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    'Deception' Debuts Tonight On NBC; Show Creators See No Need To Call Attention To Race

    “I guess the way it all shook out, (the ethnicity of [Meagan] Good and [Laz] Alonso) is a way of sort of dealing with race without actually having to talk about it... But it’s not something we really talk about too much in the writers room…I just think it is sort of there. I&...

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    Tyler Perry's 'Downton Abbey' + New Kym Whitley Series & More On OWN's 2013 Slate

    Ok, so it's not really Downton Abbey, but that's the first thing I thought of when I read the description of the hour-long drama, The Haves and the Have Nots - which is one of the 2 new original programs Tyler Perry is scripting for Oprah Winfrey's OWN network, per their previo...

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    BBC America Picks Up David Tennant Crime Drama 'Broadchurch'

    BBC America has picked up "Broadchurch," an ensemble drama starring David Tennant, Olivia Colman, Jodie Whittaker, Vicky McClure and Arthur Darvill, for a 2013 release.

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    Sundance Channel Will Look at How TV Is Made With 'The Writers' Room'

    Television is a writer's medium, so it follows that in this proclaimed golden age of TV they're be the ones to highlight. Which is the premise of "The Writers' Room," a new Sundance Channel series announced today and co-presented by Entertainment Weekly. The show will run for six h...

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    Bizarro, A-List Movies Lead HBO Lineup: TCA Winter Press Tour 2013

    Two provocative new star-driven movies – both about real-life musical geniuses whose lives took a dark turn – dominated HBO’s presentation Friday at the Television Critics Association press tour in Pasadena. In one, Al Pacino plays reclusive record producer Phil Spector, convicted in 2009 of the gun...

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    Watch: Teaser for HBO's Period Miniseries 'Parade's End,' Starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Written by Tom Stoppard

    Featuring "Sherlock" star Benedict Cumberbatch and Rebecca Hall and adapted by Tom Stoppard from a tetralogy of 1920s novels by Ford Madox Ford, HBO/BBC/VRT miniseries "Parade's End" exudes prestige.

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    Huck Is Waterboarded & Brutally Beaten In Preview Clip Of 'Scandal' (Returns January 10)

    Don't adjust your monitors; it's not a clip from Zero Dark Thirty; it's a scene from the next episode of ABC’s Scandal, which apparently intends to reboot the "torture as a means of interrogation" debate with what will be a *graphic* torture scene.

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    Watch: Teaser Trailer For 'Parade's End' Starring Benedict Cumberbatch & Rebecca Hall

    Well, that was fast. Just a few hours after HBO announced that they'll be bringing the U.K. miniseries "Parade's End" starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Rebecca Hall to American shores next month, they've gone ahead and dropped the first teaser trailer. And yes, it's look pr...

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    Ryan Murphy Will Direct Julia Roberts and Mark Ruffalo in HBO AIDS Crisis Movie 'The Normal Heart'

    Ryan Murphy, the prolific creator of "American Horror Story," "The New Normal," "Glee" and others, will be stepping behind the camera again for HBO Films. Murphy will be directing Julia Roberts and Mark Ruffalo in "The Normal Heart." The film will be an adapta...

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