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‘Scandal’s’ Male Prostitute Matthew Del Negro Dishes on Show’s Big Gay Wedding (Video)

15 hours ago | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Over the years, Matthew Del Negro has been in pretty much every show you can imagine: “The Sopranos,” “The West Wing,” “Law & Order,” “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation,” “NCIS,” “Teen Wolf,” “United States of Tara” — the list goes on. But when he landed a relatively small role in a big TV show, his life was turned upside down in the best possible way. Now his character is marrying Cyrus Beene, the fictional chief of staff on Shonda Rhimes‘ juggernaut “Scandal,” a move that took everyone by surprise, Del Negro included. “It’s exactly how I saw it happening,” Del Negro joked »

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'House of Cards': Frank Underwood More Popular Than Obama

23 March 2015 8:55 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

In Season 3 of House of Cards, which is currently streaming on Netflix, Frank Underwood (Kevin Spacey) finally ascended to the Presidency, although he performed a number of heinous acts to achieve his ultimate goal. As it turns out, more Americans would prefer to have this fictional Potus in office than the current Commander-in-Chief, Barack Obama. A Reuters poll taken earlier this month reveals that just 46% of Americans have a favorable opinion of Barack Obama, while 57% of respondents in the same poll gave Frank Underwood a favorable opinion.

In fact, several other TV presidents scored much higher than Obama's 46%. 24's President David Palmer (Dennis Haysbert) scored a whopping 89% favorable rating, out of those respondents who have seen the Fox series. The West Wing's Jed Bartlett (Martin Sheen) was just behind Palmer with an 82% approval rating, followed by Battlestar Galactica's Laura Roslin (Mary McDonnell) with 78%, and Scandal's Fitz Grant »

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Who's more popular – Frank Underwood or Barack Obama?

22 March 2015 11:16 PM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Murderous president from House of Cards scores better on favourability rating than the real life one says Reuters-Ipsos poll

Whether it’s the earnest Josiah Bartlet from “The West Wing” or the manipulative Frank Underwood in “House of Cards,” Americans prefer television presidents to their real-life Potus, President Barack Obama.

A Reuters-Ipsos poll taken this month found 54% of Americans held an unfavourable opinion of Obama, known for his cool and cautious presidential style, while 46 percent were favourable.

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The Good Wife Recap: Poll Dancing

22 March 2015 7:35 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Alicia Florrick loses, then wins, then loses again in this week’s episode of The Good Wife — though only one of those outcomes pertains to her run for State’s Attorney.

Then again, the way showrunners Robert and Michelle King keep twisting the narrative in Season 6 — and playing with our protagonist’s drifting desires (i.e. “the thing is, losing is actually a relief”) — the results may, in fact, be too early to call.

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Heck, when Diane Lockhart is gunning down Bambi’s mother and sharing cocktails with call girls — and loving it! »

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Stay Tuned: Who Are Your TV Career Idols?

18 March 2015 8:37 AM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Welcome back to Stay Tuned, Vulture's TV advice column. Each Wednesday, Margaret Lyons answers your questions about your various TV triumphs and woes. Need help? Have a theory? Want a recommendation? Submit a question! You can email staytuned@nymag.com, leave a comment, or tweet @margeincharge with the hashtag #staytuned. Whenever I'm having some career anxiety or a stressful week at work, I look to my TV career idols for inspiration. I'll take a few episodes of Cj Cregg being a "Flamingo" badass on The West Wing and Leslie Knope being aggressively awesome on Parks and Rec over Lean In any day.  Where else on TV can I find people who are good at their jobs, and will make me want to be better at mine? (All genders and all professions welcome.) —Jt As much as I love Cj Cregg — so much — I've probably taken more job inspiration from Toby »

- Margaret Lyons

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God Bless the Underwoods: In Praise of Heel Couples

11 March 2015 10:16 AM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

By now, one of the recurring critical takes on the third season of House of Cards is that it simply isn't as good as the first two. The show has shed lurid sensationalism — not a single dead reporter! — for (semi-) plausible political realism, essentially becoming The West Wing with worse lighting. But where Hoc is truly taking chances is with the relationship between Frank and Claire Underwood, who, when the latter realizes that her husband has sucked up all the power in the relationship, appear to be on the outs. It seems impossible that these two could be more interesting apart than together. The Underwoods are the bedrock on which House of Cards is built, and easily the best part of the show. (What else is there? The shudder-inducing sex? The phony aphorisms?) They’re the latest heel couple to capture our hearts, continuing a dynamic most famously established hundreds »

- Jeremy Gordon

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The Newsroom Season 3 Blu-ray announced for June

10 March 2015 10:00 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

HBO has this week announced the Blu-ray and DVD release of the third and final season of their hit drama The Newsroom. Created by Aaron Sorkin (The West Wing), the show stars Emmy Award-winner Jeff Daniels alongside Emily Mortimer, Sam Waterson, Alison Pill, John Gallagher Jr., Thomas Sadoski, Dev Patel, Olivia Munn and Jane Fonda.

Pre-order The Newsroom Season 3 On Blu-ray Here

The Newsroom follows a popular cable news anchor, Will McAvoy (Daniels), and his staff in their fervent attempt to report the news honestly and fairly amidst corporate mandates and complicated personal relationships. The third season finds Will, Mac (Mortimer) and the staff of “News Night” facing two explosive situations: the possibility of a hostile takeover of the network, and leaked classified government documents that unleash a legal fire storm threatening to topple more than one professional career.

The Blu-ray will be released on June 16th and is presented »

- Scott J. Davis

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Mark Goffman Signs Overall Deal with CBS Studios, Out as ‘Sleepy Hollow’ Showrunner

10 March 2015 1:52 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Mark Goffman has closed a two-year overall deal with CBS Television Studios to supervise and develop new projects for the studio.

He has served as showrunner on Fox’s “Sleepy Hollow” for the past two seasons but is exiting that post. The supernatural series has yet to be renewed for a third season.

“We are thrilled to be in business with Mark. He is a highly regarded showrunner and has emerged as a unique voice that crosses worlds and genres,” said Julie McNamara, exec VP of drama deveelopment, in a statement. “We look forward to a successful creative collaboration in the coming years.”

Prior to “Sleepy Hollow,” Goffman was an executive producer on USA’s “White Collar.” His credits include “The West Wing,” “Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip” and “Law & Order: Svu.”

Goffman is repped by UTA and attorney P.J. Shapiro at Ziffren Brittenham.

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- Laura Prudom

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Happyish: Showtime Series' Trailer Has Harsh Words for a Founding Father

6 March 2015 2:47 PM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Thomas Jefferson, be warned: Thom Payne, the lead character of Showtime’s upcoming Happyish, isn’t buying what you’re selling.

“He wrote that line: Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness,” the curmudgeonly Thom — played by Steve Coogan (Philomena) — narrates in the series’ first official trailer. “F–k you, Thomas Jefferson.”

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The spot introduces Thom as a frustrated old-school ad man who has a hard time dealing with his agency — and his field — being taken over by a social media-obsessed younger generation.

The series originally starred Philip Seymour Hoffman in the »

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Allison Janney Heads to Therapy in Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

5 March 2015 12:44 PM, PST | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

More casting news has come in for Tim Burton’s film adaptation of the Ransom Riggs novel Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. Variety is reporting that “The West Wing’s” Allison Janney has just checked herself in! The film follows a… Continue Reading →

The post Allison Janney Heads to Therapy in Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children appeared first on Dread Central. »

- Steve Barton

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TV Review: ‘House of Cards,’ the Complete Third Season (Spoilers)

5 March 2015 8:15 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

As it turns out, there was a simplicity to the third season of “House of Cards” that only became fully apparent once it ended. Having spent two seasons in pursuit of power, the central couple – now the President and First Lady – found a whole new set of complications and challenges in retaining it. Yet that was actually less fundamental to the story than the evolution of two key relationships, leading in opposite directions. All told, the net result proved more satisfying than season two, despite various missteps along the way.

House of Cards” gets enough things right that it’s perhaps more glaring when the series gets them wrong – something that again happened periodically in season three (and Spoiler Alert if you haven’t watched all 13 episodes), especially in regard to the politics.

Among the plot lines and sequences that went well beyond dramatic license, it’s simply impossible to »

- Brian Lowry

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The ‘Empire’ Effect: Networks Bank on Primetime Soaps Over Prestige Dramas

5 March 2015 6:43 AM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

The new golden age of television is over. For broadcast, at least. And the networks are starting to realize it. Where broadcast nets once ruled the primetime Emmy race with dramas like “The West Wing” and “Lost,” cable networks have gained prominence over the past few years. CBS’s “The Good Wife” is the only broadcast network series to be nominated for Outstanding Drama Emmys since 2011. Also Read: Pilot Season 2015: TheWrap’s Complete Network Guide Broadcasters have tried their hand at more risqué cable-esque fare, like NBC’s “Hannibal,” but the very nature of broadcast has prevented series from »

- L.A. Ross

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What can be achieved in a penultimate episode?

5 March 2015 1:46 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Penultimate episodes can provide experimental fun, a new start and closure, as Star Trek, The X-Files, Buffy, Quantum Leap and more show...

Endings are difficult, especially in an art form designed to produce weekly adventures that can continue in the same format for an indefinite period of time. Not all TV shows are lucky enough to get a designated series finale, as many are cancelled unexpectedly or at short notice, leaving a season finale to act as their de facto conclusion. For those lucky enough to have the time and notice to prepare a proper conclusion to their story, the pressure is on to make that final episode meaningful, emotional and memorable, preferably for the right reasons. Afterwards, if you’re lucky, that finale will be celebrated for years as a fitting tribute to a show people loved.

With all that focus on the finale, it’s easy to forget »

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‘Seinfeld’ Actor Daniel von Bargen Dies at 64

4 March 2015 1:53 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Daniel von Bargen, a prolific character actor best known for his role as George’s lazy boss Mr. Kruger on “Seinfeld,” as Commandant Edwin Spangler, the military veteran who oversees the cadets at Marlin Academy, on TV’s “Malcolm in the Middle,” and for his role in a two-part episode of “The West Wing” in which he played Air Force General Ken Shannon, died March 1 in Montgomery, Ohio, after a long illness. He was 64 and had been dealing with health issues for the last five years.

Von Bargen was known for roles as irate or defiant cops, district attorneys, judges, and other authority figures. But he also spent a good deal of his time onstage.

The actor had most recently appeared in Thomas Edward Seymour’s 2009 feature “London Betty,” in which he starred.

But mostly von Bargen was relegated to small but frequently memorable supporting roles.

His film credits include “The Silence of the Lambs, »

- Carmel Dagan

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‘Seinfeld’ Actor Daniel von Bargen Dies at 64

4 March 2015 1:53 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Daniel von Bargen, a prolific character actor best known for his role as George’s lazy boss Mr. Kruger on “Seinfeld,” as Commandant Edwin Spangler, the military veteran who oversees the cadets at Marlin Academy, on TV’s “Malcolm in the Middle,” and for his role in a two-part episode of “The West Wing” in which he played Air Force General Ken Shannon, died March 1 in Montgomery, Ohio, after a long illness. He was 64 and had been dealing with health issues for the last five years.

Von Bargen was known for roles as irate or defiant cops, district attorneys, judges, and other authority figures. But he also spent a good deal of his time onstage.

The actor had most recently appeared in Thomas Edward Seymour’s 2009 feature “London Betty,” in which he starred.

But mostly von Bargen was relegated to small but frequently memorable supporting roles.

His film credits include “The Silence of the Lambs, »

- Carmel Dagan

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'Sons of Liberty' Interview with Dean Norris | Exclusive

3 March 2015 6:36 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Having debuted on History in January, the exciting miniseries Sons of Liberty is now available on Google Play (clickHere) and Amazon (clickHere). We recently caught up with actor Dean Norris, who stars as Ben Franklin in this 3-part look at our rich American History. Sons of Liberty is a dramatizing of the early American Revolution events in Boston, Massachusetts, the start of the Revolutionary War, and the negotiations of the Second Continental Congress which resulted in the drafting and signing of the 1776 United States Declaration of Independence.

Directed by Kari Skogland, the series theme music was composed by Hans Zimmer. Best known as DEA Agent Schrader on Breaking Bad, Dean Norris currently stars in Under the Dome, where he plays town councilman James "Big Jim". His other credits include TV's NYPD Blue, The X-Files, The West Wing, and Lost and films such as Lethal Weapon 2, Total Recall, Terminator 2: Judgment Day, »

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Stark Sands and Meagan Good join Minority Report TV series

2 March 2015 3:07 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The Hollywood Reporter has revealed that Stark Sands (Inside Llewyn Davis) has secured the lead role in Fox’s upcoming TV sequel to the 2002 sci-fi Minority Report, with Meagan Good (Think Like a Man) has also signed on to the cast.

The site reports that the series “takes place 10 years after the end of Precrime in Washington, D.C., and centers on one of the three Precogs who struggles to lead a “normal” human life, but remains haunted by visions the future, when he meets a detective (Meagan Good) haunted by her past, who just may help him find a purpose to his gift.”

Sands is set to portray the dual role of the precogs Dashiell and Arthur, who were played by Michael Dickman and Matthew Dickman in the film. Also featuring in the cast are Li Jun Li and Laura Regan, along with Daniel London who reprises the role of Wally the Caretaker. »

- Gary Collinson

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"Minority Report" Fills Its Leading Roles

26 February 2015 8:27 PM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Stark Sands ("Inside Llewyn Davis," "NYC 22") and Meagan Good ("Think Like a Man," "Anchorman: The Legend Continues") have scored the leading roles in Fox's TV series follow-up to the 2002 Spielberg sci-fi film "Minority Report". The series is set ten years after the end of the Precrime Division in the nation's capital.

Sands plays Dash, one of the three Precogs who struggles to lead a "normal" human life yet remains haunted by visions the future. He soon meets a detective (Good) haunted by her past who helps him find a purpose for his gift.

Sands will take on the dual role of his identical twin brother Arthur, he joins a cast that includes Laura Regan as the third Precog Agatha along with Daniel London and Li Jun Li.

Kevin Falls ("The West Wing") will serve as show runner and Mark Mylod will direct the pilot. Max Borenstein ("Godzilla") penned the script and will executive produce. »

- Garth Franklin

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House Of Cards Season 3 Review

26 February 2015 7:10 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

This review was based off the first six episodes of season 3, which were provided to us prior to broadcast.

After two seasons of plotting and scheming to get what’s owed to him, Frank Underwood spends the first few episodes of House of Cards’ third season trying to pass an agenda that only he could give America: a proactive foreign policy and a vicious new jobs program that aims to roll back entitlements. Disagree with President Underwood? So long, you’re off the team! Please don’t make a scene as you leave the White House, we’ll bring your things to you in the lobby. Hardball is fun when you’re leader of the Free World, but even the President of the United States has his limitations, as Frank learns to his growing frustration.

House of Cards‘ third season truly owns the dark side of politics, and with Frank »

- Adam A. Donaldson

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In Praise of the Flash-Forward Finale

25 February 2015 11:30 AM, PST | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

I cried during last night's Parks and Recreation finale because I'm not a monster. Of course I cried. Everyone lives so happily ever after! Leslie had such a great explanation of why one might want to have children! You could even hear Mouse Rat's greatest hits playing. Viva sincerity. That explains most of why I cried, but a tiny bit was residual crying from Parenthood's very similar flash-forward-oriented series finale a few weeks ago. If this becomes the go-to way for shows to end, that is more than fine by me.This device has been executed gracefully over the years. Six Feet Under is the high-water mark for this kind of finale, but showing how everyone dies only makes sense on a show about … well, how everyone dies. The West Wing put a slightly gentler spin on it, showing everyone several years into the future. They did it briefly, but »

- Margaret Lyons

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