Monday, January 31, 2011

Fringe - FOX Video Featurette: Noble Intentions: Reciprocity

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FRINGE - Noble Intentions: Reciprocity

Catch FRINGE on FRI at 9/8c!

Pioneers of Television - CNN Video: Stephanie Powers, Nichelle Nichols, Angie Dickinson & Linda Evans Interview Excerpt

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PIONEERS OF TELEVISION - CNN's Piers Morgan interviews four legendary women of TV.

Stephanie Powers, Nichelle Nichols, Angie Dickinson and Linda Evans interview except.

In connection with PBS' series, "Pioneers of Television, airing Tuesday at 8/7C. "Crime Dramas" airs Tuesday, February 2, 2011.

Being Human 3 - Total SciFi Online: Aidan Turner Interview - Shadow of the Vampire

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Being Human3

TOTAL SCIFI ONLINE: Aidan Turner: Shadow of the Vampire

With a history replete with murder, battle and sudden death, vampire John Mitchell continues to give Aidan Turner plenty to sink his teeth into. He tells Paul Simpson why the third series is a “rollercoaster ride..."

... Q: How much do you think the writers have pulled from Aidan into Mitchell?

AT: A lot. I could see in the second series that things changed. It became more fluid and easier. Now there are words and phrases popping up that we throw around on set. We call each other certain things, which has influenced Toby. It keeps it close to home and keeps it in a more organic place. It helps him and helps us.

Q: The American version’s vampire is called Aidan – was that a surprise?

AT: Yes, it was. I didn’t know. I guess it’s a little weird, but it’s flattering if it is for me… it doesn’t matter if it isn’t. It’s just a name, I don’t own it! It doesn’t really affect me at all.

Being Human (3) is currently airing on Sunday nights on BBC Three.

The Big Bang Theory - TV Guide: Matt's Picks: Feb 3 '11

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Big Bang

TV GUIDE: Matt's Picks: January 31-February 3

Jan 31, 2011
by Matt Roush

... The Big Bang Theory

(Thursday, 8/7c, CBS)

While "shippers" may still be holding out for Penny and Leonard to get back together someday, the relationship that matters most in terms of pure comic gold is the one between Sheldon and Penny. (Cue up a rendition of "Soft Kitty," please.) In this episode, kicking off the February sweeps month, Sheldon asks Penny, a famously failed actress wannabe, to give him acting lessons in hopes of becoming a more effective teacher. If you think Sheldon is going to be an easy student, think again...

Fringe - Entertainment Weekly: Tonight's Best TV Fri Feb 4 '11

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ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY - Tonight's Best TV - Friday, February 4, 2011

A Daily Guide To Notable Shows

by Dalton Ross

... Fringe

9-10PM FOX

My grandmother used to say that a little bit of dirt never killed anyone. Apparently a lethal cloud of blue powder is an entirely different matter.

The Mentalist - Entertainment Weekly: Tonight's Best TV Feb 3 '11

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ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY - Tonight's Best TV - Thursday, February 3, 2011

A Daily Guide To Notable Shows

by Dalton Ross

... The Mentalist

10-11PM CBS

If tonight's title, ''Red Alert,'' makes you think the show is delving back into its best story line — about Red John, the serial killer who murdered the wife and daughter of police consultant Patrick Jane (Simon Baker) — you'll be disappointed. Instead, the threat level barely reaches a pale yellow in this episode as Jane sets out to help investigate the death of a small-town political filmmaker. When Baker can't even fully commit to masking his Australian accent, why should viewers commit either? B- — Meeta Agrawal

Tom Selleck - Blue Bloods: TV Guide - Matt's Picks: Feb 2 '11

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Blue 2

TV GUIDE: Matt's Picks: January 31-February 3

Jan 31, 2011
by Matt Roush

... Blue Bloods

(Wednesday, 10/9c, CBS)

As the family-oriented police drama continues its successful limited run on Wednesdays, it's a big episode for Donnie Wahlberg's hot-blooded Danny Reagan. His father, and boss, Frank (Tom Selleck) assigns his detective son to solve the shooting of an undercover counter-terrorism agent — presumably not Jack Bauer — with sworn-to-secrecy orders as well as the mandate not to interfere in the activities of the sleeper cell the agent had infiltrated. Can Danny keep his cool?

The Big Bang Theory - CBS Video: "The Thespian Catalyst" Episode Trailer Airs Feb 3 '11

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Big Bang

The Big Bang Theory - The Thespian Catalyst

Sheldon hopes acting lessons from Penny will help him become a better teacher. Meanwhile, Koothrappali fantasizes about his best friend's girlfriend on the next episode of The Big Bang Theory.

Airs Thursday, February 3, 2011 at 8/7C on CBS.

The Cape - Film Festival Radio: David Lyons Audio Interview

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The Cape

FILM FESTIVAL RADIO - David Lyons Audio Interview

David Lyons stars as ("The Cape/Vince Faraday" on NBC's new hit show that airs on Monday nights. David Lyons (“ER”) stars as Vince Faraday, a cop framed for crimes he did not commit, forcing him to team up with a group of carnival misfits to take a new identity, fight crime and win his family back.


Stargate Universe - MGM Video Featurette: Kino 33 - Painful Moments

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STARGATE UNIVERSE - Video Featurette: Kino 33 - Painful Moments

*FROM THE KINO ARCHIVE* - Dr. Brody, Dr. Park, Morrison, Sgt. Riley and Eli recount their most emotionally painful moments in life.

Outcasts - BBC Video Featurette: Character Profile: Fleur Morgan (Amy Manson)

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Character Profile: Fleur Morgan - Outcasts - BBC One

PAS Officer Fleur Morgan (Amy Manson) is young, bright and idealistic.

Click here for more on this programme.

BBC's new series, "Outcasts," premieres on Monday, February 7 at 21:00 on BBCOne, and will also air in the US on BBC America [premiere date pending].

Being Human - Entertainment Weekly: Tonight's Best TV Jan 31 '11

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Being Human

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY - Tonight's Best TV - Monday, January 31, 2011

A Daily Guide To Notable Shows

by Dalton Ross

... Being Human


The ghost (Meaghan Rath), the vampire (Sam Witwer), and the werewolf (Sam Huntington) continue to work out their angst-addled yearnings to be human in this more neurotic version of the U.K. TV series. Sally the spirit is particularly distressing, as she pines for her corporeal love. Why must the woman be the one to spend so much time being romantically anguished, while the guys just accept that, as Josh the werewolf says, ''we're not quite real, are we?'' C+ —Ken Tucker

The Cape - TV Guide: TV Hot List: Monday, Jan. 31, 2011

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The Cape

TV GUIDE - Tonight's TV Hot List: Monday, Jan. 31, 2011

... The Cape

9/8c NBC

Mena Suvari comes to Palm City in the role of Dice and inadvertently turns the Cape's world upside down. Dice, a young savant, is out to avenge her father's death and her target is Peter Fleming — the evil Chess — who has turned Vince into a wanted man and cloaked superhero. Unwilling to be cheated of his own revenge fantasies, Vince finds himself protecting his enemy from Dice, with plans to gain retribution later. So much plotting against one man! Odds are Chess' future will not be a bright one.

— Rhoda Charles

Chuck - Entertainment Weekly: Tonight's Best TV Mon Jan 31 '11

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ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY - Tonight's Best TV - Monday, January 31, 2011

A Daily Guide To Notable Shows

by Dalton Ross

... Chuck


Sarah tries to free Chuck's mother, and Chuck and Morgan set their sights on Volkoff. Saving the future in-law's life is a smart way to get in on their good side. Well done, Sarah.

Being Human - Syfy Video Featurette: "What He's Become"

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Being Human

What He's Become - Being Human

Learn more about how Josh tries to blend into a frightening world around him.

Outcasts - BBC Video Featurette: Character Profile: Julius Berger (Eric Mabius)

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Character Profile: Julius Berger - Outcasts - BBC One

Julius Berger was vice president of the Evacuation Programme on Earth. Berger is expecting to retain the power and status he enjoyed on Earth.

Click here for more on this programme.

BBC's new series, "Outcasts," premieres on Monday, February 7 at 21:00 on BBCOne, and will also air in the US on BBC America [premiere date pending].

The Cape - Yahoo TV: Monday's Picks Jan 31 '11

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The Cape

Yahoo TV: Mondays's Picks: What to Watch Monday, January 31, 2011

A list of can't-miss hot shows, undiscovered gems and fan favorites ...

... Cape

Monday at 9pm ET on NBC

Masked vigilante Vince Faraday gets a little crime-fighting help tonight when Mena Suvari ("American Beauty") guest stars. (OK, maybe "star" is overstating it. How about "guest appears"?) Suvari plays superpowered savant Dice, who's out to avenge her father's death by killing billionaire supervillain Chess. But Vince needs Chess alive, so he's forced to protect him from Dice's wrath.

Outcasts - BBC Video Featurette: Character Profile: Mitchell Hoban (Jamie Bamber)

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BBC's new series, "Outcasts," premieres on Monday, February 7 at 21:00 on BBCOne, and will also air in the US on BBC America [premiere date pending].

From the "Outcasts" Facebook site, the series synopsis:

A group of courageous pioneers face a unique opportunity: the chance to build a new and better future on another planet.

Settled in the town of Forthaven on Carpathia, they are passionate about their jobs, confident of their ideals and optimistic about the future. They work hard to preserve what they've built on this planet they now call home, having embraced all the challenges that come with forging a new beginning.

The planet offers the possibility for both corruption and redemption; while they try to avoid the mistakes made on Earth, inevitably our heroes cannot escape the human pitfalls of love, greed, lust, loss, and a longing for those they've left behind.

As they continue to work and live together they come to realise this is no ordinary planet... is there a bigger purpose at work? Mystery lurks around them and threatens to risk the fragile peace of Forthaven.

Cast includes Liam Cunningham, Hermione Norris, Amy Manson, Daniel Mays, Ashley Walter, Eric Mabius, Michael Legge and Battlestar Galactica's Jamie Bamber.

Character Profile: Mitchell Hoban - Outcasts - BBC One

Mitchell Hoban

Head of the Expeditionaries, Mitchell Hoban (Jamie Bamber) is progressive and ambitious.

Being Human - Yahoo TV: Monday's Picks Jan 31 '11

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Being Human

Yahoo TV: Mondays's Picks: What to Watch Monday, January 31, 2011

A list of can't-miss hot shows, undiscovered gems and fan favorites ...

... Being Human (Syfy)

Monday at 9pm on Syfy

Syfy has struck gold with this U.K. adaptation, which follows a vampire, a werewolf, and a ghost as they try to fit in with all us nonmonsters. Tonight, ghost Sally learns to harness her considerable powers from a fellow spirit, while werewolf Josh makes friends when he joins a neighborhood watch. Just don't schedule him for any night with a full moon, unless you want your neighborhood trashed.

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Sanctuary - The SciFi Guys: Robin Dunne Audio Interview Wed Feb 2 '11 8pm (GMT)

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THE SCIFI GUYS - Robin Dunne Audio Interview Wednesday, February 2, 2011 at 8pm (GMT)

Following on from the anarchy of last week’s Sci Fi Guys Awards show (now available to download free here), the guys return this week with special guest (courtesy of Robin Dunne!

Best known for his current role on the hit SyFy series Sanctuary as Doctor Will Zimmerman, Robin returns to the show and talks to Stuart about the death of Ashley Magnus, the now infamous Kali dance, the changes to Sanctuary’s episode number and he also apologies to a whole English county.

The guys will also bring you all the latest weeks happenings in the world of Sci Fi, Cult TV, Movies, Video Games, Anime and more. The anarchy begins at the usual time of 8pm (For those in the UK) on Wednesday 2nd February live from and listeners can also interact with the team during the show using twitter ( or they can join the forums and use all the new features which include a chat function, at or they can email the show via the following address


Fairly Legal - New York Post: Sarah Shahi Interview

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NEW YORK POST: Sarah Shahi: I can not run in six inch Louboutins

January 21, 2011 by Jarett Wieselman

Millions of American's [have] met Kate Reed -- a zippy, zany court mediator who runs around San Francisco with the bounciest of hair and highest of heels. And while only one of those things will change in the episodes to come, I think star Sarah Shahi has found the perfect character for her special brand of exuberance.

But we had a couple questions base on the series premiere, so we rang up the equally perky star to talk about her new show, those heels and where both are going in the weeks to come...!

... PW: The first episode set up Kate's world nicely -- but in the weeks to come Richard Dean Anderson arrives to literally blow it up, right?

Sarah: Yes, he enters Kate’s life in a very mysterious way and he exits in the same way. But the information that he gives her sets up a lot of mystery – lots about Kate’s life that he didn’t know about before. And he definitely shakes her world up in a big way.


Richard Dean Anderson as David Smith and Sarah Shahi as Kate Reed

PW: Does that provide the episodes with a season-long throughline?

Sarah: Yea, that’s exactly what it does. To be honest, I don’t know if the network knew what they wanted at first. Don’t know if I’m supposed to say that, but … I’ll just be honest. At first it was something they wanted to address in every episodes, but then we realized we could hold some stuff back. So what his character brings does come up in every episode. It’s a mystery the audience will be teased with...

"Fairly Legal" airs Thursdays at 10pm on USA

Talk Show Appearances Schedule Week Jan 31 '11

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Pauley Perrette guests on Late Show with David Letterman on Monday, January 31 on CBS. (Also: Justin Bieber and Best Coast)


Timothy Olyphant guests on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno on Tuesday, February 1 on NBC. (Also: Helena Bonham Carter and One eskimO)

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Sarah Shahi guests on Jimmy Kimmel Live on Tuesday, February 1 on ABC. (Also: Jamie Foxx)

Big Bang

Johnny Galecki guests on Live with Regis and Kelly on Monday, January 31 (syndicated). (Also: Barbara Walters, Leo Laporte, guest co-host Joy Philbin)

Jim Parsons guests on Late, Late Show with Craig Ferguson on Wednesday, February 2 on CBS.


Stephanie Powers guests on The Talk on Monday, January 31 on CBS.

Vampire Diaries - Boston Herald: Michael Trevino Interview

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Vampire Diaries

BOSTON HERALD: Howling at the moon

Michael Trevino gets a hairy shot at fame on CW’s ‘Vampire Diaries’

By Amy Amatangelo
Sunday, January 30, 2011

One werewolf transformation may be enough for Michael Trevino.

As Tyler on CW’s “The Vampire Diaries” (Thursday at 9 p.m. on WLVI [website], Ch. 56), Trevino became the mythological creature for the first time in a December episode. The grueling and explicit scenes took two days to shoot.

“That’s probably the hardest I’ve ever been pushed as an actor,” Trevino told the Herald in a telephone interview last week from Los Angeles.

There will be another full moon in Mystic Falls before the second season of the hit series is over. “As far as the transformation goes, I’m hoping it’s not anything like our first one. Let’s make some noises, cut to the moon, and cut down to wolf,” he said and then laughed...

Justified - NPR: Walter Goggins Audio Interview

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NPR: Walter Goggins: Playing Brother Boyd On 'Justified'

January 28, 2011

This interview was originally broadcast on May 26, 2010. Justified returns for a second season on Fx on February 9, 2011 at 10pm EST.

One of actor Walton Goggins' earliest moments on stage came at a Georgia hog-calling competition when he was just 10 years old.

"I walked up onstage, and they had to adjust the mike for sure, and just leaned up on my tiptoes and just let out the biggest hog call that has ever been heard in my family, certainly," he tells Fresh Air's Terry Gross. "And I won — I got a big trophy with a large hog on top. I have it in my office..."


Morenan Baccarin - V: 'Unholy Alliance' - Sneak Peek # 5

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V: 'Unholy Alliance' Sneak Peek # 5 - Airs Tuesday, February 1, 2011 at 9/8C on ABC

Erica tracks a former Mossad agent who leads the violent faction of the Fifth Column; Jack and priests from across the world speak out against the Visitors; Anna visits the Vatican to try to win over religious leaders.

Guest stars include Oded Fehr, Jane Badler, Teach Grant, Jay Karnes and Jonathan Walker.

Smallville - Collider - Erica Durance Interview

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COLLIDER: Erica Durance Interview SMALLVILLE

by Christina Radish Posted: January 30th, 2011

In its 10th and final season, the CW drama series Smallville is pulling out all the stops, as it concludes its modern retelling of a hero’s legendary origins. Throughout its popular run, it has continued to blend realism, action, heart and humor as Clark Kent (Tom Welling) soars toward claiming his birthright as Superman. With just half of the season remaining, fans of the show and its lead actors are starting to speculate about what they will get to see their beloved characters do before the show’s conclusion.

During a recent interview to promote the February 4th return of all-new episodes, actress Erica Durance talked about what she would like to see Lois Lane do before the end of the season, what she’s brought to the iconic role, the feedback she’s gotten from fellow Lois Lane actress Margot Kidder, what she loves most about Lois, the storylines and the superheroes she’s most enjoyed seeing on the show, being directed by Tom Welling, and what she’d like to keep from the set...


... Q: What do you most love about Lois, and is there anything about her that you wish you could change?

DURANCE: I don’t feel that I want to change anything about her. I think she just happened the way she was supposed to. I can’t go back and change it. But, I love that she’s flawed. I love that she’s human. You need that juxtaposed to the perfection of Superman. I think that’s part of why she’s written the way she’s written, and why she’s there. She just has this absolute loyalty for what is good and right and just, and it parallels what Superman is and what he embodies. I think that that’s why it works so well.

Stargate: TV Schedule Week January 31, 2011

Stargate TV schedule for the week of January 24, 2011:

[NOTE: High Definition channels not listed on this schedule. Please confirm with your local listings for correct times.]


STARGATE The Original Movie (1994)

Cast includes Kurt Russell, James Spader, Alexis Cruz, Viveca Lindfors, Mili Avital, John Diehl, Leon Rippy, Djimon Hounsou, Erick Avari and French Stewart.

Mon. Jan. 31 1:00 AM THMAX
Mon. Jan. 31 5:20 PM OMAX
Tue. Feb. 1 1:05 AM OMAX
Tue. Feb. 1 3:00 AM HBOLAT
Tue. Feb. 1 3:00 AM HBO
Thur. Feb. 3 11:30 AM HBOZ


STARGATE SG-1 (please check local listings to confirm Showtime time slot)

Cast includes Richard Dean Anderson, Amanda Tapping, Christopher Judge, Michael Shanks, Don S. Davis, Teryl Rothery, Corin Nemec, Ben Browder, Claudia Black and Beau Bridges.

Feb 1 05:00 PM Syfy Deadman Switch
Feb 2 05:00 PM Syfy Demons
Feb 3 05:00 PM Syfy Rules Of Engagement
Feb 5 01:00 AM Syfy Bad Guys

Fri. Feb. 4 8:00 PM SHOWX Politics
Fri. Feb. 4 8:45 PM SHOWX Within the Serpent's Grasp
Sat. Feb. 5 8:00 PM SHOWB 1969
Sat. Feb. 5 8:45 PM SHOWB Out of Mind
Sun. Feb. 6 10:00 AM SHOWB 1969
Sun. Feb. 6 10:45 AM SHOWB Out of Mind



Cast includes Joe Flanigan, David Hewlett, Rainbow Sun Francks, Rachell Luttrell, Torri Higginson, Paul McGillion, Jason Momoa, David Nykl, Robert Picardo, Amanda Tapping, Kavan Smith, Christopher Heyerdahl and Ryan Robbins.

Feb 1 02:00 AM Tabula Rasa
Feb 2 02:00 AM Missing
Feb 3 02:00 AM The Seer
Feb 4 02:00 AM Miller's Crossing

Weekend February 5/6 - Syndicated (check local listings for channel and time) - Search and Rescue


Cast includes Robert Carlyle, Louis Ferreira, Brian J. Smith, Elyse Levesque, David Blue, Alaina Huffman, Jamil Walker Smith, Peter Kelamis, Patrick Gilmore, Julia Benson, Jennifer Spence, Ming-Na and Lou Diamond Phillips.

Weekend of February 5/6 - Syndicated (check local listings for channel and time) - Space

SciFi Daily - BBC America: Schedule Week Jan 31 '11 - Torchwood, The X-Files & Doctor Who

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On BBC America, SciFi Daily beams in Torchwood at 3/2C, The X-Files at 4/3C and Doctor Who at 5/4C.

Schedule for week of January 31, 2011:



Season Two cast includes John Barrowman, Eve Myles, Burn Gorman, Naoko Mori and Gareth David-Lloyd.

Mon. Jan. 31 3:00 PM Dead Man Walking

The team faces their darkest hour as a deadly force wreaks havoc across the planet.

Guest cast includes Freema Agyeman, Skye Bennett, Paul Kasey, Joanna Griffiths and Ben Walker.

Tue. Feb. 1 3:00 PM A Day in the Death

Owen feels he needs an absolution following recent events and embarks upon a dangerous mission to retrieve a mysterious alien device.

Guest cast includes Freema Agyeman, Richard Briers, Christine Bottomley, Louis Decosta Johnson and Brett Allen.

Wed. Feb. 2 3:00 PM Something Borrowed

An alien shape shifter shows up in Cardiff the night before Gwen's wedding, threatening to ruin her big day.

Guest cast includes Kai Owen, Nerys Hughes, Sharon Morgan, William Thomas and Robin Griffith.

Thur. Feb. 3 3:00 PM From Out of the Rain

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

Guest cast includes Julian Bleach, Camilla Power, Craig Gallivan and Stephen Marzella.

Fri. Feb. 4 3:00 PM Adrift

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

Guest cast includes Kai Owen, Tom Price, Ruth Jones and Robert Pugh.


The X-Files

Season one cast includes David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson.

Mon. Jan. 31 4:00 PM Darkness Falls

The agents investigate the fate of a group of loggers who've fallen victim to a swarm of deadly insects.

Guest stars include Jason Beghe, Tom O'Rourke, Titus Welliver and David Hay.

Tue. Feb. 1 4:00 PM Squeeze II (Tooms [original title])

Mutant cannibal Eugene Tooms (Doug Hutchison) is released from the mental institution. NOTE: Mitch Pileggi joins the series in this episode as Assistant Director Walter S. Skinner.

Guest stars include Doug Hutchison, Paul Ben-Victor, Mitch Pileggi, Henry Beckman, Jerry Wasserman, Glynis Davies and William B. Davis.

Wed. Feb. 2 4:00 PM Born Again

The soul of a murdered cop now resides in the body of a girl (Andrea Libman) and seeks revenge.

Guest stars include Brian Markinson, Mimi Lieber, Maggie Wheeler and Dey Young.

Thur. Feb. 3 4:00 PM Roland

The agents investigate the deaths of a group of jet-engine scientists.

Guest stars include Zeljko Ivanek, Micole Mercurio, Kerry Sandomirsky, James Sloyan and Suleka Mathew.

Fri. Feb. 4 4:00 PM The Erlenmeyer Flask

The agents learn of a Government experiment in which humans are being injected with alien DNA.

Guest stars include Lindsey Ginter, Anne De Salvo, Jerry Hardin and William B. Davis.


Doctor Who

Fifth season cast includes Matt Smith, Karen Gillan and Arthur Darvill.

Mon. Jan. 31 5:00 PM Waters of Mars

The Doctor lands on the planet Mars, at a base in peril. A creeping infection beneath the Martian surface threatens not only the human race but also the Doctor's most fundamental beliefs.

Cast includes David Tennant, Lindsay Duncan, Peter O'Brien, Aleksandar Mikic and Gemma Chan.

Tue. Feb. 1 5:00 PM The Eleventh Hour

The new regenerated Doctor has twenty minutes to save the world - and only Amy Pond can help him.

Guest stars include Nina Wadia, Marcello Magni, Annette Crosbie and Arthur Cox.

Wed. Feb. 2 5:00 PM The Beast Below

The Doctor takes Amy to the distant future where she finds all of Britain in a giant spaceship.

Guest stars include Sophie Okonedo, Terrence Hardiman, Hannah Sharp, Alfie Field and Christopher Good.

Thur. Feb. 3 5:00 PM Victory of the Daleks

The Doctor is summoned to blitz torn London by Winston Churchill - and the Daleks are waiting for him!

Guest stars include Ian McNeice, Bill Paterson, Nina De Cosimo, Tim Wallers and Nicholas Pegg.

Fri. Feb. 4 5:00 PM The Time of Angels

Don't blink - the Doctor hunts the last of the Weeping Angels through the terrifying Maze of the Dead.

Guest stars include Alex Kingston, Simon Dutton, Mike Skinner, Iain Glen and Mark Springer.

Pioneers of Television - PBS: "Crime Dramas" Feb 1 '11

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PBS: Pioneers of Television - "Crime Dramas" Airs Tuesday, February 1, 2011 at 8/7C

Preview: Crime Dramas

Pioneers of TV crime dramas, including Jack Webb ("Dragnet"), Desi Arnaz ("The Untouchables"), Bruce Geller ("Mannix" and "Mission: Impossible"), Bill Cosby, Angie Dickinson, Barbara Bain, Martin Landau and James Garner.

Pioneering television crime dramas established new rules for viewers, amping up the violence and the flash-quick dialogue; and delivering reluctant, but likeable, heroes who solve complex crimes in an hour of delicious television. Today, the genre has never been more popular, but it owes much of its winning formula to industry innovations developed in the 1950s and 1960s. For instance, the invention of the teleprompter helped actors deliver dialogue in quick, clipped sentences. New ways of shooting scenes, including the close-up and quick edits, ushered in new and exciting storytelling elements. Unlike Westerns, which tended to shoot panoramic scenes using wide shots that took in an entire landscape, crime dramas began to produce scenes that drew viewers close into an actor’s face, thus increasing the dramatic arc of the story. Several groundbreaking crime dramas also challenged stereotypes of the day, casting women and minorities in key roles.


Jack Webb’s popular radio drama, which dispassionately played out real-life crimes taken from the records of the Los Angeles Police Department, made the leap to television in 1951. This unusual show did away with fisticuffs and dramatic acting in favor of a documentary-like style that relied on authenticity for its street credibility. Unlike other crime dramas, “Dragnet” didn’t focus so much on the crime, but instead showed the after-effects of crime on victims and family members. Webb was an innovator, using teleprompters to help his actors deliver deadpan dialogue, and using close camera angles to break the barrier between viewer and actor. The show ratings were initially dismal, but NBC kept “Dragnet” on the air, and viewers eventually warmed to Webb’s approach.

"I Spy"

One of the first popular series in the “buddy genre,” the popular “I Spy” espionage crime drama relied heavily on the on-screen and real-life friendship between actors Robert Culp and Bill Cosby. This groundbreaking series debuted in 1965, just as America’s battle for civil rights was at a boiling point. “I Spy” made a splash by casting the first African-American actor, Cosby, in a lead role. Culp and Cosby decided the best way to handle the controversial casting, however, was to say nothing. They would portray a world where race was a non-issue. “[Cosby] came in and he said, ‘Listen, our television series is a statement by being a non-statement.’ I said, ‘Done,’ and we shook hands on it,” recalls Culp. “We never talked about it again.” Unlike many taut crime dramas before it, “I Spy” ventured into new territory by shooting in exotic locations and using famous landmarks as backgrounds for the duo’s crime-fighting adventures. Despite a rough start, in which comedian-turned-actor Cosby was nearly fired by the series producer, Sheldon Leonard, the fledgling actor turned in gifted performances, and he earned three Emmy Awards for his work on the series.

"Police Woman"

Actress Angie Dickinson starred in this crime drama series that successfully cast the first woman in a lead role. Dickinson portrayed tough-minded Pepper Anderson, a sergeant with the Los Angeles Police Department, who often went undercover to nab the criminals. “Police Woman” was an immediate hit when it debuted in 1974, and its success paved the way for other female-lead crime dramas that followed, such as “Charlie’s Angels” and “Cagney & Lacey.” “I was a heroine. I loved being a heroine,” says Dickinson. “And I loved that [Pepper Anderson] was allowed to be sexy and still a hero. It’s not an easy combination.”

Watch the full episode. See more Pioneers of Television.

Being Human - Syfy Video Featurette: "Perfect Fit" Promo

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Being Human

SYFY: Perfect Fit - Being Human

Being Human fits perfectly with Syfy because it puts real people in supernatural circumstances.

The Cape - NBC Video: "Dice" Sneak Peek Airs Jan 31 '11

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The Cape

THE CAPE - "Dice" Sneak Peek Airs Monday, January 31, 2011 at 9/8C on NBC

A savant (Mena Suvari) seeking revenge for her father's death targets Chess, who is preparing to reveal a device that may determine Palm City's fate. Vince sets out to defend Chess, realizing he must keep his nemesis alive to completely destroy him.

Guest stars include James Frain, Mena Suvari, Boris Kievsky and Izabella Miko.

First Wave - Syfy (US): Season One Marathon Feb 15 '11

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FIRST WAVE - Season One Marathon Tuesday, February 15, 2011 on Syfy (US)

Synopsis: A reformed thief framed for his wife's murder discovers sinister aliens who plan to conquer Earth in the guise of humans in this sci-fi series executive produced by Francis Ford Coppola.

Cast includes Sebastian Spence, Rob LaBelle and Roger R. Cross.

08:00 AM Elixir

Cade suspects alien involvement when he poses as a relative of a woman who died after taking a potion that temporarily reverses the aging process.

Guest stars include Garwin Sanford, Mar Andersons, Tom Butler, Doris Chillcott and Ellen Dubin.

09:00 AM Speaking In Tongues

Cade becomes involved with the followers of a charismatic cult leader (Gordon Currie), who has conceived a twisted plan to save his people from the alien invaders.

Guest stars include George Buza, Kendall Cross, Gordon Currie and Mark Gibbon.

10:00 AM Lungfish

In rural Indiana, the discovery of bass that can breathe out of water leads Cade to suspect alien involvement---a theory that's reinforced when the fish begin to mutate into mammals.

Guest stars include Dana Brooks, Lorena Gale, Mitchell Kosterman, Emmanuelle Vaugier and Stargate Atlantis' Paul McGillion.

11:00 AM Book Of Shadows

In Salem, Ore., Cade poses as an investigator for the defense team in a murder case implicating a self-described witch, whose "powers" and testimony suggest an alien involvement.

Guest stars include Rob Lee, Camille Sullivan, William S. Taylor, Katharine Isabelle and Nicole Oliver.

12:00 PM Joshua

In forested Montana, Cade's on the run from law enforcers---and an intriguing alien (Roger Cross), who's posing as a U.S. marshal and is homing in on his quarry.

Guest stars include Christina Cox, Ben Derrick, Allan Franz, Tim Henry, Steve Makaj and Stephen E. Miller.

01:00 PM Marker 262

Outside a rural Missouri town, Cade and Crazy Eddie hurtle into a "quantum pocket"---similar to the Bermuda Triangle---where an alien posing as a teenage bully lures townspeople.

Guest stars include Brennan Elliott, Leigh Rachel Faith, Ingrid Kavelaars, Tobias Mehler and Stargate Atlantis' Kavan Smith.

02:00 PM Motel California

At a fashionable inn in a small California town, Cade investigates a hallucination case that's linked to Nostradamus writings---and to alien experiments to control human minds.

Guest stars include Ty Olsson, Sean Campbell, Robert A. Duncan and Peter Hanlon.

03:00 PM Breeding Ground

Posing as a track coach at a private school, Cade explores a probable tie between aliens and an orphaned teenage girl who's suddenly imbued with superhuman strength and speed.

Guest stars include Margot Finley, Susan Hogan, Tyron Leitso and Carolyne Maraghi.

Vampire Diaries - Zap2It Video: Michael Trevino talks love triangle

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Vampire Diaries

ZAP2IT: 'The Vampire Diaries' Michael Trevino talks love triangle: 'There's going to be awesome awkwardness'

By Carina Adly MacKenzie
January 27, 2011

In the final "The Vampire Diaries" episode of 2010, Michael Trevino gave us a powerful performance as Tyler endured the agony of transforming into a werewolf. When he stopped by our offices on Thursday morning, we had to ask him what he thought of the scene when all was said and done...


Saturday, January 29, 2011

The Cape - Slice of SciFi: Thomas Wheeler Audio Interview

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The Cape

SLICE OF SCIFI: A Conversation with “The Cape” creator Thomas Wheeler

This week’s feature guest is Tom Wheeler, creator and executive producer of NBC’s new series “The Cape”, and he talks about the work and the fun that goes into creating the show, from building the character journeys, to working with real-world comics artists for the show’s comic, and more.


Morena Baccarin - V: Video - 'Unholy Alliance' - Sneak Peek # 4

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V: 'Unholy Alliance' Sneak Peek # 4 - Airs Tuesday, February 1, 2011 at 9/8C on ABC

Erica tracks a former Mossad agent who leads the violent faction of the Fifth Column; Jack and priests from across the world speak out against the Visitors; Anna visits the Vatican to try to win over religious leaders.

Guest stars include Oded Fehr, Jane Badler, Teach Grant, Jay Karnes and Jonathan Walker.

Justified - Fanbolt: Elmore Leonard Interview

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NOTE: Justified's second season premieres on a NEW night, Wednesday, February 9 at 10/9C on FX with "The Moonshine War."

FANBOLT: Interview: Elmore Leonard From 'Justified'

by TVBrittanyF on January 29, 2011

As '[Justified' returns for its second season on February 9, I sat down with the man we owe it all to - legendary novelist Elmore Leonard - to talk about one of the best dramas on television, how it got to be that way, and the already much-anticipated next literary adventure of Deputy U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens...

... Q: We heard at Justified's TCA panel that the show inspired you to pen a new Raylan Givens novel for next year. It's been ten years since you wrote "Fire In The Hole." What was it like picking up the character after so long?

EL: He's easy, because I just know him. I've written so many Westerns - he could fit into any one of those. I'm using the same rhythm that I write everything in. For the most part, I'm writing about cops and robbers. I try and make them different; I try to give everybody a sense of humor, of not saying everything straight, to make them interesting. I just get a feel for the characters. I know them.

Q: Can you give us an idea of what we can expect from the new novel? Is it going to reflect a little more of the TV series?

EL: I'm writing [it] in three parts. In the very first scene, they go into a motel to arrest somebody for marijuana and he's in the bathtub naked with a bandage on his stomach. Raylan doesn't know what it is. One of the other Marshals says, "Oh, he's had his kidney removed." They're stealing kidneys...

Fringe - TV Guide: Matt's TV Week in Review Jan 28 '11

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TV GUIDE - Matt's TV Week in Review

Jan 28, 2011
by Matt Roush

... FRIDAY NIGHT DELIGHTS: Let's hope Fringe continues its winning ways on Friday nights. The first episode back was a great emotional workout for John Noble's Walter Bishop, manipulated by the Observers to put Peter at risk to show them that he would be willing to let his son die — again — "when the time comes." How ominous. (Fringe catches another break this week, because of CW's last-minute decision to postpone the return of Supernatural and Smallville for a week, a ripple effect from major-market pre-emptions of Thursday night's shows.) ...

Nathan Fillion - Castle: TV Guide: Matt's TV Week in Review Jan 28 '11

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TV GUIDE: Matt's TV Week in Review

Jan 28, 2011
by Matt Roush

Much of the TV landscape is, and has always been, devoted to comfort-food formula. Some of us, though, live for those moments when a show breaks formula and delivers the unexpected. This week gave us some excellent examples of that in the most popular formula of the moment: the crime/police drama.

... We get a chemistry lesson on ABC's Castle, as a deadly new twist in the cold case of Beckett's murdered mother forces Beckett and especially Castle to take a long, hard look at what their partnership is all about. Leading, naturally, to a long, hard kiss. Which isn't real, except it's really real. In a rare somber moment early on, mama Martha advises Castle, "You can't charm your way out of a bullet. Be honest with yourself about why you're doing this." Castle admits, "It's not about the books anymore." Unless we're talking The Book of Love, I suppose. When Beckett is kicked off the case, and Castle joins her to go rogue, he cockily boasts, "Fear does not exist in this dojo." (This is why we love this guy.) Beckett tells the would-be Karate Kid that this isn't his fight, but he argues, "I don't hang around you just to annoy you." Which is when we get to the meat of the matter: "Then why do you keep coming back, Rick?" When Beckett calls Castle anything but Castle, that gets our attention. As does the long, lingering smooch they perform in front of the bad guys who've taken Esposito and Ryan prisoner. It's a mock-drunken decoy kiss that turns into something more when Beckett initiates a second round, and there is serious heat here than has nothing to do with Nikki Heat. Castle is taken aback, but not so flustered that he can't save the day in the violent showdown that ensues. More of this, please...

Morena Baccarin - V: Video - 'Unholy Alliance' - Sneak Peek # 3 Airs Feb 1 '11

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V: 'Unholy Alliance' - Sneak Peek # 3 Airs Tuesday, February 1, 2011 at 9/8C on ABC.

Erica tracks a former Mossad agent who leads the violent faction of the Fifth Column; Jack and priests from across the world speak out against the Visitors; Anna visits the Vatican to try to win over religious leaders.

Guest stars include Oded Fehr, Jane Badler, Teach Grant, Jay Karnes and Jonathan Walker.