Saturday, December 31, 2011

Epic Voyages Movie Marathon - Syfy: Jan 13' 12

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EPIC VOYAGES MOVIE MARATHON - SYFY: FRIDAY, JANUARY 13, 2012


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08:00 AM The Immortal Voyage Of Captain Drake

Two rival sea captains embark on quests to exotic lands after they meet a mysterious sultan.

Cast includes Highlander's Adrian Paul, Temuera Morrison, Wes Ramsey, Daniel Kash, Sofia Pernas and Nick Harvey.

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10:00 AM Jules Verne's Mysterious Island - Part One

Adaptation of Verne's novel about a group of castaways fighting for survival on an island inhabited by mutant creatures created by a reclusive genius (Patrick Stewart).

Cast includes Kyle MacLachlan, Danielle Calvert, Burn Notice's Gabrielle Anwar, Star Trek: The Next Generation's Patrick Stewart, Jason Durr, Omar Gooding and Vinnie Jones.

12:00 PM Jules Verne's Mysterious Island - Part Two

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02:00 PM The Brothers Grimm

In Terry Gilliam's inventive fantasy, the famed 19th-century writers get caught up in a real-life fairy tale involving a haunted forest where girls have been disappearing.

Cast includes Matt Damon, Heath Ledger, Petr Ratimec, Barbora Lukesov√°, Anna Rust and Jeremy Robson.

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04:30 PM Pirates Of The Caribbean: At World's End

Third entry in the adventure saga sends a resurrected buccaneer (Geoffrey Rush), a feisty heroine (Keira Knightley) and her swashbuckling swain (Orlando Bloom) on a voyage to rescue Capt. Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) from Davy Jones' locker.

Cast includes Johnny Depp, Geoffrey Rush, Orlando Bloom, Keira Knightley, Jack Davenport, Bill Nighy, Jonathan Pryce and Lee Arenberg.

Fantasy Movie Marathon - Syfy: Jan 12 '12

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FANTASY MOVIE MARATHON - SYFY: THURSDAY, JANUARY 12, 2012




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05:30 PM The Brothers Grimm

In Terry Gilliam's inventive fantasy, the famed 19th-century writers get caught up in a real-life fairy tale involving a haunted forest where girls have been disappearing.

Cast includes Matt Damon, Heath Ledger, Petr Ratimec, Barbora Lukesov√°, Anna Rust and Jeremy Robson.

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08:00 PM Pirates Of The Caribbean: At World's End

Third entry in the adventure saga sends a resurrected buccaneer (Geoffrey Rush), a feisty heroine (Keira Knightley) and her swashbuckling swain (Orlando Bloom) on a voyage to rescue Capt. Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) from Davy Jones' locker.

Cast includes Johnny Depp, Geoffrey Rush, Orlando Bloom, Keira Knightley, Jack Davenport, Bill Nighy, Jonathan Pryce and Lee Arenberg.

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11:30 PM Beyond Sherwood Forest

Robin Hood (Robin Dunne) must find a cure for a woman cursed to turn into a murderous beast during the daytime, as well as keep Maid Marian (Erica Durance) safe from harm.

Cast includes Sanctuary's Robin Dunne and Robert Lawrenson, Smallville's Erica Durance, Julian Sands, Stargate's Katharine Isabelle, Mark Gibbon, John Novak, David Richmond-Peck, Bill Dow, Brent Stait, David Palffy and Paul Lazenby.

Beauty and the Beast

01:30 AM Beauty And The Beasts: A Dark Tale

A dark take on the forbidden love story between a maiden (Estella Warren) and a monster (Victor Parascos), in which the latter is blamed for killing villagers while another creature is the culprit.

Cast includes Estella Warren, Rhett Giles, Victor Parascos, Vanessa Gray, Tony Bellette, Chris Betts, Peter Cook, Nicholas G. Cooper, Gabriella Di Labio, Damien Garvey and Anthony Kidd.

Lake Placid Movie Marathon - Syfy: Jan 5 '12

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LAKE PLACID MOVIE MARATHON - SYFY: THURSDAY, JANUARY 5, 2012




Supergator

05:00 PM Supergator

Scott Kinney is an American geologist monitoring a local volcano when the Supergator, a prehistoric alligator recreated from fossilized DNA escapes from a secret bio-engineering research center. Kinney joins forces with another scientist and a Texan alligator hunter as they pursue the monster as it heads down river intent on destroying a luxurious resort packed with tourists.

Cast includes Brad Johnson, Kelly McGillis, Bianca Lawson, Mary Alexandra Stiefvater and Josh Kelly.

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07:00 PM Lake Placid 2

The quirky residents of Lake Placid once again become gator bait in this horror sequel. Eight years after the town was devastated by a giant crocodile, the creature's numerous offspring return for some human snacks of their own. It's up to the local sheriff (John Schneider), his ex-girlfriend, an EPA agent and a professional croc hunter to stop the bloodthirsty beasts before they kill again.

Guest includes John Schneider, Sarah Lafleur, Sam McMurray, Chad Michael, Alicia Ziegler, Joe Holt, Ian Reed Kesler, Justin Urich and Cloris Leachman.

Lake Placid 3

09:00 PM Lake Placid 3

A game warden (Colin Ferguson) moves into his aunt's lakeside cabin with his wife and young son, and the little boy feeds the resident baby crocodiles until they grow up into monstrous predators that become a menace to the family.

Cast includes Eureka's Colin Ferguson, Yancy Butler, Kirsty Mitchell, Kacey Barnfield, Jordan Grehs, Michael Ironside, Angelica Penn and Bianca Ilich.



Dinocroc

11:00 PM Dinocroc

Scientists become victims of their own work when the cross ancient crocodile DNA with that of a dinosaur.

Cast includes Costas Mandylor, Charles Napier, Bruce Weitz, Matthew Borlenghi, Jane Longenecker and Max Perlich.

01:00 AM Lake Placid 2
03:00 AM Lake Placid 3

Sherlock - Digital Spy: Benedict Cumberbatch Q & A

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DIGITAL SPY: 'Sherlock' Benedict Cumberbatch Q&A: 'I want this character to evolve'


Friday, Dec 30 2011
By Morgan Jeffery

[NOTE: Sherlock season one has an encore run in the US on PBS beginning Sunday, January 15, 2012 at 10/9C. Season two premieres in the UK returns to BBC One on January 1 at 8.10pm.]


... Q: Are you excited about tackling the most iconic stories in the Holmes canon?


Benedict Cumberbatch: "Yeah, very, very excited! There's a weight of expectation, but it's brilliant, because those are the [stories] that everyone is most familiar with. Again, there's trepidation and [you feel] a responsibility because people have a very set idea in their minds of what those stories are - what the outcome is, the relationships...

"But the scripts I've read have been fantastic. They're just brilliantly imaginative, engaging and witty. They're utterly loyal to the intention of the original, but are thoroughly fresh and perky. So any fears I had were allayed instantly...
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Merlin - SciFi and TV Talk: Q & A with Bradley James

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Merlin Syfy Jan 6 2012

SCIFI AND TV TALK: Q & A With Merlin's Bradley James


by Steve Eramo
December 30, 2011


At one time or another, most men are faced with trying to measure up to their father’s expectations. That is sometimes easier said than done, especially when others are involved. In BBC’s Merlin, Prince Arthur Pendragon has been trained to fight since birth, and his father, King Uther Pendragon, plans for his son to one day take over as the ruler of Camelot. Much to their surprise, that day comes earlier than expected in the show’s fourth season. With his servant, protector, friend (and magician) Merlin by his side, Arthur must now look after the well-being after every man, woman and child in his kingdom and protect them from those scheming to end his reign by using magic against him.

Since the first episode of Merlin, actor Bradley James has delivered a convincing and thoroughly enjoyable performance as Arthur. Following in the footsteps of his series costar, Colin Morgan (Merlin), James has done a BBC Press Q & A to talk about his character’s story arc in the show’s fourth season, which has its North American premiere on Friday, January 6th @ 10:00 p.m. EST/PST on America’s Syfy channel, and Saturday, January 7th @ 8:00 p.m. EST/PST on Canada’s SPACE Channel...

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... Q: Another important addition is Agravaine (Nathaniel Parker). Has he brought something extra to Merlin?

Bradley James: "Definitely. Very early on, the audience becomes aware that Agravaine’s allegiance is to Morgana [Katie McGrath]. Naturally, Arthur is completely unaware of this, which creates great dramatic tension. Someone has to play dumb – and as we’ve come to find out in Merlin, it's usually Arthur! But it also adds to the drama of the series that someone so close to Arthur can be the one that digs the knife in and twists it. As far as Arthur is concerned, his mother's brother is someone to be trusted implicitly. But the audience can see the cloaked dagger. Nathaniel Parker is very lively as Agravaine and has a great, dark look..."

Friday, December 30, 2011

Zachary Levi - Chuck - Video: 'Chuck Versus the Kept Man' Episode Trailer Airs Jan 6 '12

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Chuck

CHUCK - VIDEO: 'CHUCK VERSUS THE KEPT MAN' EPISODE TRAILER - AIRS FRIDAY, JANUARY 6, 2012 AT 8/7C ON NBC

Chuck and Sarah mull over the next phase of Carmichael Industries. Meanwhile, Casey gets more deeply involved in his forbidden romance with Gertrude Verbanski (Carrie-Anne Moss), who offers a shadowy assignment in South Beach. And an intellectually elevated Jeff scrutinizes oddball happenings at Buy More.

Guest stars include Carrie-Anne Moss and Anthony Molinari.

Tom Selleck - Blue Bloods - CBS Video: 'Whistle Blower' Episode Trailer Airs Jan 6 '12

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BLUE BLOODS - CBS VIDEO: 'WHISTLE BLOWER' EPISODE TRAILER - AIRS FRIDAY, JANUARY 6, 2012 AT 10/9C

A whistle blower is blown away and this prosecutor blames herself. Tune in on Friday, January 6th at 10/9c only on CBS!

When Erin’s informant is murdered, she blames herself and works to help Danny discover who killed him.

Guest stars include Tygagi Schwartz, Jack O’Connell, Roxanna Hope, Adam Scarimbolo, Neal Lerner, Robert Funaro, Jay Patterson, Marnie Schulenburg, Kelly Aucoin and Robert Bogue.



Jamie Bamber -17th Precinct - Video: Pilot

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17TH PRECINCT - VIDEO: PILOT

Created by Battlestar Galactica's Ronald D. Moore for the NBC 2011-2012 season, this science fiction/fantasy pilot was not picked up. It has a flavor of Jim Butcher's The Dresden Files - and also a flavor of Battlestar Galactica, with so many of that series' cast involved in this project, including Jamie Bamber, James Callis, Tricia Helfer and Caprica's Esai Morales.

And, as it was partially filmed in Vancouver, BC, Canada, there are some familiar Stargate alums in the cast as well, including Heather Doerksen, Robert Moloney, Don Thompson, Doug Abrahams, and (I think) Allison Hossack.

"Oil, electricity, coal ... the power that drives modern society. But what if science had never been invented? What if we relied on .. magic? What if plants and fire powered our world? And what if the police solved crimes in ways that we can't imagine? This is 17th Precinct."

Which takes place in San Francisco - uh, Excelsior.

Cast includes Tricia Helfer, West Wing's Stockard Channing, Jamie Bamber, James Callis, Eamonn Walker, Matt Long, Heather Doerksen, Quinn Lord, Robert Moloney, The Killing's Brandon Jay McLaren and Valin Shinyei.


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Sanctuary - Show Patrol: Amanda Tapping Teases Season 4 Finale - Syfy Dec 30 10/9C

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SANCTUARY - SHOW PATROL: AMANDA TAPPING TEASES SEASON FOUR FINALE - FRIDAY, DECEMBER 30, 2011 AT 10/9C ON SYFY

'Sanctuary' wraps Season 4 with 'final reckoning'


By Curt Wagner
December 30, 2011

If you thought Helen Magnus made a shocking play in the first part of the “Sanctuary" Season 4 finale, wait until you see what show does in "Sanctuary for None: Part 2," airing at 9 p.m. Dec. 30 on Syfy.

Star and producer Amanda Tapping said Magnus's latest surprise play is the "final reckoning" for the Sanctuary team.

If you're caught up with events, Will (Robin Dunne) currently is being forced to work with SCIU director Greg Addison (Brian Markinson) while Bigfoot (Christopher Heyerdahl) has decided to remain in the abnormal homeland and team with rebel leader Caleb (guest star Gil Bellows). Henry (Ryan Robbins), Tesla (Jonathon Young) and Kate (Agam Darshi) are sided firmly with Magnus, even though they doubt her move to expose the Sanctuary to the public was wise.

In tonight’s episode, Magnus and Caleb still are struggling to keep the abnormal homeland safe from SCIU and the other human organizations that would see it destroyed. Tapping said it was interesting working with guest star Bellows.

He is such a Zen and really lovely guy. He is so sweet and he was so happy to be on our set … [but] he plays this dastardly villain you love to hate,” she said. “We’d give each other a hug and then launch into a fistfight, so it was good...”

Zachary Levi - Chuck - MSN TV: Tonight's Picks Dec 30 '11 - NBC 8/7C

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MSN TV: TONIGHT'S PICKS FRIDAY, DECEMBER 30, 2011

... Chuck

8:00 PM, NBC

Sarah (Yvonne Strahovski) has an encounter with her original handler, Kieran Ryker (guest star Tim DeKay), and worries that he is going to hurt her mother (guest star Cheryl Ladd) and others close to her. Chuck (Zachary Levi) wants to help her confront a secret from her past, but she feels strongly that she needs to do it alone in the new episode "Chuck Versus the Baby."

Eureka - MCM Expo Video: MCM London Comic Con 2011 Panel

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Eureka 2012

EUREKA - MCM EXPO VIDEO: MCM LONDON COMIC CON 2011 PANEL - PART ONE

Eureka Panel at MCM Expo London Comic Con 2011 with Matt Frewer, Salli Richardson-Whitfield and series creation Jaime Paglia.



MCM EXPO VIDEO: MCM LONDON COMIC CON 2011 PANEL - PART TWO




MCM EXPO VIDEO: MCM LONDON COMIC CON 2011 PANEL - PART THREE

Battlestar Galactica - BBC America Video: Schedule Jan 7 '12

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BATTLESTAR GALACTICA VIDEO - BBC AMERICA: SCHEDULE SATURDAY, JANUARY 7, 2012


Cast includes Edward James Olmos, Mary McDonnell, Jamie Bamber, James Callis, Tricia Helfer, Grace Park, Katee Sackhoff, Michael Hogan, Aaron Douglas, Tahmoh Penikett, Michael Trucco and Alessandro Juliani.


7:00 PM Dirty Hands

After impurities are discovered the Fleet's dangerously low supply of tylium fuel, Chief Tyrol visits a tylium refining ship to inspect working conditions there.

Chief Tyrol (Aaron Douglas) is convinced to defy Adama (Edward James Olmos) and start a strike.

Guest stars include Nicki Clyne, Rekha Sharma, David Patrick Green, Jen Halley, Don Thompson, Leah Cairns, Colin Lawrence, Samantha Ferris and Jerry Wasserman.




8:00 PM Maelstrom

Starbuck has been haunted by visions from her past in her waking hours as well as in her dreams. Now, while on Viper patrol, she spots a Cylon Raider that no one else sees, and dives after it, hypnotized, towards a dense, swirling storm.

Kara “Starbuck” Thrace (Katee Sackhoff) questions her sanity when a dogfight with a Cylon raider ends unexpectedly, and later she has recollections of her abusive mother (Dorothy Lyman) and nightmares about her time on New Caprica.

Guest stars include Kandyse McClure, Callum Keith Rennie, Dorothy Lyman, Bodie Olmos, Leah Cairns, Don Thompson, Camille Atebe and Georgia Craig.




9:00 PM The Son Also Rises

Lee (Jamie Bamber) is ordered to protect Baltar's (James Callis) lawyer, Romo Lampkin (Mark Sheppard), after Baltar's first lawyer dies in what is suspected to be an act of sabotage; bombings cause the crew to examine theories about the culprits.

Guest stars include Kandyse McClure, Rekha Sharma, Sebastian Spence, Mark Sheppard, Bodie Olmos, Leah Cairns, Colin Lawrence, Ty Olsson, Don Thompson, Tyler McClendon and Christina Schild.

Absolutely Fabulous - BBC America Video: 20th Anniversary Special Jan 8 '12

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ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS - BBC AMERICA VIDEO: 20TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL - SUNDAY, JANUARY 8, 2012 AT 10/9C

Two decades ago, the brash and hilarious Patsy and Edina first introduced themselves to the world and we've never been quite the same. And if there's one thing the two champagne-swilling divas know best is how to mark a special occasion.


Twenty years ago the world was introduced to Edina, Patsy, Saffron, Bubble and Mother. Since then, it has never been quite the same. As outrageous, scandalous, raucous and fashion-addicted as always, the ladies are back and it’s going to be fabulous darling. In the first of three new episodes written by and starring Jennifer Saunders, with Joanna Lumley, Julia Sawalha, Jane Horrocks and June Whitfield, there's an awful lot of catching up to do. First of all there’s a homecoming for one of them who’s been ‘away’ for quite some time. She arrives at the Monsoon household with a new - slightly scary - best friend. Her presence could be either a blessing or a disaster, raising questions of identity that could even involve a certain person owning up to her real age ... if she can remember it. Warning: A Royal Wedding is re-enacted by Bubble. The Absolutely Fabulous 20thAnniversary Special premieres Sunday, January 8, 10:00pm ET/PT.

Doctor Who: BBC America Video Featurette: What's Coming in 2012

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BBC AMERICA: WHAT'S COMING IN 2012

In 2012, BBC America will take you from the other side of the pond to the end of the earth with several brand new series, including "Planet Earth," "The Fades," "No Kitchen Required" and "Richard Hammond's Crash Course." Plus a new season of "Doctor Who!"



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PLANET EARTH

The Fades

THE FADES - Premieres Saturday, January 14, 2012 at 9/8C.


RICHARD HAMMOND'S CRASH COURSE

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NO KITCHEN REQUIRED

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DOCTOR WHO

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COPPER

Cast includes Tom Weston-Jones (MI-5, Spooks), Kyle Schmid (Blood Ties), Anastasia Griffith (Royal Pains) and Franka Potente (The Bourne Supremacy).

This crime series is set in 1860s New York City. It follows an Irish-immigrant cop working in the city's notorious Five Points neighborhood. The show was created by Tom Fontana (Oz, Homicide: Life on the Streets) and Will Rokos (Monster's Ball, Southland). Copper launches on BBC America this summer and on Showcase in Canada in the fall.

Thursday, December 29, 2011

John Barrowman - Torchwood - BBC America Video: Schedule Jan 7 '12

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Torchwood

TORCHWOOD - BBC AMERICA VIDEO: SCHEDULE SATURDAY, JANUARY 7, 2012

Cast includes John Barrowman, Eve Myles, Burn Gorman, Naoko Mori, Gareth David-Lloyd and Kai Owen.




02:00 AM From Out of the Rain

Jack talks about his encounter with The Night Travelers.

Soon after an old movie theater reopens, bodies trapped between life and death emerge in the streets of Cardiff.

Guest stars include Julian Bleach, Camilla Power, Craig Gallivan, Stephen Marzella, Hazel Wyn Williams, Lowri Sian Jones and Eileen Essell.



03:00 AM Adrift

Rift activity may be taking things in addition to leaving them behind.

Gwen makes a shocking discovery that reveals the darker side of Torchwood while investigating the disappearance of a local teen.

Guest stars include Tom Price, Ruth Jones, Robert Pugh, Lorna Gayle and Oliver Ferriman.


Torchwood: Miracle Day - MCM Expo Video: MCM London Comic Con 2011 Panel

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TORCHWOOD: MIRACLE DAY - MCM EXPO VIDEO: MCM LONDON COMIC CON 2O11 PANEL - Part One

Torchwood Miracle Day panel at MCM Expo London Comic Con October 2011 with Alexa Havins, Arlene Tur, Kai Own and Eve Myles.



TORCHWOOD: MIRACLE DAY - MCM EXPO VIDEO: MCM LONDON COMIC CON 2O11 PANEL - Part Two

Warehouse 13- Haven - MCM Expo Video: MCM London Comic Con 2011 Panel

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WAREHOUSE 13 - HAVEN - MCM EXPO VIDEO: MCM LONDON COMIC CON 2011 PANEL

Sy fy Panel for Warehouse 13 & Haven with Lucas Bryant and Aaron Ashmore MCM Expo London Comic Con October 2011.

Fringe - TV Guide: 2011's Best Episodes

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Fringe season 4

From Oprah's surprisingly low-key farewell to the year's most soul-crushing break-up on The Good Wife (Kalicia, no!), the year was packed with fantastic hours of television — pretty much all of which we watched. There were teary goodbyes (Friday Night Lights' Texas forever! Smallville's tights and flights!), tense face-offs (why can't all CIA interrogations take place on the front porch of a cabin, like on Homeland?) and of course we made room for a little Glee (because certain underdogs deserved it). Which made the list. Tune in all week for our top 25.

Here's the first batch in our weeklong countdown of 2011's best episodes...

FRINGE

"Lysergic Acid Diethylamide," Fringe

The title alone indicated that this episode would be a trip. When Olivia attempted to extricate William Bell's consciousness from hers by taking LSD, the world went topsy-turvy, and the episode switched from live-action to animation. The twisty, Inception-like hour also marked Leonard Nimoy's farewell to the series.

Justified

JUSTIFIED

"The Spoil," Justified

Here's the second batch in our weeklong countdown of 2011's best episodes...

It's hard to highlight a single episode of Margo Martindale's Emmy-winning season as Mags Bennett, but her rousing speech in "The Spoil." Martindale's effortless, smooth-as-Mags' homemade moonshine delivery reminds us how smart a villain she is, and how much of a fight she's willing to put up to protect her people's "way of livin' and dyin.'" And while Mags' icy mean streak didn't fully come out until the following episode, her actions in this hour put us on serious red alert.

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DOCTOR WHO

Here's the third batch in our weeklong countdown of 2011's best episodes...

"The Doctor's Wife," Doctor Who

It takes fantasy/horror/sci-fi author Neil Gaiman to pen an episode that is preposterous to describe, yet heartbreaking in that signature Doctor Who way. Through a series of convoluted and nefarious events, his time machine, aka the TARDIS, shuts down and its matrix disappears, only to be incarnated in a daffy lady named Idris. The Doctor always did call the TARDIS "old girl," right? He and the TARDIS-possessed woman reminisce, banter, flirt and even kiss, and by episode's end, we've bought into their longtime, intimate relationship. Too bad the TARDIS can't remain in that body or ever have a voice again, but the affection we feel for that big blue police box has doubled.

Vampire Diaries

THE VAMPIRE DIARIES

Here's the fourth batch in our weeklong countdown of 2011's best episodes...

"The Sun Also Rises," The Vampire Diaries

The second season's penultimate episode was filled with tears, culminating in Klaus turning Aunt Jenna into a vampire before ultimately killing her. Worse, watching Elena lose her only semblance of a parent and knowing she was responsible for the death was wrenching. We've felt terror, hysteria, and laughed pretty darn hard while watching this show; this was the first time we sobbed.

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"Baelor," Game of Thrones

A pivotal event in this episode is so shockingly audacious that even now we'd like to issue a spoiler alert lest readers miss out on one of television's biggest surprises. HBO's epic fantasy series may have been hard to grasp at first -- a huge cast, foreign-sounding names, a feudal-type setting and baffling political intrigues -- but eventually we got to know the central characters, especially hero, patriarch and all-around upstanding fellow Ned Stark, played by Lord of the Rings' Sean Bean. We rooted for the morally high-minded right-hand man of the king, and so viewers could only watch (and rewind their DVRs) in disbelief as Ned was summarily beheaded in an act of betrayal -- with his two young daughters watching -- in a public square. What? Killing off someone who was supposedly the protagonist and emotional center of the show did not compute -- and drove home the fact that no one, not even the passive viewers, are untouched by the fantastical cruelty of this world conceived by author George R.R. Martin.

Smallville


SMALLVILLE


Here's the fifth batch in our weeklong countdown of 2011's best episodes...

"Finale," Smallville

It took 10 years for Clark Kent to become Superman, but the series finale soared as the Man of Steel (in his super suit at long last!) took flight. Like a proud parent, our hearts swelled as we watched Clark realize his full potential after a decade's worth of trials, and fittingly, both of his fathers (Jor-El and an apparition of Jonathan Kent) presented him with the cape before he took off to save the world once more...


CSI - CBS Video Featurette: Countdown to Catherine's Final Episode

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CSI - CBS VIDEO FEATURETTE: COUNTDOWN TO CATHERINE'S FINAL EPISODE

Take a trip down memory lane with some of Catherine's (Marg Helgenberger) greatest moments from her 12 seasons on 'CSI:'. Don't miss a moment of Catherine's final 'CSI:' episodes starting Wednesday January 18. Only on CBS!

Alex O'Loughlin - Hawaii Five-0 - CBS Video: 'Ka Ho' Oponopono' Episode Trailer Airs Jan 2 '12

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HAWAII FIVE-0 - CBS VIDEO: 'KA HO' OPONOPONO' EPISODE TRAILER - AIRS MONDAY, JANUARY 2, 2011 AT 10/9C

This hero is hiding something. The first episode of the year can't be missed! Tune in on Monday, January 2nd at 10/9c on CBS!

When the Five-0 determine that the murder of a teenage girl was a professional hit, they must first find out why she was targeted before they can find her killer.

Guest stars include Terry O’Quinn, Brian Yang, Ian Anthony Dale, Blaise Embry, Jonah Ho’okano, Lea DiMarchi, Clayton Norcross, Stephanie Conching, Christopher Cousins, Courtney Coleman, Duke Kimhan, Bryan McClure, Eliza Escano-Vasquez, Sam Anderson and Maurice Johnson.

NCIS: Los Angeles - CBS Video: 'The Watchers' Episode Trailer Airs Jan 3 '12

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NCIS: LOS ANGELES - CBS VIDEO: 'THE WATCHERS' EPISODE TRAILER - AIRS TUESDAY, JANUARY 3, 2012 AT 9/8C

New year, new boss! Will the team be able to deal? Tune in on Tuesday, January 3rd at 9/8c on CBS!

When a researcher with the Department of Defense is found dead, Nell must put her high IQ to the test when she goes undercover as his replacement. Meanwhile, Hetty’s ability to lead the team is questioned by the new NCIS Assistant Director, Owen Granger. Guest starring Miguel Ferrer as NCIS Assistant Director Owen Granger.

Guest stars include Miguel Ferrer, Erik Palladino, Katherine Sigismund, Sean McGowan, Peter Jae, E.J. Garcia, Yaniv Rokah and Michael St. Clair.



Timothy Olyphant - Justified - New York Daily News: Most Memorable TV Characters 2011

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Justified

JUSTIFIED - NEW YORK DAILY NEWS: Most Memorable TV Characters 2011


BY David Hinckley
Wednesday, December 28 2011


... Here’s our list of the 10 most memorable TV characters the year. They don't necessarily represent the best shows on TV, though in many cases and probably not by coincidence they do.

Not in any particular order:

Timothy Olyphant, “Justified,” FX.

Olyphant was splendid in HBO's “Deadwood,” and he’s taken it up another notch as sheriff Raylan Givens in this adaptation of Elmore Leonard stories.

Translating a great written character to flesh and blood is hard work, because so much of what happens in the imagination can get lost.

Olyphant ends up making Raylan richer, with a combination of casual confidence and just enough clay in his feet...

Justified season three premieres on FX on Tuesday, January 17, 2012 at 10/9C.

Three Inches - MSN TV: Tonight's Picks Dec 29 '11 - Syfy 9/8C

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MSN TV: TONIGHT'S PICKS THURSDAY, DECEMBER 29, 2011


... Three Inches

9:00 PM, SYFY

Developed as a possible series but shelved in favor of the similarly themed but more serious "Alphas," this sci-fi pilot stars Noah Reid ("Franklin") as an underachiever who is struck by lightning and gains the ability to move things with his mind. Here's the catch: He can only move them a short distance, hence the show's title. He soon joins up with some other folks with not-so-super powers of their own. James Marsters and Stephanie Jacobsen also star.

Fringe - Assignment X: Kirk Acevedo Interview

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Fringe Friday

FRINGE - ASSIGNMENT X: Exclusive Interview: Kirk Acevedo discusses the different worlds of PRIME SUSPECT and FRINGE

The actor also hints whether or not he'll be back on FRINGE


By ABBIE BERNSTEIN
December 28th, 2011


Bronx-born actor Kirk Acevedo has spent a good portion of his performing career playing people on one side or the other of the law. After costarring as a soldier in HBO’s landmark WWII miniseries BAND OF BROTHERS, Acevedo was a series regular in 46 episodes of HBO’s prison drama OZ as inmate Miguel Alvarez. He has guest-starred on the original LAW & ORDER, LAW & ORDER: SVU and LAW & ORDER: TRIAL BY JURY.

Even when he’s in genre fare, Acevedo seems to wind up in law-enforcement – he’s Fringe Division’s Charlie Francis in both universes on FRINGE. He’s also starring in Syfy’s upcoming TV movie COLLISION EARTH (no word yet on whether he’ll ditch the badge or not for this one) [NOTE: Premieres on Syfy Saturday, January 14, 2012 at 9/8C. Now he’s a series regular as NYPD police detective Luisito Calderon on NBC’s recently cancelled PRIME SUSPECT. Acevedo gives us the lowdown on his legal eagle roles...

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... AX: Will you be back this season on FRINGE?

ACEVEDO: "I think I’m going to do two or three [this season]. They’re trying to work out the schedule."

AX: Has there been anything on either show that’s grossed you out at all?

ACEVEDO: "Oh, the roaches! Definitely roaches [on FRINGE]..."

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Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Absolutely Fabulous - BBC America Video: Marathon Promo Jan 1 '12

Source: BBC America

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ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS - BBC AMERICA VIDEO: MARATHON PROMO SUNDAY, JANUARY 1, 2012

Cast includes Jennifer Saunders, Joanna Lumley, Julia Sawalha, June Whitfield and Jane Horrocks.

A caustic and clever Britcom about two neurotic gal pals who are dedicated followers of fashion. Edina's (Jennifer Saunders) in PR, while Patsy's (Joanna Lumley) a magazine editor, though work isn't something they do very often. Drinking is, however, as is man-chasing (sometimes literally). Costar Jennifer Saunders created the series.

(Times are PDT.)



4:20 AM Fashion

Edina hits a bottleneck in her attempt to give up drinking: She doesn't want to quit.

Guest stars include Nickolas Grace.

5:00 AM Fat

Edina weighs the possibility of exercise to shed pounds.

Guest stars include Christopher Malcolm, Alexandra Bastedo, Anthony Asbury and Russell Kilmister.

5:40 AM France

With a suitably chosen wardrobe, Edina and Patsy go on vacation to Provence, where they find the language barrier is the least of their problems.

Guest stars include Geoffrey McGivern, Juliette Mole and Robert Ripa.

6:20 AM Iso Tank

Edina's new isolation tank seems to be the perfect remedy for life's problems, except for one thing: she hates being alone.

Guest stars include Tim Woodward, Torchwood's Naoko Mori, Lisa Coleman, Adrian Ross Magenty and James Lance.

7:00 AM Magazine

Patsy's jealousy over Edina's new boyfriend results in a plan to split them up---and an appearance on a television show.

Guest stars include Dawn French, Kathy Burke, Harriet Thorpe and Helen Lederer.

7:40 AM Birthday

Saffron learns that planning a surprise birthday party for her mother is no piece of cake.

Guest stars include Christopher Malcolm, Adrian Edmondson, Mo Gaffney, Christopher Ryan and Gary Beadle.

8:20 AM Hospital

Edina enters the hospital for minor surgery and Patsy joins her for moral support---and a facelift.

Guest stars include Kathy Burke, Helen Lederer, Harriet Thorpe, Jennifer Piercey, Naoko Mori, Fringe's Orla Brady, Helena Bonham Carter, Richard E. Grant and Germaine Greer.

9:00 AM Death

Saffron is devastated by her grandfather's death, while Edina can only think about her own mortality.

Guest stars include Gwen Humble, Christopher Ryan, Mark Tandy, Natascha McElhone and Ciaran McIntyre.

9:40 AM Morocco

Saffron joins her mother and Patsy for a photo shoot in Morocco---and winds up being sold to white slavers.

Guest stars include Harroun Hanif, Karim Skalli and John Wells.

10:20 AM New Best Friend

A visit by an old friend of Edina's triggers a competition between Edina and Patsy---to see who can find the better best friend.

Guest stars include Britt Ekland, Lulu, Zandra Rhodes, Jo Brand, Helen Lederer, Harriet Thorpe and Miranda Richardson.

11:00 AM Poor

Edina's forced to cut expenses, but a jaunt to the grocery store could cost more than she bargained for.

Guest stars include Mark Wing-Davey, Christopher Malcolm, Miranda Forbes, Hugh Ross and Helena McCarthy.

11:40 AM Birth

Edina, Patsy and Saffron are trapped in a room, where they imagine their own births.

Guest stars include Christopher Malcolm, Wolf Christian, Jane Galloway, Mari MacKenzie, Mia Soteriou, Suzy Aitchison, Eleanor Bron and Philip Franks.

12:20 PM Door Handle (My favorite episode - the scene with Patsy in the kitchen is not to be missed)

Edina can't decide how to redecorate her kitchen after a fire, while Patsy takes an interest---for once---in her health.

1:00 PM Happy New Year

Edina's New Year's Eve plans with Patsy are spoiled first by the presence of Justin and Oliver, then the arrival of Patsy's equally fashion-conscious sister (Kate O'Mara).

Guest stars include Kate O'Mara, Christopher Malcolm, Gary Beadle, Christopher Ryan and Rebecca Front.

1:40 PM Sex

Edina and Patsy resort to desperate measures to improve their love lives, but their efforts may cause embarrassment for Saffron.

Guest stars include James Dreyfus, Ian Gelder, Luther's Idris Elba, Andrew Loudon and Naoko Mori.

2:20 PM Jealous

Edina goes all out to win a coveted public-relations award, while Saffron contemplates an affair---with a married professor.

Guest stars include Celia Imrie, Naomi Campbell, Simon Stokes, Paul Reynolds and Peter Richardson.

3:00 PM Fear

Saffron (Julia Sawalha) finally moves out, leaving Edina lonely---especially after a fight sends Patsy to New York.

Guest stars include Kathy Burke, Helen Lederer, Harriet Thorpe, Lulu and Naoko Mori.

3:40 PM The End

The season three finale finds the friends going separate ways: Patsy to New York---and Edina to a commune.

Guest stars include Kevin Allen, Mossie Smith, Kathy Burke, Ruby Wax and Suzanne Bertish.

4:20 PM Parralox

Edina asks Twiggy to appear on a TV show produced by her company; Patsy injects her face with “parralox,” an antiwrinkle treatment; and Saffy interviews for a government job.

Guest stars include Bob Barrett, Twiggy, Antony Cotton and Naoko Mori.

5:00 PM Fish Farm

Edina takes a fancy to a young gardener (Crispin Bonham-Carter), whom Patsy insists comes from a wealthy family and Edina must pursue.

Guest stars include Dora Bryan, Tim Wylton and Crispin Bonham-Carter.

5:40 PM Paris

Patsy can't wait to reminisce about her modeling days when she, Edina and Saffy are invited to Paris to be in a fashion spread. But Patsy soon discovers that she can't turn back time.

Guest stars include Tilly Blackwood, Dave Gorman, Erin O'Connor, Annegret Tree, Daphne Selfe, Sacha Distel and Christian Lacroix.

6:20 PM Donkey

In a bid to be thin, Edina decides to join a military fitness program. Meanwhile, Saffy runs into a schoolmate, who may be trying to use her.

Guest stars include Helen Lederer, Harriet Thorpe, Robin Cope, Julian Rhind-Tutt and Andrea Gillie.

7:00 PM Small Opening

Edina sees red and tries to take action when she learns that Saffy's autobiographical play is going to be produced.

Guest stars include Naoko Mori, Lill Roughley, Miles Western, Emma Pierson and Josh Neale.

7:40 PM Menopause

Patsy enters menopause and misbehaves more than usual; Bubble e-mails Edina's client list to her archrival,

Guest stars include Twiggy, Christopher Ryan, Mo Gaffney, Harriet Thorpe, Helen Lederer and Antony Cotton.



8:20 PM Happy New Year
9:00 PM Door Handle
9:40 PM Sex
10:20 PM Jealous
11:00 PM Fear
11:40 PM The End
12:20 AM Hospital
1:00 AM Death
1:40 AM Morocco
2:20 AM New Best Friend

Merlin - Syfy: Season Four January 2012 Schedule

Source: Syfy schedulebot

Merlin Friday 2012

MERLIN - SYFY: SEASON FOUR JANUARY 2012 SCHEDULE

Merlin's cast includes Colin Morgan, Bradley James, Katie McGrath, Angel Coulby, Anthony Head and Richard Wilson.

[NOTE: Updated January 23, 2012]

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Jan 6 10:00 PM The Darkest Hour - Part 1
Jan 7 12:00 AM The Darkest Hour - Part 1

In the Season 4 premiere, Morgana (Katie McGrath) summons Callieach (Gemma Jones) to rip apart the fabric between the worlds of the living and dead, unleashing creatures that kill anyone whom they touch. Arthur (Bradley James) and his knights set out to save the kingdom while Merlin (Colin Morgan) attempts to return order to the world.

Guest stars include Rupert Young, Adetomiwa Edun, Emilia Fox, Zee Asha, Eoin Macken, Tom Hopper and Santiago Cabrera.

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Jan 13 10:00 PM The Darkest Hour - Part 2
Jan 14 12:00 AM The Darkest Hour - Part 2

Lancelot (Santiago Cabrera) rushes the dying Merlin (Colin Morgan) to Camelot in hopes that Gaius (Richard Wilson) can save him, but their journey is interrupted by strange creatures called Vilia (Sarah Beck Mather). Arthur (Bradley James), meanwhile, continues his mission to vanquish the Dorocha.

Guest stars include Santiago Cabrera, Rupert Young, Adetomiwa Edun, Tom Hopper, Eoin Macken, Sarah Beck Mather, Nathaniel Parker, Michael Cronin and Gemma Jones.

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Jan 20 10:00 PM The Wicked Day
Jan 21 12:00 AM The Wicked Day

The mighty citadel is buzzing in anticipation of the prince's birthday celebrations. But Arthur's (Bradley James) old adversary, Odin, promises to ensure this is one party Camelot will never forget. For amongst the assembling guests lurks a deadly assassin, set to strike. As the dust settles, Camelot is left devastated. But just how far is Merlin (Colin Morgan) prepared to go to put things right? Would he really risk everything and reveal his secret?

Guest stars include Philip Davis, Phil Holden, Rupert Young, Tom Hopper, Adetomiwa Edun, Nathaniel Parker, Eoin Macken and Michael Cronin.


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Jan 27 10:00 PM Aithusa
Jan 28 12:00 AM Aithusa

The mysterious Julius Borden (James Callis) arrives in Camelot with news of a magical secret that threatens to change the landscape of the kingdom forever. He has located the final part of the key to the tomb of Ashkanar, an ancient mausoleum which holds a very special treasure: the last remaining dragon's egg. Merlin (Colin Morgan) is understandably drawn in by Borden's news, and promises to help him. But just who is the enigmatic stranger and, more importantly, what does he really want with the egg?

Guest stars include Battlestar Galactica's James Callis, Trevor Sellers, Nathaniel Parker, Tom Hopper, Adetomiwa Edun, Rupert Young and Eoin Macken.