@Thisfunktional Talks with Ernie Hudson FOX’s APB

@Thisfunktional Talks with Ernie Hudson FOX’s APB

Written by Jesus Figueroa (@Thisfunktional)

Actor Ernie Hudson talks to Jose Torres, EstrellasEnLA.com, about FOX’s crime drama “APB.”

Hudson talks about the story being fantasy but grounded in the tech being developed or tested at the moment and asks the question “is technology being beneficial or can it lead humanity down a rocky road?”

“APB” airs on FOX’s Mondays at 9 p.m.

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Police work isn’t rocket science. It’s harder.

Inspired by the New York Times Magazine article “Who Runs the Streets of New Orleans?,” by David Amsden, APB is a new police drama with a high-tech twist from executive producer/director Len Wiseman (LUCIFER, SLEEPY HOLLOW) and executive producers and writers Matt Nix (“Burn Notice”) and Trey Callaway (“The Messengers”).

Sky-high crime, officer-involved shootings, cover-ups and corruption: the over-extended and under-funded Chicago Police Department is spiraling out of control.

Enter billionaire engineer GIDEON REEVES (Emmy Award and Golden Globe nominee Justin Kirk, “Tyrant,” “Weeds”).

After he witnesses his best friend’s murder, he takes charge of Chicago’s troubled 13th District and reboots it as a technically innovative police force, challenging the district to rethink everything about the way they fight crime.

Becoming the city’s most advanced police district isn’t easy. Gideon knows if he’s going to change anything, he needs help, which he finds from DETECTIVE THERESA MURPHY (Natalie Martinez, “Kingdom,” “Under the Dome”), an ambitious, street-smart cop who is willing to give Gideon’s technological ideas a chance.

With the help of Gideon’s gifted tech officer, ADA HAMILTON (Caitlin Stasey, “Reign”), he and Murphy embark on a mission to turn the 13th District – including a skeptical CAPT. NED CONRAD (Ernie Hudson, “Grace and Frankie,” “Ghostbusters”) and determined OFFICERS NICHOLAS BRANDT (Taylor Handley, “Vegas,” “Southland”) and TASHA GOSS (Tamberla Perry, “Boss”) – into a dedicated crime-fighting force of the 21st century.

@Thisfunktional Talks with Carla Jimenez, Scott MacArthur FOX’s THE MICK

Actors Carla Jimenez and Scott MacArthur talk with Jose Torres, EstrellasEnLA.com, about FOX’s comedy “The Mick.”
Jimenez talks about playing a stereotypical character in a non-traditional way and how FOX is being more inclusive and bringing diversity to television.
MacArthur talks about how great it is to work with actors who are just fun to be around.
“The Mick” airs on FOX Mondays at 8:30 p.m. and has been renewed for a second season.
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THE MICK is a no-holds-barred single-camera comedy that gives new meaning to the phrase “dysfunctional family.”
MACKENZIE aka “MICKEY” (Kaitlin Olson, “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia”) is an unapologetic degenerate, who suddenly finds herself stuck in affluent Greenwich, CT, raising her spoiled niece and nephews: SABRINA (Sofia Black-D’Elia, “The Night Of”), an ambitious, 18-going-on-30-year-old who is a worthy adversary to Mickey; CHIP (Thomas Barbusca, “Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life”), 13, an arrogant, entitled neo-con-in-the-making with an extremely punchable face; and BEN (newcomer Jack Stanton), seven, an adorably fragile nerd.
It’s pretty much everything Mickey has never wanted.
Regardless, she’s determined to rise to the occasion and transform these little monsters into honest, hard-working, decent members of society – something she knows absolutely nothing about.
Being a mother was never in Mickey’s game plan, but these kids desperately need a parent.
As irresponsible as Mickey has been her entire life, she may discover that responsibility and motherhood aren’t the buzzkill she always thought they would be.
The series also stars Carla Jimenez (“Raising Hope”) and Scott MacArthur (“Angie Tribeca”).

@Thisfunktional Talks with Richard Dreyfuss FOX’s SHOTS FIRED

@Thisfunktional Talks with Richard Dreyfuss FOX’s SHOTS FIRED

Written by Jesus Figueroa (@Thisfunktional)

Legendary Actor Richard Dreyfuss talks with Jose Torres, EstrellasEnLA.com, about being part of FOX’s 10-part miniseries “Shots Fired.”

Dreyfuss asks Torres to borrow his “24: LEGACY” cap for the interview and proceeds to give some fantastic insight into choosing roles that matter and how the story of “Shots Fired” made him think about what is happening in the world now.

“Shots Fired” premieres on FOX March 22 at 8 p.m.

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When JOSHUA BECK (Mack Wilds, “The Wire”), an African-American Sheriff’s deputy, kills an unarmed white college student, a small town in North Carolina is turned upside-down.

Before the town has a chance to grapple with this tragedy, the neglected murder of an African-American teen is brought to light, opening wounds that threaten to tear the community apart.

Leading the Department of Justice’s inquiry into these shootings is seasoned investigator ASHE AKINO (Sanaa Lathan, “The Perfect Guy,” “Love and Basketball”) and a young Special Prosecutor, PRESTON TERRY (Stephan James, “Race,” “Selma”), both of whom are African-American.

As they start to peel back the layers of both cases, they suspect a cover-up that may involve some of the state’s most powerful people, including fiercely political North Carolina Governor PATRICIA EAMONS (guest star Academy-, Emmy- and Golden Globe-winning actress Helen Hunt, “As Good As It Gets,” “The Sessions”).

She’s in a tough re-election fight, and the recent shootings in her state are making it even tougher.

Meanwhile, real estate mogul and owner of a privatized prison ARLEN COX (Academy- and Golden Globe Award-winning actor Richard Dreyfuss, “The Goodbye Girl,” “Jaws,” “Madoff”), is pulled into the volatile debate over policing in the town, and LT. CALVERT BREELAND (Stephen Moyer, “The Bastard Executioner,” “True Blood”), a seasoned veteran in the Sheriff’s Department, gets caught in the middle of the investigation.

As Ashe and Preston navigate the media attention, public debate and social unrest that come with such volatile cases, SHOTS FIRED tackles the racial divide from every seat in the house.