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    Taxidermy Competitions and Freak Shows: AMC Greenlights Two New Unscripted Series

    AMC's current unscripted series slate -- Kevin Smith's "Comic Book Men," ad agency competition show "The Pitch" and the current "Small Town Security" -- have yet to make anything like the impact of the network's flagship scripted dramas "Mad Men," ...

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    HBO Gives a Series Order to 'Family Tree,' A New Show From Christopher Guest

    Don't we all need more Christopher Guest in our lives? (Right?) So it's great, welcome news that HBO is going ahead with a full series order for Guest's new TV show "Family Tree," currently slated to run eight half-hour episodes.

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    Wanda Sykes Will Host 2 Hour-Long Election Specials On LGBT Issues For Logo

    Wanda Sykes will host 2 hour-long specials for the Logo network that will focus on "hot topics for the gay and lesbian voter and where the Presidential candidates stand on those issues," featuring a roundtable of panelists, promising to be fair and balanced, with all sides (well,...

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    Bounce TV Renews 'Uptown Comic,' Rodney Perry To Host Season 2 Of Original Comedy Series

    I guess Joe Torry's out as host...

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    More UK Remakes: ABC Developing an American Adaptation of British Comedy Series 'Spy'

    On the heels of HBO's pilot order for an US remake of the UK series "Getting On" comes news that ABC is developing an American adaptation of another British comedy, the espionage spoof show "Spy."

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    Mitt Romney vs. Snuffleupagus: Republican Presidential Candidate Promises to Cut PBS and NEA Subsidies If Elected

    While Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has mentioned his intention to cut funding to arts programs, particular public television, before -- "Maybe Big Bird is going to have to have advertisers," he said in January -- he made this desire explicit as part of his plan to limit go...

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    What ARE You Watching? TVSync Offers an Equivalent to Shazam for Video Content

    Remember Shazam, the smartphone app that "listened" to a song and then identified it for you using audio recognition technology? Well, according to GigaOM, a company named Vobile has just launched a new platform for app developers called TVSync that aims to do the same for television ...

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    Watch: Trailer For Season 3 Of 'Downton Abbey'

    This writer has yet to experience the phenomenon that is "Downton Abbey," but knows enough to realize that the trailer for season 3 is kind of like a big deal. With Shirley MacLaine now on board, another interesting ingredient has be added to the show, and if you want to see where it goes next, well...

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    Watch: Trailer for Season 3 of 'Downton Abbey' Finds Bates in Prison and the Estate Short on Cash

    It's amusing and wonderful that PBS/ITV phenom "Downton Abbey" continues to be as hotly anticipated and fussed over as a typical superhero movie (the trailer below, via Vulture, appears to have been taped off of British TV). With (period) drama like this, who can be faulted for going a...

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    HBO Remaking Brit Medical Comedy 'Getting On'

    Not terribly well-known even in its native UK, “Getting On” has certainly been a hit with British critics. Airing on niche channel BBC4 (that’s why it's little seen and little known) the sitcom has aired for two seasons and a total of nine episodes since 2009 and follows the me...

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