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    Why 'This Is a Damn Good Time To Be a Director In Television': Discussing Directing for the Small Screen

    After a late cancellation from one of the big networks at this summer's TCA press tour, a few panels were put together to fill a day that turned out to be unexpectedly great, offering an informative look at the actual workings of television rather than just the content. Following a talk with several...

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    TV and Film Producers Talk Making the Switch to Web Series: 'It Feels Indie'

    A hastily assembled panel this morning of television and film producers now working on digital series turned into one of the most interesting presentations at TCA so far, one that affirmed that web TV is the closest thing the medium has to an indie scene. Jane Espenson and Jeff Greenstein, the produ...

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    Watch: A Trailer for Dan Harmon's Animated 'Rick and Morty' Promises a Warped Reworking of a Children's Adventure Series

    Between the time that Dan Harmon was kicked off "Community," the cult favorite NBC series he created, at the end of its third season and the time he was brought back to oversee its upcoming fifth, he and Justin Roiland landed an animated pilot and then series at Adult Swim.

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    'Rosemary's Baby' & 'The Tommyknockers' Getting Mini-Series Reboots On NBC

    “We need to be in the event business,” NBC exec Bob Greenblatt told the Television Critics Association on Saturday. And he's not joking. The network unveiled plans for a Hillary Clinton biopic led by Diane Lane, and they've also got a couple projects brewing that will certainly get folks talking.

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    Diane Lane To Play Hillary Clinton In 4-Hour Mini-Series On NBC

    It looks like Hollywood isn't just obsessed with Lance Armstrong for biopic material. While the cyclist is currently the subject of at least three developing feature films and one documentary, you can you now add Hillary Clinton to the multiple project list. Earlier this year, news broke that "Smash...

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    James Spader and the Creators of 'The Blacklist' Explain Why Their NBC Drama Really Isn't Like 'Silence of the Lambs'

    Despite having a premise that initially recalls "Silence of the Lambs," a comparison that the producers were very aware of, NBC drama "The Blacklist" has proven to be one of the network's buzziest new series. James Spader, who plays Raymond "Red" Reddington, one of the FBI's most wanted, who turns h...

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    Michael J. Fox on Finding Humor in Parkinson's in His New NBC Series: 'There's Nothing Horrifying About It For Me'

    The most intriguing trailer NBC posted for its new fall series was for "The Michael J Fox Show," a sitcom loosely based on the life and experiences with Parkinson's disease of its star, who returns to a regular TV role after years of semi-retirement and guest appearances.

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    NBC, Looking Toward Miniseries, Plans 'Rosemary's Baby' Remake and a Hillary Clinton Drama Starring Diane Lane, Directed by 'Frozen River' Filmmaker Courtney Hunt

    NBC chairman Robert Greenblatt was all about television "events" when he arrived at the TCA press tour today to talk about the network's turbulent past year and its upcoming plans. The lure of programming that people feel the need to watch live -- whether that be sports, the Thanksgiving Day parade,...

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    Pivot Renews Australian Comedy 'Please Like Me' for a Second Season Ahead of Its US Premiere

    Participant Media's shiny new cable network, the Millennial-aimed Pivot, launches on August 1st with "Please Like Me," a scripted series from Australia created, written by and starring comedian Josh Thomas as a 20-year-old man who's dumped by his girlfriend, discovers he's gay and learns his mother ...

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    'Breaking Bad' Creator Gilligan Claims “Most folks will dig the ending;” AMC Unveils Two New Series

    AMC is ramping up production of original series, ordering two new shows in one cycle for the first time in its history, even as it bids goodbye to “Breaking Bad,” the series that followed “Mad Men” to help launch its remarkable run of acclaimed cable hits.

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