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The Story Behind HBO's Cancellation of Luck

Luck

HBO has run out of Luck. On Wednesday, the pay cable network, along with executive producers David Milch and Michael Mann, announced an abrupt end to the Dustin Hoffman-starring drama, following news that three horses had died during production.

Whether it was the threat of continued negative press, or that no one could guarantee another horse would not perish during the run of the series, the surprising and quick decision to pull the plug has caused many in the media to theorize as to why.

HBO cancels Luck after three horses die during production

When a third horse died Tuesday during filming for the second episode of the second season, HBO quickly announced that all use of horses on the show would be suspended indefinitely. (Two other horses died last year during the filming of the first season.) But... read more

Ask Matt: Once Upon a Time, Pilot Season, Luck and HBO, Revenge and More

Josh Dallas, Ginnifer Goodwin

Question: I've been watching Once Upon A Time from the beginning, and I thought by now, we'd start to see some real movement towards the present-day fairy-tale folks realizing that something was amiss. But it seems to be dragging and dragging, and while the "fairy tale" portions are fun to watch, there's nothing there that gives one hope that finally, someone other than Henry knows something's amiss. It's getting boring. Any tidbits as to when that ...
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Homeland, Modern Family and The Artist Top Golden Globes

Claire Danes

Homeland and Modern Family topped Sunday's Golden Globe Awards, winning series awards, while The Artist solidified its status as Oscar front-runner with three wins.

Check out all the Golden Globes fashion hits and misses

Homeland won two of its three awards: best drama series and TV drama actress for Claire Danes. The actress is now a perfect 3-for-3 at the Globes. Her co-star Damian Lewis lost drama actor to Kelsey Grammer (Boss). It was a big ceremony for Showtime, as Episodes' Matt LeBlanc scored his ...
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HBO Renews Enlightened; Cancels Hung, How to Make it, Bored to Death

Laura Dern

It's a good news, bad news day at HBO: The cable channel has renewed freshman series Enlightened, but opted to cancel Sunday night comedies Hung, How to Make it in America, and Bored to Death.
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Golden Globe Surprises and Snubs: So Many New Faces, But Still No Breaking Bad

Zooey Deschanel, Bryan Cranston

Oh, Golden Globes. You never fail to amuse and bemuse us with your quirky, awesome and weird nominations. After coming up empty with the Screen Actors Guild, Homeland landed three nominations from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association and was just one of the many new shows that reaped nods. And with so many shiny new toys to play with, the HFPA once again forgot about Breaking Bad. But those weren't the only things that caught our attention Thursday.
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Homeland, New Girl and New Shows Lead Golden Globe Nominations

Claire Danes, Kelsey Grammer

New blood was the toast of the Golden Globe Awards nominations Thursday as Homeland, American Horror Story, Game of Thrones, The Killing, Boss, Revenge, Episodes, Enlightened and New Girl all scored nods.

A day after getting shut out of the Screen Actors Guild nominations, Homeland nabbed ...
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Critic's Guide to Monday TV: Fear Factor, a Hawaii Five-0 Wedding and More!

Fear Factor

On the 12th day of December, with only 12 days (gulp) until Christmas Eve, here's a dozen topics of interest — or possibly disinterest — regarding today's unusually busy, for mid-December, TV lineup.

Mother's Day: On CBS's biggest Monday hit, Two and a Half Men (9/8c), Mimi Rogers drops by the Malibu manse as Walden's mom. Alan, naturally, is smitten (ewwww), but in the opposite-of-nurturing tradition of mothers ...
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Fall TV Report Card: How Is the New Class Doing?

Last Man Standing, Homeland, The X Factor

So many new shows, so little time! With a handful of fall TV casualties already — RIP Charlie's Angels, Playboy Club, Free Agents, How to Be a Gentleman and H8R (and it's not looking too good for Prime Suspect or Man Up either) — it's time to assess what's worth keeping on your DVR, and what you can safely skip.

For now, we're high on American Horror Story, a spooky mash-up unlike anything else on TV, and Homeland, a twisty thriller anchored by two riveting performances. We're cautiously optimistic about Suburgatory, for those who miss Gilmore Girls, but then there are the shows we're thisclose to ditching...

Is your favorite show in danger? Check out our list of 10 "bubble" shows

Read on to see how we see fall TV's freshman class thus far... read more

Fall TV Popularity Contest: Were You Enlightened?

Enlightened, Laura Dern

HBO has a way of attracting big-time film stars to the small screen. With the Monday night premiere of Enlightened, the network's done it again with Laura Dern, who plays an executive who has had a "nervous breakthrough." We want to know what you thought of this show — and what you think of every new series this season.

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Roush Review: Lifetime's Five, HBO's Enlightened

Jeanne Tripplehorn

They rarely make TV-movies like Lifetime's Five (Monday, 9/8c) anymore, and I really wish they would. A sensitively told issue-of-the-week anthology in the classic life-affirming tear-jerker tradition, the high-profile talent is on both sides of the camera in these intertwined vignettes dealing with breast cancer. Though the subject matter is wrenching, the tone here is more about emotional uplift, emphasizing the importance of bringing loved ones along for the fight.
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Premiered: October 10, 2011, on HBO
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