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'The Wire' Alum Joins Fox's 'Rosewood' as Series Regular (Exclusive)

Domenick Lombardozzi will play a captain on the Morris Chestnut medical drama.   Read More... http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/thr/television/~3/Lkm7Ns9P3zM/story01.htm

The Cast of The Wire Was Everywhere This TV Season

  This month has seen Wire alums Aiden Gillen (Baltimore politico Tommy Carcetti) wrap his fifth season as ever-scheming puppet master Petyr Littlefinger Baelish on Game of Thrones , and Pablo Schreiber (in-over-his-head dockworker Nick Sobotka) return as Pornstache on season three of Orange Is the New Black . Schreiber also debuts on HBOs The Brink as a slightly out-of-his-mind, pill-popping fighter pilot, but hes just one of a number of stars from The Wire showing up on television this season. With a snazzy new Blu-ray boxed set out to help remind viewers where many of these actors came from, heres a roundup of where you can find them cops and gangbangers alike.   Read More... http://www.vulture.com/2015/06/wire-cast-was-everywhere-this-tv-season.html

The Wire's David Simon Is Developing a Porn Drama at HBO

Would you watch?    Read More... http://www.tv.com/news/the-wires-david-simon-is-developing-a-porn-drama-at-hbo-143456228962/

The Wire Revisited: Wendell Pierces Top 5 Moments

"'The Wire' will outlive us because of the uniqueness of what it communicates," the veteran actor says.   Read More... http://blogs.wsj.com/speakeasy/2015/06/02/the-wire-revisited-wendell-pierces-top-5-moments/?mod=WSJBlog

'The Wire,' '90210' Alums to Star in VH1 Hip-Hop Drama 'The Breaks'

Based on Dan Charnas' best-seller 'The Big Payback."   Read More... http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/thr/television/~3/aVNj5F9yclw/story01.htm

Amazon Digital Week: Best of Prime TV

Nearly all of our favorite shows are currently on a winter hiatus, but that's no reason to stop watching TV entirely (blasphemy)! Luckily, there's a wealth of shows available to watch for free via Amazon Prime . Here are some suggestions for the best TV available:     1. Downton Abbey                     2. Transparent                     3. Under the Dome                     4. Alpha House                    5. Vikings                       6. Justified                     7. Extant                     8. The Americans                     9. The Wire                     10. True Blood                   Personally, we plan on using this TV downtime to check out Transparent  which has gotten only rave reviews, including multiple Golden Globe nominations ! And, if you're not already a member of Amazon Prime, you can sign up and get one month free  to begin watching right now.   Let us know which shows you plan on checking out - or which other series you will be watching instead!

Why Everyone Needs to Watch HBO's 'The Wire'

More than a decade ago, HBO first aired David Simon's The Wire , a complex, Dickensian series about Baltimore that is generally regarded as one of the greatest television shows ever made. Now the entire 60-episode series is available on Amazon Prime , and if you have yet to experience this program, now you can (and should). http://www.buddytv.com/articles/the-wire/why-everyone-needs-to-watch-hb-55358.aspx

Fans of 'The Wire' are conflicted about its HD rerelease

HBO announced a high-definition remastering of "The Wire" several months ago, promising a series-long marathon of the show as early as late summer. It didn't quite make that deadline, but it's now happening.With the blessing and collaboration of creator David Simon, the remastered "Wire" will debut on HBO Signature on Dec. 26, with a marathon of each season airing for five consecutive days. It will also be available on HBO Go on Dec. 26, with a Digital HD release on Jan. 5 and a Blu-ray set in summer 2015.The news has been greeted with glee by some fans of "The Wire" happy to see it in circulation again and trepidation by others worried about what the transfer will do to the look of the show. When the series debuted in 2002, TV was just entering the high-def world, and HBO made the decision to film it in the more standard (and cheaper) 4:3 aspect ratio... http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/Zap2it/~3/9F7aMFvDSWU/the_wire_hd_hbo_twitter-2014-12

The Wire Cast Reflects on Show's Legacy and Their Favorite Memories Exclusive

The Wire wasnt a smash hit when it originally aired in 2002, but the show's legacy is far greater than its initial viewership. The gritty HBO crime drama has become a television classic, routinely (and correctly) heralded as one of the best shows of all time, thanks to its sweeping storytelling, compelling cast of characters, and commitment to realism in its critical portrayal of institutional failures in a crumbling American city. The cult hit has become widely beloved, and Wetpaint... http://feeds.wetpaint.com/~r/wetpaint/latest/excerpt/~3/vPI0T1jCebU/2014-10-21-wire-cast-reflects-legacy-favorite

The Wire Being Remastered for HBO Marathon

Fans of The Wire, rejoice; your series is coming back and it's getting a touch-up. HBO is remastering the David Simon series for HD, which ran from 2002 to 2008, with an eye toward airing a marathon of the series.   Read More... http://www.thewrap.com/the-wire-being-remastered-for-hbo-marathon/
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