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The Event Returns with Close Encounters

Jason Ritter

Despite a less than eventful fall launch, Jason Ritter is remaining "cautiously optimistic" that The Event will return for a second season. But first, he preps us for tonight's two-hour mid-season return. Last we saw Ritter's character, Sean, he had rescued girlfriend Leila (Sarah Roemer) from a kidnapping connected to what he describes as "the biggest U.S. cover-up of all time. We figured out the government has been holding a group of alien detainees in Alaska who have not seemed to age for the past 66 years."

Together, the duo also discovered that Leila's father, Michael (Scott Patterson), was actually ...
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The Event: Where We Left Off and What's Coming Next

The Event

After more than three months off the air, NBC's The Event returns Monday night with a fresh dose of alien drama and even more questions than the first 10 episodes provided answers. Here's a refresher course on where we last saw our characters and a few spoilers on what's coming next:

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The Event's Big Reveal

The Event

Get ready for the biggest shocker yet on The Event: There isn't only one event! "Major large-scale, potentially world-changing events will end every season," says executive producer Evan Katz. The first of which, he hints, is ... read more

The Event's Scott Patterson: You'll Get a Lot of Answers in Episode 2

Scott Patterson

Although The Event has been pegged as a sci-fi thriller, star Scott Patterson says that viewers will get hooked by how incredibly relatable and human the characters are.

"Who in the audience is not going to be able to relate to a guy who has his family ripped out under him and ends up doing what he does in the pilot?" the Gilmore Girls actor tells TVGuide.com

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The Event Episode Recap: "I Haven't Told You Everything"

What is the event of The Event? That's the question posed by this intriguing NBC pilot, and obviously no easy answer is forthcoming. What's clear is that, much like Lost and 24 and the serialized dramas that came before it, The Event will be about the journey and not the destination. The show heads out to each commercial break with a head-scratching cliffhanger. It's an intricate, scrambled narrative with lots of "eleven days earlier"-type title cards, but for the purpose of this recap, I'm going to (try to) keep things relatively simple and sequential. Let's dive in, shall we?

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Fall Preview: What Is The Event?

The Event

You've seen the ads. And you may be wondering, so what is the Event? To investigate, a visitor has come to a wooded area of Calabasas, California (doubling for Atlanta), where four stars of NBC's twisty thriller have reunited at their characters' family home for the first time since they shot the pilot.

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It's an idyllic Thanksgiving flashback scene straight out of Norman Rockwell's sketchbook... read more

NBC Picks Up Three More Series for 2010-11 Season

Jason Ritter (The Event), Jordana Spiro and Becki Newton (Love Bites)

NBC has ordered three new series — high-concept drama The Event and comedies Outsourced and Love Bites — for the 2010-11 TV season, the network announced Friday.

NBC picks up new J.J. Abrams drama series

Starring Jason Ritter (The Class), The Event is a conspiracy thriller that follows Ritter's character as he investigates the disappearance of his fiancée (Disturbia's Sarah Roemer), only to expose the biggest cover-up in U.S. history ... read more

Movie News: Rock's New Role

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson by John Shearer/WireImage.com

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson has confirmed for SCI FI Wire that in the upcoming Shazam! movie, he's going to play the villainous Black Adam rather than the heroic Captain Marvel because that's what fans told him they wanted him to do. I had no idea you guys were so powerful. Can you please make sure there won't be a "Game Plan 2"? Please?.... Jennifer Connelly has signed on to star opposite Keanu Reeves in a remake of The Day the Earth Stood Still.... Jeanne Tripplehorn has landed the part of Jackie O in the Drew Barrymore/Jessica Lange adaptation of the docu-turned-Broadway hit Grey Gardens.... Frances Conroy (Six Feet Under) and Will Patton (No Way Out) have been cast as the parents of Disturbia hottie Sarah Roemer in the thriller Waking Madison, about a nutjob who locks herself in her apartment for 30 days to cure her mental illness. Taryn Manning has also signed on to play a fellow loony. —Ben Katner read more

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