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Television News from the New York Times

ArtsBeat: ‘House of Cards’ Season 3, Episode 11 Recap: Every Seven Years – As we approach the end of this season — only two more episodes left after this one — the old Frank and Claire are coming back to life.

Review: ‘Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’ Features a Midwestern Fish Out of Water – Created by Tina Fey and Robert Carlock, this sitcom on Netflix sends a woman who’s been captive in a bunker in Indiana for 15 years to New York City.

ArtsBeat: ‘House of Cards’ Season 3, Episode 10 Recap: Petrov and the Jordan Valley – Also, was that a Cashew cameo?

‘Cinderella’ Has a Dusting of ‘Downton Abbey’ – Lily James and Sophie McShera have the upstairs-downstairs dynamic turned on its head in a new film from Kenneth Branagh.

What’s on TV Thursday – Television highlights.

ArtsBeat: ‘The Americans’ Recap: In Over Their Heads – Total immersion, in water and other substances, keeps the Jenningses and their friends and enemies occupied.

ArtsBeat: ‘Broadchurch’ Season 2 Premiere Recap: Alec and Ellie, Together Again – What happens to a whodunit after the case is cracked?

Review: On USA’s ‘Dig,’ a Murder Investigation Takes an Apocalyptic Turn – The 10-part show, an American-Israeli coproduction, combines a murder mystery with an ancient-history primer.

Television News from the Seattle PI

Seinfeld, Malcolm in the Middle Actor Daniel von Bargen Dies at 64 – Born in Cincinnati, von Bargen studied drama at Purdue University and went on to have a lengthy acting career with roles on the stage and screen. Most notably, he played Mr. Kruger, the boss of George Costanza (Jason Alexander) on Seinfeld, as well as veteran Edwin Spangler, who was in charge of the cadets at Marlin Academy, on Malcolm in the Middle.
Shark Tank's Robert Herjavec Is Getting Divorced – Shark Tank's Robert Herjavec and his wife, Diane Plese, are getting divorced after 25 years of marriage, TMZ reports. The news comes just before Herjavec is set to make his debut on Season 20 of Dancing with the Stars on Monday, March 16.
Get Ready to Have Your Heartstrings Yanked With This PSA – Produced by Ad Council as part of the "Love Has No Labels" campaign, the three-minute public service announcement, which was filmed in Santa Monica, Calif., on Valentine's Day, features different pairs of people who originally appear just as skeletons behind a black X-ray screen. The "Love Has No Labels" campaign is being spearheaded by a coalition of eight nonprofit organizations and is designed to raise awareness of how humans judge each other, often without even realizing it.
Kim Kardashian Goes Platinum! Check Out Her New Look – Kim Kardashian may have been just a guest at a fashion show in Paris this week, but it was her look that drew the most attention. Mrs. Kanye West was spotted leaving her hotel with her husband sporting a new look: short, slicked-back platinum blonde hair.
Will Viewers Dig Into USA's New Mystery Thriller? – Holy cow, there's a lot going on in USA's new 10-part event thriller Dig. The series, co-created by Heroes' Tim Kring and Homeland's Gideon Raff, mostly takes place in Jersualem, where FBI Agent Peter Connelly (Jason Isaacs) is tracking a fugitive with local detective Golan Cohen (Ori Pfeffer). [...] as Peter navigates his situation in Jerusalem -- made all the more complicated because he's sleeping with his boss Lynn (Anne Heche) -- viewers also spend time with an orthodox Jew in Norway who is protecting a red calf, believed to be the beginning of some great prophecy. [...] back in New Mexico, creepy religious leader Tad Billingham (David Costabile), who, with the help of one of his followers named Debbie (Lauren Ambrose), is raising a teenage boy (Zen McGrath) for some great (you guessed it!) unknown destiny. "Part of the fun of watching a show like this with multiple stories is that participation that you do as an audience when you want to know, 'Well how are these things connected?'" Kring tells Fortunately, Kring says that because the show is layering a 2,000-year-old religious conspiracy on top of a murder mystery, the audience can engage with the show even when they're not watching. "Because so much of it is based on actual archaeological and religious history, it's Google-able and people can actually participate in that way and learn more about what it is that we're talking about," Kring says. [...] at one point, Peter even references Indiana Jones. Can you imagine what's hiding under the 95 percent that hasn't been excavated?Adds Kring: There's certain archetypes that Raiders of the Lost Ark and Da Vinci Code have tapped into. View original Will Viewers Dig Into USA's New Mystery Thriller? at
VIDEO: How Well Do the Stars of Grey's Anatomy Know Their Medical Jargon? – When a trauma case arrives in the emergency room of Grey Sloan Memorial, the doctors on Grey's Anatomy spit out rapid-fire medical diagnoses like it's second nature. How Well Do the Stars of Grey's Anatomy Know Their Medical Jargon? at
Report: The Bachelor's Chris Soules Is Joining Dancing with the Stars – ABC would not comment on the casting rumors, but it's likely that Soules will be officially announced as the 12th celebrity on Good Morning America next week, after the Bachelor finale airs Monday. Dancing host Tom Bergeron hinted at Soules' participation during the cast announcement on GMA last week, when he said of Carson's mystery partner: "Her partner couldn't rose -- I mean, rise so early to be here." The Season 20 cast - which also includes Rumer Willis and Patti LaBelle - was announced last Tuesday, with hosts Bergeron and Dancing co-host Erin Andrews saying that one additional celeb would be revealed at a later date.
Jared Leto Goes Back to Platinum Blonde - Check Out His New 'Do – Not to be outdone by Kim Kardashian, who showed off a new platinum blonde look in Paris this week, Jared Leto has also crossed over to the lighter side. Leto only cut off his long locks to play The Joker in the upcoming Suicide Squad on Monday, but he clearly didn't stop there. The Oscar winner's longtime hairdresser Chase Kusero has also posted a photo of green hair dye on Instagram.

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