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Wentworth Miller GayOne of the most read posts on Throng in the last 6 years has been a post titled Is Wentworth Miller Gay?  In it, the Prison Break star denied he was.

No, I’m not gay. I know these rumours are out there.I’m cool with the fact that they exist, I mean this is about fantasy. “Certain people are going to have certain fantasies. If someone wants to imagine me with a woman, or a man or one of each, that’s cool with me as long as you keep watching the show.”

However, this is apparently not the case.  In a letter published on the GLAAD website, Miller refers to himself as a gay man. Continue reading »

Prison Break actor lands House role

Former Prison Break lead Wentworth Miller has landed a guest role in the new season of House. Miller will play a patient on the drama series.

Arrested Development movie to feature cameos

Jason Bateman says the Arrested Development movie, which is “on course to be shot next year”, will feature a few celebrity cameos. “From what I understand, the concept of the film will lend itself to quite a few really good cameos,” he said. “I’m going to bring my autograph book.”

New comedy pilot sold

Cougar Town co-creator Bill Lawrence has sold his new comedy pilot to the Fox network, for which he will serve as writer, director and executive producer. It will be Lawrence’s first solo script since Scrubs in 2001.

Fox returning to The Good Wife

Michael J. Fox will return to The Good Wife for multiple episodes of the drama’s third season. Fox will reprise his role of Louis Canning for at least three or four episodes.

Law & Order: SVU veteran departing

Chris Meloni has announced his departure from Law & Order: SVU after 12 years on the show. The actor, who played Detective Elliot Stabler, will not return for the show’s 13th season.

Sons of Anarchy adds Dunbar

Sons of Anarchy has added former Prison Break actor Rockmond Dunbar to its cast for the show’s fourth season. Dunbar featured on Prison Break as C-Note.

Record votes for Idol

American Idol has attracted its highest-ever number of votes following its performance episode in the US last night. A record-breaking 122.4 million votes were cast following the show, adding to the 730 million votes cast so far across the season.

Kournikova joins The Biggest Loser

Anna Kournikova has joined the cast of The Biggest Loser in the US as a trainer for the show’s next season. The tennis player will replace the departing Jillian Michaels.

Snoop Dogg for Big Brother?

Rumours are doing the rounds that Snoop Dogg has been approached to take part in a Celebrity Big Brother show in the UK. 

Sherlock wins Best Drama BAFTA

BBC series Sherlock has beaten fellow dramas Misfits and Downton Abbey to take the Best Drama series award at the BAFTA Television Awards over the weekend.

Timberlake and Samberg reprise SNL characters

Justin Timberlake and Andy Samberg will reprise their infamous ‘D**k in a Box’ characters for a new sketch on Saturday Night Live. The pair introduced their characters in a 2006 episode of the comedy series, with the R&B love song spoof.

Madonna covered again on Glee

The cast of Glee will once again pay tribute to Madonna in the second season finale this year. The cast will cover the singer’s ‘I Love New York’ track.

Sherlock actor joins The Hobbit

Sherlock actor Benedict Cumberbatch has joined the cast of The Hobbit alongside his Sherlock cast-mate Martin Freeman. The actor, who portrays the famous detective in the new TV One series, will join Sir Ian McKellen, Stephen Fry and Hugo Weaving in New Zealand for the film’s production.

Prison Break actor cast in The Transporter

Former Prison Break actor Chris Vance has been cast as the lead in the new Transporter TV series, adapted from the Jason Statham films of the same name.

Michael Sheen to appear on Doctor Who

British actor Michael Sheen has been confirmed to make an appearance on the upcoming season of Doctor Who. No details of his character are known yet.

Schwarzenegger heading to TV?

Arnold Schwarzenegger will reportedly announce plans to appear in a new “international TV series” next month. The former governor of California has set a press conference for April 4 where the Hollywood Reporter is saying he will announce the news officially.

Prison Break actor to guest on Castle

Former Prison Break actor Dominic Purcell has landed a guest role on Castle. Purcell, who played Linc on Prison Break, will appear in the episode as a businessman who is linked to a murder case.

Bratt joins Private Practice

Benjamin Bratt has joined the cast of Private Practice as a series regular. Bratt is best known for his role as detective Rey Curtis on Law & Order.

Lee planning new travel show

Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee is working on a new reality show in the US that is being described as an investigative travel show. Lee will attempt to uncover various rituals, symbols and other mysteries of secret societies.

Sheen meets with Fox execs

Charlie Sheen may not be unemployed for long with word today the actor has met with execs at Fox about joining the network. TMZ reports that several projects were discussed including a late-night show.

New details on upcoming Spartacus season

Spartacus showrunner Steven S. DeKnight has released details on the upcoming second season of the drama. He says that the new run will portray Spartacus and his warriors as a “very dysfunctional family.” He said: “[In] most interpretations of Spartacus, they break out, and it’s like Robin Hood and his merry men. They’re all together and fighting the system. In our season two, they are not getting along. They all have different agendas [and] they all think [the uprising] should be done a different way, which is historically accurate.”

Hammond to host web series

Top Gear’s Richard Hammond will front a new web-only series called Richard Hammond’s Tech Head. The presenter will take an “irreverent look at everything from toasters to tanks” in the new series which will be available free on YouTube.

Prison Break actor offered pilot role

Prison Break’s Wentworth Miller, who played Michael Schofield, is said to have been offered a role in a new ABC pilot called Identity. The pilot will follow a specialist police unit which tackles modern crime such as identity theft.

Awards shows drawing huge audiences

Televised awards shows are proving as popular as ever with the two that took place yesterday drawing huge audiences in the US and UK. The BAFTA Film Awards drew its biggest audience since 2004 in the UK while the Grammys pulled its best audience since 2001 in the US.

Prison Break actor to reprise role

Former Prison Break actor Robert Knepper looks set to reprise his role as T-Bag on new drama series Breakout Kings next year. The actor said: “T-Bag will live again. What I realised by saying yes to that is now they’ll entertain the possibility of a T-Bag spinoff. Like a Hannibal Lecter-type series. Or a doll line. It’d be big with the kids!”

WOF contestant solves puzzle with one letter

A Wheel of Fortune contestant in the US has solved an entire puzzle by filling only one letter of the seven-word phrase. With $900 on the wheel, the contestant selected “L” and still managed to guess correctly the phrase: “I’ve got a good feeling about this.”

Vardalos to join Cougar Town?

My Big Fat Greek Wedding actress Nia Vardalos is a possibility to join Cougar Town in the show’s second season. Writers for the series have begun penning possible storylines for the actress who is married to Cougar Town actor Ian Gomez.

Wilde to return to House

Olivia Wilde has promised a return to House later in the show’s current season. There were questions as to whether the actress would return to the series after she departed to film a couple of movies, but Wilde says she is “coming back to House. This season, as a matter of fact. It is a done deal.”

Hulk returning to TV

ABC has announced they are developing a new Hulk television series 28 years after Lou Ferrigno last featured as The Hulk on TV. The studio which produced the original series will once again tackle the Marvel comic book hero, saying they are in the early stages of development.

Prison Break actor linked to Spartacus

Former Prison Break actor Wentworth Miller has been linked to the second season of Spartacus: Blood & Sand after lead Andy Whitfield was forced to leave the series for good following a return of his cancer. 

Jackson developing detective drama

Samuel L. Jackson is developing a new detective drama series called Hawkshaw which will focus on a young man who believes himself to be either a descendant of Sherlock Holmes or the great man himself. Jackson will work on the series with his Lakeview Terrace collaborator David Loughery. 

Casualty actor dies

British actor Simon MacCorkindale, who featured on English series Casualty, has died after a lengthy battle with cancer. The actor, who played Harry Harper on the BBC hospital series, passed away in London, aged 58.

Leoni developing new comedy

A new comedy series is being developed with actress Tea Leoni that will reportedly be set in the New York fashion industry. The actress is said to be playing one half of a dysfunctional partnership between two women who clash over their approaches to family and career.

9:30pm – Wednesday, August 5 on TV 3

They’ve broken out, been the subject of a manhunt, been imprisoned and broken out again. Now the run for Michael Scofield (Wentworth Miller), Lincoln Burrows (Dominic Purcell) and all the other Fox River escapees is coming to an end. Prison Break screens its series finale on Wednesday, August 5th at 9:30pm on 3.

The show’s final season has followed brothers Michael Scofield and Lincoln Burrows, along with a Homeland Security agent (Michael Rapaport) working to take down the Company, the shadowy firm that initially framed Lincoln and set the whole thing in motion.

This season felt like a natural end point for the show, reveals FOX Entertainment chief Kevin Reilly. “To keep it going was going to be, creatively, really stretching the concept,” he tells Zap2It.

That said, Reilly thinks the show’s producers “have a really unexpected ending” in mind for the finale. To find out more about this, American TV Guide spoke to Robert Knepper, who stars at Theodore ‘T-Bag’ Bagwell on the series, about his own character’s Prison Break conclusion.

“We talked about it,” he told TV Guide about T-Bag finally meeting his demise. “Is he gonna be like Hannibal Lecter? Is he gonna die? Is he gonna go to prison? There are so many choices. I think they picked the greatest one, and I’m not gonna tell you what it is.”

But despite the possibility of T-Bag’s life ending, Knepper says he’s happy to have been part of a series that’s got a definite conclusion.

“The writers have had the time to really think about it, to wrap it up,” he says. “A lot of shows I’ve done… they leave you hanging, and you don’t know what’s going on. This definitely has an ending.”

Of course there are the things he’ll miss when Prison Break does wrap up. “When you know the rapport with the guys and you feel it everyday for four years, that’s what I’ll miss,” he says. “We’ll have some new families, but this was a great family.”

Make sure not to miss your chance to say goodbye to the Prison Break family when the series concludes its action-packed series on Wednesday, August 5th at 9:30pm on 3.

9:30pm – Wednesday, July 22 on TV 3

This week will see Michael (Wentworth Miller) facing one of the most difficult decisions of his life when he must choose between saving either Sara (Sarah Wayne Callies) or Lincoln (Dominic Purcell). The last ever episodes of Prison Break continue on Wednesday, July 22nd at 9:30pm on 3.

Prison Break continues its explosive action this week, but only for a few weeks longer. Yes, after four seasons, it’s time for Michael, Lincoln and all the other Fox River escapees to finally catch their breath… or perhaps take a final one.

So what’s coming up on television’s biggest ever prison escape drama? For one thing, there’s the matter of Michael and Lincoln’s seemingly bad mother (played by Kathleen Quinlan) Prison Break co-creator Matt Olmstead explains to Zap2It.

“She plays a big part in the last few episodes,” Olmstead explains of the series newcomer.

“A lot of secrets are revealed, and Michael and Lincoln are certainly shook in terms of who they are, where they came from. At a certain point, they’re wondering if this is the truth or are they being divided and conquered, so to speak.”

This in turn is followed by another twist, as Olmstead explains it. “We have a big surprise reveal,” he says. “I won’t tell you who it is, but a returning character comes in late in the game, when the wheels are coming off, and he or she is either there to save the day or to hijack the whole thing for his or her own benefit.”

That unexpected return, says Olmstead, “pays off very nicely.”

Of course, Prison Break being Prison Break, a few bodies will drop before the series finale. And one of them is of such significance; the show’s bosses had to fight to take the life in question.

“There was kind of a polarised viewpoint over at Fox [Prison Break’s production company], in terms of killing or preserving a character,” Olmstead explains.

But who will this be, and does it have something to do with Michael having to choose between Sara and Lincoln? Only one way to find out – tune into Prison Break when the series screens on Wednesday, July 22nd at 9:30pm on 3.