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Want to hang out with The Walking Dead's Robert Kirkman and Steven Yeun in Las Vegas? Attendees of this year's Nab show in Las Vegas can get that opportunity in the Crave Cave next month. Also included in our latest horror round-up is a look at Netflix's global rights deal with A&E's The Returned and big casting news for The Autopsy of Jane Doe.
The Walking Dead at Nab Show: Press Release - "Washington, D.C. -- Key members of "The Walking Dead" team will appear at Nab Show, which takes place in Las Vegas in April. Cast member Steven Yeun, "The Walking Dead" comic book creator and series executive producer Robert Kirkman and AMC President Charlie Collier are confirmed to participate in the general session "More of What You Crave: The World of 'The Walking Dead,'" scheduled for Tuesday, April 14 from 9:00-10:00 a. »
- Derek Anderson
Legendary Digital Media and Fullscreen have partnered with YouTube phenoms Grace Helbig and Hannah Hart in an updated version of Sid & Marty Krofft‘s classic 70’s TV series Electra Woman and Dyna Girl, bringing the property to a new generation of viewers. Fullscreen will debut and exhibit Electra Woman and Dyna Girl in the U.S. with Legendary Television Distribution overseeing global distribution. Sid & Marty Krofft will executive produce the project.
The reboot will start internet superstars Grace Helbig and Hannah Hart as the seventies icons (shut up, this is my article). The series, comes on the heels of Helbig’s crossover from YouTube fame to television as the host of a late night talk show for E! which premieres in April. Both Helbig and Hart have large social media followings with a combined total of over 10 million subscribers and followers over all of their YouTube and social media platforms. »
- Vinnie Bartilucci
Virginia “Patsy” Garrett, a well-known character actress best known as the “chow-chow-chow” lady on the Purina Cat Chow commercials, her recurring roles on TV’s “Nanny and the Professor” and “Room 222” and in the “Benji” movie series, died Jan. 8 after a brief illness in Indio, Calif. She was 93.
Garrett played nosy neighbor Florence Fowler on “Nanny and the Professor” (1970-71), school secretary Miss Hogarth on “Room 222” (1972-73) and Mary Gruber in the “Benji” series of family films beginning in 1974. Her numerous TV appearances from the 1960s through the ’80s included “Family,” “Kojak,” “Medical Center,” “The Waltons,” “Medical Center” and her final TV role as a bigoted mother on Redd Foxx’s “Sanford” in 1981.
U.S. TV audiences of the 1960s and 1970s will remember Garrett for her role in a series of commercial messages as the Purina Cat Chow Lady. A post-production trick involving the controlled forward motion »
- Carmel Dagan
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