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New 'True Detective' trailer: Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey revisit the past -- VIDEO

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HBO has just released a gritty trailer for their upcoming serial narrative drama True Detective, which stars Woody Harrelson (The Hunger Games: Catching Fire) and Matthew McConaughey (Mud) as two detectives brought in to revisit a homicide case they worked on in 1995 involving a serial killer in Louisiana.

The show floats back and forth between their questioning of the crime in the present day and the events that happened while they were investigating the homicide in 1995.

The dark trailer showcases both detectives struggling with the effects of having investigated such a twisted homicide case for the course of 17 years.

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'Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth' trailer: Iron Mike takes the stage -- VIDEO

By the time he was 12 years old, Mike Tyson had been arrested over 38 times. By the time he was 20 years old — 20 years, four months, and 22 days, to be exact — Tyson had become the youngest heavyweight champion in boxing history, annihilating opponents with vicious knock-outs.

How did Tyson go from juvenile delinquent to champion boxer… not to mention convicted rapist, notorious ear-biter, quasi-professional pigeon racer, and unlikely Hangover co-star? We’ll learn the whole story in an upcoming Spike Lee joint appropriately called Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth, a filmed version of the one-man show Tyson debuted in Vegas and brought to Broadway in August 2012. It’s a tale of rage, ambition, and even the occasional joke — as when Tyson says something about making a “deal with the devil,” and a photo of Don King flashes onscreen.

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The 'Girls' are back in town: HBO sets January premiere

Your next Girls fix is within reach, and it’s not on Saturday Night Live this time. HBO is debuting a new Sunday night lineup in January, including network favorite Girls and two new series.

True Detective, the hour-long drama starring Matthew McConaughey, Woody Harrelson, and Michelle Monaghan, is set to make its series debut Sunday, Jan. 12, at 9 p.m. ET/PT. Girls will return for its third season immediately following True Detective, with two back-to-back episodes premiering at 10 p.m ET/PT.

Following Girls, HBO announced the premiere of another new series a week later, Looking, debuting Sunday, Jan. 19 at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT. Looking follows three friends — Jonathan Groff, Frankie J. Alvarez, and Murray Bartlett — who “explore the fun and sometimes overwhelming options available to a new generation of gay men.”

HBO greenlights 'Criminal Justice' miniseries, Robert De Niro in for James Gandolfini

After months of will-they-or-won’t-they speculation about HBO’s seven-part miniseries Criminal Justice, HBO has decided to move forward with the project. EW has confirmed that the mini-series, which was given the greenlight back in May when James Gandolfini was set to star, is moving forward once again, now with Robert De Niro in the lead role.

Based on the 2008 BBC series by Peter Moffat, Criminal Justice is set in New York City, where an attorney (De Niro) is a bit too ambitious in taking on the case of a Pakistani being accused of murder. Riz Ahmed, Bill Camp, Payman Maadi, and Poorna Jagannathan will also star.

Gandolfini remains an executive producer on the project posthumously, with Steven Zaillian set to direct the first hour.

HBO gives series order to Damon Lindelof's 'The Leftovers'

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HBO has officially ordered Warner Bros’ The Leftovers to series, EW has confirmed. The order includes the show’s pilot and nine additional episodes.

Based on Tom Perrotta’s book, The Leftovers focuses on the people left behind after The Rapture occurs. Starring Justin Theroux, Amy Brenneman, Christopher Eccleston, Liv Tyler, Chris Zylka, and Brad Leland, among others, The Leftovers is executive produced by Tom Perrotta, Peter Berg, Sarah Aubrey, Ron Yerxa, Albert Berger, and showrunner Damon Lindelof.

Lindelof and Perrotta penned the pilot script, which was then directed by Friday Night Lights creator Peter Berg.

'Behind the Candelabra' leads Creative Arts Emmys winners

HBO dominated the Creative Arts Emmys on Sunday night, grabbing 20 awards, including eight for the Liberace biopic Behind the Candelabra, the most-awarded program of the night. Other notable winners include Bob Newhart; the TV vet took home his first-ever Emmy for his guest-starring role on The Big Bang Theory.

See the complete list of winners below; an edited version of the nearly four-hour Creative Arts Emmys will air Saturday, Sept. 21, on FXX.
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Elton John to perform Liberace tribute at Emmys

The 65th Primetime Emmy Awards will be graced by a knight in shining spectacles this year: Sir Elton John is scheduled to perform at the awards show for the first time.

The multiple Grammy winner will pay tribute to Liberace, the famously flamboyant pianist and entertainer who died of HIV/AIDS-related illnesses in 1987. HBO’s recent biopic about the late singer, Behind the Candelabra, is up for 15 Emmy Awards this year. The film stars Michael Douglas and Matt Damon, both of whom are nominated for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries (and are Emmy presenters to boot).

The Primetime Emmy Awards air Sunday, Sept. 22 on CBS at 8:00 p.m. ET.

Woody Harrelson, Matthew McConaughey are bad men in HBO 'True Detective' trailer -- VIDEO

Something deep and dark is afoot in the first trailer for True Detective, HBO’s upcoming mystery series starring Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey. The pair play detectives whose lives intersect on the hunt for a serial killer in Louisiana — a case that’s been open for 17 years.

In the trailer below, which premiered ahead of Sunday’s Boardwalk Empire season premiere, we see flashbacks to each of their past lives, loves, and early work on the investigation, which began in 1995. Towards the end, a more recent version of McConaughey’s character is revealed.

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New 'Eastbound & Down' trailer: Kenny Powers is a phoenix rising -- VIDEO

Last spring, Eastbound & Down seemed as dead as Kenny Powers’ major league career. Thankfully for fans, HBO eventually convinced the cult favorite’s team to return for one last  season — which may be why this new trailer opens with KP (series co-creator Danny McBride) entering a church and declaring, “I’m alive, brother.”

And Kenny’s not just alive: He’s living, man. The comedy’s final outing will apparently find the ex-pro jockeying to become “way more famous” and going after what he thinks he’s entitled to: namely, “fame, money, respect, [and] chicken change.” Expect plenty of scantily clad ladies, a guest turn from Ken Marino, and even Lindsay Lohan — though unfortunately, the comeback queen doesn’t appear in the trailer.

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HBO orders 'Westworld' adaptation from J.J. Abrams

Michael Crichton’s cult classic Westworld, which imagines a Wild West-themed vacation destination inhabited by robots, is coming to HBO.

The pay network gave a pilot production commitment to the project from J.J. Abrams, Jonathan Nolan (Person of Interest), and producer Jerry Weintraub (Behind the Candelabra).

The logline for the adaptation of the 1973 film reads: “Set in the amazing world dreamt up by Michael Crichton, Westworld is a dark odyssey about the dawn of artificial consciousness and the future of sin.”

Nolan and Lisa Joy will write and executive produce the series; Nolan is set to direct the pilot.

This is not the first time Westworld has made its way to the small screen. A very short-lived 1980 series starring James Wainwright and Connie Selleca called Beyond Westworld continued the story from the film and its 1976 sequel Futureworld.

The original film starred Yul Brynner as the robot gone awry while James Brolin and Richard Benjamin starred as tourists who got more than they bargained for. Check out the original trailer below:

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'True Blood' season finale: EP Brian Buckner answers burning questions

Spoiler alert! If you still haven’t watched True Blood‘s season 6 finale, stop reading now. Exec producer Brian Buckner answered burning questions including whether we’ll see Eric again, if Tara’s mother is a Hep V carrier, and why you should have faith in season 7.
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'Vice' on HBO season two preview: Shane Smith talks scoops, celebrity correspondents, and aiming for EGOTs

Throughout the week, the team at Vice has been uploading episodes from the first season of their globetrotting gonzo-journalism HBO series for fans to watch for free online.

But the Emmy-nominated series — which grabbed headlines this year for sending Dennis Rodman to North Korea, among other things — isn’t resting on its Kim Jong-un–hazing laurels: the crew’s already hard at work on their second season. Vice cofounder and CEO Shane Smith spoke to us from Afghanistan to talk about the places they’ll be going, the scoops they’ll be getting, and the Pulitzer Prize they’ve got their eyes on.

EW: So where are you right now?

Shane Smith: I’m in Kandahar. It’s a bit quiet because it’s Eid right now, but it’s a bit of a hairy town, obviously, because it’s the capital and birthplace of the Taliban. So you’ve gotta keep a low profile. We’ve been investigating on how much money we’re wasting here — some estimates say as much as $100 billion on schools that’ve become chicken coops and military bases that’ve become goat farms. And we’re gearing up to head up to the Helmand Province soon, so that’ll be big.

The craziest thing we’re doing here, which is supposed to happen in the next couple of days, is that we’re supposed to go out with [General] Abdul Raziq, who’s the head of the border police here in Kandahar. He’s essentially the most powerful man in the southeast — he controls the Pakistani border, and he’s known as the Taliban Killer. He was trained by the special forces and now he’s gone apes—; he’s the only guy the Taliban fear. So we’re going out on a crazy patrol with his lunatic forces who are sort of half-dressed as the Afghan National Army and half-dressed as Adam and the Ants. They’re all very colorful chaps who are not afraid to go out and engage. If it all comes together, that’s going to be the craziest thing I’ve ever f—ing done.

And we are meeting with the Taliban while we’re here to get their take on things as well. We’re going to go up to a Jirga, which is a tribal council. We’ve been invited by one of the warlords, so they can’t f— with us because we’re under his hospitality.

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Lindsay Lohan will guest on 'Eastbound & Down'

The comeback continues!

Lindsay Lohan has been cast on HBO’s Eastbound & Down, EW has confirmed. READ FULL STORY

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