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On its face, HBO's True Detective looks like a number of other dark and twisted serial killer murder mysteries. But it becomes clear very early on that the show's creator, novelist Nic Pizzolatto, has much more on his mind.
"I'm not interested in creating disgusting monsters or the most bizarre serial killer ever," Pizzolatto tells TVGuide.com. "My primary concern is always the humanism of the characters. Where the show gains its power for an audience, I think, is in things that aren't investigative at all. It's in two men talking to one another in a car. It's in a man coming over to another man's house for dinner and eating with his family. Those are the things that always interest me."
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In this case, the two men riding in a car are Martin Hart (Woody Harrelson) and Rust Cohle (Matthew McConaughey), two detectives in Louisiana's Criminal Investigation Division who team up for a murder case in 1995...
Torture! Clones! Betrayal! Sexting! And just sex! From touching series finales (farewell, 30 Rock and The Office!) to Game of Thrones' brutal Red Wedding, 2013 was brimming with fantastic hours of television. TVGuide.com has compiled the top 25 episodes. Which ones made the cut? Tune in all week to see the full list.
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Hannibal is back for seconds this February!
The 13-episode second season of the thriller...
Gillian Anderson has become the American queen of British TV with powerful performances in such classics as Great Expectations and Bleak House. Season 1 of The Fall, her latest Brit hit, a highly praised contemporary crime thriller, has just been released on DVD by Acorn. The X Files star talks to TV Guide Magazine about the BBC show as well as her return to U.S. network television and a possible sci-fi project.
When it comes to the food used on NBC's Hannibal, executive producer Bryan Fuller puts as much thought into those gorgeous spreads as he does the characters who eat them.
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When he's not killing people, Hannibal Lecter (Mads Mikkelsen) is an excellent cook. (Though sometimes, his two hobbies overlap!) In order to make Hannibal's dinner party scenes come to life, Fuller teamed with chef Jose Andres....
Cynthia Nixon is returning to television.
The Sex and the City alum has landed a recurring role on NBC's Hannibal, TVLine.com reports.
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Question: NCIS has been a ratings juggernaut for CBS for many years. It has consistently been the top-rated show. But I wonder if that is going to last. ABC has scheduled Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. opposite NCIS this fall. I know S.H.I.E.L.D. has a lot of positive heat going for it at the moment. It's also directly tied to a series of blockbuster movies. And now the very popular Cote de Pablo is leaving. Her character Ziva's chemistry with Tony has been a major draw. I know the show is going to have to very careful in who they hire to take her place. Could this be the season that knocks NCIS for a loop? Right now, it's looking a bit vulnerable. What are your thoughts?
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If you didn't slap together your Katniss Everdeen costume and score tickets to San Diego Comic-Con International, don't worry: TVGuide.com is here and ready to deliver all the breaking news about your favorite shows. Beginning Thursday and through Sunday, we'll cover new series including Almost Human and Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., as well as returning dramas like True Blood and Dexter.
Check out the full schedule of TV panels below...
Producers are putting the "order" firmly back into Law & Order: SVU for the procedural's upcoming 15th season.
Raul Esparza, who recurred last year as ADA Rafael Barba, has been promoted to...
Comic-Con is almost here! On Tuesday, NBC released its full 2013 lineup for the geektastic international convention held each summer in San Diego.
In addition to panels and screenings of fan favorites such as Community and Hannibal, NBC will also showcase some of its anticipated new series, including The Blacklist and Late Night with Seth Meyers.
Series stars and creative teams scheduled to attend are subject to change, but check out the anticipated schedule below.