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Syfy Blasts Off With Provocative Space Miniseries Ascension

Brian Van Holt, Tricia Helfer

Will humanity find a new home? Back in the early 1960s, the American public had no idea how close our country came to nuclear war with Russia. But President John F. Kennedy certainly knew the score. What if he was so freaked by the potential annihilation of mankind that he gave the order to send our best and brightest on a lifeboat into space? That's the outlandish — yet surprisingly fact-based — premise of Ascension, a three-night Syfy miniseries starring Brian Van Holt (The Bridge), Tricia Helfer (Battlestar Galactica), and Andrea Roth (Rescue Me).

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Person of Interest Bosses: The Battle with HR "Will Not Come Without Loss"

Kevin Chapman, Jim Caviezel

Is Person of Interest about to lose one of its team members?

The CBS drama sent fans into a frenzy last week when it released a teaser trailer to promote a three-episode arc that begins with Tuesday's episode "Endgame." The clip suggests the death of a one of the core cast members, with most of the evidence pointing to Kevin Chapman's Fusco. But there's got to be some kind of twist, right? ... read more

The Tomorrow People Books Sopranos and House of Cards Star Al Sapienza

Al Sapienza

Al Sapienza will guest-star on The Tomorrow People, TVGuide.com has learned.

He will appear in the third episode of the season as ... read more

Brotherhood's Al Sapienza Is Having a Gay Ol' Time

Al Sapienza

Brotherhood may ultimately be Tommy and Michael Caffey's story, but someone else stole the show last Sunday on the Showtime mob drama: Mayor Frank Panzerelli, who came out as gay in the third season premiere.

"I was like, 'Really? That's gonna be challenging, but it's gonna be fun,' Al Sapienza, who plays Panzerelli, tells TVGuide.com.

See what else the actor, currently starring on a stage production of Dirty Dancing, has to say about the revelation, how it will factor into this season's storylines, and why Brotherhood is (gasp!) better than The Sopranos in some ways.

TVGuide.com: The premiere was last week — some big revelations. How did the gay storyline develop?
Al Sapienza:
The present mayor of Providence is David Cicilline. He's an Italian and you wouldn't know it by looking at him or hearing him speak, he's a very hetereosexual-looking guy, but he's gay. He's out about it. He doesn't care. So my character ...
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