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5 Things We Want to See in Boardwalk Empire's Final Season

Steve Buscemi

The HBO drama's fifth season, which premieres Sunday at 9/8c, jumps forward seven years from the events at the end of Season 4. But perhaps more importantly, the time-warped, eight-episode Season 5 will be the last hurrah for Nucky Thompson (Steve Buscemi) & Co.

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Weekend Review: The Chair, Empire's End

Shane Dawson

I've waited nearly 10 years for the return of Project Greenlight, one of my all-time favorite docu-reality series, in which novice directors make a low-budget independent film while cameras record their every struggle. Although HBO has green-lit the show's comeback, Starz may have trumped it with ... read more

Boardwalk Empire Postmortem: Who Made It Out of the Season 4 Finale Alive? Who Didn't?

Steve Buscemi

[WARNING: The following story contains major spoilers from Sunday's Season 4 finale of Boardwalk Empire. Read at your own risk.]

If there's one thing you can count on in a Boardwalk Empire season finale, it's a pile of dead bodies.

 And although Season 4's final hour certainly delivered some brutal (and in some cases, heartbreaking) send-offs, the episode was most significant for the number of characters who managed to escape the mayhem. Perhaps the most notable survivor was ... read more

Boardwalk Empire's Latest Casualty Breaks Down the "Backstabbing" Death

Michael Kenneth Williams, Erik LaRay Harvey

[WARNING: The following story contains major spoilers from Sunday's episode of Boardwalk Empire. Read at your own risk.]

On Sunday's Boardwalk Empirethe battle between Chalky White and Dr. Valentin Narcisse went to the next level. And by the end of the episode, another important character was counted among this season's body count.

Boardwalk Empire
: How will Al Capone avenge his brother's death?

After Chalky (Michael Kenneth Williams) became increasingly suspicious of Dr. Narcisse (Jeffrey Wright) and his influence on Chalky's turf, Chalky recruited Dunn Purnsley (Erik LaRay Harvey) to help him wipe out one of Narcisse's heroin headquarters... read more

Boardwalk Empire: Is a New "King" Coming to Atlantic City?

Jeffrey Wright

Get ready to meet a different kind of gangster on Boardwalk Empire.

On Sunday's episode (9/8c, HBO) Nucky (Steve Buscemi) & Co. will meet Dr. Valentin Narcisse (guest star Jeffrey Wright), a Harlem crime lord who is drawn to Atlantic City to investigate the disappearance of one of his talent scouts — aka the man Dunn Purnsley (Erik LaRay Harvey) murdered in the Season 4 premiere. Needless to say, Narcisse comes to Chalky (Michael K. Williams) looking for answers. 

Boardwalk Empire
: Can Nucky walk away from being a gangster?

Unlike the hot-headed and physically imposing thugs of seasons past, Narcisse isn't necessarily seeking eye-for-an-eye vengeance. But that doesn't mean he should be underestimated... read more

The Weekend Playlist: Foyle's Cold War, A Second Look at Orphan Black

Foyle's War

One war makes way for another as the incredibly durable Foyle's War, in its seventh Masterpiece Mystery! season on PBS, transitions from post-World War II intrigues to the ethically murky spy games of a burgeoning Cold War. "I haven't got the requisite capacity for deceit," grumbles former police DCS Christopher Foyle (Michael Kitchen, radiating crisp intelligence and decency), who once again is denied his dreams of retirement when MI5 spooks reel him in, fresh off the boat from America.

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Boardwalk Empire: Can Nucky Walk Away From Being a Gangster?

Steve Buscemi, Boardwalk Empire

Is Boardwalk Empire's Nucky Thompson turning over a new leaf?

As the HBO drama enters 1924 and the Jazz Age, Atlantic City  gangster Nucky (Steve Buscemi) is looking to make peace with his fellow crooks in New York whom he bloodied during last season's war with Gyp Rosetti. He's able to do so with a bag full of cash and the simple promise that he's no longer concerned with expanding his territory or operation.

Fall Preview: Get scoop on your returning favorites

"Nucky is really keeping a much lower profile," creator Terence Winter tells TVGuide.com.... read more

HBO Sets Premiere Date for Boardwalk Empire

Steve Buscemi

Boardwalk Empire, a new drama series from Martin Scorsese, will premiere on HBO on Sept. 19 at 9/8c, the network announced Friday.

Based on a novel by Nelson Johnson and created by Terence Winter (The Sopranos), Boardwalk Empire revolves around Nucky Johnson (Steve Buscemi), the head of ...
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Michael Kenneth Williams Shares The Wire's "American Story"

Michael Kenneth Williams, The Wire

Call it karma, coincidence or a casting coup, but as Omar, The Wire's stickup artist extraordinaire, Michael Kenneth Williams steals every scene he's in. We got our first glimpse this year of the gay, gun-toting gangster in his island exile last week, but tonight (9 pm/ET, HBO) he's back in Baltimore — and looking for revenge. TV Guide: Omar may be the most interesting TV villain since Deadwood's Al Swearengen. Michael Kenneth Williams: I still don't fully understand him. I think I can identify with maybe five percent of Omar, and the rest I did a whole lot of praying, "I hope they like it!" [Laughs] I was a little concerned with the backlash, because of his sexual [orientation], and the fact that he's not driving fancy cars and using fancy drugs. But Omar has resonated in a way that read more

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