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With over 400 scripted television programs on the air in the past year, it was harder than ever to narrow it down to just the top 10 shows of 2015. From returning favorites that were better than ever to new instant favorites, it was a great year for shows to make us laugh and cry, and sometimes throw things at the screen in frustration. In only the best ways. Check out our final Top 10 below, and let us know your list in the comments! 10. The Affair Season 2Read More

Posted On December 30, 2014By Alamin YohannesIn Features, Television

Up and Comers Presents: Our Top 10 TV Shows of 2014

We counted down our Top 10 Movies of 2014, and now we are taking a look over the TV shows that moved us, made us laugh and cry and think this year. Again, there’s a lot of variety on the small screen, and only a couple shows – “The 100” and “Hannibal” – managed to make both lists. But that just means there’s just too much good stuff out there to choose from, which is good for everyone. Check out our final Top 10s below, and let us know yourRead More
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The man who played Landry is back in a big way! “Friday Night Lights” alum Jesse Plemons has joined the cast of “Fargo” Season 2 according to Entertainment Weekly. Kristen Dunst has also been added to the cast. They will play married couple Ed (Plemons) and Peggy (Dunst) Blomquist. He is a butcher’s assistant and she works as a small town beautician.Peggy see a life much bigger than their current small town and wants more for herself, which takes her on a journey that pushes what her community expects of her.Read More
Martin Freeman takes over for William H. Macy as the sad sack loser at the center of a rapidly downward spiraling crime in the first trailer released today for FX’s miniseries version of “Fargo.” Billy Bob Thornton is there to egg him on, telling him he’ll always be bullied and pathetic if he continues letting his boss and his wife push him around. He should have killed that guy! Oh, boy. Bad advice. As Freeman’s Lester Nygaard puts a plan into motion to regain some of his power, dead bodiesRead More
There’s remakes, reboots, sequels, prequels, but FX’s new miniseries “Fargo” is not really any of them. The Coen Brothers are exec producing the show, “loosely based” on their own classic 1996 film of the same name, but it’ll be a whole new cast of characters and a brand new crime story set in the vast wintry landscape of Minnesota. Don’tcha know? The 10-episode mini stars “The Hobbit” himself, Martin Freeman, as Lester Nygaard, who embarks upon an ill-fated criminal scheme for cash not unlike the one undertaken by William H.Read More
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Posted On October 17, 2013By Araceli RoachIn Television, TV Casting

TV: Joshua Close and Joey King Head to “Fargo”

Joshua Close and Joey King have joined the cast of FX’s limited series “Fargo,” according to Deadline. The drama will also star Martin Freeman, Billy Bob Thornton, Colin Hanks, Kate Walsh, Bob Odenkirk and Glenn Howerton. Inspired by their 1996 film, Joel and Ethan Coen are executive producing the 10-episode series with an all-new story and characters. It centers on Lester Nygaard (Freeman), a small-town insurance salesman whose life changes when a mysterious stranger (Thornton) comes to town. Close will play Ron, the brother of Freeman’s Lester Nygaard. King will play Greta, the daughter of Hank’s Police Deputy Gus Grimly, aRead More

Posted On September 26, 2013By Melanie AbernathyIn Television, TV Casting

TV: Martin Freeman to Star in New FX Drama “Fargo”

FX has taken another step forward in pre-production of miniseries “Fargo,” a remake of the original film by the Coen brothers, by casting the lovable Martin Freeman. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Freeman will play the main character, Lester Nygaard, a depressed insurance salesman whose life turns upside down when a stranger, Lorne Malvo (Billy Bob Thorton), arrives in town. The show will follow new crimes, characters and humor, while still keeping it similar to the Oscar winning pic. Production is set to begin October in Calgary and Canada, hopefullyRead More