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From Masters of Sex to Boardwalk Empire: How Accurate Are Fact-Based Dramas?

Lizzy Caplan, Steve Buscemi

Halfway through the pilot episode of the Showtime series Masters of Sex, which is based on the story of real-life sex researchers Dr. William Masters and Virginia Johnson, Masters leaves his wife, Libby, in the care of another doctor as she undergoes infertility treatments so he can slip into a neighboring examination room and watch a prostitute masturbate... It's an amazingly rich six minutes of television that manages not only to set up most of the first season's major plotlines and underlying emotional tensions, but also to explain the story's historical import. In a strictly factual sense, it's also mostly made up.

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Game of Thrones Casts Styr, the Magnar of Thenn

Yuri Kolokolnikov

Yuri Kolokolnikov has joined the cast of Game of Thrones for its upcoming fourth season, Entertainment Weekly reports.

The Russian actor, a newcomer in the States, will play... read more

Rome Alum Indira Varma Joins Game of Thrones

Indira Varma

Rome alum Indira Varma is joining the cast of Game of Thrones, Entertainment Weekly reports.

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Homeland's Zuleikha Robinson Joins Covert Affairs

Zuleikha Robinson

Zuleikha Robinson is hopping from one CIA drama to another: The Homeland actress has landed a recurring role on the upcoming season of Covert Affairs, TVGuide.com has learned.

Who are your favorite TV crime fighters?

Robinson will make her debut in the ninth episode as ...
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Kevin Bacon Takes TV In the New Drama The Following

Kevin Bacon

Fox is bringing home the Bacon.

For his first regular series role since playing troubled teen lush Tim "TJ" Werner on CBS' Guiding Light in 1981, Kevin Bacon is going even darker, and it's a killer fit. Just don't call The Following another police procedural. Even though the ink-black thriller centers on the hunt for a madman's cult of homicidal fans, "I was not interested in playing that procedural formula," says Bacon, 54, looking relaxed and boyishly shaggy in his trailer on the show's Brooklyn set. "That is something I asked about a lot."

Instead... read more

Rome's Ciaran Hinds Joins Game of Thrones

Ciaran Hinds

Game of Thrones is hailing Caesar.

Ciaran Hinds, who portrayed Rome's ambitious tyrant, has joined the cast of the HBO drama in Season 3, TVGuide.com has confirmed. Entertainment Weekly first reported the news.

Comic-Con: Game of Thrones casts Queen of Thorns, 13 other roles

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NBC Commits to Period Drama about Cleopatra

NBC Logo

NBC has committed to a pilot for a period drama about Cleopatra, Deadline reports.

The drama will focus on the love triangle of Cleopatra, Mark Anthony and Julius Caesar in ancient Egypt, according to the report.

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Exclusive: The Mentalist Books Parks and Recreation Star for Season Premiere

Jim O'Heir, Simon Baker

Ever imagined what a Parks and Recreation crossover with The Mentalist might look like? This could be as close as you'll ever get.

Parks mainstay Jim O'Heir will guest-star on the upcoming Season 5 premiere of The Mentalist, TVGuide.com has learned exclusively.  O'Heir will play a hotel manager who may have some valuable information to offer Patrick Jane ... read more

The Mentalist Lands New FBI Agent

Polly Walker

Rome star Polly Walker has landed a recurring role on The Mentalist, TVLine reports.

Walker will play Senior FBI agent Alexa Shultz, a whip-smart alpha female who'll be introduced in the Season 5 premiere. read more

Swedish Actress Katia Winter Lands Recurring Role on Dexter

Katia Winter

Swedish-born actress Katia Winter has landed a recurring role on Showtime's serial killer drama Dexter.

Winter, who starred opposite Kellan Lutz in the action film Arena, will head to the series for Season 7, where she'll play a Russian stripper who works in a Miami gentlemen's club, according to TVLine.
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Premiered: August 28, 2005, on HBO
Rating: TV-MA
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Premise: The Roman Empire's rise gets a royal treatment in this sprawling drama, which begins in 52 B.C., when Julius Caesar finally conquers Gaul, after years of war. Back in Rome, however, the Senate seeks to undermine Caesar's power, setting the stage for inevitable civil war. The HBO-BBC co-production took more than a year to make on acres of sets at Italy's legendary Cinecitta studios.

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