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Syfy’s Face Off Returns In January!

Face Off - Season 7

Just in time for the seventh season finale of Face Off (Tuesday, October 28th, 9/8C), Syfy has announced the series will return for its eighth season on Tuesday, January 13, 2015 (9/8C).

In a nifty twist, three previous champions will return to select teams – which they will then coach for entire season. For further details, follow the jump.

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Shark Tank Spawns Beyond The Tank!

MARK CUBAN, DAYMOND JOHN, KEVIN O'LEARY, BARBARA CORCORAN, ROBERT HERJAVEC

If you’ve ever wondered what happens after the moguls on Shark Tank invest in someone’s idea, you’re about to find out. ABC has announced the creation of a companion series for Shark Tank called Beyond the Tank – to be produced by Sony Pictures Television and United Artists Media Group.

The idea behind the new series is to chronicle the opportunities and challenges that follow making a deal on Shark Tank – did everything go swimmingly, or were here problems? Did the idea make money – or did the investor drop out? Here is where we find out.

Beyond the Tank has been given a ten-episode order and will also air on ABC. For further details, follow the jump.

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TNT Spins Cold Justice Into Investigative Franhise!

Cold Justice Logo

TNT has greenlit a Cold Justice spinoff, effectively turning the series into a real-life investigative franchise. The new series will follow a duo of crime experts as they ‘travel the country to assist local law enforcement in closing long-unsolved cases.’ In the case of the spinoff, however, they will be dealing with sex crimes rather than homicides.

TNT has ordered ten episodes of the as yet untitled series from Wolf Reality and Magic Elves – with plans for it to premiere in Spring 2015. Cold Justice expert Kelly Siegler will serve as one of the new program’s executive producers. For more, follow the jump.

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Christian Slater Is Mr. Robot!

Christian Slater

USA Network has signed Christian Slater to play the title role in its cybercrime pilot, Mr. Robot. His character runs an underground hacker organization bent on razing corporate America.

The cast also includes Remi Malek, Portia Doubleday, Carly Chaiken, and Martin Wallström. For more, follow the jump.

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Fox Orders Scream Queens Straight To Series!

Paley Center For Media's Paleyfest 2011 Event Honoring "Glee"

The creators of American Horror Story have struck again! Ryan Murphy and Brad Felchuk – along with Ian Brennan – have sold a fifteen episode horror-comedy series called Scream Queens to FOX.

The series is planned as anthology series with dual female leads in new stories each season. The first season will take place on a college campus where a series of murders has everyone running scared – and premiere in Fall, 2015.

Though the press release (following the jump) doesn’t say so explicitly, the series title calls to mind such legendary scream queens like Linnea Quigley, Michelle Bauer and Jamie Lee Curtis. It’s a proud tradition going all the way back to Fay Wray in King Kong.

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Tyra Banks and Disney/ABC to Launch Syndicated Talker!

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Tyra Banks is bring a The View type of talk show to syndication – with a commitment of an ABC owned station group as launch partner.

The show, which is tentatively entitled THE F·A·B, is planned for a Fall 2015 premiere. Co-hosts are: Chrissy Teigen (social media buff and foodie), Joe Zee (fashion guru), Lauren Makk (interior design professional) and Leah Ashley (do-it-yourself YouTuber).

Details follow the jump.

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BBC American Announces London Spy Co-Production with Stellar Cast!

Ben Whishaw

BBC America and BBC Two are co-producing a five-part miniseries, London Spy, created by the bestselling author of Child 44, Tom Rob Smith.

The tale of an innocent drawn into the world of espionage will star Ben Whishaw (Skyfall), Oscar®-winner Jim Broadbent Moulin Rouge, Harry Potter), Charlotte Rampling (Restless) and Edward Holcroft (Wolf Hall).

London Spy is directed by Jakob Verbruggen (The Fall, The Bridge) and slated for an April, 2015 premiere. Details follow the jump.

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Season Three of Orphan Black Begins Production!

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Production has begun on Season Three of BBC America’s hit series Orphan Black. The already complex series will be adding new layers this season now that the Clone Club (Sarah, Cosima and Allision – all played by Tatiana Maslany) isn’t the only array of clones in town.

Plus, we get to see if Ari Miller can match Tatiana Maslany’s chops as he plays an array of clones, too. That should make for compelling viewing even without the myriad other machinations going on on the show.

Season three of Orphan Black  will be in production throug March 25, 2015 – and will premiere in the spring. For more details, follow the jump.

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CBS All Access Goes Big!

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CBS Has announced the launch of CBS All Access: a multi-digital service that allows customers to access full seasons of current programming, leading daytime and late night CBS Programming and thousands of hours from CBS’ Library of Classics.

The new, live-streaming service also offers live streaming of local TV stations in 14 of the biggest markets in the U.S. – with more to come. The CBS Full Access service costs $5.99 per month. Furtherdeals follow the jump.

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