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Dylan McDermott taps inner demons in new CBS thriller “Stalker”

In the opening scene of CBS’ Stalker, a woman is doused with gasoline. Running from her attacker, she takes refuge in her car. He pours gasoline on that, too, then flicks a lighted match at the car. She’s hysterical, crashes the car and it explodes, instantly killing her. It’s a horrifying image and one that begs the question of just how far this drama from The Following’s creator Kevin Williamson will go. “The Following was always sort of meant to be this little horror movie every week, and it was a popcorn thriller. It was meant to be a page‑turner, like […]

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What Anna Gunn found “deep and rather disturbing” about her “Gracepoint” role

The northern California resort town of Gracepoint has lovely beaches, warm hospitality and one of the best whale-watching spots on the West Coast. It’s a great place to live and raise a family, so long as you’re not harboring terrible secrets. In FOX’s 10-episode drama Gracepoint (Thursdays at 9pm ET/PT beginning Oct. 2), the lifeless body of 12-year-old Danny Solano is found on the beach, the apparent victim of a homicide. Leading the investigation are police detectives Emmett Carver (David Tennant) and Ellie Miller (two-time Emmy winner Anna Gunn), who must sort through a long list of suspects that includes […]

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Survivor’s Remorse — LeBron James and “Glee’s” Mike O’Malley team up on Starz

Survivor’s Remorse Starz Premieres: Oct. 4 Airs: Saturdays at 9pm Who’s In It? Jessie T. Usher, RonReaco Lee, Erica Ash, Teyonah Parris Starz’ new six-episode laugher about the personal and professional travails of young Boston basketball standout Cam Calloway (Usher) — whose multimillion-dollar pro contract is his family’s ticket out of poverty and into a fresh set of problems — is executive produced by the sports-meets-entertainment dream team of LeBron James, his business partner Maverick Carter, sitcom guru and Boston Red Sox chairman Tom Werner (The Cosby Show, Roseanne) and Glee’s Mike O’Malley, himself a Boston native. “Ever since I […]

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The Affair: Showtime’s irresistible drama puts infidelity in complex perspective

The Affair Showtime Premieres: Oct. 19 Airs: Sundays at 10pm Who’s In It?  Maura Tierney, Dominic West, Ruth Wilson, Joshua Jackson (below) If you’ve ever shared a long-ago memory with a friend and discovered you each recall the same event in vastly different ways, you’ll recognize the fragile skeleton on which this exquisite drama — from House of Cards executive producer Sarah Treem — is built. At its most basic, The Affair tracks the cause and effect of an extramarital affair between author/schoolteacher Noah (The Wire’s West) and throaty-voiced, sleepy-eyed waitress Alison (a stunning Wilson) — a relationship that somehow […]

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Constantine: NBC drama brings the hellfire from its premiere episode

Constantine NBC Premieres: Oct. 24 Airs: Fridays at 10pm Who’s In It? Matt Ryan, Emmett Scanlan, Lucy Griffiths, Angelica Celaya Look at you. You’re an average, busy person. You wouldn’t count yourself a “nerd” necessarily, but yeah, you read some comics as a kid, you went as Batman that one Halloween and sure, you saw The Avengers in theaters. But who didn’t? “So, what’s up with this Constantine thing?” you ask yourself, not unreasonably. And we, the super nerds, forgive you for your reasonable ignorance. NBC’s gritty new supernatural drama has a lot to live up to in the eyes […]