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‘Portlandia’ Returns with Early Online Episode Devoted to ‘Battlestar Galactica’

The second season of IFC’s “Portlandia” doesn’t return to television until Friday, but the first episode of the series has been made available online (which you can watch below) and pays tribute to “Battlestar Galactica.” In the episode stars Carrie Brownstein and Fred Armisen become so infatuated with watching a marathon of “BSG” that they […]

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Thanksgiving TV: 86 (Count ‘Em!) Series Marathons This Weekend

From cable channels’ signature reality shows and cartoons for the kiddies to classic movie series like “The Godfather” and “Lord of the Rings” to more dysfunctional sitcom families than you can shake a turkey leg at, TV networks have once again packed the Thanksgiving weekend with, well, a marathon of marathons. Here, 86 worthy of […]

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‘Big Bang’s Parsons to Voice Jeep on Syfy’s ‘Eureka’

By John Sellers NEW YORK (TheWrap) – “Big Bang Theory” star Jim Parsons will provide the voice for a Jeep on an ambitious animated holiday-themed episode of Syfy’s hit dramatic comedy “Eureka” to air this December. Yes, a Jeep. That’s the vehicle driven by Sheriff Carter (series star Colin Ferguson) in the normal, non-animated episodes. […]

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‘Knight Rider’ Creator Sues Universal For Profits

By Tim Molloy NEW YORK (TheWrap) – The producer of “Knight Rider,” “Battlestar Galactica,” “Magnum, P.I.” and a string of other hits — and the man credited with creating the word “frak” — is suing Universal for millions in profits. Glen A. Larson’s lawsuit says the 1970s and ’80s shows Larson created and produced were […]

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James Olmos Joins ‘Dexter’ Cast

By Philiana Ng LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) – Oscar-nominated Edward James Olmos, known to television viewers for playing William Adama in Syfy’s “Battlestar Galactica,” has joined the cast of Showtime’s “Dexter.” The Emmy- and Golden Globe-winning actor will play a brilliant, charismatic professor of religious studies. Olmos joins recently announced guest stars Colin Hanks and […]

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NBC Universal Cable Channel Syfy to Make Movies

LOS ANGELES – Syfy, the cable channel behind such series as “Warehouse 13” and the “Ghost Hunters” reality shows, is getting into the movie business. The channel, part of NBC Universal, said Wednesday it will join with sister company Universal Pictures to release one to two films a year with budgets between $5 million and […]

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