Showtime is sticking with its winning formula.
The premium cable network doesn't have much to complain about with eight of its nine eligible series garnering Emmy nominations. With the return of Homeland the launch of The Affair in October, and three more pilots in the works, Showtime president David Nevins is psyched about its latest hit, horror drama Penny Dreadful, which became the network's most-watched new show On Demand and on ShowtimeAnytime.
Homeland is pushing the reset button.
The Emmy-winning drama, which ended Season 3 with Carrie (Claire Danes) pregnant with the late Brody's baby just as she was promoted to a position overseas, was the target of heated criticism from fans as well as critics.
"I don't know how you can look at the last six or seven episodes that we did last..
This week, "Weird Al" Yankovic is celebrating the release of his new album by releasing a video a day for eight days straight. The first clips include parodies of Pharrell's "Happy," Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines," Lorde's "Royals" and Iggy Azalea's "Fancy." In sports news, baseball fans and players alike paid their respects to Derek Jeter during the MLB All-Star game, and Nike debuted an ad honoring the retiring New York Yankees shortstop. Also, Dana Carvey resurrected his classic "Choppin' Broccoli" song onThe Tonight Show, and Disney characters got a taste of prison life in the mash-up video Frozen Is the New Black. Check out those clips and more in our weekly roundup of the best online videos:
Lucy Liu, Raza Jaffrey
First she got a new nemesis, and then a new rival. Now, Elementary's Joan Watson is getting a lover!
Smash alum Raza Jaffrey has landed a guest-starring role on the CBS drama as the new boyfriend of Joan Watson (Lucy Liu), TVGuide.com has learned.
Elementary Exclusive: Gina Gershon cast as Joan's new nemesis
When Elementary returns, it's been...
Anna Paquin, Claire Danes, Lizzy Caplan
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I can't believe we already lost a beloved character on True Blood! Please give me some happier scoop about the final season. — May
How about some new blood? You'll soon meet a chiseled new vamp who gets pulled into the H-vamp war. And when he sets his eyes on one lucky Bon Temps lady, he'll prove to be just as good a lover as he is a fighter. Although the object of his affection is initially a bit heartsore and unsure about entering into a new relationship, she eventually lets the good times roll when they get down and dirty on a pool table.
Is it too early to ask about Homeland's new season? I just have to know what the show is going to do without Brody! — Margaret
Brody may be dead and gone, but executive producer Howard Gordon insists that the character will not be forgotten...
Raza Jaffrey, Michael O'Keefe
Homeland's cast refresh continues: The Showtime drama has added two more new faces to its fourth season.
Smash's Raza Jaffrey and Roseanne's Michael O'Keefe have signed on in recurring roles, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Jaffrey will play Aasar Khan, a decorated lieutenant-colonel in the Pakistan intelligence service. O'Keefe will play deputy station chief John Redmond who is stationed in Afghanistan and will clash with Carrie.
Suraj Sharma has joined the cast of Homeland for the Showtime drama's upcoming fourth season, Entertainment Weekly reports.
Corey Stoll, Laila Robins
In Treatment's Laila Robins and House of Cards' Corey Stoll have joined the cast of Homeland for Season 4, Showtime announced Tuesday.
Robins will play...
Ken Marinom Casey Wilson
NBC has given series orders to Casey Wilson-Ken Marino comedy Marry Me, spy drama Allegiance, Katherine Heigl drama State of Affairs and Traffic-esque drama Odyssey, TVGuide.com has learned.
Marry Me tells the story of...
Actor James Rebhorn, who passed away at age 65 last week after a long battle with skin cancer, wrote his own obituary before he died. (Warning: don't read further unless you have a tissue handy.)