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VIDEO: Exeunt Omnes

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Exeunt Omnes
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Length: 01:40:00
Aired: 2/23/2003

In the final episode of this hit drama series, Oz is in upheaval following the return of Martin Querns. Meanwhile, Howell and Robson each receive troubling news, Mukada answers an unsolved mystery, and the O'Reilys struggle to make amends. Finally, the prison production of 'Macbeth' ends with a staggering final act. watch

BBC America Renews Period Drama Copper for Second Season

BBC America has given the green light to a second season of its first original drama, Copper, the network announced Thursday.

There is no airdate yet for the 13-episode second season. The period drama, set in 1864, wraps its first 10-episode season on Sunday.

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Cubicle Confessions: Meet the Men of BBC America's Copper

New York City in 1864 was no place for a wimp. In BBC America's Copper, the latest collaboration from Oz and Homicide vets Tom Fontana and Barry Levinson, the Civil War-era town is a boiling stew of impoverished immigrants, uptown power brokers, vicious gangs, freed slaves and Confederate spies.

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'Oz 17' Preview (HBO)
'Oz 08' Preview (HBO)
'Oz 51' Preview (HBO)
'Oz 12' Preview (HBO)

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Copper: The Place I Called My Home
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Copper: Good Heart and Willing Hand
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Year Title Description
2013 Borgia TV Show Series, Screenwriter
2013 Borgia TV Show Series, Creator
2012 Copper TV Show Series, Co-Creator
2012 Copper TV Show Series, Executive Producer
2009 The Philanthropist TV Show Series, Executive Producer

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Weekend TV in Review: Comings (Boss, Strike Back) and Goings (Political Animals)

Following, some thoughts on another very busy weekend of summer TV. (At this point, I'm almost looking forward to the fall season starting, so I can catch my breath.)

CHI-TOWN CHICANERY: Corruption, mendacity, a thick smog of cynicism. Ain't we got fun? And so the audaciously downbeat political drama Boss returns to Starz (Friday, 9/8c), anchored and dominated yet again by Kelsey Grammer's tremendous performance as Chicago mayor (aka "boss" man) Tom Kane. A self-righteous bastard and unrepentant bully, this Machiavellian manipulator is notorious for "sacrificing that which is most precious for his political survival" (including sending his own daughter to prison and having his once-trusted turncoat adviser killed). Juggling more baggage than O'Hare during a blizzard, Kane is also beset by demons, manifesting as visions and hallucinations and ghosts, all symptoms of a debilitating brain disease — or maybe it's just good old guilt.

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The Reporter: David Simon Creates Commentary Disguised as a Cop Drama on The Wire


David Simon started out as a reporter, not a screenwriter. His street's-eye view of Baltimore inspired two successful books, Homicide: A Year on the Killing Streets and The Corner. Both became TV shows focused on cops and the violence of the drug world. Simon's HBO series The Wire was even more ambitious. A social critique disguised as a cop drama, it offered a bleak picture of the American city, and Simon's views on how to save it. He was still reporting, but in a different way than ever before. We talked with Simon, one of the influential television industry players interviewed for's Best of the Decade section, about different ways of breaking stories — those that are true, those that are fiction, and those that are both. read more

New TV: Mark Burnett's Dueling Dads, and More

Mark Burnett has set up at NBC My Dad is Better than Your Dad, a game show in which fathers face off in stunt-driven challenges, Variety reports.... FX has given Nip/Tuck creator Ryan Murphy a series commitment for Queen B, a workplace drama centered on a female CEO who grooms a young girl in her ruthless image.... Homicide's Tom Fontana and Barry Levinson are reteaming for the NBC pilot The Philanthropist, a series that sound a bit like The Equalizer.... After a fierce bidding war, ABC has ordered six episodes of Section 8, a drama penned by X-Men 3's Zak Penn and described as a blend of House, X-Men and The X-Files. OK.... ABC is teaming with hip-hop producer Pharrell Williams and filmmaker McG on Limelight, a drama set at a performing arts-school. read more

Pilot Talk: NBC Says Show Me the M.O.N.Y.

• NBC has greenlit M.O.N.Y., a drama pilot about the mayor of New York (M.O.N.Y., get it?) from Tom Fontana (St. Elsewhere), and Area 52, which is described as a kind of Roswell with punch lines.• ABC has picked up two pilots: American Family, a comedy about a dysfunctional (see title), and an as-yet-untitled fish-out-of-water laffer about a big-city lawyer relocated to a small town. Rina Mimoun (Everwood) is behind that one. • Fox has OK'd The Rules for Starting Over, a 60-minute comedy about a middle-aged divorced man who must learn how to date in the era. read more

Bedford Diaries Ahh, bittersweet...

Bedford DiariesAhh, bittersweet premiere. Given that Milo Ventimiglia already made a beeline for NBC's upcoming Heroes, I couldn't help but feel that WB was just going through the motions here — but hey, I understand. They spent good money on this show and they're gonna air it, by golly. More power to them. OK, before we bite into the meat of this sandwich, I admit it: I had high expectations for this show. Can you blame me? It was created by Barry Levinson and Tom Fontana, and if those names sound familiar, it's because they also created a little show called Homicide: Life on the Street, all seven seasons of which grace my DVD shelf. And I wish I could say that Bedford was everything I thought it'd be, but my mom taught me lying was bad. There was nothing wrong with the premise — college kids learn about read more


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