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The Bridge Boss on Season 2 Changes: It Is a “Four-Course Meal of Weirdness”

Demian Bichir, Diane Kruger

FX's border drama The Bridge has undergone a reboot of sorts in its second season.

While the show's first season followed Detectives Marco Ruiz (Demian Bichir) and Sonya Cross (Diane Kruger) as they hunted for a serial killer in Juarez, Mexico and El Paso, Texas, Season 2 casts a much wider thematic net. Now left completely to its own devices rather than following the Scandinavian show on which it was based, The Bridge has shifted its focus to examine how political and corporate corruption on both sides of the U.S./Mexico border permeates issues like the drug trade, immigration and human trafficking. But make no mistake — it's actually more twisted (and bloody) than ever.

"It is a radically different show, and I mean that in the best sense of the word," creator Elwood Reid tells TVGuide.com. "It's trying to tell a bigger story, but the way we're trying to tell a bigger story is not to shovel a bunch of facts at you. We're telling it through characters, through things that affect people's lives."

Adds Reid: "[Police procedurals] can be empty calories. I'm going to set the table, I'm going to serve you some appetizers, and then I'm going to serve you a real rich four-course meal of weirdness, and let's see how that goes, instead of just that constant sugar rush of hunting the serial killer every week."

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Parenthood Debate: Should Amber Be Pregnant?

Mae Whitman, Matt Lauria

To be or not to be ... pregnant: That is the question facing the writers of Parenthood as the show prepares to kick off its final season this fall. While the Season 5 finale wrapped up many of the year's ongoing story lines, so much so that it made star Peter Krause worry about a renewal, there was one huge cliff-hanger left unanswered: Is Amber (Mae Whitman) expecting? Aside from the hotly debated question of how she and on-and-off love Ryan (Matt Lauria) could have even had sex in his hospital bed in the first place — we're with you, Ray Romano — Amber was spotted buying a pregnancy test in the final act. While the writers begin to decide where the final 13 episodes will take the Braverman clan, we thought we'd help them out by devising a pro-con list of whether Amber... read more

Sons of Anarchy Casts Annabeth Gish as New Sheriff

Annabeth Gish

There's a new sheriff in town!

Annabeth Gish is joining Sons of Anarchy's final season as Althea Jarry, Charming's smart and edgy new sheriff, TVLine reports.

Using her experience in Stockton's Organized Crime Unit, Jarry will seek justice for the murders of former Sheriff Eli Roosevelt and Tara Knowles, the latter of whom was forked to death by Gemma (Katey Sagal).

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The Bridge: What's Next for Marco and Sonya?

Diane Kruger, Demian Bechir

The Bridge wrapped up its first season Wednesday, ending with an ominous vow of revenge on the part of Marco (Demian Bichir). Though the David Tate (Eric Lange) case is closed, Marco and Sonya (Diane Kruger) find themselves embroiled more than ever in the mystery of the missing girls of Juarez.

TVGuide.com spoke with executive producer Elwood Reid to get his thoughts on the finale, as well as a preview of... read more

The Wednesday Playlist: The Bridge, Camp, Secrets of King Tut

The Bridge

With so many crime dramas on TV, you'd think murder would be a universal language. But FX's The Bridge (Wednesday, 10/9c), an unusually timely and troubling mystery series set on the volatile border between Texas (sleepy El Paso) and Mexico (dangerous, corrupt Juarez), uses grisly symbolism to remind us that not all victims are created equal.

The phantom killer here is driven by a social conscience, taunting police on both sides of the cultural divide: read more

FX Sets Premiere Date for Diane Kruger Drama The Bridge

Demian Bichir and Diane Kruger

The Bridge, FX's adaptation of the Dutch drama, will premiere... read more

FX Orders Diane Kruger Drama The Bridge to Series

Demián Bichir and Diane Kruger

FX has placed a 13-episode order for The Bridge, the network announced Tuesday. Diane Kruger and Oscar nominee Demián Bichir will the star in the drama, which comes from executive producers Meredith Stiehm and Elwood Reid. read more

Pretty Little Liars' Dr. Sullivan Checks In

Shay Mitchell

The doctor is back in! Tonight, Annabeth Gish reprises her role as Rosewood's most terrorized shrink, Dr. Sullivan, and Shay Mitchell (Emily) couldn't be happier to have the trained professional around.

"I am so excited about this [story]," she says. "I was asking the writers about when Emily would... read more

The Closer's J.K. Simmons Heads to Parks and Recreation

J.K. Simmons

J.K. Simmons has been tapped as Ben's replacement on Parks and Recreation, Entertainment Weekly reports.

Calm down, Ben (Adam Scott) and Leslie (Amy Poehler) fans! Your favorite civic-minded couple isn't breaking up... read more

Parks and Recreation: Annabeth Gish to Play Ben's Sister

Annabeth Gish

Annabeth Gish has been cast as Ben's sister on Parks and Recreation, TVGuide.com has confirmed.

As first reported by Entertainment Weekly, Gish will portray... read more

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