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Plot Details For Judd Apatow's 20 Year Old 'The Simpsons' Spec Script That's Finally Getting Made

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 20, 2012 5:43 PM
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It seems Judd Apatow is revisting his past this fall. His upcoming "This Is 40" plucks two characters from 2007's "Knocked Up" and refreshes them with a new tale, and it looks like something he wrote two decades ago is getting a fresh coat of paint.

Norman & Norma Bates Visit The Set Of 'Days Of Heaven' In First Image From 'Bates Motel'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 20, 2012 5:05 PM
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There's so much Hitchock this fall anywhere you turn, but we guess we can't complain about having an overabundance of one of the greatest directors of all time. Universal's recent Blu-ray box prompted us to do a 2-part retrospective of his films, while on the small screen we saw Toby Jones take on the titan in "The Girl," while Anthony Hopkins gears up to do the same at a cinema near you this weekend in "Hitchcock." And yes, there's even more coming. A&E is gearing up to take you back to "Bates Motel" next spring and the first look at the film is positively psyc--- calm....

Review: 'Inventing David Geffen' Is Wildly Entertaining, But Never As Insightful As It Should Be

  • By Christopher Schobert
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  • November 20, 2012 9:56 AM
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David Geffen is so powerful, wealthy and connected that he could probably kill this review right now were he so inclined. He is a show business titan; a controversial figure who is revered—and feared—by equal measure. He is perhaps the closest thing we have to the kingpins of old, the Selznicks, the Zanucks. (How fitting that Geffen now lives in Jack Warner’s stunning old mansion.) But like Harvey Weinstein, what most differentiates Geffen from the other powers-that-be in his ranks is an ability to spot talent. As “American Masters: Inventing David Geffen” reveals, he helped break artists as far reaching as Laura Nyro, Jackson Browne, and even Guns N’ Roses.

Watch: Who Is Narrating The 'Game Of Thrones' Season 3 Teaser?

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 19, 2012 9:17 AM
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We're now a bit more than four months before TV audiences will be returning to Westeros for the third season of "Game Of Thrones," and HBO is very slowly beginning to get the word out, the first teaser arriving last night and serving up more questions than answers.

What’s In The Box? ‘Boardwalk Empire’ Takes A Page From The ‘Se7en’ Playbook In Episode #10, ‘A Man, A Plan...’

  • By Rodrigo Perez
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  • November 19, 2012 12:21 AM
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Bookended by images of whiskey bottles washing up on the shoreline like dead soldiers, perhaps this poetic image was fitting for the antepenultimate episode of “Boardwalk Empire” number ten, “A Man, A Plan...” where all contrivances went astray.

'American Horror Story' Gets Third Season, Jessica Lange To Return; 'Game Of Thrones' Premiere Date Set

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 15, 2012 3:21 PM
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Good things come in threes so, uh, here's two updates on a couple of fan favorite shows returning in 2013 with a bite.

First Lincoln, Now Washington: NBC Prepping Presidential Series, Barry Levinson To Direct

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 15, 2012 11:20 AM
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Forget vampires and zombies...the hottest new trend? Presidents. Okay, so it's not quite a full-on phenomenon yet, but clearly we're in a bit of moment where the nation's founders are getting their due on the big screen. Of course, Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln" is now speechifying in theaters across the country and if NBC has its way, each week you'll get the first President of the United States Of America piped into your home.

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.

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