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Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles (2008)

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Details Start Date: Jan 13, 2008; Genres: Drama, Sci-fi and Fantasy; With: Lena Headey; Network: Fox; More

8-9PM · FOX · Returns Sept. 8

So what's new with the Connors in season 2? ''This season is, as always, (a) not get killed, and (b) prevent a future where the world gets blown up,'' offers exec producer Josh Friedman. In between those imperatives, John (Thomas Dekker) and mom Sarah (Lena Headey) butt heads; Garbage lead singer Shirley Manson joins the cast as an icy tech-company CEO; and Brian Austin Green returns as John's uncle from the future. Enthuses Friedman: ''I still can't believe I cast Brian Austin Green as a badass.'' As for cyborg Cameron (Summer Glau), she's not dead — and she's not evolving, either! "That's what people want to do with robot characters, like the Cylons on Battlestar," complains Friedman. ''I'm not interested in 
 exploring [her] growing humanity, I'm interested in exploring the idea of what it means to be a cyborg.''

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Originally posted Sep 03, 2008 Published in issue #1010-1011 Sep 12, 2008 Order article reprints

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