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Watch: First Trailer For '12 Monkeys' TV Series, Creators Say “It’s A Complete Reimagining”

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 16, 2014 4:59 PM
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12 Monkeys
Because anything can become a TV show these days, Terry Gilliam's "12 Monkeys" is going to be a weekly thing on SyFy. And while our inner cynic would be the first to harumph, one only has to look at FX's "Fargo" to see that shows spun off acclaimed (or otherwise) movies don't have to be bad (though they often are). And while Gilliam has nothing to do with this, the show's creators insist they are taking the premise of his future world flick about viruses and paranoia, into a different direction.

The Good, The Evil, The Beginning: Watch New Teaser For DC Comics Series 'Gotham' Plus 8 Character Posters

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 16, 2014 9:56 AM
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Gotham
So, what are you going to do while you're waiting until 2016 for "Batman v. Superman: Dawn Of Justice"? Well, Fox hopes that your itch for Bruce Wayne and co. will be scratched with their DC Comics series "Gotham" and they are promoting the hell out of it. Later this month they'll be at the San Diego Comic-Con to unveil more goodies, but first is a new teaser for the show, and the key word here is: brooding.

Watch: Massive 4 1/2 Hour Talk With 'Boardwalk Empire' & 'The Sopranos' Writer Terence Winter

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 15, 2014 5:06 PM
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Terence Winter
We're run featurettes, behind-the-scenes videos and making of documentaries here at The Playlist, but we'd wager there's been nothing quite like what you're about to watch below. Four and a half fucking hours, undiluted, with Terence Winter, the writer behind "Boardwalk Empire," "The Sopranos," "The Wolf Of Wall Street" and much, much more.

Watch: Weird Teaser For 'The Room' Director Tommy Wiseau's New Sitcom 'Neighbors'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 15, 2014 4:17 PM
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Tommy Wiseau's Neighbors
Tommy Wiseau has long been in a weird position. He's the director of one of the worst movies in recent memory, "The Room," which also become one of the most watched worst movies ever too. And over the past decade, the myth around "The Room" has grown through cult screenings around the country, and hell, James Franco is now directing a film about the making of Wiseau's movie (and he'll play the lead role too). So, are we know on the precipice of a Wiseau-ssance? Maybe.

10 Controversial TV Episodes Pulled From Air

  • By Jessica Kiang
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  • July 15, 2014 3:00 PM
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10 Controversial TV Eps
Late last week, details emerged online about the plotline to a never-shot season 2 episode of “Seinfeld” titled “The Bet.” It’s an interesting story in its own right, and an extreme case in that while it was scripted and cast, cameras never rolled on it, with both the director and the actors getting cold feet prior to recording and kiboshing the whole thing due to a gun subplot they all felt uncomfortable with. Of course what’s rare about that is not so much that it happened (we’re sure there have been many other occasions) but that with "Seinfeld” as the endlessly recycled, rerun and re-examined show that it is, any off-cuts, side-stories and what-if scenarios are particularly enticing and unusually well-documented.

Doug Liman Adapting 'The Legacy,' Orson Scott Card's 'Unaccompanied Sonata' Head To The Big Screen & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 15, 2014 9:05 AM
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Edge Of Tomorrow Doug Liman Tom Cruise
Hot off the international success of "Edge Of Tomorrow," Doug Liman is looking abroad for another potential hit, this time as a producer. Liman, along with Dave Bartis ("Covert Affairs") and Gene Klein ("Suits"), will be adapting the Danish TV hit "The Legacy" for the American small screen.

Watch: 'Masters Of Sex' Season 2 Premiere 'Parallax' Episode In Full

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 14, 2014 2:24 PM
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Masters Of Sex
If you're like me, you're probably way behind on way too many shows already. I was a big fan of the first season of "Masters Of Sex," a terrifically entertaining drama that's smarter than the title suggests, and genuinely moving at times too, led by the pretty great pair of Lizzy Caplan and Michael Sheen (not to mention the show has earned three Emmy nominations, a nice surprise). But summer is here, I'm way too busy with a million other things, and last night I just couldn't catch up with the start of season two. But thankfully Showtime is making it easier for me (and everyone else) to get caught up.

Watch: First Full Length Trailer For 'Doctor Who' Season 8 Starring Peter Capaldi Brings Daleks And Dinosaurs

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 14, 2014 9:45 AM
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Doctor Who
I haven't watched "Doctor Who" since probably sometime in the '80s, but somewhat remarkably, the sci-fi series has endured and become something a massive favorite among TV audiences. And when it was announced last year that Matt Smith was leaving the role after playing it for three years, it started a wave of speculation and talk about who would be his replacement (we had our own choices). Respected actor and longtime "Doctor Who" fan Peter Capaldi landed the coveted gig, and now the first full trailer has arrived showing off the fresh face of the series.

NBC Exec Says "It Didn’t Just Make Sense" To Keep 'Community' "At That Level Of Audience"

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 14, 2014 9:24 AM
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Community
"Community" is alive for at least one more season, thanks to a last minute save by Yahoo, who picked up the show just as contracts for everyone involved were about to run out. And apparently those movie talks are already sort of happening. But one player who has been curiously silent about all of this is NBC, who basically decided that the cult show wasn't worth keeping around, and canceled it this past spring. Well, this weekend, NBC Entertainment chairman Bob Greenblatt told the press assembled for the Television Critics Association why the network ultimately axed "Community."

Vince Gilligan Says 'Better Call Saul' Is A "Period Piece," Will Be Set In 2002 Plus New Pics From The Series

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 14, 2014 9:02 AM
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Better Call Saul
Previously scheduled to launch this fall, AMC has been feeling so good about their "Breaking Bad" spinoff "Better Call Saul," that they upped the order to twenty-three episodes, across two seasons. The bad news is that this means the show won't be hitting screens until early 2015, but the extra time means that creator/writer Vince Gilligan and his team have more opportunity to really flesh out the world of the show. And while details have tended to lean more heavily toward speculation than concrete fact, we now know the setting of "Better Call Saul."

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