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'Star Wars' Live Action TV Series Rumored Again, J.J. Abrams Says Franchise Won't Be Disney-fied

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 2, 2013 11:27 AM
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As long as there has been "Star Wars," there has been hopes/wishes/dreams/aspirations for a live action television series to branch off from the main saga and explore new worlds. In the animated realm, the franchise has done well, with numerous spinoffs, but a live action series has been a tough nut to track. The closest in recent memory was something called "Star Wars: Underworld," described by longtime George Lucas associate and producer Rick McCallum as " 'Deadwood' in space" but it too stalled out (as did a tie-in videogame as documented in Kotaku's excellent piece on the collapse of LucasArts). But time to start thinking about series possibilities again...

Watch: 1-Hour Conan O'Brien Interview With 'Breaking Bad' Cast Plus Full Comic-Con Panel

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 30, 2013 2:52 PM
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Yep, it seems folks simply can't stop talking about "Breaking Bad" and the finale that you had to believe was best ever or you're simply not a true fan of the show. While we're sure Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul and more will address the end of the show in the days and weeks to come, let's take a quick trip back in time to the run-up of the final eight episodes

Recap: 'Boardwalk Empire' Season 4, Episode 4 ‘All In’

  • By Rodrigo Perez
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  • September 30, 2013 12:29 PM
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It’s difficult (futile?) to write a “Boardwalk Empire” in the face of the “Breaking Bad” finale, one of the most talked-about, pored-over and beloved shows in recent TV memory. And ironically, “Boardwalk Empire” had its best episode this season so far last night. While a bulk of the show was still chess-piece writing, it felt more charged and alive than usual, especially the unexpected and magnetic face off between Atlantic City's Nucky Thompson (Steve Buscemi) and the Big Apple's Arnold Rothstein (Michael Stuhlbarg).

Vince Gilligan Says There Was A Much Harsher Version Of The 'Breaking Bad' Finale They Didn't Use & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 30, 2013 11:26 AM
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As work around the nation is still on hold this morning as everyone gathers around the water cooler/coffee machine/printer/Dan's office to talk about the uneven sendoff to "Breaking Bad" (though we seem to be in the minority on that opinion), creator/producer/writer/director Vince Gilligan has already carved out some time to talk to press about the finale, and has made some fascinating revelations. Needless to say, if you haven't watch "Felina" yet, spoilers are ahead, but if you want to know the paths not chosen, then this should be a fascinating read.

Watch: 2 New TV Spots & Poster For Frank Darabont's Event Series 'Mob City'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 30, 2013 10:25 AM
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So what do we watch now that "Breaking Bad" is over? Well, the good news is that television is going through a bit of renaissance with new, promising shows continuing to arrive like clockwork. And in a couple of months, Frank Darabont—who helped launch the phenomenon "The Walking Dead"—will try to achieve the same success with the gangster world in his new event series, "Mob City." Two new TV spots have dropped that certainly turn up the heat on our anticipation for this one.

What Do You Think Will Happen? Market Research Says Fans Believe Walter White Will Survive ‘Breaking Bad’ Finale

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 27, 2013 10:19 AM
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He poisoned a child, murdered Mike, watched Jane die and done shortage of horrible, awful things, and yet Walter White remains one of the most complex characters we've seen on television in quite some time. With "Breaking Bad" set to say goodbye in just over 48 hours, excitement and speculation is running rampant about how it will all end. We've stuck with Walter through five seasons, and while he remains the protagonist of the show, the man trying to fight cancer and provide for his family has morphed into an ego-fuelled, hubris-driven monster, with our sympathies draining along with it. Or have they? According to some timely market research, it seems there are a good chunk of fans who'd like to him live.

Martin Freeman Takes William H. Macy Role In FX's 'Fargo' Series

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 27, 2013 9:43 AM
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Before you say "What they heck d'ya mean?" and stand opposed to this TV version of the Coen Brothers wintry classic "Fargo," you should know that the siblings are actually executive producers of the limited FX series. And if casting continues to draw the names that it has so far, this is one that's going to be high on our DVR list next year.

David S. Goyer Bringing 'Constantine' To NBC, Says Fans Won't Influence 'Batman vs. Superman'

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • September 27, 2013 8:57 AM
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In the past few days we've caught a glimpse of producer/screenwriter David S. Goyer's confidence in absorbing source material and tweaking it when needed, as he recently claimed that he schooled Christopher Nolan on the rules of Batman before “The Dark Knight” trilogy, as well as defended the controversial ending of “Man of Steel.” However contentious his accuracy might be, it's undeniably clear that he cherishes an adaptation, and now it seems he's set to bring another to network TV.

Joe Carnahan Bringing Anne Rice To TV, Bryan Singer Goes To Syfy With 'Pacific Rim'-Esque Drama

  • By Ken Guidry
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  • September 26, 2013 10:19 AM
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While Joe Carnahan continues to mull over which one of the many feature film projects he wants to direct next, it looks like he’ll be getting involved in helming another network drama, following the premiere this week of "The Blacklist." CBS has tapped him to direct their drama series project “Angel Time,” which is based on characters from Anne Rice’s “The Songs of the Seraphim” novel series.

Mitch Hurwitz Says A New Season & Movie Are Coming For 'Arrested Development'

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • September 26, 2013 9:19 AM
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Before the long-awaited fourth season of “Arrested Development” hit Netflix this past summer, fans were already wondering what the future held for the cult TV series. Although we’re still far from seeing more of the Bluth family on (any kind of) screen, it looks like a concrete plan is forming.

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