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AWARDS CHATTER: ‘Westworld’ Aims for an Upset

Over the weekend, HBO’s freshman drama Westworld picked up five well-deserved Creative Emmys, and it stands to win up to seven more during Sunday night’s live ceremony. Evan Rachel Wood, Anthony Hopkins, Thandie Newton, and Jeffrey Wright represent the sci-fi masterpiece in four major acting categories, and co-creators Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy are up…

ICYMI: ‘Game of Thrones’ Trailer Arrives; ‘True Detective’ May Return; Billy Eichner Joins ‘American Horror Story’; and More TV News

The whisper in the Hollywood winds is True Detective creator Nic Pizzolatto is teaming up with David Milch (NYPD Blue) to clean up the mess season two left as the possibility of a season three looms. [Deadline] In addition to Talulah Riley’s upgrade to Westworld series regular, Louis Herthum, who played Delores’ (Evan Rachel Wood)…

ICYMI: Penelope Cruz Joins ‘American Crime Story’; ‘Being Mary Jane’ Summer Premiere; ‘Shades of Blue’ Scores New Season; and More TV News

NBC renews Jennifer Lopez’s Shades of Blue for a third season. [Hollywood Reporter] Being Mary Jane set to return this summer July 18. [Deadline] Penelope Cruz is joining Ryan Murphy’s growing FX family as Donatella Versace for the third installment of American Crime Story, which is centering on the murder of fashion designer Gianni Versace….

The Best TV of 2016 To Catch Up on Now

Much has been written about the demands Peak TV has put upon us poor consumers: Appreciating the wealth of great shows is easy, but keeping up with them is hard. Sure, you heard Atlanta is great, you heard good things about Search Party, but who has the time to watch all this stuff? The good…

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HBO’s ‘Westworld’ Is an Absolute Masterpiece

HBO took an enormous risk on its latest epic, and rumors of behind-the-scenes troubles threatened to spell a costly flop. Production delays and leaked details about the background actors’ controversial nudity contract dominated much of the early chatter, but after Sunday night’s premiere, Westworld will have few, if any, detractors. Co-creators Jonathan Nolan and Lisa…