Amber Ray

'Jane the Virgin' star: There should be more diverse roles for Latinos

"Jane the Virgin" premieres Monday at 9 p.m. on the CW.Credit: Greg Gayne, the CWThe CW’s freshman comedy “Jane the Virgin” doesn’t simply stand out on the new fall TV schedule for its quasi-provocative title and out-there premise. Based on the Venezuelan telenovela “Juana la Virgen,” the American...

Sunday, October 12, 2014, 10:00 PM

The very speedy Grant Gustin tries to keep up on 'The Flash'

"The Flash" premieres Tuesday at 8 on the CW. Credit: Jack Rowand, The CWFor actor Grant Gustin, winning the role of Barry Allen/The Flash was, well, kind of like getting struck by lightning and becoming the fastest man in the world: It was a life-changing event that has placed him in the...

Monday, October 6, 2014, 9:41 PM

Ben McKenzie takes a new look at 'Gotham'

Gotham premieres Monday at 8 p.m. on Fox.Credit: Jessica Miglio/Fox“Gotham” isn’t your average superhero origin story. In fact, the iconic Batman-in-the-making storyline isn’t even the central focus of this gritty new drama based in the DC Universe. Though the murder of Bruce Wayne’s parents and...

Sunday, September 21, 2014, 8:21 PM

Tom Mison tells us what to expect in Season 2 of 'Sleepy Hollow'

"Sleepy Hollow" premieres Sept. 22 at 9 p.m. on Fox.Credit: Brownie Harris/FOXThe end of "Sleepy Hollow" Season 1 was the best kind of finale, one of those suspenseful, jaw-dropping episodes that left viewers wondering, "How the heck are they going to get out of that mess" all summer long. Pretty...

Thursday, September 11, 2014, 11:20 PM

Charlie Hunnam, Kurt Sutter talk sending out 'Sons of Anarchy'

"Sons of Anarchy" returns Tuesday at 10 p.m. on FX.Credit: Prashant Gupta/ FX NetworkDeath is a way of life for the outlaw bikers of "Sons of Anarchy." But with the murder of Tara (Maggie Siff) at the end of Season 6, tragedy — and betrayal — hit the club harder than ever. SAMCRO president/widower...

Monday, September 8, 2014, 5:06 PM

Josh Hartnett, Eva Green and John Logan talk the characters of 'Penny Dreadful'

Josh Hartnett and Eva Green star in "Penny Dreadful," airing Sundays on Showtime at 10 p.m./ Credit: Jonathan Hession/SHOWTIMENot many television series credit the poetry of William Wordsworth as a creative starting point. But Showtime's new psychosexual horror drama "Penny Dreadful" is unlike...

Thursday, May 8, 2014, 9:40 PM

Jack Bauer's back: Kiefer Sutherland on the return of '24'

Jack Bauer returns in the "24" reboot to save the world (again)./ Credit: Greg Williams/FOXJack Bauer's seen better days.Granted, over the eight-season span of the heart-stopping Fox drama "24," he's seen worse days, too. But suffice to say, the former Counter-Terrorism agent is not in a very good...

Sunday, May 4, 2014, 7:34 PM

Prepared for a lost job or ‘Doomsday’

The people readying themselves for the end of the world by practicing how to quickly don a hazmat suit and hoarding gasoline may have seemed a bit out-there when "Doomsday Preppers" debuted in February on National Geographic Channel. But as the show's second season premieres at the same time some...

Monday, November 12, 2012, 9:46 PM

Scott Speedman's heroism comes at a price in 'Last Resort'

We're pretty sure actor Scott Speedman has the power to broker peace negotiations with a simple glance. Of course, in the role of XO Sam Kendal on "Last Resort," it will take more than the 37-year-old's mesmerizing blue eyes to get his submarine crew out of trouble, considering war was triggered...

Wednesday, October 10, 2012, 11:05 PM

‘Arrow’ star Stephen Amell's straight shooting

The story After a tragic shipwreck, billionaire Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell) was considered dead. He washed up on a remote island and spent five years honing his survival skills -- including his prowess with a bow and arrow -- before being rescued. Back home in Starling City, he quickly realizes...

Wednesday, October 10, 2012, 1:16 AM

You ‘Wanna Know’ Nick Waterhouse

Rhythm and blues throwback Nick Waterhouse's "Say I Wanna Know" -- in heavy primetime rotation courtesy of an Acura commercial -- could easily be mistaken as a lost gem of the 1950s. The slinky, horn-driven track is attention-grabbing in its uniqueness circa 2012, just as Waterhouse's penchant for...

Tuesday, October 2, 2012, 12:42 AM

'Homeland': Duty, honor, country, Emmy

Carrie MathisonPlayed by Claire DanesWhen we first met her ... As a CIA agent in Iraq, Carrie was told of an American POW who had been turned into an al-Qaeda sleeper agent. Suffering from bipolar disorder -- something she hid from nearly everyone -- she became obsessed with the recently released...

Thursday, September 27, 2012, 8:47 PM

Mindy Kaling is living in a romantic comedy

Mindy Kaling proved herself a likable dreamer with her best-selling collection of memoir-like humor essays, “Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns),” and in her role as the ditzy romantic, Kelly, on “The Office.” She brings her unapologetic take on the modern young woman to Fox as...

Monday, September 24, 2012, 10:31 PM

666 Park Avenue: A devil of a deal

Tenants at The Drake, a luxury apartment building on Manhattan's Upper East Side, really need to start paying more attention to the fine print on their leases. Sure, the address is great, but signing away your soul is a long-term commitment that's difficult to negotiate your way out of on ABC's new...

Friday, September 21, 2012, 1:38 AM

‘Elementary’ creator, stars explain their characters

In the new CBS drama "Elementary," eccentric detective Sherlock Holmes surfaces in New York City after a stint in rehab. He is forced to accept the aid of a sober companion, Dr. Joan Watson, to help in his recovery, though he believes his best shot at redemption is through helping his pal in the...

Wednesday, September 19, 2012, 8:55 PM

Connie Britton steps into the boots of a hardworking recording artist on ‘Nashville’

It's a risk to hinge a show named "Nashville," detailing the ins and outs of the record business in Music City, on an actress who has no professional singing experience. If the actress is Connie Britton, however, that's a gamble worth taking.Britton is a calm powerhouse onscreen, bringing strength...

Tuesday, September 18, 2012, 10:24 PM

Which Tuesday sitcom is right for you?

The night is crowded with comedy this fall. Thanks to our handy flowchart, DVR overload is a thing of the past. To start, choose whether you prefer the company of friends or family.The shows 'Go On'Matthew Perry stars as a recently widowed sportscaster who finds wacky but loving new friends in a...

Monday, September 17, 2012, 8:57 PM

A ‘Revolution’ is beginning

Life in a post-apocalyptic world is pretty depressing stuff -- just check out "The Walking Dead" or "The Hunger Games." But dystopian drama doesn't have to be quite so dark, even if all of the lights go out.The new NBC drama "Revolution," from fantasy masters Eric Kripke ("Supernatural"), J.J....

Sunday, September 16, 2012, 9:43 PM

Jenji Kohan, Mary-Louise Parker reflect on series finale of 'Weeds'

As eight seasons of "Weeds" come to a close, one lingering question regarding pot-selling mom Nancy Botwin remains: Is she an indomitable provider for her family or the worst mother ever?"I never want to resolve that," series creator Jenji Kohan says. "I mean, one of the main premises of 'Weeds' is...

Thursday, September 13, 2012, 10:06 PM

Do Britney Spears, Demi Lovato have the ‘X Factor’?

A new crop of singers shoots for stardom. But all eyes will be on judges Britney Spears and Demi Lovato when Season 2 premieres.Britney SpearsWhy she joined the show:Spears began thinking about the show thanks to an unlikely source -- the makeup artist she shares with Cowell. "We talked about ['The...

Tuesday, September 11, 2012, 9:24 PM