News Briefs: Patricia Arquette Is Headed to Boardwalk Empire

CASTING NEWS

... Boardwalk Empire is adding Medium star Patricia Arquette to its cast in a major recurring role for Season 4. She'll play a speakeasy owner who tangles with Nucky. [Deadline Hollywood]

... The Following's Jennifer Ferrin is joining the third season of AMC's Hell on Wheels as a regular. She'll play a New York journalist sent to cover the building of the railroad. You know what Hell on Wheels needs more of? Edgar Allen Poe! [TV Line]

... Carrie Mathison will just have to clean out her own refrigerator on the next season of Homeland. Actor David Marciano, who played snoop-for-hire Virgil in the first two seasons, is leaving the show to write and produce his own project. While Marciano will no longer be a regular on the series (he was promoted to that status in Season 2), he could recur as a guest star. Marciano's new project is a drama about a criminal enterprise that operates out of a prison, and it's currently being shopped around to networks. No word on Virgil's partner Max! [Deadline Hollywood]

... Prolific and versatile actress Alfre Woodard is joining the next season of BBC America's Copper. She'll play Hattie Lemaster, a former slave who's looking to start things over in the Five Points. [BBC America via press release]

BUSINESS TIME

... Comedy Central has ordered eight episodes of Adam Devine's House Party, a standup showcase hosted by Workaholics star Adam Devine. Devine, who played Jeff Winger's half-brother in a recent episode of Community and is generally hilarious, is setting the show in a Hollywood mansion and will give 24 of his friends a chance to make you laugh. Look for it in the fall. [Comedy Central via press release]

... Revenge is planning on killing off one of its main characters in the upcoming Season 2 finale! If we all cross our fingers and pray, maybe we can will it to be Declan. [TV Line]

... Another day, another History miniseries in development. This time, the network that brought you The Bible and Hatfields & McCoys is fictionalizing the Revolutionary War in Sons of Liberty. The series would follow Samuel Adams, John Adams, John Hancock, Paul Revere, and that turncoat Benedict Arnold. Yesterday, the network announced that it's working on a Harry Houdini miniseries starring Adrien Brody. [THR]

... Stay busy, Ryan Murphy. The Glee, American Horror Story, and The New Normal creator has another show in the works, this time at HBO. Details are scarce, but the pilot, titled Open, takes a look at modern human sexuality and relationships. It's being co-written by Dexter's Lauren Gussis. Hey Murph, how about leaving some of Hollywood for the rest of us? [Deadline Hollywood]



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Wow I thought that was Arquette but seriously thought it had to be her older sister or something. Seriously, it bothered me so much I had to google it. When does anyone in Hollywood age so horribly? She looks like she could be my grandmother and I'm 30 years old!
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I've been following Boardwalk Empire from the start, so I love when fresh faces are added to the cast. I also work at DISH with several people who like BE, so I'm sure that they'll be elated by the addition of Patricia Arquette when I tell them Monday. This season is so highly anticipated, and I'm happy that I still have last season on my DISH Hopper. It can hold up to 1,250 SD or 450 HD hours of recordings so I've been able to record full seasons of my favorite series, I'll still have room when the new season of BE starts, and I haven't had to delete anything to make more recording space.
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1,250 hours?! You mean for the past few years I've been struggling with 100 hours like a damn fool?
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Who cares? The show is garbage without Jimmy. Owen was vastly underdeveloped before he was killed off and the writing in general has become sloppy.
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Is Declan actually a main character? I just see him as someone I am trying to ignore... Anyway, with Jack having lost his wife, I doubt he's now going to lose the brother too... I think one of the senior Graysons either Vicky or Conrad... Or perhaps Ashley, she always wears the prettiest dresses but seriously how much more sneaking & plotting can she do?

I am not sure whether Aidan Mathis counts as main character but he is looking very perishable...
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Uh, that would be Edgar ALLAN Poe. Couldn't take 30 seconds to check? Tsk, tsk.
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All the other changes I could care less but Patricia Arquette in Boardwalk Empire will make an excellent show even better.
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Is that an old pic of Patricia Arquette ? Or maybe she's a non-aging entity ...
Either way, impressive.
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Why did I think that Boardwalk Empire was cancelled? Happy I'm wrong!
I'll watch any series made by the History channel!
Maybe TV.com staff will review Copper this next season?
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I thought Max and Virgil were brothers, isn't that what Virgil tells Carrie when she first meets Max right before they bug Brody's house?
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A speakeasy owner that tangles with Nucky can mean only 1 of 2 things: 1) a dead speakeasy owner, or 2) Nucky's next sexual conquest.
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As long as Revenge doesn't touch the dynamic blonde duo and Victoria I dgaf, anyone else is dispensable to me... well, maybe Aiden can remain untouched, he makes my eyeballs dance in awe all overt the TV.
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Aiden is the the only one I wouldn't mind dying. Declan is a bad character, but it's just too depressing to kill him off, because of what it would mean to Jack. It would also complicate things too much, since Amanda will probably want to be friends with Charlotte and romantically involved with Jack when it's all over.

I suppose that Ashley could die as a result of getting a good part in a movie or something.

Maybe Daniel could die because of something with the initiative. If he does, he's obviously going to die heroically. But I doubt that they would kill him off, since he's Amanda's main link to the Graysons.

1. Aiden
2. Ashley
3. Conrad
4-6. Declan, Charlotte, Daniel. (I can't decide how to order them)

Amanda, Nolan and Victoria are obviously safe.
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Nice! I was a doing a "least favourite character" list, but I see you busted out the "who's the likeliest to die" list. I totally agree with your numbering and selection, with the only exception being Conrad in the 3-spot. I simply cannot imagine Revenge without him. Killing him off this early would be tantamount to show suicide.
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I didn't even realize that I called Emily by her real name "Amanda". I guess either name works now that the other one is dead.
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Yes, this is a list of who's the most likely to die, and I started doubting Conrad's position on it soon after I posted it. He's a bit of a wild card. He can be killed off without serious consequences for Amanda, but it's a very risky move to make, since he's such an important character.

I guessed that your list was for the least favorite character, because I would have put them in roughly the same order.
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I don't consider Declan a main character, so perhaps Jack?
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I hope so! But I think it's Aiden. I just hope it isn't Nolan :(
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I seriously doubt they will kill Nolan after all he is one of the most loved characters on the show.
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Is this Murphy thing a documentary? Because otherwise, that description is so vague it describes every single show he's ever made.
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OMG a Revenge death. You said main character so we can exclude Ashley and Declan from that lol. I hope its not Ashley, Declan can go and so can Jack. In fact why not tell both porters to pack and leave, and give little Carl to Emily so she can raise him as a little avenger.
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I hate Ryan Murphy.. that's it. peace out
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Okay, let's get serious:

1. Declan.
2. Charlotte.
3. Jack.
4. Aiden.
5. Ashley.
6. Daniel.

They could die hyperbolically dramatic deaths for all I care.

BUT

1. Conrad.
2. Nolan.
3. Victoria.
4. Amanda/Emily.

They more than make up for the rest.
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You're still watching revenge? I stopped after episode 10 of season 2.
Is it worth catching up?
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its worth catching up from episode 14
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Don't bother. We didn't learn many interesting things. Try the season finale.
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Yes it is. Its still as good as it ever was.
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I hope its one of the Porters. It'll probably be Aiden.
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Since Amanda and Jack are almost certainly eventually going to happen, Aiden will either be written out of the show or killed off. I suppose the season 2 finale is as good a time as any.
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5. Baby Carl!
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and Boardwalk Empire just got a little bit better. It would be "got a whole lot better" but the show is already just shy of flawless to begin with. Bring on the new season!
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In revenge, please let it be Jack.
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Yeas please. And the Emily can get custody of little Carl since she is the godmother and raise him as a baby avenger.
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I stopped watching Revenge after the 15th episode of this season, so I haven't seen the last three episodes, but has Jack gotten any better as a character? Otherwise, screw Declan, I'd rather have Jack dead. Then Declan. Then Daniel. Then Aiden. Ugh, I just remembered why I quit watching -- I hate EVERYBODY on that show.

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I also stopped watching, it just got ridiculous.
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You even hate Nolan?!
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Isn't it physically impossible to hate Nolan?
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Actually, I do kiiiiiind of hate Nolan. Maybe 'dislike' is a better word, just because I don't hate him as much as all those other guys, but Nolan's gotten too one-note on me.

I'd put him in this gray middle area with Emily and Victoria, all of whom I really liked at one point, but kinda got tired of during the second season.

And to your comment below... I think Conrad was the one character I still really liked. I agree, he's great because he's despicable. Conrad's harsh insults often cracked me up and brightened my feelings toward otherwise tiring episodes, heh.
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I get where you're coming from. The quality has definitely dropped since the first season. Mind you it's nowhere near the Mt.Everest sized drop that has befallen OUaT (I stopped watching 10 magical-heart-rip-outs ago), but Revenge has undeniably lost some of its lustre.

I still enjoy watching it and only hate a little over half of the characters, so I'm planning on sticking it out.

And Conrad is the ultimate contradiction. A character so vile and self-serving yet I can't help but love the guy!
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Not Conrad I hope. That guy is despicably awesome!
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Please kill of Declan I hate him!!! It would too much for Jack though, the wife and the brother in the same season...
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More mini-series! Network tv could learn a thing or two from the History channel.
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I agree about Declan, but I wonder what it must be like for the actor to have so many people hate the character. I know I can't see him in anything else without going 'Ugh, Declan.'
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Same thing with Eric on Gossip Girl! XD That's a pity, he's so cute!
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Patricia Arquette always did great work on Medium so hopefully that will continue on Boardwalk Empire.

You know what's weird? Even though he was promoted to a regular in season two, David Marciano ("Virgil") only appeared in 6 episodes while he guest starred in 7 during the first season.

I think it's a toss-up between Ashley and Aiden for the Revenge death. They're both annoying and practically useless anyway. (Same goes for Daniel now, but we all know he'll stay.)
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I hope its both Ashley AND Aiden!
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Not Ashley, I love Ashley. Hopefully its one of the Porters.
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To be fair to Ryan Murphy, Glee is in its death throws and The New Normal was stillborn, so next season he'll probably only have one show.
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if the synopsis of his new show includes the terms death throws and stillborn it might be an american horror story spin off ;)
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In that context, the word is "throes."
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