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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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Find My Family

Find My Family

This reality program seeks to reunite lost loved ones via emotional journeys that are all captured for the camera. Each episode is self-contained and starts by establishing the emotional back stories of two different families who are in search of lost relatives. With limited information, a research team undertakes the difficult task of sifting through archives and tracking down records, looking for missing links. Once they have found the connections they're looking for, host Lisa Joyner contacts the newly-found family member to let them know that their biological family has sought them out. Tim Green narrates each story as it unfolds and meets with the people who originated the search. The in-person reunions will take place at the "Family Tree." A follow-up with each family concludes each episode.
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