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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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'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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'Orange Is the New Black' Renewed for a Third Season

Netflix's women-behind-bars dramedy "Orange Is the New Black," which recently covered EW and returns for a second season June 6 (all episodes), has been renewed for a third season. Or at least so says star Laura Prepon, who excitedly Instagrammed a dry-erase board list of possible titles for the "official" Season Three (one example: The Great Hate Fuck).
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • May 5, 2014 3:59 PM
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'Orange Is the New Black' Covers EW, Showrunner Kohan Speaks Her Mind on Awards, Rejection, Beauty Standards and More

The Litchfield ladies of Netflix's "Orange Is the New Black" cover this week's edition of Entertainment Weekly. Inside, showrunner Jenji Kohan ("Weeds") speaks her mind about the series being initially rejected by HBO and Showtime, about the show's dramedy aspects making it hard to categorize for awards, and how she wanted to get away from the "summer-campy" leanings of Season One.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • April 24, 2014 11:55 AM
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WATCH: It's All Hitting the Fan in New Trailer for 'Orange Is the New Black' Season Two

Taylor Schilling and Uzo Aduba in 'Orange Is the New Black' on Netflix
For those of you who were big fans of Netflix's rollicking women-behind-bars dramedy "Orange Is the New Black," a new full-length trailer is here for the second season, which arrives with all episodes on June 6. As the trailer song cries, the ladies in orange (or beige) are going "into the jungle," i.e. the tension in prison is heating up and boiling over, though it's hard to say from this spot exactly what that entails.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • April 17, 2014 2:04 PM
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Memo to Women Screenwriters: Man Up!

Is the shrinking percentage of women screenwriters now seen as just business as usual, a reflection of our societal malaise? Or are women screenwriters actually doing something to fuel the inequity?
  • By Nancy Nigrosh
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  • April 14, 2014 3:46 PM
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Here's the First Teaser Trailer for 'Orange Is The New Black' Season Two

On the heels of the Valentine's Day release of "House of Cards" season two, Netflix premiered the first teaser trailer for the second season of "Orange Is the New Black." The women's-prison-set series comes from creator Jenji Kohan and is available to binge-stream on Friday, June 6.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • February 15, 2014 8:05 PM
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NYT Best Sellers Dominated by Films and TV: '12 Years a Slave,' 'Long Walk to Freedom,' 'Orange Is the New Black' and More

One of the revelations from the current New York Times list of non-fiction bestsellers is how many films land there. Solomon Northup's "12 Years a Slave," which was overshadowed upon its 1853 publication by abolitionist Harriet Beecher Stowe's "Uncle Tom's Cabin" and "A Key to Uncle Tom's Cabin" and long only known by historians, now sits at number three on the bestseller list. Impressive, and cool.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • December 19, 2013 2:29 PM
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'Orange is the New Black' Meets 'Orphan Black' in 'Orphan is the New Black' Mash-Up

Here is an amusing collision of two fantastic female-centric new series--Netflix's "Orange is the New Black," and BBC America's "Orphan Black."
  • By Maggie Lange
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  • August 5, 2013 8:00 AM
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