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[10/29/03 - 12:00 AM]
Bravo Slates Return of 'Queer Eye,' Adds 'Poker' Players
By Brian Ford Sullivan (TFC)

CHICAGO (thefutoncritic.com) -- The Fab Five has set a return date. Bravo will resume running fresh episodes of the smash hit beginning Tuesday, November 18 at 10:00/9:00c. In addition, the network has ordered a special holiday-themed episode to air on December 16.

Among the subjects for the new episodes: "a hippie dad postal worker who dabbles in taxidermy, an ex-marine striving to be both an officer and a gentleman, and a conservative lawyer who is ready to go topless for the first time in 13 years. . . by losing his toupee," according to a Bravo press release. As for the holiday special, the network promises the unveiling of "a brand new Fab 5 loft designed and decorated by Thom, plus updates on some of last season�s most memorable straight guys as the Fab 5 drop in unexpectedly to see how they are following the 'Queer Eye' mandate and come back with surprising results."

Meanwhile in other Bravo news, the cable channel has revealed its complete roster of participants for "Celebrity Poker Showdown." The series, which airs Tuesdays at 9:00/8:00c beginning December 2, features 25 celebrities competing (five per game) for a piece of the $250,000 prize pool in a game of No Limit Texas Hold'em poker for the charity of their choice. The winner of each of the five initial games goes on to play in the January 13 championship. Here's a complete list of all 25 players:

Game 1 (December 2): Ben Affleck, Don Cheadle, David Schwimmer, Emily Proctor and Willie Garson.

Game 2 (December 9): Martin Sheen, Allison Janney, Richard Schiff, John Spencer and Timothy Busfield.

Game 3 (December 16): Hank Azaria, Michael Ian Black, Peter Facinelli, Nicole Sullivan and Mo Gaffney.

Game 4 (December 23): Paul Rudd, Ron Livingston, Sarah Silverman, Shannon Elizabeth and Coolio.

Game 5 (January 6): Mimi Rogers, David Cross, Tom Green, Carrie Fisher and Scott Stapp.

The Championship Game (January 13): The winners of Games 1-5.





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[07/29/15 - 02:18 PM]
Through the Eyes of the Spies: New Documentary Reveals a Unique Perspective on the Life of Fidel Castro
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[07/29/15 - 01:42 PM]
ABC Family to Give Viewers a First Look at "Kevin From Work" on Facebook
The show will premiere on ABC Family on Wednesday, August 12 at 8:00/7:00c with two back-to-back episodes.

[07/29/15 - 01:17 PM]
Travel Channel's "36 Hours" Based on The New York Times' Popular Weekly Column Premieres Monday, August 17th at 8:00PM ET/PT
Co-hosts Kristen Kish and Kyle Martino arrive in a new city each week where they'll have a weekend to meet insiders who will point them to the best restaurants, hot spots and attractions.

[07/29/15 - 12:57 PM]
Discovery Channel's "Alaskan Bush People" Earns Season High and Ranks #1 on All of Television on Friday Night in Persons and Men
Discovery further spins the numbers for Friday, July 24.

[07/29/15 - 12:49 PM]
Grammy(R) and Academy Award(R)-Winning Sensation John Legend and His Get Lifted Production Company to Executive-Produce WGN America's Highly Anticipated Dramatic Thriller, "Underground"
Additionally, Get Lifted will oversee the score, soundtrack and all music aspects of the series.

[07/29/15 - 11:32 AM]
OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network Announces Fall Premieres
New seasons of "For Better or Worse," "Iyanla: Fix My Life," "Oprah: Where Are They Now?" and "If Loving You is Wrong" will kick things off in September.

[07/29/15 - 11:32 AM]
E! Announces New Series "Hollywood Teen Medium" (Working Title)
Following the life of 19-year old Tyler Henry, the series explores the world of this self-proclaimed clairvoyant medium as he balances his unique abilities with trying to be a regular teenager.

[07/29/15 - 11:01 AM]
Comedy Central's "The Daily Show" Executive Team to Remain with Late-Night Flagship Franchise
"Steve, Jen, Tim, Jill and Adam have been key architects of 'The Daily Show's' success, and we are excited that they will continue at the core of the creative team working with Trevor Noah as the show evolves," said Michele Ganeless.

[07/29/15 - 10:29 AM]
"The Men in Blazers Show" Season Premiere This Mon., Aug. 3 at 11 P.M. ET on NBCSN
The season premiere of the 30-minute show will feature NBC Sports Group's Premier League analysts Robbie Earle and Robbie Mustoe, hosts of The 2 Robbies "Football" Show on NBC Sports Radio, as they preview the 2015-16 season.

[07/29/15 - 10:08 AM]
Nat Geo WILD Highlights the Importance of Big Cat Awareness with Full Lineup of World Lion Day Programming, Aug. 10
The network's programming initiative also draws awareness to the National Geographic Society's Big Cats Initiative with public service announcements and on-air promotional attention, kicking off Wednesday, July 29.

[07/29/15 - 10:02 AM]
MTV Announces Season Two Pick-Up for "Scream" During Summer TCA Presentation
Plus: the network sets return dates for "Finding Carter" and "Ridiculousness."

[07/29/15 - 09:45 AM]
HBO Documentary Films Acquires U.S. Rights to Leah Wolchok's "Very Semi-Serious: A Partially Thorough Portrait of New Yorker Cartoonists"
The feature-length documentary debuts Monday, Dec. 7 (9:00-11:00 p.m. ET/PT) exclusively on HBO, following a limited theatrical run (Nov. 20-Dec. 3).

[07/29/15 - 09:01 AM]
FX Networks Launches Emojis Based on Hit Original Series
"Archer," "It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia," "The Strain," "Man Seeking Woman" and "Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll" are among the initial offerings.

[07/29/15 - 08:40 AM]
"Talent" and "Hollywood Game Night" Are the #1-2 Shows of the Night on the Big 4 in 18-49
NBC spins the numbers for Tuesday, July 28.

[07/29/15 - 08:40 AM]
NBC Confirms "Welcome to Sweden" Exit, "Hollywood Game Night" Repeats to Fill Slot
Plus: look for the "Mr. Robinson" one-hour premiere to rebroadcast Sunday, August 9 at 7:00/6:00c.