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Stella Maeve has been cast in a recurring role on NBC’s midseason drama Chicago Pd, a spinoff from the network’s Chicago Fire. On the cop drama, from Wolf Films and Universal TV, Maeve will play Nadia, a pretty 18-year-old escort who is addicted to heroin and goes through a very difficult withdrawal. Maeve, repped by Principato-Young and Abrams Artists, recently co-starred in CBS series Golden Boy, CW pilot Norfolk and indie Dark Summer. Spartacus and Crash alum Nick Tarabay has booked a recurring role on the new NBC Alfonso Cuaron drama Believe, about Bo (Johnny Sequoyah), a girl with special powers. Tarabay, repped by Domain and manager Brian Medavoy, will play Niko Zepeda, a dangerous, intimidating CIA Black Ops who is a constant looming threat as he hunts Bo and her protector Tate (Jake McLaughlin). Philip Anthony-Rodriguez (Secret Life Of The American Teenager) has landed a recurring role on another midseason series, »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
For its 100th story, “Forget Me Not,” Burn Notice needed to tell the story of how Michael (Jeffrey Donovan) and Fiona (Gabrielle Anwar) met, before it rides off into the sunset. But how did we come to that meeting when last we saw Michael, he was in the Dominican Republic trying to keep his deep cover from being blown? And what was the meaning of this line:
Michael: That’s the kiss you give when it’s over.
It meant that Michael blew his chance for eternal happiness with Fiona, even after saving her from Dexter Gambler, (Nick Tarabay, Spartacus: War of the Damned) the spy Randall Burke’s henchman sent stateside to confirm Michael’s mission. She wouldn’t have been caught to begin with, if her, Sam (Bruce Campbell) and Jesse (Coby Bell) weren’t trying to deal with the fallout of Michael’s deal with the CIA. »
- Ernie Estrella
You almost won’t recognize the season premiere of the last season of Burn Notice, because Michael Westen (Jeffrey Donovan) has grown a beard and seemingly found himself in a Guy Ritchie film, bare-knuckle boxing and being hit with an uppercut, laying him out parallel to the ground mid-air as he falls flat on the floor. Minutes in, the details of the CIA deal Michael made to keep his friends and family clean of his mess, are cross-stitched with the present day events. Michael’s new handler, Andrew Strong (Jack Coleman, Heroes) has some personal crusade against a terrorist, Randall Burke (Adrian Pasdar, Heroes) and needs the old Michael Westen to resurface, “The one that got the job done no matter what.”
This is a mission that’s sure to lead to more trouble for Michael but he’s at the end of his rope and the only types of »
- Ernie Estrella
Episodes: 33 (hour)
TV show dates: January 22, 2010 -- April 12, 2013
Series status: Ended
Performers include: Andy Whitfield, Liam McIntyre, John Hannah, Manu Bennett, Jai Courtney, Peter Mensah, Nick E. Tarabay, Craig Parker, Viva Bianca, Katrina Law, Dustin Clare, Jaime Murray, Marisa Ramirez, Dan Feuerriegel, Lesley-Ann Brandt, Cynthia Addai-Robinson, Brett Tucker, and Lucy Lawless.
TV show description:
This dramatic TV series is inspired by the historical figure known as Spartacus, a Thracian gladiator who led a major slave uprising against the Roman Republic from 73 to 71 BC.
Spartacus (Andy Whitfield, then Liam McIntyre) is a soldier in the Roman Auxiliary who has been taken prisoner. As punishment for defying a Roman Legate, Spartacus has been sentenced to die in the gladiator arena. But, after surviving numerous fights, his sentence is commuted »
There's so much more to Spartacus than the sex, blood and gore – but nevertheless there is a great deal of sex, blood and gore ...
It's commonly thought that this visceral, swaggering show fumbled its start, presenting opening episodes so full of sex and violence that many (mostly the sort of killjoys who find make-believe sex and violence automatically unpalatable) were unable to see anything else, or accept the context in which such strong elements were presented. Looking back on those introductory episodes now the show has finished on Sky 1, they are really not that different from what followed; Spartacus started with everything turned up to 11 and never flagged. The always entertaining dialogue was as stylised as the action: "You scale a mountain of ifs and I would add to its peak." It was up to you to get used to it; if you did, you'd be hooked on a show that constantly delivered the goods. »
- Phelim O'Neill
Former Heroes and Political Animals cast member Adrian Pasdar has found himself a nice and cozy recurring role on the upcoming seventh season of Burn Notice. The USA Network drama is gearing up to explore the mysterious deal made by Michael (Jeffrey Donovan) in the last season finale. Michael will find himself in new territories, face to face with formidable friends and foes from his past. I can’t say for sure if Pasdar is a friend or foe from the past, but I do know his character is dangerous and will most certainly be a foe in the present.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, Pasdar will be playing Randall Burke, a savvy, dangerous and unpredictable former Special Ops soldier now running a freelance terrorist ring. He’s a charismatic wild card, oozing with danger and courage. He sounds like he could’ve been, at some point in time, a »
- Brody Gibson
Burn Notice began production of its seventh season this week, but that’s not the biggest news to recently come out regarding the USA Network series. Every year, new characters are introduced and casting is everything when it comes to shows like Burn Notice. If the new characters don’t work, you run the risk of tanking an entire season – worst-case scenario, of course. Thankfully, looking at a few of the names that have popped up on my radar, things are looking good. One actor cast in Season 7 is a personal favorite of mine, even if he starred in one of the most disappointing TV shows in televised history.
According to Deadline, Burn Notice managed to snag the always-enjoyable Jack Coleman – Heroes wasn’t your fault, Jack – in a recurring role for the season, but that’s not all. Stephen Martines (The Closer) will be recurring as well. Coleman will be playing Andrew Strong, »
- Brody Gibson
Exclusive: USA’s Burn Notice is beefing up the cast for the upcoming seventh and potentially final season. Jack Coleman (Heroes) and Stephen Martines (The Closer) have been cast as recurring, while Nick Tarabay is set for a two-episode arc. Production on Season 7, which will mark the series’ 100th episode, begins on Monday in Miami. Coleman, who recurred on The Office for the past two seasons, will play Andrew Strong, a ranking CIA officer who has seen it all. Noble, but also obsessive at times, Strong is a relentless taskmaster who pushes Michael (Jeffrey Donovan) to do whatever it takes to complete the mission. He is with Domain and Framework. Martines plays Carlos Cruz, a swashbuckling bounty hunter and Fiona’s (Gabrielle Anwar) charming new boyfriend. Tarabay, repped by Domain and Medavoy Management, will play Dexter Gamble, a cold-blooded freelance operative. »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
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