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EXCLUSIVE First Look at Adult Swim's 'Black Dynamite' (VIDEO)

by Maggie Furlong, posted Jul 20th 2011 8:00PM
Where are all the badass, chocolate-skinned, foul-mouthed crime fighters when you need 'em? Well all you suckers gather round, because we've got the exclusive first look at Adult Swim's much-anticipated new blaxploitation animated TV series, 'Black Dynamite' (premiering spring 2012), right here.

Black Dynamite
There's been a lot of buzz about the new 'toon -- based on the 2009 movie about an African-American action star in the '70s -- and Adult Swim will show a little sneak this Friday at Comic-Con. But before they premiere the full 11-minute pilot on Mon., Aug. 8 at AdultSwim.com, we've got the exclusive sneak peek at the first preview of the show.

The series follows Black Dynamite, an ex-CIA agent and certified ladies man avenging his brother's death by battling it out week to week with kung fu masters, drug-dealing pimps and his nemesis, The Man.

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'Jersey Shore' Italy Production Delayed, Bravo Adds Seven New Shows and More TV News

by Jean Bentley, posted Apr 6th 2011 5:30PM
Jersey ShoreItaly might be safe from a 'Jersey Shore' invasion after all.

According to E! Online, production troubles might cause the MTV series' planned season abroad to turn into a short-term vacation. Though E! reports there have been difficulties getting the proper filming permits, an Italian Film Commission rep said nobody from MTV has applied for any yet.

The real delay? Probably contract negotiations, as several cast members have not yet signed deals for the new season.

In other TV news ...

'Desperate Housewives' star Brenda Strong will play Ann Ewing, wife to Patrick Duffy's Bobby, on TNT's 'Dallas' reboot. The show will start shooting in Texas next month. [TV Guide]

'Mad Men' might be on hiatus until 2012, but we'll still be able to see the show this summer. Netflix announced that the show will be available to stream on its Watch Instantly service starting July 27. [Variety]

Eleven new shows apparently weren't enough for Bravo. The network is developing two scripted and five new reality series, including 'Women of Wall Street' (about, well, the women of Wall Street), 'Gallery Girls' (about 20-something art gallery workers), 'The Annabel Tollman Project' (about a fashion editor–turned–celebrity stylist), 'Jason of Beverly Hills' (about a jeweler), 'The Kristoffer Winters Project' (about a house-flipper) and 'Face Down' (about a makeup artist). [THR]

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