News Briefs: MTV Sets Premiere Dates for Awkward., Teen Wolf


... MTV has announced its summer premiere dates, including the return of the most excellent Awkward.! The high-school comedy will kick off Season 2 on Thursday, June 28 at 10:30pm. It will air after the new Jersey Shore spin-off Snooki & JWoww, which gets a week's head start on June 21 at 10pm. And Teen Wolf will return for Season 2 on June 3 at 11pm. I've embedded a trailer for Snooki & JWoww below in case you hate yourself. [Deadline Hollywood]

... [Read this in Bender's voice:] "I'm back, baby!" Futurama's seventh season will debut on Comedy Central on June 20 at 10pm. But that's not all! There will actually be TWO new episodes that night! Comedy Central has also announced a Live at Bonnaroo comedy special, just in case you want to see what Patton Oswalt acts like on peyote. [TV By the Numbers]


... ReelzChannel has ordered a second season of Steven Seagal's True Justice! I'm going to take the network's word for it that there was a first season. [Deadline Hollywood]

... Are you a fan of Arrested Development? Are you also not American? Then you're totally hosed! Netflix's revival of the beloved Fox comedy will be confined to the United States only, meaning all you foreigners will have to get it the old-fashioned way and illegally download it. This sounds like a perfect excuse to throw some American propaganda into torrented files of the show. "Why is Gob going on about how Iran is so evil?" —Confused foreigner who downloaded the new episodes of Arrested Development. [National Post

... TLC has done it again. The cable home of sideshows and weirdos has come up with a series that combines two of its favorite topics: pregnancy and obesity. Obese & Expecting will follow heavy ladies as they prepare to give birth. Get ready for lots of false alarms and massive bowel movements. [EW]

... Remember yesterday how I said The L.A. Complex had the worst in-season drama debut for a series ever? Well, it sort of made up for it already. The CW re-aired the pilot, and the second go-round drew more viewers than the first, grabbing 721,000 pairs of eyeballs (versus yesterday's 600,000-something). This makes zero sense, just like the show. [EW]


... Big Love's Chloe Sevigny is in discussions to join the second season of FX's American Horror Story as a character named Shelly the Nymphomaniac. Let's hope she doesn't blow it. Brown Bunny, anyone? Sorry. No more bad jokes. [EW]

... Pretty Little Liars is welcoming The Vampire Diaries actor Sterling Sulieman next season. He'll play Nathan St. Germain, a cousin of Maya's. [TV Guide]

... Betty White will guest-star on Lifetime's The Client List, the sexy show starring Jennifer Love Hewitt as a prostitute at a massage parlor. White will play the mother of one of Hewitt's clients. This should confuse your crotch. Because Betty White is really hot and JLH is so yesterday's news. [People]

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