Even though Hamish Linklater's character on The Newsroom is at the center of the season's slowly unfolding disaster known as "Genoa," the actor has a hard time accepting his character as a villain.
"He's just a true believer who thinks he's on the side of the angels, and that's why he does what he does," Linklater tells TVGuide.com of his character, Jerry Dantana. "But what was great was that they didn't push me into twirling my mustache or being sort of an obvious bad guy."
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Shortly after Jerry came to New York to sub in for Jim (John Gallagher Jr.), he received a tip about "Operation Genoa," a mission during which the United States allegedly used sarin gas on civilians while extracting two captured Marines...
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Breaking Bad certainly isn't treading lightly in its final episodes.
Just one week after the AMC drama wasted no time having DEA agent Hank (Dean Norris) confront his meth-cooking brother-in-law Walt (Bryan Cranston), the show was equally speedy in getting to the fallout. On Sunday's episode...
Many Breaking Bad fans were shocked that the AMC drama's midseason premiere wasted no time getting to the Walt-Hank confrontation. But the premiere featured a far more subtle surprise: Walt and his wife Skyler seemed happier together than they have in months.
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Walt (Bryan Cranston) kept Skyler (Anna Gunn) in the dark about his meth-cooking for two seasons. When she found out about his drug operation, she eventually came on board to help Walt launder his money with her accounting background. But as Walt's alter ego "Heisenberg" grew more powerful, Skyler became increasingly afraid of her husband, remarking in an early Season 5 episode that her only course of action is to wait for Walt's cancer to come back and kill him.
So, now that Walt has made a storage locker full of cash and vowed to Skyler that he's out of the game, has that fear gone away? "I think she's really in a place where she's not sure which way to go," Gunn tells TVGuide.com....
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Freshman CBS drama Hostages has added a potentially crucial piece to the highly serialized show's puzzle.
Francie Swift (Law & Order: SVU, Gossip Girl) has landed the possibly recurring role of Nina, the wife of Dylan McDermott's FBI agent-turned-terrorist Duncan Carlisle, TVGuide.com has learned exclusively. Although details about her character are scarce, sources say she will be central to the long-arc plot of the first season....
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We assumed Breaking Bad's final eight episodes would feature a major showdown between meth kingpin Walter White (Bryan Cranston) and his DEA Agent brother-in-law Hank (Dean Norris). But we didn't expect ...
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When Breaking Bad returns for its final eight episodes Sunday, Walter White is surprisingly in a pretty good place.
Although the first half of Season 5 saw former high school chemistry teacher Walt (Bryan Cranston) at his most reprehensible— he murdered his partner Mike (Jonathan Banks) and a dozen other people who could identify Walt as Gus Fring's mastermind meth cook — he still managed to take his meth empire international, make a storage locker full of cash and promise his wife Skyler (Anna Gunn) that he was quitting the business.
Sons of Anarchy may be revving toward the finish line, but the show isn't out of gas.
The FX drama's upcoming Season 6 premiere features a climactic scene that will almost undoubtedly stir some debate. While creator Kurt Sutter hopes to keep the plot a secret, he insists that he's not just trying to grab eyeballs by tackling a hot-button issue.
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"I've wanted to do that story for about three years," Sutter told reporters at the Television Critics Association fall previews Friday. "I knew it would be somewhat controversial, but I feel like as much as I wouldn't do something [just] because it was controversial, I'm also not going to do something because it is controversial....
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Is the music about to stop for Glee?
Fox Entertainment President Kevin Reilly told reporters at the Television Critics Association fall TV previews Thursday that the series could very likely end following its already ordered sixth season. (Season 5 premieres on Thursday, Sept. 26 at 9/8c on Fox.)
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"I would not anticipate it goes on," Reilly said. "Never say never, but there's two very clear arcs to get to there and conclude. If we discover a new crop of kids and there's some breakout, who knows? But right now, it's being treated as [ending after] two seasons."
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Not ready to say goodbye to Dexter? Then get ready to overreact to this news.
After revealing that Showtime had signed a "rare" two-year overall deal with Dexter showrunner Scott Buck, network president David Nevins was asked whether a spin-off series was still being considered.
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"Of course," Nevins told reporters at the Television Critics Association fall previews Tuesday. "We announced a deal with Scott Buck today. Draw your own conclusions."
Pressed for details after the panel, Nevins clarified that nothing is actively in the works and that no deals with cast members have been extended. (The Hollywood Reporter previously reported rumblings of a spin-off centered on Jennifer Carpenter's Debra.) "We have a deal with Scott and we're going to develop a bunch of different things with him," he said. "All options will be explored. We're really not dealing with it at all until we're through this season and maybe for a while thereafter. It's all about the satisfying ending to the show."
To that end...