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No summer vacation for network TV; it has big plans instead
No summer vacation for network TV; it has big plans instead

This post has been updated. See below for details. The summer blockbusters are coming. And to see them, you don't even need to get off your sofa. The TV networks are pouring unprecedented amounts of money — and some very creative deal-making — into getting A-list movie writer-producers and actors onto your living-room flat screen during the hot months. On NBC, John Malkovich is starring as the pirate Blackbeard in "Crossbones." CBS is launching a sci-fi drama, "Extant," starring Oscar winner Halle Berry and produced by Steven Spielberg. And director Guillermo del Toro is bringing his vampire tale "The Strain" to FX with a $9-million...

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