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Lev Grossman's 'The Magicians' Heading To The Small Screen

July 12th, 2014 11:28am EDT
Lev Grossman's 'The Magicians' Heading To The Small Screen
Syfy announced earlier this week that it has greenlit a pilot of "The Magicians," a series based on the hugely popular fantasy books by Lev Grossman.

"Lev Grossman's dazzling blend of magic and realism will capture the imagination of a new generation of viewers and further strengthen Syfy's ownership of premium quality sci-fi fantasy drama," explained Dave Howe, President of Syfy.

The one-hour drama will center on Quentin and his 20-something friends who, while studying magic in New York, discover that the magical fantasy world they read about as children is actually real.

Grossman is al...
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Colin Farrell In Talks For Season 2 of 'True Detective'

July 12th, 2014 9:47am EDT
Colin Farrell
Irish actor Colin Farrell is reportedly "deep in negotiations" to join the cast of the highly anticipated second season of HBO's True Detective.

According to Variety, Farrell has been considered to be cast as one of the main male characters for the upcoming season.

On Thursday, at the Television Critics Association HBO president Michael Lombardo hinted "I think the people we will cast will be well-known names."

Writer Nic Pizzolatto also confirmed that the second season will be set in California.

The successful television crime drama created by Pizzolatto, has earned numerous Emmy nomi...
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'True Detective' Season Two Casting News Expected In The Very Near Future

July 11th, 2014 2:01pm EDT
True Detective
Casting for the second season of HBO's hit series True Detective is underway, and by the middle of next week we should have a good idea of who will star on the show, replacing season one leads Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson.

HBO execs have promised that the second time around the show will be "more exciting," but plot details and who will star have been kept heavily guarded.

Rumor has it there will be three main stars, one female and two male, and HBO programming president Michael Lombardo has promised to give fans a little more to go on over the next week or so.

"It will not be...
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'Rookie Blue' Recap And Review: 'Going Under' - Will Diaz Get Busted?

July 11th, 2014 9:03am EDT
'Rookie Blue' Recap And Review: 'Going Under' - Will Diaz Get Bu
Rookie Blue has never been afraid to give its characters flaws, and we see several of them hitting bottom or close to it in this week's episode. While some seem to be on the mend and others are still on the edge of disaster, it's installments like "Going Under" that remind us why we've followed these people for five seasons: we can identify with them and their foibles as much as their strengths. They might no longer be rookies by definition, but sometimes they certainly still act like it.

As we learned last week, Chris Diaz has a drug problem. Now everyone else is starting to notice, begin...
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'Big Brother' 2014 Episode 8 Recap: 'You Have Five Personalities And They All Suck"

July 11th, 2014 8:31am EDT
'Big Brother' 2014 Episode 8 Recap: 'You Have Five Personalities
Last night's episode of Big Brother 2014 revealed the aftermath of head of household Devin Shepherd putting an alliance member for eviction. It wasn't an easy meeting for Devin. He faced off against hot-head Paola Shea, who felt betrayed by him for not saving her with the veto, and sporadic player Zach Rance, who felt betrayed by being nominated for eviction. In the end, none of the Big Brother 16 players came off smelling like roses. On Thursday night, one person got evicted from the Big Brother 2014 house, while two others enjoyed the head of household powers.

Zach Attack

Immediately af...
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Transgender 'Orange Is The New Black' Star Laverne Cox Makes Emmy History

July 10th, 2014 11:56pm EDT
Transgender 'Orange Is The New Black' Star Laverne Cox Makes Emm
Transgender actress Laverne Cox made history on Thursday by becoming the first openly transgender person to earn an Emmy nomination.

Cox, who plays transgender prisoner Sophia Burset in the Netflix series "Orange Is The New Black," will compete for the Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series award against co-stars Uzo Aduba and Natasha Lyonee as well as Joan Cusack (Shameless) and Melissa McCarthy (Saturday Night Live).

The popular series earned a total of 12 nominations, including nominations for Taylor Schilling (Best Actress) and Kate Mulgrew (Best Supporting Actress).

Cox is thr...
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Kelly Ripa Tries To Avoid Getting Wet In Jimmy Fallon's 'Pop Quiz'

July 10th, 2014 4:03pm EDT
Kelly Ripa and Jimmy Fallon
On The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, you can't hold a simple pop quiz. No, you have to give your celebrity guest a dunce cap with a spike on the end of it and sit them beneath a balloon with four gallons of water inside.

That's what Kelly Ripa was faced with when she visited the show and had to face off against Jimmy in a battle of "pop" (get it?) culture. With their dunce caps on (and a raincoat for Kelly), the two sat in chairs that would be lifted every time the other contestant answered a question correctly – or go their question wrong. The first to pop the balloon above them los...
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Alec Baldwin Developing TV Show Based On Troubled Mayor Rob Ford

July 10th, 2014 2:03pm EDT
Alec Baldwin
Alec Baldwin lost his talk show on MSNBC following a street tirade caught on camera, but he doesn't seem to have trouble getting acting jobs.

According to Deadline, the 30 Rock star is developing a TV show with NBC Productions featuring himself as the Mayor of New York City. The fictionalized mayor will be based on Toronto mayor Rob Ford, who has been in the news constantly for cocaine and alcohol abuse.

Despite the fact that a bumbling mayor could make for a good comedy show (a la Parks and Recreation), it's actually being developed as a one-hour series and appears to be focusing on poli...
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2014 Emmy Nominations Announced

July 10th, 2014 10:57am EDT
2014 Emmy Nominations Announced
Actress Mindy Kaling and TV host Carson Daly announced the nominees for the 66th Annual Emmy Awards in Los Angeles this morning.

True Detective, Breaking Bad, Game of Thrones, Mad Men, Downton Abbey and House of Cards will battle it out for Outstanding Drama Series, while True Detective stars Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey will fight for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series against Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad), Jeff Daniels (The Newsroom) and Kevin Spacey (House of Cards).

Modern Family, The Big Bang Theory, Veep, Orange Is the New Black, Silicon Valley and Louie will vie fo...
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'Motive' Recap And Review: 'Pitfall' - The Compassionate Killer

July 10th, 2014 10:02am EDT
'Motive' Recap And Review: 'Pitfall' - The Compassionate Killer
This week's Motive is one of the best of the season, because it expertly mixes the cocktail of everything that makes this show a sleeper hit: plotlines that are entertaining, expertly cast with tremendous character actors who blend seamlessly into the story, and those little scenes of development amongst the main ensemble that keep us wanting to spend more time with them. It all works well in "Pitfall," which tugs at the heartstrings from beginning to end.

At an accident scene, it's up to paramedic Stuart Fletcher (Callum Keith Rennie, who's so awesome he even made The Firm cool) to save a...
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