TVLine Items: Watch a Promo for Keri Russell's New FX Spy Drama! Plus: Arrow Scoop and More

The Americans Season 1 SpoilersFelicity fans, rejoice! FX has unveiled a first look at its upcoming spy drama The Americans — and it’s filled with all the Keri Russell goodness you could hope for.

From Joe Weisberg (Falling Skies) and Graham Yost (Justified), the ambitious series follows two ’80s-era KGB spies, Elizabeth (Russell) and Phillip (Matthew Rhys) living undercover as a married American couple in Washington, D.C. The pair, whose bond will grow more passionate and genuine each day, will be tested by both the escalation of the Cold War and the presence of a neighbor (Noah Emmerich), who happens to be an FBI agent.

Take a peek below for a glimpse at what The Americans has in store, and then hit the comments with your snappy judgements.

Ready for more of today’s TV dish? Well…

Arrow will soon introduce DC Comics character Ted Gaynor, IGN reports, and he’ll be played by Stargate SG-1/Farscape alum Ben Browder.

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• Jennifer Hudson (Smash) and Sarah Hyland (Modern Family) have joined Five 2, the followup to Five, Lifetime’s 2011 breast cancer-centered anthology, per The Hollywood Reporter. The sequel series will be about mental illness.

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter‘s Benjamin Walker has landed the lead role in the HBO spy-drama pilot The Missionary. The potential series follows an American missionary (Walker) who gets wrapped up in the Cold War while trying to rescue a woman from East Berlin.

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• PBS has set a Sunday, Nov. 25 airdate for Downton Abbey Revisited, a collection of favorite moments from Seasons 1 and 2, featuring interviews with the actors and the creative team plus behind-the-scenes footage. Downton fan Angela Lansbury will host.

• Fox is developing Tao of Martha, a single-camera comedy project exec-produced by domestic dame Martha Stewart, Deadline reports. Based on Jen Lancaster’s upcoming book by the same title, the project centers on a scattered ex-party girl who, after her husband leaves her, decides to be a better role model and writes a book according to the wisdom of Martha Stewart.

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Comments (25)

  • The Americans looks great. Glad to have Kerri Russell back on my tv.

    Comment by Kendy – November 7, 2012 12:30 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Who’s Ted Gaynor?

    Comment by Michael Sacal – November 7, 2012 12:36 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Ted Gaynor is a fighter pilot and heroic mercenary called Blackhawk (one of many Blackhawks, usually working together as a squadron, but occasionally on their own or teaming up with other DC heroes/characters)

      Comment by Shikouchi – November 7, 2012 12:57 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Lt. Theodore Gaynor was a former US Marine, seconded into the spec ops Blackhawk Squadron (after a recommendation from Winston Churchill, for whom he had been an intelligence officer), but let go shortly after, due to his excessive brutality, and went off on a revenge spree after all things Blackhawk-related, and was killed by Blackhawk himself during the Siege of Sebastopol (WW2). Due to his training and his usual comics history with a current Arrow makeover, the character could be expected to be an ace pilot with megaskillz in hand-to-hand combat, will probably have a history with Diggles, and won’t be around for very long.

      Comment by Katie – November 7, 2012 01:37 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • you are on a thing called the internet, it usually can be used as a tool to look things up.
      im sorry if thats a little snappy but come on 2 seconds of effort is all that would be needed to google “ted gaynor dc” like i did to find out who he is

      Comment by Alan – November 7, 2012 02:11 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • which is what I did after I posted the question and before the other two posters posted their posts…

        Comment by Michael Sacal – November 7, 2012 02:33 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • When I goggled it all the hits I got were for articles about the casting. Took some effort to find anything about the actual comic character. Considering I am a bit of a Blackhawk fan and didn’t recognise the name I’d say it has to be fairly obscure.

          Comment by Scott – November 7, 2012 03:32 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
          • indeed. the only results I got were the same one line summary from Wikipedia.

            Comment by Michael Sacal – November 7, 2012 07:37 PM PDT  
  • Arrow is going to have John Barrowman AND Ben Browder?! My little fangirl heart just exploded in happiness.

    Comment by Sara – November 7, 2012 12:40 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Aw Kevin Walker.. Looking forward to The Americans!

    Comment by Sam – November 7, 2012 12:57 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • looks good like Kerri Russell. love Graham yost and joe Weisberg

    Comment by James – November 7, 2012 01:19 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Always love Cold War stuff. Hope this one will be good.

    Comment by Pat D. – November 7, 2012 01:24 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • KERI RUSSELL!!!! I love you…

    Comment by Mrs. Ben Covington – November 7, 2012 01:55 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Love it Mrs. Ben Covington.

      Comment by rebecca – November 7, 2012 07:04 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Team Noel!!!

      Comment by Sara – November 7, 2012 10:53 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Looking forward to checking out “The Americans” — it’ll be great having Keri back on TV. Hopefully this one will last longer than the last show she was on.

    Comment by JeffDJ – November 7, 2012 02:08 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I liked The Americans better when it was called Homeland. They’re ripping off my favorite drama. I’m not happy about it. Plus I think Graham Yost needs to concentrate on Justified. I don’t want him to burn himself out and have a bad season with that show, as it’s my second favorite drama.

    Comment by Britta Unfiltered – November 7, 2012 02:45 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Yost is only an executive producer on The Americans. Joe Weisberg (apparently a protege of Yost’s) is the guy in charge. So it shouldn’t impact Justified.

      Comment by Superhero – November 8, 2012 06:48 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • The Americans looks good.

    Comment by A – November 7, 2012 05:12 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • The Americans looks great!

    Comment by Lauren – November 7, 2012 05:23 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Five 2? It will never compete with the awesomeness of the fact that the first one had Ginny Goodwin, Jennifer Morrison and Josh Dallas in it months before Once Upon a Time ever happened. And Ginny and Jen were playing related in that one too!

    Comment by Annie – November 7, 2012 05:24 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I ran into Rhys and Russell in Cannes actually – really lovely people. Matthew Rhys is hilarious and it’s good to have him back on my screen…albeit, my love for Kevin Walker will never quite recover from the blow.

    Comment by Ella – November 7, 2012 06:42 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Oh My God Ben Browder !!!!
    I am so thrilled. I loved him in one of the truely most innovative scifi shows ‘Farscape’ and then stargate. It will be great to have him back on television. And John captain jack barrowman too lets just say yay !!!!

    Comment by sonya – November 7, 2012 09:18 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Now if Keri Russell could only act, tit might stand a chance.

    Comment by Jake – November 8, 2012 06:12 AM PDT  Reply To This Post

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