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Peabody Awards Go To HBO's "Game of Thrones" and "Treme," Showtime's "Homeland"

The 71st Annual Peabody Awards were announced today by the University of Georgia's Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication. The Peabodys are the oldest awards in broadcasting, and considered among the most prestigious and selective prizes in electronic media.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • April 4, 2012 1:29 PM
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'The Killing' Season Two Premiere 'Reflections' is About Secrets; Early Reviews

AMC's "The Killing" Season Two, which follows the trajectory of the acclaimed Danish series, is up against horrific competition on Sunday nights. In the season premiere, executive producer Veena Sud and director Agnieszka Holland throw us right back into the maelstrom where we were left hanging at the end of controversial Season One.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • April 3, 2012 4:29 PM
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Trailer Watch: Sorkin's 'The Newsroom' Punches America in the Face

Keith Olbermann anyone? Actually, Jeff Daniels' news anchor, at the start of Aaron Sorkin's new HBO series "The Newsroom" (June 24), is an upstanding objective news anchor without political bias until he completely loses it--under video grilling that goes viral. Like Peter Finch in Sidney Lumet's 1976 "Network," he's mad as hell and he isn't going to take it anymore. Daniels ("The Squid and the Whale") is a terrific actor; I first met him at the start of his career, playing Debra Winger's husband Flap, on the set of "Terms of Endearment" in 1982.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • April 3, 2012 3:51 PM
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HBO's 'Game of Thrones' Second Season Opener Breaks Series Record

While "Luck" took a bad turn for HBO, the cabler is cheering the numbers on "Game of Thrones." The eagerly anticipated second season opener broke the series record for viewers: 3.86 million tuned in, beating last season's June finale (3.04 million), per Nielsen estimates.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • April 3, 2012 1:26 PM
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BET Founder Robert L. Johnson to Buy Image Entertainment and Acorn Media to Form RLJ Entertainment

Black Entertainment Television founder Robert L. Johnson, chairman of RLJ Companies, has agreed to acquire home video distributor Image Entertainment and Brit DVD/streaming company Acorn Media Group. The new company will be called RLJ Entertainment, Inc; Johnson will serve as its Executive Chairman.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • April 2, 2012 4:17 PM
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'Game of Thrones' Season 2 Intro and Review: What You Need to Know

The trick is not minding that HBO’s “Game of Thrones” is so complicated and crowded with characters that there’s no way to remember them all, or to hold the shape of the whole story in your mind.
  • By David Chute
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  • April 2, 2012 1:41 PM
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'Mad Men' Episode 3 Review and Recap: Reading 60s 'Tea Leaves'

In Sunday night's all-new episode of "Mad Men," Betty returns, Peggy makes a new hire and Don gathers no moss at a Rolling Stones concert. Spoilers ahead!
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • April 2, 2012 12:49 PM
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EXCLUSIVE: How 'Talhotblond' Went from Sexy Doc to Courteney Cox's TV Movie Directing Debut

What do Courteney Cox, an online love triangle and Lifetime movies have in common? "Talhotblond" -- a Lifetime movie about an online love triangle directed by Courteney Cox, making her TV movie debut.
  • By Valentina Valentini
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  • March 30, 2012 1:37 PM
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Anglophile Acorn Media is 28 and Profitable, Growing and Getting Into Production

From little acorns massive oaks grow might apply to Acorn Media, which was started in its chairman’s spare bedroom in 1984. This week, Peter Edwards, the chairman, told the New York Times that Acorn believes it is the second largest distributor of British programming on DVD in North America, bested only by the BBC.
  • By Aljean Harmetz
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  • March 28, 2012 6:42 PM
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'Mad Men' Season 5 Opener 'A Little Kiss': Review and Recap, Premiere Sets Record

After an 18-month hiatus, "Mad Men" is back with electric car windows, tacky polyester and even a bit of health consciousness. ("Please, no smoking.") Spoilers ahead!
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • March 26, 2012 2:44 PM
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