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LeVar Burton's 'Tweeting Rainbow' Is #Awesome

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by Kate Erbland August 08, 2014 11:45 AM
ABC
LeVar Burton's beloved 'Reading Rainbow' may be coming back to us -- and soon, thanks to a very profitable Kickstarter campaign -- but that doesn't mean it's going to look exactly like it did in its first incarnation. And that's okay! Turns out, Burton is hip to the changing media landscape (again, he used Kickstarter to fund the new show), and that includes social media, especially Twitter.

'Roots' Remake Miniseries Lined Up at History Channel

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick November 05, 2013 01:41 PM
ABC
An ever sensitive topic though it remains, slavery films in Hollywood have no doubt risen  the last few years in public profile, from '12 Years a Slave' to 'Django Unchained,' and now the trend has reached TV. History will reboot the iconic 'Roots' miniseries as an all-new drama, but who from the original production will have any involvement?

'Community' Season 5: 'Star Trek's LeVar Burton To Return, Troy Already Crying

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick September 17, 2013 08:11 PM
NBC
As if 'Community' season 5 weren't big enough with the returns of series creator Dan Harmon, and guest stars Rob Corddry and John Oliver, the Greendale Gang of NBC's beloved cult comedy will once again host one of its celebrity favorites. 'Star Trek: The Next Generation' star LeVar Burton will reprise his role playing himself for the coming fifth season, but will Troy be able to keep his composure this time around?