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A New HBO Doc Gathers “Largest Array of Latino Superstars Ever in a Film” to Celebrate Latino Music

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HBO has announced their upcoming documentary, The Latin Explosion: a New America, directed and produced by Matthew O’Neill and Jon Alpert (the duo who made the four-Emmy-award-winning HBO doc, Baghdad Er). Major music executive Tommy Mottola (who served as EP on the film) said in a statement that the film, which focuses on Latino music’s influence on American culture as a whole, boasts “the largest array of Latino superstars ever in a film.” 
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Everybody Calm Down About HBO’s ‘Sesame Street’ Deal

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When The New York Times reported the details of a new deal between HBO and the Sesame Workshop yesterday, in which the pay cable network will fund the iconic children’s program for five years in exchange for limited exclusivity of new episodes, the immediate reactions were mostly of the jokey, Game of Thrones/#TrueDetectiveSeason3 variety. But as the news spread, objections that the move “feels wrong” grew louder, and predictably enough, the thinkpiece parade began.
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‘Show Me a Hero’ Is Everything You Could Want From a David Simon Miniseries

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Show Me a Hero couldn’t come at a better time for HBO. The miniseries, which premieres this Sunday, directly follows the clear-cut critical failure that was True Detective‘s second season, a train wreck in eight parts that unleashed a tidal wave of speculation about the end of TV auteurism, in which television’s historically collaborative model is at least partly supplanted by the strong voice of a single showrunner. What better time, then, for one of the network’s OG scribes to return to Ground Zero of the Golden Age?
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Is ‘Deadwood’ Being Reborn…wood?

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Garret Dillahunt played both Jack McCall and Francis Wolcott on Deadwood (after the first, murderous character fled the scene and was potentially executed, creator David Milch decided to bring him back in another violent — well, aren’t they all? — role). 
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