Band of Brothers

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Ron Livingston Elected to HBO's Game Change

Ron Livingston

Ron Livingston is teaming up with Tom Hanks and HBO again after their successful 2001 collaboration on Band of Brothers.

The actor has been cast in HBO's upcoming film Game Change that centers on the 2008 presidential campaign, Deadline reports. He joins Ed Harris, Julianne Moore and Woody Harrelson. read more

Tom Hanks to Guest-Star on 30 Rock

Tom Hanks

Tom Hanks is returning to his sitcom roots.

The two-time Oscar-winning actor will appear in an upcoming episode of 30 Rock, Hanks announced on Twitter.

"RadioMan delivers msg from T.Fey. Result? I'm on 30 Rock! Thanks, RMan Hanx," he wrote. Hanks... read more

Scott Grimes Heads to NCIS

Scott Grimes

Scott Grimes has signed on to play DiNozzo's former partner on NCIS, TVGuide.com has confirmed.

On the Tuesday, May 3 episode in which we... read more

Southland's Michael Cudlitz Gets Tangled Up in Blue

Michael Cudlitz

In Southland's deft mix of intriguing characters, Michael Cudlitz's complex cop, John Cooper, is a standout. The veteran character actor shares some secrets from the TNT police drama as well as his own life. ...

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Something Wicked This Way Comes to ABC: Salma Hayek Developing Miniseries

Salma Hayek

Salma Hayek and ABC have teamed up to develop an eight-hour miniseries adaptation of Wicked, Variety reports.

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The project will not be a musical, but will rather be based on Gregory Maguire's best-seller, Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West, which spawned the Broadway hit. Erik Jendersen (Band of Brothers) is writing the script.

Hayek, who previously brought ...
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Damian Lewis to Star Opposite Claire Danes in Showtime's Homeland

Damian Lewis

Band of Brothers star Damian Lewis will star opposite Claire Danes in Showtime's new drama pilot Homeland, the network announced Tuesday.

Based on Gideon Raff's Israeli series Hatufim (Prisoners of War), Homeland revolves around U.S. Marine Sergeant Scott Brody (Lewis), who is found 10 years after going missing during the invasion of Baghdad.

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James Badge Dale: If The Pacific Doesn't Make Him a Star, There's Always Hockey

James Badge Dale, The Pacific

James Badge Dale jokes that the boot camp that he and the other actors in The Pacific endured was so grueling that he's repressed any memory of it.

Dale Dye, a retired Marine captain who served as the military adviser for The Pacific and 2001's Band of Brothers, "likes to see actors cry," Dale tells TVGuide.com.

HBO sends veterans to capital to celebrate The Pacific

Even more difficult, says the actor of his role in HBO's 10-part World War II miniseries executive-produced by Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg, was feeling a responsibility to Robert Leckie, the real-life Marine he plays. To prepare, he read Leckie's memoir, Helmet for My Pillow, and spent time with Leckie's widow and children. (Leckie himself died in 2001.)

"We all felt a lot of pressure to tell their stories with honor and integrity and respect," says Dale, whose co-stars include Joe Mazzello and Jon Seda.

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"The wild thing about Robert Leckie is that he hated the Marines when he was in 'em," says the actor, who goes by Badge... read more

6 Reasons You Should Be Watching Justified

Justified

FX's Justified is my favorite new show of the spring. And based on its premiere's big ratings, others obviously dig Raylan Givens' brand of gun-toting justice. A few reasons why the show (Tuesdays at 10/9c) is worth your time:

FX shoots to kill with Justified

1. Elmore Leonard Inspired It
Hollywood's love affair with the prolific Leonard has ranged from excellent adaptations (Get Shorty, Jackie Brown) to bad (TV's Karen Sisco and Shorty sequel Be Cool). Justified borrowed all the best Leonard elements (cool characters and muscular dialogue) for its pilot... read more

HBO Sends Veterans to Capital to Celebrate The Pacific

The Pacific - Tom Budge, James Badge Dale, Joshua Helman

In anticipation of its upcoming World War II miniseries The Pacific, HBO will foot the bill for 250 veterans to visit the World War II memorial in Washington next week, The Associated Press reported.

The pay cable channel said it is working with the Honor Flight Network, which pays to transport... read more

HBO to Premiere The Pacific March 14

The Pacific

HBO's 10-part miniseries The Pacific will set sail Sunday, March 14. The series will air every Sunday at 9/8c through May 16.

The Pacific comes from executive producers Tom Hanks, Steven Spielberg and... read more

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Premiered: September 09, 2001, on HBO
Rating: TV-MA
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Premise: This Emmy-winning miniseries etched an unforgettably vivid portrait of World War II, as experienced by an Army unit serving in Europe. The drama focuses on Easy Company, 506th Regiment of the 101st Airborne Division, which parachuted into Normandy on D-Day and fought for the remainder of the war. Based on Stephen Ambrose's bestseller, the series was produced by Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg.

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