Exclusive! Thomas Dekker Takes Us Behind-The-Scenes On ‘Backstrom’ Set

Loving the new Fox series, “Backstrom?” There’s lots to love about the new series, starring Rainn Wilson, and created by “Bones” creator Hart Hanson, but Thomas Dekker is blowing us away as Gregory Valentine, the gay roommate to Wilson’s prickly titular character. (In case you missed the interview with Dekker last week, check it out […]

Continue Reading

What’s The Straight/Gay Relationship All About On ‘Backstrom?’ Creator Hart Hanson Clues Us In!

If you checked out last week’s premiere of Fox’s new crime drama, “Backstrom,” you know that Everett Backstrom (Rainn Wilson) is not the warmest guy in the room and often puts people off with his curmudgeonly distate for just about everything…well, almost everything. One of the pleasant surprises about the new series from creator Hart Hanson […]

Continue Reading

The TV Showrunners: Sexuality, Mistakes and Audience Perceptions (Part Two)

In the first part of the TV Showrunners feature, I talked with both gay and straight showrunners to find out how they approach creating LGBT characters and writing LGBT stories. What they shared was that while we have definitely made strides towards more and better representation, there’s still some room to grow in many areas. […]

Continue Reading

The TV Showrunners: Creating LGBT Characters, Telling LGBT Stories (Part One)

The year was 1977 and even without the Internet to spread the word on controversy I knew that there was something freaking people out about with this new sitcom called “Soap.” The show was supposedly racy, sexual and bawdy like no other show had been before and among its regular cast, it also had a […]

Continue Reading
David Boreanaz and Emily Deschanel of "Bones" (Photo: FOX)

Fall TV Preview: Booth and Brennan Will Marry in Season 9 of ‘Bones’ — But Not Without Some Hard Feelings

When we last left Special Agent Seeley Booth (David Boreanaz) and Dr. Temperance Brennan (Emily Deschanel) on “Bones,” Brennan had finally broken down and proposed marriage to Booth, who happily accepted. But then, Pelant (Andrew Leeds) got into the mix and forced Booth to break the engagement and extracted a promise that he would not […]

Continue Reading
Booth (David Boreanaz), Sweets (John Francis Daley) and Brennan (Emily Deschanel) investigate the death of a young boy in the milestone 150th episode of "Bones" (Patrick McElhenney/FOX)

‘Bones’ Bosses Preview Monday’s ‘Odd and Strange’ Milestone Episode

“Bones” turns 150 on Monday, Dec. 3, and in honor of the occasion, executive Producers Hart Hanson and Stephen Nathan promise they have a few special treats up their sleeves for longtime fans of the series. “We don’t want to do a normal, run-of-the-mill episode,” Nathan tells XfinityTV.com in an exclusive interview. “We are not […]

Continue Reading
Emily Deschanel in "Bones" (Brian Bowen Smith/FOX)

‘Bones’ Returns with Brennan Facing a Near-Death Experience

It’s been three weeks since we last checked in with Dr. Temperance Brennan (Emily Deschanel) and FBI Special Agent — and baby daddy — Seeley Booth (David Boreanaz) on “Bones.” But they’re back on tonight to kick off the action-packed remainder of the season. DVR the Next Episode of “Bones” “I think what we have […]

Continue Reading
Emily Deschanel and David Boreanaz of 'Bones' (Photo: Fox)

‘Bones’ Boss Teases Shocking Death in Milestone Episode

When “Bones” returns for its eighth season on September 17, Christopher Palant (Andrew Leeds) has completely torn apart Booth’s (David Boreanaz) and Brennan’s (Emily Deschanel) lives. Brennan, Max (Ryan O’Neal) and baby Christine are on the run because murder charges await Brennan back in Washington, D.C. Meanwhile, Booth is under suspicion of having knowledge of […]

Continue Reading
David Boreanaz and Emily Deschanel in "The Past in the Present" season finale episode of Bones  (Patrick McElhenney/FOX)

Despite A Shortened Season 7, ‘Bones’ Feels Born Again

After seven years on the air, it’d be tough for any series to find a new beginning. And yet, “Bones” managed that feat quite literally this year with the arrival of Brennan (Emily Deschanel) and Booth’s (David Boreanaz) baby. The birth was the highlight of a season shortened due to Deschanel’s real-life pregnancy. Despite the […]

Continue Reading