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'True Blood' Showrunner Defends Sookie's Choice: "Irrelevant" Who She Ends Up With

'True Blood' Showrunner Defends Sookie's Choice: "Irrelevant" Who She Ends Up With

[Warning: This story contains spoilers from Sunday's True Blood series finale, "Thank You."]

True Blood showrunner Brian Buckner isn't sorry for the series' controversial finale, in which Sookie (Anna Paquin) ended up with neither Bill (Stephen Moyer) nor Eric (Alexander Skarskgard).

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'Arrow' Books 'Glee' Alum for Season 3

'Arrow' Books 'Glee' Alum for Season 3

Arrow has cast Felicity’s ex.

The CW comic book drama has landed Awkward and Glee alum Nolan Funk in a season-three guest spot, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

Funk will appear in episode five, “The Secret Origin of Felicity Smoak,” playing Cooper Seldon, Felicity’s hacker boyfriend from her days at MIT. It is unclear whether he will be appearing in flashbacks or in the present day.

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Greg Berlanti Sells Naked Amnesiac Drama to NBC

Greg Berlanti Sells Naked Amnesiac Drama to NBC

Greg Berlanti is expanding his relationship with NBC.

As the prolific producer prepares to launch Debra Messing procedural The Mysteries of Laura, NBC has handed out a script plus penalty commitment to FBI thriller Blindspot, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

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Get Up to Speed on 'The Flash' and DC's Other New TV Shows

Get Up to Speed on 'The Flash' and DC's Other New TV Shows

With new series based on DC Entertainment's The Flash, John Constantine and Batman just weeks away from launching — in addition to the third season of the CW's Arrow — newcomers might be wondering how best to prepare for this onsl

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TNT/TBS Chief Michael Wright to Exit

TNT/TBS Chief Michael Wright to Exit

After weeks of speculation, TNT, TBS and TCM programming president Michael Wright is expected to exit the Turner entertainment group he's been a part of for a decade, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

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Johnny Knoxville Signs Overall Deal With ABC Studios, Developing Semi-Autobiographical Comedy

Johnny Knoxville Signs Overall Deal With ABC Studios, Developing Semi-Autobiographical Comedy

ABC is getting into the Johnny Knoxville business.

The female-skewing network is developing a semi-autobiographical comedy based on the Jackass star's life, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. Additionally, Knoxville has signed a two-year first-look deal with the network's studio counterpart ABC Studios.

The untitled comedy is described as a Southern family comedy inspired by Knoxville's unconventional childhood. ABC has handed out a script plus penalty commitment to the comedy produced by 3 Arts. 

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A&E's 'Longmire' Canceled

A&E's 'Longmire' Canceled

A&E is putting Western drama Longmire out to pasture.

The cable network has opted to cancel the drama after three seasons, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.

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HBO to Air Banksy Documentary

HBO to Air Banksy Documentary

HBO is paying tribute to Banksy.

The documentary Banksy Does New York will debut on the pay cabler on Monday, Nov. 17, it was announced Thursday by HBO Documentary Films president Sheila Nevins.

The special is billed as a fan-generated chronicle of the street artist's one-month residency in New York last October.

"From the moment Banksy took over the streets, New Yorkers became obsessed. The film captures this month of madness created by user-generated footage," said Nevins.

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'The Good Wife' Brings 'Frasier' Star David Hyde Pierce Back to TV (Exclusive)

'The Good Wife' Brings 'Frasier' Star David Hyde Pierce Back to TV (Exclusive)

Emmy and Tony winner David Hyde Pierce is headed back to television.

The Frasier star is joining The Good Wife's sixth season in a major recurring role, marking his return to the small screen for the first time in more than 10 years, The Hollywood Reporter has learned exclusively.

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VMAs: Which Performance Triggered the Biggest Sales Spike?

VMAs: Which Performance Triggered the Biggest Sales Spike?

MTV doled out the Moonmen during Sunday's Video Music Awards, but the musicians who really won at the awards show are the ones who performed.

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'Scandal' Refresher: Relive 18 Pivotal Moments From Season 3

'Scandal' Refresher: Relive 18 Pivotal Moments From Season 3

Gladiators, rejoice. Scandal returns for its fourth season in a month.

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TV Ratings: 'Big Brother' Dominates Wednesday

TV Ratings: 'Big Brother' Dominates Wednesday

CBS' Big Brother continued to top the ratings, with another steady showing for its latest Wednesday telecast.

Big Brother (6.8 million, 2.3) was the top-rated program on the evening, with lead-out Halle Berry's Extant (5.7 million, 1.1), inching up a tenth for its two-hour broadcast. CBS was the No. 1 network among adults 18-49 (1.5) in primetime.

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'Daily Show': Jon Stewart's 5 Best Political Interviews

'Daily Show': Jon Stewart's 5 Best Political Interviews

This story first appeared in the Sept. 12 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine.

Jon Stewart, a liberal darling, makes a point of challenging guests from across the ideological spectrum. Here are five of his most memorable interview with political figures from The Daily Show.

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'Outlander' First Look: Ron Moore Gets Into Costume for Cameo (Exclusive)

'Outlander' First Look: Ron Moore Gets Into Costume for Cameo (Exclusive)

Outlander showrunner Ron Moore is getting his moment in the spotlight.

The writer-producer makes a cameo in Saturday's episode of the Starz drama, "The Gathering," and The Hollywood Reporter has an exclusive first look at Moore in costume as he makes his debut in 18th-century Scotland.

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