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TV News: ‘Boardwalk Empire’ Renewed For Third Season

Boardwalk Empire on HBO with Steve Buscemi

CHICAGO – Only two episodes into the second season of the HBO series “Boardwalk Empire” and the network has seen enough to order up a third season of the show. After critical appeal from the first season and even more praise from the second season debut, HBO is ready to get behind the 1920s series for what could be a long ride.

TV News: New Series ‘New Girl,’ ‘Unforgettable’ Open With Strong Ratings

New Girl

CHICAGO – Demographic numbers aren’t in yet and there certainly isn’t a story as huge as Monday night’s ludicrous ratings for “Two and a Half Men,” but we thought you might want to know that FOX’s “New Girl” and CBS’s “Unforgettable” seem to be off to good starts. “Glee” was down in its season premiere while “Ringer” dropped in its second week.

TV News: ‘Sex and the City’ Possibly Returning to Television

Sex and the City 2

CHICAGO – Fans that were excited for the possibility of a third “Sex and the City” film may be disappointed at the news the movie will be put on hold. However, the fix to see Carrie, Samantha, Charlotte, and Miranda could still be filled.

TV News: AMC Renews ‘Breaking Bad’ For Fifth, Final Season

CHICAGOAMC just announced that they have come to terms with creator Vince Gilligan to bring his smash hit and Emmy winner “Breaking Bad” back to the network for a 16-episode fifth season, which will also, as has been widely rumored, be the program’s last.

TV News: HBO’s ‘True Blood’ Renewed For Fifth Season

True Blood S4

CHICAGO – The trend of vampire culture in movies and television seems to be continuing strong in the entertainment and pop culture world. The HBO hit series “True Blood,” which is currently on the air in its fourth season, has been renewed for a fifth season set to begin production later this year. The fifth season is scheduled to debut in the summer of 2012.

TV, Film News: Remakes Planned For ‘Bewitched,’ ‘Dirty Dancing’

Dirty Dancing

CHICAGO – Fans of the 1987 film “Dirty Dancing” may need to dust off their dancing shoes and get ready to have the time of their life again. Kenny Ortega, the choreographer of the original “Dirty Dancing” as well as the director of the “High School Musical” films and the Michael Jackson documentary “This Is It,” has been in contact with Lionsgate about directing a remake of the Patrick Swayze/Jennifer Grey original.

TV News: NBC to Premiere Second Season of ‘The Voice’ After Super Bowl XLVI

The Voice

CHICAGO – Release schedules keep rolling in lately with the Television Critics Association press tour heating up, now giving us a date to circle for the hottest new show of last season. NBC’s hit reality singing series “The Voice” is set to start season two on one of the most watched nights of television, Super Bowl Sunday.

TV News: Frank Darabont Steps Down From ‘The Walking Dead;’ Premiere Date Announced

The Walking Dead (right size)

CHICAGO – While the entire story has not been fully revealed, the fact still remains that AMC’s hottest series has lost its showrunner. Frank Darabont, head writer and producer of AMC’s “The Walking Dead” as well as director of films such as “The Shawshank Redemption” and “The Green Mile,” has walked away from the hit zombie series after only one completed season.

TV News: The CW Announces Fall Schedule, Details on New Shows

CHICAGO – The CW announces a relatively aggressive Fall 2011 schedule with details on four new shows, one every night for the majority of the work week. With stars like Sarah Michelle Gellar, Rachel Bilson, and Mario Lopez making their way to the struggling network, perhaps this is the year that The CW turns it around.

TV News: The CW Cancels ‘Hellcats,’ Renews ‘Nikita,’ ‘One Tree Hill’

Nikita

CHICAGO – Well, it’s official. We batted 1.000 on NBC and The CW (and missed no more than one on any network and three overall), as the latter has announced in advance of their full schedule presentation on Thursday that they will bring “Nikita” and “One Tree Hill” back for another season but that “Hellcats” is officially done.

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    CHICAGO – The State of Hawaii may be one of the most misunderstood in America. Because of its reputation as a tourist mecca, the fact that native peoples live and work there like any other place is hard to imagine. Also unimaginable is the drug use of island residents, but playwright and Hawaiian native Hannah li-Epstein wrote about it in her stage play “Not One Batu,” now in its Premiere Chicago run at the Berger Park Coach House through July 28th, 2018. For more information, including tickets, click here.

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