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James Spader Cast as Ultron in The Avengers Sequel

Originally posted 08/30/2013 09:30AM

James Spader as a maniacal robot?

The Emmy-winning actor, 53, has just been cast as the ultimate villain in the The Avengers: Age of Ultron, the upcoming sequel to the blockbuster, Marvel.com reports.

In Ultron, Spader will play a criminally insane robot with an array of abilities, like super-strength, flight and mind control, who is bent on destroying the human race, starting with the Avengers.

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NBC's Fall Lineup Includes The Michael J. Fox Show, Dracula (Video) | Michael J. Fox

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Michael J. Fox at Center of NBC's Fall Lineup

Originally posted 05/13/2013 03:15PM

Advertisers were given their first big glimpse of the fall TV schedule Monday as NBC launched the annual Upfront Week in Manhattan. The upfronts are lavish (and longish) network presentations staged for the ad community with the hope of vacuuming up all their money with the promise of great, popular shows.

The truth is, of course, that few shows manage to be great and/or popular. One could even call this a sad truth.

But, to be philosophical, nothing ventured, nothing gained – and NBC could use some gaining. After applying advanced critical theorem to the brief clips presented at Radio City Music Hall, I would say these shows showed the most potential:

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POLL: Can James Spader Fill Steve Carell's Shoes? | James Spader, Steve Carell

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James Spader vs. Steve Carell: Can the New Office Boss Measure Up?

Originally posted 07/07/2011 10:00AM

Steve Carell has said himself that he had trouble letting go of his Office character Michael Scott. So how will the show's loyal viewers react to a new boss ruling the Dunder Mifflin roost?

NBC announced Wednesday that Boston Legal actor and former Brat-Packer James Spader, 51, will replace Carell on the hit show.

As the CEO of Sabre, the parent company of Dunder Mifflin, "James will reprise his role as Robert California, this uber-salesman that has a power to convince and manipulate, like a high-class weirdo Jedi warrior," Paul Lieberstein, an executive producer and a series regular said in a statement.

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Actor James Spader Gets in 'Practice'

Originally posted 06/12/2003 11:35AM

"Sex, Lies and Videotape" actor James Spader, who has made a career out of playing smarmy Yuppies, is in final talks to join ABC's "The Practice" now that the show is replacing outgoing cast members Dylan McDermott, Lara Flynn Boyle, Kelli Williams, Lisa Gay Hamilton, Marla Sokoloff and Chyler Leigh.

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