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Under the creative direction of Robert Redford, Sundance Channel is the television destination for independent-minded viewers seeking something different. Bold, uncompromising and irreverent, Sundance Channel offers audiences a diverse and engaging selection of films, documentaries, and original programs, all unedited and commercial free. Launched in 1996, Sundance Channel is subsidiary of Rainbow Media Holdings LLC. Sundance Channel operates independently of the non-profit Sundance Institute and the Sundance Film Festival, but shares the overall Sundance mission of encouraging artistic freedom of expression. Sundance Channel's website address is www.sundance.tv.

10 Ways to Prep for the “RECTIFY” Finale This Thursday

Article: 10 Ways to Prep for the “RECTIFY” Finale This Thursday

Can’t wait to find out what happens on the season finale of RECTIFY, Thu., Aug. 21 at 9/8c? SundanceTV has 10 ways to help you hold out for the Holdens a little longer.

SundanceTV Renews Critically-Acclaimed Original Scripted Drama “RECTIFY” For Season 3

Article: SundanceTV Renews Critically-Acclaimed Original Scripted Drama “RECTIFY” For Season 3

SundanceTV announced today the renewal of the network’s first wholly owned original scripted series RECTIFY slated to air in 2015. The haunting story of a man released from prison after spending nearly two decades on death row, RECTIFY has been overwhelmingly well-received by critics.

10 Times Aubrey Plaza Cracked Us Up

Article: 10 Times Aubrey Plaza Cracked Us Up

Aubrey Plaza is the queen of the deadpan delivery, the sarcastic quip, and the awkward… silence. She’s hilarious on social media (Twitter handle: @evilhag), in interviews, and in super-indie shorts, but here are the top 10 times the actress made us laugh out loud.

“THE APPROVAL MATRIX” Recapped and Revealed (Fame Monster)

Article: “THE APPROVAL MATRIX” Recapped and Revealed (Fame Monster)

Littered with off-color jokes about motor-boating Kate Upton, references to Helen Mirren as a “POA” (“piece of ass”), and a punchline that cites Liberace “before the AIDS,” our taping of THE APPROVAL MATRIX: “Fame Monster” felt like a hilarious bonus reel from a buddy-reunion comedy about a group of frat brothers who are all grown up, but only sort-of matured…

6 Questions with “THE HONORABLE WOMAN” Writer and Director Hugo Blick

Article: 6 Questions with “THE HONORABLE WOMAN” Writer and Director Hugo Blick

Hugo Blick–creator of political thriller THE HONORABLE WOMAN–discusses the dream-casting that is Maggie Gyllenhaal and the emotionally charged, real-life conflict he chose as the series backdrop.

Jared’s Blog: Eleanor Roosevelt Essay

Article: Jared’s Blog: Eleanor Roosevelt Essay

It’s weird, but ever since I wrote my last essay, I keep thinking about that Eleanor Roosevelt quote — “Justice cannot be for one side alone, but must be for both.”

I probably shouldn’t say this, but my brother’s been offered a plea deal. Which, like most deals, means he has to say he did something, and in exchange, they give him some sentence that’s not totally horrible. Like maybe never even go back to prison.

“RECTIFY” Recap: Episode 209 (Until You’re Blue)

Article: “RECTIFY” Recap: Episode 209 (Until You’re Blue)

From the kitchen, Ted Sr. glares at Daniel in the backyard. At the doctor’s office, Tawney learns that she’s had a miscarriage. Ted Sr. reprimands Carl for telling Sen. Foulkes about Teddy’s assault and putting him in the position of deciding whether to tell Janet. He worries Janet will never recover if she finds out…

“THE APPROVAL MATRIX” Poll: Which Panelist Speaks Your Mind?

Article: “THE APPROVAL MATRIX” Poll: Which Panelist Speaks Your Mind?

The premiere episode of THE APPROVAL MATRIX showcased a thoughtful panel of comedians and critics led by host Neal Brennan. Did any of the panelists share your opinions on “Golden Age of TV”? Tell us in the poll!

“THE APPROVAL MATRIX” Poll: Which TV multi-camera sitcom is your favorite?

Article: “THE APPROVAL MATRIX” Poll: Which TV multi-camera sitcom is your favorite?

On THE APPROVAL MATRIX: “Golden Age of TV”, Neal Brennan and panelists Whitney Cummings, Julie Klausner, Willie Geist and Matt Roush discuss America’s love for the multi-camera sitcom. Whether it’s Two and a Half Men or The Big Bang Theory—Tell us your most loved multi-camera sitcom.

“THE APPROVAL MATRIX” Poll: Which single-camera comedy TV show is your favorite?

Article: “THE APPROVAL MATRIX” Poll: Which single-camera comedy TV show is your favorite?

On THE APPROVAL MATRIX: “Golden Age of TV”, panelists Whitney Cummings, Julie Klausner, Willie Geist and Matt Roush debate with host Neal Brennan on a number of TV show faux pas: from shame-casting to bandwagon popularity. Whether you think Louie is the kale of TV or not, it’s your turn to pick your favorite single-camera comedy.

“THE APPROVAL MATRIX”: 5 Questions with Radio Host Frank DeCaro

Article: “THE APPROVAL MATRIX”: 5 Questions with Radio Host Frank DeCaro

THE APPROVAL MATRIX: “Fame Monster” airs Mon., Aug. 18 11/10c, and featured panelist, radio host Frank DeCaro gives us his opinions on Lowbrow-Despicable tweets, Bill Clinton’s ruse and how he’d like to see Julie Taymor.

“THE APPROVAL MATRIX” Poll: Which Decade Rates as the Golden Age of TV?

Article: “THE APPROVAL MATRIX” Poll: Which Decade Rates as the Golden Age of TV?

Which era is the true Golden Age of TV. Is it 1950s which gave us The Honeymooners? Or today with Breaking Bad and Mad Men? Tell us your preferred decade of TV.

10 Lies You Tell Your Parents, According to Whisper

Article: 10 Lies You Tell Your Parents, According to Whisper

Sure, your parents are supposed to love you unconditionally but there are some things they just don’t need to know. For more secrets and spies tune in to THE HONORABLE WOMAN on Thursdays 10/9c on SundanceTV. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 10. Click here to read the dirty secrets shared from D.C.…

Jared’s Blog: Cat Power Essay

Article: Jared’s Blog: Cat Power Essay

I think maybe the ghost of Eleanor Roosevelt is screwing with me, because there is just no way I can write an essay about this: “Justice cannot be for one side alone, but must be for both.” Nope. Not happening. Justice, injustice, all of it is just… Nuh-uh.

Double the Love: Game and Design Duo on “RECTIFY”

Article: Double the Love: Game and Design Duo on “RECTIFY”

John and Dan Bell (a.k.a. “The Bell Bros”) were already SundanceTV fans, but still RECTIFY newbies. After binging on the series, the Webby Award-winning game and design twins reflected on what made the series so addicting. Check out how they’ve doubled the love.

“THE APPROVAL MATRIX”: 4 Questions with “TV Guide” Critic Matt Roush

Article: “THE APPROVAL MATRIX”: 4 Questions with “TV Guide” Critic Matt Roush

THE APPROVAL MATRIX panelist, and TV Guide critic Matt Roush discusses over-sharing, Mad Men’s half-finale and his curiosity for Brad Pitt’s stories.

“THE APPROVAL MATRIX” Recapped and Revealed (Golden Age of TV)

Article: “THE APPROVAL MATRIX” Recapped and Revealed (Golden Age of TV)

As Neal Brennan and the crew made final preparations before the cameras started rolling for the first-ever episode of SundanceTV’s new series, THE APPROVAL MATRIX, “Big Jay” Oakerson, a comedian and friend of Neal’s, kept the crowd revved up by vamping with a slew of off-color jokes. Big Jay is typical low-brow brilliant. He skewered people in the audience for what they looked like, where they were from, what they do. Among his targets were a couple of college kids from Jersey, a middle-aged writer of erotic fiction, and an attractive blonde in the second row. No one was safe.

10 Movies That Prove Keanu Reeves Was Cool Before “The Matrix”

Article: 10 Movies That Prove Keanu Reeves Was Cool Before “The Matrix”

Long before portraying leather-clad Neo, Keanu Reeves was already a name of note. Surprisingly adventurous, he tried his hand at a variety of genres: big-budget action films, teen comedies, indie dramas, period pieces, grunge, even Shakespeare. Let’s take a trip back in time to his finest moments before The Matrix made him immortal.

6 Questions With “THE APPROVAL MATRIX” Executive Producer Michael Hirschorn

Article: 6 Questions With “THE APPROVAL MATRIX” Executive Producer Michael Hirschorn

Executive producer of THE APPROVAL MATRIX, Michael Hirschorn, reveals the key ingredient to making a TV show, what it’s like to accept an award while wearing shorts, and who he thinks will surprise viewers the most on the show.

Q: How does The Approval Matrix TV show expand on the original New York magazine back-page grid? Any drastic changes to format?

A: I would say it’s quite different. The magazine’s back page is a quick, witty insider take on the week just past. The TV show uses the act of choosing where a pop culture person, place, or thing goes on the matrix to spark a smart and funny conversation about culture.

Q: What was the key to bringing the grid to life?

A: The key was giving everyone on the show the chance to say exactly where each item would go. We decided to turn each item into kind of a play block, like kids play with in kindergarten, so people could put them in nice stacks, place them where they wanted, or even have hissy fits and throw the blocks like 5 year-olds.

Q: What are you most excited about on the show?

How Criminal! Famous Guest Stars Who Went Bad on “Law & Order”

Article: How Criminal! Famous Guest Stars Who Went Bad on “Law & Order”

Guest stars in any TV series are important, but they’re even more so on Law & Order–without them there wouldn’t be anyone for the DAs and ADAs to grill! Below are some of the famous faces who have shown up specially to commit crimes. Who was the best at being bad?

Top Secrets from Our Nation’s Capital, According to Whisper

Article: Top Secrets from Our Nation’s Capital, According to Whisper

Go behind closed doors of Washington, D.C. as Whisper members share some more secrets.

“THE APPROVAL MATRIX”: 3 Questions with Comedian Whitney Cummings

Article: “THE APPROVAL MATRIX”: 3 Questions with Comedian Whitney Cummings

THE APPROVAL MATRIX premieres tonight, and featured panelist, comedian and actress Whitney Cummings gives us her short and sweet decisions on social media, re-framing Lowbrow, and uncensored celebrity.

10 Scandalous Secrets from L.A., According to Whisper

Article: 10 Scandalous Secrets from L.A., According to Whisper

Hollywood is just a part of this city, but Whisper member’s confessions here will definitely have you doing a double take.

Which “RECTIFY” Character Are You? The Results are In!

Article: Which “RECTIFY” Character Are You? The Results are In!

The “Which RECTIFY Character Are You” personality test has revealed that most SundanceTV viewers gravitate toward the odd ducks and passionate outsiders. 71% of you discovered an affinity with Amantha, Daniel and Bobby Dean, while just 29% found a little more in common with the straight arrows.