FX Announces Its Summer Return Dates

... 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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why do people hate wonderwoman
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Happy to hear about Fairly Legal.
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looking forward to the last season of Rescue Me
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No matter how many times he rewrites Wonder Woman, it's gonna be a complete failure. I hope I'm wrong, but that seems unlikely.
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There is no mention of when Sons Of Anarchy will be starting again. Does anyone know the date?
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Timberlake & Gaga on SNL? **gags** Well, I won't be watching.
I'm glad to hear about Fairly Legal.
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Sure I watch a lot of network. But if I was stranded on an island I'd pick HBO, Showtime, USA and FX to bring along and be one happy camper. Who's with me?!
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I agree, cable is producing some top quality shows lately. Looking forward to Rescue Me and Wilfred. Justified and Sons of Anarchy are probably two of my favorite shows. So FX is pretty good in my books even after cancelling Terriers and Lights Out.
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Good news for Fairly Legal.
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Justified solidified its status as best show on TV. Visit http://justifiedfan.blogspot.com/ for news, reviews and updates.
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If NBC had made Sarah Shahi "Wonderwoman" that show might have worked. Great news about "Fairly Legal", good show with a great lead; deserves a second season.
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Sarah Shahi makes Fairly Legal worth watching.
Wonder Woman looks like it could be a mutt but hopefully I am wrong.
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OK OK, YOU"VE turned me to the DARK SIDE...."its emphasis of making WW "one of the girls" who also happens to be a successful corporate executive." I hope your exxagerating....cause it sounds gawd awful if it's anything like you describe. Hate it.
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It all sucks!!!
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"it's almost certain to happen eventually" - just amazing how you phrased that! ;)
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good news for everyonem cool
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the main girl in fairly legal is hot in her business clothes, that's all it has going for it.
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yay, great for Fairly legal that it might get picked up, I think the show is pretty good.
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you havent even seen this reboot of wonder woman. who knows, it could be EPIC
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well, i think at least USA doesn't axe its shows as easily as the other networks which is a plus in my books.

if burn notice sucks.. why did it get picked up for a double season?

remakes are dangerous; if it's good - it only can be so good... but if it sucks... IT SUCKS BIG TIME =)
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Wonder Woman will be canceled within a few eps. NBC is run by monkeys.
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Fairly Legal is a horribly stupid show. Making it only the second USA show I have no interest in (Burn Notice being the other.)
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