News Briefs: Get Your Return Dates for Wilfred and Honey Boo Boo Right Here

By Tim Surette

May 07, 2013

PREMIERE DATES FOR MAN'S BEST AND MAN's WORST FRIEND

... Lock up your teddy bears, FX has announced a premiere date for Wilfred's third season. Elijah Wood and Jason Gann return as a man and his best friend/a figment of his imagination/the devil on Thursday, June 20 at 10pm. Over the season's first two weeks (June 20 and June 27), Wilfred will air back-to-back new episodes. The show will then take July 4 off to go to the park and pee on things, returning the following week with single episodes for the rest of the season. Since Louie is taking the year off, it will be interesting to see how Wilfred does on its own. [FX via press release]

... Lock up your everything and stay inside with plenty of canned food, shotguns, and end-of-the-world apocalypse survival gear, TLC has announced the return of Here Comes Honey Boo Boo. The reality hit about a swamp troll will be back Wednesday, July 17 at 9pm. Imagine the possibilities if Honey Boo Boo and Duck Dynasty did a crossover episode. Preferably one where Honey Boo Boo dressed up in feathers and was thrown through the sky while quacking. [TLC via press release]


BUSINESS TIME

... After 25 years on Fox, the bad boys, bad boys of Cops know exactly what they're going to do. They're going to head over to Spike TV! Cops, the long-running reality show pioneer, is moving to the cable channel in September. Spike TV will air the show Saturdays at 8pm. [Spike via press release]

... HBO will air a Life's Too Short special to wrap up the series on July 5. Life's Too Short was a seven-episode comedy series from Ricky Gervais about the fictional career of real actor Warwick Davis (Willow), a little person trying to make it in show business. In the special, Davis's fortunes turn around when Val Kilmer tells him that a Willow sequel is in the works, provided Davis can help raise some of the cash to make it. [HBO via press release]

... A&E has ordered six episodes of a new reality docu-drama from Mark Wahlberg. You'll never guess where it's set! Oh, you said Boston? Then I suppose you will guess where it's set. The untitled series will follow working-class women in Boston as they try to make it and support their family. [Deadline Hollywood]


CASTING NEWS


... Television's worst-kept secret is out! Steve Carell will drop by The Office series finale, despite NBC vehemently denying such a thing. Carell's appearance will reportedly be fairly low key, but I don't believe that either. The Office shuts down May 16. [TV Line]

... The Pretty Little Liars spinoff Ravenswood has added two more to its cast, following last week's announcement of Tyler Blackburn as the show's first lead. Brett Dier (The L.A. Complex) will star as Abel, a loner who is tough to crack. Model Elizabeth Whitson will play Abel's twin sister Olivia, a disenchanted free spirit who recently went through a tough experience. Both characters will make their debut in this year's Halloween episode of Pretty Little Liars, with Ravenswood premiering the next day. [ABC Family via press release]

... Writer-actor Mark Duplass is creating a pilot for HBO called Togetherness, so he said screw it and decided to cast himself in it. Duplass, who stars in FX's The League, will play a husband who lives with his wife (Melanie Lynskey), but also welcomes in her sister (Amanda Peet) and his best friend (Steve Zissis). And there's your sitcom plot! [Deadline Hollywood]

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  • hockeyrick May 09, 2013

    Gervais and LTS is great, and this sounds like a cool ending! BTW, Willow was and still is a great movie!!

  • AndreaMcCooey May 08, 2013

    Whats the deal with Tyler Blackburn on Ravenswood? Is he going to be playing Caleb, or a totally new character? Why am I asking this? Why do I care? Its not like I wanted to watch Ravenswood or anything... damn you ABC Family!

  • chuuuuck May 08, 2013

    Mark Duplass and Jenkins in the same show? Sold.

  • numberonecubsfa May 08, 2013

    What is with Rickey Gervais and these well-received shows that last 13 episodes tops? I appreciate not wanting to overstay your welcome. But it's disconcerting to have something really funny come out from him only to have it ended quickly cause he gets bored or something.

  • hockeyrick May 09, 2013

    Not everything good has to be 5-10 years, see NCIS, How I met ur mother, and on and on!!!!!

  • numberonecubsfa May 09, 2013

    Of course not. But not every show he does needs to be 7-13 *episodes* either.

  • Funktasm May 08, 2013

    Why, why, WHY? Why keep that tiny redneck waste of oxygen Honey Boo Bi.... on the air???? When so many good shows die senselessly, why would THIS be renewed?

  • JT_Kirk May 07, 2013

    How can Cops go to Spike when Spike won't be a channel by then, instead it'll be Esquire Network?

  • michaelstephe2 May 07, 2013

    Esquire Network is the rebrand of G4 network. Spike is the former TNN.

  • JT_Kirk May 07, 2013

    That's a very good reason! Whoops.

  • Spoontown May 07, 2013

    Lifes Too Short special is surprisingly good, the series as a whole meh, but the special as decent.

  • bicelis May 07, 2013

    I know this has nothing to do with the news, but here is a short film with JOHN NOBLE that was written by Jess Noble. I know some people here have a really big need for a Walter fix, so here - enjoy :)
    http://vimeo.com/60536361

  • TeddyBearZA May 07, 2013

    Steve Carell - yes please!!! Best thing to happen to The Office since, well, since Steve Carell left The Office!

  • Loooooooooooost May 07, 2013

    Life's Too Short, YES!!!

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