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American Horror Story in Talks With Joseph Fiennes

Joseph FiennesThe cast of the second season of American Horror Story is coming together slowly, but surely...

In addition to a handful of actors returning to the FX show from season one, word through the TV grapevine says that Joseph Fiennes -- whom you may recall from his most recent small screen role as Mark Benford on Flash Forward -- is in talks for the Ryan Murphy/Brad Falchuk-created show.

The anthology series takes place in the sixties -- more specifically, in an East Coast institution for the criminally insane. Fiennes would play the head of the institution, where Jessica Lange's character works (incidentally, her character is a love interest for Fiennes').

Musician-turned-reality show judge Adam Levine is also new to the series, portraying a character known only as one half of a couple known as The Lovers.

American Horror Story's sophomore season is scheduled to premiere this Fall.

Read More | The Hollywood Reporter

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Russell Brand to Host New Late Night TV Series

Russell BrandRussell Brand has signed up to front a new topical late night TV series.

The stand-up comic-and-actor has agreed a deal with cable network FX to present the series on which Russell will give his "unvarnished, unfiltered take on current events, politics and pop culture."

"We're very excited to add Russell Brand's bracingly funny, original, and honest voice to the FX comedy line-up. We look forward to supporting Russell and his partner Troy Miller's ambition to strip down the hosted comedy format to its most fundamental elements and to create something daring and unfiltered for the FX audience," said Nick Grad -- FX executive vice-president of original programming -- in a statement.

The 36-year-old star claims he is "excited" to the "point of climax" about the project, which will hit screens next spring. Making a joke about Fox News political commentator Bill O'Reilly, Russell exclaimed, "I am so excited I'm on the point of climax. In fact, I will put the 'O' into FX, which spells Fox, which is actually the channel's real name. That's the only thing that worries me about all this, to be honest. At least I'll be able to have a Christmas drink with Bill O'Reilly."

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TV on DVD: January 18, 2011

DallasHere are some of the options available this week:

  • 21 Jump Street (Season 4)
  • Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations (Collection 5, Pt. 2)
  • Dallas (Season 14)
  • Dark Skies (Complete Series)
  • Hey Vern, It's Earnest (Complete Series)
  • Justified (Season 1)
  • Merlin (Season 2)
  • Nite Tales (Complete Series)
  • Stingray (Complete Series)
  • Waking the Dead (Season 5)

Make sure to also check out the film options for this week.

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TV on DVD: December 28, 2010

Archer Season 1 dvdHere are some of the options available this week:

  • Archer (Season 1)
  • Baccano (Complete Series)
  • Battlestar Galatica: Razor **Blu-ray**
  • A Charlie Brown Valentine
  • Dragonaut: The Resonance (Complete Series)
  • Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood (Part 3)
  • Gintama (Collection 3)
  • Jersey Shore (Uncensored) (Season 2)
  • River Monsters (Season 2)
  • United States of Tara (Season 2)

Make sure to also check out the film options for this week.

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TV Extensions, Renewals and Cancellations (12/19)

The Closer

Here’s an update on the shows you will and won’t be seeing in the months to come:

CANCELLATIONS

  • The Closer (TNT) – Will end after Season 7
  • The Hasselhoffs (A&E) – Remaining eps could air at later time
  • Stargate Universe (Syfy)
  • Terriers (FX)

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TV on DVD: November 16, 2010

Heroes Complete Series DVDHere are some of the options available this Tuesday:

  • Ancient Aliens (Season 1)
  • Gangland (Season 6)
  • Heroes (Complete Series)
  • It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia: A Very Sunny Christmas
  • Mrs. Miracle (Hallmark movie)
  • National Geographic: Great Migrations
  • The Office (Digital Shorts Collection)
  • Peanuts Holiday Collection
  • Perry Mason (Season 5, Vol. 2)
  • The Twilight Zone (Season 2) **Blu-ray**
  • Wycliffe (Series 4 and 5)

Make sure to also check out the film options for this week.

Read More | Amazon

TV Extensions, Renewals and Cancellations (10/21)

The Event

Here’s an update on the shows you will and won’t be seeing in the months to come:

EXTENSIONS

  • American Dad (FOX) – 8 more episodes ordered
  • Brothers & Sisters (ABC) - 4 more episodes ordered
  • Chase (NBC) – Full season order
  • Chuck (NBC) – Full season order
  • The Event (NBC) – Full season order
  • Law & Order: Los Angeles (NBC) – Full season order

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This Week on TV (9/13-9/19)


(Make sure to check out TV Envy’s Programming Schedule.)

 

MONDAY (9/13)

Season premieres: 90210, Gossip Girl, The Nate Berkus Show, Oprah

  • 90210 (CW, 8 p.m.):  Season premiere. “A deadly earthquake strikes Beverly Hills.” This explains what happened to the Peach Pit.
  • Little People, Big World (TLC, 8:30 p.m.):  “Matt and Zach embark on a father-son road trip in an attempt to mend their broken relationship.” A reconciliation is as likely as the show being renewed.
  • Hoarders (A&E, 9 p.m.):  “A woman’s home is caving in from the weight of garbage piled up to the ceiling.” The good news? The cave-in created additional storage space underneath the house.

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TV Extensions, Renewals and Cancellations (8/5)

Breakthrough with Tony Robbins

Here’s an update on the shows you will and won’t be seeing in the months to come:

 

CANCELLATIONS
  • Breakthrough with Tony Robbins (NBC) - Immediately pulled from schedule

 

RENEWALS
  • The Closer (TNT) - Season 7
  • Dear Genevieve (HGTV) - Season 4
  • The Hard Times of RJ Berger (MTV) - Season 2
  • In Plain Sight (USA) - Seasons 4 & 5
  • Keeping Up with the Kardashians (E!) - Season 5 **Show returns August 22**
  • Leverage (TNT) - Season 4
  • Louie (FX) - Season 2
  • Rizzoli & Isles (TNT) - Season 2
  • Zeke and Luther (Disney XD) - Season 3

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Damages Moves to DirecTV

Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: Drama, Prime Time, Cable, FX, News, Renewals,

Glenn Close on DamagesDon’t already have ? You may want to get it now.

After three years on FX, found itself heading toward the chopping block. Fortunately, the critically-acclaimed drama has just been given new life…on a new home.

The satellite service that helped save , has just placed a two-season order for the series. But unlike the NBC sports drama, Damages won’t get a second run on a different network. It will air only on DirecTV.

“It’s a win for our customers because only they will be able to see these new episodes and another great step forward for DirecTV as we continue to build our growing portfolio of exclusive, award winning programming,” Patty Ishimoto, vice president of entertainment for DirecTV said.

Glenn Close and Rose Byrne are both expected to return with the series in 2011.

Read More | Entertainment Weekly

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