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Does Alex Trebek Shave Against the Grain? Hear All About His 'Fact Checkers Unit' Fun

by Maggie Furlong, posted Sep 21st 2010 9:00AM
Alex TrebekThe name Alex Trebek is synonymous with a wealth of interesting trivia, but for a team like the one at 'FCU: Fact Checkers Unit,' he's so much more.

NBC's 'FCU' web series has had some pretty fun guest stars, including Donald Faison, Pauley Perrette and Luke Perry, but it was Bill Murray's role in the original short that launched the series that intrigued Trebek enough to say yes to his own cameo. Well, that and some good old fashioned sucking up.

The 'FCU' has met their match -- and truly their guru -- with 'Jeopardy!' host Alex Trebek, who guest stars in the season finale today (watch it here, above, after the jump). I caught up with Trebek to talk facial hair controversies, being everyone's Uncle Alex, venturing into more comedic roles and which celeb he'd love to quiz on 'Jeopardy!'

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'Fact-Checkers Unit' Web Series Attracts Big Names

by Chris Harnick, posted Aug 18th 2010 11:20AM
Fact-Checkers UnitYou know those crazy tabloids that report out-there stories, like "Luke Perry seen hanging out with the ghost of Elvis at Area 51"? Well, did you know there are fact-checkers who have to "verify" those stories?

That's the premise of NBC's new web series, 'FCU: Fact-Checkers Unit,' based on the short film of the same name.

'FCU' follows fictional Dictum magazine employees Russell and Dylan as they check the facts for various stories. Creators Peter Karinen and Brian Sacca also play the main characters.

According to the LA Times, look for Luke Perry, Donald Faison and 'Flight of the Conchords' star Kristen Schaal in the first three episodes, available now.

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