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With 'Wild,' Laura Dern Becomes The Movie Mother Of The Year

HuffingtonPost.com | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 12.05.2014 | Entertainment

According to 2014's movies, Laura Dern has given birth to Reese Witherspoon, Andrew Garfield and Shailene Woodley. Dern is 47, which means she had lit...

Matthew Jacobs

After 'The Comeback,' Maybe There's Hope For 'Enlightened'

HuffingtonPost.com | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 12.03.2014 | Entertainment

"The Comeback" returned in all its uncomfortable, meta glory on Sunday, marking another departed show's resurrection. Nine years after the HBO comedy ...

One Year After 'Enlightened' Was Unjustly Canceled, Why Netflix Should Revive The Beloved Comedy

Matthew Jacobs | Posted 05.03.2014 | TV
Matthew Jacobs

It's been one year since we bid adieu to HBO's wonderful "Enlightened." Now is a better time than ever for Netflix to revive the short-lived dramedy.

Hollywood, Please Step Back From the Edge

Catherine Clinch | Posted 05.21.2013 | Entertainment
Catherine Clinch

As the industry slides into that time of year where new and returning series get green-lit, I'd suggest the networks consider making that green-light a very bright green. Happy will win the day, while the dark, edgy series will continue to attract a small, nihilistic following.

'Enlightened' Has Been Canceled

AP | Posted 05.19.2013 | TV

LOS ANGELES — HBO says the Laura Dern series "Enlightened" isn't coming back for a third season. In a statement Tuesday, the premium cable chan...

'Enlightened' Has Been Canceled

Posted 05.19.2013 | TV

"Enlightened" has been canceled. The HBO has given the critically-acclaimed comedy from Laura Dern and Mike White the axe after just two seasons. ...

8 Reasons HBO Must Bring Back 'Enlightened'

Maureen Ryan | Posted 05.15.2013 | TV
Maureen Ryan

The cost of an entire season of "Enlightened" is probably a fraction of the "Game of Thrones" catering budget. Would all the bad publicity after an "Enlightened" cancellation be worth the relatively paltry sum HBO would save?

Maureen Ryan

What's Next For 'Enlightened' - If It Comes Back

HuffingtonPost.com | Maureen Ryan | Posted 03.03.2013 | TV

Don't read on unless you've seen the season finale of HBO's "Enlightened." So who is "Enlightened's" Amy Jellicoe? A brave whistleblower? "An h...

Get Enlightened

Caroline Vella | Posted 05.01.2013 | TV
Caroline Vella

The subject of personal growth is one I connect to, so it surprises me Enlightened hasn't appealed to a larger audience and that its future is uncertain.

WATCH: Amy Warns Tyler In 'Enlightened' Finale Sneak Peek

The Huffington Post | Maureen Ryan | Posted 02.27.2013 | TV

The Season 2 finale for "Enlightened" arrives Sunday, March 3 and it may bring big changes for Amy (Laura Dern) and Tyler (Mike White), friends and co...

Maureen Ryan

'Enlightened' Creator On How His HBO Show Is -- And Isn't -- Like 'Girls' & 'Homeland'

HuffingtonPost.com | Maureen Ryan | Posted 02.15.2013 | TV

A week after "Enlightened" premiered in 2011, a little show called "Homeland" debuted on Showtime. After a longer-than-usual break, "Enlightened" retu...

WATCH: Luke Wilson Gets Real In An Intense 'Enlightened'

Maureen Ryan | Posted 03.25.2013 | TV
Maureen Ryan

Luke Wilson's performance in this scene, and in the rest of the moving episode, is subtle and note-perfect. The episode is unsparing and even funny about the multiple issues that Levi faces and it doesn't offer easy answers, but I found it extraordinarily engaging and moving.

FIRST LOOK: 'Enlightened' Is Back For Season 2

Posted 12.07.2012 | TV

"Enlightened" is headed back to HBO this January, and we have an exclusive first look at the show's key art for Season 2. Check out "Enlightened's"...

When Will 'Girls' Be Back On HBO?

Posted 09.06.2012 | TV

Get ready to ring in the new year with second seasons of "Girls" and "Enlightened" on HBO. The network has given the official word that the shows w...