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Posted at 1:50 PM ET, 09/30/2010

A possible 'Munsters' return; 'Lone Star' goes to late night?; the Oscars, with even less diversity

By Jen Chaney

Three pop culture-related stories on our radar this afternoon, including a possible time slot for the remaining "Lone Star" episodes and a look at a very Caucasian Oscar field:

1. 'The Munsters' is back (maybe): If you harbor sincere affection for both Eddie Munster and the sweetly wacky, defunct series "Pushing Daisies," here's some good news: Bryan Fuller, the man who created "Daises," is currently working on a "Munsters" reboot for NBC. Michael Ausiello of Entertainment Weekly says the series has been described as, "'Modern Family' meets 'True Blood,'” and that Guillermo del Toro may be involved in some way. So just to recap, that would be a merger of the video above, with a little of this:

A little of this:

And a little of this:

Okay, I'm in. [Entertainment Weekly]

2. Stay up late for "Lone Star": Now that "Lone Star" has officially been canceled, it looks like Fox might air the remaining episodes in the oh-so-desirable 11 p.m.-on-Saturday slot. The Wrap reports that the remaining three or four episodes are likely to air at the aforementioned time, which is when reruns are already slated for broadcast. Kyle Killen, creator of the critically lauded but little-watched drama, was not aware of said plan, however. "Sounds like you might know more than I do at this point," he told a Wrap reporter who asked for confirmation. Man, how can you not feel sorry for this poor guy? [The Wrap]

3. An all-white Oscar season?: Based on the current front runners in the Academy Awards race, The Hollywood Reporter is imagining a scenario where there could be no black acting nominees, the first instance of that in a decade. Obviously there are still several months to go until nominations are announced in January, so it's possible all this hand-wringing over a lack of diversity could be semi-moot, especially if the cast of Tyler Perry's "For Colored Girls" delivers some solid, award-worthy performances. Surely Academy members will be watching closely now that THR has sounded the alarm. [The Hollywood Reporter]

Bonus link: Michael Caine knows what the ending of "Inception" means. Allow him to explain, if you dare to click the spoilery link.

By Jen Chaney  | September 30, 2010; 1:50 PM ET
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These rumors are nothing. What about the one about George Clooney's girlfriend allegedly sporting a plain gold band on THAT finger? yeah, reps deny it. We all know what that means.

Posted by: epjd | September 30, 2010 3:59 PM | Report abuse

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