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Syfy Sets January 2013 Premiere Dates for Tasmanian Devil and Abominable Snowman

10 December 2012 4:53 PM, PST | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

We first heard about Abominable Snowman back in May of 2011, when it was called Deadly Descent: The Legend of the Abominable Snowman. But with the film about to debut on Syfy, the title's been shortened, and we have info on the premiere date for it along with Tasmanian Devil.

The latter film premieres Saturday, January 19th, at 9Pm – In Tasmanian Devil, starring Danica McKellar ("The Wonder Years") and Olympian medalist Apolo Ohno, a group of daredevil base jumpers in New Zealand confront oversized Tasmanian devils determined to kill them.

As for Abominable Snowman, look for it on Saturday, January 26th, at 9Pm – Friends go on a snowy adventure and come face to face with a deadly creature. The movie stars Adrian Paul ("Highlander") and Chuck Campbell ("Stargate: Atlantis").

We should have trailers and more for both of these Syfy Original Movies shortly so stay tuned!

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- The Woman In Black

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Q&A: Ben Savage on 'Boy Meets World' Sequel

5 December 2012 9:20 AM, PST | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Save for some bit roles in a smattering of unremarkable TV shows, the world hasn't heard much from Ben Savage since 2000. That's when his reign as Cory Matthews, the lovable goofball lead on the seminal Nineties sitcom Boy Meets World, came to an end. But last week, with one tweet, Savage returned to our lives: "I'm going to be a father!" the 32-year-old wrote. "Well, on TV at least. The 'Boy Meets World' sequel is officially happening!"

Yes,  much to the delight of twentysomething Tgif aficionados everywhere, Boy Meets World »

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Grab Your Calendars: Syfy Announces Winter Schedule

4 December 2012 4:00 PM, PST | ScifiMafia | See recent ScifiMafia news »

It’s true; no matter what certain networks may claim about their “winter finales,” winter doesn’t actually start until December 21, and isn’t over until March 20. Syfy, at least, understands this, and has announced their appropriately-titled winter schedule accordingly.

Happily this means that, starting on Monday, January 14, 2013, we will have some great television to get us through the cold months, including the return of Being Human and Lost Girl, and the premiere of Continuum, and later in the week, the return of Ghost Hunters and Face Off.

Here’s the schedule of premieres, along with series synopses:

Syfy’S 2013 Winter Programming Highlighted By Series Premieres Of Ghost Mine, Robot Combat League, Stranded And Continuum Season Returns Of Hits Being Human, Face Off, Total Blackout, Ghost Hunters, Lost Girl, Haunted Collector And Final Season Of Merlin

New York – December 4, 2012 – Syfy will kick off the New Year with a robust winter »

- Erin Willard

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'Wonder Years' star Fred Savage, wife Jennifer welcome baby boy

30 November 2012 8:13 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Fred Savage and his wife Jennifer have welcomed a baby. The Wonder Years actor took to Twitter earlier in the week to share the first image of his baby son's hand. "He's here," Savage wrote in a caption accompanying the image. Savage and Jennifer were childhood friends, prior to their romantic relationship. The couple are also parents to son Oliver and daughter Lily, who were born in (more) »

- By Justin Harp

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Fred Savage Debuts Baby Photo

29 November 2012 1:41 PM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Fred Savage and wife Jennifer Lynn Stone welcomed their third child recently, tweeting a photo of the bundle of joy on Monday.

Related: Girl Meets World is Happening!

"He's here," Fred, 36, wrote, captioning a picture of his newborn son's hand.

The baby joins 6-year-old brother Oliver and 4-year-old sister Lily.

The Wonder Years star isn't the only one in the family with big news this week, as Fred's brother Ben Savage announced that he will reprise his Boy Meets World role as Cory Matthews in a pilot for Girl Meets World. Danielle Fishel (who played love interest Topanga Lawrence on the '90s sitcom) has also signed on for the project. »

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Fred Savage, Wife Jennifer Welcome Baby Boy: See His Tiny Hand!

29 November 2012 7:00 AM, PST | Us Weekly | See recent Us Weekly news »

Boy, meet world! Fred Savage -- the older brother of Boy Meets World actor Ben Savage -- announced Monday, Nov. 26, that he and his wife, Jennifer, had welcomed another little bundle of joy into their family. The Wonder Years star, 36, shared the happy news on Twitter, with a photo of his newborn son's tiny hand. Below the snapshot, he wrote simply, "He's here." The child is the third for the actor and his wife, Jennifer Lynn Stone. The couple have two other kids: son Oliver, 6, and [...] »

- Allison Takeda

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From Rory To Richie, The Top 10 Teens In TV History

27 November 2012 9:20 PM, PST | Scott Feinberg | See recent Scott Feinberg news »

By Rachel Bennett

Television Editor & Columnist

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If there’s one type of TV character that can appeal to younger and older viewers, it’s the TV teen.

For younger audience members, TV teens are figures to whom to relate and admire. Older audience members, on the other hand, use these characters to relive the innocence and optimism of youth that somehow gets sanded down over time.

TV teens are tricky to pull off, as they can become just as obnoxious as real teens occasionally are. But if portrayed with a relatable honesty and vulnerability, they can evolve into some of the best TV characters ever.

Tessa Altman (Jane Levy) of ABC’s Suburgatory is on her way to cementing her place among famous TV teens, but until she does, here are my choices for the top 10 teens in TV history:

10. Rory Gilmore, The WB and The CW’s Gilmore Girls »

- Rachel Bennett

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'A Christmas Story, The Musical!': Santa brings a great early gift to Broadway

26 November 2012 8:25 AM, PST | Pop2it | See recent Pop2it news »

Before I launch into an unqualified rave of this new musical, I have a two-part confession: Somehow I managed to make it to adulthood without seeing the holiday movie that's a December constant.

And, though critics are supposed to be open-minded, I admit that I approached Broadway's Lunt-Fontanne Theatre with some trepidation figuring that this would pre-sell itself and therefore did not have to be all that good.

It has been known to happen with holiday shows, given the built-in audience of people coming to New York to shop and see the tree. Slick producers think they can put anything on the stage and people will come. Add to that how beloved this movie is, and it was inevitable that a production would happen.

So "A Christmas Story, The Musical!" is a delightful surprise. It is terrific fun, sweet without ever condescending, and mines the time in which its set, »

- editorial@zap2it.com

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TV on Tap: "The Walking Dead" Casts a Fan-Fave, "The Mindy Project" Shuffles Its Cast and NBC Wants Hugh Laurie in a Pirate Costume

21 November 2012 6:19 AM, PST | The Backlot | See recent The Backlot news »

Nova tries to explain Hurricane Sandy with "Inside the Megastorm"

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Starting tomorrow, you can catch up on the entirety of Suits either at USA's website or via OnDemand. I guess I should try to figure out where this business with the can opener began.

Turner Classic Movies will soon have a showcase for some of Johnny Carson's classic celebrity interviews.

TV Guide asks if The X-Factor's mentors are hurting competitors more than they're helping. Inappropriate costumes, bad song choices and unenthusiastic advice are listed as ways the mentors have turned into an obstacle contestants need to overcome.

Brian Dennehy will appear in the final season of The Big C as Cathy's father. Considering how Cathy has had cancer for three seasons and we're only now meeting him, I expect he'll be as awful as the rest of the Jamison clan has turned out to be.

EW reports that »

- LyleMasaki

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Pentimento – Pentimento Review

19 November 2012 1:16 AM, PST | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Pop-punk bands are a dime a dozen, to borrow a phrase from my American friends, but ever since hearing New York’s Pentimento earlier this year, it was clear that there’s still life in the genre. Choosing to position themselves away from the uptempo, optimistic pop-punk which dominates the airwaves, Pentimento take a huge influence from Brand New and use it to create a mid-tempo, somewhat downbeat, yet still inspiring and heartfelt record, ending up with one of the finest pop-punk records you’ll hear this side of The Wonder Years.

Opening with the heavy riffs and percussion of Unless, the guys show off everything that makes up their sound: a huge chorus, personal lyrics and an emotive vocal delivery made up of a combination of lead vocals and background screams, which compliment each other perfectly. If the chorus and main riff of second track »

- Dan Donnelly

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'Wonder Years' Star Olivia d'Abo & Music Producer Patrick Leonard -- Pull Plug On Marriage

17 November 2012 5:45 AM, PST | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

The wonder years are over for "Wonder Years" star Olivia d'Abo and mega music producer Patrick Leonard ... the couple is calling it quits on their marriage, TMZ has learned. Patrick -- who produced some of Madonna's biggest hits, i.e. "Like a Prayer," "Cherish," "Who's That Girl," you get the idea -- filed the docs in Los Angeles County Superior Court last week ... citing irreconcilable differences. The couple married in August 2002. According to the docs, »

- TMZ Staff

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TV Fanatic Staff Round Table: Spinoffs We Want to See

9 November 2012 1:48 PM, PST | TVfanatic | See recent TVfanatic news »

The word is out: A Boy Meets World spinoff is in the works at The Disney Channel.

In reaction to the news, our staff first popped some champagne - and then stopped to wonder: What other shows would we love to see rebooted?

We answer that questions (sometimes seriously, sometimes less so) in the following TV Fanatic Round Table. Read our responses and then jump in with your own...

Matt Richenthal: Saved by the Cell. Screech gets imprisoned for trying to peddle the Dustin Diamond sex tape at Bayside, only for his life to be resurrected behind bars when he reconnects with AC Slater, who is serving time for steroid distribution.

Carissa Pavlica: The Wonder Years. It would be cool too see what happened with Kevin, Paul, Winnie and the gang, especially since they grew up in the 60s.Where are they now? What have their kids become? It could »

- matt@tvfanatic.com (TV Fanatic Staff)

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"Girl Meets World" and other pop culture happy endings we'd like to see

7 November 2012 11:25 AM, PST | AfterEllen.com | See recent AfterEllen.com news »

Tags: Boy Meets WorldMy So-Called LifeBuffy the Vampire SlayerFamily MattersIMDbGirl Meets WorldDisney

It was announced this past weekend that a TV series sequel to Boy Meets World is in the works — yes, that Boy Meets World —which will star Ben Savage and Danielle Fishel as forever-sweethearts Cory and Topanga, with the real starring role being their pre-teen daughter. It’s being produced by Disney, with the logical title of Girl Meets World.

This is obviously exciting news for the Raised By Tgif generation. Admit it, you still smile when that random Boy Meets World gif shows up on your Tumblr. But this type of news is really exciting for all of us, even beyond the obvious boy/girl-meeting-the-world paradigm shift. (Let’s also hope that Disney has the ability to create a complex, realistic pre-teen girl this time around.) It shows that TV shows that we never, ever, ever thought »

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"The Good Wife" Recap: Bad Babysitter

29 October 2012 4:32 AM, PDT | The Backlot | See recent The Backlot news »

After the gay highs of last week's episode, I'm disappointed to report that The Good Wife basically dropkicked three episodes worth of plot at us Sunday night and none of it ruled. It's tough when the show devotes a whole episode to plottiness, because although important things are happening, you're likely not to care about most of it. Case in point: The beleaguered Lemond Bishop reappeared, found out the feds were on to him, and waited to be arrested as Alicia contemplated the dubious requirements of her job (skirting Bishop's grimy dealings) and sympathizing with Bishop's humanity and fear of disappointing his son. Oh, whatever. Elsewhere, Eli spent the episode pissed and panicked because that shady blogger decided to post the (allegedly debunked) news of Peter's affair, and Kalinda's snarly husband Nick alleged that Lana was investigating Kalinda's work with Eli. And hey, he has an incriminating photograph to prove »

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Chris O'Dowd: 'I'm never going to be a sex symbol'

7 October 2012 8:06 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Chris O'Dowd has said that women don't see him as a sex symbol. The Bridesmaids star told GQ magazine that he blames his choice of roles for the fact that he is not viewed as "sexual". "They see me more like a guy they would like to set their sister up with," said the actor, who married journalist and presenter Dawn Porter in August. "I play very sweet characters, so people look at me like I'm the kid from The Wonder Years, rather than Brad Pitt." Last year, O'Dowd tried to break away from 'nice-guy' roles and filmed sex scenes in the TV adaptation of The Crimson Petal And The White for the BBC. The 32-year-old said that he wants a second chance to portray such scenes after experiencing unfavourable filming (more) »

- By Alison Rowley

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Listen Now: A GeekCast Radio Network

4 October 2012 1:01 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Welcome back to our weekly look at the new podcasts available at our “partners in podcast crime” the GeekCast Radio Network. As usual here’s our weekly look at the podcasts from Gcrn, This Week in Geek and the latest toy review videos from Baltmatrix, with descriptions and links to each and every podcast for your audio/visual pleasure!

Interviews – Imari Williams

In the first Roll To The Rescue Bots interview, PecanCtMichael talks with Imari Williams. TFG1Mike interjects every now and then, but this is essentially Michael Wilson’s interview. We talk about Imari’s being a slight newbie in Voice Acting, TRansformers Rescue Bots, Kevin Michael Richardson stories, Steve Blum stories, and so much more. Towards the end of the interview we just ended up talking with Imari. Tangents are good people! So check out this first Roll To The Rescue Bots interview, brought to you by All Things Transformers. »

- Phil

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NBC Buys Eighties Comedy From Jason Bateman

2 October 2012 7:12 PM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

NBC's latest single-camera comedy purchase is Then Came Elvis, an eighties-set project from Up All Night executive producer DJ Nash and Jason Bateman. The show details a family coming together after the parents go through a divorce, and it kinda sounds like The Wonder Years fast-forwarded a couple decades: An adult narrator reflects on his teenage years as seen onscreen. It's Bateman's first TV project through his Aggregate Films production company. »

- Zach Dionne

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Broadway Casting Notes: Hollywood Storms The Scene

27 September 2012 8:45 AM, PDT | Scott Feinberg | See recent Scott Feinberg news »

By Sam Negin

Theater Editor & Columnist

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A number of casting and production notices have come up lately and unexpectedly caught my attention. It seems to me, for starters, that a number of these celebrities are coming to Broadway for no other reason than to get themselves a Tony.

First up came the announcement that Renee Zellweger will star in a Broadway-bound adaptation of the 1961 film The Hustler. Though it has not been announced what role Ms. Zellweger will play, the choice to cast her is hard for me to wrap my brain around. To me, what that made the film so memorable were the performances of Paul Newman and Jackie Gleason. They were so strong that I don’t even remember there being a woman in the film other than in the background.

Would Zellweger take on Newman or Gleason’s role? I vaguely remember Piper Laurie playing a bit part in the film, »

- Sam Negin

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Are The Savages The Luckiest Brothers In Hollywood?

11 September 2012 12:03 PM, PDT | Celebsology | See recent Celebsology news »

There's so many very talented (and extremely attractive) famous brothers in Hollywood. When someone mentions a great sibling duo in the business many will start rattling off Ben and Casey Affleck, Mark and Donnie Wahlberg and even a sports pair like Eli and Peyton Manning. But, aren't we all forgetting possibly one of the best brothers out there? Fred and Ben Savage. Yep. The two may not be in the limelight so much these days (Fred being behind the scenes directing shows like Modern Family, Happy Endings and 2 Broke Girls), but guaranteed they're talked about on a daily basis. After all, how could you forget Kevin Arnold and Cory Matthews? You can't.

Chat about the shows you grew up with and most will say The Wonder Years and Boy Meets World. Having made two of the best characters in television history, it's hard not to consider the two actors the »

- Stephanie Webber

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Danica McKellar Pens Female-Focused Math Book Girls Get Curves

3 September 2012 5:14 PM, PDT | TVGuide - Breaking News | See recent TVGuide - Breaking News news »

Winnie Cooper, math teacher?

Actress Danica McKellar, who played young bookworm Winnie on The Wonder Years, has published Girls Get Curves: Geometry Takes Shape, the latest in her series of math books aimed at teen girls, presenting concepts in a tongue-in-cheek way to make the subject matter more interesting. Other books in the series include Kiss My Math and Math Doesn't Suck.

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- Liz Raftery

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