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'Mad Men' Shut Out As 'Homeland' & 'Modern Family' Dominate Emmy Award Winners

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 24, 2012 8:03 AM
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Television's most meta night -- where TV stars gather on TV to give each other TV awards -- went down on Sunday evening, and the biggest story of the Emmys wasn't who won, but who didn't win. AMC's "Mad Men," which went into the show with 17 nominations -- the most of any show -- walked away with nothing, while a familiar awards powerhouse and a newcomer dominated the prizes.

Alfonso Cuaron To Direct Supernatural Drama Pilot At NBC, Co-Producing With J.J. Abrams

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 22, 2012 8:29 AM
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As we continue to patiently wait for Alfonso Cuaron's "Gravity" to get a release date and a marketing campaign from Warner Bros., it seems even the filmmaker himself is getting a bit antsy, and is lining up his first small-screen gig in nearly a decade.

'A Knight's Tale' Being Prepped For A TV Series On ABC

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 21, 2012 4:41 PM
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...because. That's the answer to your query of "Why?" Because Sony has a movie title in their library, because some executive watched it on cable late one night after going to a Hollywood party and not scoring, because somebody from upstairs needed an idea to bring to a meeting. And thus, Brian Helgeland's 2001 Heath Ledger-starring movie "A Knight's Tale" will now become a weekly series on ABC. Hooray.

'The Strain' Heads To FX, Guillermo Del Toro To Direct Pilot, Will Run 3 To 5 Seasons At Most

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 20, 2012 5:44 PM
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...becuase he doesn't already have five thousand other things to do, Guillermo Del Toro is headed to the small screen, with a project that is very close to his heart, and one that will bring his specific brand of terror to living rooms across America.

Diane Kruger To Star In FX pilot 'The Bridge,' 'Miss Bala' Helmer Gerardo Naranjo To Direct; Plus Trailer For 'Special Forces'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 20, 2012 4:58 PM
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Certainly, Hollywood sat up and took notice of Gerardo Naranjo when he dropped into Cannes in 2011 with the gritty thriller "Miss Bala," and promptly blew some minds. Since then, he's lined up a number of projects, including the romantic drama "The Mountain Between Us" with Michael Fassbender and the political thriller "A Man Must Die." But it looks like before he gets to either of those, he's going to take a quick detour into TV first, and work with another international star in the process.

Watch: Andy Samberg Moves In, First Footage From Brit Comedy Series 'Cuckoo'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 20, 2012 10:42 AM
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While Andy Samberg has left "Saturday Night Live," you don't need to worry about getting your weekly dose of laughter from the funnyman this fall (though you may need to find some creative ways to track it down). The comic actor has crossed the pond for a new series entitled "Cuckoo," and as the first footage from the show bears out this looks like it will be one to watch.

Vertigo Comic 'Midnight, Mass.' Heads To NBC & Fox Picks Up Max Landis Superhero Series 'Vigilant'

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • September 20, 2012 9:43 AM
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As we mentioned yesterday, superheroes and comics on the small screen are only going to keeping coming, and NBC and Fox both have projects in the works hoping to get geeks to tune in each week.

Watch: Clips From 'Arrow' & Animated 'The Dark Knight' Prove Not Every Comic Adaptation Works

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 19, 2012 2:35 PM
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With Marvel now moving ahead on their "S.H.I.E.L.D." TV series, the superhero invasion that has hit the big screen will likely explode on the small screen as well. And while there have been pockets of shows here and there -- most notably "Smallville" -- for the most part, dudes or dudettes in tights haven't fared well (please see last year's failed "Wonder Woman"). CW hopes to have a hit on their hands with "Arrow," but as this first clip demonstrates, they'll have a few hurdles to clear.

James Gandolfini Returns To HBO To Star With Riz Ahmed In 'Criminal Justice' Pilot, Steve Zaillian To Direct

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 19, 2012 2:01 PM
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It seems that HBO and James Gandolfini are just the kind of couple that are meant to be together. Of course, the network and star both mutually benefited with the rousing success of "The Sopranos," but even after the show was over they kept each other's phone numbers. Gandolfini's been attached to a number of brewing projects for his old employers, and a few years later the actor co-starred in the HBO movie "Cinema Verite" with Diane Lane and Tim Robbins. And it looks like they're set to work together again as the cable channel has greenlit a pilot that will put Tony Soprano back in the fold.

Peter Berg To Write & Direct Pilot 'M.I.C.E.,' A Remake Of Israeli Show 'The Gordin Cell'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 18, 2012 4:50 PM
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Well, when he's not berating Israeli journalists and accusing them of draft dodging, Peter Berg seems to be a fan of their television programs as the "Friday Night Lights" creative is headed back to the small screen for the curiously titled "M.I.C.E."

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