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PRESS TOUR JOURNAL: It's a wrap

Sunday, 08 August 2010 12:00 PM Written by

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. -- The Television Critics Assocition summer 2010 press tour ended last night and I'm leaving Los Angeles today.

I'll have one last press tour post tomorrow on the parties.

In the meantime, check out these recent Tuned In Journal blog posts on "Spartacus," "Torchwood," "Jersey Shore," "Fred the Movie" and more.

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wishfuldrinking02BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. -- Carrie Fisher, daughter of Debbie Reynolds and Eddie Fisher, may still be best known for her role as Princess Leia in "Star Wars," but she's also known as a novelist, screenwriter and for living a life full of colorful moments that she chronicled in her autobiography, "Wishful Drinking."

She turned that book into a stage show, HBO filmed it and will air the program in December.

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PRESS TOUR JOURNAL: 'Entourage' ending, more HBO news

Saturday, 07 August 2010 07:23 PM Written by

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. -- “Entourage” will wrap up with one final season, possibly as short as six episodes, next summer. A big-screen film could follow.

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outcastsBEVERLY HILLS, Calif. -- BBC America's "Outcasts," coming to air late this year, has hints of sci-fi series past, most notably "Earth 2," "Battlestar Galactica" and "Firefly."

Following some sort of conflict on Earth -- there are nebulous references to a nuclear exchange between the U.S. and China -- pioneers travel to a new planet thay name Carpithia after the boat that rescued Titanic survivors.

Contact with Earth is lost and Carpathia's President Tate (Liam Cunningham) is wary of the arrival of a newcomer (Eric Mabius, above, "Ugly Betty") on the last known transporter ship from Earth.

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Andy_Whitfield_SpartacusBEVERLY HILLS, Calif. -- Starz has come on strong with its first hit, "Spartacus," and it's not resting, ramping up production on a "Spartacus: Gods of the Arena" prequel and second season.

In addition, Starz has taken "Torchwood" away from BBC America for a new season (called "Torchwood: The New World") to air next summer and a new series, "Camelot."

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PRESS TOUR JOURNAL: A visit with the 'Jersey Shore' cast

Friday, 06 August 2010 07:05 PM Written by

Jersey_Shore_castBEVERLY HILLS, Calif. -- What to do when the cast of "Jersey Shore" comes to TCA (other than shake one's head)?

A scene from an upcoming episode showed a flesh-colored piece of plastic floating in the hot tub (one said it looked like a chicken cutlet) that turned out to be a fake breast that fell out of a young woman's bikini.

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PRESS TOUR JOURNAL: Internet star Fred gets a Nick movie

Friday, 06 August 2010 06:05 PM Written by

Fred_YouTubeScreengrabBEVERLY HILLS, Calif. -- A whiny-voiced teenage character birthed by a real-life teen on You Tube gets his own movie on Nickelodeon Sept. 17 at 8 p.m. with the premiere of "Fred: The Movie."

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PRESS TOUR JOURNAL: 'Kids in the Hall' back on IFC

Friday, 06 August 2010 03:59 PM Written by

DCTT-Day_16-043BEVERLY HILLS, Calif -- Comedy troupe The Kids in the Hall reunite for IFC's "Kids in the Hall: Death Comes to Town" (10 p.m. Friday beginning Aug. 20).

It's a serialized show that Bruce McCulloch calls "like 'Corner Gas' meets 'Twin Peaks.'"

The kids -- Davie Foley, McCulloch, Kevin McDonald, Mark McKinney and Scott Thompson -- play all the characters in a small town, Shuckton, Ontario. Everyone in the town comes under suspicion following a murder.

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