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First Look: Black Sails–Starz’s Pirate Series!

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Gore Verbinski made pirates big on the silver screen. Now Michael Bay and Starz hope to do the same for the small screen with Black Sails. The series is a kind of loose prequel to Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island, with Luke Arnold playing the not-yet-legendary pirate, John Silver, and Clara Paget as the notorious Anne Bonny.

Check out the first trailer and the official press release following the jump. Black Sails is expected to debut in 2014.

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The Online Network Previews: All My Children and One Life to Live!

In less than two weeks, The Online Network will learn if their investment in creating new episodes of One Life to Live and All My Children is a good one. After checking out the preview of One Life to Live, above, follow the jump to the preview of all My children following the jump.

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NBC Reveals 2013 Summer Schedule!

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NBC, whose ratings have yoyoed like crazy this season, has announced its summer schedule. Among the network’s new summer shows are: Camp, starring Rachel Griffith (Six Feet Under, Brothers & Sisters) as a divorced camp director looking to make a fresh start; Save Me, starring Anne Heche (Men in Trees) as a Midwestern wife and mother who undergoes a spiritual reawakening after a near death experience, and Get Out Alive with Bear Grylls – an adventurous high stakes competition series.

American Ninja Warrior and America’s Talent are the major returnees.

Times, dates and taglines follow the jump.

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Monstrous May Ahead For Fox!

 GLEE: New Directions in all-new episodes of GLEE returns on FOX. Pictured bottom row L-R: Kevin McHale, Naya Rivera, Mark Salling, Jenna Ushkowitz, Dianna Agron, Lea Michele and Jane Lynch. Middle row L-R: Jessalyn Gilsig, Jayma Mays, Matthew Morrison and Cory Monteith. Top row L-R: Heather Morris, Chris Colfer and Amber Riley. ©2010 Fox Broadcasting Co. Cr: Patrick Ecclesine/FOX

May sweeps will be something else again for Fox this season. Among its more momentous events: the season finale for the off-the-wall dark The Following; the two-night season premiere of so You Think You Can Dance; the world premiere of the music documentary Rihanna 777; the on-hour season finales for The Cleveland Show, Family Guy and The Simpsons, and the series premiere of the unscripted drama, Toxic Office: Does Someone Have to Go. Plus season finales of such favorites as Bones, American Dad, Glee and Kitchen Nightmares.

The array of talent to found in May’s programming includes: Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber, Carly Rae Jepsen, Phillip Phillips, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kate Hudson, Chloe Sevigny, Mark and Jay Duplass, Rob Reiner, Dennis Farina, Nene Leakes, Jessica Sanchez, T-Pain, Frances Fisher, D.B. Sweeney, Edward Norton, Katey Sagal, Patrick Stewart, John Leguizamo, Craig Robinson, Sinbad, Sean Hayes, Michael McKean, Bill Hader, Jane Krakowski and Bryan Cranston.

For times and details follow the jump.

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Silver Linings Playbook and The Avengers Lead MTV Movie Awards Wins!

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David O. Russell’s little film about people with mental health issues didn’t just kick butt at the box office, it also tied Marvel’s The Avengers in MTV Movie Awards wins, nabbing Best Female Performance (Jennifer Lawrence), Best Male Performance (Bradley Cooper) and Best Kiss (Lawrence and Cooper). The Avengers took Movie of the Year, Best Fight and Best Villain (Tom Hiddleston).

Picture Perfect was the only other multiple winner, picking up Breakthrough Performance (Rebel Wilson) and Best Musical Moment. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn was held to one win (in a new category that seemed to be designed solely to give the franchise one last kick at the cat) for Best Shirtless Perfomance (Taylor Lautner).

A complete list of winner follows the jump.

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Spartacus: War of the Damned Goes Out Loud and Proud!

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History cannot be changed, so we all knew this day was coming. The series finale of Spartacus: War of the Damned (Starz, Friday, 9/8C) does, in fact, end with a lot of death – including the title character. That’s not a spoiler, that’s what happened. What remains to be seen is the manner in which series creator Steven S. DeKnight weaves the story. The finale is called Victory, so that should tell you something.

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Da Vinci’s Demons Make Historical Fantasy Fun!

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Leonardo Da Vinci was the man who caused the phrase ‘Renaissance Man’ to enter the lexicon. He was a painter, sculptor, mathematician, and inventor – and one of the best in history in every category. It’s a wonder that no one had ever seized upon his genius as the basis of a TV series, but until David S. Goyer (The Batman Trilogy, Man of Steel) came up with Da Vinci’s Demons (Starz, Fridays, 10/9C) no one had even tried. Their loss is out gain.

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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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