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Miss 'Downton Abbey'? Try Spain's hit period drama, 'The Time In Between'

While there are dozens of new summer shows on the horizon, there’s still nothing that quite fills the void left in the wake of British imports Downton Abbey and Call the Midwife. Enter The Time In Between, a delicious spy drama chock-full of intrigue, sex, betrayal and politics set against the exotic backdrop of Spain and northern Africa.

Based on the international bestseller El Tiempo Entre Costuras by María Dueñas, the 11-episode miniseries tells the story of Sira Quiroga, a poor young seamstress from Madrid who leaves her dependable (if slightly boring) fiancé for rogue salesman (played by hottie Rubén Cortada). They escape together to exotic Morocco; eventually their money runs out, and Sira’s fiancé unceremoniously leaves her to fend for herself and their unborn child. Then, as World War II begins, Sira returns to her native Spain to sew haute couture clothing for the wives of Nazi operatives — and in the process, becomes an undercover spy for the British Secret Service.

Check out this exclusive clip from the first episode of The Time In Between, which features the moment sweet Sira meets Ramiro. With one gaze into his deep green eyes, Sira is smitten — and you might just be too. (Matthew Crawley, who?) Subtitled episodes of The Time In Between will be available on DramaFever and on Hulu’s DramaFever channel July 4. READ FULL STORY

'Great Expectations' sneak peek: Does Gillian Anderson make a good Miss Havisham?

This weekend, Gillian Anderson will try her hand at playing Miss Havisham, one of English literature’s greatest nutcases, in Masterpiece Classic’s adaptation of Charles Dickens’ Great Expectations. How does her portrayal differ from those before? Anderson’s Havisham is crazy and a fox. She’s also, very, very good. Part 1 (which airs tomorrow night, check local listings for the time) is so decidedly creepy with Havisham, all the fog and mud, and with Ray Winstone as Magwitch pulling a startled young Pip into the swamp. If there was ever someone you didn’t want to suddenly grab you, number 1 is Magwitch and number 2 is Ray Winstone.

Check it out yourself below with a sample scene (which shows Pip’s introduction to Miss Havisham) and a trailer for the DVD, which goes on sale in the U.S. on Tuesday. READ FULL STORY

'Walking Dead' return sneak peek: Who are those guys? -- VIDEO

AMC has just posted a preview clip from “Nebraska,” the first of the new Walking Dead episodes which debuts on February 12. In the footage, Rick and Hershel’s post-apocalyptic chinwaggery is interrupted by the arrival of two unfamiliar-looking folks, one of whom declares,”Son of a bitch, they’re alive.”

The big question? Who are those masked men (or, at least, those shot-in-the-middle-distance-with-the-light-behind-them men)?

Frankly, my dears, I don’t have a clue. What’s your best guess? READ FULL STORY

'Walking Dead' writer Robert Kirkman talks midseason finale shocker

Yikes!

The last time we spoke with Walking Dead executive producer Robert Kirkman he suggested fans might be “a little shocked” by tonight’s midseason finale, ‘Pretty Much Dead Already.’ The show very much proved he is a man of his word.

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'The Walking Dead': Writer Robert Kirkman talks about tonight's episode and teases next week's 'shocking' finale

In tonight’s episode of the Walking Dead Steven Yeun’s self-confessed blabbermouth Glenn revealed all to Jeffrey DeMunn’s Dale (“There’s walkers in the barn and Lori’s pregnant!”) and Lori (Sarah Wayne Callies) finally told Rick (Andrew Lincoln) about her affair with Shane (Jon Bernthal) after informing Dale that the baby is her husband’s (that’s her story, anyway, and she’d probably be wise to stick with it).

Elsewhere, Shane (Jon Bernthal) and Andrea (Laurie Holden) got horizontal — or as horizontal as people can get in the driving seat of a car — and Maggie (Lauren Cohan) and Glenn almost became walker chow while getting Lori’s “abortion pills.”

Below, Walking Dead writer and executive producer Robert Kirkman — who also pens the long-running Walking Dead comic — talks about “Secrets” and teases next week’s midseason finale. READ FULL STORY

'Walking Dead' writer Robert Kirkman talks last night's episode: 'Bloodletting'

“Bloodletting” is a title you could give to pretty much any episode of AMC’s gore-drenched, zombie-filled Walking Dead. But it was a particularly apt one for Sunday night’s show, which found the stricken Carl (Chandler Riggs) being given transfusions of the red stuff from his father Rick (Andrew Lincoln) following the young ‘un’s shooting at the end of the season premiere. Said transfusions took place on a farm belonging to new character Hershel (Scott Wilson), a venue that seems likely to be the characters’ base for the next few episodes (at least those who can get there alive. IronE Singleton’s T-Dog was looking rather peaky by end of the show and heaven knows what’s happened to Madison Lintz’s Sophia).

Below, Robert Kirkman — who pens the Walking Dead comic and is one of the show’s writers — talks about the episode, why Shane (Jon Bernthal) is “a good guy,” and his enthusiasm for the idea of a Walking Dead breakfast cereal. READ FULL STORY

HBO's adaptation of 'The Corrections' adds Dianne Wiest, close to securing Chris Cooper

HBO’s adaptation of The Corrections is one step closer to reality with the addition of one (and likely two) Academy Award winners: Dianne Wiest has agreed to star in the prospective series, while Chris Cooper is close to signing on as well, EW has confirmed. (Deadline first reported the news.)

Wiest — whose last TV gig was on the HBO drama In Treatment — and Cooper would play the troubled Midwestern parents of three adult children. The author of the acclaimed 2001 novel, Jonathan Franzen, is penning the script with Noah Baumbach, who would direct the pilot, while Scott Rudin is serving as executive producer. The network has yet to give the greenlight for a pilot — emphasis on yet.

'Walking Dead' showrunner Glen Mazzara talks about season 2 (but not about how he got his job)

Walking Dead executive producer Glen Mazzara has teased the second season of AMC’s zombie show in an interview on the AMC website. The new showrunner explained that the show’s second season will follow Robert Kirkman’s original comic series by in large part taking place at a farm belonging to a character named Hershel. “In the graphic novel the story that takes place on Hershel’s farm is really only a few issues,” said Mazzara. “We’ve been able to mine that for many episodes, and we’re very excited about the depth to which we’re able to push the characters, the different dynamics that we’re able to explore. Our approach to our group of survivors when they reach Hershel’s farm is that they are a plague unto themselves. Nothing goes right for Hershel once Rick and his band show up. They make the zombie apocalypse look like kids in a candy story. What’s interesting is that if this was a show solely about Hershel, Rick and his band would really be the antagonists. And that’s been really surprising because every action that Rick and his band take is completely logical, but you’ll certainly sympathize with Hershel.”

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Pierce Brosnan to star in A&E's 'Stephen King's Bag of Bones'

A&E will air a four-hour mini-series based on Stephen King’s Bag of Bones, the network announced today. Pierce Brosnan will play a bestselling novelist still grieving the loss of his wife when a mysterious dream sends him back to their lake house in rural Maine. Annabeth Gish will also star, and production begins next month in Nova Scotia. The two-night event is slated for late 2011.

Comic-Con 2011: Greg Nicotero partners with Robert Kirkman to produce line of 'Walking Dead' merch -- EXCLUSIVE FIRST LOOK

Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman’s Skybound Entertainment imprint has joined forces with legendary make-up effects wizard Greg Nicotero (The Walking Dead, Grindhouse) to produce a line of products based on Kirkman’s long-running undead comic and other Skybound titles. “I was so jealous when I saw what Greg Nicotero and KNB EFX Group created for AMC’s The Walking Dead television show that I sat down with him to see if he’s be interested in working his magic on The Walking Dead comic book series,” Kirkman said in a statement. “Luckily he agreed, and now I get to see awesome 3-D representations of the zombies that have appeared in the comic book over the years.”

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CNN's Don Lemon comes out

CNN’s weekend anchor Don Lemon reveals that he is gay in his new memoir, Transparent. “I abhor hypocrisy,” Lemon told the New York Times. “I think if you’re going to be in the business of news, and telling people the truth, of trying to shed light in dark places, then you’ve got to be honest. You’ve got to have the same rules for yourself as you do for everyone else.” READ FULL STORY

'Glee' star Chris Colfer discusses his new pilot for Disney and Kurt's return to McKinley -- EXCLUSIVE

It’s a good week to be Chris Colfer. Not only was the Glee star named one of Time‘s 100 Most Influential People, but the actor also made a deal with the Disney Channel for a pilot based on the children’s book, The Little Leftover Witch. It’s the actor’s second script deal; Colfer’s set to star in his own screenplay, the teen comedy Struck by Lightning, this summer once the Glee concert tour wraps. Did we mention that Colfer is only 20 years-old? In between a break on the set of Glee, EW talked to Colfer about his Disney pilot and what’s in store for Kurt and Blaine.  READ FULL STORY

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