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Best of the Week: New Podcast Screen Talk, Why 'Jupiter Ascending' Got Pushed, LGBT Film Essentials & More

The top stories of the week from TOH!
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  • June 14, 2014 11:00 AM
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Sarah Paulson Tweet-Shares Her Two-Headed 'American Horror Story' Character

Sarah Paulson's new "American Horror Story" character will pose twice the challenge than previous three characters on the show have.
  • By Jacob Combs
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  • June 13, 2014 12:21 PM
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One Astonishing Chart Shows Just How Much Network TV Is Faltering

Woe is network TV. As the 2013-2014 season comes to an end, the numbers are in and they do not tell a pretty story: viewership is down, and networks are not having much success at launching new hits.
  • By Jacob Combs
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  • June 13, 2014 12:18 PM
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Will Shonda Rhimes Make Viola Davis a Star with 'How to Get Away with Murder'? (TRAILER)

If you can't get what you want at the movies, go to television. Viola Davis, Tony-winning Broadway star and Oscar-nominated supporting Hollywood player, now has her own ABC TV series thanks to Shonda Rhimes, who made Kerry Washington a star with "Scandal." This one will follow that one on Thursday nights.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • June 11, 2014 3:39 PM
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Best of the Week: Women at the Box Office, Jane Fonda, Howard Hawks and More

The top stories of the week from TOH!
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  • June 7, 2014 12:42 PM
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Oprah Winfrey's OWN to Simulcast Maya Angelou's June 7 Memorial Service, Michelle Obama to Speak

OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network will simulcast Dr. Maya Angelou’s private memorial service at Wake Forest University, North Carolina this Saturday, June 7 at 10 a.m. ET / 7 a.m. PT.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • June 6, 2014 12:48 PM
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Stephen Colbert Rips Amazon Over Hachette Dispute, Sells More Books (VIDEO)

America's late-night comedy hosts are now, it would seem, the country's new defenders against corporate overreach.
  • By Jacob Combs
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  • June 6, 2014 12:03 PM
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Say Awwww: 'Edge of Tomorrow' Star Blunt is Adorable on Graham Norton, So's Her Baby (VIDEO)

Watch Graham Norton's TV audience let out a collective "awww" as he shows them a picture of "Edge of Tomorrow" star Emily Blunt's new baby. Turns out she was pregnant during late "Edge of Tomorrow" reshoots.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • June 5, 2014 2:38 PM
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Each TV Network Does Dramas Differently: Here's How

Thirty years ago, when I began writing episodic television, there were network dramas and syndicated shows. These days, when I’m teaching one-hour drama, that single catch-phrase encompasses everything that fits the time slot. But the explosion of different outlets means that one-size no longer fits all. Each type of network behaves differently. What follows is a taxonomy of the four major kinds of networks and how their shows differ from those on other kinds of networks.
  • By Terry Curtis Fox
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  • June 5, 2014 6:30 AM
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'Breaking Bad': Six Must-Watch, Shocking & Never-Before-Seen Highlights from the Epic New Blu-ray Set

The equivalent of tomes have already been written on the virtues of AMC’s "Breaking Bad," so with the June 3 release of the new Blu-ray box set of the entire series, it seems appropriate to focus less on what we already know -- that, duh, the show’s good -- and more on what goodies can be plundered in the set’s extensive special features.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • June 4, 2014 1:24 PM
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