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10 Characters From The Wire We’d Like To See On The Walking Dead

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The Wire is one of the most respected series in cable television history, known for its complex characters on both sides of the Baltimore drug game. The Walking Dead is one of the most popular television series in cable television history, known for the fact that it’s a television show about zombies and zombies rule. Fans of both shows expressed a collective “OH SNAP!” last season on The Walking Dead with the appearance of Tyreese played by Chad Coleman who had previously played the ex-con with a heart of gold Dennis “Cutty” Wise on The Wire. Now the word is out that actor Larry Gilliard, Jr. who played The Wire’s ill-fated drug dealer D’Angelo “D” Barksdale is playing Bob Stookey on season 4 of The Walking Dead. That got us thinking of what other Wire characters we’d love to see on The Walking Dead’s cruel new world. Who would rise to the occasion and put down walkers and who would end up zombie meat with the quickness? Here are 10 Characters From The Wire We’d Like To See On The Walking Dead.

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Mark Pellegrino Explains Lost, His One Direction Fandom And The Scary Tomorrow People

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We’re not going to say Mark Pellegrino is destined to play a villain. After all, Lost’s Jacob — one of an impressive number of TV characters he’s brought to life — turned out to be a mostly good guy. But his mere presence in the premiere of The Tomorrow People tonight on the CW (9 pm ET) lets us know that the heroes are in trouble. His Dr. Jedikiah Price is the leader of Ultra, an organization that is trying to find and neutralize the so-called “Tomorrow People” or homo superiors, a new species with powers of telekinesis, telepathy and teleportation. We recently spoke to Pellegrino, however, and he defended Jedikiah’s motives as pretty reasonable. He also managed to share his thoughts on his roles in Lost, Mulholland Drive, Supernatural and Doogie Howser M.D., and — brace yourselves — how he came to love Glee and One Direction.
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Lightning Doesn’t Strike Twice: 12 Television Actors Who’ve Failed To Recreate Their Earlier Success

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Will Arnett returns to prime-time television tonight with new series The Millers, and we couldn’t be more nervous. But why? Will Arnett is great! Sure, we loved him on Arrested Development, and yes, we cheered whenever he’d pop up to sabotage Jack Donaghy. But with the short-lived FOX series Running Wilde under his belt, and the mismanaged Up All Night to his name, Arnett is dangerously close to becoming known as a product of a successful TV series who simply can’t get it done on his own. And he’s not alone.

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Michael J. Fox Show, We Have Your Spinoff: The Wendell Pierce Show!

If you missed yesterday’s Very VH1 Spreecast with Wire and Treme vet Wendell Pierce, you must have very warm legs right now — the rest of us got the pants charmed off of us. (Sorry!) We could basically listen to his voice for hours, which is why we’re thrilled that he co-stars as Michael J. Fox’s newsroom boss Harris Green on The Michael J. Fox Show, which premieres tonight with two episodes tonight at 9 pm ET on NBC. And that’s also why we were thrilled when a fan (OK, it was me) asked: What would “The Wendell Pierce Show” be?
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5 Surprisingly Great Things About Sleepy Hollow

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So, you might be thinking: “Sleepy Hollow? Nope. Don’t need another old-timey-literature/modern mystery mashup in my life.” We thought that too, for a minute. And then we actually watched the first episode of the Fox drama. And yes, that is exactly what it is. But done in with the blend of scary and funny that gets us. Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci, the writers behind the new Star Trek movies and Fringe, and Underworld director Len Wiseman seem to have got it right so far. Here are five things we didn’t realize we’d love about this admittedly kooky show:
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Adriana, Gus, Boone And More: 10 Actors Who Thrived After Major TV Deaths

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We’ll let you have a few more minutes to sob over [SPOILER withheld]‘s death on Breaking Bad. And we’re still reeling over Eric’s fiery end on True Blood. But we’re not too worried about the fate of the actors behind these late, great characters. Sure, they’re technically out of a job, but these untimely ends look great on a resume. Need more reassurance?
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Your Netflix Original Content Viewing Guide

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With Ricky Gervais’ Derek debuting today on Netflix, it’s obvious the service is staying in the original programming game. And as other series like House Of Cards and Orange Is The New Black get tons of buzz, you might wonder what streaming gems will whet your appetite. Check out our guide to Netflix’s content and which television shows you should be watching after you finish your favorite original series.

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Fall TV: The 10 Hottest Movie Stars Joining Fall TV Shows

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It used to be that the hottest stars in Hollywood would never deign to leave the movies to join television, but this fall, movie stars are invading television. We can’t wait to welcome the 10 hotties on this list into our homes on a week to week basis.

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15 TV Shows That Premiered 15 Years Ago

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It felt like yesterday that we were sitting down to find out if Joey and Dawson would ever go all the way or learning about the crazy life of strangers on True Life. Fifteen years ago I was definitely too young to understand what Sex and the City was actually about or appreciate the impact of TRL (then Total Request Live). The same year brought us Felicity, who won the heart of America and later lost it when she cut her hair. It was TV’s first introduction to Aaron Sorkin who launched his small screen writing career with Sports Night. It was also the year that introduced us to Ryan Reynolds and Ryan Gosling. It was 1998. And it feels like forever ago.

 

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The 5 Kids You’ll See Everywhere In Fall’s New TV Comedies

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There’s an old saying that Hollywood is out of ideas. That may be true, but looking at the Fall TV comedy lineup, it’s clear that Hollywood isn’t out of children. Pretty much every single new comedy this fall is about children. So, it may seem like there are children everywhere. Hoards of children, scores of tweens, infinite amounts of teens… In reality, though, there are maybe only five kids you’ll see all year on network comedy.

Okay, five types of kids….

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