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"Clash of the Ozarks"

 "Clash of the Ozarks"

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Exclusive clip: 'Clash of the Ozarks' has 'True Blood' grit

Watch this and see if it reminds you of the HBO series, sans vampires

If this exclusive clip from the new Discovery Channel series "Clash of the Ozarks" (premieres Feb. 25 at 10:00 p.m.) reminds you of the opening credits of HBO's "True Blood," you aren't alone. While "Clash" doesn't have vampires and werewolves, it does feature a clan war, a guy named Crowbar, and plenty of bad (if not true) blood.

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<p>Will Forte</p>

Will Forte

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Will Forte, 'Lego Movie' team land FOX series order

'Last Man on Earth' is slated for midseason 2014-2015
Continuing its "Pilot season is dead" theme, FOX has given yet another direct-to-series order, this one to a comedy project from Will Forte and the team behind the critically adored hit "The Lego Movie."
 
FOX announced on Wednesday (February 12) that it has ordered "Last Man on Earth," a single-cam comedy that will begin production this summer for a midseason slot in the 2014-2015 broadcast season.
 
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TV pioneer, comedy legend Sid Caeser dies at 91


TV pioneer, comedy legend Sid Caeser dies at 91
With "Your Show of Shows" launching in 1950, Caesar became one of the "greatest improvisors and one of the most rigorous sketch-comedy artists in television history," says Ken Tucker, who adds that he as "a modest dynamo, a man who disappeared into his comedy as though it was his escape from reality."


Seth Meyers' 1st week "Late Night" lineup: Joe Biden, Kanye West, Lena Dunham

Meyers will also be joined by Kelly Ripa, Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, Sophia Bush and Brad Paisley.


"Vampire Diaries" and other Atlanta-based TV shows shut production over potentially catastrophic storm

The storm, described as "an event of historical proportions," forced Atlanta shows like "The Originals" to shut down, as well as "Drop Dead Diva" and "Devious Maids."


Paula Deen scores $75M cash infusion

A private investment firm is helping to fund the former Food Network star's comeback by helping start a new company called Paula Deen Ventures.


"HIMYM's" Cristin Milioti joining Rashida Jones' NBC comedy pilot
Milioti will play one-half of a couple in "A to Z"


HBO picks up "Utopia" from David Fincher
Fincher is re-teaming with "Gone Girl" writer Gillian Flynn on an adaptation of the hit British series about die-hard fans of an underground graphic novel.


Drake Bell files for bankruptcy

The former Nickelodeon "Drake & Josh" star is reportedly more than $1.5 million in debt.

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<p>Mariah Carey</p>

Mariah Carey

Does Mariah Carey have a hit with 'You're Mine (Eternal)?'

Slow, smooth R&B track arrives just in time for Valentine's Day

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Mariah Carey wants you to be hers. On new single,  “You’re Mine (Eternal),” Carey slips into a little smooth R&B as she recalls what it was like to have her lover in her arms. “You’re Mine (Eternal),” will be on Carey’s much-delayed new album, out May 6.

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<p>Chiwetel&nbsp;Ejiofor in &quot;12 Years a Slave&quot;</p>

Chiwetel Ejiofor in "12 Years a Slave"

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The top 10 shots of 2013: part two

Wrapping up the year in individual film images

Have you been watching HBO's "True Detective?" Did you catch Sunday night's episode? The entire back half of the show built to an absolutely arresting finale, the fallout of which was ultimately captured in one extended take. Some might dismiss it as a mere stunt, but while I was certainly captivated by it technically, I was also drawn in by how consistent and controlled and drilled-down Matthew McConaughey's performance was throughout the take. Shots like that are a group effort above and below the line, even after being meticulously blocked and lit by the camera department.

It was a bit of serendipitous timing for that episode to hit when it did, given that this annual feature was planned for this week. And the concept of continuous takes — or "oners," as they're called — might have some relevance to today's wrap-up of the best shots of the year, but, well…no spoilers yet. I would, however, like to take a moment to consider the year in cinematography in general, because it was a banner year for the industry's camera wizards.

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<p>Kristen Bell, back in the UPN&nbsp;days of &quot;Veronica Mars,&quot;&nbsp;will be at PaleyFest with her movie castmates, plus a somewhat recognizable moderator.</p>

Kristen Bell, back in the UPN days of "Veronica Mars," will be at PaleyFest with her movie castmates, plus a somewhat recognizable moderator.

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PaleyFest 2014 panelists announced, plus a familiar moderator

Stars from 'Veronica Mars,' 'Lost,' 'Mad Men,' 'Community' & more will be there

PaleyFest, the two-week spring event where the stars and producers of some of TV's most prominent shows, just announced most of the attendees for this year's festival, which will take place from March 13-28 at Los Angeles' Dolby Theater, and they include Jon Hamm, Kristen Bell, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Mindy Kaling, Tom Mison, the gang from "Community," a "Lost" reunion" and... me.

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HBO's John Oliver comedy show will be called 'Last Week Tonight,' debuting April 27


HBO's John Oliver comedy show will be called "Last Week Tonight," debuting April 27

"Last Week Tonight with John Oliver" will air on Sundays at 11 pm, following HBO's original lineup of shows, including "Game of Thrones."


"The Killing's" Mireille Enos is pregnant

Enos, and her husband, "Spin City's" Alan Ruck, are expecting their 2nd child. PLUS: "The Killing" promotes Gregg Henry for final season.


Paleyfest announces participants: Which "Lost" cast members will show up?
The "Lost" 10th anniversary panel will include Josh Holloway, Emilie de Ravin, Ian Somerhalder, Jorge Garcia, Yunjin Kim, Daniel Dae Kim, Henry Ian Cusick, Malcolm David Kelley, Nestor Carbonell, Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse.

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Donal Logue joins Batman prequel 'Gotham'


Donal Logue joins Batman prequel "Gotham"

He'll be partnered with Ben McKenzie's James Gordon, playing Det. Harvey Bullock.

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<p>Donal Logue</p>

Donal Logue

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'Terriers' star officially lands key 'Gotham' role

Donal Logue is set for regular mentor turn on FOX's Batman prequel
Yup. We're just casting up a storm now on FOX's Batman origin story "Gotham" and we appear to have stopped casting "O.C." stars entirely. However, you're probably a fan of two or three shows featuring the latest "Gotham" addition.
 
FOX and WBTV confirmed on Wednesday (February 12) that Donal Logue has been cast as Detective Harvey Bullock in "Gotham," which received a direct-to-series order. Donal's involvement has been rumored for a couple weeks, with some reports even suggesting he might be playing Future Commissioner Gordon. Now we have the final word.
 
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<p>Shaun White eyes the Olympics scoreboard</p>

Shaun White eyes the Olympics scoreboard

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TV Ratings: Shaun White's disappointing Olympics night gives NBC a big Tuesday

'New Girl,' 'Brooklyn' and 'Dads' all droop against the Olympics
Fast National ratings for Tuesday, February 11, 2014.
 
Even though reports had already broken earlier in the day that Shaun White failed to make it to the medal podium, NBC's Tuesday coverage of the Winter Olympics from Sochi still rose slightly from Monday and, of course, dominated in all measures.
 
Once again, the Olympics crushed most of the original programming in its path, sending the "Dads" finale, "New Girl" and "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" to impressively low numbers.
 
The one show that proved impervious to the Olympics steamroll? ABC's "Killer Women," which did almost exactly the same dismal numbers it did last week.
 
On to those numbers...
 
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Bob Costas is taking a 2nd night off


Bob Costas is taking a 2nd night off
Costas told "Today" by phone this morning that his eyes are so sensitive that they are tearing up even in dim light. So Matt Lauer will fill in once again. PLUS: Why Costas is essential to Olympics coverage.


Ryan Seacrest is launching a clothing line with help from Macy's
"Ryan Seacrest Distinction" will debut in 150 of Macy's 500 stores this spring, and it'll specialize in helping guys match the colors of their suit and tie. "I'm not a designer, nor do I think I am," says Seacrest. "I see an opportunity to help curate these different pieces for guys at an accessible level."


Is "How I Met Your Dad" a step down for movie actress Greta Gerwig?
Some are accusing Gerwig -- the "indie darling and Mumblecore queen" -- of "selling out" to television, especially after her highest-profile movie role in "Frances Ha." One publication accused her of stooping to TV.


"The Biggest Loser's" Rachel: "Maybe I was a little too enthusiastic in my training"

Rachel Frederickson insists, though, she's "very, very healthy."


Check out Julia Louis-Dreyfus' date with the real "Veep"
Louis-Dreyfus sat next to Vice President Joe Biden for last night's White House state dinner honoring France. PLUS: Mindy Kaling tweeted pics from inside the White House.


"Dads" ends the season with 2.6 million viewers
The much-derided Fox comedy was down 30% from last week thanks to the Olympics.


"Nightline" co-anchor: I was on cocaine and ecstasy when I melted down on "GMA" 10 years ago
ABC News' Dan Harris is confessing that drug use was responsible for his panic attack on air in 2004.


"Veronica Mars" covers EW

See Veronica and Logan and marshmallows.


Lady Gaga is filming a music video with the "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills"
The "super-secret" video revolves around the Bravo cast.


Nathan Fielder tells Jimmy Kimmel he feared going to jail over Dumb Starbucks
The "Nathan For You" star says the health department could've jailed him for operating without a permit.


"The Office's" Oscar Nunez joins USA comedy "Benched"

He'll join Eliza Coupe and Jay Harrington on the legal comedy, playing a public defender.


"Army Wives" is exiting with a 2-hour farewell special

"Army Wives: A Final Salute" airing March 16 will feature comments from real-life military wives.


Sarah Silverman is dating Michael Sheen

Us Weekly says Silverman and the "Masters of Sex" star were recently spotted making out.


Former "Storage Wars" contestant wins a storage locker full of human ashes
Steve Monetti spent $550 on a locker full of containers filled with human remains.


Watch Neil Patrick Harris' new music video

The "HIMYM" star is starring in a "SLEEP with neuro" drink campaign.

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<p>Joe Lo Truglio as Charles Boyle in &quot;Brooklyn Nine-Nine.&quot;</p>

Joe Lo Truglio as Charles Boyle in "Brooklyn Nine-Nine."

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Review: 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' - 'Full Boyle'

Boyle falls in love too deeply, Holt faces a political challenge and a superhero visits the precinct

A review of last night's "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" coming up just as soon as my itinerary to Rome connects through Vietnam...

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