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Critics' Notebook: True Blood, Newsroom Finales — and a Bad Break

Jeff Daniels

With buckets of gore and flustery bluster, HBO's big-ticket summer items True Blood and The Newsroom signed off Sunday with noisy season finales. But as usual, the night was owned by upstart AMC's brilliant Breaking Bad in the season's penultimate episode — its finale airs next Sunday as a Labor Day distraction — with a quietly devastating death scene for one of its most memorable characters.

Some thoughts in ascending order (also the order in which I watched):

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Despite Failures, Networks Attempt More Series Reboots

Larry Hagman

ABC's Charlie's Angels redux didn't work, and NBC's new take on Wonder Woman never even made it to air. But just like the feature film world — where everything from Footloose to Conan the Barbarian has been recently updated — TV execs continue to mine the vaults in search of more classic titles to reboot.

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Booker Complete Series and Other Announced Releases

Booker - The Complete Series

New releases announced June 17:

Blood Ties - The Complete Season 2 will be coming out October 6

Stephen J. Cannell's Booker - The Complete Series will be coming out August 25

Lovejoy - The Complete Season 6 and Lovejoy - The Complete Collection will be coming out October 13

Tom and Jerry - Greatest Chases, Vol. 3 will be coming out October 13

Wiseguy - The Complete 1st Season will be coming out August 25

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Premiered: September 16, 1987, on CBS
Rating: TV-14
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Premise: A compelling Stephen J. Cannell drama about undercover FBI agent Vinnie Terranova, who tries to infiltrate organized crime after having served time to establish his credibility with the underworld. The show pioneered the use of multi-episode arcs, and was less a standard cop drama than a string of first-rate miniseries about the seductiveness of evil, thanks to some memorable villains (including Kevin Spacey and Joan Severance as the gleefully sinister Mel Profitt and his sexy sister Susan).



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