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Is Murder in the First Steven Bochco's Next NYPD Blue?

Kathleen Robertson, Taye Diggs

TNT's new crime drama Murder in the First marks a return to form for Steven Bochco, the creator of pioneering cop shows like NYPD Blue and L.A. Law. (No, it's not based on the 1995 movie of the same name.) Starring Taye Diggs (Private Practice) and Kathleen Robertson (Boss) as homicide investigators Terry English and Hildy Mulligan, the show follows the investigation, from start to finish, into a single case — namely, a double homicide.

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TCA Award Nominees: True Detective vs. Breaking Bad

Matthew McConaughey, Bryan Cranston

Breaking Bad, True Detective, The Good Wife were among the shows that received nominations for the 30th Television Critics Association Awards.

The final season of Breaking Bad will have to defend its title as Program of the Year in an impossibly tight race against True DetectiveGame of ThronesThe Good Wifeand Orange Is the New BlackBryan CranstonMatthew McConaughey and Julianna Margulies are nominated for Individual Achievement in Drama, alongside The AmericansMatthew Rhys and Orphan Black's Tatiana Maslany.

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Here Are the First Details About True Detective Season 2

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While there have been more than a few casting rumors regarding True Detective's anticipated second season, creator Nic Pizzolatto revealed a major game-changer for everyone's favorite speculative hashtag: Season 2 will feature three leads.

"Right now, we're working with three leads," Pizzolatto told the To the Best Of Our Knowledge podcast, before revealing even more changes. "It takes place in California. Not Los Angeles, but some of the lesser known venues of California and we're going to try to capture a certain psycho-sphere ambiance of the place, much like we did with Season 1. The characters are all new, but I am deeply in love with all of them. We have the entire season broken out, and I have a couple of scripts, and we'll probably start casting within the coming month."

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Jessica Chastain Won't Star on True Detective Season 2

Jessica Chastain

Jessica Chastain will not star on the second season of HBO's  True Detectiveaccording to E! News.

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Emmy Watch: As TV Splinters, Key Categories Get Squeezed

Emmy Rossum and Jeremy Allen White

You wouldn't compare a McDonald's Extra Value Meal to an expensive dinner at a five-star restaurant. But that's the predicament Emmy Awards voters increasingly face in such key categories as comedy and drama. (Nominations will be announced July 10; NBC airs the ceremony, hosted by Seth Meyers, on August 25.)

As primetime splinters into subgenres, shows with little in common must compete in the same races, and there's no room at all for plenty of popular shows, particularly from the broadcast networks... read more

Tuesday TV: You Betcha, Fargo's Terrific

Allison Tolman, Bob Odenkirk

There's no place quite like the twisted heartland of FX's Fargo (Tuesday, 10/9c), a marvelous 10-episode variation on themes established in the quirky 1996 Oscar winning film. Once again, warm and neighborly small-town decency gives way to a bitter chill that has less to do with the snowy Minnesota plains than with the dark crevasses of human depravity.

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Aw, Jeez! Fargo Series "Too Good" for Stars to Pass Up

Martin Freeman

Fargo was a hit Oscar-winning film in 1996, but nearly 20 years later, it remains to be seen if fans want to see more. On Tuesday at 10/9c, FX is betting that they will when it debuts its new Fargo series starring Oscar winner Billy Bob Thornton and Hobbit star Martin Freeman read more

Ask Matt: S.H.I.E.L.D., Helix, Justified, Hannibal and More

Brett Dalton, Bill Paxton

Send questions and comments to askmatt@tvguidemagazine.com and follow me on Twitter!

Question: What do you think of the "Uprising" arc in the second half of Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.'s first season? I think it is miles better than the first half of this season, which was pretty so-so at times. [Spoilers ahead] The tie-in with Captain America: The Winter Soldier, with Hydra infiltrating S.H.I.E.L.D. and Agent Garrett being revealed as the Clairvoyant working for Hydra, were very good plot twists, along with Agent Ward being a turncoat to work for Agent Garrett and Hydra — or could Ward be going undercover for Agent Coulson to help S.H.I.E.L.D. bring down Hydra? I really hope this show gets renewed for a second season by ABC, so that it will continue to improve and be a better show that everyone can enjoy to watch! - Chris

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VIDEO: Patton Oswalt Plays Rust Cohle in True Detective Parody

Patton Oswalt

True Detective fans: Are you experiencing Rust Cohle withdrawal?

In a new video to promote his upcoming Comedy Central special, Patton Oswalt parodies Matthew McConaughey's armchair philosopher, re-creating the interrogation scene in which Rust is grilled by two investigators.

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Ask Matt: The Walking Dead, Idol, Glee, True Detective, Breaking Bad Spinoff

Norman Reedus and Emily Kinney

Send questions and comments to askmatt@tvguidemagazine.com and follow me on Twitter!

Question: I am so disappointed in The Walking Dead. I cannot believe that they have indicated that there is an interest on the part of Daryl towards Beth. That is just ick. She is 17 and while I don't know what his age is supposed to be, I've always assumed his character is at least mid 30s. Let me repeat, ick! And it's not as if she is a mature 17-year-old, her character comes across as a complete child to me with just as much growing needed as Carl. In fact, Carl seems more mature to me at times. Why would the writers go there? All I can think is how perverted it is for Daryl to express an interest in a 17-year-old girl, and a character that I once loved is now bordering along the lines of a pedophile. My sister is so upset she thinks she might fast-forward over any story lines that involve Daryl. I know this is a TV show, but all I could think of was people's horrified reaction when Miley Cyrus twerked on Robin Thicke. Where is that horror now? On the upside, I've been reading your column for years and have always greatly enjoyed your thoughts and opinions even when they have differed from my own. Thanks for allowing me to vent. — KC

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