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    From 'Broad City' to 'Game of Thrones,' an Emmy Nominations Wish List

    When the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences doles out Emmy nominations each summer, I often wake to the announcement like a naughty kid on Christmas Day: staring down a lump of coal. In that spirit, here's a wish list of gifts I hope to find under Emmy's tree Thursday morning in the major categ...

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    Recap: 'The Leftovers' Episode 2, 'Penguin One Us Zero': New Facts, Questions and Theories

    Sunday night's episode of Damon Lindelof's new drama continued the relentless pacing of the first hour -- as long as the dour tone -- but with similarly fascinating results.

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    Review: 'True Blood' Season 7 Episode 3 'Fire In The Hole' Commits to Arbitrary Murder

    It was the best of "True Blood," it was the worst of "True Blood."

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    Watch: Chris Lilley Brings Back 'Jonah From Tonga' For HBO's 6 Episode 'Summer Heights High' Spin-Off

    Last year Chris Lilley's "Ja'mie: Private School Girl" captivated audiences with its riveting portrait of our formative years. Now, the Australian funnyman is bringing back another iconic character from his "Summer Heights High" days: Jonah, the rebellious breakdancer from the island country of Tong...

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    Figuring Out 'The Leftovers': What We Know, What We Don't, and Questions for Episode 2

    If you were thrown off a bit by Sunday night's premiere of Damon Lindelof's latest mind-bender, we've got you covered with this handy recap of the show's goings on.

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    What Went Wrong with HBO's 'The Leftovers'?

    HBO has a remarkable success rate, if you think about it, from "Boardwalk Empire," "The Newsroom," "True Detective" and "True Blood" to "Game of Thrones." All these series mix TV and film creative elements with strong characters, a fair dose of sex and the good old uber-violence. So what went wrong ...

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    HBO Launches Doc Night, Will Air Documentaries In Regular Monday Night Spot

    Last week, HBO aired "The Case Against 8," kicking off what will become a weekly event on HBO: Monday Night Documentaries. Tonight, HBO will follow up with Doug Block's "112 Weddings" at 9:00 ET as Doc Night gets going.

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    Who Needs Theatrical Distribution? Here's Why One Filmmaker Is Skipping Theaters.

    Doug Block explains why he skipped theatrical distribution for "112 Weddings."

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    "All Empires Fall": Watch The First Teaser Trailer For The Final Season Of 'Boardwalk Empire'

    “The trick is to stay alive long enough to cash out.” Said by Nucky Thompson (Steve Buscemi), you can bet that sentiment’s going to drive the final season of HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire” to its conclusion. Well, that and the inevitable tag line “all empires fall.” Yep, it’s all coming to an end and it’s...

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    Review: 'True Blood' Season 7 Episode 2, 'I Found You,' Spends A Lot Of Time On Very Little

    This week's episode featured an emphasis on barely-developed side characters, lots and lots of Lettie Mae -- but also HOT JASON-ON-ERIC ACTION.

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