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How Welcome to Sweden Went from a Pipe Dream to Your New Favorite Show

Greg Poehler

Following in an older sibling's footsteps can be daunting, but thank God Greg Poehler had the balls to try or else we never would have gotten to see the refreshing and hilarious new comedy Welcome to Sweden.

The semi-autobiographical series, which premieres on Thursday at 9/8c on NBC and is already a hit (and renewed!) in Sweden, is based on Poehler's experiences leaving his high-powered job in New York and moving to Stockholm to be with the love of his life.

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World Cup: Argentina Defeats the Netherlands to Advance the Finals

Nigel de Jong of the Netherlands and Javier Mascherano of Argentina

Brazil's worst nightmare continues. A day after taking the drubbing of a lifetime at the feet of a relentless German team, the World Cup's host country watched its chief rival Argentina advance to the final match of the World Cup.

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VIDEO: The Star-Studded New Trailer for Sharknado 2 Takes a Bite Out of the Big Apple

Sharknado 2: The Second One

"You just jumped the shark," Mark McGrath says in the latest trailer for Sharknado 2: The Next One, probably one Sharknado movie too late. Syfy rolled out a new extended trailer for the next chapter of its social-media phenomenon, and it's heavy on Big Apple pride, airborne toothy fish, and surprise celebrity cameos.

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BBC America Clones Orphan Black With a Season 3 Order

Tatiana Maslany

Cue up that .GIF of Orphan Black's clone dance party, because it's time to celebrate. BBC America has ordered a third season of its buzzed-about series Orphan Black, and placed an order for two new dramas as well.

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Game of Thrones Author: "F--- You" If You Think He'll Die Before Finishing the Books

George R.R. Martin

Author George R.R. Martin is known for the rich and verbose details in his fantasy book series A Song of Ice and Fire, from which HBO's megahit Game of Thrones is adapted. But when it comes to fans who worry that Martin will die before he finishes the epic story of Westeros, he has a very concise message: "F--- you."

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Exclusive Sneak Peek: Leah Remini Goes Up Against Her Sister on TLC's It's All Relative

Leah Remini: It’s All Relative

There's always a certain amount of rivalry among siblings, but Leah Remini takes the family competition to a whole new level on the series premiere of her new reality series, Leah Remini: It's All Relative.

In this exclusive sneak peek from Thursday's episode (10/9c, TLC), Leah tries to... read more

Elementary Exclusive: Gina Gershon Cast as Joan's New Nemesis

Gina Gershon

Joan Watson, meet your match!

Gina Gershon has landed a guest-starring role on Elementary, TVGuide.com has learned exclusively.

The Bound star will play... read more

Eva Mendes Is Pregnant With Ryan Gosling's Baby

Eva Mendes and Ryan Gosling

That deep, sobbing sound you hear is all the women of the world crying at once. The race to have Ryan Gosling's baby is over, and wearing the crown is Gosling's longtime girlfriend, actress Eva Mendes.

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Major Crimes Scoop: Meet Capt. Raydor's Son!

Ryan Kennedy, Mary McDonnell

The Major Crimes family is about to get a little bigger.

Canadian actor Ryan Kennedy (Caprica, Hellcats) has been tapped to play Ricky Raydor, the son of Mary McDonnell's Capt. Sharon Raydor, on the TNT drama, TVGuide.com has learned. 

Ricky, who will first appear in this season's ninth episode "Sweet Revenge," is ... read more

The Flash Taps Robbie Amell as Firestorm

Robbie Amell, Firestorm

Robbie Amell has joined the cast of The Flash in a recurring role, TVGuide.com has learned.

The Tomorrow People alum, who is the real life cousin of Arrow star Stephen Amell, will play... read more

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