Don’t Miss Tonight’s Premiere of Season 2: “Bates Motel” & New Series “Those Who Kill”

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Mingle Media TV and Red Carpet Report host Paige Sullivan were invited to cover A&E’s Premiere Party for A&E’s Season Two of “Bates Motel” and the Series Premiere of “Those Who Kill” at Warwick, Hollywood.

This article is a combination of videos and info for both Bates Motel and Those Who Kill. Everything you need to know for tonight’s premieres!

The night of the premiere party was a rainy, windy one, feeling like the set of “Bates Motel” and even though the weather did not cooperate, we still were able to speak with Nestor Carbonell, Sheriff Alex Romero on Bates Motel and Kerry Ehrin, a writer on Bates Motel about Season 2 and what to expect. Watch their interviews on our YouTube channel or below.

Those Who Kill and Bates Motel Premiere Party

Those Who Kill and Bates Motel Premiere Party

Season 2 of the hit series Bates Motel and Those Who Kill premieres on March 3rd on A&E TV… Plus a New Show Called Bates Motel:After Hours

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Bates Motel Season II

What’s the Plot Line for Season 2?

In season two of “Bates Motel,” we find Norman (Freddie Highmore) fixated on Miss Watson’s death and meet Norma’s brother, which opens up more of the mystery of her past. Then there’s  Dylan, (Max Thieriot), who gets in deeper into the drug war with Bradley (Nicola Peltz), looking for her father’s killer and then there’s our favorite sheriff, Sheriff Romero (Nestor Carbonell) as he’s involved in everything that’s going on in White Pine Bay.

Here’s the Season 2 Bates Motel Premiere Trailer – Watch Tonight at 9 PM ET/PT

BatesMotel.com and a Flashlight App

Season 2 of A&E’s “Bates Motel” brings some cool new “companion” content with it. Click to visit BatesMotel.com, an interactive site that might keep you up at night with its inside look at the motel which requires you to use the “flashlight” to see where you’re going. You can also chat via a chat room about this authentic replication of the set of the show from TVGla, the agency that created the site. What will you find as you work your way through each room? Clues of course, and links to more info on what’s happening in the series. Watch this clip to see how it works then head over to BatesMotel.com to try it out before tonight’s premiere!

Interviews

Watch our interviews with Bruce Davison,  James D’arcy,  Omid AbtahiNestor Carbonell Kerry O’MalleyKerry Ehrin, from the Premiere Party… or scroll down to watch previous interviews with the cast and crew from Season I of Bates Motel.

Bates Motel: After Hours – Special After the Premiere

Tonight following the Season 2 Premiere of “Bates Motel” and Series Premiere of “Those Who Kill”, executive producers Carlton Cuse and Kerry Ehrin along with Bates Hotel series stars Vera Farmiga and Freddie Highmore will be on hand to talk about the new season on the special half hour show:  “Bates Motel: After Hours.” Fans are encouraged to Facebook, Tweet or Instagram their questions using #BatesMotel to get answers to their burning questions. We love the companion show hosted by Chris Hardwick on AMC for Walking Dead (his show “Talking Dead” is a great way to talk about what just happened in that episode – so we wonder if they will do this for Bates Motel?)… Hope so.

Bates Motel After Hours

Here’s a sneak peek at Monday’s After Hours set! Tweet/Facebook/Instagram your questions for the cast now using #BatesMotel. Bates Motel After Hours will air at 11/10c tonight on A&E!

Those Who Kill Series Premiere

“Those Who Kill” follows newly promoted Pittsburgh homicide detective Catherine Jensen (Chloë Sevigny), and Thomas Schaeffer (James D’Arcy), a forensic psychologist whom she turns to for help to track down serial killers as she looks for answers in the disappearance of her brother.

At the premiere, we also got to speak with Bruce Davison, her step-father, James D’arcy, forensic psychologist, Omid Abtahi, a fellow detective, and Kerry O’Malley, the coroner in the show. Watch their interviews on our YouTube Channel or above.

Those Who Kill on A&E

Here’s the Series Premiere Trailer

What is the Series “Those Who Kill” About?

It’s a new A&E drama about serial killers, which take a very special set of skills by law enforcement to track down and catch the killer, this is something that Pittsburgh homicide detective Catherine Jensen (Chloë Sevigny) is skilled at and driven by as it seems that she knows and understands the killer’s dark side and the fantasies that plague him.

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More Bates Motel Fan Fodder

We’ve talked with the cast and crew from “Bates Motel” at two previous times during Season 1 and have included the interviews below.

Bates Motel: Reimagining a Cinema Icon #PaleyCenter

A&E Network’s “Bates Motel” Premiere Season 1 Cast Interviews

Have Questions for Bates Motel or Those Who Kill Stars?

Don’t forget to tweet them or go on their Facebook pages to ask. Or post your favorite character and what you hope to see this season on our site, Facebook or Twitter. Be sure to share this article with your friends so they can be in the know about these two awesome shows!

Photos Courtesy A&E Network

Get Ready for #TheFosters on #ABCFamily Winter Premiere #Interviews #Photos #Video

Mingle Media TV’s Red Carpet Report host Ashley Bornancin were invited to come out to Warner Bros Studios Lot, Stage 22 for a set visit with the cast of the ABC Family hit series “The Fosters.” We’ve been dying to post this as it actually happened in early December and we had to wait until today to share with you!

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About The Fosters

The series is a one-hour drama about a multi-ethnic family mix of foster and biological kids being raised by two moms. From executive producer Jennifer Lopez and created by Bradley Bredeweg and Peter Paige (“Queer As Folk”), who will also serve as writers and executive producers comes The Fosters. Stars Teri Polo (“Meet the Parents”), Sherri Saum (“In Treatment”), Jake T. Austin (“Wizards of Waverly Place”), Hayden Byerly (“Parenthood”), David Lambert (“Aaron Stone”), newcomer Maia Mitchell (star of Disney Channel’s upcoming “Teen Beach Movie”), Danny Nucci (“Titanic”) and Cierra Ramirez (“The Secret Life of the American Teenager”).

Series Premieres on Monday, January 13 at 9/8c on ABC Family!

“The Fosters” returns with all-new episodes on Monday, January 13, 9:00PM – 10:00PM ET/PT, picking up from the summer cliffhanger. The repercussions of Callie’s decision to run away impact every member of the Foster family, including newlyweds Stef and Lena, who had offered to adopt the troubled teen.  Both Jude and Brandon struggle with their own personal guilt about her running away.  Mariana inadvertently discovers the whole story about Lexi’s upcoming trip to Honduras.   “The Honeymoon” was written by Bradley Bredeweg & Peter Paige, and directed by Jim Hayman.

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Interview with ABC’s Betrayal Star Henry Thomas #Betrayal

reblogged from RCR Article

We had a very enjoyable chat with Henry Thomas a few days ago about his role in the hot, new TV drama, Betrayal, which airs on Sunday nights on the ABC TV Network at 10 PM. A few weeks back, we spoke with one of his cast members, Stuart Townsend, and they both had the same comment about the series, that it takes time to unfold the complexity of the characters and they are pleased with how the series and fans are now reacting each week.

Another interesting part of our interview was that I felt like I knew Henry, like a son, as I watched him grow up from his unforgettable role in the Steven Spielberg classic “E.T.” which just had it’s 30th anniversary (oh, yikes, that kinda reflects on my age… but I’m only 29?!). I digress.

About Playing T.J.

We asked Henry about how he got the role on Betrayal. He tells us he initially read for another character but was called back to read for T.J. Henry said that he hadn’t thought about doing that character initially, he was trepidatious because he really didn’t want to see the character become a caricature.

Stuart Townsend, Helena Mattsson, Henry Thomas, Betrayal Photo Credit ABC/Jean Whiteside

Stuart Townsend, Helena Mattsson, Henry Thomas, Betrayal
Photo Credit ABC/Jean Whiteside

What Do You Like About T. J.?

Henry told us that he likes that T.J. is struggling with himself, he’s at the controls and is clever and more capable than people give him credit for. He may make mistakes but Henry likes that his character is a “good guy” who is a loyal, good-hearted person.

Turning the Tables 

Now that we’re seeing more of T.J.’s character in the past few episodes and his interactions with Stuart Townsend’s character, Jack, and the death of his “girlfriend” Brandy, we’re seeing how he starts to rebel against his support system of family and friends.

We asked Henry an off the wall question at this point in our interview – “what if your character overcame his disability and turned the tables on his father because of Brandy’s death?” and Henry started laughing and said, yes, that would be coming up in Season 6. (spoiler alert – LOL).

T.J. and Thatcher Argue About Brandy

But seriously, Henry tells us in terms of the devastating blow of losing Brandy, there are other things like Jack and his Dad talking down to his character T.J. and excluding him from family business that has pushed him to this point. He has had enough – and its this desperation of wanting to have complete control over his life even though he knows he has a disability, he is trying to deal with life in a healthy way.

It’s a bold move for him and threatens his relationships with his family.

Do You Like How Your Character is Developing?

Henry told us that he really works hard to not make his character T.J. a “rain man” type personality or caricature and is very protective of him. He says the writers are good about working with him on making sure that his character is treated with kit gloves and respect, so if there’s anything grim that he has to be a part of, he collaborates with the writers and then puts that scene in context with T.J. so he can handle whatever they throw his way.

Best Scene

Henry tells us the best scene for him so far has been when he shows up to talk to Carsten (his dad, played by James Cromwell) with Brandy and a ring and a plan.

Henry Thomas and James Cromwell, Betrayal Photo Credit ABC/Jean Whiteside

Henry Thomas and James Cromwell, Betrayal
Photo Credit ABC/Jean Whiteside

Act or play music…

Finally, we ask Henry – what would he prefer to do full-time? Then, we had to add the caveat that he would be paid the same (he’s a hard negotiator when interviewed) and he said “I would do music, then it could be on my own time and be whenever I wanted and I could work from home.”

Well, Henry, we hope you get to do that some day – but we hope it’s several years from now after your character T.J. has turned the tables after being healed by some new medical procedure in season six of Betrayal.

About Tonight’s Episode

“It’s just you and me now…” – Jack whisks Sara away for a romantic road trip, even as the FBI is tracking him down. As T.J. is unable to cope with Brandy’s death or find his place at Karsten Allied, his reckless behavior turns dangerous. Karsten decides to settle the score with Jack by making a deal with an unlikely ally, on “Betrayal,” TONIGHT, DECEMBER 8 (10:01-11:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.

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Watch full episodes and find out more about Betrayal on ABC’s website. http://abc.go.com/shows/betrayal

“Betrayal” stars Hannah Ware as Sara Hanley, Henry Thomas as T.J. Karsten, Chris Johnson as Drew Stafford, Wendy Moniz as Elaine McAllister, Elizabeth McLaughlin as Valerie McAllister, Braeden Lemasters as Victor McAllister, with Stuart Townsend as Jack McAllister, and James Cromwell as Thatcher Karsten.

Guest starring are Sofia Black-D’Elia as Jules Walsh, Brendan Hines as Aidan, Erin Way as Megan and Ora Jones as Quincy Theringer.

“It’s just you and me now…” is written by David Zabel & Lisa Zwerling and directed by Bethany Rooney.

Interview with Andy Garcia for the Hallmark Hall of Fame Movie: Christmas in Conway #Trailer #Song #ABC #HallmarkHOF #Sweepstakes #ChristmasInConway

Repost from the RCR Article Christmas in Conway’s Andy Garcia Will Grab Your Heart and Make this Hallmark Hall of Fame Movie a Classic 

We spoke with Andy Garcia after viewing a screener of Christmas in Conway, where he plays the husband, Duncan Mayor to Mary Louise Parker’s character, Suzy, who is the love of his life. The movie is an emotionally charged one where Garcia plays a hard-working, determined man who says little to those around him, all with a mission in mind for his wife, one last grand gesture that shows his love for her. Don’t miss the trailers below and the original song that is performed by Andy for the movie!

Mark your Calendar

The Hallmark Hall of Fame presentation of Christmas in Conway, SUNDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2013 (9:00-11:00p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.

Our Interview with Andy… and he sings (below)

We all know Andy as an Oscar®, Emmy® and multiple Golden Globe® award nominee for movies like The Godfather Part III and For Love or Country: The Arturo Sandoval Story but he’s genuinely an artist as he shares why he made this film.

We asked Andy what drew him to this project? He told us that he was struck by the idea of this romantic notion where a couple would be in this place in their lives, at the end of her life (his wife), and his character challenges himself to get it done, the final gesture was beautiful.

When asked how he got into character for this role, he told us there were no tricks, it’s the craft, you have to live truthfully in this imaginary place created for you to tell the story.

Working with Mary-Louise Parker: Andy tells us that she was magnificent to work with. They shot the movie in 20 days and didn’t have a lot of prep-time and their relationship was very spontaneous in that they felt a kinship. Andy tells us there wasn’t much time to establish the bond they had to portray in the movie but from the moment he brings her home, walking her in the house in the opening scene, they showed up and executed.

Working with Cherie Oteri: Andy said when he heard she would be int he film he was excited because he knew she could bring levity to the role she was cast in and was very fun to work with.

Behind the Scenes

Christmas in Conway  © 2013 HALLMARK/American Broadcasting Companies, Inc. All rights reserved

Christmas in Conway
© 2013 HALLMARK/American Broadcasting Companies, Inc. All rights reserved

We asked Andy what he liked about his character, Duncan Mayor? He told us that being a family man himself, being married for 35 years, helped him prepare for the role as he tells us that you will do for the person that is the greatest love of your life what you have to, especially if you are about to lose them.

His character feels the pain and suffering but doesn’t show it to his wife, everyone sees it, but she sees his love and enjoyment of her company. His character doesn’t want help, or want to ask for help, he wants to do everything for his wife.

Andy tells us that on set they were focused at the task at hand even though there were times where they laughed a lot there was a great ease and enjoyment in making the film, even though they had to make it look like winter while suffering the humidity and heat of a North Carolina summer. The people in the town they shot this movie in were very hospitable.

Andy Sings!

Christmas In Conway End Credits Theme Song performed by the movie’s own Andy Garcia.

Christmas In Conway (End Credits)

  • Performed by Andy Garcia
  • Lyrics by Andy Garcia
  • Music by Arturo Sandoval and Andy Garcia
  • Arrangement by Arturo Sandoval
  • Arturo Music Company ASCAP (Andy Garcia)
  • Sandoval Enterprises of America ASCAP ( Arturo Sandoval)

Sweepstakes

Between now and December 1st, you can enter the Hallmark Hall of Fame Sweepstakes for this movie.

  • Grand Prize Winner will receive a Christmas in ConwayTwig Reindeer and a Hallmark Hall of Fame DVD ofChristmas in Conway
  • Second Place Winners will receive a Christmas in Conwayt-shirt and a Hallmark Hall of Fame DVD of Christmas in Conway
  • Runners-Up will receive a Hallmark Hall of Fame DVD ofChristmas in Conway.

Online entries must be received by 11:59:59 PM (ET) on 12/1/13 for Grand prize and received by 11:59:59 PM (ET) on 12/15/13 for remaining prizes (Second Place and Runners-Up). Limit one entry per person/per day.

CHRISTMAS IN CONWAY Social Networks

Airs on DEC 1 @ 9|8c on ABC follow the movie socially with #ChristmasInConway @MLP_Central @TheMandyMoore @cherioteri
Christmas in Conway is directed by John Kent Harrison (What the Deaf Man Heard, The Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler). The script is by Stephen P. Lindsey (Hachi: A Dog’s Tale) and Luis Ugaz. Hawk Koch (Source Code, Gorky Park) and Brent Shields (The Magic of Ordinary Days, Remember Sunday) are executive producers. It is produced by Andrew Gottlieb (Have a Little Faith,Christmas with Holly). It is from Hallmark Hall of Fame Productions.

Interview with ABC’s Lucky 7 Cast Members Lorraine Bruce and Matt Long #Lucky7ABC

Lorraine Bruce and Matt Long from the new ABC drama, “LUCKY 7″

Lucky 7 Series airs on Tuesday Nights at 10 PM ET

“Lucky 7″ stars Summer Bishil (“Towelhead”) as Samira Lashari, Lorraine Bruce (“Eden Lake”) as Denise Dibinksy, Alex Castillo as Bianca Clemente, Christine Evangelista as Mary Lavecchia, Stephen Louis Grush (“Detroit 1-8-7″) as Nicky Korzak, Matt Long (“Private Practice”) as Matt Korzak, Anastasia Phillips (“Stoked”) as Leanne Maxwell, Luis Antonio Ramos (“The Ruins”) as Antonio Clemente and Isiah Whitlock, Jr. (“The Wire”) as Bob Harris.

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Maia Mitchell Gives The Fosters on ABC Family Heart, Tune In Tonight to See Why

reblogged from The Red Carpet Report Post found here

If you haven’t discovered “The Fosters” on ABC Family, tune in tonight to see what you’ve been missing. We got to speak with one of the “foster” kids about her role and what it’s been like to be on this series a few days ago.

Maia Mitchell, the talented actress from down under, who plays Callie on the series is a hardened character in survival mode and learning to slowly begin to trust those around her. She’s very protective of her younger brother and will do what it takes to be there for him, even if it means breaking the rules and putting her relationship with her foster parents at risk.

We asked Maia how she found this role and she told us that she read the script for the pilot 3 or 4 times and auditioned twice, she really wanted to be cast as Callie because she as she tells us, she was “obsessed” with the character and knew the show was going to be a hit.

Here’s Maia talking to us on the blue carpet a few weeks back at the Monsters University premiere about her role on The Fosters.

How does an actor so young portray such a powerful performance?

Maia tells us that “Callie’s journey is to learn how to trust people” and the upcoming episode entitled “The Fallout” is a dramatic one, where she needs to understand that she has to face her past. She’s being encouraged to go to therapy, but as Maia tells us “a therapy session is not going to do it for Callie, she butts heads with the concept and she can’t face the demon’s in her past…” at least not yet.

Maia tells us that “the dialog is so strong and the character arcs are so clear in the writing that the more (I) am in character, the easier it is to be that character.”

She also tells us that she “learned more about (my)self in the pilot, it was so raw and I allowed myself to get lost in the character, dig deep beyond my comfort zone, and be challenged on a deeper level” than she had been at this point in her career.

Here’s a clip from a past episode about “Callie and her little brother Jude”

Finally, we asked who her favorite cast mate was on the show?

She tells us that’s a really tough question, but she finally shared it was Hayden Byerly, who plays her little brother Jude,”because we have a character history and I have a little brother (in real life) so I enjoy his company he reminds me of Charlie, my brother, Hayden’s very precocious and very clever.”

Be sure to tune in to “The Fosters” on Monday Nights at 9 PM ET. You can also find out more about this series, watch past episodes and even follow Maia on Twitter at  https://twitter.com/MaiaMitchell

(ABC FAMILY/Eric McCandless) MAIA MITCHELL

(ABC FAMILY/Eric McCandless) MAIA MITCHELL

About The Fosters

From executive producer Jennifer Lopez and created by Bradley Bredeweg and Peter Paige (“Queer As Folk”), who will also serve as writers and executive producers comes The Fosters. The series is a one-hour drama about a multi-ethnic family mix of foster and biological kids being raised by two moms.

Starring: Teri Polo (“Meet the Parents”), Sherri Saum (“In Treatment”), Jake T. Austin (“Wizards of Waverly Place”), Hayden Byerly (“Parenthood”), David Lambert (“Aaron Stone”), newcomer Maia Mitchell (star of Disney Channel’s upcoming “Teen Beach Movie”), Danny Nucci (“Titanic”) and Cierra Ramirez (“The Secret Life of the American Teenager”).

Get Out The Tissues and Your BFF for Hallmark Hall of Fame’s “Remember Sunday” on ABC

Reblogged from The Red Carpet Report

Mingle Media TV’s Red Carpet Report got to interview Alexis Bledel (“Gilmore Girls,” “Mad Men”) and Zachary Levi (“Chuck,” “Thor: The Dark World”) about their new Hallmark Hall of Fame movie “Remember Sunday” premiering Sunday, April 21, 9:00-11:00 p.m., ET/PT on ABC.

Click PLAY to watch the interview as we had a great time talking to these two and because we’re not about spoilers here at RCR – we’re just going to say – have a box of tissues next to you. It’s a lovely story and a new classic love story.

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Hallmark Hall of Fame movie "Remember Sunday" premiering Sunday, April 21, 9:00-11:00 p.m., ET/PT on ABC

Hallmark Hall of Fame movie “Remember Sunday” premiering Sunday, April 21, 9:00-11:00 p.m., ET/PT on ABC

“Remember Sunday” Synopsis
A lonely, down-on-her-luck waitress meets a handsome, quirky jewelry store clerk and thinks that maybe, finally, she’s met Mr. Right. The more Molly (Alexis Bledel) gets to know Gus (Zachary Levi), the more she’s intrigued by him. But she’s also mystified. Gus is absent-minded, preoccupied. Is he hiding something? The short answer is: yes. He’s reluctant to share with her that since suffering a brain aneurysm, he’s totally lost his short-term memory. Every day is a brand new day, his life starts anew. Every day he sees Molly he’s not able to connect the dots and recognize just how, exactly, she fits into his life. But there’s something about this beautiful, sensitive, funny woman that makes Gus fall in love with her all over again, day after day.

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Jeff Bleckner directs “Remember Sunday,” which was filmed on location in New Orleans. This is Bleckner’s fourth Hallmark Hall of Fame project. The others are “The Russell Girl,” “Loving Leah” and “Beyond the Blackboard.” The teleplay is from Emmy Award (“Bill”) and Academy Award (“Rain Man”) winner Barry Morrow. The story is by Michael Kase, associate producer of “Transformers: Dark of the  Moon,” and co-producer of the upcoming Michael Bay feature, “Pain & Gain.”

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Hallmark Hall of Fame movie "Remember Sunday" premiering Sunday, April 21, 9:00-11:00 p.m., ET/PT on ABC

Hallmark Hall of Fame movie “Remember Sunday” premiering Sunday, April 21, 9:00-11:00 p.m., ET/PT on ABC

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