The Prisoner

2009, TV Show


The End of The Prisoner: Who Is No. 1?

The Prisoner

In the old and new versions of The Prisoner, Six wants Two to answer the burning question: Who is No. 1?

In AMC's updated six-part version of the '60s cult classic, an answer comes from a schoolgirl in Monday's Episode 3. Her rote response sounds as if it's had been drummed into her head:

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Tonight's TV Hot List: Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2009

Merry Madagascar

Merry Madagascar
8/7c NBC
NBC rolls out another holiday special, this time with the gang from the Madagascar movies. Ben Stiller, Chris Rock, David Schwimmer and Jada Pinkett-Smith once again lend their voices to the crew of zoo animals stranded a long, long way from home. When Santa (voice of Carl Reiner) crashes into their island and ends up with amnesia, the animals decide to deliver his presents themselves. But saving Christmas isn't their only motive — they also see the magic sleigh as their ticket back to New York City.

Read on for previews of Melrose Place, Biggest Loser, Dancing with the Stars and The Prisoner. read more

Ratings: The Prisoner Holds on to Mad Men's Sunday Night Numbers on AMC

The Prisoner

AMC's reimagining of the 1968 cult classic The Prisoner nabbed 2.2 million viewers in its Sunday night debut, enough to match Mad Men's numbers in the timeslot.

Prisoner, starring Ian McKellen and Jim Caviezel kept the momentum of... read more

The Prisoner Episode Recap: "Arrival" and "Harmony"

AMC's reimagining of the 1968 cult classic, The Prisoner, kicks off its first night with a man called Six (Jim Caviezel) waking up in the desert with no idea how he got there. (Maybe he turned a frozen donkey wheel?) Worse, after being chased by men with dogs, taking a few cab rides, and meeting with a snazzy dresser known as Two (Ian McKellen), he realizes he also has no idea how to leave this mysterious place, known to its inhabitants as The Village. Along the way we get glimpses into Six's "other life," and we meet some of the other citizens of the village. However, as Six hangs around and is introduced to his "family," he begins to wonder if maybe all of this is real after all. Thus, we are thrust into a mind-tripping story that poses new questions at nearly every turn... read more

Tonight's TV Hot List: Sunday, Nov. 15, 2009

The Prisoner

The Prisoner
8/7c AMC
Surreal, intriguing and at times captivating, this trippy re-jiggering of the 1960s cult hit is awash in a school of red herring (or are they?) As Six, Jim Caviezel is both a complex and perplexed amnesiac (or is he?) who alights in a mysterious dreamscape known as the Village, where everyone knows your name, but all names are numbers. The No. 1 guy in the Village is actually Two (Ian McKellen), an enigmatic leader with a smile on his face, treachery in his heart and a tendency for two-timing.

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Caviezel and McKellen Explain AMC's Reimagining of The Prisoner

The Prisoner - Ian McKellen, Jim Cavievel

The Prisoner has held its fans captive for two generations. Now, a new generation will see a new version, this one starring Ian McKellen and Jim Caviezel.

Neither of the men who played Gandalf and Jesus were hesitant to tackle Patrick McGoohan's revered cult classic, but...

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Tonight's TV Hot List: Friday, Sept. 25, 2009


9/8c CBS
The paranormal drama about creepy spirits, dark unknowns and a psychic soccer mom who sees dead people does some strange channeling: Canceled by NBC, the show now rematerializes on CBS, completing a ghostly night on the Eye network. (Ghost Whisperer precedes the show.) In the Season 6 opener, Allison struggles through the aftermath of her brain surgery and its potential lasting impact on her life. This also being a crime drama, there's some bad-guy intrigue: A TV-station owner enlists Devalos and Scanlon to probe the purported stalking of his station's sportscaster — who also happens to be his wife. Natalie Zea and Pruitt Taylor Vince guest star.

Read on for previews of Brothers, Dollhouse, The Prisoner, Law & Order, Ghost Whisperer. read more

The Game Season 1 and Other Announced Releases

The Game - Season 1

New releases announced today, June 8:

Astro Boy (2003) - Volumes 1 through 5 will be coming out August 18

The Game - The 1st Season will be coming out September 1

The Prisoner - Complete Series (Blu-ray) will be coming out October 27

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - Season 8 will be coming out September 1

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TV's Secret Agent and The Prisoner Star, Patrick McGoohan, Is Dead at 80

Patrick McGoohan

Two-time Emmy-award winning actor Patrick McGoohan, the star of TV hits Secret Agent and The Prisoner, has died. He was 80, and passed away in Santa Monica, Calif. after a brief illness, his family told the L.A. Times.

McGoohan was born in New York to Irish parents who returned to Ireland when he was several months old, and later settled in England.

His rise to fame in American pop culture began in 1961, when he starred as John Drake in CBS' British-produced Danger Man. In 1965, he reprised the role in Private Agent, an expansion of the show about a spy working for the English government.

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AMC's The Prisoner Adds New Inmates

Lennie James by Albert L. Ortega/

Following the recent announcement of Jim Caviezel and Ian McKellen as the stars of AMC's miniseries reimagining of the 1960s series The Prisoner, the network has named a few more actors it plans to lock up.Joining Caviezel's Number Six and McKellen's Number Two (insert childish joke here!) are Golden Globe-nominated actress Ruth Wilson (Jane Eyre, Capturing Mary) as Number 313, Hayley Atwell (Mansfield Park) as Number 41-5, Lennie James (Jericho) as Number 147 and Jamie Campbell-Bower (Sweeney Todd) as Number 11-12. The miniseries is updating the original — an espionage thriller set during the Cold War — to focus on security and surveillance while retaining the franchise's trademark socio-economic commentary. The six-part event is set to debut in 2009. — Adam BryantRelated:• Caviezel, McKellen Locked Up for AMC's The Prisoner• The Joy of 6: A First Look at the Return of The Prisoner• AMC to Set The Prisoner Free in 2008 read more

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Premiered: November 15, 2009, on AMC
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Premise: A reworking of the 1960s cult hit about an amnesiac held in a mysterious area called the Village, where inhabitants are known only by numbers.



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