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A&E briefs: Sci Fi to air "Firefly" reruns, unseen episodes

Sunday 19 June 2005, by Webmaster

Just in time to stir up some hype for the movie based on it, the cult series "Firefly" is returning to TV.

The Sci Fi Channel has picked up the rights to Joss Whedon’s "space Western," including three episodes never aired. It will begin July 22.

"Firefly’s" Sci Fi debut will come about two months before the scheduled release of Universal Pictures’ "Serenity," a feature film based on the series written and directed by Whedon ("Buffy the Vampire Slayer").

Set 500 years from now, "Firefly" follows the crew of a small, vagabond space transport ship called the Serenity.

Murphy in "Dreamgirls"

Eddie Murphy will join Jamie Foxx and Beyoncé Knowles in the upcoming film "Dreamgirls," adapted from the Tony Award-winning musical.

The movie follows the rise of an African-American trio called the Dreamettes. Murphy will play a singer the Dreamettes back up before taking over the spotlight themselves.

Murphy ("Beverly Hills Cop," "The Nutty Professor") has released several albums of soul and pop music.


Sir Elton John will stay at Caesars Palace through 2008, adding 150 shows in the 4100-seat theater built for Celine Dion. (He appears when Dion’s show is dark.) Last year, his show grossed over $40 million.

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