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  • FX plans more 'Americans'; FXX announces 'Simpsons' marathon, app

    FX plans more 'Americans'; FXX announces 'Simpsons' marathon, app
    At an upfront presentation for reporters Wednesday in New York, FX Networks Chief Executive John Landgraf outlined an ambitious slate of programming for FX and its recently launched offshoot FXX, promising that 2014 would be the "biggest year ever" for...
  • 'Walking Dead' Zombies Invade, 'Game of Thrones' Battle Ensues at TV Academy Concert

    The music behind some of the most popular shows on TV came to life on Wednesday evening during the Television Academy's "Score!," a concert celebrating music composed for television, sponsored by ASCAP. Composers including Ramin Djawadi of "Game of...
  • TV Picks: 'Normal Heart,' 'Hannibal,' 'World Wars'

    TV Picks: 'Normal Heart,' 'Hannibal,' 'World Wars'
    "The Normal Heart." After years of languishing in development purgatory, Larry Kramer's furious and essential play about the early years of the AIDS crisis in New York has been turned into a film. Adapted by Kramer and directed by Ryan Murphy with a ...
  • 'The Normal Heart' still a powerful call to action

    'The Normal Heart' still a powerful call to action
    As the great Cynthia Ozick once observed, "In saying what is obvious, never choose cunning. Yelling works better." In the early 1980s several things were obvious to writer Larry Kramer. Gay men were literally dropping dead and neither the government nor...
  • Taylor Kitsch on 'The Normal Heart' and Wanting to Direct

    Taylor Kitsch stars in the indie film "The Grand Seduction" (which opens May 30) and in HBO's "The Normal Heart," based on the play by Larry Kramer. He spoke to Ramin Setoodeh about his new career direction. I watched a double feature of your movies last...
  • HBO's 'Normal Heart' Draws Nearly 1 Million Viewers in First Airing Sunday

    "The Normal Heart" premiered Sunday to above-average numbers for an original HBO movie, drawing nearly 1 million viewers for its initial telecast, according to Nielsen estimates. The adaptation of Larry Kramer's play about the early days of the AIDS...
  • 'American Horror Story' travels to a carnival next?

    'American Horror Story' travels to a carnival next?
    Ryan Murphy loves to play guessing games with his audience when it comes to where new seasons of the anthology series "American Horror Story" will go. Previous seasons have been set in a haunted house, an insane asylum and a school for witches. And the...
  • Taylor Kitsch balances heavy 'Heart' with 'Grand Seduction' laughs

    Taylor Kitsch balances heavy 'Heart' with 'Grand Seduction' laughs
    Director Don McKellar had admired Taylor Kitsch's work as a high school football player in the TV series "Friday Night Lights" and as a South African photographer in the 2010 indie "The Bang Bang Club." Later, Kitsch flexed his well-toned muscles in...
  • FX at 20: Cabler's Dramas Probe Dark Side of Human Nature

    Darkness becomes FX. Whether it's the Southern Gothic tone of "Justified," the evil incarnate of "American Horror Story," the Cold War paranoia of "The Americans" or the underlying menace of "Sons of Anarchy," the deeply flawed characters populating...
  • Mark Ruffalo, Jim Parsons Praise Larry Kramer at HBO's 'The Normal Heart' Premiere

    It's no secret Ryan Murphy assembled a wide pool of recognizable names for HBO's movie adaptation of "The Normal Heart." Possibly the most surprising among those names? Jason Blum, the producer known for his Blumhouse empire of low-budget horror hits...
  • Larry Kramer's 'The Normal Heart' bleeds for all of us

    "SPEAK WHEN you're angry and you'll give the best speech you'll ever regret," said Ambrose Bierce. THE GREAT activist/playwright Larry Kramer would beg to disagree. Kramer's most powerful speeches and his seminal stage work -- "The Normal Heart" --...
  • Q&A: Designer of 'Penny Dreadful's' Hauntingly Beautiful Costumes

    Dark and demented, Showtime's new horror fest "Penny Dreadful" seems to molds monsters out of a seemingly normal world where the enlightened few are aware that something is not quite right -- a fitting mix for the Victorian England-set drama that...