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Will Ferrell and Adam McKay Bringing All-Time Worst TV Show Manimal to the Big Screen

22 July 2014 7:56 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

It only ran on NBC for 8 episodes back in 1983. Its legacy is that of one of the worst television shows of all time, a title spoken about only as a punchline. Now Anchorman creators Will Ferrell and Adam McKay will bring “Manimal” to the big screen. We truly live in strange times.

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Dr Jonathan Chase... wealthy, young, handsome. A man with the brightest of futures. A man with the darkest of pasts.

From Africa's deepest recesses to the rarefied peaks of Tibet, heir to his father's legacy and the world's darkest mysteries. Jonathan Chase, master of the secrets that divide man from animal, animal from man... Manimal!

Manimal” is one of those TV show ideas that probably sounded good on paper. A dashing, aristocratic British adventurer raised in Africa (played by Simon MacCorkindale, "Falcon Crest") gains the power to transform into any animal of his choosing (though for »

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Actor Doug Hale Dies at 73

14 May 2014 3:33 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Paul Douglas (Doug) Hale, an actor who appeared in films including Michael Mann’s “Ali” as well on TV and onstage, died at his home in Woodland Hills, Calif., on April 25, following a brief illness. He was 73.

In addition to director Mann’s Muhammad Ali biopic, Hale appeared in films including 1975′s “The Brass Ring,” directed by Martin Beck; 1975′s “The Night They Robbed Big Bertha’s,” directed by Peter Kares; Claude Lelouche’s “Another Man Another Chance”; Tony Richardson’s 1982 film “The Border”; “Star Trek: The Motion Picture”; and “The Cable Guy,” directed by Ben Stiller.

Hale appeared on a number of TV series, recurring on “Hart to Hart” and “Hotel” and guesting on “Kojak,” ”The Bionic Woman”, “Simon & Simon,” “Highway to Heaven,” “Max Headroom,” “Scarecrow and Mrs. King,” “The Misfits of Science”, “Night Court,” “Suddenly Susan,” “Babylon 5,” “Seinfeld,” “Arliss,” “My Name Is Earl,” “The West Wing” and “Mad Men. »

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Actor Doug Hale Dies at 73

14 May 2014 3:33 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Paul Douglas (Doug) Hale, an actor who appeared in films including Michael Mann’s “Ali” as well on TV and onstage, died at his home in Woodland Hills, Calif., on April 25, following a brief illness. He was 73.

In addition to director Mann’s Muhammad Ali biopic, Hale appeared in films including 1975′s “The Brass Ring,” directed by Martin Beck; 1975′s “The Night They Robbed Big Bertha’s,” directed by Peter Kares; Claude Lelouche’s “Another Man Another Chance”; Tony Richardson’s 1982 film “The Border”; “Star Trek: The Motion Picture”; and “The Cable Guy,” directed by Ben Stiller.

Hale appeared on a number of TV series, recurring on “Hart to Hart” and “Hotel” and guesting on “Kojak,” ”The Bionic Woman”, “Simon & Simon,” “Highway to Heaven,” “Max Headroom,” “Scarecrow and Mrs. King,” “The Misfits of Science”, “Night Court,” “Suddenly Susan,” “Babylon 5,” “Seinfeld,” “Arliss,” “My Name Is Earl,” “The West Wing” and “Mad Men. »

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Don Todd Signs Overall Deal With 20th TV

28 March 2014 7:10 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Samantha Who? co-creator Don Todd has inked an overall deal with 20th Century Fox TV. Under the pact, Todd is joining the studio’s Fox drama Sleepy Hollow as a consulting producer and will develop new projects. The overall deal follows Todd’s stint as executive produce on 20th TV’s midseason ABC drama Mind Games, on which he assisted creator/executive producer Kyle Killen with showrunner duties. Todd started his career with back-to-back stints on The Twilight Zone and Alf and has straddled the drama and comedy worlds ever since, working on such series as The Misfits Of Science, Caroline In The City, Ugly Betty and Hart Of Dixie. “We had such a fantastic experience working with Don on Mind Games that we knew we wanted to expand our relationship with him,” 20th TV chairman Gary Newman said. “He’s as versatile as they come, equally adept at writing comedy and drama, »

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