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From 'Broad City' to 'Game of Thrones,' an Emmy Nominations Wish List

When the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences doles out Emmy nominations each summer, I often wake to the announcement like a naughty kid on Christmas Day: staring down a lump of coal. In that spirit, here's a wish list of gifts I hope to find under Emmy's tree Thursday morning in the major categories. I promise I've been very good this year.
  • By Matt Brennan
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  • July 7, 2014 7:15 AM
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BTJA Awards Critics' Choice TV Awards Ahead of Today's Emmy Nominations Ballot Deadline

Last night, "Orange Is the New Black" and "Fargo" took home most of the gold at the Broadcast Television Journalists Association's 4th annual Critics' Choice Television Awards--an important precursor to today's deadline for Emmy Awards ballots.
  • By Jacob Combs
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  • June 20, 2014 11:54 AM
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Is 'The Americans' Season Two Ignoring a Crucial Religious Question?

Even Russian spies can't dis religion on American television. That's an odd lesson from the second season of "The Americans," a show that has built its well-deserved reputation by crossing boundary after boundary, which were once immutable on advertiser-supported networks. (Season two spoilers abound.)
  • By Terry Curtis Fox
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  • May 16, 2014 4:56 PM
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Yah, That's a Good One: 'Fargo' Premiere Lands More Than Four Million Viewers UPDATED

UPDATE: The premiere of "Fargo," FX's new take on the Coens' 1996 classic (the brothers are exec producing the series), landed good ratings on its April 15 debut, averaging 2.65 million viewers in its initial airing, with 4.15 million total tuning in throughout the first and repeat airings.
  • By Anne Thompson and Beth Hanna
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  • April 16, 2014 4:52 PM
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WATCH: Louis C.K. Takes a Swan Dive in New 'Louie' Season 4 Teaser

On May 5, everyone's favorite lovable curmudgeon Louis C.K. returns in the fourth season of his dark comedy "Louie" on FX. To get you ramped up, check out this black-and-white teaser, in which Louie dives off the Brooklyn Bridge and into the East River.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • April 16, 2014 1:25 PM
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Why the Penultimate Season of 'Justified' Was One of the Show's Best

Parental and family issues were everywhere this season, as they were built into the premise of FX's "Justified." As mainstays of the hillbilly Crowe crime family, Alicia Witt and Michael Rapaport did great work.
  • By David Chute
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  • April 10, 2014 12:09 PM
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WATCH the Intriguing First Trailer for FX's New Series 'Fargo,' Based on the Coens' Classic

Set to premiere April 15, FX's new series "Fargo" has its first teaser, and it features Billy Bob Thornton. Watch the intriguingly oblique trailer below.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • February 26, 2014 4:00 PM
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What's Next for Ang Lee, From FX's 'Tyrant' to Eyeing Moses and 'Cleopatra'

Fresh off his Oscar win as Best Director for "Life of Pi," Ang Lee is fielding a number of potential and solidified upcoming projects. News comes today that the Taiwanese-born director is being eyed to helm Warner Bros.' Moses biopic "Gods and Kings," now that Steven Spielberg has dropped out.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • March 15, 2013 2:49 PM
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FX Takes Rights to 'Homeland' Team's Next Drama Series, 'Tyrant'

FX has scooped up the rights and ordered a pilot for "Tyrant," the next project from "Homeland" executive producing team Gideon Raff and Howard Gordon. Like "Homeland," "Tyrant" has Middle Eastern themes, centering on an American family accidentally caught up in the political turbulence of the region.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • December 10, 2012 1:38 PM
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