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Jersey Shore fourth season trailer

An extended trailer for the fourth season of Jersey Shore has been released online. The season sees the cast head to Florence, Italy to try and rediscover their roots.

Entourage movie in the works

Entourage creator Doug Ellin has confirmed that a movie based on the series is in the works. Ellin told Entertainment Weekly: “We’re going to do a movie. We’re going to do it. It’s a question of when and how quick. We’ll sit down and come up with an idea.”

Downton Abbey could run for six seasons

Downton Abbey executive producer Gareth Neame believes the period drama could run for as many as six seasons. “I think it can continue for series four, five and six!” Neame said when discussing the eight-part second season. “It could move up to the 1930s, as long as the audience wants it.”

Reality TV “killing scripted TV”

Several TV showrunners in the US have spoken out about how reality TV is killing scripted TV. Everybody Loves Raymond creator Phil Rosenthal has blamed reality TV for diverting network recourses from scripted TV: “Sure they’re to blame because they’re cheap to do,” he said. “The glut of reality shows that we’re seeing could signal something larger than just a trend. And that is the end of civilization.”

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