Matt Bai, Molly Parker, Jim Rash
Actress Molly Parker admits she doesn't know why she was invited to appear on this week's episode of SundanceTV's The Writers' Room. "But I'm happy to be here," she says, eager to celebrate the creative minds behind Netflix's House of Cards.
Parker, who joined the second season of House of Cards as Congresswoman Jackie Sharp, says she was drawn to the show because of executive producer Beau Willimon, who adapted the series for U.S. audiences. "Clearly not all television is created equal," Parker says. "To have the opportunity to work on a show that the writer-creator has such a strong vision and is just so talented, it's an honor."
The time has come (finally) to talk about House of Cards. After three weeks of trying to keep the big spoilers under wraps and patiently wait around for people to finish binge-watching Season 2 — hurry it up, President Obama — the grace period is officially over. So where does that season premiere shocker rank with the rest of the jaw-dropping, must-rewind moments that followed it? TVGuide.com ranks the craziest occurrences from the season.
Suffice it to say, spoiler alert...
Laurence Fishburne, Mads Mikkelsen
"I never feel guilty eating anything," purrs Hannibal Lecter (Mads Mikkelsen) as he serves up another portion of some erotically charged exotic delicacy. NBC's Hannibal (Friday, 10/9c), in its second season, is a feast of macabre freakishness, going beyond the realm of guilty pleasure in a sustained nightmare of horrific yet elegantly hypnotic design.
Kevin Spacey, Robin Wright
[WARNING: The following story contains major spoilers from the Season 2 premiere of Netflix's House of Cards. Read at your own risk.]
House of Cards' second season premiere ends with Kevin Spacey's Frank Underwood telling viewers, using his trademark direct address to the audience in the most meta way possible, not to spend much time fretting over his most recent deplorable act. "For those of us climbing to the top of the food chain, there can be no mercy," Frank purrs. "There is but one rule: Hunt or be hunted. Welcome back."
House of Cards creator Beau Willimon on the D.C. thriller's second season
For much of the episode, Frank is the one being hunted. Although Frank is on the brink of being confirmed for the vice presidency, he still has a major problem...
Kevin Spacey, James Spader, Ian Somerhalder
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Can you tell me anything about the new season of House of Cards? — Kathy
Zoe and now-Vice President Frank Underwood are still on the outs, but he has a new ally. Jackie Sharp (Molly Parker), a third-term Democratic congresswoman, will fall into line for Frank's army, but not without some degree of resistance. "I don't think this character is a sociopath," Parker says. "But I do think she's interested in control. She's interested in power and fearlessness. She has a past and she has secrets, but she's not self-destructive. She has a conscience."
Are Tom and Liz headed for divorce on The Blacklist? — Lola
It's not looking good...
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Battlestar Galactica alum Tricia Helfer has landed a recurring role on NBC's upcoming drama The Firm.
"Just signed a recurring role 'Alex Clark' in NBC's 'The Firm' airing this winter," Helfter tweeted. "Will be working with some amazing talent - very excited!"
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Molly Parker has joined the upcoming drama The Firm, its network NBC has announced.
The Deadwood and Swingtown alum will star as Abby, the wife of protagonist Mitchell McDeer (Josh Lucas), who played a key role in his bringing down a mob-related Memphis law firm...
A wedding on Chuck? A love triangle on Brothers & Sisters? The return of a wife on Boardwalk Empire? Stars dished with TV Guide Magazine at the Los Angeles premiere of Spring Awakening on February 8 — and love and drama are definitely in the air!
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Molly Parker, Swingtown
Molly Parker likes playing pioneering women. On the mean streets of Deadwood (circa 1876), she was headstrong Alma Garret, and now on Swingtown (circa 1976), she's open-minded suburbanite Susan Miller. Parker talked with us about the buzz surrounding her new series — and no, it wasn't generated by that wacky '70s weed. (Swingtown airs Thursdays at 10 pm/ET, CBS.)
TV Guide: Swingtown is creating a stir.Molly Parker: It's interesting. Clearly the show doesn't shy away from sexual subject matter. But it's not a show about sex, it's a show about the inside of these marriages.
TV Guide: Any '70s memories? Parker: My memories are those of a child. I grew up in Canada on a farm. I remember the music, the clothes... it was a much freer time. I have no memory of swin