Allison Scagliotti has gone from playing a computer genius on Warehouse 13 to a computer hacker on ABC Family’s Stitchers and she likes playing these type of roles. A few weeks ago, I spoke to her about her new role as Camille on the hit ABC Family show and she told me how empowering it is to her to play characters like this.
The show that airs tonight at 9p is different from anything else that is on ABC Family because it is procedural, but that is not the only thing that makes it different. Most of the leads are played by women and all of them are intelligent. There’s Camille the hacker, her roommate Kristen (Emma Ishta), who has a keen sense of observation, and finally Maggie (Salli Richardson-Whitfield), who is the boss of the top secret project at the mysterious government agency that recruited the two college students.
Stitchers is also a Sci-fi show and even though some of Allison’s most famous roles are in that genre, she told me it wasn’t necessarily her favorite one at first. She explained it is something that she fell into and now she loves it. What made her change her mind? She shared with me. “What I learned to love about so much, is what a large female audience there is. I go to conventions sometime and little girls and their moms come up to me, and they say, ‘Thank you for proving to me (or thank you to proving to my daughter) that it is sexy to be intelligent or that it is cool to be smart. And I don’t have to apologize for studying hard and making straight A’s because you should want that.'” Then she added, “As one of those girls who grew up never seeing characters like that representing me on television, it has always been my agenda to do that.”
That is exactly what she does on this show about her roommate, who is able to transport her conscientiousness into the brains of the recently dead to solve their murders. So what Scagliotti’s part in it all. She describe her character as, “Camille is neither stereotypical computer nerd, nor stereotypical college girl, she’s somewhere in the middle. She’s fun and socially adept, while also possessing the wealth of knowledge that in integral to the team.” Concluding her thought with “It was interesting to sort of fall between the stereotypes and make something all its own.”
Something she has been able to do with both Warehouse 13’s Claudia and Stitcher’s Camille. How do the two roles that seem so similar, differ. She said, “Claudia would smoke Camille in the hack attack, such a superior hacker.” What about her new role? She said, “Claudia is from the streets, but Camille is not from the streets. Yes, she had a hard life and she had to struggle with her parents. She has come at it from more of a text book experience, then my old character. It takes her a little longer, she learned the hard way, instead of the guerilla warfare way.”
What won’t take you long is to fall in love with her character and Stitchers as soon as you watch the ABC Family Show tonight and every Tuesday at 10p.
The cast of Switched at Birth works hard for the money and today they found a new way to earn ever more of it. They installed a strip joint on the set and Lea Thompson and her TV husband DW Moffett look very comfortable with it. Why it is there, we don’t know. We will just have to tune into ABC starting on August 24th to find out.
Ben is a normal teenage boy who is about to have his life changed forever. A year ago he found out his parents are getting divorced and his dad is transitioning to becoming a woman. Tonight at 9p on ABC Family, you get to see how Ben and his family handle his dad going from Charlie to Carly on Becoming Us.
Ben has been handling Carly’s change as best as he can, but there are times when it will be harder on him than others. When Carly tells him he is going to get the sexual reassignment surgery, it becomes too much for him.
Luckily, he has his girlfriend, Danielle to help him out. She has been through what he is going through because her dad started transitioning when she was 7 years old. The two of them have become each others support systems and they are helping their dads help each other. On tonight’s episode Danielle and Ben ask Carly to take her parent bra shopping. How will Ben handle that? As any teenage boy would if he has to go bra shopping with a parent and his girlfriend’s parent.
Ben isn’t the only one having problems with all of the changes Carly has brought on to their family. His older half sister, Sutton, is getting married and she has returned home to plan her wedding. Even though Carly is not her biological dad, she is trying to figure what if any part she should play in her big day.
Becoming Us is an honest look as what it is like when your dad tells you he is becoming a woman. Over the last few months many people have become interested in transgender thanks to Caitlyn Jenner. This is a story of an average family experiencing it. You get to see what it is like when an average Joe becomes an average Jane and how the family handles it. It’s not as easy as it was for Bruce to become Caitlyn and because of that is a must watch. The more shows like this, the more accepting people will become. Hopefully!
Baby Daddy is finally back on ABC Family tonight at 8:30p and the show gets funnier and funnier with each episode.
The season premiere takes place a short time after the season finale and Riley (Chelsea Kane) is dealing with fall out with Danny (Derek Theler) and Ben (Jean-Luc Bilodeau) Wheeler. So she has moved out of her apartment and in with her parents. Ben will do everything in his power to get her to come back, but will he be able to do it? Is she ready for a new start away from the Wheelers?
When it comes to the Wheelers someone found a way to get away from them? How? Their next door neighbor died and now they are all trying to get a piece of her especially Bonnie (Melissa Peterman) and Tucker (Tahj Mowry). Because that is just how they are.
Who will get the most? You will just have to tune into tonight to find out. That and to spend a full thirty minutes laughing.
ABC Family is doing something they have never done before tonight at 9p, they are getting into the procedural business and they are kicking a$$ with it. Stitchers is a smart murder investigation show that you will quickly find yourself addicted too.
Kirsten (Emma Ishta) is a grad student with no emotions and no sense of time. One day her life is going to change when her roommate calls out her scholastically for something she didn’t do. The teacher feels he has no other option but to put her on academic suspension. To make matters worse, it looks like her father committed suicide but she seems to think otherwise. Since bad things come in threes, she is then kidnapped by a covert government agency for a top secret mission. They feel she will be the perfect person to take part in their Stitchers program.
They have discovered that after a person dies, their memories go on for a finite amount of time. They found a way that they can transport someone conscience into someone elses brain and get the information they need to solve their murder and prevent other ones from happening.
The clues won’t always make sense to her, so she will get help from Cameron (Kyle Harris), a neuroscientist who works on the project, Linus (Ritesh Rajan), a bioelectrical engineer and communications technician there and her roommate, Camille (Allison Scagliotti). The latter one and her find a way to make up.
Each week, they will be given some clues from a dead person’s memories and then they will go on a scavenger hunt until they find the killer. Then when it is all done, time for the next case.
Stitchers is a fast paced procedural that will have you guessing until the very last second what really happened. Unlike other shows like it, you will never guess who did it until it is revealed. Isn’t that what a good procedural is all about?
Lea Thompson is 53 years old and her body still has all the right moves.
The Switched at Birth actress shared a photo of herself in a bikini and Howard the Duck would find it something to sing about. I mean even Marty McFly would have dirty thoughts about his mom if he saw her looking like that back in our future.
Don’t you want to have Casual Sex? with her? Sorry that movie title played in perfectly for that question?
Young & Hungry is back with a whole new season on ABC Family tonight at 8p and it takes place the morning after. Josh (Jonathan Sadowski) is discovered in bed with a blonde woman by Yolanda (Kym Whitley) and Elliott (Rex Lee), but is it his cook Gabi (Emily Osment)? Did Gabi spend the night with Josh, the man she secretly loves, or her boyfriend Cooper (Jesse McCartney) who decided to surprise her? You will just have to tune in for another sweet and funny episode to find out.
Just when it looked like Melissa & Joey was going to have a great year, turns out they are not. In early January, the sitcom won the People’s Choice Award for best comedy on cable and today ABC Family cancelled it. According to Deadline Hollywood, now that Melissa Joan Hart and Joey Lawrence’s character are married and the kids are all grown up, the network felt it was a good time to end the show. Personally, I thought the show should’ve ended after the second season, but that’s me. Are you going to miss it?
Now that this show is on its last legs, I really hope that ABC Family pairs Young & Hungry and Baby Daddy together. They are the two best comedies that they have ever offered. Both are really strong shows that make you laugh every week.
Baby Daddy is back on ABC Family tonight at 8:30p and Ben (Jean-Luc Bilodeau) is wondering if there is something going on between his brother and his girlfriend.
Ben is so convinced that there is something up between Riley (Chelsea Kane) and Danny (Derek Theler), that he will do everything in his power to find out. But his curiosity might kill his relationship with the first woman he has ever loved. Will he go too far? Does Riley have feelings for Danny? Will Danny get on that plane and go to France? And what trouble will Bonnie (Melissa Peterman) get into now? All I will tell you is a lot for the last question, but what else is new?
Then at 10p, switch over to FXX for the return of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia. The gang attempt to break Wade Boggs record of drinking over 60 beers on a cross country flight and then hit a home run at Dodgers stadium the next day. Just try to picture Dennis (Glenn Howerton), Dee (Kaitlin Olson), Charlie (Charlie Day) and Frank (Danny DeVito) on a plane, drinking beer after beer after beer as Mac (Rob McElhenney) is the referees. If you are a fan of the show, then you think you know how it goes and your wrong. It is even worse than you can imagine because when two of them get eliminated, they try to join the Mile High Club. That is why we love them. No matter how many seasons this show goes on for, it is still as bad as ever. Which means it still brilliant beyond words can describe.
Christmas is coming a little earlier this year, thanks to ABC Family airing a special holiday episode of Baby Daddy tonight at 8:30p.
Ben (Jean-Luc Bilodeau) is having the worst Christmas ever, so he wishes the holiday never existed. Just like It’s a Wonderful Life, his wish is granted. At first he thinks its great, until he finds out that his daughter Emma never happened. You see, he met her mother at a Christmas Eve party. Without Christmas, there was no party, thus no Emma.
Now all he wants is to have his beautiful daughter back and teach all of his loved ones about Christmas. Which will be hard because they all don’t know who Chris Moss is.
Did I mention that his mom Bonnie (Melissa Peterman), his brother Danny (Derek Theler), his roommate Tucker (Tahj Mowry) and his girlfriend Riley (Chelsea Kane)are also a lot different than the way we normally know them. Their lives are in all in shambles; and to see how bad it is for them, you will just have to tune in. That and to see if he can get everyone’s old lives back. And most importantly to watch the best and funniest Christmas episode of the year.