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Amazon To Release ‘Sneaky Pete,’ ‘Casanova’ Pilots On August 7

6 hours ago | Tubefilter.com | See recent Tubefilter News news »

Amazon Studios has set the release dates for two of its original series’ pilots. The debut episodes of Sneaky Pete and Casanova will drop on the Instant Video streaming platform on August 7, 2015.

On that date, both the Sneaky Pete and Casanova pilots will be available to all Amazon Prime Instant Video subscribers in the U.S., UK, and Germany. Soon afterwards, the pilots will be joined by others in Amazon’s recent round of its pilot program. Prime users will then be able to vote on their favorite pilots, which Amazon will greenlight as full series orders.

Sneaky Pete, which Amazon was reportedly courting back in June 2015, comes from executive producers Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad) and David Shore (House M.D.). The Amazon original series’ story centers around a released-from-prison conman, played by Giovanni Ribisi, who takes his old cellmate Pete’s identity and gets sucked into his family’s bail bond business. »

- Bree Brouwer

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Emmy episode analysis: Can Margo Martindale bring 'The Americans' in from the cold?

27 July 2015 11:59 AM, PDT | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

Though Emmy voters at large have been slow to embrace FX's "The Americans," they have a soft spot for Margo Martindale, who is nominated for Best Drama Guest Actress for the third year in a row as Kgb handler Claudia in the 1980s-set spy drama. But she has yet to win. She lost this race in 2013 to Carrie Preston ("The Good Wife") and last year to Allison Janney ("Masters of Sex"). She's back in the running this time with her Emmy episode submission "I Am Abassin Zadran." -Break- Emmy episode analysis: Will 'Game of Thrones' scene-stealer Diana Rigg finally win? Synopsis: Gabriel (Frank Langella), the current handler for Kgb spies Philip and Elizabeth Jennings (Matthew Rhys and Keri Russell), meets with Claudia to reassure him about a course of action. Gabriel is having second thoughts about recruiting Philip and Elizabeth's teenage daughter, but Claudia encourages him to proceed. »

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The 100 Adds Black Sails’ Zach McGowan and Two More Actors to Recur in Season 3

24 July 2015 12:42 PM, PDT | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

The 100 is adding to its numbers for Season 3. The post-apocalyptic CW series has recruited three new actors to join the show in recurring roles as Arkers and Grounders in its third season. As first reported by The Wrap, Black SailsZach McGowan will recur in The 100 Season 3 as a new character named Roan, “a rogue Grounder warrior who will stop at nothing to get what he wants.” No other details about McGowan’s character have been revealed. Additionally, as EW.com reported yesterday, Sons of Anarchy alum Michael Beach will also recur in another new Season 3 role. Beach will play an Arker named Pike, “a tough and charismatic member of the Ark with a staunch moral code.” Lastly, per Deadline, Neil Sandilands (The Americans, SundanceTV’s upcoming Hap & Leonard) has also landed a major Season 3 recurring role. Sandilands’ character Titus is described as “an embodiment of the Old Guard, who works to… »

- Chris King

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U.K.’s ITV Extends Relationship with ‘The Americans’

20 July 2015 5:32 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

London — Commercial broadcaster ITV has secured exclusive rights in the U.K. to seasons three and four of espionage drama “The Americans.”

The series, which received two Emmy nominations last week, will air on ITV’s pay TV channel ITV Encore, which is dedicated to bigger-budget drama.

The first two seasons of “The Americans” aired on ITV in June 2013 and May 2014. They will be retransmitted on ITV Encore from this month, with the third season starting later this summer.

The Americans” is a period drama about the complex marriage of two Kgb spies posing as Americans in suburban Washington, D.C., shortly after Ronald Reagan is elected President. The arranged marriage of Philip (Matthew Rhys) and Elizabeth Jennings (Keri Russell), who have two children, grows more passionate and genuine by the day.

The Americans,” which is co-produced by Fox Television Studios and FX Prods., was created by Joe Weisberg (“Falling Skies, »

- Leo Barraclough

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ITV Encore will air The Americans seasons 3 and 4

20 July 2015 3:46 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

ITV will continue airing FX's period drama The Americans later this year.

The critically-acclaimed Us series' third and fourth seasons will be shown on ITV Encore, starting with season three later this summer.

The first two seasons originally aired on ITV in 2013 and 2014, and will also be repeated on ITV Encore this month.

The Americans follows the difficult marriage of two Kgb spies posing as Americans in Washington DC, soon after Ronald Reagan is elected Us President.

Matthew Rhys and Keri Russell play arranged husband and wife Philip and Elizabeth Jennings, while their children Paige (Holly Taylor) and Henry (Keidrich Sellati) have no idea about their parents' real lives.

Sasha Breslau, Head of Acquired Series at ITV, said; "I am delighted to be renewing our partnership with Fox Television on The Americans, a truly distinctive, utterly compelling drama which grips you tighter with each season. It feels like the perfect fit for ITV Encore. »

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Emmys: Only Three Women Nominated in Top Writer-Director Categories

16 July 2015 3:25 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Out of the 23 people nominated for writing or directing Emmys in the top comedy and drama series races, only three are women: “Transparent’s” Jill Soloway, “Mad Men’s” Semi Chellas and “Homeland’s” Lesli Linka Glatter.

Despite what the Academy described as a 60% increase in the number of women writing and directing nominees from last year, their numbers in the most prominent series categories dropped by two from last year.

Women were represented in the longform field with Dee Rees grabbing writing and directing mentions for HBO’s Bessie Smith biopic “Bessie.” Lisa Cholodenko and Jane Anderson were nommed for directing and writing HBO’s miniseries “Olive Kitteridge.” And Amy Schumer was recognized for variety series directing, along with Ryan McFaul, for the “12 Angry Men” episode of Comedy Central’s “Inside Amy Schumer.” There are also numerous women among the writing staffs nominated for variety series and specials.

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- Cynthia Littleton

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2015 Emmy Nominations: Our Picks for the 10 Biggest Snubs!

16 July 2015 10:15 AM, PDT | TooFab | See recent TooFab news »

There's not enough room for everyone on Emmy nomination morning. While we're doing a Clone Club dance over the fact Tatiana Maslany finally got recognized this year for her work on "Orphan Black," there are a few omissions that still hurt. We're counting down the 10 Biggest Snubs below. Check out the full list of nominees right here! 1.) Ellie Kemper "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt" picked up 7 nominations -- including Outstanding Comedy Series and Best Supporting Actor for Tituss Burgess as the incredible Titus Andromedon. But Ellie Kemper, who plays the title character on the Netflix show, was left out in the cold.  2.) Empire The show was all anyone could talk about when it was airing, but it only managed to get three nominations this morning.  The series itself was shut out of the Outstanding Drama category, and star Terrence Howard wasn't recognized for his work as Lucious Lyon. 3.) Gina Rodriguez The "Jane the Virgin »

- tooFab Staff

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2015 Emmys Nominations: You take the good, you take the bad

16 July 2015 9:50 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

In this new Golden Age of TV, where great shows are available in abundance, only no one has time to watch them all — least of all the people who actually work in television, and thus vote for the Emmys — the only way to look at each year's Emmy nominations is to treat them like the theme song from "The Facts of Life." You take the good, you take the bad, you take 'em both, and there you have this year's Emmy nominees list. So there were pleasant surprises, like Tatiana Maslany finally getting into the lead drama actress field, and "Parks and Recreation" making its way back into the comedy series category for its triumphant final season after only being nominated there once before. But there was also the usual rubber stamping of past nominees(*), like "Downton Abbey," "Homeland" and "House of Cards" taking up three of the seven drama »

- Alan Sepinwall

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Emmy Nominations 2015: My Snappy Judgements

16 July 2015 8:49 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

The 2015 Emmy nominations were, as per usual, both thrilling and maddening. For every inspired nod (congrats, Tatiana!) there was one that had me scratching the skin off my scalp (no nomination for Eva Green?! Nothing for Jane the Virgin?!). So without further adieu, I give you the good, the bad and the downright ugly from this year’s list.

RelatedEmmy Nominations: The Full List

I’m Super-Ecstatic About:

* Tatiana Maslany! At long last!

* The Academy making history by nominating two deserving African-American actresses Empire‘s Taraji P. Henson and How to Get Away With Murder‘s Viola Davis — in the lead actress drama category. »

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2015 Emmy Awards: Orphan Black’s Tatiana Maslany, Better Call Saul Among Nominees

16 July 2015 8:46 AM, PDT | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

The nominations for the 67th Primetime Emmy Awards were announced today, and there were quite a few surprises (some good, and some not as good) , as well as much of the same. Overall, it was another weird selection from the Academy, a list of series and performers that certainly reflects some of the great work being on television right now but most definitely doesn’t reflect all of it. (Also, for those wondering, Jane the Virgin, Outlander, and The Americans didn’t get completely snubbed; they each got one nomination a piece: Jane‘s Anthony Mendez for Outstanding Narrator, Outlander for Bear McCreary’s score, and The AmericansJoshua Brand received a nod for Outstanding Writing for the episode “Do Mail Robots Dream of Electric Sheep?”) Here’s your full list of nominees in all the major categories for this year’s Emmy Awards: Outstanding Drama Series Better Call Saul »

- Chris King

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2015 Emmy Nominations: Snubs and Surprises

16 July 2015 8:00 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Give the Emmys credit for at least trying to keep up with the current explosion of quality television.

This year, the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences expanded the Best Comedy and Drama Series categories to seven slots each, and they made other minor changes (online voting!) meant to bring the awards into the 21st century. Still, there's more good TV now than even the Academy can keep up with, so the outrage and shock over the snubs and surprises in this morning's Emmy nominations is inevitable. Here are some of the most astonishing omissions and inclusions.

Best Drama Series

The biggest shocker here is the snub of "Empire," the season's breakout hit. Was it too soapy or guilty-pleasure-ish for the Academy to take seriously? Fellow newbie/Twitter sensation "How to Get Away With Murder" was also snubbed. Golden Globe fave "The Affair" got no love, here or in other major categories. »

- Gary Susman

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Game Of Thrones season 6: Bran Stark return confirmed

15 July 2015 1:38 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Looking for news, casting, rumours and more about the next season of HBO's Game Of Thrones? Then you've come to the right place...

Latest news

This is news we were all expecting, but welcome nonetheless. After a season's absence, Isaac Hempstead-Wright, aka Bran Stark, will be returning in Game Of Thrones season 6. Presumably, that means catching up with Hodor and Meera, too.

The last we saw the second-to-youngest Stark boy, he had finally completed his quest to meet the Three-Eyed Raven and was about to begin another, a training journey with the Children of the Forest which would teach him more about his Warg powers.

Here's what Hempstead-Wright told The Irish Examiner about Bran's return to the show:

“I can’t say a lot but I am back this season, and it’s going to get particularly interesting with Bran. He has some interesting visions."

"I missed the whole of »

- louisamellor

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Comic-Con 2015: Salem Renewed for Third Season

12 July 2015 5:06 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Plenty of devious plans for future Salem episodes were discussed at the show's roundtables that Daily Dead took part in at Comic-Con, and now some of those ideas could move forward on the small screen, as Wgn America has officially renewed their witchcraft series for a third season.

Press Release: "The magic continues for Wgn America’s original, breakout hit series “Salem,” with the announcement made today at Comic-Con International: San Diego by the cast and creative team that the supernatural thriller has been renewed for a third season.  The captivating one-hour drama, from Fox 21 Television Studios and creators and writers Brannon Braga and Adam Simon, boldly reimagines the infamous 17th century witch trials in colonial Massachusetts in a world where witches are real, but they are not who or what they seem to be.  The third season will begin production in Shreveport, La later this year for a 2016 debut. »

- Derek Anderson

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Character Actress Margo Martindale Joins The Good Wife

9 July 2015 11:45 AM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

If there's a silver lining to the cancellation of The Millers, it's that character actress Margo Martindale now has more time to do what she does best: play menacing recurring characters on critically acclaimed TV shows. Martindale has previously popped up on The Americans, Justified, and BoJack Horseman, and today CBS announced she'll have a recurring role in the next season of The Good Wife as another rival for Alan Cumming's Eli Gold. She'll play Willa Eastman, "a top campaign operative responsible for past successes by underdog presidential candidates in Iowa who hides her intelligence and cunning under a fake, folksy charm." Hopefully she'll stay away from the moonshine. »

- Nate Jones

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Margo Martindale Joins ‘The Good Wife’ for Season 7

9 July 2015 10:59 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

The Good Wife” has added Margo Martindale to its season seven cast in a recurring role, Variety has learned.

The Emmy-winning actress will play Willa Eastman, a campaign operative responsible for past successes by underdog presidential candidates in Iowa. Don’t let her folksy charm fool you though — underneath that facade is a cunning intelligence. Naturally, she’ll have run-ins with Alan Cumming’s Eli Gold, who serves as the campaign manager for Chris Noth’s Peter Florrick.

“Every year we look for a character and an actor who can go toe-to-toe with Eli Gold and make him blink,” said executive producers Robert and Michelle King. ”So we were thrilled when Margo Martindale agreed to play Willa Eastman. Her ability to mix comedy and drama is unparalleled. And we can’t wait to see how Margo and Alan deal with each other.”

Martindale appears in FX’s spy drama “The Americans »

- Whitney Friedlander

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The Good Wife Adds Margo Martindale — as [Spoiler]'s Secret Weapon?

9 July 2015 10:58 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Here’s hoping The Good Wife‘s Eli Gold is enjoying his summer vacation.

Emmy winner Margo Martindale is joining Season 7 of CBS’ acclaimed procedural in a recurring role — and her character is poised to clash with Alan Cumming’s tightly wound campaign manager.

RelatedThe Good Wife Season 7: Makenzie Vega No Longer a Series Regular

Martindale (Justified, The Americans) will play Willa Eastman, “a top campaign operative responsible for past successes by underdog presidential candidates in Iowa.” She’s known for “hiding her intelligence and cunning under a fake, folksy charm.”

At the end of Season 6, Eli’s main man, »

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Margo Martindale Joins ‘The Good Wife’ For Season 7

9 July 2015 10:33 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Emmy-winning actress Margo Martindale has been cast in a recurring role for the seventh season of CBS’ The Good Wife. Martindale will play Willa Eastman, a top campaign operative responsible for past successes by underdog presidential candidates in Iowa who hides her intelligence and cunning under a fake, folksy charm. Martindale's TV credits include her Emmy-winning turn on Justified, The Americans, which has earned her two guest actress Emmy noms, and The Millers… »

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Margo Martindale Joins The Good Wife to Go Toe-to-Toe With Alan Cumming

9 July 2015 10:30 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

The Good Wife is adding another Emmy winner to its ranks: Margo Martindale has joined the cast in a recurring role for season seven. The Justified veteran, who also steals the show in The Americans, will play Willa Eastman, a top campaign operative who in the past has had success helping underdog presidential candidates in Iowa. She's described as smart and cunning with a fake and folksy charm. Look for her character to have quite a bit of interaction with Peter Florrick (Chris Noth), Alicia Florrick (Julianna Margulies) and Eli Gold (Alan Cumming). "Every year we look for a character and an actor who can go toe to toe with Eli Gold and make him blink," executive producers Robert and Michelle King said in »

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Casting: Tveit, Martindale, Sudol, Purefoy

9 July 2015 7:34 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Grease Live

Aaron Tveit ("Les Miserables," "Graceland") has been cast as head T Bird and bad boy rebel Danny Zuko in Paramount Television's live broadcast musical version of "Grease" for Fox.

He joins a cast that includes Julianne Hough as Sandy, Vanessa Hudgens as Rizzo, Keke Palmer as Marty and Carlos PenaVega as Kenickie. The special goes to air on January 31st. [Source: Variety]

The Good Wife

Margo Martindale ("Justified," "The Americans") has been cast in a recurring role for the seventh season of CBS' "The Good Wife". Martindale will play Willa Eastman, a top campaign operative who uses fake, folksy charm to hide her intelligence and cunning which have helped underdog presidential candidates in Iowa. The show returns to screens on October 4th. [Source: Deadline]

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Alison Sudol is set to make her feature film debut in the "Harry Potter" spinoff "Fantastic Beasts and Where to »

- Garth Franklin

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‘Americans’ Actor Matthew Rhys Selling La Bachelor Pad

5 July 2015 12:10 AM, PDT | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

"The Americans" star Matthew Rhys is ditching his La bachelor pad for the Atlantic, TMZ has learned. The 3-bedroom, 2-bath Mediterranean home hit the market for $1.3 million … not much more than the $1.26 mill Rhys dropped on it in 2008 with his “Brothers & Sisters” dough. There’s a guesthouse and nice yard for entertaining, but the pad’s real draw is its walk score … blocks away from great restaurants, an organic supermarket and celeb fave The Grove. »

- TMZ Staff

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