Each episode of Fargo starts with a message: “This is a true story. The events depicted took place in Minnesota in 2006. At the request of the survivors, the names have been changed. Out of respect for the dead, the rest has been told exactly as it occurred.” The playful disclaimer is the perfect way to open FX’s newest series, where nothing is ever quite as it seems.
After failed attempts and broken dreams, by golly, someone went and put "Fargo" on series TV.
Last year, the MTV Movie Awards moved up its broadcast date from June to April to incorporate a summer movie plug-fest. Sunday night's show cemented that change as clips from anticipated blockbusters debuted at the madcap ceremony.
The 10-part TV version of Fargo, shot in Calgary, is as hilarious and harrowing as the 1996 thriller that earned Joel and Ethan Coen their first Oscar nominations and put them on the map as major Hollywood players. It took a heck of an effort.
This spring, as Mad Men starts its lingering final lap and Game of Thrones gets its second wind, look to the shows favorite daughters to help make sense of their upside-down worlds. Both Sally Draper and Arya Stark serve as our vulnerable escorts through each shows societal melee.
CBS took little time in naming a replacement for David Letterman as host "The Late Show." A week after Letterman announced his retirement, CBS named Stephen Colbert as his replacement. Simply being a guest on David Lettermans show has been a highlight of my career, Colbert said in a statement. He added: Im thrilled and grateful that CBS chose me. Now, if youll excuse me, I have to go grind a gap in my front teeth.
Museum visitors in Washington are getting a look at real Soviet-era spy gear compared with props from TV's spy drama "The Americans."
The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department acknowledged Thursday that its deputies mistakenly shot and killed a aspiring TV producer they thought was a stabbing suspect.
NBC is launching a national talent search for comedy writers. The initiative dubbed "NBC Comedy Playground" will give up to 10 finalists the chance to create pilots and a formal presentation.
Another Poehler sibling is bringing his comedy to television.
Anthony Bourdain has traveled to all sorts of exotic places over the past couple of years, with none as important as where he's taken CNN itself. Bourdain's "Parts Unknown" series, a culinary travelogue, swiftly became the network's top-rated series since debuting last April, a bright spot at a place that was in a severe dry spell before the missing Malaysian plane kicked up ratings. A new eight-episode season begins Sunday at 8 p.m.
It's not a surprise, but still good to hear: HBO has picked up "Game of Thrones" for two additional years.
Get ready for more flying sharks.
Chat with Matthew Weiner these days and you feel the added depth of his "Mad Men" immersion.
There's so much noise during an episode of "The Price Is Right" that producers of the soap opera "The Bold and the Beautiful," which is taping nearby, need to be aware of the game show's schedule so the rowdiness doesn't disrupt the filming of a love scene.
Late Show host David Letterman told his audience during a taping scheduled to air tonight that he will retire in 2015, according to reports. REMs Mike Mills, slated to perform during Thursdays show, broke the news on Twitter, tweeting: Dave just announced his retirement #2015 #muchlovedave
Game of Thrones fans still traumatized by the Red Wedding will have to get over it as Season 4 of the HBO series gets underway. As the kind of guy who probably had a bachelor party straight out of American Psycho, Joffrey (Jack Gleeson) deserves nothing less than an epic shindig.
A little more than a decade after thinking hed missed the Google bus to the tech boom, 51-year-old executive producer and writer Mike Judge is launching Silicon Valley, a half-hour, live-action HBO series that lampoons the land of goofy apps, nerd millionaires and the cult worship of tech titans.
Sundays finale of AMCs hit The Walking Dead ended not with a beloved character biting the dust or a look-at-the-flowers twist. It didnt deal with sullen themes of mortality. There was no life lesson save for the fact that going Hungry Hungry Hippo on a dudes neck is an effective form of self-defense.
The first of three episodes resulting from “Antiques Roadshow’s” visit to Kansas City last summer will air on Monday.