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Binge Saturday: The Wire

The Wire

Running out of things to watch this summer? Look no further than The Wire, arguably the greatest TV drama of all time.

The HBO series from David Simon may look like a cop show at first blush, but it's actually an epic drama about the pitfalls of modern American democracy. It tracks the Baltimore police department's efforts... read more

The Wire's David Simon to Write Martin Luther King Jr. Miniseries for HBO

David Simon

Fresh off the end of his New Orleans drama Treme, The Wire creator David Simon is attached to write... read more

David Simon: America Is a "Horror Show"

David Simon

The Wire creator David Simon slammed America's poverty gap and called the country a "horror show" in an impromptu speech delivered at the Festival of Dangerous Ideas in Sydney, Australia, this weekend.

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VIDEO: Eminem Opens Up About Past Drug Abuse: "I Would Have Died"

Eminem

Eminem is opening up about his past drug abuse for one of the first times in a new documentary.

"I don't know at what point exactly it started to be a problem. I just remember liking it more and more," the rapper also known by his real name, Marshall Mathers, confesses in How to Make Money Selling Drugs.

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Robert F. Chew, The Wire's Prop Joe, Dies at 52

Robert F. Chew

Robert F. Chew passed away Thursday at the age of 52, The Baltimore Sun reports. According to his sister Clarice Chew, the actor and teacher died of apparent heart failure while asleep in his Baltimore home. read more

Hitman Who Inspired The Wire's Omar Dies at 58

Michael K. Williams

Donnie Andrews, the former Baltimore drug world hitman who partly inspired the character of Omar Little on The Wire, has died from heart complications, The Baltimore Sun reports. He was 58.

Andrews grew up in an abusive household and.. read more

Report: HBO Renews Treme for Fourth and Final Season

Wendell Pierce

HBO's Tremé is getting ready to play its swan song.

The New Orleans-set drama has been renewed for a shortened fourth and final season, creator and executive producer David Simon revealed at a Season 3 premiere screening Saturday, according to The Times-Picayune.

"We are going to be back for... read more

VIDEO: Check Out The Wire: The Musical!

The Wire: The Musical

Some of your favorite characters from The Wire are back — and singing! read more

Creator David Simon Apologizes for Calling New Wire Fandom "Wearying"

David Simon

Creator David Simon is apologizing for calling fans who discovered The Wire after its HBO run "wearying."  

While discussing former colleague Richard Price, the creator of CBS' new drama NYC-22, in an interview with The New York Times, Simon was posed with the notion that many of the diehard fans of The Wire weren't actually watching the series in earlier seasons, but had rather jumped on the bandwagon late. "I do have... read more

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