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Hannibal’s David Slade Talks Prequels, Light and Darkness and Long Pig!

One of the big attractions, for me at least, of Hannibal is that David Slade (Awake, Breaking Bad, Hard Candy – and whom I Have forgiven for that detour into the world of sparkly vampires) is directing the pilot, remaining as an executive producer on the series – and may direct more episodes (schedules permitting).

At Comic-Con 2012, he did a surprisingly good interview with nbc.com. Talk about whetting one’s appetite! (Bad joke, I know. I’ll go quietly…)

Here They Are: The 64th Primetime Emmy Award Nominees!

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Once again, the folks in charge of the Emmys have provided their usual mixed bag of nominations for the best of the preceding year’s television. As usual, they got a lot right, quite a bit wrong along with a few things that were questionable but, in the end, acceptable. The 64th Primetime Emmy Awards will air on ABC, on Sunday, September 23rd, 2012 at 7/6C.

Follow the jump for a list of the major nominations – and a few bits of commentary.

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Hulu and BBC Worldwide Get into The Thick of It!

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In a unique international arrangement, BBC Worldwide and Hulu have worked out a deal to co-produce the fourth season of the acclaimed – and potty-mouthed – political satire series, The Thick of It. The series, created and written by Armando Iannucci (Veep and the Oscar®-nominated In The Loop), is a smart, scathing satire of the inner workings of the British government.

Hulu and Hulu Plus will also run the first three seasons of the show. Follow the jump for the official press release.

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TNT Greenlights Pilot The Last Ship From Michael Bay!

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It looks like post-apocalyptic TV shows are in the zeitgeist. TNT has greenlighted a pilot for The Last Ship , based on the novel by William Brinkley and executive produced by Michael Bay.

The potential series would follow the crew of a naval destroyer coming to grips with being among the few survivors of a global catastrophe. Check out the official press release following the jump.

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Disney’s Phineas and Ferb/Marvel Crossover Event Coming!

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Phineas and Ferb – one of Disney’s most popular animated shows with tweens – will be crossing over with some of Marvel’s most popular superheroes next summer on The Disney Channel.

In Phineas and Ferb: Mission Marvel, Spider-Man and three of The Avengers (Iron Man, Thor and The Incredible Hulk) are dragged into the Phines and Ferb universe – minus their powers! Which is problematic because some of their greatest villains – Red Skull, Whiplash, Venom and M.O.D.O.K – have also come along for the ride.

For more details, check out the official press release following the jump.

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