Category Archives: Television

GAME OF THRONES: George R.R. Martin on Good and Evil

In an interview with writer George R.R. Martin regarding the second season of HBO’s Game of Thrones, one of the things he discussed was the notion of good and evil within the characters on the show and in his novels the series is based on.  As the piece in the Vancouver Sun notes, one of the notable areas of both ... Read More »

KRISTIN KREUK: Beauty and the Beast On Location Photos

Production is well underway on the CW pilot for the reimagining of the 1980s CBS TV series Beauty and the Beast, with Kristin Kreuk taking on the role of homicide detective Catherine Chandler (on the original, she was an assistant district attorney played by Linda Hamilton). Now Newscom has a pair of images of the former Smallville actress on location ... Read More »

GRIMM: “Island of Dreams” Airing March 30th

NBC’s Grimm returns with new episodes beginning March 30th, and of “Island of Dreams” will kick things off. The official synopsis, which includes some minor spoilers, reads as follows: “THE CREATURE AND HUMAN WORLDS COLLIDE AFTER THE BRUTAL MURDER OF A SPICE SHOP OWNER — BREE TURNER AND CLAIRE COFFEE GUEST STAR — After the grisly murder of a familiar ... Read More »

GRIMM: David Giuntoli Video Interview

NBC’s Grimm, which places a modern police prodcedural hook on the notion of Grimm’s Fairy Tales, and which recently got picked up for a second season of 22 episodes, stars David Giuntoli as Detective Nick Burkhardt. The good detective also happens to be the latest in a long lineage of Grimms, who are considered the first profilers. In this video ... Read More »

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST: Both Pilots Cast Roles

Smallville actress Kristin Kreuk has been cast as homicide detective Catherine Chandler in the CW reboot of the ’80s version of Beauty and the Beast, assuming a variation of the Catherine role that had been played by Linda Hamilton. In that version, she had been an assistant district attorney.  People who remember B&B may be surprised by the essential set ... Read More »

GOTHAM: New Fantasy Project at ABC

Given the success of Once Upon a Time, it’s not surprising that ABC is interested in more fantasy-related projects for next year (no doubt looking for a companion piece to OUAT). Previously announced was a new version of Beauty and the Beast (which has nothing to do with the CW’s announcement of a pilot for a reboot of the ’80s ... Read More »

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST: A Retrospective, Part 1

The CW has announced that the pilot for a remake of the 1987-1990 TV series Beauty and the Beast will be going into production under the guidance of the original’s creator, Ron Koslow, Without a Trace‘s Jennifer Levin and Brothers & Sisters‘ Sherri Cooper. Says TV Line, “The new version will not only modernize and CW-up the love story but ... Read More »

BEAUTY & THE BEAST Gets Pilot Order at the CW

Fledgling network the CW ordered a couple of pilots today for possible launch in the 2012-2013 season, and, showing that the fairy tale genre continues to be hot, one of them is Beauty and the Beast. Insiders say the series is loosely based on the 1987 version that aired on NBC and starred Linda Hamilton and Ron Perlman. With the ... Read More »

JENNIFER MORRISON: Kicking Some Fairy Tale Butt

The Boston Herald.com features an interview with actress Jennifer Morrison regarding her leading role as Emma Swan, and the evolution that the fairy tale is currently going through.  “For fairy tales to be relatable now, the female characters need to be empowered and fully human,” Morrison said. “This is definitely not the version of the stories where they are damsels in ... Read More »

GRIMM: Video Interview with David Giuntoli

In this video interview conducted by TV Guide, former reality star David Giuntoli discusses his role as Detective Nick Burkhardt, who in reality is a Grimm, one of the chosen few whose task is to hunt down various creatures that the classic fairy tales are based on. During the course of this conversation, he shares his feelings about the show ... Read More »