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    Nic Pizzolatto Says 'True Detective' Season 3 Could Be In The Vein Of 'The Big Lebowski,' Has Rodeo Drama In Works At HBO

    The timing could probably be a little bit better. With an Emmy campaign underway and a helluva lot of buzz around the second season, "True Detective" writer/creator Nic Pizzolatto has been hit with charges of plagiarism. You can read the full details here, but essentially some horror fiction pundits...

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    FARGO, TRUE DETECTIVE, JUSTIFIED, RECTIFY and the Construction of the American Small Town, Part II

    In Part One of this essay, I was pretty tough on Fargo and True Detective, accusing them of an absence of imagination, and generosity, in their approach to small-town and rural life. Perhaps I should heed my own call for generosity, however.

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    Steven Soderbergh's 'The Knick' Isn't TV's Future, But It Makes You Feel Good About Its Present

    The 19th century doctors in Steven Soderbergh's Cinemax series are medical pioneers, but Soderbergh;s just looking to put his own spin on a classic TV genre.

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    13 LGBT Actors Emmy-Nominated For Playing LGBT Characters: John Glover

    We look back at the history of LGBT actors getting nominations for playing LGBT characters at the Emmys.

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    'Hannibal' and 'Louie': David Lynch and Dreaming Through Life in 2014's Best Television

    The self-effacing comedian and emotionally unstable FBI profiler inhabit similar worlds, thanks to the significant shared influence of David Lynch on their creators Louis C.K. and Bryan Fuller.

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    'The Knick' Creators on How They Went From Writing Studio Rom-Coms to Steven Soderbergh's New TV Show

    Jack Amiel and Michael Begler wrote all 10 episodes of Cinemax's upcoming historical medical drama "The Knick," more commonly known as Steven Soderbergh's first TV show. The show was a first for the writing team, who had previously penned unsuccessful sitcoms and romantic comedies like "Raising Hele...

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    You Can See The Color Version Of Alexander Payne's 'Nebraska' On Epix This Weekend

    Getting a movie made about an elderly father and his mild mannered son on a road trip to collect non-existent lottery winnings is very likely a tough sell to a Hollywood big shot. Getting a movie made about an elderly father and his mild mannered son on a road trip to collect non-existent lottery wi...

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    'True Detective' Creator/Writer Nic Pizzolatto Accused Of Plagiarism

    "The only honorable thing for our species to do is deny our programming, stop reproducing and march hand-in-hand into extinction," the always cheerful Rust Cohle says in the memorable, meme inspiring car conversation sequence from "Seeing Things," the second episode of "True Detective." That line a...

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    For 'The Knick' Fact Plus Fiction Equals Darn Good Drama

    By Darwyn Carson - In 1900 Harlem racism, fraud, ambulance shenanigans, drug abuse and bribery is business as usual at ‘The Knick.’ Truth mirrors fiction in the Steven Soderbergh directed series.

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    FIRST LOOK: Mickey Mouse in "Captain Donald"

    It's time for a new episode from that amazing series of Mickey Mouse Shorts running on Disney Channel. In this short: Mickey’s eagerness to set sail on Donald’s boat leads him to reveal his deepest, darkest secret…he doesn’t know how to sail. Paul Rudish directed this short and we've got an exclusiv...

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  • Louie
    next episode: Monday, June 9th @ 10PM
  • Fargo
    next episode: Tuesday, June 10th @ 10PM
  • Veep
    next episode: Sunday, June 8th @ 10PM