American Dad! Will Be Around Through 2013

... Fox has renewed American Dad! through the 2012-2013 TV season, which will bring it through its seventh season. Which means American Dad! has been on for five seasons. Which means I'm getting really old. [Fox via press release]

... The brave-and-bold bullies of the Navy stuffed the prancing-and-dancing pansies of McKinley high school in their lockers last night, FINALLY. Total viewers monster NCIS finally beat ratings monster Glee last night in the adult demo, 4.4 to 4.3. This is the first time the procedural beat the musical in that demographic this season. I have no idea why anyone watches either of these shows. [TV By the Numbers]

... Former Dharma & Greg star Jenna Elfman is circling the lead role in the ABC comedy pilot Bad Mom. The show would see Elfman playing a—wait for it—bad mom who has to take care of her kids after her own mom stops looking after them. Elfman last tested the TV waters with Accidentally on Purpose. [Deadline Hollywood]

... One of the crew members featured in Deadliest Catch has been found dead. The body of Justin Tennison of the F/V Time Bandit was found in a hotel in Alaska. The cause of his death has not yet been determined. [TMZ]

... Christina Ricci is in talks to star in ABC's Pan Am, a drama centered on the jet-setting lives of pilots and flight attendants from the once-mighty airline. It's not clear what role she'll play, but I'll go out on a limb of the sexist 1960's-era tree and guess she'll be a stewardess. [THR]

... V's queen lizard Morena Baccarin will guest-star on an episode of The Mentalist. She'll play an "attractive and sexy woman." Seriously. [EW]

... Comedian Kevin Hart has signed on to star alongside Rob Corddry in the Fox pilot Little in Common, about families involved with a Little League baseball team. Hart will play a father who takes sports very seriously. [Deadline Hollywood]

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