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Exclusive Video: Witches Are Real in Salem

Janet Montgomery

This is not the Salem you read about in history class.

In WGN America's first scripted series, Salem, the infamous witch trials of the 17th century will be explored — but with a twist. Whereas innocent young women were unjustly murdered in real life, the witches on the show are very much real.  

First Look: Teaser trailer for WGN America's original series Salem

Created and executive-produced by Brannon Braga (24) and Adam Simon, the show stars Janet MontgomeryShane WestSeth Gabel,Ashley MadekeXander BerkeleyTamzin Merchant and Elise Eberle. Before the series premiere on April 20 (10/9c), WGN America will debut a special, Salem: Witches Are Real (Tuesday, 11/10c)which examines the mystery and lore that inspired the premise of the show.  

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First Look: It's Father's Day for the Dark Knight in Son of Batman

Son of Batman

Batman turns 75 this year and he's celebrating by becoming a father. The upcoming animated movie Son of Batman introduces Damian, the child Bruce Wayne never knew he had. The story is based on a 2006 comic-book arc written by Grant Morrison in which Batman learns that he has a violent, unruly pre-teen son, secretly raised by the terrorist group the League of Assassins.... read more

Nikita Boss Weighs In on Series Finale, Amanda's Fate and More

Maggie Q

[Warning: The following contains spoilers from Nikita's series finale. Read at your own risk!] Nikita and her merry band of rogue agents are no more. After four seasons of sacrifice, betrayals, lost loves and lost causes, Nikita's series finale on Friday ... read more

Nikita's Noah Bean on Ryan's Big Showdown with Amanda

Noah Bean

Ryan's suspicions about The Shop proved correct, but it came at a price. On Friday's Nikita, Ryan (Noah Bean) got too close to the truth and fell into the hands of ... read more

First Look: Teaser Trailer for WGN America's Original Series Salem

Salem

WGN America is shedding its "superstation" skin and getting into the original scripted series business this spring with the period drama Salem.

The hour-long series, set in 17th century Massachusetts, explores the infamous Salem witch trials. In a twist, witches are real in Salem, and there's a dark, supernatural truth behind them.

Brannon Braga (24, Star Trek: The Next Generation) created, executive produced and wrote Salem, along with Adam Simon (The Haunting in Connecticut). The show stars Janet Montgomery (Made in Jersey), Shane West (Nikita), Seth Gabel (Fringe), Ashley Madekew (Revenge), Xander Berkeley (The Mentalist), Tamzin Merchant (Jane Eyre) and Elise Eberle (The Astronaut Farmer).

West plays John Alden, a "tough, pragmatic, wry-humored" war veteran who returns to Salem after spending a decade on the battlefield and being held in captivity at the hands of the Indians. John finds his hometown gripped in witch-hunt frenzy, led by Cotton Mather (Gabel). John also has a history with Mary Sibley (Montgomery), but is the subject of advances by Anne Hale (Merchant), a fearless artist who becomes Mary's enemy.

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The Mentalist: Has Jane Found Peace After Red John?

Simon Baker

[Warning: This article contains major spoilers from Sunday's episode of The Mentalist. Read at your own risk!]

 

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Spoiler Alert! The Mentalist's Red John Speaks

The Mentalist

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

So did you figure it out or were you shocked you-know-whatless? After five seasons and change, The Mentalist has finally revealed the identity of serial killer Red John. read more

Nikita's Final Season: Who Could Die?

Maggie Q

It's the beginning of the end for Nikita. The CW spy show returns Friday at 9/8c to kick off its final, six-episode season. And although fans are grateful that Nikita will have a proper (if shortened) send-off, there's a very legitimate fear that things won't end well. read more

The Mentalist: Has Red John Finally Been Revealed?

Simon Baker and Robin Tunney

[Warning: This article contains major spoilers about Sunday's episode of The Mentalist. Read at your own risk!]

After a 10-year hunt, The Mentalist's Patrick Jane (Simon Baker) finally knows who killed his wife and daughter. Or does he?

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Shane West Lands Lead in WGN America's Salem

Shane West

As Nikita draws to a close, actor Shane West has already lined up his next series: Salem, the first scripted series from WGN America.

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