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AMC Networks, Time Warner Cable Continue Carriage Deal Renewal Talks

28 December 2012 7:26 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

AMC Networks and Time Warner Cable are continuing to discuss a carriage deal renewal for the former's IFC and We tv cable channels ahead of a year-end deadline. "Negotiations are ongoing," a Time Warner Cable spokeswoman said. She and AMC Networks didn't comment on the state of the talks, but sources predicted they would go down to the wire. Tw Cable currently has the right to carry IFC, home to such shows as Fred Armisen's Portlandia and The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret, and We tv, which airs Braxton Family Values, until the start of 2013. The

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- Georg Szalai

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10 shows that were cancelled…too soon

18 November 2012 12:13 PM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

With ABC cancelling Last Resort and 666 Park Avenue recently, we decided to look back on other TV series that were cancelled too soon.

10. Ringer

(1 season, 22 episodes, ended in 2012)

Sarah Michelle Geller plays a pair of twin sisters who are complete opposites. There’s Bridget, a recovering drug addict and stripper, and her wealthy sister Siobhan. The pilot shows them getting reacquainted, when Bridget wakes up to find her sister gone, under the impression she committed suicide she decides to become Siobhan. Bridget’s life soon becomes more complicated as she discovers the darker side of Siobhan’s life and that someone is trying to kill her sister.

The drama was filled with action and suspense and driven by sordid plot twists. Despite being nominating for a ton of awards and winning half of them, Ringer was cancelled due to decline in ratings after a three-month hiatus.

9. Twin Peaks

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- Tara Costello

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FX rebrands as Fox for 2013: Reveals new show lineup

14 November 2012 4:01 PM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

UK entertainment channel FX, which hosts shows such as The Walking Dead and American Horror Story, will be rebranded in 2013 as Fox. Fox International Channels announced the news today, alongside a fresh batch of shows and acquisitions for the channel, which is attempting to broaden its schedules. The channel has increased its audience share in recent years with critical and popular hits such as The Walking Dead, NCIS, True Blood and Dexter. Joining the show's schedules are Us stand-up Louis Ck's Emmy-award winning sitcom Louie, Rikki Lake's chatshow, Us sitcom Men at Work and the first UK airing of season two of The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret, a comedy mini-series starring Jon Hamm, Sharon (more) »

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First Trailer for A Young Doctor’s Notebook with Jon Hamm & Daniel Radcliffe

10 November 2012 5:46 AM, PST | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Starring Jon Hamm and Daniel Radcliffe in the leads, the anticipated mini-series, A Young Doctor’s Notebook, stars airing here in the UK early next month, and after a handful of great first-look images last week, Sky have debuted the first trailer for the programme.

The four-part mini-series will be airing on Sky Arts 1 (and Sky Arts 1 HD) from 6th December, and when you have the likes of Hamm and Radcliffe front and centre of a programme, the odds are pretty good it’s going to be a success.

“A Young Doctor’s Notebook is a four-part comedy drama based on a collection of short stories by the celebrated Russian writer and playwright Mikhail Bulgakov. The drama recounts Bulgakov’s semi-autobiographical experiences as a young doctor working in the small village of Muryovo at the dawn of the Russian Revolution in 1917.

Recounting from his notebooks, the Doctor considers his life »

- Kenji Lloyd

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First Look Images: Jon Hamm & Daniel Radcliffe in Mini-Series, A Young Doctor’s Notebook

2 November 2012 3:15 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Starring Jon Hamm and Daniel Radcliffe, A Young Doctor’s Notebook is sure to give Sky a big ratings boost when it airs in the UK early next month. Hamm is of course well known for his unparalleled performance as Don Draper in AMC’s Mad Men, and Radcliffe is diversifying his credits nicely following the end of Harry Potter.

The four-part mini-series will be airing on Sky Arts 1 (and Sky Arts 1 HD) in early December, and now the first images from the series have been released. We can’t wait to see how Hamm and Radcliffe interact on the small screen.

“A Young Doctor’s Notebook is a four-part comedy drama based on a collection of short stories by the celebrated Russian writer and playwright Mikhail Bulgakov. The drama recounts Bulgakov’s semi-autobiographical experiences as a young doctor working in the small village of Muryovo at the dawn of »

- Kenji Lloyd

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Amber Tamblyn Signs With UTA (Exclusive)

30 October 2012 12:58 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Amber Tamblyn has signed with talent agency UTA. She is best known for her lead role on CBS' Joan of Arcadia and was nominated for Emmy and Golden Globe Awards for her portrayal of the titular character. Her other television credits include House M.D., The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret, Portlandia and The Unusuals. On the film side, Tamblyn's credits include both The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants films, The Ring, The Grudge 2 and 127 Hours. She was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award for best supporting actress for her turn in the 2006 drama Stephanie Daley. Tamblyn,

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- Daniel Miller

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Amber Tamblyn and David Cross married

7 October 2012 3:22 PM, PDT | Pop2it | See recent Pop2it news »

Actress Amber Tamblyn, 29, and actor David Cross, 48, got married Saturday (Oct. 6), a rep for the actress confirms to People.

The two have been rumored to be dating since 2008, but didn't officially go public as a couple until 2009. They announced their engagement in August 2011. This is the first marriage for both of them.

Director Lance Bangs shared the photograph below of the pair slow dancing at the reception, along with the caption, "Yo La Tengo playing Superchunk, Mission of Burma, and Pixies covers at David and Amber's wedding."

Tamblyn is best known for her work on "House" and "Joan of Arcadia," while Cross is known for "Arrested Development" and "The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret."

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Amber Tamblyn and David Cross Are Married

7 October 2012 12:40 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Amber Tamblyn and David Cross are married! The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants actress, 29, and The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret actor, 48, tied the knot on Saturday, a rep for the actress confirmed to People. The couple announced their engagement in August 2011. Director Lance Bangs shared a snapshot of Tamblyn and Cross slow dancing at their reception on Instagram. "Yo La Tengo playing Superchunk, Mission of Burma, and Pixies covers at David and Amber's wedding," he wrote. A source tells People that Yo La Tengo wasn't the only celebrity performance - Questlove of The Roots was deejay. This is the first marriage for both. »

- Maggie Coughlan and Julie Jordan

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How Dan Rad Got Cast As A Young Hamm

17 July 2012 12:54 PM, PDT | TheInsider.com | See recent The Insider news »

It was revealed in May that Jon Hamm and Daniel Radcliffe had been tapped to play the same character, albeit at different ages, in the British miniseries A Young Doctor's Notebook. Now, Jon tells TheInsider.com that he was actually behind the inspired casting!

Related - Jon Explains How He Avoids The Gigli-Curse

"The project came to fruition when I was working on The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret," Jon tells me. "One of the producers on that said, 'If there's ever anything you want to put together, let me know.' And I said the same to him. One of the things that came up was this collection of short stories called A Young Doctor's Notebook. By nature of this work, it's very episodic and I thought it could be a cool little miniseries, which the Brits tend to be more open to than we are."

Emmy Hopeful Elisabeth Moss Talks Mad Men

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Jon Hamm Joins Tom McCarthy's Million Dollar Arm

9 May 2012 7:23 PM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

One of the luxuries of being on a cable show instead of a network show is that, while there is a smaller viewership, there are about half as many episodes produced,, leaving the actors many opportunities to pursue other projects. Jon Hamm has taken advantage of this a lot and often. When he's not filming episodes of Mad Men he is off making great films like The Town and Bridesmaids and guest starring on television shows like Children's Hospital, 30 Rock, and The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret. Hamm never seems to stop hustling, and he's keeping the flow going with yet another movie. Deadline reports that Hamm is now set to star in Million Dollar Arm, the new film from writer/director Tom McCarthy. The film is based on the true story of J.B. Bernstein, a sports agent who discovered two pitchers in the Indian cricket leagues and »

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Catch-up TV Guide: From The Nerdist to My Phone Sex Secrets

4 May 2012 4:06 PM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Podcast: The Nerdist

Jon Hamm continues to temper his performance as Don Draper in Mad Men with some excellent comedy cameos, with appearances in 30 Rock and The Increasingly Poor Decisions Of Todd Margaret, among others. The perfect guest, then, for episode 197 of relaxed pop culture podcast The Nerdist, where he discusses the goings-on at Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce, the Harlem Globetrotters and the Three Stooges.

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TV: The Devil's Music

First broadcast in 1979, this classic four-part documentary sees the late British bluesman Alexis Korner explore the colourful history of the genre. It's available until 1 January 2038, so you've got plenty of time to take it all in.

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Video: The Slope

This consistently funny web series, about a gay couple living in the "limousine-liberal" suburb of Park Slope, Brooklyn, has attracted some attention in Lgbt circles for its razor-sharp depiction of what its creators term "superficial, homophobic lesbians".

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- Gwilym Mumford, Rebecca Nicholson

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Jennifer Caserta Named IFC President & Gm

30 April 2012 8:29 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

As expected, AMC Networks has promoted Jennifer Caserta to IFC president and general manager. She succeeds IFC TV and Sundance Channel president Evan Shapiro, who recently left the company to become president of Participant Television. AMC Networks was not expected to seek a replacement for him, with Caserta, Evp and general manager of IFC, and Sarah Barnett, Evp and general manager of Sundance Channel, absorbing his duties. Both have reported to AMC Networks COO Ed Carroll, and in her new capacity, Caserta will continue to do so. “Jen has been a tremendous asset to the network, leading IFC’s successful rebrand and its transition last year to an ad-supported model, and implementing an original programming strategy that’s resonating with viewers,” Carroll said. As Evp as Gm of IFC, a position she had held since 2008, Caserta spearheaded IFC’s 2010 rebrand around new tagline “Always On. Slightly Off”; implemented the network »

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Amber Tamblyn pranks Tyrese Gibson; she's 86 percent sorry

6 March 2012 11:31 AM, PST | Pop2it | See recent Pop2it news »

We could not possibly love Amber Tamblyn more after discovering her utterly genius pranking of actor/model/rapper Tyrese Gibson, who approached her via e-mail thinking he was writing supermodel Amber Rose.

According to Movieline, Gibson contacted Tamblyn after seeing her name on a mutual friend's cc list -- except he thought she was Amber Rose, supermodel -- who is engaged to Wiz Khalifa and once dated Kanye West. Gibson proposed a musical collaboration. Recognizing an opportunity for fun, Tamblyn wrote back without letting on about the whole mistaken identity thing.

The entire exchange is detailed here, but some quick laughs via excerpts:

On Feb 26, 2012, at 10:16 Am, Amber Rose T wrote:

lol u are so sweet boo I've been trying to get this album goin for so long u know how it is. Attached is the single demo I've been workin on... not finished yet but soon! Thanks to u boo lol. »

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DVD Playhouse--February 2012

25 February 2012 8:40 PM, PST | The Hollywood Interview | See recent The Hollywood Interview news »

DVD Playhouse—February 2012

By Allen Gardner

To Kill A Mockingbird 50th Anniversary Edition (Universal) Robert Mulligan’s film of Harper Lee’s landmark novel pits a liberal-minded lawyer (Gregory Peck) against a small Southern town’s racism when defending a black man (Brock Peters) on trumped-up rape charges. One of the 1960s’ first landmark films, a truly stirring human drama that hits all the right notes and isn’t dated a bit. Robert Duvall makes his screen debut (sans dialogue) as the enigmatic Boo Radley. DVD and Blu-ray double edition. Bonuses: Two feature-length documentaries: Fearful Symmetry and A Conversation with Gregory Peck; Featurettes; Excerpts and film clips from Gregory Peck’s Oscar acceptance speech and AFI Lifetime Achievement Award; Commentary by Mulligan and producer Alan J. Pakula; Trailer. Widescreen. Dolby and DTS 2.0 mono.

Outrage: Way Of The Yakuza (Magnolia) After a brief hiatus from his signature oeuvre of Japanese gangster flicks, »

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David Cross: I did coke near President Obama

15 February 2012 2:35 PM, PST | Pop2it | See recent Pop2it news »

Maybe Todd Margaret, the character David Cross plays on his IFC series "The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret," isn't the only one who makes mistakes. In a new Playboy interview, Cross admits that he was busted for snorting cocaine at a White House Correspondents' Dinner.

"It wasn't even that much cocaine. It was literally the size of, I don't know, a tick. It was a tiny granule of coke that I put on my wrist and said, 'Watch this. I need a witness,'" says Cross in the article.

"I ducked under the table and did it. It wasn't like I got high. The jolt was similar to licking an empty espresso cup. It wasn't about that. It was just about being able to say that I did it, that I did cocaine in the same room as the president. I'm not proud of it, nor am I ashamed of it. »

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The TVLine-Up: TV Worth Watching This Friday

10 February 2012 7:02 AM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

On TV this Friday: The Fringe team gets trapped, a Spartacus: Vengeance secret is revealed, Kristen Wiig wigs out on Portlandia and more. As a supplement to TVLine’s original features, we’ve picked 10 programs to keep on your radar.

8 pm A Gifted Man (CBS) | A distraught woman takes the Clinica staff hostage after Michael testifies for a former patient who he believed suffered uncontrollable urges due to a brain tumor. Diane Neal (Law & Order: Svu) guest-stars.

8 pm Inside the Actors Studio (Bravo) | Brad Pitt stops by to talk about his career, his family and everything in-between.

8 pm Who Do You Think You Are? »

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The TVLine-Up: TV Worth Watching This Friday

27 January 2012 4:00 AM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

On TV this Friday: Chuck embarks on his final mission, the Fringe team tracks a death-predicting girl, Spartacus returns with a Vengeance and more. We’ve picked out seven programs to keep on your radar.

8 pm Chuck (NBC) | Two-hour series finale: As Sarah returns with a huge secret, Chuck enlists his family, friends and some unexpected allies in the race to stop Nicholas Quinn from destroying everything Team Bartowski has built over the past five years. (Read Part 1 and Part 2 of our finale previews.)

8 pm Shark Tank (ABC) | Two cat-themed business proposals may be less than purrfect for the panel. »

- Alyse Whitney

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David Cross: 'I wouldn't hang out with Arrested Development character'

16 January 2012 7:26 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

David Cross has compared his characters in the television shows Arrested Development and The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret. The actor revealed that he's far more repulsed by the wacky Dr Tobias Funke than the bumbling salesman Todd Margaret. "[Tobias is] worse to me as a human being because he's just absolutely fraudulent. Todd Margaret, he means well, he's just frustrating," Cross explained to The Huffington Post. He further discussed the roles: "Like, if [Todd's] your friend, you'd go, 'Why didn't you just tell her? What's wrong with you? You're making things worse'. But Tobias is fraudulent and pompous and pseudo-intellectual and a hypocrite. "I mean, I wouldn't hang out with either one of them for more than five minutes. That'd be weird, too, because they look (more) »

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The TVLine-Up: TV Worth Watching This Friday

13 January 2012 7:41 AM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

On TV this Friday: We leave Llanview, Chuck serves up a perfect 10, Fringe‘s Peter walks on through to the Other Side, Merlin‘s Arthur makes a shocking sacrifice and more. Here are 12 programs to keep on your radar.

2 pm One Life to Live series finale (ABC) | “I’ll give you tomorrow/Let me be the one you share it with…. And each day that follows/Cause we only have one life to live.

Soaps Shocker! Oltl‘s Blair, Todd, John and Starr All Head to General Hospital

8 pm A Gifted Man (CBS) | Michael and “E-Mo” disagree about how to »

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David Cross encouraged improvisation for 'Todd Margaret'

11 January 2012 8:50 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

David Cross has said that he encouraged improvisation on The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret. The writer-actor revealed how he and co-stars Will Arnett and Blake Harrison came up with many of the show's jokes while filming the second season. "Every single actor was cast with an eye toward improvisation skill. It's something I said to everybody: I'm going to encourage this'," Cross told BlackBook. Cross stars in The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret as an American salesman who runs afoul of international law as he tries to promote a toxic energy drink in the UK. The actor explained that shooting the first season for Channel 4 in the UK was quite different to his experience on American sitcoms like Arrested Development and Running Wilde. "I suppose the most obvious difference (more) »

- By Justin Harp

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