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    Participant Media to Launch Cable Channel in 2013; 'Entertainment to Inspire Social Change'

    Jeff Skoll's Participant Media, which has backed a number of consciousness-raising narrative and documentary features -- "Lincoln," "The Help" and "An Inconvenient Truth," for example -- is extending its reach to TV and launching a cable channel in summer of 2013. The target demographic is 18-to-34-...

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    Watch Episode 1 Of 'Uongozi' (New Kenyan Series Seeking To Identify Potential Young Political Leaders)

    Not quite on the heels of the recent announcement that the Mo Ibrahim Prize For Achievement failed to award a winner for the 3rd time in 6 years... a prize that's awarded to African leaders of state who "deliver security, health, education and economic development to their constituents...

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    Steve Harris Is Heading To TNT For Spy Drama Series 'Legends'

    Steve Harris is reuniting with his Awake producer Howard Gordon to co-star in TNT’s drama pilot Legends, which is based on the novel by Robert Littell, and centers on an undercover CIA operative (played by Sean Bean) who is also a chameleon of sorts, who is able to suitably transform hims...

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    Gabourey Sidibe Tapped To Host Season 5 Of AfroPoP Documentary Series On PBS

    Gabourey Sidibe will host season five of AfroPoP: The Ultimate Cultural Exchange documentary series (a series of independent films showcasing contemporary life and culture from across the African diaspora) which premieres nationally on PBS' World Channel on January ...

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    HBO Backs Martin Scorsese's Official Bill Clinton Documentary

    Martin Scorsese is jumping tino the current appetite for presidential profiles. In this case the director and HBO are partnering on an official documentary of the 42nd president of the U.S., Bill Clinton. This doc will be Scorsese’s fourth collaboration with HBO

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    Gary Anthony Williams Teams w/ Al Roker To Develop Foster Kids Comedy Series For NBC

    NBC has teamed up with Gary Anthony Williams (Weeds) and Al Roker to develop a new comedy series for the network titled The Fosters.

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    TLC Sets Premiere Date for 'Totally T-Boz' + Releases Preview (Video)

    The new reality TV series follows Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins as she moves to Los Angeles in order to reinvent her career in the music industry and beyond. It'll premiere on TLC on New Year's Day - January 1, 2013.

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    AMC Gives a Series Order to Mark Strong Crime Drama 'Low Winter Sun'

    AMC has a new scripted drama. "Low Winter Sun," one of the six projects that came through the network's annual "bake-off" in April, was given a pilot order in may. Today, the channel announced it was picking up the crime show to series for a first season of ten hour-long...

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