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Game of Thrones, Fargo, Got Talent: What to watch over Easter

11 hours ago | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

With a four-day Easter weekend ahead, you're going to need some great telly to keep the family entertained, and thankfully there's bucket-loads of great programmes to choose from.

So let us, along with our friends at Now TV, pick out the best Easter entertainment to watch on the box this weekend.

1. Game of Thrones

Where: Sky Atlantic on Now TV

When: Monday nights at 9pm - Series 1-3 box set available now

It's the most talked-about show in the world right now, and after the jaw-dropping Omg-ending to series four's second episode, anticipation couldn't be any higher for the next instalment of action from Westeros. And if you haven't seen it already, you can catch up on every episode from the beginning on Now TV.

The fall-out from the Purple Wedding looks set to dominate the remainder of series four, but don't be surprised if there are a few more »

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Martin Freeman on reinventing Fargo: 'I never thought about the film'

11 hours ago | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Rapturously received by critics at the time and the recipient of many awards – including two Oscars – the Coen brothers' 1996 picture Fargo is now widely regarded as a modern classic.

So the news that Us cable channel FX had commissioned a new television series inspired by the movie was met with skepticism in some quarters – even the show's star Martin Freeman admits he had reservations.

"I think my initial reaction was probably the same as most people's initial reaction, which is – oh, how's that going to work?"

But Fargo the series is a different beast than the film, Freeman insists, using the Coens' work as "a jumping-off point" to explore new characters – including his own downtrodden insurance salesman Lester Nygaard.

"There was never a moment in five months of shooting where I thought about the film," the actor claims. "I'm hoping that people who like the film will be able to let us into their lives, »

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Here's an exclusive sneak peek at the FX 2014 Emmy campaign

21 hours ago | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

In a Gold Derby exclusive, cable network FX has provided their Emmy Awards campaign for 2014 with category placements. -Break- One of their most interesting internal battles will be in the movie/miniseries categories where veteran Emmy campaigner "American Horror Story" will be up against newcomer "Fargo". The rookie features Oscar winner Billy Bob Thornton against past Emmy nominee Martin Freeman in the lead actor category. "American Horror Story: Coven," the latest installment from Ryan Murphy, will have two-time Emmy champ Jessica Lange facing another leading lady for the first time ever: two-time nominee Sarah Paulson. 'Fargo' is now the Emmy frontrunner as Best Miniseries The network has one new drama in contention this time around. "The Bridge" stars Oscar nominee Demian Bichir and Diane Kruger as detectives on the Texas-Mexico border working together to hunt a serial killer. "L »

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‘Homeland’ Producers’ New FX Drama ‘Tyrant’ Gets Its First Teaser

17 April 2014 11:36 AM, PDT | ScreenRant.com | See recent Screen Rant news »

FX appears to be going through a state of flux these days. In the past week alone, the network debuted its Billy Bob Thornton-starring take on the classic Coen brothers film Fargo and unveiled the briefest of glimpses at Guillermo del Toro’s new vampire series The Strain. Both shows have a tremendous amount of buzz behind them and provide further proof that FX remains a strong player in the basic-cable world of original programming.

In addition to those two series, FX is prepping Tyrant – its new drama series from the producers of Homeland – for a summer debut. The show follows Adam Rayner (Hunted, Hawthorne) as the son of a foreign dictator who returns to his home country only to get swept up in the political unrest that has overtaken the streets.

Oscar-winning director Ang Lee was initially ...

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- Robert Yaniz Jr.

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Justin Timberlake and other stars to join 'Oprah's Master Class'

17 April 2014 10:04 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

If you loved the celebrity interviews on "Oprah," rejoice -- "Oprah's Master Class” returns to Own on Sun. May 11 at 10:00 p.m. with a raft of celebrities who want to talk about themselves. How often does that happen? In making the announcement at Own’s recent Upfront presentation, Oprah Winfrey said, “I wanted to create a series where we would be able to offer some of the most iconic artists of our time a chance to share what they know for sure… this Mother’s Day we launch a brand new season and I actually think it’s the best one yet.” Don't believe her? This preview clip actually looks pretty interesting, people.      Here's a rundown of who's coming: Justin Timberlake (May 11) - The brand new season kicks off with one of this generation’s most celebrated entertainers, multiple Grammy and Emmy award-winning actor and musician, Justin Timberlake. »

- Liane Bonin Starr

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Required Reading: The Best Theaters and the Best Animated Movies

17 April 2014 6:00 AM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

The best movie culture writing from around the internet-o-sphere. There will be a quiz later. Just leave a tab open for us, will ya? “The Top 20 Movie Theaters in the World” — Men’s Journal takes a crack at listing the greatest places to see movies. From India to Paris to exotic Baltimore! “The 100 Best Animated Movies” — Another best of the best of the best trip, Time Out London provides a debate-inducing week and a half’s worth of amazing animated flicks. Their choice for #1 is both entirely safe and thoroughly terrifying. “Why the Movie Industry Owe a Hell of a Lot to CGI Animation” — Jason Krell at io9 expounds on a head-slappingly obvious concept that should have been titled “Why Fans Owe…” It’s an interesting bit of cheerleading, though, and it might serve as a reminder to the powers that rely on that CGI magic. “The Secret Deal Behind Spider-Man 2 Plugging The X-Men” — A few »

- Scott Beggs

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FX's 'Fargo' is now the Emmy frontrunner for Best Miniseries

16 April 2014 7:26 PM, PDT | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

With prestigious source material and strong reviews -- scoring 87 on MetaCritic -- "Fargo" would have been a contender at the Emmys under any circumstance, but the stars are aligning for the FX series in more ways than one. -Break- 'Fargo' Exclusive Interviews: Billy Bob Thornton, Martin Freeman, and Keith Carradine First, given the increase in longform programming, the TV academy decided once again to split movies and miniseries into separate categories after three years of having them compete together. This means "Fargo" won't have to contend with high profile telefilms like HBO's "The Normal Heart" or Lifetime's "The Trip to Bountiful." Second, HBO decided that its acclaimed anthology series "True Detective" will compete as a drama series instead of a miniseries, where it might have been tough to beat. Hurray, Emmys bring back separate miniseries category Now it appears that "F »

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Is FX's 'Fargo' now the Emmy frontrunner for Best Miniseries?

16 April 2014 7:26 PM, PDT | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

With prestigious source material and strong reviews -- scoring 87 on MetaCritic -- "Fargo" would have been a contender at the Emmys under any circumstance, but the stars are aligning for the FX series in more ways than one. -Break- 'Fargo' Exclusive Interviews: Billy Bob Thornton, Martin Freeman, and Keith Carradine First, given the increase in longform programming, the TV academy decided once again to split movies and miniseries into separate categories after three years of having them compete together. This means "Fargo" won't have to contend with high profile telefilms like HBO's "The Normal Heart" or Lifetime's "The Trip to Bountiful." Second, HBO decided that its acclaimed anthology series "True Detective" will compete as a drama series instead of a miniseries, where it might have been tough to beat. Hurray, Emmys bring back separate miniseries category Now it appears that "F »

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Sure, 'Fargo' is Off to a Solid Start. But How Do the Ratings Compare to the Film's Box Office?

16 April 2014 2:29 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Despite cold temperatures up north, "Fargo" got off to a hot start in the ratings with last night's (mini)series premiere grabbing more than 4 million viewers in three airings, and 2.65 million viewers for the first screening at 10pm. FX is pleased with the total number and will await week two's ratings to see if the audience responds as favorably to the pilot as critics.  But was it the positive reviews, the star cast, or the existing property that drove people to give "Fargo" a glance Tuesday night? Certainly the reviews had to help quell any skepticism related to the project, and the presence of Billy Bob Thornton and fanboy favorite Martin Freeman (Watson! Bilbo!) couldn't have hurt either. Yet "Fargo" the miniseries wouldn't exist without "Fargo" the movie, and it's safe to say FX may not have moved forward with such enthusiasm had the show been lacking the existing property preceding it. »

- Ben Travers

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Sure, 'Fargo' is Off to a Solid Start. But How Do the Ratings Compare to the Film's Box Office?

16 April 2014 2:29 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Despite cold temperatures up north, "Fargo" got off to a hot start in the ratings with last night's (mini)series premiere grabbing more than 4 million viewers in three airings, and 2.65 million viewers for the first screening at 10pm. FX is pleased with the total number and will await week two's ratings to see if the audience responds as favorably to the pilot as critics.  But was it the positive reviews, the star cast, or the existing property that drove people to give "Fargo" a glance Tuesday night? Certainly the reviews had to help quell any skepticism related to the project, and the presence of Billy Bob Thornton and fanboy favorite Martin Freeman (Watson! Bilbo!) couldn't have hurt either. Yet "Fargo" the miniseries wouldn't exist without "Fargo" the movie, and it's safe to say FX may not have moved forward with such enthusiasm had the show been lacking the existing property preceding it. »

- Ben Travers

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Ratings: Fargo Gets Decent Sampling for FX

16 April 2014 1:15 PM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Fargo, FX’s much-lauded miniseries (or “limited series,” per the network’s verbiage), starring Billy Bob Thornton and Martin Freeman, got off to a perfectly fine start in the ratings Tuesday. The first telecast of the roughly 90-minute bow drew 2.7 million viewers and notched a 0.8 rating among viewers under 50, a number that, by itself, is neither impressive nor disastrous. On the one hand, Fargo drew slightly fewer viewers than FX’s last two drama premieres, The Bridge (3 million) and The Americans (3.2 million). But its audience was also larger than several broadcast series on Tuesday. And when you fold in two additional airings of the show from last night, Fargo was actually seen by 4.2 million viewers, not far behind the 5.1 million who watched ABC’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Assuming Fargo gets a big boost from DVR replays, as most FX series these days do, FX execs will be »

- Josef Adalian

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'Fargo' premiere ratings lukewarm

16 April 2014 12:23 PM, PDT | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

Ah geez: While FX’s Fargo miniseries is drawing strong praise from critics (including our own) and viewers, Tuesday’s premiere ratings were a tad slushy, don’t ya know: A total of 4.2 million viewers tuned in for the first episode, with 1.8 million adults 18-49 (and that includes the drama’s first two encore telecasts).

That’s about the same as the launch of FX’s The Bridge last summer, a title that lacked the name recognition and star power of Fargo (which has a cast that includes Martin Freeman and Billy Bob Thornton). You could also compare it to FX’s The Americans, »

- James Hibberd

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FX's ‘Fargo’ Debuts Strong With More Than 4 Million Viewers

16 April 2014 12:20 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Fargo,” FX's new series, did very well for the network. The 10-part limited series, starring Billy Bob Thorton and Colin Hanks, drew a combined (original telecast and two encores) 4.2 million total viewers. It also garnered 1.8 million viewers in the advertiser-sought 18-49 demographic for its first installment, titled “The Crocodile's Dilemma.” Also read: ‘Fargo’ Review: Billy Bob Thornton Brings Out the Worst in Nice Midwesterns “We are incredibly proud of the towering creative achievement by Noah Hawley and everyone involved with ‘Fargo,'” John Landgraf, Chief Executive Officer of FX Networks and FX Productions, said in a ratings release. “The performances by Billy. »

- Tony Maglio

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FX’s ‘Fargo’ Debuts With 2.65M Viewers

16 April 2014 12:12 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

There was a lot of snow, a broken nose, some low temperatures and a few dead bodies on the debut of Fargo on FX last night. There were also a lot of eyeballs catching the action: The 10 Pm premiere of the limited series based on the Coen brothers’ Oscar-winning 1996 pic was watched by 2.65 million total viewers and 1.02 million among adults 18-49. The 97-minute debut was down 12% from the 3.04 million who tuned in for the 91-minute premiere of The Bridge on July 10 last year in the same time slot. That cross-cultural police drama about a serial killer on the U.S./Mexico border garnered 1.16 million among adults 18-49. Over its three plays last night, Fargo pulled in 4.15 million total viewers with 1.79 million adults 18-49. “We are incredibly proud of the towering creative achievement by Noah Hawley and everyone involved with Fargo,” John Landgraf, CEO of FX Networks and FX Productions, said today in a statement. »

- DOMINIC PATTEN

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‘Fargo’ Opens to Modest Ratings Tuesday for FX

16 April 2014 12:12 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

FX’s well-reviewed drama “Fargo” opened to modest ratings Tuesday night, averaging 2.65 million viewers for its premiere airing.

Among adults 18-49, the 90-minute opener drew roughly 1.02 million viewers (or a 0.8 national rating). In both the demo and total viewers, it’s below recent launches of “The Bridge” (3.04 million), “The Americans” (3.219 million) and “American Horror Story” (3.184 million).

If you add in two quickie repeats, the cume for “Fargo” was 4.15 million total viewers and 1.79 million adults 18-49 (1.4 rating). DVR and VOD playback is sure to grow those numbers.

Fargo” is set in 2006 Minnesota and based on the 1996 film by the Coen brothers, who are among the exec producers on the series. It stars Billy Bob Thornton, Martin Freeman and Colin Hanks.

Fargo” was filmed in Alberta by Nomadic Pictures, 26 Keys Prods. and the Littlefield Co. in association with MGM Television and FX Prods.

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- Rick Kissell

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10 Movies Turned Into TV Shows

16 April 2014 9:04 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Last night saw the arrival of "Fargo" on FX, the second attempt (after a very short-lived late-'90s version starring Edie Falco in the role that won Frances McDormand an Oscar) to bring the Coen Brothers' beloved comedy-drama to the small screen. Unlike that version, this is something "inspired" by, rather than spinning-off the original. And by most accounts, it seems to have worked, with critics warmly receiving the series executive produced by the Coens and which stars Billy Bob Thornton, Martin Freeman, Allison Tolman, Colin Hanks, Bob Odenkirk, Kate Walsh, Adam Goldberg, Oliver Platt, Glenn Howerton, Jordan Peele and Keegan-Michael Key. It's hardly the first to attempt the transition—barely a TV season goes by without at least one big-screen spin-off, and indeed another one arrives shortly, with the Ari Graynor-starring adaptation of "Bad Teacher" debuting on CBS next week. But there's a very spotty rate of success—for everything that spawns a. »

- The Playlist Staff

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Prince William Shares Sweet Memories of Princess Diana

16 April 2014 8:55 AM, PDT | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

Prince William remembers Princess Diana on the royal tour - Us Weekly Miley Cyrus shares an inside look from the hospital - Et Has Taye Diggs moved on from Idina Menzel? - People Dita Von Teese looks sexy and incredible at 41 - HuffPost Celebrity Big news for Gwen Stefani - Lainey Gossip Leonardo DiCaprio wrestles a man at Coachella - BuzzFeed What do Beyoncé and Khloé Kardashian have in common? - Gossip Girl Are Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas back together? - TooFab Billy Bob Thornton and Angelina Jolie are still in close touch - YourTango Here's why Aaron Carter missed Nick Carter's wedding - Wonderwall The View's 11 past and present cohosts will be in one episode - Hollywood Reporter Watch Nicolas Cage face off against poisonous snakes - Rotten Tomatoes Source: Getty / Chris Jackson »

- Alyse Whitney

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Fargo Recap: Lester’s Bangs

16 April 2014 7:39 AM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Lorne Malvo (Billy Bob Thornton) is a special kind of imp. He gets off on turning bereaved (albeit, Neanderthal) siblings against one another and encouraging a disgruntled motel staffer to pee in his boss’s gas tank, only to rat him out and watch the ensuing tussle with omnipotent pride. He abides a loose philosophical code about not getting washed away by red tides and respecting that “maps used to say there’d be dragons here.” But, to quote an MTV tagline of yore, Lorne’s motto may as well read, “Throw out your rules — these are the road rules.” He lays that out pretty square to poor sucker Lester Nygaard (Martin Freeman), a meek life insurance agent whose chance encounter with Malvo — after the latter pulled a Doc Hollywood and 86’d his car roadside en route to bigger commitments — sets off a chain reaction that leads to Lester’s »

- Kenny Herzog

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Fargo Ep. 1.01 “The Crocodile’s Dilemma” introduces Bemidji to the Devil

16 April 2014 7:03 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Fargo Season 1, Episode 1 “The Crocodile’s Dilemma”

Written by Noah Hawley

Directed by Adam Bernstein

Airs Tuesdays at 10pm Et on FX

 

Our introduction to Fargo, Noah Hawley’s Coen Brothers-produced adaptation of their 1996 cinematic classic, begins with a very goofy looking Billy Bob Thornton, driving down a long, desolate Minnesotan road (sound familiar?) with someone in the trunk. Bathed in the red of his brake lights, our first look at Lorne Malvo (small spoiler here since we don’t learn his name in the pilot; you’ll survive) is littered with homages to its source material and symbolism, drawing ties to the original (a briefcase! snowy roads! People running through snow!) and silently introducing Lorne as the Devil incarnate – not only is he surrounded by the color red in the opening sequence, he also hits and kills a deer, a beacon of innocence and purity that Malvo eventually stuffs »

- Randy Dankievitch

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Fargo Premieres to More Than Four Million Viewers

16 April 2014 | Comingsoon.net | See recent Comingsoon.net news »

FX.s new 10-part limited series "Fargo" received a warm reception among viewers, drawing 4.15 million total viewers and 1.79 million Adults 18-49 for its first installment, a very strong initial number which will amount to only a small fraction of its final tally once time-shifted viewing arrives. .We are incredibly proud of the towering creative achievement by Noah Hawley and everyone involved with 'Fargo,'. said John Landgraf, CEO of FX Networks and FX Productions. .The performances by Billy Bob Thornton, Martin Freeman, Allison Tolman, Colin Hanks, and the entire stellar cast are nothing short of extraordinary. This is truly one of the best shows we.ve ever had on the network. We.re thrilled with the initial viewership last night and really excited for audiences »

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