TVLine Items: Fox OKs Flintstones Reboot, Curb Nabs Family Guys, and More TV News to Know
Henceforth, Seth MacFarlane shall be known as Fox’s Prince of Animation: The Family Guy/American Dad creator has officially been granted permission to reboot The Flintstones.
MacFarlane has long wanted to bring the prehistoric fam to Fox, and was finally given the go ahead after lengthy negotiations with Warner Bros., which owns the rights to the ‘toon. A 2013 premiere is tentatively set for the series, which is said to have the same music and a very similar look to the original.
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• Curb Your Enthusiasm‘s Larry David may finally meet his match in Season 8 guest star Michael J. Fox. The TV vet plays a heightened version of himself in the 10th episode of the HBO comedy’s summer run, says TV Guide Magazine. “I’m being symptomatic just to annoy him — a whole passive-aggressive thing,” Fox tells the mag, referring to his public battle with Parkinson’s Disease. “[Larry's] complaining because I’m shuffling and making noise upstairs. It’s very funny.” Also popping up earlier in Curb‘s season is Fox’s Family Ties dad, Michael Gross, who’ll appear as Larry’s dermatologist.
• Saving Grace‘s Leon Rippy will guest-star on the upcoming season of TNT’s Leverage as a nemesis for Timothy Hutton’s Nate, TVGuide.com reports. Season 4 of the conman drama premieres Sunday, June 26 at 9/8c.
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