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    A 'Newsroom' Wishlist: Five Things We'd Love to See Aaron Sorkin's Drama Do In Its Next Season

    "The Newsroom" closed out its first season this past Sunday the way it began, with an episode -- "The Greater Fool" -- that brought back series premiere director Greg Mottola and showed off the precise mix of fiery idealism, incontestible santimoniousness and maddening ...

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    Watch: Sienna Miller as Tippi Hedren and Toby Jones as Alfred Hitchcock in Two Teasers for HBO's 'The Girl'

    "It's like he wants to get inside me -- there's nothing of me left." Tippi Hedren (Sienna Miller) gets wooed and menaced by Alfred Hitchcock (Toby Jones) in these two teasers for TV movie "The Girl," which premieres on HBO on Saturday, October 20th at 9pm. The B...

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    Recap: 'The Newsroom' Closes Up Its First Season With An Underwhelming Season Finale

    And so here we come to the end. "The Newsroom" arrived nine weeks ago with high expectations -- the return to TV of Aaron Sorkin, the man behind one of the best network TV series ever, "The West Wing," and a fairly fresh-minted Oscar winner for his screenplay for "The Social Network." The pilot was ...

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    Recap: Benedict Cumberbatch & Rebecca Hall Shine In First Part Of Period Miniseries 'Parade's End'

    The specter of "Downton Abbey" has been present in the run up to the broadcast of BBC and HBO's new period drama "Parade's End," which aired its first episode in the UK last night (it'll come to the US cable network in the near future, though no exact date has been confirmed yet). Both are lavish pe...

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    Cameron Crowe Eyes Michael Chabon's 'Telegraph Avenue' For HBO; 'Beautiful Boy' Goes Next After 'Deep Tiki'

    You might have forgotten, but in 2011 Cameron Crowe dropped three movies after being absent from the big screen for six years: the Matt Damon dramedy "We Bought a Zoo" and two music documentaries, "The Union" and "Pearl Jam Twenty." And heading into 2012, he isn't slowing down one bit. At the end of...

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    Recap: 'The Newsroom' Holds A Mock Debate, Hits New Lows

    On TV at least, it feels like one of the major problems with Aaron Sorkin's writing, both on "Studio 60 On The Sunset Strip" and "The Newsroom," is that it seems like he'd still rather be writing "The West Wing." It's understandable. For one, he was unceremoniously fired from that show at the end of...

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    HBO Sends Christopher Guest's 'Family Tree' Starring Chris O'Dowd To Series

    Generally, getting a show on television first requires shooting a pilot that hopefully the network likes, after which they'll order up a bunch of episodes and hopefully you'll make it past the first season. But sometimes, a project just makes sense right out of the gate, and that's how H...

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    HBO Gives a Series Order to 'Family Tree,' A New Show From Christopher Guest

    Don't we all need more Christopher Guest in our lives? (Right?) So it's great, welcome news that HBO is going ahead with a full series order for Guest's new TV show "Family Tree," currently slated to run eight half-hour episodes.

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    HBO Remaking Brit Medical Comedy 'Getting On'

    Not terribly well-known even in its native UK, “Getting On” has certainly been a hit with British critics. Airing on niche channel BBC4 (that’s why it's little seen and little known) the sitcom has aired for two seasons and a total of nine episodes since 2009 and follows the me...

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    'I want to die, please kill me': HBO Remaking BBC Elder Care Comedy ‘Getting On’

    Having ordered a pilot for Stephen Merchant show "Hello Ladies" three weeks ago, HBO's now moving forward on another British-inflected comedy -- an adaptation of BBC Four series "Getting On."

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