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Interview Sarah Dobbs 4 Mar 2014 - 05:52
You probably know Katee Sackhoff best as Starbuck from the 2004 Battlestar Galactica reimagining. Gender-swapping such an iconic and well-loved might’ve seemed blasphemous at first, but Katee made the role her own.
Her Starbuck is layered, sympathetic, and undeniably badass; she’s probably one of the most interesting characters in any sci-fi show, and it’s the kind of performance you don’t forget. (Is it obvious yet that I’m kind of a fan?)
Since BSG ended, Katee’s appeared in a ton of TV shows, including The Big Bang Theory and 24, and starred in a handful of genre movies, including Riddick. The thing we were due to talk to her about, though, was her role in horror sequel The Haunting in Connecticut 2: Ghosts of Georgia, »
Somewhere in the exurbs beyond Albuquerque, N.M., the cast and crew of ABC's Tuesday crime drama "Killer Women" have set up camp for the day in a house.
Actually, it's one of two houses on the same property, sporting a sort of mullet theme -- party house in front, house for family living and work in back.
Shooting is taking place inside the house and outside at the pool that lies between the two houses (next to another outdoor party space and a lawn beyond decked out for more child-sized play - plus a putting green).
It's a far cry from the interior sets and deep-forest locations in Vancouver, Canada, where Helfer and Trucco used to film "Battlestar Galactica." And hey, »
Marta Milans: From Madrid ... even though, we, as Spaniards, have a hard time making people understand in this country that we're from a different continent. I'm from the mother country, Ok? All of this (Milans gestures toward the backdrop for today's filming, a suburb of Albuquerque, N.M.) used to be ours. Not anymore.
Zap2it: What's it like, learning about your character's background?
Marta Milans: For me, it's fascinating, because it is really a different culture. It's a much more hot-blooded, passionate approach to life, in my opinion.
Zap2it: I hear you have to do some Latin American dancing later this week. Are you prepared?
Marta Milans: I actually had to go to a dance teacher and be like, »
The Art Directors Guild (Adg) tonight announced winners of its 18th Annual Excellence in Production Design Awards, Presented by Kohler Co., in ten categories of film, television, commercials and music videos during the black-tie ceremony in the International Ballroom of the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills. The awards took place before an audience of more than 800, including guild members, industry executives and press. Adg Council Chair John Shaffner presided over the awards ceremony with comedian Owen Benjamin serving as host. Martin Scorsese received the Guild’s prestigious Cinematic Imagery Award presented to him by Leonardo DiCaprio and Jonah Hill, his stars of The Wolf of Wall Street, which is currently nominated for five Academy Awards® including Best Picture and Best Director. Production Designer Rick Carter was recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award, presented by Kohler, which created a special award for the occasion. Adg President Mimi Gramatky and Production »
- Josh Abraham
“Her” (pictured) and production designer K.K. Barrett, “The Great Gatsby” and production designer Catherine Martin, and “Gravity” and production designer Andy Nicholson took top honors among feature films at the 18th annual Art Directors Guild Awards Saturday evening.
In television, “Game of Thrones” and production designer Gemma Jackson won for one-hour single-camera series, “Behind the Candelabra” and production designer Howard Cummings took the trophy for television movie or miniseries, and the “Helsinki” episode of “Veep” and production designer Jim Gloster copped the prize for half-hour single-camera series.
Other TV trophies went to the pilot of “Battlestar Galactica: Blood and Chrome” and production designer Brian Kane for short format live-action series; the “Missionaries” episode of “Portlandia” and production designer Tyler Robinson for multi-camera, variety or unscripted series; and to “The 67th Annual Tony Awards” and production designer Steve Bass for awards, »
- Peter Caranicas
ABC has been having a lot of trouble filling the Tuesdays at 10pm timeslot. This season, Lucky 7 was quickly cancelled and What Would You Do? performed dismally. Will Killer Women be a success or will it be dropped? Stay tuned to find out.
Killer Women revolves around Molly Parker (Tricia Helfer), a tough-as-nails female Texas Ranger. Other series performers include Marc Blucas, Alex Fernandez, Marta Milans, Michael Trucco, Beth Riesgraf, Vincent Fuentes, and Paul Howard Smith.
The ratings are typically the best indication of a show's likelihood of staying on the air. The higher the ratings (particularly the 18-49 demo), the better the chances for survival. This chart will be updated as new ratings data becomes available -- usually the next day, around 11:30am Est/8:30am Pst. Refresh to see the latest.
How are your shows doing? Check the season rankings: ABC »
In the upcoming "Killer Women" episode, "The Siren," Texas Ranger Molly Parker (Tricia Helfer) meets a singer named Carmen at a bar while investigating. Is Carmen a killer? Or does she just kill it at karaoke?
It seems that a woman was badly beaten at the bar the night before -- although it doesn't sound like she died as a result. This victim seems to be the latest for a serial killer who kills women that remind her of her own abusive mother. Could Carmen (guest star Paola Turbay) be that killer?
The "Siren" episode of "Killer Women" airs Tuesday, Feb. 4 at 10 p.m on ABC. »
Molly’s men are getting along just fine in HollywoodLife.com’s exclusive ‘Killer Women’ preview clip. Maybe a little too well!
A murder takes Molly (Tricia Helfer) away from home on the Feb. 4 episode of Killer Women, leaving the men in her life — boyfriend Dan (Marc Blucas) and brother Billy (Michael Trucco) — behind to do a little bonding.
But it’s not all beer, ribs and football. In fact, in this preview clip — obtained exclusively by HollywoodLife.com – Dan is actually sporting a lovely shade of pink on his fingernails, courtesy of a surprise makeover from Becca while he was sleeping.
I don’t know about you, but I’m loving Dan and Billy’s budding bromance, maybe even as much as Dan and Molly’s relationship. It’s nice to see a brother embracing his little sister’s boyfriend, rather than being a protective cliché.
(Well done, Killer Women. »
- Andy Swift
When the ads for ABC’s new show “Killer Women” started running, I wasn’t even sure that I wanted anything to do with watching it. The way they were marketing it really made it seem like it was just another bunch of exploitative crap that was going to make me cringe. Much was being made of how sexy all the women were in the show. Still, I’ve seen ad campaigns that had even less to do with their respective shows, so I figured that before I started judging it, I’d probably at least give it a chance.
I’ve seen Tricia Helfer do some great work on both “Battlestar Galactica” and on “Supernatural”. She’s very convincing as a woman who can kick butt and hold her own, and she was pretty much the main reason why I was willing to devote viewing time to the show at all. »
Ay, caramba! Well, that was fast. The Sofia Vergara-produced drama Killer Women is getting pulled from ABC's schedule after two weeks of low ratings (and bad reviews). Taking the spot will be Mind Games, a new drama from Ep Kyle Killen and starring Christian Slater. It was originally scheduled to premiere March 11 and now will launch Feb. 25 at 10 pm. ABC president Paul Lee explained the scheduling change to reporters today, saying, "We're ending [Killer Women] slightly early because we want to give a launch to Mind Games, but we will air Killer Women up until Mind Games' new 2/25 premiere." Killer Women (starring Battlestar Gallactica's Tricia Helfer) earned »
Following two weeks of dismal ratings for freshman drama Killer Women, ABC has shortened the run of the Sofia Vergara-produced drama and moved up the premiere for rookie Mind Games as part of its midseason schedule. Mind Games, from Ep Kyle Killen, originally was scheduled to bow March 11 at 10 p.m. and will now launch Feb. 25 at 10 p.m. The move comes after the critically panned Killer Women, starring Tricia Helfer (Battlestar Galactica) opened to a dismal 0.9 among adults 18-49, slipping to a 0.7 in its second airing. Photos: Midseason TV
- Lesley Goldberg
No parrots. No peg legs. No eye patches. You will find none of those things in Starz’s new pirate drama Black Sails (which debuts Jan.25). What you will find, however, is a big sweeping adventure in the pursuit of treasure. And leading that pursuit is none other than Toby Stephens, who stopped by the Entertainment Weekly Radio studios (SiriusXM, channel 105) to chat all about it. And he reveals that when he was originally approached about starring on a pirate show, he had no interest. “When my agent sent me the script,” says Stephens, “I just went, ‘forget it.’” But »
- Dalton Ross
When some "Battlestar Galactica" fans saw the trailer for ABC's new drama "Killer Women," airing Tuesdays, they were momentarily confused upon seeing a woman in a red dress shoot up a church. But, they thought, isn't Tricia Helfer supposed to be a Texas Ranger in this?
On "Battlestar," Helfer played the Cylon Number Six, known for iconic scenes in which she wore a red dress.
"I honestly don't think they did do that on purpose," Helfer tells Zap2it, sitting on the outdoor patio of a lavish home being used for shooting in Albuquerque, N.M. "I had somebody say to me that they just saw the trailer. They said, 'You were walking into a building, and you shot somebody.' I was like, 'Did you look a little closer? I'm two feet taller than she is, and I'm not a Latina.' "
But when there was some wild driving in the pilot, »
All work and no play makes Molly — well, just watch the clip.
In this preview clip, obtained exclusively by HollywoodLife.com, Molly uses Dan as a sounding board to figure out how this week’s woman-in-question could have paid for an assassin when her husband controlled all of her assets.
Of course, she does manage to sneak in a little flirting in between conjectures.
You’ve got to love a woman who can balance work and play, right?
Watch: Molly & Dan ‘Talk’ Murder On ‘Killer Women’
Click here to view the embedded video.
— Andy Swift
- Andy Swift
Episodes: Ongoing (hour)
TV show dates: January 7, 2014 -- Tbd
Series status: Has not been cancelled
TV show description:
A crime drama, this TV series follows the only female member of the Texas Rangers. A former beauty queen and the daughter of a sheriff, Molly Parker (Tricia Helfer) is a no-nonsense woman who's committed to finding the truth and seeing justice served.
The Rangers are led by Company Commander Luis Zea (Alex Fernandez). While her fellow Rangers have her back, she's also surrounded by law enforcement colleagues who want to see her fail -- including Police Lieutenant Guillermo Salazar (Vic Trevino).
Also in Molly's corner »
Intelligence returns Josh Holloway to prime-time as a secret agent with a computer chip in his brain. The 9 p.m. premiere had 16.6 million viewers and a 2.4 adults 18-49 rating. That’s a huge number of total viewers for Intelligence, but with a middling rating in the key demo. In fact, this makes Intelligence the most-watched new series premiere of the season, so expect to see CBS ads touting that stat any second now.
The reason for this unusual split-return performance for a new »
- James Hibberd
I definitely had the wrong impression of ABC’s Killer Women, brought to you by Sofia Vergara. Thanks to the series’ aggressive promos, I assumed it might be campy and fun. This is horrible to admit, but I suspect Vergara’s personality and Modern Family character (which seem similar) led me to believe the show might be a caricature of the modern Western drama instead of a solid attempt at it. Ugh, I’m as bad as the rest of ‘em! (Men.)
Anyway, I’m dumb, »
- Annie Barrett
ABC's new crime drama "Killer Women" debuted Tuesday (Jan. 7), featuring "Battlestar Galactica" alum Tricia Helfer as Molly Parker, one of the only female members the Texas Rangers, the Austin-based law enforcement body.
Showrunner Hannah Shakespeare tells Zap2it that what she hopes to do in the series is take a traditional procedural and stylize it with the feel of a modern western.
"I read tons of true crime, so that's what excited me when I read 'Killer Women,'" says Shakespeare. "The second element is I'm really drawn to westerns. Molly Parker is named after the unsinkable Molly Brown and Leroy Parker, who is Butch Cassidy. I wanted to combine the two. I wanted to do a modern western that would also appeal to my interests in true crime, and why women kill and the psychology of it. ...
"It's also cool with a woman, it's like I'm going to »
Yesterday, I posted my review of ABC's "Killer Women." Now it's your turn. For those who tuned in tonight, what did you think? Do you buy Tricia Helfer as a badass, insightful Texas Ranger? Even though Number Six and Anders almost never interacted on "Battlestar Galactica," was it weird to have Michael Trucco in the cast with her? Did you like the chemistry between Helfer and Marc Blucas? Did you like the revelation about her ex-husband? Did the investigation, and the mission south of the border, interest you? And will you watch again? Have at it. »
- Alan Sepinwall
Most celebrities are literally underwhelming. Hollywood is the land where short actors can pass for giants thanks to clever cinematography and the occasional well-placed apple box. What struck me first about Tricia Helfer (the star of "Killer Women," which premieres tonight at 10:00 p.m. Et on ABC) when I met her on the show's Albuquerque set is just how tall she is. At 5'11, the former model and "Battlestar Galactica" star is striking for a lot of reasons, not the least of which is natural beauty, and yet she brings remarkable grit to her character in "Killer Women." As a trumpet-playing Texas »
- Liane Bonin Starr
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