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Seven Hours of Television Brings Great Writing, from 'Game of Thrones' to 'Nurse Jackie'

Daenerys (Emilia Clarke) and Jorah Mormont (Iain Glen) in 'Game of Thrones'
With the possible exception of baseball playoffs, I’ve never spent an entire day watching television. But family emergencies caused me to lose a week’s viewing, the weather in Brooklyn was miserable, and I found myself in front of the set, desperately trying to catch up with two Sundays worth of drama.
  • By Terry Curtis Fox
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  • June 5, 2012 3:17 PM
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Second Broadcast Film Critics Television Awards Nominations Led By NBC and HBO, Olyphant, Dunham, Louie C.K. Get Noms

The Broadcast Television Journalists Association have made their nominations for the 2nd annual Critics’ Choice Television Awards. Winners will accept their prizes on Monday, June 18th at the BTJA awards dinner at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. NBC led the broadcast network field with 14 nominations, with six for "Community," followed by ABC with 13 and Fox with 12. HBO dominated the cable networks with 12 nominations, followed by AMC and FX with 11 nominations apiece.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • June 5, 2012 1:41 PM
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Watch: 'The Wire: The Musical' with Omar, McNulty, Kima, Stringer Bell & Friends

Miss watching HBO's "The Wire"? The musical is coming courtesy of Funny or Die:
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • June 5, 2012 12:21 PM
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Cannes Winner Mads Mikkelsen To Play Iconic Hannibal Role in NBC Series

Cannes' Best Actor winner Mads Mikkelsen ("The Hunt") will play Hannibal Lecter in NBC's upcoming contemporary-set drama "Hannibal." Hugh Dancy will co-star in the series, which is written by Bryan Fuller, who executive produces with Martha DeLaurentis. Based on Thomas Harris' novel "Red Dragon," Dancy plays FBI agent Will Graham and Mikkelsen is Dr. Lecter.
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • June 4, 2012 5:29 PM
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'Mad Men' Episode 12 Review and Recap: When 'Commissions and Fees' Demand the Most Terrible Price

"Please don't stick around to see me when I'm feelin' low. Don't pass the cards to me to deal the crashing blow. I'll leave and close the door so you won't see me go." - The Lovin' Spoonful
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • June 4, 2012 6:23 AM
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Actors' Emmy Race Competition Stiffen: Lead & Supporting Categories Combined

The primetime Emmy Awards have amended their longform acting category to combine both lead and supporting performances into one category. Instead of five nominations each for both lead and supporting roles in the actors' and actress' competitions, a total of six men and six women will be singled out for their work in a TV miniseries. This change will not effect this year's contenders, but will go into effect in 2013.
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • May 31, 2012 1:46 PM
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"Mad Men" Episode 11 Review and Recap: "The Other Woman," Something Beautiful You Can Cruelly Own

Every season of "Mad Men" has an iconic episode. In Season 1, it's "The Wheel." In Season 4, "The Suitcase." In Season 5, I was confident it would be "Mystery Date." And then I saw "The Other Woman."
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • May 28, 2012 6:30 AM
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'Mad Men' Episode 10 Review and Recap: Lane, Joan and Harry Dance the 'Christmas Waltz' on Thin Ice

'Tis the season to know not what you want, just that you're wanting.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • May 21, 2012 6:02 AM
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In The Works: Scorsese Producing Rolls Royce Love Story; Roach, Downey Jr. & Cruise Wanted for 'El Presidente'

Jay Roach ("Game Change," "The Campaign") is in negotiations to direct "El Presidente," from "Parks and Recreation" writer Dan Goor. The Warner Bros. comedy follows an overzealous secret service agent who is relegated to guarding America's worst former president. The plan is to offer Tom Cruise the role of the agent, and Robert Downey Jr. the role of the sleazy ex-president. Vulture has the scoop.
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • May 14, 2012 8:02 PM
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New Trailer for Sorkin's 'Newsroom' is Jeff Daniels vs. The World

Jeff Daniels plays a "smart, talented guy who isn't very nice" in Aaron Sorkin's "Newsroom." The pressure for the new HBO series builds in this new trailer. "Newsroom" will debut June 24. Daniels is joined by Emily Mortimer, Alison Pill, Dev Patel, Jane Fonda and Sam Waterston. Here are more details and the first trailer, in which America gets punched in the face.
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • May 14, 2012 12:59 PM
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