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Seth MacFarlane Promises to Match Reading Rainbow Donations

Seth McFarlane

The Reading Rainbow Kickstarter just got a little bit brighter, thanks to Seth MacFarlane.

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LeVar Burton Launches Kickstarter Campaign to Revive Reading Rainbow

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LeVar Burton has launched a Kickstarter campaign to make Reading Rainbow a web series.

"Ever since Reading Rainbow began in 1983, I have dedicated myself to fostering a love of reading in children, just as my mother did for me," Burton writes on the website. "Over the past year, I have watched Kickstarter bring communities together to support artists and inventors. Again and again, I have been inspired by watching like-minded people team up to accomplish impossible dreams, and to change the world. Now, I am hoping you will join me on my mission: to bring Reading Rainbow back for every child, everywhere."

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Nathan Fillion to Guest-Star on Community

Nathan Fillion

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Nathan Fillion will guest-star on Community's upcoming fifth season, Deadlinereports.

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Community Recap: Giancarlo Esposito Makes Pierce Likeable

Giancarlo Esposito

Nothing says Halloween more than Valentine's Day and daddy issues, right? Well, maybe not, but Community has never been one to conform. On Thursday's episode "Paranormal Parentage," the latest addition to the show's beloved lineage of Halloween episodes, the study group ventures to their scariest locale yet — Hawthorne Manor. So to paraphrase Jeff, what in the Scooby-Doo happened... read more

LeVar Burton Bringing Back Reading Rainbow — With an App

LeVar Burton

LeVar Burton is resurrecting Reading Rainbow for yet another generation — by releasing an app.

Burton, executive producer and host of the program that ran on PBS for 26 years until 2009, is creating a mobile application through his site RRKidz, which he started in September.

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Keck's Exclusives: First Look: Roots Reunion on OWN

Roots Reunion

For the first time ever, Oprah Winfrey conducts an interview inside her lavish Montecito, California, estate in celebration of the 35th anniversary of Roots, the 1977 Emmy-winning ABC miniseries that exposed the horrors of slavery and triumphs of its survivors.

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Yvette Nicole Brown: LeVar Burton Will Have Some of the Funniest Scenes in Community History

Yvette Nicole Brown, Community

Between the paintball episode and Ken Jeong's crazy one-liners, there have been some seriously hilarious scenes on Community. But Yvette Nicole Brown, who plays Shirley on the NBC sitcom, tells TVGuide.com: "The scenes that [LeVar Burton] is in and the cast member he has the scenes with — it is some of the funniest stuff I've seen on Community."

Plus, see what Brown had to say about a visual in tonight's "Advanced Dungeons & Dragons" episode that will haunt you for life.

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VIDEO: Community's Gillian Jacobs Previews "Epic" Valentine's Day Episode

If there's one thing the Community gang is not good at, it's romance. And with the show's Valentine's Day episode around the corner, things are only going to get worse. "Things are going to go wrong, and comically so," star Gillian Jacobs tells TVGuide.com.


Plus: Get the details on an upcoming appearance by LeVar Burton and an episode that will take the study group outside of Greendale.

Watch the full interview in the video after the jump.

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Roots Producer David Wolper Dies at 82

David Wolper

David Wolper, producer of the celebrated miniseries Roots, has died of congestive heart disease and complications of Parkinson's disease, according to The Associated Press. He was 82.

Wolper is perhaps best known for his work on the 1977 ABC miniseries that followed... read more

Catching Up with the Roots Cast

Leslie Uggams is working on a Lena Horne project that's en route to Broadway.Louis Gossett Jr. is heading back to Broadway with a remake of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, also starring Phylicia Rashad and directed by Debbie Allen.John Amos, of course, is currently on Men in Trees: "Maybe next year the entire cast of that show will be here."Ben Vereen just finished an episode of Grey's Anatomy and wants to go back to Broadway with a gospel-themed project.LeVar Burton is on Day 10 of the shoot for Tempting Hyenas, a feature he's directing. The cast includes himself, Alfre Woodard, Lacey Chabert and Adrienne Barbeau.Cicely Tyson jokes, "I'm looking for a job," saying she may have to pull a Bette Davis and put an ad in the newspapers. "But I, for most of my career, have been unemployed," she says, before noting, "I actually have a number of things in the works."There's awkwardness as Cicely and LeVar get into some sort of debate about the state of today's long-form television and Roots' legacy. read more

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