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AMC Renews ‘Halt And Catch Fire,’ The Best Show On TV That You’re Not Watching

  • By Rodrigo Perez
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  • August 22, 2014 4:55 PM
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Halt and Catch Fire
Ok, there are probably a lot of good shows on TV that you’re not watching and that deserve attention, but for me, personally, if I have to vouch for one recent favorite, it’s AMC’s ‘80s-set computer company drama “Halt And Catch Fire.”

Watch: First Teaser For 'Girls' Season 4

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 22, 2014 11:45 AM
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Girls
Cameras are now rolling on the fourth season of "Girls," and as per usual, plot details are being kept under a Christopher Nolan-esque blanket of secrecy. We do know that folks like Spike Jonze, Maude Apatow and Natasha Lyonne have booked guest stints, but that's about it. Well, this first teaser for the fourth season won't reveal much more, but we know you'll watch it regardless.

HBO Says They Are Not "Going To Play Police" With Sex And Violence On 'Game Of Thrones'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 22, 2014 10:34 AM
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Game Of Thrones, Season 4 finale, The Children
While "Game Of Thrones" is undoubtedly the most popular show on television, it's also one of the most controversial. In season four episode "Breaker Of Chains," Jaime Lannister rapes his twin sister Cersei, a disturbing sequence made all the more baffling because in the books, the sex between them is consensual. The scene caused a firestorm of online chatter about depictions of sex and violence on the show, and in the culture of TV media in general, and at the Edinburgh International Television Festival, HBO President Of Programming Michael Lombardo responded to concerns and criticism.

HBO Says 'True Detective' Season 2 Will Be A Lighter Journey Through The Meat Thresher Of Existence

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 22, 2014 9:05 AM
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True Detective
Throughout the first season of "True Detective," Matthew McConaughey's Rust Cohle articulated his view that the world around him was not worth saving. While it had its dose of humor thanks to a tremendously underrated turn by Woody Harrelson as Rust's partner and foil, the mystery at the heart of the series only went deeper and darker across its eight episodes. But according to HBO programming director Michael Lombardo, season two will be a bit lighter (relatively speaking, we'd imagine).

TV Shows Based On 'Minority Report' And 'The Devil's Advocate' In The Works

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 21, 2014 6:35 PM
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Minority Report The Devil's Advocate
Earlier this year, we ran down 10 Movies Turned Into TV Shows, and that selfsame process will yield wildly uneven results: for every "Fargo," there's a half dozen also-rans. Movies-turned-tv-shows offer a way for studios to extend a brand rather than extend quality, so we'll let you tell us which of these (if any) has the best chance of lasting a single season.

First Images Of Tom Hardy In BBC Gangster Series 'Peaky Blinders'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 20, 2014 12:08 PM
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Peaky Blinders
As you get ready to bid "Boardwalk Empire" farewell this fall, there's another period based gangster drama that could fill the void quite nicely. Getting ready to kick off its second season, BBC's "Peaky Blinders" is coming, and with a big star to boot: Tom Hardy. He'll be joining his "Inception" and "The Dark Knight Rises" co-star Cillian Murphy in the show and the first, bearded pics of Hardy's appearance in the series have arrived.

Simon Pegg And Nick Frost Planning New Film With Edgar Wright, Will Reprise 'Shaun Of The Dead' Roles On 'Phineas & Ferb'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 20, 2014 9:05 AM
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Shaun Of The Dead
By the title alone, last year's "The World's End" indicated a finale, with the trio of Edgar Wright, Simon Pegg and Nick Frost putting their Three Flavours Cornetto trilogy to rest. But that hardly means the longtime friends are done working together: It appears that a new project is already developing.

Watch: Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul & Julia Louis-Dreyfus In 6-Minute Spoof 'Barely Legal Pawn'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 19, 2014 4:05 PM
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Barely Legal Pawn
Oh sure, we like our artsy fartsy movies, and ruminate with furrowed brows about the Oscars and the industry, and whatnot. But at the end of the day, you're just as likely to find Playlist members sitting down to watch "Chopped" or "Pawn Stars." That's just how we roll. And it looks like we're not the only ones.

Watch: Get A Blast From The '90s With Trailer For Lifetime’s 'The Unauthorized Saved By The Bell Story'

  • By Tess Hofmann
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  • August 19, 2014 11:48 AM
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The Unauthorized Saved by the Bell Story
Hold on to your hats! It’s the moment you’ve all been waiting for! Lifetime has posted its first trailer for “The Unauthorized Saved by the Bell Story,” and it promises all of the ego, attitude and adolescent drama you’d want in a behind the scenes look at the making of the splashy '90s Saturday morning sitcom

Casting: Bradley Cooper & Todd Phillips To Reteam For 'Mack Bolan,' Keanu Reeves Gets Wet In 'Rain' & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 19, 2014 10:00 AM
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Todd Phillips Bradley Cooper Mack Bolan
Todd Phillips and Bradley Cooper continue to bro out in a big way. The two are producing the director's next film, "Arms & The Dudes," recently picked up the rights to Evan Ratliff's The Atavist article "A Thousand Pounds Of Dynamite," and today have announced they'll bring to life Don Pendelton's paperback action star Mack Bolan.

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