HBO explains why “True Detective” is competing for Emmy’s Best Drama series award
“This project was pitched to us, it was produced by us and marketed by us as a series, says HBO programming president Michael Lombardo, adding that creator Nic Pizzolatto "never thought of this as a miniseries, and we always treated him as a creator of a series. In our minds this is a series, and the only reason to enter it as a miniseries was a cynical reason that didn’t feel like the right thing to do.”

Letterman did a 2nd "Late Show" taping after his retirement announcement, with Jay Leno’s final guest
Billy Crystal will appear on Friday’s show, which usually tapes on Thursdays. PLUS: Steve Martin calls Letterman "a significant force in my ‘later’ career."

“The Late Show” interviews R.E.M.’s bassist about breaking Letterman’s retirement news on Twitter
“Right place, right time, what can I say,” Mike Mills says of his tweet in an interview posted on Letterman's YouTube page.

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