Order Up! Bob's Burgers Gets Another Helping

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... Fox has given its solid new animated show Bob's Burgers a Season 2 renewal, and will likely keep the rookie comedy alongside its long-running The Simpsons and Seth MacFarlane shows on Sundays. Bob's Burgers hasn't been a ratings hit like its neighbors on the network's Sunday animation block, but has received critical praise. Even from us. [EW]

... Mary McDonnell, best known as President Laura Roslin from Battlestar Galactica, is getting promoted to regular on TNT's final season of The Closer where she plays Captain Sharon Raydor. TNT is also exploring the idea of spinning off the series, leading many to speculate that McDonnell could headline what I'm tentatively calling The Closest, The Closer-er, and Look Who's Closing Now. [Deadline Hollywood]

... NBC is bringing back Chase! On Saturdays. The five remaining episodes of the series that is sure to not return next season will be burned off on weekends beginning Saturday, April 23. [TV Line]

... Breaking In got off to a good start, ratings-wise. Using a boost from lead-in American Idol, the Christian Slater action comedy pulled in just shy of 10 million viewers and a 3.5 rating. We'll see if the show can keep up its hot start; I'm hearing mixed things from reviews. [Deadline Hollywood]

... Cinemax is close to ordering the erotic drama Chemistry to series, bolstering its leap into original programming. The show follows the relationship between a hot-and-heavy couple and is described as an upscale Red Shoe Diaries. Wait, Red Shoe Diaries WASN'T upscale? I swear I saw a rose in there somewhere, and not once do I remember a pizza man. [Deadline Hollywood]

... Vastly underrated hottie Hope Davis will star opposite Tea Leoni in Spring/Fall, a fashion-centric comedy on HBO. Davis and Leoni will play partners who take over a high-profile fashion line. [Deadline Hollywood]

... Robert Sean Leonard has declared that this season of House will be his last. Leonard, who has played Doctor James Wilson since 2004, is returning to his stage roots in the Broadway production of Born Yesterday. Of course, actors are flaky folks, so there may be room for him to return in the future. [TV Line]


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