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Watch: Matthew McConaughey Is Caught In A Life Trap In New Trailer For HBO's 'True Detective'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 8, 2014 5:18 PM
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True Detective
"This is a world where nothing is solved," Matthew McConaughey's Rust Cohle declares in this new trailer for "True Detective." And it might seem an odd choice of words for a series built around a mystery that spans years, also ensnaring fellow detective Martin Hart (Woody Harrelson), but that's just a jumping off point. Written by Nic Pizzolatto, and directed by Cary Fukunaga ("Sin Nombre," "Jane Eyre") the series will use a serious crime to deal with themes of death and darkness.

First Images From Coens-Produced 'Fargo' TV Series Starring Martin Freeman

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 8, 2014 4:53 PM
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Fargo
While the idea of trying a new spin on the old classic that is the Coen Brothers' "Fargo" might seem like a crass idea, the upcoming FX TV series isn't the first time it's been attempted. About a decade ago, a spinoff was mounted starring Edie Falco and directed by Kathy Bates (!). It never went anywhere, but that version didn't involve the Coens. This time, the director siblings are producing, and the project not only has a firm green light, it's coming to a small screen near you very soon.

Watch: First Full Episode Of Joseph Gordon-Levitt's 'HitRECord on TV!' Show, Includes Short Film Starring Elle Fanning

  • By Ben Brock
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  • January 7, 2014 11:22 AM
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Elle Fanning First Stars I See Tonight
Back in March of that far-off year, 2013, we reported on the next stage of Joseph Gordon-Levitt's ongoing collaborative media community project thingummy, HitRECord (which also acted as the production comedy for Gordon-Levitt's “Don Jon”). He was planning on drawing on the site's highly active community of writers, photographers, animators, musicians, knowledge-havers and JGL-fans to put out a kind of hyper-modern variety show, “HitRECord on TV!” Now, two weeks in advance of its TV debut on Pivot, the show has been posted online by Gordon-Levitt for your perusing joy.

Watch: Trailer For James Gray-Directed Sundance Channel Series 'The Red Road' Starring Jason Momoa

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 6, 2014 11:45 AM
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The Red Road
While HBO and AMC tend to get all the Golden Age Of TV glory, it might be time to start including Sundance Channel in the mix. Last year's "Top Of The Lake" was one of the best things we saw on either the big or small screen, and if the first teaser for "The Red Road" is anything to go by, it's going to be another fascinating, layered drama. And hell, we'll be watching simply because James Gray directed the first episode of the six episode long season.

Hunt Or Be Hunted: Watch The New Trailer For 'House Of Cards' Season 2

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 6, 2014 10:21 AM
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"Democracy is overrated," declares Frank Underwood (Kevin Spacey), and certainly in "House Of Cards," the machinations of the White House have little to do with the power of the ballot. And if you thought the stakes were high and the drama was intense in the first season, apparently, we ain't seen nothing yet.

First Look: Brit Marling, James Nesbitt & More In Danny Boyle's TV Cop Comedy 'Babylon'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 2, 2014 6:24 PM
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Babylon
Yep, Danny Boyle is taking the deep dive into television. In case you forgot, last summer brought word that the "Slumdog Millionaire" and "Trainspotting" filmmaker was taking his talents to the small screen for the cop comedy/drama "Babylon," and now as we enter the New Year, the first look at the cast has arrived.

Watch: Matthew McConaughey & Woody Harrelson Are Tested In New Trailer For 'True Detective'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 2, 2014 6:03 PM
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Earlier today, we dropped our list of 10 Films To See In January, and while all due respect to those movies, we think some of the best drama you're going to see this month is going to be at home on HBO. We know we've been talking about this one for a while, but just like that, "True Detective" will start airing in just over a week and a brand new trailer featuring lots of new footage is here to get you excited all over again.

Vince Gilligan Says Mike Could Show Up In 'Better Call Saul,' And Sorry, 'Breaking Bad' Finale Wasn't A Dream

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 2, 2014 10:17 AM
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Breaking Bad Jonathan Banks
Even with "Breaking Bad" fading into the sunset, taking with it the legacy of being one of the best shows to ever grace the small screen, fans will be dropped back into that world again soon enough. Back in September, AMC greenlit the tentatively titled "Better Call Saul" centering on the ambulance chasing lawyer played by Bob Odenkirk. And while exact details of the show aren't yet known, it hasn't taken long for Vince Gilligan to tease that it will overlap with "Breaking Bad," suggesting Walt and Jesse could have cameos. And that's not all.

Review: 'Getting On' Season 1 A Perfect Prescription Of Sweet & Sour Laughs

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 30, 2013 10:08 AM
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Getting On
Whenever a U.K. comedy crosses the pond for an American makeover, the first concern generally tends to be about capturing the spirit and tone of the original. And while I haven't seen the British version of "Getting On," whatever happened in translation didn't seem to dilute a potent blend of sweet and sour laughs in HBO's take on the series. Retaining the tradition of truly cringeworthy moments of comedic embarrassment popularized by the efforts of Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant and combining it with heart and (fleeting) moments of genuine emotion, "Getting On" makes the most of its six episode first season.

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.

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