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Fox Orders Scream Queens Straight To Series!

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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!

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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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It Will be Legen – wait for it -DARY! NPH Will Host The 2015 Oscars®!

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Master of Ceremonies specialist Neil Patrick Harris, veteran of many Tony Awards shows; star of stage, screen and television and singer-dancer-actor triple-threat par excellence, has been selected to host the 2015 Academy Awards.

I am officially so tickled I could just PLOTZ! Follow the jump for details. The 87th Annual Academy Awards® will air on ABC, Sunday, February 22, 2015.

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Syfy Acquires Dark Matter Space Opera From Stargate Writers!

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Joseph Mallozzi and Paul Mullie, veteran writers/producers from the Stargate franchise, have sold a space opera, Dark Matter to Syfy. The series will be produced through Prodigy Pictures whose Lost girl is about to enter its final season on the network.

Based on their Dark Horse Comics graphic novel, Dark Matter details the circumstances in which the crew of a derelict spaceship is awakened from stasis with no memories of who they are or how they got on board. The series is planned for airing in 2015. For more, follow the jump.

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Freddy to Visit Syfy’s Town of the Living Dead!

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For the town of Jasper, Alabama, getting their horror movie, Thr33 Days Dead has been a kind of nightmare – they’ve been working on it for six years – but on two November episodes of Syfy’s Town of the Living Dead, Japer will welcome the maker of another kind of nightmare: Robert Englund, the original Freddy Krueger.

Englund will appear in the episodes airing on November 11th and 18th, as the Thr33 Days Dead team ask him to inspire director Jim Ware to carry on after some recent setbacks.

Town of the Living Dead airs on Syfy, Tuesdays (10/9C). Details follow the jump.

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