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There Will Be No 'Hatfields And McCoys' Drama

NBC has passed on the "Hatfields and McCoys" pilot , produced by Charlize Theron, The Wrap reports . Read More... //feeds.huffingtonpost.com/~r/HP/Entertainment/~3/4uOQ8TZRYcU/nbc-hatfields-and-mccoys-passes-charlize-theron_n_3241127.html

All Hail The Return Of The Mini-Series

Every year or so, the television industry laments the impending death of a particular television format. Before Modern Family came along in 2009, they were busy reading sitcoms their last rites. Before that it was network dramas that were on the chopping block, but then the 2004 season produced Lost, Grey’s Anatomy and Desperate Housewives, seemingly saving us all from a fresh glut of reality programming. As you might have guessed, these "the sky is falling!" prognostications tend to be gross exaggerations born out of particular genres falling into ruts. However, the mini-series was good and properly dead. So dead in fact, the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences decided to eliminate the supporting actor and actress in a television movie or mini-series categories all together in 2012, saving time in the Emmy broadcast and acknowledging that television’s grand mini-series tradition was fading into obscurity. Then History came along with a pair of feuding families and Jesus to pull off a miracle of near Biblical proportions by making the mini-series relevant again. READ MORE...

Pilot Season: Virginia Madsen Joins the Cast of NBC's Hatfields & McCoys

The McCoy family of NBC's modern-day Hatfields & McCoys is starting to take shape: Virginia Madsen has joined the McCoy clan, TVGuide.com has learned.  Set in present-day Pittsburgh, a startling death reignites the feud between these two American legendary families, which was... //www.tvguide.com/News/NBC-Virginia-Madsen-Hatfields-McCoys-Pilot-1060891.aspx?rss=breakingnews

'Game of Thrones,' 'Mad Men' Among Nominees for Cinematographers Awards

"Mad Men," "Game of Thrones," "American Horror Story," "Hatfields & McCoys" and "The New Normal" are among the television programs whose cinematography has been honored by the American Society of Cinematographers, which announced its TV nominees on Wednesday. The ASC, an invitation-only organization of cinematographers with a membership of 300 active members and more than 150 associate members, announced 15 nominations in three categories for the 27th Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography. https://www.thewrap.com/awards/column-post/game-thrones-mad-men-among-nominees-cinematographers-awards-70006

Hatfields & McCoys Reality Show in Development at History Channel

The History Channel is hoping it can strike gold twice with the famous feud between the Hatfield and McCoy families. The channel is developing a Hatfields & McCoys reality series, which will revolve around modern-day descendants of the feud, a History spokeswoman confirmed to TheWrap on Thursday. Further details on the project were not immediately available. //www.thewrap.com/music/tv/article/hatfields-mccoys-reality-show-development-history-69246

Noel Fisher Wants the Emmys to Recognize 'Hatfields & McCoys'' Outstanding Beards

THR continues its political commercial-style clips featuring co-stars past and present "stumping" for nominees -- and admitting to facial hair envy. //feedproxy.google.com/~r/thr/television/~3/ynuV0PkmM2c/story01.htm

'Hatfields & McCoys' feud became love fest at History

They kept telling him no one would watch it. It would skew too old, women wouldn't be interested, people didn't care about history, it didn't have foreign appeal, there were too many characters, the story was too convoluted. //feeds.latimes.com/~r/latimes/entertainment/news/tv/~3/M2vg4YD4g8U/la-et-st-hatfield-mccoys-20120809,0,5732795.story

Kevin Costner on the hard work of 'Hatfields & McCoys'

"Harden your hearts," Devil Anse Hatfield orders his male kinfolk as they raise their rifles for the point-blank killing of some young McCoy boys they've tied to a tree. Kevin Costner, who plays the weathered, pipe-smoking Hatfield patriarch, says achieving that "almost biblical level of hardness" was the key to his performance. "Bill Paxton's character [Randall McCoy] asks me three times to spare the lives of his sons, and I turn away and say, 'I don't think so,'" Costner says. "There's a level of hardness a character like that would have to have. Those killings were hard justice — they felt a lot like murder — but I was comfortable with my character doing that because I understood the world he was living in." //feeds.latimes.com/~r/latimes/entertainment/news/tv/~3/JGQsN5voLqY/la-et-st-kevin-costner-20120809,0,5916768.story

'Hatfields & McCoys' Dominates Home Entertainment Charts

The History Channel mini-series sold about twice as many copies as the No. 2 title, "The Dark Knight." //feedproxy.google.com/~r/thr/television/~3/mff78RgJGcs/hatfields-mccoys-batman-begins-dark-knight-blu-ray-360012

'Hatfields & McCoys' producer on 16 Emmy nominations: 'Truly overwhelmed'

"Hatfields & McCoys" received 16 Emmy Award nominations Thursday (July 19), and Leslie Greif, the executive producer who spent 30 years trying to get the project on TV, is somewhere beyond ecstatic."Oh my God!" Greif says. "Who would have thought that out in the middle of friggin' nowhere, freezing our kishkas off, now here we are."Grief is referring to interviews he did with Zap2it in a Romanian forest while shooting the six-hour miniseries that traces the iconic American feud between two families.Kevin Costner, who starred as Devil Anse Hatfield, and Bill Paxton (Randall McCoy) are nominated for lead actor in a miniseries.There was no way Greif was going to try to handicap that race."I am genuinely, truly overwhelmed," Greif says. "Listen -- you are talking to a proud papa who loves all of his kids. They were all just stunning."If Greif has but one gripe, it is how the Emmys divide nominations, and "Hatfields &... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2012/07/hatfields-and-mccoys-producer-on-16-emmy-nominations-truly-overwhelmed.html