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Black Mirror, Channel 4’s Emmy-winning ‘Twilight Zone for the modern age’, returns in the form of a feature-length film for Christmas. Three interwoven stories of Yuletide techno-paranoia collide in the most chilling and mind-bending Black Mirror yet. Creator Charlie Brooker said: “I always enjoy a good ghost story at Christmas, and I’m a sucker for the Amicus’ compendium horror movies of the 70s. Our aim is to create the Black Mirror equivalent of that.”

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We’re not yet halfway through The Honourable Woman but it’s clear writer/director/producer Hugo Blick has assembled his political thriller with rare confidence and control. Dense, deliberate, harrowing and opaque, it already feels comparable to the most-admired US dramas of recent years while retaining its own unique UK flavour, possibly due to Blick’s instinct to surprise and subvert.
Oh, there’s a new show by the guy who made The Shadow Line??  Damn, I liked The Shadow Line so, so much— and this one’s a Middle Eastern spy thriller starring Maggie Gyllenhaal…? Oh, and Stephen Rea again (aka motherfucking Gatehouse).  Huh!  Neat— plus, good timing since Kiefer Sutherland is done murdering people on my Monday nights.  Trailer.


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I am very pleased that Community will be returning for its predestined sixth season on Yahoo. I look forward to bringing our beloved NBC sitcom to a larger audience by moving it online. I vow to dominate our new competition. Rest easy, Big Bang Theory. Look out, Bang Bus!
Dan Harmon!

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Now with Parker Posey, Comedy Central Pilot 'Crazy House' Might Have One of Best Casts This Pilot Season


Parker Posey joins Nick Turner, Whitmer Thomas, Johnny Pemberton, Demorge Brown, Erik Charles Nielsen, Kate Berlant, Eugene Mirman, Big Jay Oakerson, Lindsay Ames, and Joe Urla in making for one of the most intriguing casts this pilot season in Comedy Central’s Crazy House from Nick Turner and Lee Rubenstein

Just on the notion that these people need to be on TV more, especially together, this should get a greenlight. 

Wow, that cast!

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