Louie Gets Renewed for Season 2

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... Score one for aging redheads who like to talk openly about masturbating (I'm looking at you, Vanessa Redgrave!). FX has renewed its new comedy Louie for a second season, granting the show 13 new episodes that will start airing next summer. FX also gave the green light to USS Alabama, a Star Trek spoof from the creators of Reno 911. [Post-Gazette]

... It's great to be a celebrity! Charlie Sheen's assault case against his wife has been watered down to probation and walking through the doors of a rehab center. The deal means that he won't serve jail time and the next season of Two and a Half Men won't be interrupted. Hooray for justice! [LA Times]

... MGM, you're doing it wrong. The film studio is developing a big-screen adaptation of sci-fi anthology The Outer Limits, a show that's about two decades too old for young people to care about. What you should be remaking, MGM, is '80s animated stuff with robots, anthropomorphic cats, and kung-fu turtles, not some old-fogey black-and-white show that was actually intelligent. Jeez, being a movie studio executive is the easiest job in the world, and they still find a way to muck it up. [Variety]

... Hey, remember that Arrested Development movie script? It's still in the works. After all this "it is/it isn't" talk, I don't even want to see it anymore. [THR]

... The reality show about former Baywatch babes is happening. Back to the Bay will feature Traci Bingham, Nicole Eggert, Donna D'Errico, and Gena Lee Nolin living in a house and not realizing that the joke is on them. By the way, all of them can be seen nude with a simple Google search. [Variety]

... Timothy Olyphant will guest-star on The Office as a rival to Michael Scott. And over on Chuck, Stacy Kiebler (who, by the way, can do a really cool trick with her ear) will guest-star as Greta, an agent that goes super-duper undercover and is played by a new guest each appearance. [TV Guide, EW]

... And finally, I know a lot of you Bones fans think it's the greatest show on Earth, so I'd love to hear what you have to say about this news: Producers are angling to get Jersey Shore's The Situation to guest star in an episode in which Booth and Brennan investigate the murder of a Guido. Defend your precious show now! [EW]


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