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6/10/2005 8:00 PM Eastern

Boomerang Is in the Pink

AtlantaThe Pink Panther will traipse onto Boomerang later this month. Starting June 27, the half-hour series, stripped at 7:30 p.m., will showcase 90 classic theatrical shorts that were produced from 1964-77, including the Oscar-winning “The Pink Phink.” The series will also encompass 84 installments that were made for TV between 1978-95.

“He came to embody the essence of 'cool’ in the 1960s through the Blake Edwards’ movies that spotlighted the non-speaking character in silent comedy over title sequences,” Marc Buhaj, vice president of programming and scheduling for Boomerang and Cartoon Network, said in a statement. “Through the years, [the Pink Panther has] never lost his 'it factor.’ ”

The series was slated to coincide with the theatrical remake of The Pink Panther, according to the network. But the film has been pushed to February.

ABC Family Pulls in the Slackers

Burbank, Calif.ABC Family has ordered eight episodes of an original reality series that will presumably shake slackers out of their lethargy.

In Kicked Out, twenty-somethings who have been lounging at their family’s home without money, a job or future will be put to the test over a 10-day period. During that time, each slacker will have to take on challenges such as taking on a job to earn their keep, managing a budget and furnishing their own apartment.

Production is slated to begin on June 13, with Kicked Out, from High Noon Entertainment, slated to join ABC Family’s lineup in August.