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Casting: Maude Apatow Joins 'Girls,' Uma Thurman Cooks Up 'Adam Jones' With Bradley Cooper & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 24, 2014 4:42 PM
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Kill Bill Vol. 2
Let's take a break from festivals and comic book news for a (brief) moment and pivot toward some casting that's going on. Uma Thurman is the latest to join the massive ensemble — Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller, Emma Thompson, Daniel Brühl, Riccardo Scamarcio, Lily James, Jamie Dornan and Alicia Vikander — in the John Wells directed "Adam Jones."

TV: Judd Apatow May Be Headed To 'Hulu,' Natasha Lyonne Books 'Girls' & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 27, 2014 2:53 PM
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Judd Apatow
While many have been happy unplugging their traditional cable to just stream stuff online, the way things are shaping up, it looks like we'll just be spending that money anyway on a variety of streaming services. With Netflix leading the pack, and Amazon making some big strides, Hulu now wants their own corner for original programming.

The 20 Best TV Shows Of The 2013/2014 Season

  • By The Playlist Staff
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  • June 24, 2014 3:09 PM
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The Best TV Shows Of The 2013/2014 Season
Bad news if you’re a member of the Television Academy: balloting for this year’s Emmys closed on June 20th, with the nominees to be announced a few weeks from now, on July 10th. That officially brings to an end the 2013/2014 TV season, and if anyone was worried that the run of quality TV was starting to come to an end as some of the most famous dramas and comedies of recent years wrapped up their runs, they were sorely mistaken: the medium is in as remarkably healthy a state as ever.

Casting: Zachary Quinto Goes To 'Girls,' Alicia Vikander Sees 'Light Between Oceans' & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 19, 2014 4:59 PM
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Margin Call Zachary Quinto
While Lena Dunham's "Girls" has earned the most headlines for its envelope-pushing tales of the sex and lives of young women in New York City, less appreciated have been the clever guest starring spots, with folks as wide-ranging as Patrick Wilson, Chris O'Dowd and Ben Mendelsohn all popping in, and now another name is joining the ranks.

Danny McBride Brings 'Vice Principals' To HBO & Gillian Jacobs Joins 'Girls'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 28, 2014 3:09 PM
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Eastbound & Down
It looks like HBO is eager to stay in the Danny McBride business. With "Eastbound & Down" wrapping up its fourth and final season last fall, the network is reupping with McBride and Jody Hill for "Vice Principals," and they've already gone ahead and ordered eighteen episodes.

'Star Wars 7' Won't Keep Adam Driver From Shooting 'Girls' Season 4

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 29, 2014 6:12 PM
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Girls
When it was first announced back in February that Adam Driver had landed a villain role in "Star Wars: Episode 7," we didn't think much of how it might affect his work on "Girls." **SPOILERS AHEAD IF YOU HAVEN'T SEEN ALL OF SEASON 3** But a few weeks later, when the season finale rolled out, with Adam and Hannah breaking up, we figured that, with both "Girls" and "Star Wars: Episode 7" shooting this spring/summer, it meant that Driver was exiting the HBO show. Not so.

Watch: Lena Dunham Directed Video For Bleachers' "I Wanna Get Better"; 'Girls' Denied Filming At University Of Iowa

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 28, 2014 1:41 PM
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Bleachers "I Wanna Get Better"
Well, "Girls" season three is wrapped and in the can, and before Lena Dunham dives back into the show for season four, she's taken a little detour to help out her boyfriend Jack Antonoff. A member of the band Fun., he's now launching a side-project, Bleachers, and Dunham has directed the video for the first single, "I Wanna Get Better."

Recap: 'Girls' Finale Season 3, Episode 12 Takes 'Two Plane Rides' As Boundaries Are Crossed

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 24, 2014 9:18 AM
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Girls
If there has been an overarching theme to the third season of "Girls," it has been about boundaries. Whether it's trying to find success within them (Shoshanna's carefully plotted life plan), falling outside of them to disastrous effect (Jessa's addiction, Marnie's streak of bad decisions) or vacillating between the two (Hannah who can't help but step over lines of appropriateness any time her life is thrown into minor turmoil), the titular quartet have been both defining and stretching the limits of their young adult lives, and in the third season finale "Two Plane Rides," each of the girls are pushed into new territory as the framework that defined them is stripped away.

Judd Apatow Says HBO Worried That 'Girls' Sex Scenes Could Cost Their License; 6 Seasons Planned

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 19, 2014 4:20 PM
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Girls
As the third season gets ready to close out for "Girls," Lena Dunham's show has already made the kind of waves you might expect from a program that has been on the air twice as long. Right out of the gate, Dunham presented the world with a series that, among many other things, was unapologetic about sex, kinks and the human body no matter what shape it comes in (and we're not just talking Dunham's; Alex Karpovsky's bare ass as he grinded on Allison Williams is still seared in our memory). And while it seems there's no boundary that can't be crossed on cable, that's not necessarily true.

Recap: Hannah Tries 'Role-Play' In Season 3, Episode 10

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 9, 2014 10:30 PM
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Girls
"I don't want you to spend your whole life socializing him like he's a stray dog, making the world a friendlier place for him," Hannah's (Lena Dunham) mother warned her in last week's "Flo." At the time it seemed like a cruel remark, but in "Role-Play," the observation has turned out to be prescient. Adam (Adam Driver) has changed considerably since we first met him in season one as a sexually depraved, alcoholic weirdo with anger issues. It was hard to imagine then that Hannah and Adam would not only stay together, but would become domestic.

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