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The Kennedys coming to History Channel as miniseries

by Allison Waldman, posted Dec 14th 2009 10:09AM
Kennedys_color_JFK_RFKThere's little question that the saga of the Kennedy family makes great TV. Whether it's a documentary or a docudrama or a TV movie, the story of one of America's most family political families is always compelling. Now The Kennedys will be a miniseries on History Channel. 24's Joel Surnow is behind the ambitious production which is earmarked for spring 2011. Two--time Emmy winning director Jon Cassar, who won for 24, will direct.

This will be the first time History Channel has delved in scripted drama, but by choosing a topic like the Kennedys, they're appealing to their viewership. In the story, the History exec noted, "The Kennedy family, from every angle, has always fascinated our viewers.

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Review: Mad Men - Shut the Door, Have a Seat (season finale)

by Allison Waldman, posted Nov 9th 2009 12:01AM
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It's a cold Friday, December 13, 1963. The President's been killed and the world as Don Draper knows it has pretty much fallen apart. For most of the season, the ground has been shifting under Don's feet and he's be holding on, trying to right himself and his life. He's tried with Betty. He's tried for Sally and Bobby and Gene -- at least as much as Don is able to try.

With Conrad Hilton he's never been on a level playing field, and from the moment he was forced to sign the contract, Sterling Cooper has not been his domain as it had been. With this episode, this season finale, all was changed and, perhaps, all has been righted. More after the jump.

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Life & death and Brothers & Sisters - VIDEO

by Allison Waldman, posted Mar 2nd 2009 12:29PM
So, if you saw the preview for last night's special two-hour Brothers & Sisters, you were anticipating that someone was going to die. Then, if you surfed the net, there were all kinds of rumors and spoilers that something life-altering was going to happen. Would it be Tommy? What about Kitty and Robert's newborn, coming via surrogate mom? Would Nora keel over from all that running in the hospital hallways? Maybe it was going to be something from left field, like Uncle Saul gagging on a wine cork and kicking the bucket?

Imagine my shock and surprise when all the build up turned out to be something unexpected. If you haven't watched it yet, I'll save it for after the jump.

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JFK miniseries throws out conspiracy theories

by Adam Finley, posted Jun 7th 2007 2:03PM

john f. kennedyWhen I heard that HBO was close to finalizing a deal for a miniseries based on the John F. Kennedy assassination, I thought, 'oh great, another conspiratorial tale about JFK.'

As it turns out, the miniseries will be based on Vincent Bugliosi's hefty book, Reclaiming History: The Assassination of President John F. Kennedy, which concludes that Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone.

The miniseries, which will be produced by Tom Hanks, Bill Paxton and Gary Goetzman, will follow Oswald throughout his life and to his infamous end at the hand of Jack Ruby after he himself kills Kennedy.

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British TV film to portray fake Bush assassination

by Joel Keller, posted Sep 1st 2006 3:29PM
Channel 4Imagine what would happen if, in this highly tense and prickly time in the country's history, the president was assassinated. That's what the UK's Channel 4 will examine in a new movie called Death of a President. The movie, shot in documentary format, will be a fictionalized account of the investigation following the assassination of George W. Bush, who will be shown being killed by a sniper in Chicago. Digital mock-ups will allow the movie producers to show a realistic-looking picture of the incident.

The purpose of the movie is to show what the implications such an event would have in a world where we can't take shampoo on an airplane. The investigation in the movie will focus on a Syrian-born man, who may or may not be the person who did the deed. The movie will be shown on Channel 4's digital channel and will also be shown at the Toronto Film Festival.

Of course, showing a real president, especially one as controversial as Bush, getting assassinated is a risky move. Not sure if any US outlet is going to have the fortitude to show this movie over here.

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The Prisoner: It's Your Funeral

by Michael Sciannamea, posted Aug 2nd 2006 1:50PM

New plot twists in store for Number 6(S01E10) Although the "landlords" at the Village have thwarted Number 6's numerous attempts to escape, they still haven't broken him down psychologically enough to make him reveal the reasons why he resigned. This episode centers around assassination, espionage, conspiracy, and "the truth", in whatever form it turns out to be in the Village.

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Live 24 Chat Location

by Ryan j Budke, posted Jan 30th 2006 7:54PM
24; Jack Bauer; Kiefer Sutherland; FoxNew week, new hour in the day of, the one, the only, Jack Bauer. The 24 Live Chats have been getting such a great reaction, that we're going to be doing them on a permanent basis. So as long as you guys keep demanding them and we keep getting a good turnout, we'll keep doing them. Make sure you check back to TV Squad tonight at 8pm EST, and we'll unveil the location of the chat room. As with all of our chats, you must be using either AOL's AIM or a compatible chat client (GAIM, Trillian, etc) to enter the room. I'll be in there under the user ID of TVSRyan and Tom Biro (TVSquadTom) will probably be joining us this week again as well. Just think, after tonight, we'll already be a 1/4 of the way done with what may be Jack's final day. Funny how time flies. Come join us tonight as we help Jack Bauer make it through one more day. Gravitas!

UPDATE:
Come one, come all;  here is the secret location for our 24 Chat! See you inside.

Disclaimer: All or parts of the discussion in this chatroom may be posted in a later column on this site.

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Gravitas Monday means new 24 Chat!

by Ryan j Budke, posted Jan 30th 2006 11:53AM
24; Jack Bauer; Kiefer Sutherland; FoxNew week, new hour in the day of the one, the only, Jack Bauer. The 24 Live Chats have been getting such a great reaction that we're going to be doing them on a permanent basis. So as long as you guys keep demanding them and we keep getting a good turnout, we'll keep doing them. Make sure you check back to TV Squad tonight at 8pm EST, and we'll unveil the location of the chat room. As with all of our chats, you must be using either AOL's AIM or a compatible chat client (GAIM, Trillian, etc) to enter the room. I'll be in there under the user ID of TVSRyan and Tom Biro (TVSquadTom) will probably be joining us this week again as well. Just think, after tonight, we'll already be a 1/4 of the way done with what may be Jack's final day. Funny how time flies. Come join us tonight as we help Jack Bauer make it through one more day. Gravitas!

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