Time’s Up for BBC’s ‘The Hour’

The clock has run out on BBC’s “The Hour.” The drama which followed the lives of 1950s BBC news journalists has been cancelled, the U.K’s Broadcast reports. “We loved the show but have to make hard choices to bring new shows through,” a BBC spokesperson said in a statement. The Abi Morgan-created series, which ran […]

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Dominic West in "The Hour" (Photo: Laurence Cendrowicz/Kudos/BBC)

‘The Hour’s Dominic West Previews Hector’s Downward Spiral in Season 2

It’s late 1957 when BBC America’s critically acclaimed drama”The Hour” returns for a second season on Wednesday, Nov. 28, and not all is well in the world, nor the newsroom. DVR “The Hour” To recap, when we last saw the crew of the show’s fictional news program of the same name, volatile reporter Freddie Lyon […]

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What To Watch: This Week’s DVR Picks

Monday November 26: ‘Extreme Makeover: Home Edition‘ (9pm ET on ABC) **Season Premiere** Record Now The iconic ‘Extreme Makeover: Home Edition’ returns to ABC with a special two-hour Thanksgiving-themed episode, with actress, author, activist and entrepreneur Jenny McCarthy guest starring as team leader. ‘Revolution‘ (10pm ET on NBC) **Fall Finale** Record Now In the gang’s […]

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New On DVD This Week: Lady and the Tramp, Breaking Dawn Part 1, The Rebound

Lady and the Tramp A classic love story unfolds in the best Disney tradition as a lovely young pedigreed cocker spaniel named Lady, who lives a pampered life, finds herself falling romantically for Tramp, an amorous street-smart pooch without prospects. Although they have fun together on several dates, including a sentimental spaghetti dinner by moonlight […]

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New On DVD This Week: Queer as Folk, Ben Hur, CSI, Gavin & Stacey

Queer As Folk Hailed by critics as witty, daring, and unapologetic, the four-time BAFTA-nominated drama and inspiration for Showtime’s popular remake, ‘Queer as Folk: The Complete U.K. Collection‘ is now available on DVD. Aidan Gillen (The Wire, Identity) stars as an unrepentant rake, wreaking havoc in Manchester’s gay scene in this groundbreaking series created and […]

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‘Mad Men’ Inspires Look Back for New TV Hits

By Jill Serjeant LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – “Basically, it’s ‘Mad Men’, with boobs,” quipped Joel McHale. The actor and comedian was joking recently about the upcoming drama series “The Playboy Club“. But McHale could just as easily have been referring to much of the new fall season on U.S. television, as writers revisit the Swinging […]

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5 Things to Know About BBC America’s ’50s Thriller ‘The Hour’

Debuting tonight at 10/9c, BBC America’s new drama “The Hour” uses the backdrop of a 1950s BBC  newsroom to explore class, gender politics, espionage and corruption in Cold War-era England. There’s even a brilliantly heavy love triangle for all the romantics out there. (Watch the pilot episode here on XfinityTV.com before tonight’s premiere.) Created by […]

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