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Camelot Canceled After One Season!

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Lame!

Despite its status as the networks' highest rated new series ever, Starz's Camelot has been canceled after one, ten-episode season!

The show, which starred Jamie Campbell Bower, Joseph Fiennes, and Eva Green's apparently started out with strong numbers, but they later dropped significantly.

Such a shame! We thought people really were enjoying this one!

Luckily, all of those actors have pretty decent careers, so at least we're confident they'll find other projects soon!

Best of luck, guys!

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Cynthia Nixon To Star In $44 Million Miniseries!

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It's been an exciting few months for Sex and the City alum Cynthia Nixon!

Last we heard from Cynthia, we were thrilled to announce that her GF Christine Marinoni gave birth to baby boy Max Ellington Nixon-Marinoni!

Now, it looks like Cynthia's career is going just as well as her personal life, because she's landed a leading role in Ridley & Tony Scott's eight-hour Starz miniseries World Without End.

The show is based on Ken Follett's The Pillars of the Earth, and it co-stars Miranda Richardson, Ben Chaplin, and The Duchess' Charlotte Riley.

Here's how the show's being described:

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Disney Vs. Dish Network

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Disney has some beef with Dish Network, which hit the big 3-0 this year!

In celebration of Dish Network's 30 years in business, the satellite company has decided to hand out to its customers one year of access to 7 different Starz channels for FREE.

The problem is that the access includes free access to Disney's recent releases, so the company has filed a lawsuit accusing Dish of breaching the "pay television" provisions of its contract and committing copyright infringement.

Luckily for Dish and it's viewers, a New York judge has denied a motion by Disney to enjoin the satellite TV company from distributing the studio's popular movies for free.

However, Dish isn't off the hook yet because the judge has not dismissed the case yet.

Similarly, in Colorado courts Starz filed a lawsuit in early May, but the judge has not yet ruled on the movie channel's request for preliminary injunctive relief.

Do U think that Dish has the right to give out Starz and the movies they air to their customers for free?

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Gus Van Sant Directing Kelsey Grammer In TV Pilot

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Van Sant To Work With Frasier

Director Gus Van Sant (Good Will Hunting, Milk, Elephant) is going to be making his television directorial debut by directing Kesley Grammer in Boss, a new series about a Chicago mayor with a dark secret.

Penning it is the same writer who wrote Mel Gibson's Apocolypto, Farhad Safinia, so we know that the story line will pretty much have to be solid.

They're making the show for Starz, which starts shooting in a week, with a premiere some time in October. Sant may even come back to direct a few more episodes!

Looking forward to it, guys! You've got a brilliant bunch for your team, that's for sure.

Will U be watching??

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Spartacus Actress Calls It Quits, Won't Return For Next Season

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Last month, we were happy to report that Starz' prequel series Spartacus: Gods of the Arena started out strong, despite star Andy Whitfield's departure from the show.

Now, it looks like another cast member, Lesley-Ann Brandt, will be leaving the show.

Brandt has reportedly quit the show to pursue other pilot projects, and her character Naevia will be recast for the show's upcoming season, Spartacus: Vengeance, which will premiere on Starz in late 2011.

Spartacus fans really seem to love this series, so we're thinking that they'll be able to handle the role being recast.

Do U watch the show? If so, who do U think would be good to take over the role of Naevia?

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New Spartacus Series Starts Strong!

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Looks like Starz subscribers love them some Spartacus!

Prequel series Spartacus: Gods of the Arena premiered on Friday night with 1.1 million viewers for its 10 p.m. airing, AND another 753,000 viewers during its 11 p.m. spot!

The combined 1.9 million viewers beats out Friday airings for ALL previous Spartacus airings, and the premiere showed a 70% jump from the Blood and Sand premiere!

We have a feeling things are only going to get better for the Spartacus team! Congrats guys!

Did U tune in for the premiere of Spartacus: Gods of the Arena?

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And The New Spartacus Is…

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Liam McIntyre!

Last week, we learned that it was between Liam McIntyre and Dominic Purcell for the lead role in Spartacus: Blood and Sand.

Now, we've learned that Australian actor McIntyre has been chosen as the replacement for Andy Whitfield, after he had to exit the series to resume his cancer treatment.

Here's what Starz president/CEO Chris Albrecht had to say about the casting decision:

“Since no one can really replace Andy, we realized that we should instead find an actor who can truly lead Spartacus forward. It was important to us to have Andy endorse the idea of recasting this part, which he did in the same heroic manner that he’s dealt with his whole ordeal. And that, coupled with our fortune in finding a young actor with the gladiator credentials and the acting ability of Liam, makes it easier for us to keep this hit franchise going.”

We weren't 100% sure if Liam was jacked enough to play a gladiator, but he def looks more like Andy than Dominic Purcell, so overall, we're thinking this was a solid decision…esp if he can bulk up a bit before the show begins!

What do U think? Did they choose the right Spartacus?

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