The Hallmark Channel Renews Cedar Cove

Cedar CoveThe Hallmark Channel has just announced that Cedar Cove, their prime time drama series based on the books of Debbie Macomber and starring Andie MacDowell, has been renewed for a second season.

“We are incredibly pleased with the tremendous success of ‘Debbie Macomber’s Cedar Cove,’ our first-ever primetime series,” said Michelle Vicary, Executive Vice President, Programming, Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movie Channel. “We are so thrilled to work with Debbie Macomber and have the opportunity to bring to life her beloved book series, which was the perfect fit for Hallmark Channel. The show’s significant impact and the fact that audiences have responded positively to the show has warranted a second season renewal. We launched a new era at Hallmark Channel with ‘Debbie Macomber’s Cedar Cove’ and we look forward to the show’s continued growth and success.”

According to the press release, MacDowell, Dylan Neal, Teryl Rothery, Bruce Boxleitner, and Barbara Niven will all return, and the second season will air in 2014.

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The Hollow Crown: Henry IV Part 1

The Hollow CrownThe Hollow Crown continued on PBS’s Great Performances this weekend with Henry IV Part 1, and while Tom Hiddleston and Jeremy Irons were just as wonderful as you’d expect, a particular highlight for me was Michelle Dockery as Lady Percy. She really does the best eye-rolling of anyone in the business. Miss the episode? Thanks to PBS, you can watch the whole thing below:

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Catching Fire Companion Album Track List Revealed

A companion album to The Hunger Games: Catching Fire will be released on November 19th, just before the movie hits theaters on November 22nd, and now, via The Hollywood Reporter, we have a track list including everyone from Lorde to Christina Aguilera to Patti Smith. Which songs are you most interested in hearing?

1. “Atlas” — Coldplay
2. “Silhouettes” — Of Monsters and Men
3. “Elastic Heart” — Sia (ft. The Weeknd & Diplo)
4. “Lean” — The National
5. “We Remain” — Christina Aguilera
6. “Devil May Cry” — The Weeknd
7. “Who We Are” — Imagine Dragons
8. “Everybody Wants to Rule The World” — Lorde
9. “Gale Song” — The Lumineers
10. “Mirror” — Ellie Goulding
11. “Capital Letter” — Patti Smith
12. “Shooting Arrows at the Sky” — Santigold
13. “Place for Us” — Mikky Ekko
14. “Lights” — Phantogram
15. “Angel on Fire” — Antony and the Johnsons

Thor: The Dark World Posters + Thor & Loki Featurette

Thor: The Dark WorldMarvel released two new posters for Thor: The Dark World yesterday, in advance of the movie’s November release. Click on the thumbnail or head to Entertainment Weekly for a look at the full poster featuring Malekith the Accursed, played by Christopher Eccleston. Then check for your first look at the poster of Idris Elba as Heimdall. Then watch this featurette, in which Chris Hemsworth and Tom Hiddleston talk about the relationship between Thor and Loki.