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    'Downton Abbey' Hired For Season 4, 'Boss' Fired After Two Seasons

    This morning we have some news about everyone’s favorite soap opera, the cancellation of another cable drama series, and a pirate show.

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    Watch First Full trailer NBC'ss Primetime Soap, 'Deception' (Meagan Good, Laz Alonso Star)

    The marketing campaign has begun, on the heels of NBC unveiling the mid-season debut date (January 7, 2013) for Deception (initially titled Notorious, and then switched to Infamous, and now will be called Deception).

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    'Bad 25' Set To Premiere On The BBC - But Doesn't Fare Too Well On ABC

    Spike Lee's documantary about the making of Michael Jackson's Bad album will soon make it's U.K. broadcast premiere, while its debut on American TV screens did not live up to what was hoped for.

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    'Downton Abbey' Renewed for Fourth Season; Boosts Dockery and Stevens Film Careers

    Before American audiences have seen even one episode of the much-anticipated "Downton Abbey" Season 3 (finally premiering on PBS on January 6), news comes that the successful show has been renewed for a fourth season on Britain's ITV. Season 3, which recently aired its finale in the UK, averaged a s...

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    'Downton Abbey' Renewed for a Fourth Season

    In what's bound to be happy news to fans if no real surprise, "Downton Abbey" has been renewed for a fourth season. ITV, the British network that's the original home to the Julian Fellowes-created period drama, announced today that it's commissing a new series of the accla...

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    Thoughts On 'Bad 25' (Spike Lee's Michael Jackson Doc, Which Made Its Broadcast Debut Last Night)?

    So it finally aired on ABC last night - Spike Lee's Michael Jackson documentary, made in collaboration with the estate of Michael Jackson and Sony Music, titled Bad 25.

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    Shocker? Chevy Chase Exits 'Community'

    How do you let a piece of unsavory news fly as far under the radar as possible? Announce it late in the afternoon the day before a major holiday. It's hardly a surprise at this point, given how much he's trashed the show, but Chevy Chase is officially leaving "Community." Bet you d...

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    Wolé Parks Books Series Regular Role On Lifetime's Upcoming New Series 'Devious Maids'

    I actually didn't realize that this project was still alive...

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    Watch: Judd Apatow Says a 'Simpsons' Spec Script He Wrote in His Twenties Is Actually Getting Made

    At a screening of "This Is 40" hosted by Film Independent earlier this month, director Judd Apatow told the crowd that the first thing he ever wrote in his professional career was a spec script for "The Simpsons." From Slash Film:

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    It Looks Like Morgan Jones (Played By Lennie James) Will Be Returning To 'The Walking Dead'

    Well, in hindsight, maybe T-Dog's exit was to make way for what was to come; as we often joke around here, we just can't have more than 1 or 2 regular black characters on a hit mainstream TV series like The Walking Dead.

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