Watching death-row inmate Daniel Holden (Aden Young) be prepped for release after serving 18 years for raping and murdering a girl is like watching a corpse be readied for a funeral. Pale and devoid of emotion, he’s fancied up in a suit and tie, a freshly-wiped-clean blank slate presented to the public.”I’m not sure what to make of this drastic change of course in my life,” he tells the press assembled outside the prison, with the cadence of someone who suddenly has all the time in the world. “I will seriously need to reconsider my worldview.” READ FULL STORY
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The Newsroom will reopen on Sunday, July 14, HBO announced today.
In the second season of the drama from Aaron Sorkin, the staff of “News Night” chases a mysterious tip, which leads to a story that ultimately spins out of control.The Newsroom stars Jeff Daniels, Emily Mortimer, Sam Waterston, John Gallagher, Jr., Alison Pill, Thomas Sadoski, Olivia Munn and Dev Patel star.
Also set for the second season: the arrival of Marcia Gay Harden, who will play the recurring role of Rebecca Halliday, a litigator who defends Atlantis Cable News in a wrongful termination suit.
History has ordered another season of Vikings, its first scripted drama series.
The cable net ordered another 10 episodes for its second year. Four episodes remain in its current season, with the season finale set for April 28.
Over the last five weeks, the drama has averaged 5 million viewers, 2.2 million adutls 25-54 and 1.9 million adults 18-49 on Sundays at 10. The period show focuses on (duh?) Viking society.
“Vikings is a win-win for us, said Dirk Hoogstra, EVP, Development and Programming, in a statement. “As our first scripted series, Vikings has paid off in a big way with critical acclaim, strong ratings and a passionate, loyal fan base. It came out of the gate strong and has stayed on top, solidifying History as a major player in the scripted genre, just as we are in reality.”
Production for season two will begin this summer. The series will return in 2014.
Today, TLC announced a slate of new series, none of which involve strange addictions. The rundown:
• Women of Homicide: It tails the most elite female homicide detectives in the country. This is as close as you’re going to get to guilt-free TLC programming, because…
• Alaskan Women Looking for Love (working title): This one follows five women, some of whom have never left Alaska, who travel to Miami in search of men. We look forward to the bikini shopping montage.
• Husband Hunters: These women have everything picked out for their weddings but the grooms.
• My Teen Is Pregnant And So Am I: The special becomes a series, which means this must happen a lot. READ FULL STORY
Who will live and who will die? That was the question on the lips of fans before last night’s episode of the Walking Dead. Of course, given the nature of AMC’s undead saga, that tends to be the question on the lips of fans before every episode. But this week the query had a particular urgency given the (correct) assumption that the season finale would finally feature the showdown between the Rick-lead prison-ites and the Governor-ruled Woodburians.
'Doctor Who' stars Matt Smith and Jenna-Louise Coleman talk 50th anniversary special script -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO
Here at Entertainment Weekly we hope that between last week’s Doctor Who cover story and the assorted, Time Lord-related EW.com exclusives over the past few days (see below), we have properly prepared you for the second half of the show’s current season, which debuts on BBC America at 8 p.m. ET this Saturday. But perhaps you still have questions. Questions like, “Is 2013 really going to be the best year in the history of the show?” “What does Matt Smith think about the script for this fall’s 50th anniversary special?” And “Who are Smith and Jenna Louise-Coleman’s dream guest stars?”
If so, we heartily recommend you check out the exclusive video below, filmed during our cover shoot, in which the Doctor Who stars ruminate on these issues and more. READ FULL STORY
How to start watching 'Doctor Who': Star Matt Smith and exec producer Steven Moffat suggest some TARDIS entry points
Are you a Doctor Who virgin who wants to start watching the Time Lord’s adventures, but is daunted by the fact that the British science-fiction show’s half-century history now encompasses literally dozens of seasons, not to mention 11 small screen Doctors, two ’60s-era films, one TV movie, and numerous specials?
Good news! You don’t have to watch every episode of Doctor Who to know what’s going on. In fact, that’s impossible “thanks” to the BBC’s habit during the ’60s and ’70s of wiping the show’s tapes. READ FULL STORY
Peter Jackson says he is still interested in directing an episode of 'Doctor Who' (and names his fee) -- EXCLUSIVE
Peter Jackson has exclusively confirmed that he is still interested in directing an episode of Doctor Who. The Lord of the Rings filmmaker has also named his fee: a Dalek. The offer came in the course of Jackson’s appreciation of the British science fiction show that appears in the new issue of Entertainment Weekly.
Jackson is a diehard Who fan who has been watching the 50-year-old series almost since it began broadcasting and who first expressed his willingness to direct an episode last year. In the EW article, he reveals that he met current Who executive producer Steven Moffat over Christmas and assured him he wasn’t joking. “They don’t even have to pay me,” Jackson writes. READ FULL STORY
'The Secret Life of the American Teenager': Creator Brenda Hampton reflects on five wonderful seasons
After four seasons of drama, ABC Family’s The Secret Life of the American Teenager launches its final season tonight at 8 p.m. ET. What began as the story of high-schooler Amy Juergens (Shailene Woodley) becoming pregnant by Ricky Underwood (Daren Kagasoff) tonight finds Amy buying a wedding dress and — yes — a guest appearance by Chaz Bono as himself. At this momentous point in the show’s history, creator Brenda Hampton takes a little time to reflect on the highs and highers of working on the drama through the years and reveals a handful of “secrets” behind the production.
We had such a good time doing Secret Life, we hated to see production come to an end last fall. We were hoping to keep going until the baby grew up and graduated from college. We put together a wonderful cast and crew; it was a really great group of people, and we shot at the Warner’s Bros. Ranch, best lot in town. When Steve Schirripa (Leo) left the set for the last time, in thanking everyone, he repeatedly said it was the “best job I ever had in my life.” That made me feel really good because I strive to create an environment where everyone can enjoy the work and do their best, knowing that that’s really an impossible goal. I can get a show done on time and under budget; that’s always possible when you work with Lin Parsons (our line producer/unit production manager/director), but making a production a good experience where everyone still has time for a life… that’s a rare experience in Hollywood. And this was one of those rare experiences. I owe most of the credit to Lin and to Bill Asman (our jovial director of photography). I loved going to work every day, and though the job presented a lot of challenges, I’d have to say that The Secret Life of the American Teenager was also the best job of my life. READ FULL STORY
We always knew that when Rick Grimes and the Governor finally met the result would be war. But who could have imagined it would be a war of words?
'Walking Dead' exec producer Robert Kirkman talks about tonight's show and the long-awaited return of Morgan
Tonight’s episode of AMC‘s undead saga the Walking Dead offered more evidence that reunions between acquaintances in the zombie apocalypse are rarely happy events. In real life, such occasions are all about “You look well” and “My son got into college.” But the long-awaited reunion of Andrew Lincoln’s Rick and Lennie James’ Morgan was more “You look insane” and “My son got turned into a zombie by his undead mom, who I then killed.”
What’s a “Mitchie”? Apparently, that’s what fans of Pretty Little Liars star Shay Mitchell are called, a fact we discovered at our cover shoot for the ABC Family teen drama. EW posed the show’s four stars with several questions, including: “What has been your craziest fan encounter?” Mitchell’s three co-stars — Lucy Hale, Ashley Benson, and Troian Bellisario — almost immediately turned to her. “People get your face tattooed on them!” exclaimed Hale, before the foursome went on to explain what the “Mitchies” are.
Mitchell herself offered this: “There’s no face! But I’ve met a few fans from across the world who’ve had my name tattooed on them.” Then the whole Q&A basically devolves into a further lovefest for Mitchell and her insane fans. Get a look inside our cover shoot and interview session with the girls of PLL below, and click here to buy the issue.
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