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Talking TV Podcast Takes On 'Sons of Anarchy,' 'Happy Endings,' 'Alphas' and 'Awkward.'

by Maureen Ryan, posted Sep 1st 2011 2:30PM
Things are ramping up on the podcast front as the fall season approaches. But before we're deluged with the comedies and dramas that premiere later in September, Ryan McGee and I thought we'd take another look at three shows that premiered earlier in the year, and one veteran that's returning for its fourth season.

We discussed 'Alphas,' the Syfy drama I recently re-reviewed here, in the first quarter of the podcast. Then we talked about 'Happy Endings' and 'Awkward,' both which I recently wrote about as well (and there's a bit of 'Wilfred' chat at the end of the comedy portion of the podcast). Finally, we moved on to a 20-minute (non-spoilery) discussion of the fourth season of 'Sons of Anarchy.'

The running times for the podcast are below.

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'Chuck' Casts 'The Office' Vet, T.I. Gets a Reality Show and More TV Casting News

by Jean Bentley, posted Aug 31st 2011 7:00PM
David Koechner'Chuck' is going out with a bang.

While AOL TV brought to you exclusively last night that 'Community' star Danny Pudi will guest star on an episode of the NBC hit's final season, TVLine is reporting that 'Chuck' is adding a few more famous faces.

David Koechner, also known as 'The Office''s Packer, will guest star as a Buy More manager named Crazy Bob during a company convention that Chuck and Sarah attend. 'The Shield' star Catherine Dent will also hit up the convention as one of Bob's close friends.

'Chuck' returns to NBC Oct. 21 in its new Friday at 8PM ET time slot.

In other TV casting news ...

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'Sons of Anarchy' Season 4 Trailer: New Tensions and a Town Transformed (VIDEO)

by Maureen Ryan, posted Aug 30th 2011 1:35PM
The Sept. 6 season premiere of FX's 'Sons of Anarchy' is an exercise in intriguing contradictions.

As the members of the biker club emerge from 14 months in prison, there are lots of changes in the club's home town of Charming, but fans who watch the 90-minute episode will see a lot of familiar elements on display as well.

There's a new sheriff in town (Rockmond Dunbar), a man who would be quite happy to put the club behind bars again, and, as you can see in the clip below, there's also a new alliance with Danny Trejo's character, a representative for a Mexican cartel.

I'll post a full review of the first three episodes of the new season early next week, but I can say that after season 3's ups and downs, which included the Sons' trip to Belfast, things definitely appear to be centered on the 'SOA' clubhouse in Charming again. The solid season opener has made me very intrigued to see where things go next for Jax (Charlie Hunnam), Tara (Maggie Siff), Clay (Ron Perlman), Gemma (Katey Sagal) and the rest of the Reaper Crew -- all of whom may well have differing agendas as the season plays out.

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Fall TV Critics Roundtable: Returning Shows We're Excited For (VIDEO)

by Maggie Furlong, posted Aug 26th 2011 12:00PM
During the recent Television Critics Association (TCA) press tour, I gathered a group of my fellow critics and turned on the cameras while we talked all about the best and worst of fall TV.

And here it is: Our fifth and final critics roundtable chat, showing a little love for our favorite returning shows.


If you missed any chats this week, there's best new comedy, best new drama, worst new show and star we're happiest to see on TV. This one might be the most interesting because it's about shows you already know and love, too ... but it also highlights just how tough the competition will be for the new shows we've discussed, good and bad.

So now, join me and HitFix.com's Alan Sepinwall, Melanie McFarland from IMDb TV, Damian Holbrook of TV Guide Magazine and AOL TV's own Mo Ryan as we chat all about the returning shows we're most excited for.

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'Sons of Anarchy' Season 4 Promo: There's a New Sheriff in Town (VIDEO)

by Alex Moaba, posted Aug 10th 2011 1:35PM
We already heard from Comic-Con reports that Season 4 of the critically-acclaimed biker drama 'Sons of Anarchy' starts with the gang riding out of prison after 14 months behind bars, flipping off the place after their release. But now we're getting more of a look at what's in store for the SAMCRO this season.

One big obstacle stands in the way of the Sons getting back to business as usual in California after their working vacation to Belfast. There's a new sheriff in town named Eli Roosevelt, played by Rockmond Dunbar, and he doesn't seem intent on letting the Sons run roughshod over his authority. In the promo, he welcomes the gang back to town with a police cars vs. motorcycles high-speed chase.

Not pictured in the promo is Danny Trejo, who plays the head of a Mexican drug cartel that we've heard the Sons will start to do business with this season.

Check out the trailer after the jump.

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Comic-Con 2011: 'Sons of Anarchy' Rides Into Hall H

by Maureen Ryan, posted Jul 25th 2011 2:15PM
'Sons of Anarchy' rolled into Comic-Con Sunday, and the thousands of cheering fans in Hall H seemed to like what they heard about the new season of the FX show, which returns with a 90-minute episode Sept. 6.

The first few minutes of season 4 were shown before the panel (by the way, spoilers ahoy). Would it surprise you to learn that the clip ends with club members on their motorcycles, flipping off the prison that they just left after 14 months of incarceration? No, I do not think it would.

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David Hasselhoff Talks 'Same Name,' 'Sons of Anarchy' & ... 'Grey's Anatomy'?

by Maggie Furlong, posted Jul 22nd 2011 2:30PM

David HasselhoffWhat's in a name? Well, a lot actually, if it's the same name as an international star. CBS' new reality show 'Same Name' (premieres Sun., July 24, 9PM ET) connects some regular people with familiar monikers with the celebs they share a name with. Celebs like Kathy Griffin, Reggie Bush and Mike Tyson will all meet their nominal dopplegangers this season.

But first up: Actor, singer and all-around Hoff-tastic name-dropper David Hasselhoff gets to meet and swap lives with David Haseloff Jr, an electrical technician and landscaper from Lake Jackson, Texas. (No, they aren't spelled exactly the same way, but that's pretty damn close.)

I caught up with The Hoff this morning while he was on the set shooting something fun at the 'Big Brother' house to promote the show. He opened up about throwing his name twin to the wolves, making him join him on stage at a concert in Germany, and finding out that they're really not that different.

He also gave some more details on his 'Sons of Anarchy' guest spot this season. We know he's playing a former porn star, but he also told us what his dirty nickname is, and that he gets to torture Tom Arnold (who plays porn producer Caruso on the show), which was "a lot of fun."

So what other shows would Hasselhoff like to guest star on? Paging a certain long-running medical drama! We might've just found you a new McDreamy ...

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FX Announces Fall 2011 Premiere Dates

by Chris Harnick, posted Jul 20th 2011 4:15PM
Sons of AnarchyThat distant roar of engines you hear in the distance can only mean one thing: 'Sons of Anarchy' is almost back! The new season kicks off Tues., Sept. 6 at 10PM on FX, with a whopping 90-minute premiere episode.

Season 4 begins with SAMCRO out of jail and back in town. They encounter new law enforcement, but that doesn't keep them from getting back to business. Look for Jax (Charlie Hunnam) to struggle with decisions that affect the club and his family. Ron Perlman and Katey Sagal also return for the new 13-episode season.

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EXCLUSIVE: 'Good Wife' and 'Sons of Anarchy' Actor Cast in FX's 'Powers'

by Maureen Ryan, posted Jul 18th 2011 5:45PM
Titus Welliver is one of the busiest working actors around: He appeared in the final season of 'Lost' as the Man in Black, he has recurred on 'The Good Wife' as State's Attorney Glenn Childs and he played the Irish gun dealer Jimmy O on FX's 'Sons of Anarchy,' in addition to roles on 'Deadwood' and dozens of other hourlong dramas.

Now Welliver is returning to the FX fold for the pilot 'Powers,' which is currently shooting in Chicago. 'Powers,' which is based on a Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Avon Oeming comic book, stars Jason Patric and Lucy Punch as detectives who investigate crimes involving people with superhuman abilities.

Welliver has been cast as Triphammer in 'Powers,' and if the pilot gets picked up to series, his role will be recurring.

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'Sons of Anarchy' Creator Kurt Sutter Rails Against Emmy Nominations

by Catherine Lawson, posted Jul 15th 2011 4:50AM
Kurt Sutter and Katey SagalWhen the 2011 Emmy nominations were announced yesterday there were some surprises and some snubs. And don't say we didn't warn you: One guy who's not taking being snubbed lying down is 'Sons of Anarchy' creator, Kurt Sutter.

He's been letting it rip via a series of potty-mouthed posts on Twitter since the nominations were announced.

Despite predicting on Wednesday that 'Sons of Anarchy' wouldn't be nominated -- "Tomorrow morning I'll be the fat kid who didn't get picked to play" -- the lack of nods still seems to have annoyed Sutter.

He wrote, "Best part of not getting an emmy nod. now i don't have to pretend i give a s**t about the profiteering d*****bag academy ... because you know if we were nominated i'd be all humble and blowing smoke up their asses. now i can stay true to myself and just be a d**k."

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David Hasselhoff to Play Ex-Porn Star on 'Sons of Anarchy'

by Catherine Lawson, posted Jul 6th 2011 7:15AM
David HasselhoffIn his glory days, David Hasselhoff was an international sex symbol. Whether strutting his stuff in jeans on 'Knight Rider,' wearing the tightest leather pants on German singing shows, or rocking the red swim trunks on the beach in 'Baywatch,' boatloads of fans swooned at the sight of his manly assets.

Now comes news that The Hoff is capitalizing on his well-endowed reputation by taking on a "meaty role" in an episode of the upcoming 'Sons of Anarchy' Season 4.

According to TVGuide.com he will play the part of Dondo, a well-endowed former porn star who is now making major coin by producing sleazy girl-on-girl adult films.

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Ally Walker Talks About Her Former Career in the Medical Field on 'The Talk' (VIDEO)

by Nick Zaino, posted Jun 27th 2011 7:45PM
Ally Walker on 'The Talk'Ally Walker used to be the 'Profiler' and an FBI agent on 'Sons of Anarchy,' and she's currently 'The Protector' on Lifetime. Monday on 'The Talk' (weekdays, syndicated on CBS), she revealed another former occupation. Before Walker made it as an actress, she worked in the medical field, and to hear her tell it, the medical industry should be glad she took a different path.

One of her first jobs was at a genetic engineering firm in San Francisco. "I did the grunt work," she said. "I was doing like the lab tech work, I was like sequencing DNA and splicing and cloning and stuff, which no one understands here." She almost blew up the lab. "I thought, you know, maybe I should do a little career change here," she said.

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EXCLUSIVE: 'Sons of Anarchy' Season 3 DVD & Blu-Ray Out August 30

by Jean Bentley, posted Jun 17th 2011 11:00AM
Sons of AnarchyBeginning to feel the void left by the lack of small-town biker thugs in your life? You'll have to wait until fall for new episodes of 'Sons of Anarchy,' but AOL TV can exclusively announce that season 3 of the FX drama is heading to DVD and Blu-ray on August 30.

While season 4 will pick up 14 months after the season 3 finale -- just as the SAMCRO members are getting out of jail -- the DVD and Blu-ray will include special scenes shot specifically for the discs to bridge the gap between the two seasons.

Check out the full press release after the jump.

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Kevin Costner Books TV Gig, Nancy Grace Quits and More Casting News

by Chris Harnick, posted May 25th 2011 2:00PM
Kevin CostnerKevin Costner is heading to the History Channel. Costner will produce and star in a new miniseries, 'The Hatfields and McCoys.'

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Costner will play Anse Hatfield. The series will retell the tale of the bloody feud between the two families. It's set to air next year, the 150th anniversary of the infamous clash.

"'The Hatfields & McCoys' is a classic tale of American history," Nancy Dubuc, president and general manager of History, said in a statement. "These are names that are widely recognized, yet few people know the real story that made them famous."

Leslie Greif's Thinkfactory Media is behind the project.

"As an avid history fan, I am thrilled to join with Leslie Greif and History in this dramatic re-telling of a classic and timeless tale that is forever immersed in the folklore of our country," Costner said in a statement.

History recently announced 'The Bible,' a new miniseries from Mark Burnett.

In other casting news ...

Anna Kournikova will officially train contestants on next season of 'The Biggest Loser.' Trainers Brett Hoebel and Cara Castronuova will not be returning. [Vulture]

'Lights Out' star Billy Brown has joined the cast of 'Dexter.' Brown will play Mike Cutler, Chicago transplant who steps on some toes at Miami Metro. [THR]

Nancy Grace has quit 'Swift Justice.' Grace attributed her decision to leave the series to the shift in production from Atlanta to Los Angeles. "I am so proud of the work we have done on 'Swift Justice.' Leaving such a successful show was a tough decision, but, with the increased requirements of the production's relocation to Los Angeles, it became challenging to balance my most important job -- mother to John David and Lucy -- back home." She'll be replaced by Jackie Glass. [Entertainment Weekly]

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Fox Adds 'Glee,' 'Sons of Anarchy' and More to Netflix Instant Streaming

by Chris Harnick, posted Apr 1st 2011 2:30PM
GleeNetflix just got cooler. The entertainment powerhouse and Fox have extended their content arrangement.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, 'Glee,' 'Sons of Anarchy' and 'Ally McBeal' have been added to Netflix's instant stream feature. It's just 'Glee' season 1 at the moment, but we all know how great some of those episodes were. 'Sons of Anarchy' season 1 and 2, along with the entire series of 'Ally McBeal' are currently available.

"Our expanded non-exclusive streaming arrangement with Netflix maintains Fox's flexibility to effectively manage both the content we offer, and the appropriate window of availability relative to our other distribution partnerships," Peter Levinsohn, president of new media and digital distribution at Fox Filmed Entertainment, said in a statement.

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