The Pacific

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Tonight's TV Hot List: Sunday, May 16, 2010

Survivor

Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains
8/7c CBS
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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The Pacific Episode Recap: Part 8

In this eighth installment of The Pacific, Sgt. John Basilone tires of being a pencil-pushing war hero and returns to Camp Pendleton to train a new batch of Marines. While there, he falls in love with Sgt. Lena Riggi, who initially resists his charms. Although much of the episode is devoted to the couple's courtship, eventual marriage, and Basilone's decision to re-enlist, the hour culminates in yet another masterfully shot battle sequence as Basilone leads his trainees into combat on Iwo Jima... read more

Tonight's TV Hot List: Sunday, May 2, 2010

Breaking Bad

Breaking Bad
10/9c AMC
Chilling, jarring, charged, explosive. They all fit the description for this episode, which is jam-packed with one unforgettable scene after another. Hank gets his revenge for the bogus phone call about Marie being rushed to the hospital; Jesse is handed the ultimate get-out-of-jail-free card that he expects to use to trump the police and the DEA; and the loco brothers from Mexico with their ax to grind with Walt and Hank pull the trigger on their own plan for revenge.

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AMC Sets Premiere Dates for Mad Men, Rubicon

Mad Men

There's no end date yet for Mad Men, but it has received a premiere date — along with new AMC series Rubicon.

Mad Men will kick off Season 4 on Sunday, July 25 at 10/9c, the network announced Tuesday.

Mad Men promotes Jared Harris to series regular

The following Sunday will see the two-hour ...
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The Pacific Episode Recap: Part 6

In this episode of The Pacific, Leckie, Sledge & Co. continue fighting on Peleliu. Suffering in the extreme heat with little drinking water, the men attempt to move across a dangerous airfield while facing constant fire from entrenched Japanese soldiers in the hills. Meanwhile, Sid Phillips visits Sledge's parents back in Alabama to assure them their son is going to be fine... read more

Tonight's TV Hot List: Sunday, April 18, 2010

Reba McEntire, Host ACM Awards

Academy of Country Music Awards
8/7c CBS
Lady Antebellum and Taylor Swift are the hottest acts in country music, and both should walk away from tonight's 45th annual Las Vegas shindig, hosted by Reba McEntire, with some serious hardware. Lady A leads all artists with seven nominations, including top vocal group and album of the year. Swift is up for five trophies and is a strong contender for Entertainer of the Year, an award voted on by fans. The stellar lineup includes Carrie Underwood, Kenny Chesney, Tim McGraw, and Brooks and Dunn, who will be taking the stage for the last time at an awards show as a performing duo.

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The Pacific's Joe Mazzello Went from Dodging Dinosaurs to Dodging Bullets

Joe Mazzello

As HBO viewers begin drinking in the second half of The Pacific this weekend, they'll see the story line of Marine Eugene B. Sledge really kick in — which means they'll be seeing a lot more of Joe Mazzello.

Just like co-star James Badge Dale, Mazzello made sure he read his character's memoir (1981's With the Old Breed) and met his widow and children.

James Badge Dale: If The Pacific doesn't make him a star, there's always... read more

The Pacific Episode Recap: Part 4

After spending the last episode away from the battlefield, The Pacific comes roaring back with more Japanese night attacks and, even worse, the attacks that come from within the soldiers. After working out of the intelligence tent during a heated battle on Cape Gloucester, Leckie finds it increasingly difficult to cope with the jungle, the rain — and his bed-wetting problem. Leckie's only respite from the front line is in a mental hospital in Banika... read more

James Badge Dale: If The Pacific Doesn't Make Him a Star, There's Always Hockey

James Badge Dale, The Pacific

James Badge Dale jokes that the boot camp that he and the other actors in The Pacific endured was so grueling that he's repressed any memory of it.

Dale Dye, a retired Marine captain who served as the military adviser for The Pacific and 2001's Band of Brothers, "likes to see actors cry," Dale tells TVGuide.com.

HBO sends veterans to capital to celebrate The Pacific

Even more difficult, says the actor of his role in HBO's 10-part World War II miniseries executive-produced by Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg, was feeling a responsibility to Robert Leckie, the real-life Marine he plays. To prepare, he read Leckie's memoir, Helmet for My Pillow, and spent time with Leckie's widow and children. (Leckie himself died in 2001.)

"We all felt a lot of pressure to tell their stories with honor and integrity and respect," says Dale, whose co-stars include Joe Mazzello and Jon Seda.

Check out photos from The Pacific

"The wild thing about Robert Leckie is that he hated the Marines when he was in 'em," says the actor, who goes by Badge... read more

Tonight's TV Hot List: Sunday, March 28, 2010

The Pacific

The Pacific
9/8c HBO
One aspect mostly absent from Band of Brothers was the war's effect on the Allied home front, but tonight we see a grateful civilian population when the Marines recuperate in Melbourne in January 1943. There are wounds, both physical and mental, to tend to, and many of the Americans bond with their hosts, including Leckie's romance with a Greek-Australian woman. But there is also the troubling notion that they could ship out anytime, to another campaign as bad — or worse — than Guadalcanal.

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Premiered: March 14, 2010, on HBO
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Premise: A 10-part miniseries about U.S. Marines fighting the Japanese in the Pacific in World War II begins in the aftermath of the attack on Pearl Harbor and ends with their return home in 1945. Tom Hanks, Steven Spielberg and Gary Goetzman are the executive producers.

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