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Chic Eglee, 'Hemlock Grove' Season 2 Showrunner, On Taking Over The Netflix Series

(0) Comments | Posted July 31, 2014 | 12:19 PM

When Charles "Chic" Eglee ("The Shield," "Dexter") inherited the showrunner seat on Netflix's hit horror series "Hemlock Grove" heading into Season 2, he was charged with helping to transition the show beyond its original source material, since Brian McGreevy's book only took them up to the

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Famke Janssen On 'Hemlock Grove' Season 2: Her Scariest Scene Involved Karaoke

(0) Comments | Posted July 29, 2014 | 12:19 PM

After returning from beyond the grave in the last few "X-Men" movies and now on Netflix's "Hemlock Grove" -- after her character was being zipped up in a body bag last we saw her at the end of Season 1 -- Famke Janssen clearly...

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Lizzy Caplan On 'Masters Of Sex' Season 2 And That Emmy Nomination

(0) Comments | Posted July 11, 2014 | 2:28 PM

So much for Lizzy Caplan's fears of being typecast as a comedic actress. Because in advance of the Season 2 premiere of "Masters of Sex" this Sunday, the former "Mean Girls" star was rewarded with her first-ever Emmy nomination (for Lead Actress in a...

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'The Strain': 10 Things You Need To Know About The Creepy FX Show

(0) Comments | Posted July 11, 2014 | 11:54 AM

Guillermo del Toro may be new to TV, but he certainly isn't new to vampires; the filmmaker's been daydreaming about their biology since he was a kid, long before his directorial debut "Cronos" or "Blade II." So when his new vampire horror series "The Strain" hits...

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'Hemlock Grove' Season 2: 10 Things You Need To Know About Supernatural Netflix Show

(3) Comments | Posted July 10, 2014 | 2:55 PM

By the end of the first season of "Hemlock Grove," Netflix's Eli Roth-produced original horror series, one major mystery was solved -- who (or what) was responsible for the series of grisly murders that shocked the seemingly sleepy Pennsylvania town? Still, while one question was answered, even more...

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Greg Poehler On 'Welcome To Sweden' And Working With His Sister, Amy

(0) Comments | Posted July 10, 2014 | 11:32 AM

When it comes to writing, one of the oldest adages around is to "write what you know," and when Greg Poehler (yes, as in Amy Poehler's younger brother) decided to leave his job as a lawyer and try for a career in show business, he did just that....

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'Hemlock Grove' Season 2: Shelley's Alive, But She Looks A Little Different (PHOTO)

(2) Comments | Posted June 4, 2014 | 12:30 PM

We're only a little over a month away from Season 2 of "Hemlock Grove" premiering on Netflix, but impatient fans of the popular Eli Roth-produced horror series can now get their first look at Madeleine Martin as the show's new Shelley Godfrey, thanks to a new...

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'Game Of Thrones: The Exhibition' Hits Toronto. Here's What Fans Can Expect

(0) Comments | Posted May 14, 2014 | 5:15 PM

Liam Cunningham doesn’t have to worry about dealing with any angry fans (unlike, say, his co-star David Bradley).

Instead, the actor behind Davos Seaworth, Stannis Baratheon’s loyal right-hand man, on HBO’s “Game of Thrones” gets to sit back and enjoy viewers’ increasingly insatiable appetite for all things “Thrones.” It's...

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Kevin Dunn Talks 'Veep' Season 3 And The Show's 'Player-Coach' Julia Louis-Dreyfus

(0) Comments | Posted April 28, 2014 | 1:46 PM

Just this past week, there have been two major announcements coming out of HBO's hit comedy "Veep." First, on screen, Julia Louis-Dreyfus' Selina Meyer finally publicly announced that she'll be running for President; then off it, HBO finally revealed the show's been renewed for Season 4. All of...

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Billy Bob Thornton On 'Fargo,' Bringing The Story To TV, and That Horrible, Horrible Haircut

(0) Comments | Posted April 14, 2014 | 5:26 PM

As recently as 10 to 15 years ago, doing TV was a dirty word for an established actor like Billy Bob Thornton, to say nothing of adapting an Oscar-winning movie for the small screen. But now? It’s one of the few places Thornton can find the types of roles he’s...

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David Bradley Of 'Game Of Thrones' Knows You Still Hate Him For The Red Wedding, But He's OK With That

(0) Comments | Posted April 4, 2014 | 4:39 PM

*** SPOILERS AHEAD!***

When "Game Of Thrones" unleashed the show's now-infamous Red Wedding episode last season, traumatized fans were left to watch helplessly through their fingers --usually while their friends who'd read ahead in the books and knew what was coming filmed their horrified reactions.

So it's safe...

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Lauren Holly On 'Motive' Season 2 And Spicing Up The Procedural

(0) Comments | Posted March 27, 2014 | 4:39 PM

It might seem odd considering her job description as the resident medical examiner on "Motive," but Lauren Holly's Dr. Betty Rogers is actually the life of the party on the police procedural. While her character is busy dealing with the corpses (typically provided by that week's...

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Dominic Monaghan, 'Wild Things' Season 2 Host: I Don't Have A Death Wish

(0) Comments | Posted March 24, 2014 | 2:11 PM

Dominic Monaghan wants people to stop worrying about him.

He's certainly not in any danger of running out of interesting places to visit or animals to see for his OLN show "Wild Things With Dominic Monaghan." Because even after two seasons, the actor-turned-nature-show-host's travel wish...

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Adam DeVine, 'Workaholics' Star/Co-Creator, On Their Fanbase And Justin Bieber Cameo Ideas

(0) Comments | Posted March 13, 2014 | 11:40 AM

Don't get it confused: Adam DeVine and his "Workaholics" co-stars and co-creators Anders Holm and Blake Anderson may play a trio of slackers named Adam, Anders and Blake on their hit show, but in real life they're anything but.

The show's been taking off as...

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2014 Canadian Screen Awards Winners: 'Orphan Black,' David Cronenberg Honoured

(3) Comments | Posted March 10, 2014 | 10:27 AM

The Oscars may be over, but there were still more red carpets to pose on and gold statues to hand out in Toronto over the weekend, as the second annual Canadian Screen Awards celebrated the biggest names in Canadian film and TV.

Last year's emcee Martin Short...

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Isaac Hempstead-Wright And Kristian Nairn Know Your Pain When Characters Die On 'Game Of Thrones'

(0) Comments | Posted February 19, 2014 | 3:31 PM

As “Game of Thrones” keeps reminding us, it’s pretty dangerous to be a Stark in Westeros. And few people are more aware of that than Isaac Hempstead-Wright and Kristian Nairn. As the pint-sized lord Bran Stark (Hempstead-Wright) and his giant-sized faithful companion Hodor (Nairn), the two make up...

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Steven Van Zandt On 'Lilyhammer' Season 2 And His Emmy Hopes

(0) Comments | Posted December 10, 2013 | 11:56 AM

Steven Van Zandt's Norwegian mob comedy "Lilyhammer" first got the ball rolling for Netflix as the debut show in their growing slate of original programming, and now it's continuing to lead the pack by becoming the first series to return for a second season...

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Aisha Tyler, 'Archer' Star, On The Show's 'Smilthy' Humour

(1) Comments | Posted September 5, 2013 | 4:57 PM

After four seasons and counting of playing Lana (the most competent character in an office of mostly incompetent secret agents) on "Archer," Aisha Tyler has since come up with her favorite way to describe the show's particular brand of comedy: "smilthy." Or in other words, a...

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Judy Greer On The 'Archer' - 'Arrested Development' Connection

(1) Comments | Posted September 5, 2013 | 4:02 PM

When "Archer" creator Adam Reed first sold his hit animated series, he billed it as "James Bond meets 'Arrested Development.' " So it only makes sense that when it came time to cast the show, Reed turned to "Arrested" alumni Jessica Walter, who plays Malory Archer...

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David Silverman, 'Simpsons' Director/Animator, On The Show's Legacy And Character Origins

(2) Comments | Posted July 25, 2013 | 10:54 AM

This September, "The Simpsons" will officially hit Season 25, making it an even quarter-century for the longest-running primetime animated show in television history. (It still has a few years to catch the 635 episodes of "Gunsmoke.")

Emmy-winning animator David Silverman has been with the show...

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