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Recap: Nucky & Gyp Rosetti Seemed Poised For A Showdown In ‘Boardwalk Empire’ Episode 3 'Bone For Tuna'

  • By Edward Davis
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  • October 1, 2012 10:04 AM
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While the opening two episodes of season three of “Boardwalk Empire” have been characteristically languid, the drama of this season seems to be finally coalescing; albeit still at a rather leisurely pace. But the character-driven show has always been more interested in the arcs and personal dilemmas of its various players over plot and yet, the show’s disparate arcs are starting to tether a little tighter, setting the stage for some larger showdowns down the road. The gait isn’t quick, but the wheels are in motion.

Miley Cyrus To Play Bonnie In 'Bonnie & Clyde' Miniseries For Lifetime & History Channel

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 28, 2012 5:22 PM
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When Hilary Duff was dumped from the brewing "The Story Of Bonnie & Clyde" last year, we dodged one bullet of having the Arthur Penn classic starring Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway dumped on by a cheapie production leveraging a former child star into the lead for their first "adult role." Well leave it to the Lifetime and History channels to pick up where that left off with their own movie, which once again will use some stunt casting to get some attention.

Recap: 'Louie' Closes Off Its Third Season With A Pair Of Classics

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • September 28, 2012 4:59 PM
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In a very fine article on the always excellent AV Club this week, Todd Van Der Werff argues that "Louie" isn't just a strong contender for the best comedy on TV right now, but also the first show since "Seinfeld" and "The Simpsons" to genuinely move the form forward. Whether it becomes a touchstone for comedy writers of the future in the same way as those two endlessly influential series remains to be seen, but the timing of the piece is certainly persuasive. Not just because it follows from Louis C.K. winning two Emmys this past Sunday, but also because it was bookended by the final two episodes of the show's third season, which saw the series at its very best.

'About A Boy' The Latest Movie Being Developed Into A TV Series

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 28, 2012 4:25 PM
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While much has been made of feature filmmakers transitioning to cable, where there are more opportunities to tell original stories, it's not like networks don't like to have their own share of easy-sell properties. And one of the biggest trends to emerge in the past year is the sheer number of movies being developed into TV shows. In the past month we've seen news on "Fargo," "A Knight's Tale," and "The Good Shepherd" all headed to the small screen, and now another feature is joining their ranks.

Baz Luhrmann Heads To TV In 2-Year Deal With Sony Pictures Television

  • By Benjamin Wright
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  • September 27, 2012 12:25 PM
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It was set to be a Leonardo DiCaprio showdown come Christmas Day 2012, only a few short months ago. That was before Warner Bros. pushed the DiCaprio-starring adaptation of “The Great Gatsby” back to May 10, 2013. While DiCaprio may still be weeping over the loss of that potentially magnificent double feature, as he's set to star in Quentin Tarantino's "Django Unchained" as well, director Baz Luhrmann appears to be handling it all quite well.

Fred Willard, Michael McKean & Ed Begley Jr. Climb Christopher Guest's 'Family Tree'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 26, 2012 2:03 PM
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Christopher Guest is finally coming back with his first project since 2006's "For Your Consideration." And intriguingly, it's another stab at the small screen (in 2007 he helmed the pilot of the U.S. version of Armando Ianucci's "The Thick Of It," which didn't go anywhere) but one that is bringing with it a host of familiar faces.

ABC Banks Their New Comedy Shows On Malin Akerman & Rebel Wilson

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • September 26, 2012 11:58 AM
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Following breakthrough supporting turns in “Bridesmaids” and “Watchmen” respectively, Rebel Wilson and Malin Akerman have experienced a jump to more prominent roles, but of varying degrees of quality. Wilson recently plumbed the raunchy comedy route to much less success in the appalling “Bachelorette,” while Akerman impressed in the unfairly overlooked "Wanderlust," but als co-starred in the already forgotten Nicolas Cage thriller “Stolen.” But now it seems the small screen might fit both actresses' wishes, and on the same network no less.

Chevy Chase Says Doing 'Community' Was A Mistake, Reveals He Turned Down 'Ghostbusters,' 'Forrest Gump,' 'Animal House' & More

  • By Joe Cunningham
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  • September 26, 2012 11:38 AM
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Oh Chevy Chase, you lovable asshole you. After coming to blows with Dan Harmon during the third season of “Community,” Chase is still around and Harmon isn’t – but before all that came to a head Chase gave an interview to the Huffington Post UK in February to promote the UK DVD release of the second season. It's being printed now as the show hits shelves and once again, his distaste for the comedy comes through loud and clear. During the course of the interview he says that deciding to do "Community" in the first place was “a big mistake.”

FX Confirmed To Bring 'Fargo' Series To TV, Coen Brothers To Executive Produce

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • September 25, 2012 9:18 AM
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It seems in their attempt to get themselves out of bankruptcy, and use their back catalog for everything its worth, MGM holds nothing sacred. The studio has struck a deal with FX to create a dramatic series based on the Coen Brothers’ seminal 1996 film “Fargo.”

'Treme' To End After Fourth, Shortened Season

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 24, 2012 11:31 AM
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While it hasn't garnered the popularity of other HBO shows like "Boardwalk Empire" or "Girls," or even the variety of semi-controversy and chatter of "The Newsroom," David Simon's "Treme" had lots of critical love, albeit a small, but devoted following. But it seems Simon's time down in New Orleans will be coming to end.

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