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‘Mosaic’: Steven Soderbergh Talks Sharon Stone, Turning His Storytelling App Into an HBO Mini

The first thing you should know about Steven Soderbergh’s atmospheric five-night HBO miniseries Mosaic is that there’s an app for that (Rather partake on your desktop? Click here). And if you haven’t already done so, downloading the fun freebie to experience the Emmy- and Oscar-winning director’s wholly fresh take on storytelling, with scriptwriter Ed Solomon (Men in Black), is a splendidly addictive time suck before you get the definitive version of their tale via the mini, which debuts Jan. 22. The core plot of both app and series is the same: The mysterious murder of cougarish writer Olivia Lake (Sharon […]

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‘9-1-1’ Star Angela Bassett: Ryan Murphy’s Star-Studded Drama Makes the Procedural Personal

We all know the drill. Something bad happens? Call 9-1-1. But then what? Who’s behind that voice that takes the frantic call? Who do they call next? And how do those first responders deal daily with a life-and-death job when they’re finally off the clock? American Crime Story’s Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk set out to explore the lifesaving entity we often take for granted in their new drama called, yes, 9-1-1. 9-1-1 reunites Murphy and Falchuk with their American Horror Story alumni Angela Bassett and Connie Britton, who play policewoman Athena Grant and call-center operator Abby Clark, respectively. Underground’s Aisha […]

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Knightfall: The Knights Templar’s Greatest Quest Is History’s Latest Drama

Long ago, an order of monastic warriors fought battles in distant lands, until a wealth- and power-grabbing ruler betrayed them and led to their demise. Sound familiar? They’re not the Jedi of a galaxy far, far away, but rather the Knights Templar of Europe in the Middle Ages. The Templars were a mysterious order of Catholic warriors who were active in the 12th, 13th and early 14th centuries, fighting in the Crusades and defending pilgrimages to the Holy Land. Some legends have them also protecting sacred relics like the Holy Grail. Stories of the Templars have spawned new mythologies for […]

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Shemar Moore is Ready to Save the Day in ‘S.W.A.T.’

When Shemar Moore left CBS’ highly successful series Criminal Minds after 11 seasons, fans cried at the loss of popular character Derek Morgan. But Moore explains, “I just got to a place where I felt like I was running out of gas as far as what else to do with Derek.” Now Moore is back on CBS on Thursday as Daniel “Hondo” Harrelson, the lead in S.W.A.T., a bold, modern, more eye-popping version of the successful franchise that has already been a ’70s TV series and a 2003 movie blockbuster. “This is a dream job,” Moore marvels. “This is a […]

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‘The Girlfriend Experience’ Season 2: Starz’s Bold And Sensual Drama Tackles Two Separate Storylines

The Girlfriend Experience, indie filmmakers Amy Seimetz and Lodge Kerrigan’s unflinching examination of the high-end sex trade, was proudly edgy right out of the gate. Produced by Steven Soderbergh, whose 2009 film of the same name inspired the anthology drama, the series prompted a spirited debate about whether it was prurient TV porn or a gutsy, woman-centric examination of sexual power, self-worth and capitalism. And though many of the show’s devoted fans hoped Season 2 would delve further into the dealings of Riley Keough’s student-slash-escort Christine Reade, they’re getting a whole new Experience instead. The 14-episode Season 2 features hourlong […]

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National Geographic’s The Long Road Home: Cast Members Talk Real-Life Counterparts

The Long Road Home Actors Talk Their Real-Life Counterparts Based on ABC News Chief Global Affairs Correspondent Martha Raddatz’s 2008 bestseller, National Geographic’s The Long Road Home mines the human impact of war via a cadre of American soldiers, their Iraqi interpreter and their terrified families awaiting news during 2004’s “Black Sunday” ambush on a newly arrived 1st Cavalry Division platoon in Sadr City, Baghdad. •RELATED: The Long Road Home: We’re On Set As Martha Raddatz’s Moving Tale Of Military Sacrifice Comes To National Geographic An impressive nine-year effort, The Long Road Home filmed on Killeen, Texas’ Fort Hood military base, where writer/showrunner Mikko […]

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The Long Road Home: We’re On Set As Martha Raddatz’s Moving Tale Of Military Sacrifice Comes To National Geographic

It’s 1am on a stifling, central Texas June night and a life-or-death battle is being waged in a remote area of the sprawling Fort Hood military base. Fifteen soldiers hunker down in an open-sided tactical vehicle that is no match for their assailants’ firepower. Some fire frantically into the hostile darkness. Others bellow from the pain of fresh wounds. And one, their leader, does his best to mitigate chaos. No, war hasn’t come stateside. Nor is this an elaborate training exercise. Instead, I’m in the midst of a rending, pivotal moment on the set of National Geographic’s event series The […]

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Preview: All Your ‘This Is Us’ Questions Answered

This Is Us Returns: Sept. 26 at 9/8c on NBC Where We Left Off: Jack isn’t dead, but his relationship with Rebecca might be. What To Expect: This Is Us was last year’s breakout smash and introduced the lovably complicated Jack (Milo Ventimiglia) and Rebecca (Mandy Moore) and their “Big Three.” “The series is fundamentally about the family dynamic and how our childhood, and our parents, and the bonds that we form with them and our siblings if we have them, fundamentally shape who we are as people,” Moore shares. “The good, the bad, and sort of everything in between.” […]