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‘Roots’ Remake Miniseries Lined Up at History Channel

An ever sensitive topic though it remains, slavery films in Hollywood have no doubt risen  the last few years in public profile, from '12 Years a Slave' to 'Django Unchained,' and now the trend has reached TV. History will reboot the iconic 'Roots' miniseries as an all-new drama, but who from the original production will have any involvement?

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Vikings Season 2 Spoilers Time Jump
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‘Vikings’ Season 2 Spoilers: What Will the Time Jump Change?

A few weeks ago, we learned the surprising (yet consistent) news that 'Vikings' season 2 would undergo an impressive time jump, aging the young Bjorn (Nathan O’Toole) into an older warrior portrayed by 'The Hunger Games' star Alexander Ludwig. More than a simple age-up however, what other major character dynamics will have shifted when 'Vikings' premieres its second season in 2014?

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Viking Season Finale Season 2 Spoilers
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‘Vikings’ Season 2: What “Formidable” New Foe Will Ragnar Face?

Though the discussion may have been swallowed up by last night's buzz-worthy 'Game of Thrones' and 'Mad Men' episodes, this past Sunday saw 'Vikings' airing its first season finale "All Change," setting up a turbulent season 2 that will see Viking chieftan Ragnar Lothbrok (Travis Fimmel) traveling to dangerous new territory, figuratively and literally. Series helmer Michael Hirst made the rounds today to discuss the tense finale and preview the eventual season 2, so find out about the future of 'Vikings' inside!

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‘Vikings’ Season 2: History Renews for Additional Season

Well, we could have seen that coming. After airing five episodes of its nine-episode order, 'Vikings' has officially raided a second season pickup from the History channel. Having earned favorable reviews from critics and ratings strongly aided by History's 'The Bible' miniseries, it looks like Ragnar Lothbrok and his brood will return to raid another day. Get the latest details on 'Vikings' season 2 inside!

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History Vikings Preview Clip
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History’s ‘Vikings’ Preview: Will Ragnar Lothbrok Change Destiny?

This coming Sunday, March 3 will mark an important date for History, as their first original scripted series 'Vikings' breaks waves across the TV landscape. We've seen the first few episodes, and spoken with some of the cast, but should you tune in to see Ragnar Lothbrok and the all-new historical tale of 'Vikings!' Check out a sneak peek of Sunday's series premiere inside!

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History Vikings Trailer
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History’s ‘Vikings’ Trailer: New Footage Takes Us Into the West

Unaccustomed to seeing historical fiction on the History Channel as we are, History's 'Vikings' seems more and more an intriguing new series worthy of carving out a new place in the TV pantheon. The original series will hit TV screens on March 3, 2013, and apart from the teaser and photos we've seen, the network has issued the most real footage yet in the latest trailer for 'Vikings.' Will you watch Ragnar Lothbrok sail into the west? Check out the new trailer for Vikings inside, and judge for yourself!

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Hatfields and McCoys Reality Series
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History Developing ‘Hatfields & McCoy’s Reality Series?

These days, one of the surest ways to capitalize on an original blockbuster success is to develop a reality series inspired by its premise. We saw an example earlier this week with The CW putting into development a reality series with a striking similarity to 'The Hunger Games,' though this may be the most surprising example to date. Based on the runaway award-winning success of History's 'Hatfields & McCoys' the cable channel is going back to the well to develop a reality TV series around the descendants of the famous family. Will it be just as buzz-worthy?

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This Day in History for January 23 – Vietnam Peace Settlement and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1849 – Elizabeth Blackwell is awarded her M.D. by the Geneva Medical College of Geneva, New York, becoming the first female doctor in the United States (More info)

1957 – Machines at the Wham-O toy company roll out the first batch of their aerodynamic plastic discs, better known as Frisbees (More info)

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This Day in History for January 22 – Roe v. Wade Decided and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1970 – The Boeing 747, the world’s first “jumbo jet,” enters commercial service (More info)

1973 – The US Supreme Court delivers its decision in Roe v. Wade, legalizing elective abortion in all 50 states (More info)

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This Day in History for December 16 – Boston Tea Party Occurs and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1773 – In Boston Harbor, a group of Massachusetts colonists dump 342 chests of tea into the harbor in what would come to be known as the Boston Tea Party (More info)

1920 – The Haiyuan earthquake, magnitude 8.5, rocks the Gansu province in China and kills an estimated 200,000 (More info)

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This Day in History for December 15 – Bill of Rights Ratified and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1791 – Virginia becomes the last state to ratify the Bill of Rights, making the first ten amendments to the Constitution law and completing the revolutionary reforms begun by the Declaration of Independence (More info)

1939 – ‘Gone with the Wind’ premieres at Loew’s Grand Theatre in Atlanta, Georgia (More info)

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This Day in History for December 14 – ‘Saturday Night Fever’ Premieres and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1799 – President George Washington dies at the age of 67 (More info)

1903 – The Wright brothers make their first attempt to fly with the Wright Flyer in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina (More info)

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