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TNT said Monday that it has acquired TV rights to The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. Peter Jackson's second movie in the trilogy based on J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit has raked in $127.5 million domestically and $403.8 million worldwide since its release Dec. 13. Photos: 'The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug' Character Posters TNT  will air the network TV premiere of the movie in 2016. The first film in the trilogy, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, will make its debut on the network next year. TNT previously aired the network TV premiere of Jackson's Lord of

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