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First Look: The Last Kingdom!

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BBC America’s The Last Kingdom – a historical drama set in the Kingdom of Wessex, the last kingdom to resist the invading Vikings – will be sneak previewed during the third season premiere of Orphan Black on Saturday.

The series is based on The Saxon Novels of Bernard Cornwell and has been adapted for television by Stephen Butchard. It’s international cast includes Alexander Dreymon, Rutger Hauer, Matthew Macfayden, David Dawson, Emily Cox, Ian Hart and Rune Temte.

Follow the jump first photo released in promotion of the series.

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Showtime’s Fans Can Be HAPPYish Too!

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Showtime’s HAPPYish features a lead character who may not quite be happy, but is willing to settle for happy-ish.

To celebrate the series premiere of HAPPYish (Sunday, April 26th, 9:30/8:30C), Showtime is setting up life-sized snow globes in New York City and Los Angeles – where fans can find themselves engulfed in confetti like it’s their own personal parade in their own private happy-ish place.

Series guest star Carrie Preston (above, True Blood, Person of Interest) will be on hand at the New York location for photo ops and interviews.

For those who cannot be there in person, there will be a companion microsite – www.myHAPPYishPlace.com – that will allow fans to create their own photos of their happy-ish place. For more, follow the jump.

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SundanceTV’s Deutschland 83 Premieres In June!

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SundanceTV’s Deutschland 83 has been set to premiere on Wednesday, June 17th (11/10C).

The first German language series to be broadcast on a US network, it’s a coming-of-age spy story set at the tensest point in the Cold War, as 24-year old Martin Rauch is taken from the world he knows and sent to the West as an undercover operative for the East German clandestine service, the Stasi.

For more, follow the jump.

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Swish! Nothing But Net! Starz’ Survivor’s Remorse Begins Production On Season Two!

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Starz’ acclaimed Survivor’s Remorse – the scripted comedy about a kid who made it out of the hood into the NBA – has begun production on ten episodes season two.

Jessie T. Usher stars as the talented phenom, Cam Calloway in the series – which numbers LeBron James among its creators.

Season Two of Survivor’s Remorse will premiere this summer. For more, follow the jump.

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Doctor Who: The Doctor Settles In At Disney!

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David Tennant’s  Tenth Doctor will take up residence on Disney XD as Doctor Who joins the network’s schedule beginning May 9th.

Disney XD will air seasons 2-4 of the popular reboot of the legendary British sci-fi series. Details follow the jump.

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TCM Hosts US TV Premiere of Human Voice Starring Sophia Loren!

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When TCM runs its tribute to Academy Award®-winning actor Sophia Loren on April 21st, it will lead off with Loren’s most recent film, Human Voice – a US television premiere.

The film stars Loren as a woman ‘in her twilight years, who rides the emotional roller coaster of her last telephone conversation with the man she loves as he is leaving her for another woman.’

As well as Human Voice, TCM’s tribute to Sophia Loren will include Marriage: Italian Style, Two Women (for which Loren won her Oscar®), The Gold of Naples and Man of La Mancha – in which she co-starred with Peter O’Toole. For details, follow the jump.

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Things Get Cloudy For Disney/ABC Television Group – In A Good Way!

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Following the successful launch of its WATCH services, Disney/ABC Television Group is taking to the cloud for its linear broadcast operations – making it the first major network to transition to a cloud playout for ‘enhanced revenue generation, efficiency and flexibility.’

The company has selected Imagine Communications’ VersioCloud to support this move. For further details, follow the jump.

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A&E Networks Launches *asterisk!

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What are the historical ramifications of our culture – or any other culture around the world, for that matter?

A&E Networks has launched a new brand that addresses all aspects of culture through the lens of history. The result is *asterisk.

‘Asterisk tells the whole story with video, photos, articles, lists, GIFs, Vines and other content types in 10 key categories: Life Skills, Sports, Food & Drink, People, Ideas, Arts & Entertainment, Work, Style, Travel, and Tech.’

Follow the jump for more details.

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