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    Tobey Maguire and Kristen Wiig Will Star in IFC's Will Ferrell-Produced Miniseries Spoof 'Spoils Of Babylon'

    In March, IFC announced it had greenlit "The Spoils of Babylon," a scripted miniseries from Funny or Die executive produced by Will Ferrell, Adam McKay and "Casa de mi Padre" team Matt Piedmont and Andrew Steele that would itself be a spoof of sweeping, multigenerational "Thorn Birds"-style sagas.

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    Netflix Sets a Release Date for Its First Female-Led Original Series, 'Orange Is the New Black'

    Netflix has set a deliberately varied first year of original programming for itself. First there came the glossy Kevin Spacey political drama "House of Cards" in February, then the Eli Roth supernatural series "Hemlock Grove" in April. The resurrected favorite "Arrested Development" will be next to ...

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    Will Ferrell, Kristen Wiig & Tobey Maguire To Star In IFC Miniseries 'The Spoils Of Babylon'

    When "Casa De Mi Padre" dropped last spring, it more or less died on the vine, and was forgotten about. And that's a shame, because in my opinion, it was outrageously hilarious and go for broke, in the way that only a spoof of Mexican telenovelas could be. It was absurd, surreal and bonkers in the w...

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    Spike TV is Developing Scripted Series From 'The Imposter' Team, Gene Simmons and 'Crash' Writer Bobby Moresco

    The male-centric Spike TV has filled its line-up with reality fare in the last few years, via shows like tattoo competition "Ink Masters," "World's Worst Tenants" and "Impact Wrestling." But today the network announced its intention to reenter the world of scripted programming with five "special-eve...

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    'Jar City' Director Baltasar Kormákur is Adapting MMORPG 'EVE Online' Into a TV Series

    Icelandic "Jar City" and "Contraband" director Baltasar Kormákur has signed on to develop a television series based on the "EVE Online" MMORPG. "EVE" developers/publishers CCP Games have partnered with Kormákur and his production company to create a TV series that will use for inspiration player sto...

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    Coulson Lives In Lamest Way Possible In 'Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.'

    There's been a lot of speculation as to how Agent Coulson (Clark Gregg) would be brought back for the new ABC series set within the Marvel Universe, "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." The series, which is being spearheaded by "Avengers" director Joss Whedon, but has yet to get an official green light from th...

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    Lifetime Orders New Atlanta-Set Reality TV Series 'Pretty Wicked Moms'

    I believe it was Tambay who last said that Atlanta was fast-becoming reality TV central, with series that are already set in that city, and new series ordered recently.Here's another new series that was just announced today by Lifetime, which the network ordered 9 episodes of and will debut on June ...

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    Sarah Silverman Gets Her First HBO Comedy Special, 'We Are Miracles'

    Sarah Silverman hasn't had a regular perch on the air since "The Sarah Silverman Program" ended in 2010, but she's turned up on "The League" and "Louie" as well as voicing characters on "The Simpsons" and "Bob's Burgers," and she's one of the collective of comedians making freeform videos on the new...

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    Exclusive: Lynn Shelton To Direct Adaptation Of Mishna Wolff's Memoir 'I'm Down'

    Lynn Shelton is nothing if not prolific. Since her 2006 feature debut "We Go Way Back," she's made five films, and since "Humpday" became a crossover hit, she's only gotten busier; that film was followed by "Your Sister's Sister" in 2011, and barely a year later, she was back with another feature, "...

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    Coming Soon: 'Africa's Next Top Model'

    An African version of Tyra Banks' America's Next Top Model is coming to South Africa, and it'll be titled Africa's Next Top Model, with Nigerian supermodel Oluchi Onweagba Orlandi filling in the Tyra Banks role as host, producer and mentor to the models.The new reality competition spin-off will star...

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