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Monday
Jun272011

Charlie Sheen in Talks for a New TV Deal?  

Jeff Vespa/Getty(LOS ANGELES) -- Charlie Sheen may have a TV deal in the works. If RadarOnline.com is to be believed, Charlie Sheen has signed what could be a lucrative deal with Lionsgate TV for a new sitcom.

The website quotes an insider stating they've already ordered 10 episodes of a show that will have Sheen playing a similar character to the one he played on Two and a Half Men, only the show will be a lot racier. That same person says TBS is the frontrunner for the show.

Sheen's publicist didn't confirm the deal but tells ABC News Sheen is "receiving several opportunities but can't comment on anything at this time."

Lionsgate TV declined to comment.

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Wednesday
Jun012011

No 'Star Wars' TV Shows Shot Yet, Says George Lucas

Ethan Miller/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- ABC News Radio has confirmed George Lucas was misquoted by the New York Post and other outlets that claimed the legendary filmmaker had 50 episodes of an anticipated Star Wars live-action TV show "in the can." A Lucasfilm source tells ABC Radio that Lucas and company indeed have 50 scripts written for the program -- which is to be set between the events of 2005's Episode III: Revenge of the Sith and 1977's Episode IV: A New Hope -- but the show itself won't be shot until technological advances could allow the shows to be filmed on a TV-sized budget.  The misquote was borne of an interview Lucas gave to G4's Attack of the Show that also explored the upcoming Star Wars 3D re-releases.

Lucas, who already has a fourth season of the hit Star Wars: The Clone Wars set for release on Cartoon Network this fall, says the live-action shows are written as miniature movies but would need to be shot for one-tenth the budget of a feature film.

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Monday
Jan242011

YouTube Star Antoine Dodson Gets Reality Show

Photo Courtesy - Taylor Hill/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Antoine Dodson's 15 minutes of fame may stretch to half an hour.

The man who became an Internet sensation after he gave a cocky and passionate speech to a news crew after an intruder broke into an apartment in Huntsville, Alabama, is getting a reality show, reports TMZ.com.  There's no name for the program yet, but footage of Dodson getting set to move from Alabama to Hollywood has been shot.

Kali Hawk, who starred in Get Him to the Greek, will produce the show.

Dodson's interview with a local TV station was remixed into a music video which went viral, with more than 67 million views on YouTube.

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Wednesday
Jan122011

'All in the Family' Celebrates 40th Anniversary

Photo Courtesy - Sony Pictures(NEW YORK) -- The groundbreaking sitcom All in the Family, starring the late Carroll O'Connor as the abrasive blue-collar racist Archie Bunker, premiered 40 years ago on Wednesday.

The show, which aired from 1971-1979, is credited as the first sitcom to address sensitive topics, such as racism, homophobia, rape and the Vietnam War.  Though it may seem ridiculous now, All in the Family was also the first major American TV show to feature the sound of a flushing toilet, which was generally considered taboo on television until then.

Produced by Norman Lear for CBS, All in the Family was based on the late 1960s British TV sitcom Till Death Us Do Part.

In addition to O'Connor, All in the Family starred Jean Stapleton as Archie's loving but dim-witted wife Edith, Sally Struthers as their "liberated" daughter, Gloria, and Rob Reiner as their son-in-law, Michael "Meathead" Stivic, who was as liberal as Bunker was conservative.  All four actors won Emmys for their work on the show.

All in the Family was the top-rated show from 1971-1976.  It spawned two successful spin-offs, Maude and The Jeffersons, as well as Archie Bunker's Place and other series. 

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