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6 Reasons Why Harper's Island Needs to Come Back

Harper's Island

It's been five years since CBS premiered Harper's Island, and in the words of another famous island inhabitant, "We have to go back!" A woefully underrated horror murder mystery, the 13-episode series, which is available on Netflix, follows a group of family and friends that heads to the titular locale for a destination wedding, only to learn that there's a killer among them. At least one character gets whacked each episode, always in spectacular fashion. It was awesome, and it got the shaft (no pun intended). CBS canceled the show after moving it from Thursdays to Saturdays, natch, but if they know what's good for them, they'd bring back the dead.

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Here are six reasons why CBS should resurrect Harper's Island — and why you should (re)watch.
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Graceland's Serinda Swan: Paige and Mike Have a Relationship That Nobody Else Does

Serinda Swan

She may be playing a crime-solver instead of a convict, but after two years kicking butt and taking names as Erica on Breakout Kings, Graceland star Serinda Swan is well aware that she's seen in a certain light. And she loves it.

"I'm not quite sure why people think I'm some murdering psychopath tough chick... read more

Exclusive: Get a First Look at White Collar Creator Jeff Eastin’s New Series Graceland

Aaron Tveit and Daniel Sunjata

This is the true story, of five strangers, picked to live in a house — hold it!

The premise of USA's new series Graceland may sound like a fictional version of The Real World at first, but there's a lot more to uncover about these undercover agents. The upcoming drama from White Collar creator and executive producer Jeff Eastin follows FBI rookie Mike Warren (Gossip Girl's Aaron Tveit) after he is assigned to... read more

USA Greenlights Jeff Eastin Series Graceland

Daniel Sunjata

USA has picked up the one-hour drama Graceland from White Collar creator Jeff Eastin, the network announced Friday.

The ensemble series centers on a diverse group of agents from the FBI, DEA and U.S. Customs who are forced to live together in an undercover beach house in Southern California. read more

Brandon Jay McLaren Lands Role in Jeff Eastin's USA Pilot

Brandon Jay McLaren

The Killing's Brandon Jay McLaren will co-star in the untitled USA pilot from White Collar creator Jeff Eastin, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

McLaren, who... read more

The Killing's Burning Questions Answered

Joel Kinnaman, The Killing

We grill the executive producer and stars of AMC's tantalizing thriller The Killing for answers to our burning questions.

Detective Holder, Sarah Linden's hoodie-loving, hygiene-hating partner, has a hard-to-place accent. Where is he from?
Joel Kinnaman
, the lanky 31-year-old who plays Holder, speaks the way he does partly because he's half-American, half-Swedish and lives in Stockholm. But Holder also sounds like that, says... read more

The Killing's Mireille Enos: Arresting Beauty

Mireille Enos

Some crime shows pull you in with gunplay and explosions, others with snappy dialogue between bantering buddies. On The Killing, AMC's compelling new mystery, it's the faces that hook you. Whether they're despairing, full of rage, menacing or intensely haunting as in the case of Sarah Linden, played by the superb Mireille Enos — just try to turn away.

With a quiet authority and obsessive dedication to the job, Detective Linden is perhaps the most multilayered and intriguing female cop since Helen Mirren's Jane Tennison on Prime Suspect. The demanding role was exceedingly difficult to cast. "A mild panic had set in about ever finding the right actress," recalls exec producer Veena Sud...
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The Killing Sneak Peek: Rosie's Dad Becomes A Real Suspect

The Killing

Why is Detective Holder discussing the Rosie Larsen case with some never-before-seen official-type? Seems sneaky.

In the next episode of The Killing, titled "What You Have Left," Rosie's funeral will take place, and Sarah (Mireille Enos) and Holder (Joel Kinnaman) will question a suspect's family and neighbors. Which suspect?

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It looks like it might be Rosie's dad, Stan... read more

The Killing: Watch Detectives Linden and Holder Confront Rosie's Teacher

The Killing

What kind of relationship did Rosie and her teacher, Mr. Ahmed, have?

At the end of last week's episode of The Killing, Detective Holder tracked down one of Rosie's big secrets. Turns out she met up with Bennett Ahmed (Brandon Jay McLaren) in a shady area of Seattle, well outside of English class.

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The N's The Best Years Tackles the Hottest Topics

Brandon Jay McLaren with Athena Karkanis, The Best Years

If you are a fan of the teen drama, the brand-spankin'-new show The Best Years will be just what you need to fill your Friday nights with fun. The series debuts on The N this Friday at 8:30 pm/ET and stars a sexy cast of college-age kids who deal with their freshman year and some pretty heavy topics right off the bat. Of course there are love triangles and quadrangles and more, and most revolve around Devon, the basketball star played by She's the Man hottie Brandon Jay McLaren. TVGuide.com was lucky enough to catch the funny (and drool-worthy) McLaren while he was in New York City for an up-close and personal one-on-one chat. TVGuide.com: Why did you want to do this show? What was exciting about it for you?Brandon Jay McLaren: Well, I remember when I got the script for the pilot and it just seem read more

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