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Showtime Renews Mendes and Logan's Horror Lit Series 'Penny Dreadful' (TRAILER, REVIEW)

Midway through the show’s first eight-episode run, Showtime is renewing the horrific “Penny Dreadful” for a second season. Sam Mendes and John Logan's series featuring horror lit all-stars such as Frankenstein and Dorian Gray has drawn solid ratings especially with the prized 18-34 demo on Showtime’s on-demand digital platforms. Eva Green, Josh Hartnett and Timothy Dalton star.
  • By Anne Thompson and Beth Hanna
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  • June 4, 2014 12:38 PM
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John Oliver's Rallying Cry Over Net Neutrality Buries FCC In Public Comments (VIDEO)

Net neutrality: it's the issue that just won't go away, and for good reason, since it has the capacity to completely transform the way the Internet works. John Oliver supports the cause for an open Internet in the video below.
  • By Jacob Combs
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  • June 3, 2014 11:48 AM
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Are Cable Company Pay Models Traditional, or Just Plain Outmoded?

Cable companies do not determine what you will watch nor do they charge you based on the content you watch. But some companies would like to change this.
  • By Chris Dorr
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  • June 2, 2014 3:02 PM
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Lee Daniels Talks Transition from Film to Fox TV's Hip Hop Musical 'Empire' and HBO's Sammy Davis Jr. Biopic

In our in-depth interview, Lee Daniels explains why he's misunderstood, has stopped reading reviews, and has adapted King Lear as hip-hop musical "Empire" for network television--while not giving up on movies.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • May 29, 2014 2:46 PM
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'True Detective,' 'Americans,' 'Orange Is The New Black' Among Eclectic TV Critics' Choice Noms: No 'Mad Men'?

As expected, voters in the Critics' Choice Television Awards nominated their golden children -- including "Louie," "Breaking Bad," "Veep" and "The Big Bang Theory" -- while also making room for surprising newcomers. Just as voters in the TV Critics Association did yesterday. But what about the snubs?
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • May 28, 2014 12:58 PM
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New Details on 'True Detective' Season Two: A California-Set Noir with Three Leads

As long-term anticipation builds for the second season of HBO's "True Detective," new details have emerged about what the next focus of the anthology will be -- and who will be at the center of the mystery.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • May 27, 2014 1:49 PM
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Best of the Week: Gosling & Dolan Rouse Cannes, Early Oscar Contenders Unveiled, 'X-Men' Secrets & More

The top stories of the week from TOH!
  • By TOH!
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  • May 24, 2014 11:00 AM
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Lisa Cholodenko to Helm New Miniseries 'The Slap'

It's been four years since Lisa Cholodenko's Oscar-nominated "The Kids Are All Right" hit theaters, and 2014 will finally see some new material from the director who, like so many others, is bringing her talents to television. Her miniseries "Olive Kittredge" is arriving on HBO later this year -- and has a knockout cast, including Bill Murray, Frances McDormand, Richard Jenkins and Zoe Kazan -- and now news has landed that she'll be involved in another series with a rather fascinating premise.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • May 20, 2014 1:44 PM
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WATCH: Andy Samberg Brings Happy Last Hurrah to SNL's 39th Season

SNL's always-game, beloved former cast member Andy Samberg returned to the show for its 39th season finale. He attempted to beat Bill Hader’s impression record by rapidly hitting 24 impressions in a row during his monologue. They were so-so, but Samberg's bushy-tailed confidence kept it entertaining.
  • By Maggie Lange
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  • May 18, 2014 2:35 PM
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Best of the Week: Cannes Yields a Masterpiece, Weinstein Slate Lacks Oscar Wattage, Top 16 Hawks Films & More

The top stories of the week from TOH!
  • By TOH!
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  • May 17, 2014 10:00 AM
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