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  • Edward Snowden's exile TV pick? 'The Wire'

    Edward Snowden's exile TV pick? 'The Wire'
    National Security Agency document leaker Edward Snowden sat down for a lengthy exclusive interview with NBC News' Brian Williams this month, and while the interview touched on all the hefty issues any discussion with someone like Snowden should touch on,...
  • Netflix to Focus on Adding Higher-Rated and Exclusive Titles, CFO Says

    Netflix CFO David Wells said the No. 1 streaming service will expand the breadth of its programming over the next few quarters, through original series and with more emphasis on licensing exclusive and "four- and five-star content." "Our intent is to...
  • 'Watch Dogs' makes Chicago a digitized surveillance state

    'Watch Dogs' makes Chicago a digitized surveillance state
    Books become TV series. Amusement park rides become movies. Pop songs become Broadway musicals. But how do you adapt a city into a video game? How do you digitize the essence of a major American metropolis within the framework of a playable experience?...
  • An Andy Samberg roll call on 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' cast

    An Andy Samberg roll call on 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' cast
    "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" began life last fall as a fast, funny sitcom about a precinct of New York detectives adjusting to life under a newly appointed, no-nonsense captain. By the time the Fox series won a Golden Globe in January, it had developed into one...
  • 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....
  • Durban Festival: Restless Producers Move Into High-End TV

    London-based producer Tendeka Matatu has been keeping busy ahead of this month's Durban film fest. In May, he and partner Marie Lora-Mungai announced the launch of Restless Talent Management, a global management company for African talent, and the pair...
  • Martin O'Malley and David Simon together on a train. Really.

    Martin O'Malley and David Simon together on a train. Really.
    As one of the journalists who chronicled Martin O'Malley's enmity for "The Wire" and reported David Simon's threats to move production of the series out of Baltimore, it was with some interest that I read Simon's account of a beer the two recently...
  • Once a 'little dive,' Chaps now a pit beef legend

    Once a 'little dive,' Chaps now a pit beef legend
    Bob Creager opened his tiny pit beef stand in the parking lot of a Southeast Baltimore nightclub in 1987. The stand had no electricity. Creager had never run a business. And the former steelworker had no idea how to cook pit beef. "I was struggling,"...
  • Emmy Predictions: Movies and Miniseries Contenders Chase 'Normal Heart,' 'Fargo'

    Two white-hot productions -- HBO's "The Normal Heart" and FX's "Fargo" -- explain why the Television Academy opted this year to break up movies and miniseries into separate Emmy categories once again. The TV Acad combined the top longform categories in...