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Fox Picks Up Joe Berlinger Produced West Memphis Three Series, CBS 'Smells Like Teen Spirit' & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 23, 2012 4:16 PM
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Joe Berlinger
Things have been buzzing over at Fox and CBS it seems for the past day or two as the network has been busy lining up a number of projects that they hope will develop into bonafide hits, and it features everything from an acclaimed documentarian creating a series inspired by his own career, to a pretty shitty sitcom borrowing the title of one of the biggest songs in rock history. Go forth, we shall...

Watch: Emma Stone's Guest Appearance On 'iCarly'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 22, 2012 2:15 PM
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While this writer dosen't know an "iCarly" from an iPad, other (much younger) people do, and for those that care, this is the final season of the show. Single tear. And as such they're going out with a bang, lining up another big guest appearance (Michelle Obama, Jim Parsons and One Direction have all popped up previously) before everything wraps up next month.

Dean Koontz’s 'Frankenstein' Set To Shuffle Its Way Onto TNT Too

  • By Benjamin Wright
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  • October 19, 2012 6:20 PM
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When Mary Shelley sat down to pen her paramount novel “Frankenstein: or, the Modern Prometheus” in 1818, there was obviously no way she could anticipate that the themes of creation, obsession, and pure evil would continue to echo through the ages almost 200 years later. The impact is certainly most personified on film, with Universal Studios creating our modern vision of Frankenstein’s monster in the form of the Boris Karloff-starring film from 1931. It’s also had its share of C-Level interpretation, inspired films like Stuart Gordon’s splat masterpiece “Re-Animator,” and dazzling stage shows like the recent iteration by Academy Award-winning “127 Hours” filmmaker Danny Boyle. Hopefully the Shelley estate has been receiving some nice checks over the years. Anyways, there’s a few projects gestating about the creature, and now we can add another to the pile.

I'm A Flash Mob: 'Community' Trailer Explains That October 19th Is A State Of Mind

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 19, 2012 1:22 PM
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Today is Friday, October 19th and if you check your Aunt Zelda's TV Guide, you'll notice that despite earlier announcements, the return of "Community" is nowhere to be found. That's because the network gave a rather convoluted explanation that they might want to move it off of Friday night, and keep it in their back pocket for later in the year. Or something. Anyway, that hasn't stopped the cast from making a promo to explain that October 19th can be anything you want it to be.

Get Your Stew On: Carl Weathers Returns To 'Arrested Development'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 19, 2012 12:59 PM
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Is Tobias Funke returning to his dream of becoming an actor? Has "Scandalmakers" made a sequel to their Bluth family expose? All these questions are making us hungry for some stew....

TV Dial: Andy Samberg Sets Up TV Cop Comedy; Bette Midler Heads To 'Glee' & More

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • October 19, 2012 12:21 PM
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Well folks, in today’s edition of TV Dial we have news concerning guests stars in two very different shows and two new pilots for next year.

HBO Considering A Third 'Band Of Brothers,' Signs Deal With David Fincher

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 19, 2012 9:02 AM
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Of all the success HBO has had in recent years, particularly by drawing Hollywood stars and auteurs into their fold, one could arguably trace their new network dominance back to 2001's "Band Of Brothers." The acclaimed ten-part, eleven-hour miniseries from producers Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks picked up six Emmys, a Golden Globe, a Peabody and many more honors, and was a big audience draw in addition to being a massive critical success. It spawned a side-series, "The Pacific," and overall continues to be one of HBO's crown jewels. So is it any surprise they want more?

Review: 'Ethel' Is A Powerful Personal Portrait Of Love & Liberalism

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • October 18, 2012 5:00 PM
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Few American dynasties hold the same mystique as the Kennedy clan. Defined largely by professional triumph and personal heartache, the Kennedys are the closest thing the United States has to royalty, and as the years go by, the amount of historical miscellanea that is produced or unearthed about the family seems to grow exponentially. Even as the kings and queens of the dynasty grow old and die, which is a far less tragic exit than many members of the family, our nation's collective fascination deepens and intensifies. One of the latest pieces about the Kennedy empire is "Ethel," a film by Rory Kennedy, about her mother, Ethel Kennedy, wife of slain senator and presidential nominee Robert F. Kennedy.

R. Kelly Says 20 More Chapters Of 'Trapped In The Closet' Coming For Thanksgiving; Watch New Episode Now

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 17, 2012 4:13 PM
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In case you missed it back in March, R. Kelly's glorious, insane, amazeballs "Trapped in the Closet" is coming back, this time courtesty of IFC. If you haven't seen it -- and by God, do everything in your power to catch up -- the original genius musical/drama/hip hopera was conceived, performed, sung, narrated and acted by Kelly (and a number of guest stars) and centered on a one-night stand gone horribly, strangely and surreally wrong. The good news for fans was that the R&B singer promised even more to come, and then word went quiet. Well, it appears it's coming very soon, and just time for a weekend when we'll be wanting to stretch out with the extra loose pants on.

First Pic From Frank Darabont's 'L.A. Noir,' TNT Orders Up Six Episodes

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 17, 2012 3:41 PM
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It was back in May when we last heard about Frank Darabont's brewing "L.A. Noir," and its status was uncertain. The pilot episode had wrapped, but a decision was still pending from TNT as to whether or not they would be pushing forward with it. Now, fourth months later, not only do we have our first moody image, it comes with the news that the network has ordered up a six-episode first season of the show. A nice rebound for Darabont after an acrimonious exit from "The Walking Dead."

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