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  • Hey, MTV: Thanks for dissing Baltimore on 'Skins'

     
    In just two weeks, MTV's teens series "Skins" has become one of TV's most compelling dramas.Unfortunately for the producers and MTV executives, that's only the case off-screen, where "Skins" is playing like a car wreck impossible to look away from.Fearful...
  • David Simon asks Bourdain to write for Treme, sounds like

     
    Patricia Talorico, the food writer for the Wilmington Post, has just revealed this juicy bit. Anthony Bourdain told her in an interview that he will be contributing to David Simon's current HBO show Treme. UPDATE: The Times-Picayne and other outlets......
  • HBO's 'Veep' gets off to promising start in Baltimore

     
    “Veep,” the big-name, much-buzzed-about HBO pilot starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus, wrapped filming Saturday after six days in and around Baltimore. The producers, who include Louis-Dreyfus, cultural critic Frank Rich and writer-director Armando...
  • Felicia 'Snoop' Pearson, actress in 'The Wire,' arrested in Baltimore drug raid [Updated]

     
    In an ironic twist of truth imitating fiction, Felicia "Snoop" Pearson, who gained acclaim for her portrayal of a ruthless drug assassin in HBO's landmark series "The Wire," was arrested Thursday in Baltimore during a drug raid by police. The......
  • HBO's 'Treme' -- Season 2 starts April 24

     
    Season two of the David Simon/Eric Overmyer New Orleans drama "Treme" will start April 24, HBO announced Thursday.The cycle will consist of 11 episodes and air on Sunday nights on television's top channel. Jon Seda, one-time member of the ensemble for...
  • Chicago's loss could be L.A.'s gain

     
    Now that the International Olympic Committee has snubbed Chicago and chose Rio de Janeiro to play host to the 2016 Summer Games, will the U.S. Olympic Committee try again to bring the Olympics to this country? How about to this......
  • One lucky writer will get a free trip to the Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival

     
    The Tennessee Williams/ New Orleans Literary Festival is running a short story contest for writers who have not yet published a book of fiction, and the reward is bigger than usual. The winner will get domestic airfare, accommodations and admission......
  • Emmy predix for best drama series: 'Breaking Bad,' 'Damages,' 'Dexter,' 'Mad Men' and ...?

     
    Last year, the Emmys expanded the list of nominees for best comedy and drama series to six or seven contenders. Six were planned, but one more could be accommodated if the seventh-ranked contender was extremely close in the vote tally. Thus both...
  • Will HBO's 'Treme' be a tremendous hit with Emmy voters?

     
    The next hot TV series from Emmy titan HBO is "Treme," which debuts at a very Emmy-friendly time: April 11 (or about six weeks before the end of the Emmy eligibility period). It's about the rebuilding of New Orleans after Katrina with special focus on the...
  • TV legacies: Peter Graves, Fess Parker, Robert Culp and writer David Mills

     
    How many classic songs were lost when George Gershwin died? How many scintillating comedies never happened after Carole Lombard was killed in a plane crash? We lose a lot of culture when gifted artists die young. And it happened again this week whe...
  • "Treme" creators David Simon and Eric Overmyer talk about the late David Mills

     
    At a press lunch today for HBO's upcoming series "Treme," executive producers David Simon and Eric Overmyer paid eloquent tribute to their colleague and friend, writer David Mills. A veteran writer for previous Simon series such as "The Wire," "The......
  • Steve Carell to visit ‘The Daily Show With Jon Stewart’

     
    It's going to seem like old times. Steve Carell returns to “The Daily Show With Jon Stewart” to promote the new movie “Date Night” next week. You can catch the “Office” star on Wednesday's “Daily Show.̶...