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TV Talk: No Sex for Neal McDonough, Jimmy Kimmel’s Post-Lost Special

-Neal McDonough-Did Neal McDonough’s religious beliefs cost him a gig? According to a report, the married Catholic was replaced on ABC’s Scoundrels because he didn’t want to do love scenes with Virginia Madsen. It’s a principle the Desperate Housewives star has stuck by during his career.

-True Blood, which was already based on Charlaine Harris’ novels, will now be adapted into a comic book series. Although the main characters will be included, the stories will be different from the ones seen on HBO.

-Damages could soon be pulling double-duty. If the critically-acclaimed drama is going to stay afloat, future seasons may air first on DirecTV before it airs on FX. That’s similar to the arrangement NBC had for Friday Night Lights.

-Jimmy Kimmel’s love of Lost has earned him a prime position. The late night comedian will now host a post-finale special after the show ends its run on Sunday, May 23.


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Quote of the Day: Chloe Sevigny on Big Love’s Awful Season

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UPDATE: You can read Sevigny’s apology for her comments here.

“It was awful this season, as far as I’m concerned. I’m not allowed to say that! [Gasps.] It was very telenovela. I feel like it kind of got away from itself. The whole political campaign seemed to me very farfetched. I mean, I love the show, I love my character, I love the writing, but I felt like they were really pushing it this last season. And with nine episodes, I think they were just squishing too much in. HBO only gave us nine Sundays, because they have so much other original programming—especially with The Pacific—and they only have a certain amount of Sundays per year, so we only got nine Sundays. I think that they had more story than episodes. I think that’s what happened… Me and the girls [ and Ginnifer Goodwin] definitely were not very happy with where it was going—or more kind of, ‘We really hope it’s going to work. It seems like they’re really pushing it.’ I think next season, they’re going to go back to more just the family. I think that the stuff with Ben and Lois and that stuff was really great in Mexico, but… [Laughs.]”

-Golden Globe winner Chloe Sevigny (Nicolette Grant) agreeing with criticism of ‘s fourth season.

(Make sure to check out our other notable quotes.)

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True Blood Season 3 Teaser Video and Poster


Realizing just how much “waiting sucks,” HBO has begun offering impatient fans snippets of ‘s upcoming season.

After every encore episode airing Sundays @ 8:00, the cable network will provide a brand new “In Production” clip. This first scene involving Eric (Alexander Skarsgard) is a textbook definition of the word “teaser.”

Season 3 won’t - sigh - begin until June 13. Until then, bide your time checking out a new tasty poster after the jump.

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TV Extensions, Renewals and Cancellations (3/25)

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Here’s an update on the shows you will and won’t be seeing in the months to come:

 

RENEWALS
  • Nurse Jackie (Showtime) - Season 3
  • The Ricky Gervais Show (HBO) - Season 2
  • United States of Tara (Showtime) - Season 3

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Casting Corner: Mildred Pierce, My Boys and More

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Here’s a quick look at some of the casting announcements made recently:

Mildred Pierce: HBO has rounded up a few more key players for its upcoming adaptation of the 1941 novel. The miniseries - which already boasts Kate Winslet as the title character - will also feature Evan Rachel Wood (The Wrestler) as Mildred’s daughter, Veda, and Guy Pearce (The Hurt Locker) as Monty Beragon, Mildred’s love interest. Filming on the five-parter will begin next month.

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TV Talk: Bob Guiney Gets the Ladies, True Blood Returns in June

Bob Guiney-Who says nice guys finish last? It was revealed in a recent Bachelor special that Bob Guiney got the most play during his run on the show. “I think he was 5 1/2 women,” executive producer Mike Fleiss claimed.

-Ted Koppel wasn’t interested in hosting This Week, but how about Christiane Amanpour? According to a report, the CNN reporter is currently weighing an offer made by ABC.

-Comcast is going all out for Tiger Woods’ long-awaited return to golf. For the first time, the Masters will be offered in 3D on a designated channel and online.

-It’s now time to put Season 2 of True Blood in your Netflix queue. HBO has just announced the hit series will return for Season 3 on June 13.

-Couldn’t they just ban him for life? An insider claims Spencer Pratt has been banned from The Hills’ set for six weeks after threatening a producer. He’ll reportedly undergo anger management training.


The Pacific Launches on HBO in March

Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: Drama, Prime Time, Cable, HBO, Video,


Eight years after the premiere of comes another World War II drama from executive producers Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks.

Despite the time period, The Pacific is not considered a sequel to the previous cable miniseries. The focus of this 10-part event will focus on the action in the Pacific, rather than the European, theater.

The HBO production - which reportedly cost around $200 million to make - will kick off Sunday, March 14.

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Entourage: The Movie?

EntourageAlthough we’re still not sure when Entourage is going to end, already knows where the show is heading.

During a recent interview, the show’s executive producer said the program will some day end up in theaters. But first, Vinnie Chase and the boys will have to finish at least two more seasons on HBO. “We’ll see, there could be more. But then, a movie,” Wahlberg claimed.

A rep for the cable channel said a big screen feature could be in the cards. “It is not out of the realm of possibility, but the producers are concentrating on the new season,” HBO stated.

Would Entourage end up bombing like the faux-Medellin? Or would it become another box office hit like ? I’m sure Ari Gold is dying to know.

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Will Matt Dillon Appear on Entourage?


Could we soon see more drama for Johnny Drama?

Although HBO’s Entourage has played a host to a lengthy list of guest stars including Matt Damon, Zac Efron and Martin Scorsese, there’s one person we’ll probably never see on the show: .

During a recent interview with Good Day LA, the Armored star explained why he doesn’t see himself acting alongside his brother (Emmy nominee ) anytime soon.

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VIDEO: Big Love’s Season 4 Teaser Trailer

Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: Drama, Prime Time, Cable, HBO, Video,


UPDATE: You can also see a new poster for the show after the jump.

A polygamist family that ice skates together is eventually bound to fall together…or just fall apart.

Although this early trailer for comes with no preview scenes, the expressions on all their faces are quite telling. Why does Barb look particularly concerned? Why does Nicki seem confused? Why can’t Bill hold on to his wives?

Find out when the Season 4 of the HBO drama begins on January 10.

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