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The Primetime Emmy Awards are being held a little earlier than usual this year, and so in order to avoid competing with preseason football and the 2014 Video Music Awards, the ceremony is being held on a Monday for the first time in 38 years.

But if you're feeling a bit confused, worry not!

For one thing, the show is unlikely to feature anything as unexpected as Miley Cyrus' homeless date to the VMAs. In addition, we've got everything you need to no about who's gonna take home the gold tonight in the handy gallery below:

Best Drama Series: Will Win - Breaking Bad
Expect a repeat win for the final season of the groundbreaking AMC drama.

Yes, the Emmys may have switched up their air date this year, they remain the most predictable of award shows.

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We've been hearing rumors about the second season of HBO's surprise hit True Detective since around the time season one wrapped.

Weeks ago we heard Colin Farrell had been cast as the lead. Neither side has denied it yet, so it's a safe bet that that's a done deal.

Yesterday, we received word that Vince Vaughn would join True Detective season two as the show's "main antagonist." Again, no comment from anyone involved, but given how quickly producers shot down rumors that Jessica Chastain would star, silence is basically verification.

  • Colin Farrell Picture
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Today, we have a full-blown barrage of new information regarding the rest of the cast and the predictably bleak storyline of season two.

Naturally, spoilers lie ahead:

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A few weeks ago, word got out that Colin Farrell was in talks to star in True Detective season 2.

Neither Farrell nor HBO has come forward to deny the rumor, so at this point we can pretty much assume it's a done deal.

The only question remaining, then, is who will take on the role of Farrell's inevitably boozy, brooding partner in crime (solving)?

Well, if you guessed Vince Vaughn, then clearly time really is a flat circle and you've been through this before, because that pretty much would've been out last guess.

Vince Vaughn UK 'The Break Up' premiere

Sure, Vaughn has taken on dramatic roles in the past (with mixed results), but he's hardly the first name that springs to mind when you think of subject matter as relentlessly dark as True Detective's.

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True Detective was a surprise runaway hit for HBO, and the 2014 Emmy nominations indicate that the show is just as popular with the Academy as it was with viewers.

Naturally, there's a lot of pressure on showrunner Nic Pizzolatto to deliver again in season 2, and the show's one-and-done anthology format means that acclaimed stars Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson won't be returning for a second go-round.

So who will fill the (probably gritty, psychologically complex) voice in the show's second season?

Well, rumors that Jessica Chastain will join True Detective were shot down months ago, and no new casting information was leaked until today. 

Colin Farrell Picture

According to unconfirmed reports, it now looks as though Irish actor Colin Farrell will continue the show's tradition of transplanting big screen stars to the world of premium cable.

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Nic Pizzolatto took True Detective fans by surprise this week.

In a radio interview, the writer/showrunner said Season 2 of his HBO hit will be set in California... and will also feature THREE lead characters.

And, no, one of them will not be played by Jessica Chastain.

Who does this leave? An assortment of possibilities, from three amigos to three basketball stars to three men who should probably leave their baby at home.

Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson set the bar very high last year, but we think any of the following casting suggestions could clear it on True Detective Season 2...

The Kardashians
Stop or their mom will shoot... you with a camera she borrowed from E! for some reality show footage.

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The first season of True Detective blew critics and audiences away with its surprisingly character-driven southern gothic murder investigation.

Unlike most shows on TV, however, the series features a one-and-done anthology format which means that acclaimed leads Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson are out for season two, along with the rest of the first season's cast.

Rumors have been circulating since the True Detective finale back in January about who will replace the mismatched duo of Rust and Cohle, and now it seems we have half of our answer:

Jessica Chastain Oscar Dress

The Nerdist reports they've exclusively learned that Oscar-nominated actress Jessica Chastain will star in True Detective Season 2.

While neither side of the supposed deal has confirmed the casting choice, series creator Nic Pizzolatto previously stated that season 2 would feature a female-driven story and he's already proven his ability to draw A-list movie stars to the small screen.

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Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson? They are so yesterday's news.

These two actors and real-life friends received an abundance of well-deserved accolades for their performances on True Detective Season 1.

But the opening eight episodes of this HBO drama wrapped on Sunday and now we're looking ahead.

Who should anchor True Detective Season 2? Jimmy Kimmel and Seth Rogen, of course!

The stars made their case in a hilarious spoof last night, driving around, crushing cans of beer and singing Cher lyrics. Watch the skit now and come on... don't pretend you wouldn't watch True Detective Season 2 with this pair at the center of it:

Where does this rank among all-time Jimmy Kimmel Live sketches?

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There may be many True Detective fans out there who were disappointed by the Season 1 finale.

There was no major twist, no shocking conclusion about the identity of The Yellow King or the meaning behind Carcosa.

Instead, there was simply a very straightforward installment that featured Rust and Marty finding their killer; tracking him down; and killing him.

Both detective survived and, heck, there was even a happy ending of sorts, with Rust looking up at the night sky and agreeing with Marty that, yes, it's dark up there. But it was once ALL dark... so now? "Light is winning."

True Detective Finale Pic

Sort of like Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey received deserved accolade after deserved accolade for their roles on this HBO drama.

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In case you didn't notice, Matthew McConaughey had himself quite the Sunday night.

The star took home Best Actor at the 2014 Academy Awards and, almost simultaneously, was anchoring yet another outstanding installment of True Detective on HBO.

The penultimate episode of this drama - which will surely earn McConaughey an Emmy as well - revealed the show's main killer and left viewers wondering how such an elaborate story will come to an end next Sunday night.

We can't say for certain, but we can tease fans with the following True Detective Season 1 promo.

It features a terrified woman, a reference to "Carcosa" and a whole lot more. Watch now:

by Hilton Hater at . Comments

True Detective brought real-life good friends and movie stars Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson to the world of television.

That was an accomplishment in and of itself.

But the opening episode of this HBO drama also featured a mesmerizing story, incredible scenery and two sterling performances, enough to have us hooked on the series and equal parts scared and excited to find out what happens next.

The plot centers on a grisly murder by an apparent serial killer, someone into some messed up concept of religion and placing antlers in the naked corpses of his victims.

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