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    Brazilian TV Series Featuring Black Boy In Love w/ White Girl Who Hates Him, Causing A Stir

    The short story goes... a Brazilian TV network remake of a Mexican soap opera is causing a bit of a stir amongst blacks in Brazils.

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    Showtime Picks Up 'Masters Of Sex' With Michael Sheen & Lizzy Caplan

    After losing Paul Bettany to his flighty scheduling before replacing him with the equally incredible Michael Sheen, there was little to be heard about Showtime's latest pilot, “The Masters of Sex,” which also starred Lizzy Caplan in a lead role. However, just as one was beginning to ...

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    Watch Pilot Episode - Cedric The Entertainer's New TV Land Series 'The Soul Man'

    Huffington Post has the entire pilot episode of this new Cedric the Entertainer original scripted sit-com for TV Land, initially titled Have Faith, and now titled The Soul Man.

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    Andy Samberg's First Post-SNL TV Series Will Be British

    Early this month, Andy Samberg announced he'd be leaving "Saturday Night Live" after seven seasons on the sketch comedy institution. Usually, this means a performer intends to pursue a movie career (whether that movie career will participate is another issue), and Samberg does have &qu...

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    Showtime Picks Up Two New Series: Michael Sheen's 'Masters of Sex' and Liev Schreiber's 'Ray Donovan'

    Showtime has ordered 12-episode seasons of two new hour-long dramas, the network announced today -- "Masters of Sex," starring Michael Sheen ("The Queen" and various "Underworld" installments) and Lizzy Caplan ("Party Down") and "Ray Donovan," starri...

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    James Franco To Do Another Weird TV Guest Star Arc, Starting June 29th on 'Hollywood Heights'

    Leave it to James Franco to find another weird way back to the small screen. The actor/author/artist/grad student/so on got his breakout playing Daniel Desario in Paul Feig and Judd Apatow's excellent "Freaks and Geeks" in 1999-2000. Most of his TV appearances since then have...

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    Jason Reitman's 'Labor Day' Adds Three; Jena Malone Is A 'Go Getter'; Creed From 'The Office' Joins 'Liz & Dick' & More

    With "Young Adult" barely out of our minds, lensing is excitingly already underway on Jason Reitman's next directorial effort, an adaptation of Joyce Maynard's coming-of-age story "Labor Day." The project has now added a trio of talent with Alexie Gilmore ("Worl...

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    'Scandal' Season 2 Loses Henry Ian Cusick; Promotes Joshua Malina To Series Regular

    Since we've covered Scandal so closely here on S&A, given how popular that series was, fans should be aware that, as was announced on Friday, Henry Ian Cusick will not be returning to the hit ABC drama for Season 2.

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    Sorkin Talks Upcoming HBO Series 'The Newsroom,' False 'Barton Fink' Experience, Cliffhanger Pressure, Pedi-Conferencing, Steve Jobs (VIDEO)

    Aaron Sorkin's terrific in-depth interview with Dave Itzkoff of The New York Times, which has been published incrementally on the Times' Arts Beat blog, had its final installment today. Sorkin talks "the writer's enemy is fatigue," stressing the cliche of the cliffhanger, and the two on-air shows he...

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    Billy Brown Will Play Harold Perrineau's Right-Hand Man In 'Sons Of Anarchy'

    Billy Brown has been cast in a major recurring role on FX’s Sons Of Anarchy.

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