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Adam Hills's favourite TV

18 November 2013 4:00 AM, PST | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

The Australian stand-up and The Last Leg host on his TV dos, don'ts and won'ts

Unmissable show?

Veep. To be really honest, I have an aversion to shows that glorify death and killing. So I never got into The Sopranos… I know that it doesn't just glorify death and killing; the whole point is the moral quandary. I got into The West Wing instead. I just devoured The West Wing. I think that's why I enjoyed Veep. That has the essence of The West Wing in it. I prefer stuff like The West Wing, The Hour. Kind of intelligent, thoughtful miniseries. The only things you can make a TV series about these days are either death or politics.

Comfort TV?

M*A*S*H. I've been watching it since I was seven or eight, with my dad. I can't imagine there's an episode I haven't seen, to the point where I know lines from it. »

- Gwilym Mumford

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Which Upcoming Miniseries Is Right for You?

2 October 2013 8:30 AM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

So, it looks like we're not getting a Hillary Clinton miniseries after all. That's a shame. But fear not, miniseries fans, because there are so, so many miniseries in the works right now. So many. Here's but a sampling of what's to come.I would like to watch something about history. You're in luck: Discovery Channel has green-lit a Braveheart-era miniseries about the Scottish fight for independence in the thirteenth century. No, older! The megapopular Bible miniseries is getting a sequel (another testament, if you will), covering the parts that occur after Jesus' crucifixion. Older! Lifetime is working on a Cleopatra four-parter. Ack! Too old! Something about America. There's the remake of North and South that covers pre–Civil War through the Reconstruction. Set a little earlier than that is The Hour of Peril, the true story of how two detectives foiled a plan to assassinate Lincoln before his inauguration. »

- Margaret Lyons

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Emmys 2013 winners list: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Anna Gunn and more

22 September 2013 6:47 PM, PDT | Zap2It - From Inside the Box | See recent Zap2It - From Inside the Box news »

"Veep" star Julia Louis-Dreyfus took home her fourth career win, and her second for her HBO comedy, at the 2013 Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday (Sept. 22), while "Breaking Bad" actress Anna Gunn earned her first award ever for her final season as Skylar White.

The complete winners list below:

Outstanding DRAMABreaking BadDownton Abbey Game of Thrones Homeland House of Cards Mad Men 

Outstanding Actress In A Drama Connie Britton, Nashville Claire Danes, Homeland Michelle Dockery, Downton Abbey Vera Farmiga, Bates Motel Elisabeth Moss, Mad Men Kerry Washington, Scandal Robin Wright, House of Cards 

Outstanding Actor In A Drama Hugh Bonneville, Downton Abbey Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad Jeff Daniels, The Newsroom Jon Hamm, Mad Men Damian Lewis, Homeland Kevin Spacey, House of Cards 

Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Drama Anna Gunn, Breaking Bad Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey Emilia Clarke, Game of Thrones Christine Baranski, The Good Wife Morena Baccarin, Homeland Christina Hendricks, »

- editorial@zap2it.com

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Emmy Winners 2013: Breaking Bad and Modern Family Score Top Honors, Claire Danes Repeats, HBO and Candelabra Dominate

22 September 2013 5:18 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

The 65th Primetime Emmy Awards were handed out Sunday night in Los Angeles, and HBO was this year’s big winner, amassing 27 total trophies.

Fueling the pay cabler’s success was 11 total gold grabs by its Behind the Candelabra telepic, including an honor for co-lead Michael Douglas. Boardwalk Empire added to HBO’s haul with five wins, while Veep‘s Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Tony Hale took home statues as well.

CBS placed a distant second at this year’s Emmys with 16 total wins, most of which came at the Creative Arts ceremony held Sept. 15. The Eye’s biggest prize-winner was »

- Matt Webb Mitovich

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65th Emmys: Rachel Bennett & Rachel Horner’s Live Chat!

22 September 2013 2:46 PM, PDT | Scott Feinberg | See recent Scott Feinberg news »

By Rachel Bennett

Television Contributor

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What a weird Emmys that was, right?

Although we saw some tremendous highs, like AMC’s Breaking Bad finally winning Outstanding Drama Series, there were also some major confusing upsets.

As much as I like Jeff Daniels, I don’t understand how he won Lead Actor in a Drama Series, and I hate that Elisabeth Moss lost in two categories — both of which she deserved to win. It also would’ve been nice to have seen ABC’s Modern Family finally lose its hold on the Outstanding Comedy Emmy, but there’s always next year.

However, I’m really happy for the fantastic Merritt Wever and Tony Hale, who won Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series and Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series, respectively. Those were pleasant surprises, to say the least.

The Colbert Report winning Outstanding Variety Program was also a huge highlight of the night. »

- Rachel Bennett

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Reykjavík unveils line-up

20 September 2013 9:46 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Lukas Moodysson, Laurent Cantet and James Gray to receive honorary awards; focus on Greece and environmental docs

The Reykjavik International Film Festival is to open on Sept 25 with This Is Sanlitun by the Icelandic-Irish director Robert Douglas and will end Oct 6 with the Nordic premiere of Palme d’Or winner Blue Is The Warmest Colour.

Riff will honour three filmmakers with an award for creative excellence. They are the Swedish filmmaker Lukas Moodysson, Us director James Gray and France’s Laurent Cantet.

Riff’s main award, the Golden Puffin, will be awarded to a film in the category New Visions, which screens debut and sophomore films of up and coming filmmakers.

The 12 films are:

Bethlehem, Yuval Adler Coldwater,Vincent Grashaw Free Fall, Stephan LacantLa Jaula De Oro, Diego Quemada-DiazLes Apaches, Thierry de Peretti The Lunchbox, Ritesh Batra Miss Violence, Alexandros Avranas One Shot, Robert OrhelSalvation Army, Abdellah Taïa Spaghetti Story, Ciro De Caro The Geographer »

- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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'Behind the Candelabra' leads Creative Arts Emmys winners

15 September 2013 8:55 PM, PDT | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

HBO dominated the Creative Arts Emmys on Sunday night, grabbing 20 awards, including eight for the Liberace biopic Behind the Candelabra, the most-awarded program of the night. Other notable winners include Bob Newhart; the TV vet took home his first-ever Emmy for his guest-starring role on The Big Bang Theory.

See the complete list of winners below; an edited version of the nearly four-hour Creative Arts Emmys will air Saturday, Sept. 21, on Fxx.

Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program

Ryan Seacrest, American Idol

Betty White, Betty White’s Off Their Rockers

Tom Bergeron, Dancing With the Stars

Winner: Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn, »

- Katie Atkinson

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Peaky Blinders recap: episode one

12 September 2013 2:00 PM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

This Birmingham-set gangster drama is British telly trying to do Us-style box set viewing. But it's styled like a John Lewis ad with almost as many cliches. Will you keep watching?

Spoiler Alert: This blog is for those who are watching series one of Peaky Blinders. Don't read on if you haven't seen episode one.

Birmingham, England, 1919. In the first episode of BBC2's new period gangster drama/steampunk beer commercial, we learn that Brum's postwar slums were mostly peopled with actors who weren't from there.

Before we even get to the amazing set design or the slick, ad-style art direction, or the way Sam Neill keeps a straight face when he says, "It's beaver", we need to tackle two problems. The accents are all over the shop and the dialogue is often eye-poppingly bad. That said, Cillian Murphy, Helen McCrory and Sam Neill count for a lot, even when »

- Julia Raeside

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BBC 2, BBC 4 and geek TV

28 August 2013 11:27 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Feature Andrew Blair 30 Aug 2013 - 06:14

Andrew reports back from the BBC 2 and 4 'Meet the Controller' session at this year's Edinburgh International Television Festival...

BBC 2 and BBC 4 are not, at first glance, providing huge beefy slabs of geek-meat for us to sink our teeth into. However, we like to think we cover a broad remit here at Den of Geek, and you can be a geek about anything. Personally, I think there's overlap between arguments over as 'the Doctor's race and/or gender' and 'the squad numbers worn by Colin Hendry during his time at Rangers F.C.'. 

You may note the number of BBC 2 dramas and comedies that have geek appeal: Parade's End. The FallThe Thick Of It. All reviewed on this site. You may be a fan of cakes, cats and sewing, in which case, BBC 2 is totally your friend. You may have noticed Ivan Radford's »

- louisamellor

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Highlights of Joy Behar's last show on 'The View' -- Video

9 August 2013 11:14 AM, PDT | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

After 16 seasons, Joy Behar bid farewell to The View today. The hour-long goodbye episode, taped Thursday, was billed as “This Was Your Life on The View” and was hosted by comic Mario Cantone (Sex and the City). In addition to showing taped messages from stars and choice clips — including Behar buckling Tom Cruise onto the couch, her declining fashion advice from RuPaul, her walking away from Bill O’Reilly, and her getting a foot massage from Matthew McConaughey – producers lined up a slew of surprise in-studio guests.

First up was Regis Philbin, who told the story of how Behar »

- Mandi Bierly

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The 2013 Emmy Award Nominations

18 July 2013 8:40 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced the nominations for the 65th Primetime Emmy Awards this morning.

The most notable news was that Netflix's "House of Cards" marks the first series released exclusively online to score nominations in the major categories.

"Game of Thrones," "Breaking Bad," "Homeland," "Downton Abbey," "Mad Men," and "The Good Wife" dominated the drama categories. "30 Rock," "Louie," "Modern Family," "Veep," "Girls," and "The Big Bang Theory" scored numerous nominations for comedy. "Behind The Candelabra," "Phil Spector," "Top Of The Lake" and "American Horror Story: Asylum" dominated the mini-series & movies categories.

Surprising shutouts this year include a massive snub of AMC's "The Walking Dead" and basically all of FX's line-up like "The Americans," "Archer," "Justified" and "Sons of Anarchy". Also missing out are the likes of Rob Lowe for "Behind the Candelabra," Corey Stoll for "House of Cards," Steve Buscemi for "Boardwalk Empire," Julianna Margulies for "The Good Wife, »

- Garth Franklin

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TV Feature: The 11 Biggest Emmy Snubs of 2013

18 July 2013 8:28 AM, PDT | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – The 2013 Emmy nominations were announced this morning, leading to the natural hand-wringing and chest-beating over who missed the cut. Before we get to the most egregious snubs of the year, a few places where the Academy unexpectedly, happily got it right:

1. “Enlightened” — I wish it had made the cut in Comedy Series but Laura Dern and Molly Shannon being nominated at all is not something I expected. My most glorious surprise of the morning.

2. One Down — I’m not sure Eric Stonestreet was the most deserving to be the first excluded from the supporting comedy categories but at least “Modern Family” takes up less than 50% of these categories and so it’s progress.

3. Fave Nominees — Jason Bateman, Louis C.K., Laura Dern, Lena Dunham, Amy Poehler, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Adam Driver, Bill Hader, Tony Hale, Bobby Cannavale (twice), Melissa Leo, Molly Shannon, Jeff Daniels, Bryan Cranston, Vera Farmiga, Elisabeth Moss, Aaron Paul, »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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Emmys: 2013 Nominations By Series

18 July 2013 6:27 AM, PDT | Deadline Hollywood | See recent Deadline Hollywood news »

Related: 2013 Primetime Emmy Nominations (Live) Nomination Summary – 2013 Primetime Emmy Awards 17 Nominations American Horror Story: Asylum 16 Nominations Game Of Thrones 15 Nominations Behind The Candelabra Saturday Night Live 13 Nominations Breaking Bad 30 Rock 12 Nominations Downton Abbey Mad Men Modern Family 11 Nominations Homeland Phil Spector 10 Nominations Boardwalk Empire 9 Nominations Dancing With The Stars House Of Cards The Oscars 8 Nominations The Big Bang Theory Top Of The Lake 7 Nominations So You Think You Can Dance 6 Nominations The Borgias The Colbert Report The Daily Show With Jon Stewart The Girl Louie Survivor 5 Nominations The Amazing Race Ethel Girls The Good Wife London 2012 Olympic Games Opening Ceremony Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence In The House Of God Nurse Jackie Parade’s End Political Animals Project Runway 66th Annual Tony Awards Veep The Voice 4 Nominations Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown Crossfire Hurricane Deadliest Catch Glee How I Met Your Mother Jimmy Kimmel Live The Kennedy Center Honors Louis C.K.: Oh My God »

- NIKKI FINKE, Editor in Chief

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Status at the Half, Part 1: Top 10 TV Series of 2013 (So Far)

30 June 2013 10:39 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

2013 is only halfway done, but there’s a fair chance that, in a television context, it might well be looked back upon as the year any and all accepted rules of “quality television” became utterly meaningless and the promise of great things arrived in all shapes and sizes, from all directions. Consider Netflix’s House of Cards and the resurrected Arrested Development: existing properties, incredible casts, and a novel delivery method to boot. Consider HBO’s increasingly epic and brutal Game of Thrones and the way it’s managed to capture the zeitgeist despite firmly belonging to a long-derided genre. Consider the continued reign of FX’s animated spy comedy Archer, complete with the best rapid-fire humor on TV. Consider Mad Men, still relevant as it heads into its final season. Consider the wildly popular The Walking Dead and the long-form horror that is sure to follow in its wake. »

- Simon Howell

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Maggie Gyllenhaal to star in BBC2 thriller set against Middle East conflict

28 June 2013 2:14 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Dark Knight actor to play life peer drawn into the world of espionage in political thriller The Honourable Woman

The Dark Knight star Maggie Gyllenhaal is to take the lead role in a BBC2 thriller set against the backdrop of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Gyllenhaal, whose film credits also include Crazy Heart and Secretary, will play a British life peer in The Honourable Woman who is drawn into the world of international relations and espionage following the murder of a Palestinian businessman.

She joins a growing roster of American acting talent signing up for the channel's dramas. BBC2 viewers have just seen X Files star Gillian Anderson in serial killer drama The Fall and Elisabeth MossMad Men's Peggy Olson – plays a police detective in Jane Campion's New Zealand-set thriller Top of the Lake, which will air on the channel in the summer.

Christopher Walken and Winona Ryder will »

- Jason Deans

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Maggie Gyllenhaal to star in BBC2 thriller

28 June 2013 2:14 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Dark Knight actor to play life peer drawn into the world of espionage in political thriller The Honourable Woman

The Dark Knight star Maggie Gyllenhaal is to take the lead role in a BBC2 thriller set against the backdrop of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Gyllenhaal, whose film credits also include Crazy Heart and Secretary, will play a British life peer in The Honourable Woman who is drawn into the world of international relations and espionage following the murder of a Palestinian businessman.

She joins a growing roster of American acting talent signing up for the channel's dramas. BBC2 viewers have just seen X Files star Gillian Anderson in serial killer drama The Fall and Elisabeth MossMad Men's Peggy Olson – plays a police detective in Jane Campion's New Zealand-set thriller Top of the Lake, which will air on the channel in the summer.

Christopher Walken and Winona Ryder will »

- Jason Deans

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The Americans recap: season one, episode four

22 June 2013 2:40 PM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

It may not be the new Homeland, but as Reagan gets shot and the Kgb begins to panic, things are ticking along nicely

The Americans recap: season one, episode 4

Spoiler Alert: This blog is for viewers watching The Americans at British and Australian broadcast pace. Do not read on if you haven't watched episode four – and please do not post spoilers if you've seen further in the series.

Vicky Frost is away – she'll be back next week.

In Control

In much the same way that calling The Hour "the British Mad Men" didn't do that show any favours, I think The Americans suffered under the weight of all the "new Homeland" expectations that were initially placed upon it. It isn't the new Homeland, but it is a tense, over-the-top thriller and it thrives on the guesswork we have to do each week. I think we have now reached point where »

- Rebecca Nicholson

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5 Things Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa Should Include

13 June 2013 12:24 PM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

Over the past ten years British comedian Steve Coogan hasn’t been having a bad time in Hollywood. Since starring alongside Jackie Chan in 2004′s Around The World In 80 Days, he has appeared in such films as Night At The Museum, Tropic Thunder, and this summer lends his voice to Despicable Me 2. Not one to forget his humble origins however, he has also appeared in British comedies Hot Fuzz and In The Loop, and has now returned to the one character where it all started, Alan Partridge.

First appearing as sports reporter in Radio 4′s On The Hour, Partridge later made the leap to television in The Day Today and was eventually given his own chat show, Knowing Me Knowing You With Alan Partridge. Perhaps his biggest success however, was the sitcom I’m Alan Partridge, which followed the failing star’s attempts to make it back to the small screen, »

- Ian Coomber

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The best TV for summer 2013

26 May 2013 4:00 PM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

A languorous crime thriller from The Piano director Jane Campion, what is possibly Luther's last outing, and the irresistible The Americans

Top of the Lake

Holly Hunter, Peter Mullan and Elisabeth Moss star in The Piano director Jane Campion's rich, languorous crime thriller, in which the pregnant 12-year-old daughter of a local drug lord goes missing. Its small-town setting and dreamy pace has earned it Twin Peaks comparisons, but it has its own unique feel and flavour. BBC2, July.

Luther

According to series creator Neil Cross, this is likely to be the last television outing for Idris Elba's brooding, amoral cop, though both have talked about their desire to take it to the big screen. However preposterous its storylines have been – psychotic twins, satanic booksellers and Pam Ferris playing a hardened crime boss – it is always a thrill. BBC1, June.

The Americans

The initial wave of post- »

- Rebecca Nicholson

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BAFTA TV Craft Nominees: ‘Parade’s End’, ‘The Girl’, ‘Ripper Street’, ‘The Hour’, More

25 March 2013 1:36 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

BBC Two‘s five-part period drama Parade’s End leads the nominees for BAFTA‘s television craft awards with five. The adaptation of Ford Madox Ford’s novels started airing on HBO on February 26, and stars Benedict Cumberbatch, Rebecca Hall, Anne-Marie Duff, Rupert Everett and Miranda Richardson. It took mentions for production design and Tom Stoppard’s writing, among others. Also figuring heavily among the nominees are BBC Two and HBO’s Hitchcock drama The Girl, BBC One and BBC America‘s Ripper Street and BBC Two and BBC America’s cancelled The Hour. Other shows known to U.S. audiences, Doctor Who, Call The Midwife, Downton Abbey, Top Gear and The Thick Of It also scored nods. Olympics programming, inlcuding Danny Boyle’s opening ceremony and Stephen Daldry’s closing ceremony are nommed as is the fictional comedy series about the Games, Twenty Twelve. Awards will be handed out on April 28 in London. »

- NANCY TARTAGLIONE, International Editor

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