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Great Moments in Canadian TV 2000-2009

10. CBC Gives 'The Tudors' Royal Treatment By 2007, long-form historical dramas like 'Rome' and 'Elizabeth I' were established award winners, but incredibly expensive to produce. By joining a multi-national production alliance that includes Showtime in the US, CBC managed to get its claws into a Golden Globe- and Emmy-winning show, which in the US, has set some ratings records. Granted, 'The Tudors' has had a mixed critical reception, but it continues to do well with viewers. 9. Ron Rescued In 2001, Ron MacLean was ready to leave his job at 'Hockey Night in Canada' and the CBC. When word leaked that the Ceeb wasn't willing to fulfill Ron's contract demands, Canadians revolted. Who else, they figured, would be able to contain Don Cherry to his allotted minutes on 'HNIC'? Public pressure resulted in a quick about-face from the broadcaster, and Ron is still safely ensconced to this day. And really, it couldn't have happened to a nicer guy....

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Ron Jeremy: Reality star?

I think we may have found a reality star Bob may want to be afterall. Porn star Ron Jeremy is reportedly in talks to star in his own reality show on ABC. What kinds of things can they actually show from this guy's life that would be interesting enough to show on publicly broadcasted ABC?How long before a cable station has I Want to be a Porn Star?[via BoingBoing]...

Tony Snow is Ron Burgundy!

Tonight, Countdown with Keith Olbermann had hilarious video of new White House Press Secretary Tony Snow playing in his band, Beats Workin'. What kind of band? Well, the website says they play '60s, '70s, and '80s rock music. Their song list includes Eric Clapton, Beatles, Grateful Dead, Eagles, Chuck Berry and so on. What was so funny about the video was that Tony Snow was playing lead flute... just like Ron Burgundy on Anchorman (Keith and I said it out loud at virtually the same time). Unfortunately, the video is not up on YouTube. Not yet, anyway....

Ron Livingston Sort of Hates Paul Rudd (VIDEO)

How can anyone hate on actor Paul Rudd? He's so funny! And charming! ... Still, on the new 'Chelsea Lately' (weeknights, 10PM ET on E!), one man finds a way. Actor Ron Livingston is starring in the new movie 'Dinner for Schmucks,' along with Mr. Rudd. And he somehow manages to express his anger, even though Paul hasn't necessarily done anything wrong. The tale of rage involves a failed audition, and also a poker game. Host Chelsea Handler expresses surprise that anyone could be annoyed with Paul Rudd. "Yeah; he's pretty likeable," she says. Then, Chelsea says this to Ron: "You seem really bitter."...

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Ron Carey dead at 71

Carey played Officer Carl Levitt on the classic sitcom Barney Miller (remember, James Gregory would always call him "Levine?"). He died Tuesday in Los Angeles after suffering a stroke. Besides that role, Carey appeared in several other TV shows, including Benson, Alice, Lucky Luke, and the New Love American Style. He was in a bunch of movies too, including High Anxiety, Johnny Dangerously, History of the World, Part 1, Fatso, and The Out of Towners (the original). His last role was in the 1999 movie Food For Thought. His real name was Ron Cicenia and he stood 5 feet 4 (hey, I'm only 5 feet 5, so it's always good to see other short guys become a success!). ...

Is Ron Moore's Virtuality dead in the water?

This week, we learned that Fox will air the pilot for Battlestar Galactica producer Ron Moore's new show, Virtuality, on July 4. I was excited about this news at first. I love BSG and almost everything else Ron Moore has ever produced/written (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Roswell). But now I'm worried. Fox reportedly ordered a bunch of changes to the show last December, hoping to make it more of a mainstream drama. Now, some folks, like our buddies at Airlock Alpha, seemed convinced that airing the pilot on July 4 is a sign that Fox has already given up on Virtuality....

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Ron Moore interview online

Wired Magazine has posted online an interesting interview with Battlestar Galactica showrunner Ron D. Moore. In it he discusses several topics such as his philosophies behind the Battlestar Galactica relaunch and its prequel series Caprica and his new Fox show Virtuality, his work on the Star Trek franchise as well as his personal history and religious beliefs. In the interview, Moore confesses that he was both jock and nerd. He went to a California high school in a town that was so small, he was a quarterback for the football team yet watched the original Star Trek. Or maybe he just simply didn't believe in such labels. He also discusses dealing with online fans, stated best in this quote: "oh really, they don't like it when we do that? Well that's what were doing. We kind of go the other way. Oh, that'll piss them off? Well let's really piss them off. This'll really piss them off, that'll drive them insane. They'll say, oh, there's this guy who really hates the show, and all he talks about is how much he...

Ron Is "Duke Silver" on 'Parks and Recreation' (VIDEO)

A secret is revealed on 'Parks and Recreation' (Thu., 8:30PM ET on NBC). For some time now, bureaucrat Ron Swanson (Nick Offerman) has been living a double life as hip jazz musician "Duke Silver." It's a pretty odd secret -- but, to be fair, it's also a totally cool fake name. Watch the video after the jump. ...

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Ron Swanson Week, Part 3: Tammy Troubles on 'Parks and Recreation' (VIDEO)

As actor Nick Offerman discussed in this Ron Swanson Week clip, his 'Parks and Recreation' character loves the ladies. But what Ron shares with Tammy -- any woman named Tammy, but in particular, his second ex-wife -- well, could that really be called love? Is it obsession? Is it what the French call folie à deux? Is it simply madness? As you can see from this video clip, Offerman didn't shy away from answering the tough questions. The Tammy questions....

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Ron Swanson Week, Part 4: The Origins, the Mystery, the Magic (VIDEO)

Ron Swanson was actually created by mere mortals. Humans. I know, I can't believe it either, but it's true. I thought on the fourth day of Ron Swanson Week, it was time to let 'Parks and Recreation' co-creator and executive producer Michael Schur talk about the genesis of the character, and why he thinks that Nick Offerman, the man who plays the Pawnee parks bureaucrat, is likely to save him from the apocalypse. Also, frankly, I wasn't quite sure if America could handle four Ron-only clips in a row....

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Ron Perlman joins Sons Of Anarchy

Well now, if you were having trouble deciding between the competing biker shows in development, perhaps this news will tip your TV watching scales. FX has signed up Ron Perlman (Beauty And The Beast) to take over the role of Clay, president of the motorcycle club, and step-father to the main character Jax Teller (Charlie Hunnam), in Kurt Sutter's Sons Of Anarchy. The part was played by Scott Glenn in the pilot, but the powers that be chose to recast it after deciding to make the series more of a dark comedy. I'm not exactly sure what that means, because I could go for Glenn in a dark comedy, but adding Perlman does heighten my interest in the show, to be sure. If you just can't wait for the show to premiere to get your Perlman fix, he'll be showing up at your local multiplex with Hellboy II: The Golden Army in July. ...

Ben & Jerry's Responds to Fictional Ron Swanson Ice Cream Flavor

A cute fan-made image of a Ron Swanson-inspired Ben & Jerry's ice cream flavor has been floating around the Internet for the last week, much to the delight of everybody here at AOL TV. But, things got real when Ben & Jerry's took note. Taken from a line in a 'Parks and Recreation Season 3 episode where Ron Swanson (Nick Offerman) demands all the bacon and eggs a diner has, the fictional ice cream is scotch-flavored and called "All the Bacon and Eggs You Have." Sounds ... perfect? Gross? Amazing? Too hard to say, really. The fine folks and Ben & Jerry's took notice of the exceptional fan-crafted ice cream carton art and said this in a statement to NBC: "We're thrilled that a passionate and dedicated Pawnee city government employee like Ron Swanson (who is a shotgun of humor to the funny bone) is getting his just desserts."...

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'Parks & Recreation': 5 Things to Know About 'Ron and Tammys'

It's the moment we've been waiting for: The gathering of the Tammys on 'Parks and Recreation' (Thurs., Sept. 29, 8:30PM ET on NBC). Yep, in 'Ron and Tammys,' Tammy 2 (Megan Mullally), Tammy 1 (Patricia Clarkson) and Tammy 0 (Paula Pell) will all pop up to cause havoc in Ron Swanson's life. Things deteriorate rapidly and can only be solved via a very special drink-off! The stakes are high and the ending may surprise you. What else should you expect? Patricia Clarkson being awesome and then some!...

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Ron Swanson Is No Longer His Own Man on 'Parks & Recreation' (VIDEO)

Ron Swanson is one of the manliest men to ever appear on television. His mustache alone has become the stuff of TV legend, which made his transformation on this week's 'Parks & Recreation' (Thu., 8:30PM ET on NBC) all the more tragic. For the second time in series history, an ex-wife named Tammy has proven able to completely transform his behavior. Only this time, she completely emasculated him. First of all, Ron without a mustache is a frightening thing to behold, but then he passed on yelling about government spending?...

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Ron Popeil sells his company!

No matter what else happens today, natural disasters, Brad and Jen getting back together, Tom Brady being traded from the Patriots for a giant bucket of corn, whatever, it won't top this news: Ron Popeil, head of Ronco and maker of all those products you're tempted to order at 2am, has sold his company. It's a great deal though. Not only did he sell for $56 million, he also gets to stay on board as a consultant and as the public face of the company for at least three years. He'll make a salary of $500,000 a year, plus he'll get $10,000 for every public appearance, $50,000 for gigs on HGTV, and another $50,000 for every infomercial. Um...wow....

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