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Netflix Is Yanking These Movies and Shows on February 1, 2015

Netflix is expiring a slew of movies and TV shows in February -- but don't panic! As we previously reported, several BBC series including "Doctor Who" and the original British "The Office" that were once set to leave Netflix on Feb. 1 are staying put. However, several other BBC titles will be disappearing Feb 1. According to Variety, bid a sad toodle-doo to "Fawlty Towers," "Blackadder" and "Mi:5." (Don't worry, "Sherlock" isn't due to expire anytime soon.)

As for movies, the clock is ticking on "Zodiac," "Batman Returns," "Apocalypse Now," and "Mad Max," which will also be pulled in the monthly purge.

Here's the complete list of titles that will vanish from your streaming list (pending any sort of meddling time-travelers):

Netflix Titles Expiring February 1, 2015

"A Bit Of Fry And Laurie" (1987-1995)

"Airheads" (1994)

"Allosaurus: Walking With Dinosaurs Special" (2001)

"Apocalypse Now" (1979)

"Apocalypse Now Redux" (2001)

"Auschwitz: Inside The Nazi State" (2005)

"Batman Returns" (1989)

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"The Good Wife" Recap: Mock Trials and Tribulations

I was all set for this week's The Good Wife to be a downright quaint episode, but it spiraled into an hour of contentious, near-histrionic bliss. Didn't the setup seem adorable? Alicia and Cary, precious pals who play footsie and switch lunches at recess, are pitted on a team against Will and Diane in a mock trial courtroom case for a choosy energy drink client who pays for a scrimmage version of his hearing. Aw, Cary and Alicia vs. Will and Diane! Tag team testifiers! Will Diane wear a threatening halter top like Trish Stratus? I drew up some sketches just in case.

Unfortunately, the scrimmage rivalry Comes Alive (quoth Goosebumps) when Alicia and Cary's firm partnerships are postponed a year as a way of saving the firm some interim money. Cary uses his dimples to think of a plan, and he's got a dynamite one: He and Alicia could form their own firm,
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The Good Wife's Julianna Margulies Sued by Former Managers

The Good Wife's Julianna Margulies Sued by Former Managers
Too bad Julianna Margulies doesn't really have a whole law firm at her disposal. The Emmy winner was sued today by her former managers, who claim that they helped hook her up with her starring role on The Good Wife, as well as a cosmetics endorsement deal, and now she has stopped paying them their fair share of her earnings. So, just how much does plaintiff D/F Management want from the actress? The company is demanding $420,000 in unpaid commission from Margulies—who, the lawsuit states, hired D/F in 2009 to help her "re-emerge as a prominent leading actress" after her previous series, Canterbury's Law, was canceled after only six episodes. The Good Wife premiered in 2009, and...
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Jamie-Lynn Sigler, Leah Remini cast in comedy pilots

"The Sopranos" and "Entourage" star Jamie-Lynn Sigler has signed on to NBC's Jimmy Fallon pilot "DILFs," which chronicles three men in their 30s who are parents, but haven't quite grown up themselves. Sigler will play the wife of one of the guys. [Deadline]

ABC's "Beauty and the Beast" has found its "Beauty" in Ruth Bradley (upcoming "Titanic" miniseries). Bradley will star alongside the already-cast Darius Campbell, Chris Egan and Oscar-winner F. Murray Abraham. [TV Line]

Amber Stevens ("Greek") and Leah Renee ("The Playboy Club") have been cast in the CW drama "Joey Dakota," which tells the love story of Maya (Stevens), a documentary filmmaker who travels back in time to the 1990s, meets and falls in love with the subject of her film, a rock star presumably named Joey Dakota. When she returns to present day, she now must find a way back to prevent his death. Renee plays Kelsey, one of Maya's good friends.
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Announcing the SpoilerTV Image Archive Gallery (*Updated 7th April 2011)

Update: 12th April We just made another massive update of the gallery. We have just added another 10,000+ images from the following shows.

8 Simple Rules, 21 Jump Street,Absolutely Fabulous, Accidently on Purpose,According to Jim, Taxi, Ally McBeal, American Dad, American Dreams, Andromeda, Angel, Angels in America, Babylon 5, Battlestar Galactica 1978, Band of Brothers, Bevelerly Hills 90210, Big Day, Birds of Prey, Blackadders, Blade, Boomtown, Bones, Boston Public, Brotherhood, Brothers, Buffy, Canterbury's Law, Caprica, Cavemen, Charlie Jade, Charmed, Chase, Cheers, Cold Case, Commander in Chief, Conan, Cracker, Cupid, Curb your Enthusiasm, Dark Angel, Dark Blue, Dawson's Creek, Dead Like Me, Defying Gravity, Dirt, Dollhouse, Eastwick,Es, Eleventh Hour, ER, Everybody Hates Chris, Ez Streets, Fastlane, Felicity, Flashforward, Flashpoint, Flics, Flight of the Conchords, Football Wives, Freedom, Friends, Friends with Benefits, Hellcats, Generation Kill, Ghost Whisperer, Gilmour Girls, Girls Club, Glory Daze, Green Wing, Hank, Harsh Realm, Haunted, Hawthorne, Head Case, Heroes, Hex,
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The Good Wife: CBS Show Renewed for Season Two

After spending many years on ER, Julianna Margulies left life as a series regular 10 years ago. She went on to guest roles on shows like The Sopranos and returned to weekly television as the star of Fox's Canterbury's Law. The legal drama only lasted six episodes. She tried the genre again this season on CBS and has had much better luck.

The Good Wife revolves around the wife (Margulies) of a disgraced State Attorney (Chris Noth). She returns to work to rebuild her reputation and provide for her children. The series also stars Matt Czuchry, Archie Panjabi, Graham Phillips, Makenzie Vega, Mary Beth Peil, Josh Charles, and Christine Baranski.

The series has the plum spot on the schedule following the very successful NCIS: Los Angeles. Good Wife debuted to 13.71 million viewers and a 3.1 rating in the 18-49 demographic. Those numbers
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Lifetime developing criminal justice drama

While working as a homicide prosecutor in Boston a decade ago, Pam Wechsler was contacted by producers of ABC's Boston-set legal drama "The Practice" for information about her cases. The collaboration inspired her to write specs for "Practice" and "Law & Order."

With the Justice Department, she came to Los Angeles for a grand jury and, when done, ran to the Universal lot to meet with showrunner Walon Green for a new series, NBC's "Law & Order: Trial by Jury."

She was hired as legal consultant and ended her 15-year career as a high-level attorney and a prosecutor for a shot at becoming a writer. But the series was canceled after 13 episodes.

"It's very different from working for the government," she quipped.

Wechsler stuck with TV writing, landing gigs at "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" and "Canterbury's Law," and now, she is developing her first project, a drama for Lifetime.

The project, from Sony TV and studio-based Apostle,
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Curtiss Cook Speaks on The Good Wife Role, Career

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On October 20, Curtiss Cook will guest star on The Good Wife.

The veteran actor - who has also enjoyed roles on The Sopranos and Law & Order - will appear in the episode as Clarence Wilcox, a man was wrongfully convicted of murdering a police officer and languishing on death row.

Alicia (Julianna Margulies) and her associates take on Clarence's case.

In an exclusive interview with TV Fanatic, Cook spoke on his relationship with Margulies, as well as his role in the upcoming blockbuster, Shutter Island...

TV Fanatic: How did you get the role of Clarence Wilcox on The Good Wife?

Cook: The role of Clarence came across our desk at a time when the episodic season is reasonably slow. Needless to say, I wasn't as busy as I would have liked to have been. We (my agent and manager) read the script and were very happy with the development of
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The Good Wife Pilot Review – Complex & Entertaining Start to Series

After last year's short-lived Canterbury's Law, Julianna Margulies takes a chance with another lawyer role in this season's political/courtroom drama The Good Wife. Margulies stars as Alicia Florrick, humiliated wife of Chicago prosecutor Peter Florrick (Chris Noth), who has just landed himself in jail under a cloud of political and sexual scandals. In order to support her two children, Alicia returns to the workforce as a defense attorney in a prestigious law firm.

Alicia has education and skills, but she's been out of the game for over a decade. Law school friend Will Gardner (Josh Charles) is a partner at the firm, and sets Alicia up with a junior position. Unfortunately the position is not necessarily hers to keep–she has six months to prove herself and beat out 20-something hyper competitive Cary Agos (Matt Czuchry) for the job.

Everywhere Alicia turns, she's bombarded with TV, newspapers, and online
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On TV: The Good Wife

Julianna Margulies was the only ER cast member to win an Emmy, which makes it all the more surprising that her career after leaving the show in 2000 is so sparse. Now, following the quick demise of her 2008 show Canterbury's Law, Margulies stars in another lawyer-centric drama, The Good Wife, a recovery tale of a shamed politician's wife who returns to work as a defense attorney to save face and support her kids. While this show boasts none of the urgency or originality of ER's legendary first episode, there's enough in tonight's premiere to suggest that the onetime Carol Hathaway could become a fixture in living rooms yet again.
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Julianna Margulies Plays a Woman Scorned on The Good Wife

Julianna Margulies wasn't eager to sign on to another legal drama after Fox's short-lived Canterbury's Law was canceled. So why is she starring on The Good Wife (premiering Tuesday at 10/9c on CBS) as an attorney who returns to the workforce after a 13-year absence?

Well, you've seen CBS' tensely edited promos, in which Margulies slaps Chris Noth with much gusto. It doesn't exactly look like a legal drama, does it? The actress, who won an Emmy for her role as ice-cold nurse Carol Hathaway on ER, reports that...

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2009 Fall Preview: "The Good Wife"

The Good Wife

Network: CBS

Premiere date: Tuesday, September 22 at 10:00 p.m., Et

Cast: Julianna Margulies, Josh Charles, Matt Czuchry, Archie Panjabi, and Christine Baranski

Synopsis (from CBS):

The Good Wife is a drama starring Emmy Award winner Julianna Margulies as a wife and mother who must assume full responsibility for her family and re-enter the workforce after her husband's very public sex and political corruption scandal lands him in jail. Pushing aside the betrayal and crushing public humiliation caused by her husband Peter (Chris Noth), Alicia Florrick (Margulies) starts over by pursuing her original career as a defense attorney. As a junior associate at a prestigious Chicago law firm, she joins her longtime friend, former law school classmate and firm partner Will Gardner (Josh Charles), who is interested to see how Alicia will perform after 13 years out of the courtroom. Alicia is grateful the firm's top litigator,
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Press Tour Diary: 'The Good Wife'

Who: Leading lady Julianna Margulies and exec producers Robert and Michelle King Premise: Imagine if Elizabeth Edwards left her adulterous husband and became a high-powered lawyer. One of the strongest drama pilots of the year, Imho. Added bonus: There's a Gilmore Girls connection (Matt Czuchry's in it)! 10:01 am/Pst: Margulies is late! But she runs on stage giggling and being cute so all's forgiven. 10:03 am: Margulies really did slap co-star Chris Noth (a.k.a. the lyin', cheating spouse) in the pilot. "He was like, 'Oh, please. I've been hit so many times.'" 10:07 am: On doing the The Good Wife so soon after the failure of her last legal drama, Fox's Canterbury's Law: "I wasn't eager at all to get back into a court drama because they're hard... in the shooting process and the language of it. But I found incredibly different." Biggest difference: This one's good!
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Julianna Margulies Joins CBS Drama "The Good Wife"

Julianna Margulies has joined CBS' drama pilot "The Good Wife," according to The Hollywood Reporter. She will play the lead in the show.

"The Good Wife" is a law-focused show about a politician's wife (Margulies) who goes back to her career as a defense attorney. The drama is reportedly female-driven, as well.

Margulies is most notable for her work on "ER," but perhaps her short stint on "Canterbury's Law" on Fox as a fearless attorney prepared her for this new role.

Robert and Michelle King wrote "The Good Wife's" script. The CBS show will be directed by Charles McDougall, who directed the pilot for ABC's "Desperate Housewives."
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Julianna Margulies joins 'Good Wife'

Julianna Margulies joins 'Good Wife'
Julianna Margulies has been tapped as the lead of CBS' drama pilot "The Good Wife," lifting the contingency on the project.

"The Good Wife," from CBS Par and Scott Free Prods., is a female-driven law show about a politician's wife (Margulies) who pursues her original career as a defense attorney.

It's a familiar setting for Margulies, who played a fearless attorney on the short-lived Fox drama series "Canterbury's Law."

Robert and Michelle King penned the script for "The Good Wife," which will be directed by Charles McDougall, who also helmed the pilot for ABC's "Desperate Housewives."

"ER" alumna Margulies is returning to the NBC medical drama that made her a household name. She is set to appear alongside former castmates Eriq La Salle, Noah Wyle and possibly George Clooney on the March 12 episode of the Emmy-winning series, set to end its 15-season run on April 2.
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Aidan Quinn, Rutger Hauer to 'Motor'

ABC's drama pilot Prince of Motor City has emerged as the Dirty Sexy Money or the Brothers & Sisters of this pilot season -- a large ensemble that has attracted top talent.

The latest big-name actor tapped for a starring role in Prince is Aidan Quinn, with Rutger Hauer also on board as a regular.

The two join the previously cast Piper Perabo, Andie MacDowell, Sharon Lawrence, John Carroll Lynch, Warren Christie and Morris Chestnut.

Prince, from ABC Studios, is a gothic family soap inspired by Hamlet that centers on Billy Hamilton (Christie), a young Harvard philosophy professor forced to return to Detroit to take over the family's auto company after his father's death.

Quinn will play Billy's uncle Charlie Hamilton, who always has been in his brother's shadow. Hauer will play Billy's father, William Hamilton, who recently was killed in an accident and begins appearing to his estranged son as a ghost.

Quinn recently co-starred on Fox's Canterbury's Law.

Hauer is repped by APA, Hyler Management and attorney Mark Stankevich.

Sarah Paulson cast in 'Cupid'

Sarah Paulson cast in 'Cupid'
Sarah Paulson has been tapped as the female lead in ABC's one-hour pilot Cupid, Jeremy Renner will play the lead on ABC's one-hour pilot The Unusuals, while Sharon Lawrence has joined another ABC drama pilot, The Prince of Motor City.

The ABC Studios-produced Cupid is an updated version of Rob Thomas' 1990s comedy for ABC. It centers on the manic Trevor Hale (Bobby Cannavale), who thinks he is the Roman god of love, Cupid.

Paulson will play Claire Allen, a psychiatrist specializing in affairs of the heart. Paula Marshall played the role in the original.

On the feature side, Paulson next appears opposite Samuel L. Jackson and Scarlett Johansson in The Spirit. She is repped by ICM and manager Judy Hofflund.

Unusuals, from Sony, is a dramedy set at a New York police precinct. Renner (28 Weeks Later) will play Det. Joe Walsh, who sets out to solve the murder of his ex-partner with the help of his partner (Amber Tamblyn).

Also cast in the pilot are Terry Kinney (Canterbury's Law) as Sgt.

Prospects for Emmy Nominees

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I got this article in an email and highlighted the B&S mentions. No mention of the guys or Emily. Here's the link to the site The Envelope

Propects for Emmy acting awards

From drama, comedy and miniseries, these actors are up for the part.

By Tom O'Neil, The Envelope

June 4, 2008

Emmy's winners for acting are chosen in a three-tier system by actors who belong to the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. During the first two weeks of June, they participate in a popular vote that determines a Top 10 runoff in each race. Finalists submit a sample episode of their best work to judges, whose scores are combined by accountants in a 50-50 mix with results of the original popular vote. The five nominees in each category are then announced July 17. Winners are decided based on judges' scores of the sample episodes and are revealed at the awards ceremony to
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ABC pilots for Parker, Robinson

Nicole Ari Parker has landed the female lead opposite Damon Wayans in ABC's comedy pilot Never Better, while Keith Robinson has joined the ABC dramedy pilot Good Behavior.

The Marc Buckland-directed Never Better, from ABC Studios, centers on Keith (Wayans), a recovering alcoholic trying to be a good husband and father. Parker plays Keith's wife, Allison.

Also cast in the pilot is Matt Winston as Keith's AA leader.

Parker is repped by Gersh and Blue Stone.

Good Behavior, from ABC Studios and director Charles McDougall, is based on a New Zealand format and centers on Jackie West (O'Hara), the matriarch of a family of criminals who decides that it's time for her brood to go straight. Robinson will play Watts, a cop who frequently stops by the Wests' home and has a rapport with Jackie.

Robinson, who co-starred on Canterbury's Law, is repped by Stone Manners and the Firm.

New Amsterdam: Fox Cancels Immortal Show

Fox has decided to cut short the run of New Amsterdam, the dramatic TV show about an immortal cop from the Big Apple.

The series has had a rough ride at the network. Amsterdam was initially scheduled for Fall 2007 but was pushed back to mid-season. On top of that, Fox cut its episode order from 13 to eight episodes.

On the positive side, the series was scheduled for an unpopular Friday night timeslot but was ultimately given a shot on Monday nights.

Amsterdam's season average of 8.34 million weekly viewers isn't great but it certainly outperformed and outlasted Canterbury's Law.

Though Fox considered continuing the story of John Amsterdam (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) for another year, the network ultimately decided his story had come to an end. Still, Amsterdam executive producer David Manson hopes that the series will live on and find a new home on another network. Will that
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