"Fairly Legal" Creator Michael Sardo Talks About USA Network's New Series

Fairly LegalFairly Legal, USA Network's new original series, will be premiering next Thursday, following the return of Royal Pains. The new series stars Sarah Shahi (Life; The L Word) as Kate Reed, a top litigator, who frustrated by injustice, decides to become an "anti-lawyer," as a mediator. She does whatever to takes to resolve conflicts before the cases go to trial. The series also stars Michael Trucoo (Battlestar Galactica; Castle) as Justin Patrick, Virginia Williams (Revenge of the Bridesmaids; How I Met Your Mother) as Lauren Reed, and Baron Vaughn (The Other Guys; Law & Order) as Leonardo Prince.

Michael Sardo, who has previously written for series such as The Tracey Ullman Show, Picket Fences, and Wings, and is the creator and executive producer of the show, sat down to talk to the digital media about the new series.

When coming up with the idea for the series, Sardo tends to approach his television pilots from a "feature writer's perspective in the sense of letting them find their own way." Part of his ideas came from having friends who were getting divorced. "All of them would start off very amicable, "You know we're just going to divide up the stuff; there's really no problem here." Then somehow or another in the process, once they got lawyers, it was war. Then I saw a couple friends go through divorces with a mediator, and they just talked it out and found a solution, little bumps along the road, but it was fine. I got interested in what was this thing, this mediation thing."

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Season 2 of White Collar Returns Next Week

White Collar: Matt Bomer & Time DeKayUSA Network's hit original series, White Collar, returns with all new episodes from season two next week. The mid-season cliffhanger ended with Mozzie (Willie Garson, Sex and the City) having been shot, and now Neal Caffrey, played by Matt Bomer (Chuck; Tru Calling), and Peter Burke, played by Tim DeKay (Tell Me You Love Me; Carnivàle) work to find the shooter and continue to look for answers about Kate's murder.

Matt Bomer and Tim DeKay sat down with the digital media to discuss the upcoming season of White Collar, which returns next Tuesday. The two actors have a great camaraderie on screen as well as off. This was very evident in the interview. DeKay joked that they "went to therapy once a week."

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NBC's The Cape Premieres Tomorrow

By Karen Moul

The CapeNBC is pulling out all the stops for its new series, The Cape, a crime drama with a comic book sensibility. Curious viewers have seen the promos and explored the show's website, which includes an online graphic novel and official message board. The marketing blitz reached a high point just before Christmas, when the show's creator and executive producer, Thomas Wheeler, made time for a Q&A session with digital journalists.

The show stars David Lyons (ER) as Vince Faraday, a good cop framed for crimes he did not commit. Presumed dead in an explosion, Faraday teams up with a gang of carnival workers who help him assume the persona of The Cape - his son's favorite comic book hero. Taking the law into his own hands, Faraday fights to defeat the criminal forces of Palm City and win back his wife, Dana (Jennifer Ferrin, Life on Mars) and son, Trip (Ryan Wynott, Flash Forward).

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Colin Morgan & Bradley James Return for a 3rd Season of "Merlin"

MerlinSyfy's popular series Merlin returns for a third season starting January 7 at 10PM ET/PT. Colin Morgan reprises his role as the young wizard Merlin, who must protect Prince Arthur, played by Bradley James. The new season finds the kingdom of Camelot in turmoil by the return of Morgana.

This season also brings new guest stars, including Harry Melling, Warwick Davis, Miriam Margoyles, and Mark Williams from the Harry Potter movies. Guest stars from last season Emilia Fox and Santiago Cabrera also return.

Both Morgan and James sat down with the digital media to discuss the new season.

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Brendan Fehr Stars in "Ice Quake"

Brendan Fehr in Ice QuakeGrowing up in Canada, Brendan Fehr did not plan on being an actor. For some quick-cash he stopped by Look Talent Management for a modeling assignment when the manager suggested he try acting instead. The rest is history.

Most people probably know Fehr for his work on Roswell as the character Michael Guerin, or perhaps from CSI: Miami or Bones. He however, has also appeared in other series, such as Millennium and Samurai Girl. He has worked in film as well, landing roles in Disturbing Behavior, Final Destination, and The Forsaken, to name a few.

Fehr now can be seen starring in the Syfy original movie, Ice Quake, premiering tonight on Syfy at 9PM ET/PT.

Ice Quake, which also stars Victor Garber (Alias, Glee), takes place on Christmas Eve, when the Alaskan permafrost thaws, creating underground rivers of liquid methane, causing earthquakes. A family is separated and must find each other and work together to stop an explosion that could wipe out the planet.

Brendan Fehr sat down with the digital media to discuss life and this upcoming role.

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Colin Ferguson on Christmas in Eureka

Colin FergusonChristmas is just around the corner and your favorite Syfy shows are back for the holidays with special standalone episodes. On December 7th, fans will get to see what the holidays are like in the town of Eureka in "Oh Little Town…" Global Dynamic employees celebrate at a holiday party, when as usual an experiment goes wrong. Carter’s plans are put on hold when he, Zoe, and the rest of the town are trapped in Eureka during a heat wave. Matt Frewer returns as Taggert and Chris Parnell guest stars.

Colin Ferguson, who stars in Eureka, and also directed the Syfy original movie Triassic Attack that premiered last weekend on Syfy, sat down with the online media to discuss Christmas in Eureka and his other endeavors.

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Eric Balfour Stars in "Skyline" Opening Tomorrow

Eric Balfour"Don't look up." That's the tagline of the new science fiction thriller, Skyline, which opens tomorrow in theaters. The movie stars Eric Balfour as Jarrod, who recently sat down with Jamie Ruby of Sci Fi Vision and Media Blvd. for a private, exclusive interview.

Balfour is probably best known for his work on series such as Six Feet Under, 24, and more recently his role as Duke Crocker in Syfy's Haven. He however has also appeared on the silver screen, in films such as What Women Want, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, and The Spirit.

Balfour's fans will be happy to know that he and the rest of the cast and crew will resume filming Haven in April with an airdate scheduled for the end of June. He and his costars are excited to get back to filming.

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Ryan Copple Surprises "Riese" Fans

RieseImagine talking about one of your favorite series, when suddenly the creator of the show calls in to join the discussion. That's exactly what happened last night on our podcast, Fandom Access. Riese: Kingdom Falling creator, writer, and producer Ryan Copple surprised the cohosts and the fans by calling in to the show live to answer questions.

According to Copple, the story of Riese did not originally start out as a web series. "It started as a short that I wrote with a friend of mine. And it was really inspired by a lot of personal events, because I’ve traveled a lot, and some anime influences. We took it to Kaleena Kiff, who is the other creator of Riese. We asked her to direct the short and she was like “No, no, no, this isn’t a short; this is a series." So Kaleena and I co-created it into a world. Whereas the short was about Riese herself, traveling with a wolf, it was more of a standalone journey, entering a really weird town and having some sort of moral dilemma that she faced. We were able to build it as a world and a series that had lots of characters to bring it to life and a whole serialized arc that could carry it throughout the show. And it just sort of grew from there, from both of us.

We were actually referencing a lot of [steampunk] before we actually knew what steampunk was, and then eventually I think I found a Wikipedia entry and I said to Kaleena, “This is what we’ve been talking about this whole time. It’s exactly what it is: steampunk.” We always say we’re steampunk-inspired, because we’re not the purest steampunk where it’s more the Victorian era. Instead we see Riese as more of a Dark Ages-Medieval meets World War I time period...It feels very fantasy and medieval, but at times there are certain hints of modern technology. Like when she’s in the hospital there are some very modern things, and it’s sort of the blending of those two eras. And that’s what’s really fun about steampunk, the “what if” of it, just imagining what could be in a different future."

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Being Human Comes to Syfy

Being HumanSyfy's all new drama Being Human is not being considered a remake, but a "re-imagining" of the UK series of the same name. The show will star Sam Witwer, Sam Huntington, Meaghan Rath, and Mark Pellegrino as Bishop. Thirteen one-hour episodes of the series has been ordered.

The show follows the lives of the three paranormal roomates living together in Boston, as they try to hide their new secrets.

Sam Witwer, who plays Aidan, the vampire, is well known for his work in science fiction. He is probably best known for the roles of Crashdown on Battlestar Galactica, another Syfy re-imagining, and that of Davis Bloom and Doomsday on the series Smallville. He also had reoccuring roles on such series as Dexter and CSI. Witwer has also appeared on the silver screen as well, in films such as The Mist and Gamer. Witwer has also done voice work, such as for the video game Star Wars: Force Unleashed, and more recently, its sequel.

Sam Huntington, who plays the part of Josh, the werewolf, first started his career on stage, where he landed roles such as that of Jem in To Kill a Mockingbird at the Peterborough Players in New Hampshire. He first film appearance was in Jungle 2 Jungle. He can also be seen in such movies as Superman Returns, in which he played the part of Jimmy Olsen, and has had guest appearances on series such as CSI: New York and Human Target.

Meaghan Rath plays the part of the ghost, Sally. She landed her first professional role in the Sundance Festival hit Lost and Delirious. She starred in the Canadian series 15/Love as well as the series the The Assistants. She also appeared in movies such as 10.5: Apocalypse and I Me Wed.

Sam Witwer, Sam Huntington, and Meaghan Rath sat down in a recent press tour in Orlando to discuss the upcoming Syfy series.

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Felicia Day: Werewolf Hunter

Felicia DayFelicia Day is probably best known for her quirky comedic roles, such as her leading role as Penny in Joss Whedon's Dr. Horrible's Sing-along Blog, and of course for her role of Codex in the web series she herself created and writes for, The Guild. She has also appeared in Buffy the Vampire Slayer as Vi, and has had guest spots on such popular shows as House M.D. and Lie to Me. She continues to take on more serious roles with her role of Mag in Dollhouse, and now as Virginia in Red: Werewolf Hunter, which premiered on Syfy in October.

Red: Werewolf Hunter is a modern day take on the Little Red Riding Hood story, where Day her descendant, whose family secret is that they hunt werewolves. The Syfy original movie also stars Kavan Smith as Day's fiance.

Day was also recently involved in the video game Fallout: New Vegas, where she voiced the role of Veronica. She currently is also part of the voice talent in a new mobile game for Syfy's new web series Riese. Day can also be seen as Dr. Holly Marten on Eureka sometime next year.

Day sat down with the digital media to discuss the new Syfy original movie, Red: Werewolf Hunter.

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