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    IFC's 'Maron' Heralds a New Trend: The Podcast-Turned-TV Series

    IFC's upcoming scripted comedy “Maron” is the latest in a growing trend: the podcast leading to a television series. The semi-autbiographical (dare one say "Louie"-inspired?) half-hour stars Marc Maron as, more or less himself, a comedian with a successful podcast who struggles with relationships.

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    Mitchell Hurwitz Wants an 'Arrested Development' Movie to Happen, But Says 'We Have Nothing Else Right Now'

    "There's a reason this kind of thing doesn't happen more often," "Arrested Development" creator Mitchell Hurwitz said of his resurrected comedy series today. "Shows don't reunite because television doesn't work that way. There's no profit model and people go off to do other work."

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    Talking Sex Scenes on TV (Including, Yes, 'Girls') at SXSW

    Any discussion entitled "Changing Rules for Women and Sex on TV" was bound to include mentions of a certain HBO comedy series. The always provocative "Girls" was certainly a central topic at Saturday's SXSW panel, which was moderated by ThinkProgress' Alyssa Rosenberg and populated by fellow journal...

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    Twitter is Changing the Way We Talk About TV, But Is It Also Changing the Way TV Is Made?

    The first Saturday at the Austin-based conference started with two panels about how the people who make and promote television monitor and interact with their viewers via Twitter and other social media outlets.

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    What Kind of Power Does Reality TV Have Over Representations of Race?

    Unscripted programming is particularly fraught for African American men, who can't count on a wide counterbalancing array of more positive portrayals on a small screen whose relationship with race is still very problematic.

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    Epix's 2013 Doc Lineup Goes from Amar’e Stoudemire to LCD Soundsystem

    Epix has announced its spring documentary line-up, the majority of which are films original to the premium cable channel. One of those, "Lunarcy!", is set to screen at SXSW this month. The two non-originals are LCD Soundsystem concert film "Shut Up and Play the Hits" and basketball doc "The Other Dr...

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    5 Best Bets on TV This Week: Revisiting a Notorious Murder Case and Saying Goodbye to 'Delocated'

    Sure, Sunday tends to be overcrowded with high-end TV, including "Shameless," "Girls," "Californication" and "The Walking Dead," 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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    Being Zoe Barnes: Reconsidering the Most Difficult Character in 'House of Cards'

    The characters in Netflix's original series "House of Cards" are fascinatingly manipulative, calculating, ferociously ambitious or destructively idealistic. What they're not is easily likable, especially in the case of Zoe Barnes (Kate Mara), the cub reporter who hitches her star to Representative F...

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    The 'Catfish' Reunion Special Proves Show is Trying to Be 'Jerry Springer 2.0' and Failing

    This Monday, Nev Schulman and Max Joseph joined MTV News correspondent SuChin Pak for a sit-down with half of the couples from the first season of "Catfish: The TV Show," the MTV series which, you'll remember, started off as a Sundance doc about how Schulman's attempt to find love ...

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