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[05/06/15 - 10:07 AM]
The Broadcast Television Journalists Association Announces Nominations for the 5th Annual Critics' Choice Television Awards
Said event will be broadcast live on A&E from the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday, May 31 at 8:00/7:00c.

[04/09/15 - 09:24 AM]
HBO Miniseries Presents in Association with BBC "The Casual Vacancy," A Bronte Film and Television Production, Based on the Novel by J.K. Rowling
The three-part miniseries debuts its first two parts back-to-back Wednesday, April 29, followed by the debut of part three the next night, Thursday, April 30.

[03/27/15 - 01:33 PM]
Video: "The Casual Vacancy" - Trailer (HBO)
Based on the novel by acclaimed author J.K. Rowling, the mini-series premieres Wednesday, April 29 and Thursday, April 30.

[02/04/15 - 12:00 PM]
HBO Confirms April 29 and 30 Debut for Miniseries "The Casual Vacancy"
The cast includes Michael Gambon, Keeley Hawes, Rory Kinnear, Monica Dolan and Julia McKenzie, and introduces Abigail Lawrie.

[06/06/14 - 11:43 PM]
Development Update: Friday, June 6
Updates include: Yaya DaCosta cast as Whitney Houston in Lifetime biopic; Pedro Pascal to star in Netflix's "Narcos"; and Amazon greenlights a pair of comedy pilots.

[04/23/14 - 11:45 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, April 23
Updates include: VH1 pulls the plug on its "Best Week Ever" revival; Meg Ryan to lend her voice to "How I Met Your Dad" at CBS; and HBO signs on for J.K. Rowling's "The Casual Vacancy."







CASUAL VACANCY, THE (HBO)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
4/29/15 - 4/30/15
STATUS:
telefilm/mini-series in the can
DESCRIPTION:
(from HBO's press release, April 2015) Pagford is a quaint, picturesque town in the Cotswolds, a seemingly idyllic English village with a cobbled market square and ancient abbey. Behind the pretty facade, however, is a town at war: rich vs. poor; parents vs. children; wives vs. husbands; and teachers vs. pupils. Based on renowned author J.K. Rowling's first novel for adults, the three-part miniseries THE CASUAL VACANCY debuts its first two parts back-to-back WEDNESDAY, APRIL 29 (8:00-10:00 p.m. ET/PT), followed by the debut of part three the next night, THURSDAY, APRIL 30 (8:00-9:00 p.m.), exclusively on HBO. THE CASUAL VACANCY is directed by Jonny Campbell ("In the Flesh," "Eric and Ernie") and written by Sarah Phelps ("Great Expectations," "The Crimson Field"). The talented ensemble of actors is led by Michael Gambon ("The King's Speech," the "Harry Potter" series), Julia McKenzie ("Agatha Christie's Miss Marple," "Notes on a Scandal"), Keeley Hawes ("Upstairs, Downstairs," "Ashes to Ashes"), Rory Kinnear ("The Imitation Game," "Penny Dreadful"), Rufus Jones ("Paddington," "W1A"), Emily Bevan ("In the Flesh"), Simon McBurney ("Magic in the Moonlight," "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy") and Monica Dolan ("Wolf Hall," "W1A"), and introduces Abigail Lawrie in her acting debut. Paul Trijbits ("Dancing on the Edge," "Small Island"), Rick Senat ("Birthday"), Neil Blair and J.K. Rowling executive produce; Ruth Kenley-Letts (Academy Award(R) winner for "Franz Kafka's It's a Wonderful Life") produces.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Abigail Lawrie as Krystal Weedon
· Julia McKenzie as Shirley Mollison
· Keeley Forsyth as Terri Weedon
· Keeley Hawes as Samantha Mollison
· Marie Critchley as Ruth Price
· Michael Gambon as Howard Mollison
· Michelle Austin as TBA
· Monica Dolan as Tess Wall
· Richard Glover as Simon Price
· Rory Kinnear as Barry Fairbrother
· Rufus Jones as Miles Mollison
· Simon McBurney as Colin Wall
CREW INFORMATION:
· J.K. Rowling as BOOK/EP
· Jonny Campbell as DIR
· Neil Blair as EP
· Paul Trijbits as EP
· Rick Senat as EP
· Ruth Kenley-Letts as PROD
· Sarah Phelps as WRTR
GENRE(S):
· based on a book
· mini-series
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· BBC Worldwide Productions
· Bronte Film and Television