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Genre Crossing Orphan Black Thrilling and Thoughtful!

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BBC America’s second original scripted series, Orphan Black (Saturdays, 9/8C) combines elements of several genres to create a darkly delightful, twistedly thrilling experience. It follows Sarah Manning, a punky single mother who witnesses a woman who looks exactly like her commit suicide. When she decides to take over the dead woman’s life, she discovers it’s far more complicated than her own.

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Who Am I? Where Do I Come From? How Did I Become Us? Orphan Black’s Star and Series Co-creator Tackle the Big Questions!

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One of the season’s most intriguing and entertaining new shows, Orphan Black (BBC America, Saturdays following Doctor Who, 9/8C), is a twisty, dark, multi-level drama that combines mystery and science fiction in a unique way. The story of Sarah Manning, who sees a woman who looks exactly like her commit suicide and makes some fateful decisions thereafter, it is smart, edgy and a well thought out riff on any number of genre tropes.

Star Tatiana Maslany and series co-creator John Fawcett took part in a conference call Q&A with a group of bloggers/journalists on Wednesday to chat about the series which has been fine-tuned over a ten-year period prior to its premiere tomorrow night.

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Mark Harmon Sees John Sanford’s Certain Prey As Possible TV-Movie Franchise!

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USA Network’s John Sanford’s Certain Prey [encoring Saturday, Nov. 12, 11/10C] marked the debut of Mark Harmon as Sanford’s Deputy Police Chief Lucas Davenport – a role that could become a regular thing for both the network and Harmon.

Already much beloved for roles ranging from the blunt surgeon Dr. Jack McNeil and, especially, NCIS’ Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs, Harmon is hoping that Certain Prey will kick off a series of Lucas Davenport mysteries – Sanford has written twenty-two novels in the series, so there’s a wealth of material available for adaptation.

Harmon was charmingly gregarious in this teleconference Q&A and it’s too bad that technical difficulties prevented us from posting this Q&A prior to Certain Prey’s premiere – but, as mentioned above, there will be an encore presentation Saturday.

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