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TV Tonight: What's On Sunday 8/1

It's a fantastically full night of Sunday TV tonight including all new episodes of True Blood , Entourage , Mad Men , the official premiere of Rubicon and tons more. This summer Sunday line-up almost makes it not so bad tomorrow's Monday! Check out all that's on tonight: 7/8c Sons of Tucson on Fox 8/7c Rubicon on AMC - Series Premiere, Part 1! Big Brother 12 on CBS 9/8c True Blood on HBO Rubicon on AMC - Series Premiere, Part 2! Drop Dead Diva on Lifetime Television Ice Road Truckers on The History Channel Leverage on TNT Scoundrels on ABC The Next Food Network Star on The Food Network 10/9c Mad Men on AMC Hung on HBO The Gates on ABC The Glades on A&E My Boys on TBS Army Wives on Lifetime Television The Real L Word on Showtime Top Shot on The History Channel 10:30/9:30c Entourage on HBO Holly's World on E! What will you be watching?

'Rubicon' Set Visit: Paranoia, Espionage and Milk

How do you follow up two of the most acclaimed television series in cable history? If you're AMC, whose 'Mad Men' and 'Breaking Bad' have both pushed the boundaries of small screen drama, you veer off into another direction entirely. 'Rubicon,' which has its two-hour premiere on August 1 (a sneak preview followed 'Breaking Bad's' season finale last month and 'Mad Men's' premiere last night), may seem familiar to anyone who's enjoyed '70s-era paranoid conspiracy thrillers à la 'The Parallax View,' or 'The Conversation.' Yet the 13-episode series -- created by Jason Horwitch ('Medical Investigation,' 'The Pentagon Papers') and starring James Badge Dale ('The Pacific,' '24') -- reflects a moody, modern, post 9/11 sensibility and, not incidentally, continues AMC's tradition of slow-building, intricately detailed story-telling. We recently visited 'Rubicon's' main New York City set. Read what we saw and learned, after the jump ... The set is located near the South Street Seaport, where several floors in a vintage building house the show's American Policy Institute, a political intelligence think tank. Dale plays brilliant but troubled analyst Will Travers; his co-stars include Dallas Roberts, Miranda Richardson, Christopher Evan Welch, Lauren Hodges, Jessica Collins and Arliss Howard. To Read More Click Here .

Cheers & Jeers: (James) Badge (Dale) of Honor

Having recently wrapped his run as PFC Robert Leckie in HBO's stirring World War II miniseries The Pacific, Badge Dale has reported for duty as intelligence analyst Will Travers on AMC's intriguing new headscratcher Rubicon. As a widower still grieving over the loss of his wife and child in 9/11, he brings warmth to a series that could be a chilly homage to paranoid '70s thrillers like The Conversation and The Parallax View. Want more Cheers & Jeers? Subscribe to TV Guide Magazine now! It's an impressive rebound for an actor best known as Jack Bauer's unfortunately named would-be son-in-law Chase Edmunds in 24's third season (it didn't help that he had to share many of his scenes with the perennially inept Elisha Cuthbert). And Badge Dale will soon be seen on the big screen in the Lincoln assassination thriller The Conspirator, directed by Robert Redford, who starred in two other films that inspired Rubicon, All the President's Men and Three Days of the Condor. Hmmm, sounds like... a conspiracy? Are you impressed by James Badge Dale's sudden omnipresence? Source Here

Rubicon' and The Washington Post: Telling the same very scary story

This week, The Washington Post has been publishing a long, enthralling, frightening piece on the vast number of intelligence-gathering systems that have sprung up since 9/11, much of the gathering done by independent businesses. A big part of the newspaper’s story is that what’s really needed is one clearing-house organization that would sift through all the data to discern the proper patterns and clues, and thus help prevent future terrorist attacks with greater speed and accuracy. Does this sound familiar to anyone who watched Rubicon when AMC premiered its pilot episode last month? It stars James Badge Dale, the soulful soldier from The Pacific, as a brilliant data analyst for an organization called A.P.I., American Policy Institute — precisely the kind of real-life data-analysis group Washington Post writers Dana Priest and William M. Arkin say exists in near-total secrecy around the country. To Read More Click Here .

RUBICON (AMC) First Look

Check out a preview, some photos, and poster for AMC 's new original series Rubicon , which premieres on Sunday August 1 at 8pm with a special two-hour episode. In addition, AMC aired a special sneak peek of Rubicon late June in anticipation of the premiere, and if you haven't had a chance to catch the episode, you can watch it now below. Rubicon Synopsis: Set in the New York City based American Policy Institute (API), a federal intelligence agency, Rubicon follows Will Travers (Dale), a beleaguered and brilliant API analyst, who, when faced with a shocking tragedy, begins to uncover clues that could point to a complex and sinister conspiracy. Protagonist Will sets off on a compelling search for the truth and grapples with issues of mistrust, power, control and paranoia. With every question he asks, every clue and incriminating fact he uncovers, Will descends further into a complex world of mystery, intrigue and imminent danger. To Read More Click Here .

Watch Preview of AMC's New Drama 'Rubicon'

If you were riveted by the season finale of 'Breaking Bad' last night, you probably did what I did and stuck around to watch the special preview of 'Rubicon,' AMC's latest drama series. In vein of '70s classics like 'The Parallax View' and 'Three Days of the Condor,' 'Rubicon' is an intense conspiracy thriller that hits all the right notes. James Badge Dale, best known for '24' and 'The Pacific,' plays Will Travers, a young intelligence analyst who investigates various oddities at the Manhattan-based American Policy Institute. His life is fairly mundane -- that is, until he stumbles upon patterns in various newspaper crossword puzzles. These patters, he discovers, could be the first step towards uncovering a larger conspiracy plot that may involve some of his closest colleagues. What does it all mean? The more Will digs, the more danger he finds. Watch the full pilot preview below, then tell us: Will you watch 'Rubicon' (premiering Sun., Aug. 1) this summer? Read more

Photos - Promo Pics and Clip for Rubicon

This Sunday, AMC will unveil the highly anticipated pilot for Rubicon, a conspiracy driven thriller starring James Badge Dale as an analyst who uncovers a conspiracy worthy of Jesse Ventura's attention. Rubicon does not officially debut until August, but AMC is giving curious viewers a peek at the first hour this Sunday following the season finale of Breaking Bad. Here are some additional details from AMC: To Read More Click Here .

First Look: AMC's 'Rubicon' poster

Will AMC make it three for three? The cabler that brought you back-to-back masterpieces Mad Men and Breaking Bad will try to extend its streak with the conspiracy thriller Rubicon. The drama - starring The Pacific's James Badge Dale - doesn't officially premiere until Aug. 1, but AMC is offering viewers a sneak peek at the one-hour pilot this Sunday immediately following the season 3 finale of Breaking Bad. To whet your appetite, I offer you an exclusive first look at the show's key art (above), as well as a nonexclusive first look at the just-released trailer (below). Enjoy! Source & Trailer

AMC to Preview Rubicon After Breaking Bad Finale

AMC will offer viewers a sneak peek at its new original series Rubicon immediately following the season finale of Breaking Bad on Sunday, June 13 at 11/10c. Rubicon stars James Badge Dale (]]The Pacific]]) as Will Travers, an analyst at a New York-based government intelligence agency, who begins to uncover a complex conspiracy following a shocking tragedy. Miranda Richardson and Arliss Howard co-star. Rubicon is executive-produced by Henry Bromell (Homicide: Life on the Street). The thriller officially premieres on Sunday, August 1 at 8/7c. Will you watch Rubicon? Source Here

Mad Men & Rubicon Get Premiere Dates on AMC

There's no end date yet for Mad Men , but it has received a premiere date - along with new AMC series Rubicon . Mad Men will kick off Season 4 on Sunday, July 25 at 10/9c, the network announced Tuesday. The following Sunday will see the two-hour premiere of the cable network's new drama Rubicon at 8/7c. The conspiracy thriller series - AMC's third scripted show behind Mad Men and Breaking Bad - stars The Pacific 's James Badge Dale and Miranda Richardson and is set in a New York City-based government intelligence agency. It will shift to its regular time of 9/8c after its debut. News of Mad Men's premiere comes days after creator Matthew Weiner reportedly suggested the Emmy-winning series will end after six seasons. AMC had a different take. "No one wants to see Don Draper wearing a leisure suit," the network said in a statement. "We trust Matthew's vision and that he knows where to take the show. But with that said, M*A*S*H figured out how to stretch the Korean War for more than a decade, so stay tuned!" Source Here