News Briefs: USA Asks for More Psych Scripts


... Good news Psychopaths, Psychos, Psychotic Mamas, Psychlists, Cult of the Giant Pineapple, or whatever Psych fans call themselves. USA Network has asked for five more scripts of the investigative comedy, a strong sign that it's thinking about adding episodes to the show's light, eight-episode order for Season 8. There's been talk that Season 8 may be the final season of the show, so any extra hours you can tack on would be great, USA. [Deadline Hollywood]

... E! has unleashed its most recent development slate. So that's what smells. Zing! Got you, E! Please deposit your tears in this can marked "Best-Tasting Thing Ever." There's way too much uninteresting stuff here to go over all of it, but here are the highlights (relatively speaking, of course): The Wanted Life follows boy band The Wanted and debuts June 2. Total Divas puts cameras on the ladies of the WWE and guess what? They're total head cases! Look for that on July 28. In development are Queens Are Wild, following female poker players; Flash, a reality competition series for photographers: and The Soup Investigatesa spinoff from the Joel McHale-hosted comedy program that gets to the bottom of silly TV stories. For a whole list of what E! has cooking, follow the link. But I'm warning you, your faith in America will be tested. [EW]

... Revenge creator Mike Kelley is doing what most Revenge fans are doing and will leave the ABC drama after two seasons, whether or not it gets renewed for a third. Kelley, who served as executive producer and showrunner on the series, may return as a consultant. Hollywood's little birds whisper that Kelley wanted to increase the quality of Revenge with a reduced episode order per season for the show, something ABC was not willing to budge on. [Deadline Hollywood]

... Author James Ellroy (LA Confidential) has sold a project to FX based on his novel Shakedown. The drama would be set in the 1950s and follow the era's top Hollywood gossip gabber, a former cop turned loudmouth who exposes the saucy lives of celebrities. [Deadline Hollywood]

... Mario Lopez is returning to Fox's The X Factor as host! But Khloe Kardashian isn't! Well, that's settled. [Fox via press release]

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