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Orphan Black's Tatiana Maslany Teases Season 2, Discusses Emmy Snub

Orphan Black

After only 10 episodes, Orphan Black made quite an impression on viewers, which makes the eight-month wait for Season 2 that much more difficult.

Over the course of its first season, Orphan Black weaved a tale of mystery and intrigue as to why a group of clones — all played brilliantly by Tatiana Maslany — came into existence and who is pulling the strings. Ultimately, Cosima's digging uncovered that each clone was actually trademarked, making them intellectual property of the Neolutionists with no control over their own lives.

Orphan Black Season 2 Scoop: New clones and Cosima's illness

Suffice it to say, the question of freedom will be raised in the upcoming second season, which goes back into production at the end of September. TVGuide.com caught up with Maslany on the set of Parks and Recreation — where she'll appear as a love interest for Aziz Ansari's Tom — to get the scoop on what's in store for each of the clones, including poor Alison, who inadvertently signed her life away in the finale. The 27-year-old actress also discusses the... read more

Weekend TV Review: HBO's Girls Rule, Titanic Sinks Again, NYC 22

Jemima Kirke, Lena Dunham, Zosia Mamet

It took a special species to rescue HBO from several years in the comedy doldrums, when most everything (except sporadic seasons of Curb Your Enthusiasm) felt overly precious or ironic and hardly ever funny.
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Downton Abbey Finale Preview: Love Among the Ruins

Downton Abbey

"It's good to remind people, love is love," says Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes. And more than 15 million viewers in the U.S. and U.K. are having a love affair with the palace-size hit, which has reinvigorated period drama and earned raves around the world (100 countries have acquired rights to air the show). Far from a sophomore slump, Season 2 of the sumptuous series about life among the British gentry and their servants during World War I has broadened the story's scope to take in the violence of the battlefields and the impact of the conflict on the residents both upstairs and down.

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Weekend Reviews: Downton Abbey, House of Lies, AbFab and More!

Downton Abbey

Who says you can't go home again? Not that any of us ever lived in a place as grand and as teeming with character — highborn and low, selfless and treacherous — as Downton Abbey. read more

Downton Abbey 2 Spoilers: Mary and Matthew's Relationship, a New Housemaid and the Great War

Dan Stevens and Michelle Dockery

When Downton Abbey returns for its second season on Jan. 8, 2012 on PBS, the action will pick up two years after that fated garden party in which the Earl of Grantham (Hugh Bonneville) announced that England was at war with Germany.

During Sunday's preview of the hit British series, executive producer Gareth Neame confirmed that the action in the seven-episode second season will take place over two years, just like the first season. "The new series is a similar sort of span," he says. "We start in 1916. The war will come to a conclusion within this series, and the final episodes is the time after the war."

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Off the Map's Aimee Garcia Joins Dexter

Aimee Garcia

Off the Map star Aimee Garcia has joined Dexter, a show rep tells TVGuide.com.

Garcia will play Jamie, the younger sister of ...
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Exclusive Dexter Preview: Sins of the Father

Dexter

It's hard to imagine the father from My Three Sons in a mess like this. TV's newest widowed dad, Dexter Morgan, has left his kids at home to get the goods on a suspect he thinks may be a murderer. If that's true, Dex will probably have to kill the guy, just as he's offed 60-odd other psychos since the Showtime series began in 2006. Of course, Dexter himself might be the next casualty if he keeps the kids and their new nanny waiting much longer.

"It's definitely not easy balancing single fatherhood with the sort of affliction Dexter has," Michael C. Hall says with wry amusement on the set in Los Angeles, where Season 5 finds his character dealing with the aftermath of his wife Rita's death. In case you missed the most jaw-dropping twist in Dexter history, here's what went down in last season's finale... read more

I was surprised to see no ...

Question: I was surprised to see no mention in your dream Emmy ballot for The Tudors' Maria Doyle Kennedy. Maybe she isn't eligible until next year, but this woman has knocked me out on a show that's full of eye-popping men and settings. She is the main reason to watch the series, as her portrayal of Catherine of Aragon is so heart-wrenching and understatedly beautiful. I don't know where she came from, but she has certainly made an impression. I'm talking like Edie Falco-level acting. She does more in a minute-long scene with three words of dialogue than I have seen anyone else achieve. She is so graceful, regal, radiant and strong, especially compared with the bland Natalie Dormer as Anne Boleyn. I know we are supposed to be bewitched by Anne, but Catherine is the one who leaps off the screen. Yet I have seen next to nothing written on her, or the show in general. Is it because of all the upfronts and finales? If so, please catch up on this show, if only to watch for her, and let ... read more

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