<p>&quot;Fringe&quot;&nbsp;co-stars Jasika Nicole &amp;&nbsp;Blair Brown at Comic-Con.</p>

"Fringe" co-stars Jasika Nicole & Blair Brown at Comic-Con.

Watch: 'Fringe' co-stars Jasika Nicole & Blair Brown at Comic-Con

On alt-Astrid, the lack of alt-Nina, and more

Earlier this week, I started rolling out the video interviews I did with the "Fringecast at Comic-Con, starting with Joshua Jackson. A few logistical delays have pushed the remaining interviews back to the weekend, but it's time to resume the batch with two members of the show's supporting cast: Jasika Nicole and Blair Brown.

As with nearly everyone in the cast, we got to talking about how both the shows and their characters evolved over time, especially since Astrid and Nina were so far in the background in the show's early days. Work is work, but how does someone like Nicole keep herself interested when she's mainly being asked to hand lab equipment to Walter and offer the occasional bit of exposition?

We also talked about Nicole getting perhaps the biggest alt-universe challenge out of anyone in the cast with the autistic alt-Astrid, and the personal connection she has to that character, and Brown in turn offered some theories on who - or what - alt-Nina might be.

As with most of these Comic-Con video interviews, it's quick, but I hope you enjoy.

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<p>Gwen (Eve Myles)&nbsp;goes undercover for a &quot;Torchwood:&nbsp;Miracle Day&quot;&nbsp;caper.</p>

Gwen (Eve Myles) goes undercover for a "Torchwood: Miracle Day" caper.

Credit: Starz/BBC

'Torchwood: Miracle Day' - 'Escape to LA': Baby, we're the same

The team heads to the West Coast as things get broader and sillier

A quick review of tonight's "Torchwood: Miracle Day" coming up just as soon as I compare our situation to a passage from "Middlemarch"...

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<p>Kelsey Grammer in &quot;Boss.&quot;</p>

Kelsey Grammer in "Boss."

Credit: Starz

Press tour: Kelsey Grammer gets serious with Starz's 'Boss'

The 'Cheers' & 'Frasier' alum talks about the move from sitcom to drama

Like Sideshow Bob Terwilliger, Kelsey Grammer never set out to be a clown, but he became so famous as one that it became hard for him to be taken seriously.

"I didn't start out as a comic actor," the "Cheers" and "Frasier" star explained at a press conference for his new Starz drama "Boss" (premiere date TBD), in which he plays the scheming mayor of Chicago. "I started out as a classical theater actor playing tragedies. This particular role probably couldn't have taken place right after 'Frasier' - probably would have been too big a jolt."

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<p>Jerry Lewis, subject of an upcoming documentary on Encore.</p>

Jerry Lewis, subject of an upcoming documentary on Encore.

Credit: Encore

Press tour: Jerry Lewis is cranky for Encore

The comedy legend has a few problems with the current state of the business

Early in the session to promote the upcoming Encore documentary "Method to the Madness of Jerry Lewis," Lewis declared, "I'm the happiest old man you saw in your whole life."

He then proceeded to spend the next half hour doing a spectacular impression of a much grumpier one.

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<p>&quot;Louie&quot;&nbsp;rides the subway.</p>

"Louie" rides the subway.

Credit: FX

'Louie' -' Subway/Pamela': All you need is love

Louie wears his emotions on his sleeve in a heartbreaking episode

A review of last night's "Louie" coming up just as soon as I hang my jersey from the rafters...

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<p>Tom Haverford (Aziz Ansar)&nbsp;and Jean-Ralphio (Ben Schwartz)&nbsp;on &quot;Parks and Recreation.&quot;</p>

Tom Haverford (Aziz Ansar) and Jean-Ralphio (Ben Schwartz) on "Parks and Recreation."

Credit: NBC

'Parks and Recreation' presents 'The Best of Jean-Ralphio'

Bask in the splendor of Tom's smarmy sidekick

I'll have another "Fringe" Comic-Con video interview up a little later today, but let's change course with a treat from one of this blog's favorite shows, "Parks and Recreation." 

The fourth season doesn't debut until September 22, and they're only in the process of filming the premiere right now. But if you want to get back into a Pawnee frame of mind, what better way than to enjoy the five minutes of awesome otherwise known as "The Best of Jean-Ralphio," featuring Ben Schwartz douchin' it up as Tom Haverford's best/worst friend?

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<p>&quot;Doctor Who&quot; star Matt Smith was among the show's panelists at press tour.</p>

"Doctor Who" star Matt Smith was among the show's panelists at press tour.

Credit: BBC

Press tour: 'Doctor Who' panel live-blog

Matt Smith, Karen Gillan and Steven Moffat meet the TCA

I live-blogged the "Doctor Who" panel at Comic-Con, so why not go for a two-fer with today's press tour session? I suspect the critics will ask different questions from the fans - though most of us are arguably both - and if nothing else, we'll have showrunner Steven Moffat on the stage (along with Matt Smith, Karen Gillan and producers Piers Wenger and Beth Willis), who may be able to say more than staff writer Toby Whithouse could in San Diego. 

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<p>Even Detective Linden looks a little dismayed at how &quot;The Killing&quot;&nbsp;season finale played out.</p>

Even Detective Linden looks a little dismayed at how "The Killing" season finale played out.

Credit: AMC

Press tour: AMC executive on 'The Killing' controversy & more

Were people just angry about 'The Killing' finale? Or well before it?

Since the debut of "Mad Men,"(*) AMC's appearances at press tour have been unequivocal lovefests. Even when the channel has put on a show that hasn't quite worked creatively ("The Prisoner" remake) or failed commercially ("Rubicon"), there's been a sense that at least AMC was trying, and the twin debuts of "Mad Men" and "Breaking Bad" earned them a lot of rope.

(*) Production on season 5 begins on August 8, and Jon Hamm is directing the season premiere. We still don't have a more specific premiere date beyond early 2012.

Thursday morning at the summer 2011 tour, however, featured not one but two thorny subjects to discuss, and the first really obvious tension between the critics and AMC in this era.

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<p>&quot;Fringe&quot;&nbsp;star Joshua Jackson at Comic-Con.</p>

"Fringe" star Joshua Jackson at Comic-Con.

Watch: 'Fringe' star Joshua Jackson at Comic-Con

How does he feel about his character ceasing to exist?

Now that all my "Chuck" video interviews from Comic-Con have been edited and posted, it's time to move on to the batch I did with the cast of "Fringe." As with the "Chuck" interviews, these are all quick hits(*) - and in some cases especially tricky, since no one in the cast can obviously say much about how the show will work now that Peter has been erased from existence.

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<p>Alma (Molly Parker)&nbsp;ponders a move on &quot;Deadwood.&quot;</p>

Alma (Molly Parker) ponders a move on "Deadwood."

Credit: HBO

'Deadwood' Rewind: Season 1, episode 8: 'Suffer the Little Children' (Veterans edition)

The women's concerns come to the forefront

After a week off, it's time to resume our trip back through the first season of David Milch's epic revisionist Western "Deadwood," and we're continuing to do it with two separate but largely identical posts: one for people who watched the whole series and want to be able to discuss it from beginning to end, and one for people who are just starting out and don't want to be spoiled with discussion that goes past the current episode. This is the former; click here for the newbie-safe version.

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