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True Detective, Ep. 2.02, “Night Finds You”: Pick up the pieces and go home

28 June 2015 9:48 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

True Detective, Season 2, Episode 2, “Night Finds You”

Written by Nic Pizzolatto

Directed by Justin Lin

Airs Sundays at 9pm (Et) on HBO

Unlike True Detective‘s premiere, the second episode of the season, while still overbearingly morose, at least manages to make some headway, with both more realistic character development and interesting details in the investigation of Ben Caspere’s murder. Much of the hour still comes off as a parody of classic noir, especially the sections involving Vince Vaughan, but as more time is spent with these characters there is at the very least a feeling that the show has a purposeful direction for the season, rather than just being content to wallow in sadness and despair. This sense is helped significantly by the episode’s final scene, which is an effective cliffhanger whether the character of Ray Velcoro elicits strong personal feelings positively, negatively, or not at all. »

- Whitney McIntosh

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Review: 'True Detective' - 'Night Finds You': The lone gunman?

28 June 2015 7:00 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

A review of tonight's "True Detective" coming up just as soon as I support feminism by having body image issues... "But us, the investigation... I don't think it's supposed to work." -Ray "Night Finds You" could be a tricky episode for me to write about, since it ends on a cliffhanger with Ray getting shot in the chest by Caspere's killer (or by another man with a very particular bird mask fetish), and since you know I've seen next week's episode and am therefore aware whether Ray lives or dies. Fortunately, I don't need to dance around what I do and don't know, and what I'm comfortable hinting at, because I can share exactly how I reacted in the moments immediately after I finished watching this one: "Huh. I was not expecting that." If Velcoro is dead, then all the time spent trying to cast that role represents a classic »

- Alan Sepinwall

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True Detective’s Abigail Spencer on Gena and Ray’s Backstory, and Auditioning for Rachel McAdams’ Role

28 June 2015 7:00 PM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Abigail Spencer is lost in Provence. “I don’t know what happened,” says the actress, who’s in Europe for a TV festival, via cell phone. “The French Gps in the car took us to the middle of nowhere.” Spencer clearly knows where she’s going in her career, however: She’s got key roles in two of the summer’s most anticipated shows: HBO’s True Detective and Sundance’s Rectify, which returns July 9. Spencer discussed playing Gena, the ex-wife of True Detective’s troubled cop, Ray Velcoro (Colin Farrell), their complicated backstory, and how she got the part.How did you work out the schedules to do both True Detective and Rectify? Honestly, I don’t even know how that happened. It was kind of magical. [Executive producer] Nic Pizzolatto offered me the part. He thought of me for it, and he’s good friends with Rectify’s producers. True Detective was so lovely. »

- Bruce Fretts

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‘Rectify’ Star Abigail Spencer Discovers She’s a Binge-Watcher and 6 More Emmy Contender Quickies

24 June 2015 6:50 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

SundanceTV’s “Rectify” is about a man who must learn to live as a free man after a technicality sets him free from death row, where he had been in solitary confinement for 19 years. It’s a heavy subject to tackle, and no easy task for the actors who play those in Daniel Holden’s circle. Abigail Spencer had to mostly play it straight as Daniel’s (Aden Young) protective sister Amantha, who put her life on hold in order to work endlessly to free her brother. Not surprisingly, Spencer has particular fondness for one episode in the show’s second season in which. »

- Linda Ge

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Watch: 'Rectify' Cast Previews an 'Unpredictable' Season 3 in Exclusive Featurette

16 June 2015 7:44 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Read More: 'Rectify' Creator Ray McKinnon on the Benefits of Watching Weekly on SundanceTV vs. Binging on Netflix After generating substantial acclaim through two under-the-radar seasons, "Rectify" is hoping to land a little louder with the premiere of its third run of episodes. The slow-burn family drama examines the fallout of death row inmate Daniel Holden's (Aden Young) sudden release into the world, and more specifically its impact on his fractured family and tightly-knit small town community. Through two seasons, "Rectify" has won a Peabody Award, and both Young and supporting star Abigail Spencer have been nominated for Critics' Choice Awards for their performances. The series has a small-but-devoted fan base who should no doubt eat up an exclusive featurette (posted above) featuring the cast and crew discussing Season 3's major storylines. But it also works as a solid primer for anyone looking to get into what's frequently dubbed as "the best. »

- David Canfield

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TV Review: ‘True Detective,’ Season 2

12 June 2015 5:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Those expecting anything approaching the magic conjured by the original Matthew McConaughey-Woody Harrelson pairing should immediately temper their enthusiasm for “True Detective’s” second season. Impeccably cast around its marquee stars, the new plot possesses the requisite noir-ish qualities, but feels like a by-the-numbers potboiler, punctuated by swooping aerial shots of L.A. courtesy of new director Justin Lin, whose intense close-ups bring to mind a Sergio Leone western. Although generally watchable, the inspiration that turned the first into an obsession for many seems to have drained out of writer Nic Pizzolatto’s prose, at least three hours into this eight-episode run.

Somehow, the first installment managed to take TV’s most venerable genre and put a fresh coat of paint on it, thanks to the intoxicating mix of McConaughey’s unorthodox, philosophizing cop, its grisly crime and the time-bending narrative. Here, Pizzolatto more straightforwardly plows ahead, featuring »

- Brian Lowry

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TV Casting: Outlander, Rectify, Colman Domingo in Fear The Walking Dead

11 June 2015 11:26 AM, PDT | Film-Book | See recent Film-Book news »

Outlander, Rectify, Fear The Walking Dead, and other TV productions have made recent TV show casting, TV movie casting, and TV directing news. These shows and movies air on Starz, SundanceTV, and AMC.

Rectify (SundanceTV)

Michael Vartan will guest star on Season 3 of SundanceTV’s “Rectify

Aden Young stars on the drama as Daniel Holden, a man adjusting to life after a technicality exonerated him for the 20-year-old rape and murder of his high school girlfriend.

As can be seen in the first look photo (above), Vartan’s character will cross paths with Abigail Spencer‘s Amantha, Daniel’s older sister.

Kingdom (DirecTV)

Mark Consuelos will join Nick Jonas and Frank Grillo in Season 2 of Mixed Martial Arts (Mma) fighting drama “Kingdom” on DirecTV.

Consuelos will play Sean Chapas, an ex-fighter and one of Alvey Kulina’s (Grillo) oldest friends, who has the potential to forever change the fate of Alvey’s Venice-based Mma gym. »

- Rollo Tomasi

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‘Alias’ Alum Michael Vartan to Guest Star on ‘Rectify’ (Exclusive)

10 June 2015 2:27 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Alias” alum Michael Vartan will guest star on Season 3 of SundanceTV’s “Rectify,” TheWrap has learned exclusively. Aden Young stars on the drama as Daniel Holden, a man adjusting to life after a technicality exonerated him for the 20-year-old rape and murder of his high school girlfriend. As can be seen in the first look photo (above), Vartan’s character will cross paths with Abigail Spencer‘s Amantha, Daniel’s older sister. Also Read: 94 Summer TV Shows: TheWrap's Ultimate Viewing Guide (Photos) Executive produced by series creator Ray McKinnon, Melissa Bernstein and Mark Johnson, “Rectify” also stars Adelaide Clemens, Clayne Crawford, »

- Linda Ge

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‘Rectify': First Look Images from Season 3

10 June 2015 11:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

SundanceTV’s Peabody Award-winning drama “Rectify” will return on Thursday, July 9, and Variety has an exclusive first look at the cast portraits for season three, which picks up immediately where the second season finale left off, on the very afternoon of Daniel’s (Aden Young) plea deal, with pressing questions still lingering over Daniel’s freedom: Will the deal be accepted? Will Daniel be forced to leave town? And when the body of a missing person is discovered, law enforcement once again turns to him for answers.

Elsewhere in season three, as Daniel’s devoted sister Amantha (Abigail Spencer) attempts to live her own life, she is given an opportunity at a local store that for the first time in a long time has nothing to do with her brother. Meanwhile, Tawney (Adelaide Clemens) and Ted Jr. (Clayne Crawford) struggle to see if their marriage has a future by delving into their pasts for answers. »

- Laura Prudom

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True Detective: Season 2 TV Spots, June Episode Titles & Synopses [HBO]

10 June 2015 9:29 AM, PDT | Film-Book | See recent Film-Book news »

True Detective June 2015 Episode Titles, Plots, Air Dates, TV Promos. HBO has released the True Detective: Season 2 episode titles, official plot synopses, and the air dates for the June 2015 episodes of its cop TV series. The True Detective episodes discussed are episodes 9-10. The two new True Detective: Season 2 TV commercials are entitled ‘Chaos’ and ‘Stand.’

On the two True Detective: Season 2 TV spots:

In the first trailer, Los Angeles detective Ray Velacro (Colin Farrell), a corrupt cop under the control of crime lord Frank Semyon (Vince Vaughn), asks if he is even supposed to solve the case he’s investigating. Seymon also says at one point, “I need a direction to turn, or I may just start pulling down walls.”

The second trailer is a wordless, pulse-pouding look at the four main characters, including Ventura County Sheriff’s detective Ani Bezzerides (Rachel McAdams) and motorcyle »

- Rollo Tomasi

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Emmys: Prestige Drama Boom Good for Viewers, Overwhelming for Voters

8 June 2015 9:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

If voracious viewers find it hard to keep up with all the quality dramas on TV, just imagine how Emmy voters feel. Last year, 108 titles were submitted for consideration as outstanding drama series. This year, that number spiked to 145.

And the competition has grown increasingly cutthroat thanks to a number of critical darlings from small-but-aggressive new players like Wgn America, Pivot and Sundance.

This year, the TV Academy changed its rules to allow seven drama series battle for the top prize — up from six — sending studios and networks into a campaigning frenzy for a coveted slot. Since two of last year’s contenders — heavyweights “Breaking Bad” and “True Detective” — won’t be returning this year, there’s certainly room for a breakout. But favorites “Downton Abbey,” “Game of Thrones,” “House of Cards” and “Mad Men” are still firmly in the mix, while another of last year’s nominees — “Orange Is the New Black »

- Geoff Berkshire

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'Dawson's Creek': Mae Whitman Leads an All-Star Cast at Hilarious Atx Festival Live Script Reading

7 June 2015 11:08 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

The final day of the Atx Television Festival's fourth edition closed out Sunday with one of the most creative panels of the annual event: a live reading of the Dawson's Creek pilot with an all-star cast. The event — held at the jam-packed State Theater — featured a fun gender reversal, starting with Parenthood alum and fan favorite Mae Whitman as Dawson; SuitsPatrick J. Adams as Joey; Rectify's Abigail Spencer as Pacey; Dawson's Creek co-star Kerr Smith — who played Jack — stepping into the role of his former character's best friend, Jen; Friday Night Lights alum Louanne

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- Lesley Goldberg

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Atx S4: Day three highlights Atx’s dubious priorities

7 June 2015 6:31 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Day one and two of Atx Season 4 featured some fantastic programming and only minor line issues. Both sides of the festival were heightened in day three, which brought some great programs and events for attendees, but also the mess that was the Gilmore Girls Reunion panel line. The best and worst of the festival were on display and if Atx is going to continue to grow, it needs to learn from its many mistakes with the Gilmore Girls panel, and quickly.

The day started for me with Rectify, with a screening of the season three premiere and afterward, a Q&A moderated by The Hollywood Reporter’s Tim Goodman and featuring cast members Abigail Spencer, J. Smith-Cameron, and Aden Young, and executive producer Mark Johnson. It was lovely to watch the series, which benefits tremendously from its cinematic direction, in a theater, surrounded by an engaged audience. A show like »

- Kate Kulzick

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Atx S4: Day one starts shakily, but day two ends with a bang

5 June 2015 10:56 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Season four of the Atx Television Festival (A Television eXperience, as they prefer to be called) kicked off Thursday, June 4th in Austin, TX, with a line stretched ‘round the corner for the sole opening night event, the premiere of Atx partner USA’s Complications. The double-length pilot of the series screened to a packed house and afterwards, Mark Peikert of Backstage Magazine moderated a brief Q&A with the series’ creator, Matt Nix, stars Jessica Szohr and Beth Riesgraf, and creative Mike Horowitz. From the very start, the atmosphere in Austin has been a relaxed, positive one. Badge pickup, at least when I was there, was straightforward with helpful volunteers steering the process and the line for Complications, which started forming well over an hour before the event, was friendly and low-stress.

The screening itself was underwhelming. I am confident there are many who will enjoy Complications, but I »

- Kate Kulzick

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Kerry Washington, Sarah Paulson on Social Media’s Trolls and Triumphs

4 June 2015 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Ask actors how they approach roles and they inevitably talk about working to be open and fully present in the moment. So for a craft that requires that kind of vulnerability, the Internet is probably more of a necessary evil than a requirement.

But many actresses say that wading through the negativity social media can bring is part of the job when it comes to promoting shows and characters that they love.

“It’s such a tricky balance, because I’m not a person who reads reviews, ever,” says “Scandal” star and live-tweeter Kerry Washington. “And yet I do have this very open exchange of ideas with our fan base. I don’t want a few negative opinions or ideas to negatively impact my ability to remain available and part of a community. So I’ve learned to read things and let them not impact me as much as they »

- Christy Grosz

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How Elisabeth Moss, Lisa Kudrow Keep Long-Running TV Roles Fresh

4 June 2015 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Playing copywriter Peggy Olson on AMC’s “Mad Men” has been as much about Elisabeth Moss’ own life as it has been about following a character’s arc. Although Moss says show creator Matthew Weiner asked her to watch a few period films like 1960’s “The Apartment” to prep, she went into the role with the idea of making Peggy feel as real as possible.

“I wanted to play her as a person, and not in any particular era,” Moss says. “So for me, the research I had done was that I’d lived my life up until I was 23, and I used my own experiences and who I was. What I love about doing a long-running series is that I grew up over nine years on this show. We made the pilot when I was 23, and I was three weeks away from being 32 when we wrapped.”

As Moss changed as a person, »

- Christy Grosz

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This week in tv news: ‘Rectify’ season three gets a premiere date

16 May 2015 8:21 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Scream Queens, which received a new trailer this week.

USA Network has formally given a series order to Queen of the South. The series will be based on the 2002 Spanish novel La Raina Del Sur by Arturo Pérez-Reverte, which has already been adapted into a Spanish-language telenovela, and will star City of God and PredatorsAlice Braga in the lead role of Teresa Mendoza. The series synopsis is as follows.

Queen Of The South tells the powerful story of Teresa Mendoza (Braga). When her drug-dealing boyfriend is unexpectedly murdered in Mexico, Teresa is forced to go on the run and seek refuge in America, where she teams with an unlikely figure from her past to bring down the leader of the very drug trafficking ring that has her on the run. In the process, she learns the tools of the trade and strategically positions herself to become the leader of the Cartel. »

- Deepayan Sengupta

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'True Detective' Season 2 Trailer Delves Into a Dark Secret

14 May 2015 2:45 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Last month, HBO released the first True Detective Season 2 trailer, while announcing that the hit series will return Sunday, June 21. Today the network has released yet another True Detective trailer, which takes us inside the minds of the four main characters, Ray Velcoro (Colin Farrell), Frank Semyon (Vince Vaughn), Paul Woodrugh (Taylor Kitsch) and Ani Bezzerides (Rachel McAdams). As you can tell from this trailer, each of these characters have a number of issues they're all dealing with, on top of their professional lives.

A bizarre murder brings together three law-enforcement officers and a career criminal, each of whom must navigate a web of conspiracy and betrayal in the scorched landscapes of California. Colin Farrell is Ray Velcoro, a compromised detective in the all-industrial City of Vinci, La County. Vince Vaughn plays Frank Semyon, a criminal and entrepreneur in danger of losing his life's work, while his wife and closest »

- MovieWeb

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Talent Agent Meredith Wechter Jumps to Wme From ICM With Clients Gal Gadot, Josh Gad, Brittany Snow, Lucy Hale

13 May 2015 8:49 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Former ICM agent Meredith Wechter has officialy joined Wme. Wechter brings clients such as “Frozen” star Josh Gad, “Pitch Perfect 2” star Brittany Snow, and “Furious 7” star Gal Gadot with her. Wechter’s will also bring “Jurassic World” lead Bryce Dallas Howard,”Salem’s” Seth Gabel, Abigail Spencer from USA’s “Suits,” “Pretty Little Liars” star Lucy Hale, “Scorpion” star Katharine McPhee, and Jeremy Strong known for his work in “The Judge,” and “Zero Dark Thirty.” See photos: 15 Hollywood Stars Up for Grabs in CAA-uta Talent Shakeup Wechter left ICM last month after ten years with the agency. Her »

- Joe Otterson

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Motion posters released for True Detective Season 2

22 April 2015 11:16 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The eagerly-awaited return of HBO’s acclaimed series True Detective is on the horizon with less than two months left until the second season, and HBO has today released three new motion posters with the show’s tagline “We Get the World We Deserve.”

We get the world we deserve. #TrueDetective pic.twitter.com/CFJuv00Nws

True Detective (@TrueDetective) April 22, 2015

We get the world we deserve. #TrueDetective pic.twitter.com/iTkuP2t04n

True Detective (@TrueDetective) April 22, 2015

We get the world we deserve. #TrueDetective pic.twitter.com/joLQ4R5b1H

True Detective (@TrueDetective) April 22, 2015

Created by Nic Pizzolatto, True Detective season two will see Colin Farrell (Seven Psychopaths) play Ray Velcoro, a compromised detective whose allegiances are torn between his masters in a corrupt police department and the mobster who owns him; Rachel McAdams (A Most Wanted Man) plays Ani Bezzerides, a Ventura County Sheriff’s detective whose uncompromising »

- Scott J. Davis

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