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    Preview New Series About An NGO In Kenya That Does A Whole Lot Of Nothing!

    Hah! When I received notification of this, without even reading the contents and watching the promo, I instantly laughed. Why? Well, if you're familiar with NGOs (Non-Governmental Organizations - a broad term that is often used to describe usually non-profit organizations that are in b...

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    'Being Elmo' Subject Kevin Clash Takes Leave of Absence From 'Sesame Street' Following Underage Sex Allegations

    The subject of last year's Sundance award-winning documentary "Being Elmo," Kevin Clash -- known the world over as the man behind Elmo on "Sesame Street" -- has taken a leave of absence from the show in the wake of allegations he had a sexual relationship with a 16-year-old boy.

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    Guillermo Del Toro Confirms Talks For ‘Heaven Sent,’ Already Toying With 'Pacific Rim 2' (But It Won't Be Next)

    There’s been a trend as of late of directors attaching themselves to more projects than they can conceivably handle, and Guillermo del Toro is the poster boy of this epidemic. While next year’s “Pacific Rim” will be his first directorial outing in nearly five years, it hasn&r...

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    Patton Oswalt & Rosemarie DeWitt Added To Cast for Season 2 of 'The Newsroom'

    This summer, Aaron Sorkin dropped his highly anticiapted HBO series "The Newsroom," and to quote Brian Williams: "That happened." Unabashedly and at times embarassingly preachy, it was also tremendously compelling as uneven as it was, becoming the show many loved to hate to watch...

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    'The Newsroom' Adds Rosemarie DeWitt and Patton Oswalt in Recurring Roles

    Comedian Patton Oswalt, who recently signed on to a recurring role in the new season of "Justified," will also be paying a visit to "The Newsroom" alongside Rosemarie DeWitt.

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    Netflix and AMC Are Probably Going to Resurrect 'The Killing' After All

    Having successfully brought "Arrested Development" back from beyond the grave six years after it was canceled by Fox, Netflix looks like it will actually be going through with another series resurrection.

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    David Simon on the Re-Election of Barack Obama: 'There is no normal'

    David Simon is television's foremost chronicler of diverse communities and how different groups interact and coexist -- not just in terms of race but in terms of class, economic status and lifestyle choices. It's evidenced in the shifting focus of "The Wire" from Baltimore's lo...

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    HBO Remaking Racy French Brothel Costume Drama 'Maison Close'

    French TV series "Maison Close" is getting an HBO remake. The ongoing Canal Plus drama, which premiered in 2010, is set in a Parisian brothel in 1871 and follows three women who work there and are trying to free themselves from prostitution.

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    Kandyse McClure Will Co-Star In New Netflix Original Horror Series 'Hemlock Grove'

    A little late on this announcement... South Africa/Canadian actress Kandyse McClure (probably best known for her work as Anastasia Dualla on the classic Sci-Fi hit military drama series Battlestar Gallactica) has joined that cast of Netflix’s new horror thriller o...

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    'The Killing' Season 3 Looking Likely Thanks To Netflix

    With their moves to not only bring back “Arrested Development” but to also debut David Fincher's "House Of Cards," there should be no doubt that Netflix wants to take on the television industry at large and position themselves as a viable alternative to the networks. The st...

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