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Sci Fi 'Galactica' movie readied for launch

The series finale has been shot, and now Sci Fi Channel has given the green light to a two-hour "Battlestar Galactica" telefilm set to air next year. Like last year's "Razor" event, the story will be a stand-alone and be released on DVD shortly after airing. The movie will be directed by series star Edward James Olmos and feature Michael Trucco, Aaron Douglas and Dean Stockwell.

A new Toons

Disney is rebranding its animated channel Toon Disney as Disney XD, which will feature a mix of animated and live-action programming targeted primarily at boys 6-14. The switch begins in February and include TV, online, mobile and VOD platforms. The channel reaches 70 million households.

'Fringe' to Sky One

Sky One has picked up broadcast rights to J.J. Abrams' new sci-fi series "Fringe," which will debut in the fall in the U.K. The show is produced by Abrams, Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman.

More under the 'Hood'

BBC America said Thursday that it is co-producing a third season of "Robin Hood," set to air on the channel next year. Thirteen hourlong episodes are being produced.

Dore done at CanWest

Kathy Dore is stepping down as president of Canadian broadcaster CanWest Broadcasting after four years.
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