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HBO Backs Mann & Frankham's 'Witness': Doc Series Follows War Combat Photographers

HBO has lined up a new doc series "Witness" from "Luck" filmmaker Michael Mann; he and David Frankham will produce. The series will follow young war combat photographers as they go into conflict zones throughout Mexico, Brazil, Uganda and Libya.
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • February 28, 2012 5:26 PM
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TV News: 'Blood' Loses Ball, Lucy Liu First Female Watson for 'Elementary,' Robb for 'Carrie Diaries'

Lucy Liu will play Watson in CBS' modern take on Sherlock Holmes, "Elementary." The pilot will star Jonny Lee Miller as Holmes, living in New York City...
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • February 28, 2012 1:42 PM
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Now Playing: Oscar Season Films on Movies On Demand; From 'The Help' to 'Tree of Life'

Playing on cable near you: in cased you missed a few, Movies On Demand has plenty of Awards Season films available now. Martin Scorsese's "Hugo" premieres on MOD February 28 (as well as DVD), while "The Descendants" (on DVD March 13), "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" (March 20), "Tinker Tailer Soldier Spy" (March 20) and more are set for March. They'll join the list of films already playing, which include "Drive," "The Tree of Life," "Bridesmaids," "Hell and Back Again" and "Rise of the Planet of the Apes." The complete list is below: Winners available on cable’s Movies on Demand:
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • February 28, 2012 12:12 PM
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Why Masterpiece Classic's 'Downton Abbey' Season 2 Was Such a Smash

A few months ago, who would have bet that 5.4 million people would watch the two-hour finale of the second season of Masterpiece Classic’s “Downton Abbey?”
  • By Aljean Harmetz
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  • February 28, 2012 1:41 AM
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HBO's 'Game Change' Debuts March 10; Look at 2008 Presidential Campaign Stars Moore, Harris & Harrelson

"Game Change" will debut on HBO March 10 at 9pm. The film, directed by Jay Roach and written by Danny Strong (based on the bestselling book by Mark Halperin and John Heilemann), stars Julianne Moore as Sarah Palin, Ed Harris as John McCain and Woody Harrelson as McCain's senior campaign strategist, Steve Schmidt.
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • February 27, 2012 7:46 PM
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'The Walking Dead,' Episode 3 Review: What About the Women?

“The Walking Dead” made an attitude adjustment this week. The episode, written by Scott M. Gimple & Glenn Mazzara and directed quite beautifully by Ernest R. Dickerson, was all about Shane and Rick together.
  • By Terry Curtis Fox
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  • February 26, 2012 11:59 PM
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David Morrissey Joins AMC's 'The Walking Dead' Season Three

One of my fave Brit actors, David Morrissey, is joining the cast of AMC's "The Walking Dead." In Season Three, he will take the role of The Governor, a character from Robert Kirkman's graphic novel, who leads the settlement of Woodbury...
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • February 24, 2012 6:49 PM
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Oscar Roundup: Dawn Hudson and Billy Crystal Talk, Why Deadline Ran Sacha Baron Cohen Story, People Mag Cashes in on Red Carpet

The Hollywood Reporter sat down with Academy chief executive Dawn Hudson to discuss critics, the Brett Ratner backstory, and tackle the white-male rap. The interview is available to subscribers only, but THR posted a brief lead-in. MediaBistro did post a juicy quote about what Hudson sees as her biggest challenge:
  • By Anne Thompson and Maggie Lange
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  • February 23, 2012 4:01 PM
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Media Watch: Comcast Launches 'Streampix' to Challenge Netflix

Cable behemoth Comcast, which owns NBC Universal, has broken into the streaming platform business with its launch of Xfinity Streampix. StreamPix offers previous seasons of shows including "The Office," "Grey's Anatomy," "Lost," and "30 Rock," as well as such movies as "Brokeback Mountain," "Ocean's Eleven," "The Big Lebowski" and "When Harry Met Sally," with more titles planned.
  • By Maggie Lange
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  • February 22, 2012 12:28 PM
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TV Watch: Betty Is Back With a Vengeance in New 'Mad Men' Teaser

Filling out their "Mad Men Is Back" campaign, AMC launched a "Betty Is Back" teaser. In just thirty seconds, the spot highlights moments of Betty's pearl-clutching, martini-swilling, child-slapping, cigarette-puffing style.
  • By Maggie Lange
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  • February 22, 2012 12:23 PM
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