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Set to premier on PBS later this year, AMERICAN MASTERS: NORMAN LEAR will document the life and times of one of the most influential figures in the history of American television.

With unprecedented access to his work, his personal archives and LEAR himself, Academy Award-nominated filmmakers HEIDI EWING and RACHEL GRADY combine stories from his turbulent childhood [...]


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Currently in theaters (and probably number two on this weekend’s box-office list), VACATION is a far cry from its original source material. More a reboot than a sequel, the film centers on Rusty Griswald (the young son originally played by ANTHONY MICHAEL HALL), all grown up and recreating, with his own family, his childhood vacation [...]


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Opening August 7, the animated film Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet is based on Gibran’s seminal work but is seen through the eyes of a young girl named Almitra (Quvenzhané Wallis) who’s living in a Mediterranean seaside town.

Initially unable to speak due to the tragic death of her father, Almitra finds solace and inspiration in an [...]


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Making its debut 8/22 on STARZ, BLUNT TALK is a new comedy series from SETH McFARLANE and the brilliant author/performer JONATHAN AMES. Set in Los Angeles, the story follows Walter Blunt (PATRICK STEWART), a Brit import intent on conquering the world of American cable news.

Unfortunately, the fallout from his misguided decision-making (both on and [...]


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Premiering on Starz this fall, ASH vs THE EVIL DEAD is a scripted half-hour series and the much anticipated follow-up to the classic EVIL DEAD horror film franchise. Set to reprise his role from the 1975 original film, BRUCE CAMPBELL returns as Ash, an aging lothario and chainsaw-wielding monster hunter who ‘has spent the last [...]


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Debuting on MTV in August, TODRICK is an eight episode reality series documenting YouTuber TODRICK HALL and his team as they race to make weekly music videos. A self-confessed ‘Broadway kid’, HALL has more than found a home and career on YouTube with upwards of two million subscribers and over 160 million views. Last year [...]


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Since its original release in 2001, the low-budget, raunchy comedy WET HOT AMERICAN SUMMER has become a cult ‘guilty pleasure’ largely because of its (then somewhat unknown) cast of amazing talents. Now, producers/writers MICHAEL SHOWALTER and DAVID WAIN have reassembled that cast (and even increased it) for the new NETFLIX series WET HOT AMERICAN SUMMER: [...]


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Making its debut later this year on NETFLIX, MASTER OF NONE follows the personal and professional exploits of a hapless 30-year-old actor living in New York City. Produced by and starring comic/actor AZIZ ANSARI, the series will use a mix of his stand-up routines, his book (MODERN ROMANCE) and new material written specifically for [...]


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Currently streaming on NETFLIX, the third season of the award-winning series ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK is continuing to prove that the relatively new trend of ‘binge watching’ is here to stay. Set in a women’s prison and centered on the drug related incarceration of an upscale preppy housewife, the series has become the darling [...]


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It’s just a matter of days before JON STEWART steps down from his 16-year post as host of Comedy Central’s THE DAILY SHOW and only weeks until comic/writer TREVOR NOAH steps in to fill the void. It’s going to be a tough act to follow as STEWART has become, to some, the most trusted newsman [...]


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