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Colin Farrell, Vince Vaughn in new ‘True Detective’

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Colin Farrell and Vince Vaughn will star in the second season of HBO’s “True Detective.”

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Brainiac blunders and breakthroughs abound in new show ‘Silicon Valley’

THE CAST (from left): Kumail Nanjiani, Martin Starr, Thomas Middleditch, Zach Woods and TJ Miller. A “Silicon Valley” marathon airs July 20, starting at 12 noon.

Lewd and lowbrow elements often make up most of Mike Judge’s humor, but the “Beavis and Butthead” creator’s new HBO comedy series “Silicon Valley” is primarily smart and geeky, although it can still be crude and downright silly at times.

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AIDS drama wears its ‘Heart’ on its sleeve

RUFFALO AND ROBERTS. Raise awareness for incurable virus in HBO’s “The Normal Heart.”

To win a war, you have to start one—and, with Julia Roberts and Matt Bomer in tow, that’s exactly what Mark Ruffalo does in Ryan Murphy’s “The Normal Heart,” shown on HBO last weekend. The exceptional drama based on Larry Kramer’s blisteringly polemical Tony-winning stage production about the HIV/AIDS crisis in the ’80s couldn’t have come at a more pertinent time.

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Foo Fighters to show making of album on HBO series

This Jan. 9, 2013 file photo shows musician Dave Grohl poses for a portrait at 606 Sound in Los Angeles. The Foo Fighters are heading to the small screen. The rock band announced Thursday, May 15, 2014, it will film the making of their new album which will air on HBO. The series will feature the band recording one song in eight different cities, including Chicago, Los Angeles and New York. The show and album will premiere in the fall. AP

The Foo Fighters are headed to the small screen.

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‘Game of Thrones’ renewed for two more seasons


Hit HBO television show “Games of Thrones” was renewed for two more seasons Tuesday, two days after its latest series opened with a bang that crashed the broadcaster’s online app.

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