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'12 Monkeys' Takes Amanda Schull To Number 1

February 20th, 2015 12:06pm EST
Amanda Schull
SyFy's 12 Monkeys has been one of the biggest surprises of the new TV season: a smart, legitimately suspenseful science-fiction thriller that's already blown the movie out of the water. Within that, one of the best things about it is that its main ensemble is comprised entirely of actors who've been doing tremendous work elsewhere and are now really getting a chance to shine.

One of those is Amanda Schull, who won us over as hard-charging lawyer Katrina Bennett on USA's Suits, and is now playing a strong woman of a different kind as Dr. Cassandra Railly, the woman who may hold the future o...
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Is '12 Monkeys' Worth Your Time?

January 17th, 2015 8:41am EST
'12 Monkeys' Might Be Worth Your Time
(Warning: Spoilers ahead for the first two episodes of 12 Monkeys.)

The concept of time travel, when taken to a certain extent in a fictional narrative, can break your brain. When characters start talking about paradoxes, and how time isn't actually linear, I normally have to talk myself down with something on Bravo. Syfy's small screen adaption of Terry Gilliam's twisty 1995 flick (which itself was inspired by a French sci-fi short from the early 60s) dumbs it down enough for the regular folks, but keeps it interesting with some sharp performances and just enough mystery to keep you tunin...
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Aaron Stanford And Amanda Schull Team Up For '12 Monkeys'

January 16th, 2015 2:01pm EST
Aaron Stanford And Amanda Schull Team Up For '12 Monkeys'
SyFy's 12 Monkeys might be a nightmarish scenario, but it's also a TV fan's dream. Heading the cast of the time-travel thriller are favorite faces Aaron Stanford (Nikita's Seymour Birkhoff) and Amanda Schull (Suits' Katrina Bennett), alongside Noah Bean (Nikita's Ryan Fletcher), Kirk Acevedo (Fringe's Charlie Francis) and Emily Hampshire (Rookie Blue's Celery). Even if you don't like science-fiction, this one's a must-see just for the cast.

We checked in with Aaron and Amanda earlier this week to talk about how 12 Monkeys relates to the film versions, and what it was like for these two und...
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Early Preview: SyFy's '12 Monkeys'

November 9th, 2014 7:15pm EST
Early Preview: Aaron Stanford Mesmerizes In SyFy's '12 Monkeys'
Aaron Stanford electrifies in SyFy's reboot of Bruce Willis' 1995 action flick, '12 Monkeys.' It is rare in a pilot for an actor to hit a character so completely and so perfectly. However, in '12 Monkeys,' Aaron amazingly hits every single possible nuance, note and facet of his character from start to finish. He was great as nerdy hacker Birkhoff in 'Nikita,' but in '12 Monkeys,' he's mesmerizing. During New York Comic Con, I caught a sneak preview of the pilot episode.

At the basic level, '12 Monkeys' follows a post-apocalyptic earth in the year 2043. Desperate to avoid a population-reduc...
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Interview: SyFy's 'Bitten' Cast Bites Into the Big Apple

November 4th, 2014 1:15am EST
SyFy's 'Bitten' Cast Bites Into the Big Apple
Interviewing the cast of SyFy's 'Bitten' was one of my New York Comic Con highlights. I loved Kelley Armstrong's original novel 'Bitten,' which the TV show surrounds. The first season surrounds fledgling werewolf Elena (Laura Vandervoort) who avoids both the pack that 'raised' her and her longtime pack lover, Clay (Greyston Holt). Although bitten a decade ago, Elena prefers a human existence with her human lover, Philip, until a series of murders near her pack's home calls her back. The rest of the season features Elena's relationships with her fellow pack members including confidant Logan ...
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Syfy's Zombie Thriller 'Z Nation' Premieres Tonight

September 12th, 2014 7:20am EDT
Z Nation
If you're a fan of "The Walking Dead," you may want to check out the newest zombie series, "Z Nation."

"Lost" star Harold Perrineau stars alongside Tom Everett Scott and DJ Qualls as they struggle to save humanity after a zombie apocalypse.

The show is set three years after a zombie virus has gutted the country. A group of everyday heroes are tasked with transporting the only known survivor of the plague from New York to California, where the last functioning viral lab waits for his blood.

Although the antibodies he carries are the world’s last, best hope for a vaccine, he hides a dark s...
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Summer TV 2014's Top Villains!

August 17th, 2014 6:00pm EDT
Summer TV 2014's Top Villains!
You can’t have a good TV show without a villain. Even if it’s a reality show about making widgets, there’s got to be an evil widget in the mix making trouble for the rest of em’. With Summer 2014’s television season just about to set, we thought it would be fun to talk a look back and see which television evil-doers positively sizzled!

In no particular order (here there be spoilers!) …

Thomas Eichorst - The Strain (FX)

If you've been watching FX’s schlocky end-of-the-world vampire drama The Strain you've probably enjoyed Richard Sammel's chilly portrayal of the head vamp’s slithery ass...
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Want To Smell Like A Shark? Tara Reid Has Got You Covered With 'Sharknado' Inspired Fragrance

August 3rd, 2014 7:00pm EDT
Tara Reid To Make A 'Sharknado' Inspired Perfume
That's right - Tara Reid is further cashing in on the 'Sharknado' phenomenon with her new perfume cleverly titled 'Shark.'

Despite what you might think Eau d' Sharknado might smell like (notably human viscera and chum) Tara insists that her upcoming fragrance will be "…incorporate a plethora of “lavender” colored flowers, which is Tara’s favorite color.” So, disappointingly, this actually has nothing to do with Sharks (false advertising at its finest.)

It won't make smaller fish swim away when they smell you, and it won't cause cyclonic devastation to cities or towns. Also, it probably wo...
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'Sharknado 2' Explodes On Twitter, Is Syfy's Most Watched Original Film Ever

July 31st, 2014 7:03pm EDT
'Sharknado 2' Explodes On Twitter, Is Syfy's Most Watched Origin
Nearly 4 million viewers tuned in to "Sharknado 2: The Second One" on Syfy on Wednesday night, making it the most watched original movie ever in the network's history.

"Sharknado 2" jumped 183 percent in viewership compared to the first film.

The shark-tastic program garnered a staggering 1 billion impressions on Twitter, according to a Syfy press release. More people chatted about Sharknado 2 than Miley Cyrus during MTV’s 2013 Video Music Awards, Kim Kardashian and Kanye West on their wedding day or Transformers, The Lego Movie, Godzilla and 22 Jump Street on each of the film's worldwid...
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'Sharknado 2' -- How Epic Will It Be?

July 30th, 2014 8:43am EDT
'Sharknado 2: The Second One' Includes More Sharks, More Chainsa
Only time will tell whether "Sharknado 2: The Second One" will have the cultural significance as its predecessor, but we'll know tonight after it airs on Syfy.

During a press call with actors Ian Ziering, Tara Reid, and Vivica A. Fox and director Anthony C. Ferrante, the group talked about the highly anticipated sequel and what fans can expect this time around.

Reid promised "more sharks," while Fox said there will be a lot of action and cameos. "I was really pleasantly surprised how many people wanted to be a part of this film when they saw it. It's like, famous faces just keep popping u...
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