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Mark Deklin Is 'Devious Maids' Awesome New Mystery Man

April 27th, 2014 1:45pm EDT
Mark Deklin Is 'Devious Maids' Awesome New Mystery Man
Lifetime's Devious Maids is back for a second season, with the addition of the fabulous Mark Deklin as the enigmatic Nicholas Deering. BFTV had the pleasure of chatting with Mark recently to talk about how much he knows about Nicholas's secrets, the comparisons between Maids and Desperate Housewives, and the other great shows he's made better (we still miss you, Lone Star).

Joining any show in progress usually requires some work for an actor, but joining a soap opera can be challenging, with the multitude of characters and plotlines. We asked Mark if he tried to familiarize himself with th...
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James Wolk: The One to Watch in 2013

February 11th, 2013 9:15am EST
James Wolk
James Wolk is the best actor whose name you don't know. But you've seen him. You've seen his performances, which have been great from the start and have just kept getting better. Not only is he consistent, but that intangible quality that others aspire to, he has. Whether it's a supporting part in a movie or a leading role on television, he's elevated every project that he's been in. Oh, and he's also one of Hollywood's true gentlemen. Now, in 2013, there's no limit to what he can do.

He's no overnight success, either. He's worked his way to the top of his craft, and the rise began with a ...
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10 TV Cancellations Still Worth Raving About

December 30th, 2012 8:29am EST
Sports Night
If you're a TV fan, you've experienced the pain of your favorite show being cancelled at least once. Probably more than once. Yet there are a rare few that sting more than others - the ones that still get on your nerves every time they come to mind. They're the shows you always miss and never forget. As we prepare to look forward to new TV, here's my list of the top 10 TV cancellations I'm still raving about.

In order of how upsetting their demise was:

1. Sports Night (ABC)

I am never, ever going to let this one go. Ever. I don't care that Aaron Sorkin went on to great success with The...
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'Awake' Producers Hope Their Interesting New Drama On NBC Will Catch On

February 23rd, 2012 3:00pm EST
Awake TV Series
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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Q&A: 'Happy Endings' Guest Star James Wolk

February 8th, 2012 6:00pm EST
Happy Endings
ABC's Happy Endings is celebrating Valentine's Day early - and giving us the gift of James Wolk as Max's (Adam Pally) ex-boyfriend, Grant.

Best known as the lead on FOX's critically acclaimed but very short-lived Lone Star, James recently dropped by to talk about what it's like to work on a show that you're a fan of and what he thinks of the holiday.

What attracted you to this character?

I was a fan of the show prior to being on it. I had just finished working on a play and we started to talk to the Happy Endings folks. There was interest from both sides, which was exciting, because ...
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Anatomy Of A TV Season: The Hits & Misses

April 15th, 2011 12:00pm EDT
Kathy Bates
It’s almost May Sweeps, and season finales will be upon us faster than the networks can cancel soaps. Let’s break it down, network by network, of what succeeded – and what flopped – this TV season.

NBC

Let’s start with the weakest network. After the ‘Jay Leno Show’ debacle last season, NBC is still scrambling to find original programming that will net decent ratings.

‘Law & Order: Los Angeles’ has proved a disappointment, as evidenced by its massive overhaul and return to floundering ratings. The comedy ‘Outsourced’ is on the bubble, and shows such as ‘Chase’ and ‘Undercovers’ bombed ...
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Brittany's TCA 2011 Blog: FOX - 'Chicago Code,' 'American Idol,' 'Terra Nova,' & More

January 12th, 2011 12:00pm EST
Chicago Code
FOX had its Television Critics Association presentation Tuesday, and from my front-row (literally) seat, I confirmed what I felt has been the case for awhile: while the network has consistently strong dramas, it still needs to find some reliable comedies - at least when it comes to ones that aren't animated.

Here's how the day played out:

The Chicago Code

The highlight of my day was easily the presentation for Shawn Ryan's new drama, The Chicago Code (premiering February 7). Given Ryan's pedigree as the creator of The Shield, The Unit and the recently axed Terriers, the buzz - and the ex...
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Fall TV: What's Surviving, What's Thriving, And What's Dying

November 11th, 2010 10:25am EST
Mike & Molly
We've reached a breaking point in the Fall TV season: almost everything that's still around will likely survive the season (key word: almost). It's becoming clearer which new shows are hits (hint: not many), and there are already several casualties. Let's run down the list.

The already renewed

CBS has picked up all five of their new shows: 'Hawaii Five-O,' 'Mike & Molly,' '@#$% My Dad Says,' 'Blue Bloods' and 'The Defenders.' Each show has performed admirably, but none can be called a runaway hit. CBS, though, has the least holes in its schedule and can be proud that viewership is up ...
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Fall TV Ratings: What's Hot, What's Not

October 8th, 2010 9:30am EDT
Cloris Leachman
We're only two weeks into the fall season, and we have two series cancellations. Let's see if we can keep up this "one canceled show a week" deal. For the record, the goners are FOX's 'Lone Star' and ABC's 'My Generation,' both of which got dismal ratings. Production was also halted on the Jimmy Smits drama 'Outlaw' and it's not looking good for ABC's 'The Whole Truth' either. By next week there will likely be more network victims.

As of this week, no huge new hits have emerged. FOX's 'Raising Hope' is doing fairly well following the hot 'Glee' and was awarded this week with a ...
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'Lone Star' Gets The Axe

September 29th, 2010 8:16am EDT
Lone Star
Jon Voight's latest TV show Lone Star has been axed after just two episodes despite a public plea from the series creator urging fans to help save the series.

The program, which follows a man's secret double life, debuted in America earlier this month to disappointing viewing figures.

Creator Kyle Killen pleaded with fans to tune in to the second episode in a bid to help the program "survive".

However, now bosses at TV network Fox have confirmed they are pulling the show off the air after Lone Star's second episode received even fewer viewers than the first installment.

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'Lone Star' Creator Begs Fans To Watch Show

September 24th, 2010 11:43am EDT
Lone Star
The creator of Jon Voight's latest TV show Lone Star has written a public letter begging fans to watch the program to prevent bosses axing it.

The drama series, which follows a man's secret double life, debuted on Fox on Monday night to disappointing figures. Now creator Kyle Killen is pleading with fans to make sure they watch the next installment to perform "a minor miracle" by helping the show "survive".

He writes on his blog, "For us to survive we're going to have to pull off a minor miracle. New shows tend to lose viewers in their second week. We're aiming to gain them. In fact, sc...
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