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Today's TWoP News: Tuesday, April 24, 2012

by Ethan Alter April 24, 2012 4:29 pm
Today's TWoP News: Tuesday, April 24, 2012

The Chenbot cares not for your weariness of Big Brother.

CBS may be the place for procedurals during much of the year, but in the summer it's all about Big Brother. The network has announced that the latest installment in their long-running sitting-around-a-house reality series will debut on July 12 at 9 PM. CBS is also launching two new reality shows during the hot summer months: Dogs in the City about NYC-based "dog whisperer" Justin Silver premieres on May 30, while 3, in which three single women from different backgrounds who are attempting to find love (with other people we presume, not each other... although that version sounds far more interesting), premieres on July 22.

Ringer fans are still waiting for their show's fate, but teen-twin fans will be happy to learn that The Lying Game has been renewed for another season.

With True Blood chugging along nicely over on HBO, novelist Charlaine Harris -- who penned the books that oversexed vampire series is based on -- has found a home for her other book franchise, The Harper Connelly Mysteries. Syfy picked up the rights to the book, which follows a paranormal investigator who can see final memories of the deceased, with an eye towards launching a drama series entitled Grave Sight.

Are you not entertained?! Former soldier of Rome Ray Stevenson is joining the seventh season of Dexter as the head of a Russian crime syndicate that crosses paths with Miami's most prolific serial killer. No way that Deb still feels that tingle of attraction to Dexter now that the strapping Titus Pullo's in town. (Well, that and the fact that she now knows what her bro does in his off-hours, of course.)

Sons of Anarchy creator and Twitter firebrand Kurt Sutter will oversee a new Discovery series that explores some of the most iconic gangs in American history, including the Crips, the Nuestra Familia and the Aryan Brotherhood. And no, the working title is not Kurt Sutter Wants to *&%$ You Up -- it's Kurt Sutter's Outlaw Empires.

Finally, it looks like viewers liked HBO's Veep as much as we did. The Julia Louis-Dreyfus comedy scored big ratings in its premiere on Sunday night, attracting 1.4 million viewers. Meanwhile, the much buzzed-about Girls continued to hold steady at just under a million viewers. So now we know what the entire population of Williamsburg is watching on Sunday night.

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