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The Wire (tv program)

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  • Baltimore's deserved heroin reputation [Commentary]

    Baltimore's deserved heroin reputation [Commentary]
    "The Heroin Capital of America" — what an unpleasant way to describe Baltimore. But stay seated, I'll get back to that in a second. I want to talk about something else first, "COAP" which stands for Children of Addicted Parents. For some, it's a...
  • TV Review: 'Gotham'

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - The title and promotional campaign do "Gotham" no favors, fostering expectations about a stronger link to the "Batman" franchise than can possibly exist -- at least, considering the setting, not for another 20 years or so....
  • HBO picks up six-hour miniseries on race from David Simon

    HBO picks up six-hour miniseries on race from David Simon
    The long relationship between HBO and David Simon will continue with the Baltimore filmmaker co-writing and producing "Show Me a Hero," a six-hour miniseries, for the premium cable channel. Based on the non-fiction book of the same title by Lisa Belkin,...
  • Why Serials Knocked Procedurals Out of the Emmy Race

    It seems obvious to say, yet it's still a striking thought: A procedural drama, historically a staple of television, is unlikely to ever win another best series Emmy -- and, indeed, will probably struggle even to get nominated. That's reflected in this...
  • Wendell Pierce on 'Ray Donovan,' Jon Voight and his 'personal trifecta'

    There was Wendell Pierce last Sunday night, sitting at a bar, pounding down drink after drink and getting kind of emotional as he talked about how messed up things had gotten in his life. Shades of Bunk Moreland, of “The Wire,” to be sure....
  • HBO's 'The Wire' will be remastered, rebroadcast

    HBO's 'The Wire' will be remastered, rebroadcast
    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - "The Wire" fans can start saying their favorite expletives: Creator David Simon's beloved drama about the gangs, police and other factions that make Baltimore tick is getting a facelift before a marathon viewing. HBO has...
  • HBO's 'The Wire' Will Be Remastered, Rebroadcast

    "The Wire" fans can start saying their favorite expletives: Creator David Simon's beloved drama about the gangs, police and other factions that make Baltimore tick is getting a facelift before a marathon viewing. HBO has confirmed that is in the...
  • Showtime's 'The Affair' Gets New Teaser, Poster Art

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Showtime has released a teaser trailer and poster art for its upcoming drama series "The Affair," starring Ruth Wilson, Dominic West, Joshua Jackson and Maura Tierney. The series will show both the male and female perspective,...
  • National Geographic depicts Baltimore as 'heroin capital of America'

    National Geographic depicts Baltimore as 'heroin capital of America'
    Drug sales in broad daylight at Lexington Market. An addict telling viewers Baltimore "is where you want to be for heroin," and then, after she scores, letting the camera watch her cook and shoot up in her car on a street that appears to be in Hampden....
  • 3 Chicago actors cast in 'Wire' creator's newest project for HBO

    3 Chicago actors cast in 'Wire' creator's newest project for HBO
    A trio of actors with deep Chicago ties have been added to the cast of the HBO mini-series "Show Me a Hero," the latest project from David Simon. Longtime TV actor Jim Belushi, Steppenwolf co-founder Terry Kinney and Lakeview native and Columbia College...
  • 'Fargo' star Allison Tolman is having quite a year

    'Fargo' star Allison Tolman is having quite a year
    August 2013: Chicago actress Allison Tolman, unemployed and doing temp work in the mornings, stops by her agent's office to tape an audition for the new FX series "Fargo." August 2014: Tolman is headed to the Emmys. That's quite a 12-month span....