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Comic-Con 2011: Lucy Lawless answers your questions!

Yeah, yeah, yeah, we have plenty of questions we’d love to ask Spartacus: Vengeance star Lucy Lawless. (Okay, most of them are about her nude co-stars. We can’t help it!) But we wanted to know what you Spartacus fans hoped to learn about the Comic-Con favorite. So when Lawless stopped by EW’s VIP lounge, we handed the microphone over to you all. Click the jump to watch the Spartacus star answer questions about award recognition and Lucretia’s low after the first season finale of the Starz series. “She’s going through a terrible time,” Lawless says. “And she has to claw tooth and nail to get any kind of status whatsoever. She’s lost everything.” Click the jump — with a vengeance! — to watch the video!

'Spartacus' season 2 'Vengeance' trailer is here!

Gratitude for choosing this blog post to find out about the Spartacus panel at Comic-Con, moderated by EW’s Adam B. Vary. We heard from the show’s cast, producers and even got to see a trailer (below).

– Okay, they start the panel by showing the Vengeance trailer. Honestly? It gives The Walking Dead trailer posted earlier today a run for its money. The show looks bigger and more… (I’m trying to avoid the word “epic” since EW readers have started hating the media’s overuse of that word but…) …more epic than ever before. (Riding horses? In a show shot entirely indoors on green screen? Impressive!)

– “It’s a great privily, a great honor, it’s a great responsibility,” says Liam McIntyre, about taking over the title role of Spartacus after Andy Whitfield dropped out to resume treatment for cancer. “I was a fan. I would have been sitting down there [in the audience]. All of a sudden, I find myself sitting up here. Everyone can agree Andy was amazing. The best thing I can do is bust my ass and honor that legacy trying to make season 2 as amazingly as exciting as season 1. And that’s all I can do.”

– Showrunner Steven S. DeKnight on Andy’s health: “He’s doing very well. He’s very private about his health. We have joked with each other about working together again — and then he says [he wants to do] something where he doesn’t take his clothes off.” READ FULL STORY

Who's going to Comic-Con: 'Glee,' 'Game of Thrones,' 'Spartacus,' more

Guess who’s going to Comic-Con this year?

Here’s an early list of shows we’re told will be presenting panels, plus more that are looking likely to join the fun in San Diego July 21-24:


True Blood (HBO)
Game of Thrones (HBO)
Spartacus: Vengeance
(Starz — hey, it’s a new name for season two!)
Torchwood (Starz)
Terra Nova (Fox)
Fringe (Fox)
Alcatraz (Fox)
Glee (Fox)
Once Upon a Time
Grimm (NBC)
The Big Bang Theory (CBS)
Person of Interest (CBS)
Walking Dead (AMC)
The Vampire Diaries (The CW)
The Secret Circle (The CW)
Eureka (Syfy)
Dexter (Showtime)
Shameless (Showtime)
Homeland (Showtime)
Warehouse 13 (Syfy)
Being Human (Syfy)
Sanctuary (Syfy)
Supernatural (The CW)
Nikita (The CW)
Ringer (The CW)
Chuck (NBC)
Alphas (Syfy)
Mythbusters (Discovery)
Penn & Teller Tell a Lie (Discovery)
The Simpsons (Fox)
Family Guy (Fox)

Check back for updates!

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PHOTO: 'Spartacus' casts its new Naevia -- EXCLUSIVE

Slave leader Spartacus isn’t the only part on Starz’ cult hit that’s being recast for season two. Lesley-Ann Brandt, who played Lucretia’s “body slave” Naevia, left the show during its protracted hiatus.

But producers have now found an actress to take over the part, and heeeere she is … READ FULL STORY

Midseason and summer premieres on cable: When to look for 'True Blood,' 'Pretty Little Liars' and 'Weeds'

UPDATED, 4/1: We’ve updated our list to reflect the return of Deadliest CatchEntourage and The Closer. Or maybe you are just dying to know when Toya: A Family Affair bows on BET! Here are some debut dates for many basic and premium cable shows through July: READ FULL STORY

'Spartacus' creator talks 'Gods of the Arena' finale, epic season 2 plans

spartacus-gods-of-the-arenaSix hours was far too short of time to spend among such fine gladiators in Starz’ Spartacus prequel, Gods of the Arena. Below is our Q&A with creator Steven S. DeKnight. We talk about the prequel’s finale and learn some details about season two (and when it airs), plus get an update on our favorite gladiator, Andy Whitfield. Warning, spoilers ahead!READ FULL STORY

'House,' 'How I Met Your Mother,' 'Parenthood,' Justin Bieber on 'CSI': Find out what's next in the Spoiler Room

Spoiler-Room-EWImage Credit: Eric McCandless/CBS; Sonja Flemming/CBS; Adam Taylor/Fox; ABC Family
I’m not one to exaggerate, so you can believe me when I say I have some killer scoop that’s deathly good this week.

Not only did I speak with executive producer Greg Yaitanes about one of the biggest episodes of House you’ve ever seen, Shay Mitchell about Pretty Little Liars, and Craig Thomas about the next few (happy!) episodes of How I Met Your Mother, but I also have a HUGE Justin Bieber-related CSI spoiler. Plus there’s Cougar Town casting scoop, Michael and Nikita spoilers, dish from Spartacus: Gods of the Arena ‘s Aussie star Dustin Clare, and a ton more! Dig in with the fury of a million Bieber fans competing for a lock of his baby hair. GO! READ FULL STORY

Liam McIntyre is the new Spartacus!

Credit: Vanessa Dano and Tom Donato

He’s Spartacus!

Australian actor Liam McIntyre will take over the role as the fierce Thracian warrior in Starz’ cult hit series.

The decision comes after a lengthy and difficult process to find a new lead on the show after star Andy Whitfield had to depart the series to resume treatment for cancer. Earlier this month, Starz decided to move forward with a second season as the number of contenders for the role narrowed.

“Since no one can really replace Andy, we realized that we should instead find an actor who can truly lead Spartacus forward,” said Starz president and CEO Chris Albrecht in a statement. “It was important to us to have Andy endorse the idea of recasting this part, which he did in the same heroic manner that he’s dealt with his whole ordeal. And that, coupled with our fortune in finding a young actor with the gladiator credentials and the acting ability of Liam, makes it easier for us to keep this hit franchise going.”

The actor, who was recently seen in HBO’s The Pacific, beat out a field of contenders that included Stephen Amell and Aiden Turner. McIntyre also appeared in Aussie series Neighbors and Rush. The Spartacus saga returns on Jan. 21 with the premiere of prequel series Gods of the Arena (trailer here). Season two of Spartacus: Blood and Sand will debut next year.

New 'Spartacus: Gods of the Arena' trailer

Coming on the heels of today’s news that Starz is moving forward with a second season of Spartacus, the network released a new look at the upcoming prequel, Gods of the Arena. Check it out, below… READ FULL STORY

Spartacus lives! Exclusive: Starz to move forward on second season

UPDATED: Those wondering about the future of Starz’ Spartacus can breathe a big sigh of relief: The network is set to confirm at TCA press tour that it will continue the breakout hit despite the loss of star Andy Whitfield.

Sources close to the production say season two will start shooting this spring, with an eye toward a 2012 premiere.

Which, of course, raises a big question: Who’s Spartacus? READ FULL STORY

'Community,' 'Big Love,' 'Castle,' 'White Collar': Find out what's happening next in the Spoiler Room!

EW-Spoiler-RoomImage Credit: David Giesbrecht/USA; Paul Drinkwater/NBC; Michael Desmond/ABC; Isabella Vosmikova/HBOHappy New Year, Roomies! (Today is the 7th, officially the last day you can wish people a good new year without sounding weird. Whew. Just made it.) In this first 2011 edition, we chatted with Matt Bomer about the return of White Collar (and his upcoming nudie dance), have great scoop on the last season of Big Love (weeping begins now), and some Castle info that’s going to make soap fans seal-clap in happiness. And if you’re a soap fan who seal-claps when you’re happy, please send mockable videos of you doing so to

Oh, and send scoop requests there, too. Or for the least possible effort in your effort to obtain scoop on your favorite shows, ask me on Twitter (@EWSandraG).


'Spartacus: Gods of the Arena' exclusive trailer: Blood, lust, and bloodlust (Watch here)

While you wait for Starz to (hopefully) resume Spartacus: Blood and Sand next year (sadly, without Andy Whitfield), tide yourself over with this exclusive trailer for Spartacus: Gods of the Arena, the prequel to the network’s beloved series. And Jupiter’s c—, does it look like appointment viewing! Blood! Sex! More blood! More sex! The prequel — airing Jan. 21 — follows champion gladiator Gannicus (Dustin Clare) and Batiatus (John Hannah), who seeks to overthrow his father. Along with Hannah, expect to see other Blood and Sand alums in the prequel: Lucy Lawless reprises her role as Lucretia, and Peter Mensah returns to play Oenomaus. Enjoy the exclusive trailer — and its shirtless stars — after the jump. Careful parents — this somewhat NSFW trailer isn’t for the kiddies. 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.



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