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Fringe’s Jasika Nicole Talks Show’s First Astrid-centric Episode!

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Although it was cutting things pretty fine, Jaskia Nicole spoke with the press about her characters’ first feature episode of Fringe [Fox, 10/9C]. The ep was a special challenge because it not only features Astrid and Alt-Astrid from ‘Over There’, but they are onscreen together.

Nicole was excited to talk about the ep and the conference call was a very cheerful affair.

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Marvel’s The Avengers Hosts Worldwide Fan Chat! Eclipse Has The Transcript!

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Earlier this week, Joss Whedon, Samuel L. Jackson, Clark gregg and Tom Hiddleston took part in a Global Fan Chat to answer fan questions about The Avengers [opening May4, 2012]. Here is a transcript of that chat. Enjoy.

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Win A Copy Of The Way on DVD!

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The Way, starring Martin Sheen, is a film that examines the difference between ‘the life we live and the life we choose.’

Sitting at 80% fresh on RottenTomatoes.com, Peter Travers of Rolling Stone called it ‘a uniquely memorable experience’ – Roger Ebert said, ‘It’s a sweet and sincere family pilgrimmage… Audiences seeking uplift will find it here.’

Eclipse has two copies of The Way to giveaway to some lucky person or persons. For details, and a brief description of the film, follow the jump.

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DC Schedules Watchmen Prequels!

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It’s been twenty-five years since Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons turned the world of comics superheroes on its head with the release of Watchmen. Now, this summer, – and with the blessing of Dave Gibbons – the publisher has scheduled the release of seven interconnected mini-series prequels to the legendary graphic novel. The prequels, published under the Before Watchmen banner will be by some of the finest creators in today’s comics, including: J. Michael Straczynski [Babylon 5, Superman: Earth One], Darwyn Cooke [The Spirit, Parker], Brian Azzarello [100 Bullets], Adam Hughes [Justice League, Catwoman], John Higgins [Watchmen], Andy Kubert [Flashpoint], Joe Kubert [Sgt. Rock]and more.

For titles, covers, and who’s doing what, follow the jump.

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GRIMM: You Gotta Have Heart, And A Liver and…!

How many network shows can say that their breakout character is a blutbad [werewolf]?

NBC’s Grimm [Fridays, 10/9C] is, ostensibly about a cop who discovers that Grimm’s Fairytales were fact – and has to deal with the descendants of those long-ago stories, but Silas Weir Mitchell’s Clockmaker – and reformed blutbad – gets most of the best moments. Check out Monroe’s Greatest Hits, above, and then check out two scenes from this week’s episode of Grimm, Organ Grinder.

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Spartacus: Vengeance – More Blood! More Sex! More Strife!

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The long-awaited second season of Spartacus – Spartacus: Vengeance [Starz, Fridays, 10/9C] – finds two former champions of Capua struggling between the demands of promised leadership and personal quests: Spartacus to avenge his wife; Crixus to find his lost love.

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Chuck Goes Out With A Song And A Hug – But No Bang!

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Over five completely unexpected seasons – the show was always on the bubble – NBC’s little show that could, did! Chuck [Friday, 8/7C], wraps up its fifth and final season with a two-hour finale that will make you laugh, cry and laugh some more [before you cry some more]. If any other show wraps its run like this, it would be a crime. For Chuck to wrap this way is perfect.

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Two Gladiators, One Legate, One Sneaky SOB, No Waiting – The Stars of Spartacus: Vengeance Talk Season Two!

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This week, Starz premieres the long awaited second season of the Spartacus saga, Spartacus: Vengeance [Fridays, 10/9C]. Monday, four of the series’ regulars – Manu Bennett [Crixus], Nick Tarabay [Ashur], Craig Parker [Glaber] and Dan Feuerrielgel [Agron] spoke with a group of journalists/bloggers about what’s coming up.

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Spartacus’ Season Two Journey According To Series Creator Steven S. DeKnight!

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Starz’ first big hit, Spartacus: Blood and Sand was unlike anything anyone had ever seen as an actually TV program before. A stroke of bad luck turned the show’s second season into a hastily put together, but very well done prequel, before tragedy required the series to recast its lead – original lead, Andy Whitfield insisted the show must go on and he even gave his successor his blessing.

So now we have the actual second season of the series – Spartacus: Vengeance [Starz, 10/9C] – ready to go and series creator/showrunner Steven S. DeKnight took time out from making the show to talk with a group of journalists/bloggers about the show.

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