True Detective Season 3

During the Television Critics Association executive sessions today, plenty of news about the future of HBO’s ongoing original programming came out of the woodwork. Quentin Schaffer, Executive Vice President of Corporate Communications, and Casey Bloys, president of HBO Programming, offered some updates on the future of shows like True Detective, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Ballers, The Leftovers and Project Greenlight.

In addition, you’ll be happy to hear that a Deadwood movie is still in the works, along with plenty of other original movie projects Plus, HBO subscribers with either HBO GO or HBO Now will soon be able to stream all the episodes of The Larry Sanders Show, in honor of the passing of Garry Shandling earlier this year.

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2016 Emmy Nominations: Snubs and Surprises

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Earlier today the 2016 Emmy nominations were announced, and you know what that means: it’s time to complain about how wrongheaded Emmy voters are for failing to recognize your favorite show. That’s part of the fun, right? But while we’re at it, it’s worth pointing out a few things they got right, too, even if — as in the case of The Americans — it took ’em a while. Below, let’s look over some of 2016 Emmy snubs and surprises.  Read More »


With season two of HBO’s The Leftovers, showrunner Damon Lindelof and all involved were telling a story about geography. The show picked up and moved to Jarden, Texas, for thematic reasons, and, by moving to Australia, season three is pulling a similar move. In December, it was announced season three is the final season of The Leftovers, which, Lindelof says, will conclude with an ending they’ve structured the entire upcoming chapter around.

Below, Damon Lindelof discusses The Leftovers ending.

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In this edition of TV Bits:

  • How AMC is hiding Negan’s victim as they film The Walking Dead season 7.
  • The first photos from The Leftovers season 3 are here.
  • The trailer for the Looking TV movie has arrived.

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The Leftovers is never afraid of showing a little soul-crushing drama. The HBO show is often bleak, but it is about loss and suffering, so why wouldn’t it be? Perhaps the finest and most grueling scene in The Leftovers season two features Nora Durst (Carrie Coon) and Erika Murphy (Regina King), slowly poking each other’s wounds, and director Craig Zobel (Z for Zachariah) uses some striking close-ups to fully convey their pain. It’s a powerful moment, one showrunner Damon Lindelof is quite fond of.

Below, read Lindelof’s thoughts on the show’s unconventional style of storytelling, director Mimi Leder‘s work, binge-watching, and more. (Spoilers are discussed).

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The Leftovers renewed

Season three will be the last for HBO’s The Leftovers. The drama, based on Tom Perrotta‘s book, recently concluded its stellar second season. Despite the show gaining more passionate fans, showrunner Damon Lindelof decided to end on the program on its own terms. Actor Justin Theroux, for the right (creative) reasons, is pleased the show is coming to an end.

Below, Justin Theroux sits down with us to discuss The Leftovers‘ final season and that big moment from season two.

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After season two of The Leftovers, it feels like season one hasn’t totally gotten its due. Admittedly, the HBO drama got off to a rough start, but midway through chapter one, the adaptation of Tom Perrotta‘s book began to soar. By the time “Guest” aired, directed by Carl Franklin (One False Move), The Leftovers began delving deeper into its world and characters — and season two continued to do the same. The main mystery became less of a burning question and the drama grew richer.

Showrunner and writer Damon Lindelof remains immensely proud of season one, but there were lessons learned that him and his collaborators kept in mind during season two. Below, read our conversation with Lindelof. (Spoilers for Season 2 of The Leftovers ahead.)

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Midway through season one of HBO’s The Leftovers, the show found its footing, going on to deliver heartbreaking, romantic, strangely comedic, and honest stories about family. The show continued to improve, and by the time season two premiered, the show was on its way to delivering an ambitious, dense, and more surreal chapter in its three-part story.

Based on Tom Perrotta‘s book, The Leftovers allowed co-creator and showrunner Damon Lindelof to start almost from scratch in season two. When season one ended, that was the end of Perrotta’s book. This past season some of the key characters picked up and moved to Jarden, Texas, where they learned not even paradise is perfect.

After the jump, read part one of our Damon Lindelof interview. (Spoilers for Season 2 of The Leftovers ahead.)

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Amy Brenneman was on a panel at the Television Critics Association for the NBC series Heartbeat, which she produced. After the panel she spoke with reporters further, and /Film asked her thoughts on the upcoming third and final season of The Leftovers. With one season left to resolve things, Brenneman has some very specific ideas for what her character, Laurie Garvey, needs to do before the end. It involved Meg Abbot (Liv Tyler).

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After some fans worried season two was the end of The Leftovers, HBO gave them an early Christmas gift by renewing the drama for season three. The Leftovers finale ended on a poignant and satisfying note, but there’s still plenty left to explore in this world, and showrunner Damon Lindelof and all involved are getting another chance to return to these characters.

After the jump, read Lindelof’s comments on The Leftovers season three. (Beware spoilers for the first two seasons.)

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