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Voice Cast for Star Trek: Lower Decks Revealed

One of the more exciting bits of news surrounding the Comic-Con is CBS All Access’ reveal of the voice cast for the upcoming animated series Star Trek: Lower Decks. For those not in the know, Star Trek: Lower Decks is a comedy spin-off from the long-running sci-fi megafranchise. Comic Con panel moderator Jerry O’Connell described the project as “the Downtown Abbey of Star Trek.” ...

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CBS All Access greenlights new Star Trek animated series

CBS has announced Star Trek: Lower Decks, an all-new animated comedy based on the iconic sci-fi franchise headed to the CBS All Access streaming service. The series will focus on the support crew serving on one of Starfleet’s least important ships and will be produced by CBS Eye Animation Productions, CBS Television Studios’ new animation arm; Secret Hideout; and Roddenberry ...

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CLIP: Michael Jackson’s Halloween Special

If you’re looking for something nostalgic, yet contemporary enough to watch this Halloween, CBS’ Michael Jackson’s Halloween might be right up your alley. Currently available through the channel’s online platform, this collaboration between CBS and the late King of Pop’s estate is a CG animated feature that follows Vincent, Victoria, and their dog Ichabod as they are drawn to the ...

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ShowTime Greenlights Stephen Colbert’s Animated Mockumentary Show

Showtime has just approved a new animated mockumentary series from acclaimed comedian and TV host, Stephen Colbert, who will serve as executive producer along with Late Show showrunner Chris Licht. The series is being produced by CBS Television Studios and will consist of 10 episodes related to various topics associated with the 45th PotUS and the White House. Showtime claims that the animated ...

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CBS Releases First Trailer for Supergirl Series

CBS has recently posted a hefty full-length trailer for their upcoming small screen adaptation of DC Comics’ Supergirl, which has Melissa Benoist playing the role of Kara Zor El. Clocking in at six and a half minutes, the trailer reveals a lot of important points in the series (how it fits in with the existing Superman universe, what she looks like, her gender preference, etc.,) while also ...

Kick Buttowski: Suburban Daredevil
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Jim Parsons lends his voice to Kick Buttowski

Jim Parsons, who is most famous for playing the role of Dr. Sheldon Cooper on the CBS sitcom, The Big Bang Theory, will be guest starring in a new episode of the animated series, Kick Buttowski: Suburban Daredevil. This new episode, entitled “Jock Wilder’s Nature Camp”, will debut on Disney XD this Saturday, February 4, 2012. ...

‘Community’ Goes Anime
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Community goes anime

While Community is one of the funniest and most popular shows on network TV these days, it really doesn’t belong on Toonbarn since it’s a live action show, without even the tiniest of CG effects. That all changed last December 1, for a single day at least, as NBC’s Community joined in on the 80s anime parody bandwagon with an episode that casts the entire cast of community college as ...

Hanna-Barbera brings The Herculoids: The Complete Series to DVD
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Hanna-Barbera brings The Herculoids: The Complete Series to DVD

Nearly 50 years ago, Hanna-Barbera brought a brand new animated series to CBS with The Herculoids. The toon focused on a teaming of humans, in a weird, post-apocalyptic planet. It was a combination of feral barbarian times with what appeared to be futuristic mutated beings – possibly a precursor to Thundera from the Thundercats. Zandor, his wife Tara, and their son Dorno were the He-Man ...

Rudolph, with your nose so bright, wont you be on CBS tonight
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Rudolph, with your nose so bright, wont you be on CBS tonight

Why, yes! Yes he will! Tonight, for the 46th time on TV, and 38th time on CBS, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer will bring holiday joy to everyone watching. The special November 30th airing, which starts at 8pm, will be the first time the stop-motion animated special will run, but it wont be the last! Look for local listings to see when you can catch a replay. As the longest-running holiday ...

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer on CBS this Tuesday
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Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer on CBS this Tuesday

As Sam the Snowman tells us, Rudolph the reindeer who is born with a glowing red nose. For most of his life, this is something embarrassing for the family, so much so that his father, Donner, helps Rudolph hide his nose. Like his elf friend Hermey, Rudolph is a misfit. But like most misfits, Rudolph learns this is just a phase to grow through, and his new friends Fireball and Clarice soon ...

A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving tonight on ABC
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A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving tonight on ABC

Tonight, a classic. For those of you with a free hour between 8-9pm, the ABC network should be your destination of choice, as the Disney-owned station puts on one of the more famous Charles M. Schulz Peanuts specials, A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving. This is the tenth Snoopy-themed special in the lineup, originally appearing on CBS in 1973 – even winning an Emmy! As if that weren’t ...

Bringing in the holidays with Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
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Bringing in the holidays with Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

Way back in 1939, Robert L. May wrote a brief holiday poem, hoping to inspire those who read it with the Christmas spirit. Fast forward 70 years, and that innocent little poem has grown into one of the most famous and iconic holiday superstars of all time, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. The stop-motion animated special telling Rudolph’s story has run every year since 1964, introducing ...

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