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'House of Cards' cast talks (and jokes) about what's ahead for season 3

House of Cards is a series about secrets. It should come as no surprise, then, that its cast is extremely tight-lipped about the show’s upcoming third season.

This SAG Awards weekend, however, a few of the show’s actors revealed the slightest hints of what’s to come.

“I think that, if it’s possible, the end of [this] season is even more surprising than the last,” said Mozhan Marnò, who plays hotshot journalist Ayla Sayyad, at Entertainment Weekly’s SAG party Saturday. READ FULL STORY

'Time' examines the political message of 'Parks and Recreation'

Parks and Recreation has entered its final season, leaving fans and critics wondering what it all means. Over at Time, James Poniewozik writes that the adventures of Pawnee’s civil servants are really about “about the importance of community, the idea that people need each other, that when you help someone, you’re also helping to make yourself better.”

The last remnant of NBC’s era of sitcom greatness is unquestionably a political show, but not in the same way as Aaron Sorkin’s idealistic The West Wing or the Machiavellian drama of House of Cards. Instead, Poniewozik writes, the sitcom provides a model “of how people of opposite politics can still work together and care about each other.”

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Frank Underwood raises the stakes in 'House of Cards' season 3 trailer

Frank Underwood is back to teach viewers a thing or two about courage.

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Golden Globes: Kevin Spacey wins Best Actor, TV Drama

Kevin Spacey has won the Golden Globe for Best Actor in a TV Drama for playing Francis “Frank” Underwood on the Netflix series House of Cards. Spacey beat out Clive Owen, Liev Schreiber, and James Spader for the prize.

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Here's to the TV characters we lost in 2014: A video tribute

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Netflix announces 'House of Cards' season 3 premiere date

Frank Underwood continued his ascent to power on season two of House of Cards, and now Netflix has announced when viewers can again watch the most powerful man in America exert his unique brand of influence.

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Who would win a Presidential race between Frank Underwood and Selina Meyer?

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They’re both the leads on political series. They both crave power. They’re both the focus of this week’s EW cover story on The 25 Best Characters on TV. But what would happen if House of Cards‘ Frank Underwood (Kevin Spacey) ever met Veep‘s Selina Meyer (Julia Louis-Dreyfus)?

“I’m not even sure she’d be alive,” laughs Spacey. “First of all, Frank would probably find a way to manipulate the little guy that carries her purse around. So I’d have a mole in her office. I do have this hilarious notion that at some point on either of our shows we should be walking down a hallway and having a discussion and pass each other, and just stop, and then keep going.” READ FULL STORY

'House of Cards' not allowed to film at U.N. Security Council chamber

If fans see President Frank Underwood at the U.N. next season on House of Cards, it’ll have to be a U.N.-lookalike set. The United Nations has denied the Netflix show’s request to film in the U.N. Security Council chamber for next season, the Associated Press reports. They note that Russia shot down the ask.

“It’s disappointing for you, I guess, because you wanted to see the actors,” France’s U.N. Ambassador Gerard Araud told reporters Wednesday, per the AP. “It’s reassuring because I think the actors would have seemed so much more elegant than we are, you know.”

A rep for Netflix didn’t immediately respond to EW‘s request for comment.

'Homeland' recruits two actors for season 4, including 'House of Cards' alum

Showtime is sharing a few pieces of intel about Homeland: Two new roles have been cast for the upcoming fourth season. Corey Stoll — who earned a Golden Globe nomination for his role on House of Cards and whose credits include The Normal Heart and Midnight in Paris – will guest-star as Sandy Bachman, the CIA chief of station in Pakistan who’s a rising star within the agency. The number of episodes in which Stoll — who also stars in the upcoming FX drama The Strain — will appear is being kept under wraps. READ FULL STORY

'House of Cards': Reg E. Cathey talks his possible return, barbeque, and why D.C. needs Frank Underwood

[Spoilers for all of season 2 of House of Cards]

It’s no surprise Freddy is a fan favorite on House of Cards: He’s one of the only characters whom you can root for with a clear conscience. He’s always been Frank’s favorite barbeque man, but in season 2 viewers got more backstory and learned about the sometimes-dark past of the jovial owner of Freddy’s.

“It was like an old shoe,” Cathey explained to EW about his scenes with Kevin Spacey in the restaurant. “I mean, it was so easy. And I think he would say the same thing. The days when we were there were almost relief days. [laughs] You know? We would do our scene, we would laugh, we had a nice rhythm. And it was usually very fast…The Freddy’s scenes were always happy days at the set.”

EW spoke with actor Reg E. Cathey last week about his beefed up (no pun intended) role on the second season of the D.C. drama, working with director Jodie Foster on his big episode, and whether Freddy could find his way back into Frank’s life in season 3. An edited transcript is below. READ FULL STORY

'House of Cards': Rachel Brosnahan talks about season 2 ending. Is [spoiler] really [spoiler]?

[Spoiler alert for season 2 of House of Cards. If you haven’t finished watching, stop reading!]

Besides the same first name, Rachel Brosnahan may not have a whole lot in common with her House of Cards prostitute-turned-hideaway character. But with the recent success, Brosnahan has found one similarity: A struggle to keep secrets. “I’ve been pretty good,” she explained. “All my friends were texting me SHOCKED after the first episode [of season 2], wondering how on earth I kept that [twist] a secret. I don’t know how I did it [laughs]. I had to tell someone — I told my mom!” READ FULL STORY

'House of Cards': Nathan Darrow on THAT scene and the future of Meechum

SPOILER ALERT: If you haven’t finished season two of House of Cards, you probably shouldn’t continue reading.

You’ve now had two full weekends to binge-watch the second season of House of Cards, and if you did in fact finish all 13 episodes, you’ve no doubt got one question on your mind: Who is Meechum, and where can I get one for myself?

The Underwoods’ stoic bodyguard is played by Nathan Darrow, a trained stage actor from Kansas City who first worked with Cards star Kevin Spacey in a production of Shakespeare’s Richard III. Toward the end of the play’s international tour in 2011, Netflix was starting to put together the cast of House of Cards, and Spacey submitted Darrow and other company members for roles in the series. “It was stacked with some very talented actors who were really right for House of Cards, so Kevin put a bunch of us up for it,” recalls Darrow, who actually read for another role prior to being cast as Meechum. “I went in for casting and later for [executive producer David] Fincher, and that’s just how it happened.”

In the show’s first season, Meechum was largely a subdued presence, with the occasional “Yes, sir” uttered as he slowly earned his position as a trusted bodyguard in Frank’s innermost circle. Some would argue that said circle is really just Frank’s wife Claire (Robin Wright) and Meechum anyway, and that theory was ostensibly proven after Meechum’s major moment in the 11th episode of Cards‘ second season. At the onset of filming, Darrow didn’t exactly know where Meechum would go in season 2 (“He’s not in the ground quite yet!”), but he had an idea.

“I knew the relationship between high-level security and client was going to be explored, but I wasn’t sure in what way, and it’s an interesting one,” he says. “Here’s the fellow that’s ready to take a bullet for you and that actually, on a day-to-day basis, is probably as in tune with your mood as anyone. But that could be as far as it goes.” READ FULL STORY

'House of Cards': Kate Mara talks The Thing That Happened to Zoe

The second season of House of Cards begins with a shocking development for ambitious journalist Zoe Barnes (Kate Mara) — or, at least, one that’s shocking for anyone who isn’t familiar with the original British version of House of Cards. (If you haven’t watched yet, you might want to stop reading… now.) READ FULL STORY

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