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New Images Of Benedict Cumberbatch, Adelaide Clemens & Rebecca Hall In 'Parade's End'

  • By Joe Cunningham
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  • August 6, 2012 11:36 AM
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Back in 2006 James McAvoy, Alice Eve, Dominic Cooper, James Corden, Rebecca Hall and Benedict Cumberbatch all starred together in the low key British rom-com “Starter For Ten.” It would take a hefty chunk of change to reassemble that cast in 2012, but the BBC and HBO have managed to secure the latter two, Hall and Cumberbatch, for their co-produced miniseries “Parade’s End.” Also working on the Tom Stoppard penned novel adaptation are Rupert Everett, Miranda Richardson, Anne-Marie Duff (aka Mrs James McAvoy), Roger Allam, Janet McTeer, Jack Huston and Aussie newcomer Adelaide Clemens.

Plot Details Revealed For Larry David/Jon Hamm/Greg Mottola HBO Improv Comedy

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • August 6, 2012 10:40 AM
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A J.J. Abrams-esque level of secrecy has never been fully associated with “Curb Your Enthusiasm” mastermind Larry David, but as details on both his series and upcoming HBO feature have heretofore remained under wraps, the comparison could hold more weight than initially thought. However, it seems the comic has relented a little on that front, as the storyline for his improv-comedy has been revealed to much delight for those anticipating the return of David's unique brand of humor. Minor spoilers below!

'The Brady Bunch' Is Coming Back To TV Thanks To Vince Vaughn

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • August 1, 2012 4:24 PM
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Judging from this past weekend's box office take for “The Watch,” it seems audiences have finally grown cool on Vince Vaughn's plateaued role choices, and perhaps so has the actor as well. Though he's currently shooting another comedy with Owen Wilson this summer with “The Internship,” Vaughn has been eager to flex his action-adventure muscles, attaching himself to movies like “The Risk Agent” for Universal and "Gunslingers" penned by Randall Wallace. In his spare time though, he's also turned to producing for TV, and in a unexpected move has set his eyes on rebooting one of the '70s most popular sitcoms in the process.

Ron Howard To Direct Aztec Drama 'Conquest' For Showtime

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 31, 2012 4:31 PM
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While we presume Ron Howard's epic take on Stephen King's "The Dark Tower" -- which was to span both the big and small screen -- isn't happening anytime soon, it seems the helmer isn't giving up on television as a place to tell an epic story. And now he's planning to go behind the camera for a period drama tackling an era that, we have to say, hasn't really been explored in recent memory.

'Louie' Gets Renewed For Fourth Season; AMC Developing 'Area 51' With Gale Anne Hurd

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • July 30, 2012 9:38 AM
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Singular in its completely unfettered, direct process from development to screen, “Louie” has quickly emerged as the natural extension to Louis C.K.'s unique voice, and in the middle of its strongest season to date, FX has announced plans for the obvious while AMC look to the future beyond “Breaking Bad” with a new show of their own.

Joe Carnahan To Direct Pilot Of A&E Remake Of Danish Crime Series 'Those Who Kill'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 27, 2012 6:27 PM
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Fans of Scandanavian drama (or at least American remakes thereof) take heart. While AMC axed "The Killing" this afternoon, A&E is moving ahead with another murderously titled show in "Those Who Kill," and have brought on Joe Carnahan to help get it off the ground.

AMC Cancels 'The Killing' After Two Unsatisfying Seasons

  • By The Playlist
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  • July 27, 2012 3:27 PM
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Well, that's it: AMC has canceled their controversial series "The Killing." The studio has opted not to renew this Seattle-set crime drama for a third season. Are you surprised? Well, the writing was on the wall for a while, and we essentially called this one from the beginning of season two when we reviewed the premiere that prompted this piece: "Another Long Jerk Around & Why You Should Continue With [The Killing] At Your Own Peril."  

Mark Strong To Reprise Lead Role In AMC Remake Of Brit Miniseries 'Low Winter Sun'

  • By Joe Cunningham
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  • July 27, 2012 1:00 PM
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Where does Mark Strong find the time? Since his face first became widely recognizable back in 2005/6 it seems he’s rarely been away from our screens, and usually in a mixture of high profile films and acclaimed smaller efforts. And audiences across the pond know that in 2006, Strong was also making his last appearance on the British miniseries “Low Winter Sun,” and it looks like it may be the same material that’s tempting him back to the small screen six years later.

Larry David's Greg Mottola-Helmed Improv Comedy With Jon Hamm & Michael Keaton Heads To HBO

  • By Simon Dang
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  • July 27, 2012 9:17 AM
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While early word said the upcoming Greg Mottola-helmed Larry David-starring improv comedy was set up over at Fox Searchlight, it looks like the project may be headed to another, more familiar home for David and Mottola: cable channel HBO.

'Mad Men' Creator Matthew Weiner Says Peggy Olson Will Be Back For Season 6

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 26, 2012 6:45 PM
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Of the handful of enduring questions remaining from the end of the excellent fifth season of "Mad Men," perhaps the biggest surrounded the fate of Peggy Olson, played by Elisabeth Moss. Having had enough of being overlooked and ill-treated at Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce (RIP), she jumped to a new job at Cutler Gleason and Chaough, which many figured meant Peggy's arc was done. And indeed, her brief appearance in the season finale seemed like a farewell, with her meeting Don who declared he was proud of her, before she left to go on the road for her job. But there is still more Peggy to come in season six.

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