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JUL
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Amazon Explores New Distribution Methods, Teases Third Pilot Slate

Amazon Explores New Distribution Methods, Teases Third Pilot Slate

Amazon Studios is becoming more surefooted as it prepares to launch its third slate of pilots to viewers next month. 

The production arm of the Seattle-based tech giant made its first appearance at the Television Critics Association summer tour, trotting out talent from all five of its series. During the three-hour presentation, details emerged about how the fledgling studio plans to compete in the increasingly competitive digital content game and just what Amazon has planned for its move into TV-quality programming. 

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JUL
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9 HRS

Chris Carter Modeling Amazon's 'The After' With 99-Episode Goal

Chris Carter Modeling Amazon's 'The After' With 99-Episode Goal

Chris Carter has big plans for Amazon Studios' The After.

The X-Files creator is modeling his latest sci-fi drama, which currently has an eight-episode order, with a bold 99-episode plan. You heard that right: 99 episodes.

PHOTOS 'The Good Wife,' Tatiana Maslany and 18 More of the Biggest Emmy Snubs

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JUL
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10 HRS

Fired SiriusXM Host Anthony Cumia: 'I Didn't Do Anything Wrong'

Fired SiriusXM Host Anthony Cumia: 'I Didn't Do Anything Wrong'

Anthony Cumia finds SiriusXM "hypocritical" for dropping him after a Twitter tirade drew wide criticism for racist remarks. 

"For 10 years on SiriusXM, I had addressed these issues, I made jokes, I talked about it, used double-entendre and innuendo," the host said on Fox News' late night program RedEye on Friday night. "So, to fire me for something that was on social-media is kind of hypocritical I think."

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JUL
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'Transparent' Team Talks Binge Viewing, Defends Digital Platform Pay

'Transparent' Team Talks Binge Viewing, Defends Digital Platform Pay

Amazon Studios' Transparent is breaking the rules.

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JUL
12
15 HRS

'Rising Star': What to Expect During the Duels

'Rising Star': What to Expect During the Duels

After downloading the app, repeatedly checking in and casting real-time votes, America raised the Wall for twenty singers on Rising Star.

Next up on the ABC singing show? The "duels," but don't be mistaken: the upcoming round isn't reminiscent of any other round on a current talent competition.

PHOTOS 'Rising Star': Inside ABC's Singing Show With Ludacris, Kesha and Brad Paisley

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JUL
11
1 day

Lost Bill Murray Movie Leaked on YouTube (Video)

Lost Bill Murray Movie Leaked on YouTube (Video)

Ghostbusters got all the glory, but Bill Murray and Dan Aykroyd starred in another 1984 sci-fi film that's largely been forgotten — until now.

The pair appear briefly in Nothing Lasts Forever, which was written and directed by Saturday Night Live veteran Tom Schiller, starring Gremlins'  Zach Galligan as a man caught between two worlds.

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JUL
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1 day

'Better Call Saul': Vince Gilligan Talks Delays, 'Breaking Bad' Cameos, Starting From Scratch

'Better Call Saul': Vince Gilligan Talks Delays, 'Breaking Bad' Cameos, Starting From Scratch

Better Call Saul is off and running. Delayed until early 2015 but already renewed for a second season, AMC's Breaking Bad prequel recently started shooting down in the parent series' old digs of Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Briefly tearing themselves away from production, co-creators Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould appeared at the Television Critics Association summer press tour Friday evening — maybe in part to assure everyone of their excitement despite the recent premiere date push.

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JUL
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1 day

Donald Trump on 'The View': Rosie O'Donnell 'Always Self-Destructs'

Donald Trump on 'The View': Rosie O'Donnell 'Always Self-Destructs'

Even when Donald Trump has faint praise for Rosie O'Donnell, it isn't so nice. 

After O'Donnell was officially unveiled Thursday as a co-host of ABC's The View, the real estate mogul chimed in with a backhanded compliment aimed at the television personality. 

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JUL
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FX's 'The Strain' Dismantles Notion of Sexy Vampires

FX's 'The Strain' Dismantles Notion of Sexy Vampires

With vampire tales comes steamy romance — but it shouldn't, The Strain showrunner Carlton Cuse says.

"The genre had gotten soft and romantic," Cuse tells The Hollywood Reporter, referring to the swarm of modern romantic fang-filled films and TV series, such as The Twilight Saga, HBO's True Blood and The CW's The Vampire Diaries.

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JUL
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AMC Orders Martial Arts Drama 'Badlands' Straight to Series

AMC is adding to its drama roster. 

The cable network on Friday announced a straight-to-series pickup for martial arts drama Badlands

Badlands is described as a genre-bending martial arts series very loosely based on the classic Chinese tale Journey to the West. In a land controlled by feudal barons, Badlands tells the story of a great warrior and a young boy who embark on a journey across a dangerous land to find enlightenment.

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JUL
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1 day

Tony Goldwyn Hopes 'The Divide' Storytelling Is as Bold as 'Scandal'

Tony Goldwyn Hopes 'The Divide' Storytelling Is as Bold as 'Scandal'

WEtv joins the scripted world this month with The Divide, a legal drama exploring a racially charged case and the impact that a crime has on those involved.

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JUL
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1 day

LeBron James' 'Survivor's Remorse': Race, Guilt and the 'Entourage' Comparison

LeBron James' 'Survivor's Remorse': Race, Guilt and the 'Entourage' Comparison

LeBron James was the elephant not in the room on Friday.

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JUL
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Starz Chief Defends Early Pickups, Talks 'Buzz' Envy and Staying out of Bed With Netflix

Starz Chief Defends Early Pickups, Talks 'Buzz' Envy and Staying out of Bed With Netflix

With just a month to go before perhaps its most hyped original series launch yet, Starz CEO Chris Albrecht was noticeably enthused when he preluded his Q&A at Friday's TCA press tour with a new clip of Outlander.

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JUL
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1 day

Starz Courted 'Fifty Shades of Grey' TV Series

Starz Courted 'Fifty Shades of Grey' TV Series

Fifty Shades of Grey was almost a TV series.

Well, it probably would never have happened, but the offer was on the table. During Friday's Starz panel at the Television Critics Association summer press tour, CEO Chris Albrecht said that he was willing to give the adaptation of EL James' huge S&M best-seller a three-season commitment.

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