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Judd Apatow Says Third Season Of 'Girls' Shooting Soon, 'Anchorman 2' Rolls In March

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 12, 2012 4:19 PM
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Has HBO gone ahead a greenlit a third season of "Girls" before the second one has even aired? Either that or Lena Dunham is making some very expensive home movies, but according to producer Judd Apatow work is beginning soon on a third season of the hit show.

Guillermo Del Toro Confirms Talks For ‘Heaven Sent,’ Already Toying With 'Pacific Rim 2' (But It Won't Be Next)

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • November 12, 2012 9:45 AM
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There’s been a trend as of late of directors attaching themselves to more projects than they can conceivably handle, and Guillermo del Toro is the poster boy of this epidemic. While next year’s “Pacific Rim” will be his first directorial outing in nearly five years, it hasn’t been for lack of trying (of course you'll remember he was long attached to helm "The Hobbit" but bailed as it continued to stall due to MGM's financial woes). The “Hellboy” helmer is now talking up two more projects that he intends to tackle in the future.

Patton Oswalt & Rosemarie DeWitt Added To Cast for Season 2 of 'The Newsroom'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 9, 2012 5:29 PM
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This summer, Aaron Sorkin dropped his highly anticiapted HBO series "The Newsroom," and to quote Brian Williams: "That happened." Unabashedly and at times embarassingly preachy, it was also tremendously compelling as uneven as it was, becoming the show many loved to hate to watch. But HBO has faith Sorkin and co. can turn it around, renewing it for a second season, and some new faces are coming along to possibly irritate the hell out of you.

'The Killing' Season 3 Looking Likely Thanks To Netflix

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • November 9, 2012 9:16 AM
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With their moves to not only bring back “Arrested Development” but to also debut David Fincher's "House Of Cards," there should be no doubt that Netflix wants to take on the television industry at large and position themselves as a viable alternative to the networks. The streaming company is reportedly nearing a deal with AMC to bring back the much-maligned “The Killing” for a third-season.

Aaron Paul Out, Benjamin Walker In For HBO's Spy Series 'The Missionary'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 8, 2012 10:45 AM
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"I'm a movie star now, bitch," "Breaking Bad" star Aaron Paul said into his cellphone to HBO, before driving his Ferarri into the Malibu sunset. Okay, that probably didn't happen, but with the actor now toplining the franchise ready "Need For Speed," it seems the allure of the television -- no matter how strong the quality of the project -- is perhaps losing its sheen. Even though it was reported to have a pilot order this summer, it seems HBO's "The Missionary" has had to find a new lead, and indeed they have.

Diablo Cody Sells 'Alex + Amy' Sitcom To ABC; 'Boy Meets World' Sequel Series In The Works With Original Cast

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 6, 2012 1:16 PM
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A couple of small-screen updates, with some news from someone who has already had success on TV, and the return of a sitcom that was a favorite of a certain genration.

The Marvel Universe Will Start Expanding Soon, 'S.H.I.E.L.D.' Series Reportedly Starts Filming In January

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 6, 2012 10:16 AM
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The way things are shaping up, Disney is looking like they will have their fingers in the pie of two the biggest franchises on the planet for the foreseeable future. Of course, there is "Star Wars" which is now gearing up to be a major property for the studio, and then there's Marvel, whose record smashing "The Avengers" proved the brand's global viability on a scale no one could have predicted. And while we wait for Luke Skywalker and Han Solo to return (or whatever), Marvel is continuing to branch out, hoping they can find the same success on the small screen.

Coldplay Drummer Will Champion To Appear In 'Game Of Thrones' Season 3

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 5, 2012 4:16 PM
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Time to break out those drummer jokes! It seems even one of HBO's most celebrated and cherised series deigns itself to the celebrity cameo, and now one of the biggest bands of the world will quietly muscle their presence onto cable TV.

Christopher Lloyd Returns As Doc Brown In 'Back To The Future' Themed 'Raising Hope' Episode

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 5, 2012 3:24 PM
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As every indie band who is reuniting for a tour right now will tell you: nostalgia sells. And as executives at Disney who are bringing 3D upgrades of their catalog titles to theaters will tell you: nostalgia sells. And now, one of the biggest franchises that geeks still love to talk about is getting a bit of new life.

'Skyfall' Pair Sam Mendes & John Logan Reteaming For 1800s Vampire Hunting TV Series

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • November 5, 2012 9:18 AM
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Despite not yet opening in North America, “Skyfall” is already racking up impressive box office grosses, and with the number one spot all but guaranteed this weekend, you can bet director Sam Mendes and writer John Logan will soon have their pick of projects. While Mendes has already ruled out a return to Bond, he’s re-teaming with Logan to hopefully work some more magic on the small screen.

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