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Keri Russell talks Margo Martindale and 'The Americans' season 2

Keri Russell talks about whether her character could really uproot her children on "The Americans" and whether she thinks Emmy nominee Margo Martindale could return to the show.  Read More... http://www.hitfix.com/news/keri-russell-talks-margo-martindale-and-the-americans-season-2

'The Americans' Season 2 promotes Annet Mahendru and Alison Wright: Nina and Martha will be regulars

Get ready to see a lot more of Russian double agents and love-starved secretaries in "The Americans" Season 2. Annet Mahendru and Alison Wright have both been promoted to series regulars on FX's Cold War-espionage drama.Mahendru plays Nina, the "legal" KGB spy turned by Stan Beeman (Noah Emmerich) at the beginning of Season 1. By the end of the season, however, the beautiful Nina had turned the tables again, confessing her sins to the KGB rezident and becoming a double agent. Her spying -- and her personal relationship with the married Stan -- are likely to be a major feature of "The Americans" in Season 2.Wright plays Martha, the FBI secretary seduced and then married by "Clark" -- the identity assumed by KGB agent Philip Jennings (Matthew Rhys) in order to get intelligence out of her. Oblivious to Clark's manipulation and tragically happy in her new relationship, Martha will go into Season 2 as a... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2013/05/the-americans-season-2-promotes-annet-mahendru-and-alison-wright-nina-and-martha-will-be-regulars.html

'The Americans': Executive producers Joel Fields and Joe Weisberg talk about the season finale and what's coming in Season 2

After the tense finale of "The Americans" Season 1, what could possibly be coming next? We had a chance to talk to two of the show's executive producers, Joel Fields and show creator Joe Weisberg. What comes next in the world of espionage? Is everything good between Philip and Elizabeth (Matthew Rhys and Keri Russell)? Will Margo Martindale return as Claudia? Is Paige (Holly Taylor) about to figure out her parents' big secret?What can we expect for the main story in Season 2?Joel Fields: We know that this is a show about marriage ... relationships and identity. We know that we don't want to tell the same story next season that we told this season. What we want to explore is the next phase, the next iteration of that. We have a lot of ideas and a lot of thoughts.We don't know where it'll end. If you asked us when we were shooting episode... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2013/05/the-americans-executive-producers-joel-fields-and-joe-weisberg-talk-about-the-season-finale-and-what.html

The Americans Finale Postmortem: Who Survived Season 1?

[Warning: This story contains major spoilers from Wednesday's season finale of The Americans . Read at your own risk!] Wednesday's season finale of The Americans left viewers on the edge of their seat as Elizabeth ( Keri Russell ), not Phillip ( Matthew Rhys ), walked into a trap set up by the FBI that would've resulted in a striking blow to the KGB. Believing the meeting with a possible intelligence asset is actually an FBI setup, Phillip... http://www.tvguide.com/News/American-Finale-Season2-Spoilers-1064831.aspx?rss=breakingnews

'Americans' Star Matthew Rhys On His 'Porn Identity'

It's hard not to look at the array of cover identities Matthew Rhys has used on the FX network spy drama " The Americans " and not conclude that they should star in a Web spinoff called "The Porn Identity." "That's brilliant!" Rhys said with a laugh, when pitched the idea. Read More... http://feeds.huffingtonpost.com/~r/HP/Entertainment/~3/KJbwsaj_8mg/matthew-rhys-americans_n_3196631.html

'The Americans' producers on marriage, spycraft and the wigs of season 1

HitFix's Alan Sepinwall reviews "The Americans" producers Joe Weisberg and Joel Fields about the FX drama's first season, including the complicated false marriage, the wigs, disruptions by Hurricane Sandy, and more. Read More... http://www.hitfix.com/whats-alan-watching/the-americans-producers-on-marriage-spycraft-and-the-wigs-of-season-1

'The Americans' season finale: Surviving an incredible episode in 'The Colonel'

Breathe. Do not forget to breathe. Your enjoyment of "The Americans" requires you to stay alive long enough to truly appreciate the incredible -- but real -- genius of the show's Season 1 finale. No matter how much anyone studied history or could have guessed about what was coming, "The Colonel" still managed to shock and surprise from beginning to end.It's going to be a long almost-year to wait before we find out what happens next.Crises of conscience and related international crisesPhilip and Elizabeth Jennings (Matthew Rhys and Keri Russell) have not one but two missions to accomplish before the season ends. The first is an everyday thing: Someone has to go retrieve a recording from Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger's study bug. The other mission is a little more dangerous, as it requires one of them to meet with a Colonel who knows all about the Reagan administration's Star Wars program.But all is not... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2013/05/the-americans-season-finale-surviving-an-incredible-episode-in-the-colonel.html

'The Americans' Season finale preview: 5 reasons you absolutely must watch 'The Colonel'

In its first season, "The Americans" has been a surprisingly tense and entertaining work of drama. KGB spies Elizabeth and Philip Jennings (Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys) have made a compelling couple to watch as they negotiate marriage, secrecy and the Cold War.But whatever "The Americans" has achieved throughout Season 1, it all pales in comparison to the incredible season finale, "The Colonel."The basic plot for the finale tells you nothing of the edge-of-your-seat thrills and heartbreaking stories of the episode. In it, Philip and Elizabeth have to think about their relationship as they prepare for a meeting with a Colonel (guest star Victor Slezak) that might just be a setup. Meanwhile, Stan (Noah Emmerich) inches closer to identifying his illegal Russian spies.The tension merely builds from here. Because doing so would partially ruin this great episode of television, there is no way we can reveal any major spoilers for "The Colonel" here. Instead,... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2013/05/the-americans-season-finale-preview-5-reasons-you-absolutely-must-watch-the-colonel.html

The Americans (FX) Finale 2013 “The Colonel”

The Americans Episode 13 "The Colonel" airs Wednesday May 1 2013 at 10pm on FX. Episode Synopsis: The Americans (FX) Episode 13 "The Colonel" – When Philip and Elizabeth are ordered to go through with a meeting that could potentially be a set-up, they find themselves confronted with unexpected truths about their relationship. Stan’s investigation puts him and the FBI even closer to Philip and Elizabeth. READ MORE...
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