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Allison Janney Joins Showtime’s ‘Masters of Sex’

Emmy-winner Allison Janney is joining the cast of Showtime’s upcoming drama “Masters of Sex” for an extended arc, the network announced Thursday. Janney will appear in five episodes of the hour-long drama, where she will play Margaret Scully, the wife of Beau Bridges‘ character, University Provost Barton Scully. “Masters of Sex” takes on two pivotal […]

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‘Lost’ Bosses, Stars Discuss Controversial Episode: ‘It’s a Huge Gamble’

When the ‘Lost‘ bosses gathered on Thursday night with much of the show’s cast to honor series composer Michael Giacchino, they found themselves facing the music with regards to the May 11 episode that benched Jack, Locke et al to focus on very old and very wild island mythology. In fact, when this Fancast editor […]

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Michael Emerson Previews ‘Lost’s Unusual Detour and Unexpected Romance

With just two regular episodes plus one super-sized series finale left to air, ABC’s ‘Lost‘ continues its “wild ride” this Tuesday with an outing that fan fave Michael Emerson calls both “unexpected” and “unusual.” Is the hour’s suitably special guest star up to the task? Emerson previews the sprawling saga’s final weeks, sizes up the […]

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Macy, Rossum Starring in Showtime’s ‘Shameless’

LOS ANGELES The long-running British TV drama ‘Shameless‘ is being adapted for Showtime with William H. Macy and Emmy Rossum leading the cast. The premium cable channel said Thursday it’s ordered 12 episodes of the series about a Chicago blue-collar family. The executive producers are the drama’s original creator, Paul Abbott, and John Wells, whose […]

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‘Parks & Rec’s ‘SNL’ Reunion, More Casting News

Coming soon to a TV screen near you…. DO NOT LOOK IN HIS BOX: ‘Saturday Night Live’ regular Andy Samberg will guest star on NBC’s just-renewed ‘Parks and Recreation‘ later this season, says the New York Post. He’ll play Carl, the head of park security that butts heads with Amy Poehler‘s Leslie. ‘CHUCK’ MATES: Fred […]

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Can John Wells Turn the Recession into Good TV?

Where Emmy-winning funny man Kelsey Grammer came up ratings-poor, can veteran drama auteur John Wells strike it rich, mining the recession for good TV? Wells, who has brought us such acclaimed fare as ‘ER‘ and ‘The West Wing,’ is now executive-producing a Showtime pilot about a working-class Chicago family waylaid by the recession. In ‘Shameless,’ […]

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