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    Emmy Watch: Episodes Creators Talk No-Holds Barred Skewering of Network TV Biz

    Reviewers love the TV network satire Episodes, which Showtime has renewed for 2012. Amy Dawes interviews the Episodes creative team, writers David Crane (Friends) and Jeffrey Klarik (Mad About You), about their no-holds-barred skewering of TV (trailer is below). Given its scathing (and very funny) critique of the television business, it will be interesting to see if the critically hailed Showtime comedy Episodes is embraced by Television Academy members when it’s time to vote for Emmys. One hurdle will be how well they remember it -- the series debuted in January and ended in March, having been launched with an order of just seven episodes....

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    ShortsHD Launches on DIRECTV: Like A Mini Short Film Festival Each Night

    Shorts fans and filmmakers rejoice. Shorts International now boasts ShortsHD on DIRECTV. Their HD Extra Pack subscribers can now check out channel 568; a selection of the most popular titles will also be on VOD channel 1568. ShortsHD offers a library of titles from Oscar and international festival c...

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    2011 Webby Award Winners: Arcade Fire, Twitter, Bieber, Funny Or Die, Jim Carrey and More

    "This year’s Webby winners exemplify the type of profound effect the Internet is having on popular culture and the world at large,” declares Webby Awards' exec-director David-Michel Davies. "From Arcade Fire’s reinvention of the music video format with The Wilderness Downtown, or the New York Times ...

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    Oprah's OWN Mother's Day Programs: Judds, Extraordinary Moms, No Woman, No Cry, Shania Twain

    Oprah Winfrey's OWN network is celebrating Mother's Day weekend with brand new specials and series May 7 & 8. The schedule, listed below, includes Extraordinary Moms (executive produced and hosted by Julia Roberts; Time interviews her and Hillary Clinton about their participation here. ), No Women,...

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    Spring Fest Mania: Brit Week Meets American Idol, TCM Classics, LAT Fest of Books

    A pile-up of events are crowding this week in LA. Brit Week kicked off Tuesday with the annual champagne party at the British consul general's mansion in Hancock Park. BAFTA producer Nigel Lythgoe's six American Idol kids roamed the lawn followed by cameras, soaking up attention. Mayor Antonio Villa...

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    Royal Wedding Video & Pictures

    Stop the presses! Prince William and Kate Middleton are married. In case you aren't already maxed out, a sampling of video and pictures is below. HuffPo reports that the media was wall-to-wall. The rest of the world may now return to 2011.

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    Emmy Watch: Which New Scripted Series Will Make It to Emmy Contention? A Rough Ranking

    Emmy Watch columnist Amy Dawes takes a hard look at the new shows that debuted this year, and ranks their chances of landing Emmy Nominations right off the bat.Nothing is more exciting – at least to an Emmy watcher - than when a brand new series not only entertains our socks off and reinvigorates th...

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    Doctor Who Season Six Premiere Review: A Monster-of-the-Week, Hide-in-a-Tunnel Adventure

    Decades-long Doctor Who fan David Chute eagerly anticipated the Season Six premiere starring Matt Smith and Alex Kingston (trailer below), and made me and a pal watch it with him. I applaud his review, excerpted: Vastly shinier production values aside, this was a Monster of the Week, hide-in-a-tunnel adventure, a 1970s scarf and curls throwback. Monument Valley was little more than a handsome backdrop; no organic connection that I could see with the events that unfolded there. The aliens' trick of making you forget them the second you looked away mimicked without improving upon the Weeping Angels of the great Blink episode, which moved when y...

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    Playbill Gives Jersey Shore the Oscar Wilde Treatment

    Playbill has made Jersey Shore high brow. Check out the hilarious first and second videos in their series, in which transcripts from the reality show are done in the style of Oscar Wilde, through the characters of his play, The Importance of Being Ernest (as performed by Santino Fontana and David Fu...

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    The Killing: What Does Linden's Abstracted Look Mean?

    One of my favorite things in The Killing, the successful new AMC series remake of the original Danish global hit, is the way homicide detective Sarah Linden (Mireille Enos) takes a long slow burn as she susses out a new location. One of my friends calls it a "meaningful stare, that long, long shot w...

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