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    Lennie James To Play Former Heroin Addict Trying To Rebuild His Life In Gritty New Drama Series

    Lennie James has signed up to play a former heroin addict trying to stay clean and rebuild his life, in a gritty new Channel 4 (UK) 4-part drama series titled Run.

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    'Game Change' & 'The Campaign' Director Jay Roach Stays Political, Will Direct HBO's 'K Blows Top' Starring Paul Giamatti

    Does the idea of Paul Giamatti playing Nikita Khrushchev sound vaguely familiar? Then you might have a very good memory. First announced way back in 2010, this Cold War drama has been brewing over at HBO and now it looks like it's finally building some steam.

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    'Game Change' Director Jay Roach Returning to HBO With Khrushchev Movie 'K Blows Top'

    "Game Change," the Sarah Palin election film that attracted a lot of attention for both its portrayal of its subject and an eerie central performance from star Julianne Moore, worked well for HBO. So well, in fact, that the network will once again work with director Jay Roach, who hel...

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    The New Head Of Drama Programming At NBC Is A Black Woman

    What this means in the larger scheme of things remains to be seen; I just don't have enough info currently to make any assessments. But it's good news, and certainly great for Pearlena Igbokwe. 

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    Nonso Anozie Will Be Samson The Israelite Whose Strength Lay In His Hair

    I recall when I interviewed him in May, he mentioned that he had a handful of projects on the horizon that he couldn't quite talk about back then, for any number of reasons; I assume this may have been one of those projects.

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    AMC Developing Pot-Growing Drama 'Grass Valley'

    "Breaking Bad" is coming to an end next year, but AMC's already looking for another narcotics-centric series to fill the twitchy, strung-out void.

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    DirecTV To Drop 26 Viacom Channels At Midnight Tonight, July 10 (BET, Centric, VH1, TV Land, Etc)

    I'm not a customer of the provider, but, looking around my Brooklyn neighborhood, I can tell that lots of folks are, and maybe you're a customer yourself, wherever you reside. And if so, then you probably should be aware of this, if you're not already.

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    Watch: Teaser Trailers For 'Sons Of Anarchy' Season 5 & 'Dexter' Season 7

    With the fifth and final season of "Breaking Bad" nearing its premiere next week, FX and Showtime don't want anyone to forget about September, when they will be releasing the fifth and seventh season of "Sons of Anarchy" and "Dexter," respectively. New teasers for both shows have just been released.

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    Tonight: A FRONTLINE Special 2-Hour Presentation, 'ENDGAME: AIDS in Black America'

    As expected, it's already inspiring debate across the black blogosphere (from the topic it tackles, to whether the program/presentation should even exist), and I'm sure that will continue after it airs tonight (July 10); you're asked to check your local listings for when exactly it&...

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    Because I Say So: Another Great Trailer For 'Breaking Bad' Season 5

    This Sunday sees the premiere of the first half of the final season of “Breaking Bad,” and we’re fucking stoked. AMC has released a new promo that has small spoilers, especially if you haven’t caught up on the fourth season -- and if you haven’t, why are you reading thi...

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