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Today's TWoP News: Thursday, June 21, 2012

What's the best way to save money on TV merchandising? Have fans design it.

NBC is having a T-shirt design contest for fans of Parks & Recreation, whose designs will be voted on, with the winning shirt sold online and at the NBC store. I'm sure only 90% of the designs will involve "Treat Yo' Self," while the rest should include anything Ron Swanson has ever said.

Unions representing actors and crew members are investigating the set of Lindsay Lohan's Lifetime movie Liz & Dick for possibly overworking the cast and crew. But who can blame them, they have to film the whole thing before Lohan is arrested, goes missing or quits.

Bristol Palin's reality show, Bristol Palin: Life's A Tripp premiered on Lifetime after Dance Moms on Tuesday night, but you probably wouldn't know that, because it only had 726,000 viewers. All of them probably just forgot to turn off their TVs while calling social services on the dance moms.

Gaius Charles of Friday Night Lights joined USA's Necessary Roughness as an NFL player. Charles said he was initially hesitant to be cast as another football player, but found the material to be very different and took the role. Or, he just realized he hasn't done anything in three years.

The upcoming sixth season of Californication will feature Maggie Wheeler, better known as Janice from Friends, in multiple episodes. Oh. My. God.

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