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Today's TWoP News: Tuesday, December 20, 2011

In keeping with the New Year's spirit, it's out with the old, in with the new at HBO.

HBO cleaned house today announcing the cancellation of three shows, Bored to Death, How to Make it In America and Hung. The series that somehow escaped the axe? Mike White's Enlightened, which got picked up for a sophomore season despite low ratings. White must have given them one heck of a pitch for Season 2... or else HBO's heads simply forgot it was on their network like the majority of the viewing public.

Didn't think Glee could get any worse? Real Housewives of Atlanta star NeNe Leakes has been confirmed to guest star. So opens to portal to reality "celebrity" hell.

Netflix and Doctor Who -- two great tastes that taste great together. The DVD-by-mail/TV-and-movies-over-the-Internet service has inked a deal with BBC Worldwide to add popular shows like Doctor Who, Top Gear and Fawlty Towers to its ever-expanding library of streamable content. [Note: This news item relates specifically to Netflix's soon-to-launch UK arm, as most of these shows are already streamable in the U.S.-- Ethan]

No one knows when Cougar Town will be back (sad!), but when it does, Laurie is getting a boyfriend. Let's all hope ABC cancels Work It real fast so we can see our friends again.

After three failed attempts at becoming the sole Survivor, Benjamin Wade a.k.a. Coach has said that he's done with the show for good. "I will be retiring here on out," he informed the press. Guess that means Probst is going to work extra hard to convince Russell to come back for the ill-advised "Hantz vs. Hantz" face-off with Brandon that nobody besides him wants to see.

In X Factor news, Steve isn't leaving -- how would they ever replace him? -- but Nicole Scherzinger isn't necessarily staying. While both could easily be replaced with blocks of wood, Scherzinger is obviously the one we'd vote off (and we wouldn't cry about it and then leave it up to America, either).

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