‘Justified’ Talks To Ky. Police To Improve Look

LEXINGTON, Ky. — The producers of the FX series “Justified” have reached out to Kentucky police agencies to come up with a more accurate portrayal of officers. The show is about a U.S. marshal for the Eastern District of Kentucky, but it sometimes includes portrayals of Lexington police and Kentucky State Police. Lexington police spokeswoman Sherelle […]

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‘Curb’ One of the Least Diverse TV Shows for Directors

By Brent Lang LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) – When it comes to hiring female and minority directors, the ABC sitcom “The Middle” gets a gold star and HBO’s “Curb Your Enthusiasm” earns a piece of coal, according to a new report from The Directors Guild of America. The DGA analyzed more than 2,600 episodes produced in […]

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Emmy Nominee Martindale Goes From Hunk To Hunk

By MIKE CIDONI LENNOX, AP Entertainment Writer BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — If any new role last TV season screamed “Emmy!” it was nominated actress Margo Martindale’s Mags Bennett on the FX crime drama “Justified.” On one hand, Mags was an apple-pie baking mama with unconditional love for her children. On the other, she was perhaps […]

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Showtime Orders New TV Pilot Programs

By Tim Molloy NEW YORK (TheWrap.com) – Cable TV network Showtime has ordered pilot programs from “The Last Exorcism” co-writer Andrew Gurland, “The Pacific” writer-producer Michelle Ashford, and “Southland” creator and “Public Enemies” writer Ann Biderman, the network announced on Monday. Gurland’s project, “Gurland on Gurland,” is a half-hour comedy about his real family life […]

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With Emmy Nominations Due, Here’s Your Guide To Shows That May Not Get Their Due

Today in Scotland, they’re celebrating Battle of Bannockburn day, as they do every June 24th. In Venezuela, it’s the annual commemoration of the Battle of Carabobo. And in Brazil, this is the Day of the Cabocio. As if all that wasn’t special enough, it’s also a big day in Hollywood. This year, June 24 is […]

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‘Mad Men,’ ‘Modern Family’ Honored By TV Critics

By Dean Goodman BEVERLY HILLS, California (Reuters) – In what amounts to a reflection of last year’s Emmys and a bold prediction of this year’s ceremony. “Mad Men” and “Modern Family” won the top prizes at a new event organized by television critics. The two shows, both critical darlings, took the respective best drama and […]

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