Bobby Flay on "America's Next Great Restaurant"

Bobby FlayBobby Flay is well known in the food world, and for most is a household name. He not only owns multiple restaurants around the country, has appeared on many shows, and published multiple books, but he has also had quite a few of his own cooking shows, and hosted many as well. He is probably at the moment best known for his series Throwdown with Bobby Flay and as one of the Iron Chefs. He also recently hosted The Next Food Network Star, which will enter its seventh season this June. He even guest starred on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.

Flay now hosts America's Next Great Restaurant on NBC, which will air its season finale tonight. America's Next Great Restaurant is a reality competition where contestants compete to make their restaurant concepts become a reality. The winner will have their idea turned into three restaurants in Los Angeles, New York City, and Minneapolis, all of which will open for business tomorrow.

Flay sat down with the digital media to talk about America's Next Great Restaurant's season finale.

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Amanda Tapping & Robin Dunne on the Return of "Sanctuary"

By Jamie Ruby

SanctuaryAnyone who has watched Syfy in recent years already knows who Amanda Tapping and Robin Dunne are. Stars of Syfy's Sanctuary, Tapping, probably best known for her work in Stargate: SG-1 and more recently Syfy's web series Riese, and Dunne, who fans should recognize from his lead role in Syfy's Beyond Sherwood Forest, sat down with the digital media last week to talk about the series. As of Friday, Sanctuary premiered the second half of its third season. The series has already been renewed four a fourth season, for which the cast has already begun table reads.

Sanctuary was originally written as a web series before it was made into a full television series, but things have changed since then, according to Tapping. "We were I think a bit ahead of our time in terms of how to monetize on the web, in terms of utilizing - social networking even has changed since Sanctuary first came out. I mean Twitter and Facebook and all that has blown up way bigger than what it was when we started.

"So, I think the possibilities on the web are far greater now than they were. And, I think it's an amazing tool. Riese is another prime example of a web series done well - with good production value...They've got amazing production values and they were able to utilize the web as an advertising tool. And it brought them the notoriety of the networks, which is much the same as what happened with Sanctuary. And I think it's just going to happen more and more. It's an amazing tool.

"But what I think is going to happen - I think the paradigm really is starting to shift, where shows will live and breathe and stay on the web. That they don't necessary have to transition to television. That there will be a whole contingent of not just you know, the squirrel riding a skateboard on You Tube kind of shows, but real production value on the Web in ongoing series."

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Joe Flanigan Talks "Ferocious Planet"

By Jamie Ruby

Joe FlaniganJoe Flanigan has appeared in both film and television, but he is probably best known for his work on television, most notbably for his character of Lt. Colonel John Sheppard on Syfy's Stargate: Atlantis, for which he also served as writer on for two episodes.

Flanigan's newest role is in the new Syfy creature feature, Ferocious Planet. He recently sat down with the digital media to discuss his newest indeavors.

Flanigan did not plan to be an actor growing up. "[It was] by accident. I actually ran out of money - I was in New York City and I was working at Interview Magazine and I managed to get myself fired -- don’t ask me how -- and I was pretty much out of money. And I had a neighbor who happened to be an actor, and he was always enjoying himself not working nearly as hard as me, and apparently making much more money than I was.

"And I said, "What is it that you do?" He said, "I'm an actor." I said, "Well, what does that mean?" I didn't quite understand what that meant. Now granted he was a commercial actor, but anyway he put it in my head that maybe this is something I should try out, since I was "in between jobs", and I did.

"I went to the Neighborhood Playhouse and I just thought to myself, "Well, if I'm going to try this, I might as well try it now," and I just happened to get very lucky."

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Lance Henriksen Returns to Syfy with Scream of the Banshee

By Jamie Ruby

Lance HenriksenIf you watch science fiction or horror, it's a good bet you know who Lance Henriksen is. He has appeared in well over 150 films, in a variety of genres, but is probably best known for his roles in science fiction, in film most notably for his role as Bishop in Alien. Some other well known movies he has worked on include The Terminator, Pumpkinhead, Scream 3, and AVP: Alien vs. Predator, just to name a few. His name is also well known in television. He is probably most known for his role as Frank Black in Chris Carter's series Millennium (and subsequently in an episode of The X-Files), but has appeared in many other series as well, including the popular series NCIS and Castle.

Henriksen has also appeared in various Syfy Saturday original movies, including Abominable, Sasquatch Mountain, Pumpkinhead: Ashes to Ashes, Pumpkinhead: Blood Feud, and now, Scream of the Banshee, number 200 for Syfy, which airs tonight.

Henriksen sat down to discuss this upcoming creature feature, as well as his autobiography, Not Bad for a Human, which will be released on his birthday, May 5th.

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Fact or Faked Returns with Leader Ben Hansen & Newest Member Devin Marble

Devin Marble & Ben HansenThe team of Syfy's Fact or Faked: Paranormal Files returns this week for the season premiere. Former FBI agent Ben Hansen returns as team leader, as does lead scientist Bill Murphy, journalist Jael de Pardo, photography expert Chi-Lan Lieu, and stunt expert Austin Porter. Joining the team for the first time is the newest member and tech expert Devin Marble. Together they review and investigate videos of paranormal and unexplained phenomena, to prove whether they are fact or faked.

In the season premiere, the team focuses on two cases. The first, which was inspired by the feature film Battle: Los Angeles, is investigated by Ben, Jael, and Devin. For the second case, Bill, Chi-Lan, and Ausin head to the Queen Mary to investigate the haunted luxury liner.

Both Ben and Devin recently sat down with the digital media to discuss the upcoming season.

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Marcel Vigneron Talks "Quantum Kitchen," Premiering Tonight

Marcel's Quantum KitchenTop Chef all-star Marcel Vigneron is back on the air this week with his new reality show, Marcel's Quantum Kitchen. The series premieres tonight (Tuesday, March 22) at 10 pm on Syfy.

That's right, a personality-driven reality cooking show on Syfy. As the network strays further from its science fiction roots, critics and viewers have been scratching their heads wondering how this show fits into Syfy's plan. But Marcel's focus on molecular gastronomy – using scientific techniques and tools to create innovative dishes – could make sense if the show plays up the science enough.

"I know it seems kind of like an abstract fit," says Marcel. "But once you see the show I feel like it's totally going to make sense. We focus on a lot of the same things. Syfy is all about 'imagining greater,' which is essentially what I and my culinary team are all about."

The series focuses on Marcel creating fabulous events for the well-heeled clients of his new catering company. In addition to creating the menus, Marcel will work with clients and party planners to create an entire experience.

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Josh Gates LIVE From Ireland with "Destination Truth"

By Karen Moul

Josh GatesSyfy's going green for St. Patrick Day with a special four-hour live episode of Destination Truth. On Thursday, March 17, host Josh Gates and his team will broadcast from Ireland, where they will brave the crumbling ruin of Duckett's Grove Castle in search of the banshee, a female spirit whose scream is believed to be an omen of death.


Gates is eager to return to Ireland; last March he and his team visited the Emerald Isle is search of leprechauns. "There's this really intense connection in Ireland to their folklore," he says, "and you meet a lot of people who really are invested in these paranormal reports. They really believe that these ghosts are there, they believe that the banshee is there, and they claim to have had these first-person experiences that are really compelling when you listen to them."

The bansee is a ghost who likes to be seen as well as heard. Gates describes the "piercing wail that really defines the banshee. And the sound of the banshee is something that if you walk down the street in Ireland and polled 100 people and asked them about the banshee's wail, you'd be amazed at how many people will have something to say about it."

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Josh Gates Talks "Destination Truth"

By Jamie Ruby

Josh GatesExplorer and adventurer Josh Gates holds degrees in both archaelogy and drama. He is also an avid scuba diver as well as a photographer. Host and co-executive producer of the series Destination Truth on Syfy, Gates travels the world and has been to more than 75 different countries. He also was recently inducted into the presigious organization The Explorers Club.


Gates always has great stories to tell of his vast exploits, from Africa to Antarctica. He recently spoke to the media at the Syfy Digital Press Tour in Orlando, Florida.

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An Exclusive Look at Marcel's Quantum Kitchen

By Karen Moul

Marcel's Quantum KitchenSyfy continues its move into original, unscripted programming with a cooking show: Marcel's Quantum Kitchen. During the recent Syfy Digital Press Tour, he gave the media an early look at what was to come.

Reality fans know Marcel Vigneron as Top Chef's season two runner-up, the "foam guy" with the big ego to match his big hair. He was back for a polarizing turn on this season's Top Chef All Stars but was voted off during Restaurant Wars.

But Marcel is back in action as the star of his own reality show. Marcel's Quantum Kitchen centers on his new catering and party planning company.

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Reshma Shetty of "Royal Pains" Talks About Her Latest Project

By Karen Moul

Reshma ShettyRoyal Pains' second season has just ended, and will return for a new season this summer. Although Divya didn't get married, star Reshma Shetty is planning to take the plunge and wed boyfriend Deep Katdare, who co-starred with her in the touring production of Bombay Dreams.


"So, my big project has been my wedding," she told us. "Hopefully, this show that I'm creating, i.e. Reshma's wedding, will be really [great].

"I've had fun," says Reshma, "because USA has also helped me. We put together some webisodes about how to get married in New York. It's called Royally Wed with Divya. USA's been amazing! I've never been married before, and I didn't know anything. So [it's me] meeting vendors, finding out what brides need to know, bringing tips to you with a video. I just had no idea it was going to turn out as great as it did!"

After the wedding, Reshma will be back for Royal Pains' third season. And in the future – who knows? "I would love to do a movie," she says. "I would love to do a comedy. And, at some point, I do want to return to the stage."

She might even try producing. "I am attracted to the production side...more the vision of the entire movie or show. I think that interests me. And, I'm sure that at the point I will want to morph into that role. I think I have a good eye for being able to see where a project should go and what its style should be."

But Reshma doesn't take the idea lightly. "I say this for any job: I hate people who just jump into things with no real knowledge, because they never usually do a very good job. I never want to be one of those people. So, I don't want to lightly say, oh, I'll be a producer or I'll be a director. But, there's definitely an interest in learning about it."

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