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    Flashback To When David Milch Didn't Think Black Writers Could Write For Mainstream Audiences

    It's a slow news day today, and with good reason - it's Election Day. And I'm manning (or womanning in my case) the site in the meantime, while others handle their civic duties, and other matters. Very loooong lines at polling statings I hear.

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    The Five Best Opening Credits Sequences From 2012's New Shows

    A quick survey of this fall's (and the past summer's) new shows suggests that whatever other trends you may spot -- apocalyptic settings, single leading ladies, atypical families -- TV definitely seems to be moving away from the traditional opening credits sequence to a more straightforward ...

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    So... About Last Night's Episode Of 'The Walking Dead'...

    Well, it finally happened on last night's episode. If you haven't watched it yet, you may want to skip this post, and the comment section as well, if you don't want your anticipation spoiled, because some shit went down last night that I'd like to get your thoughts on - especial...

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    5 Best Things to Watch on TV This Week: Michael Mann's War Photographer Series and Recommended Election Night Viewing

    Sure, Sunday is incredibly overcrowded with high-end TV, including "Homeland," "The Walking Dead," "Boardwalk Empire," "The Good Wife," "Treme" and "Dexter," but what to watch the rest of the time? Every Monday, we bring you five noteworthy...

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    The Five Most Bittersweetly Funny Moments in the Animated Graham Chapman Film 'A Liar's Autobiography'

    Premiering tonight, November 2nd at 10pm ET on Epix, "A Liar's Autobiography - The Untrue Story of Monty Python's Graham Chapman" is an animated version of the late Monty Python member Graham Chapman's semi-fictionalized memoirs. It's not a Monty Python film, thou...

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    TV Ratings: Winners ("NCIS," "Once Upon a Time") and Losers (The World Series, "Happy Endings")

    The 2012-13 television season just finished up its fifth week, and for the first time this season NBC did not lead in the 18-49 demographic, and CBS didn't lead in viewers. Instead, Fox did -- but it was likely a World Series-influenced fluke, and one that could have been more impressive.  ...

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    The Beauty of Limitations: Indie Filmmakers Talk Learning to Work Within the TV System

    Speaking at a panel moderated by Filmmaker Magazine's Scott Macaulay at the New York Television Festival's Development Day this past weekend, Jack Lechner, the executive producer of indies like "Blue Valentine" and "Smile 'Til It Hurts: The Up with People Story&q...

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    Citizen B: The Legacy of Silvio Berlusconi's TV Empire

    "People have willingly lobotomized themselves with the aid of TV, we are living in a landscape of enormous fictions of which television is the supplier. Reality is now a kind of huge advertising campaign selling television's image of what life is about. A politician's lies are the ...

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    5 Best Things to Watch on TV This Week: Ole Miss, Monty Python and The First Openly Gay Bishop

    Sure, Sunday is incredibly overcrowded with high-end TV, including "Homeland," "The Walking Dead," "Boardwalk Empire," "The Good Wife," "Treme" and "Dexter," but what to watch the rest of the time? Every Monday, we bring you five noteworthy...

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    How Much Controversy Does the Weinsteins' 'SEAL Team Six' Actually Merit?

    The Weinstein Company's "SEAL Team Six: The Raid on Osama Bin Laden" premieres on the National Geographic Channel on Sunday, November 4th, marking the first foray into an original scripted film for a network previously associated with nature programming. It's also a new brush with ...

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