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The Middle

Network: ABCEpisodes: 215 (half-hour)Seasons: NineTV show dates: September 30, 2009 -- May 22, 2018Series status: EndedPerformers include: Patricia Heaton, Neil Flynn, Charlie McDermott, Eden Sher, Atticus Shaffer, Chris Kattan, Peter Breitmayer, and Brian Doyle-Murray.TV show description:      Living in the small town of Orson, Indiana (the "middle" of the country), Frankie Heck (Patricia Heaton) is a supermom. She's kept busy wrangling three quirky kids, trying to keep her husband on track and working to sell cars for a local dealership. Unfortunately, she doesn't do any of the jobs in a way that makes her very proud.At work, she's the third best salesperson but there's only three salespeople and she consistently fails to make a sale. Her grumpy boss, Mr. Ehlert (Brian Doyle-Murray), is constantly threatening to fire her. Her friend and
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Here's What You Need to Know About Fargo's Second Season

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If it feels like a long time since we've seen a new episode of Fargo, it's because it has been. The last episode of Fargo's first season aired in June of 2014, and we're finally getting an all-new season. It's worth the wait; the anthology series is taking us back in time with a new plot and stable of characters. Before season two premieres on Monday, take a look at all the details you may have missed about the second season. The Cast Get ready for another all-star cast! Dunst and Plemons are playing Peggy Blomquist and her husband, Ed. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Peggy is "a beautician with big-city dreams who is trying to figure out who she really is and what she really wants as she struggles with societal expectations," while Ed is "a butcher's assistant who wants to be supportive of his wife's self-discovery - even
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'Smosh: The Movie' Will Premiere This Summer

'Smosh: The Movie' Will Premiere This Summer
AwesomenessTV and Defy Media have announced that Smosh: The Movie, starring YouTube sensations Ian Hecox and Anthony Padilla, will have its world premiere at the Vidcon convention in Anaheim, California on July 23. Alex Winter (Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure) directed the comedy feature, which centers on Ian Hecox and Anthony Padilla's characters trying to erase an embarrassing video of Padilla before his high school crush can see it. The movie features a number of YouTube stars such as Grace Helbig, Harley Morenstein, Mark Edward Fischbach, Jenna Marbles and Dominic 'D-Trix' Sandoval in supporting roles, alongside Steve Austin, Michael Ian Black, Peter Breitmayer, Jillian Nelson and Brittany Ross. Here's what Defy Media CEO, Matt Diamond had to say in a statement.

"With so many loyal fans expected at this year's VidCon event, where we will also celebrate Smosh's ten year anniversary, we couldn't think of a better place to debut the movie.
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Kirsten Dunst Is Starring in Fargo Season 2

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We won't get to see season two of Fargo until Fall of next year, but we're already champing at the bit for any and all information. The latest news is that Kirsten Dunst and Jesse Plemons (Friday Night Lights) are starring in the drama. The second season will tie into the first season, but it will be set in a different time and place. We have the details about the new characters and what the story will revolve around, but keep checking back for more information as we get it! Source: Getty There's another all-star cast. Dunst and Plemons are the latest to sign on as Peggy Blomquist and her husband, Ed. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Peggy is "a beautician with big-city dreams who is trying to figure out who she really is and what she really wants as she struggles with societal expectations," while Ed is "a butcher's
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Fargo: Season One Ratings

FX has been promoting Fargo as a "limited series" but that certainly doesn't mean that it can't be renewed for a second season with a new story and characters. Will this show be a ratings success? Stay tuned.

A new take on the classic movie, Fargo follows a drifter (Billy Bob Thornton) who comes to the community of Bemidji, Minnesota and starts influencing the population with his own brand of malice and violence. The cast includes Martin Freeman, Colin Hanks, Allison Tolman, Bob Odenkirk, Oliver Platt, Kate Walsh, Glenn Howerton, Joey King, Peter Breitmayer, Tom Musgrave, Josh Close, Russell Harvard, Adam Goldberg, Keegan-Michael Key, and Jordan Peele.

The ratings are typically the best indication of a show's chances of staying on the air. The higher the ratings, the better the chances for survival. This chart will be updated as new ratings data becomes available.
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Fargo

Network: FX

Episodes: Ongoing (hour)

Seasons: Ongoing

TV show dates: April 15, 2014 -- Tbd

Series status: Has not been cancelled

Performers include: Billy Bob Thornton, Martin Freeman, Colin Hanks, Allison Tolman, Bob Odenkirk, Oliver Platt, Kate Walsh, Glenn Howerton, Joey King, Peter Breitmayer, Tom Musgrave, Josh Close, Russell Harvard, Adam Goldberg, Keegan-Michael Key, and Jordan Peele.

TV show description:

This anthology series is an adaptation of the Fargo feature film and follows a new “true crime” case and new characters in Minnesota.

Lorne Malvo (Billy Bob Thornton) is a rootless and manipulative man who meets and forever changes the life of small town insurance salesman Lester Nygaard (Martin Freeman). Duluth Police Deputy Gus Grimly (Colin Hanks) is a single father who must choose between his own personal safety and his duty as a policeman
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Fargo: Season 1, Episode 2: The Rooster Prince TV Show Trailer [FX]

Fargo The Rooster Prince TV Show Trailer. FX’s Fargo Season 1, Episode 2: The Rooster Prince TV show trailer stars Peter Breitmayer, Crystal Brooke, Leah Cairns, Spencer Drever, and Julie Ann Emery. Fargo: Season 1, Episode 2: The Rooster Prince‘s plot synopsis: “Molly begins to suspect that Lester is involved in the murders, but [...]

Continue reading: Fargo: Season 1, Episode 2: The Rooster Prince TV Show Trailer [FX]
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Martin Freeman and Billy Bob Thornton in the first seven minutes of ‘Fargo’

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Martin Freeman and Billy Bob Thornton in the first seven minutes of ‘Fargo’
(Cbr) If, despite the stellar cast, you’re still skeptical of "Fargo," the upcoming television adaptation of Joel and Ethan Coen’s acclaimed 1996 film, then FX may have something that will ease your mind: the first seven minutes of the series. The show is perhaps not so much based on the film so much as it is inspired by it, as FX pitches this "Fargo" as “an all-new ‘true crime’ story and follows a new case and new characters, all entrenched in the trademark humor, murder and ‘Minnesota nice’ that made the film an enduring classic.” In it, Billy Bob Thornton plays Lorne Malvo, a manipulative man who meets small-town insurance salesman Lester Nygaard (Martin Freeman) and forever changes his life. The series also stars Colin Hanks, Allison Tolman, Molly Solverson, Bob Odenkirk, Kate Walsh, Glenn Howerton, Joey King, Peter Breitmayer, Tom Musgrave, Josh Close, Russell Harvard, Adam Goldberg, Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele.
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Here is the First 7 Minutes of FX’s Fargo TV Series

The limited 10 episode series Fargo is only a few days away and to get even more excited we can now watch the first seven minutes. The other day we posted a featurette to answer a few question on how this show will differ from the classic Coen Brothers film.

Catch up on all our Fargo coverage here. The show stars Billy Bob Thornton, Martin Freeman, Allison Tolman, Colin Hanks, Bob Odenkirk, Kate Walsh, Adam Goldberg, Oliver Platt, Glenn Howerton, Jordan Peele, Keegan-Michael Key, Joey King, and Julie Ann Emery.

Fargo premieres on FX April 15th, watch the first seven minutes and featurette below:

An original adaptation of the Academy Award®-winning feature film, Fargo features an all-new “true crime” story and follows a new case and new characters, all entrenched in the trademark humor, murder and “Minnesota nice” that made the film an enduring classic. Oscar® winner Billy Bob Thornton stars as “Lorne Malvo,
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A New Featurette for FX’s Fargo Answers a Few Questions

FX has given us a new featurette for the upcoming limited 10 episode series Fargo. If you’re like me and have been wondering what the show will offer in terms of something different, this featurette may have a few answers for you. It’s definitely staying with the dark humor and that’s really the most important aspect they can take from the movie masterpiece. We are getting a new cast and new story in the spirit of Fargo, this should be on your TV radar this month when it premieres on FX April 15th.

The show stars Billy Bob Thornton, Martin Freeman, Allison Tolman, Colin Hanks, Bob Odenkirk, Kate Walsh, Adam Goldberg, Oliver Platt, Glenn Howerton, Jordan Peele, Keegan-Michael Key, Joey King, and Julie Ann Emery.

Watch the trailer and read the official synopsis below:

An original adaptation of the Academy Award®-winning feature film, Fargo features an all-new
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Four New Teasers for FX's Fargo TV Series

FX has released four new teasers for its upcoming 10-episode limited series, Fargo, which is set to premiere on April 15th. This is sure to be a fantastic series, and it has an incredible cast of actors to bring these characters to life. 

An original adaptation of the Academy Award-winning feature film, "Fargo" features an all-new "true crime" story and follows a new case and new characters, all entrenched in the trademark humor, murder and "Minnesota nice" that made the film an enduring classic. 

Oscar winner Billy Bob Thornton stars as Lorne Malvo, a rootless, manipulative man who meets and forever changes the life of small town insurance salesman Lester Nygaard, played by BAFTA Award winner and Emmy-nominated Martin Freeman. Colin Hanks plays Duluth Police Deputy Gus Grimly, a single dad who must choose between his own personal safety and his duty as a policeman when he comes face-to-face with a killer.
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Promo for FX's Fargo Series with Billy Bob Thornton

FX has released the first promo spot teasing their upcoming small screen adaptation of the Coen Brothers' Fargo. It's a simple spot featuring Billy Bob Thornton's character, Lorne Malvo, "a rootless, manipulative man who meets and forever changes the life of small town insurance salesman Lester Nygaard, played by Martin Freeman."

The show also stars Colin Hanks as Duluth Police Deputy Gus Grimly, "a single dad who must choose between his own personal safety when he comes face-to-face with a killer." As for the rest of the cast we've got,

Bob Odenkirk as Deputy Bill Olson, a Bemidji deputy with seniority over his younger, smarter and more ambitious fellow deputy, Molly Solverson, played by Allison Tolman, who will be a series regular Oliver Platt will play Stavros Milos, the Supermarket King of Minnesota. Kate Walsh will star as Gina Hess, a former stripper and mother of teenaged twin boys.
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The First Teaser Trailer for the FX Series Fargo

Fargo, one of the greatest movies of all time is getting the TV treatment and all signs point to greatness with a stellar cast and production team behind it. Executive produced by Joel and Ethan Coen, the 10-episode show is a reimagining of the classic Coen brothers film and stars Billy Bob Thornton, Martin Freeman, Bob Odenkirk, Colin Hanks, Oliver Platt, Kate Walsh, Glenn Howerton, Joey King, Tom Musgrave, Peter Breitmayer, Josh Close, Russell Harvard, Adam Goldberg, and Allison Tolman.

This 30-second teaser features Billy Bob Thornton’s character in the frozen North with The Ames Brothers’ “It Only Hurts for a Little While” playing. This bodes well with those hoping the series keeps the dark humor from the movie intact. Check out the full synopsis below with the trailer below:

An original adaptation of the Academy Award®-winning feature film, Fargo features an all-new “true crime” story and follows
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First Trailer for FX Series Fargo Features a Look at Billy Bob Thornton in the Frozen North

Our first look at the new FX limited series Fargo comes by way of this thirty-second teaser trailer. It features a look at Billy Bob Thornton's character in the frozen North, The Ames Brothers’ “It Only Hurts for a Little While” and hints of the dark humor that's sure to come. It also comes with the tagline: "This April, Lorne Malvo has a few things to clear up." Executive produced by Joel and Ethan Coen, the 10-episode show is a reimagining of the classic Coen brothers film and also stars Martin Freeman, Colin Hanks, Oliver Platt, Kate Walsh, Glenn Howerton, Joey King, Tom Musgrave, Peter Breitmayer, Josh Close, Russell Harvard, Adam Goldberg, and Allison Tolman. Hit the jump to watch. Here's the first teaser for Fargo (with a hat tip to EW for the heads up): Synopsis: An original adaptation of the Academy Award®-winning feature film, Fargo
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FX Sets a Date for 'Fargo,' Its Limited Series Based on the Coen Brothers Film

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FX Sets a Date for 'Fargo,' Its Limited Series Based on the Coen Brothers Film
"Fargo," the 10-episode FX limited series based on the Coen brothers' 1996 movie, will premiere on Tuesday, April 15th at 10pm. The series, which Joel and Ethan Coen will executive produce, will not revisit the plot of the film -- instead it will tell a new "true crime" tale involving a new set of characters but keeping to the same humor and Minnesota culture of the feature. Billy Bob Thornton stars in the series as Lorne Malvo, a rootless man who meets and changes the life of small town insurance salesman Lester Nygaard (Martin Freeman). Colin Hanks plays Duluth Police Deputy Gus Grimly, a single dad who must choose between his own personal safety and his duty as a policeman when he comes face-to-face with a killer. Allison Tolman is Molly Solverson, an ambitious Bemidji deputy. And Bob Odenkirk (as Deputy Bill Oswalt), Oliver Platt (as Stavros Milos), Kate Walsh (as
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First Photos from Guillermo del Toro's The Strain and Martin Freeman's Fargo

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FX has released some first look photos for a couple new series that the network is developing. The first two come from Guillermo del Toro's vampire series The Strain. The other two come from the small screen adaptation of the Coen Brothers' Fargo, which stars Martin Freeman and Billy Bob Thornton.

There's a lot to be excited a for about both of these series, and I'm looking forward to seeing how they turn out.

The Strain:

The tale is a high concept thriller that tells the story of Dr. Ephraim Goodweather (Corey Stoll), the head of the Center for Disease Control Canary Team in New York City. He and his team are called upon to investigate a mysterious viral outbreak with hallmarks of an ancient and evil strain of vampirism. As the strain spreads, Eph, his team, and an assembly of everyday New Yorkers, wage war for the fate of humanity itself.
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Odenkirk, Platt & More Join FX's "Fargo"

Bob Odenkirk ("Breaking Bad"), Glenn Howerton ("It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia"), Kate Walsh ("Private Practice") and Oliver Platt ("X-Men: First Class") have all joined the cast of FX's ten-episode limited series "Fargo".

Billy Bob Thornton, Martin Freeman and Colin Hanks lead the cast of the show inspired by the Coen brothers' 1996 film. Joey King, Peter Breitmayer, Tom Musgrave, Josh Close, Russell Harvard and Adam Goldberg also star.

Odenkirk will play Bill Olson, a police deputy with seniority over his younger, smarter and more ambitious fellow deputy Molly Solverson (Allison Tolman).

Howerton will play an ambitious personal trainer, Walsh a former stripper and mother of teenaged twin boys, and Platt plays a Minnesota supermarket chain mogul.

Filming begins in November in Calgary ahead of a Spring 2014 premiere.

Source: The Live Feed
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'Breaking Bad's' Bob Odenkirk, 'Always Sunny's' Glenn Howerton join FX's 'Fargo'

Before he reprises his role as Saul Goodman in AMC's "Breaking Bad" spinoff, Bob Odenkirk is headed to "Fargo."

Odenkirk is among the latest additions to the cast of FX's limited series, which shares a title with the classic Coen brothers movie -- but not its plot. Glenn Howerton ("It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia") has also joined the cast, which also includes Billy Bob Thornton, Martin Freeman, Kate Walsh, Colin Hanks and Oliver Platt.

FX has also released a few details about the characters they and other members of the cast will play. Here's a rundown.

Thornton is Lorne Malvo, a "rootless, manipulative man" and the story's central bad guy.

Freeman is Lester Nygaard, a Minnesota insurance salesman who comes into contact with Lorne and has his life turned upside down.

Hanks is Gus Grimly, a Duluth, Minn., police officer and single father.

Joey King ("Bent," "Oz the Great and Powerful") is Greta,
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Fx's Fargo Series Casts Bob Odenkirk, Oliver Platt, Kate Walsh and Glenn Howerton

Bob Odenkirk, Oliver Platt, Kate Walsh and Glenn Howerton have joined FX's Fargo alongside Billy Bob Thornton, Martin Freeman and Colin Hanks, Joey King, Peter Breitmayer, Josh Close, Tom Musgrave, Russell Harvard and Adam Goldberg. The 10 episode limited series is an original adaptation of the classic Academy Award®-winning feature film Fargo. The show will feature a new “true crime” story which follows a new case and new characters, all entrenched in the trademark humor, murder and “Minnesota nice” that has made the film an enduring classic. Thornton stars as “Lorne Malvo,”
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The Middle, Modern Family, and Cougar Town: ABC Sitcoms Get Second Seasons

Kelsey Grammer's Hank didn't last a full season and Eastwick was cancelled after 13 episodes but the rest of ABC's original Wednesday night schedule seems to be performing just fine for the alphabet network.

At the ABC portion of the TCA press tour, network president Steve McPherson announced that he would be renewing The Middle, Modern Family, and Cougar Town for another season.

The Middle revolves around a struggling family from the Midwest. Reminiscent of Fox's Malcolm in the Middle, it stars Patricia Heaton, Neil Flynn, Charlie McDermott, Eden Sher, Atticus Shaffer, Chris Kattan, Peter Breitmayer, and Brian Doyle-Murray.

Modern Family centers on three families and their various misadventures, as seen through the lenses of a documentary camera. The single-camera sitcom stars Ed O'Neill, Sofia Vergara, Rico Rodriguez, Julie Bowen, Ty Burrell, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, and Eric Stonestreet.
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