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Lionsgate Shopping 'Harold & Kumar' TV Show (Exclusive)

A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas
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Harold & Kumar

With "A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas" hitting theaters today, Lionsgate is shopping an animated version of the raunchy stoner comedy with stars Kal Penn and John Cho.

With Harold & Kumar  readying for its big screen return today, sources tell The Hollywood Reporter that Lionsgate is shopping an animated TV version.

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Film stars John Cho and Kal Penn are on board to voice the characters, Harold and Kumar, respectively, while A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas' scribes Jon Hurwitz and Hayden Schlossberg are attached to pen the script, according to sources.

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Lionsgate has received multiple offers from cable networks, but no official deal has been made for the potential series.

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The Nov. 4 film release marks the third entry in Mandate Pictures' raunchy stoner film franchise. The first, 2004's Harold & Kumar Go To White Castle grossed $18.3 million domestically; the second, 2008's Harold & Kumar Escape to Guantanamo Bay, garnered $38.1 million.

Penn and Cho are both repped by the Gersh Agency; Hurwitz and Schlossberg are repped by CAA.

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