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Posted on Tue. Jul. 15, 2014 - 12:32 am EDT

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Hulu gets streaming rights to ‘South Park’ library

Hulu is now the exclusive streaming home for the full run of Comedy Central’s bad-boy animated series, “South Park” – all 244-and-counting episodes.

New episodes will continue to also appear on Comedy Central’s website as well as the website of South Park Studios.

The announcement was made Saturday at the summer TV critics’ tour, where the “South Park” creators, Trey Parker and Matt Stone, made an unbilled appearance.

They didn’t stay long.

“Tomorrow we have to start another new episode,” said Stone.

Fox TV studio execs to oversee network

Fox says Gary Newman and Dana Walden, the two executives who run the company’s TV studio, will also be in charge of the Fox broadcast network.

The appointment announced Monday aligning 20th Century Fox Television with the network brings back a structure that Fox had for five years, ending a decade ago. There are usually financial benefits to having a studio make programming for a network under the same ownership.

Walden said there were no plans to hire an entertainment president for the network. Kevin Reilly’s recent exit from Fox triggered the changes.

‘American Psycho’ coming to US stage

The yuppie serial killer Patrick Bateman from “American Psycho” is about to stalk an off-Broadway stage.

Second Stage Theatre said Monday it will stage the musical based on Bret Easton Ellis’s 1991 Manhattan-based novel starting in February 2015. No casting was announced.

The book for the stage version was written by playwright Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and is directed by Rupert Goold. Duncan Sheik has penned music and lyrics for more than a dozen original songs, including “You Are What You Wear.”

Sheik, who had the 1996 smash-hit single “Barely Breathing” and is the songwriter of the Tony Award-winning musical “Spring Awakening,” turned to Kickstarter to give the show a $150,000 infusion. Almeida Theatre in London staged the world premiere in December.

In London, Matt Smith, best known from “Doctor Who,” played Bateman.

Syfy planning ‘space opera’

Syfy network says Thomas Jane will star as a world-weary detective in an other-worldly thriller for the network. In “The Expanse,” Jane will play Detective Miller, a native of the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter two centuries in the future. He is put in charge of the investigation into a missing heiress. This 10-episode series, billed as a “space opera,” is based on the best-selling book series by James S.A. Covey. It will premiere on Syfy in 2015.


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