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    HBO Gives Middling to Poor Reviews of 'The Newsroom' a Strange Makeover in Print Ad

    Misrepresentative review quotes being used for film or TV show ads is nothing new. HBO is the latest to climb on the bandwagon of strategically placed ellipses with its ads for Aaron Sorkin's "The Newsroom," a show receiving mixed reviews at best.

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    Bounce TV Announces Movie Licensing Agreements w/ Walt Disney, Miramax, Sony, MGM

    ATLANTA, July 24, 2012 -- Bounce TV (http://bouncetv.com), the nation's first-ever over-the-air broadcast television network for African Americans, has acquired the television rights to four packages of African American-skewing motion pictures in individual, multi-year licensing agreements ...

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    Fox is Making a Modern Day 'Sleepy Hollow' Series

    Or at least the pilot for one. As Entertainment Weekly reports, Fox has ordered and committed to air an episode of a "modern-day supernatural thriller based on the 1820 short story" by Washington Irving, "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow."

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    Watch: A New 'Homeland' Teaser Offers a Glimpse of Carrie Mathison's Splintered Psyche

    When Showtime's excellent thriller "Homeland" ended its first season, it was with bipolar CIA operations officer Carrie Mathison (Claire Danes) in the hospital and about to undergo electroconvulsive therapy, her confidence and sanity a wreck thanks to her investigation into returned PO...

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    VH1 Orders Kimberly Elise Hour-Long Scripted Sports Drama Series 'Bounce'

    VH1 has ordered the Kimberly Elise scripted hour-long drama titled, Bounce, which co-stars newcomer Taylour Paige, Charlotte Ross, Logan Browninghas and Dean Cain.

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    PBS Announces a 'Mister Rogers' Spin-off, More Ken Burns and 'Constitution USA with Peter Sagal'

    "Constitution USA with Peter Sagal" is one of several new programs announced by PBS at the TCA Summer Press Tour this past weekend. While something that aims to breathe "new life into the traditional civics lesson" may not sound like the obvious stuff of which compelling televisi...

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    HBO Picks Up Stephen Merchant Comedy 'Hello Ladies'

    Is it just us, or does HBO seem to be becoming a lot more auteur-driven as of late? Their three big commissions for 2012 were Lena Dunham’s “Girls,” Armando Iannucci’s “Veep,” and Aaron Sorkin’s “The Newsroom,” and then they co-produced Ricky Ger...

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    Laurence Fishburne Circling Pivotal Role In NBC's 'Hannibal'

    Laurence Fishburne is returning to the small screen to join the cast of NBC's upcoming contemporary take on Hannibal, with characters from Thomas Harris’ Red Dragon novel.

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    Niecy Nash Cast As Purse-Snatching Hooker In Season 2 Of 'New Girl'

    She currently stars alongside Cedric the Entertainer in the original sit-com for TV Land, The Soul Man, but fans of Fox's New Girl, will also be able to see the actress in season 2 episodes of that series, in which she'll play a purse snatcher, who also happens to be a hooker.

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    Martin Campbell to Direct a Reboot of British Sci-fi Series 'Blake’s 7'

    "Blake's 7," the cult-favorite UK series about a group of renegades traveling through space as they try to undermine the totalitarian Terran Federation, is getting a reboot.

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