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NBC’s ‘Crossbones’ Trailer: John Malkovich Goes Full Malkovich as Blackbeard Malkovich

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Starz's recent foray into the pirate genre with 'Black Sails' didn't exactly set the seas aflame, but will NBC have better luck with John Malkovich taking up the Blackbeard role for forthcoming summer drama 'Crossbones?' Find out with the first full trailer, wherein Malkovich unleashes the full Malkovich on unsuspecting Malkovich!

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NBC’s ‘Crossbones’: David Slade Directing the John Malkovich-Led Pirate Drama

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It's been a good long while since we've heard anything from NBC's big-budget pirate drama, 'Crossbones,' which cast John Malkovich in a leading role that was originally eyed for 'House' veteran Hugh Laurie. Now, as 'Crossbones' gears up production for a potential midseason debut, 'Twilight' and 'Hannibal' director David Slade has officially boarded the ship to steer as director.

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‘Community’ Season 5 to 2014, Plus NBC Fall Schedule Announcement!

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We'd be hard pressed to say who had the most brutal of cancellations and fruitful pickups between the five major networks this weekend, but few would offer that NBC had any undeserved ends. Even so, the peacock has become the first among the five to set its major schedule, moving 'Revolution' and 'Parenthood' to new nights, scheduling Jonathan Rhys-Meyers 'Dracula' for fall and moving 'Community' and more to midseason! Get the lowdown on NBC's new lineup inside!

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NBC’s ‘Crossbones’: John Malkovich to Play Blackbeard, Hugh Laurie Out

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Despite receiving a 10-episode straight-to-series order and a tentative summer debut date, NBC's 'Crossbones' hasn't been very active on the high seas of late. When last we heard, former 'House' star Hugh Laurie was on deck to play the infamous pirate Blackbeard for the period tale, but now that ship seems to have set sail. Two-time Oscar-winner John Malkovich will instead take the role, but will NBC's 'Crossbones' leave port anytime soon?

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NBC’s Crossbones Taps ‘House’s Hugh Laurie as Blackbeard

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NBC's standing is definitely on the rise, following their first November sweeps week in nearly a decade, and an impressive array of hour-long dramas in development.  Not only have we been following Bryan Fuller's 'Hannibal' and Jonathan Rhys-Meyers' 'Dracula' series, but also kept a weather eye on the horizon for upcoming pirate drama 'Crossbones!'  With a ten episode order in place, what former 'House' star might be man enough to step into the boots of the legendary Blackbeard?  Why, House himself, Hugh Laurie of course!

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NBC Picks Up Pirate Series ‘Crossbones’

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Perhaps not one to be outdone by Starz recent announcement that they and Michael Bay would develop swashbuckling new pirate series 'Black Sails', NBC has jumped into the zeitgeist with a new series to add to their already-strong slate of 2012 programming.  But what famous writer is behind NBC's new buzz-worthy series 'Crossbones?'

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