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Critic’s Notebook: Now’s the Time to Set Aside These Common TV Prejudices

Have you put off watching a TV show because it had a bad title or it ended prematurely or you didn't have the patience to wait for it to "get better"? Lockdown is the perfect time to set aside those prejudices.

The Ringer to Debut ‘The Wire’ Rewatch Podcast (Exclusive)

The Ringer is prepping a new show, 'The Wire: Way Down in the Hole,' that will deep dive into every episode of the HBO crime drama, starting with season one. The Ringer's Van Lathan will host alongside podcaster and The Atlantic contributor Jemele Hill.

‘Angel Has Fallen’ Star Lance Reddick on ‘John Wick,’ ‘Lost’ Disappointment and Nearly Losing ‘The Wire’

When Lance Reddick took a role on 'Fringe,' he did not realize it'd result in him being killed off in 'Lost'.

Hollywood Flashback: Now a Classic, ‘The Wire’ Was Overlooked by the Emmys

The acclaimed David Simon-created show ran for five seasons and didn't receive so much as one award: "The theory among HBO executives was it was an East Coast show and the Emmy voters were in L.A."

John Oliver Recruits Michael Keaton, Bryan Cranston to Dramatize Opioid Epidemic

Michael Keaton, Bryan Cranston, Michael K. Williams and Richard Kind all portrayed Purdue exec Richard Sackler during Sunday's episode of 'Last Week Tonight,' which featured host John Oliver taking on the opioid epidemic.

Critic’s Notebook: Where’s the Next Great Cop Show?

'The Wire' is still the greatest cop show ever — end of discussion. That said, there's a bunch of recent vintage crime series that deserve to be in the conversation, but let's get some more in the mix.

Idris Elba, David Simon Look Back on Painful Decision to Kill Off Stringer Bell on ‘The Wire’

Idris Elba and 'The Wire' creator David Simon look back on how they each wrestled with the onscreen fate of fan favorite Stringer Bell.

Dominic West Set for CanneSeries’ Excellence Award

Cannes' nascent TV festival CanneSeries will honor Dominic West with its first excellence award on Oc during MIPCOM.

Toronto: “Cuban Five” Spy Drama in the Works

The indie feature about Cuban agents sent to south Florida by the Castro government to spy on exile groups will be directed by Clement Virgo.

Inaugural CannesSeries Jury Unveiled

'Safe' creator Harlan Coben, 'The Wire' Star Michael Kenneth Williams and German actress Paula Beer are among the six-person jury for Cannes' new TV festival.

HBO Licenses 50 Series to Amazon Prime Video in Japan

Shows including 'Game of Thrones' will be available free to Amazon Prime members, but will still broadcast on a local cable channel first.