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A New Twist -- and a Hidden Conspiracy on 'Persons Unknown' (VIDEO)

by Oliver Miller, posted Jun 28th 2010 10:50PM
A New Twist -- and a Hidden Conspiracy on 'Persons Unknown'A strange, semi-deserted town. A group of strangers who wake up one day in a hotel with no idea of how they've arrived there. A sinister, overarching conspiracy which our heroes cannot understand.

'Persons Unknown' (Mon., 8PM ET on NBC) is the new 'Lost'-style series involving a group of random people who must unravel an ongoing mystery. They're trapped in a small town which is surrounded by an invisible "gate" that will kill them if they cross it. So our group of heroes must work together to survive. And no one understands what is going on. ... Or so you would think.

[Spoiler alert.]

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'Persons Unknown' - 'The Way Through' Recap

by Bob Sassone, posted Jun 22nd 2010 12:40PM
Persons Unknown(S01E03) Let's say you're trapped in a small town with a group of people. You've tried to get out of the town but it's surrounded by an invisible fence that fries you with microwaves if you touch it. Let's say you all get the great idea to go under the fence. You spend a week digging a tunnel. Question: what do you wear?

Well, if you're trapped in Mayberry 2.0 like the 'Persons Unknown' group, the guys wear suits and the women wear nice clothes.

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Gas Attack on 'Persons Unknown' (VIDEO)

by Chris Harnick, posted Jun 22nd 2010 10:15AM
Persons UnknownBoy, the seven trapped "guests" on 'Persons Unknown' (Mon., 10PM on NBC) cannot catch a break. They were randomly given three gas masks. What are the other four supposed to do? When is this gas attack supposed to happen? And the one lingering question: Who are their captors?

Well, the gas come, panic ensued, but it turned out it wasn't poisonous at all. But, the people who put on the gas masks were in for a huge surprise. Their masks filled with poisonous gas. Uh-oh.

Whoever is behind this crazy experiment is sure testing the boundaries of human nature.

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'Persons Unknown' - 'The Edge' Recap

by Bob Sassone, posted Jun 15th 2010 12:40PM
Persons Unknown(S01E02) The character of Blackham -- the clear jerk of the group of people trapped in the 'Persons Unknown' small town -- had an interesting theory in tonight's episode, even if he was mostly kidding. What if this is some reality show?

If you think about it, this show is pretty much set up like 'Big Brother' or 'Survivor': a bunch of strangers are thrown into a situation together in a particular place. 'Big Brother' has a house, 'Survivor' has an island and this show has a deserted town.

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Striking Back on 'Persons Unknown' (VIDEO)

by Chris Harnick, posted Jun 15th 2010 9:45AM
Persons UnknownThe gang on 'Persons Unknown' (Mon., 10PM on NBC) is getting annoyed with their mysterious captors.

After receiving fortunes with instructions and/or tips, several of the captive crew were incredibly confused. Take Janet, for example.

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Janet's fortune told her to kill Joe in order to see her daughter again. With the gun in his face, Janet seemed ready to fulfill the request of her captors. Or did she? Check out the clip and see for yourself.

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'Persons Unknown' - 'Pilot' Recap (Series Premiere)

by Bob Sassone, posted Jun 8th 2010 11:40AM
Persons Unknown(S01E01) I wonder how different television would be if we didn't have previews and commercial promos and the web. How would a new show be received and even experienced if we didn't know a thing about it -- other than a brief description of the plot -- before watching it?

I'm sure there are people who don't read a lot about a show before they happen upon it, but it's probably not too many. I thought of that while watching NBC's new suspense drama 'Persons Unknown.' Wouldn't it be great if we knew very little about it before this first episode, so we'd be completely surprised by its plot and cast and setting and twists? Can we even judge a TV show fairly when we know so much about it beforehand?

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Desperate for Answers on 'Persons Unknown' (VIDEO)

by Aimee Deeken, posted Jun 8th 2010 6:04AM
Seeking Answers on 'Persons Unknown'After the first episode of 'Persons Unknown' (Mon., 10PM ET on NBC), it's clear it will take all 13 episodes to figure this show out. In the first hour, seven people were somehow abducted and transported to a ghost town.

[Spoiler alert.]

Charlie says to the hotel's night manager, "I think I speak for the group when I say we're not against breaking your eye sockets if we don't get some answers."

But he doesn't know where they are or how they got there. "A man called to tell me I had the job starting the next day. I went to bed and woke up here."

Um, yeah, not so helpful.

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Jason Wiles Previews New NBC Series 'Persons Unknown'

by Chris Harnick, posted Jun 6th 2010 5:00PM
Jason WilesNBC has a mystery on its hands. Seven people are inexplicably abducted and transported to a ghost town in the new summer series 'Persons Unknown' (Mon., June 7 at 10PM ET). They have no idea what they're doing there or how they're connected, but they have 13 episodes to figure it out.

Among those unlucky captives is veteran actor Jason Wiles of 'Third Watch' fame. Wiles plays Joe Tucker, a mysterious character (obviously) who becomes the leader of the pack. Not much is being realized about this new mystery series, but one thing is clear: It's intense.

Wiles chatted with TV Squad about his new role, keeping the mood light on the intense set and why he's always in dramatic roles.

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Kandyse McClure Talks the Demise of Dee, 'Battlestar Galactica'

by Chris Jancelewicz, posted Mar 23rd 2010 10:44PM

Kandyse McClure's 'Battlestar Galactica' character Lt. Anastasia Dualla was certainly behind the scenes to start, even though she played a crucial role. As the central person in the CIC (center-in-command) aboard the rickety battlestar, she was often first to hear the orders coming, and was always on top of incoming enemy Cylons. As the series progressed, she became more and more integral to the goings-on of the crew, and her character blossomed into one of the most riveting arcs of the whole series.

With a year gone by since the finale, McClure looks back on her 'BSG' run with a sincere fondness – enough to the point where she can hardly watch certain episodes. Now living in Toronto, and set to appear at Wizard World Toronto Comic Con, McClure sat down to talk with AOL TV about her life since 'BSG', what it was like being on such a groundbreaking show, and what she learned while walking the halls of the beleaguered battlestar.

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ABC, NBC Announce Summer Premiere Dates

by Aimee Deeken, posted Mar 5th 2010 11:45AM
Ali FedotowskyABC has released the schedule for its sugary summer fare -- 'The Bachelorette,' 'True Beauty' and 'Wipeout' -- while NBC announced premiere dates for its own summer stand-bys: 'America's Got Talent' and 'Last Comic Standing.'

Ali Fedotowsky, the one-time frontrunner on the last 'Bachelor,' will now have the upper hand on finding love on 'The Bachelorette,' which premieres at 9PM ET on Mon., May 24 after the final performance show of 'Dancing with the Stars.' (More on the 'Bachelorette' announcement here.) On May 31, the program will move to 8PM and again serve as lead-in to 'True Beauty,' which kicks off at 10PM ET.

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Sneak Peek: Persons Unknown

by Bob Sassone, posted Jul 22nd 2009 2:37PM
At first I thought this was a movie, but it's actually a weekly series. NBC has picked it up for 13 episodes. It's about a group of people who are mysteriously kidnapped and wake up in an apartment building being watched and studied by...someone. Personally I don't know what they're complaining about, the apartment and the town look pretty nice to me. People are so hard to please these days.

[via Pop Candy]

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John Goodman Joins 'The Station' & More TV News

by Andrew Scott, posted Jul 17th 2009 11:15AM
John GoodmanJohn Goodman will join 'The Hangover''s Justin Bartha in the new Fox comedy 'The Station.' He'll play a CIA veteran who helps coordinate a mission in Central America.

Also in the news today: Meredith Viera will sit down with 'Britain's Got Talent' runner-up Susan Boyle, while Tori Spelling books a guest spot on the fourth hour of 'Today.'

See more of today's top TV headlines after the jump.

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The writer of The Usual Suspects is bringing Persons Unknown to NBC

by Jason Hughes, posted Jul 17th 2009 9:01AM
The Usual SuspectsNever before has so little information gotten me so excited about a TV show.

Here's all I know. It's written by Christopher McQuarrie, who penned The Usual Suspects. That's good. It's about a group of strangers who wake up in a deserted town with no idea how they got there. They're being monitored by security cameras and have to work together on solving a puzzle to escape. It's Lost meets The Prisoner. That's it.

NBC picked up Persons Unknown for a thirteen-episode run and we're promised that it will be heavily serialized. I'm sold. I love the idea of different people from different backgrounds having to work together, and I have complete faith in McQuarrie. The Usual Suspects is one of the most brilliantly penned films I've ever seen.

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Battlestar Galactica prequel, Caprica, coming to Sci-Fi

by Keith McDuffee, posted Apr 27th 2006 10:44AM
battlestar galacticaI love the new Battlestar Galactica series as much as the next fan, but could Sci-Fi be banking too much on the series too soon? Among other shows in development, the cable channel has recently announced a new prequel spin-off series, called Caprica, which will take place 50 years before the events of Battlestar Galactica. The series is said to focus on the development of the first cylon while following the familes of the Adamas and the Graystones. I know I'll definitely be catching it.

Other shows in development for Sci-Fi after the jump.

[via AICN]

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