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Exclusive: Laura Mennell on her Role in Syfy's "Alphas"

Exclusive interview with Laura Mennell of Alphas - July 11, 2011
Interview by Jamie Ruby
Written by Jamie Ruby

Laura MennellLaura Mennell, one of the stars of the new series Alphas, which airs Mondays on Syfy, is not new to science fiction. Fans will recognize her from her work on such television series as Sanctuary, Eureka, Fringe, and Supernatural, to name just a few. She also starred in the supernatural thriller 11:11 and played the part of Janey Slater in the movie Watchmen.

Mennell recently took some time to talk about her new role in an exclusive interview with SciFi Vision.

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Constance Marie on "Switched at Birth"

By Jamie Ruby

Constance MarieABC Family's new series, Switched at Birth, follows two teenage girls who as newborns were acidentally switched. The first girl, Bay Kennish (Vanessa Marano), grew up in a two-parent home with a brother, and the other, Daphne Vasquez (Katie Leclerc), with her single mother, played by Constance Marie. Due to meningitis, Daphne lost her hearing as a child. Now aware, both families must learn to deal with the situation.

Marie recently took time to talk to journalists about the new series, which airs Mondays on ABC Family.

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Emily Osment Talks "Cyberbully"

By Jamie Ruby

Emily OsmentCyberbully follows the character Taylor Hillridge, played by Emily Osment, a teenager who is digitally harassed on a popular social website.

The movie is being presented as part of a campaign by ABC Family partnered with Seventeen magazine to make people aware of cyberbullying and abuse. The initiative is called Delete Digital Drama and will appear in the August 2011 issue of the magazine as well as on ABC Family this summer.

There will also be a PSA aired during the movie featuring Osment that will direct viewers to the website StompoutBullying.org.

You can learn more about the initiative and how to get a Delete Digital Drama Twibbon as well as other ways to Delete Digital Drama.

Emily Osment recently sat down with the digital media to talk about the film, which airs Sunday, July 17 on ABC Family.

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Benjamin Stone on "Nine Lives" & the end of "Harry Potter"

By Jamie Ruby

Benjamin StoneABC Family's The Nine Lives of Chloe King, based on the book of the same name by Liz Braswell, follows the life of Chloe King, who finds out she is a descendent of the ancient race of Mai. She discovers she has strange heightened abilities and is to be the "uniter," or protector, of the Mai.

Chloe is helped through her changes and discoveries by two students, who are also Mai - Alek, played by Benjamin Stone, and Jasmine, played by Alyssa Diaz.

Stone, who is also known for his role on the series 10 Things I Hate About You as well as his voice work in four of the Harry Potter video games, sat down with the media to discuss his life and The Nine Lives of Chloe King, which airs Tuesdays on ABC Family.

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"Legend Quest" Joins the Syfy Lineup on Wednesdays

By Jamie Ruby

Ashley CowieLegend Quest is the newest unscripted reality show on Syfy. The action-adventure series follows archaeologist Ashley Cowie as he searches the world for strange artifacts, such as the Holy Grail.

In the pilot episode Cowie and his team search for the Ark of the Covenant and the Talking Cross.

Cowie recently talked to the media about his exploits and his new series, which airs Wednesdays nights on Syfy.

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"Mercury Men" and Eric Balfour of "Haven" at Comic-Con

The Mercury Men, the upcoming Syfy web series, will be screening at Comic-Con, with appearances by Curt Wootton and Chris Preksta, as well Syfy's Eureka and Haven, with a special appearance by Eric Balfour. Be sure to add this to your itinerary!

9:00-11:00 Syfy Screening: Eureka, Haven, and Mercury Men— Imagine Greater with fellow fans during an advanced preview screening of the next all-new episode of Eureka, followed by a special presentation of an all-new Haven. And be sure to stick around for the exclusive premiere of the new digital series The Mercury Men. Introductions by Eric Balfour (Duke, Haven). Room 6A

Stay tuned to SciFi Vision for exclusive interviews for The Mercury Men, coming soon.

Emily Rose on Her Returns to "Haven"

Emily RoseBy Jamie Ruby

Syfy's Haven follows FBI Agent Audrey Parker, played by Emily Rose, who first came to the town of Haven, Maine last season to investigate strange occurancances in the town. Many of the town's residents, including the local cop she teams up with, Nathan Wournos (Lucas Bryant), are afflicted with "troubles." They are also joined by Duke Crocker (Eric Balfour), the local smuggler who seems to know more than he lets on. Audrey struggles to find answers about her mother and even about herself.

Rose is known for such television series as Brothers & Sisters, Jericho, and ER. She also stars as Elena Fisher in the popular video game series Uncharted.

Emily Rose talked to the media recently about her return to Haven, which airs Fridays on Syfy.

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Eric Balfour Returns to "Haven" for Season Two

Eric BalfourBy Jamie Ruby

Last season FBI Agent Audrey Parker, played by Emily Rose, arrived in the strange town of Haven, Maine, a town whose inhabitants are afflicted with "the troubles," that she, along with local cop Nathan Wournos, played by Lucas Bryant, must try to help.

They are often reluctantly joined by Duke Crocker, played by Eric Balfour, a suave smuggler with secrets of his own.

Balfour has previously appeared in popular television series such as Six Feet Under, 24, and more recently No Ordinary Family. He has worked on various films, including The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, The Spirit, and last fall's sci-fi action thriller Skyline, to name a few.

Last November Balfour talked to us in an exclusive interview, which is still available.

Balfour recently talked to the media about season two of Haven, which airs Fridays starting July 15th on Syfy.

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Warren Christie & Zak Penn on Syfy's New Series "Alphas"

By Jamie Ruby

AlphasSyfy's newest scripted series, Alphas, created by Zak Penn and Michael Karnow, follows a group of five people that come together because of their superhuman abilities, abilities that enhance the capacities of the human mind. Led by Dr. Lee Rosen (David Strathairn), they investigate strange crimes dealing with others having powers similar to their own.

The newest member of the group is Cameron Hicks, played by Warren Christie, who has hyperkinesis - near perfect agility, balance, and hand/eye coordination.

Star Warren Christie and executive producer Zak Penn took some time to talk to members of the digital press about the new series, which airs Mondays, starting July 11, on Syfy.

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Warehouse 13 Returns For Its Third Season

By Jamie Ruby

Warehouse 13Syfy's most successful series, Warehouse 13, returns July 11 with all new episodes. The show follows government agents who hunt down and return artifacts with strange powers to a top-secret warehouse where they can be kept safe and not cause anymore harm.

The team is led by former Secret Service agents Pete Lattimer, played by Eddie McClintock, and Myka Bering, played by Joanne Kelly. However, last season Myka left the warehouse and her future is unknown. Joining the team this season will be Steve Jinks (Aaron Ashmore).

They are also joined by warehouse caretaker Artie Nielsen, played by Saul Rubinek, and apprentice and hacker Claudia Donovan, played by Allison Scagliotti.

McClintock, Rubinek, and Scagliotti recently set down with the press to talk about the upcoming season and what's in store for their characters.

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