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Desperate HousewivesHappy Thanksgiving Eve’s Day (or, whatever you want to call it)! Today, we have news briefs about a bunch of classic sitcoms coming to Hulu, what you won’t be seeing on Desperate Housewives (photo at right), a Mission: Impossible partnership, what to watch this weekend, and Facebook’s new phone. Plus, a few notable premieres in TV history.

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The TV video website has struck a deal with Carsey Werner TV Distribution to license 11 of their vintage sitcoms. They are The Cosby Show, 3rd Rock From the Sun, Grounded for Life, Men Behaving Badly, That ’80s Show, The Tracy Morgan Show, Whoopi, Damon, Game Over, Davis Rules, and Normal, Ohio. The 580 episodes are available for viewing via Hulu’s subscription service, Hulu Plus. Some of Carsey Werner’s biggest titles — Roseanne, That ’70s Show, and Grace Under Fire — weren’t included in the deal.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer
It seems that the folks at Facebook have been developing a smartphone of their own that will have deep integration with the social network. The phone’s codename is “Buffy,” named after our favorite vampire slayer.

Desperate Housewives
If you were a resident of Wisteria Lane, it’d be a good idea to find someplace else to stay for the holidays. In past Decembers, we’ve seen riots, a plane crash, and a tornado come to the neighborhood. There won’t be any big catastrophes this year though, mostly because of budgetary reasons. They’re supposedly saving their extra dollars to put into May’s series finale.

Mission: Impossible
The National Hockey League has made its first major pact with a film studio and they’ve chosen to work with Paramount to help promote Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol. During this Friday’s Boston Bruins vs. Detroit Red Wings game, NBC will air offer clips of the upcoming Tom Cruise sequel. The movie opens nationwide on December 21st. In addition, the “NHL Mission Impossible” sweepstakes will be pushed for five weeks and other NHL-related telecasts will integrate Ghost Protocol clips.

Thanksgiving marathons
If you plan on spending some time in front of the television this holiday weekend, you might want to check out TV Tango’s guide to “395 TV Series & Movie Marathons & Holiday Programs, Specials & Episodes.” There’s certainly plenty of stuff to watch if you’re not a fan of football.

2009: ABC premiered its Find My Family reality series.

2008: The CW’s reality series 4Real went off the air. The program follows celebrities as they travel to remote locations and discuss issues like poverty, children’s rights, and the environment.

1983: The Hitchhiker premiered on HBO and later moved to USA. The series ran for 85 episodes in all.

1963: Doctor Who debuted on the BBC and continued for many years. The current version started in 2005.

What do you think? What shows would you like to see made available on Hulu? Will you miss the annual disaster on Desperate Housewives? What will you be watching this weekend?

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A Canadian reality series that follows celebrities for interesting and unique encounters. The personalities travel around the globe to meet with real-life young leaders who are affecting real changes in their communities, often under very adverse circumstances. By the end of the show, it becomes apparent who the real stars are.
TV Show Obituaries: 85 Series from the 2008 – 2009 Season that are Cancelled or Ending

TV Show Obituaries: 85 Series from the 2008 – 2009 Season that are Cancelled or Ending

May 27, 2009
Those not returning for the 2009-10 TV season include 4Real, According To Jim, America's Toughest Jobs, American Gladiators, Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader?, Battlestar Galactica, Boston Legal, Celebrity Circus, Celebrity Exposé, Celebrity Family Feud, Charlie Jade, Chocolate News, Cristina's Court, Crusoe, Cupid, D.L. Hughley Breaks The News, Deal Or No Deal, Dirty Sexy Money, Do Not Disturb, Don't Forget The Lyrics!, Easy Money, Eleventh Hour, Eli Stone, ER, Everybody Hates Chris, Fear Itself, Foster's Home For Imaginary Friends, Frank TV, Harper's Island, Hole In The Wall, Homeland Security USA, Howie Do It, In Harm's Way, In The Motherhood, Kath & Kim (US), King Of The Hill, Knight Rider (2008), Kyle XY, Last Comic Standing, Late Night With Conan O'Brien, Life, Life On Mars (US), Lipstick Jungle, MADtv, Momma's Boys, Most Outrageous Moments, My Own Worst Enemy, Nashville Star, Opportunity Knocks, Osbournes: Reloaded, Prison Break, Privileged, Pushing Daisies, Reaper, Samantha Who?, Sit Down, Shut Up, Stargate Atlantis, Stylista, Superstars Of Dance, Swingtown, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, The Baby Borrowers, The Chopping Block, The Emperor's New School, The Ex List, The Game, The L Word, The Middleman, The Morning Show With Mike And Juliet, The Shield, The Starter Wife, The Tonight Show With Jay Leno, The Unit, The Unusuals, Total Request Live, Trust Me, Valentine, Without A Trace, and Worst Week.. Sadly, there may be more. Here are the details: 4Real (CW) Part of the failed partnership between Media Rights Capital and CW, this reality series follows celebrities as they travel around the world and meet inspiring community leaders. Eight episodes were produced but only seven aired. TV show dates: October 5 -- November 23, 2008. According to Jim (ABC) This old-style sitcom about a headstrong contractor and his beautiful wife was successful in its early seasons but, by season five, the ratings really started to decline. Still, the network kept renewing it and the sitcom managed to survive for eight seasons. TV show dates: October 3, 2001 -- May 5, 2009.
2008 – 2009 Cancelled TV Shows: 10 CW Series That Won’t Be Back for 2009 – 2010

2008 – 2009 Cancelled TV Shows: 10 CW Series That Won’t Be Back for 2009 – 2010

May 27, 2009
The CW was the last to announce their new schedule for the 2009 - 2010 season. The network targets the desirable young female demographic but has been having a hard time attracting many viewers at all -- at least when you compare them to the four major networks. For next season, they've renewed 90210, America's Next Top Model, Gossip Girl, One Tree Hill, Smallville, and Supernatural. Over the Summer, they're unveiling two new series; reality show Hitched or Ditched debuted tonight and drama Blonde Charity Mafia will show up in July. Next season, you'll be able to see The Beautiful Life, Parental Discretion Advised, The Vampire Diaries, and a new version of Melrose Place. The shows you won't be seeing back next season include 4Real, 13: Fear Is Real, Easy Money, Everybody Hates Chris, The Game, In Harm's Way, Privileged, Reaper, Stylista, and Valentine. Here are the details...

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