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Watch: All 7 Episodes Of David Lynch's Short-Lived ABC Sitcom 'On The Air'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 27, 2013 1:36 PM
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On The Air David Lynch
"The year is 1957. A new program entitled 'The Lester Guy Show' is debuting on the Zoblotnick Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC). Most of the cast is nuts, the crew is incompetent and everything that could go wrong always does. Of course, this makes the show a hit." So goes the logline to David Lynch's short-lived ABC sitcom "On The Air" and if you need a reminder of what the filmmaker did with his opportunity to be zapped into the homes of mainstream America, here you go.

‘Game Of Thrones’ Tops List Of Most Pirated TV Shows Of 2013

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 27, 2013 11:09 AM
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Does piracy help or hurt the industry? Heading into 2014, that's the riddle that still has a variety of answers depending on who you ask. There are some who say that that being able to "sample" music (or movies or films) first leads to folks buying concert tickets, DVDs or merchandise, thus still providing a revenue stream to the creative people and content creators behind those efforts. Others say that theft is theft, and that an album or movie downloaded is still a lost album or ticket sale. And even at HBO, opinion is divided, as their most popular show is also their most illegally downloaded.

Watch: Dominic Cooper Is The Real James Bond In New Trailer For Biopic Of 007 Creator Ian 'Fleming'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 26, 2013 10:20 AM
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Fleming
As you patiently wait for "Bond 24," which is now slated for a fall 2015 release, you still need your fill of gadgets and well dressed men bedding beautiful women while saving the world. And "Fleming: The Man Who Would Be Bond" may be the fix you're looking for. The mini-series biopic hits the air next month and a new trailer is here to show off what essentially looks like a Bond movie.

Watch: New Trailer & 12-Minute Making Of Featurette For 'True Detective'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 23, 2013 10:34 AM
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True Detective
With winter's firm grip now being felt, particularly on the East Coast (hope everyone is safe and warm out there), there is no better season for settling in with a good, dark yarn. In just a few weeks, you'll get just that with the kickoff of HBO's highly anticipated "True Detective." And a brand new peek at the season and a look behind-the-scenes are here to get you prepared.

I Get You & I Like You: Watch The New Trailer For 'Girls' Season 3

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 23, 2013 9:18 AM
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Girls Lena Dunham Zosia Mamet Jemima Kirke Allison Williams
To be young, neurotic, creative and adrift in New York City... Those are just a few flavors of the lives of single young women that Lena Dunham brings to the small screen in "Girls," her much discussed semi-controversial HBO show. And while some have christened the program as the new "Sex & The City," Dunham has pushed way beyond any boundaries set by that show.

David Mamet Explores ’7 Deadly Sins’ For Fox; 'Descendants' Of Disney Characters Getting Their Own Movie & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 20, 2013 10:16 AM
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As we await David Mamet's next feature "Blackbird" starring Cate Blanchett, which is due to start shooting in January, the writer/director continues to find lots of opportunities on the small screen. In fact, his last film "Phil Spector" hit HBO this spring, while over at CBS he's got a remake of "Have Gun — Will Travel" cooking. And now he's headed to Fox with another gig.

100 Most-Watched Shows On Broadcast TV In 2013 Reveals Everyone Was Tuning In To 'NCIS'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 19, 2013 10:28 AM
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NCIS
Do you ever wonder why you can't have nice things on network television? Well, here's the answer. The list of the top 100 Most-Watched Shows On Broadcast TV reveals that if four things are certain in American life it's death, taxes, football and "NCIS."

Martin Scorsese Says He "Couldn't Connect" With 'The Sopranos,' But 'Curb Your Enthusiasm' Was His Path To TV

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 18, 2013 2:10 PM
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Martin Scorsese is no stranger to the thugs, hoods, kingpins and lowlives that keep things hustling on the streets, and he's chronicled that world more than once on the big screen. In fact, next week sees him in delving into the bacchanalia of the financial sector, with the very debauched, very R-rated "The Wolf Of Wall Street" (read our review). But as folks know, the ever busy director, in addition to his continually growing filmography (check out our complete retrospective of his work) has also got a growing slate on TV. At the top of the pile of "Boardwalk Empire," but you might be surprised to learn that Scorsese didn't quite cotton to HBO's gangland predecessor.

Watch: Teaser For Sam Mendes' Showtime Series 'Penny Dreadful' Starring Eva Green Plus Another 'True Detective' Promo

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • December 18, 2013 10:44 AM
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Penny Dreadful Eva Green
As many thinkpieces and industry veterans have no doubt told you, the small screen—both on actual television and streaming services like Netflix and Amazon—is where the future of mature and thoughtful storytelling lies. Naturally, many filmmakers have migrated over from the big screen world and that trend continues into the next year with filmmakers like Cary Fukunaga and Sam Mendes.

Watch: First Footage From Steven Soderbergh's 'The Knick' & More 2014 TV Highlights

  • By Ben Brock
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  • December 17, 2013 11:38 AM
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The Knick Clive Owen
A yearender in TV-land is a few minutes of clips and bits that channels throw together come December to remind you what-all awesome things you saw on their screen this year and what-all further awesome things are coming your way in the next one (assuming you renew, hint hint). Behold, then, those of HBO and Cinemax: a study in contrasts.

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