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Latest from TV Line – January 2 2014


Philip moved back home, Paige started connecting the dots about her parents extracurricular activities, Nina played Stan (officially joining the double agent ranks), Claudia was on the verge of being reassigned, and Elizabeth was (seriously but not fatally) shot.

COMING UP NEXT | Whereas the first season focused on Philip and Elizabeth’s marriage, Season 2 will concentrate on “the family as a whole,” previews exec producer Joel Fields, with Paige’s continuing suspicions driving much of that narrative. Elsewhere, despite her commitment to CBS’ The Millers, Margo Martindale will be back as “Handler” Claudia for several episodes (fellow EP Joe Weisberg calls her return “emotional” and “surprising”); Philip’s “crazy and dangerous” faux marriage to Martha will continue to be explored; and Russian actor Costa Ronin joins the cast as a young KGB officer with “a talent for technology,” teases Fields.

RETURN DATE | Wednesday, Feb. 26 at 10/9c (FX)


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FX’s ‘The Americans’ Season 2 Spies First New Photo

FX Cold War spy drama ‘The Americans‘ season 2 quietly announced its late February season 2 premiere after the holidays this year, but given the most recent trailer, new footage has been few and far between. If nothing else, the Matthew Rhys-Keri Russell starring homeland espionage thriller has released its first new photo of the year, so what can we expect from ‘The Americans’ season 2?

Admittedly a bit light on details, the first new photos of the year so Philip and Elizabeth Jennings concerned in their cover travel agent office, Philip appearing to be on his way to a mission. As we recently learned from the season 2 footage, Philip and Elizabeth will have their own domestic investigation to handle, now that their daughter Paige has begun searching through the family belongings for evidence of her parents’ double life.

So far, only bits and pieces of ‘The Americans’ season 2 have emerged since the first season finale, though we know that season 1 stars Annet Mahendru (Nina), Alison Wright (Martha) and Susan Misner (Sandra Beeman) have been upped to series regular, while Margo Martindale will return as Claudia for at least one episode. In addition to a lighter focus on the marital drama, we’ll also see history start to catch up with the characters a bit, notably the deaths of Leonid Brezhnev and other Soviet leaders.

– The Americans Episode Stills > 2×02 – Cardinal

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‘The Americans’ Season 2 Gets Premiere Date

FX has set the premiere date for “The Americans” season 2. The Cold War spy drama starring Matthew Rhys and Keri Russell will return with its new installment on Wednesday, February 26 at 10/9c.

Rhys and Russell, who play two Soviet KGB officers posing as an American married couple in Washington DC on the FX series, were recently rumored dating in real life. The 37-year-old actress confirmed through her representative earlier December that she and husband Shane Deary had been separated since early summer.


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20 Best TV Moments of 2013

13 ‘The Americans” Cold War Romance

Two Russian spies pose as a suburban married couple in 1981, with sex, treachery and nuclear paranoia. It also has TV’s smartest soundtrack, especially when Roxy Music’s poignant art-rock elegy “Sunset” plays as the KGB ships a baby back to Russia after they’ve killed its parents – just another pawn in the Cold War game.


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Keri Nominated for The Satellite Awards

The International Press Academy (IPA) today announced its nominations for the 18th Annual Satellite Awards(TM) honoring Motion Pictures, Television, Blu-ray DVD’s, and Video Games. The IPA selects nominees from domestic and international submissions for 38 categories: 19 Motion Picture, 13 Television, 2 Blu-ray DVD, and 4 Video Game.

The 18th Annual Satellite Awards(TM) ceremony will be held on March 9, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.

Actress in a Series Drama:
Lizzy Caplan Masters of Sex (Showtime)
Olivia Colman Broadchurch (BBC America)
Vera Farmiga Bates Motel (A&E)
Tatiana Maslany Orphan Black (BBC America)
Anne Reid Last Tango in Halifax (BBC/PBS)
Keri Russell The Americans (FX)
Abigail Spencer Rectify (Sundance Channel)
Robin Wright House of Cards (Netflix)

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The Americans Season 1 Blu-ray and DVD Arrive January 14th

Fans of the hit drama series The Americans can relive the entire first season with The Americans: Season One, debuting on Blu-ray and DVD January 14, 2013. These sets give viewers the chance to catch up with this show starring Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys, before Season 2 debuts in February. We don’t have pricing details at this time, but you can take a look at the cover art and special features below.

Secrets can be deadly in this suspenseful thriller about undercover Russian spies in 1980s Washington. Philip (Matthew Rhys) and Elizabeth Jennings (Keri Russell) seem to be a typical suburban couple, but they’re actually lethal KGB agents plotting to bring down America. As the Cold War escalates, Philip and Elizabeth must take extreme measures to continue their mission and keep their true identities hidden. But when an FBI agent moves in across the street, they become ensnared in a pulse-pounding game of cat and mouse.

Blu-ray & DVD Features:
– “The Colonel” Commentary featuring Joseph Weisberg, Joel Fields and Noah Emmerich
– Executive Order 2579: Exposing The Americans
– Perfecting the Art of Espionage
– Ingenuity Over Technology
– Gag Reel
– Deleted Scenes
– Trailers