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Hitchcock Mania Continues With Brit TV Remake Of 'The Lady Vanishes'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 21, 2012 5:29 PM
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Need more Hitchock in your life? Well for starters, there are two movies about the legendary filmmaker on the way with Toby Jones playing the director in the upcoming "The Girl" with Sienna Miller as Tippi Hedren, and there's Anthony Hopkins leading "Hitchcock" alongside a massive ensemble of big names. And next month Universal will break your wallet by dropping the "Alfred Hitchock: The Masterpiece Collection" on BluRay, a boxset of 15 iconic films, 13 of which will be in the high def format for the first time. But wait, there's more.....

The Ninth & Final Season Of 'The Office' Will Finally Reveal Who Is Making The Documentary

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 21, 2012 4:18 PM
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To put it plainly, "The Office" has never really recovered after the departure of Steve Carell. In fact, one could argue the show peaked during season five, his third to last run on the show, and began a downward decline that was only exacerabated by the hunt for a new office manager and a switch in corporate ownership for Dunder Mifflin. It has long retreated for the sharp and funny early seasons, and it is now ready to say goodbye as executive producer Greg Daniels has revealed that the upcoming ninth season will also be the last.

Recap: 'The Newsroom' Holds A Mock Debate, Hits New Lows

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • August 20, 2012 11:01 AM
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On TV at least, it feels like one of the major problems with Aaron Sorkin's writing, both on "Studio 60 On The Sunset Strip" and "The Newsroom," is that it seems like he'd still rather be writing "The West Wing." It's understandable. For one, he was unceremoniously fired from that show at the end of the fourth season, and presumably feels there's an itch still to be scratched. For another, it was pretty much the best network TV drama of the last 15 years. We'd certainly rather be watching "The West Wing." But while it's not as inorganic as it was on 'Studio 60,' there's a sense that Sorkin is returning to the same kind of issue-based plotlines he tackled before, but in a setting that makes it feels somewhat forced.

Recap: Everybody Wins In 'Buyout,' Another Terrific 'Breaking Bad' Episode

  • By Cory Everett
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  • August 20, 2012 10:00 AM
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This week’s episode of "Breaking Bad" begins with a funereal tone, and with good reason. After pulling off their methylamine heist successfully last week, the crew’s victory was immediately marred by the murder of a witness who just happened to be a young boy. In a haunting wordless opening Walt, Mike and Todd clean up the mess they made last week, dispensing of the dirtbike and the boy that once rode it. The buzzing score tells us that this is not business as usual for the crew and for a moment even the recently unshakable Walt appears to wince at the gravity of what they’ve done. Outside Todd tries to make small talk with Jesse, writing the incident off as, “Shit happens, huh?” before Jesse decks him. Welcome to “Breaking Bad.”

Watch: Deb Freaks & 'Dexter' Dodges In New Trailer For Season 7

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 17, 2012 5:37 PM
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After spinning its wheels for the last couple of seasons, "Dexter" ended season six with a helluva cliffhanger, with the lead serial killer's cop sister literally catching him in the act. As we already know, season seven will begin right where we left off (in case you missed it, you can watch the first two minutes of the first episode here). Now, a new trailer has dropped for the upcoming season, and it appears that Dexter will be playing a game of cat and mouse to keep the depths of his crimes under wraps.

Recap: 'Louie' Flees His Daddy Issues In Strangest Episode Of The Season So Far

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • August 17, 2012 9:56 AM
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If there's been a theme of the third season of "Louie" so far (although it's been less present in the last couple of episodes), it's "manning up." Louie's girlfriend accused of him of not having the courage to break up with her, he was eviscerated by Melissa Leo for refusing to go down on her, he had a curious, semi-romantic encounter with a man in Miami, he failed to satisfy Maria Bamford in bed, and was emasculated and dared into all kinds of things by Parker Posey. Masculinity, and what it takes to prove it, appears to have been on Louis C.K.'s mind of late, and none more so than in this week's episode, tellingly titled, "Dad."

HBO Sends Christopher Guest's 'Family Tree' Starring Chris O'Dowd To Series

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 16, 2012 4:50 PM
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Generally, getting a show on television first requires shooting a pilot that hopefully the network likes, after which they'll order up a bunch of episodes and hopefully you'll make it past the first season. But sometimes, a project just makes sense right out of the gate, and that's how HBO feels about "Family Tree."

John Slattery Is In 'Arrested Development'; Bob Balaban Joins 'Girls' & Natasha Lyonne Grows 'Weeds'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 16, 2012 3:48 PM
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Some small screen additions to one show that's making a comeback, another show riding high off a massive successful first season and one program headed into its last season... read on....

David O. Russell To Direct Pilot For CBS Legal Drama Produced By Robert De Niro

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 16, 2012 3:17 PM
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David O. Russell isn't always known for having the healthiest relationships with the stars in his films, but it seems he and Robert De Niro got along just fine on the set of the upcoming "Silver Linings Playbook." And the two will collaborate on a new project that will take them to the small screen.

Watch: Trailer For Season 3 Of 'Downton Abbey'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 15, 2012 2:30 PM
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This writer has yet to experience the phenomenon that is "Downton Abbey," but knows enough to realize that the trailer for season 3 is kind of like a big deal. With Shirley MacLaine now on board, another interesting ingredient has be added to the show, and if you want to see where it goes next, well just read on.

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