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The CW Revives MADtv, Showtime Sets ‘Episodes’ End and More — Indiewire’s Monday Rundown

The CW Revives MADtv, Showtime Sets 'Episodes' End and More — Indiewire's Monday Rundown

The 2016 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival Award Winners announced this year’s winners at yesterday’s annual Awards Barbecue, including “Starless Dreams,” “Gleason” and “Life, Animated.” Check out the full list of winners here.

Read below for more of today’s breaking news stories:

– Gloria Steinem will executive produce and host “WOMAN,” a new show on VICELAND. The series will investigate “how violence against women drives global instability,” according to a press release.

– Netflix renews ‘Degrassi: Next Class’ for a second season.

– The 25th Aspen Shortsfest announced this year’s winners on Sunday evening, including “Deer Flower,” “Hounds” and “Thanks for Dancing.” You can check out the full list of winners here.

– “National Lampoon’s Animal House” is returning to theaters this summer for two days only on August 14 and August 17. The revival screenings will be a part of the TCM Big Screen Classics Series from Fathom Events and Turner Classic Movies, which also includes previously announced movies like “On the Waterfront” (April), “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” (May), “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” (June) and “Planet of the Apes” (July).

– Natasha Lyonne is in final talks to be in Netflix’s biopic “A Futile and Stupid Gesture,” which tackles the life of National Lampoon co-founder Douglas Kenney. Head to Variety for more information.

– “MADtv,” the show which, over its 14 season run, featured the talents of folks like Keegan-Michael Key, Jordan Peele, Ike Barinholtz, Taram Killam and Alex Borstein, is coming back to television as a new CW series. Eight hour-long episodes have been ordered, to feature a mix of new and returning cast memberes. And unlike its original run on Fox, Variety reports that it will be in primetime. 

– Matt LeBlanc’s Golden Globe-winning Showtime series, “Episodes,” will end after its fifth season airs in 2017. Long-rumored to be the case since LeBlanc took over co-hosting duties on “Top Gear” and landed a lead role on the upcoming CBS comedy series, “I’m Not Your Friend” (opposite Jenna Fischer), the news is still hard to swallow considering the addictive meta humor and charming central performance of the brilliant series. Co-creator Jeffrey Klarik will direct all seven episodes of the fifth and final season when production begins next week. 

Watch an exclusive clip from Full Frame winner “Life, Animated” below…

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