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Police Arrest 'Breaking Bad' Contest Winner For Drugs

1/3/2014 8:27am EST
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This story needs an "irony" tag. On New Year's Eve, police arrested a "Breaking Bad" superfan who won a contest to watch the finale of the hit drug drama with the cast. He was charged with masterminding a drug distribution operation.

Florida officials claim Ryan Lee Carroll shipped synthetic marijuana across the United States from his home in Fort Myers. Authorities raided his headquarters and seized more than $1 million of the illegal substance as well as a souvenir Hazmat suit signed by "Breaking Bad" stars.

The hugely popular A&E series, which just completed its final season, centered ...
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A&E Reverses Decision, Allows Phil Robertson To Resume Filming On 'Duck Dynasty'

12/28/2013 8:49am EST
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After suspending Phil Robertson for making anti-gay comments, A&E has decided it will resume filming its highly popular series "Duck Dynasty" later this spring.

The network issued the following statement on Friday: "While Phil's comments made in the interview reflect his personal views based on his own beliefs, and his own personal journey, he and his family have publicly stated they regret the 'coarse language' he used and the mis-interpretation of his core beliefs based only on the article. He also made it clear he would 'never incite or encourage hate.'

"We at A+E Networks expressed ou...
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'Duck Dynasty' Cast's Contracts Could Keep Family From Ending Show

12/23/2013 4:03pm EST
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The Duck Dynasty cast has been public about discussions over whether or not they will continue to produce the show with A&E, but their current contracts with the television company may take the decision out of their hands.

The family is hesitant to work with A&E again following patriarch Phil Robertson's suspension due to controversial statements he made in a recent GQ interview. However, a source tells FOX411, "It's not as easy as just not returning to the show, since they all have binding agreements. It's the network's option, not theirs. Plus the family makes far too much money selling ...
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'Duck Dynasty' Family Can't Imagine The Show Going On Without Phil Robertson

12/20/2013 12:28am EST
Duck Dynasty
The fate of the highest rated cable reality show ever now hangs in the balance after A&E suspended Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson indefinitely following comments he made about homosexuality in the January issue of GQ magazine.

Robertson's sons Jase and Jep are also quoted in the article, with Jase revealing that when the family originally signed on for the series there were three things they wouldn't compromise on: "faith, betrayal of family members, and duck season.”

Jep explained, more or less, that the family's views are in line with Phil's.

“We’re not quite as outspoken as my dad, ...
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NBC's Ratings Are Alive With 'The Sound Of Music'

12/12/2013 8:20pm EST
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Whoa. NBC had the top two programs last week, and one of them wasn’t sports or “Voice”-related. This is new.

The network’s experiment of bringing live TV musicals back was a huge success. “The Sound of Music Live!” ranked second for the week with 18.6 million viewers. While the production got mixed reviews (mostly due to Carrie Underwood’s acting), viewers tuned in to see what all the fuss was about. NBC has already committed to keep the live musical franchise going next year.

Otherwise, it was the usual suspects: Sunday Night Football on NBC was tops, and CBS did well with ‘The Big Bang ...
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Donnie And Mark Wahlberg Bringing Reality Series About Family Restaurant To A&E

11/13/2013 10:14am EST
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Mark and Donnie Wahlberg are set to star in an unscripted reality show based on their family-run restaurant in Massachusetts.

The two brothers recently signed a deal with cable TV network A&E to bring a behind-the-scenes look at their Wahlburgers diner, which opened in 2011; and both will make appearances on the show along with brother Paul Wahlberg, who manages the restaurant.

"It's going to be a lot of fun," New Kids On The Block star Donnie told Arsenio Hall on his show Monday night.

The show, set to premerie on January 22, 2014, will feature all seven Wahlberg brothers and their moth...
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'Breaking Bad's' Walter White's Obituary Lands In Albuquerque Newspaper

10/6/2013 11:02am EDT
Breaking Bad
On Friday, a fictional obituary for Bryan Cranston's Breaking Bad character Walter White appeared in a New Mexico newspaper.

Last Sunday night, the cult drug TV series ended its run, with White succumbing to a gunshot wound towards the end of the finale episode, and fan of the show, David Layman, who appeared as an extra in the series, decided to pay tribute to the anti-hero in The Albuquerque Journal.

He paid to have his obit, which read "WHITE, WALTER, aka 'Heisenberg', 52, of Albuquerque, died Sunday after a long battle with lung cancer and a gunshot wound. A co-founder of Gray Matte...
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A&E Cancels 'The Glades'

8/31/2013 5:00pm EDT
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A&E has canceled "The Glades" after four seasons. The show, which averaged 2.6 million viewers per episode, delivered a season-best 3.4 million total viewers during its Aug. 26 season finale.

The Glades" stars Australian actor Matt Passmore as Jim Longworth, an attractive, brilliant, yet hard to get along with homicide detective from Chicago who takes a job with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement after being wrongfully accused of sleeping with his former captain's wife. Kiele Sanchez, Carlos Gomez, Uriah Shelton, Jordan Wall and Michelle Hurd also star.

The drama premiered in July ...
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FX Spy Drama 'The Americans' Leads TCA Awards Nominations

6/10/2013 7:53pm EDT
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FX drama The Americans has landed four 2013 Television Critics Association (TCA) awards, leading the nominations despite some sure competition from the likes of Game of Thrones, Breaking Bad, The Walking Dead and House of Cards in the Program of the Year category.

"The Americans," which stars Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys as a pair of covert Soviet spies, is also up for the Outstanding Achievement in Drama, Best New Program and Best Individual Achievement In Drama (Rhys) awards; While AMC's "Breaking Bad" picked up nods for Program, Achievement in Drama and the Acting for star Bryan Cranst...
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'This Week In Horror' Dissections: 'The Following,' 'Bates Motel,' 'Hannibal' – April 22-28

4/29/2013 9:12am EDT
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Part II of my weekly ‘This Week In Horror’ column.  For mini-recaps of ‘The Following,’ ‘Bates Motel,’ and ‘Hannibal,’ see Part I.

So. We have one show hitting its low, one show hitting its high, and one show choosing not to air itself for fear of making people upset.

What is so different between events on ‘Bates Motel’ spiraling out of control in a good way versus events on ‘The Following’ spiraling out of control in a bad way?  There’s a fine line between brilliant chaos and just a chaotic mess.

‘The Following’ is filled with ineptitude on the part of the authorities, so shouldn’t one ...
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