Monday, May 23, 2011

Nathan Fillion - Castle - TV Guide: Matt's TV Week In Review May 23 '11

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CASTLE - TV GUIDE: Matt's TV Week in Review

May 23, 2011
by Matt Roush

... KISS ME KATE: Runner-up shocker of the week: the emotionally charged Castle finale in which we learn Capt. Montgomery was in on the conspiracy involving the murder of Beckett's mom from the beginning. Inadvertently, of course, but he still has to pay the price, dying a hero's death to save Kate from the hit man. Naturally, there's someone else out there pulling the strings, and even with his life on the line, Capt. Ray won't tell her who. Castle spends much of the hour trying to persuade Beckett (with urging from her father) to play it safe and step back from this dangerous case, telling her she deserves to be happy. But it backfires, and in a very heated scene, she challenges him on the nature of their relationship and declares it to be over. Even sidekicks Esposito and Ryan come to blows over their boss being dirty. Everyone's reconciled at the Captain's sad funeral, but as Beckett is giving the eulogy, Castle sees the sun flashing off an object in the distance, and before he can tackle his partner to the ground, she takes a bullet. Castle declares, "I love you, Kate," over her fallen body as her eyes close — and ours roll a bit at the thought that anyone might actually think she's dead.

Sanctuary - Red Eye Chicago: Filming 'Normandy' 'was amazing'

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Sanctuary Monday

SANCTUARY - RED EYE CHICAGO: Filming 'Normandy' 'was amazing'

By Curt Wagner
May 22, 2011

When I visited the Vancouver set of "Sanctuary" last year, I stopped in showrunner Damian Kindler's office to chat about Season 3 and found him deep into research about WW II.

"I'll start by saying please ignore the military maps of World War II that are sitting on my chair next to us, if you don't mind," he said.

He was finishing up the writing of "Normandy," the episode we've heard a lot about that premieres at 10/9C May 23 on Syfy. He wasn't eager to tell much about the episode at the time, but he did say, "We are going see [Helen Magnus] in 1944 Normandy..."


... Me: Driving a tank?
DK: Hunting Nazis.

That's cool.
DK: She won't wear army boots though. Not a chance. No.

Still high heels?
DK: Absolutely.

But will they be camouflaged high heels?
DK: Absolutely.

I'm not sure about the camo heels, but "Normandy" is a bit of a departure for "Sanctuary." Yes, we've see Helen Magnus (Amanda Tapping) and The Five in the past before, but I can't recall an episode ever beginning and ending in the past, with no scenes set in the present...

Sanctuary - Pop Culture Zoo: Catching Up with Amanda Tapping and Robin Dunne

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Sanctuary Monday

SANCTUARY - POP CULTURE ZOO: Catching Up with Amanda Tapping and Robin Dunne

By Joseph Dilworth Jr.
Published May 23, 2011

Amanda Tapping and Robin Dunne, two of the stars of the hit Syfy series Sanctuary, are probably the coolest persons to interview. As you’ll see below, they enjoy kidding around almost as much as they love talking about their show. While the last few episodes of season three air Monday nights at 10:00 PM, production has just begun on the fourth season. I was able to catch the duo by phone during a recent lunch break and we discussed their characters, what it’s like to direct on a show you’ve been starring on for a while and a tease or two about what’s to come (at the risk of my life!). Here are the results...


... PCZ: Gotcha, yeah, definitely! So then Monday we’ve got the “Normandy” episode, which promises to be a pretty big episode, we get to see The Five and Helen during World War II. What can you tell us about this episode?

RD: Just that it’s the biggest episode in scope and every aspect that we’ve ever done and it was an amazing experience. Again, one of those classic Sanctuary episodes where thinking outside the box is the norm. And just being there on set and experiencing that, we were all really blown away. I can’t wait for people to experience it.

AT: It’s a whole different Sanctuary. It’s a different look.

AT: We desaturated the colors so it really has the palate of an old World War II film. There was a reverence on set while we were shooting that belied the actual conditions we were shooting under. We were on the top of a mountain in the pouring rain, freezing cold; not a single person complained because we realized we were telling a story where the people we were paying homage to went through a million times worse than what we were dealing with, and it just was a very very interesting, I think unlike anything most of us have seen on a TV show.

RD: And having just seen the episode, the last credit..

AT: Yeah.. oh..

RD: It gets me every time, it was just magical...

Amanda Tapping - Sanctuary - LAist TV Junkie: Tonight's Picks May 23 '11 - Syfy 10/9C

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Sanctuary Monday

SANCTUARY - LAIST TV JUNKIE: Tonight's Picks Monday, May 23, 2011

... 10:00pm Sanctuary Syfy

- Normandy In a look back, we find Magnus, Watson and Griffin on the eve of D-Day and discover what role Magnus played in D-Day.

Bones - TV Guide: Ask Matt [Roush] - May 23 '11

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BONES - TV GUIDE: Ask Matt: Finale Fever, Cougar Town, The Killing, Cancellation Fallout and More!

May 23, 2011
by Matt Roush

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... Question: I had the Bones finale twist spoiled by a Canadian FB friend, but I pretty much figured that was where it was going when I saw the previews. And I think it's another example of incredibly lazy storytelling on the part of the Bones writing team. The whole "Zack is suddenly involved with Gargamel" incident put me off watching for a long time and I'm kind of annoyed with myself with starting again. I'm often irritated by their tendency to do what I call "yadda yadda" in ending their episodes, wrapping up mysteries in ways that make no sense or show any care on the part of the people constructing them. I realize Bones is more about the characters than the mystery, but a little effort to tie up the mystery would be appreciated. To handle a crucial plot point like Bones and Booth sleeping together and having a baby this way is so disappointing. That's all they have for loyal viewers? Seeley and Tempe are too stupid to use birth control? Seeley, who has already suffered the consequences of accidentally getting someone pregnant, is dumb enough to do it again? With its charming cast and American Idol lead-in, Bones should be able to be as big a hit as NCIS, but I really feel the hit-or-miss writing is what has always held the show back. I'd like to tie the writers in chairs and have them watch a few years of NCIS, and maybe they could learn how to slowly unfold a story arc, have realistic character development and not basically flip off your fans. It infuriates me because I actually enjoy this show most of the time. I feel like a parent with a smart kid who keeps brining home C minus grades when I know they could ace the test. I know they can do better! — Cyn

Matt Roush: I have to say, the angry tone of this letter shocks me (but doesn't really surprise me, given the beating Bones gets for nearly everything the writers do with the characters). While the pregnancy twist at the end was abrupt, I felt it was handled rather sweetly, especially in light of all the Angela-Hodgins angst this season, and anything that would put Bones and Booth in a happy place is OK by me. I agree that the focus on character and relationships on Bones often short-changes the mystery of the week, but I don't see how this development "flips off" the fans — especially because most fans know Emily Deschanel is pregnant herself and would probably gripe all next season if they'd made her hide it. And while it's true Bones will never get the monster ratings NCIS enjoys, that's the difference between a procedural on Fox and on CBS — and considering how well Bones is doing on Thursdays, even considering the Idol lead-in (which doesn't benefit every show equally), they must be doing something right.

Alphas - Syfy Video: Series Promo "Impossible Crimes" Premieres July 11 '11

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ALPHAS - SYFY VIDEO: Series Promo "Impossible Crimes" Premieres Monday, July 11, 2011 at 10/9C

When it comes to solving impossible crimes, there's only one team. Alphas series premiere Monday July 11 at 10/9c.

Alphas follows a team of ordinary citizens whose brain anomalies imbue them with extraordinary mental and physical abilities. Taking the law into their own hands, the unlikely team, led by Dr. Leigh Rosen (Emmy Award-winner and Oscar nominee David Strathairn) investigates cases that suggest other Alpha activity to uncover what the CIA, FBI and Pentagon have not been able, or willing, to solve. These gifted individuals must balance their quirky personalities and disparate backgrounds with their not always visible powers as they work to solve crimes, stop the ticking time bomb and catch the enemy.

Alphas also stars Malik Yoba, Warren Christie, Laura Mennell, Ryan Cartwright and Azita Ghanizada, and is a production of Universal Cable Productions and BermanBraun Television. Executive Producers are Gail Berman, Lloyd Braun and Gene Stein for BermanBraun, Zak Penn and Ira Steven Behr.

Torchwood: Miracle Day - Access Hollywood: Extended Trailer - Series Premieres July 8 on Starz

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Torchwood Miracle Day July 11

TORCHWOOD: MIRACLE DAY - ACCESS HOLLYWOOD: Extended Trailer - Series Premieres July 8, 2011 on Starz.

Torchwood,” premiering July 8, stars John Barrowman (“Torchwood”, “Desperate Housewives”) as Captain Jack Harkness, Eve Myles (“Torchwood”, “Little Dorrit") as Gwen Cooper, Mekhi Phifer (“ER”, “Lie to Me”) as Rex Matheson and Bill Pullman (While You Were Sleeping, Independence Day) as Oswald Danes.

SciFi Daily - BBC America Schedule Week May 23 '11 - Star Trek: The Next Generation, X-Files, Doctor Who

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SciFi Daily schedule for week of May 23, 2011:

NOTE: BBC America has scheduled a "The X-Files" Marathon for Friday, May 27, 2011.


Star Trek: The Next Generation

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

Mon May 23 3:00 PM The Wounded

The Enterprise intercepts a starship whose renegade captain (Bob Gunton) is attacking the Cardassians, former enemies of the Federation.

Guest stars include Bob Gunton, Rosalind Chao, Marc Alaimo, Colm Meaney, Marco Rodríguez, Time Winters and John Hancock.

Tue May 24 3:00 PM Devil's Due

The Enterprise comes to the aid of the Ventaxians, who are faced with the prospect of fulfilling a diabolical contract made by their ancestors.

Guest stars include Marta DuBois, Paul Lambert, Marcelo Tubert, Thad Lamey, Tom Magee.

Wed May 25 3:00 PM First Contact

While on a "first-contact" mission to a planet on the verge of space travel, Riker (Jonathan Frakes) is captured and accused of leading an alien invasion.

Guest stars include George Coe, Carolyn Seymour, George Hearn, Michael Ensign, Steven Anderson, Sachi Parker and Bebe Neuwirth.

Thur May 26 3:00 PM Galaxy's Child

The Enterprise serves as a surrogate mother to a newborn energy being; Geordie (LeVar Burton) faces the real Dr. Brahms (Susan Gibney), whom he once re-created on the holodeck.

Guest stars include Susan Gibney, Lanei Chapman, Jana Marie Hupp and Whoopi Goldberg.


The X-Files

Season two cast includes David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson and Mitch Pileggi.

Mon. May 23 4:00 PM The Calusari

Mulder suspects poltergeist activity in the death of a child, whose grandmother (Lilyan Chauvin) is practicing Old World mysticism to protect her other grandson.

Guest stars include Helene Clarkson, Joel Palmer, Lilyan Chauvin, Kay E. Kuter, Ric Reid, Christine Willes, Bill Dow and Jacqueline Dandeneau.

Tue. May 24 4:00 PM F. Emasculata

Scully and Mulder assist in a manhunt for two escaped murderers, who may be infected with a deadly virus.

Guest stars include Charles Martin Smith, Dean Norris, John Pyper-Ferguson, William B. Davis, Mitch Pileggi, Lynda Boyd, John Tench, Alvin Sanders, Kim Kondrashoff and Chilton Crane.

Wed. May 25 4:00 PM Soft Light

Three missing-persons cases have a common link: scorch marks left behind where the people were last seen.

Guest stars include Tony Shalhoub, Kate Twa, Kevin McNulty, Steven Williams, Nathaniel DeVeaux and Steve Bacic.

Thur. May 26 4:00 PM Our Town

The disappearance of a poultry inspector is linked to the bizarre behavior exhibited by two workers, symptomatic of a rare neurological disorder.

Guest stars include Caroline Kava, John Milford, Gary Grubbs, Robin Mossley, Gabrielle Miller and Hrothgar Mathews.

NOTE: BBC America has scheduled a "The X-Files" Marathon for Friday, May 27, 2011.

Doctor Who May 22

Doctor Who

Mon May 23 5:00 PM Doctor Who: The Next Doctor

When the Doctor investigates a spate of mysterious deaths, he's surprised to meet another Doctor. The two must combine forces to defeat a human ally to the Cybermen. But are two Doctors enough to stop the rise of the CyberKing?

Cast includes David Tennant, David Morrissey, Dervla Kirwan, Velile Tshabalala, Ruari Mears and Paul Kasey.

Tue May 24 5:00 PM Doctor Who: Planet of the Dead

The mysterious Lady Christina de Souza joins the Doctor on a bus trip which takes a very unexpected detour into danger.

Cast includes David Tennant, Michelle Ryan, Lee Evans, Noma Dumezweni, Adam James, Glenn Doherty, Victoria Alcock and David Ames.

Wed May 25 5:00 PM Doctor Who: The Waters of Mars

"Mars, 2059. Bowie Base one. Last recorded message: don´t drink the water. don´t even touch it. not one drop"... Confused? All will be revealed in The Waters of Mars, starring Lindsay Duncan as the Doctor´s cleverest and most strong-minded companion yet.

Cast includes David Tennant, Lindsay Duncan, Peter O'Brien, Aleksandar Mikic, Gemma Chan, Sharon Duncan-Brewster, Chook Sibtain and Alan Ruscoe.

Thur May 26 5:00 PM The Eleventh Hour

A brand-new Doctor crashes to Earth with no time to ponder his new face and personality - he must save humanity from an alien threat. The Doctor also meets his new companion, Amy Pond, and she's been waiting for him a very long time.

Cast includes Matt Smith, Karen Gillan, Arthur Darvill, Caitlin Blackwood, Nina Wadia, Marcello Magni and Annette Crosbie.

Stargate TV Schedule Week May 23, 2011 (US)


[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. May 23 3:10 PM THMAX
Tue. May 24 7:00 PM OMAX
Sat. May 28 11:15 AM THMAX


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.


Tue. May 24 1:00 AM Citizen Joe

A troubled barber (Dan Castellaneta) threatens to bleed O'Neill white unless the Stargate commander publicly acknowledges the existence of the portal and SG-1.

Guest stars include Dan Castellaneta, Deborah Theaker, Eric Keenleyside, Louis Chirillo, Chad Krowchuk, Alex Ferris, Mark Hansen and Andy Thompson.

Wed. May 25 1:00 AM Reckoning - Part 1

As Jaffa resistance forces gather for an all-out assault to retake the holy city of Ta'kara, the system lord Baal (Cliff Simon) warns SG-1 about the return of a mutual foe.

Guest stars include Tony Amendola, Carmen Argenziano, Cliff Simon, Mel Harris, Isaac Hayes, Jeff Judge, Dean Aylesworth, Rik Kiviaho, Vince Crestejo and Kevan Ohtsji.

Thur. May 26 1:00 AM Reckoning - Part 2

SG-1 searches for the only weapon that can stop the Replicators as the battle against the Goa'uld escalates.

Guest stars include Carmen Argenziano, Tony Amendola, Cliff Simon, Eric Breker, Isaac Hayes and Jeff Judge.


Sat. May 28 8:00 PM Scorched Earth

The crew gets caught between two warring civilizations who are trying to colonize a planet.

Guest stars include Brian Markinson, Marilyn Norry, Alessandro Juliani, Rob Court and Nikki Smook.

Sat. May 28 8:45 PM Beneath the Surface

The team members of SG-1 find themselves toiling on an alien power station, but have no recollection of their former lives.

Guest stars include Alison Matthews, Kimberly Hawthorne, Laurie Murdoch and Russell Ferrier.

Sun. May 29 10:00 AM Scorched Earth
Sun. May 29 10:45 AM Beneath the Surface



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.


Tue. May 24 2:00 AM Trinity

McKay tries to harness an energy source hidden within a monolith constructed by the Ancients on a planet previously believed to have been destroyed by the Wraith. But his obsession with tapping the structure's power has deadly consequences.

Guest stars include Sean Campbell, Mitch Pileggi, Eureka's Chris Gauthier and Barry Greene.

Wed. May 25 2:00 AM Instinct

A synthetic virus created by Dr. Beckett to revert Wraiths to human form puts Sheppard's life in jeopardy after the team encounters a girl in the early stages of Wraith development.

Guest stars include Jewel Staite, John Innes, Stephen Dimopoulos and Tom Bates.

Thur. May 26 2:00 AM Conversion

Beckett and McKay race to curb Sheppard's disturbing metamorphosis when he begins to exhibit Wraith traits after being exposed to a strange virus.

Guest stars include Kavan Smith, Mitch Pileggi, Matthew Harrison and Lindsay Collins.


Thur. May 26 5:00 PM The Game
Thur. May 26 8:00 PM The Game

Sheppard and McKay compete in a real-time strategy game they've discovered on Atlantis, which may be more than a game.

Guest stars include Laura Harris, David Dayan Fisher, Kavan Smith, David Nykl, James Long and John Shaw.


Weekend May 28/29 - Syndicated (check local listings for channel and time) - Infection

A distress call from a hive ship over Atlantis leads the team to discover a Wraith crew in stasis, with all hands stricken with a disease caused in part by Dr. Keller's gene therapy.

Guest stars include Christopher Heyerdahl, Kavan Smith, Sharon Taylor and Christopher Pearce.


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 May 28/29 - Syndicated (check local listings for channel and time) - Light

With the Destiny on a collision course with a star, the crew considers abandoning the ship. A grim lottery is held to choose 17 passengers to escape in the Destiny's only working shuttle.

Guest stars include Mark Burgess, Haig Sutherland, Josh Blacker, Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman, Glynis Davies and Dominic Zamprogna.

Sanctuary - Syfy Germany: Paul McGillion Video Interview

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SANCTUARY - SYFY GERMANY: Paul McGillion Video Interview

Syfy Germany asked fans for questions, Paul responds to a query about portraying "Wexler" in Sanctuary. [In English] Recorded at FedCon XX convention in Düsseldorf, Germany.

Stargate SG-1 - FedCon XX - Richard Dean Anderson Video - Part 1

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STARGATE SG-1 - FEDCON XX - Richard Dean Anderson Video - Part 1

From FedCon XX at Düsseldorf, Germany (April 28/May 1, 2011), a video of Richard Dean Anderson on stage - and a parade of fans dressed as Stargate characters!

The Event - MSN TV: Tonight's Picks May 23 '11 - NBC 9/8C - Series Finale!

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MSN TV: Tonight's Picks Monday, May 23, 2011

... The Event

9:00 PM, NBC

In the season finale, "Arrival," an epic power struggle at the White House pits Martinez and Peel (Blair Underwood, Roger Bart) against Jarvis (Bill Smitrovich) and Sophia (Laura Innes), his secret ally. As Leila (Sarah Roemer) fights for her life, Sean, Vicky, Sterling and Simon (Jason Ritter, Taylor Cole, Zeljko Ivanek, Ian Anthony Dale) scramble to stop the dispersion of the virus, but with the portal opening, it may be too late.

Stargate SG-1 - FedCon XX - Richard Dean Anderson Video Q & A - Part 2

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STARGATE SG-1 - FEDCON XX - Richard Dean Anderson Video Q & A - Part 2

From FedCon XX at Düsseldorf, Germany (April 28/May 1, 2011), a video of Richard Dean Anderson on stage, answering fans questions.

The Event - Entertainment Weekly: Tonight's Best TV May 23 '11 - NBC 9/8C Series Finale!

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ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: Tonight's Best TV Monday, May 23, 2011

A Daily Guide To Notable Shows

... The Event


The portal begins to open, sending tremors across the globe. Will we all die? Considering the fact that this show was just cancelled by NBC, I'd respect the writers for killing off the planet.

Torchwood: Miracle Day - Access Hollywood: John Barrowman Video Interview

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Torchwood Miracle Day July 11

TORCHWOOD: MIRACLE DAY - ACCESS HOLLYWOOD: Access Exclusive Preview: Dish Of Salt - ‘Torchwood’s’ John Barrowman Invades LA

In an exclusive first look at video from the U.S. set, John Barrowman chats with’s Laura Saltman about bringing the cult hit UK series “Torchwood” to the U.S. Will they tone down his omni-sexual character, Captain Jack, for U.S. audiences? Also, John explains the premise of Season 4, the first to be shot in the States. “Torchwood” premieres July 8 on Starz.

Amanda Tapping - Sanctuary - MSN TV: Tonight's Picks May 23 '11 - Syfy 10/9C

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Sanctuary Monday

MSN TV: Tonight's Picks Monday, May 23, 2011

... Sanctuary

10:00 PM, SYFY

The new flashback episode "Normandy" takes Magnus, Watson and Griffin (Amanda Tapping, Peter Wingfield, Christine Chatelain) back to the eve of D-Day, when Magnus played a key role in this monumental historical event.

Game of Thrones - Access Hollywood: Harry Lloyd Video Interview - "Golden Crown"

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GAME OF THRONES - ACCESS HOLLYWOOD: Harry Lloyd Video Interview - "Golden Crown"

Game of Thrones” star Harry Lloyd talks with Access about how his character, Viserys, finally gets his “golden crown.” The British actor explains how the show achieved the effects of having a crown melted on to the dragon prince’s head in episode 6 of the HBO series.

The Event - Yahoo TV: Monday's Picks May 23 '11 - NBC 9/8C Series Finale!

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Yahoo TV: Monday's Picks: What to Watch Monday, May 23, 2011

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

... Event

Series Finale: Monday at 9pm ET on NBC

NBC's conspiracy thriller got off to an intriguing start but never found a consistent audience, so tonight's episode will be the show's last. President Martinez and the White House are locked in a power struggle, while Sean rushes to stop a deadly virus from being dispersed. Sorry, Sean, but the cancellation virus has already struck "The Event" -- and it's terminal.

Torchwood: Miracle Day - Access Hollywood: Eve Myles/Mekhi Phifer Video Interview

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Torchwood Miracle Day July 11

TORCHWOOD: MIRACLE DAY - ACCESS HOLLYWOOD: Dish Of Salt: Get Ready For The Return Of ‘Torchwood’

Eve Myles returns for a fourth season of “Torchwood,” its first in the U.S. Plus, Mekhi Phifer joins the cult hit as new guy, Rex Matheson, as it moves to LA. So, how will Gwen and Captain Jack Harkness’ relationship evolve? “Torchwood” premieres July 8 on Starz.