Mystery Science Theater 3000 coming to DVD, plus a Comic-Con 20th Anniversary Reunion Panel

Multiple Emmy-nominated and Peabody Award-winning Mystery Science Theater 3000 is a true cult classic. Its high-camp rendition of B-movies from every genre to the small screen makes it one of the most memorable pop culture shows of our time. Brimming with laugh-out-loud commentaries from caustically hilarious space travelers Joel Robinson, Mike Nelson and their robot …
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Tin Man earns nine Emmy Award Nods

RHI Entertainment announced yesterday that Tin Man, the highly acclaimed six-hour SCI FI Channel miniseries, received nine Emmy Award nominations from the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, including Outstanding Miniseries. “We are honored to be recognized by the Academy,” said President, Chairman and CEO Robert Halmi, Jr. “Such acknowledgement reinforces our commitment to creating …
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Wide Angle Looks at a “Green” entrepreneur

Every hour, areas equivalent to 300 soccer fields are cut down and burned in Indonesia’s rain forests to clear land for oil palm trees and other crops. New studies show that the devastation of these jungles has helped to make Indonesia the world’s third-largest emitter of harmful greenhouse gasses – exceeded only by the U.S. …
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The Cleaner premieres tonight

The new A&E original series The Cleaner premieres tonight at 10PM/9PM Central Time. Each week the show follows Benjamin Bratt as William Banks, a recovering addict who helps others get clean by any means necessary as he struggles to maintain his own rocky personal life. William works with an eclectic team. Swenton is a wily …
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J.J. Abrams at Comic-Con, a Whedon net musical, more about Galactica spin-off Caprica, and a trailer for Abrams’ Fringe

Comic-Con’s programming lineup for the July 24-27, 2008 is now online, and includes TONS of TV-related panels, discussions and screenings this year. Everyone’s favorite comic, film and sci-fi festival/fanboy orgy, has posted it’s complete, and searchable schedule online RIGHT HERE. Comic-Con will host previews and Q&As with stars and creators of the upcoming series Dollhouse, …
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CBS releases premiere dates for primetime shows

Here’s the 2008-2009 premiere dates for CBS: Thursday, Sept. 18
 8:00-9:00 PM SURVIVOR (17th Installment Premiere) This year takes the series to Gabon – Earth’s Last Eden. Monday, Sept. 22 
8:00-8:30 PM THE BIG BANG THEORY (2nd Season Premiere)
 8:30-9:00 PM HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER (4th Season Premiere)
 9:00-9:30 PM TWO AND A HALF …
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Afro Samurai Trailer and the First Scene Online

Afro Samurai focuses a Black samurai in a futuristic yet feudal Japan who is on a mission to avenge the wrongful death of his father. Afro is a warrior who travels a solitary path encountering a myriad of enemies, friends, and challenges beyond imagination. The animated series will feature original music by The RZA, and stars Samuel L. Jackson …
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I Trust You To Kill Me Trailer

Kiefer Sutherland took some time away from his hit TV drama 24, to take his indie record label act, Rocco DeLuca & the Burden on their first international tour through London, Dublin, Reykjavic and Berlin. The resulting infie film rockumentary, I Trust You To Kill Me, directed by Manu Boyer, chronicles a highly personal journey of a rock band and their less than qualified …
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24 Coming to the Big Screen

Variety reports that Fox’s popular 24 TV show is headed for the big screen after years of speculation. According to the trade, Twentieth Century Fox srtuck a deal with series creators Robert Cochran and Joel Surnow, to bring the Kiefer Sutherland real-time thriller to the silver screen. Surnow and Cochran will pen the script and produce, along with Imagine Entertianment’s Brian Grazer. No talent …
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Knight Rider Returns

If quality and not ticket sales are any indication, revivals of old TV shows are improving dramatically. We’ve gone from The Mod Squad (1999) to Mission Impossible III (2006). I think that film didn’t live up to expectations, because of the changing landscape in the U.S. For one thing, as baby-boomers age, they simply don’t want to go to …
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The Star Wars TV Saga Coming 2008

BBC News recently spoke with producer Rick McCallum about the upcoming Star Wars TV series. He said the writing team would start work soon and they plan to be ready to release episodes starting in 2008. The series will be set between episodes three and four of the film series. It would cover the 20 years in the life …
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Indie Pic Duel Gets Cast

Indie writer and director, Antonio Z. Barajas, has tapped actors Steven Man and Alexandra Townsend to star in his paranormal thriller, The Duel,which has already gotten a North American theatrical distribution duel. Quite a feat for an indie film. The Duel is the story of Blake Lance (played by Man) and the journey he undertakes when he is unexpectedly face with the mightiest …
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Will Tippin Talks Alias’s 100th Episode

About.com has an interview with Alias’ Will Tippin (Bradley Cooper), which sheds some light on plans for the show’s finally. Among other things, he talks about why he’s always being abducted and tortured on the show (which happens again in Ep. 100), his relationship with Sidney (Jennifer Garner), and how he fits into the series finale. Cooper will next be seen …
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Net Users Ready for Search Engine Video Services

As popular Internet search giants Google and Yahoo! expand into the television content arena, they’ll find welcome fans among America’s consumers. According to new research from Points North Group and Horowitz Associates, Inc., one-third of Internet users are interested in Google Video and 41% are interested in Yahoo! Go, both of which are new video-oriented …
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The Return of Alias

ABC ended speculation about the fate of its spy drama Alias on Feb. 28 by announcing that it would return to the prime-time schedule on April 19 with a two-hour episode, starting at 8 p.m. ABC also released spoilers about the special episode, which will feature the birth of Sydney’s (Jennifer Garner) baby and the reappearance of Michael Vaughn (Michael …
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Howard Stern’s X Film Fest

Howard Stern is looking for a few good filmmakers. Making like a X-rated Robert Redford, the shock jock is teaming with his new TV home, In Demand Networks, to launch the Howard Stern Film Festival, a showcase of short (five minutes or less) films that reflect Stern’s entertainment tastes and??, standards. The best three shorts …
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