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Josh Radnor and Mary Elizabeth Winstead talk about their roles on the new PBS Civil War miniseries “Mercy Street” in an exclusive clip obtained by TheWrap. Radnor plays Dr. Jedediah Foster, a surgeon in an army hospital. “He has a bit of sterotypical surgeon’s coldness, perhaps. No offense to any surgeons out there,” Radnor says in the preview. “I think the war humanizes him and softens him up a bit.” Winstead plays Mary Phinney, a nurse from Boston who lost her husband. “She is recently widowed and she’s basically looking to be of use somewhere,” Winstead says. “She really wants to. »
- Joe Otterson
Happy 10th Birthday, How I Met Your Mother! Let's celebrate by continuing to argue over your series finale! Seriously, it's been 10 years since we were first introduced to Ted (Josh Radnor), Robin (Cobie Smulders), Barney (Neil Patrick Harris), Marshall (Jason Segel) and Lily (Alyson Hannigan), and began the longest story ever told: how Ted met his wife, which he was telling to his two children. After a lot of inside jokes, laughs, losses and questionable love interests (Britney Spears, anyone?!), the legendary tale came to an end after nine seasons and over 200 episodes, and boy, did people have thoughts on the ending. which might go down as one of TV's most polarizing finales ever. In fact, people are Still »
Careful, Mary Elizabeth Winstead: Aliens are coming, and they want to eat your brain.
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Billed as a cross between The Strain and The West Wing, BrainDead stars Winstead as Laurel, the daughter of a Democratic political dynasty who left D.C. to become a documentary filmmaker, but is pulled back into the family business when her brother needs political help. Now a young, »
Read More: Watch: Chris Messina on How Ben Affleck Helped Shape his Directorial Debut PBS isn't really known for its original dramas, but it makes sense that the network's first in over a decade will focus on Civil War America. "Mercy Street," which takes audiences to a Union Army hospital in war-torn Virginia, stars Josh Radnor as privileged Southern contract surgeon Jedediah Foster and Mary Elizabeth Winstead as feisty New England nurse Mary Phinney. The official synopsis reads: "'Mercy Street' follows the lives of two volunteer nurses on opposing sides of the Civil War — New England abolitionist Mary Phinney and Confederate supporter Emma Green. The Green family’s luxury hotel in Alexandria, Virginia, has been transformed into Mansion House, a Union Army hospital tending to the war’s wounded. Inspired by memoirs and letters from real doctors and nurse volunteers at Mansion House Hospital, this new drama reveals the stories of. »
- Jessica Cariaga
The Chuck and Tangled star has taken over the lead role of Georg opposite the Amalia of Tony winner Laura Benanti (Gypsy) in a revival of the 1963 romantic musical about shop clerks in love. The show, scheduled for a limited run in the spring, also stars René Auberjonois, Gavin Creel, Michael McGrath and Jane Krakowski; Scott Ellis is directing, with choreography by Warren Carlyle and musical direction by Paul Gemignani. The Roundabout earlier announced Josh Radnor (How I… »
Zachary Levi, star of the short-lived cult hit “Chuck” and this fall’s NBC reboot “Heroes Reborn,” will join the cast of the star-studded musical comedy revival “She Loves Me” at Broadway’s Studio 54 this spring. Levi, who made his Broadway debut in the 2013 musical “First Date,” is replacing former “How I Met Your Mother” star Josh Radnor, who bowed out due to a scheduling conflict. Levi will play the romantic lead opposite Tony winner Laura Benanti (“Nashville”). The cast also includes René Auberjonois, Gavin Creel, Michael McGrath and Jane Krakowski. Also Read: 'Heroes Reborn' Creator Confirms Death of Original Character, »
- Thom Geier
Cobie Smulders is not accustomed to being singled out. The How I Met Your Mother star and Marvel universe apparatchik tends to operate in the company of others, which is why she found herself somewhat stricken with panic earlier this year at the Sundance premiere of her latest film, Unexpected, which opens in theaters and on demand this Friday. "Oh shit," she recalls thinking. "I'm in every scene."
It's true, she is — though it's about time. Fans of her CBS sitcom, which concluded its nine-season run last year, might agree »
Sherlock EPs Steven Moffat and Sue Vertue are pretty good at keeping spoilers to themselves, but series star Rupert Graves (aka Di Lestrade) spilled a few hairy details today during a chat with Michael Ausiello in TVLine’s Comic-Con suite at the Hard Rock Hotel.
VideosSherlock Christmas Special Sneak Peek: Holmes and Watson Travel Way Back — and Hit the Big Screen?
“[There are] two koalas mating on my face,” he revealed, when asked to describe his look during the show’s upcoming Christmas Special.
Moffat, for his part, shared that just as there’s never been an explanation for why his »
Don’t blame a certain Mr. Holmes for the long gap in between fresh Sherlock installments. As he points out in the initial trailer for the show’s upcoming Christmas special, “Dismembered country squires are notoriously difficult to schedule.”
VideosDoctor Who Sets September Return Date — Watch the Trailer Now!
The Benedict Cumberbatch-Martin Freeman Vehicle is slated to air “in the next year, we hope,” Ep Steven Moffat announced while debuting the teaser. What’s more, the newest Sherlock won’t just be a small-screen event, but will screen in “select theaters” globally.
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Take another look @ actress Elizabeth Olsen, aka 'Scarlet Witch', currently filming Marvel Studios' "Captain America: Civil War", in a recent issue of "Vogue" (Italia) magazine, photographed by Tom Munro.
By the age of eleven, Olsen had played small roles in series including "How the West Was Fun".
This was followed by appearing in her sisters' straight-to-video series "The Adventures of Mary-Kate & Ashley".
Olsen was cast as 'Edie Parker', in "Kill Your Darlings" and nominated for the 'BAFTA Rising Star' Award.
Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek the 'Scarlet Witch'. »
- Michael Stevens
The actress will retire after some 44 years on the show, she announced at the American Library Association Annual Conference this week.
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Manzano, who made her first Sesame Street appearance in 1971, has racked up 15 Daytime Emmy awards (with five additional nominations) for Outstanding Writing in Children’s Programming — and was also nominated twice as Outstanding Performer in a Children’s Series. »
Sadie Stone might have left Nashville before the end of the season, but Laura Benanti‘s heart is firmly ensconced in the ABC drama’s goings-on.
Take, for instance, her thoughts on Deacon’s sister Beverly, a hard-to-love character who grudgingly donated part of her liver to her ailing brother and who might have died at the end of the season finale.
“That beyotch!” Benanti says, chuckling. “Ugh, she’s so crazy. I hate her!” She calls out the title of Scarlett’s ballad of pain, inspired by Beverly’s borderline abusive mothering. ‘Black Roses! Black Roses!'”
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John Singleton is poised to be the next filmmaker to make the leap to television, as FX has picked up the pilot for Snowfall, a show co-created by Singleton. The press release had this summary of the series.
Los Angeles 1981. A storm is coming and its name is cocaine. Snowfall is a one-hour drama set against the infancy of the crack cocaine epidemic and its ultimate radical impact on the culture as we know it. The story follows three characters on a violent collision course: Franklin Saint, young street entrepreneur on a quest for power; Gustavo Zapata, a Mexican wrestler turned gangster in search of his American dream; and Logan Miller, a prominent family’s “black sheep” desperate to escape his father’s shadow.
Singleton will also direct the pilot.
The partnership between Fox and »
- Deepayan Sengupta
Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone sizzled with on-screen chemistry in “Crazy, Stupid, Love,” and now they’ll get the chance to do that again — this time with song added to the mix. The two actors are officially set to lead musical movie “La La Land,” Lionsgate announced via press release on Thursday. Directed by Damien Chazelle, the Oscar-nominated writer-director of “Whiplash,” the musical is about Sebastian (Gosling) and Mia (Stone), are drawn together by their common desire to do what they love,” the press release detailed. “But as success mounts they are faced with decisions that begin to fray the fragile fabric of their love affair, and the dreams they worked so hard to maintain in each other threaten to rip them apart.” It’ll be a third movie project together for the duo, who also co-starred in “Gangster Squad.” The two actors have each given audience a taste of »
- Emily Rome
In January, word arrived that Ridley Scott was producing and developing a new TV drama for Us network PBS set during the American Civil War and medical staff treating wounded warriors. Now we know the title – Mercy Street – and that the likes of Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Josh Radnor and Gary Cole will be among the cast. Mercy Street focuses on two volunteer nurses whose political ideology falls on opposite sides of the conflict. New England abolitionist Mary Pinney (Winstead) works alongside Confederate supporter Emma Green (Hannah James) in the luxury hotel owned by the latter’s family that has since been converted into a Union Army hospital.Radnor is aboard as Jebediah Foster, a civilian surgeon who grew up in a privileged Southern slave-owning household. The scripts will be drawn from memoirs and letters of real medical volunteers at Mansion House Hospital.The main trio is bolstered by Cole, Peter Gerety, »
The Civil War will always be relevant in television and film, mainly due to the sociopolitical lines that were clearly drawn from the outset of the conflict. It will no doubt not come as a shock to some readers to learn that those lines have barely been moved in this day and age, and the territories where these philosophies and beliefs differ are still, essentially, the same. The hope, one would think, in looking at the Civil War once again is that by uncovering the roots of this divide, we might find some way of mending them, which is seemingly the thematic undercurrent of Mercy Street, the upcoming PBS series and the first original American series to air on the channel in over a decade. As Deadline reports this morning, the Ridley Scott-produced series has firmed up its cast, with Josh Radnor, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Gary Cole, and Cherry Jones leading alongside Peter Gerety, »
- Chris Cabin
This has “Classic Schmosby” written all over it!
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The 19th century drama focuses on two volunteer nurses (Winstead and newcomer Hannah James) working on opposing sides of the war. Radnor will tackle the role of Jedediah Foster, a southern surgeon who comes from a slave-owning background.
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TV Picks: Coming soon to PBS: “Mercy Street” is a new drama that features Josh Radnor, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Gary Cole, Peter Gerety, Norbert Leo Butz, Shalita Grant, Jack Falahee, McKinley Belcher III, AnnaSophia Robb, Donna Murphy, Cameron Monaghan, Hannah James, and guest star Cherry Jones from Scott Free Productions. The layered drama follows the lives of two volunteer nurses on opposing sides of the Civil War — New England abolitionist Mary Phinney and Confederate supporter Emma Green.The Green family’s luxury hotel in Alexandria, Virginia, has been transformed into Mansion House, a Union Army hospital tending to the war’s wounded. […] »
- April Neale
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