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Michael Showalter Doesn’t Care About Christina Lee’s “House of Cards” Withdrawal

Posted 07/15/2014 10:00 AM by
Michael Showalter Doesn’t Care About Christina Lee’s “House of Cards” Withdrawal

Clown metaphors creep into the conversation when Showalter attempts to soothe Lee’s frazzled nerves about the far-off Season 3 premiere date.

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“THE WRITERS’ ROOM” Picks Up First Emmy Nomination

Posted 07/10/2014 12:37 PM by
“THE WRITERS’ ROOM” Picks Up First Emmy Nomination

The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences announced the nominees for the 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 2014, and THE WRITERS’ ROOM received its first-ever series nomination in the category of Outstanding Informational Series. Other contenders included Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown (CNN), Inside The Actors Studio (Bravo), Through The Wormhole With Morgan Freeman (Science Channel), and Vice (HBO).

The 64th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards will air Mon., Aug. 25 on NBC.

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Emmy Award Nominees Vince Gilligan, Beau Willimon, David Benioff and D.B. Weiss Talk Shop on “THE WRITERS’ ROOM”

Posted 07/10/2014 11:29 AM by
Emmy Award Nominees Vince Gilligan, Beau Willimon, David Benioff and D.B. Weiss Talk Shop on “THE WRITERS’ ROOM”

Breaking Bad. Game of Thrones. House of Cards. True Detective. There’s a reason these shows are Emmy-nominated this year for best writing in a drama series. The writers are the best in the business. Check out the insider secrets and expert opinions from three out of four of the nominated shows’ writing teams in THE WRITERS’ ROOM video clips.

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Michael Showalter Knows How to Fend Off Zombies from “The Walking Dead”

Posted 07/03/2014 10:00 AM by
Michael Showalter Knows How to Fend Off Zombies from “The Walking Dead”

What happens when comic Michael Showalter and his writing partner Christina Lee start texting about The Walking Dead? Find out below then tune-in to THE WRITERS’ ROOM for more serious conversation on TV’s most popular shows.

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Kick-Ass Women of “Game of Thrones”

Posted 06/19/2014 1:41 PM by
Kick-Ass Women of “Game of Thrones”

Brimming with sex, violence, political intrigue and shocking deaths, HBO’s Game of Thrones—based on the bestselling George R.R. Martin books—is one undeniably kickass series. And (bless his heart) it’s often the women who are the baddest of the bunch. Here are 10 of our favorite kick-ass women on television.

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Zombie Fans: Here’s Another Chance to Win a Rick Grimes Action Figure

Posted 06/19/2014 11:00 AM by
Zombie Fans: Here’s Another Chance to Win a Rick Grimes Action Figure

Calling all fans of The Walking Dead. There are 10 days left to watch THE WRITERS’ ROOM featuring series creator Robert Kirkman online. In honor of the episode, one lucky fan will win a Rick Grimes action figure. For a chance at the giveaway, follow @TheWritersRoom on Twitter then tweet out #TWRGiveaway. If selected, you’ll receive a Rick Grimes action figure courtesy of SundanceTV. No purchase necessary. The giveaway begins on Thu., Jun. 19 at 11AM EST, and the deadline for entry is Fri., Jun. 27 at 5PM EST. See the full sweepstakes rules for more details.

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15 Ways to Get Ready For This Weekend’s “Game of Thrones” Finale

Posted 06/10/2014 11:00 AM by
15 Ways to Get Ready For This Weekend’s “Game of Thrones” Finale

Game of Thrones fans, we know you’re eagerly awaiting Sunday night’s season finale—will Tyrion die? Will Jon assassinate Mance? And what will happen to the dragon queen? While we don’t have the answers you’re looking for, we do know how to make the wait bearable. Revisit THE WRITERS’ ROOM: “Game of Thrones” with clips, quizzes,…

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THE WRITERS’ ROOM: “Pretty Little Liars” Recapped and Revealed

Posted 06/02/2014 11:30 PM by
THE WRITERS’ ROOM: “Pretty Little Liars” Recapped and Revealed

Jim Rash and the creators of Pretty Little Liars are watching a YouTube clip of a screeching fan and her best friends as they squirm and cry through the season 4 finale of Pretty Little Liars. Throughout the episode one constantly pleads, “Get me through this!” to her fellow watchers. We screened a few fan videos on the set of THE WRITERS’ ROOM, but that one is particularly telling. Every plot twist is blessed with a jubilant shriek. Every cliff-hanger, another spilled bag of popcorn. And after the show’s credits, most fans head over to Twitter to discuss and debate all the details.

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Twitter Chat Recap: Jim Rash (“The Writers’ Room”) with I. Marlene King (“Pretty Little Liars”)

Posted 06/02/2014 11:00 PM by
Twitter Chat Recap: Jim Rash (“The Writers’ Room”) with I. Marlene King (“Pretty Little Liars”)

Pretty Little Liars Executive Producer I. Marlene King (@IMarleneKing) chatted with THE WRITERS’ ROOM host Jim Rash (@RashisTVUgly) to answer fan questions during a live Twitter chat. Read the conversation as it unfolded on Twitter in the widget below. Hint: Start at the bottom of the tweets below for the full effect.

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Want to Relive Two Seasons of “The Writers’ Room”? You Can Do It Through Clips or a Marathon. Your choice!

Posted 05/30/2014 9:36 AM by
Want to Relive Two Seasons of “The Writers’ Room”? You Can Do It Through Clips or a Marathon. Your choice!

Where else and when else but on THE WRITERS’ ROOM on Monday nights at 11PM will you hear Vince Gilligan’s original pitch for Breaking Bad or Kurt Sutter’s reasons for killing off of a major character on Sons of Anarchy? Well, two places actually: In these video clips online and during THE WRITERS’ ROOM on-air marathon Sun., Jun. 1 starting at 1:30PM/12:30c on SundanceTV.

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