House of Cards

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When Does House of Cards Return?

Kevin Spacey, Robin Wright

Netflix has set a release date for the third season of House of Cards.

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Emmy Watch: Streaming for a Win

Orange is the New Black

Orange Is the New Black could lead to Emmy gold. The Netflix series is poised to become the first Outstanding Comedy nominee from a streaming service, just as House of Cards broke the drama barrier in 2013. (The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences has allowed programs from digital services to compete against broadcast and cable series since 2008.)

Chances of earning some nods — nominations will be announced on July 10 — might increase, thanks to the buzz and marketing surrounding the launch of Orange's second season, which was released in its entirety on June 6. Netflix has focused much of its "For Your Consideration" Emmy campaign on the prison comedy, which didn't receive a series Golden Globe nomination for its first season but was nominated for Program of the Year and Outstanding New Program by the Television Critics Association as well as Best Comedy Series by the Critics' Choice Television Awards. House of Cards is expected to secure its second nod for Outstanding Drama Series.

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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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Netflix Announces Plan to Raise Prices

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Netflix CEO Reed Hastings says the company plans to raise its subscription prices by "one or two dollars" per month in the next few months, CNN Money reports.

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Julia Louis-Dreyfus Gets Naked, Looks Great on Rolling Stone Cover

Julia Louis-Dreyfus

Julia Louis-Dreyfus bares all for the new issue of Rolling Stone, posing coyly on the magazine's cover wearing nothing but a large back tattoo of the preamble to the United States Constitution.

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Ask Matt: Reboots and Finales, Binge-watching, Nashville, SVU, and More

Eric Close

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

Question: There have been quite a few resurrections from the TV graveyard as of late and I must say I love it, way more than Hollywood's obsession of making a sequel out of everything as well as making too-soon remakes. Firefly and Veronica Mars both have movie continuations, Dallas and Boy Meets World have spawned new series chronicling the next generation (I know you're not too big a fan of the new Dallas, but I have to say I welcome the return of Judith Light to the series), Netflix brought back Arrested Development for a fourth season, and Heroes is coming out with Heroes: Reborn next year. So I'm wondering what are your thoughts on this phenomenon, and are there any shows that you feel should be next in this craze.

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Weekend Review: Hannibal, Binging (Or Not to Binge) on Cards, Oscars

Laurence Fishburne, Mads Mikkelsen

"I never feel guilty eating anything," purrs Hannibal Lecter (Mads Mikkelsen) as he serves up another portion of some erotically charged exotic delicacy. NBC's Hannibal (Friday, 10/9c), in its second season, is a feast of macabre freakishness, going beyond the realm of guilty pleasure in a sustained nightmare of horrific yet elegantly hypnotic design.

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How Netflix and the Internet Might Impact This Year's Emmy Race

House of Cards

Broadcast network execs have long grumbled about their shows having to compete against edgy, star-driven and sometimes bigger budgeted cable fare at the Emmy Awards. But now broadcast and cable foes may find themselves united against a new rival: digital programmers like Netflix and Amazon. read more

The Weekend Playlist: Cards Sharks on Netflix, Super Bowl Weekend

House of Cards

"I have no patience for useless things." The Machiavellian politician making this pronouncement, in the sinister opening scene of Netflix's instantly gripping shot-across-the-bow miniseries House of Cards, is Francis Underwood (a perfectly reptilian Kevin Spacey). On the surface, he's a team player, a powerful House of Representatives leader in the cynical snake pit of Washington, D.C. The conceit of House of Cards, as it was in the brilliant Emmy-winning 1990 British classic this is based on (first seen in the U.S. on Masterpiece Theater), takes us behind Underwood's mask to reveal the manipulative monster within, a voracious tyrant who doesn't suffer fools gladly and takes no prisoners in his predatory pursuit of power.

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Premiered: November 18, 1990, on BBC
Rating: TV-14
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Premise: A dark satire on English politics about a conniving Conservative Party chief whip who tries to unseat the new Prime Minister. Andrew Davies won an Emmy for his script. Based on Michael Dobbs' novel of the same name.

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