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[12/02/14 - 01:16 PM]
HBO(R) Unveils New High-Definition Re-Mastering of Award-Winning Hit Series "The Wire(R)"
New and old fans of the series can watch the show like never before thanks to a brand new High-Definition upgrade of all 60 episodes, which will debut in December.

[07/30/14 - 11:37 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, July 30
Updates include: Oscar Isaac, Catherine Keener to topline HBO's "Show Me a Hero"; Laura Benanti to recur on ABC's "Nashville"; and Jenny Slate to guest on FOX's "Brooklyn Nine-Nine."

[05/21/14 - 06:04 AM]
HBO Programming Including "The Sopranos," "Boardwalk Empire," "True Blood," "The Wire," "Deadwood," "Six Feet Under," "Big Love," "Rome" and More, Now Available on Prime Instant Video
"We're thrilled to deliver this collection of groundbreaking, beloved content from HBO to Amazon Prime members for unlimited streaming at no additional cost," said Brad Beale.

[05/19/14 - 11:31 PM]
Development Update: Monday, May 19
Updates include: Glen Mazzara brings "Damien" to Lifetime; Lisa Cholodenko to helm NBC's "The Slap"; and ABC Family's "Stitchers" casts pair of newcomers.

[04/23/14 - 06:19 AM]
Amazon and HBO Ink Exclusive Multi-Year Deal to Bring Award-Winning HBO Programming To Prime Members
"The Sopranos," "Six Feet Under," "The Wire," "Big Love," "Eastbound & Down," "Oz," "Band of Brothers," "Deadwood," "Boardwalk Empire" and "True Blood" are among the titles.

[03/27/14 - 11:26 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, March 27
Updates include: ABC's "Once Upon a Time in Wonderland" to end after 13 episodes; Toks Olagundoye cast in NBC's "Feed Me"; and Ana Nogueira reports for "Good Session" at CBS.

[10/31/13 - 06:01 AM]
Prime Instant Video Greenlights First-Ever Drama Pilots
"Bosch," based on Michael Connelly's best-selling Harry Bosch book series, and "The After," written and directed by Emmy-nominee Chris Carter are on tap.

[10/24/13 - 01:02 PM]
Starz Teams Up with Chris Collins, Ken Fink, and Dan Chaon to Develop New Hour-Long Scripted Drama Series "Most Wanted"
Set in the Great Plains during the 1970s, "Most Wanted" traces the rise and demise of a talented and prolific bank robber, Nate Daniels.

[07/09/13 - 11:05 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, July 9
Updates include: FOX to bring "League of Extraordinary Gentlemen" to small screen; TNT passes on its Geena Davis-led drama pilot; and Ryan Seacrest to host NBC's "Million Second Quiz."

[07/08/13 - 06:07 AM]
Anika Noni Rose and David Alan Grier Star in "The Watsons Go to Birmingham," a Hallmark Channel Original Movie World Premiere September 20
Skai Jackson, Wood Harris, LaTanya Richardson Jackson, Pauletta Washington, Bryce Clyde Jenkins and Harrison Knight also star.

[06/03/13 - 09:01 AM]
Golden Globe(R) Nominee Dominic West to Headline "The Affair" on Showtime(R)
West will play "a good husband, devoted father of four, and New York City high school teacher whose settled, comfortable world is about to implode when he meets a woman he thinks is his soul mate."

[04/29/13 - 12:02 PM]
Spike TV Announces New Scripted Event-Series Development Slate Featuring Projects from Hollywood's Most Creative and Dynamic Minds
Tom Fontana, Chris Collins, Leslie Greif, Gene Simmons, Bobby Moresco, Jonathan Koch, Steve Michaels, Craig Piligian, Dimitri Doganis and Bart Layton are among the featured auspices.

[04/10/13 - 05:06 AM]
Anika Noni Rose, David Alan Grier and Skai Jackson Start Production on "The Watsons Go to Birmingham," a Hallmark Channel Original Movie World Premiere September 20, Based on Christopher Paul Curtis' Newbery Honor Winning Book
LaTanya Richardson, Wood Harris, Bryce Jenkins and Harrison Knight also star in the project.

[03/22/13 - 07:41 AM]
BBC America to Co-Produce "Burton and Taylor" for Dramaville
Dominic West and Helena Bonham Carter star as Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor in the 90-minute original movie.

[02/20/13 - 11:29 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, February 20
Updates include: Paget Brewster joins ABC's "Spy" import; Will Arnett to star in one of Greg Garcia's CBS pilots; Steve Zahn lands a lead role on "Influence" at ABC.

[12/20/12 - 11:13 AM]
New Cinemax Action Series "Banshee," from a Team Including Alan Ball and Greg Yaitanes, Debuts Jan. 11
Antony Starr stars as Lucas Hood, "an ex-con and master thief who assumes the identity of the sheriff of Banshee, Pa., where he continues his criminal activities."

[08/22/12 - 08:53 AM]
Peabody-Winning Drama Series "Treme," Created and Executive Produced by David Simon and Eric Overmyer, Kicks Off Its Ten-Episode Third Season Sept. 23, Exclusively on HBO
The pay channel details the show's September installments.

[08/01/12 - 03:15 PM]
HBO at TCA: Rolling Stones Documentary, Larry David Movie on Tap
Plus: the network's executives on "Treme," "The Newsroom," "Game of Thrones," "The Corrections" and more!

[06/05/12 - 07:02 AM]
Video: "The Wire: The Musical" - Funny or Die
Michael Kenneth Williams, Sonja Sohn, Larry Gillard Jr., Andre Royo and Felicia "Snoop" Pearson all reprise their roles in the video.

[05/01/12 - 09:59 AM]
New Cinemax Action Series "Banshee," From a Team Including Alan Ball and Greg Yaitanes, Starts Production
Scheduled for ten hour-long episodes, the show will debut on in 2013.

[04/25/12 - 08:09 AM]
Encore Kicks Off the Summer With the Captivating Two-Part Crime Drama "Thorne" Premiering on Tuesday, June 12 and Wednesday, July 13 at 9PM ET/PT
David Morrissey, Aiden Gillen, Sandra Oh, Natascha McElhone and Eddie Marsan star in the project.

[04/12/12 - 11:53 AM]
Two Part Encore Original Event "Thorne" Premieres Tuesday, June 12 at 9pm ET/PT and Wednesday, June 13 at 9pm ET/PT
David Morrissey, Natascha McElhone, Aidan Gillen, Eddie Marsan and Sandra Oh co-star in the Stephen Hopkins-helmed mini-series.

[03/08/12 - 11:29 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, March 8
Updates include: Neal McDonough to lead "L.A. Noir" at TNT; Julie Benz joins Syfy's "Defiance"; and Britney Spears in talks to join FOX's "The X Factor."

[01/20/12 - 01:12 PM]
Video: "House of Lies" Webisodes Available Online
The webisodes were written by Ben Schwartz and Wes Nickerson, and directed by Glynn Turman.

[07/21/11 - 07:03 AM]
Sundance Channel Announces New Original Scripted Project "Appropriate Adult"
Emily Watson and Dominic West star in the two-part mini-series, due this fall.

[06/01/11 - 01:18 PM]
Chiller Announces Start of Production for "Steve Niles' Remains"
Grant Bowler, Lance Reddick, Miko Hughes and Tawny Cypress star in the network's second original movie.

[05/16/11 - 07:34 AM]
DirecTV's The 101 Network Becomes The Audience Network on June 1
The Audience Network will be accessible in 19.4 million homes on channel number 239.

[04/08/11 - 10:23 PM]
Development Update: Friday, April 8
Updates include: Katherine Heigl to lead HBO's "Knitting Circle"; Amber Tamblyn, Katie Jacobs to develop FOX drama; and Bob Odenkirk books a live-action pilot at Adult Swim.

[03/24/11 - 07:11 AM]
BAFTA Award Winning Writer Abi Morgan Brings Her Espionage Thriller to BBC America
"The Hour," set behind the scenes of the BBC's news room in London in the mid '50s, stars Dominic West, Romola Garai and Ben Whishaw.

[02/04/11 - 09:12 AM]
Actor Michael Kenneth Williams of HBO's "Boradwalk Empire" and "The Wire" to Narrate Animal Planet's Six-Part Series "Taking on Tyson"
The original series premieres Sunday, March 6 at 10:00/9:00c.

[10/21/10 - 07:17 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, October 21
Updates include: FOX preps a potential "Bones" spin-off; MTV gives a return date for "Jersey Shore"; and Eric McCormack in talks to topline TNT's "Perception."

[10/06/10 - 08:30 AM]
Emmy(R)- and Peabody-Winning HBO Drama Series "In Treatment" Kicks off Third Season, Oct. 25, Debuting Episodes Monday and Tuesday
The pay channel details the new season's first wave of episodes.

[08/12/10 - 12:36 PM]
Idris Elba Stars in Luther, an All New Thriller Premiering October 17 on BBC America
Ruth Wilson, Steven Mackintosh, Indira Varma, Paul McGann, Saskia Reeves and Warren Brown also star.

[08/03/10 - 10:20 AM]
FX at TCA: Landgraf Renews "Louie," Orders "Alabama"
Plus: the FX topper talks "Damages," DVRs and cable series becoming "status symbols" for actors.

[07/12/10 - 06:37 PM]
Development Update: Monday, July 12
Updates include: Melina Kanakaredes to depart "CSI: NY"; Timm Sharp joins HBO's "Enlightened"; and Peter Serafinowicz named series regular on FOX's "Running Wilde."

[06/29/10 - 03:43 PM]
A&E Greenlights New Original Drama Series "Breakout Kings" from FOX 21 and Chernin Entertainment
Brooke Nevin, Domenick Lombardozzi, Jimmi Simpson, Laz Alonso, Malcolm Goodwin will all return from the FOX pilot, however Nicole Steinwedell's role is being recast.

[06/09/10 - 10:39 AM]
Idris Elba Joins New Showtime Comedy Series the Big C
He'll play Lenny, "a painter who forms a relationship with headliner Laura Linney."

[05/12/10 - 11:58 AM]
The Original Hit U.K. Series Queer as Folk Makes Its U.S. Premiere on Ovation, Sunday June 20, to Kick Off the Programming Event, "Art Out Loud"
The U.K. series featured Aiden Gillen ("The Wire") and Charlie Hunnam ("Sons of Anarchy") in early roles.

[04/13/10 - 12:59 PM]
HBO Gives "Treme" a Second Season
The pickup comes just two days after the show's launch.

[04/12/10 - 06:01 AM]
DirecTV Takes It Down to the Wire(R) with the Debut of the Acclaimed Series on the 101 Network
Never before available in HD, all five seasons will air uncut and commercial free beginning Sunday, July 18.

[03/11/10 - 12:14 AM]
Development Update: Thursday, March 11
Updates include: Traylor Howard joins Dana Gould's comedy pilot at ABC; James Frain to play villain for NBC's "The Cape"; and The CW eyes more reality projects.

[02/24/10 - 12:06 AM]
Development Update: Wednesday, February 24
Updates include: "Past Life's" Kelli Giddish to "Chase" for NBC; Carlos Bernard books "Scoundrels" at ABC; and Kurtwood Smith joins "Hitched" over on CBS.

[01/14/10 - 02:49 PM]
New HBO Drama Series Treme, Created and Executive Produced by David Simon and Eric Overmyer, to Debut in April
"What happens in New Orleans matters," said David Simon. "An ascendant society rebuilds its great cities."

[01/05/10 - 06:58 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, January 5
Updates include: David Milch has "Luck" at HBO; more casting on FX's "Lights Out"; and FOX, CBS add pilots.

[10/28/09 - 06:44 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, October 28
Updates include: Comedy Central lands repeats of short-lived duo; Idris Elba to play lawyer for new NBC project; and a trio joins Laura Linney on Showtime's "The C Word."

[10/01/09 - 09:29 AM]
FX Orders Two New Drama Series
"Terriers" and "Lights Out" join recent pickups "Lawman," "The League," "Archer" and "Louie."

[08/18/09 - 06:12 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, August 18
Updates incldue: Penelope Ann Miller to visit TNT's "Men"; two on board "Brothers & Sisters" at ABC; and Natasha Henstridge and Harry Hamlin to topline a Hallmark original.

[08/17/09 - 06:43 PM]
Development Update: Monday, August 17
Updates include: Dave Franco joins ABC's "Scrubs"; two join "Friday Night Lights" at NBC; and Gretchen Berg and Aaron Harberts to bring "Midnight, Mass" to NBC.

[07/13/09 - 01:42 PM]
Home Box Office and Comcast to Launch Hbo(R) and Cinemax(R) on Broadband for the First Time Nationally Through on Demand Online
On Demand Online is "a new service that will significantly expand the number of top-rated TV choices available online to Comcast cable customers free of charge."

[05/06/09 - 06:16 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, May 6
Updates include: Peter Dinklage reports for HBO's "Game of Thrones"; Mindy Kaling signs an overall deal with NBC; and HBO orders its post-Hurricane Katrina opus to series.

[03/12/09 - 12:10 PM]
NBC's Summer Schedule Packed with Original Scripted Series ('The Philanthropist,''The Listener' and 'Merlin') and Alternative Shows Paced by Debuts of New 'I'M a CelebritY...get Me Out of Here!' and 'Great American Road Trip' -- Plus Return of Top-Rated 'America's Got Talent'
Also on tap: new mini-series "Meteor" (June 7 and 14) and "The Storm" (July 19 and 26).

[01/15/09 - 09:33 AM]
Screen Actors Guild Nominee Idris Elba to Guest-Star in Multi-Episode Story Arc on NBC's Emmy-Winning 'The Office'
Elba will play the new no-nonsense hire at Dunder Mifflin's corporate office that will throw Michael Scott (Steve Carell) into turmoil.

[12/08/08 - 01:43 PM]
2009 Writers Guild Awards Television, Radio, News, Promotional Writing, and Graphic Animation Nominees Announced
The 61st anniversary event will be held on Saturday, February 7 with simultaneous ceremonies in Los Angeles and New York City.

[08/25/08 - 02:38 PM]
Humanitas Prize Announces New Finalists and Welcomes New President, New Venue and New Vision
"It is extremely gratifying to play a role in recognizing and honoring these Humanitas finalists," said incoming president John Wells.

[08/07/08 - 07:01 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, August 7
Updates include: "The Wire" alums head to HBO's "Treme"; FOX to import "The Informant" and "Loveland"; and AMC takes a stab at adapting "The Conversation" for the small screen.

[07/17/08 - 05:40 AM]
The 60th Primetime Emmy(R) Awards and Creative Arts Emmy(R) Awards Nominees ArE...
"John Adams" leads all nominations with 23, followed by "30 Rock" (17), "Mad Men" (16) and "Pushing Daisies" (12).

[07/11/08 - 04:01 PM]
'Crash' Lands on Starz October 17
The show's ensemble includes Dennis Hopper, Clare Carey, Luis Chavez, Ross McCall, Jocko Sims, Brian Tee and Arlene Tur.

[06/30/08 - 11:29 AM]
Golden Globe and Oscar Nominee, Amy Ryan, Clocks-In at Dunder-Mifflin, Reprising Her Guest-Starring Role as the New Hr Representative in the Emmy-Award Winning Comedy "The Office"
She'll continue as Holly Flax, Toby Flenderson's (Paul Lieberstein) human resources replacement.

[06/26/08 - 04:01 PM]
60th Primetime Emmy Awards: Top 10 Drama and Comedy Finalists Announced
The final nominees will be announced by the Television Academy at 5:40 a.m. on Thursday, July 17.

[06/11/08 - 04:29 PM]
A Tidal Wave of Action This Summer on Usa!
USA further details its summer slate, including finale dates for its original series.

[06/05/08 - 02:21 PM]
Film Icon Dennis Hopper to Star in Starz Entertainment and Lionsgate's Original Series "Crash"
The series, due in October, also stars Clare Carey, Luis Chavez, Ross McCall, Jocko Sims, Brian Tee, and Arlene Tur.

[05/15/08 - 08:20 AM]
FOX Announces Primetime Slate for 2008-2009 Season
Two new dramas, three new comedies and one new unscripted show will join the network's schedule next season.

[05/13/08 - 03:46 PM]
The CW Announces Schedule for 2008-2009 Season
Newcomers "90210" and "Surviving the Filthy Rich" will take over Tuesday nights on the netlet.

[05/13/08 - 06:40 AM]
HBO & Apple Bring Critically Acclaimed Television Programming to the Itunes Store
"Sex and the City," "The Wire" and "Flight of the Conchords" are $1.99 per episode while "The Sopranos," "Deadwood" and "Rome" are priced at $2.99 per episode.

[05/12/08 - 10:49 PM]
Development Update: Monday, May 12 (Evening)
Updates include: Michael Rapaport joins FOX's "Prison Break"; ABC details "Finnegan" ensemble; and FOX passes on the Bernie Mac-led "Starting Under."

[05/02/08 - 05:41 PM]
Development Update: Friday, May 2
Updates include: Warren Christie to play ABC's "Prince of Motor City"; History to revisit "Ancient Discoveries"; and Tristan Wilds and Michael Steger expand The CW's "90210" cast.

[05/02/08 - 10:01 AM]
Directors John Dahl ("Joy Ride," "The Last Seduction"), Larry Fessenden ("The Last Winter," "Wendigo") and Rupert Wainwright ("The Fog," "Stigmata") Added to Impressive Slate of Talent Signed to 'Fear Itself,' Premiering Thursday, June 5 at 10-11:00 P.M. Et
Jesse Plemons, James Roday, Maggie Lawson, Colin Ferguson, Briana Evigan, Clifton Collins Jr., Rachel Miner, Christie Laing, Wendell Pierce and Paula Jai Parker are also set to appear on the series, which was originally set for May 29.

[03/26/08 - 05:18 PM]
USA Network Starts Summer Off with a Bang and Continues with Year-Round Originals in Fall 2008 with the Starter Wife
Plus: "Monk," "Psych," "The Starter Wife" and "Burn Notice" all get return dates.

[03/26/08 - 05:16 PM]
USA Network's New Original Series in Plain Sight Comes Into View on Sunday, June 8 with Limited Commercial Interruptions Presented by Procter & Gamble
The series will premiere with a 76-minute episode with limited commercial interruptions, followed by eleven one-hour episodes.

[03/10/08 - 09:40 AM]
HBO to Partner with the Weinstein Company and the BBC to Present New Drama Series the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, Based on the International Bestselling Novels by Alexander Mccall Smith
In addition to the two-hour film, which will serve as the pilot, HBO has ordered 13 one-hour episodes that will begin filming this summer.

[03/07/08 - 06:51 PM]
Development Update: March 5-7
Updates include: E! lands series from Dina Lohan and Ashton Kutcher; Nicole Sullivan to say "Rita Rocks" for Lifetime; and the usual mix of casting news.

[03/07/08 - 11:58 AM]
Saying Goodbye to HBO's "The Wire"

[03/03/08 - 09:14 AM]
Noted Directors John Landis, Darren Bousman, Ronny Yu Signed to Direct 'Fear Itself,' NBC's Upcoming New Suspense and Horror Anthology Series from Lionsgate and Industry Entertainment
Plus: Brandon Routh, Shiri Appleby, Elisabeth Moss, Cynthia Watros, Eric Roberts and John Billingsley sign on to appear in the anthology series.

[02/29/08 - 03:45 PM]
USA Network Reclaims Sunday Nights This Summer with New Original Series 'In Plain Sight' and All-New Episodes of Returning Favorite 'Law & Order: Criminal Intent'
"In Plain Sight," originally set to launch on April 24, will now bow on Sunday, June 8 after the return of "Law & Order: Criminal Intent."

[02/28/08 - 09:35 AM]
Rip the Runway Rocks the World of Fashion with Hosts Nelly and Lauren London Along with Executive Producer and Master of Ceremonies Sean 'P. Diddy' Combs on Tuesday, March 4 @ 10 PM*
Expertly blending today's hottest performances with the latest in high-end urban fashion, this year's fashion show over delivers on its theme "Black Fashion. So Fly".

[02/19/08 - 10:36 PM]
MTV's "Human Giant" Returns for Season 2 Premiering Tuesday, March 11 at 11:00pm ET/PT
Guests this season include Bill Hader, Fred Armisen, Will Arnett, David Cross, Rob Riggle, Brian Posehn and Andy Samberg.

[02/13/08 - 03:00 PM]
USA Network's New Original Series in Plain Sight Comes Into View on Thursday, April 24
Shot on location in and around Albuquerque, NM, IN PLAIN SIGHT will premiere with a 90-minute episode followed by eleven one-hour episodes.

[02/09/08 - 03:57 PM]
2008 Writers Guild Awards Winners Announced
HBO's "The Wire" and NBC's "30 Rock" take home the top TV honors from the guild.

[02/01/08 - 11:52 AM]
NBC Picks Up 'The Listener' -- CTV's Original Drama Series from Shaftesbury Films
"The Listener" tells the story of a young man who can read people's thoughts, and act on them.

[01/25/08 - 06:37 PM]
Development Update: Week of January 21-25
Updates include: Selma Blair joins NBC's "Kath & Kim," MTV eyes a "Legally Blonde" stage search and Keith David is set to topline Spike TV's "S.I.S."

[01/25/08 - 04:28 PM]
Jeffrey Wright, Zoe Saldana, Melvin Van Peebles and Latanya Richardson-Jackson Star in 'Blackout,' the Explosive Story of a Forgotten New York Neighborhood During the Largest Power Failure in American History
BET Home Entertainment will also debut BLACKOUT on DVD through its distribution deal with Paramount Home Entertainment on February 5.

[12/28/07 - 06:02 PM]
Development Update: Week of December 24-28
Updates include: loads of casting news, from A&E's "The Cleaner" to Spike TV's "S.I.S." to ABC Family's "Roomies."

[12/12/07 - 10:06 PM]
2008 Writers Guild Awards Television & Radio Nominees Announced
The 60th annual ceremony will be held on February 9 in Los Angeles and New York.

[11/30/07 - 01:11 PM]
HBO's 'Def Jam,' 'Maher' to Join 'The Wire,' 'In Treatment' in January
"The Wire" will kick off its fifth - and final - season on Sunday, January 6 at 9:00/8:00c followed by the return of "Jam" that same night at 10:00/9:00c.

[10/17/07 - 01:14 PM]
Frank Lucas, the Real Life 'American Gangster,' Shares His Story for the First Time Ever on This Season of BET's Critically Acclaimed Series 'American Gangster' Premiering Wednesday, October 31 at 10pm*
"I wanted to be rich. I wanted to be Donald Trump rich," Lucas, 75, said during an interview for the episode. "And so help me God, I made it."

[08/24/07 - 06:59 PM]
Development Update: Week of August 20-24
Updates include: New roles set on "24," "Bones," "Brothers & Sisters," "Jericho," "Lost" and "Ugly Betty," Kathryn Morris gets a raise on "Cold Case" and ABC Family and A&E each order two more pilots.

[08/02/07 - 09:57 PM]
AMC Strikes Key Development Deals
The deals include "The Things They Carried" (James Sadwith from the best-selling book by Tim O'Brien), an untitled political thriller (Jason Horwitch and Joshua Maurer), "Cutman" (Nick Grillo and Ernest Dickerson from F.X. Toole short stories) and an untitled basketball project from Rick Fox and Mark Canton.

[08/01/07 - 01:32 PM]
Disney-ABC Television Group Announces 2007 Participants for the Industry-Leading Directing Fellowship Program
The 2007 directing Fellows, who begin their year-long paid fellowships this month working with executives from Disney-ABC Television Group and the Directors Guild, are Nandi Bowe, Oscar Daniels and Sharat Raju.

[07/13/07 - 10:15 AM]
Emmy(R) Award-Winning Actor John Leguizamo and Donnie Wahlberg Square Off in Spike TV's New Original Scripted Eight-Hour Event
In addition, original short form broadband episodes will be available on SpikeTV.com while Xbox Live will offer high definition versions of the broadcast episodes for download.

[07/12/07 - 12:36 PM]
HBO Films Announces Upcoming Lineup and Production Slate, Featuring Major Stars Kevin Bacon, Paddy Considine, Michael Gambon, Paul Giamatti, Brendan Gleason, Bryce Dallas Howard, Rhys Ifans, Derek Jacobi, Kevin Kline, Laura Linney, Janet Mcteer, Alfred Molina, David Oyelowo, Sarah Polley, Jonathan Pryce, Andy Serkis, Maggie Smith, David Tennant, Uma Thurman and Tom Wilkinson
HBO Films has announced its upcoming lineup and production slate, with a list of award-winning actors and filmmakers set for movies and miniseries airing on HBO.

[06/22/07 - 07:32 PM]
Development Update: Week of June 18-22
Updates include: New cast members set for NBC's "Heroes" and FOX's "Prison Break," "Nip/Tuck's" Dylan Walsh and Julian McMahon get hefty pay bumps, MTV moving into "Pageant Place" and the usual mix of casting news.

[06/05/07 - 10:07 PM]
Television Critics Association Announces 2007 Award Nominees
Once again, NBC leads the list with 13 nominations on the strength of its strong freshmen series, including, "30 Rock," "Friday Night Lights" and "Heroes," which garnered 12 nominations total.

[06/01/07 - 05:37 PM]
Development Update: Week of May 28-June 1
Updates include: MyNetworkTV details its fall 2007 schedule, CBS and the CW issue midseason orders and casting is announced for HBO's mini-series "Generation Kill."

[04/06/07 - 04:38 PM]
Development Update: Friday, April 6
Updates include: Leslie Bibb, Christina Milian and Michael Goorjian are among the latest called for pilot duty.

[03/23/07 - 03:39 AM]
Development Update: Friday, March 23
Updates include: HBO sets its summer schedule, "Drawn Together" creators set up at 20th and NBC orders a new dating show pilot.

[03/20/07 - 05:06 PM]
2007 FOX Program Development Guide - Drama Series
FOX details its 10 drama pilots under consideration for next season.

[03/16/07 - 02:09 AM]
Development Update: Friday, March 16
Updates include: Lots of work for "24" alums plus new projects from David Eick and Steven Spielberg.

[03/13/07 - 10:36 AM]
Bravo Announces First-Ever Media Acquisition with TelevisionwithoutpitY.com, the Online Destination for the Discerning TV "Junkie"
TWoP becomes Bravo's latest addition to its portfolio of linked digital assets and broadband properties that includes BravoTV.com and the TRIO suite of channels: BrilliantButCancelled.com, OUTzoneTV.com and getTRIO.com

[03/05/07 - 04:52 PM]
Without a Trace Star Anthony Lapaglia Is Co-Writer of the March 11 Episode, Marking His Writing Debut
LaPaglia says, "I am a true believer in occasionally breaking the conceit of the show. It shakes the audience out of expecting the usual fare and helps stretch everyone working here to think outside the box."

[02/28/07 - 12:11 AM]
Development Update: Wednesday, February 28
Updates include: James Caan and Nikki Cox leave "Las Vegas," HBO greenlights "Generation Kill" and plenty of pilot casting news.

[01/11/07 - 11:29 AM]
Donnie Wahlberg Signed to Co-Star in Spike TV's Gripping New Original Scripted Eight-Hour Dramatic Event, 'The Kill Pit'
He'll star opposite John Leguizamo in the upcoming eight-hour limited series, due this summer on Spike TV.

[01/09/07 - 10:39 PM]
BET Networks' Explosive Promotional Campaign Heightens Anticipation for the Wire Premiere on January 10 at 9:00 P.M. ET/PT
The network's multi-platform marketing strategy combines grassroots, off-air and on-air promotions.

[01/03/07 - 08:26 AM]
BET Taps 'The Wire' with the Basic Cable Premiere of the Peabody Award-Winning Drama
The first three episodes will be shown in a three-day marathon beginning Wednesday, January 10 through Friday, January 12 from 9-10:30 p.m. ET/PT each night.

[12/15/06 - 01:04 PM]
Development Update: December 11-15 (Weekly Round-Up)
Over 50 updates on projects in development and tidbits about shows currently on the air!

[10/06/06 - 12:00 AM]
Development Update: October 2-6 (Weekly Round-Up)
A weekly recap of everything in development for the past week.

[09/13/06 - 12:00 AM]
HBO Renews the Wire, Acclaimed Drama Series from David Simon, for Its Fifth Season

[07/13/06 - 12:00 AM]
HBO Sacks 'Rome,' Delays 'Sopranos' Until March, More

[06/20/06 - 12:00 AM]
Lifetime Television's Original Movie 'A Girl Like Me: The Gwen Araujo Story' Becomes Network's Most Watched Original Movie of 2006 Averaging 5.1 Million Total Viewers

[03/15/06 - 12:00 AM]
Oscar(R), Tony(R) and Golden Globe(R) Award-Winning Actress Mercedes Ruehl and J.D. Pardo Star in the Lifetime Original Movie 'Just a Girl,' the Tragic True Story of a Boy Who Dared to Live as a Young Woman and the Consequences That Followed Her Bold Decis

[03/01/06 - 12:00 AM]
Development Update: March 1

[02/09/06 - 12:00 AM]
Disney/ABC Writing and Directing Programs Reach Milestone with More Than 200 Participants to Date

[11/09/05 - 12:00 AM]
Hbo, FX Outline Their Early 2006 Plans

[07/14/05 - 12:00 AM]
HBO Receives 93 Emmy(R) Nominations, the Most of Any Network This Year

[07/14/05 - 12:00 AM]
57th Annual Primetime Emmy Nominees

[06/29/05 - 12:00 AM]
HBO Proclaims Sunday, AuG. 28 as the Premiere of the Epic 12-Episode Drama Series Rome

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WIRE, THE (HBO)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
6/2/02 - 3/9/08
STATUS:
canceled/ended (2007-2008 season)
TIME SLOT:
completed airing its current season
SEASON(S):
5 (60 episodes, 0 of which have yet to air)
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ADDITIONAL NOTES:
series finale aired on 3/9/08
DESCRIPTION:
(from HBO's web site, September 2008) One of television's most critically acclaimed programs, the Peabody Award-winning drama series 'The Wire' continues to challenge viewers with a "cop show" unlike anything on air. The fifth and final season of 'The Wire' centers on the media's role in addressing - or failing to address - the fundamental political, economic and social realities depicted over the course of the series, while also resolving storylines of the numerous characters woven throughout the narrative arc of the show. Explains series creator David Simon, "It made sense to finish 'The Wire' with this reflection on the state of the media, as all the other attendant problems of the American city depicted in the previous four seasons will not be solved until the depth and range of those problems is first acknowledged. And that won't happen without an intelligent, aggressive and well-funded press." This season of 'The Wire' is based in large part on Simon's experiences in 13 years at The Baltimore Sun. Simon decries recent trends in the newspaper industry that have conspired to make high-end journalism vulnerable: out-of-town chain ownership, an economic climate in which the share price of media companies matters more to industry leaders than the product itself, and a newsroom culture in which prizes, personal ambition and the cult of the "impact" story has replaced consistent and detailed coverage of complex issues as the primary goal. The first season of 'The Wire' (2002) concentrated on the often-futile efforts of police to infiltrate a West Baltimore drug ring headed by Avon Barksdale and his lieutenant, Stringer Bell. In Seasons Two and Three, as the Barksdale investigation escalated, new storylines involving pressures on the working class and the city's political leadership were introduced. Season Four focused on the stories of several young boys in the public school system, struggling with problems at home and the lure of the corner - set against the rise of a new drug empire in West Baltimore and a new Mayor in City Hall. Returning cast regulars from the first four seasons of 'The Wire' include Dominic West, Sonja Sohn, Lance Reddick, Wendell Pierce, Deirdre Lovejoy, Clarke Peters, Reg E. Cathey, Domenick Lombardozzi, Seth Gilliam, Aidan Gillen, Jamie Hector, Michael Kenneth Williams, John Doman, Andre Royo, Corey Parker Robinson, Tristan Wilds, Gbenga Akinnagbe, Jermaine Crawford and Isiah Whitlock, Jr. New cast regulars this season include Clark Johnson ('Homicide: Life on the Street') as city editor Augustus "Gus" Haynes, Tom McCarthy ('Year of the Dog') as reporter Scott Templeton, Michelle Paress as reporter Alma Gutierrez, Neal Huff ('Michael Clayton') as Michael Steintorf, Mayor Carcetti's chief of staff, and Michael Kostroff ('The Closer') as attorney Maury Levy. Supporting cast members this season include Steve Earle, Frankie Faison, Anwan Glover, Method Man, Felicia "Snoop" Pearson and Amy Ryan. Among the directors this season are series veterans Dan Attias, Joe Chappelle, Ernest Dickerson, Agnieszka Holland, Seith Mann, Anthony Hemingway and Clark Johnson (who directed the first episode of 'The Wire,' and also directs its final episode). New directors this season include the husband and wife team of Joy Kecken & Scott Kecken and series regular Dominic West, in his directorial debut. The writing staff of 'The Wire' includes David Simon, who penned two books of narrative nonfiction, 'Homicide: A Year on the Killing Streets,' which inspired the hit series 'Homicide: Life on the Street,' and 'The Corner: A Year in the Life of an Inner-City Neighborhood,' which inspired the Emmy(R)-winning HBO miniseries 'The Corner'; Ed Burns, a former Baltimore police detective and Baltimore city public school teacher, who coauthored the book 'The Corner' with Simon; William F. Zorzi, a former political writer and editor for the Baltimore Sun; and Chris Collins, an up-and-coming talent who served as staff writer last season and also wrote the award-winning documentary 'Disarm.' Also writing for the series this season are novelists Dennis Lehane ('Gone Baby Gone,' 'Mystic River'), George Pelecanos ('Hard Revolution,' 'Right as Rain') and Richard Price ('Lush Life,' 'Clockers'), as well as TV veteran David Mills, who was one of the writers and executive producers on 'The Corner,' and a writer for 'NYPD Blue' and 'Homicide: Life on the Street.' 'The Wire' was created by David Simon; executive producers, David Simon and Nina Kostroff Noble; co-executive producers, Joe Chappelle and Ed Burns; producers, Karen Thorson and George Pelecanos.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Aidan Gillen as Thomas "Tommy" Carcetti
· Andre Royo as Bubbles
· Clark Johnson as Augustus "Gus" Haynes
· Clarke Peters as Lester Freamon
· Corey Parker-Robinson as Leander Sydnor
· Deirdre Lovejoy as Rhonda Pearlman
· Domenick Lombardozzi as Thomas "Herc" Hauk
· Dominic West as James "Jimmy" McNulty
· Gbenga Akinnagbe as Chris Partlow
· Isiah Whitlock, Jr. as R. Clayton "Clay" Davis
· Jamie Hector as Marlo Stanfield
· Jermaine Crawford as Duquan "Dukie" Weems
· John Doman as William A. Rawls
· Lance Reddick as Cedric Daniels
· Michael Kenneth Williams as Omar Little
· Michael Kostroff as Maurice "Maury" Levy
· Michelle Paress as Alma Gutierrez
· Neal Huff as Michael Steintorf
· Reg E. Cathey as Norman Wilson
· Seth Gilliam as Ellis Carver
· Sonja Sohn as Shakima "Kima" Greggs
· Tom McCarthy as Scott Templeton
· Tristan Wilds as Michael Lee
· Wendell Pierce as William "Bunk" Moreland
CREW INFORMATION:
· Clark Johnson as DIR (Pilot)
· David Simon as EP
· David Simon as STORY/TELE (Pilot)
· Ed Burns as CO-EP
· Ed Burns as STORY (Pilot)
· Joe Chappelle as CO-EP
· Karen L. Thorson as PROD
· Nina Kostroff Noble as EP
GENRE(S):
· drama
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Blown Deadline Productions