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'Game of Thrones' Is the 'Avatar' of the Emmys, and That's Okay

What awards are the right awards? Everyone wants to win Best Picture or Best Drama or Program of the Year, but aside from the top category, what awards matter to the companies distributing the honorees? To HBO, the answer seems to be the best acting trophies. In a recent article provocatively titled "HBO: Why 'Game of Thrones' Gets Robbed at Emmys," Entertainment Weekly writer James Hibbard spoke with HBO's programming president Michael Lombardo about why "Game of Thrones" hasn't won many high profile awards despite many, many nominations in many, many categories. The article specifically targeted actors, noting the awards success of Peter Dinklage but few others in the giant ensemble -- the one weak point in an otherwise solid list of nods -- but Lombardo also shared a few theories as to the show's lack of top tier recognition.  Read More: Review: 'Game of Thrones
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'The Killing' Is Dead

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'The Killing' Is Dead
"The Killing" is dead. AMC announced that the controversial series has been canceled after two seasons, according to Deadline.

"After much deliberation, we've come to the difficult decision not to renew 'The Killing' for a third season," AMC said in a statement via Deadline. "AMC is incredibly proud of the show and is fortunate to have worked with such a talented team on this project, from showrunner Veena Sud and our terrific partners at Fox Television Studios to the talented, dedicated crew and exceptional cast."

Though "The Killing" earned critical acclaim when it first premiered on AMC in April 2011, the series experienced extreme backlash when the show's question, "Who killed Rosie Larsen?" wasn't answered by the end of Season 1. Sud assured the audience that the question would be resolved by the end of Season 2. "Our intent was not to mislead or betray," she explained. "We talked about the fans,
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'The Killing' Is Dead

'The Killing' Is Dead
"The Killing" is dead. AMC announced that the controversial series has been canceled after two seasons, according to Deadline.

"After much deliberation, we've come to the difficult decision not to renew 'The Killing' for a third season," AMC said in a statement via Deadline. "AMC is incredibly proud of the show and is fortunate to have worked with such a talented team on this project, from showrunner Veena Sud and our terrific partners at Fox Television Studios to the talented, dedicated crew and exceptional cast."

Though "The Killing" earned critical acclaim when it first premiered on AMC in April 2011, the series experienced extreme backlash when the show's question, "Who killed Rosie Larsen?" wasn't answered by the end of Season 1. Sud assured the audience that the question would be resolved by the end of Season 2. "Our intent was not to mislead or betray," she explained. "We talked about the fans,
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Fringe: Fox Pres Talks About the Friday Ratings

EW's James Hibbard recently interviewed Fox entertainment president Kevin Reilly about Fringe's performance on Friday nights. Reilly said, "I'm so psyched about it... It does go to show you the loyalty of the genre audience, when you get the right show. I'm so grateful to that audience, I'd like to shake their hands. We have a lot of passion for that show here."

It should be noted that the conversation took place prior to last Friday when Fringe had its second significant drop in the ratings. The series was moved to Friday nights on January 21st and attracted a 1.9 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 4.87 million viewers. That's about what it had been doing on Thursdays. The following week, the numbers were about the same.

On February 4th, the demo dropped to a 1.6 rating and 4.26 million viewers, a loss of
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Low ratings put "Dollhouse" in danger of going to the attic forever

Oh no, is Fox ready to pack up the Dollhouse and banish it to the attic forever? The show is just two episodes into its second season, but already talk has begun of possible early cancellation due to disappointingly low ratings.

The series from creator Joss Whedon and star Eliza Dushku debuted to only 2.6 million viewers. Last week it had its weakest showing to date, dropping by 20 percent and attracting only 2.1 million viewer. It even got beaten by SyFy series Stargate Universe by about a quarter of a million households. When a cable show beats a network show, that’s bad — very, very bad.

On Monday, Dollhouse news site Dollverse.com sent up a distress flare saying the series was in real danger of being yanked soon, meaning fans could be left hanging without a resolution to the complex multiple lives of Echo and company.

The warning sound like more than just fan hand-wringing.
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