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'Orphan Black' responds to Emmy snub on Twitter

In case you haven’t heard yet: Orphan Black was totally snubbed at the Emmys this morning. Considering Tatiana Maslany plays an average of five characters a week on the show, that’s gotta hurt five times as much.

The show’s official Twitter had its own way of dealing with the news. First eager anticipation: READ FULL STORY

Which 'Orphan Black' clone won season 2? A needlessly detailed analysis

SPOILERS AHEAD. If you’ve been following our coverage of Orphan Black, BBC America’s clone-tacular sci-fi thriller, you know that we’ve been ranking the clones every episode. Why? Well the answer was never really clear at the time, but now we have found the deeper meaning: So we could determine which version of Tatiana Maslany won the show’s sprawling season 2.

How did we decide our rankings, you ask? Based on a totally scientific analysis of the amount accomplished per clone, per episode (Cosima, for instance, occupies a happy, illness-induced medium). We gave big points for power plays, but couldn’t help it if our rankings occasionally played favorites (Alison scored for appearing in community theater) and occasionally moralized (see Rachel’s abduction of Kira).

Then, with the help of the chart below—which tracks our rankings episode-to-episode and comes along with handy annotations—we assigned points to each clone (6 for first, 5 for second, etc., no points if they went AWOL). The winners are… READ FULL STORY

'Orphan Black': Why Sarah should die

“No way!”

That was my first response to the shocking revelation at the end Orphan Black‘s season 2 premiere. And it wasn’t the good kind of “No way!” either. It made no sense. We saw her die! It felt like a betrayal. The producers insisted she was dead! It was worrisome. This cheapens her season 1 arc! This threatens the integrity of the storytelling! This…this…this is awful!

In short: I wasn’t wild to learn that somehow, someway, Helena — that sad, mad, Prolethean-warped, and apparently bulletproof Ukrainian killing machine — was still alive. READ FULL STORY

'Orphan Black' season 2 review: Tatiana Maslany continues to be one of a kind

For the women of Orphan Black, the world is an open prison, and self-determination is a tenuous contract with The Powers That Be, who view them only as property. Some take this raw deal to survive. Prim, panicky Alison sells out for security in the suburbs with a schlubby hubby who is secretly her jailer. Brainy Cosima ­bargains with a Faustian devil for a gilded cage — her own super lab — where she and her ladylove can pursue a cure for the disease that’s killing her. But woe to the one who refuses to settle: Sarah and her daughter are on the run from men who wish to exploit their bodies and all of Clonekind. Did I not mention the clone thing? Sorry. All these women are clones! Does that make a difference? READ FULL STORY

This Week's Cover: The criminally underrated 'Orphan Black'

You may not have seen it, but you’ve likely heard the name: Orphan Black. What is it? It’s the show that came out of nowhere — well…Canada, actually — to become a buzzy underground sensation on the strength of a twisty-turny clone conspiracy story and a remarkable performance from a previously unknown Canadian actress by the name of Tatiana Maslany. Boasting a small but super-passionate audience after its first season on BBC America, this fan favorite was the perfect choice to grace EW’s cover and lead off our package of criminally underrated entertainment.

We track exactly how the cult of Orphan Black was born, from the unlikely genesis of the program to the even more unlikely casting of Maslany, who had never even played one truly adult role before, much less seven. “I’ve always played 10 years my junior,” Maslany explained. “This is definitely the most adult role I’ve ever gotten to play. I think that’s why I was so afraid of Alison, because she has two kids who are…you know, kids! And just that knowledge of what it is to be a mother is something I have never tackled on screen.”

Maslany’s ability to tackle that clone character as well as six others led to widespread acclaim both inside the industry (with a Golden Globe nomination) and out (with fans like the #CloneClub obsessing online over the show). But the ride is just getting started, with season 2 kicking off April 19. And the producers promise plenty more action and intrigue is in store. “We want to expand the world,” says co-creator John Fawcett. “We want to make the show a little bigger, make the show a little badder, make the show a little more off-center. There are more rabbit holes to go into.”

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To find out exactly what rabbit holes he’s talking about, and what’s in store for Sarah, Alison, Cosima, and Rachel, pick up the new issue of Entertainment Weekly, on sale Friday, March 14. Or click to the left to buy it right now! Also, for an exclusive photo of Maslany as three of the clones, be sure to like Entertainment Weekly on Facebook. And set your alarm to come back at noon on Thursday for a super-special treat: the exclusive reveal of a brand new clone!

EWwys: 'Orphan Black' co-creators and star Tatiana Maslany celebrate their wins -- LISTEN!

Leave it to BBC America’s Orphan Black to figure out how to clone our sheep trophies. The show took home two today when winners of EW.com’s 6th Annual reader-voted EWwy Awards, which honor the Emmy-snubbed, were announced live on Entertainment Weekly Radio’s TV Recap hour. Orphan Black co-creators John Fawcett and Graeme Manson dialed in to accept the Best Drama honor, while star Tatiana Maslany phoned after she was named Best Actress. (She had 43 percent of the vote in her category, which had this year’s largest margin of victory — 3,331 votes.) Listen to them chat with EW’s Dalton Ross, Jessica Shaw, and Mandi Bierly below.* Because someone was out scouting a location for season 2 (which will premiere in April 2014), we got a bit of bonus scoop. READ FULL STORY

Fall TV Wish List: What we want from the new (and last?) season of 'Parks and Recreation'

Here at EW, Fall TV Wish List is a new weekly series in which our TV critics Melissa Maerz and Jeff Jensen weigh in on what they hope the coming season will bring for some of their favorite shows. Today: NBC’s Parks and Recreation, which premieres its sixth season on Sept. 26.

WHERE WE LEFT OFF
Ace “detective” work by Bert Macklin revealed that manly-man master woodsman Ron Swanson (Nick Offerman) and his mustache (as himself) had conceived a child with his single mom girlfriend Diane (Lucy Lawless). After refusing to sell Rent-A-Swag to a mystery buyer (Diddy?!), Tom (Aziz Ansari) learned that said mystery buyer was opening a rival shop across the street. April (Aubrey Plaza) was accepted to Veterinary School; wither the impact on her marriage to Andy (Chris Pratt)? And after a seemingly successful rookie year as a crusading councilwoman, Leslie Knope (Amy Poehler) was sandbagged during Founders’ Week by a flotilla of Knope haters who announced they were launching a recall campaign. At least she has local porn star Brandi Maxxx in her corner. That’s gotta be worth something, right?
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Michelle Rodriguez, Maggie Q join EW's 'Women Who Kick Ass' Comic-Con panel

Girl Power had its spotlight moment today in Hall H during Entertainment Weekly’s Women Who Kick Ass panel moderated by Sara Vilkomerson. Michelle Rodriguez (Machete Kills), Maggie Q (Nikita), Katee Sackhoff (Battlestar Galactica), Tatiana Maslany (Orphan Black), and Danai Gurira (The Walking Dead) assembled to discuss being female action heroes, what it’s like to work in an industry run by men and the hazards of the job. READ FULL STORY

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