New Documentary Showcases ‘Spartacus’ Star Andy Whitfield’s Final Fight Against Cancer

When “Spartacus: Blood and Sand” actor Andy Whitfieldlearned he had cancer, namely stage 4 non-Hodgkin lymphoma, he beat it. When a routine checkup discovered that it had returned, Whitfield and his wife Vashti decided to document his second fight against the disease, filming his battle for over a year, up until just before he died […]

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‘Spartacus’ Gets Third Season From Starz

By Tim Kenneally LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) – Gladiator groupies can brace themselves for more gore in the arena. Starz has given its series “Spartacus” a go-ahead for a third season, the pay cable network announced on Monday. The green light comes months ahead of the January 27, 2012, premiere of “Spartacus: Vengeance,” the second season […]

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‘Spartacus: Vengeance’ Premiere Date Announced

Spartacus will be back with a “Vengeance” in January. Starz announced Thursday that “Spartacus: Vengeance” – featuring the debut of Liam McIntyre as gladiator Spartacus – will premiere on Jan. 27. The Australian actor assumes the role of Spartacus, originated by Andy Whitfield, who passed away at age 39 in September in Australia, after battling […]

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‘Spartacus’ Marathon Will Honor Late Actor

By Kimberly Potts LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) -The Starz network has scheduled a special marathon of “Spartacus: Blood and Sand” to honor the series’ breakout star, 39-year-old Andy Whitfield, who died on September 11 after a battle with non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Five episodes, including the first episode and the first season finale, will air at 9 p.m. […]

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‘Spartacus’ Producer: Prequel Won’t Disappoint

PASADENA, Calif. – A producer for Starz’s “Spartacus” series says fans who enjoy the show’s graphic blood and guts won’t be disappointed when it returns. Producer Steven DeKnight said Friday that “there are some deaths that are so incredible you just have to rewind and watch again because you can’t believe what you just saw.” […]

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The Big Tease: Scoop On Good Wife, House, Glee, Walking Dead And More

Wanna know what’s coming up on your favorite show? Tuesday is tease-day at Fancast, and MattMtvguy@gmail.com is the place to send your questions. Here now the scoop! How many episodes of ‘The Good Wife’ will Elizabeth Reaser be in? Is she a real love interest for Will? – Trish Josh Charles tells me that Reaser’s […]

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‘Spartacus’ Title Role Being Recast

STARZ has made the tough call to proceed with ‘Spartacus: Blood and Sand‘ for a second season with a new actor in the title role. The network will recast the role of Spartacus after leading man Andy Whitfield was forced to bow out of the series for good due to his ongoing battle with non-Hodgkins […]

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