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The Good Thing About The Americans' Graphic Sex Scenes, According To Keri Russell
Actors pretty much universally talk about the sex scenes they have to film in less than positive terms. But, for Keri Russell of The Americans, the experience isn't quite so bad upon further inspection.
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Was Downton Abbey Really Good Enough In Season 6 For An Emmy Nomination?
The 2016 Emmy nominations were announced this morning, and crowd favorite Downton Abbey was among the nominees for Outstanding Drama. The question is, was the show really as good as the other nominees this season?
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The Americans Renewed And Cancelled At The Same Time, Here's What We Know
Bittersweet news for fans of The Americans, as FX has made some big decisions. The show will definitely be returning next year, but there's another part of the network's plan that isn't quite as positive.
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Why The Americans Killed Off Its Best Character
Spying is a tough business. Although the main characters on The Americans have managed to get through missions without dying, lies, betrayals and plenty of dangers often occur. At least until now.
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When The Americans Will End, According To Its Producer
We recently heard from the executive producer of FX’s other series The Americans, Joel Fields, who also mentioned the 1980s spy drama has a timeline for when the team would like the show to end. Here’s what he had to say.
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Low-Rated Series The Americans Will Come Back Next Year
It’s a big day for renewals. Just a few hours after we learned New Girl is headed back to Fox next TV season, the network’s sister channel, FX, has signed on for more episodes of its period spy drama The Americans.
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7 Great Shows Not Nearly Enough People Are Watching
There are the shows that keep us thinking late into the night and make us wish we had someone to chat with about them around the watercooler the next morning. Here’s to the 8 great shows not nearly enough people are watching. You can check out our picks after the jump.
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How The CIA Prevents The Americans From Divulging Too Many Secrets
There are a lot of secrets woven into The Americans' narrative, or at least things that used to be secrets, as the show was created by former CIA officer Joe Weisberg. And it’s definitely no accident which elements of the CIA’s history come up during the episodes.
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The Top 10 TV Shows Of 2014, According To Jessica
This month, the awesome CinemaBlend staff is putting together the lists of the shows we feel have really stood out from the pack in 2014. Everyone’s list is different, so if you don’t see you favorites here, be sure to check back in and take a look at our other TV writer and editor best of list that will be hitting the homepage over the next few weeks.
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Oscar Nominee Frank Langella Joins The Americans For This Important Role
The American has just tapped a high profile actor for its third season. On Thursday, FX revealed that Frost/Nixon actor Frank Langella will be joining FX’s intricate Soviet War era spy drama. This time, the American actor won’t be playing an American, at all.
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Check Out This Espionage-Filled Exclusive The Americans Blu-ray Extra
The Americans is action-packed and effective, and with the show’s Blu-ray and DVD releases headed into homes next week, we wondered exactly how the cast and crew were able to make the spy tactics seem so real. Luckily, Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment has extended us an excellent exclusive clip that addresses just that.
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Top 5 TV Shows Of 2013: Jessica's List
2013 has been a great year for television, so narrowing down our list of favorites was no easy task. As TV Blend has numerous writers with varying tastes in TV shows, we decided to go solo this year in sharing our Top 5 lists of the best series of 2013. This is Jessica's list, which begins with...
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The Americans Season 2 Premiere Date Set
The Hollywood Foreign Press may have overlooked FX’s period drama The Americans, but fans of the series certainly haven’t, and it’s likely that they’re eager to know when the show will be back for the second season. FX announced this week that Season 2 of The Americans will debut February 26 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT.
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AFI Awards Honor Breaking Bad, Masters of Sex, Veep, And More As Best Of 2013
The American Film Institute’s official selections for the 2013 AFI Awards have been announced, and the television selection proves that 2013 was a truly stellar year for the small screen. The list, which includes 10 of the year’s most outstanding television series as well as 10 equally-as-impressive movies, was selected by a panel of highly impressive judges.
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Margo Martindale Will Return To The Americans In Season 2
Between this TV season and last TV season, Margo Martindale, the actress who plays KGB handler Claudia, landed a starring role in CBS’ brand new comedy, The Millers. With her new role in mind, it seemed possible the actress might not turn up in the new season of The Americans. This week, however, it was confirmed that Martindale will pull double duty with her new comedy and the drama.
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The Americans, New Girl And More Headline Critics' Choice Television Award Nominations
The awards ceremony, hosted by Parks and Recreation’s Retta, will be held on June 1, though it wasn’t stated if or where the ceremony would air. You can see a full list of the nominees below. Beyond my ever-present happiness for a Louie nod, I’m really glad Kevin Spacey’s Netflix turn on House of Cards got its due credit, as well as Tatiana Maslany, who has been outstanding in her multiple role duties on BBC America’s Orphan Black. Who are some of your favorites?
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The Americans Watch: Episode 7, Duty and Honor
I think one of the big allowances we all need to make for The Americans is that the justifications for some of the missions are always going to be paper-thin, but that’s not really why any of us tune in; those are subplots (if that, even), and we keep coming back because we’re fascinated by this marriage and the bigger ideas of secrets, lies, and double lies. With that in mind…
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The Americans Watch: Episode 6, Trust Me
Six episodes in, and things have gotten complex and deep. This is the episode where things got kicked up a notch, centered around our two big relationships--the Jennings, and then Stan and Nina--with an interesting little side story about Henry and Paige.
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The Americans Watch: Episode 5, Comint
I like how quickly this show seems to be building out its mythology and expanding themes. Also, I really dig the Santa Claus with the Stalin head in the opening credits. On the other hand, I’m a little worried about how often people get stuck in trunks and the frequency with which the women in this show resort to sex as a primary means of getting what they want. I’m also noticing a pattern that big plotlines tend to not carry over from episode to episode—I’d really like this to change, as well.
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The Americans Renewed For Season 2
The Americans' freshman journey on FX over the past four weeks has been a bumpy rollercoaster ride in the ratings, with enough high points to earn a second season. That’s right, FX has signed on for another round of the spy drama, which stars Keri Russell, Matthew Rhys, and Noah Emmerich. The Americans airs on Wednesday evenings and FX announced the news on Thursday, soon after last night’s numbers came in.
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