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CONVICTION has a cast that, on the surface, screams “you should immediately be in love with this show,” and yet, somehow, that’s not how I feel after screening the first two episodes.

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After-Take: CHICAGO FIRE “Lift Each Other”


Name of the Episode: “Lift Each Other” Antonio and Sylvie go public with their romance; they double date with Gabby and Casey. Gabby also tells Sylvie she is invited to her parents’ anniversary party. Antonio didn’t invite her personally, but now Sylvie is wondering exactly what his family will think of her. James comes by the firehouse again and tells Boden he wants to spend his senior year with him and Donna. Maybe even make the firehouse a permanent dream.

After-Take: TIMELESS “Space Race”


Name of the Episode: “Space Race” July 20, 1969: man lands on the moon. Something that stops Americans to stay near the radio or television to watch history. In the present, Anthony and Flynn visit a NASA worker, Wayne Ellis to discuss his part in the Apollo 11 mission. Once they get the information they need, the mother ship is taken into Wayne’s backyard in 1969. Flynn shoots Wayne so they can use his badge to enter into NASA. At

After-Take: CHICAGO FIRE “That Day”


Name of the Episode: “That Day” Antonio and Brett finally go out on a date; the chemistry is off the charts for the two. Boden takes James out for breakfast and a colleague tries to talk up the benefits of the fire department. He also brings up an opportunity for Boden in New York, but he doesn’t want to discuss it just yet. James comes by the firehouse to spend a few shifts to see if this is a career

After-Take: TIMELESS “Stranded”


Name of the Episode: “Stranded” The show begins in the shadows of the night, the group is running from the French army. Viewers are taken in the middle of the journey. They’ve followed Flynn to September 15, 1754 and are being chased by an group of soldiers. The team is taken captive by the French army mistaking them as spies. Wyatt uses Lucy’s ability to speak French to say an insulting phrase to distract the soldier. The soldier comes to



Today, Netflix released the full trailer for LEMONY SNICKET’S A SERIES OF UNFORTUNATE EVENTS, starring Neil Patrick Harris as Uncle Olaf. It looks amazing – dark, funny, hyper-stylized, and OMG that baby! For more info, Netflix’s official release tells us: Based on the internationally best-selling series of books, Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events chronicles the turbulent lives of Violet, Klaus, and Sunny Baudelaire after their parents’ untimely death in a fire. A careless oversight initially places the children

After-Take: CHICAGO FIRE “I Held Her Hand”


Name of the Episode: “I Held Her Hand” A graffiti tag is found on the side of the firehouse, but before they can clean it up, they’re called away. An apartment has caught fire; the husband is dragged out by Severide. His wife is caught in the flames upstairs, the team works quickly to get her out safely. The window is made of very thick glass and bars, which delays her rescue. By the time she is pulled to the

Miles Brown talks BLACK-ISH, family bonding, and Michael Jackson


Interviewing Miles Brown is always a highlight – the charming young actor (dancer/rapper/basketball player) is as excited to talk BLACK-ISH as he is to quiz me about Michael Jackson songs; he’s quick with a story and clearly loves his TV family like they were his own.  He’s come to think of them as his home away from home, telling me “It’s just really crazy because I feel that we’re just a big family that is going through a bunch of

First Look: OUTSIDERS S2 on WGN America


WGN America released a first look at season 2 of OUTSIDERS late Tuesday.  The show, starting David Morse, Ryan Hurst, and Kyle Gallner, returns January 24, and this first look trailer should definitely get you excited – the dark drama following the Farrells promises more struggles for power and control in S2.  The clan and the town remain at odds after their truce was broken, and seems like some new enemies are going to present themselves this year. Did you

After-Take: TIMELESS “The Watergate Tape”


Name of the Episode: “The Watergate Tape” Rufus is trying to readjust from his last mission by spending the morning with his mother. He missed his brother’s basketball game, but cannot sulk because Mason summons him outside. Inside the limo, the man working with Rittenhouse joins Mason. Rufus does not want to be a part of the conversation, but the man has been watching his family; and continues to make threats if Rufus does not cooperate with their plans. Their

One Chicago Day 2016: Laughing with Miranda Rae Mayo, Yuri Sardarov, and David Eigenberg, CHICAGO FIRE


One of the many joys of talking to the cast from the ONE CHICAGO series (in this case CHICAGO FIRE) is the genuine love they all seem to have for each other – the love they have for the show, their characters, their city. It’s always fun to be a part of that. When we were in Chicago, our first interview of the day was with Miranda Rae Mayo (Stella), Yuri Sardarov (Otis), and David Eigenberg (Herrmann). The three of