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Critics’ Choice Awards – Television’s Best!

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The annual Critics’ Choice Awards were given out last night and there were a number of surprises like no nomination for Tatiana Maslany this year, and awards for FX shows that come a bit later than maybe they should have, just for two.

It was a light year for broadcast TV once again – only three awards to network shows, but basic cable did better than okay with eight. Online productions nabbed as many awards as broadcast. Hmmmm…

Follow the jump for the complete list of winners – with a brief commentary where it occurs to me.

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Roots Remake Greenlit by A&E, History & Lifetime!

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In what has to be a first, A&E, History and Lifetime have greenlit a remake of the ground-breaking limited series, Roots – the miniseries that told the origins of Author Alex Haley’s family in America.

The event series, which will include original cast member LeVar Burton as an executive producer, will be simulcast on all three networks in 2016.

Follow the jump for further details.

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Longmire: The Complete Third Season Coming In March!

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The third season of Longmire – to my mind at least – the best mystery series on television right now, comes to home video on March 3, 2015.

Longmire: The Complete Third Season will include all ten episodes (including that major cliffhanger of a finale) plus a new featurette: The Ghost In The Storm. For further details, follow the jump.

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Carlton Cuse Brings The Returned to A&E!

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Carlton Cuse’s American adaptation of hit French series The Returned has been picked up with a 10-episode order and a summer production start. The Returned is a unique take on the zombie genre and the North American debut of the original French series placed in the top five of Eclipse’s Favorite Fifteen + 5 earlier this year.

Cuse wrote the first episode of the new take on The Returned and will write and produce the series with Raelle Tucker (True Blood) for A&E. For more details, check out the press release following the jump.

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A&E Gives Longmire 10-Episode Third Season!

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It’s been almost three months since Sheriff Walt Longmire found himself on the horns of a dilemma in the second season finale of A&E’s Longmire. While there’s always been a sense that it would return for a third season (A&E wouldn’t cancel both The Glades and Longmire would it? Especially if it wasn’t announcing both at the same time…), nothing had been said, officially – until today.

So, you can stop holding your breath, now (you’re very strong – did you know that?). Longmire will return to A&E for a third 10-episode season. We just don’t know when, quite yet. Check out the press release after the jump.

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Welcome to the Bates Motel! We Hope You Enjoy Your Stay!

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How do you follow a six-season run on one of the biggest cult TV shows of all time? If you’re Carlton Cuse, you tackle the backstory of the most famous serial killer in film and TV history, Norman Bates. A&E’s newest scripted series, Bates Motel (Mondays, 10/9C), has a very promising premiere; an introduction that is both creepy and eerie without being the least bit supernatural.

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