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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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[08/22/14 - 02:58 PM]
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FXX spins the numbers for Thursday, August 21.

[08/22/14 - 01:53 PM]
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[08/22/14 - 12:38 PM]
Oscar-Winner Stephen Gaghan to Direct "White City" Pilot for AMC
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[08/22/14 - 11:43 AM]
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The "Pilot" episode is available now until Tuesday, August 26 at 5:00 PM ET on multiple platforms.

[08/22/14 - 11:30 AM]
A Special "Lost"-Themed Episode of "Phineas and Ferb" to Premiere Monday, September 29 on Disney XD
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[08/22/14 - 11:26 AM]
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[08/22/14 - 08:59 AM]
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[08/22/14 - 08:45 AM]
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[08/22/14 - 08:39 AM]
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[08/22/14 - 08:36 AM]
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[08/22/14 - 08:19 AM]
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ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, August 21.

[08/22/14 - 07:32 AM]
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[08/22/14 - 07:15 AM]
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[08/21/14 - 06:00 PM]
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[08/21/14 - 04:28 PM]
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