[WARNING: The following story contains mild spoilers from the Season 3 premiere of AMC's The Killing. Read at your own risk.]
AMC's The Killing is back from the dead, but did the rain-soaked crime drama learn anything from the mistakes that sent it to an early grave in the first place?
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To recap: After debuting to much fanfare two years ago, The Killing seemingly squandered its promise — it was to re-invent the stale crime procedural genre with a deeper, character-driven exploration of a single case — by introducing numerous (and often senseless) red herrings that kept the show's not-quite-three-dimensional heroes chasing their tails....
Peter Sarsgaard has been cast as the new villain in AMC's The Killing, Entertainment Weekly reports.
Sarsgaard will play a Death Row inmate who's been in and out of jail since he was a kid. He joins series regulars Mireille Enos and Joel Kinnaman, as well as new cast members Max Fowler and Elias Koteas.
Returning shows: Where we left off
The recently resurrected The Killing has begun beefing up its cast.
Elias Koteas has been cast a series regular for the AMC drama's third season, TVGuide.com has learned. He will play Ed Skinner, an intense but well-trusted cop and former partner of Sara Linden (Mireille Enos). Although he's seen as an upstanding guy...
Ashley Hebert, The Bachelorette
Television finale season is upon us, but ABC is already lining up its summer programming.
The Alphabet network's warm-weather lineup includes the premiere of the ninth season of The Bachelorette and the return of cop drama Rookie Blue, New this summer are the debuts of The Hot Zone, Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition and game shows Expedition Impossible, Take the Money and Run and 101 Ways to Leave a Game Show.
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Alyssa Milano by John Sciulli/WireImage.com
Alyssa Milano has landed the lead in the Lifetime movie Wisegal, based on the true story of a widow who gets sucked into her boyfriend's life of crime. Oh, and lives to regret it. Sorry, I thought that part went without saying. Lifetime has also OK'd the production of a pilot for Long Island Confidential, a drama about a homicide detective who returns to her old stomping grounds only to find the ghosts of her past still alive and well. Sounds like a job for the soon-to-be-unemployed Julianna Margulies to me. (Her fall drama, Canterbury's Law, is that bad.) And on the big screen, Virginia Madsen is being joined in the spooky A Haunting in Connecticut by three new costars: Martin Donovan, late of Weeds, will play her husband; Veronica Mars alum Kyle Gallner, their son; and Elias Koteas, their friendly neighborhood exorcist.
Jon Stewart, the 78th Annual Academy Awards
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ConvictionI've had many obsessions in my life — love, shiny jewelry, chocolate — but none as devastating as Law & Order. My addiction to Dick Wolf's franchise (save for the deservedly short-lived Trial by Jury) has distracted me from finishing freelance assignments, deprived me of adequate sleep and even chased away a boyfriend or two. That said, Wolf's new series Conviction — which technically isn't part of the L&O family, even though it stars Special Victims Unit's cast