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Max Steel is back in actionFremantleMedia Enterprises, the brand extension arm of FremantleMedia, has inked a distribution deal with Cartoon Network Latin America for boy-skewing Max Steel (26 x 30-minute), a new CGI-animated series based the Mattel boys action IP.
‘Family Feud’ Renewed Through 2015On the heels of The Wendy Williams Show’s renewal and FX’s pickup of Charlie Sheen’s Anger Management, distributor Debmar-Mercury has renewed Family Feud through 2015. Year-over-year, the long-running game show, now hosted by Steve Harvey, is up 40 percent in its key women 25-54 demographic and has posted a 35 percent household gain compared with 2010.
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“Eleventh-hour hirings, a bitter exit, an angry lawsuit by an “Idol” frenemy. Even before the U.S. version of England’s most successful TV show debuts, Simon Cowell has his cherished buzz. Now, the global reality kingpin seriously unloads on his detractors and reveals his plans to get 20 million viewers. Anything less? A “disappointment,” he says.”