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Talks Underway For Third Season Of 'House Of Cards' After All

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 28, 2013 11:09 AM
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Earlier this month, producer Rick Cleveland, speaking at the Vancouver International Film Festival, caused a bit of a minor stir when he suggested that Netflix's award-winning political series “House of Cards" wasn't going to last past a second season. Why? He claimed stars Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright liked making movies too much to stay locked into a TV schedule. But it turns out, Cleveland was hardly an authority to speak on behalf of the show.

Watch: Trailer For Ridley Scott Produced Event Series 'Klondike' With Richard Madden & Abbie Cornish

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 28, 2013 10:31 AM
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So "The Counselor" opened this weekend and flopped fairly hard, but don't worry about Ridley Scott. Not only is he already in production on his Bible movie "Exodus," as per usual, he's got about a half billion projects coming up with his name stamped on them as an executive producer. And this one certainly has us a bit curious.

Watch: Another Fantastic Trailer For HBO's 'True Detective' With Matthew McConaughey & Woody Harrelson

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 28, 2013 9:00 AM
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A moody procedural, starring Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson, and directed by Cary Fukunaga ("Sin Nombre," "Jane Eyre") for HBO—that should pretty much explain why this is probably one of our most eagerly anticipated shows of 2014. But the fact that the trailers and teasers so far have looked even better than we could've dreamed is only making his an even more exciting prospect. And once again HBO has dropped yet another teaser, and damn, if this doesn't look like a knockout.

Recap: 'Boardwalk Empire' Season 4, Episode 8 ‘The Old Ship Of Zion’

  • By Rodrigo Perez
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  • October 27, 2013 10:19 PM
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Boardwalk Empire, Season 4
Yes, “Boardwalk Empire” takes a long time to coalesce, but we’ll admit, when its early chess piece moves begin to fall into place, and you can see the forest for the trees on the board, boy does it get good. In tonight’s absorbing episode, Nucky Thompson’s (Steve Buscemi) latest booze shipment from Florida arrives with some unexpected cargo. It’s Sally Wheet (Patricia Arquette), Nucky’s lady in the Sunshine State who is overseeing the business. She's the mercurial firecracker who got into a fistfight with Nuck and then made love to him in the season's sixth episode, “North Star.” Arriving unannounced, she throws Nucky for a bit of a loop. And what’s more, she’s hard to pin down and seems to be in no mood to pick up where Nucky and her last left off. In fact, Atlantic City underling gangster Mickey Doyle (Paul Sparks) appears to be taking a shine to her, and she doesn’t seem to mind the attention. Nucky doesn’t really know where he stands and he doesn’t like it. Several threads simmering all season come to a boil tonight.

Octavia Spencer Is The New Jessica Fletcher In 'Murder, She Wrote' Reboot

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 24, 2013 1:51 PM
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Murder She Wrote Octavia Spencer
It seems these days, any onscreen cop or investigator is afflicted with some kind of problem. Whether it's a troubled marriage, various anxieties, clinically recognized illnesses—the breed of crimesolvers on the small screen have issues. Which is why we're not entirely against the idea of a "Murder, She Wrote" reboot. Granted, whoever steps into the massive shoes left behind by Angela Lansbury has a big role to fill, but damn if CBS hasn't made a pretty great choice.

42-Track 'Arrested Development' Soundtrack Details Revealed, Mitch Hurwitz Eyes 'AD' Film On Netflix

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • October 24, 2013 12:34 PM
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Arrested Development, Netflix series
Embedded within its many in-jokes, visual cues, and constantly shifting timeline, the fourth season of “Arrested Development” firmly carried on the series' excellent use of original songs and score composed by David Schwartz (“Deadwood”, “Northern Exposure”). Songs like “It Ain't Easy Being White” and this latest season's “Fantastic Four Medley” and “Get Away” have had fans clamoring for an official soundtrack for years, and now a release date has been announced, along with a possible distribution option for the “Arrested Development” film.

Jessica Lange Talks Retirement, Says She'll Only Do One More Season Of 'American Horror Story'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 23, 2013 10:29 AM
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With two Oscars, two Emmys, five Golden Globes and countless other accolades crowding her mantle, it's safe to say that there isn't much left that veteran Jessica Lange has to conquer. And while most actresses her age would kill to have the kind of exposure and acclaim she's received thanks to her meaty role in the FX series "American Horror Story," for Lange it seems it's just one stop on a gradual slowdown, with retirement looming not to far on the horizon.

Watch: Trailer For J.J. Abrams-Produced "Ro-Bromance" Series 'Almost Human' Starring Karl Urban

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 22, 2013 1:44 PM
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Almost Human Karl Urban
Named as one of our 10 Most Promising Network Shows For Fall 2013, we have to admit a certain curiosity about the J.J. Abrams-produced "Almost Human" based on the premise alone. That, and it has the potential to give us a weekly serving of Karl Urban in full on snark mode, which we wouldn't complain about either.

Tom Tykwer Directing His First TV Series, Channing Tatum Brings Sitcom To CBS & More

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • October 22, 2013 9:03 AM
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After the massive undertaking that was "Cloud Atlas," what's next for Tom Tykwer? Well, first he'll shoot "A Hologram For A King" with Tom Hanks, and once that's done, he'll tackle a 12-part, German language TV series entitled "Babylon Berlin." Screendaily reveals it will based on the books of Volker Kutscher, and focus "on the figure of Inspector Gereon Rath who hails from Cologne and arrives in the Berlin of 1920s, the epicentre of political and social changes of those years." The initial batch of episodes will focus on Kutscher's first two books, with Tykwer adapting them alongside screenwriters Achim von Borries and Hendrik Handloegten, with producers hoping it the final result will sit along TV greats like "The Wire," "Mad Men," "Breaking Bad" and "Boardwalk Empire."

Recap: 'Boardwalk Empire' Season 4, Episode 7 ‘William Wilson’

  • By Rodrigo Perez
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  • October 21, 2013 10:35 AM
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There are traitors in our midst and they are myriad. Named after the Edgar Allen Poe poem that appears in William Thompson’s (Ben Rosenfield) college lecture, “Boardwalk Empire” episode “William Wilson” centers thematically on duplicity, doppelgangers, and those who are not what they appear to be.

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