'Mob City' Star Jeremy Luke Takes On Mickey Cohen

December 4th, 2013 2:12pm EST
Mob City
TNT is going noir with Mob City, its three-week miniseries event from The Walking Dead's Frank Darabont and starring Jon Bernthal, Milo Ventimiglia, and Ed Burns. Amongst the known names, though, is an unknown quantity: Jeremy Luke, who plays notorious Los Angeles gangster Mickey Cohen. BFTV caught up with Jeremy last week to ask him about stepping into a real person's skin and joining such an ambitious project.

What got him to sign on to Mob City? "Frank Darabont," enthused the Staten Island native, pictured above right with co-star Ed Burns. "Getting a series, that was a plus, but the tr...

5 TV Actors We're Thankful For In 2013

November 28th, 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...

Rachael Leigh Cook, Scott Wolf Preview 'Perception' Season Finale

August 20th, 2013 2:15pm EDT
Their characters might be splitsville on TNT's Perception, but Rachael Leigh Cook and Scott Wolf get along famously. The charismatic pair - who play FBI agent Kate Moretti and her AUSA ex-husband Donnie Ryan on the drama - joined BFTV recently to dish on the season finale, which puts both characters in hot water, and if there's any chance for fresh sparks between the former spouses.

What did Rachael think when she got the news that Scott would be playing her ex? "I was thrilled that he took the job, of course. Please," she gushed. "Like, nobody in town has a better reputation than Scott Wo...

Mason Cook: From 'Monday Mornings' To 'The Lone Ranger'

July 3rd, 2013 12:25pm EDT
Mason Cook
If you're headed to see Disney's The Lone Ranger today, you'll get to catch Mason Cook. The young actor joins Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer in the summer blockbuster, after playing the small but pivotal role of Quinn McDaniels in the first two episodes of TNT's Monday Mornings this spring. BFTV recently connected with Mason to ask him what it was like to work on Gore Verbinski's big movie, as well as to be on the operating table at Chelsea General.

"The Pirates of the Caribbean movies are among my 5 all-time favorite movies, so getting to work with the same team who did those was and is tot...

TV Ratings: Basketball A Slam Dunk For ABC

June 13th, 2013 8:35am EDT
'America's Got Talent'
A lot of people spend their time going out for ice cream rather than watching TV in the summertime. Ratings typically dwindle, and in rerun-land, atypical programs often claim the top spots. Last week, NBA Finals games nabbed the Top 3 spots on both ABC and TNT.

NBC had a pretty good week, topped by ‘The Voice’ and ‘America’s Got Talent’ in 4th and 5th place, respectively. CBS had to settle having seven reruns in the Top 20, although its Tony Awards broadcast did well in 11th place. With ‘American Idol’ out the window for now, FOX had only one show in the Top 20, ‘Masterchef,’ which averag...

FX Spy Drama 'The Americans' Leads TCA Awards Nominations

June 10th, 2013 7:53pm EDT
The Americans
FX drama The Americans has landed four 2013 Television Critics Association (TCA) awards, leading the nominations despite some sure competition from the likes of Game of Thrones, Breaking Bad, The Walking Dead and House of Cards in the Program of the Year category.

"The Americans," which stars Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys as a pair of covert Soviet spies, is also up for the Outstanding Achievement in Drama, Best New Program and Best Individual Achievement In Drama (Rhys) awards; While AMC's "Breaking Bad" picked up nods for Program, Achievement in Drama and the Acting for star Bryan Cranst...

5 Shows That Aren't As Popular As They Could Be Because Of Their Names

May 19th, 2013 10:05am EDT
New Girl
A title can make or break a TV show. When scrolling through the interactive guide, a TV viewer may stop at a show they've never seen because the title seems interesting. Likewise, a viewer may skip right over a show they would have loved, because the title doesn't hit their target market. Here's a list of five shows that are missing out on viewers because of their name.

Quick side tangent: let's hope this theory doesn't also apply to blog posts as well, because let's face it the title of this post is a little long winded.

"Cougar Town" - This is an obvious choice, and the show has accepte...

In Memoriam: TNT's 'Monday Mornings'

May 11th, 2013 12:00pm EDT
Monday Mornings
TNT has opted to check out of Chelsea General Hospital, cancelling Monday Mornings after just one season. It's the unfortunate demise of an outstanding television series - yet as we lament the bitter end, we can also reflect on the multitude of great things that emerged over the ten episodes that we got to spend with this memorable band of doctors.

Here's a not at all short list of reasons why Monday Mornings will be missed and ultimately, left a strong fingerprint on not just medical dramas, but the entirety of television.

1) The pedigree. It's not often that you get a production team to...

TNT Renews 'Dallas' For A Third Season

May 1st, 2013 9:30am EDT
Just a few months after the death of Larry Hagman, TNT has renewed the hit drama "Dallas" for a third season. The network has ordered 15 additional episodes for next year.

Hagman starred as ruthless oil baron J.R. Ewing in the original incarnation of the series from 1978 to 1991 and was brought back for the 2012 revamp. The actor spent months battling cancer, but he refused to let his illness affect his career and continued working while he was undergoing treatment. His November death was written into the second season storyline.

Michael Wright, president, head of programming for TNT, sai...

5 Underappreciated TV Actors: Where Are They Now?

April 14th, 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...