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First Pic From Frank Darabont's 'L.A. Noir,' TNT Orders Up Six Episodes

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 17, 2012 3:41 PM
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It was back in May when we last heard about Frank Darabont's brewing "L.A. Noir," and its status was uncertain. The pilot episode had wrapped, but a decision was still pending from TNT as to whether or not they would be pushing forward with it. Now, fourth months later, not only do we have our first moody image, it comes with the news that the network has ordered up a six-episode first season of the show. A nice rebound for Darabont after an acrimonious exit from "The Walking Dead."

Diego Luna To Direct, Produce & Star In 26-Hour Mini-Series 'La Niña Mala'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 16, 2012 12:24 PM
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In addition to being an excellent actor, Diego Luna has quietly been carving out a directorial career as well, with one feature film under his belt ("Abel") and another on the way (the biopic "Chavez"). However, his next move might his most ambitious yet.

Fox Builds 'The George Clooney Manifesto' For Comedy Series & Bets On Contemporary 'Bonnie and Clyde' TV Update

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • October 15, 2012 6:03 PM
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If a personal philosophy leads to a star persona, actor George Clooney remains not the worst choice among many as the main figurehead around which to base a story. Or at least that's the thinking behind Mark Waters' (“Mean Girls,” “Freaky Friday”) newest TV comedy in development, while elsewhere the Bonnie and Clyde legend gets a series update from Fox.

Watch: Jon Hamm & Adam Scott Star In 'The Greatest Event In Television History' With Paul Rudd, Gus Van Sant & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 15, 2012 10:24 AM
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Maybe we should watch Adult Swim more often instead of going to bed early, but thankfully we live in the wonderful world of YouTube. Late last Thursday night, the network aired "The Greatest Even In Television History" and featuring a gallery of our favorite people, and while it's a pretty awesome concept, it's even better because it lives up to the promise.

'S.H.I.E.L.D.' TV Series Re-Enlists Clark Gregg, Agent Coulson Lives!

  • By Rodrigo Perez
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  • October 14, 2012 12:51 PM
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We suppose it was inevitable. No other medium loves to resurrect its characters as much as the comic. While killing characters makes for great drama, the nature of the soap-opera-esque form and the kowtowing to fans generally means if anyone "dies," sit tight, they're coming back to life in the near-future once the sturm-und-drang and consequences of a death have been throughly milked.

Bryan Singer-Directed 'Mockingbird Lane' Pilot To Air In Time For Halloween, Plus First Pics From The Show

  • By Joe Cunningham
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  • October 12, 2012 5:44 PM
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Is this good news or bad news for the Bryan Singer reboot of “The Munsters”? His pilot for “Mockingbird Lane” is coming to NBC earlier than expected – the hour-long show will air as a Halloween special on Friday, October 26th at 8 p.m. before “Grimm.” For those keeping track, that’s the slot that was recently vacated by “Community” and “Whitney.”

Watch: 2 Clips & Poster From That Other Hitchcock Movie 'The Girl'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 12, 2012 2:50 PM
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Even though we had our issues with it, if you're at home on the night of Saturday, October 20th, tune in to HBO at 9 p.m. for "The Girl," if only to show Toby Jones some love. Once again the excellent actor -- who saw his portrayal of Truman Capote in "Infamous" outshined by Philip Seymour Hoffman's turn in "Capote" -- is getting usurped. This time it's by Anthony Hopkins in the upcoming "Hitchcock," but from what we can see of Jones, he acquits himself well as Alfred Hitchcock.

Jerry's Wife On 'Parks And Recreation' Is Christie Brinkley, Ian McShane Joins 'American Horror Story: Asylum'

  • By Benjamin Wright
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  • October 11, 2012 12:26 PM
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As you may know by now, there’s there are some pretty big fans of NBC’s “Parks and Recreation” here at The Playlist, so please ignore us while we excitedly exclaim, “DAYUM Jerry, your WIFE is Christie Brinkley?” That’s Pawnee’s favorite person to pick on, Jerry Gergich (Jim O’Heir), and he has scored himself a pretty nice beau in the former model and Clark Griswold heartthrob Brinkley. EW reports that Jerry’s never-before-seen spouse Gayle, whom he’d apparently kill for a Klondike Bar, will finally be making an appearance – we suppose that explains Jerry’s beautiful daughter Millicent. The former Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Model is certainly an odd pairing for Jerry, but then again, we did find out he was, um, packing below the waist a little while back, so we’ll wait and see. JERRY’S FAULT!

Miley Cyrus Won't Be In That Lifetime 'Bonnie & Clyde' Movie After All, But Bruce Beresford Will Direct

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 11, 2012 10:24 AM
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It's a good news/bad news sort of thing with Lifetime's brewing remake/retelling/whatever of "Bonnie & Clyde." So let's just get it into it...

Watch: First Real Trailer For 'American Horror Story: Asylum' Debuts, Promises Loads Of Crazy

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • October 10, 2012 10:42 AM
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For weeks, FX has been hinting at the second season of Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuck's insanely popular (and just plain insane) "American Horror Story" with a series of bizarre and elliptical teasers. Well, the series returns next week (!) and they have finally started releasing teasers that actually give us a taste of what this new season, subtitled "Asylum" and set largely in a mental institution in the early sixties, is all about. Anyone worried that the series ran out of outrageousness in season one will be soothed by the amount of crazy in this teaser.

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