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Coldplay Drummer Will Champion To Appear In 'Game Of Thrones' Season 3

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 5, 2012 4:16 PM
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Time to break out those drummer jokes! It seems even one of HBO's most celebrated and cherised series deigns itself to the celebrity cameo, and now one of the biggest bands of the world will quietly muscle their presence onto cable TV.

Christopher Lloyd Returns As Doc Brown In 'Back To The Future' Themed 'Raising Hope' Episode

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 5, 2012 3:24 PM
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As every indie band who is reuniting for a tour right now will tell you: nostalgia sells. And as executives at Disney who are bringing 3D upgrades of their catalog titles to theaters will tell you: nostalgia sells. And now, one of the biggest franchises that geeks still love to talk about is getting a bit of new life.

Recap: 'Boardwalk Empire' Builds Up To An Explosive Finale In Episode #8, 'The Pony'

  • By Edward Davis
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  • November 5, 2012 12:07 PM
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"Jimmy deserved better than this," Richard Harrow (Jack Huston) says with disgust. The "funeral" for Jimmy Darmody (Michael Pitt) is equal parts sham, disgrace and an utter joke. Shockingly killed off at the end of season 2 by his mentor and only real father figure Nucky Thompson (Steve Buscemi) as vengeance for an earlier betrayal, Jimmy's mother Gillian (Gretchen Mol) has spent the last few months in delusional mourning, claiming Jimmy was off on one of his "adventures" rather than acknowledging his death. But when faced with practical matters -- her brothel business is failing, the house being in Jimmy's name stopping her from acquiring a loan -- Gillian proves her head's not entirely in the clouds and she can be sinisterly lethal. Buried in lieu of Jimmy is the dead-ringer Roger McAllister (Billy Magnussen), a handsome bumpkin Gillian lured into her web for the specific purposes of having a surrogate body to bury. It's ruthless stuff and it makes Harrow, Jimmy's dear friend, ill and sickened by the charade Gillian puts on.

Michael Mann & David Frankham Talk HBO's 'Witness,' The Influence Of '60 Minutes,' Filming War Zones & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 5, 2012 9:56 AM
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Everyday, from the around the world, we receive images in our newspapers, magazines, inboxes and online articles dispatched from some of the most dangerous places on Earth. Usually accompanied by an article or text giving an overview of the situation from whatever far flung place the pictures are coming from, we're usually on to the rest of our day before that image has a chance to linger. And given that the media tends to work in cycles, while situations in places that made headlines months ago may still be evolving, reporters in general are on to the next thing. But that's where "Witness" comes in.

'Skyfall' Pair Sam Mendes & John Logan Reteaming For 1800s Vampire Hunting TV Series

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • November 5, 2012 9:18 AM
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Despite not yet opening in North America, “Skyfall” is already racking up impressive box office grosses, and with the number one spot all but guaranteed this weekend, you can bet director Sam Mendes and writer John Logan will soon have their pick of projects. While Mendes has already ruled out a return to Bond, he’s re-teaming with Logan to hopefully work some more magic on the small screen.

Alex Proyas & Martin Campbell Head To ABC For TV Projects

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 2, 2012 4:57 PM
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Two directors who have a lot brewing, but not much moving are heading to ABC for some television projects that will likely keep their chops honed as they wait for their various feature efforts to come together.

Third 'How To Train Your Dragon' Movie Being Eyed, While DVD Short Gets Holiday Airing At Christmas

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 2, 2012 3:31 PM
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As Disney showed earlier this week with the purchase Lucasfilm, it's all about branding, merchandising and leveraging properties so they keep generating revenue as long as possible. And that's no less true at the other major studios that continue to pursue tentpoles that can be sequelized, spun off, packaged in Happy Meals and more. All of which brings us to "How To Train Your Dragon."

Watch: Third Season Announcement Trailer For 'Luther'; 'Wilfred' Also Gets Renewed For Another Season

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 2, 2012 2:38 PM
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...and just like that, out of the dark, "Luther" fans have some very, very good news. Idris Elba and the show are back. As for Ruth Wilson and Alice? You'll just have to wait and see.

Ted Danson Says Deal For 90-Minute 'Bored To Death' Movie Nearly Signed, Reveals Plot Details

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 2, 2012 11:40 AM
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As great as HBO generally is, even they are prone to boneheaded moves, and when they decided to cancel the wickedly funny and charming "Bored to Death" after its third season, we were heartbroken. A faint glimmer of hope appeared over the summer when Ted Danson revealed that there was movement brewing for a potential 90-minute movie. And now, according to the actor, things are definitely closer to coming together.

First Look At Jon Hamm & Daniel Radcliffe In Brit TV Miniseries 'A Young Doctor's Notebook'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 1, 2012 12:51 PM
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Quickly announced earlier this year, we had pretty much entirely forgotten about the Jon Hamm and Daniel Radcliffe team-up in the miniseries "A Young Doctor's Notebook." But not only has it already shot, it airs next month in the U.K. and fresh images have been unveiled for your eyeballs.

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