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Warner Bros Rebooting the Chevy Chase Action Comedy Fletch

After purchasing the rights to the book series by Gregory McDonald, the studio would like to bring back the master of disguise in a big screen re-imagining. The original films Fletch and Fletch Lives starred Chevy Chase, in his self proclaimed favorite role, as the investigative reporter Irwin M. Fletcher with soft spot for long monologues and a variety of costumes. Digging for the truth, he topples large drug trafficking rings and a televangelist. The two mid-to-late 80s films were very loosely based upon the novels with the comedy aspects intentionally heightened. Winning two Edgar Allen Poe Awards, the series of 11 novels covers the life of the newsman as he amasses a small fortune, travels the globe, has a son, and avoids alimony payments to his two ex-wives. He must use his wits...
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History Channel returns to 'Digging'

History Channel has renewed Digging for the Truth for a fourth season and hired new hosts to replace Josh Bernstein, who departed the show earlier this yea to host and produce specials and series exclusively for Discovery Channel. Former Navy fighter pilot and Survivor contestant Hunter Ellis and adventurer Zay Harding have been tapped to hosts the show, traveling the world to find answers to some of civilization's most enigmatic mysteries. Joining them on various fact-finding missions will be new series regulars archaeologist Kara Cooney and military and diving expert Charles Ingram. The new season will launch in the third quarter with a two-hour special on pirates of the Mediterranean. Digging is produced by JWM Prods.

Bernstein into the wild for Discovery

Bernstein into the wild for Discovery
Discovery Communications has tapped explorer, author and wilderness educator Josh Bernstein to host and produce specials and series exclusively for Discovery Channel.

Bernstein will serve as field explorer and executive producer on series and specials covering such topics as anthropology, archaeology and environmental issues. Bernstein, who has hosted History Channel's adventure/archaeology series Digging for the Truth for the past three years, joins Discovery Channel in April.

Bernstein is "the real deal, and his passions in the environment, indigenous cultures and sustainable living will help further the mission of the network," said Jane Root, president and GM of Discovery Channel and Science Channel. "We look forward to expanding his persona and expertise into all (Discovery Communications) multimedia platforms."

Bernstein has nearly 20 years of wilderness survival experience and environmental advocacy. Since 1997, he has been president and CEO of the Boulder Outdoor Survival School, which touts itself as the oldest and largest survival school in the world.

"As my friends know, my passion for exploration and teaching extends far beyond history and archaeology," Bernstein said.

'Jeremiah' a friend for AMC

The 1972 feature film Jeremiah Johnson, starring Robert Redford, roped in more than 4 million viewers in its Saturday night airing on AMC.

The telecast, centered on the film's 35th anniversary, averaged a 3.1 household rating from 8-10:30 p.m., according to Nielsen Media Research. The movie now stands as the No. 4-highest-rated program ever on the network, behind the two-part premiere of the AMC original movie Broken Trail and a repeat of Part 1.

The movie's performance, combined with Friday's airing of Open Range -- which garnered a 2.2 household rating, making it one of AMC's top 10 telecasts ever -- helped place AMC among the top five cable networks in household ratings for the week. In primetime, it came in at No. 4 for the week with a 1.3 household rating.

Meanwhile, History Channel saw strong numbers for the Season 3 debut of Digging for the Truth on Monday. A special two-hour episode, Atlantis: New Revelations, averaged 2.1 million total viewers from 9-11 p.m.

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