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Sneak Peek at the New 'Doctor Who' Console Game (VIDEO)

by Catherine Lawson, posted Dec 9th 2011 7:00AM
Time for 'Doctor Who' fans to flex those thumbs: A new 'Doctor Who' console game is on the way. 'Doctor Who: The Eternity Clock' is due to be released early next year, and will be the first of a new series of HD 'Doctor Who' console games for digital download platforms.

In a statement, Robert Nashak, EVP of Digital Entertainment at BBC Worldwide said: "We're creating these new games for Playstation 3 and Vita with adaptations that will bring the wonder, adventure and madness of 'Doctor Who' to each platform."

The news of the launch comes as iTunes released its Top-Selling List for 2011, which reveals that 'Doctor Who' was the top-selling television series of the year.

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Ferguson Tricks Alex Kingston Into Being Dirty on 'The Late Late Show' (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Nov 17th 2011 6:00AM
Alex Kingston, 'The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson'Alex Kingston may not have realized it, but she laid down a challenge for Craig Ferguson on 'The Late Late Show' (Weeknights, 12:37AM ET on CBS). When he started asking her about rabbits and flowers in the lewd context, she insisted she couldn't answer him.

"My daughter's teachers are all watching this show tonight, so I can't tell you," she said. But that just told Ferguson he had to trick her into getting dirty, if she wasn't going to play along willingly. So he brought out the harmonica.

"Have a blow at that," he offered, to which she responded, "I blowed that last time." Mission accomplished.

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Alex Kingston Joins 'Upstairs Downstairs'

by Catherine Lawson, posted Sep 26th 2011 5:15AM
Alex KingstonThe runaway success of 'Downton Abbey' has led to big shakeups at rival PBS period drama, the rebooted 'Upstairs Downstairs.'

Following news that co-creator Eileen Atkins has quit the series, comes the announcement that 'ER' and 'Doctor Who' star Alex Kingston has signed on for a major role in the upcoming season.

The BBC announced that Kingston will play the younger sister of Atkins' character, Lady Holland, the racy-sounding archaeologist Blanche Mottershead.

"I simply couldn't resist the opportunity to get inside the iconic 165 Eaton Place," said Kingston, adding that Blanche is "a wonderfully, intriguing character ... who will over time reveal some secrets of her own."

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'Downton Abbey' Loses Out as 'Sherlock' Wins Big at the BAFTAs

by Catherine Lawson, posted May 23rd 2011 6:12AM
Martin FreemanIt was a mixed bag for PBS last night at the BAFTA TV Awards in London as 'Sherlock' took home two trophies, but 'Downton Abbey' left empty-handed.

'Sherlock' won the coveted Best Drama Series Award, and Martin Freeman ('The Hobbit') won Best Supporting Actor for his role as Doctor Watson in the modern take on the 'Sherlock Holmes' mysteries.

However, Freeman's co-star Benedict Cumberbatch lost out in the Best Actor category to Daniel Rigby ('Flyboys') for his role as legendary British comedian Eric Morecambe in 'Eric & Ernie.' Rigby also beat out fan favorite, 'Doctor Who' star Matt Smith.

'Downton Abbey' was nominated for three major awards -- Best Drama Series, Best Supporting Actor and The Audience Award -- but failed to win any of them.

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'Doctor Who' Season 6, Episode 1 Recap

by Mike Moody, posted Apr 24th 2011 12:40PM
doctor who s06e01['Doctor Who' – 'The Impossible Astronaut']

Grab your fezzes and Jammie Dodgers; The Doctor is back for more mind-boggling, timey-wimey fun!

It's been four months since we last saw Amy, Rory, and our beloved Doctor zipping through time and space and bending our little nerd brains with perplexing plots and paradoxes. And judging by the first half of the Season 6 premiere, 'Doctor Who' is making up for lost time by cranking the drama (and the complexity level) up to eleven.

It was a challenge, but not a chore, trying to keep up with all the tricky time–travel tidbits built into this incredibly compelling season opener. The tone of the episode grew gloomier and the characters grew more desperate as the minutes ticked on. But, luckily, 'The Impossible Astronaut' delivered a lively and joyous opening sequence before leading us down a very dark and strange path.

A lot of shocking and memorable stuff happened before the hour was over, but the opening sequence was one of my favorite parts of the premiere. It was funny and fast-paced, and the expert cinematography established an epic and cinematic tone, look and feel that, as far as I could tell, is new to 'Who.'

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Alex Kingston On River Song, Being Doctor Who's Equal, and Steven Moffat's Plans

by Nick Zaino, posted Apr 21st 2011 4:30PM
Alex Kingston as River Song on 'Doctor Who'Alex Kingston's River Song made her 'Doctor Who' debut in the Silence In the Library/Forest Of the Dead two-episode story arc in season four. Coincidentally, those episodes were written by Steven Moffat, who was announced as the new head writer shortly before the episodes aired.

Song, a time traveling archeologist, came back last year for season five, Moffat's first at the helm, and has been increasingly important to the storyline since then.

The character proves herself be even more important in season six, which debuts this Sat., April 23 on BBC America. Kingston recently told AOL TV she had no idea how involved she would eventually be in the show, but Moffat did. "Steven already had sort of like the whole journey of River Song planned in his head," she told us.

The British-born actress starred on 'ER' and in adaptations of classic literature, but the role of Song is a stand-out for her -- a rare part that allows her to "kick ass." She told us she wouldn't mind seeing Song pop up on the new 'Torchwood' on Starz, either.

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'Arrested Development' Movie in 2011? Alex Kingston Joins 'Private Practice' and More TV News

by Chris Harnick, posted Feb 4th 2011 5:45PM
Arrested DevelopmentCould the mythical 'Arrested Development' movie get off the ground and make it to a theater near you this year? That's what creator Mitch Hurwitz seems to think.

In an interview with Digital Spy, Hurwitz said the movie plans are in motion.

"We've started that process and it is our sincere hope to shoot it this year and get it out this year," Hurwitz said. "That's what we're hoping, but a lot of things have to fall into place for that to happen."

That's what we've been hoping for years, Mitch. For now, let's just file this as another chapter in the ongoing saga of a movie that will probably never get made.

In other TV news ...

NBC has ordered two more pilots, a remake of 'Prime Suspect' and a Civil Warera drama. 'Prime Suspect' is a remake of the iconic British police drama starring Helen Mirren. NBC's version has Peter Berg attached as executive producer. 'The Crossing' follows a soldier who travels across country until he settles into a town and is welcomed as its savior. [Entertainment Weekly]

'Desperate Housewives' to end in 2013? That's creator Marc Cherry's plan. Cherry said the stars of the show are in negotiations and if all goes well, he anticipates ABC giving the series a two-season renewal with a 2013 finale. [TV Guide]

Alex Kingston is heading to 'Private Practice.' The 'Doctor Who' and 'ER' star will play Marla, a shrink, for multiple episodes. [TVLine]

Lauren Conrad's return to MTV isn't happening. The 'Hills' star was planning a new reality series following her life as she gets her fashion business off the ground, but Conrad told EW that MTV felt it was "too highbrow." Yep, TOO HIGHBROW. [EW]

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Review: FlashForward - The Gift

by Jason Hughes, posted Nov 6th 2009 3:00AM
Lee Thompson Young(S01E07) You know, even without Dominic Monaghan appearing (save for one scene), this episode really captured my attention. There was some further development in the blue hand case, but for the most part it was about the people of the cast and how they're dealing with their lives at this point between the blackouts and the time of their visions.

Since the beginning, I've been waiting to find some confirmation as to whether these were inevitable futures, or just possible futures. And every week, I got more and more proof that it just seems like they're racing toward these inevitable destinies. Even the contradicting visions, like Zoey's vision of her wedding with Demetri, and his lack-of-vision left room for interpretation: she was a bit away from him on that beach.

But really, this episode was about Al Gough. We finally got to see the rest of his vision, and it's a doozy. Plus, Fiona showed up in the Los Angeles office, where she and Al meet again ... for the first time.

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Spoilers Anonymous: November Sweeps Edition

by Isabelle Carreau, posted Oct 30th 2009 3:00PM

This is Spoilers Anonymous, a weekly column here at TV Squad where we supply you with the dirt on some of the more popular shows on the air. We'll never put spoilers up here on the main page in order to help the reformed stay unspoiled. If you have anything to add to the group, feel free to step up and let yourself be heard, either with our tips form or by emailing us at tvsquad at gmail dot com, or call and leave a message at (775) 640-8479. Your anonymity is guaranteed, if you wish to remain as such.

This week we have spoilers for November Sweeps: 90210, Bones, Castle, Desperate Housewives, FlashForward, Fringe, Ghost Whisperer, Gossip Girl, Grey's Anatomy, Heroes, How I Met Your Mother, Melrose Place, NCIS, Smallville, Supernatural, Ugly Betty, The Big Bang Theory, The Mentalist and The Office. (SPOILERS FOLLOW!)

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Paging Dr. Corday to County General ... Dr. Corday to County General ...

by Bob Sassone, posted Dec 28th 2008 9:01AM
Alex KingstonYet another ER veteran is coming back to the show for a last-season guest spot.

Alex Kingston will reprise her role as Dr. Elizabeth Corday in the January 15 episode. She'll come back when Neela has to interview with her for an attending job. If you remember, Corday was married to Dr. Mark Greene but inevitably had to leave the show after he died and there really wasn't much for her to do (those episodes where she dated others just didn't ring true).

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Somebody's still watching ER

by Anna Johns, posted Jan 14th 2006 12:32PM
What's happening on ER these days? It must be something big because the NBC hospital drama made a huge comeback last week, beating out a repeat of Without a Trace with 15.4 million viewers. Yes, it was a repeat. But, even the repeats on CBS have been kicking NBC's butt lately.

I gave up on ER years ago, even before George Clooney left, because I couldn't handle having a major emotional breakdown each week. I tuned in for a couple of key episodes over the years: i.e. when Lucy and Carter got stabbed in the kidneys, when Doug left, when Carol left, and when Dr. Green died.

So tell me, is it any good?

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