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Netflix’s awesomely playful campaign for Season 4 of Arrested Development continues with a banana-flavored Easter egg. Also after the jump:

  • The CW moves Cult from Fridays to never
  • Starz sets a premiere date for Magic City
  • Being Human gets renewed by Syfy
  • Jamie Foxx will direct horror for Syfy
  • … and see what else the network has planned
  • Adrien Brody is History’s Harry Houdini
  • Ryan Murphy‘s new drama heads to HBO
  • Jason Bateman says “Manage your expectations”
  • See The Simpsons‘ homage to Breaking Bad
  • … and Family Guy‘s nod to King of the Hill

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Seth MacFarlane‘s already conquered the small screen, and now he’s got his eye on taking over the big one as well. This summer saw the release of Ted, MacFarlane’s first foray into feature directing, and this winter will see him hosting the Oscars. Next up? The long-promised Family Guy movie, perhaps.

MacFarlane revealed his plans during a visit to UCLA, confidently declaring “it’s just a matter of when.” Oh, good. More after the jump.

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With TV upfronts just around the corner, broadcast networks have been scrambling to make some tough calls. Fox has now decreed the fates of its three freshman dramas, axing J.J. AbramsAlcatraz and its Bones spinoff The Finder while re-upping on Kiefer Sutherland‘s Touch. On the animated side, American Dad and Family Guy are slated to return while Cleveland Show and Napoleon Dynamite continue to await a decision.

Meanwhile, the network has been loading up on brand-new pilots, including a serial killer thriller starring Kevin Bacon, a comedy from Mindy Kaling, the inanely-titled Mob Doctor, and more. Details after the jump.

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Love him or hate him, there’s no denying things are looking up for Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane. His series continues to be a hit in its tenth season, his feature film Ted is set to hit next year, he’s updating the ’80s PBS series Cosmos: A Space-Time Odyssey, and earlier this year, he finally won the rights to reboot The Flintstones for film and television. Now he’s kinda-sorta got his eye on bringing back another classic property: Star Trek.

After the jump, read about MacFarlane’s interest in the iconic sci-fi series, plus his thoughts on modernizing The Flintstones and (eventually) ending Family Guy.

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Family Guy’s ‘Incredible Hulk’ Opening

This weeks episode of Family Guy featured an awesome recreation of the opening title sequence of the 1978 television series The Incredible Hulk starring Lou Ferrigno. Watch it now embedded after the jump.
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What Are The Most Pirated TV Shows of 2010?

Earlier this month we published the list of the most pirated movies of 2010. Today we bring you the listing of the most pirated television series of 2010.  The number one show seems pretty obvious to me…  Any guesses? See the full list after the jump.

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Movie Trailer: Family Guy: It’s A Trap!

20th Century Fox has released the movie trailer for Family Guy‘s Return of the Jedi parody Family Guy: It’s a Trap! premiered today online. Once again, the trailer is a nearly exact remake of the original trailer from the 1983 classic Return of the Jedi. Watch it now embedded after the jump.

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Something, Something, Something Darkside is the Family Guy spoof of The Empire Strikes Back, a sequel to their first Star Wars parody Blue Harvest. It hits DVD and Blu-ray next week and, of course, that means there’s been some launch parties and promo events and all that kind of PR silliness. Stopped on the red carpet of one event, Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane was asked if his tribute toons would extend to funny-business versions of the prequel trilogy. It seems like even he could smell the badness on Clones and Menace:

I’m not as well-versed on the newer movies as much as I am on the old ones. I was a kid when the old ones came out, so they hold a special place in my heart.

So, what would follow on from the Star Wars spoofs? How about Back to the Future, Star Trek or Indiana Jones?

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