FX President John Landgraf may be suffering a bad case of déjà vu.
Last week, FX debuted its latest series, a boxing drama called Lights Out about a retired former heavyweight champ. Despite a knockout lead performance from Holt McAllany and lavish praise from a number of critics, the show premiered to only 1.5 million viewers — a number reminiscent of the premiere of the also critically adored but soon-canceled Terriers.
FX puts down low-rated Terriers after one season
So what's to blame for the relatively soft launches of two shows from the same network that scored huge debuts with ...
Louis C.K. says he's thankful for the success of his FX series, Louie. But he's still a little freaked out.
"I'm still terrified of putting on a bad show," the 43-year-old comedian told reporters at the Television Critics Association's winter previews. "There's still a lot of pressure."
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Jason Gann, Elijah Wood and Fiona Gubelmann
Elijah Wood's return to Middle Earth will be a small one — and not just because he'll reprise his role as the tiny hobbit Frodo Baggins.
Wood, who next will star in the quirky FX comedy, Wilfred, will make a brief appearance in the big screen adaptation of The Hobbit, the prequel to the blockbuster Lord of the Rings trilogy.
"I actually spoke to [director Peter Jackson] a while ago and I had an idea that there was something that they were thinking about," Wood said at the Television Critics Association winter previews Saturday. "So it was in my mind as a possibility, but not as...
Ellen Pompeo (Grey's Anatomy), Zachary Levi (Chuck), Eric Stonestreet ((Modern Family)
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NATALIE: The Feb. 10 episode, which is titled "Golden Hour," will follow Meredith for a real-time 60 minutes as she runs the E.R. "Golden hour" is medical jargon for the crucial first hour after a trauma, and how it can often be the difference between life and death, so don't expect "Golden" to be rosy.
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Naya Rivera and Cory Monteith
'Tis the season for holiday miracles, so why can't we hope the same for television? Santa, please give us more (yes, more) Will Schuester's rapping on Glee. Hanukkah Harry, all we ask is that Lux stop kissing her teacher long enough for the CW to see that Life Unexpected deserves a third season. Harvest gods of Kwanzaa, let Fringe survive its move to Fridays. And please, Winter Solstice Fairy, is it too much to ask that to see Meredith Grey in a wedding gown before we depart this mortal coil?
Margo Martindale, Justified
Margo Martindale has joined the cast of Justified for the second season, TVGuide.com has learned.
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Martindale, 59, will play Mags Bennett, a towering figure in the Harlan County criminal world. She's the matriarch of the Bennett clan, which has had a Hatfield and McCoys-type relationship with Raylan Givens (Timothy Olyphant) and his family for years.
The Bennetts have been the biggest pot farmers in Eastern Kentucky for generations, and they were bootleggers before that. Mags is described as a defender of the old ways, and even at her age, she's more dangerous than ever...
Bad things seem to happen to everyone around Terriers' Hank Dolworth.
In the penultimate episode of the FX drama's first season, Hank (Donal Logue) pulled Jason Adler (Loren Dean), the new husband of Hank's ex-wife Gretchen (Kimberly Quinn), into his investigation of a corporate conspiracy that threatens Ocean Beach. And by the episode's end, Jason was dead.
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"I was completely shocked," Quinn tells TVGuide.com of when she first read the script...