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Today's TWoP News: December 7, 2010

by Zach Oat December 7, 2010 3:52 pm
Today's TWoP News: December 7, 2010

Lots of new series are getting started up, including a few that sound... interesting.

Better Off Ted exec producer Victor Fresco has a new sitcom in the works, based on a Swedish TV series. It follows a couple who moves back to the husband's hometown with their kid, and documents their struggle not to turn into their parents. With Fresco at the helm, it has the potential to be great, and therefore will last two seasons, max.

We tried to have Faith, but it seems that Eliza Dushku has left Bird Dog due to creative differences. So sad. On the bright side, Rick Schroder will guest-star on No Ordinary Family before starring in a new Lifetime spy series, Meet Jane! A smart move -- from what I understand, ladies love Rick Schroder.

More new shows: The CW has bought a show about a musically gifted teen who passes up a scholarship to join an alt-rock band, and Fox is developing an animated $#*! My Dad Says based on the jokes of Nigerian-American comedian Godfrey. Plus: look for a new take on 18 Again on Fox and a kinda-sorta National Treasure on ABC. If Nic Cage is involved, we will set our DVRs.

The creator of CSI has two more projects set up at CBS: one about a female security expert and another about Treadstone, the CIA division from The Bourne Identity. He also has a show set up at The CW, about a team of paranormal investigators, which sounds kinda similar to that Vampire Diaries companion series. Can two similar supernatural series survive on the same network? I'm sure they'll work it out.

Three actors have joined the cast of True Blood: Christina Moore (Hawthorne) will play Texas housewife Suzanne McKittrick, Neil Hopkins (Lost) will play Claudine's brother Claude, and Chris Butler (The Good Wife) will play shapeshifter Emory. Expect to see some or all of these people naked.

Community star Joel McHale will continue to host The Soup for another two years. As long as he continues to do Community, he can do whatever he wants in his spare time.

ABC has created its own three-hour comedy block. Starting April 13, Elisha Cuthbert's Happy Endings will join Matthew Perry's Mr. Sunshine, two Modern Families and ABC's other comedies on Wednesday nights. Eh, what else were you doing?

Miss all of Breaking Bad so far? AMC will re-run all of it before Season 4 starts. Because they love you.

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