Saturday, July 30, 2011

Zen - Masterpiece Mystery - PBS Video Featurette: Rufus Sewell on The Style of Zen

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For Zen, actor Rufus Sewell traded in his more typical sword for a gun and a holster to portray the sly, mischievous detective Aurelio Zen. In this exclusive Masterpiece video interview, Sewell discusses the decidedly cool/uncool character of Zen, the laid-back atmosphere on the Italian set and the chic style of the series with its nod to the 1960s.

Zen 'Ratking' airs Sunday, July 31 at 9/8C on PBS.

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Zen - Masterpiece Mystery - PBS Video Featurette: Rufus Sewell on Who is Zen?

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For Zen, actor Rufus Sewell traded in his more typical sword for a gun and a holster to portray the sly, mischievous detective Aurelio Zen. In this exclusive Masterpiece video interview, Sewell discusses the decidedly cool/uncool character of Zen, the laid-back atmosphere on the Italian set and the chic style of the series with its nod to the 1960s.

Zen 'Ratking' airs Sunday, July 31 at 9/8C on PBS.

Watch the full episode. See more Masterpiece.

Zen - Masterpiece Mystery - PBS Video Featurette: Rufus Sewell on Getting Involved in Zen

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ZEN - MASTERPIECE MYSTERY - PBS VIDEO FEATURETTE: Rufus Sewell on Getting Involved in Zen

For Zen, actor Rufus Sewell traded in his more typical sword for a gun and a holster to portray the sly, mischievous detective Aurelio Zen. In this exclusive Masterpiece video interview, Sewell discusses the decidedly cool/uncool character of Zen, the laid-back atmosphere on the Italian set and the chic style of the series with its nod to the 1960s.

Zen 'Ratking' airs Sunday, July 31 at 9/8C on PBS.

Watch the full episode. See more Masterpiece.

Syfy: Aquatic Critters Movie Marathon Aug 4 '11

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08:00 AM Beyond Loch Ness

A cryptozoologist on the hunt for the infamous, man-eating Loch Ness monster! No man on land or water has a chance against this forty-foot bloodthirsty reptile and her spawn? No man except the only one who has ever survived Nessie's wrath. Driven by a deep-seeded vengeance.

Cast includes Brian Krause, Eureka's Niall Matter, Stargate SG-1's Don S. Davis, Battlestar Galactica's Donnelly Rhodes, Carrie Genzel, Amber Borycki, Neil Denis, Stargate Atlantis' Paul McGillion and Serinda Swan.


10:00 AM Frankenfish

Tongue-in-cheek horrorfest follows the carniverous trail of the genetically altered snakehead, a fish that's terrorizing a Louisiana bayou community.

Cast includes Tory Kittles, K.D. Aubert, China Chow, Matthew Rauch, Donna Biscoe, Tomas Arana, NCIS' Muse Watson and Raoul Trujillo.

Sea Beast

12:00 PM Sea Beast

A small village unites in self-defense when a creature from the sea invades their fishing waters and threatens to destroy the town.

Cast includes Stargate SG-1's Corin Nemec, Miriam McDonald, Daniel Wisler, Camille Sullivan, Gwynyth Walsh, Brent Stait and Gary Hudson.

Mega Shark

02:00 PM Mega Shark Vs Giant Octopus

Two colossal prehistoric monsters terrorize the California coast while battling for supremacy of the sea in this salt-water creature feature starring Lorenzo Lamas and Deborah Gibson.

Cast includes Deborah Gibson, Lorenzo Lamas, Vic Chao, Jonathan Nation, Mark Hengst, Michael Teh and Chris Haley.

Ice Twisters

06:00 PM Ice Twisters

Scientists seek the assistance of a science fiction novelist when a top-secret government program devoted to researching experimental weather manipulation techniques results in the creation of deadly tornadoes made of ice.

Cast includes Mark Moses, Camille Sullivan, Kaj-Erik Eriksen, Alex Zahara, Ryan Kennedy, Robert Moloney, Dion Johnstone and Ingrid Torrance.

Core Aug 4

08:00 PM The Core

Scientists travel to Earth's core to correct a problem that jeopardizes the planet's existence. Good special effects, clichéd and unintentionally funny script.

Cast includes Aaron Eckhart, Hilary Swank, Delroy Lindo, Battlestar Galactica's Rekha Sharma, Stanley Tucci, DJ Qualls, Bruce Greenwood, Tchéky Karyo, Alfre Woodard, and Stargate Universe's Jennifer Spence.

Syfy: Shark Movie Marathon Aug 3 '11

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08:00 AM Sharks In Venice

A great white shark menaces the waterways of Venice.

Cast include Stephen Baldwin, Vanessa Johansson, Hilda van der Meulen, Giacomo Gonnella and Ivaylo Geraskov.


10:00 AM Hammerhead: Shark Frenzy

A man-shark mutant tries to devour a trio of corporate types on a secluded island in this gory science-gone-wrong melodrama.

Cast includes William Forsythe, Hunter Tylo, Jeffrey Combs, Elise Muller, Arthur Roberts and G.R. Johnson.

Shark Swarm

12:00 PM Shark Swarm: Part One

A corrupt developer (Armand Assante) tries to drive out residents of a small fishing village by dumping toxic waste in the water to stall the economy. But when the local sharks find their food source depleted, they begin attacking humans. John Schneider and Darryl Hannah star as a husband and wife who try to save the town from the sharks and the developer.

Cast includes Daryl Hannah, John Schneider, Armand Assante, F. Murray Abraham, Roark Critchlow, Heather McComb and Alan Fudge.

02:00 PM Shark Swarm: Part Two

Syfy: Natural Disaster Movie Marathon Aug 2 '11

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Syfy: Natural Disaster Movie Marathon Tuesday, August 2, 2011


09:00 AM Meteor Apocalypse

An enormous meteor explodes in the Earth's atmosphere, raining down deadly debris across the globe. In three days Los Angeles will be destroyed. Now one desperate father embarks on a frantic race to find his wife and daughter before it's too late.

Cast includes Joe Lando, Babylon 5's Claudia Christian, Cooper Harris, Madison McLaughlin, T.J. Lepage, Micho Rutare and Jon Gale.

Path of Destruction

11:00 AM Path Of Destruction

A experiment gone wrong results in an explosion that releases nanoparticles into the atmosphere, causing destructive weather conditions, and a reporter (Danica McKellar) holds the only evidence of what happened.

Cast includes Danica McKellar, David Keith, Chris Pratt, Stephen Furst, Franklin Dennis Jones and Richard Wharton.


01:00 PM Earthstorm

A demolition expert (Stephen Baldwin) is called in when an asteroid crashes into the moon and causes massive storms on Earth due to the sudden tidal changes.

Cast includes Stephen Baldwin, Amy Price-Francis, John Ralston, Dirk Benedict, Matt Gordon, Anna Silk and Jason Blicker.


05:00 PM Disaster Zone: Volcano In New York

A thriller that follows tunnel workers as they try to save New York City from an underground volcano.

Cast includes Costas Mandylor, Michael Ironside, Alexandra Paul, Eric Breker, Ron Selmour, Pascale Hutton, Zak Santiago and Robert Moloney.


07:00 PM Category 6: Day Of Destruction - Part One

The nation's chief meteorologist (Brian Dennehy) learns that three potentially devastating weather systems will likely converge over Chicago and flatten the city in this overblown disaster flick, but a colossal power outage in the area makes it nearly impossible to warn people who live there of the impending disaster.

Cast includes Thomas Gibson, Nancy McKeon, Chandra West, Brian Markinson, Nancy Anne Sakovich, Randy Quaid, Dianne Wiest and Brian Dennehy.


Randy Quaid, Nancy McKeon and Thomas Gibson

09:00 PM Category 6: Day Of Destruction - Part Two

The nation's chief meteorologist (Brian Dennehy) tries to get out warnings to evacuate Chicago as three massive storms converge over the city during a blackout in this clichéd disaster flick.


11:00 PM NYC: Tornado Terror

Tornadoes trash the Big Apple after a huge storm system stakes out the skies over New York.

Cast includes Nicole de Boer, Sebastian Spence, Jerry Wasserman, Winston Rekert, Colby Johannson, Tegan Moss, Jill Morrison, Matthew Harrison, Paulo Ribeiro, Jennifer Copping and Sanctuary's Agam Darshi.

Eureka - Syfy: Mini-Marathon Aug 1 '11 (evening)

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EUREKA - SYFY: Mini-Marathon Monday, August 1, 2011 (evening)

Lift Off 2

05:00 PM Liftoff

Carter lands in an awkward situation after S.A.R.A.H. and Andy's nuptials hit a snag; Zane keeps harassing Jo for details; an unscheduled launch presents trouble for the gang.

Guest stars include Kavan Smith, Stargate Universe's Ming-Na, Tembi Locke, Chris Gauthier and Christopher Jacot.

Reprise 2

06:00 PM Reprise

A rocket scientist arrives at Café Diem; a song prompts Fargo to display some fighting moves; Carter is tasked with minding Allison's kids while she leaves town for a medical conference.

Guest stars include Felicia Day, Tembi Locke, Kavan Smith, Trevor Jackson, Chris Gauthier, Christopher Jacot, Debrah Farentino and Marie Avgeropoulos.

Glimpse 2

07:00 PM Glimpse

Applicants swarm Fargo after he solicits volunteers for a space mission; persistent headaches plague Allison; Carter plans a getaway; Lupo is fitted with special lenses that help predict possible security threats and calamities. Wil Wheaton and Stan Lee guest star.

Guest stars include Stan Lee, Felicia Day, Graeme Duffy and Wil Wheaton.

'Dungeons & Dragons' - MSN TV: Tonight's Picks Jul 30 '11 - Syfy 6:30pm

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MSN TV: Tonight's Picks Saturday, July 30, 2011

... Dungeons & Dragons

6:30 PM, SYFY

Since D&D has been around for decades, there was a serious sense of anticipation for this movie. And then people saw it. And then people sank into a collective bitter funk. Even non-RPG gamers thought the master copy of this film should be incinerated. Plot: Bad guy (Jeremy Irons) is out for empress's (Thora Birch) blood, and she can only be saved by an earnest young man and his obnoxious friend (Justin Whalin, Marlon Wayans). Verdict: Birch does the worst acting job ever seen. Ever.

The Mentalist - Access Hollywood: Owain Yeoman Video Interview

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THE MENTALIST - ACCESS HOLLYWOOD: Owain Yeoman Goes ‘Mental’ For Cuddly Cats!

The Mentalist’sOwain Yeoman visits Access Hollywood Live for our monthly pet adoption segment, in association with Best Friends Animal Society. If you’re interested in adopting the cats featured in today’s segment, Eden, Eve, or Captain, visit Also, check out for more info on getting tickets to the “Cats for Cats” event at 8 PM Sat., August 6 held at the Orpheum Theatre.

Falling Skies - Crave Online: Peter Shinkoda Interview

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FALLING SKIES - CRAVE ONLINE: Peter Shinkoda Interview

The 2ND Mass' resident badass takes us inside his character and the first season of TNT's hit series.

By Blair Marnell
July 29, 2011

For over twenty years, Peter Shinkoda has been active as an actor in film and television with an impressive list of credits, including appearances in "The Dead Zone," "Paycheck," "Andromeda," "Supernatural," "Stargate SG-1," "Dark Angel" and "I, Robot."

More recently, Shinkoda has landed one of the lead supporting roles on TNT's hit series, "Falling Skies." In the series, Shinkoda portrays Dai, one of the fiercest warriors in the 2ND Mass and the confidant of Tom Mason (Noah Wyle).

Earlier this month, Crave Online spoke with Shinkoda about his role on "Falling Skies," what's coming up for his character in the future, his previous appearances in "Mortal Kombat: Legacy" and "Power Rangers" as well as an interesting discussion about the live action American adaptation of "Akira..."


... Crave Online: Tell us about Dai, who is this guy?

Peter Shinkoda: "Dai is the civilian survivor from the initial attack who, according to the Dark Horse "Falling Skies" comics, crosses paths with Noah Wyle’s character Tom Mason previous to when the show actually starts. Just a few months previous to [the pilot]. And they become tight. He’s the most trusted fighter in Tom Mason’s crew, so Dai is heavily relied upon when it comes to military operations. And he also offers an ear to Tom Mason when he has to confide his personal feelings. Which he doesn’t do much; he’s always preoccupied with playing the father role to his sons.

After about a month of playing the military leader and keeping that stoic face, maintaining a certain level of strength and confidence, Tom has moments where he does have things to say, and he can say them to me...

Syfy: Sunday Movie Marathon July 31, 2011

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Syfy: Sunday Movie Marathon July 31, 2011


09:30 AM Mutant Chronicles

A soldier (Thomas Jane) and a monk (Ron Perlman) lead a mission to save humanity from undying mutant hordes.

Cast includes Thomas Jane, Ron Perlman, Devon Aoki, Sean Pertwee, Benno Fürmann, John Malkovich, Anna Walton, Tom Wu and Steve Toussaint.


12:00 PM Sunshine

As a solar winter descends on Earth and mankind faces extinction, eight astronauts aboard the less-than-fortuitously named Icarus II race toward the sun in hopes of re-igniting the dying sun 50 years into the future.

Cast includes Cliff Curtis, Chipo Chung, Cillian Murphy, Michelle Yeoh, Hiroyuki Sanada, Rose Byrne and Benedict Wong.


02:30 PM Powder

Fantasy concerning an albino youth (Sean Patrick Flanery) with advanced intelligence and electromagnetic powers, and the prejudice he encounters in a Texas town.

Cast includes Mary Steenburgen, Sean Patrick Flanery, Lance Henriksen, Jeff Goldblum, Brandon Smith and Ray Wise.


05:00 PM Dungeons & Dragons

Two thieves (Justin Whalin, Marlon Wayans) try to stop an evildoer (Jeremy Irons) from seizing control of an enchanted empire.

Cast includes Jeremy Irons, Bruce Payne, Justin Whalin, Marlon Wayans, Thora Birch, Zoe McLellan and Doctor Who's Tom Baker.

The Vampire Diaries - CW Video: Season 3 Comic-Con Sizzle Reel

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THE VAMPIRE DIARIES - CW VIDEO: Season 3 Comic-Con Sizzle Reel

Don't look now... this season of The Vampire Diaries is sure to be indecent. Don't miss the season premiere Thursday, Sept. 15 on The CW!

Haven - PCPassionistas: Emily Rose Video Interview

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Note: Interview is from Oct 8, 2010

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HAVEN - PCPASSIONISTAS: Emily Rose Video Interview

Emily Rose discusses playing Audrey Parker on "Haven."

Eureka - The Morton Report: Neil Grayston Interview

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EUREKA - THE MORTON REPORT: Getting His Geek On: Interview With Eureka's Neil Grayston

"Fargo" speaks.

By Steve Eramo
July 29, 2011

For the past five years, TV audiences have come to know Dr. Douglas Fargo as one of the resident brainiacs employed by Global Dynamics and living in the small Pacific Northwest town of Eureka, where you can always expect the unexpected. Like many of the brilliant minds working at GD, Fargo has experienced his fair share of scientific mishaps. In fact, the phrase “inappropriately pushed buttons” appears 38 times in his personnel files.

At the beginning of Eureka’s fourth season Fargo - minus his clothes - was transported along with four other residents back to 1947, which is the year the government founded Eureka as a top secret research facility. He and the others eventually made it back to the present, but to an alternate timeline where Fargo is now the director of GD. With some behind-the-scenes help from his friends, he has managed to step up to the plate and admirably fill his predecessor’s much-loathed shoes.

Unfortunately, poor Fargo lands right back in hot water when, in the show’s season 4.5 opener “Liftoff,” Zane Donovan accidentally launches them into Earth’s orbit onboard an antiquated space capsule with limited air. Despite his character’s life-threatening dilemma, actor Neil Grayston, who plays Fargo, could not have enjoyed himself more...


Most of that episode was just me and Niall Matter [Zane Donovan] in the space capsule,” notes Grayston. “We spent three or four days in that confined space and it got really warm in there because of the lights and just the fact that the capsule itself was so small. There are a couple of scenes where Niall and I are sweating, and that’s not pretend make-up sweat. That was us dabbing ourselves with towels before the take in order to get all the sweat off us.

So it was hot in there but super fun. I mean, Niall and I are good friends. The two of us work well together and we have the same vibe in terms of how to get the job done. Niall and I actually ended up working together a lot during season 4.5 as well as in the fifth season, which we’re currently shooting. He and I sort of jokingly call ourselves ‘The Kings of Second Unit,’ because if there’s a B-story involving Zane and Fargo in an episode, it’s typically going to be shot during a second unit day with just the two of us, which is always a blast..."

Torchwood: Miracle Day - Flickcast: Bill Pullman Video Interview

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TORCHWOOD: MIRACLE DAY - FLICKCAST: SDCC11 Exclusive Interview: Bill Pullman Talks ‘Torchwood’, His ‘Independence Day’ Speech

by Matt Raub
Jul 29 2011

Bill Pullman is one of those famed actors who’s resume has some of the weirdest stuff you’ll ever see on it. From playing the lead in a Mel Brooks spoof about Star Wars, to the troop-rallying president in Michael Bay’s Independence Day, and even to the child-killing death row inmate in Torchwood: Miracle Day, it seems like no role can disinterest the man.

Pullman joined the cast of Torchwood this season as they finally make their way to American soil and debut on Starz with Miracle Day. This time, he’s neither a wise-cracking hero nor the flag-waving veteran. This time he’s a stone cold killer...

'Conan The Barbarian' - People Magazine: Jason Momoa: How He Bulked Up for Conan the Barbarian

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'CONAN THE BARBARIAN' - PEOPLE MAGAZINE: Jason Momoa: How He Bulked Up for Conan the Barbarian

By Jessica Wedemeyer
Friday July 29, 2011

Getting in shape for the lead role in the remake of Conan the Barbarian was no easy task for Jason Momoa.

The Honolulu-born Game of Thrones actor and model endured a grueling 6-hour daily exercise regimen to play the iconic action hero played onscreen in the '80s by Arnold Schwarzenegger.

"We do two hours of sword work first ... then have a little break, eat a broiled chicken, do two hours of weight lifting and have cardio," Momoa, 31, told reporters at a Comic-Con event in San Diego. "Then I'd go home and basically the best thing I could do is sleep and rest..."


Doctor Who - Toronto Star: Matt Smith Video Interview

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Doctor Who 6.5

DOCTOR WHO - TORONTO STAR: Matt Smith Video Interview

Doctor Who's Matt Smith talks to Toronto Star columnist Rob Salem at the TV critics previews.

Warehouse 13 - Blogomatic 3000: Exclusive Allison Scagliotti Interview

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WAREHOUSE 13 - BLOGOMATIC 3000: Exclusive Allison Scagliotti Interview

by Phil
July 29, 2011

Warehouse 13 is heading back to UK television screens next week, with the third season set to air on Syfy from Thursday. We’re huge fans of the show here at Blogomatic3000 HQ so, of course, a review of the first episode is forthcoming. But until then you just have to make do with this interview. Yeah right Make do? This interview, with Warehouse 13′s Claudia, aka actress Allison Scagliotti, is more like a dream come true for myself – its just a shame Warehouse 13 superfan and B3K writer Aaron MK didn’t get the chance to do this one. I know it would’ve made his year!


... Q: How does Claudia grow over Season 3?

Allison Scagliotti: "In this season, at least to start with, Claudia’s expected a promotion. With Myka’s departure she seems to feel that she’s next in line to become Pete’s partner but she’s given opportunities away from Pete to prove herself as a Warehouse agent. This whole season has for me been about telling the Allison truth in the context of the show, which is being a young adult and really defining one’s self in the context of the group that you’re in. For Claudia, that’s this misfit group of Warehouse agents who save the world every day and for me, it’s the madcap cast of characters in a film studio, and it’s really not that different! I’ve had the opportunity to be funny, mad-ass and emotional in one season, which has been a treat for me just to see where Claudia goes..."

In the UK, Warehouse 13 (Season 3) is on Thursdays from 4th August at 9pm on Syfy. In the US, airs Mondays at 9/8C on Syfy.

'Age of the Dragons' - Entertainment Weekly: Tonight's Best TV Jul 30 '11 - Syfy 9/8C

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ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: Tonight's Best TV Saturday, July 30, 2011

A Daily Guide To Notable Shows

... Age of the Dragons

9-11 PM SYFY

In this original film, Danny Glover plays a guy named Captain Ahab who's obsessed with getting revenge on the Great White Dragon. Wow. That sure sounds like a fascinating story. The screenwriter Sherman Lelville is a real unique thinker.

Alphas - Whedonopolis: Ira Steven Behr (Executive Producer ) Video Interview

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ALPHAS - WHEDONOPOLIS: Ira Steven Behr (Executive Producer) Video Interview

Interview with Ira Steven Behr executive producer of the Alphas

'Cowboys & Aliens' - Reelz Channel: Jon Favreau Video Interview

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'COWBOYS & ALIENS' - REELZ CHANNEL: Jon Favreau Video Interview

Jon Favreau explains why the tone was the most important part of the movie.

Cowboys and Aliens | Jon Favreau | Hollywood Dailies | Movie Trailer | Review

Doctor Who - Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson: Matt Smith Video Interview

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Doctor Who 6.5


Craig bros out with Matt Smith from "Doctor Who"...

'Age of the Dragons' - MSN TV: Tonight's Picks Jul 30 '11 - Syfy 9/8C

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MSN TV: Tonight's Picks Saturday, July 30, 2011

... Age of the Dragons

9:00 PM, SYFY

Danny Glover stars in this reimagining of Herman Melville's classic novel "Moby Dick," moving the story to a mythical realm where Captain Ahab and crew hunt dragons for the vitriol that powers their world. Corey Sevier ("Smallville") also stars.

The Mercury Men - Syfy Video: Episode 5: 'The Battery'

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THE MERCURY MEN - SYFY VIDEO: Episode 5: 'The Battery'

Jack and Edward uncover the evil architect of the catastrophic plan to destroy Earth.

'Cowboys & Aliens' - Blastr Video Featurette: Cast & Director Interview

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'COWBOYS & ALIENS' - Blastr VIDEO FEATURETTE: Cast & Director Interview : Blastr Exclusive

[Jenna Busch] for Blastr sits down and talks to the cast (Daniel Craig, Harrison Ford and Olivia Wilde) and director (Jon Favreau) of "Cowboys & Aliens" at the Paws Up Ranch in Missoula, MT.

Haven - Syfy Video: 'Sparks and Recreation' Sneak Peek Airs Aug 5 '11

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HAVEN - SYFY VIDEO: 'Sparks and Recreation' Sneak Peek Airs Friday, August 5, 2011 at 10/9C

Watch a sneak peek of the next all-new episode of Haven. Fridays at 10/9c.

Electrocutions occur across town, and one such event kills a community leader. Also: Nathan meets a man who is skilled at keeping Haven's secrets under wraps.

Guest stars include WWE Superstar Edge, Jason Priestly and Stephen McHattie.