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    'American Masters' Creator Susan Lacy Leaving PBS for HBO

    Susan Lacy, who created "American Masters" in 1985 and has served as executive producer of the respected PBS biography series, is headed to HBO to produce and direct documentaries as part of a multi-year deal.

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    Sky Commissions New Cop Drama Starring Ashley Walters Titled 'Nightshift'

    Sky (UK) has announced 4 brand new dramas to be filmed in the coming months, reflecting the broadcast service's drive to bring more high-quality, exclusive programming to its customers. The new commissions are part of Sky’s commitment to invest £600 million a year (almost $1 billion) in home-grown p...

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    'Mad Men' Adds 'Chinatown' Screenwriter Robert Towne to Writing Staff for Two-Part Seventh Season

    Along with yesterday's news that the seventh and final season of AMC's "Mad Men" will be broken into two seven-episode batches, to unspool over spring 2014 and spring 2015, showrunner Matthew Weiner also announced that veteran screenwriter Robert Towne ("Chinatown") is one of the new additions to th...

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    Aaron Eckhart Scares Up 'Incarnate,' Teresa Palmer Will 'Kill Me Three Times' & More

    With Blumhouse having a great weekend with "Insidious: Chapter 2" destroying the box office, leading to near instant development on a third movie, the horror house is barely stopping to take a breath. They've announced yet another scare flick with a one word title beginning the letter "I"—"Incarnate...

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    DirecTV's Fall Doc Series 'Something to Talk About' Will Include Sean Penn-Centric Film 'Haiti Untold'

    DirecTV is bringing back Thandie Newton crime series "Rogue," it's first original scripted drama, for a second season, and it's also set to bring back "Something to Talk About," its documentary series presented in collaboration with Brainstorm Media and made up of films about socially and culturally...

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    HBO Orders Up Damon Lindelof’s ‘The Leftovers,’ Scott Z. Burns Has A 'Conspiracy' For NBC & More

    TV news! You know, those things that you can sometimes hook up to Netflix, if they're new enough! Remember the early seasons of “Lost”? Remember when you absolutely had to know what was up with those numbers? Remember when you thought Matthew Fox had a brilliant career ahead of him? 2004 was a stran...

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    Thoughts On The All-New 'Queen Latifah Show' During Its First Week On Air...

    As I said to my colleagues, I didn't even realize that this had begun airing this week (it debuted on Monday morning here in NYC), even though it's a show we've been following since it was first announced.

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    Final Season Of 'Mad Men' Across 2014 & 2015, Legendary Screenwriter Robert Towne Joins Writing Staff

    “Television is no longer film’s poorer cousin. I think it’s a place where a lot of the serious acting and great writing is taking place now,” Simon Pegg—who has a role in TNT's upcoming "Mob City"—recently told The Independent. “But the way we watch TV is definitely changing. The networks have to ke...

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    The Final Season of 'Mad Men' Will Air in Two Halves Over 2014 and 2015

    AMC will give the seventh and last season of "Mad Men" the "Breaking Bad" treatment and split it up over two years. The network announced today that the upcoming final season will run for 14 episodes instead of the usual 13 and will air seven in the spring of 2014 and seven in the spring of 2015.

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    Exclusive: Jimmy Jean-Louis Books Role With Multi-Episode Arc On CW's 'Arrow'

    The upcoming season of The CW's action-drama Arrow, will feature the talents of not 1, not 2, but 3 new black actors.

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