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Norm Feuti’s Gil Debuts From King Features

Posted by Tom Mason Categories: Editorials, Interviews,

Norm Feuti's GilCongratulations to Norm Feuti on Gil!

He started the strip as a webcomic, then put it on hiatus to work on other things, then brought it back through King Features. You can read about that process here.

It debuts this week in classic newspaper syndication (you can also find it online).

It’s a great, funny strip and Feuti’s an excellent cartoonist.

I interviewed him awhile ago when he was first starting on Gil and I wish him nothing but success.

Bookmark the strip, write to your local paper to make them aware of it, and read the heck out it.

There’s also the Gil Blog with lots of fun extras to enjoy.

[Artwork: Gil, © Norm Feuti]


Netflix secures syndication rights for ‘Mad Men’ on Watch Instantly

Netflix Mad Men"Mad Men" fans might not get a new dose of Don Draper until 2012, but Netflix has inked a deal with Lionsgate to stream all seasons of the show via Watch Instantly.

The first four seasons of the AMC drama will be available to U.S. viewers on Netflix starting July 27. Canadian customers already have streaming access to the show.

"Mad Men has been and continues to be a representation of TV at its best and Netflix is proud to be the syndication home for this acclaimed series," Ted Sarandos, chief content officer at Netflix, said in a statement. "This deal secures long term instant access to an iconic show for Netflix members for years to come."

The deal is noteworthy because Netflix is paying for the syndication rights to "Mad Men"; reruns will not air on other broadcast or cable TV channels.

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TV Extensions, Renewals and Cancellations (8/19)


Here’s an update on the shows you will and won’t be seeing in the months to come:


  • The Antonio Treatment (HGTV) - Additional 13 episodes ordered
  • Are We There Yet? (TBS) - Additional 90 episodes ordered
  • Minute to Win It (NBC) - Additional 24 episodes ordered

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TV Extensions, Renewals and Cancellations (4/5)


Here’s an update on the shows you will and won’t be seeing in the months to come:


  • Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader? (Syndication) - Season 2
  • Castle (ABC) - Season 3
  • The Marriage Ref (NBC) - Season 2
  • Minute to Win It (NBC) - Season 2
  • Who Do You Think You Are? (NBC) - Season 2


  • 24 (FOX)
  • Sons of Tucson (FOX) - Remaining episodes will air later this summer.

(Make sure to check out TV Envy’s Programming Schedule.)

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Watch Shepherd’s Fight with Hasselbeck on The View

Although was once known Elisabeth Hasselbeck’s conservative ally, the comedienne has been started to drift further away from her co-host politically.

On today’s episode of , the ladies questioned whether certain events should be dredged up in the presidential campaigns. Needless to say - they had very different opinions on the matter. (Things start really heating up around the 3:45 mark.)

Whoopi Goldberg Makes Elisabeth Hasselbeck Cry

Regardless of whether you agree with the topic at hand, it’s always a great day on when a co-host ends up crying. It’s even better day when Elisabeth Hasselbeck is the one doing it.

On today’s show, things became quite tense between Elisabeth and during a discussion about the “N” word:

Gary Coleman Scheduled for Divorce Court

Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: D-List, Television, Divorce,

Gary Coleman, Shannon Price

While I am in no way an authority on relationships, there are some things I would feel comfortable telling any set of newlyweds.  Never admit your marriage hasn’t been consummated...and never reveal scary anger issues.  At least not to the media.

Unfortunately, Gary Coleman and his wife, Shannon Price, have already passed the point of no return and have chosen to keep on going.  The 40-year-old actor and his wife of only 8 months have now opted to air their differences on Divorce Court.  No, no - they’re not actually getting a divorce (at least, not yet), they’re just gonna get a little guidance from Judge Lynn Toler.  (What?  ‘s peeps didn’t pay to get them on first?)

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‘Star Jones’, ‘Montel Williams’ Cancelled

Star Jones ReynoldsSomewhere, must be secretly laughing right now.

, the woman who once occupied a seat on , is already looking for a new job.  After only six months on the air, (formerly ) officially turned off the lights on the today.  The program’s demise was announced only earlier this week.  In a statement, the network said the decision was “due to the rebranding and programming refocus of the network.”  (In other words, the channel was moving on and Star wasn’t coming with them.)

The end of Reynolds’ show, though, does not mean a departure for her from the channel.  As part of her goodbye gift, Star was given the opportunity to serve as a guest legal correspondent on the daily program that is replacing hers: .

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Reality Renewals: ‘Survivor’, ‘Judge Judy’, ‘Gladiators 2000’

Survivor, Jeff ProbstWith days away from debut, has already moved on to its programming future.  Realizing their aging reality show is still a ratings hit, the network has just announced they’ll be bringing it back for more.  This means we will see two more installments of this production following the ‘Fans vs. Favorites’ version premiering next month.  And, of course, the dimpled will be there to guide us to the end.

If you want to start prepping your next Survivor pool now, you can get a rundown of the contestants here.  In the meantime, set your Tivos for Thursday, Feb. 7th @ 8pm.

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Alex Trebek Hospitalized

Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: Games, Syndication, News,

Alex Trebek

, host of since 1984, was admitted to the hospital late Monday night after suffering a heart attack.  Although the incident is being described as minor, Trebek, 67, is expected to remain at LA’s Cedar-Sinai Medical Center a few more days for tests and evaluation. 

Reps for the game show fully expect him to resume taping of the program come January.

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