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    Review Roundup: Must-See Doc 'Gideon's Army' Follows Tenacious Public Defenders in the Deep South (TRAILER)

    Dawn Porter's documentary "Gideon's Army," which premiered earlier this year at Sundance, had its HBO debut July 1. The film, which follows overworked yet idealistic public defenders in the deep South, has gained high praise from critics: the Village Voice hails it as "the most illuminating crime dr...

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    Review: Sensational True-Crime Doc 'The Cheshire Murders' Asks All the Right Questions

    “The Cheshire Murders,” airing on HBO July 22, is, in part, a blow-by-blow account of the unspeakable 2007 Connecticut home invasion that left a mother and her two daughters dead, and made Dr. William Petit his state’s leading advocate for the death penalty (which was abolished there nonetheless).

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    Review: 'Gideon's Army' Is A Necessary Look At The Work Done By The Unsung (HBO Tonight)

    Director Dawn Porter's Gideon's Army, which will premiere tonight, July 1, on HBO, can be summarized as follows: 3 young, idealistic public defenders in the Deep South - Travis Williams, Brandy Alexander and June Hardwick - struggle against long hours, low pay and staggering caseloads to ensure...

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    5 Best Bets on TV This Week: 'Gideon's Army,' 'NBC's Faux Reality Show and a Taste of BET's First Original Drama

    Sure, Sunday tends to be overcrowded with high-end TV, including "True Blood," "Family Tree," "Copper," "Dexter," "Ray Donovan" and more, but what to watch the rest of the time? Every Monday, we bring you five noteworthy highlights from the other six days of the week.

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    Watch: Larry David Gets Epically Petty in the Trailer for His HBO Original Movie 'Clear History'

    "Apologies don't have to be sincere!" Larry David may not be recognizable in terms of looks in the beginning of the trailer for "Clear History," the HBO original movie he wrote and Greg Mottola directed, but there's no mistaking that dialogue.

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    Watch: Larry David Wants Revenge & Recycles 'Seinfeld' Joke In New Trailer For HBO Comedy 'Clear History'

    Let's face it: Larry David isn't an actor. Like his best bud Jerry Seinfeld, he has a very defined comedic box in which he fits, and within those parameters, he's devastatingly hilarious. There's nothing wrong with that -- if you know your strengths and can continue to be great, why not? And while D...

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    Spike Lee Prepares 'Mike Tyson: An Undisputed Truth' For a TV Debut on HBO

    After a Broadway run and an appearance at this year's Tony awards, Mike Tyson is ready for the next round of his new career as an entertainer. His one-man show, "An Undisputed Truth," will make its television debut later this year with the help of its stage director, Spike Lee. HBO Films' President ...

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    Miss You Can Do It Premieres Tonight on HBO

    Miss You Can Do It is a wonderful, uplifting film about a beauty pageant targeted at girls with disabilities. It shows the power these events can have to make girls who are sometimes marginalized in everyday life, special and beautiful.

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    5 Best Bets on TV This Week: A New Season of 'POV' Docs Kicks Off and Mary Harron's 'Anna Nicole' Premieres

    Sure, Sunday tends to be overcrowded with high-end TV, including "True Blood," "Family Tree," "Copper," the returning "Dexter," the new "Ray Donovan" and more, but what to watch the rest of the time? Every Monday, we bring you five noteworthy highlights from the other six days of the week.

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    Reshoots, Rewrites & Why The Second Season Of 'The Newsroom' Is Only 9 Episodes Long

    Before the first episode of "The Newsroom" aired, expectations were sky high for one reason: Aaron Sorkin. This was going to be the new show from the mind behind "The West Wing" and Oscar-winner who penned "The Social Network," and moreover, it was going to tackle the thorny world of cable news. But...

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