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Watch: Trailer For David Fincher's Netflix Series 'House Of Cards' Starring Kevin Spacey

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 14, 2012 6:45 AM
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So, welcome to the future of television. David Fincher's upcoming "House Of Cards" isn't coming to you on some national network or cable channel, but instead through Netflix, the rental and streaming service that is now headed into original programming. it's only natural that members get a sneak peek first, and the first trailer for the series has dropped over on Netflix Instant.

Judd Apatow Says Third Season Of 'Girls' Shooting Soon, 'Anchorman 2' Rolls In March

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 12, 2012 4:19 PM
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Has HBO gone ahead a greenlit a third season of "Girls" before the second one has even aired? Either that or Lena Dunham is making some very expensive home movies, but according to producer Judd Apatow work is beginning soon on a third season of the hit show.

Watch: Trailer For 'A Young Doctor's Notebook' Starring Jon Hamm & Daniel Radcliffe

  • By Joe Cunningham
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  • November 12, 2012 12:43 PM
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Over in the U.K., Sky’s television channels are beginning to challenge the traditional powerhouses (BBC, ITV and Channel 4) when it comes to commissioning original comedy and drama. They’ve moved a lot quicker in producing strong comedies by attracting the likes of Chris O’Dowd, Armando Iannucci and Steve Coogan (who provided the channel with brand new Alan Partridge content), Charlie Brooker and Ruth Jones over to their channels, and they’re slowly starting to do the same with original drama.

Guillermo Del Toro Confirms Talks For ‘Heaven Sent,’ Already Toying With 'Pacific Rim 2' (But It Won't Be Next)

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • November 12, 2012 9:45 AM
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There’s been a trend as of late of directors attaching themselves to more projects than they can conceivably handle, and Guillermo del Toro is the poster boy of this epidemic. While next year’s “Pacific Rim” will be his first directorial outing in nearly five years, it hasn’t been for lack of trying (of course you'll remember he was long attached to helm "The Hobbit" but bailed as it continued to stall due to MGM's financial woes). The “Hellboy” helmer is now talking up two more projects that he intends to tackle in the future.

On The Verge Of War, Nucky’s Allies Abandon Him In 'Boardwalk Empire' (Episode 9, 'The Milkmaid's Lot')

  • By Edward Davis
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  • November 11, 2012 8:59 PM
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In case you missed last week's "Boardwalk Empire" episode, "The Pony," well things concluded with a bang. Literally. In a plot to kill rival bootleggers Nucky Thompson (Steve Buscemi), Arnold Rothstein (Michael Stuhlbarg) and Lucky Luciano (Vincent Piazza), Italian gangster Gyp Rosetti (Bobby Cannavale) attempted to obliterate them all with a well planted bomb, thanks to the information of their meeting whereabout supplied by Gillian Darmody (Gretchen Mol).

Patton Oswalt & Rosemarie DeWitt Added To Cast for Season 2 of 'The Newsroom'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 9, 2012 5:29 PM
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This summer, Aaron Sorkin dropped his highly anticiapted HBO series "The Newsroom," and to quote Brian Williams: "That happened." Unabashedly and at times embarassingly preachy, it was also tremendously compelling as uneven as it was, becoming the show many loved to hate to watch. But HBO has faith Sorkin and co. can turn it around, renewing it for a second season, and some new faces are coming along to possibly irritate the hell out of you.

'The Killing' Season 3 Looking Likely Thanks To Netflix

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • November 9, 2012 9:16 AM
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With their moves to not only bring back “Arrested Development” but to also debut David Fincher's "House Of Cards," there should be no doubt that Netflix wants to take on the television industry at large and position themselves as a viable alternative to the networks. The streaming company is reportedly nearing a deal with AMC to bring back the much-maligned “The Killing” for a third-season.

Review: David Frankham & Michael Mann's 'Witness' A Raw & Powerful Look At The Front Lines Of Photojournalism

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 8, 2012 11:05 AM
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The news media hasn't been in good shape in the past few years, particularly when it comes to on the ground, investigative journalism. Dwindling budgets, an audience shift from newspapers and television to the internet, and some would argue a lack of drive from the media themselves to do hard reporting, has made it a grim time to be involved in the industry. But as producer and director David Frankham told us recently, he hopes that the HBO series "Witness" (also produced by Michael Mann), is able to enact the kind of change that the classic reportage of "60 Minutes" managed to achieve. And while it doesn't quite go that far, "Witness" is an eye-opening, riveting look at conflicts raging around the world, and the complex and mostly ignored narratives that are unfolding.

Aaron Paul Out, Benjamin Walker In For HBO's Spy Series 'The Missionary'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 8, 2012 10:45 AM
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"I'm a movie star now, bitch," "Breaking Bad" star Aaron Paul said into his cellphone to HBO, before driving his Ferarri into the Malibu sunset. Okay, that probably didn't happen, but with the actor now toplining the franchise ready "Need For Speed," it seems the allure of the television -- no matter how strong the quality of the project -- is perhaps losing its sheen. Even though it was reported to have a pilot order this summer, it seems HBO's "The Missionary" has had to find a new lead, and indeed they have.

Diablo Cody Sells 'Alex + Amy' Sitcom To ABC; 'Boy Meets World' Sequel Series In The Works With Original Cast

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 6, 2012 1:16 PM
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A couple of small-screen updates, with some news from someone who has already had success on TV, and the return of a sitcom that was a favorite of a certain genration.

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