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David Mills.

David Mills, television writer for iconic shows including Homicide, The Wire, The Corner and the upcoming Treme, passed away yesterday at age 48. TV Critic, Alan Sepinwall, wrote a really sweet tribute on his blog:

“Mills was, in fact, the very first friend I made in the TV business, and one of the few for whom I wouldn’t have to put quote marks around the word.”

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April is my new favorite month.

April is going to be a brilliant month for television.  Fringe returns on April 1st,  two weeks earlier than planned due to the demise of Past Life, the brand new adventures of Doctor Who with Matt Smith begins on April 17th and Treme debuts on April 11th. I think that should hold me until True Blood returns in June, don’t you think? Here are some links for you to enjoy:

New York Magazine has the new trailer for Treme.

BSC has a few promo pics from the new Fringe episode “Peter”.

Check out Doctor Who’s newest companion, Karen Gillian, in this photo spread for Grazia. Interesting hair do she’s got going on.


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HBO picks up Treme.

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I’m so excited about the news from TV Squad that HBO has picked up David Simon’s Treme. HBO has greenlit nine episodes of the drama starring Wire alums, Clarke Peters and Wendell Pierce, as well as Melissa Leo from Homicide. The show is about New Orleans musicians, post Hurrican Katrina. Can’t wait to hear the soundtrack that will go with the series.


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David Simon begins filming…

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David Simon has begun filming his latest, Treme, which takes place in New Orleans following Katrina. It won’t be picked up until HBO sees the pilot so keep your fingers crossed. He has lined up a stellar group of writers and cast for this project and I am really excited to see the stories they tell. Click here to read more about the series.

On a related note, if you want to listen to a masterpiece of music that truly sums up the emotions in New Orleans following the hurricane, buy Terence Blanchard’s, A Tale of God’s Will(A Requiem for Katrina). I can’t listen to “Funeral Dirge” without thinking back to the haunting images from Spike Lee’s, When the Levees Broke.


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The Wire: Latest cast news

thewirelogoTristan Wilds (Michael Lee) and Rick Otto(Office Dozerman)have been cast in a WW II drama “Red Tails”, produced by George Lucas. They join the growing cast of Wire alums including Andre Royo(Bubbs) and Michael K. Jordan(Wallace).

Melissa Leo has signed on to David Simon’s next project, Treme, which will start filming late this year. Clarke Peters(Lester Freamon) and Wendell Pierce(Detective Bunk) have already signed on. The wait is gonna kill me.