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  • Birth Name: James Hugh Calum Laurie
  • Birth Place: Oxford, Oxfordshire, England
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 06/11/1959, Gemini
  • Profession: Actor; writer
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With Cable and Digital Entering the Fray, Pilot Season Hits a Casting Crunch

Imagine a world in which the NFL, the NBA and Major League Baseball all decided to move their seasons to the same time of year. It would be chaos, for fans and the professional sports business alike. And yet, in television, that's essentially what happens during pilot season.

The broadcast networks traditionally order pilots during the first few months of the year. From there, it's a race to find the best actors, hire a crew, build sets and produce a show before May, when the upcoming fall schedules are announced. The field has always been crowded, but this spring, several cable networks and online retailer-turned-programmer Amazon are also developing new shows that they hope will go to series (cable networks typically produce pilots throughout the year, usually avoiding the spring).

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John Malkovich to Star as Blackbeard on NBC's Crossbones

John Malkovich has been tapped to star as Blackbeard on NBC's upcoming pirate series Crossbones, the network announced Monday.

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Why Foreign Actors Are Taking Over American TV

Talk about outsourcing! An increasing number of TV's all-American cops, firefighters and doctors are being played by actors not from the U.S. of A.

Of course, foreign actors have been hiding their accents to play Americans for years. House's Hugh Laurie was so skilled at trading in his upper-crust Cambridge lilt to play the titular grumpy doctor that many viewers were shocked to find out he was British when he spoke with his real voice on an awards show or during interviews...read more

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Year Title Description
2013 Hugh Laurie TV Show Series, Performer
2012 Hugh Laurie TV Show Series, Performer
2012 FOX 25th Anniversary Special TV Show Series, Appearing
2012 The Oranges Movie, Actor - David Walling
2011 America in Primetime TV Show Series, Remarks by

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2013 Golden Globes Predictions: Who Will Win?

It's that time of the year again: awards season! The fete-ing all kicks off Sunday with the 70th Golden Globe Awards (8 ET/5 PT on NBC). Will Homeland continue its awards show winning streak? Is Lincoln the film to beat? Check out our predictions below and tell us your picks for the big prizes.
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How Networks Are Breaking the Period-Piece Curse

Downton Abbey transformed PBS from a sometimes stodgy channel into a destination network, drawing 5.4 million viewers for its second-season finale (doubling PBS' primetime average). Now, Downton creator Julian Fellowes has signed with NBC to create The Gilded Age, his first series for American broadcast TV. NBC is betting that the drama will attract the same audience for its depiction of New York's moguls of... read more

House’s Hugh Laurie May Set Sail with NBC's Pirate Drama Crossbones

Arrrrr you ready to see Hugh Laurie as a pirate?

The House star is in negotiations to star as the legendary Blackbeard in NBC's pirate series Crossbones, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

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Who's the Highest-Paid Actor on TV?

Forbes has released its list of the highest-paid actors on television this year. The countdown features a variety of stars from Patrick Dempsey to Jim Parsons, but the real questions is whether 2011's highest-paid actor Charlie Sheen reigned supreme again in 2012?

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Critic's Notebook: The Emmy Nominations

According to this year's Emmy nominations, which contained some pleasant surprises among the usual annoying snubs and omissions, there's two sure-fire methods to scoring an Emmy nod: Do a costume/period drama, or be on HBO.

As expected, PBS' Downton Abbey (relocated from the world of miniseries) shook up the drama field, while the Western miniseries blockbuster Hatfields & McCoys blazed new trails for History. And after being justifiably shut out last year, HBO (as usual the nomination leader among all networks) reclaimed half the slots in the best-comedy category, for better or worse. read more

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