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Terrence Howard Reteams With Lee Daniels For 'Empire', Jada Pinkett Smith Is Fish Mooney In 'Gotham' & More

  • By Ken Guidry
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  • February 20, 2014 5:41 PM
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Fox Television has managed to find a great deal of success with a couple of their new shows this past year. “Sleepy Hollow” has been a solid hit, “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” recently won two Golden Globes, and even “Almost Human” has been scoring some solid ratings (though a possible second season is still up in the air). Now, Fox hopes to keep the ball rolling by ordering three new TV pilots with notable stars attached to each one.

'The Simpsons' Get Lego Episode, David Michod To Direct Ballet Drama Pilot 'Flesh And Bone' & More

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • February 20, 2014 12:44 PM
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The Simpsons Lego
With "The Rover," his follow-up to the highly lauded “Animal Kingdom” set for release this summer, David Michôd has free time on his schedule and decided to head to the small screen. Per Deadline, Michôd will helm the pilot episode for the Starz series “Flesh And Bone” from “Breaking Bad” staff writer Moira Walley-Beckett. The series follows “a young ballet dancer, Claire, who has a distinctly troubled past, as she joins a prestigious ballet company in New York.” Sounds like "Black Swan: The Series." Michôd previously helmed an episode of the now-cancelled Mike White HBO comedy “Enlightened.”

How Do You Think 'True Detective' Will End? Logline For Season Finale Episode 'Form And Void' Revealed

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 19, 2014 4:34 PM
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True Detective
While we've lived through "The Sopranos" and "Breaking Bad" becoming pop culture phenomena as the world wondered about the fates of Tony Soprano and Walter White in the lead up the finales of both shows, when was the last time such buzz has centered around how the first season of series will end? Indeed, "True Detective" has been surprising not just how for incredibly rich, accomplished and literary the show has been, but for presenting a truly haunting, gripping mystery—across three beautifully managed timelines—that is seared with tension, atmosphere and a genuine whodunit problem to solve. And with the finale fast approaching, a morsel of a clue has arrived.

Watch: First 12 Minutes From Debut Episode Of 'The Red Road' Directed By James Gray

  • By Ben Brock
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  • February 19, 2014 10:18 AM
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The Red Road
Up on our list of TV to be excited for in 2014 is Sundance Channel's “The Red Road,” a six-part drama that'll be premiering next Thursday, with the first episode directed by none other than James Gray, making his small screen debut. Now, thanks to the folks at Buzzfeed, you can watch the first 12 minutes of that very episode, which sets up the show and introduces the main players.

Interview: Michelle Monaghan Talks 'True Detective' And Why Maggie Shouldn't Be Underestimated

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 18, 2014 12:08 PM
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Michelle Monaghan True Detective
As detectives Rust Cohle and Martin Hart, Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson are the grim, beating heart of HBO’s “True Detective,” and have deservedly earned no shortage of acclaim for their smoldering performances as the wrestle personal demons, while pursuing the monster behind a string of ritual murders. The partnership is one that is professionally solid, but personally fraught, and between them is Martin’s wife Maggie, played by Michelle Monaghan. And the actress’ work is equally deserving of attention as her co-stars in the show.

Watch: 2-Hour Talk With Vince Gilligan And The Writers Of 'Breaking Bad'

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • February 18, 2014 10:44 AM
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Vince Gilligan Breaking Bad Bryan Cranston
Though the series only just wrapped last fall, it’s clear “Breaking Bad” was a hall of fame show no matter your opinion on how it ended. All the great performances and moments would not have existed if the show, under the tutelage of creator and showrunner Vince Gilligan, didn’t have a supremely talented writing staff. A new video released over the weekend showcases the entire staff as they give a peak into their creative process for the cult hit.

Watch: Jimmy Fallon's 'Saturday Night Live' Audition Tape & First Monologue From 'The Tonight Show'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 18, 2014 9:27 AM
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The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
It's been a helluva journey for Jimmy Fallon, from "Saturday Night Live" cast member, to a brief attempt at a movie career, to late night staple, now sitting behind one of the most legendary talk show desks in TV history. And if you want to see just how far the comedian has come, these two videos should do the trick.

Mondo Posters For 'True Detective' Go Into The Deep Dark Woods

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 17, 2014 10:45 AM
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True Detective
With "True Detective" continuing to serve up the best drama on any format right now (sorry "House Of Cards"), it's hard to believe that in just three weeks, it'll all be over. While the series will likely continue, it won't be with the characters of Rust Cohle and Martin Hart whose story will end after this run, but if you're looking to commemorate what is shaping up to be eight of the finest hours of television in quite some time, these might do the trick.

Watch: Trailer For Sam Mendes' Horror Series 'Penny Dreadful' Invites You To A World Of Sex, Blood & Monsters

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 17, 2014 10:17 AM
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Penny Dreadful
What happens who you toss together Frankenstein's monster, Dorian Gray and Count Dracula in Victorian era London? Well, we're about to find out at as executive producer Sam Mendes and creator John Logan are bringing them all in the upcoming "Penny Dreadful," with the full length trailer promising no shortage of spooky happenings.

'Gravity' Composer Steven Price Will Score Edgar Wright's 'Ant-Man'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 17, 2014 9:19 AM
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Steven Price Ant-Man
With a BAFTA win under his belt last night, and a potential Oscar on the horizon, thirty-six year old rising composer Steven Price couldn't ask for a better arrival in Hollywood. His work on "Gravity" is already career-defining stuff — not bad for only the third feature film composing credit to his name — and it's not a surprise he's already being tapped from all quarters for more gigs. He's already set to tune up David Ayer's forthcoming WWII flick "Fury," and now Price is going superhero for Edgar Wright.

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