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Joseph Gordon-Levitt's Next Project Will Be Awesome

3/20/2015 9:15am EDT
Joseph Gordon-Levitt to Star In & Produce 'Fraggle Rock' Movie
Joseph Gordon-Levitt has revealed that he will be starring in and producing a live-action "Fraggle Rock" film. The popular '80s series centered on the adventures of the various inhabitants of an underground civilization, played by muppets.

The actor is joining forces with Jim Henson's daughter Lisa and The Henson Co. for the project.

Levitt said in a statement: "The first screen personas I ever loved were Henson creations, first on Sesame Street and then on Fraggle Rock. Jim Henson's characters make you laugh and sing, but they're also layered, surprising and wise. From Oscar the Grouch, ...

'Fraggle Rock' & 'Boondock Saints' Star Gerard Parkes Dies At 90

10/21/2014 11:02am EDT
'Fraggle Rock' & 'Boondock Saints' Star Gerard Parkes Dies At 90
Gerard Parkes, known for playing Doc in Jim Henson's "Fraggle Rock," died Sunday in a retirement home in Toronto, Canada, just days after celebrating his 90th birthday, according to Entertainment Weekly.

Parkes was born on Oct. 16, 1924, in Dublin, Ireland. He began acting in the 1940s, getting his start in theater. He moved to Canada in 1956 and was the first person to win Best Actor in what is now called the Canadian Screen Awards for the 1968 film "Isabel." He also lent his talent to radio programs and won the Andrew Allan Award in 1983 for Best Radio Actor.

But perhaps what Parkes is ...

Celebrate 'Fraggle Rock's' 25th Anniversary With Complete Series Collection

10/10/2008 7:00pm EDT
Fraggle Rock
From a fun-loving group of furry subterranean creatures came millions of fans, 100 original songs, 96 total episodes, four seasons… and one Fraggle Rock Complete Series Collection! Dance your cares away with the all-new, fully loaded collectible set of the entire award-winning series, including Season 4 available for the first-time ever on DVD! The Complete Series Collection is sure to be a fan favorite with over 47 hours of content on an impressive 20 discs, including over two hours of never-before-seen bonus features and an original Fraggle Rock illustration poster— all presented togeth...

Top 20 Kid Shows From The 80s & 90s

4/29/2008 11:35am EDT
Ren & Stimpy
Remember the innocence of childhood? The birthday parties. The water gun fights. The sleep overs. Oh, and the television shows! This is a countdown of the top 20 kids shows from the mid 80s and mid 90s. There are some exceptions, though, and they are as follows:

Though excellent shows, programs such as Pee Wee’s Playhouse, Sesame Street, and "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood" are absent from this list. This isn’t just because they premiered decades ago but also because their target demographic was roughly children six and under, rather than kids aged seven to fifteen, which this coun...

Is HBO Losing Its Edge?

4/14/2008 10:57am EDT
The Sopranos
Remember the slogan, "It's not TV, It's HBO?" Well, up until a couple months ago this marketing ploy actually rang true. HBO has long been the trendsetter of original series that break all boundaries and push audiences' perception of what television is and should be.

Unfortunately, thanks to the culminations of the network's most beloved quartet of series - Sex and the City, Six Feet Under, The Sopranos, and most recently The Wire - the Crown Royal of premium cable programming is in threat of losing its edge over the best of the rest.

There was a time when HBO stood for first-run...

New TV on DVD, September 5

9/5/2006 8:00am EDT
TV fans have a bunch of new DVD releases to choose from this week. Before the fall 2006 season begins, catch up on Lost season two or Supernatural season one. Or kick it old school and check out Fraggle Rock season two, season four of Alf and The Bob Newhart Show, Silk Stalkings season five, or season six of Oz and The Flintstones.