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    Each TV Network Does Dramas Differently: Here's How

    Thirty years ago, when I began writing episodic television, there were network dramas and syndicated shows. These days, when I’m teaching one-hour drama, that single catch-phrase encompasses everything that fits the time slot. But the explosion of different outlets means that one-size no longer fits...

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    Emmys: Claire Danes and Alex Gansa Discuss the Shocking Season 3 Finale to 'Homeland' and Tease Season 4

    The lead actress and showrunner of Showtime's drama attended an Emmys publicity screening Friday night and shared details on the grave decision behind the season three finale, what's next for the show in season four, and facing backlash from fans.

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    ‘Game Of Thrones’ Tops List Of Most Pirated TV Shows Of 2013

    Does piracy help or hurt the industry? Heading into 2014, that's the riddle that still has a variety of answers depending on who you ask. There are some who say that that being able to "sample" music (or movies or films) first leads to folks buying concert tickets, DVDs or merchandise, thus still pr...

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    TV IS THE NEW CINEMA: Shocking 'Homeland' Season Three Finale Admits Failure (SPOILERS)

    The shocking "Homeland" season three finale was an admission of failure. They couldn't make it work so they're tossing it out and starting over.

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    IS TV THE NEW CINEMA? From 'Scandal' to 'House of Cards,' Pundits Continue the Debate

    There was an odd discussion on a recent Charlie Rose show, seemingly about TV as an art form, although technology and business models took up too much air time. These were the subjects the men on the panel (David Carr, Terence Winter, Josh Sapan, Rose himself) seemed most comfortable talking about....

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    The Double Standards for TV's Male and Female Politicians

    The storylines of female-politican characters on 'Scandal' and 'Alpha House' are a clear and sometimes funny reminder of why men can take higher office for granted, while women still have to work twice as hard for half the respect.

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    Directing the Future Panelists Are Beating the Odds

    According to an oft-cited statistic, women comprise only 9% of directors in the film industry. But the participants of the "Directing the Future" panel at Pepperdine University School of Law's Women in Hollywood: 100 Years of Negotiating the System symposium haven't let those numbers stop them.

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    WATCH: Hilarious Sesame Street Parody of 'Homeland,' with Carrie, Saul and Nicholas Ba-a-a-a-rody

    The folks over at Sesame Street have done it yet again, this time with a hilariously spot-on "Homeland" spoof, complete with jazzy opening credits and a cast of sheep playing Carrie, Saul and the rest of the CIA team. As usual, they have suspicions about literal wolf-in-sheep's-clothing Nicholas Ba-...

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    TV IS THE NEW CINEMA: 'Homeland' Takes Off, Leaving Clueless Critics in the Dust

    Some of the people who are watching "Homeland" (Showtime) seem to have little experience watching or reading twisty thrillers, and very little appreciation of the genre's spicy pleasures. The twist revealed at the end of episode four of "Homeland" was a high point for the series, exactly the sort of...

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