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Today's TWoP News: Monday, May 21, 2012

by Ethan Alter May 21, 2012 3:57 pm
Today's TWoP News: Monday, May 21, 2012

HBO's Girls are getting a visit from one very special boy...

If you haven't been watching Girls, here's a great reason to start. Community's Donald Glover will appear in Season 2 in a top-secret role. PleasebeConstableReggiepleasebeConstableReggie.

In less happy Community news, word broke late Friday night that series creator Dan Harmon was effectively fired from the show. The typically outspoken writer immediately recapped his exit on Tumblr and a hyperbolic online petition has already gone up demanding that he be reinstated. What should fans start sending to Sony Television to protest this decision? Our vote is for live capuchin monkeys named after the cast's body parts.

Greg Daniels is returning to The Office and bringing some help with him. His former King of the Hill collaborators Dan Sterling and Brent Forrester have been hired to take over Paul Lieberstein's role as executive producer now that he's off coming up with ways to ensure that the Dwight-centered spin-off won't become another Joey. As of now, it hasn't been decided which of them will become Season 9's showrunner, so we recommend a prank-off. That always seems to work out well for Jim and Dwight.

Three new series regulars will join NBC's Smash when it returns sometime next year, including an African-American chorus member, a working class Average Joe from Brooklyn and another Brooklynite who is described as "gay, very cute, incredibly open and optimistic." Hey Smash, you can add whatever new characters you want as long as it lessens the chance that we'll have to see Ellis or Leo again.

Mark your calendars and prepare yourself. AMC has announced a July 15 start date for the next season of Breaking Bad. That gives you another month to shave your head in sympathy with Walter.

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