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‘The Americans’ Postmortem: Showrunners Joe Weisberg and Joel Fields On How Far To Take Philip’s Minor Flirtation

14 hours ago | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Spoiler Warning: Do not read on unless you’ve seen “The Americans” season 3, episode 6, titled “Born Again.”

If watching Philip Jennings string along a 15-year-old girl clearly interested in sleeping with him has made “The Americans” a little more uncomfortable for viewers lately, that’s exactly how the showrunners want it. It’s the “will they or won’t they” that just makes you go “ew.”

Now that we’re almost halfway through the third season of FX’s intricate Cold War drama, Variety asked showrunners Joel Fields and Joe Weisberg to discuss the twists and turns in the Philip (Matthew Rhys) and Kimberly (Julia Garner) relationship, as well as what’s going on with Elizabeth (Keri Russell), their newly baptized daughter Paige (Holly Taylor) and Philip’s other “wife,” Martha (Alison Wright).

Morality is relative on the show — Philip has murdered people after all — so why does this flirtation »

- Geoff Berkshire

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Review: 'The Americans' - 'Born Again': Seduction of the innocent

14 hours ago | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

A review of tonight's "The Americans" you give me your earrings... "No, I brought you here because I wanted you to know that I'm more like you than you think." -Elizabeth Where last week's episode was largely defined by the terrible role that sex plays in Philip and Elizabeth's work, "Born Again" was for the most part (save Tori with Stan) about a very different sort of seduction. Here, words were used instead of physical advances, but the net effect is the same, as various characters — including Philip and Elizabeth themselves — get sucked into doing, saying and believing things they shouldn't, all because the person opposite them has said the right words in the proper order. It's another masterful episode in a season that's been full of them, and what's so impressive is how much power the show is getting out of the simple moral implications of things. My »

- Alan Sepinwall

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Pilot Scoop: Giovanni Ribisi Lands Title Role in CBS Drama Sneaky Pete

20 hours ago | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Just call him Pete! (Actually, on second thought, don’t.)

That’ll be the new reality for Giovanni Ribisi now that he’s been cast as the titular conman of CBS’ drama pilot Sneaky Pete.

RelatedPilot Season ’15: Scoop on This Fall’s (Possible) New Shows, Who’s In Them

Ribisi’s character, who used to be known as Marius, winds up hiding from his debtors once he leaves prison — by assuming the identity of a cellmate. He begins working for his new “family’s” bail-bond business. There he uses his considerable charm and criminal prowess to take down bad guys far worse than himself, »

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The Walking Dead, Nightbreed: The Director’s Cut & Hannibal Nominated in 41st Annual Saturn Awards

23 hours ago | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

They've done what they've had to do to survive on AMC's The Walking Dead, brining hope and despair to palpable life on the small screen with gritty realism every week. Covered in grime, splattered in blood, and trudging down the sun-baked backroads and brush-bordered trails this season, the stellar cast and crew of The Walking Dead have paid their dues and then some, and now they're getting a tip of the cap in return with seven nominations for the 41st Annual Saturn Awards.

Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Emily Kinney, Melissa McBride, Chandler Riggs, and Andrew J. West have all earned nominations, with the TV series itself receiving one as well. Also recognized in this year's nominations is Scream Factory's Nightbreed: The Director's Cut Blu-ray, NBC's Hannibal TV series, Only Lovers Left Alive, and many more.

Press Release - "The Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films announces the »

- Derek Anderson

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Women In Media to Honor Julia Roberts, ‘Orange is the New Black’ at Annual Gracies Awards

4 March 2015 7:00 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Continuing its tradition of honoring women — and men — who have made a positive impact on the media landscape over the year, the Alliance for Women In Media Foundation has released its annual list of names to be feted at its 40th Anniversary Gracies Awards. This year’s honorees include Julia Roberts and Olivia Munn for their work in “The Normal Heart” and “The Newsroom,” respectively, and “Mom’s” Sadie Calvano, who is being singled out as an outstanding female rising star. Cicely Tyson will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award because the Foundation feels she has given “a voice to women in film and television for more than 60 years.” “Orange is the New Black” will receive the outstanding TV comedy series honor while “Gotham” will receive the outstanding TV drama honor.

“Though we receive hundreds of submissions from all over the country every year, it never ceases to amaze us of »

- Whitney Friedlander

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Women In Media to Honor Julia Roberts, ‘Orange is the New Black’ at Annual Gracies Awards

4 March 2015 7:00 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Continuing its tradition of honoring women — and men — who have made a positive impact on the media landscape over the year, the Alliance for Women in Media Foundation has released its annual list of names to be feted at its 40th Anniversary Gracies Awards. This year’s honorees include Julia Roberts and Olivia Munn for their work in “The Normal Heart” and “The Newsroom,” respectively, and “Mom’s” Sadie Calvano, who is being singled out as an outstanding female rising star. Cicely Tyson will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award because the Foundation feels she has given “a voice to women in film and television for more than 60 years.” “Orange Is the New Black” will receive the outstanding TV comedy series honor, while “Gotham” will receive the outstanding TV drama honor.

“Though we receive hundreds of submissions from all over the country every year, it never ceases to amaze us of »

- Whitney Friedlander

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‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ and ‘Interstellar’ Lead Saturn Awards Noms

3 March 2015 5:51 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Anthony and Joe Russo’s “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” and Christopher Nolan’s “Interstellar” lead this year’s 41st Annual Saturn Awards nominations with 11 and 10, respectively, the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films announced on Tuesday.

Marvel’s summer box office smash “Guardians of the Galaxy” followed close behind with nine nominations. “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” followed with eight, and “Edge of Tomorrow” and “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies” grabbed seven apiece.

Two of last year’s big television winners, “The Walking Dead” and “Hannibal,” lead the 2015 smallscreen noms with seven and six, respectively. “Continuum,” which airs on the Syfy channel and averages less than 1 million viewers, is the next most nominated show with four.

This year’s Saturn noms exemplify the eclectic groupings that have come to distinguish the awards. The fantasy film category, for example, includes “Birdman,” “The Grand »

- Seth Kelley

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‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ and ‘Interstellar’ Lead Saturn Awards Noms

3 March 2015 5:51 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Anthony and Joe Russo’s “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” and Christopher Nolan’s “Interstellar” lead this year’s 41st Annual Saturn Awards nominations with 11 and 10, respectively, the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films announced on Tuesday.

Marvel’s summer box office smash “Guardians of the Galaxy” followed close behind with nine nominations. “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” followed with eight, and “Edge of Tomorrow” and “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies” grabbed seven apiece.

Two of last year’s big television winners, “The Walking Dead” and “Hannibal,” lead the 2015 smallscreen noms with seven and six, respectively. “Continuum,” which airs on the Syfy channel and averages less than 1 million viewers, is the next most nominated show with four.

This year’s Saturn noms exemplify the eclectic groupings that have come to distinguish the awards. The fantasy film category, for example, includes “Birdman,” “The Grand »

- Seth Kelley

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TVLine Mixtape: Your Favorite Songs from Grey's, Mindy, Parks and More

28 February 2015 10:36 AM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Everything is awesome… because it’s time for an all new TVLine Mixtape!

What follows is an array of songs recently featured on your favorite shows, including artist and album information in case you want to add them to your personal collection.

Spoilers abound, and we chose songs we liked — but we always love to hear your thoughts and suggestions.

So peruse our playlist, then hit the comments with your favorite TV tunes. And remember: You can always submit questions or suggestions about TV music on Twitter @RyanSchwartz.

RelatedTVLine Mixtape: Your Favorite Songs from Shameless, Suits and More

Series And Episode | Grey’s Anatomy, »

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Obsessed with TV and Film: Best of the Week

28 February 2015 9:22 AM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

‘Les Loups’ is the first great Quebec film of 2015

The dark unforgiving waters of the Atlantic Ocean and the mouth of the St. Lawrence river provide the backdrop to Les Loups, a beautifully crafted melodrama. Set in a small island Quebec town during the spring thaw, a stranger arrives during the height of the controversial seal hunts. Vibrant and mysterious, many suspect that Elie, the young woman from Montreal, is not who she says and is likely a reporter or an activist bent on portraying the townsfolk in a bad light… read the full article.

The Phantom Menace’ and the goodness of Star Wars nostalgia

A long time ago…in 1999, the pop culture zeitgeist was caught in a Star Wars maelstrom. Writer-director George Lucas and his crack creative team had gone back to the well that made space opera cinema what it is known and appreciated as today by producing »

- Ricky

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The Americans' Costa Ronin Talks Bringing His Russian Grandmother to Work

27 February 2015 11:45 AM, PST | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

The Americans' third season might be its most shocking - and most critically acclaimed - yet. Actor Costa Ronin, who joined the series last year, stopped by our studios recently to talk about what it's like to play a Kgb officer having grown up in the former Ussr himself. He also gave us a window into Oleg's future with Nina. »

- Lindsay-Miller

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The Americans, Ep. 3.05: “Salang Pass” appropriately handles a challenging topic

26 February 2015 1:50 PM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

The Americans, Season 3, Episode 5: “Salang Pass”

Written by Stephen Schiff

Directed by Kevin Dowling

Airs Wednesdays at 10pm (Et) on FX

Matthew Rhys and Keri Russell are ostensibly co-stars on The Americans, but the former’s character has increasingly become the more interesting one. While Elizabeth’s unceasing dedication to the Ussr has become a bit one-dimensional (despite her taking Paige to church), Phillip’s conflict between his commitment and his growing embrace of American life makes him a more dynamic and complex personality. Her steeliness makes her a fascinating “straight man” to his less disciplined self, but it’s Phillip’s lack of self-control that makes for the more human and fascinating conflict. This week’s episode, “Salang Pass,” amplifies the compelling nature of his character, having him act abhorrently and testing the limits of the viewer’s sympathies without completely severing our connection with him.

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- Max Joseph

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On 'The Americans,' Sex Is a Double-Edged Sword

26 February 2015 9:08 AM, PST | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

"In our line of work, sex can be dangerous," Elizabeth Jennings (Keri Russell) warned Kgb trainee Hans (Peter Mark Kendall) in "The Americans'" "Open House." In the episode's nail-biting slow-speed chase sequence — as he did in the first season's "Gregory," TV veteran Thomas Schlamme masterfully builds tension through a series of precisely interlocking shots — Elizabeth and Philip (Matthew Rhys) came as close to being caught as they have since the the first-season finale. But their risk paid off when they discovered that the teenage babysitter who works for a a recently divorced CIA agent turns out to be the daughter of the head of the CIA's Afghan group, and, that she likes to flirt with older men. In last night's "Salang Pass," Philip exploited that knowledge to get closer to Kimberly (Julia Garner). Uncomfortably close, in fact. Having ingratiated himself to her by procuring a fake ID, Philip — or rather his undercover Washington. »

- Sam Adams

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Bastard Executioner FX Pilot Casts Katey Sagal and Stephen Moyer

26 February 2015 8:32 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Multi-talented writer/director/producer Kurt Sutter (Sons of Anarchy) has officially set the cast to his upcoming FX pilot The Bastard Executioner. With Soa actress Katey Sagal now onboard, as well as Stephen Moyer from True Blood, let’s just say we’re enthusiastically intrigued.

The Bastard Executioner may only be in the pilot stages right now but that doesn’t me we can’t start getting excited. In the lead role is an unknown Australian theater actor by the name of Lee Jones and according to Deadline, Moyer, Sagal and Sam Spruell (The Huntsman) will play major roles in the period drama. Also appearing onscreen will be Sutter himself, playing a regular character (if it gets picked up to series) who rarely speaks and does not show his face.

The Bastard Executioner follows a warrior knight (Jones) in King Edward I’s charge who has been beaten down by the tragedy of war. »

- William Fanelli

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Review: 'The Americans' - 'Salang Pass': Just a gigolo?

25 February 2015 8:03 PM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

A quick review of tonight's "The Americans" coming up just as soon as we combine the Jiffy Pop and Rocky Road... "They kept telling us we had to make it real, to ourselves." -Philip "The Americans" is a show about marriage disguised as a show about spies, or vice versa. Sometimes, the balance tips heavily towards the relationship aspect, sometimes towards the espionage. Sometimes, though — as in a special, murky episode like "Salang Pass" — it not only manages to be about both, but about how the combination of the two elements makes both the marriage and the spy work wholly unique. Early in the episode, Elizabeth comes home to find Philip listening to news radio, and their conversation jumps from Martha's desire to take in a foster kid, to memories of Henry and Paige when they were little, to talk of Philip's squirm-inducing recruitment of Kimberly. And all I could »

- Alan Sepinwall

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The Americans Review: “Salang Tunnel” (Season 3, Episode 5)

25 February 2015 8:00 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

“It’s hard to get used to life here if you weren’t well trained,” supposes Oleg on the subject of adapting to Western living, a topic on the mind of many during tonight’s The Americans. He’s speaking to Tatiana, a recent transplant to the rezidentura, while also referring to Zinaida, the Soviet defector who might be the key to Nina’s safety. Over black label, Oleg celebrates with a “cheers,” while Tatiana gives a more practical salute to their health. As far as differences go, the choice of word to toast by isn’t worth getting bent out of shape over.

It’s when enough of those differences in words, or numbers start to stockpile that conflict brews, and “us” starts to separate from “them.” “We had our assessments. The Colonel added a new question: how religious are you, scale of one to ten,” the frightened Yousaf »

- Sam Woolf

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Kurt Sutter’s The Bastard Executioner Casts True Blood’s Stephen Moyer, Katey Sagal & The Americans’ Matthew Rhys

25 February 2015 6:24 AM, PST | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

Stephen Moyer is going back in time to the 14th century with Kurt Sutter. The actor, who portrayed Bill Compton on HBO’s True Blood for all seven of the show’s seasons, has signed on to star in the Sons of Anarchy creator’s new drama pilot The Bastard Executioner. Starring opposite Moyer, as the female lead of the series, will be Sutter’s wife and Sons of Anarchy alum Katey Sagal. In The Bastard Executioner, Moyer will play the street smart and noble Milus Corbett, one of Ventris’ marshals in the army, who now, serves as his Chamberlain, Chancellor, and Justiciar. Meanwhile Sagal, will tackle the role of Annora of the Alders. Prescient, mystical and beautiful, she offers predictions, cures and potions. In addition to Moyer and Sagal, Sutter has also made the surprising decision to play a major role in the potential series. Australian newcomer Lee Jones »

- Chris King

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Katey Sagal and Stephen Moyer Cast in New FX Series from Kurt Sutter

24 February 2015 2:50 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Bikers, blood and now … a Bastard? For fans longing for their fix of dearly departed series Sons of Anarchy and True Blood, a new FX series is teaming up two familiar - but unexpected - faces. Soa's Katey Sagal and True Blood's Stephen Moyer will costar in the period drama The Bastard Executioner, the latest offering from Sons creator and Sagal's husband Kurt Sutter, 54. Shooting begins March 19 in Wales for the story of a warrior knight, played by Aussie newcomer Lee Jones, who finds himself weary from the savagery of war but is forced to take up arms once »

- GREG ADKINS

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Katey Sagal and Stephen Moyer Cast in New FX Series from Kurt Sutter

24 February 2015 2:50 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Bikers, blood and now … a Bastard? For fans longing for their fix of dearly departed series Sons of Anarchy and True Blood, a new FX series is teaming up two familiar - but unexpected - faces. Soa's Katey Sagal and True Blood's Stephen Moyer will costar in the period drama The Bastard Executioner, the latest offering from Sons creator and Sagal's husband Kurt Sutter, 54. Shooting begins March 19 in Wales for the story of a warrior knight, played by Aussie newcomer Lee Jones, who finds himself weary from the savagery of war but is forced to take up arms once »

- GREG ADKINS

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Kurt Sutter’s The Bastard Executioner Lands Matthew Rhys, Stephen Moyer And More

24 February 2015 1:32 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Sons Of Anarchy creator Kurt Sutter is set to bring a whole new world of pain and torture to FX with his forthcoming show, The Bastard Executioner. So far only ordered to pilot, the medieval period drama is nevertheless steamrolling ahead with news of its extensive cast of characters.

A shift away from the sunny-but-bloody Californian locale of Sons, The Bastard Executioner will revolve around “a warrior knight in King Edward III’s charge who is broken by the ravages of war and vows to lay down his sword. But when that violence finds him again he is forced to pick up the bloodiest sword of all.”

According to THR, Australian theater thesp Lee Jones has snagged the titular role of a man named Wilkin Brattle. Alongside him in the pool of new arrivals are True Blood star Stephen Moyer, who is set to star as Brattle’s go-to man Milus Corbett, »

- Gem Seddon

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