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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The full length trailer for Family Guy’s Empire Strikes Back parody Family Guy: Something, Something, Something, Dark Side premieres today on the iTunes store, Apple and YouTube. The trailer is “a nearly exact remake” of the original trailer from the 1980 classic The Empire Strikes Back. Watch it now embedded after the jump.

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Family Guy Movie Coming Soon?

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Last week, McFarlane’s show American Dad reached a milestone with 100 episodes aired. At the party to celebrate, McFarlane talked to Wired about the possibility of a Family Guy big screen movie and it became clearly that one was not only likely, it was just about inevitable. Quotes beyond the fold.

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On May 20th, [adult swim] is scheduled to announce new shows and give a thorough update on its eight-hour programming block. TV Barn recently paid a visit to the mythical Williams Street office in Atlanta, where [as] founder Mike Lazzo let it be known that he’s acquired the UK-version of The Office: “That’s a done deal. It’s happening. …The only thing I don’t know is when to put it on.” The rather awesome acquisition follows in line with [as]’s recent importation of British comedy series The Mighty Boosh and the utterly craze Look Around You. Moreover, it’s yet another live-action addition to a nocturnal line-up built on signature, subversive, stony animation.

An upcoming [as] program that I eagerly anticipate sliming my mind and hundreds-of-thousands of others is entitled Totally For Teens. Numerous trailers for it—think ’80s after school specials suitable for Videodrome‘s Civic-TV or 4chan—have hit the web, but the latest was too damn amazing not to share. Take a look and have your egg fried after the jump…

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The /Filmcast: After Dark is a recording of what happens right after The /Filmcast is over, when the kids have gone to bed and the guys feel free to speak whatever is on their minds. In other words, it’s the leftover and disorganized ramblings, mindfarts, and brain diarrhea from The /Filmcast, all in one convenient audio file. In this episode, David, Devindra, and Adam, discuss their memories of Bond and Casino Royale, reflect on the influence of Seth MacFarlane, and compare their geekiest moments of all time. Katie Spence and Ben Brown join us from Hooray Movies. Also, Peter Sciretta forces his way onto the podcast to warn about the upcoming desecration of a revered childhood film.

Your voicemails (781-583-1993) and e-mails are always welcome. Join us next Monday at 10 PM EST / 7 PM PST as we review Quantum of Solace with Adam Kempenaar from the Filmspotting podcast.

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