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Paul F. Tompkins and Tom Scharpling Get Their Own Show

Proving the long-held maxim that recapping reality television shows for Vulture can be used as a stepping stone to greatness, it was announced today that Paul F. Tompkins and Tom Scharpling are developing a new show for Comedy Central. Titled Evil Genius, it will star Tompkins as Professor Tiberius Lynch, a brilliant madman who has taken over the world but then has to actually run it. "If you like my recaps of American Idol and Tom's recaps of Celebrity Apprentice, then you will love this show," Tompkins assured us. "Because the show will be me and Tom reading our recaps out loud. But in costumes!" [Deadline]

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