@nbcdays @FreddieMSmith @ChristopherSean

Before you ask, I was on the set of NBC’s Days of Our Lives this week and, yes, Freddie Smith was there hot from winning his recent Daytime Emmy for the role of Sonny Kiriakis.

Rumors have been flying that Freddie had left the show and while we didn’t talk his immediate or long term plans (and a reminder that the show has not given any official word on the actor’s status), he was shooting this past week so that means we’ll have him on the show for awhile since Days notoriously shoots very far in advance (usually 5-6 months).

But what we did talk about was his Daytime Emmy win, the speech he gave where he thanked the LGBT community and where he’s keeping the statue in his home.

Next, it was time to talk Sonny and the hot love triangle with husband Will (Guy Wilson) and ex-love, Paul (Christopher Sean), who decided last week to return to Salem.

These interviews were original published on XfinityTV’s LGBT site but since I got a lot of tweets and emails saying that they couldn’t be viewed, here’s your chance to see them. And, for those interested, I also just talked with Sean for TVFanatic for his return to Hawaii Five-0 as well as what’s next for Paul on Days. You can read that interview here.

Days of Our Lives airs weekdays on NBC. 

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@TheStrainFX @FXNetworks

Are you ready for the second season of The Strain?

FX dropped the official second season trailer for the thrill ride of a show created by Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan as well as showrunner Carlton Cuse yesterday. Let’s take a look…

Season 2 of The Strain begins airing this summer on FX.

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image002It may not premiere until November 8 but after seeing the first trailer for the new limited series, Flesh and Bone, I kinda want this Starz show on the air NOW!

Coming from creator/Emmy winner Moira Walley-Beckett (Breaking Bad), here is the press release from Starz on the exciting new series:

Flesh and Bone follows a young dancer with a distinctly troubled past as she joins a prestigious ballet company in New York. The dark, gritty, complex series unflinchingly explores New York City through the eyes of Claire, played by Sarah Hay (Black Swan), an emotionally wounded but transcendent ballerina navigating the dysfunction and glamour of the ballet world. Claire’s self-destructive tendencies amid her vaulting ambitions drive her in compelling, unforeseeable ways, especially when she is confronted with the machinations of the company’s mercurial Artistic Director, played by Ben Daniels (House of CardsLaw & Order UK) and an unwelcome visitor from her past.

Besides Walley-Beckett. who also serves as Executive Producer, John Melfi (House of Cards, Sex and the City), Lawrence Bender (Inglourious Basterds, Pulp Fiction and Good Will Hunting) and Kevin Brown (Roswell) are Executive Producers. Australian filmmaker David Michôd (Animal Kingdom, Rover) directed the first episode.

To ensure authenticity, the Executive Producers cast a company of 22 accomplished ballet dancers including former American Ballet Theatre principal dancer Irina Dvorovenko (Kiira), former American Ballet Theatre soloist Sascha Radetsky (Ross), Ballet Arizona company dancer Raychel Diane Weiner (Daphne) and Emily Tyra (Mia) from “Boardwalk Empire.” Ethan Stiefel, former artistic director of the Royal New Zealand Ballet and a former American Ballet Theatre principal dancer, served as consultant and choreographer. He created a 13-minute original ballet for “Flesh and Bone.” Other cast members include Josh Helman (“X-Men: Days of Future Past”), Damon Herriman (“Justified”), Tina Benko (“The Good Wife”) and Tovah Feldshuh (“The Walking Dead”).

The production was shot entirely in New York City, using soundstages at Steiner Studios, Kaufman Astoria Studios and locations around the city. Take a look at the trailer here:

 

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@outlander_starz

Still reeling from this past weekend’s jaw-dropping episode of Outlander?

In episode 111, Claire (Caitriona Balfe) and Geillis (Lotte Verbeek) were accused of being witches and while being burned at a stake is not a great way to go, the one good thing that came out of this mess is that the women got to know each other better and even forged an alliance of sorts.

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Then, after Geillis gave herself up and Claire was rescued by Jamie (Sam Heughan), Geillis’ vaccination mark told Claire that the red-haired lass was also a 20th Century time traveler. Then, as Balfe told me in an interview posted on TVFanatic.com, this revelation helped Claire decide to finally come clean to Jamie about exactly who she is and where she is from. WOW!

Starz sent over some clips from the episode so let’s relive some of the great moments in the episode, “The Devil’s Mark.”


Outlander airs Saturdays at 9pm on Starz. 

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“Orphan Black” Season 3 Premieres Tonight! Where Can You Watch? Everywhere!

April 18, 2015

@OrphanBlack @TatianaMaslany The third season of BBC America’s breakout series Orphan Black is back tonight with star Tatiana Maslany again playing multiple clones working together to try to bring down the bad guys. But this season, there are also male clones (played by Ari Millen). But, in a wise marketing move for the show that everyone should be watching but isn’t, the […]

“Outlander” Is Back!! Check Out Clips From Saturday’s Episode!

April 3, 2015

@Outlander_Starz @SamHeughan @CaitrionaMBalfe Are you excited? You should be because the second half of the first season of the Starz drama Outlander is back this Saturday. When we last left the adaptation of Diana Gabaldon’s epic novel series, Claire (Caitriona Balfe) was being tortured by the villainous Black Jack Randall (Tobias Menzies) with Jamie (Sam Heughan) breaking in to save his […]

Official HBO Statement on cancellation of “Looking.” @LookingHBO

March 25, 2015

Frankie J Alvarez, Jonathan Groff and Murray Bartlett in “Looking.” (HBO) Yes, the news is true. HBO announced this morning it will not be moving forward with a third season of its series Looking. In the statement sent out this morning, HBO stated… “After two years of following Patrick and his tight-knit group of friends as they […]

First “Orphan Black” Season 3 Scene Is Here! Sarah Meets Castor Clone Rudy! @OrphanBlack

March 23, 2015

New Orphan Black scene is here! We met Castor Clone Rudy (Ari Millen) in the second season finale but in this just-released scene, Sarah Manning (Tatiana Maslany) sits down face to face with him and, well, it’s chilling as all get out. Watch now! Oprhan Black returns for a third season on April 18th on BBC America.   […]