Thursday, February 24, 2011

Fringe - TV Guide: Jeff Pinkner and Joel Wyman Exclusive Interview

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Fringe Friday

TV GUIDE: Exclusive: Fringe Producers on Peter and Olivia's First Meeting…and Their Future!

Feb 24, 2011
by Damian Holbrook

Fringe heads back to 1985 again this week (Friday, 9/8c, Fox) for more of the Bishop back story, and — if you've seen the promos — it turns out some of our heroes have known each other a lot longer than any of them realize. So we grabbed executive producers Jeff Pinkner and Joel Wyman for an exclusive, spoilery chat about the heartbreaking episode, what Peter and Olivia's fateful encounter 26 years in the past means for their future, and of course, alterna-babies...

... TV Guide Magazine: Now, you seem to be calling back to old episodes lately. Last week, you invoked the ambered bus from Season 1's "Ghost Network." This week, we get a lot of "White Tulip" references — as well as the back story on that burnt room in the video of young Olive.

Wyman: The "White Tulip" stuff is all connected thematically because that was the episode where Walter believes in God. And that is going to come's a very big part of the season finale and where Walter is going to be.

Pinkner: We've always said that we plant seeds that grow and pay dividends in later seasons, so we'll plant seeds and leave it open to discovering how...

Fringe airs Friday 9/8C on FOX

The Vampire Diaries - LA Show Tracker: Candice Accola on Caroline's many boys and a 'very significant' episode

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Vampire Diaries

LA SHOW TRACKER: 'The Vampire Diaries': Candice Accola on Caroline's many boys and a 'very significant' episode

February 24, 2011

Let's be honest, “Vampire Diaries” fans: Naughty Katherine (Nina Dobrev) is a lot of fun, Damon (Ian Somerhalder) struggling with his humanity is providing for many meaty scenes and Jeremy (Steven R. McQueen) is manning up in a way that's breathtaking. But the surprise superstar of the CW series' second season has been new vampire Caroline (Candice Accola). Whether Caroline is struggling with her feelings for ex-boyfriend Matt (Zach Roerig) and his friend Tyler (Michael Trevino) or struggling against tormenting werewolves, Accola has stepped up to the plate in a big way this year.

“I could not be happier about the opportunities the writers have given me this season,” she enthuses. “It's been challenging in all the best ways.”

Recently, Accola chatted with Show Tracker about some of those challenges, including that horrific torture scene — nobody puts Caroline in the cage! — getting to sing in tonight's episode, Tyler's betrayal and the chemistry between Stefan (Paul Wesley) and Caroline. She also teases that viewers are in store for “a very big episode” tonight, which will be the last new one until April. Like Caroline, we'll have to figure out a way to survive, Show Trackers...

... The first time we talked this season, I brought up the fact that you have a very musically talented cast. And now you're getting to sing in tonight's episode. What's the context for Caroline breaking into song?

Candice Accola: "I know, it is very random! [Laughs] I think that Caroline has come off such a dramatic shift. The entire season has been very supernaturally active for Caroline. I think what was such a beautiful moment at the end of that one episode was when Bonnie (Katerina Graham) and Elena (Nina Dobrev) came over to have a slumber party. Simple, truthful, honest, like necessary. It's a great reminder that these are young girls that really just need. At the end of the day, sometimes you really just need that sense of friendship and camaraderie and love in the simplest form, like a slumber party. So I think Tyler has been the center of what's been going on dramatically for Caroline in the past couple episodes, and now with him gone, I think it gives her an opportunity to try to feel human again and just to be silly again and have fun again and laugh again, and focus on her friendships and her relationships and her family. I think the whole idea of jumping up on stage and singing is just Caroline being Season 1 Caroline again..."

Outcasts - Total SciFi Online: Daniel Mays and Amy Manson Interview

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TOTAL SCIFI ONLINE: Daniel Mays and Amy Manson: “Carpathia represents a second chance...”

Posted on Thursday 24 February 2011

by Paul Simpson

In BBC One’s Outcasts, Daniel Mays plays Cass Cromwell, one of the members of the Protection and Security (PAS) force in Forthaven, the human settlement on Carpathia. As the series develops, he finds himself partnered with Amy Manson’s Fleur Morgan and they begin to question the whole basis of the regime...

... What attracted you to the role, and what did you think when you first read the scripts?

Amy Manson: Probably Fleur’s quick retorts, initially, and her playfulness with Cass. She does adhere to orders but at the same time she manages to have a laugh about it. Then obviously there was the grandness of the project as a whole.

Daniel: It was just a very interesting and fascinating concept to take on really. I thought the notion of starting again if Earth had come to this end was really interesting to get into, striving forward and making this new world – and preventing making the same mistakes again.

If we could make these characters as human and believable as possible, the thing could really come to life. It’s a risky thing to take on, but in life you’ve got to take risks...

Outcasts concludes on 27 February 2011 (BBC One).

Bones - Nominated for 15h Annual Prism Award

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The PRISM Awards, which are produced by the Entertainment Industries Council, Inc. (EIC) in collaboration with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and FX, honor actors, movies, music, media and television’s top shows that accurately depict and bring attention to substance abuse and mental health issues, including prevention, treatment and recovery. This year’s ceremony, which is set for April 28, 2011, will take place at the Beverly Hills Hotel.

“We are proud of our industry and the quality of the over 400 PRISM Awards submissions this year,” said Brian Dyak, EIC President, CEO and Co-Founder. “Story telling about substance abuse and mental health concerns such as PTSD and suicide prevention is an important asset to public awareness about these issues. This year’s nominees truly represent powerful stories that can make a difference.”

... Television nominees include:

Drama Series Episode - Substance Use

Blue Bloods - "Smack Attack"
The Closer - "Old Money"
The Good Wife - "Painkiller"
Law and Order: Special Victims Unit - "Gray"
Mad Men - "The Suitcase"

Drama Series Episode - Mental Health

Bones - "The Devil in the Details"
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation - "House of Hoarders"
Grey's Anatomy - "Suicide is Painless"
House - "Massage Therapy"
In Plain Sight - "Her Days Are Numbered"

Performance in a Drama Episode

Anthony John Denison, The Closer
Jon Hamm, Mad Men
Christine Lahti, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
Kevin McKidd, Grey's Anatomy
Elisabeth Moss, Mad Men

Drama Series Multi-Episode Storyline - Substance Use

Breaking Bad: Season 3
Nurse Jackie
: Season 2
Rescue Me - "Legacy"/"Change"/"Comeback"/"Blackout"/"Sanctuary"
The Vampire Diaries - "Under Control"/"Miss Mystic Falls"/"Blood Brothers"

The Mentalist - CBS Watch Magazine: Amanda Righetti & Owain Yeoman

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CBS WATCH MAGAZINE: How to Survive Award Season with Amanda Righetti and Owain Yeoman Photo Shoot

The Mentalist's Amanda Righetti and Owain Yeoman show you how to survive award season.


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Stargate Universe - Canada's SPACE Channel's Innerspace Weekly Tributes Mar 8 '11

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INNERSPACE Sends Off Iconic Series STARGATE UNIVERSE with Weekly Tributes, Starting March 8

February 24, 2011

– Hosts Ajay Fry and Teddy Wilson return as resident SGU experts for the series’ final season

– INNERSPACE continues to deliver insider info on fan favourite series and genre news only on SPACE

As STARGATE UNIVERSE comes to the end of its journey this Spring, INNERSPACE hosts Ajay Fry and Teddy Wilson are primed to resume their posts as the experts of all-things SGU. From SPACE headquarters in downtown Toronto, Canada’s leading genre after-show brings an in-depth analysis of the last 10 episodes of this iconic franchise immediately following each SGU broadcast on Tuesdays at 11 p.m. ET starting March 8. SGU airs Tuesdays at 10 p.m. ET, also beginning March 8.

Timothy Olyphant - Justified: FX Video: "For Blood or Money" Episode Trailer Airs Mar 2 '11

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JUSTIFIED - FX VIDEO: "For Blood or Money" Episode Trailer Airs Wednesday, March 2, 2011 at 10/9C

Rachel's brother-in-law (Larenz Tate) escapes from a halfway house and the marshals must track him down; Boyd mulls an offer in Harlan that could prove dangerous; and Gary Hawkins (Williams Ragsdale) tells Winona that he wants her back but does so in an unusual way.

Guest stars include Kaitlyn Dever, Joseph Lyle Taylor, Emily Happe, Juanita Jennings, Jakobe Dempsey, William Ragsdale, Michael Mosley, Brad William Henke, Carlos Pratts, Channon Roe, Joel McCrary, Chadwick Boseman, Larenz Tate and Steven Flynn.

Nathan Fillion - Castle - TV Guide Magazine Video: Castle Photo Shoot! The KISS! Nathan Fillion and Stana Katic!

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TV GUIDE MAGAZINE VIDEO: Castle Photo Shoot! The KISS! Nathan Fillion and Stana Katic!

Join Castle stars Nathan Fillion and Stana Katic on their shoot with TV Guide Magazine!

Camelot - Starz Video: Sneak Preview Scene

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CAMELOT -STARZ VIDEO: Sneak Preview Scene

Directly following the extended finale of Spartacus: Gods of the Arena, stay tuned for a sneak preview of ep 1 of the new Starz original series Camelot. Friday, Feb 25th 11pm e/p on Starz.

Camelot premieres April 1st at 10 pm e/p on Starz. Cast includes Jamie Campbell Bower, Tamsin Egerton, Joseph Fiennes, Claire Forlani, Eva Green, Peter Mooney, Diarmaid Murtagh, Clive Standen and Philip Winchester.

Premieres April 1st 10pm e/p on Starz.

Fringe - TV Guide: Matt's Weekend Picks Feb 25 '11

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Fringe Friday

TV GUIDE: Matt's Weekend Picks: February 25-27

Feb 24, 2011
by Matt Roush

... Fringe

(Friday, 9/8, FOX)

... On Fox, Fringe also visits its alt-world in a flashback episode that reveals new connections between the Bishops (Walter and Peter) and a young Olivia. Expect some emotional fireworks from that one.

37th Annual Saturn Award Nominations (Television)

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The Academy of Science Fiction Fantasy & Horror Films released the nominees for their 37th Annual Saturn Awards today. The awards ceremony will take place in June 2011 in Burbank, CA.

Following are the Television nominees:

Best Network Series:

Fringe (Fox)
Lost (ABC)
Smallville (CW)
Supernatural (CW)
The Vampire Diaries (CW)

Best Syndicated/Cable Television Series:

Breaking Bad (AMC)
The Closer (TNT)
Dexter (Showtime)
Eureka (SyFy)
Leverage (TNT)
Spartacus: Blood and Sand (Starz)
True Blood (HBO)

Best Television Presentation:

Doctor Who: A Christmas Carol (BBC America)
Kung Fu Panda Holiday Special (NBC)
The Pillars of the Earth (Starz)
Sherlock (PBS)
Spartacus: Gods of the Arena (Starz)
The Walking Dead (AMC)

Best Actor in Television:

Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad) (AMC)
Matthew Fox (Lost) (ABC)
Michael C. Hall (Dexter) (Showtime)
Timothy Hutton (Leverage) (TNT)
Andrew Lincoln (The Walking Dead) (AMC)
Stephen Moyer (True Blood) (HBO)

Best Actress in Television:

Sarah Wayne Callies (The Walking Dead) (AMC)
Erica Durance (Smallville) (CW)
Elizabeth Mitchell (V) (ABC)
Anna Paquin (True Blood) (HBO)
Kyra Sedgwick (The Closer) (TNT)
Anna Torv (Fringe) (Fox)

Best Supporting Actor in Television:

Michael Emerson (Lost) (ABC)
John Noble (Fringe) (Fox)
Dean Norris (Breaking Bad) (AMC)
Terry O'Quinn (Lost) (ABC)
Aaron Paul (Breaking Bad) (AMC)
Lance Reddick (Fringe) (Fox)
Steven Yeun (The Walking Dead) (AMC)

Best Supporting Actress in Television:

Morena Baccarin (V) (ABC)
Gina Bellman (Leverage) (TNT)
Jennifer Carpenter (Dexter) (Showtime)
Laurie Holden (The Walking Dead) (AMC)
Lucy Lawless (Spartacus: Blood and Sand) (Starz)
Beth Riesgraf (Leverage) (TNT)

Best Guest Starring Role in Television:

Richard Dreyfuss (Weeds) (Showtime)
Noah Emmerich (The Walking Dead) (AMC)
Giancarlo Esposito (Breaking Bad) (AMC)
Joe Manganiello (True Blood) (HBO)
John Terry (Lost) (ABC)
Seth Gabel (Fringe) (Fox)

Supernatural - TV Guide: Matt's Weekend Picks Feb 25 '11

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TV GUIDE: Matt's Weekend Picks: February 25-27

Feb 24, 2011
by Matt Roush

... Supernatural

(Friday, 9/8c, The CW)

It's a mad, mad, meta world when the Winchester brothers are transported to a parallel universe where Sam and Dean become their actual alter egos: Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles, stars of a TV show called Supernatural. Even weirder, Castiel turns out to be a Twitter fiend whose real name is Misha Collins, and so on. Sounds like a fun change of pace from the recent grim tidings.

CSI - CBS Video: "Turn On, Tune In, Drop Dead" Episode Trailer Airs Feb 24 '11

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CSI - CBS VIDEO: "Turn On, Tune In, Drop Dead" Episode Trailer Airs Thursday, February 24, 2011 at 9/8C

Two men pronounced dead suddenly come back to life, leading the CSIs to investigate their mysterious zombie-like existence.

Guest stars include Howard Hesseman, Keegan Allen, Marcia Bennett, Angela Bettis, Camille Chen, Rebecca Field and Paula Francis.

Syfy: Dragon Movies Marathon Mar 1 '11

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08:00 AM Dragon Dynasty

He was the first European explorer to reach China. And if two dragons have their way, he'll be the last.

Cast includes Federico Castelluccio, Aaron Hendry, Dion Basco, Peter Kwong, James Hong and Castle's Stana Katic.


10:00 AM Dragonquest

When an ancient warlord summons a mythological beast, a young hero must complete a series of quests to awaken the dragon that will defeat the monster.

Cast includes Marc Singer, Brian Thompson, Jason Connery, Daniel Bonjour and Jennifer Dorogi.


12:00 PM Dragon Wars

A reporter finds himself thrust into a battle against fire-breathing dragons that attack modern-day Los Angeles in this goofy creature feature.

Cast includes Jason Behr, Jesse Jam Miranda, Amanda Brooks, Robert Forster, Chris Mulkey and Elizabeth Peña.


02:00 PM Dragon Sword [also known as George and the Dragon]

A knight returning from the Crusades takes on a dragon and becomes a legend.

Cast includes James Purefoy, Patrick Swayze, Michael Clarke Duncan, Bill Treacher and Covert Affair's Piper Perabo.


04:00 PM Eragon

In his homeland of Alagaesia, a farm boy happens upon a dragon's egg -- a discovery that leads him on a predestined journey where he realized he's the one person who can defend his home against an evil king.

Cast includes Ed Speleers, Jeremy Irons, Sienna Guillory, John Malkovich, Djimon Hounsou and Stargate Universe's Robert Carlyle.

Star Trek: The Next Generation - Syfy (US) Season Six Marathon (evening) Mar 1 '11

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STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - Syfy: March 1, 2011 Season Six Evening Marathon

Cast includes Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes, LeVar Burton, Marina Sirtis, Brent Spiner, Michael Dorn and Gates McFadden.

07:00 PM Frame Of Mind

Riker (Jonathan Frakes) questions his sanity as he confronts altered realities---a theatrical presentation on the Enterprise, a covert mission and an alien insane asylum.

Guest stars include David Selburg, Andrew Prine, Gary Werntz and Susanna Thompson.

08:00 PM Suspicions

Dr. Crusher jeopardizes her career as she investigates the death of a Ferengi scientist whose invention may have been coveted by others.

Guest stars include Whoopi Goldberg, Patti Yasutake, Peter Marx, Tricia O'Neil, James Horan and John S. Ragin.

09:00 PM Rightful Heir

A legendary Klingon warrior (Kevin Conway) returns to challenge Worf and threaten the stability of the High Council.

Guest stars include Alan Oppenheimer, Robert O'Reilly, Norman Snow, Charles Esten and Kevin Conway.

10:00 PM Second Chances

During a visit to a former mission site, Riker encounters his double---the result of a transporter mishap---and learns the man is still in love with Troi.

Guest stars include Mae C. Jemison.

The Vampire Diaries - Yahoo TV: Thursday's Picks Feb 24 '11

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Vampire Diaries

Yahoo TV: Thursday's Picks: What to Watch Thursday, February 24, 2011

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

... Vampire Diaries

Thursday at 8pm ET on The CW

The arrival of ancient vampire King Klaus is still weeks away, but the Mystic Falls gang is already trying to figure out a way to defeat him. Tonight, an unlikely ally comes to light: Elena's evil doppelganger Katherine, whose knowledge of Mystic Falls history may aid Damon and Stefan in driving a stake through Klaus's heart. See, kids? Studying history does pay off.

Fairly Legal - MSN TV: Tonight's Picks Feb 24 '11

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MSN TV: Tonight's Picks Thursday, February 24, 2011

Fairly Legal

10:00 PM, USA

Metaphorically speaking, Kate (Sarah Shahi) is used to talking people off a ledge during her mediations, but she has to do that literally when an exasperated inventor (guest star Devon Gummersall) threatens to kill himself after his employer (guest star Currie Graham) -- and the rights holder to his latest invention -- fires him and asks Kate to find a fair resolution for the two of them in the new episode "Believers."

CSI - Yahoo TV: Thursday's Picks Feb 24 '11

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Yahoo TV: Thursday's Picks: What to Watch Thursday, February 24, 2011

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

... CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

Thursday at 9pm ET on CBS

Always on the lookout for a pop culture trend to hop on in its 11th season, "CSI" sets its sights on the latest craze: zombies! After two bodies presumed to be dead mysteriously come back to life, the CSI team fears it has a zombie outbreak on its hands. If you need help, guys, just rent "Zombieland" and follow its zombie rules; they're quite helpful.

Nathan Fillion - Castle: ABC Video - "Countdown" Episode Trailer Airs Feb 28 '11

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CASTLE - ABC VIDEO: "Countdown" Episode Trailer Airs Monday, February 28, 2011 at 10/9C

Castle and Beckett must overlook the problems they have with Agent Fallon in order to prevent a catastrophe in New York.

Guest stars include Adrian Pasdar, Lochlyn Munro, Victor Webster, Bahar Soomekh,
Alon Aboutboul, Jeff Denton, Monica Keena and Piter Marek.