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    Sophie Okonedo Talks Role In New BBC 5-Part Thriller 'Mayday' + First Look Photos

    A project that was initially announced a year ago is finally set to make its debut... S&A fave Sophie Okonedo stars alongside Peter Firth, Aidan Gillen and Lesley Manville in what the BBC is calling a "sophisticated five-part thriller" titled Mayday, from writers Ben Court and Car...

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    Watch: Meet Dr. Lecter In First Trailer For 'Hannibal' Starring Mads Mikkelsen

    Try as we might, we can’t think of another drama on network television that we’ve been quite so intrigued by for a long while. The great Mads Mikkelsen playing the iconic Dr. Hannibal Lecter alone would have been enough, but we’ve also been encouraged by what producer Bryan Fuller ...

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    Watch: Trailer for 'Vice,' HBO's News Show Made in Collaboration With the Hipster Mag

    The newest venture for hipster tome Vice magazine is a news show on HBO set to launch Friday, April 5th at 11pm, one that will find founder Shane Smith and other correspondents traveling the globe to report on stories like North Korean forced labor camps, Taliban child suicide bombers and Somal...

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    5 Best Bets on TV This Week: Andy Samberg Hosts the Spirit Awards

    Sure, Sunday tends to be overcrowded with high-end TV, including "Shameless," "Girls," Californication," "Enlightened" and, this coming weekend, the Academy Awards, but what to watch the rest of the time? Every Monday, we bring you five noteworthy highlights from t...

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    David Oyelowo Talks Race Play & Other Complexities In Torture During War Drama 'Complicit'

    David Oyelowo's MI5/Guantanamo Bay thriller Complicit, which centers on the moral dilemmas posed by the war on terror, as an MI5 agent (played by Oyelowo) becomes involved in the torture of a suspected terrorist to prevent an attack in the UK, aired on Channel 4 (in the UK) last night, Sund...

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    Thoughts On HBO's Tele-Doc 'Beyoncé: Life Is But A Dream'...

    Multi-hyphenate Beyoncé Knowles' self-directed HBO documentary special, Beyoncé: Life Is But A Dream, aired on Saturday, February 16, 2013.

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    Kyle Chandler To Star In Ridley Scott-Directed Showtime Pilot 'The Vatican'

    Though he spent the most of his early career bouncing around from bit part to bit part, Kyle Chandler finally caught people’s attention for his starring turn as Coach Taylor in the small-screen adaptation of “Friday Night Lights.” Since the series ended, Chandler has worked with di...

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    Watch: Oprah Winfrey Teases 2 New Tyler Perry Series - What We Know & What We Still Don't...

    As Tambay reported last month, OWN's first scripted series from Tyler Perry are: a one-hour drama titled The Haves and the Have Nots; and a half-hour comedy series called Love Thy Neighbor, both shows set to debut on May 29, on OWN.

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    Keke Palmer, Drew Sidora Cast As 'Chilli' & 'T-Boz' In TLC Biopic - Fans Apparently Not Pleased

    According to Vibe magazine, Keke Palmer has been cast to play Rozonda "Chilli" Thomas, and Drew Sidora has been cast as Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins, in VH1's in-development biopic on pop/hip hop/R&B group TLC, which the network announced...

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    The H Is Silent: Watch Christoph Waltz In SNL's Quentin Tarantino Parody 'Djesus Uncrossed'

    "Saturday Night Live" is in something of a transitional period, one of many in its 30-odd-year history. Last season saw the show's two biggest stars, Kristen Wiig and Andy Samberg depart, with Jason Sudeikis likely to follow at the end of the current season (and Bill Hader and Fred Armisen surely no...

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