When Ashley Madekwe learned that her character, Ashley, was being written out of ABC's Revenge in this season's premiere, she asked the writers to get rid of her in "a big, splashy death." Instead, Ashley was run out of town. Zzzzzz. But now Madekwe will see some real action as one of...
WGN America is shedding its "superstation" skin and getting into the original scripted series business this spring with the period drama Salem.
The hour-long series, set in 17th century Massachusetts, explores the infamous Salem witch trials. In a twist, witches are real in Salem, and there's a dark, supernatural truth behind them.
Brannon Braga (24, Star Trek: The Next Generation) created, executive produced and wrote Salem, along with Adam Simon (The Haunting in Connecticut). The show stars Janet Montgomery (Made in Jersey), Shane West (Nikita), Seth Gabel (Fringe), Ashley Madekew (Revenge), Xander Berkeley (The Mentalist), Tamzin Merchant (Jane Eyre) and Elise Eberle (The Astronaut Farmer).
West plays John Alden, a "tough, pragmatic, wry-humored" war veteran who returns to Salem after spending a decade on the battlefield and being held in captivity at the hands of the Indians. John finds his hometown gripped in witch-hunt frenzy, led by Cotton Mather (Gabel). John also has a history with Mary Sibley (Montgomery), but is the subject of advances by Anne Hale (Merchant), a fearless artist who becomes Mary's enemy.
As Nikita draws to a close, actor Shane West has already lined up his next series: Salem, the first scripted series from WGN America.
This is good news for Emily Thorne.
Ashley Madekwe, who plays social climber Ashley Davenport, is leaving Revenge, Deadline reports. Madekwe was allegedly not picked up for ...
Whose days are numbered on Revenge? Viewers will find out by the end of Sunday's two-hour season finale.
"For the first time, one of our core cast members will not survive the season," executive producer Mike Kelley tells TVGuide.com.
As the season winds down, The Initiative is kicking its plan into high gear, staging a city-wide blackout that signals that something major is about to go down. But who is the group's target? And will the death be by its hands? Or will the victim — and the killer — come as a complete surprise? We rank each of the main cast members' odds for demise.
Emily VanCamp, Nick Wechsler
Caution: The following story contains spoilers from Revenge's second season. Read at your own risk!
Remember when the Hamptons used to be a lovely place to escape to during the summer months? Free of all the stresses of big-city life, free of crowds and crime and...murrrderrr?
All that changed last season when Emily Thorne...
Just how long can Revenge's Emily Thorne keep her identity a secret, especially when her thought-to-be-dead mom comes back into the picture?
The last time we saw Emily (Emily VanCamp), she thought every piece of evidence that could prove her father's innocence had gone up in flames with the plane carrying Victoria Grayson (Madeleine Stowe). As she stood in shock, Emily's best friend Nolan (Gabriel Mann) dropped another bomb by showing her a video not only incriminating the Graysons, but revealing the mother she thought dead was actually alive. In the upcoming season, premiering Sunday at 9/8c on ABC, Emily will find her long-lost mom, but will continue to painstakingly lie about her identity to keep everyone from finding out she's really Amanda Clarke.
Ashley Madekwe and Iddo Goldberg
Revenge star Ashley Madekwe married actor Iddo Goldberg in the English countryside on Sunday, Us Weekly reports.
Revenge hasn't been renewed for a second season yet, but that hasn't stopped series boss Mike Kelley and the rest of the writers from forging ahead with the next steps in Emily's revengenda.
"Obviously, we're going to end with a cliff-hanger," Kelley said Sunday at the show's PaleyFest panel, moderated by TV Guide Magazine's Debra Birnbaum.
ABC's Revenge has certainly lived up to its title.
Hardened Emily Thorne (Emily VanCamp) has already taken down three adversaries who were involved in the wrongful conviction of her father. But as the girl once known as Amanda will soon find out, keeping secrets in the Hamptons is no easy feat.
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TVGuide.com chatted with VanCamp on the many layers of revenge in the coming episodes, including the show straying from the revenge-of-the-week story line. Plus: How far will Emily go on her quest for, well, revenge?