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Comic-Con: It's Not Just for Science-Fiction Shows Anymore

Castle, Glee

Comic-Con has become the ultimate experience for TV fans. And more than 125,000 of them will descend upon the San Diego Convention Center from this Thursday through Sunday for screenings, star panels, autograph opportunities and specially designed collectibles. In the last few years, though, the featured TV shows have fallen into three distinct categories: the obvious "genre" programming like Fringe, Caprica, Supernatural, Futurama and The Vampire Diaries; the shows with tangential relationships to genre entertainment (see ABC's Castle panel, with former Firefly star Nathan Fillion, for instance); and finally, entries, like Glee, that make some hard-core fans think, "Why exactly is that show here?"

Joining that elite first group is AMC's The Walking Dead, a zombie drama based on the Image Comics title by Robert Kirkman, a veteran of the San Diego experience. "It seems like every time I go to Comic-Con, I discover a new VIP area," he says. "Like, 'Wait a minute, just behind this wall they're giving back rubs and everyone gets pink lemonade?'" ... read more

Spartacus Six-Part Prequel to Air on Starz in January

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Pre-production has begun on a six-part Spartacus: Blood and Sand prequel to air in January, Starz announced Tuesday.

The untitled project, which will start shooting this summer, will focus on the rise of the House of Batiatus and its champions before... read more

Tonight's TV Hot List: Friday, April 16, 2010

Spartacus: Blood and Sand

Spartacus: Blood and Sand
10/9c Starz
Over these bloody entertaining 13 episodes fraught with carnage and the carnal, Spartacus has gone from Thracian warrior to Roman slave to gladiator trainee to gladiator champion. In the first-season finale, Spartacus hopes to exact revenge on Glaber, who was responsible for his plight, and who had an exacting hand in the death of his wife. To bring his plan to fruition, Spartacus receives welcome support and assistance from a most unlikely ally.

Read on for previews of Wizards of Waverly Place, What Not to Wear Awards, Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution and Secrets of the Mountain. read more

Spartacus Star Diagnosed With Cancer; Production Halted

Andy Whitfield

Starz's epic drama Spartacus: Blood and Sand halted production after star Andy Whitfield was diagnosed with cancer, reports The Hollywood Reporter.

Whitfield, who plays Spartacus in the freshman series, was diagnosed with ... read more

Spartacus' Lucy Lawless: Sex Scenes Mean Business

Spartacus: Blood and Sand, Lucy Lawless

The swords and sandals are about the only similarities between Spartacus: Blood and Sand and Xena: Warrior Princess, Lucy Lawless says.

"They're so different from each other in almost every way," she tells TVGuide.com. "From the technology, the fight sequences, the sex scenes."

Ah, yes, the sex scenes. In addition to the copious amounts of blood spilled on-screen, the Starz ancient Rome epic features boundary-pushing sex scenes that are about ...
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Spartacus Sets Ratings Record for Starz

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Spartacus: Blood and Sand has posted some bloody great premiere numbers for Starz.

Spartacus: Blood and Sand's Erin Cummings: Fight scenes are fun!

The gruesome series attracted ...
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Tonight's TV Hot List: Friday, Jan. 22, 2010

Caprica

Caprica
9/8c Syfy
The reinvention of the Battlestar Galactica saga continues in the debut of this prequel series set in the vibrant world of Caprica, a planet that resembles an optimistic view of what Earth might be like in the very near future, where an act of terrorism in the name of religion helps usher in the rise of those metallic antagonists known as Cylons. Eric Stoltz, Esai Morales and Alessandra Torresani star.

Read on for previews of Hope for Haiti Now, Music Videos Exposed and Spartacus: Blood and Sand. read more

Spartacus: Blood and Sand's Erin Cummings: Fight Scenes Are Fun!

In anticipation of the premiere of Starz's original historical drama series Spartacus: Blood and Sand (Friday, 10/9c), TVGuide.com caught up with star Erin Cummings, who plays Sura, a warrior who is also Spartacus' wife. Cummings tells us why she signed on to the visceral new series, what it's like playing such a aggressive female character and how the cast enjoyed attending "gladiator camp."

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Premiered: December 02, 2013, on Starz
Rating: TV-MA
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Premise: A Thracian warrior is captured and enslaved by Romans, then placed in gladiator school, where he battles to save his life, gain his freedom and become reunited with his wife, who was also condemned to slavery.

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