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USA Orders Alien Drama From Lost’s Carlton Cuse

Carlton Cuse

Whoa, that Carlton Cuse is one busy guy!

Currently the executive producer of FX's The Strain and A&E's Bates Motel, Cuse is now taking a dip in the USA pool. The network announced Mondaythat it has given a pilot order to Colony, an alien invasion drama from Cuse and Ryan Condal.

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Michael Vartan, Wife Divorcing After Three Years

Michael Vartan, Lauren Skaar

Alias alum Michael Vartan and his wife Lauren Skaar are getting divorced, People reports.

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The Strain: Is FX's Vampire Drama Too Graphic?

Cory Stoll

Warning: The Strain might not be for everyone.

FX's new vampire drama isn't a melancholy love story about the undead cursed to walk the earth for eternity and forced to hide their true nature. Instead, these vampires are fierce, blood-hungry killing machines with basically one goal: spread the strain of vampirism around the world.

Based on the novels from Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan, the horror story follows Dr. Ephraim Goodweather (Corey Stoll), an epidemiologist at the Centers for Disease Control, whose team is called in to investigate a mysterious "dead" plane that lands at JFK. Every passenger, save for four, have mysteriously died from an unknown virus that will soon turn them into vampires — cogs in the ultimate war in which vampires will take over the world.

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Emmys: TVGuide.com's Picks for Lead Actress in a Drama Series

Tatiana Maslany

Emmy voting is underway! This week, voters will be checking off names and shows they think are worthy of getting a nomination come July 10. We at TVGuide.com have a few selections in mind ourselves. Next up: our dream ballot for Best Lead Actress in a Drama Series.
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Top Moments: The Vampire Diaries' Shocking Death and Jack's Explosive 24 Return

Kiefer Sutherland

Our top moments of the week:

14. Best Do-Over: When Chief Boden learns he's going to be a dad on Chicago Fire, he tries to do right by ex-girlfriend Donna, but his ultra-practical and unromantic proposal leaves her feeling cold, and she refuses. Once Boden wises up, he shows up at the school where Donna teaches in full uniform, gets down on one knee and pops the question with a... read more

Postmortem: Bates Motel Boss Answers Our Burning Finale Questions

Vera Farmiga, Freddie Highmore

[WARNING: The following story contains spoilers from Monday's Season 2 finale of Bates Motel. Read at your own risk.]

Hello again, "Mother."

On Monday's Season 2 finale of Bates Motel, Norman Bates (Freddie Highmore) was once again... read more

Monday Review: The Return of 24 and Louie

Keifer Sutherland

A day in the life of Jack Bauer would go so much easier if anyone would just listen to him when he barks commands like, "Stop that couple!" Fat chance when what seems like half the armed personnel of the CIA's London bureau have guns pointed at the good guy instead of the fleeing bad guys.

Will they never learn? Apparently not. Which is no doubt exactly the desire of the fans who've been waiting four long years — that's roughly 35,064 hours in real time — for 24, one of TV's most electrifying thrillers, and Kiefer Sutherland as its beleaguered yet seemingly indestructible hero to snap back into action. The novelty — and thus, a bit of the edge — is gone as Fox's 12-part 24: Live Another Day seeks to prove that less is more, slowly revving up the comfortably formulaic engine while visceral split-screen editing once again intensifies the literally explosive twists. And yet, because a sad, mad, badass Jack Bauer is the only Jack we've ever known, there's something grimly satisfying when he mutters bleakly to one of his few allies, "I don't have any friends."

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Bates Motel Finale: Will the Truth About Norman Finally Come Out?

Freddie Highmore, Vera Farmiga

Now that Norman Bates knows the truth about his murderous ways, how much longer can it be kept a secret?

On the penultimate episode of Bates Motel's second season, Norman (Freddie Highmore) was kidnapped and stuffed in a box for hours. The traumatizing time alone allowed Norman's repressed memories of murdering Miss Watson to come to the surface. "This was a huge chunk of reality for Norman Bates, who just doesn't have an awareness of this part of himself," executive producer Kerry Ehrin says... read more

Ask Matt: Hannibal Revisionism, Race Redemption, Blacklist In-Joke, and More

Raul Esparza

Send questions and comments to askmatt@tvguidemagazine.com and follow me on Twitter!

Question: I've been enjoying the insights into the early Hannibal Lecter and Norman Bates on Hannibal and Bates Motel. I know that both shows are just based on the original works and can certainly invent stories for the characters. However, I expect the TV series to at least honor the future stories that we're so familiar with. What I mean: Bates Motel is terrific at bringing young Norman along where we can understand the Norman in Psycho and how he got that way. The taxidermy and now the blackouts are both critical, as is the relationship with Mother. However, I was very upset that they killed off Dr. Chilton in Hannibal since he is an important character in the novels. We can accept that what we see in Jack, Will, Bloom, Lounds, etc. are consistent (genders aside) with what we see later in Red Dragon and Silence of the Lambs. But now, there is no place for Chilton in the future stories. Am I out of line and the only one who has complained? — Jerome

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The Good Wife: Will Lost's Nestor Carbonell Romance Alicia?

Nestor Carbonell

Apparently Alicia Florrick isn't wasting any time jumping back into the dating pool — or is she?

Lost's Nestor Carbonell will guest-star on The Good Wife as a charming entrepreneur who... read more

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Premiered: March 18, 2013, on A&E
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Premise: The teenage years of Norman Bates from Alfred Hitchcock's "Psycho."

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