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David Milch to Adapt William Faulkner Stories for HBO

LOS ANGELES: A new pact between TV writer David Milch and HBO will see the development of a set of series and films adapted from the works of author William Faulkner, in addition to supporting any further services on the upcoming horseracing drama Luck, starring Dustin Hoffman. Milch’s Redboard Productions ...

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ABC Family Renews Pretty Little Liars

BURBANK: A third season of the hit original series Pretty Little Liars has been ordered by ABC Family, with 24 fresh episodes to be delivered for mid-2012. Season two of the show is to return on ABC Family with the rest of its episodes on January 2. The series launched ...

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VH1 Producing Set of Scripted Biopics

LOS ANGELES: VH1 is rolling out a series of scripted biopics focused on musicians and pop-culture icons, starting with a TV movie about the ’90s R&B trio TLC. The two surviving members of TLC, Chilli and Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins, have signed on as consultants and executive producers for the movie. ...

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3net Unveils New Offerings

CULVER CITY: 3net’s December programming slate is to offer more than 50 hours of new 3D content, including the debut of five original programs. The winter schedule will include the 3D war documentary series Fields Of Valor: The Civil War, which chronicles the war from the perspective of both sides ...

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Verizon to Bring FiOS TV to Xbox

NEW YORK: A new collaboration between Verizon and Microsoft will enable FiOS TV customers to receive a selection of live channels through the Xbox 360 entertainment system. Customers who are Xbox LIVE Gold members and who subscribe to FiOS TV and Internet service will be able to watch live channels through their ...

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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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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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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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Spike Promotes Exec for Digital

NEW YORK: Cedric Foster has been promoted to VP and general manager of Spike Digital. Foster, who joined Spike in 2006, will be in charge of the digital brand, content and programming strategy, and the creative direction of Spike Digital Entertainment. He most recently served as the senior director of ...

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A+E Networks Hires for Legal & Business Affairs Post

NEW YORK/LOS ANGELES: Neil Klasky has been made the senior VP of West Coast legal and business affairs at A+E Networks. Klasky, based in the company’s Los Angeles office, will be responsible for supervising the production and talent negotiations of all scripted programming for the company’s portfolio of networks, including ...

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