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    HBO Remaking Racy French Brothel Costume Drama 'Maison Close'

    French TV series "Maison Close" is getting an HBO remake. The ongoing Canal Plus drama, which premiered in 2010, is set in a Parisian brothel in 1871 and follows three women who work there and are trying to free themselves from prostitution.

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    Trailer Watch: Mel on Mel in HBO's 'Mel Brooks Strikes Back!'

    Check out the new trailer for HBO's upcoming "Mel Brooks Strikes Back!," a lively extended interview between the legendary comedy writer-director and BBC creative director Alan Yentob. "What was it like growing up as a Jew in Brooklyn?" Yentob asks. Brooks' reply: "I don't think there was anybody bu...

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    HBO Will Air Comedy Special 'Mel Brooks Strikes Back!' on December 10th

    In the immortal words of Max Bialystock, "I picked the wrong play, the wrong director, the wrong cast. Where did I go right?" A month after Shout! Factory releases its epic "The Incredible Mel Brooks: An Irresistible Collection of Unhinged Comedy" DVD/CD box set, "...

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    'Treme' Season 3, Ep. 7: Setting the Table for Things To Come

    By episode seven (written by Chris Rose & Micah Kibodeaux, story by David Simon & Chris Rose, directed by Tim Robbins), "Treme" is in the development stage of its dramatic construction. By this I don’t mean that executives are getting their paws all over it – rather...

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    Michael Mann & David Frankham Talk HBO's 'Witness,' The Influence Of '60 Minutes,' Filming War Zones & More

    Everyday, from the around the world, we receive images in our newspapers, magazines, inboxes and online articles dispatched from some of the most dangerous places on Earth. Usually accompanied by an article or text giving an overview of the situation from whatever far flung place the pictures are co...

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    5 Best Things to Watch on TV This Week: Michael Mann's War Photographer Series and Recommended Election Night Viewing

    Sure, Sunday is incredibly overcrowded with high-end TV, including "Homeland," "The Walking Dead," "Boardwalk Empire," "The Good Wife," "Treme" and "Dexter," but what to watch the rest of the time? Every Monday, we bring you five noteworthy...

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    Watch: Third Season Announcement Trailer For 'Luther'; 'Wilfred' Also Gets Renewed For Another Season

    ...and just like that, out of the dark, "Luther" fans have some very, very good news. Idris Elba and the show are back. As for Ruth Wilson and Alice? You'll just have to wait and see.

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    HBO Picks Up Stephen Merchant's Latest Embarrassment Comedy 'Hello Ladies' to Series

    British comedian and "The Office" UK co-creator Stephen Merchant is HBO's newest star. According to Deadline, the premium cable network has given an eight-episode series order to "Hello Ladies," the comedy pilot he co-wrote, directed and stars in.

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    5 Best Things to Watch on TV This Week: Ole Miss, Monty Python and The First Openly Gay Bishop

    Sure, Sunday is incredibly overcrowded with high-end TV, including "Homeland," "The Walking Dead," "Boardwalk Empire," "The Good Wife," "Treme" and "Dexter," but what to watch the rest of the time? Every Monday, we bring you five noteworthy...

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    Oprah is Developing an HBO Drama Series About an African-American College President

    Oprah Winfrey has been busy running a network of her OWN (hyuck!), having recently made a deal with entertainment giant Tyler Perry to create the channel's first scripted series. But via her production company Harpo Films, she's also working on a drama series for an outlet well known for the...

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