Favorite “Vikings” son: Alexander Ludwig talks about joining the History drama in Season 2

Favorite "Vikings" son: Alexander Ludwig talks about joining the History drama in Season 2

Alexander Ludwig is a young, strong, imposing-looking guy. Look no further than his role as Cato in the first Hunger Games movie for proof. But even Ludwig was nervous stepping into the big, bad world that is Vikings. The 21-year-old Vancouver native nabbed the plum role of Bjorn, the tempestuous teenage son of the mighty Ragnar Lothbrok (Travis Fimmel), as the History drama kicks off its second season Feb. 27. While Ludwig says he was excited to take on the project, he was nervous because not only was it his first TV series, but he was also jumping in after … Continue reading

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Bonnie and Clyde: A&E Networks’ miniseries event shows darker vision of outlaw couple

Bonnie and Clyde; Emile Hirsch; Holliday Grainger

Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow, known much better without their surnames, have become unlikely folk heroes thanks largely to the 1967 Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway film that featured the tagline “They’re young. They’re in love. They kill people.” In that version, and subsequently in the public’s imagination, Bonnie and Clyde pulled off their violent crimes with the zeal of youth, and faced their notorious bullet-riddled deaths with smiles on their faces, the very embodiment of the philosophy of live fast, die young and leave a good-looking corpse. It’s a tall order to think any retelling could overshadow what seems … Continue reading

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History re-airing The Bible series starting Nov. 11

History re-airing The Bible series starting Nov. 11

It was a ratings smash — and a favorite among our readers, who named it Best TV Movie or Miniseries by a large margin in our annual Viewers Voice Awards — in its original run, and now History is re-airing The Bible series, beginning Monday, Nov. 11, in connection with History’s new series Bible Secrets Revealed. The Bible series, created and executive produced by the husband-and-wife team of Mark Burnett and Roma Downey (who also costars in the production as Mary), first aired in March 2013 and, according to History, garnered an average of 11.4 million total viewers per episode. Over … Continue reading

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Chasing Tail on History, recaps for “Deer Camp,” “No Smoking”

Chasing Tail on History follows a group of bow hunters trying to rid upscale neighborhoods of white-tail deer

You can see how people wonder if Chasing Tail on History is for real, as the idea of an open hunting season taking place in some of the wealthiest residential neighborhoods in Connecticut certainly seems farfetched. But, Chasing Tail (Thursdays at 10pm ET on History) is indeed real for upscale Connecticut neighborhoods that have been overrun by white-tail deer. The show’s website lists that in Connecticut alone there are an estimated 18,000 deer killed in vehicle collisions along roadways each year. That averages out to 49 crashes per day caused by deer, which result in some $28 million in damage. … Continue reading

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“The Bible Experience” comes to New York March 20-27

John (DANIEL PERCIVAL) baptises Jesus (DIOGO MORGALDO) in HIstory's "The Bible"

You certainly don’t have to be a biblical scholar to be a fan of History’s blockbuster drama series The Bible — which continues tonight at 8pm ET — but those who are of the more studious persuasion will be happy to hear about a chance to see some rare biblical artifacts in real life. Bible producers Mark Burnett and Roma Downey are teaming with the Green Family Private Collection to bring The Bible Experience — which includes a stunning array of rarely seen and priceless artifacts, as well as production photos from the series. Normally seen at the Vatican, this … Continue reading

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“Vikings”: Jessalyn Gilsig goes from “Glee” to History epic

Jessalyn Gilsig as Siggy in History's "Vikings"

“Vikings” airs 10pm ET Sundays on History. As Vikings continues its blockbuster run on History, one character that will continue her rise to the forefront is Siggy, the enigmatic wife of the ruthless Earl Haraldson (Gabriel Byrne). Jessalyn Gilsig brings the same intensity to the role that she did her memorable turns as unbalanced femme fatales in Glee and Nip/Tuck. But while Siggy’s actions may be as extreme as some of those characters, she seems to be far more in control of her mental faculties than Terri or Gina. Gilsig spoke about how she sees Siggy’s character developing, and what … Continue reading

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“Vikings”: History channel gives new perspective on Norse culture

"Vikings": History channel gives new perspective on Norse culture

“Vikings” premieres Sunday, March 3, at 10pm ET on History.  Vikings have gotten a bad rap. So says Michael Hirst, creator and writer on History’s epic nine-part series Vikings, which explores the complex society of the Norseman as it was near the end of the eighth century. Yes, the Vikings were often large, hulking figures who specialized in violent conquests of neighboring lands while taking pillaging and plundering to new heights. But they were merely surviving in a violent world, and their story hasn’t fully been told, Hirst says, because the Vikings themselves never told it. “We’ve always represented the … Continue reading

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