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TV expands big-screen stories

TV expands big-screen stories

By Zack Grullon, Staff Writer

September 10, 2014


Filed under Arts, Entertainment

HBO's recently announced "Shutter Island" prequel "Ashecliffe" is part of a trend of films becoming TV shows

FX’s ‘Fargo’ a worthy companion to beloved film

FX’s ‘Fargo’ a worthy companion to beloved film

April 15, 2014


Filed under Arts

Adaptations of beloved works are often burdened by high expectations. The case is no different with “Fargo.” Inspired by the Coen brothers’ film, the new FX series of the same name wisely avoids copying the story and characters of the film. The television anthology delivers a fresh set of Mi...

Anthology format allows for greater creative range

Anthology format allows for greater creative range

February 4, 2014


Filed under Arts

Television miniseries have long been a part of the entertainment world. From the slavery saga in ABC’s “Roots” to NBC’s adaptation of “Jesus of Nazareth,” the genre turns serialized storytelling into a must-watch event with cultural relevance. Recent additions include FX’s “American Horror Story” and HBO’s “True Detec...

New York Comic Con 2013: ‘Archer’ cast previews upcoming season

New York Comic Con 2013: ‘Archer’ cast previews upcoming season

October 15, 2013


Filed under Arts

When you have comic voice actors H. Jon Benjamin, Lucky Yates, Aisha Tyler, Amber Nash, Judy Greer and Jessica Walter in the same room, things inevitably get a little out of hand. On Oct. 12 at New York Comic Con, the cast of FX’s genre-bending animated series, “Archer,” joined creator Adam...

Fox separates comedy, drama programming with FXX channel

Fox separates comedy, drama programming with FXX channel

April 10, 2013


Filed under Arts, Editor's Picks

Last week, Fox announced that FX’s tentpole comedy, “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia,” will move to FXX, a new comedy network that will replace the sports network, Fox Soccer Channel. “Sunny” will be joined by fantasy football comedy “The League” and talk show “Totally Biased ...