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Binge Saturday: The Wire

The Wire

Running out of things to watch this summer? Look no further than The Wire, arguably the greatest TV drama of all time.

The HBO series from David Simon may look like a cop show at first blush, but it's actually an epic drama about the pitfalls of modern American democracy. It tracks the Baltimore police department's efforts... read more

The Walking Dead Announces Season 5 Premiere, Releases New Trailer

Andrew Lincoln and Jeff Kober

AMC has set the fifth season premiere date for The Walking Dead.

Robert Kirkman's zombie drama will return for it is fifth season on Sunday, Oct. 12 at 9/8c, it was announced at Comic-Con on Friday.  

The fifth season will pick up with the group still at Terminus, though the producers still would not confirm that the Termites are the ruthless cannibals of the comics. But it won't be long before we find out! "We're going to see the story of Terminus," Kirkman told the crowd. "We're going to see how it happened."

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However, the new trailer for Season 5 seemed to hint towards them being cannibals, with our group of heroes being lined up for the slaughter before Bob (Lawrence Gilliard Jr.) convinces Gareth (Andrew J. West) that they need to go to Washington, D.C. so Eugene (Josh McDermitt) can provide the right people with the cure. On the plus side, Beth (Emily Kinney) was not on that BBQ! Sadly, she seems to be in a juvenile correction center with a very violent corrections officer.

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NSA Whistleblower Edward Snowden: "The U.S. Constitution Has Been Violated on a Massive Scale"

Brian Williams, Edward Snowden

Edward Snowden, the former National Security Agency contractor who last year leaked documents about classified government surveillance programs, told NBC News' Brian Williamsthat he considers himself a patriot in an interview that aired Wednesday night.

"I think patriot is a word that's thrown around so much that it can be devalued nowadays," Snowden said during the sit-down, which was his first on an American television network. "Being a patriot doesn't mean prioritizing service to government above all else. Being a patriot means knowing when to protect your country, knowing when to protect your Constitution, knowing when to protect your countrymen, from the violations of and encroachments of adversaries. And those adversaries don't have to be foreign countries."

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Watch This Tonight: Gang Related

Gang Related

Every hero has a dark side on Fox's Gang Related

Th​is ​gritty drama, from the Fast and the Furious franchise scribe Chris Morgan, tells the story ofthe ​

L​APD's elite gang task force. The Wire's Ramon Rodriguez stars as Ryan Lopez, a rising star who's also a mole for ​drug kingpin Javier Acosta (Cliff Curtis).

Find out more about the series on Watch This Tonight:

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Exclusive First Look at Gang Related's Explosive New Promo

Gang Related

Which side is he really on? That's the burning question viewers will be asking about Ryan Lopez ( The Wire's Ramon Rodriguez), the central figure of Fox's gritty new cop drama Gang Related.

Spring TV 2014: Must-watch new shows

On the freshman series, which... read more

HBO Shows Are Coming to Amazon Prime

The Sopranos

Amazon Prime has secured exclusive rights for select HBO programming, including The SopranosSix Feet Under and The WireAmazon.com, Inc. announced Wednesday.

The first wave of content, which will still be available on all HBO platforms, will be available online only on Amazon Prime Instant Video starting May 21. As part of the deal, HBO GO will also become available on Fire TV, offering subscribers access to over 1,700 titles.

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Mega Buzz: HIMYM's Endgame, Thrones' New Threats and Good Wife's Scandal

Josh Radnor, Emilia Clarke, Josh Charles

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

Please tell me The Mother is not dead on How I Met Your Mother. — Dina 
I can't do that, but I can let series director Pam Fryman tell you that none of the theories floating around online about the ending or The Mother's fate have hit the nail on the head. "People are so sure and they have such an opinion about what they think is going to happen, but nobody is 100 percent right," she says. "I think people will be happy with the way this plays out. It's a great ending." Surely no one would be happy with The Mother dying, right?

Anything on Game of Thrones would be great. — Claudia 
The season premiere is jam-packed with new threats, including... read more

The Wire's David Simon to Write Martin Luther King Jr. Miniseries for HBO

David Simon

Fresh off the end of his New Orleans drama Treme, The Wire creator David Simon is attached to write... read more

Remember the Titans' Kip Pardue Joins Ray Donovan in Season 2

Kip Pardue

Kip Pardue has joined the cast of Ray Donovan for Season 2, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The Remember the Titans star has signed on for... read more

The Wire's Wendell Pierce Joins Ray Donovan

Wendell Pierce

Wendell Pierce has joined Ray Donovan as a recurring guest star, Showtime announced Wednesday.

The actor, who's best known for playing Bunk on The Wire, will play Mr. Keith, a down-on-his-luck parole officer who gets a payoff from professional fixer Ray (Liev Schreiber).

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Premise: A complex, impeccably acted crime drama set in Baltimore that follows the thread of a single police investigation, from the perspectives of both law-enforcement officials and the criminals they're pursuing. The Peabody-winning series was created by David Simon (`The Corner'), whose richly layered plotlines focused on the city's illegal drug trade in the first season before expanding in scope for the second to include corruption on the waterfront.

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