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    Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman's El Rey Spy Drama 'Matador' Scheduled for Summer

    Robert Rodriguez launched his cable network El Rey last month, and today the channel officially announced details about the Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman's series that had previously been described as a Latino James Bond drama. The series has a working title -- "Matador" -- and will premiere in Sum...

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    Gus Van Sant, Lee Daniels, Michael Cera and More Will Direct Segments of Anthology Series 'Ten Commandments'

    WGN America, which will launch its first original scripted series "Salem" this year, is getting into business with the Weinstein Company via "Ten Commandments," a 10-part scripted series that will, anthology-style, feature 10 filmmakers over 10 nights taking on a different commandment and giving it ...

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    Tatiana Maslany and the 'Orphan Black' Team Talk Pushing the Limits in the Hit Clone Drama's Second Season

    Clone drama "Orphan Black" became a surprise hit for BBC America last year, due in large part to a virtuoso performance from lead actress Tatiana Maslany, who's up for a Golden Globe for her role as small-time con artist Sarah Manning... and soccer mom Alison Hendrix, and PhD student Cosima Niehaus,...

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    AMC and Sundance Channel Unveil New Drama Series at TV Critics Panel, 'Rectify' and 'Returned' Are Back

    With two of its signature shows becoming past tense, AMC is reaching even deeper into the past to stake out its future. Meanwhile, sister network The Sundance Channel revealed a spate of original programming during the 2014 Television Critics Association press tour.

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    BBC America Announces 1970s Spy Drama 'The Game' and Lead Actor for Thriller 'Intruders'

    BBC America is already preparing to investigate the spy drama via miniseries "Fleming: The Man Who Would Be Bond," which premiered on Wednesday, January 29th at 10pm and centers on the real-life covert war career of James Bond creator Ian Fleming. But the network announced today that it will also be...

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    ESPN Announces '30 for 30: Soccer Stories' Doc Series, Featuring Directors Alex Gibney, Brett Ratner and More

    ESPN will be home to the 2014 FIFA World Cup, so to accompany the event the network had commissioned a series of soccer-centric documentaries that will premiere in April.

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    Pivot Renews Joseph Gordon-Levitt's 'HitRECord on TV' Ahead of Its First Season Premiere

    Ahead of its January 17th premiere at Sundance and January 18th premiere on Participant Media's cable network Pivot, Joseph Gordon-Levitt's collaborative variety show "HitRECord on TV" has been renewed for a second season.

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    'Battlestar Galactica' Producer Ronald D. Moore Adapts Another Cult Fan Property With Starz Series 'Outlander'

    With his Syfy series "Battlestar Galactica," executive producer Ronald D. Moore took a beloved '70s science fiction series and reworked it into a sprawling space drama that tackled themes of faith and what makes us human, winning fans and acclaim from within and outside of genre fandom. For his next...

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    AMC Sets Dates for Premieres of 'Turn' and Return of 'Mad Men,' Slates 'Better Call Saul' for Fall

    AMC announced dates for its 2014 original programming schedule today, including the premieres of new series "Turn" and the first half of the final season of "Mad Men." But what may be most interesting for people is that "Breaking Bad" prequel "Better Call Saul" is set to debut in the fall.

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    Heather Graham and Kiernan Shipka Bring Gothic Favorite 'Flowers in the Attic' to the Small Screen on Lifetime

    When introducing Lifetime's upcoming original movie "Flowers in the Attic," the network's general manager Robert Sharenow described the plot, which is adapted from V.C. Andrews best-selling 1979 novel, as a classic coming of age story -- which is an amusingly subdued way to describe a torrid psychol...

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