Cheers to Annie Parisse for bringing some much-needed sex appeal to Rubicon.
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AMC's chilly conspiracy serial cast the smoldering actress as Andy, a part-time painter who takes her justifiably paranoid neighbor, intelligence anyalyst Will Travers (James Badge Dale), into her apartment — and her bed...
Jon Hamm, Julianna Margulies
Most years, the best we can hope for from an Emmy night is a few new winners and a few (arguably, as always) correct winners. This year, the probability for fresh blood at the winners' podium is especially high, given what a terrific season it was for freshman series. (The same will not be said for the batch of new shows about to premiere over the next month.) What follows aren't exactly predictions, because that game can be such an unhappy crapshoot, given the capricious nature of Emmy voters, who tend to vote for what they've always voted for, year after year — until they suddenly don't. (For a list of nominees, and a chance to play along, click here)
This is my take on how I'd like to see things go in the major categories, with some handicapping on why some are more likely to win than others...
Neil Patrick Harris
Neil Patrick Harris went from Emmy zero to hero, winning both his first and second statuettes at the 2010 Creative Art Emmy Awards Saturday.
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The 37-year-old actor won best guest actor in a comedy series for Glee and he also received hardware for hosting the 63rd Annual Tony Awards, which won...
Fox's Glee led the winners of this year's Television Critics Association Awards, taking home statuettes for Program of the Year, Outstanding New Program and Individual Achievement in Comedy for Jane Lynch.
Modern Family (ABC) won Outstanding Achievement in Comedy, while Lost (ABC) and Breaking Bad (AMC) tied for the Outstanding Achievement in Drama prize. The group also recognized Julianna Margulies for Individual Achievement in Drama for The Good Wife (CBS).
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James Badge Dale
(Friday, 9/8c, Syfy) Colin Ferguson directs this week's episode, which may explain why Sheriff Carter is off to Harvard to visit Zoe for the week. While he's away, the town celebrates Space Week—but as usual, things go awry. This week's culprit: guest star Jamie Kennedy, whose self-propagating oxygen device begins to affect the atmosphere, threatening to incinerate the put-upon town...
James Badge Dale
Cheers to James Badge Dale for pulling a double shift on a pair of top-rank cable dramas.
Having recently wrapped his run as PFC Robert Leckie in HBO's stirring World War II miniseries The Pacific, Badge Dale has reported for duty as intelligence analyst Will Travers on AMC's intriguing new headscratcher Rubicon. As a widower still grieving over the loss of his wife and child in 9/11, he brings warmth to a series that could be a chilly homage to paranoid '70s thrillers like The Conversation and The Parallax View.
Kyle Chandler, Lea Michele
New faces and old veterans highlighted the prime-time Emmy nominations Thursday as freshmen series Glee, Modern Family and The Good Wife entered the ballot that includes The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien.
Glee led all series with 19 nominations, followed by two-time defending drama series winner Mad Men with ...
James Badge Dale, Rubicon
Did you miss the sneak peek for AMC's new conspiracy thriller Rubicon? Now's your chance to catch it again.
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The new 13-episode series stars James Badge Dale (The Pacific) as Will Travers, an analyst at a New York City think tank who spends his days cracking codes. When he sees a pattern among the crossword puzzles of several major newspapers and begins digging for clues, tragedy strikes, forcing Will to question his employers...
Jon Seda will guest-star on an upcoming episode of Burn Notice, Entertainment Weekly reports.
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The Pacific star, 39, will step into the role of...
Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains
Unless Colby, the lone surviving Hero, can win back-to-back immunity challenges tonight and force his way into the final three who will be questioned by and voted upon by the jury members, it appears that a Villain will take home the $1 million top prize. But which one? Parvati and Sandra have won before, but is that enough to not vote for them? Jerri has never won, but her game wasn't the strongest. That leaves Russell. But everyone agrees he is the most diabolical player the game has ever seen, which could leave the Texas oilman coming up just short once again. Following the two-hour season finale, the 20 castaways reunite to learn the winner and discuss their adventure.
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