LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - "The Wire" fans can start saying their favorite expletives: Creator David Simon's beloved drama about the gangs, police and other factions that make Baltimore tick is getting a facelift before a marathon viewing.
HBO has confirmed that is in the process of re-mastering the series that ran from 2002 to 2008 and starred Dominic West, Wendell Pierce, Idris Elba, Michael K. Williams and others. HBO had planned a September launch for the marathon, but the episodes are still in review. However, the cat got out of the bag in August when a viewer noticed a promo ad with the wrong premiere date for the marathon. The marathon's start date is still to be determined.
Binge-watching marathons of favorite programs are increasingly becoming popular promotional tools for networks. FXX is currently seeing ratings success with its non-stop Every.Simpsons.Ever. marathon. TVGN is trying a similar, but less intense, strategy by airing episodes of the original "Beverly Hills, 90210."
Who doesn’t love a good TV marathon?
Sit back and relax this Labor Day with some of your favorite shows. Thanks to The Huffington Post, you are set with tons of good marathons to watch on Monday.
Below are 10 shows to choose from but you can check out the full list here.
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - In a night marked by a few upsets and a host of repeat winners, "Breaking Bad" grabbed its second consecutive Emmy for best drama series while "Modern Family"made it a record-tying fifth consecutive win for comedy series.
The ABC comedy's streak now makes it a tie with NBC's "Frasier" for consecutive wins in the category. Producers and cast members looked shocked as they trundled on stage.
Bryan Cranston has won his fourth Emmy for lead actor in a drama for his storied work on the AMC drama "Breaking Bad."
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - At Monday's Primetime Emmy Awards, Billy Crystal led the audience in a moving tribute for comedian and Emmy-winning actor Robin Williams, who died Aug. 11. Crystal, a life-long friend of Williams, founded and hosted the Comic Relief benefit performances with the comedian, and the two starred together in Ivan Reitman's "Father's Day."
Following the ceremony's In Memoriam segment, featuring Sara Bareilles performing Charlie Chaplin's "Smile," Crystal entered the stage as a photo of Williams filled the large screen of the Nokia Theatre. He told a story about his experiences with Williams doing comedy, playing baseball and attending family gatherings.
"It's so hard to talk about him in the past because he was such a presence in all of our lives," Crystal said. "For almost 40 years, he was the brightest star in our comedy galaxy. The brilliance was astounding, the relentless energy was thrilling."
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Beyoncé covered a seductive rendition of Sonny and Cher’s “Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)” for hubby Jay Z in a trailer for the duo’s “On The Run Tour: Beyoncé and Jay Z” concert special airing on HBO.
In the 50-second trailer, Beyoncé stands on a stage in a glittering sequined gown and serenades Jay Z, whose real name is Shawn Carter, as he puffs away at a cigar.
The special will feature highlights from Jay and Bey’s final show in Paris, France and airs on Sept. 20.
Actor Michael Jace has pleaded not guilty to a charge of murder in the shooting death of his wife.
"The Shield" star waived his right to a preliminary hearing earlier this month after his attorneys accepted there was enough evidence to go to trial.
In court on Friday, he pleaded not guilty to charges he shot April Jace, 40, dead during an altercation at the couple's Hyde Park, Los Angeles home in May.
TheWrap.comFox News' "Outnumbered" debated the nutritional merits of public school lunches Tuesday morning, but the panel was stunned into silence when Dr. Keith Ablow interjected with a disparaging remark about First Lady Michelle Obama's weight.
"How well could she be eating?" Dr. Ablow asked, after the program played a clip of Michelle Obama advocating for proper nutrition in schools. "She needs to drop a few. Let's be honest. We're taking nutrition advice from who?"
The other panelists were stunned. "You did not," said co-anchor Harris Faulkner. "Oh, my goodness gracious."
TheWrap.comVeteran soap opera actor, Charles Keating, has died at the age of 72. He had been fighting cancer.
Keating has starred on daytime dramas “All My Children,” “Port Charles” and “Another World.” His work as Carl Hutchins on “Another World” garnered the actor an Emmy in 1996.
His extensive credits include the films “The Thomas Crown Affair,” “The Bodyguard” and “Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo.” He has appeared on television shows “Alias,” “Xena: Warrior Princess” and “Hercules.”
Charles Keating has passed. I am so very sad. Along w/ @LindaDano he was my very first acting teacher. The actress I am is because of them.— alicia coppola (@alicia_coppola) August 9, 2014