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What to Watch: TV Picks for July 11-17

by Laura Prudom, posted Jul 10th 2011 1:30PM
Finn and JakeMONDAY, JULY 11

'Adventure Time with Finn and Jake' (8PM ET, Cartoon Network)
season premiere
The colorful kids' animation returns for its third season on Cartoon Network, continuing the adventures of Finn and his four-legged friend Jake as they traverse the mystical land of Ooo. In the season premiere, Finn and Jake find their tree house invaded by King Snuggadoodle and the Huggaboopies (yes, really).

'Eureka' (8PM ET, Syfy) summer season premiere
After a six month break, 'Eureka's' fourth season resumes with an unscheduled launch that causes havoc for the gang, while Carter finds himself in an awkward situation after S.A.R.A.H. and Andy's nuptials hit a speed-bump.

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EXCLUSIVE 'Alphas' Premiere Sneak Peek

by Jean Bentley, posted Jul 7th 2011 3:30PM
Alphas, SyfyNext week marks the premieres of Syfy's summer programming, including its new series 'Alphas.' The show follows an elite (and eclectic) group of people with heightened abilities -- one can purposefully activate his fight-or-flight response, another can willfully enhance one of her senses (at the expense of the others), another can see radio and TV signals -- who band together to fight bad guys.

In AOL TV's exclusive clip from Monday's season premiere, watch the Alpha team at work (and kicking bad guy ass). Check out the sneak peek after the jump.

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EXCLUSIVE: Syfy's 'Alphas' Spotted in the Wild

by Jean Bentley, posted Jun 6th 2011 12:30PM
Alphas sneak peekThere's something fishy going on in this breakdancing video.

Dude's clearly skilled, but that head spin at the end looks like an upside-down figure skating spin -- not an ability found in nature. Well, it is found in nature in the world of Syfy's new series 'Alphas.'

Scheduled to premiere Mon., July 11 at 10PM, 'Alphas' follows a group of people gifted with powers beyond the average human (think 'Heroes' or 'X-Men'), like the breakdancing guy in our exclusive clip.

Interested? Check out our exclusive video below, along with a new trailer. You can also visit Syfy's fun site alphapowers.com to learn more about what, exactly, Alphas can do.

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Tracy Morgan Will Miss '30 Rock' Episodes After Kidney Transplant, New 'Glee' DVD and More

by Jean Bentley, posted Dec 20th 2010 6:30PM
Tracy MorganTracy Morgan will miss at least two episodes of '30 Rock' as he recovers from a kidney transplant, Entertainment Weekly is reporting.

Apparently the comedian underwent a successful surgery on Dec. 10, but the writers of his hit show are allowing extra time for him to recover. He'll be missing from several episodes set to air in March.

Grizz Chapman, who plays a member of Morgan's entourage on the show, also underwent a kidney transplant this year.

In other TV news ...

Mary Lynn Rajskub is returning to Fox. The '24' actress will play Cousin Mike's wife in a February episode. In other casting news, Billy Baldwin will reprise his role as William van der Woodsen on 'Gossip Girl' in at least two more episodes, while Jason Wiles will guest star on 'Castle' in February. [Deadline]

Starz set a premiere date for its new series, 'Camelot.' The period drama -- a 10-episode retelling of the King Arthur myth -- will debut on Fri., April 1 at 10PM ET. [Starz]

Britain's 'The X Factor' is under investigation for performances by Christina Aguilera and Rihanna that featured scantily clad ladies. The clips aired before 9PM, the "watershed" hour when children stop watching, drawing ire from the public. Both the network and Ofcam (the British FCC equivalent) received thousands of complaints. [The Hollywood Reporter]

The first half of 'Glee' season 2 will be released on DVD Jan. 25. The set will contain bonus featurettes like 'The Wit of Brittany' (some of the character's best quips) and 'Getting Waxed With Jane Lynch' (about Sue Sylvester being immortalized in wax for Madame Tussaud's). [Zap2it]

Syfy's new series 'Alphas' has found its showrunner. Ira Steven Behr will take on the role, and will serve as executive producer alongside Zak Penn and BermanBraun's Gail Berman, Lloyd Braun and Gene Stein. [Deadline]

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Strathairn, Witwer in Talks to Lead New Syfy Pilots

by Mike Moody, posted Jun 28th 2010 3:29PM
david strathairn syfySyfy is looking to cast an Oscar nominee and a genre TV vet to lead two of its upcoming projects.

The cable network is in talks with film actor David Strathairn ('Good Night, and Good Luck') for the lead role in the action-adventure pilot 'Alphas,' reports Deadline.

Strathairn would play the eccentric leader of a team of people who use their extraordinary mental skills to solve crimes. 'Bones' recurring cast member Ryan Cartwright is set to co-star as a member of the team who has Asperger's syndrome.

Strathairn is currently slated to co-star in the ABC legal drama 'Matadors' this fall.

Meanwhile, Syfy has also signed 'Battlestar Galactica' and 'Smallville' alum Sam Witwer to star in a US remake of the BBC supernatural dramedy 'Being Human.'

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Syfy comes off as heroes for picking up Alphas

by John Scott Lewinski, posted Aug 6th 2009 8:09AM
Heroes has nothing to do with Alphas, a new Syfy pilot.Alphas -- a science fiction/action pilot that certainly has nothing to do with Heroes on NBC -- just got picked up by Syfy. The network would also like to assure you that their new show has nothing to do with Heroes.

The 90-minute adventure has been kicking around Hollywood for a couple years now. Alphas tells the story of "a team of ordinary citizens who possess hyperdeveloped neurological abilities."

That sounds nothing like Heroes at all -- which is fortunate because Syfy is a member of the NBC/Universal family of networks.

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'True Blood' Draws Record Ratings & More TV News

by Andrew Scott, posted Aug 5th 2009 1:25PM
True Blood'True Blood' has officially reached new heights, earning an astounding 4.3 million viewers for Sunday night's episode. This marks the show's best ratings performance to date.

Also in the news today: Paula quits 'American Idol,' while Lauren Conrad and Kim Kardashian book 'America's Next Top Model.'

See more of today's top TV headlines after the jump.

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