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Question: This TV mid-season has brought us three dramas about serial killers: The Following, Hannibal and Bates Motel. Why do competing networks often program similar TV shows? Remember the recent explosion of shows set in the 1960s (The Playboy Club, Pan Am, The Hour)? Last year we had the more successful slate of fantasy universe-meets-modern universe shows (Grimm, Once Upon a Time). What gives? Are the networks just waiting around for word of what their rivals are doing so that they can make a duplicate? Or is it all just coincidence? — Sam
Sometimes even network executives admit they've made mistakes. After canceling Unforgettable last year, CBS is bringing back the cop drama this summer. AMC changed its mind about dropping The Killing and, most recently, Lifetime decided to revive Drop Dead Diva.
Psychos are enjoying a TV renaissance, with The Following's poisonously seductive Joe Carroll setting the tone for the creepy comebacks of two of the most infamous fiends in all of pop culture. In a few weeks, NBC will reintroduce audiences to the ravenously deranged Hannibal (as in Lecter), and in case that makes you think about taking a shower, you might want to reconsider, because ...
Peter Sarsgaard has been cast as the new villain in AMC's The Killing, Entertainment Weekly reports.
Sarsgaard will play a Death Row inmate who's been in and out of jail since he was a kid. He joins series regulars Mireille Enos and Joel Kinnaman, as well as new cast members Max Fowler and Elias Koteas.
Returning shows: Where we left off
The Killing's Billy Campbell has joined Fox's Delirium pilot, TVGuide.com has learned.
Breaking Bad may be coming to an end, but Anna Gunn has already lined up her next television role.
Gunn, who plays the long-suffering Skyler White on the AMC show, has been cast in Bravo's drama pilot Rita, the network announced.
The recently resurrected The Killing has begun beefing up its cast.
Elias Koteas has been cast a series regular for the AMC drama's third season, TVGuide.com has learned. He will play Ed Skinner, an intense but well-trusted cop and former partner of Sara Linden (Mireille Enos). Although he's seen as an upstanding guy...
The Killing cannot be killed. AMC has resurrected the crime drama for a third season, which begins shooting next month.
Series stars Mireille Enos and Joel Kinneman are the only cast members listed as returning for Season 3. The new season will pick up a...
Former Desperate Housewives and Mad Men star Mark Moses has booked a guest spot on CBS' Blue Bloods, TVGuide.com has learned exclusively.
Moses will play Curtis Swint, a racist, xenophobic talk-radio host who visits New York for a live broadcast of his show. His outspoken views will force police commissioner Frank Reagan (Tom Selleck) to choose between his sworn duty to ensure Swint's rights to free speech and assembly, and his own personal creed of tolerance and equality....
Eric Ladin and Katy Ladin
Eric Ladin and his wife Katy welcomed their first child.
"Wow! The last 24 hrs have been the best of my life. Forever changed, I am now a father," the former Killing star tweeted.