News briefs: True Blood casting; 'Pandorapedia' video is live

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Dec 14, 2012

Syfy will air an eight-hour marathon of NBC's Chuck with an eight-hour marathon of episodes from the second season, starting Thursday, Jan. 7, 2010, from 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. ET/PT. Chuck returns for a third season on NBC Sunday, Jan. 10.
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Joe Manganiello (How I Met Your Mother) has been cast as Alcide, an alpha male werewolf, in HBO's True Blood, according to The Hollywood Reporter; also joining Alan Ball's vampire drama is Cooper Huckabee, who will play Sam's (Sam Trammell) dad Joe Lee Mickens.
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Lethal Weapon star Rene Russo has joined the cast of Kenneth Branagh's Thor as Frigga, Odin's wife, the Queen of Asgard and stepmother to the thunder god himself, Variety reports; Thor starts shooting in January for a May 20, 2011, release.
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Pandorapedia, an official guide to the planet of Pandora from James Cameron's Avatar, has gone live; check out the video below.