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'Boardwalk Empire' trailer: Things are trending downward

The first season of Boardwalk Empire featured a lavish vision of Prohibition-era criminality, complete with enough decadent party scenes to make F. Scott Fitzgerald blush. But viewers were split on whether the show lived up to its “Next-Big-HBO-Show” hype. (The fact that it bore a resemblance to almost every other show in HBO history may not have worked in the show’s favor.) But as a Boardwalk skeptic, I’m surprised by how excited I feel after watching the just-released trailer for season 2. It’s simple, but effective: Steve Buscemi’s Nucky Thompson wanders down the Boardwalk, sharing deep glances with everyone in the show’s sprawling cast, who all seem to be watching him like hawks ready to strike. If nothing else, it’s a good reminder of the sheer depth of acting talent on Boardwalk‘s bench. Check it out: READ FULL STORY

The return date for 'Boardwalk Empire' is....

HBO announced a bunch of return dates for its shows, including the premiere of its award-winning drama Boardwalk Empire. The Steve Buscemi starrer will kick off 12 episodes on Sept. 25! And here are the return dates for its comedies: Hung (Oct. 2), How to Make it in America (Oct. 2), and Bored to Death (Oct. 10).

And look for the debut of Enlightened, a new dramedy about a “self-destructive woman who has a spiritual awakening after a meltdown,” on Oct. 10. It features Laura Dern and is from the awesome Mike White (Year of the Dog).

First 'Boardwalk Empire' season 2 trailer

HBO is calling this one-minute preview of Boardwalk Empire a “teaser” but it looks like a full trailer to me. We have liquor, guns, the KKK and young Jimmy saying he’s expanding his business. Check it out: READ FULL STORY

Stanley Tucci's 'Vine Talk' is the best place for 'Cougar Town' fans to get their buzz now

Maybe it’s because last night was the season finale of Cougar Town and we’re already missing Big Carl (and Big Komo), but just seeing the number of large wine glasses used on Stanley Tucci’s PBS chat show Vine Talk makes us happy. Watch an exclusive clip from the upcoming episode “Polishing Off Pinots from Oregon” below. In honor of guest Steve Buscemi, star of HBO’s Boardwalk Empire, the conversation turns to prohibition and how some Napa Valley wineries survived it. Educational! The other guests joining Tucci, wine host Ray Isle (wine editor for Food & Wine magazine), and wine expert Stephanie Caraway in this episode are restauranteur Joe Bastianich and actress Emily Bergl (Desperate Housewives). Check your local listings. The episode begins airing on certain PBS stations tonight.  READ FULL STORY

Danish version of 'The Killing' wins BAFTA award

The original Danish television version of The Killing edged out three American dramas — Mad Men, Glee, and Boardwalk Empire — to win the BAFTA award for Best International series. In some of the other major categories honored yesterday, Sherlock was named the Best Drama Series, Steve Coogan (The Trip) won Best Male Performance in a Comedy, and Martin Freeman (Sherlock) won Best Supporting Actor.

Read more:
Exec producer Steven Moffat talks ‘Sherlock,’ and lending Martin Freeman to ‘The Hobbit’
‘The Trip’ trailer: Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon hit the road, impersonate Michael Caine
‘The Killing’ Clue Tracker

SAG Awards 2011: Backstage with Julianna Margulies, 'Modern Family,' Melissa Leo of 'The Fighter,' and many more

modern-family-sag-awardsImage Credit: Lester Cohen/WireImage.comWhat happens after the SAG Award winners accept their statuettes, give their speeches, and head off stage? They go backstage for a mini-media tour, of course, where they talk to the press and eventually make their way back to the main press room to take questions from all sorts of reporters, including yours truly from EW. It wasn’t until nearly an hour after the show started that the first winner made her way to the press room (thanks to The Good Wife’s Julianna Margulies!), but after that, the winners came through in a near-constant parade, glowing all the way over the accolades they’d just gotten from their fellow actors. Here, enjoy a minute-by-minute, fly-on-the-wall account of the winners’ tours backstage from the Screen Actors Guild Awards press room.

5:56 p.m. PT: The Good Wife’s Julianna Margulies — who took home a trophy for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series — appears as the first winner to come backstage, looking composed and beautiful as always. (Would you honestly expect anything less?) Margulies talks about several topics, but most interestingly, how the most nerve-wracking part of the night is always the red carpet. She also tells the press about her first movie role, way back in 1994: She played, in her words, “a hooker with a heart of gold” opposite Steven Seagal in Out for Justice.


'Lost', 'Walking Dead', 'Boardwalk Empire', 'Glee' among Directors Guild TV nominees

The Directors Guild of America today announced its nominees for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Television and Commercials for the year 2010. They include:

Dramatic Series
Jack Bender, Lost, “The End, Part 1&2″
Allen Coulter, Boardwalk Empire, “Paris Green”
Frank Darabont, The Walking Dead, “Days Gone Bye”
Jennifer Getzinger, Mad Men, “The Suitcase”
Martin Scorsese, Boardwalk Empire, “Boardwalk Empire”

Comedy Series
Steve Levitan, Modern Family, “Hawaii”
Beth McCarthy Miller, 30 Rock, “Live Show”
Ryan Murphy, Glee, “The Power of Madonna”
David Nutter, Entourage, “Lose Yourself”
Michael Spiller, Modern Family, “Halloween”  READ FULL STORY

'Boardwalk Empire' finishes strong on HBO

boardwalk-empire-finaleImage Credit: HBONot a bad run for Nucky Thompson: The season finale of Boardwalk Empire on Sunday averaged 3.3 million viewers. Combined with the 11 p.m. airing, the episode ended up drawing 4.2 million fans for the night.

For the season, Empire - which stars Steve Buscemi as Nucky – has drawn 10.5 million viewers per episode. (HBO arrived at the number by combining linear plays with DVR usage and HBO on Demand). It’s HBO’s second most popular series behind True Blood and marks the largest debut season for an HBO series in nearly a decade (since Six Feet Under in 2001).

The second season of Empire is expected to bow in late 2011.

Boardwalk Empire season finale: Ending with love and loyalty betrayed

'Dexter,' 'Fringe,' 'Psych,' 'Grey's,' more: Find out what's next in the Spoiler Room

Spoiler-RoomImage Credit: Adam Taylor/ABC; Randy Tepper/Showtime; Liane Hentscher/Fox; Alan Zenuk/USA NetworkIt’s a good week in scoopsville, Roomies. Along with teasers for the shows listed above, we also have intel from Kevin McKidd about more dark and twistiness coming on Grey’s Anatomy; Supernatural showrunner Sera Gamble opening up about Castiel; and Zachary Levi on celebrating Thanksgiving Chuck-style. If that’s not something to be thankful for, nothing is.

Keep sending your burning questions about upcoming episodes of your favorite shows to @EW or @EWSandraG. Direct messages work, too.

If you thought the Altivia stuff so far was as tense as it could get, wait until you see the Dec. 2 episode. I promise it will knock you (and Altyou) on your butt in the first minutes of the episode and keep you there the entire hour. The tension begins with Peter getting a message relayed to him from Olivia. The question is: Does he believe it? Should he? Meanwhile, a phrase Olivia once told Peter will play a huge part in this episode, and there’s a blink-and-you’ll miss it tender moment between Peter and Walter. Speaking of, Walter introduces us to the term “vagenda” (use your imagination), and we learn of a new (old) device that has the ability to communicate with the other side. Most importantly, to answer a question posed to us by Twitter pal @val04, those of you hoping for Olivia’s return to our world (erm, everyone) should tune in to this episode. Just sayin’. READ FULL STORY

Before I go...

ausiello-ew-finaleImage Credit: Mitchell Haaseth/NBC; Kirsty Griffin/Starz; Art Streiber/NBC; Paul Drinkwater/NBC…here are my top 10 favorite EW memories, with a few exclusive scoops and spoilers mixed in.


Ask Ausiello: Spoilers on 'House,' 'Glee,' 'Bones,' 'Gossip Girl,' 'Castle,' 'Grey's,' and more!

ask-ausielloImage Credit: Ray Mickshaw/Fox; Craig Sjodin/ABC; Adam Taylor/ABC; Adam Taylor/Fox; Randy Holmes/ABCQuestion: Maybe I missed it, but when is your last day at EW? And where are you going? —Cynthia
Ausiello: Let me see if I can peel back the thick layer of denial long enough to type this next sentence: My last day at EW is this Friday. As far as where I’m going, click here to have your memory refreshed. Or just join — or, rather, like — my new Facebook page. More specific details about my next steps will be posted there shortly. There’s also Twitter. Okay, time to climb back into my denial suit and get crackin’ on my final AA at EW. Sources confirm to me exclusively that I’m going out with a bang!

Question: Any information on when Olivia Wilde is returning to House? —Christine
Ausiello: Probably not until spring. You’ll be happy to know that her temporary replacement, Amber Tamblyn, makes a positive first impression in her Nov. 8 debut. As you would expect, her character — supersmart and moralistic med student Martha M. Masters — gets quite a hazing from House‘s boys club. We’ll soon discover that a member of said club shares a past with House‘s “immutable obstacle,” as Dr. Crankenstein calls her. Other colorful nicknames assigned to the newbie on her first day of work include:

* The Internet with breasts
* Small Wonder
* The love child of Einstein and Mary Poppins
* The Bunny
* Pippy Long Division

Question: House scoop? —Jennifer
Ausiello: House pink-slips a member of his team during November sweeps. Not once, not twice, but three times. Also, three major characters do some jail time. READ FULL STORY


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