HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The Parents Television Council, which monitors decency issues, criticized CBS for picking up a comedy series called "(Bleep) My Dad Says" that is based on a popular Twitter feed. Instead of the word, the CBS title uses a series of symbols. The group says it will challenge the broadcast license of any CBS affiliate that airs the series or promotions for it before. This is the show that will star William Shatner Thursday nights as the father whose politically incorrect musings are put out on Twitter by his son.
An Emmy rules exemption will give the talent behind Sunday's extended-length Lost finale the chance to compete for awards. The TV academy's board of governors voted Wednesday night to make the upcoming Lost finale eligible for acting, directing and other individual honors despite the episode's two-and-a-half-hour length that would exceed the running time allowed under Emmy rules.
James Franco has been cast as the lead in the Planet of the Apes prequel Rise of the Apes. Franco will play the role of a young, driven scientist who becomes a crucial figure in the war between humans and apes.
The inevitable war between apes and humans comes out June 24, 2011.
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