News Briefs: A&E Renews Storage Wars and Its Kin

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RIDICULOUS REALITY RENEWALS REVIEW

... A&E; has renewed its trio of shows about people who spend money on piles of stuff. Expect more Storage Wars, Storage Wars: Texas, Shipping Wars. Throwing Your Money Away For Junk Wars is expected this summer. Storage Wars is A&E;'s top-performing show of all time, proving that people will watch anything to avoid doing chores around the house. [Deadline Hollywood]

... Fox has renewed Hell's Kitchen, the reality cooking competition starring celebrity screamer Gordon Ramsay, for two more seasons. That'll bring the show up through Seasons 11 and 12. Doesn't it seem like Fox renews this show every other week? [Deadline Hollywood]

... Good news, racing fans! Logo has renewed RuPaul's Drag Race for Season 5. I really hope that some NASCAR addict somewhere, JUST ONCE, has tuned into this show excited to see some cars and thrown up in his Coors Lite when a tranny walked out. [Deadline Hollywood]


BUSINESS TIME

... CBS's summer has gone to the dogs! Haha, I kill me. The network behind NCIS has ordered Dogs in the City, a reality show following a dog-behavior expert in New York City. The series is set to debut on May 30. Summer programming, ladies and gentlemen. [Deadline Hollywood]

... FX has put Whipped, a drama about a teenage dominatrix based on the book I Was a Teenage Dominatrix, into development. The series would follow a college student in Washington, D.C. who gets paid to spank politicians and businessmen while attending school. Vince Vaughn is behind the project, obviously. [Vulture]

... Entertainment One is helping young women find a path toward softcore porn with Finding Marilyn, a reality show that follows a dozen girls as they aspire to become the next Marilyn Monroe-ish "it girl." No network, premiere date, or logical reason for the show has been announced. [Deadline Hollywood]


SNEAK PREVIEW NEWS

... All you tightwads out there can pretend to have HBO for a night when the premium cable network serves up free previews of its two upcoming comedies Girls and Veep. The day after they premiere on HBO, the first episode of each series will be available here on TV.com (and also on YouTube and HBO.com but if I catch you watching them anywhere but here I'll come to your house and unfold all your underwear). Girls debuts April 15, Veep on April 22. [HBO via press release]


CASTING NEWS

... Dougray Scott (Desperate Housewives) is in talks to join Netflix's Hemlock Grove, an original horror series from Eli Roth. The show follows two men who try to solve the mystery of a murdered girl. [Deadline Hollywood]

... HBO's Hard Knocks, the docu-drama that follows an NFL team through training camp, is eyeing the Atlanta Falcons to be its next featured team. Finally I will really get to know my favorite fantasy football kicker, Matt Bryant! [Pro Football Talk]

... Community's Donald Glover will take part in 30 Rock's live show on April 26. But it's the part he'll be playing that's really rad. Using his talent for mimicking star Tracy Morgan, he'll fill in as a young Tracy Jordan. Sweet! [TV Line]


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