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Alfre Woodard To Guest Star in Season Two of Copper!

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Alfre Woodard (Memphis Beat, True Blood) will guest star on BBC America’s first in-house scripted series Copper. She will play ‘Hattie Lemaster, a former slave who has recently arrived to the Five Points to start anew.’

Woodard joins previously announced guest Stars Donal Logue (Terriers, Sons of Anarchy, Life), Eamonn Walker (Chicago Fire, OZ), Lee Tergesen (The Big C, Red Widow) and Andrew Howard (Hatfields and McCoys, Burn Notice).

The official press release follows the jump.

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It’s Louis CK! On HBO! OMG!

You may have seen the above promo for Louis CK’s comedy special on HBO. It’s a lovely bit of satire as well as an example of Louis’ unique sense of humor. Louis CK: Oh My God! premieres on Saturday, April 13th at 10/9C.

Follow the jump for the special’s teaser and full trailer. If they make you laugh, you should watch. It’s that simple.

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Sundance Channel’s One-Night-Only Rectify Screening Benefits Osborne Association!

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On April 16th, Sundance Channel is holding a one-night-only theatrical screening of the first two episodes of its scripted drama series, Rectify, to benefit the Osborne Association – known for its re-entry and alternative to incarceration programs – in its efforts to ‘create opportunities for people affected by the criminal justice system to further develop their strengths and lead lives of responsibility and contribution.’ It’s a natural fit as Rectify is about exactly that kind of situation.

Attendance for the screenings – in fourteen cities – is free, but donations will be accepted. Seating will be first come, first served. For the press release – including a complete list of cities and venues – follow the jump.

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You’ve Found Clara. Now What? Next On… Doctor Who!

In the season 7.5 premiere of Doctor Who (BBC America, Saturdays, 8/7C), he found the current incarnation of the Woman Twice dead, Clara Oswald. Now begins the task of figuring out who and what she is – and why it’s so import for the universe to put her and The Doctor together. But first a brief stop to view something awesome – The Rings of Akhaten…

Final Season of Being Human & Zombie Drama In the Flesh Added to BBC America’s Supernatural Saturday!

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The original British Being Human’s final season and In the Flesh – a new take on the zombie drama – will be part of this summer’s continuation of BBC America’s Supernatural Saturday. Being Human will premiere on June 8th at 10/9C) and In the Flesh will debut on August 3rd at 10/9C.

In the Flesh takes the approach that zombies can be rehabilitated back into society and is centered on zombie teenager Kieren Walker who is reunited with his family after having committed suicide four years prior.

Being Human has ghost Alex beginning to find her feet in her new life after death with werewolf Tom, and vampire Hal is finally about to be unchained.

For complete series descriptions from the official press release, follow the jump. Both shows are BBC America co-productions.

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Hannibal is Delicious!

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Tonight’s premiere of Bryan Fuller’s Hannibal (NBC, Thursdays, 10/9C) is a deeply disturbing delight that is the absolute antithesis of his Pushing Daisies. In his approach to Thomas Harris’ characters, he has come up with a style that might be described as The Profiler: Twin Peaks Edition – though that doesn’t nearly capture the heightened reality Fuller has created here.

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Spies of Warsaw: Dramaville’s Pre-WWII Spy/Romantic Miniseries is a Taut Thriller!

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Spies of Warsaw (Wednesday, April 3 &10, 9/8C) is one of BBC America’s best Dramaville presentations. The two-part miniseries, based on the acclaimed novel by Alan Furst, is a complex, tension-packed take on the espionage heavy period immediately preceding World War II – from 1937 and 1939 – mostly in Warsaw, with brief periods in France and Poland.

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