News Briefs: New Arrested Development Details Surface

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NEWS THAT MADE ME BLUTH MYSELF

... As you already know, Arrested Development will be back next year courtesy of Netflix. Supposedly. I mean, they've been talking about it forever and it's a done deal. But still. Anyway, Netflix today said it will release all 10 episodes of the new season at the same time. So this time around, if you watch them out of order it will be your fault, not Fox's. [EW]


BUSINESS TIME

... TLC has renewed My Crazy Obsession for a second season after eight episodes of talcum-powder-snorting, car f***ing, and adult babying. Get to work on those weird lifestyles, people, and you too can become a star! [THR]

... DirecTV has announced the premiere date of the fifth and final season of Damages: July 11. But you don't care, do you? Because you don't watch this show! Just like everyone else! Ugh, makes me so angry. [Huffington Post]


LAWSUITS LAWSUITS LAWSUITS

... Trouble has followed Charlie Sheen to FX, where he's setting up his new show Anger Management. Producer Joe Roth and his production house Revolution Studios are being sued for $50 million by a man who claims he helped develop the series. According to a guy named Jason Schuman, he worked on the project before Roth halted communication with him and announced the series a month later. Charlie Sheen said, "$50 million? That's like a trip to Vegas!" [Deadline Hollywood]

... ABC's The Bachelor is being sued for racial discrimination. A pair of semi-pro football players are claiming that the series has failed to make a person of color the centerpiece of a season. The plaintiffs, who are both black, say they each auditioned for the program and were not selected. Well maybe it's because you're ugly, did you ever think of that? If that's the case, then count me in on an ugliness discrimination suit too! [Deadline Hollywood]


HOMELAND, SWEET HOMELAND NEWS

... Season 2 of Showtime's excellent series Homeland doesn't start until September, but at least now we know when it will start. I'll explain. The second season will begin six months after the conclusion of Season 1, says producer Alex Gansa, meaning it'll pick up well into Carrie's rehabilitation. I am okay with this. [TV Line]


CASTING NEWS

... The Real Housewives of Atlanta is losing one of its ladies. Sheree Whitfield has announced that she's leaving the series because of all the drama. When asked why she joined the show in the first place then, she pointed at something and said, "Look over there!" and then ran away. [People]

... Your favorite television personality George Lopez is coming back! Yay! He'll host Fox's summer dating show Take Me Out, in which an egotistical man will try to impress a panel of 30 desperate cows. [Deadline Hollywood]


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