Type
Scripted
Premiered
Apr. 08, 1990
Status
Returning Series
Runtime
60 min.
Country
USA
Network
ABC TV Network

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Twin Peaks

The series follows the investigation, headed by Special Agent Dale Cooper, of the brutal murder of a popular teenager and homecoming queen, Laura Palmer. Its set in a small fictional Washington town. Twin Peaks became one of 1990s' top-rated shows, a critical success both nationally and internationally. Reflecting its devoted cult fan base, the series became a part of popular culture.

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TV Movie: Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me Aired: Aug. 28, 1992

Essentially a prequel to David Lynch and Mark Frost's earlier TV series "Twin Peaks". The first half-hour or so concerns the investigation by …

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Showtime’s forthcoming Twin Peaks revival has added Peter Sarsgaard (The Killing, The Slap) in an unspecified recurring role, TVLine has learned exclusively.

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  • SPOILER: This series is notorious for having one of the most torrid productions in television history. Though a major cult phenomenon and a ratings smash in the first year, the series was…
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    SPOILER: This series is notorious for having one of the most torrid productions in television history. Though a major cult phenomenon and a ratings smash in the first year, the series was abruptly canceled in its second season. Both Mark Frost and David Lynch attribute this to ABC's constant changing of the show's time slot, as well as the network insisting that the murderer of Laura Palmer be revealed. Lynch also was unable to focus his full attention on the show in its second year, as he was promoting Wild at Heart at the time. After the Palmer murder was solved, ratings plummeted, and though Lynch returned to the series full time with the intention of further exploring the origins of Laura's killer, ABC canceled the series. The cable network BRAVO then tried to revive the show, even hiring Lynch to film new scenes for episodes in syndication. Still, audience interest waned. Despite the release of the tie-in feature film Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (1992), high sales on DVD and several fan attempts to revive the series, Lynch spent many years refuting any rumors of a follow-up. Finally, in October 2014, it was announced that he and Frost would return to the show for a limited series on Showtime, with the duo writing and Lynch directing every episode.
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  • DIRTRADE(David Lynch): [Sunset Blvd]: Lynch himself plays the character Gordon Cole who was named after a minor character in Sunset Boulevard, a film Lynch has acknowledged as a major…
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    DIRTRADE(David Lynch): [Sunset Blvd]: Lynch himself plays the character Gordon Cole who was named after a minor character in Sunset Boulevard, a film Lynch has acknowledged as a major influence in his filmography, most notably in the similarly named Mulholland Drive.
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  • Miguel Ferrer was cast as FBI Agent Rosenfeld after David Lynch saw him as Bob Morton in RoboCop.
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