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'The Last Ship' premiere: Eric Dane acts like a movie star in new Michael Bay-produced TV series

Whether its Bad Boys or the Transformers films, Michael Bay seems to have a fascination with cars. However, the new TNT show The Last Ship proves that Bay is as adept at sea as he is on land.

Of course the Eric Dane-led drama based on the William Brinkley novel of the same name is not Bay’s first time executive producing a project on a boat: He was also behind Pearl Harbor and his first TV adventure Black Sails. Dane plays Captain Tom Chandler, a Navy man in charge of a 200+ person crew aboard the U.S.S. Nathan James when a global catastrophe puts the fate of the entire world in his hands. Dane’s character’s name and the name of the boat are the only real similarities in the story between the novel and the TV adaptation, which was a smart move on the parts of showrunners Hank Steinberg (Without a Trace) and Steven Kane (The Closer). The book provides more narrative action, but when your show is being touted as the biggest summer blockbuster not in theaters, audiences are going to expect a little something more. READ FULL STORY

'Murder in the First': Not just another cop show

Creating a worthwhile new cop show is tough. At this point, we’ve seen just about every possible variation within the genre, from comedies to reality shows, and every dramatic procedural in between. Plus, two of the biggest cop shows are still in rotation: Law & Order: SVU clearly knows the formula for success, and then there’s the buzzed-about True Detective, which recently raised the bar for just about every detective show from this point forward. So what do you do when everything’s been done and been done well? Spoiler: Murder in the First might have just done it. READ FULL STORY

'Falling Skies' stars Noah Wyle and Will Patton take the EW Pop Culture Personality Test -- VIDEO


After Falling Skies‘ thrilling two-hour season premiere last week, star Noah Wyle is the first to admit the show has a lot of balls in the air — the ascension to the presidency for Wyle’s character Tom, plus a baby on the way, the infection of his son Hal (Drew Roy), and a new alliance with seemingly friendly aliens… and that’s just the start. “We threw into play quite a few storylines right off the bat,” Wyle tells EW. “All this stuff is pretty big and meaty to have an audience wrap their head around in the first episode of the season. But it’s good. It’s a big ball of yarn, and we unravel it as the season goes on.”

With season 3 filmed, Wyle and costar Will Patton sat down to take EW’s Pop Culture Personality Test. Below, watch them talk about mean actors and memorabilia, then get the scoops on what’s in store for the 2nd Mass over the next few months.


Sean Bean talks 'Legends,' takes the EW Pop Culture Personality Test -- VIDEO


No, there wasn’t a new episode of Game of Thrones this week, but here’s a thought that’s been cheering us up: Sean Bean will be back on TV come 2014, starring in the new 10-episode TNT drama Legends from producers of Homeland and Sleeper Cell. Based on the book by spy novelist Robert Littell, Legends centers on Martin Odum (Bean), an undercover agent working for the FBI’s Deep Cover Operations division who begins to question his own identity when a stranger suggests that Martin isn’t the man he believes himself to be. (Watch a trailer below.)

“I got a call from [Homeland and 24 EP] Howard Gordon through my agents. Of course, I like Howard’s work,” Bean told EW backstage at Turner’s upfronts earlier this month. “We had a good talk about the character and what his vision was, and that’s what excited me — the idea of this guy who goes undercover and is constantly changing his appearance, and his mannerisms, and to some extent his psyche. It’s sort of like being an actor. Because he’s so convincing in dangerous situations, he has to actually be that person, and then he gets a little mixed up in his head about who he actually is. It’s an exciting premise for a show.”

To find out who Bean really is, we gave him a quick EW Pop Culture Personality Test. Watch that video first to find out when he yells at the TV, which movie made him cry, what film he has to watch every time he spots it on cable, what his most prized pop culture possessions are, and which song is his guilty pleasure. READ FULL STORY

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