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Giveaways reminder: BSG: Razor and The Tudors

If you haven't entered our latest giveaways yet, here's a reminder that this week's are ending today. You've got until 5PM Eastern today to enter the Battlestar Galactica: Razor and The Tudors Season One DVD giveaways. Just head on over to the post linked above, read through the rules and make the applicable comment there (not here!) We'll notify the winners next week. Good luck!...

Fun Finds: 'Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains' Cast Revealed, Shows That Lie About the Holidays and More

The cast for 'Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains' has been revealed. Go, Rupert! [TV Fanatic] TV Guide takes a moment to grade the remaining crop of fall shows. Check out how your favorites fared. [TV Guide] We couldn't be more excited about some of the shows returning in the winter of 2010, like 'Lost' and '24.' 'The Tudors' and 'United States of Tara'? Eh, not so much. [TWOP]...

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Showtime Greenlights Series Starring Jeremy Irons

Building on the lush historical production values of the soon-to-sunset 'The Tudors,' Showtime has ordered 13 episodes of 'The Borgias,' starring Jeremy Irons. According to the Hollywood Reporter, the show, set during the Italian Renaissance in 1492, will follow the colorful Borgia crime family, with Irons on board to play its patriarch. The real Borgia was the controversial Pope Alexander VI for 11 years....

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Starz Heading to a Contemporary 'Camelot'

The Knights of the Round Table will soon be initiated into the 21st century. According to the Hollywood Reporter, Starz has greenlit 'Camelot,' a contemporary retelling of the King Arthur legend from a producing team led by Graham King ('The Departed,' pictured) and 'Tudors' creators Morgan O'Sullivan and Michael Hirst....

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A royal decree for season 3 of The Tudors

The Tudors just got picked up for a third season slated to air in 2009. Production will begin June 16th in Dublin, Ireland and Jonathan Rhys Meyers will star once again as Henry VIII. Season three will follow Henry as he weds Jane Seymour and then Anne of Cleves. This really doesn't come as a surprise to me. The show, when it premiered in April 2006, garnered both a large audience and critical acclaim. In fact, the series and Rhys Meyers earned Golden Globe nominations. "The Tudors is now a fixture for us at Showtime and we're on our way to completing the entire saga of all six wives of Henry VIII," says President of Entertainment Robert Greenblatt. He goes on, "We are enormously proud of this show, the extraordinary cast, and the production team that recreates the grandeur of the Renaissance year in and year out. There is nothing like this anywhere on American television." I only have one question, Is season three the season they will make Rhys Meyers wear a fat suit? I love the JRM but come on, he doesn't...

The Tudors: Episode 2-5

(S02E05) This was by far the heaviest episode of The Tudors I've seen. I'll get to my review of the heavier parts later. First, however, I think I'll begin with some of the lighter parts of the episode, all of which were provided by the Pope. I know I've said it before but Peter O'Toole is an invaluable addition to this show. All of his scenes were impeccable tonight (not really anything different from any other night). I think by far his best scene was after Michelangelo threw a tantrum and used foul language when one of his apprentices didn't paint Moses right. Also great but a little haunting was the pope's mention of Cardinal Fisher's martyrdom. He had this eerie expression on his face while he "lamented" that he would not be able to die for Christ like Fisher. Read on after the jump for my full review of The Tudors......

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The Tudors: Episode 2-10 (season finale)

(S02E10) I'm just going to come out and say it. I really enjoyed the season finale of The Tudors. The wife-number-two storyline is all wrapped up. And now next season we'll move on to wife-number-three, Jane Seymour. I think I'm even more excited for next season because I know next to nothing about Henry's wives post Boleyn drama. I know many of you history buffs will disagree, saying that you'd rather they keep to the facts because Tudor history alone is interesting enough. I feel, at this point, I'd rather just watch the story --which is basically a primetime melodrama with corsets and crowns and public executions. So, I'm not as worried about accuracy. And by the way, public executions on Melrose Place would have been awesome. But, enough about what's to be, let's talk about what happened tonight. My review of the season finale is after the jump....

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Great Moments in Canadian TV 2000-2009

10. CBC Gives 'The Tudors' Royal Treatment By 2007, long-form historical dramas like 'Rome' and 'Elizabeth I' were established award winners, but incredibly expensive to produce. By joining a multi-national production alliance that includes Showtime in the US, CBC managed to get its claws into a Golden Globe- and Emmy-winning show, which in the US, has set some ratings records. Granted, 'The Tudors' has had a mixed critical reception, but it continues to do well with viewers. 9. Ron Rescued In 2001, Ron MacLean was ready to leave his job at 'Hockey Night in Canada' and the CBC. When word leaked that the Ceeb wasn't willing to fulfill Ron's contract demands, Canadians revolted. Who else, they figured, would be able to contain Don Cherry to his allotted minutes on 'HNIC'? Public pressure resulted in a quick about-face from the broadcaster, and Ron is still safely ensconced to this day. And really, it couldn't have happened to a nicer guy....

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The Tudors: Episode 2-6

(S02E06) "It's called a printing press, my lord. And it will change the world." --Thomas Cromwell to George Boleyn Thomas Cromwell continues to wage war on the Catholic Church. Henry is haunted by the death of Thomas More. A paranoid Anne loses her grip on her husband's affections. The turbulent royal couple try to fix up baby Elizabeth with King Francis's youngest son. George Boleyn marries, much to his dismay and even more to the dismay of his new wife Jane (not to mention the dismay of George's lover Mark Smeaton). Just another day in the life of a Tudor. A review of tonight's show is after the jump......

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Joss Stone joining the cast of The Tudors

R&B singer Joss Stone is giving television acting a try. Stone is taking on the role of Anne of Cleves in season three of Showtime's The Tudors. Anne of Cleves was Henry VIII's fourth wife; the marriage was annulled after less than a year. The role is Stone's first significant part on a TV series. She previously appeared in an episode of American Dreams and in the film Eragon. Fans of the singer will have to wait a while for Stone to turn up on the drama series. The third season begins with the king's marriage to Jane Seymour (played by Anita Briem), with Anne of Cleves coming into the picture later on....

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United States of Tara will be back for season two

I guess all those good reviews and high ratings haven't gone unnoticed. United States of Tara has only been on the air for a month, but Showtime has already committed to another year of Toni Collette dealing with her multiple personalities. The network has given the green light to a 12 episode second season. Tara's premiere earned 2.67 million viewers, more than the premieres of Showtime's Dexter, Weeds, Californication and The Tudors. I'm with America on this one. I was charmed by the Tara premiere, and it's quickly become my favorite Showtime series....

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The Tudors: Episode 8 (season finale) - open thread

I would love to put a title to this finale of the third season of The Tudors, but I can't find it. The IMDb is no help, and even the Showtime site for the show isn't very helpful (no episode titles, at least not any I can accurately decipher - maybe they're just numbered?). So if you know the title of this episode let us know! The show will be back again for a fourth (and final) season. What did you think of the finale?...

'The Tudors' Season 4: Mid-Life Crisis, Illicit Affairs and the Series Finale

Illicit affairs, political intrigue and a teen vixen are in the royal mix when 'The Tudors' returns to Showtime tonight at 9PM ET for its fourth and final season. The show, which depicts the history and personal life of King Henry VIII (Jonathan Rhys Meyers) in lurid detail, begins season 4 just as the king has married his fifth wife, the 17-year-old Katherine Howard (Tamzin Merchant). Lacking royal lineage and prone to the type of behavior befitting girls her age, Howard's poor behavior catches up with her, and her eventual execution leaves the King to marry for a sixth and final time....

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The King Prepares to Die on 'The Tudors' (VIDEO)

It's been a long road for King Henry on 'The Tudors' (Sun., 9PM ET on Showtime), and he hasn't aged well. He's had all sorts of health problems, and the time has come for him to bid farewell to his family. And let's face it. It can't be easy for a handsome actor like Jonathan Rhys-Meyers to see himself age on screen right before his very eyes. Downright frightening, I'd say!...

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2010 Holiday Gift Guide: TV on DVD

If TV DVDs are your go-to gift this holiday season, you're in luck, because the crop of 2010 releases includes great season box sets of current TV hits like 'Sons of Anarchy' and 'Modern Family,' as well as a collections of fascinating TV documentaries ('Baseball' and 'Life'). Plus, you can also get thecomplete series box sets for recently-concluded shows like '24,' 'Lost' and 'The Tudors' and classic TV fare like 'The Golden Girls,' 'The Six Million Dollar Man' and 'Leave It to Beaver,' with many sets making their way to Blu-ray for the first time....

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