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Q&A: Daniela Bobadilla On 'Awake,' Working With Charlie Sheen

March 8th, 2012 12:15pm EST
Daniela Bobadilla
She's got not one but two high-profile roles: tonight she makes her debut on NBC's Awake, and on June 28 she'll be seen as Charlie Sheen's daughter in FX's Anger Management. So how's actress Daniela Bobadilla handling that workload?

Just fine, actually, because she's not your typical 18-year-old.

With a warm personality and a refreshingly positive outlook, Daniela has herself much more together than most people her age. Here's what the articulate young actress had to say about her busy present and what she'd like to accomplish in what should be a bright future.

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'Awake' Star Jason Isaacs: 'I Would Have Been Resentful If I Passed Up This Job'

March 1st, 2012 11:00am EST
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NBC's much talked-about show Awake marks the TV return of the very talented Jason Isaacs (whom you should remember from his compelling turn as Providence mobster Michael Caffee on Showtime's best kept secret, Brotherhood). What drew Isaacs to the role of Detective Michael Britten, who finds himself in two separate realities at the same time? How does he tackle dual storylines within one show? He recently talked with me about that and more.

For more Awake, you can also read my recent interview with executive producers Kyle Killen and Howard Gordon, and tune in for my review of the ...
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Star Says NBC's 'Awake' Is So Simple Even His Five-Year-Old Can Explain It

February 28th, 2012 4:33pm EST
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NBC’s new drama Awake sounds a little bit complicated. Jason Isaacs plays a cop who’s suffered an accident where either his wife or son have died. However, he lives both lives. In one world his wife is alive, in another his son is. It seems one world is a dream but he can’t tell which.

As critics of the Television Critics Association asked Isaacs to clarify the plot, he showed them a video of his five-year-old daughter explaining the plot. Last year, when the working title was R.E.M., Isaacs filmed her describing the plot. He described his iPhone video so the press could hear it.

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Exclusive: Wilmer Valderrama To Release Bilingual Music Project (Video)

February 28th, 2012 4:20pm EST
Wilmer Valderrama - 2012 Film Independent Spirit Awards - Arriva
Wilmer Valderrama is making his television comeback as detective Efrem Vega on NBC's Awake this Thursday, but the 32 year old actor revealed exclusively to us that you'll be seeing a different talent of his soon enough.

Valderrama is currently in the studio working on his first ever, bilingual music project. He says the project will feature "a little bit of everything," including some salsa and dance hits. Awake co-star, Jason Isaacs, says Wilmer is an extremely talented musician and is "very, very good" at what he does.

Check out our full interview below!

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'Awake' Producers Hope Their Interesting New Drama On NBC Will Catch On

February 23rd, 2012 3:00pm EST
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NBC's new series Awake has a lot going for it: a bold concept from unique storyteller Kyle Killen and the expertise of Howard Gordon, who knows a lot about ambitious shows. Recently, the two talked with me about putting together the highly anticipated drama.

Awake centers around a detective (played by Brotherhood star Jason Isaacs) who, after being involved in a car accident with his wife and son, begins to experience two realities: one in which his wife survived the tragedy and one in which his son lived. As viewers wonder which is real, the main character simply tries to move on with h...
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TV Book Club Q&A: Howard Gordon's 'Hard Target'

February 1st, 2012 12:20pm EST
Howard Gordon
Howard Gordon, the TV writer-producer who's been a part of so many fabulous shows, has hit the bulls-eye again with his second novel, Hard Target.

There's no doubt that Gordon is in the top class of TV scribes. His credits include sci-fi staple The X-Files, the underappreciated The Inside, the phenomenon that was 24, and last TV season's clear number one drama Homeland - plus, I give him bonus points for trying to bring my favorite British series Ultraviolet to American television. But being a great TV writer doesn't necessarily make a great novelist: while it's the same general trade, it'...
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B.D. Wong Quits 'Law & Order: SVU'

July 18th, 2011 11:01pm EDT
B.D. Wong
Acclaimed TV cop drama Law & Order: Special Victims Unit has lost another star - B.D. Wong has quit the show to play a psychiatrist on a new series.

Wong, who has played Dr. George Huang on the Law & Order spin-off for the past 11 years, took to Twitter.com over the weekend to announce his departure.

He wrote, "I actually do not return for season 13 of @nbcsvu #SVU! i am jumping to @nbcAwake #Awake!"

The news comes less than a month after actor Christopher Meloni announced he would be hanging up his TV cop badge after 12 years on the show.

Like Meloni, Wong appears to be leaving the sho...
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NBC Announces New Fall TV Shows, 2011-12 Schedule

May 16th, 2011 11:30am EDT
The PlayBoy Club
NBC just introduced its 2011-12 primetime schedule, showcasing six new dramas and six new comedies from a roster of renowned hitmakers that includes Steven Spielberg, Lorne Michaels, Brian Grazer, Tom Werner, John Grisham and Peter Berg, among many others.

The season's new dramas are "Smash," "Prime Suspect," "The Playboy Club," "Awake," "Grimm" and "The Firm"; and the new comedies are "Up All Night," "Whitney," "Are You There, Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea," "Free Agents," "Best Friends Forever" and "Bent."

Returning shows include "Parenthood," "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit," "Harry's La...
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