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'Louie' Season 4 Won't Air Until May 2014

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 10, 2012 9:40 AM
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There is probably no comedy on television right now more loved or more daring than "Louie." The brainchild of Louis C.K., the show has, over the course of three seasons, been defined by many as a groundbreaking, somewhat visionary program that has redefined the rules of what a comedy should be. Both grounded and surreal, the show has been a critical darling, gained a fervent following, and recently earned its first Emmy for Outstanding Writer. And while the buzz couldn't be louder, it looks like Louis C.K. needs a bit of a break.

New 'Toy Story Of Terror' Halloween Special Coming To TV in 2013

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • October 9, 2012 6:26 PM
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While technically speaking, Lee Unkrich's soulful "Toy Story 3" was the last entry in the hugely successful franchise, Disney and Pixar have kept the brand alive and well. There's the popular Toy Story Midway Mania ride operating on either coasts at both Disney California Adventure and Disney's Hollywood Studio and the series of "Toy Story Toons" short films that have appeared in front of "The Muppets," "Cars 2" and the 3D re-release of "Finding Nemo" (each of them beautiful and emotionally complex trifles). Taking the 'Toons' one step further will be a brand new holiday special, timed for Halloween next year, called "Toy Story of Terror," which will air on Disney-owned networks in time for the witching season.

Judd Apatow & Paul Feig Shoot Down The Prospect Of A 'Freaks & Geeks' Movie

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 9, 2012 3:54 PM
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Holy shit, the '90s right? And while the decade that gave us grunge, gangsta rap, wallet chains, Quentin Tarantino knockoffs, Guy Ritchie knockoffs, Pogs and all kinds of other stuff, is experiencing a bit of a nostalgia wave, thanks to every indie band who released an album between 1990 and 1999 reuniting, one group that won't be getting back together is the "Freaks & Geeks" crew. Though the resurrection of "Arrested Development" has given hope to every canceled show out there, creators Judd Apatow and Paul Feig have revealed they aren't likely to go down that path.

Brie Larson Lands Guest Spot On 'Community' As Season 4 Start Gets Delayed

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 9, 2012 12:11 PM
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It hasn't been an easy ride for the critically loved, but mainstream-ignored "Community." After NBC put season three on a hiatus midstream, many wondered if the show would even return. And while it has (losing creator Dan Harmon, bitterly, in the process), it has come in the form of a shortened, thirteen episode season four, which seems to indicate it's the last gasp for the program. And the woes for the show may not be over, as the network are still trying to figure out what do with it.

'Bad Teacher' TV Series Heads To CBS

  • By Joe Cunningham
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  • October 8, 2012 4:59 PM
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It may not have grossed quite as much as “Bridesmaids,” but “Bad Teacher” was one of the films to ride on the wave of success of recent R-rated comedies despite being little more than mediocre (see also “Horrible Bosses”) and still earn over $200m at the global box office. Those numbers aren’t to be sniffed at, and as well as boosting the careers of many of those involved with the film there have been efforts to exploit the film itself further.

Demian Bichir Joins 'Miss Bala' Director Gerardo Naranjo's FX Series 'The Bridge'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 8, 2012 3:05 PM
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While foreign filmmakers dipping their toes into Hollywood waters can have mixed results, it looks like "Miss Bala" helmer Gerardo Naranjo is off to a great start with his brewing FX series "The Bridge." He's already nabbed Diane Kruger to take on the female lead role, and now he's got her male co-star, and it's an actor we're always keen to see more of.

'American Psycho' Helmer Mary Harron To Direct 'The Anna Nicole Story'; Virginia Madsen & Martin Landau To Co-Star

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 5, 2012 10:48 AM
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How the mighty have fallen... There was a time when Mary Harron was looking like a rare and unique talent in the filmmaking world, particularly after coming off the one-two punch of "I Shot Andy Warhol" and "American Psycho." But it has been dimishing returns since then. She spend most of the aughts working in television, but delivered one feature, the potentially promising but ultimately undercooked "The Notorious Bettie Page." And last year her vampire flick "The Moth Diaries" dropped with a barely a sound. And now she's doing Lifetime schlock.

Watch: Trailer For Weinsteins 'Seal Team Six' (aka 'Code Name: Geronimo'); Will Air On TV 2 Days Before The Election

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 4, 2012 9:24 PM
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While Universal and Kathryn Bigelow ducked brewing controversy around their upcoming "Zero Dark Thirty" by moving the film from its previously planned release date this month to December 19th, to avoid any charges that they were trying to influence voters over to Team Obama, Harvey Weinstein is stepping right into the fray. Earlier this year, The Weinstein Company picked up "Code Name: Geronimo" -- a sort of budget version take on the same material -- and now their planning to launch the subtly retitled "Seal Team Six: The Raid On Osama Bin Laden" one day before election. No one does it like Harvey....

M. Night Shyamalan's 'Moby Dick'-Inspired Series 'Lost Horizon' Gets Pilot Order At NBC

  • By Benjamin Wright
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  • October 4, 2012 3:42 PM
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Just when you thought one revisionist take on the classic Herman Melville tale “Moby Dick” wasn’t enough, another project looking to retell the tale has emerged from the depth not unlike its titular character. While “We Need To Talk About Kevin” filmmaker Lynne Ramsay will be taking us to space for "Mobius," her take on “Moby Dick,” it looks like M. Night Shyamalan is set to take another venture to the small screen with his own adventures of Captain Ahab.

Guillermo del Toro Says 'Hulk' TV Series Still Needs A Writer, 'Frankenstein' Back On At Universal

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • October 4, 2012 8:58 AM
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This past summer, when Guillermo del Toro announced that the similarities between “Prometheus” and his long-gestating “At The Mountains of Madness” had effectively shuttered the project, among the cries of outrage there exists one positive: it allows the director to move on to his other thousand projects waiting in the wings.

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