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TV Scoop: Kenan Might Leave SNL, Walking Dead Finds its Tyrese

+ Some are speculating that Kenan Thompson's upcoming sitcom - which will be produced by his current Saturday Night Live boss Lorne Michaels - might prompt the late night sketch comedy veteran to leave. + Casting news for The Walking Dead gets more exciting with each announcement! The Wire alum Chad Coleman has been hired to portray Tyrese in the popular zombie series, which is based on a comic book of the same name. + …

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Jeopardy Exhibition Ends, Ken Jennings Welcomes New Overlord

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Categories: Games, Reality, Specials, Syndication, Video,

  In this week’s three-day exhibition, Jeopardy pit two of its finest minds -- champions Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter -- against the newest artificial mind designed by IBM. The supercomputer Watson took on the two champs in a two-game session that left the human contestants battling for a moment just to buzz in as each question was fired out by Alex Trebek. At the end of the two-game, three-day session, Watson dominated. The computer …

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Man vs. Machine: Jeopardy-Style

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IBM is taking computer gaming to an epic level. Monday marked the debut of the supercomputer Watson, a machine so smart it’s capable of playing a game of Jeopardy . . . and maybe, winning it. The three-day game pits the computer against the show’s two greatest champions, Brad Rutter and Ken Jennings, and at the end of Round 1 Watson is tied for first place. Watson ruled categories like “Beatles People” and “Literary Characters …

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Norm MacDonald to Host GSN’s Poker Night

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Categories: Games, Reality, Cable, Renewals,

  The Game Show Network will renew High Stakes Poker’s seventh season with former SNL alum Norm MacDonald, a much-seen fixture in Adam Sandler movies. Players who will participate in the high stakes game include Texas Hold ‘Em legends Doyle Brunson and Johnny Chan, Daniel Negreanu, Antonio Esfandiari and Phil Laak. Reigning champion Jonathan Duhamel will join the players at the table for the first time in the seventh season as well. High Stakes Poker …

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2010-11 Midseason Television Programming Schedule

A new year means a new TV schedule. This week, we’ll see a number of familiar faces returning to primetime. On Monday, Brad Womack will play The Bachelor for a second time on ABC. The following day, Paula Abdul will come back to reality television with Live to Dance while Jane Badler will once again be featured in a series titled V. As you will see from the schedule, Hellcats won’t be the only show …

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Jeopardy! Champions to Challenge IBM Computer Program

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We would call this contest man versus machine, but Ken Jennings is more superhero than man. The famed Jeopardy! winner, along with fellow champ Brad Rutter, will test his wits against IBM’s Watson program. Designed by the company’s artificial intelligence team, Watson will take on the two challengers over a three-day contest being held on February 14 though 16. IBM hosted a similar competition in 1997, when it created a chess-playing computer to compete against …

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TV Talk: Practical Magic Series, 21 Jump Street Movie

-A television series based on the movie Practical Magic is currently in the works for ABC Family. The 1998 film starred Sandra Bullock and Nicole Kidman as sisters in a family of witches. -Meanwhile, a premiere date has been announced for the big screen version of 21 Jump Street. That film, based on the old FOX series, will premiere on March 16, 2012. Jonah Hill will be one of the stars. -Love The Amazing Race? …

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GSN Reboots 1 vs. 100

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Categories: Games, Reality, Cable, Video,

GSN has made it possible to enjoy the best of four decades in a single night, and now they’re giving game show viewers what they always wanted: 1 vs. 100 without Bob Saget. The cable channel is rebooting the once-popular game show, awarding players up to $50,000 per episode. The stakes are smaller, but otherwise the game is the same. Carrie Ann Inaba hosts the series, which is scheduled for debut on November 15. Inaba …

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TV Extensions, Renewals and Cancellations (8/28)

Here’s an update on the shows you will and won’t be seeing in the months to come:  RENEWALS Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader? (CMT) Covert Affairs (USA) - Season 2 Last Call with Carson Daly (NBC) - Season 10 The Next Iron Chef (Food) - Season 3...

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GSN Brings More Baggage: Perez Hilton

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Categories: Games, Cable, Gossip, Renewals, Video,

              GSN has greenlighted their original game show Baggage for a second season, and the cable network is adding even more to the banner series. Hosted by Jerry Springer of talk show fame, Baggage explores the secrets that single daters are hiding from the other singles they meet. New online segments are being added to the Baggage website in honor of Season 2. The segments are hosted by famous …

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