Samuel L. Jackson is set to produce and lend his voice to Afro Samurai, a five-episode action cartoon headed for Spike TV in 2006... On June 1, The N begins unspooling Instant Star, from the creators of Degrassi: The Next Generation. The teen soap revolves around the trials and tribulations of a girl who becomes an overnight sensation after winning an American Idol-type singing contest, presumably without shagging any of the judges.