference call with reporters.

Here are the highlights:

Miller on the chance of Glau becoming a series regular next season. “Yes, yes and yes … Summer was an absolute pleasure to have on the show.”

Glau on starring in so many sci-fi shows. “I’ve always found in sci-fi that the roles for women are really exciting and dynamic and outside the box. And, you know, in the finale of Alphas is...

Sean Astin Guests on 'Alphas' Monday

10/8/2012 10:57am EDT
Sean Astin
Sean Astin, best known as Samwise from the Lord of the Rings trilogy, will guest star on Alphas for two episodes starting this Monday.

Astin plays Mitchell, an “Alpha with enhanced memory capabilities which allow him to store and replay other people’s memories and even draw individuals into them as if they’re actually happening.” Hicks (Warren Christie) and Kat (Erin Way) are determined to kidnap him, thinking he’s a major asset for their nemesis, Stanton Parish (John Pyper-Ferguson.)

Mitchell’s “bone crushing body guard,” however, won’t give up without a fight.

Alphas airs Mondays at 8 ...

Edward Norton and Why Laura Mennell is the 'Alphas' MVP

8/24/2012 11:30am EDT
The Bourne Legacy
Brittany's Blog: This is my viewpoint, from the far end of the couch...and this week, I want to single out two truly talented individuals: The Bourne Legacy co-star and multiple Oscar nominee Edward Norton, and Alphas actress Laura Mennell, who's become that show's Most Valuable Player.

Just because I'm an entertainment journalist doesn't mean I'm always up on everything; sometimes I miss things. So, better late than never to say this: Edward Norton is freaking brilliant.

I went into The Bourne Legacy two weeks ago convinced I wasn't going to like his character, as the guy was trying to...

Lauren Holly to Guest Star on 'Alphas'

8/16/2012 11:40am EDT
lauren holly
Lauren Holly, of NCIS and Chicago Hope, will guest star on SyFy’s Alphas on Monday, August 20, when it moves to its new time, 8 pm ET. (It previously aired at 10 pm ET.)

The episode is titled “Gaslight,” and Holly will play Senator Charlotte Burton, a government official “with mysterious ties” to the head of the Alphas team, Dr. Lee Rosen (David Strathairn).

Holly’s guest appearance was previously announced last month, along with casting announcements including the reappearance of a character played by Summer Glau, as well as new characters by C. Thomas Howell and Sean Astin.

Alphas foll...

Malik Yoba On 'Alphas' Season 2

7/30/2012 12:42pm EDT
Malik Yoba
Last week, I featured key quotes from a recent conference call with Ryan Cartwright who plays Gary Bell on Alphas; after the premiere, Malik Yoba, who plays Bill Harken, was kind enough to do a call as well.

Alphas came back with its second season premiere last Monday with 1.7 million total viewers. You can catch new episodes at 10 pm ET on SyFy.

Here are some key quotes from Yoba’s interview:

On helping with the fighting choreography: “I practiced martial arts growing up so I try to incorporate some of that stuff, like you saw last season when I did that flying kick and bust through th...

C. Thomas Howell Guest Stars On 'Alphas'

7/29/2012 6:06pm EDT
Alphas - Cameron Hicks
The next episode of 'Alphas' titled "The Quick and the Dead" airs on Monday, July 30th at 10/9c on Syfy. The team hunts for a killer with super-speed, guest starred by C. Thomas Howell, whose mission to find the truth may lead to deadly consequences.

10 Great TV Shows You're Not Watching

7/29/2012 12:00pm EDT
This is my viewpoint, from the far end of the couch...and this week Starpulse has asked me to give you 10 outstanding TV shows that you're not yet loving, but you will.

With so many channels it's no wonder that a lot of great shows either slip through the cracks or don't get as much attention as they deserve. To help you find the series you might not know, I've compiled this handy list of programs you can check out right now.

My only criteria? They must be currently airing and able for you to tune into right now, be it first-run or repeats. (Therefore, cancelled shows are not eliglible, a...

Laura Mennell Previews Season 2 of SyFy's 'Alphas'

7/23/2012 12:20pm EDT
One of the pleasant surprises last TV season was SyFy's original series Alphas, and one of the best things about the show was Laura Mennell as Nina Theroux, who can use her powers of hyper-induction to mentally "push" people into doing whatever she wants or needs them to. Recently, Laura took me inside what we can expect from season two (which begins tonight at 10 PM ET/PT) and how she makes Nina such a dynamic character.

"It's been a fun season because Nina has a really interesting character arc this year," she explained. "When we come back, Nina's distanced herself from everybody and s...

Ryan Cartwright (Gary Bell) on the Second Season of Alphas, Premiering Tonight

7/22/2012 6:14pm EDT
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Alphas premieres its second season on SyFy tonight at 10 PM ET. The second season is promised to have a bevy of amazing guest stars.

Ryan Cartwright, who plays fan favorite Gary Bell, recently participated in a press conference call on behalf of SyFy for a number of reporters and bloggers.

Here are some of his key quotes about the upcoming season:

On developing the mannerism associated with his character’s autism: “Basically I started with lots of documentaries, lots of movies and lots of like online blogs and stuff from autistic people talking about how they experience things and just r...

Sneak Peek From 'Alphas' Season Premiere Episode 'Wake Up Call'

7/18/2012 8:12pm EDT
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The new season of Syfy's hit 'Alphas' picks up eight months after last year’s stunning season finale with the stage set for an explosive turn of events at the Binghamton facility (the Guantanamo of the Alpha world) that could have devastating, far-reaching consequences. Dr. Lee Rosen, having exposed the existence of Alphas to the unsuspecting public, finds himself discredited and imprisoned by a government desperate to cover up his stunning revelation. Some of the team have disbanded and without Dr. Rosen’s care and guidance, have regressed to their old, destructive ways. They must now bat...

Summer Glau To Return To 'Alphas' Alongside Newbies Sean Astin, C. Thomas Howell And More

7/9/2012 11:15am EDT
SyFy’s Alphas returns tonight at 10pm and announced a bevy of guest stars for the second season.

Alphas follows a secret group of ordinary people with superhuman powers. At the end of last season – stop now if you don’t want spoilers – the neurologist and psychiatrist in charge of the group, Dr. Lee Rosen (David Strathairn) unveiled the previously-known-to-only-a-select-few Alphas to the world.

The new season takes place eight months later with Dr. Lee Rosen imprisoned by the government, looking to cover up his announcement. Some of the team has disbanded, and “regressed to their old, des...

TV's Sexiest Female Stars 2012 Edition

1/6/2012 10:00am EST
TV's Sexiest Female Stars
Welcome to 2012 everybody, and according to the ancient Mayan calendar it's our last year on Earth!

With the midseason launch of a whole slew of new TV shows, we wanted to start the new year right and share the list of our favorite sexy female TV stars who are not only featured in these new additions to the idiot box, but those who are already holding their own on all the returning shows.

Check them all out and don't forget to leave us a comment below to let us know who's on your list!

Kat Dennings "2 Broke Girls"

Did you think we'd not include "2 Broke Girls" Beth Behrs?


Q&A: 'Alphas' Star Malik Yoba

7/18/2011 10:00am EDT
Malik Yoba
On SyFy's new original series Alphas, veteran TV actor Malik Yoba plays former FBI agent Bill Harken, the team member who always operates by the rules. As the show rolls out its second episode tonight, Malik sat down with me to discuss his new role and how it fits into his small-screen career.

You can also check out my recent interview with Alphas co-star Laura Mennell.

Let's start at the beginning. What drew you to Alphas and the role of Bill?

I thought he was cool. I didn't really get what the show was at first; I didn't realize how cool it actually was until we shot it. They ...

Q&A: Laura Mennell Takes The Lead In 'Alphas'

7/11/2011 2:59pm EDT
Laura Mennell
If you know sci-fi, you should know Laura Mennell. The Canadian actress has appeared in many projects that should be familiar to genre fans, from Zack Snyder's Watchmen to series including The 4400, Fringe and Supernatural. Currently she stars in the SyFy original series Alphas (10 PM ET/PT) as Nina Theroux. Before the show's premiere tonight, Laura sat down with me for a chat about the series and her varied career to date.

Before we get into the specifics of your role in Alphas, let’s talk about you. Tell us a little about your acting history – what got you to where you are right now?...

Video: Pretty Cool Ping Pong Trick

6/8/2011 10:21am EDT
This ping pong trick is quite amazing. Or maybe she's an Alpha?