FX Announces Its Summer Return Dates

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... FX has announced the return dates for its summer series. Bleak comedy Louie will return for Season 2 on Thursday, June 23 at 10:30pm. It will follow the series premiere of man-in-a-dog-suit comedy Wilfred, which debuts that same night at 10pm. The final season of Rescue Me will start Tuesday, July 12 at 10pm. Thank god for cable; I'd hang myself if I was stuck with the network summer TV parade of Stupid Game Show and America's Stupidest Talent Show clones. [FX via press release]

... USA hasn't given a second-season renewal to drama Fairly Legal yet, but it's almost certain to happen eventually. The network released a list of celebs who'll appear at its upfront presentation in May (it's a meeting with advertisers in which the network announces its fall schedule), and Fairly Legal star Sarah Shahi is on it, which means USA has to be renewing the show, right? Otherwise that would be like inviting your ex to your engagement party with your new love. [Adweek]

... Do you love manufactured pop music? Then you'll love the season finale of Saturday Night Live! Justin Timberlake will host with Lada GaGa as the musical guest for the May 21 episode. [NY Post]

... NBC's Wonder Woman reboot is under a lot of scrutiny from guys like me due to its emphasis of making WW "one of the girls" who also happens to be a successful corporate executive. Rumor has it that writer David E. Kelley is rewriting some of the pilot to make her more of a badass, adding more rough-and-tumble antics like WW picking people up by their throats. Whatever, I still hate it. [io9]

... VH1 will test your stomach with Famous Food, a show in which seven "celebs" compete to start their own West Hollywood restaurant. Signed up for the show already are Heidi Montag, Jake Pavelka, Danielle Staub, and I'm just going to stop there. [US Magazine]

... The news you have been waiting for all is finally here! This year's host of Discovery Channel's annual Shark Week will be: Saturday Night Live's Andy Samberg? [TV Guide]

... HBO's How to Make it in America is currently producing its second season, and joining the cast as recurring characters will be Joe Pantoliano, a.k.a. Joey Pants, and Eriq La Salle. They'll play a powerful artist and a Jamaican community activist, respectively. [Deadline Hollywood]


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