VIDEO: Rami Malek & Christian Slater Talk “Mr. Robot” & Paranoia

One show I have high expectations for, especially after watching the pilot, is the freshman thriller/drama Mr. Robot. The series centers on Elliot (an effectively paranoid yet inquisitive Rami Malek), a talented programmer who joins a hacker group (led by Christian Slater) that’s out to take down the firm he’s tasked to protect (he’s a security engineer during the day).

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VIDEO: Jason O’Mara & Jessica Szohr Reveal Their “Complications”

After a hugely successful run with Burn Notice, producer Matt Nix is back with the drama/thriller Complications. Jason O’Mara is John Ellison, a doctor whose life is torn asunder due to his daughter’s passing. When he saves a young boy from a drive-by shooting, Ellison is introduced to a world outside his suburban confines.

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Alice Braga Is The “Queen of the South” for USA Network

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Alice Braga in KILL ME THREE TIMES, a Magnet Release. Photo courtesy of Magnet Releasing.

Alice Braga (I Am Legend), recently seen opposite Simon Pegg in the Kill Me Three Timeswill topline the upcoming USA Network series Queen of the South. Based on the best seller La Reina Del Sur, the show received a 13-episode order.

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VIDEO: Anne Heche “Thrilled” With “Dig” Experience


Actress Anne Heche stars in the new event series Diga Gideon Raff (Homeland) and Tim Kring (Heroes) project which explores the action-adventure genre on a deeper level. Amidst the globe trotting set pieces are mysteries which will hopefully entice viewers, and the first episode premieres tonight on the USA Network (10 pm et/pt).

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‘Satisfaction’ Explores Emotional Journey of Fractured Lovers

Whether it’s an infidelity or a communication breakdown, reconnecting with lovers can be an arduous challenge. That’s the journey Neil Truman (Matt Passmore) and his wife Grace (Stephanie Szostak) encounter with the new USA Network series Satisfaction.

“I think Satisfaction, in this post modern era comes down to a contentment and being at ease with your own identity and your own skin,” said Passmore, who previously starred in TV’s The Glades. “Being satisfied at the place you are in life at any given and the people that you’re with. That’s the whole point, because that is incredibly elusive.”

Neil Truman (Passmore) chases that elusive dream of happines, and part of his journey deals with strengthening his union with Grace. Satisfaction’s strongest asset lies in the chemistry between Passmore and Szostak, as watching their characters experience their own personal struggles is compelling summer viewing. In the clip below, he talks about mining such emotional territory with his co-star.

Satisfaction airs tonight on USA Network (10 pm et/pt).

‘Rush’ Star Tom Ellis Brings A Musical Approach To Acting


To play Doctor William Rush in the new USA Network series Rush, actor Tom Ellis uses music to set a tone for the character and his respective surroundings. Ellis grew up playing various instruments, including French horns, drums, and the guitar (his mother was a music teacher and his three sisters are also musically inclined).

“It’s all part of the same thing,” said Ellis on the interrelated disciplines. “Certainly for me (in) being instinctive about what I do. I don’t sit and think too much about stuff, but I just try and tap into something and it plays out musically in my head.”

Check out the video below as Tom Ellis explains how music is an important element to his acting process (he mentions Rush executive producer/writer Jonathan Levine in the clip):

Rush, co-starring Larenz Tate and Sarah Habel airs Thursday nights at 9 pm et/pt (USA Network).

Matt Passmore Has ‘Satisfaction’ With ‘The Glades’ And New Series


Premiering tonight on USA Network, Satisfaction centers on Neil Truman (Matt Passmore), a successful investment advisor who hasn’t put enough time into his marriage with his wife Grace (Stephanie Szostak). His intimacy issues culminates into Grace’s tryst with an escort, thus sending their relationship into a seeming tailspin.

“She didn’t actively search for a male escort,” says Szostack, whose movie credits include The Devil Wears Prada and Gimme Shelter“For the first time, she’s connected to all of herself and not in (just) being a wife and a mother. So she feels alive for the first time.”


Blair Redford, Stephanie Szostak & Matt Passmore in ‘Satisfaction’ (USA Network, CR: Robert Ascroft)

Such a heartbreaking occurrence may actually lead Neil and Grace back to a deeper understanding of each other, as the series will also delve into both of their lives before the infidelity took place. I was one of the bloggers who had the chance to speak with the actors earlier in the year during a Television Critics Association (TCA) press day, and I asked Passmore about his transition from the beloved TV series The Glades to his current role in Satisfaction

Created and executive produced by Sean Jablonski (Suits, Nip Tuck), Satisfaction airs tonight on USA Network at 10 pm.