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    ...With a Modern-Day Twist! Nine Classics TV is Dragging into the Present

    Lately, there seems to be no easier shortcut to a TV series than taking a classic novel, character or tale and giving it a contemporary twist -- plus bonus points if the source material is in the public domain.

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    10 Fascinating Statistics You Should Know As The New TV Season Gets Underway

    From a well-researched, very useful FutonCritic.com report which they're calling The 10 Things You Need to Know About the New Season.

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    The Future of Sitcoms According to the Creators of 'Parks and Rec,' 'Enlightened,' 'Don’t Trust the B—' and 'Raising Hope'

    Greg Garcia (the creator and executive producer of Fox's "Raising Hope"), Nahnatchka Khan (the creator and executive producer of ABC's "Don’t Trust the B— in Apartment 23"), Michael Schur (the co-creator of NBC's "Parks and Recreation") and Mike White (the co-creator, co-star and executive producer ...

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    Oliver Stone Premieres His Daring New Showtime Series 'Untold History of the United States' in New York

    As New York Film Festival selection committee chairman Richard Peña pointed out this past Saturday, October 6th at Lincoln Center’s Walter Reade theater, "The Untold History of the United States" might make a good title for a survey of Oliver Stone’s films. Unfortun...

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    5 Best Things to Watch on TV This Week: Naked James Franco and Sociopathic Sitcoms

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

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    Thoughts On Lifetime's Black Cinema Premiere Weekend? ('Carlina White Story' & 'Steel Magnolias')

    Soooo... as noted in a post on Friday, it was a black cinema weekend on the Lifetime channel here in the USA, with 2 original films making their world premieres, headlining the network's Saturday and Sunday primetime schedule: the ripped from the headlines drama Abducted: The Carl...

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    The Ongoing Trouble With 'Scandal' And Why It's Starting To Lose Me As A Viewer

    Like you, I watched the first two episodes of Season Two of 'Scandal'. The production values are higher. The style of the show is handled much better. Olivia Pope, at least, in the first episode, felt stronger. She was making decisions and leading the charge.

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    The Five Greatest Segments From 'The Simpsons' 'Treehouse of Horror' Episodes

    The leaves are changing colors, school's back in session, the weather's cooler -- these can only mean one thing. Yes, finally, it's time for "The Simpsons" to unveil a new "Treehouse of Horror" episode. While Fox's venerable animated series is currently in its 24t...

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    Premiere Week TV Ratings: The Winners (NBC) and Losers ('The Mob Doctor')

    The first official week of the 2012-13 television season and has come and gone, and Indiewire is offering up some of the highlights from the just-in ratings, where -- gasp -- NBC was the big winner. More and that as well as other winners and losers from premiere week:

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    Tyler Perry Now Owns A Stake In OWN & Other Things You Should Know About Their New Partnership

    Yesterday's news that Oprah Winfrey's OWN Network had entered into a partnership with Tyler Perry to bring scripted series to the network, was met with a lot of disconcerted voices around the web. To be sure, there was some support. But it seemed the loudest voices were the dissenters.

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