<p>Kirsten Dunst</p>

Kirsten Dunst

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'Fargo' lands Kirsten Dunst and Jesse Plemons for Season 2

FX's Emmy-winning anthology series will return in Fall 2015

Casting has officially begun in earnest for the second season of FX's "Fargo," which is officially set to begin production in Calgary in January.

The first two actors formally announced for the 10-episode anthology miniseries are Kirsten Dunst ("Bring It On") and Jesse Plemons, who appear to be set as the civilian side of the story, which will be set in Sioux Falls, South Dakota and Luverne, Minnesota in 1979.

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TV Ratings: 'Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer,' Victoria's Secret lead Tuesday
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TV Ratings: 'Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer,' Victoria's Secret lead Tuesday

'Flash' retains last week's 'Arrow' crossover momentum

Fast National ratings for Tuesday, December 9, 2014.

CBS' odd couple pairing of "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" and The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show proved effective, pushing the network to victory both overall and among young viewers.

After last week's bump, NBC's "The Voice," "Marry Me" and "About a Boy" were all down, while the network also got weak numbers for its hour-long commercial for Angelina Jolie's "Unbroken."

There was better news, though, on FOX, where "New Girl" and "The Mindy Project" were both up and also on The CW, where "The Flash" held onto last week's "Arrow" crossover gains. And for "Supernatural," it was the most watched episode in four years, since October 2010.

On to the numbers...

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<p>Robin Wright and Kevin Spacey of &quot;House of Cards&quot;</p>

Robin Wright and Kevin Spacey of "House of Cards"

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'Modern Family,' 'House of Cards' lead 2015 Screen Actors Guild Award TV nominations

Tatiana Maslany cracks the field for 'Orphan Black'

"Modern Family" and "House of Cards" were the only shows to receive multiple individual nominations plus ensemble recognition as the Screen Actors Guild announced its 2015 award nominations on the TV side on Wednesday (December 10) morning.

With a few exceptions -- "Orphan Black" star Tatiana Maslany joining the field or Uzo Aduba earning a well-earned "Orange Is The New Black" nomination -- it was a predictable slate of nominations headed by the same returning favorites, though several fresh shows popped up in key categories.

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<p>Monday&#39;s &quot;Scorpion&quot;</p>

Monday's "Scorpion"

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TV Ratings: 'The Voice' leads Monday as 'Mike & Molly' return boosts CBS

'Jane the Virgin' tops a 'Sleepy Hollow' repeat among young viewers

Fast National ratings for Monday, December 8, 2014.

A soft episode of "The Voice" was Monday's top show in all measures, carrying NBC to primetime wins, while the return of "Mike & Molly" gave CBS a bit of a bump to finish second.

Among other Monday notables, ABC's "The Great Christmas Light Fight" premiered to solid numbers and helped boost "Castle" past NBC's struggling "State of Affairs" in the 10 p.m. hour. That, of course, may change since ABC had the Monday Night Football preemption in both Atlanta and major Wisconsin markets.

Meanwhile, with "Gotham" and "Sleepy Hollow" in repeats, FOX will apparently basically be The CW for a couple weeks on Mondays.

On to the numbers...

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<p>&quot;Wayward Pines&quot;</p>

"Wayward Pines"

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FOX finally sets 'Wayward Pines' premiere for May 2015

M. Night Shyamalan-directed drama stars Matt Dillon, Terrence Howard

First announced in development in January 2013 and then set for a summer 2014 premiere out of "24: Live Another Day" and then pushed to midseason, the event series "Wayward Pines" finally has an official launch.

FOX announced on Tuesday (December 9) morning that the 10-episode thriller will premiere on Thursday, May 14 at 9 p.m. ET. And "Wayward Pines" won't just be rolling out in the United States. The series will be debuting in 125 countries on FOX channels throughout Asia, Africa, Australia, Europe and Latin America.

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<p>&quot;Jane the Virgin&quot;</p>

"Jane the Virgin"

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'Jane the Virgin,' 'The Knick' crack AFI's TV Programs of the Year list

Is 'How To Get Away With Murder' one of TV's best shows? AFI thinks so.

In addition to unveiling its Movies of the Year list, the American Film Institute announced its TV Programs of the Year selections on Monday (December 8) and let's just say  that the group is intriguingly distracted by shiny new things.

Your AFI TV Programs of the Year:
"The Americans"
"Game of Thrones"
"How To Get Away With Murder"
"Jane the Virgin"
"The Knick"
"Mad Men"
"Orange Is The New Black"
"Silicon Valley"

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<p>&quot;Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck&quot;</p>

"Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck"

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Sundance 2015 lands Scientology, Kurt Cobain and campus rape documentary premieres

Liz Garbus' Nina Simone documentary lands an Opening Night spot

Kurt Cobain, Nina Simone and Tig Notaro are among the big names getting documentary treatment at this January's Sundance Film Festival.

On Monday (December 8), Sundance announced 13 documentaries that will be premiering out of competition at the Festival, which runs from January 22 to February 1 in Park City. It's a group of films from some of documentary cinema's biggest names and, unsurprisingly, from some of Sundance's most frequent attendees.

Sundance regular Liz Garbus ("The Farm: Angola, USA") is taking the previously vacant US documentary Day One Film slot with "What Happened, Miss Simone?" The documentary looks singer and activist Nina Simone was recently acquired by Netflix, which had "Mitt" in an out-of-competition slot at last year's Festival.

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<p>Tom Brady</p>

Tom Brady

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TV Ratings: Patriots-Chargers leads Sunday, colorized 'I Love Lucy' is solid

'Resurrection' and 'Revenge' bounce back a little

Fast National ratings for Sunday, December 7, 2014.

A tight Sunday Night Football game between the New England Patriots and San Diego Chargers gave NBC a commanding primetime win on Sunday, easily holding off football-boosted FOX and CBS.

With so much NFL inflation in the mix it's hard to point to actual ratings notables on Sunday, but ABC's "Resurrection" and "Revenge" were both up from series lows last week.

CBS' NFL overrun with 19 minutes in some markets and 16 minutes in others, so there's very little point in trying to accurately sort things out.

On to the numbers...

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TV Top 10 For 2014: The Fien Print picks 'Game of Thrones,' 'Fargo' and more

TV Top 10 For 2014: The Fien Print picks 'Game of Thrones,' 'Fargo' and more

The Fien Print runs down its Top 10 for 2014

My 2014 Top 10 By-the-Numbers...

Repeat Shows from 2014: 4
Shows Premiering in 2014: 4
Established Shows Rising into My Top 10: 2
Network Shows: 1
Cable Shows: 5
Premium Cable Shows: 3
Streaming Shows: 1
Comedies: Between 3 and 5
Adapted Formats: 6

I did that breakdown mostly for my own purposes trying to figure out if I cans see any trends emerging from my Top 10. The biggest trend, I suppose, is that there's a lot of great TV and there's a lot of great TV coming in a lot of great formats and coming from a lot of new and interesting directions even if it maybe isn't necessarily coming from the five broadcast networks, though I'd argue that there's a lot of very good TV coming from there. [Network TV isn't the best source of great TV going, but network TV is probably still the best source, by volume, of GOOD TV.]

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<p>Alec of &quot;Survivor: San Juan Del Sur&quot;</p>

Alec of "Survivor: San Juan Del Sur"

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Interview: Alec Christy talks 'Survivor: San Juan del Sur'

Does he regret making Julie quit? Does he mock Drew for how he left?

When Alec Christy was voted out in the second of two "Survivor: San Juan Del Sur" episodes this week, he was disappointed, but took solace in at least outlasting his older brother Drew.

Indeed, he can take added pleasure in the relative simplicity with which he went out: The dominant alliance was supposed to split votes, but take out Keith. Instead, Natalie flipped and voted Alec out, figuring Keith might be a better ally to keep around.

That beats Drew's exit, which involved throwing a challenge in order to target an all-female voting conspiracy that never existed, subsequently alienating all of the women his his tribe, creating a female conspiracy and getting himself voted out.

Of the brothers, Drew was the "Survivor" fan and Alec told me in his exit interview that he had only watched two episodes before going into the game. And while he understands that he made certain beginners' mistakes, he only sounds a little regretful about, for example, goading Julie into quitting the game and preempting a vote that could have given his alliance a big numbers advantage, or failing to strategize with Jaclyn sufficiently before another vote that went against his alliance.

Generally, Alec is pretty pleased with how he did in making the Top 7. In the full Q&A below he explains why and also discusses what he would do differently now that he actually knows "Survivor"...

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