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Park's Online Network; Christie Cuts Tax Credit

Gov • Prospect Park has vaguely named its upcoming internet network The Online Network. According to Deadline, it will be launched in January of next year with new episodes of canceled soaps "One Life to Love" and "All My Children." There are also plans for scripted and reality programming in the future. Those  new series may be titled "Not One of the Soaps" and "No, The Other One."

• New Jersey Governor Chris Christie vetoed on Monday an approved tax credit for "Jersey Shore," reported The New York Times. The state's Economic Development Authority passed the credit last week, but the governor felt it was "wasteful spending." Christie would know about wasteful spending.

• The sponsor of Washington, D.C.'s Helen Hayes Awards has expanded its mission and a new name. The 27 year-old organization will be dubbed "theaterWashington." Check it out at Playbill.

•  A la Fox and the CW, NBC will stream this week's episodes of its new comedies "Up All Night" and "Whitney" on Yahoo before their television broadcast, reported The Hollywood Reporter. Networks used to fear episodes finding their way online before their TV airings, but that feeling appears to be dissipating. Fox recently enjoyed ratings success with its freshman comedy the "New Girl" even after releasing the first episode on iTunes, Hulu, and Fox On-Demand before its broadcast debut. The CW did something similar with its new dramas "The Secret Circle" and "Hart of Dixie." Prior to broadcast networks adopting this practice, the season premieres of Showtime shows, like "Weeds" and "Dexter," were sometimes "leaked" online before their airing in order to generate buzz.

• New York City Opera announced on Monday how it will fill blank spots in its truncated and itinerant 2011-2012 season. Read the story at The New York Times.

Pictured: Governor Chris Christie (Photo: Getty Images)

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