Sunday, July 17, 2011

TV Talk Show Guest Appearances Week July 18, 2011

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Kyra Sedgwick guests on Jimmy Kimmel Live on Tuesday, July 19 on ABC.


Daniel Craig guests on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno on Wednesday, July 20 on NBC.

Harrison Ford guests on the Late Show with David Letterman on Thursday, July 21 on CBS.

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Noah Wyle guests on Lopez Tonight on Tuesday, July 19 on TBS.


Mila Kunis guests on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon on Monday, July 18 on NBC.

Mila Kunis guests on Live with Regis and Kelly (SYNDICATED) on Monday, July 18.

Justin Timberlake guests on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon on Tuesday, July 19 on NBC.

Justin Timberlake guests on Conan on Wednesday, July 20 on TBS.

Justin Timberlake guests Live with Regis and Kelly (SYNDICATED) on Wednesday, July 20.


Daniel Radcliffe guests on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart on Monday, July 18 on Comedy Central.

Emma Stone guests on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno on Thursday, July 21 on NBC.

Outcasts - BBC America Video: Episode 6 Sneak Peek Airs Jul 23 '11

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OUTCASTS - BBC AMERICA VIDEO: Episode 6 Sneak Peek Airs Saturday, July 23, 2011 at 9/8C

Stella receives a radio message from a panicked Josie Hunter outside of Forthaven's gates, but Josie is being held in custody down the hall from her.

A missing woman returns, but her behavior is strange, and Tate and Stella try to solve the mystery.

Guest stars include Juliet Aubrey, Rebekah Nathan, Maddy Baskerville, Dylan Fourie, Melissa Haiden, Sean Cameron Michael and Bongo Mbutuma.

SciFi Daily - BBC America Schedule Week July 18 '11 - Star Trek: The Next Generation

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SciFi Daily schedule for week of July 18, 2011:

NOTE: An additional episode of Doctor Who has been added in the 6pm time slot!


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 Jul 18 4:00 PM Time's Arrow - Part 1

An archaeological dig on Earth uncovers an unusual 19th-century artifact---Data's head---and evidence of alien activity, leading the crew to San Francisco in the late 1800s to investigate.

Guest stars include Whoopi Goldberg, Jerry Hardin, Michael Aron, Sheldon Peters Wolfchild and Marc Alaimo.

Tue Jul 19 4:00 PM Evolution

En route to the site of a stellar phenomenon, the computers malfunction, and the ship is drawn toward the fiery remains of an exploding star.

Guest stars include Ken Jenkins, Whoopi Goldberg and Mary McCusker.

Wed Jul 20 4:00 PM The Ensigns of Command

The Enterprise races against time when aliens demand that all humans living on their planet be evacuated within four days, or the entire population will be annihilated.

Guest stars include Eileen Seeley, Mark L. Taylor, Richard Allen, Colm Meaney and Mart McChesney.

Thur Jul 21 4:00 PM The Survivors

Responding to a distress call from a planet, the Away Team finds that the inhabitants have been killed except for an elderly couple.

Guest stars include John Anderson and Anne Haney.

Fri Jul 22 4:00 PM Who Watches the Watchers

Anthropologists who are studying the primitive inhabitants of Mintaka Three are injured in an explosion.

Guest stars include Kathryn Leigh Scott, Ray Wise, James Greene, Pamela Adlon, John McLiam, James McIntire and Lois Hall.

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Doctor Who season two cast includes David Tennant and Billie Piper.

Mon Jul 18 5:00 PM The Age Of Steel

The Cybermen take control of London and start converting the populace. While Jackie falls under Lumic’s control, the Doctor, Rose and Mickey are reduced to fugitives in a world of terror.

Guest stars include Shaun Dingwall, Roger Lloyd-Pack, Andrew Hayden Smith and Helen Griffin.

Mon Jul 18 6:00 PM The Idiot’s Lantern

It is 1953, the Coronation year of HM Queen Elizabeth II, and the people of Great Britain huddle round their television and radio sets to witness the great event. But behind the celebrations there are rumors of monsters on the streets.

Guest cast includes Maureen Lipman, Ron Cook, Jamie Foreman, Debra Gillett and Rory Jennings.

Tue Jul 19 5:00 PM The Impossible Planet

Part 1 of a two-part story. Rose finds herself further away from home than ever before, in the orbit of a Black Hole. Trapped with an Earth expedition and the mysterious Ood, the time-travellers face a greater danger, something ancient begins to awake.

Guest cast includes Danny Webb, Shaun Parkes, Claire Rushbrook, Will Thorp and Ronny Jhutti.

Tue Jul 19 6:00 PM The Satan Pit

Continuing from Episode 8. Rose battles the murderous Ood and the Doctor finds his every belief being challenged to the core, as the Pit beckons. With the planet threatening to fall into the Black Hole, the Doctor must make the ultimate sacrifice.

Guest cast includes Danny Webb, Shaun Parkes, Claire Rushbrook and Will Thorp.

Wed Jul 20 5:00 PM Love & Monsters

An ordinary man called Elton becomes obsessed with the Doctor and Rose and their mysterious blue box. But when Elton’s investigations bring him to the attention of the enigmatic, and powerful Victor Kennedy, his hobby suddenly plunges him into a nightmare.

Guest cast includes Camille Coduri, Peter Kay, Marc Warren, Shirley Henderson and Simon Greenall.

Wed Jul 20 6:00 PM Fear Her

When the Tardis lands in 2012, the Doctor plans to show Rose the London Olympics. But on a nearby housing estate, a desperate mother is hiding her daughter’s unearthly powers. Can the Doctor defeat the danger nestling at the heart of an ordinary household

Guest cast includes Nina Sosanya, Abisola Agbaje, Edna Doré and Tim Faraday.

Thur Jul 21 5:00 PM Army of Ghosts

The human race rejoices as the ghosts of loved ones return home in the latest adventure from the nation’s favorite time traveller. But as the Doctor, Rose and Jackie investigate the Torchwood Tower, the whole of modern-day Earth threatens to fall.

Guest cast includes Tracy-Ann Oberman, Raji James, Freema Agyeman, Hadley Fraser, Oliver Mellor and Barbara Windsor.

Thur Jul 21 6:00 PM Doomsday

It’s the end of an epic journey as two mighty armies wage war across the Earth, with the human race caught in the middle. But as an unstoppable terror emerges from beneath Torchwood, the Doctor faces an even greater dilemm.

Guest cast includes Andrew Hayden Smith, Tracy-Ann Oberman and Raji James.

Doctor Who season three cast includes David Tennant and Catherine Tate.

Fri Jul 22 5:00 PM Doctor Who: The Runaway Bride (2006)

No sooner has the Doctor said a tear-stained farewell to Rose Tyler than he finds himself face-to-face with a woman dressed in a fluffy white wedding frock. Who is she? Who is she supposed to be marrying? And how did she get on board the TARDIS?

Guest cast includes Sarah Parish, Don Gilet, Howard Attfield and Jacqueline King.

Fri Jul 22 6:00 PM Smith and Jones

The Doctor meets Martha Jones, a medical student in London, under unusual circumstances when her entire hospital is transported to the Moon. Can she learn to trust this mysterious stranger to save them all?

Guest cast includes Freema Agyeman, Anne Reid, Roy Marsden, Adjoa Andoh, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Reggie Yates and Trevor Laird.

Stargate TV Schedule Week July 18, 2011 - (US)


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


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. July 19 5:00 PM Menace

With the Asgard being threatened, a beautiful young android may be the key to its survival.

Guest stars include Danielle Nicolet.

Wed. July 20 1:00 AM Menace

Wed. July 20 5:00 PM Sentinel

O'Neill turns to two convicted criminals to help repair an alien device that could be instrumental in the Goa'uld's attempt to annihilate the world.

Guest stars include Henry Gibson, Frank Cassini, Christina Cox, David Kopp, Colin Lawrence and Shawn Reis.

Thur. July 21 1:01 AM Sentinel


Sat. July 23 8:00 PM Ascension

After arriving on an alien planet, Carter passes out and awakens in the company of a strange new friend.

Guest stars include Sean Patrick Flanery, John de Lancie, Ben Wilkinson, Eric Breker and Rob Fournier.

Sat. July 23 8:45 PM The Fifth Man

A new crew member raises suspicions.

Guest stars include Dion Johnstone and John de Lancie.

Sun. July 24 10:00 AM Ascension
Sun. July 24 10:45 AM The Fifth Man



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.


Wed. July 20 2:00 AM McKay & Mrs. Miller

McKay returns to earth to enlist his sister's help in solving problems concerning an Air Force experiment to generate energy, which produces a surprise visitor.

Guest stars include Kate Hewlett, David Nykl, Brendan Gall and Madison Bell.

Thur. July 21 2:01 AM Phantoms

A mission to recover a lost team leads to the discovery of a discontinued Wraith experiment: a mind-altering device that adversely affects Ronon and Sheppard.

Guest stars include Dexter Bell, Nels Lennarson, Colby Johannson, Gideon Karmel, Anna Williams and Patrick Sabongui.

Sat. July 23 2:00 AM Echoes

Teyla sees a strange “woman in white” aboard Atlantis as the sea creature that saved Rodney from the puddle jumper crash resurfaces, signaling a new threat to the outpost.

Guest stars include Claire Rankin, David Nykl, Mitch Pileggi, Patricia Nudd, David Neale, David Quinlan, Amanda Burke and Michael Chase.


Thur. July 21 5:00 PM Reunion
Thur. July 21 8:00 PM Reunion

A mission against the Wraith has the Atlantis team collaborating with a group of Satedans from Ronon's past.

Guest stars include Christopher Judge, David Nykl, Scott Heindl, Aleks Paunovic, Kyra Zagorsky, Mark Dacascos, Arran Landry, Rob Avery and Byron Lucas.


Weekend July 23/24 - Syndicated (check local listings for channel and time) - The Last Man

Season 4 closes with Sheppard returning to a derelict Atlantis amid a sea of sand dunes thousands of years after his last search for Teyla, but a hologram of an aged Dr. McKay has a plan to set things right.

Guest stars include Sanctuary's Christopher Heyerdahl, Star Trek Enterprise's Connor Trinneer, Kavan Smith, Kate Hewlett, David Nykl, Robert Picardo, Andee Frizzell and Heather Doerksen.


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 July 23/24 - Syndicated (check local listings for channel and time) - Faith

Destiny stops near an uncharted star orbited by one planet, this time without activating the countdown clock. Lt. Scott leads a small team to the planet's surface, where the explorers are amazed to find an abundance of food, water and sunshine.

Guest stars include Tygh Runyan, Vincent Gale and Darcy Laurie.

Syfy: Captain America Movie Marathon Jul 22 '11

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02:00 PM Captain America (1990)

Frozen in the ice for decades, Captain America is freed to battle against arch-criminal, The Red Skull

Cast includes Matt Salinger, Ronny Cox, Ned Beatty, Darren McGavin, Michael Nouri, Scott Paulin, Kim Gillingham, Melinda Dillon and Bill Mumy.


04:00 PM Captain America II (1979)

A recipient of an experimental body enhancement chemical retaliates against his would be killers as a star spangled superhero.

Cast includes Reb Brown, Len Birman, Heather Menzies-Urich, Robin Mattson, Joseph Ruskin, Lance LeGault, Frank Marth and Steve Forrest.

06:00 PM Captain America

Syfy: Werewolves, Sasquatch and Demons Movies Marathon Jul 20 '11

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Fire Serpent

8:00 AM Fire Serpent

Robert Beltran and Nicholas Brendon star in this sci-fi tale about a fire creature unleashed on Earth as a result of a solar flare.

Cast includes Nicholas Brendon, Sandrine Holt, Randolph Mantooth, Robert Beltran, Lisa Langlois, Patrice Goodman and Richard Clarkin.

War Wolves

10:00 AM War Wolves

Soldiers who became werewolves are tracked by the leader of a special ops unit (John Saxon).

Cast includes John Saxon, Tim Thomerson, Michael Worth, Adrienne Barbeau, Natasha Alam and Martin Kove.


12:00 PM Sasquatch Mountain (also known as "Devil on the Mountain")

Lance Henriksen (“Aliens”) and Cerina Vincent (“Cabin Fever”) star in this horror movie about a monster's descent from the Arizona mountains to hunt humans tangled up in a botched bank robbery.

Cast includes Lance Henriksen, Cerina Vincent, Michael Worth, Rance Howard, Craig Wasson and Tim Thomerson.

Dark Relic

02:00 PM Dark Relic

Battle-weary Sir Gregory (James Frain) and his unlikely allies must fight a demon unleashed from a Holy Land relic in this fantasy tale set in 1099 A.D.

Cast includes James Frain, Clemency Burton-Hill, Tom Basden, Alyy Khan, Marija Karan, Samuel West and Atanas Srebrev.

Syfy: Werewolves and Vampires Movies Marathon Jul 19 '11

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Underworld Evolution

07:00 PM Underworld: Evolution

Gory sequel finds the bloodsucking heroine (Kate Beckinsale) tracing the origins of the ancient feud between the tribes of vampires and werewolves.

Cast includes Kate Beckinsale, Tony Curran, Derek Jacobi, Bill Nighy, Michael Sheen and Sophia Myles.

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09:00 PM Underworld: Rise Of The Lycans

A prequel to the first two Underworld films, this fantasy explains the origins of the feud between the Vampires and the Lycans. Aided by his secret love, Sonja (Rhona Mitra), courageous Lucian (Michael Sheen) leads the Lycans in battle against brutal Vampire king Viktor (Bill Nighy). Determined to break the king's enslavement of his people, Lucian faces off against the Death Dealer army in a bid for Lycan independence.

Cast includes Michael Sheen, Bill Nighy, Rhona Mitra, Steven Mackintosh, Kevin Grevioux, David Aston, Geraldine Brophy and Leighton Cardno.


11:00 PM Skinwalkers

A pack of biker werewolves try to get their claws on a half-boy, half-wolf 12-year-old (Matthew Knight) who is destined to end their lineage when he turns 13.

Cast includes Jason Behr, Elias Koteas, Rhona Mitra, Natassia Malthe and Kim Coates.

Alex O'Loughlin - Moonlight: Syfy: Marathon Jul 19 '11

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ALEX O'LOUGHLIN - MOONLIGHT - SYFY: Marathon Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Moonlight's cast included Alex O'Loughlin, Sophia Myles, Jason Dohring and Shannyn Sossamon.

09:00 AM No Such Thing As Vampires

Mick probes the vampire-like murder of a college student and reconnects with a woman (Sophia Myles) from his past, who is now an investigative reporter. It's soon learned that the victim was taking an ancient mythologies class taught by a man who claims he's a vampire.

Guest cast includes Jacob Vargas, Brian J. White, Kevin Weisman, Tami Roman, Gigi Rice, Dean O'Gorman, Shoshana Bush and Rudolf Martin.

10:00 AM Out Of The Past

A convicted murderer who knows the truth about Mick's immortality is released from prison after serving 25 years. New evidence indicates he was wrongly convicted, but Mick knows he's guilty and will kill again. Upon his release, the man targets Mick as his next victim.

Guest cast includes Brian J. White, Kevin Weisman, Jordan Belfi, David Fabrizio, Lisa Sheridan, Hal Williams, Tami Roman and Rachel Kimsey.

11:00 AM Dr. Feelgood

Mick and Beth work together to stop a newly "turned" vampire who goes on a murder spree when he is unable to deal with his killer urges.

Guest cast includes Jacob Vargas, Brian J. White, Jordan Belfi and Brad Greenquist.

12:00 PM Fever

When the scorching sunlight threatens Mick's life, Beth must take drastic measures to save him.

Guest cast includes Jordan Belfi, Vanessa Lengies, Navid Negahban and James C. Victor.

01:00 PM Arrested Development

Mick must stop a teenage vampire from preying on unsuspecting girls he meets online.

Guest cast includes Brian J. White, Jordan Belfi, Tami Roman and Nate Mooney.

02:00 PM B.C.

Mick searches for a powerful vampire from Josef's past who is linked to a drug-overdose case that Beth is investigating.

Guest cast includes Brian J. White, Jordan Belfi, Kevin Weisman, Holly Valance.

03:00 PM The Ringer

Mick experiences extreme nostalgia when a fire investigation brings back memories of his ex-wife's death.

Guest cast includes Tami Roman, Rhomeyn Johnson and Stephen Jackson.

Syfy: SciFi Monday Jul 18 '11

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08:00 AM Alphas Pilot

Ominous messages steer a man to a building's rooftop, where he executes an improbable shooting in the opener of the series following a team of people with extraordinary abilities who investigate crimes linked to others like them.

Guest stars include Callum Keith Rennie, Matt Bois, Scott Edgecombe, Sevaan Franks, Paul Sun-Hyung, Joe Pingue, Jimi Shlag and Saad Siddiqui.

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09:30 AM Warehouse 13 The New Guy

A rock legend's guitar becomes a menace in Jersey City, N.J., and Artie and Claudia run into an ATF agent who has a knack for knowing when people are lying in the Season 3 premiere. Aaron Ashmore joins the series.

Guest stars include Nikki Grant. Aaron Ashmore, Jaime Murray and Angelica Lisk.

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10:30 AM Eureka 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 Tembi Locke, Kavan Smith and Stargate Universe's Ming Na.

Lost City Raiders

11:30 AM Lost City Raiders

A family quests for a relic believed to be able to control water levels in this adventure tale set on a near-future Earth where most of the landmass is submerged.

Cast includes James Brolin, The Vampire Diaries' Ian Somerhalder, Bettina Zimmermann, Jamie Thomas King, Elodie Frenck, Michael Mendl, Jeremy Crutchley and Ben Cross.


01:30 PM Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest

Overstuffed sequel in which crafty pirate Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) schemes to get out of a debt that would have him hand over his soul to the ghostly Davy Jones.

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

At World's End

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

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

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

Haven - The Morton Report: Emily Rose and Eric Balfour Interview

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HAVEN - THE MORTON REPORT: Truths, Lies, Troubles & Turmoil: Interview With Haven's Emily Rose And Eric Balfour

By Steve Eramo
July 15, 2011

It was a year ago that FBI Agent Audrey Parker came to the small Maine coastal town of Haven on a routine case. Soon after arriving, she was caught up in “The Troubles,” a series of supernatural events that had plagued the town at least once before. At the same time, the FBI agent discovered a newspaper clipping about the 1983 murder of “The Colorado Kid,” with a photo of a woman named Lucy who looked just like her. An orphan, Audrey wondered if Lucy was her mother or at least another relation. She subsequently decided to quit the FBI and took a job with the Haven Police Department in order to stay in town and hopefully learn more about Lucy.

By the time Haven’s first season was winding down, Audrey had uncovered additional evidence that forced her to consider that she, in fact, might be Lucy. As if this was not unnerving enough for her, at the very end of the season one finale “Spiral,” a woman claiming to be FBI Agent Audrey Parker shows up in town. Talk about a case of mistaken identity. So where does this leave our heroine, not to mention the actress who plays her, Emily Rose, when Haven return[ed] Friday, July 15th on Syfy with its second season opener, “The Tale of Two Audreys.

Season two picks up right where we left off last year and I think viewers are going to be really excited about that,” says Rose, during a break in filming on Haven’s Nova Scotia, Canada set. “Audrey is on the beach when this stranger - who we call Fraudrey [Kathleen Moore} - comes up to her and says that she is the real Audrey Parker. That, of course, turns my character’s world upside down, and my big question to the show’s producers and writers was, ‘How do I move forward from this?’


... Audrey Parker is not alone as far as personal turmoil this year on Haven. In “Spiral,” her friend and partner, Police Officer Nathan Wuornos (Lucas Bryant), discovered some shocking truths about his past that he is trying to deal with. Meanwhile, actor Eric Balfour’s character of the town’s jack-of-all-trades-cum-restaurant-owner Duke Crocker continues to live his days in constant fear for his life.

Duke is in the middle of trying to track down the meaning of these mysterious tattooed people and this possible death ring that’s coming for him,” notes Balfour. “The most enjoyable part of playing this character is that Duke is sort of a ‘pirate’ and he does whatever he feels like, so I can sort of be silly and funny with him. This season, however, is much darker than last year and it feels like everything has been amped up. The stakes are definitely raised for him emotionally. Duke is going to find out a number of truths about his family as well as his destiny here in Haven. The biggest [acting] challenge for me with that is maintaining a balance between what I love about the character and how funny and playful he is and the heightened sense of drama that is currently going on in his life...

Haven - MTV Movies Blog: Emily Rose Video Interview

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HAVEN - MTV MOVIES BLOG: Emily Rose Video Interview

By Russ Frushtick

Fans of creepy towns in New England full of cooky inhabitants and supernatural goings-on know the best man for the job is Stephen King. He's been doing this sort of thing for decades, you see. One of his latest novels on the subject matter, 2005's "The Colorado Kid," was picked up by Syfy and turned into "Haven," a full TV series based on the creepy, titular town. The show stars Audrey Parker (Emily Rose), an FBI agent sent to Haven, ME for a routine case. But, as routine cases usually go in Stephen King projects, things get weird, fast. The show's first season aired last year and developed a cult following. On July 15, the show return[ed] for season two. We sat down with Emily Rose to catch us up with the strange goings on up north.

'Cowboys & Aliens' - Access Hollywood: Olivia Wilde Video Interview

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'COWBOYS & ALIENS' - ACCESS HOLLYWOOD: Olivia Wilde Discusses Her Fascination With Her ‘Cowboys & Aliens’ Character

Olivia Wilde chats about what attracted her to her “Cowboys & Aliens” character, Ella Swenson. How is the role unlike anything Olivia has ever done? Plus, what was her favorite part about shooting the movie?

Torchwood: Miracle Day - Monsters and Critics: Exclusive Jane Espenson Interview

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MONSTERS AND CRITICS: EXCLUSIVE: Torchwood: Miracle Day writer Jane Espenson interview

By Ian Cullen
Jul 15, 2011

Jane Espenson is a very familiar name to fans of genre television. Over the last decade Espenson has been involved with many highly thought of science fiction and fantasy series such as "Buffy The Vampire Slayer", "Battlestar Galactica", "Caprica" and now "Torchwood." Not to mention the recent HBO juggernaut, "Game of Thrones."

Next week fans will have the chance to meet and talk with Jane Espenson about her experiences on "Torchwood: Miracle Day" at the San Diego Comic-Con, but M&C recently caught up with the much-loved writer and discussed her "Torchwood" experience among other things...


... M&C: I’ve read that the episodes you have written are 5 and 7. Without spoiling things too much. What can you tell us about those episodes and how do you think they connect to the overall story.

Jane Espenson: "I wrote 3, 5 and 7. I also co-wrote episodes 8 and 10, but as my solo efforts, 3, 5 and 7 are my babies. In no particular order, to preserve suspense- one of them is a "dark night of the soul" episode – a chance for the characters to catch their breath and take stock of their situation as it stands at that point in the story.

I like episodes like this because they are so much about character. One of them involves a romance, which was great fun to write. And the other is tense action and shocking revelations.

I love that I was given three such different episodes to write. And I love that such a short season – only ten episodes – would offer such a variety of tones...

Zen - Masterpiece Mystery - MSN TV: Tonight's Picks Jul 17 '11 - PBS 9/8C

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MSN TV: Tonight's Picks Sunday, July 17, 2011

... Masterpiece Mystery!

9:00 PM, PBS

What does an honest cop do when his bosses are on the side of the lawbreakers? Outwitting prosecutors, politicians, mobsters, and run-of-the-mill kidnappers and killers, Detective Aurelio Zen (Rufus Sewell) brings justice to modern-day Italy -- whether the authorities want it or not. In the new mystery "Zen: Vendetta," a killer is on a rampage against those who wrongly imprisoned him, including a cop who had almost nothing to do with it: Zen.

Haven - CinemaSpy: Emily Rose Interview

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HAVEN - CINEMASPY: Haven Has More Questions than Answers for Emily Rose

By Michael Simpson
July 15, 2011

In this, the second of the Q&As we are bringing you to mark the premiere of Season Two of Haven on Syfy and Showcase, series star Emily Rose talks about working in the rainy but beautiful seaside village of Chester, Nova Scotia, how her character faces the challenge of coming to terms with a loss of identity and how she learned to take care of herself, especially if armed with a tube of cover-up...

... In Haven, Rose plays Audrey Parker, who initially comes to the titular seaside town in Maine on an investigation for the FBI. Intrigued, however, by a photograph she discovers that seems to show her in the town many years earlier, she decides to stay and try to solve the mystery. But her pursuit of answers throughout Season One only makes things murkier, especially when she realizes that she might not even be who she thought she was when she arrived...


... Q: What was it like to work with Jason Priestley this season and what does he bring to the show?

Emily Rose: "It was awesome. He’s such a great guy. You hear about this Canadian icon, you hear Jason Priestley and plus, you know, 90210. I’d worked with Luke Perry in the past as well, so I kind of had a little bit of just going, “Oh, I’ve kind of worked with one of your friends before.” But he’s just so down to earth and just fantastic and really giving and really collaborative. Not only is he a great actor to work alongside, he’s a really great director and I go to work with him in that capacity as well. He directed one of our episodes this season and so it was just great. There was no pretense and there was no… He’s just so down to earth that it was fun to work alongside him and it gave a new dynamic between Nathan and Audrey and Duke and Audrey. It’s just interesting to play with that..."

Eureka - The Province: Neil Grayston Interview

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EUREKA - THE PROVINCE: The nerd they can't do without

From bit-part beginning, Vancouver actor now a regular in sci-fi series Eureka

By Glen Schaefer
July 16, 2011

I call him "exposition guy," the character who has the thankless job of explaining stuff in TV shows and movies with a technical or scientific theme.

"The main generator is overheating and, if we don't get the flux cylinders back in sync, we'll be in a meltdown within 20 minutes," says exposition guy, as he's peering anxiously at a computer screen.

That was Vancouver actor Neil Grayston's job when he started on the quirky sci-fi series Eureka five years ago, but it got better.

"They didn't even really know what they were looking for," says Grayston of that long-ago casting call. His character, Douglas Fargo, was described as the "mousey assistant," and actors of all shapes, ages and sizes were brought in to read...


... They're currently in the middle of Season 5 shooting that started last April, as the fourth season premiered this month on U.S. TV screens (it debuts in Canada this fall).

So when Grayston goes on the road to promote the show, he has to remember the fourth season work he did last year, while taking care not to give away spoilers for episodes that won't air for another year...

The Closer - TNT Video: 'Repeat Offender' Sneak Peek Airs Jul 18 '11 - TNT 9/8C

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THE CLOSER - TNT VIDEO: 'Repeat Offender' Sneak Peek Airs Monday, July 18, 2011 at 9/8C on TNT

Brenda and her squad snoop into the slaying of a young female house sitter. And just as the LAPD undergoes game-changing organizational shifts, Capt. Raydor (Mary McDonnell) advances in her audit of Brenda's department.

Guest stars include Lou Richards, James Shanklin and Caroline Jaden Stussi.

Zen - MasterPiece Mystery - HitFix: TV Review: PBS' 'Zen'

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Gorgeous Italian locations upstage the drama in this ongoing mystery

By Daniel Fienberg
Saturday, Jul 16, 2011

Even if I could afford to take a trip to Rome this summer, I probably couldn't spare the time, what with an unprecedented number of new TV shows premiering across broadcast and cable dials through months which once used to be quite fallow.

Kudos to PBS, I supposed, for solving one problem while compounding another.

"Zen," which premieres this Sunday (July 17), may have added a few hours of work to my weekend, but with its rather magnificent use of locations in and around Rome, it took the place of of a quick getaway to Italy. [Please, though, don't ask me what kind of vacation to Italy lasts only three hours, doesn't include a single strand of homemade pasta and forces me to take notes the entire time.]

Based on the novel series by Michael Dibdin, "Zen" unfolds in three mysteries airing over the next three Sundays and is it any good? Well, as whodunnit? It's not really all that involving. But as a low-cost getaway to Europe? It serves its purpose admirably. Temper your expectations accordingly and you'll find some value in "Zen," even if the thrills are lacking...

Warehouse 13 - Boston Herald: ‘Warehouse’ wonder: Kelly stunned by Syfy success

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WAREHOUSE 13 - BOSTON HERALD: ‘Warehouse’ wonder: Kelly stunned by Syfy success

By Amy Amatangelo
Sunday, July 17, 2011

Even though she stars in “Warehouse 13,” Syfy’s most successful series, Joanne Kelly has no idea what it’s like to be on a hit show.

We shoot the show in a bubble,” Kelly told the Herald in a recent telephone interview from Toronto, where the series films. “In my world, I have a job — the first regular job I’ve ever had, which is amazing.

The actress stars as Myka Bering, an investigator of the paranormal. In last season’s finale, Myka quit the Warehouse team, a twist that caused some fans to panic...


Zen - Masterpiece Mystery - Entertainment Weekly: Tonight's Best TV Jul 17 '11 - PBS 9/8C

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ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: Tonight's Best TV Sunday, July 17, 2011

A Daily Guide To Notable Shows

... Zen


He's handsome. He's honest. He's successful. He lives with his mother. Meet Aurelio Zen (an extra-raspy Rufus Sewell), the Venetian detective at the center of Masterpiece Mystery!'s superb BBC police series. Zen is no antihero — he's instantly likable and nearly unswervingly good (he won't even accept a free coffee) — but he's just as fascinating. Perhaps it's the way he bickers with his office nemesis (Ed Stoppard), romances the kindhearted department secretary (Bond girl Caterina Murino), and manipulates the slimy government lackey (Coupling's Ben Miles) who wants every case wrapped up in his boss' favor. Or simply how he chain-smokes, inhales espresso, and fills out an Italian suit. Either way, add Rome as a backdrop, a throwback '60s score, and freaky whodunits about everything from cave dwellers to hookers to the Vatican, and you have PBS' best mystery import in years.


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'Cowboys & Aliens' - Access Hollywood: Daniel Craig Video Interview

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'COWBOYS & ALIENS' - ACCESS HOLLYWOOD: Daniel Craig Fulfils A Dream To Play A Cowboy In ‘Cowboys & Aliens’

Daniel Craig talks about a life long desire to play a cowboy in a movie. Why did he feel he might never get the chance? Plus, even with all of its sci-fi action, why does Daniel call “Cowboys & Aliens” a “very traditional” western film?