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Watch: 2 Clips From First Episode Of 'Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 12, 2013 11:27 AM
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As word of a brand new, "Harry Potter"-inspired film series dropped this morning, it's reminder that studios are continuing to seek ways to build on existing properties, because you make your money investing in stuff people already know, instead of trying to launch something new. And so we come to "Marvel's Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D." which sees the Marvel-verse expanding on the small screen, and with the show to kick off in a just a couple weeks, some new peeks have arrived.

J.K. Rowling Writing New 'Harry Potter' Inspired Film Series Based On 'Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 12, 2013 9:50 AM
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While the exact size of the money truck Warner Bros. has driven up the doorstep of author J.K. Rowling has yet to be revealed, it looks like the adventures of Harry Potter will be continuing. Kind of. While not a direct prequel or sequel, or even involving the character at all, it seems the studio is confident that just the mere mention of Hogwarts will get people checking out their latest venture. And they're probably right.

The Saul Goodman Spinoff Gets Greenlit By AMC & Will Be A ‘Breaking Bad’ Prequel

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • September 11, 2013 4:37 PM
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Saul Goodman Spin-off
Confirming that there is still something good left in the universe, AMC has officially given the green light to a new series based around the Saul Goodman (Bob Odenkirk) character from their insanely popular crime drama "Breaking Bad." The one-hour comedic drama will serve as a prequel to the events of "Breaking Bad," and has been given the tentative title "Better Call Saul." "Breaking Bad" mastermind Vince Gilligan and writer/producer Peter Gould, who created the character for a season 2 episode of the show, will serve as show-runners. While the thoughts of failed spin-offs are running through our head ("After M*A*S*H" anyone?), we can't help but get excited about the prospect of this series.

Recap: ‘Boardwalk Empire’ Season 4 Opener ‘New York Sour’

  • By Rodrigo Perez
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  • September 9, 2013 9:50 AM
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Shows that exist on a single premise—how long can one man’s reign last—can only live on so far. Even Walter White’s saga from chemist to crystal meth kingpin is coming to a close in a few short weeks. But Walt’s rise and transformation from cancer patient to monster was never linear and began as a quiet secret. This path was never supposed to be in the cards for Walter. Fate intervened, it happened and we waited from season to season just how deep he would go and how far his soul would be corrupted. And then he became Heisenberg and there was no turning back. HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire” has an entirely different premise built on greed and power with men who started out being greedy and power-hungry.

Recap: 'Breaking Bad,' Season Five, Episode 13 'To'hajiilee'

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • September 9, 2013 9:30 AM
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Breaking Bad
Last week's episode, the sublimely conflicted "Rabid Dogs," ended with a pair of calls: Jesse (Aaron Paul), consumed with paranoia, dialed Walt (Bryan Cranston) with a promise: he'd be coming for him where it really mattered. Moments later, Walt, made a call of his own, to Todd (Jesse Plemons), informing him that the services of his skuzzy Uncle Jack (Michael Bowen), co-architect of last season's massive prison murder, would be needed once more. This week's "To'hajiilee," written by longtime "Breaking Bad" principle George Mastras (who penned last season's crackerjack "Dead Freight" episode), picked up on the other side of one of those calls.

Watch: New Trailer For 'Downtown Abbey' Season 4 Promises New Blood & An Optimistic Maggie Smith

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • September 3, 2013 9:05 AM
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After a long-awaited childbirth and car accident caused by stargazing sent shockwaves through “Downton Abbey” on its third season finale, the show has decided to enter its fourth with a decidedly energetic tone. Seven new actors — including Paul Giamatti and “Weekend” star Tom Cullen — have joined the show, and although few of them are witnessed briefly in a newly-released trailer, an optimistic Maggie Smith and The Joy Formidable have filled in for the rest quite nicely.

Recap: 'Breaking Bad,' Season 5, Episode 12 'Rabid Dog'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 2, 2013 11:57 AM
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"He can't keep getting away with it!" Jesse (Aaron Paul) howls in the twelfth, riveting episode of the final season of "Breaking Bad." And increasingly, it looks like Walt (Bryan Cranston) is on the backpedal, looking to straighten up a mess that continues to seep like so much gasoline into the carpets of his house leaving a stain he can't get out. And indeed, that is the result of the eleventh episode capper that had an enraged, cocaine-fueled Jesse—who finally put one-and-one together in regards to Brock's poisoning and Walt's role in it—literally lighting the match and getting ready to drop it on the gasoline soaked house when... We're getting ahead of ourselves for a moment...

Jonah Nolan & J.J. Abrams Team For 'Westworld' Remake At HBO

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 30, 2013 4:36 PM
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It seems in the dark and frightening world of sci-fi franchise extensions and do-overs, they will all belong to J.J. Abrams. With feet planted both in "Star Trek" and "Star Wars," it looks like Abrams is putting his name to another vintage era movie, and this time bringing it to the small screen.

Exclusive: Kevin Spacey & Robin Wright Directed Episodes Of 'House Of Cards' Season 2, But David Fincher Won't

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 29, 2013 5:06 PM
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Of the many excellent things about this year's "House Of Cards" — besides being produced by David Fincher and penned by "Ides Of March" writer Beau Willimon, not to mention the stellar cast — was the array of directorial talent behind the camera. After Fincher set the tone with the first two episodes, he passed the reins to some seasoned veterans including James Foley ("Glengarry Glen Ross," 3 episodes), Carl Franklin ("One False Move," Devil In A Blue Dress," 2 episodes) and even Joel Schumacher knocked out a couple solid entries too. But things are changing a bit for the second season.

TV Show Based On 'Outbreak' Coming, Neil Cross Says 'Luther' Prequel Movie Written & Aiming To Shoot In 2014

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • August 29, 2013 1:02 PM
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With the success of shows like “Bates Motel” and the promise of the forthcoming small-screen adaptation of “Fargo,” networks are once again looking to the silver screen for future shows. Deadline reports that NBC—no doubt emboldened by the critical reception to “Hannibal”—has ordered a pilot for an hour-long medical thriller based on the 1995 Wolfgang Petersen-helmed viral thriller “Outbreak.” Shepherded and written by “ER” veterans John Wells and Jack Orman, the series will follow “an ensemble of characters as they race to contain a lethal virus before it becomes a global pandemic.” Can NBC go two-for-two with their adaptations?

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