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'World Without End' Miniseries Casts Oscar Nominees, MTV UK Preps 'Teen Dad' & More

by Jean Bentley, posted Jun 29th 2011 7:00PM
Cynthia NixonThe new miniseries 'World Without End,' sequel to 'Pillars of the Earth,' is beefing up its cast.

Signing on to the project are 'Sex and the City' star Cynthia Nixon, along with Oscar nominees Miranda Richardson ('Rubicon') and Peter Firth ('MI-5'), according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The eight-hour drama will begin shooting soon on location in Hungary, Slovakia and Austria.

In other TV news ...

Forget Teen Moms -- across the pond, MTV is all about Teen Dads. The network's UK branch is set to air a new series called 'Teen Dad' that will follow the trials and tribulations of teen fatherhood. [TV Guide]

Former 'Better With You' star Jennifer Finnigan has already landed a new lead role. The actress will play a Las Vegas lawyer in the USA pilot 'Wild Card.' [Deadline]

'Today' host Matt Lauer is branching out. The morning TV staple will guest star on 'Royal Pains' later this season as himself -- he'll be vacationing in the Hamptons and have an encounter with Hank. [THR]

The role of Emily Van Camp's dad on ABC's new 'Revenge' is being recast with a face familiar to fans of the network. James Tupper, last seen on 'Grey's Anatomy,' will take over the role played by Marc Blucas in the pilot. Blucas had to drop out because of his starring role on 'Necessary Roughness,' which premieres tonight. [TV Line]

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BC - I've not seen anything here saying that he won, only that he was nominated. He did, however, win a golden globe for Equus. And considering he was only 18 when it was made, I believe he deserved both.

Colin Firth, on the other hand, did win an Oscar for The King's Speech, as you said. But, he should have won the year before for A Single Man. He was brilliant in it.

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Ummm, Peter Firth was nominated for an Academy Award for 'Equus', but he has not, to my knowledge, won an Oscar. *Colin* Firth, unrelated, just won for 'The King's Speech'.

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Looks to me like Cynthia Nixon has the best agent of all the SATC girls. She has a great role in The Big C and now this.

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