John Russell

TV Guide Magazine staff writer John Russell has been called the B---- in Apt 23 of his generation. For the better part of the past decade he has covered nearly all aspects of pop culture, chatting up everyone from Madonna and Stevie Nicks to Darren Criss, Ian Somerhalder, Kellan Lutz and BD Wong. His unique skill set includes the ability to communicate effectively using only 30 Rock references and/or Downton Abbey gifs, and some might say he identifies way too heavily with the characters on Absolutely Fabulous and You’re The Worst. Follow him on Twitter @john_russell.

Articles byJohn Russell

Rebecca Breeds as Starling and Michael Cudlitz as Paul Krendler in Clarice - 'Are You Alright?'

‘Clarice’ Star Michael Cudlitz Talks Starling and Krendler’s ‘Adversarial’ Relationship

Jennifer Connelly in Snowpiercer - Season 2

‘Snowpiercer’ Star Jennifer Connelly on Whether Melanie Can Be Redeemed

Max Iggy New Amsterdam Season 3 Premiere

‘New Amsterdam’ Star Ryan Eggold on a COVID-Ravaged Hospital & Team in Season 3 Premiere

The Voice Season 20 Coaches Blind Auditions

‘Voice’ Host Carson Daly on a More Assertive Nick Jonas & the Incredible Talents on the Show’s 20th Season

Eve Hewson in Behind Her Eyes on Netflix

How Netflix’s Twisty ‘Behind Her Eyes’ Might Induce You to Binge It — Twice

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‘Flack’s Anna Paquin on Celebs Behaving Badly in Amazon’s PR Dramedy

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‘The Great North’ Star Jenny Slate Previews Fox’s ‘Quaint’ and ‘Kooky’ Animated Comedy

Dwayne Johnson in Young Rock - Season 1

Meet the Fresh Faces Behind ‘Young Rock’s 3 Dwayne Johnsons

Rebecca Breeds as Clarice Starling

‘Clarice’: Meet Agent Starling’s FBI ViCAP Colleagues (PHOTOS)

Luke Evans The Pembrokeshire Murders Steve Wilkins

‘The Pembrokeshire Murders’ & More Series Based on True Stories to Watch on BritBox


Hot Home Theater: There’s Never Been a Better Time to Be a Couch Potato

Hot Trend: Real-Life Married Couples Mix It Up at Work

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‘The Sister’s Russell Tovey Previews the ‘Ridiculously Screwed Up’ Series

Rebecca Breeds Clarice Starling

How ‘Clarice’ Will Face Her Demons, Plus a Tease About a Season-Long Mystery

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Get to Know Dwayne Johnson in the Past & Future in ‘Young Rock’

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How Will ‘New Amsterdam’ Season 3 & Its Doctors Deal With the Pandemic?

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‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’: Judge Michelle Visage Previews Season 13 Surprises

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‘NCIS: New Orleans’: CCH Pounder on Showing a Vulnerable Loretta 


‘Selena: The Series’: Christian Serratos on Selena’s Voice

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‘Fargo’s E’myri Crutchfield Teases a Reckoning on the Horizon for Season 4’s Finale

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‘The Neighborhood’s Max Greenfield Previews the End of Dave’s City Council Campaign

For Life Season 2

‘For Life’s Nicholas Pinnock on the Season 2 Premiere & Aaron’s Life Outside of Prison

Dustin Nguyen Warrior

Cinemax’s ‘Warrior’ Star Dustin Nguyen Talks Stepping Behind the Camera

Holiday Wars Season 2 Contestant Jennifer Boudreaux

Home (Baking!) for the Holidays: The Season’s Must-See Dessert Competitions

Get Shorty Ray Romano Chris O'Dowd

‘Get Shorty’: 3 Reasons to Stream the Ray Romano & Chris O’Dowd Dramedy

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‘For Life’ Creator Says Aaron’s Decisions Will Change ‘Lives Forever’ in Season 2

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‘Bob ♥ Abishola’: A Season 2 Engagement Quickly Gets Complicated

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‘The Neighborhood’ Will Address Issues of Police Brutality in Season 3 Opener

Rebecca Armie Hammer Lily James

You May Think You Know ‘Rebecca,’ But Netflix’s Adaptation Proves You Don’t

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‘Schitt’s Creek’: Where Can You See the Award-Winning Cast Next?

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Actor You Should Know: Christian Serratos of ‘Selena: The Series’

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AMC’s ‘Soulmates’ Is ‘Willfully Unromantic’ But ‘Very Optimistic’

American Murder the Family Next Door

‘American Murder: The Family Next Door’ Gives Victim Shanann Watts a Voice

Emergency Call; Supermarket Sweep; The Comedy Store
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‘Supermarket Sweep,’ ‘Emergency Call’ & More Can’t-Miss Unscripted Fall TV

THE SIMPSONS © 2020 by Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation.

‘The Simpsons,’ ‘Bob’s Burgers’ & More Return for Fox’s Animation Domination

Chris Rock as Loy Cannon in Fargo

‘Fargo’ Boss Hints at ‘Who’s Good & Who’s Less Than Good’ in Season 4

Blindspot Streaming Hulu

3 Reasons It’s Time to Binge FBI Thriller ‘Blindspot’ on Hulu

World's Most Wanted Netflix

Netflix’s ‘World’s Most Wanted’ Profiles 5 Alleged International Criminals

Jesse Metcalfe in Chesapeake Shores - Season 1

Why Hallmark’s Romantic ‘Chesapeake Shores’ Is Your Next Amazon Binge

Lovecraft Country

‘Lovecraft Country,’ Where the Humans Are as Scary as the Monsters

Breathe Into the Shadows

‘Into the Shadows’: Kabir Faces a New Twisted Case in Follow-Up to ‘Breathe’


‘Tell Me a Story’ Creator Details His Modern, Gritty Take on 3 Fairy Tales

Blindspot - Season 5

Jaimie Alexander Promises a ‘Blindspot’ Finale Twist ‘No One Will See Coming’

Stana Katic boxing in Absentia

‘Absentia’s Stana Katic Hints at a Very Important Relationship for Emily in Season 3

Henry Thomas ET Showbiz Kids

Henry Thomas, Evan Rachel Wood & More Share Stories of Being ‘Showbiz Kids’

Good Witch Season 6 Donovan Abigail

Will Abigail & Donovan Break the Curse Keeping Them Apart on ‘Good Witch’?

Unsolved Mysteries Netflix

Netflix Brings Back ‘Unsolved Mysteries’ Redesigned for the Streaming World


Like Your Mysteries Gritty? Check Out ‘Marcella’ Season 3 on Netflix

Devils; LA's Finest; Transplant

Patrick Dempsey’s ‘Devils’ & More New-to-You Series Coming to Network TV

Grantchester Season 5 Preview

Why ‘Grantchester’ Season 5 Is the ‘Most Uncomfortable’ and ‘Best’ Yet

Da 5 Bloods

Spike Lee’s ‘Da 5 Bloods’ Sees the Vietnam War Through the Eyes of Black Soldiers


TV Fan Favorites 2020: Who Are the Standout Small-Screen Stars? (POLL)

TV Fan Favorite Shows 2020

TV Fan Favorites 2020: Which Shows Have You Hooked? (POLL)

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‘Lenox Hill’ Follows the ‘Dramatic, Inspiring & Sensitive’ Moments of a Hospital

The Lovebirds

Kumail Nanjiani Compares ‘The Lovebirds’ to the Mystery & Hijinks of ‘The Thin Man’

Jennifer Connelly as Melanie in Snowpiercer

‘Snowpiercer’: Jennifer Connelly’s Melanie Is a ‘Woman With a Lot of Secrets’

The Last Narc

‘The Last Narc’ Dives Into the Most Infamous Murder in the War on Drugs

Martin Freeman in A Confession

Martin Freeman Details the True Story Behind BritBox’s ‘A Confession’

Good Witch Season 6 Preview

The ‘Good Witch’ Cast Previews a ‘More Mystery-Based’ Season 6

Violett Beane Brandon Micheal Hall God Friended Me Season 2

‘God Friended Me’: He Said/She Said With Brandon Micheal Hall & Violett Beane (VIDEO)

The Innocence Files

‘The Innocence Files’ Is the ‘Underbelly of the Police Procedural’

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‘Most Dangerous Game’ Exec Producer Teases Quibi’s Exhilarating Thriller

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Everything You Need to Know About New Streaming Service Quibi

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‘Ozark’s Janet McTeer Teases Shifting Dynamics in Season 3

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‘Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness’ Follows the Story of a Dark Rivalry

Patricia Heaton Carol's Second Act Finale Preview

Patricia Heaton Previews the ‘Carol’s Second Act’ Finale Love Triangle