John Cho Talks SELFIE, Giggles Leprosy, Social Media, Balancing with SLEEPY HOLLOW, STAR TREK 3, and More

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The ABC comedy series Selfie follows social media superstar Eliza Dooley (Karen Gillan), who realizes that even though she has over 250,000 followers, being friended is not the same as having actual friends.  As a result, she enlists co-worker and marketing guru, Henry (John Cho), to rebrand her self-obsessed reputation and teach her how to connect with people in the real world.

During this exclusive interview with Collider, actor John Cho talked about what attracted him to Selfie, how much he’s enjoyed being involved with Sleepy Hollow, trying to balance both shows, having always been drawn to comedy, how much he enjoys working with Karen Gillan, the correlation between fatigue and breaking into the giggles on set, and how he feels about the world of social media.  He also talked about what he’d like to see for Sulu in Star Trek 3.  Check out what he had to say after the jump.

Matt Barr Talks SLEEPY HOLLOW, Why He Wanted to Be Part of the Show, Learning His Character’s Backstory, and More

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In Season 2 of the Fox series Sleepy Hollow, the heroic duo of Ichabod Crane (Tom Mison) and Abbie Mills (Nicole Beharie) is still fending off the forces of evil to save not only their town, but the world.  With Henry Parish (John Noble) manipulating the wheels of a mysterious plan and everybody a bit more worse for wear, Sleepy Hollow has never been so close to destruction.

During this recent interview to discuss his role on the show, actor Matt Barr (who plays Nick Hawley, a man with mysterious and questionable motives) talked about what made him want to be a part of the show, how Hawley’s relationship with Ichabod and Abbie will develop, his past with Jenny, what motivates him, having only recently learned his character’s backstory, why his first episode was his favorite to shoot, why unpredictable characters are fun, and what he enjoys about exploring a character on TV.  Check out what he had to say after the jump.

Monday TV Ratings: GOTHAM and THE BLACKLIST Slide; SLEEPY HOLLOW Ticks Up

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TV ratings for Monday, October 20th are in.  Here’s a brief rundown:

  • NBC’s The Blacklist dropped a considerable four tenths from last week, earning a 2.4 rating in the 18-49 demo and scoring 9.37 million viewers.
  • Fox’s silly yet enjoyable Gotham (read Dave’s recap here) was also down, garnering a 2.2 rating and 5.99 million viewers for a drop of two tenths from last week.  Sleepy Hollow ticked up to a 1.8 rating and scored 5 million viewers.
  • Over on CBS, The Big Bang Theory was down a tenth to a 4.4 rating and 15.65 million viewers, while the second season premiere of The Millers earned a 2.2 rating and scored 9.13 million viewers.  That’s down a tenth from last year’s season finale, but the comedy lost half of its lead-in audience from TBBT.  The new drama Scorpion was even with last week’s 2.4 rating and scored 10.52 million viewers, and NCIS: Los Angeles was up a tenth to a 1.7 rating and 8.65 million viewers.
  • ABC’s Castle dipped three tenths to a 1.6 rating and 9.29 million viewers.
  • The CW’s The Originals matched last week’s 0.7 rating and scored 1.54 million viewers, and Jane the Virgin was up a tenth to a 0.7 rating and 1.75 million viewers.

Monday TV Ratings: THE BLACKLIST Rises; GOTHAM and SCORPION Dip

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TV ratings are on for Monday, October 13th, though The CW’s preliminary numbers were affected by football overrun and thus not usable.  Here’s a brief rundown:

  • NBC’s The Blacklist was up 8% from last week’s 2.6 rating, hitting a 2.8 rating in the 18-49 demo and scoring 9.83 million viewers.
  • Over on Fox, an Arkham Asylum-infused episode of Gotham (read Dave’s recap here) notched a 2.4 rating and scored 6.24 million viewers, which is down 4% from last week’s 2.5 rating.  Sleepy Hollow was even with a 1.7 rating and 4.84 million viewers.
  • CBS’ The Big Bang Theory was up 2% with a 4.6 rating and 15.63 million viewers, though the numbers may be slightly inflated due to a preemption in San Francisco.  Scorpion was down 4% to a 2.4 rating and 11.47 million viewers, and NCIS: Los Angeles matched last week’s series low 1.6 rating and scored 9.09 million viewers.
  • ABC’s Castle was even with last week’s 2.0 rating and scored 9.30 million viewers.

Monday TV Ratings: GOTHAM and SCORPION Hold Strong; THE BLACKLIST and SLEEPY HOLLOW Drop

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TV ratings for Monday, September 29th are in.  Here’s a brief rundown:

  • Fox’s Gotham showed a fairly strong hold of its audience in week two (read Dave’s recap here), scoring a 2.8 rating in the 18-49 demo and 7.33 million viewers.  That’s a drop of just 13% from last week’s premiere and marks a solid retention of its audience.  Sleepy Hollow, on the other hand, was down 15% from last week with a disappointing 1.7 rating and 5.1 million viewers.
  • The strongest hold for a new show this week, however, goes to CBS’ Scorpion (read Dave’s recap here), which dipped only 6% from its premiere and garnered a 3.0 rating and 12.23 million viewers.  It was second only to The Big Bang Theory as far as scripted programming goes, with the comedy hitting a towering 4.7 rating and 16.18 million viewers for a drop of 13% from last week.  Elsewhere on CBS, NCIS: Los Angeles stumbled 37% from last year’s premiere with a 1.9 rating and 9.44 million viewers.
  • Over on NBC, The Blacklist was down 18% in its second week, notching a 2.8 rating and scoring 10.66 million viewers.  The show is one of the most heavily DVR’d, though, so expect its numbers to go way up once Live+7 ratings are figured.

John Noble Talks SLEEPY HOLLOW Season 2, What His Character Has Been Doing, Getting to Play Multi-Layered Characters, and More

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After its shocking Season 1 finale, the hit Fox drama series Sleepy Hollow is back for Season 2, with all-new crazy and wild adventures, as the heroic duo of Ichabod Crane (Tom Mison) and Abbie Mills (Nicole Beharie) must again fend off the forces of evil to save not only their town, but the world.  Henry Parish (John Noble) was the only one who came away from the events of last season unscathed, as Ichabod was buried alive in a coffin, Abbie was trapped in purgatory, Ichabod’s wife, Katrina (Katia Winter), was kidnapped by the Headless Horseman, Capt. Frank Irving (Orlando Jones) was behind bars for a murder he did not commit, and Abbie’s sister, Jenny (Lyndie Greenwood), was among the wreckage of a horrific car crash.  Obviously, there wouldn’t be a show anymore if that meant the end for all of those characters, so the fun will be in seeing how they make it out of those precarious situations.

During this exclusive phone interview with Collider, actor John Noble (who gives a fantastically stand-out performance as Henry Parish, aka the Horseman of War) talked about how lucky he feels to play such complex and multi-layered characters, what attracted him to Sleepy Hollow, that he knew his character’s arc before he started last season, so that he could lay in little hints along the way, always focusing on the human aspect and the family, what fans can expect from Season 2, what Henry has been up to since we saw him get his revenge, and whether it’s possible for his character to ever find some redemption.  Check out what he had to say after the jump, and be aware that there are some spoilers.

Comic-Con: Tom Mison, Nicole Beharie, Executive Producer Alex Kurtzman, and Showrunner Mark Goffman Talk SLEEPY HOLLOW Season 2

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The unusual premise of the hit Fox series Sleepy Hollow combines supernatural elements with a police drama format.  Marketed as a modern-day retelling of the short story, “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” by Washington Irving, the show takes the same liberties with history as Once Upon a Time does with fairy tales, as facts and myths are tweaked slightly to fit within the show’s universe.

Season 2 begins on September 22nd, and has been bumped up in size from 13 to 18 episodes, so that fans can get even more monsters.  Before greeting their fans at the panel, co-stars Tom Mison and Nicole Beharie, along with showrunner Mark Goffman and executive producer Alex Kurtzman, spoke with press about what to expect in the upcoming season.  Hit the jump for highlights from those interviews.

PaleyFest 2014: Mison, Beharie, Kurtzman, Orci, Wiseman, and Goffman Talk SLEEPY HOLLOW

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For more than 30 years, PaleyFest has held panel sessions and screenings that connect the worldwide community of television fans with the casts and creators of their favorite TV shows. One of the evenings was to celebrate the huge success of the first season of the Fox television series Sleepy Hollow.  The modern-day twist on the Washington Irving’s classic tale of Ichabod Crane seems like a completely insane story idea, but has instead proven to be a fun ride that is very entertaining to watch on a weekly basis.  Collider was there to attend the panel, and we’ve compiled some of the highlights.

During the evening, executive producers Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci, Len Wiseman and Mark Goffman, as well as actors Tom Mison (“Ichabod Crane”) and Nicole Beharie (“Lt. Abbie Mills”), talked about what’s up for the gang in Season 2, what type of new characters will show up, how Ichabod and Katrina will be dealing with their very complicated family drama, when the actors found out about what would happen in the season finale, how surprised they are that viewers want to see Ichabod and Abbie together, how monumental the fan response has been, whether Ichabod will ever change his clothes, and how there will be backstories for more of the characters.  Check out what they had to say after the jump.

Clancy Brown Talks HOMEFRONT, Joining the Film, Collaborating with Director Gary Fleder, and Playing a Straight-Up Guy, Plus WARCRAFT and SLEEPY HOLLOW

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From director Gary Fleder and written by Sylvester Stallone, the action thriller Homefront (now available on Blu-ray/DVD) tells the story of widowed ex-DEA agent Phil Broker (Jason Statham), who retires to a quiet Southern town with this 10-year-old daughter, only to find it filled with drugs and violence.  When psychotic local drug lord Gator Bodine (James Franco) ends up fixated on Broker, the man who was looking to live a quiet, idyllic life must do whatever it takes to protect his family.

During this recently exclusive phone interview with Collider, actor Clancy Brown (who plays local town sheriff Keith Rodrigue in the film) talked about how he came to be a part of Homefront, why the script appealed to him, what makes director Gary Fleder a good collaborator, that he enjoyed playing a straight-up guy, and how a good script will usually get him to take on a role.  He also talked about why the video game turned movie Warcraft appealed to him, wanting to work with director Duncan Jones, and how he ended up being a part of the hit Fox TV series Sleepy Hollow.  Check out what he had to say after the jump. 

Fox Grants Early Renewals to BROOKLYN NINE-NINE, THE MINDY PROJECT, NEW GIRL, and THE FOLLOWING

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Fox is off to an early start in the renewal game. Here’s a quick look at the comedies that will be returning for another year:

  • Freshman comedy Brooklyn Nine-Nine, starring Andy Samberg, Joe Lo Truglio, Stephanie Beatriz, Chelsea Peretti, Melissa Fumero, Terry Crews and Andre Braugher, will return for a second season.
  • The Mindy Project, starring Mindy Kaling, Chris Messina, Ed Weeks, Ike Barinholtz, Zoe Jarman, and Beth Grant, has been renewed for a third season.
  • New Girl, starring Zooey Deschanel, Max Greenfield, Jake Johnson, Lamorne Morris, and Hannah Simone, will return for a fourth season.
  • As part of its two-year pickup, Glee will enjoy its final season run next year, with Lea Michele and Jane Lynch starring.

Hit the jump for some drama renewal news.

Monday TV Ratings: THE BLACKLIST Hits Season Low, INTELLIGENCE Plummets, and SLEEPY HOLLOW Returns Steady

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Monday evening’s TV ratings are in.  Briefly:

  • Without The Voice as its lead-in, The Blacklist returned to a 2.5 rating in the 18-49 demo and 9.11 million viewers, which is its lowest rating and smallest audience ever and down seven tenths from its last episode’s 3.2 rating.
  • The new drama series Intelligence dropped massively from its series premiere 2.4 rating to a paltry 1.1 rating and 6.11 million viewers (read Allison’s recap here).  Elsewhere on CBS, an excruciatingly unfunny How I Met Your Mother hit a 3.0 rating and 8.57 million viewers for a rise of three tenths, 2 Broke Girls rose four tenths to a 2.7 rating and 8.93 million viewers, Mike & Molly hit a 2.4 rating and 9.74 million viewers for a two tenths rise, and Mom was up two tenths to a 2.1 rating and 8.46 million viewers.
  • Over on Fox, Almost Human garnered a 2.0 rating and 6.77 million viewers for a rise of two tenths and Sleepy Hollow returned to a 2.2 rating and 6.39 million viewers, matching its last episode’s performance.
  • ABC’s Castle hit a 1.9 rating and 8.95million viewers, up two tenths from last week’s season low, while The CW’s Hart of Dixie ticked up a tenth to a 0.5 rating and 1.3 million viewers and Beauty and the Beast was even with a 0.3 rating and 800,000 viewers.

Fox Executive Kevin Reilly Talks Batman Origin Story GOTHAM, BROADCHURCH Remake GRACEPOINT, WAYWARD PINES, SLEEPY HOLLOW Season 2 & More

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As part of the TCA Press Tour presentation for Fox, Chairman of Entertainment Kevin Reilly took some time to talk about the network’s current and upcoming line-up. During the interview, he talked about where things are at with the event series Wayward Pines and Gracepoint (the American version of Broadchurch), how Gotham will very much be the Batman origin story with many of the well known characters, and that the series will lead up to Bruce Wayne finally putting on the Batman cape in the final episode, the 13-episode second season of Sleepy Hollow, and the likelihood that Bones will return for another season, with Stephen Nathan as showrunner, since Hart Hanson will be moving on with Backstrom.  Check out what he had to say after the jump.

2014 PaleyFest Lineup Includes LOST 10th Anniversary Reunion, HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER Farewell, ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK, VEEP, and More

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The Paley Center has announced the initial lineup for the 31st Annual Paley Television Festival, which honors the best in television with enlightening and entertaining panels for various TV shows.  The headliner this year seems to be a 10th anniversary reunion panel for Lost, which is sure to be a fascinating watch.  Also part of the lineup is a farewell panel for How I Met Your Mother, a reunion for the cast of Veronica Mars, and panels for current series Orange Is the New Black, Mad Men, Parks and Recreation, Veep, Masters of Sex, Community, and Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Hit the jump to check out the full lineup for PaleyFest 2014, which will be held in Los Angeles March 13-28th.  For ticketing information, click here.

Katia Winter Talks BANSHEE CHAPTER, What Attracted Her to the Story, Working with Ted Levine, SLEEPY HOLLOW, and More

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From writer/director Blair Erickson, the indie horror thriller Banshee Chapter follows journalist Anne Roland (Sleepy Hollow’s Katia Winter), on the trail of her missing friend (True Blood’s Michael McMillian), who disappears after experimenting with mind-altering drugs.  Aided by a rogue counter-culture writer (Ted Levine), Anne finds herself drawn into the dangerous world of top-secret government chemical research and the mystery of a disturbing radio signal of unknown origin.  The film is based on real documents, actual test subject testimony and uncovered covert programs run by the CIA.

During this exclusive phone interview with Collider, actress Katia Winter talked about how she came to this project at the very last minute, what attracted her to this story and character, the experience of working with actor Ted Levine, how much she enjoyed playing an investigative reporter, and how getting to do a proper stunt for the film made her feel like an action hero.  She also talked about what it’s been like to be a part of the cast of the hit Fox series Sleepy Hollow, where she plays Ichabod Crane’s wife Katrina, a witch trapped in a mysterious netherworld, and how much she’s been learning about her character’s journey with each script.  Check out what she had to say after the jump.

Monday TV Ratings: ALMOST HUMAN Rises; SLEEPY HOLLOW Drops to Series Low

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Monday evening’s TV ratings are in.  Here’s a brief rundown:

  • The promising new Fox sci-fi series Almost Human notched up to a 1.8 rating in the 18-49 demo, marking a 6% rise from last week’s rating.  Read Allison’s recap here.
  • Elsewhere on Fox, Sleepy Hollow dipped 5% from its last original episode to a series low 2.1 rating and 6.52 million viewers.
  • Over on CBS, Mike & Molly dropped 17% from last week’s 2.4 rating to a 2.0 rating and 7.64 million viewers, and Hostages was even with last week’s 1.1 rating and scored 4.66 million viewers.
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