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Recap: Minor Key 'Girls' Finds Hannah & Marnie Getting Some New Ideas

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 21, 2013 10:00 AM
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If the season premiere was a bit of shakeup to reorient the gang in "Girls" for wherever the new season will take them, the second episode almost seems like an addendum. It's as if Lena Dunham and company decided they needed to make yet another shift to get the show in the direction they needed, and a couple of characters who we figured might be in play a bit longer definitely get sidelined. So yeah, spoilers ahead.

Kevin Spacey Conspires In New Images From David Fincher's Political Drama 'House Of Cards'

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • January 21, 2013 9:45 AM
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Since March of 2011, Netflix has been slowly dipping its toes into original TV programming, starting off with the underwhelming (“Lilyhammer”) and moving on to the guaranteed triumph (“Arrested Development”). One of the more curious offerings, however, is "House of Cards," David Fincher's exec-produced political series starring Kevin Spacey. Some new images and a few choice quotes have surfaced to shed light on the drama.

Sundance Preview: Jane Campion’s ‘Top Of The Lake’ Feels Like ‘The Killing’ Only With Haunting, Lasting Sustain

  • By Rodrigo Perez
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  • January 20, 2013 5:00 PM
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Moody, without being oppressively dark or atmospheric, compelling and mysterious, Jane Campion's seven-part Sundance Channel series, "Top Of The Lake" – based on two episodes thus far – is an intriguing crime drama and mystery that's got this writer hooked.

Idris Elba To Make Directorial Debut With 'The Pavement Psychologist' Starring Anna Friel For Brit TV

  • By Joe Cunningham
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  • January 18, 2013 5:36 PM
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Over in the U.K., Sky Arts HD last year ran a fascinating new strand of programming called “Playhouse Presents” which did fantastically well for the channel and attracted some highly impressive talent. The series of 11 self-contained plays began airing on the channel in April and featured a diverse range of acting talent which included David Tennant, Harry Shearer, Lucy Punch, Brenda Blethyn, Emma Thompson, Stephen Fry, Hayley Atwell, Stellan Skarsgard, and even the singer Tom Jones. The strand extended over the Christmas period to include “The Young Doctor’s Notebook,” the mini-series starring Daniel Radcliffe and Jon Hamm, and there’s also an mini-series planned to spin-off from the play “Nixon’s The One” which starred Harry Shearer as Richard Nixon.

Watch: Harmony Korine & Gaspar Noe Hang Out Together In Nashville In 1 Hour TV Special

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 18, 2013 9:56 AM
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Okay, so this one is a little bit old and some of you diehard Harmony Korine or Gaspar Noe fans have probably already seen this. But for those of you who haven't, and especially if you're impatiently awaiting Korine's "Spring Breakers" and/or whatever Noe's next feature will be, this will surely tide you over.

Dominic Cooper To Play James Bond Creator Ian Fleming In 4-Part Brit TV Miniseries

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • January 17, 2013 10:19 AM
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Naturally, with “Skyfall” having established itself thoroughly in the upper echelon of Bond films -- not to mention also raking in a boatload of box-office for its trouble -- a project that takes a nostalgic look backward at the franchise’s legacy has risen in relevance and could prove an entertaining journey as well. Beyond Craig, Connery, and Moore sits the brilliant man behind the creation, and now a new project brewing on U.K. TV has a spotlight set to shine right in that direction.

Jeremy Irons Says 'Downton Abbey' Is Like A Ford Fiesta

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 16, 2013 4:56 PM
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It's quiet out there as everyone in Hollywood is en route to the Sundance Film Festival, so here's something that should perk up your eyeballs a little bit. The always awesome Jeremy Irons has weighed in on "Downton Abbey," and if you think the show is the height of writing and drama, Irons has some news for you.

12 Episode 'The Killing' Season 3 Starts Shooting Next Month, Mystery Will Be Solved By End Of Season

  • By Ken Guidry
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  • January 16, 2013 9:57 AM
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When it was announced last month that "The Killing" was close to returning to AMC for a third season, there was admittedly some hesitation to fully embrace the news. While the show began with promise, its second season was considered a disappointment by many. In spite of that, AMC and Fox Television Studios continues to move along with the struggling series as production on "The Killing" officially starts next month in Vancouver and, this time, they’ve announced that the case will be resolved at the end of the season.

Showtime Land 'Skyfall' Team Sam Mendes & John Logan's Supernatural Series 'Penny Dreadful'

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • January 15, 2013 10:04 AM
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Last year, before the film even opened in North America, Sam Mendes and John Logan, the director and writer of “Skyfall,” began developing a vampire-hunting TV series set in the 1800s. The pair pitched the series to various cable networks, and the show has now found a home at Showtime.

Michelle Monaghan Joins Cary Fukunaga's HBO Series 'True Detective' With Matthew McConaughey & Woody Harrelson

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 14, 2013 2:17 PM
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You had us at Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson. But toss "Sin Nombre" and "Jane Eyre" helmer Cary Fukunaga in the mix, and a crime series for them to play with? Just tell us when, and we'll be there. Brewing for the past year and picked up by HBO almost a year ago, it looks like "True Detective" is heading toward cameras.

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