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"I did 'Hannibal' and 'Parenthood', and that was great, but I was also fired from a job in between there because they didn’t like the choices. I have to be comfortable with turning on the TV and going, 'That’s not quite right, Jonathan Tucker.'"
- Christina Radish
Actors tend to be in good shape to begin with. Actors who play athletes tend to keep themselves in better shape. If you play an Mma fighter on "Kingdom," at times you may have to be in absurd shape, as you can see in this photo of Jonathan Tucker, right after he dropped 30 pounds in only a few weeks as part of a storyline where his character, family black sheep Jay Kulina, has to do the same: #KingdomTV is now available on att @Uverse. Watch season 1 On Demand and tune in Oct 14 for all new season - Ch 1114. pic.twitter.com/eiQgaASZhV — jonathan tucker (@jonathanmtucker) October 4, 2015 He took off the first 20 through extreme diet and exercise, the last 10 over a period of six days by "manipulating my water intake and engaging in a number of other physically and mentally taxing maneuvers," he tells me. "There's just no way to support »
- Alan Sepinwall
When Jonathan Tucker thinks about skipping a set during the workout regimen that carves him into Kingdom‘s Jay Kulina, a text from castmate Matt Lauria will be just the thing to taunt him into toughing out those impossible reps.
Lauria himself regrets returning from hiatus 15 pounds above his fighting weight (thanks to an off-season affinity for pad thai!), while Kiele Sanchez reported for duty in May at what was the start of her second trimester of a pregnancy.*
In other words, there’s no stopping the members of DirecTV’s dysfunctional family/Mma fighting drama, which opens Season 2 this Wednesday at 9/8c. »
Once upon a time, there were obvious weeks to get excited about TV premieres. The last full week in September was when the broadcast networks premiered most of their fall shows, cable networks would start rolling out their big guns in the first or second week of January (also when the networks started debuting their midseason replacements), and there would often be a third wave of network and cable stuff in mid-March. In Peak TV in America, though, big premiere weeks can happen at any time, like the mid-October one we're in right now. In particular, it's interesting because it features the sophomore debuts of five series that were either very good or great in their first seasons: "Jane the Virgin," "Fargo," "Manhattan," "Kingdom," and "The Knick." I'll have individual pieces on all these shows at different points in the week, but a few general thoughts right now: "Jane the Virgin »
- Alan Sepinwall
“Kingdom” celebrated its Season 2 premiere on Tuesday night, with stars Nick Jonas, Frank Grillo and Matt Lauria among the dashing guests. The premiere event for DirecTV and At&T U-Verse’s boxing drama took place at the Los Angeles’ famed Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood, with the first episode screening at the center’s Silver Screen theater. Additional cast members in attendance included Jonathan Tucker, Natalie Martinez, Joanna Going and Mark Consuelos, as well as series creator and executive producer Byron Balasco. Also Read: DirecTV's Audience Network Makes At&T U-Verse Debut Nick Jonas (Photo by Rachel Murray/Getty Images »
- Reid Nakamura
In DirecTV’s first official event since merging with At&T Uverse, the satcaster welcomed the second season of “Kingdom” at the Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood Tuesday night.
“If it was complicated last year, this season is even more complicated,” said Matt Lauria about the story picking up six months after the last season’s finale.
His character Ryan Wheeler along with fellow gym fighters Jay and Nate Kalina won their respective fights at the end of last season, but showrunner Byron Balasco said that the celebration won’t last but for so long. He assured Variety that characters will still struggle outside of the ring despite finding professional success in the world of Mma.
“I don’t think the two are hand in hand,” said Balasco. “That’s what we’re really trying to show… that the sacrifice that it takes to win in the ring comes »
- Mannie Holmes
DirecTV’s Audience Network has been added to the At&T U-Verse lineup, the telecom announced Wednesday. The network is home to original series including “Kingdom” starring Frank Grillo, Jonathan Tucker and Nick Jonas and “Rogue” starring Thandie Newton, Sarah Jeffery and Cole Hauser. “We’re always looking for new ways to give our customers the most value for their programming dollar. Adding Audience Network is a perfect way to do that,” said Dan York, At&T’s chief content officer in a statement. “There is no better time to experience Audience Network’s compelling programming. Whether you’re a movie buff, »
- Reid Nakamura
Kingdom has yet to air its second season, but DirecTV is already thinking ahead to a potential fourth season. Such was the sentiment expressed today by DirecTV’s Chris Long, moderator of the Endemol Shine Studios-produced show’s TCA panel attended by series creator Byron Balasco, along with stars Frank Grillo, Keile Sanchez, Jonathan Tucker, Matt Lauria, Joanna Going, and Jessica Szhor. After a successful, ten-episode first season, the Mma fighter drama returning for… »
Season 2 of the dysfunctional family/Mma drama Kingdom will premiere Wednesday, Oct. 14 at 9/8c on the DirecTV Audience Network, it was announced Sunday at the Television Critics Association press tour in Beverly Hills.
The series was renewed in October for 20 episodes, which DirecTV has since made clear represent separate second and third seasons, to be filmed back-to-back.
"Hannibal"? Zero Emmy nominations this year. Zilch, nada, cero, zippity doo dah. Lots of virtual eye-rolling about this. @AhmedLFCmoH but no Hannibal :-( — Elsebeth Frederiksen (@ElsebethYNWA) July 16, 2015 *Checks Emmy nominations for any sign of #Hannibal. Finds nothing. Loses remaining faith in humanity.* — Andrew Welch (@andrew_b_welch) July 16, 2015 Cara que injustiça, #PennyDreadful e #Hannibal ficam de fora das indicações do #Emmy2015. São séries super produzidas. #Injusto — Zotto Vaz | #Zc (@zumbicastbr) July 16, 2015 Reading the #Emmy noms...Wtf? ?No #Hannibal ?No #KingdomTV ?No #TheStrain ?No #Justified ?No Jonathan Tucker! ???????????? pic.twitter.com/klgHx6D3jG — Yanina #SaveHannibal (@lokitaxmagneto1) July 16, 2015 Still no nominations for the @TheAmericansFX and @NBCHannibal. Why, @TelevisionAcad? Why? #Emmys — YourARSE (@scARCYty) July 16, 2015 @RobinGaming It would never get nominated if Bb never existed or it getting all circlejerked over. Shocked Hannibal isn't nominated — Mark Johansen (@MarkW1cked) July 16, 2015 Hannibal Juga. #EmmySnub #jackassjudges — Helene M. (@cacamacadamia) July 16, 2015 And still fuck all nominations for Hannibal. »
- Chris Eggertsen
"Justified" fans, did you miss any of our exclusive chats with the cast and crew of FX's critically acclaimed crime drama? We've listed them all below for your viewing pleasure, including our interviews with actors Joelle Carter, Kaitlyn Dever and Jonathan Tucker, and co-creator Graham Yost. -Break- Watch almost 200 video chats with 2015 Emmy contenders Joelle Carter on what she thought of the "Justified" ending: "I don't think it could have ended any better. I will always have a little piece of Ava with me, so she's not gone forever. They ended her like a true Elmore Leonard woman gets to end. For her own story, she gets away with it all." Jonathan Tucker on joining the series as one of its final villains: "You want to come in there and do something great and take big risks. You also don't want to screw up anything. I was a fan of »
A version of this story first appeared in TheWrap Magazine’s Emmy Comedy-Drama Issue. #SelfieInterview produced in partnership with Verge. There’s a long history of movies about boxing, but how about a TV show about mixed martial arts? The DirecTV series “Kingdom” puts a twist on the cinematic pugilism we’re used to seeing, focusing on the denizens of a Mma gym in Venice, Calif. – but it doesn’t spare on the brutally realistic ring action. (Or, in many cases, cage action.) Frank Grillo stars as the owner of the gym, with Jonathan Tucker and Nick Jonas playing his »
- Steve Pond
RelatedDirecTV’s Rogue Adds Falling Skies Star, East End Witch, More for Season 3
Kingdom‘s sophomore run begins with Ryan “The Destroyer” Wheeler (Friday Night Lights‘ Matt Lauria) defending his title and Jay (Parenthood‘s Jonathan Tucker) finding a new obsession, while Alvey’s (Frank Grillo) improved fortune has led to a bigger gym, but also a bigger appetite for risk.
Seemingly tied to that last teaser, Consuelos will recur as Sean Chapas, an ex-fighter and one of Alvey »
"That was probably the most nerve-racking experience I've ever had on that show," reveals Kaitlyn Dever about her showcase episode "Burned" this season on "Justified." In her recent interview with Gold Derby (watch below), she adds, "Shooting that scene... I could hear my heart beating because I have to get up and present this giant speech and act all tough." -Break- Watch our 'Justified' video chats with Joelle Carter, Jonathan Tucker & Graham Yost Dever has played Kentucky teenager Loretta McCready since she was just 13 starting in the second season of the FX drama series. In the final arc of the series, the now-18-year-old returns to Harlan to stake her claim to the pending legal pot business. She must stand up to the looming drug kingpin Avery Markham (Critics' Choice winner Sam Elliott) and attempt to woo the local citizens to her side. She has had U.S. »
"There is a lot of pressure now in the world of television to end a series well, and that was certainly our goal," says "Justified" showrunner and co-creator Graham Yost to Gold Derby in our recent video chat (watch below). His FX drama series about U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens (Timothy Olyphant) returning to his Kentucky roots ended its six-season run this year. Spoilers Ahead -Break- Fans expected a final showdown between Givens and Boyd Crowder (Walton Goggins), a man he had been pursuing for years, as well as a resolution of the love triangle between those two and Crowder's fiancee Ava (Joelle Carter). And it had to tie up the storyline that saw the Crowders plotting to steal $10 million from drug kingpin Avery Markham (Sam Elliott), his fiancee Katherine Hale (Mary Steenburgen) and their evil henchmen (Jonathan Tucker, Garret Dillahunt). Watch our recent video chats with Joelle Carter & Jonathan Tucker »
"You want to come in there and do something great and take big risks. You also don't want to screw up anything" says Jonathan Tucker about his villainous guest turn this season on "Justified." In a video chat with Gold Derby (watch below), he admits, "I was a fan of the show before I got the call to come be on it, which was a total trip and a thrill. It's a show that's based on extraordinary craftsmanship of story and cast." -Break- Related: Did you shed tears for the amazing 'Justified' series finale? Tucker joined the drama series for the final episodes of its six-season run on FX. He played the quite talkative young henchman Boon to drug kingpin Avery Markham (Sam Elliott) who was obsessed with gunplay and hats. He also couldn't wait for his showdown with the main character of U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens »
FX has produced noisier series over the years that “Justified” has graced its schedule, but none better. The final season has been a particular treat, with terrific cast additions (topped by Sam Elliott and Mary Steenburgen) that augmented the central focus on the trio of Raylan, Boyd and Ava. Expectations were thus high for the series finale, which stayed true to the program’s modern-cowboy ethos as well as the heady mixture of drama, comedy and tension that has always defined the dynamics among its key players.
As usual, this adaptation of an Elmore Leonard story (which included a classy ending-credits thank-you to its late pappy) juggled a multitude of plots, and even by this season’s standards had to hustle to bring resolution to most of them. At its core, though, the entire finishing flurry has been devoted to the determination of U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens (Timothy Olyphant »
- Brian Lowry
[Warning: This post contains spoilers from Justified's series finale.] Justified concluded its six-season run with a subdued series finale Tuesday that may not have have been as deadly as many had come to expect. Although the FX drama regularly featured elaborate and alarming death sequences, only two characters of note ended up being killed off in the show's final hour: Markham (Sam Elliott), who — after taking Ava (Joelle Carter) hostage — was killed by Boyd (Walton Goggins); and Boon (Jonathan Tucker), who was on the losing side of a gun duel with Raylan (Timothy Olyphant). Raylan, however, did have
- Marisa Roffman
"Justified" has come to an end. Yesterday, I published some overall thoughts on the series. Tonight, I have an interview with Graham Yost about who lived, who died, and why, and I have a review of the series finale coming up just as soon as we identify the worst possible ice cream flavor... "We dug coal together." -Boyd Given all the plates left spinning at the end of "Collateral," Yost — who wrote the finale with longtime "Justified" writers Fred Golan, Dave Andron and Benjamin Cavell — could have very easily gone to FX and requested 90 minutes or more in order to properly wrap things up. Instead, "The Promise" clocks in at only a few minutes longer than average (there was at least one episode last season that was longer than this), and it all but concludes the season's many intersecting plotlines by the halfway point, even putting on "You'll Never Leave »
- Alan Sepinwall
"You make me pull, I put you down." These eight words are deputy U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens in a nutshell — and Elmore Leonard in a nutshell as well. The eight words, first presented in that order in Leonard's short story "Fire in the Hole" (expanding on a supporting player in a few earlier Leonard novels), tell you that Raylan is a man with both a rigid code and a high opinion of himself. And that he has to say them out loud — in this case to his former friend and present nemesis Boyd Crowder — suggests Raylan is a man who very much enjoys opportunities to put his code, and gun, into action. As dialogue goes, it is simple and spare while telling you everything you need to know — the perfect Elmore Leonard sentence. TV veteran Graham Yost took that line off the page and put it into the mouth »
- Alan Sepinwall
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