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U.K. Miniseries 'Parade's End' With Benedict Cumberbatch Comes To HBO In Feb.; Christopher Guest's 'Family Tree' This Spring

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 4, 2013 3:16 PM
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HBO isn't wasting a single moment in 2013. Next weekend, Lena Dunham's smash hit "Girls" returns for season two, with season one not even a full year in the rearview. And while the world breathlessly awaits "Game Of Thrones" this spring and "Boardwalk Empire" this fall, there will be plenty of programming to keep you occupied.

Final Season Of 'Breaking Bad' Sets Date For Summer Premiere? Not So Fast

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 4, 2013 11:24 AM
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Update: According to HitFix writer Alan Sepinwall, AMC says the July 14th date tweeted by Aaron Paul is not correct.

So, Kelsey Grammer & Martin Lawrence Might Make A Sitcom Together

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • January 4, 2013 10:57 AM
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Though “Boss” was recently cancelled by Starz after two seasons, Kelsey Grammer has already lined up his next small screen venture, a series that surely would have blown minds in the mid-nineties. Deadline is reporting that the “Frasier” star is planning to produce and feature alongside Martin Lawrence in an “odd couple” type comedy series.

William Monahan Developing '60s-Set TV Series 'Crime' With Starz

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • January 3, 2013 2:26 PM
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With the disappearance of studio-backed mid-level dramas, many filmmakers have fled to the open arms of cable television. The latest transplant to the small screen is “The Departed” screenwriter William Monahan with the British period-drama “Crime.”

'Breaking Bad' Creator Vince Gilligan Aiming For 'Casablanca'-Esque Series Finale, Says It Will Be "Polarizing"

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 3, 2013 1:25 PM
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It all comes to an end in 2013. The second half of the fifth and final season of "Breaking Bad" will air this summer, putting an end to the meth-fueled adventures of Walt and Jesse, played by Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul in career-defining performances. And creator, writer and executive producer Vince Gilligan promises the ending won't be one you'll want to miss, and it's likely to have everyone talking.

Watch: 4 New Trailers For David Fincher's Netflix Series 'House Of Cards'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 3, 2013 10:48 AM
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So, in less than four weeks, David Fincher's series "House Of Cards" is set to drop on Netflix, and we have to say, things had been pretty quiet on the promo front before now. There was a trailer and poster way back in November, quickly followed by some character stills, but other than that...not much. Perhaps the next few weeks will see a massive campaign unfurl, and indeed, the arrival of four new trailers is nothing to sneeze at...

Is David Lynch's 'Twin Peaks' Coming Back For A Third Season? Nope

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • January 3, 2013 9:16 AM
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Update: Co-creator Mark Frost has put some cold water on these rumors, tweeting: "Dear Internet: You are very good at spreading rumors. Truth is more valuable and much harder to come by. Sincerely yours, @mfrost11" Bummer.

Jon Favreau To Direct Final Season Episode Of 'The Office,' Spinoff Episode For 'The Farm' Will Still Air

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 2, 2013 2:20 PM
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While Jon Favreau figures out his next move, especially considering the big screen musical "Jersey Boys," which he was set to direct got put into turnaround in November, it looks like he's plotting a return to the small screen where's he had some recent success.

Watch: Another 'Girls' Season 2 Trailer Plus New Featurette

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 28, 2012 5:07 PM
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While the movie world will be consumed with Oscar talk in January, on the small screen the conversation will turn to Lena Dunham and "Girls." Her hit show returns to HBO for a second season less than a year after the first made some major waves, and earned a small bit of controversy too. And that likely won't end with round two.

Watch: New Trailer For 'Girls' Season 2, Time Magazine Names Lena Dunham Coolest Person Of 2012

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 23, 2012 9:29 AM
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It's hard to argue that in 2012, there were few people on television (Charlie Sheen aside perhaps, but for different reasons) who were as talked about as "Girls" writer/actor/producer Lena Dunham. The brainchild behind HBO's breakout hit show, Dunham has had a tremendous year all around and Time Magazine has taken notice. They've named her The Coolest Person Of The Year.

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