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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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Lisa Cholodenko to Helm New Miniseries 'The Slap'

It's been four years since Lisa Cholodenko's Oscar-nominated "The Kids Are All Right" hit theaters, and 2014 will finally see some new material from the director who, like so many others, is bringing her talents to television. Her miniseries "Olive Kittredge" is arriving on HBO later this year -- and has a knockout cast, including Bill Murray, Frances McDormand, Richard Jenkins and Zoe Kazan -- and now news has landed that she'll be involved in another series with a rather fascinating premise.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • May 20, 2014 1:44 PM
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David Tennant and Olivia Colman Both Returning for 'Broadchurch' Sequel

The casting for the second season of the Brit murder mystery hit "Broadchurch" is shaping up. Both David Tennant and Olivia Colman will be returning for the new season, reprising their roles as detectives Alec Hardy and Ellie Miller, who last season got to the bottom of the death of an 11-year-old boy, found at the base of the seaside town's towering cliffs.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • May 13, 2014 1:19 PM
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It's Official: Damian Lewis Is Henry VIII in 'Wolf Hall' and 'Bring Up the Bodies' Miniseries UPDATED

UPDATE: It's been confirmed that former "Homeland" star Damian Lewis will play Henry VIII opposite top-shelf Shakespeare thespian Mark Rylance in the BBC's upcoming Hilary Mantel adaptations "Wolf Hall" and "Bring Up the Bodies."
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • May 9, 2014 3:12 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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'Orphan Black' Gaining Traction in Season Two

"Orphan Black," the BBC's cult hit starring the chameleon-like Tatiana Maslany in many different guises, nabbed 719,000 viewers for its second episode of Season Two, which aired April 26. While still niche numbers, this is a good 15% increase from this season's premiere episode, which scored 620,000 viewers.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • April 29, 2014 12:46 PM
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'Cosmos' Writer-Director Ann Druyan Is Coming to AFI's 2014 Sloan Seminar

The AFI Conservatory’s 2014 Sloan Seminar guest will be Ann Druyan, who writes, executive producers and directs the buzzy science documentary series “Cosmos: A Space-Time Odyssey,” which follows up on the original Carl Sagan PBS series from 1980.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • April 24, 2014 2:58 PM
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J.K. Rowling's 'Casual Vacancy' Will Be an HBO Mini-Series

Author J.K. Rowling is bringing her bestseller "The Casual Vacancy," her first novel following the "Harry Potter" series, to HBO and the BBC for a three-hour miniseries.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • April 24, 2014 11:28 AM
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HBO Renews 'Veep' and 'Silicon Valley'

It's a good day for HBO's two strongest comedies, "Veep" and "Silicon Valley." Both got renewed for additional seasons.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • April 21, 2014 3:01 PM
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Get Ready for Showtime's Supernatural Chiller 'Penny Dreadful' with Creepy New Trailer (REVIEW)

Showtime's new smart horror series "Penny Dreadful" debuts May 11. Watch a new trailer here, plus read our SXSW review.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • April 21, 2014 1:12 PM
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