News Briefs: Grey's Anatomy, HIMYM, The Simpsons, and Bored to Death

... TVbytheNumbers is using a fancy scientific method known as "division" to predict which fall shows are the most likely to be canceled. The losers include Fox's entire Friday-night lineup and, wtf?, Parks and Recreation. Did you people not see the stakeout episode? Watch this show! [Movieline]

... Bored to Death will get a second season, mainly because people forget to change the channel after Curb Your Enthusiasm. [THR]

... Kim Raver will join Grey's Anatomy in a recurring role, and her character will cause problems in Cristina's relationship with McGinger. [Ausiello]

... The creators of The Simpsons said at Mipcom (it's an annual media conference/tradeshow thing in France) that another Simpsons movie is not imminent, but might be considered when the show goes off the air in 2074. [Variety]

... Midseason replacement show Parenthood is still looking to fill the role vacated by Maura Tierney. Now Lauren Graham is in negotiations to assume the part. Those negotiations are likely stalling on the issue of how close Dax Shepard, who would play her brother, is allowed to get during shooting. [THR]

... Kenny Rogers will guest-star on How I Met Your Mother. [IGN] So will Tim Gunn. [Chicago Tribune] Rogers will appear in the October 19 episode; Gunn will appear in the series' 100th episode as a "personal tailor/fashion consultant as Barney tries to fix a major league 'Suit Catastrophe.'"

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Yes, get Lauren Graham, she's fantastic!
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Kim Raver on Grey's Anatomy is a great news.
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Bored to Death is the best new show of the season. period.
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yeah, um, I don't get the blind hate for Bored to Death. It's fairly enjoyable.
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HIMYM looks like it could be fun with Tim Gunn
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People on tvbythenumbers.com think that P&R's atings will go up when it follows Community this Thursday, but I'm not so sure. I think this season is WAY funnier, but those guys are usually spot on.



Yay for Lauren Graham. BOO for Bored to Death. I haven't seen the third episode yet, but so far it's not that great. I'll stick with my CYE.
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Bored to death was really funny last week best eppisode yet, I suggest people who like comedy shows to watch it because it gets better each episode.
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LOL at the prospect of the going off air in 2074
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