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True Blood's James Frain Bites Into Burn Notice

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Burn Notice has sucked in True Blood's James Frain to guest-star on an upcoming episode, Entertainment Weekly reports.

Frain, 43, will play the powerful owner of a pharmaceutical company behind several medical breakthroughs, who is willing to go to great extremes to protect its... read more

NBC Reduces The Cape Episode Order

The Cape

NBC has cut the initial episode order for The Cape down from 13 episodes to 10, TVGuide.com confirmed.

News is not too surprising: Ratings for the superhero drama have fallen steadily since the show's premiere in January ...

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The Cape: Not Just an Accessory for Superheroes Anymore

The Cape

Superheroes have been wearing capes since their creation. But NBC's The Cape is the first TV series to turn that part of the masked crusader's costume into his main source of power.

"To me, capes are superheroes," executive producer Tom Wheeler said Thursday at the Television Critics Association's winter previews. "There's something about the cape that speaks to childhood. When you... read more

The Cape Debuts as NBC's New Hero

The Cape

With Batman locked up by Warner Bros.' feature-film department, NBC's The Cape may be the closest thing we'll get to a Dark Knight TV series in the foreseeable future. And that's just fine by creator Tom Wheeler, who has been a major comic-book geek (mostly Marvel) since he was 5. "There's a lot of inspiration," says Wheeler, who has also woven in elements of his other obsession: magic. "I've always been a big fan of Harry Houdini, escapism and illusion."

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Roush Review: A Super Busy TV Sunday

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Only a week into the new year, and already the volume of new TV is overwhelming. Case in point: this Sunday's logjam of new titles on network and cable, ranging from the truly sublime to the hopelessly ridiculous and instantly forgettable. Here's a rundown from best to worst.

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Keck's Exclusives: Meet The Cape's New Hero and Supervillian

The Cape

A new superhero is lurking on the same Hollywood lot where a collection of everyday Heroes spent four seasons trying to defeat the maniacal Sylar. Did they succeed? No clue

(I was long tuned out by then). I'm far more intrigued by NBC's new show, The Cape. Former ER doc David Lyons plays the titular hero; his archenemies are Scales (Vinnie Jones from X-Men: The Last Stand) and Chess (True Blood's James Frain). "A hero is only as strong as his villains," David says.

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True Blood Episode Recap: "Beautifully Broken"

On Sunday's episode of True Blood, Bill gets a proposition from the King of Mississippi. Sookie and Eric team up to find him while fending off werewolves. Tara, Jason and Lafayette all meet new love interests, while Sam meets his family.

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True Blood's James Frain: Who Is Franklin Mott Working For?

James Frain

True Blood has returned with a sexy new vampire — Franklin Mott (James Frain), who's certainly stirring up plenty of mystery and intrigue as he tries to uncover Bill Compton's secrets. So why is he in town digging around and who is he working for? TVGuide.com caught up with Frain (who says dressing up as a vampire is "like Halloween for two months") to get the... read more

Werewolves on the Prowl in New True Blood Trailer

Anna Paquin, Joe Manganiello

If you thought Season 2 of HBO's True Blood dove into dangerous territory for the residents of Bon Temps, grab onto your bottle of Tru Blood and prepare for the arrival of werewolves.

Sookie and Eric steam up True Blood's Season 3 trailer

New scenes depicted in the videos below feature them being introduced this season. Plus: a heavy dose of Tara's new love interest, Franklin Mott (James Frain), along with dirty deeds like Jessica (Deborah Ann Woll) dragging a lifeless body into Bill's home, and a possible hookup for Sookie (Anna Paquin) and Eric (Alexander Skarsgård): read more

NBC Renews Chuck, Orders Four New Series

Chuck

NBC has renewed Chuck for a fourth season, and announced it will be joined in the fall by four new series — including one produced by Conan O'Brien.

Chuck, which will wrap its third season May 24 with a two-hour finale, has averaged a respectable 6.6 million viewers this season. NBC did not specify the number of episodes ordered for Season 4.

14 promising pilots: What new fall shows look best?

The network also picked ...
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