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From Masters of Sex to Boardwalk Empire: How Accurate Are Fact-Based Dramas?

Lizzy Caplan, Steve Buscemi

Halfway through the pilot episode of the Showtime series Masters of Sex, which is based on the story of real-life sex researchers Dr. William Masters and Virginia Johnson, Masters leaves his wife, Libby, in the care of another doctor as she undergoes infertility treatments so he can slip into a neighboring examination room and watch a prostitute masturbate... It's an amazingly rich six minutes of television that manages not only to set up most of the first season's major plotlines and underlying emotional tensions, but also to explain the story's historical import. In a strictly factual sense, it's also mostly made up.

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AMC Renews Halt and Catch Fire for Season 2

Scoot McNairy, Mackenzie Davis, Lee Pace

AMC's Fire isn't going out any time soon.

The network announced Tuesday that it has renewed tech drama Halt and Catch Fire for a second season, which will premiere next summer.

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VIDEO: Saul Makes the Big Sell in New Better Call Saul Teaser

Bob Odenkirk

Not sure if you're going to tune in for AMC's upcoming Breaking Bad spin-off Better Call Saul? Let the master manipulator Saul Goodman (Bob Odenkirk) himself change your ... read more

Halt and Catch Fire Bosses Talk Season 2 Hopes, Answer "Burning" Finale Questions

Lee Pace

[WARNING: The following story contains spoilers from the Season 1 finale of AMC's Halt and Catch Fire. Read at your own risk.]

Things literally caught fire on Sunday's Season 1 finale of AMC's Halt and Catch Fire.

Despite the roller coaster ride that was Comdex in the penultimate episode, Joe MacMillan (Lee Pace) & Co. were able to sell enough units of the Cardiff Electric Giant to earn Joe and Gordon (Scoot McNairy) an 8 percent stake in the company. But Joe, who was still smarting from seeing Apple's talking Macintosh and his breakup with Cameron (Mackenzie Davis), just couldn't leave well enough alone.

Can Halt and Catch Fire reboot AMC's drama slate?

No longer satisfied to just hawk a "faster, cheaper IBM clone," Joe... read more

AMC Orders Afghanistan-Set Pilot from Low Winter Sun Writer

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AMC has ordered the pilot White City, which follows Western diplomats and journalists in Afghanistan, the network announced Friday.

From Criminal Minds and Low Winter Sun writer Chris MundyWhite Cityfeatures Jon Liston, who goes against advice and overreaches in an attempt to talk with insurgent leaders. The fallout of his decision forces Jon to find a new role in Kabul as he begins to question whether there's any good for him or any Westerner to do in Afghanistan.

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Better Call Saul Scoop: Meet Saul's Brother and More!

Bob Odenkirk

How do you solve a problem like Saul Goodman? According to Better Call Saul showrunner Peter Gould, the question should be, "What problem does being Saul Goodman solve?"
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AMC Orders Martial Arts Drama Badlands Straight to Series

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AMC has given a straight-to-series order to martial arts drama Badlands, the network announced Friday.

Loosely based on the classic Chinese tale "Journey to the West," Badlands is a genre-bending series that tells the story of a great warrior and a young boy who embark on a journey across a dangerous land to... read more

AMC Renews Turn for Season 2

Jamie Bell

The Revolution will continue to be televised.

AMC has renewed Revolutionary War drama Turn for a second season, the network announced Monday.

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AMC Renews Better Call Saul for Season 2 Ahead of Series Premiere

Bob Odenkirk, Peter Gould and Vince Gilligan

How's this for a vote of confidence? AMC announced Thursday that it has already ordered a 13-episode second season of Better Call Saul.

The Breaking Bad spin-off starring Bob Odenkirk's slimy lawyer Saul Goodman was slated to debut in November, but will now be pushed back... read more

Mega Buzz: A 24 Betrayal, Royal Pains' French Twist and Bones' Dark Side

Kiefer Sutherland, Mark Feuerstein, David Boreanaz

Every week, senior reporter Natalie Abrams satisfies your need for TV scoop. Please send all questions to mega_scoop@tvguide.com or tweet them to @NatalieAbrams

I can't believe they killed President Heller on 24: Live Another Day! What does this mean for Jack? — Jackie
It's safe to assume that Jack's role in Heller's death will mean major drama between Jack and Heller's daughter Audrey. But even though you'd think Audrey could never forgive Jack's betrayal, there may be a glimmer of hope (especially since Audrey's husband also played along with Heller's death wish.) "Jack's question when this is all over is, 'Can he go back with Audrey? Is there a chance for the two of them?'"executive producer Evan Katz says. "In Episode 5, it was pretty clear that the two of them still love each other."

Now that Hank is back in the Hamptons on Royal Pains, does that mean that he and Boris are done? — Deb
Not quite.... read more

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