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TCA Winter 2013

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    Ricky Gervais Defends New Series 'Derek' as 'About Kindness,' While Eli Roth's 'Hemlock Grove' Uses Monsters as Metaphors

    While the reunited cast and cretor of "Arrested Development" were the big stars of Netflix's TCA panel this week, the company was also in Pasadena to present two more of its upcoming original series -- Ricky Gervais' "Derek," which Netflix acquired from Channel 4, and &qu...

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    FX's 1980s Spy Drama 'The Americans' Asks Audiences to Root for the Enemy

    Premiering on January 30, FX's new show "The Americans" is part spy series and part domestic drama, set during the Cold War and starring Keri Russell (coming off "Running Wilde") and Matthew Rhys as Elizabeth and Philip Jennings, a seemingly normal suburban Washingt...

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    The New Season of 'Arrested Development' Is Going To Be Way More Experimental Than It Was on TV

    Mitchell Hurwitz's critically beloved "Arrested Development" will make its improbable return from beyond the grave in May of this year, Netflix confirmed today at the TCA Winter Press Tour in Pasadena. The panel for the show, which followed presentations from the company's other up...

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    Syfy Unveils Transmedia Series 'Defiance' at TCA, Part TV Show and Part MMO Video Game

    "Defiance," Syfy's new television series/transmedia project set to premiere on air on April 15, may be the medium's most ambitious attempt at cross-platform storytelling to date. "Defiance," which is set in a near future in which humanity and various alien species cautiously coexist, is half TV show...

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    Jane Campion's TV Miniseries 'Top of the Lake' and Ray McKinnon's 'Rectify' Hit TCA

    Sundance Channel is making a big move into scripted dramas this year. The network, best known as a home for indie movies and unscripted programming like "Iconoclasts," "Brick City" and "Girls Who Like Boys Who Like Boys," has also screened international co-productions l...

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    Faux Real: Reality Shows Get Skewered by BET, Comedy Central and SpikeTV at the TCA Winter Press Tour

    Most reality shows are, to some extent, fake, frankensteined together in the editing room or herded along by producers if not outright staged. But a trend emerging from TCA is that of the mock unscripted series -- the reality parody that pulls together the snap zooms and the "next ons" and...

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    Christopher Guest Heads to the Small Screen with New Series 'Family Tree' at HBO's TCA Panel

    While the stand-outs of HBO's panel at the TCA Winter Press Tour were the star-filled movies, the premium network also had series to present, including "Family Tree," the new show from Christopher Guest and what's essentially his first new project since 2006's "For Your Co...

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    Soderbergh Goes 'Behind the Candelabra' and Mamet Explores 'Phil Spector' at HBO's TCA Panel

    HBO is about to kick off the second seasons of "Enlightened" and "Girls," but the network was primarily focused on its movies, both fiction and non-, at its presentation at the TCA Winter Press Tour. And for good reason -- they have two scripted films from major directors with st...

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    Carlton Cuse and Vera Farmiga Reveal How Close 'Bates Motel' Will Keep to 'Psycho' at the TCA Winter Press Tour

    A&E's "Bates Motel" is one of the new year's most intriguing TV additions, a ten-episode prequel to "Psycho" moved up to the present day and executive produced by "Lost" showrunner Carlton Cuse. Freddie Highmore plays teenaged Norman Bates, while V...

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    'Cougar Town' Gets Naughtier, Alfred Molina Gets 'Sexually Ambivalent' at the TNT/TBS Panel at the TCA Winter Press Tour

    The television networks come together twice a year for the TCA press tour, a two week event filled with presentations about new and returning programming from the cable and broadcast sides, with stars, showrunners, producers, writers and executives gathering in front of reporters to talk about their...

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