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Meet Sean Bean’s Multiple Legends Identities — But Which One Is Real?

Sean Bean

Sean Bean takes the term workaholic to a new level on TNT's Legends.

The latest action series from Howard Gordon (Homeland24) follows Martin Odum (Bean), an agent in the FBI's Deep Cover Operations division who becomes so enmeshed in the personas ("legends") he adopts that the lines between his real and fictional identities start to become blurred.

"This guy ... has a kind of personality disorder, to put it mildly," Bean tells TVGuide.com. "He's a very driven man who creates characters and people from his past experiences. He's very good at it and he totally immerses himself, to a point where he kind of pays quite a big price psychologically."

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Mega Buzz: New Blood, the Homeland Baby, and a Masters of Sex Hookup

Anna Paquin, Claire Danes, Lizzy Caplan

Every week, senior reporter Natalie Abrams satisfies your need for TV scoop. Please send all questions to mega_scoop@tvguide.com or tweet them to @NatalieAbrams

I can't believe we already lost a beloved character on True Blood! Please give me some happier scoop about the final season. — May

How about some new blood? You'll soon meet a chiseled new vamp who gets pulled into the H-vamp war. And when he sets his eyes on one lucky Bon Temps lady, he'll prove to be just as good a lover as he is a fighter. Although the object of his affection is initially a bit heartsore and unsure about entering into a new relationship, she eventually lets the good times roll when they get down and dirty on a pool table. 

Is it too early to ask about Homeland's new season? I just have to know what the show is going to do without Brody! — Margaret
Brody may be dead and gone, but executive producer Howard Gordon insists that the character will not be forgotten... read more

Will FX's New Family Drama Tyrant Rule?

Jennifer Finnigan, Adam Rayner

FX's latest drama Tyrant is a strange case. 

The drama (premiering Tuesday at 10/9c) stars Adam Rayner as Bassam "Barry" Al-Fayeed, the second son of a dictator (Nasser Faris) who left his homeland — the fictional Middle Eastern country of Abuddin — and started his own family in California. But when Barry's wife Molly (Jennifer Finnigan) urges him to return to Abuddin after 20 years for his nephew's wedding, Barry is quickly sucked back into the family drama he tried to escape, most notably by his loose-cannon brother Jamal (Ashraf Barhom).

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Although the show's attempt to lift the veil on life in the Middle East is the most compelling aspect of the project, it's also perhaps the most problematic when it comes to selling a commercial television show. But the show's creative team... read more

24 Celebrates 200 Episodes: Will Heller Actually Turn Himself Over to Margot?

William Devane and Kiefer Sutherland

It may have taken a circuitous route, but on Monday, Fox's 24 franchise will air its 200th episode. 

"It's fantastic," series co-creator and executive producer Robert Cochran told reporters of reaching milestone. "It's something that makes us very humble and very thankful for the fans around the world... that have supported us all these years. I can promise you when we started the show, this thing wasn't even in our minds. We were trying to get to Episode 2. We're very thankful for it." .... read more

24: Live Another Day: Is Jack Bauer the Hero or the Villain?

Kiefer Sutherland

Although Fox's 24: Live Another Day has been billed as an all-new, 12-episode event series, the latest iteration of the Jack Bauer saga will feel very familiar to fans of the ticking-clock action series. 

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But there is one key difference: After waging a one-man war against members of the Russian government and disappearing off the grid, Jack (Kiefer Sutherland) is now a wanted man. "Jack's in exile in a way he hasn't been before," executive producer Evan Katz tells TVGuide.com.... read more

Kiefer Sutherland Talks Jack Bauer's Return in 24: Live Another Day

Kiefer Sutherland

At this point, can anything stop Jack Bauer? For eight punishing seasons, the toughest man in TV weathered explosives, torture, his daughter's kidnapping, his own kidnapping, the deaths of his wife and a girlfriend, the murders of his best friend and various bosses, and enough nuclear suitcases, psychos — and, oh, that damned ticking clock! — to send lesser heroes scampering off to a safe house (or an early grave).

Even 24's series finale in 2010 could not keep our hero down. 24: Live Another Day brings Jack back for 12 new installments of murder, madness and more awkward eye contact with intelligence analyst Chloe O'Brian (Mary Lynn Rajskub). Picking up four years later, with the action moved to London, the show... read more

TNT Reveals Premiere Dates for Falling Skies and New Series

Doug Jones and Noah Wyle

TNT has unveiled premiere dates for its summer shows, including returning drama Falling Skies and new series The Last Ship and Legends.

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Jack Is Back! Watch the First Promo for 24: Live Another Day

24: Live Another Day

Jack Bauer is back and more explosive than ever.

As part of Fox's Super Bowl ads Sunday, the network debuted the first full-length promo for its upcoming 12-episode limited series 24: Live Another Day. The teaser features Jack (Kiefer Sutherland) carrying a very goth-looking Chloe (Mary Lynn Rajskub) in a fiery London street, culminating with Jack shooting at someone off in the distance.

Premiering Monday, May 5 with a two-hour opener, 24: Live Another Day will pick up four years later with Jack as we left him in the series finale: a fugitive. Chloe is now a radical Edward Snowden-type working against the government leading to an antagonistic dynamic between the one-time allies.

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24: Live Another Day Is "Very Different" From Film Idea, Pits Jack vs. Chloe

Kiefer Sutherland

Jack's back on TV this summer on 24: Live Another Day, but that doesn't mean that he will never make it to the big screen.

Dexter alum Yvonne Strahovski joins 24: Live Another Day

"The script for the film is very different," Kiefer Sutherland said Monday at Fox's Television Critics Association winter previews of the show's aborted feature film plans. "The film is an ongoing situation. There's always an opportunity to do that. But [executive producer] Howard [Gordon] came up with an idea for a 12-episode run of this and it was the opportunity that presented ...
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FX Orders Howard Gordon's Tyrant to Series

Tyrant

FX has given a series order to Tyrant, from Homeland producers Howard Gordon and Gideon Raff, the network announced Wednesday.

Tyrant tells the story of an unassuming American family that is drawn into the workings of a turbulent Middle Eastern nation. The ensemble cast includes... read more

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