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David Simon: HBO Would Pass on The Wire if I Pitched It Today Data would have done in the show

Despite being considered one of the greatest TV shows of all time, The Wire probably would have died on the vine if creator David Simon were pitching the concept today.…

April 24, 2014, 7:16 PM EDT

SundanceTV President Is on the Lookout for Flawed Characters Sarah Barnett doesn’t believe in pilots

Specs Who Sarah Barnett Age 48 New gig President and general manager, SundanceTV, just green-lit The Red Road Old gig EVP and gm, Sundance Channel The Sundance Channel was recently rebranded as just SundanceTV. How is…

February 2, 2014, 9:58 PM EST

The Atlantic Wire Relaunches as The Wire Spin-off site to roll out new custom ad units

Today, The Atlantic Wire is rebranding as it spins off (in title, at least) from parent The Atlantic. From now on, the 4-year-old news aggregation site will be known simply…

November 19, 2013, 6:00 AM EST

16-Year-Old Media Mogul Tavi Gevinson Is Expanding Her Empire Including online mag Rookie

Tavi Gevinson has been called everything from the future of fashion to the future of journalism (by Lady Gaga, no less). Pretty heady titles for anybody, especially a blogger who…

April 14, 2013, 11:05 PM EDT

Information Diet: Danny Pudi 'Community' star a fan of 'Today' gang, turns to Twitter for news

Specs Age 33 Accomplishments Stars as Abed on NBC’s Community; will appear in the films Knights of Badassdom and The Guilt Trip, in theaters later this year Base Los Angeles What’s the first information…

October 19, 2012, 6:14 AM EDT

All Methed Up and Nowhere to Go Return of AMC's 'Breaking Bad' scares up big ratings

Despite being blacked out in some 14.1 million DISH Network homes, the return of AMC’s Breaking Bad on Sunday night set a series ratings record. According to Nielsen live-plus-same-day data, the Season…

July 16, 2012, 7:29 PM EDT

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