HBO Forgoes More In Treatment

... Apparently HBO thinks it's mentally stable enough to stop visiting the shrink's couch, because it has canceled the critically lauded program In Treatment. However, there are discussions to continue some of the characters' storylines in a new format. Possibly a normal drama? [LA Times]

... Funnyman Will Arnett didn't last long on Fox's Running Wilde, and he didn't last long in the unemployment line. But he will pretend he's in the unemployment line. Let me explain. Arnett has joined the cast of NBC's untitled comedy pilot starring Christina Applegate. The sitcom is a look at unusual parenting through the eyes of a working mom (Applegate), her opinionated parents, and her unemployed stay-at-home husband (Arnett). This obviously means Arnett won't be the new boss in The Office, btw. [Deadline Hollywood]

... When it comes to awards, the Emmys and Golden Globes can't hold a candle to The Peabodys, the most distinguished of the trophy hand-outers. This year, the Peabodys honored FX's Justified, HBO's miniseries The Pacific, TNT's Men of a Certain Age, ESPN's 30 for 30 series, HBO's Temple Grandin, and CBS' The Good Wife. I love all those shows, does that mean I'm distinguished, too? The trail of Cheetos dust down my shirt says, "No." [LA Times]

... NBC's Playboy drew attention because naked ladies draw attention. But the drama is on NBC, so how dirty can it be? Turns out the producers have included a nudity clause in actors' contracts, meaning the series can show a lot more in its DVD release, should it choose to. Amber Heard is in this, so I think it's a good idea. [Variety]

... MTV is continuing its push into original programming that rips off other things, greenlighting an American version of the UK comedy The Inbetweeners. Also set into production was the reality dating show FriendZone, sex advice show Savage U, and game shows The Substitute and Money From Strangers. [EW]

... Cinemax has gone ahead and ordered its adaptation of The Transporter to series. The action show will follow a pro transporter as he moves things among a seedy underworld. [Deadline Hollywood]

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