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Steven Soderbergh, Frances McDormand, and Mike Nichols Spearhead HBO Projects and TCA Summer Session

Several high-profile HBO projects were announced at this year's TCA Summer Session.
  • By Amy Dawes
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  • July 11, 2014 10:46 AM
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WATCH: Jimmy Fallon Sings 'Fancy' With Crosby, Stills and Nash

This is one of those things you don't know you need until you see it: Jimmy Fallon came back last night from his two-week vacation, and he invited Crosby, Stills and Nash to his show to sing Iggy Azalea's "Fancy." With himself playing Neil Young, of course.
  • By Jacob Combs
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  • July 8, 2014 12:01 PM
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Steven Soderbergh Continues to Stay Busy as Amazon Pilot 'Red Oaks' Gets a Cast

Amazon Studios has announced the cast for "Red Oaks," the Steven Soderbergh-produced comedy set to join the company's third pilot round later this year.
  • By Jacob Combs
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  • July 7, 2014 11:38 AM
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What Went Wrong with HBO's 'The Leftovers'?

HBO has a remarkable success rate, if you think about it, from "Boardwalk Empire," "The Newsroom," "True Detective" and "True Blood" to "Game of Thrones." All these series mix TV and film creative elements with strong characters, a fair dose of sex and the good old uber-violence. So what went wrong with HBO's latest series from "Lost" creator Damon Lindelof, which debuted to mixed reviews and ratings Sunday night? It had all of those things.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • June 30, 2014 7:30 PM
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Wachowskis' Netflix Series 'Sense8' Cast Revealed

The cast for "Sense8," the upcoming sci-fi series from Andy and Lana Wachowski, has been revealed. For genre geeks, it's a doozy.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • June 23, 2014 3:55 PM
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Showtime Gives Thumbs Up to Cameron Crowe and J.J. Abrams's 'Roadies' Pilot

Showtime is producing an hour-long pilot for Cameron Crowe and J.J. Abrams's long-wished half-hour comedy "Roadies," which will focus on a group of characters that works behind-the-scenes on a traveling rock tour.
  • By Jacob Combs
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  • June 19, 2014 2:18 PM
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Sarah Paulson Tweet-Shares Her Two-Headed 'American Horror Story' Character

Sarah Paulson's new "American Horror Story" character will pose twice the challenge than previous three characters on the show have.
  • By Jacob Combs
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  • June 13, 2014 12:21 PM
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One Astonishing Chart Shows Just How Much Network TV Is Faltering

Woe is network TV. As the 2013-2014 season comes to an end, the numbers are in and they do not tell a pretty story: viewership is down, and networks are not having much success at launching new hits.
  • By Jacob Combs
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  • June 13, 2014 12:18 PM
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'True Detective' Creator Nic Pizzolatto: Casting Rumors Are Bunk, Third Season Might be the Last

The rumors are false, says "True Detective" creator Nic Pizzolatto: there's no confirmed casting for the film's second season. Oh, and he doesn't see the show going for more than three seasons.
  • By Jacob Combs
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  • June 12, 2014 1:22 PM
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As TV Consumption Changes, Everyone Wants a Piece of a Very Messy Pie

It was only a matter of time before some disruptor found a way to let viewers watch live TV on their computers. That service is Aereo (backed by digital entrepreneur Barry Diller), which is currently at the center of a huge legal battle that has everyone from networks to broadcasters to Internet companies to cable providers biting their nails, wondering how the chips will fall.
  • By Jacob Combs
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  • June 10, 2014 7:15 AM
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