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USA Network Slots New & Returning Series for 2012

NEW YORK: USA Network’s new original series Common Law is set to premiere in January, along with returning favorites White Collar and Royal Pains. Common Law is about two cops with clashing personalities who are partnered together and forced into couples’ therapy to save their "marriage." The 12-episode one-hour series ...

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Vuguru Names Head of Distribution & Marketing

BEVERLY HILLS: Vuguru has hired Scott Nocas as head of distribution and marketing, reporting to the company’s president, Larry Tanz. Recently, Nocas has been working with clients to build multiplatform businesses, including creating a digital strategy for Stan Lee’s POW! Entertainment. In the past he has led original content launches ...

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Papillon Heads to Hulu for U.S. Release

NEW YORK: The original comedy series Papillon from Duopoly and Farmhouse Productions is slated to make its exclusive U.S. premiere through Hulu and Hulu Plus. The 15×4-minute comedy stars Kevin McDonald of Kids in the Hall. The property was originally developed by the series’ executive producer Catherine Tait and Paul ...

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TNT Expands Mystery Movie Night

ATLANTA: TNT has greenlit an original movie adaptation of the best-selling novel Hornet’s Nest by Patricia Cornwell, with Sherry Stringfield and Virginia Madsen taking on lead roles. Hornet’s Nest will premiere next spring as part of the TNT Mystery Movie Night. Robbie Amell (Picture This), Michael Boatman (The Good Wife) ...

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FX Unveils Midseason Grid

LOS ANGELES: FX’s Emmy Award-winning drama Justified and the animated series Archer are both heading into third seasons in the network’s midseason 2012 schedule, alongside the launch of the new show Unsupervised. Justified is based on the works of crime novelist Elmore Leonard and was developed by Graham Yost, who ...

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eOne to Offer Special Forces for U.S. Market

LOS ANGELES/TORONTO/PARIS: Entertainment One (eOne) has secured the U.S. distribution rights for Special Forces from StudioCanal. eOne has the rights to Special Forces in all media in English, French and Spanish, and it has already sold to Canada, Latin America, Russia, Spain, Scandinavia, Poland, Japan, Germany, Australia, Greece, Turkey, the ...

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Plan to Revive ABC Soaps Online Scrapped

LOS ANGELES: Prospect Park has abandoned its plans to continue the production of the long-running soap operas One Life to Live and All My Children for online distribution. Rich Frank and Jeff Kwatinetz of Prospect Park said in a statement: "After five months of negotiations with various guilds, hundreds of ...

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Disney Movies Available via YouTube

BURBANK: The Walt Disney Studios has made a selection of films from Disney, Disney-Pixar and DreamWorks available to rent on YouTube. Classics such as Alice in Wonderland and the newly envisioned Winnie the Pooh are available alongside titles such as Cars and Cars 2. All four of the Pirates of ...

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