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Screen Talk: Remembering Robin Williams and Lauren Bacall, New Director/TV Paradigm, Festival Update, Emmys, Week's Picks

On this week's Screen Talk podcast (available on iTunes), Indiewire critic Eric Kohn and I remember Lauren Bacall and Robin Williams, look at the new director paradigm on television pioneered by Cary Fukunaga and Steven Soderbergh in "True Detective" and "The Knick," respectively, talk "Outlander" and Emmys, latest festival news and make our picks of the week.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • August 15, 2014 1:36 PM
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Colin Farrell Could Star in 'True Detective' Season Two

Speculations abound for the second season of creator Nic Pozzolatoo's dark, moody, acclaimed and now Emmy-nominated HBO series "True Detective." According to Deadline, Colin Farrell is first in line to star in season two, which will roots its mystery in a contemporary California setting.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • July 11, 2014 2:35 PM
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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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New Details on 'True Detective' Season Two: A California-Set Noir with Three Leads

As long-term anticipation builds for the second season of HBO's "True Detective," new details have emerged about what the next focus of the anthology will be -- and who will be at the center of the mystery.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • May 27, 2014 1:49 PM
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WATCH: The 'True Detective' Parody to End All 'True Detective' Parodies

"Time is a flat juice box" in these hilarious video parodies of both "True Detective" and those inescapable "It's Not Complicated" commercials from AT&T, starring comedian Ross Marquand in the role of Matthew McConaughey's Rust Cohle.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • April 14, 2014 11:44 AM
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TV IS THE NEW CINEMA: 'True Detective' Finale: It's Classic Noir, People

Many critics of HBO's 'True Detective,' which aired its finale Sunday night, don't understand that Nic Pizzolatto is riffing on established genre perameters.
  • By David Chute
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  • March 10, 2014 3:16 PM
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Your Guide to Everything You Need to Know and Watch Before Tonight's 'True Detective' Finale

At last, it is finally upon us. The eighth episode, and season finale, of HBO's morbid southern gothic "True Detective" airs tonight. Was all that internet head-scratching, endless theorizing and obsessive close-reading in vain? Who is The Yellow King? Do we even care anymore?
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • March 9, 2014 2:21 PM
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HBO Makes News at TV Critics Panel

HBO brought a raft of star power to the opening day of the winter Television Critics Press Tour (TCA) Thursday afternoon, presenting Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson, stars of the brooding Louisiana-set crime series “True Detective,” which premieres Sunday, along with Mark Ruffalo, Julia Roberts and Taylor Kitsch from the cast of HBO movie “The Normal Heart” and quite a few others.
  • By Amy Dawes
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  • January 9, 2014 10:05 PM
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