Making a Monkey Out of Matt Damon

Those who think TV has gone to the dogs are wrong. Variety reports that TBS Superstation has started production on “Channel of the Apes,” a comedy series featuring a group of chimpanzees who run their own TV network. “Channel of the Apes” (working title), an expansion of TBS’ “Monkey-ed Movies” shorts, will premiere on the cable network in June 1999. The “Monkey-ed Movies” shorts feature costumed chimps and orangutans acting out scenes from Hollywood’s most popular movies including “Titanic,” “Good Will Hunting” and “As Good as It Gets.”

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