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Meet 'Strike Back's' Hard Working Producer Michael J. Bassett

7/31/2015 12:01pm EDT
Michael J. Bassett: Meet 'Strike Back's' Master Of Action
On Cinemax's Strike Back, everyone knows that Michael Stonebridge and Damien Scott are the dynamic duo who save the world. But you might not be able to name the third man who is the master behind the scenes: series co-executive producer, director and writer Michael J. Bassett. While the characters are being heroes on-screen, he's doing the heavy lifting off it.

We spoke with Michael earlier this month to discuss the development of Strike Back's final season, which premieres tonight, as well as talk about what it was like for him to let go of the series that he helped shape into one of the ...
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Recap: This Week’s 'Suits' Is All About Trust

7/30/2015 9:02am EDT
'Suits' Recap And Review: 'Privilege' - Breakdown Of Trust
This week's Suits is all about things that are said in confidence and issues of trust, held together by some outstanding guest actors who turn things up another notch. 'Privilege' refers to a new wrench in the relationship between Harvey and his therapist, but they're not the only people figuring out who they can trust and just how much they can trust them.

Picking up generally where the last episode left off, Harvey's still upset about Dr. Agard bringing up his mother and Jessica wants Louis to relax. Mike is surprised that the "new Louis" is quoting Michael Jackson's "Man in the Mirror" ...
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'Strike Back' Fans Won’t Be Disappointed By New Season

7/28/2015 12:01pm EDT
TV Review: 'Strike Back' Cinemax Season 4
Cinemax's Strike Back has set the bar interminably high for not just action series, but the whole of television. Therefore, expectations are deservedly ambitious when it comes to the show's fourth and final season on Cinemax (fifth overall), which premieres this Friday night. When you've been the best for years, you should be going out on a high note.

Fans won't be disappointed by the new season, which sends Sgts. Michael Stonebridge (Philip Winchester) and Damien Scott (Sullivan Stapleton) to yet another new part of the world, setting its initial action in Asia. That's where Col. Locke (R...
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'Major Crimes' Has A Major Guest Star This Week

7/27/2015 12:09pm EDT
Alan Ruck Drops Into TNT's 'Major Crimes'
TNT's Major Crimes has a major guest star this week: Alan Ruck (The Whispers), who drops into the police department as a potentially corrupt FBI agent that Captain Raydor and her team are forced to collaborate with. Needless to say, a good time will not be had by all.

Starpulse connected with Alan on Friday to preview his less than pleasant character and talk about how much fun it is to play the guy that people don't have to like. "It's a blast," he laughed. "Maybe it's just because I'm getting older now, [but] I'm getting to play more jerks and creeps."

Indeed, there are no nice words to...
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Nicki Clyne Looks Back On Her 'Battlestar Galactica' Years

7/25/2015 12:01pm EDT
Nicki Clyne Looks Back On Her 'Battlestar Galactica' Years
Next week, the Battlestar Galactica community will be coming together for Galacticon, a celebration of one of TV's most memorable sci-fi franchises. That includes actress Nicki Clyne, who played the fan favorite role of Cally in the 2004 edition of BSG, and who joined Starpulse recently to look back on her Battlestar experience.

"Having so many of the BSG gang together at GalactiCon is definitely the most exciting thing for me; it’s basically a family reunion for us," Nicki told us. "No matter that we live in different places or have moved on to other endeavors, we share something truly sp...
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FX Pays Tribute To Coe Of 'Archer'

7/24/2015 4:10pm EDT
Watch 'Archer's' Awesome George Coe Memorial Montage
Archer fans are saddened over the passing of George Coe, who voiced Archer's loyal and oft mistreated valet Woodhouse on the hit FX comedy for the show's first four seasons and made him one of the great supporting characters in animated TV.

Now FX is paying tribute to Coe with a montage of some of Woodhouse's greatest moments, which the network released on Friday and that you can watch below. It contains some wonderful bits, including scenes from the Woodhouse-centric episode "The Double Deuce."

Coe died on July 18 after battling a long illness, but not before giving us four seasons ful...
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Philip Winchester Prepares For His Last 'Strike Back' Mission

7/24/2015 12:02pm EDT
'Strike Back's' Philip Winchester: Number One With A Bullet
Philip Winchester just spent four seasons saving the world; now he's on his way to conquering it. Next week, the most underrated actor on television returns for his final mission as Sergeant Michael Stonebridge in Cinemax's top-notch action thriller Strike Back, before becoming Las Vegas's most likely hero in NBC's The Player. How difficult was saying goodbye to Stonebridge? And does he feel like this is the turning point for a career that's been quietly exemplary for so long? We connected with him during the upfronts to talk about Section 20's last stand.

Strike Back has been Philip's pla...
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Impractical Jokers 'Kill The Centaur'

7/24/2015 10:02am EDT
'Impractical Jokers' Scorecard: 'Kill The Centaur' - An Evening
This week's episode of Impractical Jokers involves climbing on statues, too many balls, and someone possibly getting killed. In other words, it's pretty much everything you'd expect from this show. Read on for our Jokers Scorecard for "Kill the Centaur."

Challenge #1: Sporting Goofs

The guys are working at a local sporting goods store, having to do and say what they're told. Murr gets a terrible opening line, having to say "I feel like a prostitute," which does not go over well with the customer he's helping. Next, he has to confuse a tennis outfit with a sleeping bag, which means putting...
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'Rookie Blue' Recap: 'A Real Gentleman'

7/24/2015 9:48am EDT
'Rookie Blue' Recap And Review: 'A Real Gentleman' - And Another
Traci Nash is once again getting kicked in this week's episode of Rookie Blue. After someone broke into her apartment in the season premiere, "A Real Gentleman" sees the culprit that got away come back for more. The episode is full of potential but winds up feeling like the plot was stretched a little too thin - or maybe didn't go far enough to be as great as it could've.

The cops of 15 Division are all coming together for an important raid that Traci is leading against a major gun dealer, but her big day comes to a screeching halt when she gets a mysterious message that she believes is fr...
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CW Brings Back Second Helping Of Magic

7/23/2015 12:04pm EDT
Michael Grandinetti Brings Twice The Magic To TV This Summer
Michael Grandinetti was so good at astounding TV audiences last summer, he thought he'd do it again - this time on two shows! He's back as one of the featured performers on The CW's Masters of Illusion, while also starring in Pop TV's late-night magic series Don't Blink. Starpulse caught up with Michael recently to discuss his busy and mind-bending summer.

Did he know that he was going to be in two programs simultaneously? "It just kind of played out that way. I knew they were both going to be summer shows," laughed Michael, who will be featured in episodes of each series into August, doin...
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