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    Billy Bob Thornton Reteams With Coen Brothers To Star In 'Fargo' TV Series

    While he might be name-checked as often as someone like John Goodman, Billy Bob Thornton is certainly in the realm of Coen Brothers players. He bagged roles in "The Man Who Wasn't There" and "Intolerable Cruelty," and also starred in the Coen-produced "Bad Santa" but it has been a decade since they'...

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    Janine Sherman Barrois Inks 2-Year Development Deal With ABC Studios

    Janine Sherman Barrois, executive producer, and writer on CBS hit series Criminal Minds, has inked a 2-year development deal with ABC Studios, while she continues on Criminal Minds.Barrois will develop new projects under this new deal.It was last November, when Barrois sold a new hour-long murder pr...

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    Conservative Pundit Armstrong Williams To Buy TV Stations

    Called "one of the most recognized conservative voices in America" conservative pundit, columnist and Fox News favorite Armstrong Williams has announced that his company Howard Stirk Holdings will be buying WMMP-TV in Charleston, S.C. from the Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc.

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    15 New Images From 'Boardwalk Empire' Season 4

    Breaking what? While the fate of Walter White is on everyone's mind as his journey kicks off in just over a week (take the phone off the hook folks!), a whole other breed of morally conflicted man is returning to the small screen too. In September, Nucky Thompson and the rest of the gang continue bo...

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    CNN Films Announces a Fall Doc Slate That Includes 'Blackfish,' 'Our Nixon' and 'Pandora's Promise'

    HBO and PBS are well known for their documentary programming, but new networks have been getting into the action with their own nonfiction plans, among them Showtime (who launched doc strand Sho Closeup with "The World According To Dick Cheney" in March) and CNN, who today announced its doc schedule...

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    Watch: 20-Minute Supercut Of Every Movie Reference From Seasons 6-10 Of 'The Simpsons'

    Last week, a lengthy supercut dropped featuring every movie reference in the first five seasons of "The Simpsons," and it was glorious. And instead of leaving us hanging, a mere seven days later the daunting work of capturing every nod to cinema continues with a new, 20-minute supercut of every movi...

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    Mini-Series On Slavery Abolitionist John Brown Coming To FX

    I recall an older S&A post, about 2 years prior to Django Unchained, when Quentin Tarantino said, during a Charlie Rose interview when Inglorious Basterds was opening, that he was interested in making a film about noted slavery abolitionist John Brown, but not in the traditional, as he said, "dr...

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    Showtime to Air Documentary Series on the Terminally Ill, From the Makers of 'Top Chef'

    Showtime will look at the lives of the terminally ill in its new nonfiction series "Time of Death," currently in post-production for a fall debut.

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    Nick Cannon Will Bring Style & Panache To Reboot Of 'Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous'

    The constantly-busy Nick Cannon, who already hosts at least two TV shows, has signed up to host yet another one - a reboot of Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous, for the Style network.

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    SXSW Short 'Sequin Raze' Becomes Lifetime Pilot 'Unreal,' With Marti Noxon to Executive Produce

    Sarah Gertrude Shapiro's short film "Sequin Raze" premiered at SXSW earlier this year before screening at New Directors/New Films -- and now it's headed to television, in a reworked form.

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