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    Trailer: 'Girlfriends' Getaway' (Garcelle Beauvais, Terri J. Vaughn, Malinda Williams, Essence Atkins)

    While I may not always fall in love with the content, I appreciate and I'm encouraged by the recent push for original content amongst existing black TV networks (or networks that cater heavily to black audiences).

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    HBO & Nic Pizzolatto Issue Official Statements Denying Plagiarism Charge Against 'True Detective'

    Earlier this week, the interwebs lit up when a detailed argument surfaced accusing "True Detective" creator/writer Nic Pizzolatto of plagiarizing significant portions of his scripts for the show. A piece over at the at The Lovecraft E-zine noted the startling similarities between dialogue from "True...

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    STARZ Freshman Series 'Power' Draws "Highest Concentration of African American Viewers on Premium Cable"

    Power” tells the story of a visionary crime drama set in two different worlds, the glamorous New York club scene and the brutal drug trade.

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    TV Review: Steven Soderbergh's 'The Knick' Starring Clive Owen

    "No one handles the unexpected like John Thackery," someone quips in "The Knick." "It's where I live," comes the doctor's quick reply, and it's about as perfect a summation of the lead character of the new Cinemax show that you're likely to get. "Unexpected" is also a good descriptor of the series i...

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    Jenji Kohan Talks Equal Pay and Being Told Men Are Funnier

    Kohan has now achieved goddess status -- and has the best hair in the business to boot.

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    Viola Davis Looks Commanding in First Poster for 'How To Get Away With Murder'

    Davis will play the lead character named Annalise DeWitt, the brilliant law professor and accomplished criminal defense attorney, who is further described as an excellent manipulator of people, particularly the law students who work at her law firm.

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    TV Loves Lucy: This Infographic Reveals Lucille Ball's Massive Influence

    Check out this chart laying out how television's first great female comedian changed the course of pop culture.

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    Jeffrey Wright Joins Cast of HBO's Series Adaptation of Michael Crichton's 'Westworld'

    Wright will play a character named Bernard Lowe, who is described as a brilliant and quixotic head of the park's programming division, who possesses a keen observation of human nature that inspires his work, which is, creating artificial people.

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    The Honourable Woman: Upending the Sexy Spy Drama

    I'm so tired of otherwise three-dimensional female characters being shoehorned into fuck-me clothes.

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    Review: Steven Soderbergh Brings Style to 'The Knick,' But is the Surgical Drama Dead on the Table?

    Steven Soderbergh provides the sole dose of original flourishes to a frustratingly mediocre medical drama.

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the shows we're watching


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