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15 New Images From 'Boardwalk Empire' Season 4

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 1, 2013 4:27 PM
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Breaking what? While the fate of Walter White is on everyone's mind as his journey kicks off in just over a week (take the phone off the hook folks!), a whole other breed of morally conflicted man is returning to the small screen too. In September, Nucky Thompson and the rest of the gang continue bootleggin' in the fourth season of "Boardwalk Empire," and some new images are here to give you a taste.

Watch: 20-Minute Supercut Of Every Movie Reference From Seasons 6-10 Of 'The Simpsons'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 31, 2013 3:27 PM
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Last week, a lengthy supercut dropped featuring every movie reference in the first five seasons of "The Simpsons," and it was glorious. And instead of leaving us hanging, a mere seven days later the daunting work of capturing every nod to cinema continues with a new, 20-minute supercut of every movie reference from seasons 6-10. And yes, it's again pretty awesome.

Watch: 90-Minute Conversation With The Creator & Cast Of 'Breaking Bad'

  • By Cory Everett
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  • July 31, 2013 11:00 AM
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After five years as one of the most acclaimed dramas on television, on August 11th "Breaking Bad" will return for the first in its final batch of eight episodes. To celebrate the occasion creator Vince Gilligan and the cast have been taking one last victory lap to connect with the fans who helped to keep the show on the air despite modest ratings. In NYC this week alone, Film Linc is doing a week long marathon of every season of the show (topped off with special cast Q&As for their favorite episodes), Gilligan sat for an extended Q&A at the Museum of the Moving Image (which has also just opened an exhibit of props and artifacts from the show titled "From Mr. Chips To Scarface: Walter White's Transformation In Breaking Bad" which will run through October) and Gilligan and some of the cast stopped by the Apple Store in Soho before Gilligan and the entire principal cast (Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul, Anna Gunn, Dean Norris, Betsy Brandt, R.J. Mitte, Bob Odenkirk) landed at the Times Center last night for an extended conversation with NY Times columnist Dave Itzkoff.

TV Dial: Danny McBride, Jody Hill & Annette Bening Line Up HBO Gigs; 'Under The Dome' Gets Second Season & More

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • July 30, 2013 11:04 AM
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Big-screen success has been elusive for the comedic duo, but that hasn’t kept Danny McBride and Jody Hill from creating one of the most iconic comedic characters in Kenny Powers on the HBO series “Eastbound & Down.” Though that show is winding down with its final season airing later this year, McBride and Hill are sticking around on the famed cable network. Deadline reports that the two creative partners are developing another comedy series for the network, described as their “look at high school.” The final season of “Eastbound & Down” arrives in September, just in time for the MLB playoffs.

Watch: Teaser Trailer For 'Homeland' Season 3 Makes You Listen In

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 29, 2013 5:11 PM
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It might seem like "Breaking Bad" is only thing coming up on TV worth caring about but for many the return of "Homeland" for its third season is yet another good reason to stay in this fall. The acclaimed show is riding high at the moment, with 8 Emmy nominations for its second season, following four wins for its first season including Best Drama, Best Actress, Best Actor and Best Writing. Not too shabby, but can they keep it up?

First Reviews Of Final Season Premiere Of 'Breaking Bad' Roll In As Charlie Rose Spills Appearance In Penultimate Episode

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 29, 2013 4:43 PM
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So there's less than two weeks to go until the final season of "Breaking Bad" kicks off and every Monday at the office will be spent dissecting the final movements of Walter, Jesse and everyone else. Details have kept tightly under lock and key but pretty soon the show will be the only thing anyone can talk about. Perhaps speaking to the absurd levels of secrecy around the show, the first reviews, which have landed today, contain exactly zero plot points and read with something of a Kafkaesque obliqueness, so it winds up being a recap of the last season. But we'll get to that in a second...

'Rosemary's Baby' & 'The Tommyknockers' Getting Mini-Series Reboots On NBC

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 28, 2013 11:03 AM
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“We need to be in the event business,” NBC exec Bob Greenblatt told the Television Critics Association on Saturday. And he's not joking. The network unveiled plans for a Hillary Clinton biopic led by Diane Lane, and they've also got a couple projects brewing that will certainly get folks talking.

Diane Lane To Play Hillary Clinton In 4-Hour Mini-Series On NBC

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 28, 2013 9:45 AM
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It looks like Hollywood isn't just obsessed with Lance Armstrong for biopic material. While the cyclist is currently the subject of at least three developing feature films and one documentary, you can you now add Hillary Clinton to the multiple project list. Earlier this year, news broke that "Smashed" and "The Spectacular Now" director James Ponsoldt was going to direct "Rodham," from a Black List finalist script. And while the hunt for the lead actress to continues—names like Jessica Chastain, Carey Mulligan, Scarlett Johansson, Amanda Seyfried and Reese Witherspoon were all rumored/wishlisted—it looks like NBC is moving forward with their own movie on Clinton, complete with an actress attached.

Philip Seymour Hoffman & Kathryn Hahn To Star In Showtime Comedy Pilot 'Trending Down'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 26, 2013 6:05 PM
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Well, if you're making a comedy you want us to see sight unseen, this is a pretty good way to do it. Line up an acclaimed actor, usually known for his dramatic work, but who has hidden comic chops and pair him with an underrated but consistently strong and hilarious actress and you'll have our curiosity. When those people are Philip Seymour Hoffman and Kathryn Hahn, well sir, you have our attention.

Really? 'The Butterfly Effect' Getting A Reboot & 'Legion' Becoming TV Series

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • July 26, 2013 10:45 AM
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Brand awareness is king in Hollywood. It’s responsible for “Battleship” and “Stretch Armstrong,” along with countless remakes and reboots. The theory goes if you use a pre-existing property—board game, toy, older movie—the easier your job is to get butts in the theater. Of course, reasonable people know that that way madness lies, but we have nevertheless ended up with this latest reboot.

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