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Walter White vs. Hal Wilkerson: The Most Memorable Roles of the 2014 Emmy Nominees Face-Off

20 August 2014 2:30 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Alright, alright, alright! Matthew McConaughey earned his first Emmy nomination this year along with Taylor Schilling, Lizzy Caplan and many more. But 2014's crop of honorees is also full of veterans. Many of the performers nominated are already known for bringing one if not multiple classic small-screen characters to life. Julia Louis-Dreyfus alone has graciously given us Elaine Benes, Selina Meyer and Christine Campbell. This left us wondering, what would happen if each 2014 Emmy nominee could only have one memorable character live on in TV history? We struggled through some true TV "Sophie's Choices" to pick the characters we believe pop culture needs to survive. »

- Kelli Bender, @kbenderNYC

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Harry Lloyd and Katja Herbers Talk Manhattan, Learning about The Manhattan Project, What They’re Most Excited for Audiences to See, and More

19 August 2014 10:53 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

What happens if you round up the nation's most brilliant scientific minds, seclude them in a makeshift city in the middle of the desert, and drown their lives in secrecy?  These are the questions addressed in Manhattan, the new historical drama from creator Sam Shaw (Masters of Sex) and director Thomas Schlamme (The West Wing).  Manhattan offers a semi-fictionalized version of the infamous Manhattan Project - the clandestine research and development project that resulted in the creation of the atomic bomb.  While the events of the show are based on history, Manhattan largely steers clear of iconic figures like J.  Robert Oppenheimer and Leslie Groves, and focuses instead on the interpersonal drama between fictitious characters as they contend with the costs of secrecy and isolation. I recently visited the set in Santa Fe, New Mexico where the labs, homes, and barracks of Los Alamos have been recreated from the ground up. »

- Haleigh Foutch

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NBC To Develop Legal Drama Based On The Devil’s Advocate

18 August 2014 5:17 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

With a sneering, scenery-chewing Al Pacino and a breakout turn from Charlize Theron, The Devil’s Advocate remains a popular watch on cable. However, that successful film could have a more permanent place in the minds of TV watchers, as NBC is now developing a drama series based on the legal thriller from 1997. Arnold Kopelson (producer of the film) and The West Wing‘s John Wells are in talks to produce the series.

Like the film, The Devil’s Advocate series will focus on a rising lawyer who joins a firm run by Satan. Keanu Reeves played the public defender in Taylor Hackford’s film, while Al Pacino got to play the Devil, spouting juicy one liners about how vanity was definitely his favorite sin. The network already has a pilot ready to be filmed, written by Matt Venne (A&E’s Bag of Bones), but there is no guarantee NBC will pick it up, »

- Jordan Adler

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Allison Janney Thrives with Her Second Act in TV

17 August 2014 12:32 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Allison Janney picked up Emmy No. 5 on Saturday at the Creative Arts kudos, but the bigger win for the actress has been the fact that she’s in the midst of an extraordinary second act in TV following her run on “The West Wing” more than a decade ago.

“I’m really lucky that I got to play this part. They don’t come around that often, these kinds of roles,” said Janney said backstage at the ceremony held at the Nokia Theater. She won for guest actress in a drama series for her role on Showtime’s “Masters of Sex.” And she’s a double nominee this year, for supporting comedy actress in the CBS comedy “Mom.”

Janney acknowledged her good fortune in landing not one but two meaty roles last year. It was not easy for her to move on after “West Wing” ended its seven-season run in 2006, she said. »

- Shelli Weinstein

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Allison Janney ('Masters of Sex') dishes Emmy-winning sex scenes (Video)

16 August 2014 7:13 PM, PDT | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

After winning the Emmy for Best Drama Guest Actress at Saturday's Creative Arts Emmys, Allison Janney ("Masters of Sex") wasted no time getting down and dirty with the press about all those crazy sex scenes on the racy Showtime drama. (Watch the entire video below.) -Break- Psst: Here's how Joe Morton ('Scandal') pulled off that Guest Actor Emmy shockeroo Janney was the overwhelming favorite to claim this acting prize according to Gold Derby's Experts, Editors and Users. This is Janney's fifth overall Emmy after four prior wins for "The West Wing" (two as Lead, two as Supporting). Gold Derby's combined racetrack odds gave Janney leading 2/7 odds ahead of dark horse Kate Burton ("Scandal") with 8/1 odds, but Janney's frontrunner status was too tempting for the Emmys to overlook. Do you agree with the Emmys' decision to honor Allison Janney as Best Drama Guest Actress? Sound off in the comments sect. »

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Emmys: 'Masters of Sex's' Allison Janney Wins Fifth Trophy

16 August 2014 5:46 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Allison Janney has added another trophy to her Emmy collection. The Masters of Sex actress was recognized for her guest role as unfulfilled wife Margaret Scully in Showtime's period drama, the first Emmy for the series starring Michael Sheen and Lizzy Caplan. This marks Janney's fifth Emmy win, as she previously nabbed four awards for quick-witted White House press secretary C.J. Cregg in NBC's political drama The West Wing. Accepting her award on stage Saturday at the Creative Arts Emmys, Janney made sure to thank "the crew guy who got me a shot of bourbon before my first sex scene.

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- Bryn Elise Sandberg

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Global Showbiz Briefs: Brad Pitt’s ‘Fury’ To Close London Film Festival; Zurich Fest Unveils First Gala Premieres; More

14 August 2014 10:00 PM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Last year, the London Film Festival was bookended by a pair of Tom Hanks movies. This year, the fest is going in a different direction with opening- and closing-night films set during World War II. The event will open with The Imitation Game on October 8 and now has set David Ayer’s Fury as the capper on October 19. The pic stars Brad Pitt, Shia Labeouf, Logan Lerman, Michael Peña, and Jon Bernthal. Pitt and Ayer are confirmed to attend the closing-night festivities in Leicester Square with screenings to be simulcast to cinemas across the UK. The film is set in April 1945 as the Allies make their final push in the European Theater. A battle-hardened army sergeant named Wardaddy (Pitt) commands a five-man Sherman tank crew on a deadly mission behind enemy lines where they face overwhelming odds in their heroic attempts to strike at the heart of Nazi Germany. Written and directed by Ayer, »

- Nancy Tartaglione

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ABC Family's 'Switched at Birth' renewed for Season 4, 'Twisted' canceled

13 August 2014 2:25 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

"Switched at Birth" has been renewed for Season 4. Only days before airing the hit series' third season finale, ABC Family has announced that the Peabody and TCA Award-winning series will be returning next year with a new batch of episodes. “Fans will be clamoring for season four and to know what happens with Daphne and Bay after the season three finale next week,” said ABC Family President Tom Ascheim in a statement. In less positive news, the network's freshman drama "Twisted" starring Avan Jogia, Maddie Hasson, Kylie Bunbury, Ashton Moio and Denise Richards has been canceled. The Season 1 finale (and ultimately series finale) of the Adam Milch-created series aired back in April to unencouraging ratings. "Switched at Birth" tells the story of Bay (Vanessa Marano) and Daphne (Katie Leclerc), two teenage girls who discover they were mixed up at the hospital as newborns. The show follows the trajectory of »

- Chris Eggertsen

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Votd: The Art Of Steadicam

13 August 2014 5:00 AM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Garrett Brown operating Steadicam on Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining Refocused Media compiled a video celebrating the great Steadicam tracking (or Steadicam on a crane) shots of classic movies. The supercut features almost 40 films (from Stanley Kubrick to Paul Thomas Anderson) and a couple tracking shots from television (yes, The West Wing). Larry Wright explains […]

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- Peter Sciretta

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Watch Out, Fitz and Olivia! Mary McCormack and Josh Randall to Guest Star on Scandal as New Power Couple

12 August 2014 6:20 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Pour yourself a glass of wine, Scandal fans, and help us toast the newest guest stars on the Season 4 roster! Josh Randall (Ed) and Mary McCormack (In Plain Sight) will appear on the show for an episode in early October, and will play a couple, E! News has confirmed. That's all we know. Any other details on their appearance are being kept—as most Scandal details usually are—under wraps. McCormack is best known for starring as Mary Shannon on In Plain Sight, but has also had memorable roles on The West Wing and last season's shortlived sitcom Welcome to the Family.  Randall is probably most remembered for his roles on Ed, Greek, or any number of appearances »

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Scandal Scoop: Mary McCormack and Josh Randall Cast as Power Couple

12 August 2014 5:00 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

In Plain Sight alum Mary McCormack and Ed‘s best friend Josh Randall just might be in need of a quick “fix.”

Video Ellen Pompeo, Kerry Washington Welcome Viola Davis to ‘Shondaland Thursday’

The TV vets are set to guest-star in a Scandal Season 4 episode, TVLine has learned, playing a power couple.

No further details on their storyline are available.

Previously announced Scandal Season 4 castings include Arrested Development‘s Portia De Rossi (in a “top-secret” arc) and The Newsroom‘s Kelen Coleman (who appears in the Sept. 25 premiere).

Related Scandal‘s ‘Randy’ Season 4 Premiere Title: What Could It Possibly Mean? »

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Editors' Emmy predictions slugfest: Who'll win Best Comedy Supporting Actress?

12 August 2014 6:48 AM, PDT | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

Gold Derby Editors declare Best Comedy Supporting Actress to be a head-vs.-heart conundrum. Their heads tell them to predict Allison Janney ("Mom") because she's a bonafide Emmy goddess with four prior wins for "The West Wing," but their hearts suggest maybe going with legend Kate Mulgrew ("Orange is the New Black") who's up for her very first career Emmy nom. And we don't quite rule out recent two-time champ Julie Bowen ("Modern Family") either. Joining me in our latest video (watch below) are Rob Licuria, Charles Bright and Ralph Galvan as we analyze the episodes submitted to Emmy judges as examples of their best work from the past TV season. Janney submitted "Estrogen and a Hearty Breakfast," Mulgrew opted for "Tit Punch" and Bowen settled on "The Feud." The other nominees are: Mayim Bialik for "The Big Bang Theory" ("The Indecision Amalgamation"), Anna Chlumsky for &quo...' »

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Editors' Emmy predictions slugfest: Who'll win Best Supporting Comedy Actress?

12 August 2014 6:48 AM, PDT | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

Gold Derby Editors declare Best Comedy Supporting Actress to be a head-vs.-heart conundrum. Their heads tell them to predict Allison Janney ("Mom") because she's a bonafide Emmy goddess with four prior wins for "The West Wing," but their hearts suggest maybe going with legend Kate Mulgrew ("Orange is the New Black") who's up for her very first career Emmy nom. And we don't quite rule out recent two-time champ Julie Bowen ("Modern Family") either. Joining me in our latest video (watch below) are Rob Licuria, Charles Bright and Ralph Galvan as we analyze the episodes submitted to Emmy judges as examples of their best work from the past TV season. Janney submitted "Estrogen and a Hearty Breakfast," Mulgrew opted for "Tit Punch" and Bowen settled on "The Feud." The other nominees are: Mayim Bialik for "The Big Bang Theory" ("The Indecision Amalgamation"), Anna Chlumsky for &quo...' »

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The many screen deaths of Alan Dale

11 August 2014 1:07 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Heart-attacks, serial killers, gunshot wounds and Thalaron radiation. You name it, Alan Dale’s characters have been killed by it…

Warning: contains spoilers for Alan Dale's roles between 1985 and 2014. Listing them here would more or less defeat the object.

He didn’t die in The X-Files, nor in The West Wing. He got a little bit blown up in 24 and NCIS, and River Song sort of paralysed him in ER. Those were his good days.

Whenever the credits roll on a TV episode or film in which his character doesn’t end up kicking the bucket, it’s a good day for Alan Dale. If he can keep up his current trend of not dying on Once Upon A Time and Dominion then his ratio of role demises to survivals may just start to even out.

Before that happens, join us in a celebration of New Zealand’s answer »

- louisamellor

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NBC's 'State of Affairs' Enlists David Harbour as Series Regular (Exclusive)

11 August 2014 9:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

NBC's State of Affairs is adding a chief of staff to its ranks. The freshman drama starring Katherine Heigl has enlisted Rake alum David Harbour as a series regular, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. Described as Scandal meets The West Wing, the show revolves around a maverick CIA officer (Heigl) who was plucked from the field to become the president's (Alfre Woodard) daily briefer, assuming responsibility for targeting America's most critical threats while navigating the unique lifestyle that comes with such a high-powered job. Harbour will join the series as David Patrick, the chief of staff who is primarily concerned with the political ramifications

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- Lesley Goldberg

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Mark Ruffalo, Rachel McAdams for Catholic Church sex scandal drama

11 August 2014 2:32 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Rachel McAdams, Mark Ruffalo and Michael Keaton have been cast in Spotlight.

Aaron Eckhart, Liev Schreiber and Stanley Tucci will also star in the film about the Catholic Church sex scandal, reports Deadline.

Tom McCarthy is directing the film about the decades-long cover-up of sexual assaults by paedophile priests.

The West Wing's Josh Singer is working with McCarthy on the script.

The title refers to the Spotlight Team of the Boston Globe's investigation which uncovered the child abuse.

The year long investigation was conducted by then-editor Marty Baron (Schreiber), Spotlight Team editor Walter 'Robby' Robinson (Keaton) and reporters Michael Rezendes (Ruffalo), Sacha Pfeiffer (McAdams), and Matt Carroll.

Spotlight will begin filming in Boston and Toronto later this autumn. »

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Michael Chernus, Alexia Fast, and Eddie Shin Talk Manhattan, Their Research Process, Filming in Santa Fe, and More

9 August 2014 8:03 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

What happens if you round up the nation's most brilliant scientific minds, seclude them in a makeshift city in the middle of the desert, and drown their lives in secrecy?  These are the questions addressed in Manhattan, the new historical drama from creator Sam Shaw (Masters of Sex) and director Thomas Schlamme (The West Wing).  Manhattan offers a semi-fictionalized version of the infamous Manhattan Project - the clandestine research and development project that resulted in the creation of the atomic bomb.  While the events of the show are based on history, Manhattan largely steers clear of iconic figures like J. Robert Oppenheimer and Leslie Groves, and focuses instead on the interpersonal drama between fictitious characters as they contend with the costs of secrecy and isolation. I recently visited the set in Santa Fe, New Mexico where the labs, homes, and barracks of Los Alamos have been recreated from the ground up. »

- Haleigh Foutch

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Catch-up TV guide: from The West Wing to Horrible Histories

8 August 2014 10:00 PM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

The West Wing | At The End Of Death Row | Sound Advice With Janessa Slater | The Bros Of Fracking | Horrible Histories: Frightful First World War

While Armando Iannuccis Veep continues, in its third series, to paint a thoroughly unflattering portrait of American politics on Sky Atlantic, over on Sky Go you can find all seven seasons of Aaron Sorkins vastly more optimistic portrayal of White House goings-on. The West Wing was, at times, hopelessly earnest and, yes, a bit smug, but few shows have matched the rousing quality of its peak years. Its likely to make you want to run for political office, or at the very least walk down a corridor while talking very fast, in the manner of the shows political powerbrokers Toby Ziegler and Josh Lyman.

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- Gwilym Mumford & Luke Nightingale

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Open Road, eOne, Participant On Boston Priest Pedophile Pic ‘Spotlight;’ Mark Ruffalo, Rachel McAdams, Michael Keaton Star

8 August 2014 3:29 PM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Exclusive: Open Road  is teaming with Participant Media, eOne, and Anonymous Content on Spotlight, a drama that Tom McCarthy will direct about the Boston Globe investigation into pedophile priests and a shameful cover-up in the Catholic Church that allowed them to prey on children for years. Mark Ruffalo, Rachel McAdams, Michael Keaton, Aaron Eckhart, Liev Schreiber and Stanley Tucci will star. It’s shaping up to be a big movie, with Anonymous Content producing, Open Road releasing domestic and eOne selling international. McCarthy helmed The Visitor and scripted the animated film Up, and the script is by The West Wing‘s Josh Singer and McCarthy.

The title refers to the Spotlight Team of Boston Globe reporters and editors that uncovered an unimaginable citywide conspiracy to cover up clergy child abuse. That investigative team included then-Globe editor Marty Baron (Schreiber) and Spotlight Team editor Walter “Robby” Robinson (Keaton). Reporters Michael Rezendes »

- Mike Fleming Jr

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Open Road, eOne, Participant On Boston Priest Pedophile Pic ‘Spotlight;’ Mark Ruffalo, Rachel McAdams, Michael Keaton Star

8 August 2014 3:29 PM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Exclusive: Open Road  is teaming with Participant Media, eOne, and Anonymous Content on Spotlight, a drama that Tom McCarthy will direct about the Boston Globe investigation into pedophile priests and a shameful cover-up in the Catholic Church that allowed them to prey on children for years. Mark Ruffalo, Rachel McAdams, Michael Keaton, Aaron Eckhart, Liev Schreiber and Stanley Tucci will star. It’s shaping up to be a big movie, with Anonymous Content producing, Open Road releasing domestic and eOne selling international. McCarthy helmed The Visitor and scripted the animated film Up, and the script is by The West Wing‘s Josh […] »

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