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August 22, 2014

Marlee Matlin Launches 'My Deaf Family' on YouTube

Good ol' YouTube -- it is indeed the world's "default broadcaster." The Los Angeles Times reports that Marlee Matlin is taking her new reality TV series, 'My Deaf Family,' to YouTube. Matlin's decision to take her series to the Internet comes after being unable to find a home for it on any television network....

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Starz Heading to a Contemporary 'Camelot'

The Knights of the Round Table will soon be initiated into the 21st century. According to the Hollywood Reporter, Starz has greenlit 'Camelot,' a contemporary retelling of the King Arthur legend from a producing team led by Graham King ('The Departed,' pictured) and 'Tudors' creators Morgan O'Sullivan and Michael Hirst....

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New 'Futurama' Episodes Coming in Near Future

'Futurama' fans rejoice -- it will soon be time to return to ol' New New York. Entertainment Weekly brings news that Philip J. Fry, Turanga Leela, Professor Hubert J. Farnsworth and, of course, Bender Bending Rodriguez will return in brand new episodes on Comedy Central this summer. The network will air the first of 12 new episodes on Thursday, June 24 at 10PM....

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'Nine Lives' to Live on at NBC?

'Nine Lives' may find a second life at NBC. The Hollywood Reporter brings news that the network is interested in the sci-fi drama series, executive produced by Steven Spielberg, Les Bohem and DreamWorks' Justin Falvey and Darryl Frank. 'Nine Lives' was originally pitched to Syfy as a 12-hour miniseries in 2007....

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Syfy Teams with Roger Corman for 'Dinoshark'

Beware the murky waters, for therein lurks ... the 'Dinoshark.' The warning comes from the Hollywood Reporter, which brings news of the latest team-up between Syfy and uber-producer Roger Corman. The title beast is the result of global warming (natch), as glaciers break apart and release the unborn egg of the Dinoshark. The film, a companion piece of sorts to Corman's previous Syfy creature...

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Syfy Planning More Unique Spins on Fairy Tales

Once upon a time, in an enchanted television land known as Syfy ... The Hollywood Reporter brings news that Syfy will continue to put its own unique twists and turns on classic fairy tales following the premiere of 'Beauty and the Beast' later this month. The network will air five titles based on familiar stories, including 'Hansel and Gretel' and 'Little Red Riding Hood.' The films will be...

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Charlize Theron, David Fincher to Adapt 'Mind Hunter' for HBO

Charlize Theron is investigating a new role on the small screen. According to Variety, the Oscar-winning actress has teamed with producer-director David Fincher to develop a new drama series for HBO and Fox 21. Titled 'Mind Hunter,' the series will reportedly involve the investigation of various serial killers -- a familiar subject matter for Fincher, the director behind such big-screen hits as...

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Diane Sawyer Delivers the 'World News' -- And Ratings

The woman who was once the intangible object of desire for Opus the Penguin in the 'Bloom County' comic strip is now delivering the 'World News' -- and the ratings -- for ABC. The Los Angeles Times reports that Diane Sawyer's new position as head anchor of ABC's 'World News' has had an almost immediate effect on the show's ratings. Since Sawyer took over four weeks ago, the evening newscast has...

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Team Conan Victory: O'Brien Dominates Ratings Monday Night

To quote Jack Nicholson's Joker in 'Batman': "If you've gotta go, go with a smile!" If Conan O'Brien's stint on 'The Tonight Show' is indeed ending on Friday, it looks like the host is at least going out with a bang. The Wrap reports that Conan continued his ratings resurgence on Monday night, averaging a 1.8 Nielsen rating, doubling the 0.9 rating of 'Late Show with David Letterman.'...

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Golden Globes Ratings Up 14 Percent From Last Year

There were two things at this year's Golden Globes that were up from last year's ceremony: cleavage and ratings. The Carpetbagger reports that, while Sunday's rain caused problems for the attendees, it certainly didn't stop viewers from tuning in from their dry living rooms. The telecast, which aired live on both coasts, brought in 17 million viewers, marking an impressive 14 percent increase...

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