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Meet 'Strike Back's' Hard Working Producer Michael J. Bassett

7/31/2015 12:01pm EDT
Michael J. Bassett: Meet 'Strike Back's' Master Of Action
On Cinemax's Strike Back, everyone knows that Michael Stonebridge and Damien Scott are the dynamic duo who save the world. But you might not be able to name the third man who is the master behind the scenes: series co-executive producer, director and writer Michael J. Bassett. While the characters are being heroes on-screen, he's doing the heavy lifting off it.

We spoke with Michael earlier this month to discuss the development of Strike Back's final season, which premieres tonight, as well as talk about what it was like for him to let go of the series that he helped shape into one of the ...
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Meet The Cast Of Netflix's 'Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp'

7/30/2015 7:30pm EDT
Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp
“Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp,” an 8-episode miniseries prequel to the 2001 cult comedy movie, will be released on Netflix, Friday July 31, with the entire main cast returning to reprise their roles. In the spirit of reunions, let’s run through all the residents of Camp Firewood, reminiscing about where they were back then and what they’ve been up to lately.

Elizabeth Banks (Lindsay)
THEN: Ms. Banks was a fresh face with just a few small roles and guest appearances under her belt.
NOW: She’s developed quite the résumé as one of the most versatile comedic actresses around whil...
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Some Life Experiences For Comedy Central’s Forrest MacNeil To 'Review'

7/29/2015 10:08pm EDT
6 Life Experiences Forrest MacNeil Should Review On ‘Review’
Comedy Central’s “Review” boasts a seemingly innocuous premise: on the show within the show, Forrest MacNeil (Andy Daly) is a critic who reviews life experiences, from eating breakfast food to going to prom, or even “being Irish.” But as there is no limit to the types of experiences that Forrest will review, his show will often get quite dark and occasionally surreal. Andy Daly fully and fully inhabits all of his characters. Thus, Forrest is the perfect character for him, as he never gives up on any of his assignments, no matter how painful or how much they threaten to ruin his life. In the...
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'Strike Back' Fans Won’t Be Disappointed By New Season

7/28/2015 12:01pm EDT
TV Review: 'Strike Back' Cinemax Season 4
Cinemax's Strike Back has set the bar interminably high for not just action series, but the whole of television. Therefore, expectations are deservedly ambitious when it comes to the show's fourth and final season on Cinemax (fifth overall), which premieres this Friday night. When you've been the best for years, you should be going out on a high note.

Fans won't be disappointed by the new season, which sends Sgts. Michael Stonebridge (Philip Winchester) and Damien Scott (Sullivan Stapleton) to yet another new part of the world, setting its initial action in Asia. That's where Col. Locke (R...
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'Major Crimes' Has A Major Guest Star This Week

7/27/2015 12:09pm EDT
Alan Ruck Drops Into TNT's 'Major Crimes'
TNT's Major Crimes has a major guest star this week: Alan Ruck (The Whispers), who drops into the police department as a potentially corrupt FBI agent that Captain Raydor and her team are forced to collaborate with. Needless to say, a good time will not be had by all.

Starpulse connected with Alan on Friday to preview his less than pleasant character and talk about how much fun it is to play the guy that people don't have to like. "It's a blast," he laughed. "Maybe it's just because I'm getting older now, [but] I'm getting to play more jerks and creeps."

Indeed, there are no nice words to...
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Philip Winchester Prepares For His Last 'Strike Back' Mission

7/24/2015 12:02pm EDT
'Strike Back's' Philip Winchester: Number One With A Bullet
Philip Winchester just spent four seasons saving the world; now he's on his way to conquering it. Next week, the most underrated actor on television returns for his final mission as Sergeant Michael Stonebridge in Cinemax's top-notch action thriller Strike Back, before becoming Las Vegas's most likely hero in NBC's The Player. How difficult was saying goodbye to Stonebridge? And does he feel like this is the turning point for a career that's been quietly exemplary for so long? We connected with him during the upfronts to talk about Section 20's last stand.

Strike Back has been Philip's pla...
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CW Brings Back Second Helping Of Magic

7/23/2015 12:04pm EDT
Michael Grandinetti Brings Twice The Magic To TV This Summer
Michael Grandinetti was so good at astounding TV audiences last summer, he thought he'd do it again - this time on two shows! He's back as one of the featured performers on The CW's Masters of Illusion, while also starring in Pop TV's late-night magic series Don't Blink. Starpulse caught up with Michael recently to discuss his busy and mind-bending summer.

Did he know that he was going to be in two programs simultaneously? "It just kind of played out that way. I knew they were both going to be summer shows," laughed Michael, who will be featured in episodes of each series into August, doin...
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You'll Love 'Rick And Morty' If You Love...

7/22/2015 9:30pm EDT
Reason’s Why You’ll Love Adult Swim’s 'Rick And Morty'
Season 2 of Adult Swim’s hit “Rick and Morty” premieres on Sunday, July 26. It is both the best new cartoon and new sci-fi series in years. Like co-creator Dan Harmon’s “Community,” it has inspired intense fandom thanks to its deep trove of cultural references, humanistic worldview, and social consciousness. Here is an examination of the art and entertainment that has informed the philosophy of R&M.

1. “Back to the Future”
The relationship between the titular duo is most closely modeled after that between Doc Brown and Marty McFly. Basically, Rick is Doc Brown with his crackpot side dialed...
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'Suits' Woman In Charge Weighs In On Season 5

7/22/2015 12:05pm EDT
'Suits': Gina Torres Discusses Jessica's Course In Season 5
There might be drama in the firm again on Suits, but that doesn't mean Jessica Pearson is going to take it. Starpulse spoke to the woman in charge herself, Gina Torres, to get some insight into Jessica's thoughts on the new season in the last of our interviews from the show's Toronto set.

While we left the show having gotten another look into Jessica's personal life, Gina doesn't think there's much room for that with all that's going on in season five. "I think Jessica's role on the show is quite specific," she said, "and it seems to me that audiences rely on her to be Big Mama, to hold it...
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Does CBS's 'Supergirl' Have What It Takes To Succeed?

7/21/2015 12:07pm EDT
Supergirl
CBS's Supergirl is the most talked-about new series of the fall, and Starpulse had the opportunity to learn more about it during San Diego Comic-Con. We spoke to executive producer Greg Berlanti, as well as supporting actors Mehcad Brooks and Jeremy Jordan, to find out what's so super about the latest DC Universe show to hit the airwaves.

Given their successes with Arrow and The Flash, are the producers bringing anything from those series to Supergirl? "We try and make every one different from the other ones," explained Greg. "Obviously, you learn a lot of things. You learn structurally, y...
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