Alan Young Dead

It’s been a tough year for losses in the entertainment industry. Musicians like Prince and David Bowie left us along with comedian Garry Shandling, veteran actress Doris Roberts and the incredible Alan Rickman. Now one more name from the days of classic television and the nostalgic 80s has passed away. Mr. Ed star Alan Young, who was also the voice of Scrooge McDuck on the animated series DuckTales, passed away yesterday at age 96. Read More »

In today’s extra-cinematic edition of TV┬áBits, a film franchise gets adapted into television series, a classic show turns into a movie, and a certain brilliant-but-cancelled television series that’s been trying to get a big-screen sequel off the ground looks increasingly likely to make a temporary return to the small-screen. After the jump, read about:

  • Hulu and IFC’s interest in new episodes of Arrested Development
  • The big-screen adaptation of the classic talking horse series Mr. Ed
  • The development of a series based on film franchise Universal Soldier

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