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You Can See That Again: How TV Shows Become the Hot New Way to Reboot Movie Franchises

Remake Vs TV Adaptation RoboCop Hannibal
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We’ve all heard the casual moans of fan communities that Hollywood never comes up with anything original anymore, settling into the familiar patterns of sequels, remakes, and adaptations of familiar properties to cash in on brand recognition. And while remakes have become subtly accepted as a chance for a new take on dormant properties, the recent ‘RoboCoptrailer reminded us just how much passions can strain in the dissection of beloved classics.

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Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj are Officially Out of ‘American Idol’

Mariah Carey, Randy Jackson, Nicki Minaj
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As had been rumored for a while, Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj have both publicly confirmed that they are leaving 'American Idol' after this season, following the announcement that Randy Jackson was also retiring. This leaves Keith Urban as the last judge standing, though perhaps not for long.

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‘American Idol’ Adds Jennifer Hudson as a Judge With More Superstar Alums on the Way?

American Idol Jennifer Hudson
NBC

It was recently revealed that the folks behind 'American Idol' were planning to wipe their entire judges table clean and start anew admist plummeting ratings. But with the series at a personal all-time low, could a past 'Idol' standout reinvigorate it? It's been revealed that former contestant and Oscar-winner Jennifer Hudson has signed on as judge for the next season.

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Is a Nicki Minaj Reality Show in the Works?

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Bubbly rapper Nicki Minaj seems to be taking a note from Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte in terms of capitalizing on success and riding the fame train till it runs off the track.

Although we've unofficially known for some time that Minaj would be taking on the role of 'American Idol' judge, the Fox hit reality series only recently made the news official. And now that she's achieved a firm spot in reality television, it doesn't look like she wants to give it up. In fact, she's spreading her wings further into the genre and might even get her own reality series on E!.

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Sizzling Bacon Reality TV Show in the Works

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Only when one makes a regular habit of watching reality TV does one understand the full breadth of topics it encompasses, from duck magnates, to hoarders to Kardashians, but one area of the market has remained firmly unexplored, and consistently delicious.  That area, my friends, is bacon.

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‘Jersey Shore’ Renewed for a Sixth Season

Jersey Shore - Season 5
MTV

Come on, everybody, we were so close!  So very, very close.  With Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi pregnant, engaged, and seemingly retired from the hard-partying lifestyle for which she's famous only for stumbling through, it had seemed 'Jersey Shore' was at its end.  After all, even meatballs and gorilla juiceheads have to sleep sometime, don't they?

And with 'Jersey Shore' Season 5 having come to a close, with a Pauly D spin-off on the way and a Snooki / JWoww pilot in the works, it had seemed that the once mammoth phenomenons of GTL and the 'Jersey Shore' lifestyle would slowly, but surely ride off into the sunset.  Then, this happened.

Brace yourselves, folks.  'Jersey Shore' has been renewed for Season 6.

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The CW Picks Up More Reality TV for Summer, Including Musical Chairs

Queen Latifah - 2011 People's Choice Awards - Show
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Mind you I'm not much for reality TV anyway, but didn't The CW learn its lesson from 'H8R,' or the declining viewership of 'America's Next Top Model?'  Nonetheless, if reality TV's what you're looking for this summer, the people at CW have you covered.

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