To promote the new NBC show "The Blacklist," (premieres Mon. Sept. 23 at 10:00 p.m.), a clip was shown before the panel in which Raymond Reddington (James Spader) sat facing a green FBI profiler Liz Keen (Megan Boone), doling out information by half spoonfuls. In person, Spader is by no means so tight-lipped.
The NBC show promises no one 'is who they seem to be'
Hayes thinks 'it's sad that it's a question, really'
It does speak to a remarkable change in TV land that most people are responding to an openly gay male lead played by an openly gay man in "Sean Saves the World" (premieres Thurs. Oct. 3 at 9:00 p.m.) with a collective shrug. Well, unless they're critics at press tour.
Though star Sean Hayes was asked about the influence of his breakout show "Will & Grace" on the cultural zeigeist, he wasn't eager to beat a drum for the series' influence. "Of course it was impactful; I don't want it to sound egotistical… I would like to believe it had a big influence on gay America. To Joe Biden it did." But as to why he took the gig, it wasn't with an eye to the future. "I was 26 years old. It was a job... It's even sad that it's a question, really. But here we are. It's normal."
Designers can mess up, but the greater crime this season is to be dull
After this week's episode of "Project Runway," it seems a theme is developing. I'm not sure it's one I'm excited about, either. On Thursday, Kahindo Mateene was sent packing for the crime of making a nice dress. Sure, it wasn't a showstopper. It was hard to notice the multi-million dollar jewels the model was wearing. But it was a perfectly pleasant cocktail-length dress that you could probably find at a department store.
John Fawcell and Graeme Manson discuss the clone zeitgeist
I'm a huge "Orphan Black" fan (and was an early adopter of the BBC show), so the chance to talk to "Black" creators John Fawcett and Graeme Manson was one I wasn't about to miss. Even though we only had a few minutes, they managed to hint a bit at what's ahead for season 2, as well as one tactic they're taking to keep hardworking star Tatiana Maslany intact -- even as they promise there might be more clones on the horizon.
Real-life survivors talk about 'keeping evidence'
The stars discuss favorite moments and bracing for change
It wasn't the warm and devoted audience they'd met at Comic-Con, but "Doctor Who" stars Matt Smith and Jenna Coleman (joined with producer Marcus Wilson) still happily fielded questions about the show at press tour. As expected, many questions were about Smith's looming exit from the show, some were about his current buzz cut, and there was also talk about an aubergine tweed jacket and "Home Alone."
The cutest new on-screen couple kicks pirate butt together
After watching the first nineteen minutes of the debut episode of "Once Upon A Time in Wonderland" at Comic-Con, I was expecting stars Sophie Lowe and Peter Gadiot to be on the feisty side. In the show, Lowe (as Alice in Wonderland) and Gadiot (as a genie in a bottle named Cyrus) fall in love and bond through fighting pirates. In one scene, Lowe actually snaps a man's neck with her legs.
The hamsters can't figure out what the twist is
Geez, you go to Comic-Con for a week and the whole game of "Big Brother" changes! Can't leave those hamsters unattended for a minute! Last week, Helen made a Big Move and bumped Jeremy from the house, and it seemed as if the Mom Squad might make it all the way to the end. Of course, that was last week. This week, we got a twist and the notoriously wishy-washy Judd is HOH. In other words, it's a whole new game. It's enough to give a hamster a headache.
The stars of the NatGeo movie talk research and 'weird, bizarre details'
"Killing Kennedy," based on the book by Bill O'Reilly, is set to premiere in November to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Kennedy. It's an important anniversary, of course, and one that seemed to be front of mind for the talent appearing to promote the move at the 2013 TCAs. Rob Lowe (President Kennedy), Ginnifer Goodwin (Jacqueline Kennedy), Will Rothhaar (Lee Harvey Oswald), Michelle Trachtenberg (Marina Oswald), Jack Noseworthy (Bobby Kennedy) and director Nelson McCormick and writer Kelly Masterson talked mastering iconic characters, Bill O'Reilly and "weird, bizarre details."
Carly Rae Jepsen guest judges for no particular reason
We kick things off with an unimpressive routine from Stacey Tookey and Peter Chiu which mostly seems to consist of taking off red latex coats to reveal boring underwear. Of course, the choreography may be stunning, but it turns out that when you dress dancers in matching red coats, turn on red lights and generally bathe the stage in red, nothing seems to pop. Considering that Tookey has done consistently great work, I think I blame the lighting guy.
Our judges are Nigel Lythgoe, Mary Murphy and singer-songwriter... Carly Rae Jepsen? Um, why? No one questions this, so we move on. Seven Emmy nominations! Nigel is not doing a good job of playing humble.