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Fargo, True Detective, The Affair Top Golden Globe Nominations

Matthew McConaughey, Billy Bob Thornton

Fargo, True Detective, The Affair and a bunch of new faces topped Thursday's Golden Globe nominations.

Golden Globes surprises and snubs: The CW breaks through and Modern Family gets shut out

Fargo led the way with five nods, including for TV movie/limited series, where it'll compete opposite True Detective, The Normal Heart, The Missing and Olive Kitteridge.

The Affair is up for ...
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The BBC Revives Luther for New Two-Part Miniseries

Idris Elba

You cannot kill Idris Elba. Well, except for that one time.

The actor is set to reprise his role as detective John Luther, a man whose "brilliant mind can't always save him from the dangerous violence of his passions," in a new Luther miniseries, the BBC announced Wednesday.

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When Will It End? Fox Is Now Planning a Remake of Luther

Idris Elba

Fox is continuing its anglophilic development tendencies with a remake of the BBC's Luther, TVGuide.com has confirmed.

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Weekend Review: HBO's Olive Kitteridge, Revisiting The Affair

Frances McDormand

To know Olive Kitteridge is not easy. Many would likely argue it's not worth the risk of being exposed to her harsh, judgmental New Englander's scorn. Suffer fools gladly? Not this curmudgeonly math teacher who, when her husband insists she's not depressed, snaps back, "Yes, I am. Happy to have it. Comes with being smart." Prompting her long-suffering son to wonder, "Is that why you're so mean all the time?"

And yet, in HBO's oddly moving and melancholy-shrouded two-night adaptation of Elizabeth Strout's Pulitzer-winning novel Olive Kitteridge (Sunday-Monday, 9/8c), a remarkable Frances McDormand makes Olive a fascinating, tragicomic study in human stubbornness, contrariness and contradiction.... read more

Ask Matt: In Praise of Walking Dead's Carol, Scandal's Mellie, Face Off, ABC's Wed Comedies, Gotham

Melissa McBride

Send questions and comments to askmatt@tvguidemagazine.com and follow me on Twitter!

Question: I thought this might be the year when The Walking Dead would finally be represented among the Emmy nominations, at the very least for Melissa McBride as supporting actress for last season's devastating "The Grove" episode. But the noms came and went with nary a Dead mention. I thought this show was among the most-watched basic cable shows, often posting numbers to rival some of the highest-rated broadcast programs every week. I know that its genre is already one strike against it, but is this show also a victim of its own success regarding recognition, where the more popular a show is, the more it provokes attitudes from voters that "normal" people might see as snobbish or anti-populist? While it's true that the dispersal of everybody into smaller groups during the second half of last season was seen as less than successful, and the quality this season appears to have roared back with a vengeance, I'm still thinking there will probably be no difference next year, recognition-wise.

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The Affair Tells Two Stories — But Which One Do We Believe?

Dominic West, Ruth Wilson

There are two sides to every story, and Showtime's provocative new drama The Affair aims to tell them both.

The series, debuting Sunday at 10/9c, uses a Roshomon-like technique to tell the stories of Noah Solloway (The Wire's Dominic West) and Allison Lockhart (Luther's Ruth Wilson), a pair who begin their titular adulterous romance during a summer in Montauk. Each person is recalling his or her version of events as part of a present-day framing device, and, naturally, there are significant differences depending on who is telling the story.

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"I'm interested in psychology and the way that people think about themselves and who they are versus who they want to be," executive producer Sarah Treem, who developed the series with In Treatment's Hagai Levi, tells TVGuide.com.... read more

Weekend TV: The Affair, Walking Dead, The Nance, Cristela

The Affair

The mysteries of sexual attraction aren't the only enigmatic forces at play in Showtime's intensely intimate new drama The Affair (Sunday, 10/9c), which adopts a provocative he-remembers/she-remembers approach to an extramarital fling during a Long Island summer. By the end of the absorbing first episode (all that Showtime has made available for review in advance of the 10-week season), with the actual affair still in the offing, we're not quite sure who, if anyone, we can believe.

As the story unfolds in parallel flashback, the memories don't quite match up. So who made the first significant eye contact? Who's the provocateur? And perhaps the greatest puzzle is why each is telling this very personal, intimate story to the authorities, in a framing device reminiscent of True Detective. So there are plenty of unanswered questions in the first, hypnotic hour. read more

Exclusive Video: Is This the Face of a Cheater? Meet the Woman at the Center of Showtime's The Affair

Ruth Wilson

What makes two people cheat? It's a question asked time and time again, and it's one Showtime's new drama The Affair hopes to answer.

On the series, premiering Sunday, Oct. 12 at 10/9c, Luther's Ruth Wilson plays Alison, a married woman who suffers a tragedy and subsequently begins ... read more

Showtime Sets Premiere Date, Releases Trailer for The Affair

Dominic West, Ruth Wilson

Get ready to have an affair with Showtime.

The network's provocative new drama The Affair will debut on Sunday, Oct. 19 at 10/9c, Showtime announced at the Television Critics Association's fall previews on Friday.

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The Affair tells the story of Noah... read more

Showtime Orders New Series Starring Joshua Jackson, Philip Seymour Hoffman

Joshua Jackson, Phillip Seymour Hoffman

Showtime has given series orders to The Affair and Happyish, the network announced at the Television Critics Association winter press tour on Thursday. Both series received 10-episode orders.

The Affair stars Dawson's Creek and Fringe alum Joshua Jackson as... read more

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