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Shameless and Episodes Get Second Seasons

... Showtime has ordered additional seasons of its two newest shows, the dark comedy Shameless and TV industry comedy Episodes. Shameless, starring William H. Macy as the drunken patriarch of a troubled family, will be back—probably early next year—with 12 episodes. Episodes, starring Matt LeBlanc as Matt LeBlanc (Boosh! Head exploding!) will probably also return early next year; its Season 2 episode count is still to be determined. [Showtime via press release]

... TV Land has renewed its sitcom Hot in Cleveland for a third season, ordering 22 new episodes. My friend played a cop in this show. True story. [TV Land via press release]

... NBC is taking on American Idol with its facsimile The Voice, a singing competition in which the judges don't face the contestants, effectively judging them solely on their pipes. The network today announced two of the three judges: perpetual earhole invader "F*ck/Forget You" singer Cee Lo and Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine. Christina Aguilera is rumored to be in discussions for the third seat. This is good news for all you pop music fans. But not for me, I only listen to obscure stuff, because I'm cool. Like this little band called... Radiohead. Look 'em up. [EW]

... Despite the fact that Anne Hathaway was one of the co-hosts, I didn't watch the Oscars. And I wasn't alone. Well, I mean, I was, as I am on almost every other cold, isolated evening. *Cry* But I wasn't alone in not watching. Viewers for the film awards dropped 10 percent this year, down to 37.6 million viewers. Ratings clocked in at 11.7 among adults 18-49, down from last year's 13.3. [TV Line]

... FX has given the green light to Powers, based on the comics by Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Avon Oeming, about a detective in a world full of superheroes. This is particularly painful for me, as I had mapped out and started writing a screenplay about essentially the same thing. It even had the same title. Ugh. Well, back to my new project about a bunch of good-looking doctors who battle job stress and relationship problems in a Seattle hospital! [The Live Feed]

... Don Johnson has been cast as the lead in NBC's drama pilot A. Mann's World, about a Beverly Hills hairdresser in his 50s trying to stay cool. Also cast in the series: The Vampire Diaries' Taylor Kinney. [THR]

... HBO has passed on Tilda, a show about a Hollywood blogger that may or may not be (it is) based on Deadline Hollywood's Nikki Finke. Because EVERYONE wants to watch a show about a blogger. [THR]

... CBS is reportedly in talks with John Stamos to replace Charlie Sheen in future episodes of Two and a Half Men. Wait, what happened to Charlie Sheen? [E! Online]


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More Emmy Rossum, how can SHOW go wrong?
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Episodes are great
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Just read Charlie Sheen got a half million followers on Twitter in one day that is crazy. I don't get why everyone is so worried about the guy let him do whatever he wants as long as he is not hurting other people.
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I hope John Stamos doesn't replace Charlie Sheen.
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episodes! yes! i believe it will be great, potential is already there
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"Powers?" Can we stop regurgitating this idea already?
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Shameless is crazy. It's like Married With Children on crystal meth, in a street gang of pickpockets, in London, in the autumn... umm where am I? oh yeah.. that's right... Emmy Rossum is doing a great job on that show, didn't know she had it in her....
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Great that Shameless got a second season! I'm also happy Episodes got a second season. It is not a show for everyone, I understand that. But it has that kind of special sense of humour which appeals to some people. So to see the story develop some more is great. And to see Matt Le Blanc in a comedy with intelligent and dark humour is a positive thing for him.
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Congratulations, Hot in Cleveland!
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YES!!! It took a few episodes for "Episodes" to grow on me but its a funny show. I'm absolutely in love with Shameless and Emmy R. "insert inappropriate sexual comment here". I'm glad i have some thing to distract me until Nurse Jackie premieres!
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Very happy for episodes, a good little show that turned great. I'm excited for Powers (especially since it's FX) and the Voice actually sounds interesting for a reality show
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Radiohead was obscure in the late 90's. While not everyone could identify them when hearing them, everyone in America has that one elitist indie fan who talks down on anyone who listens to pop music.
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@keving87 ...how is Radiohead no longer obscure? Because King of Limbs wasn't some mindblowing new direction? It's still a really obscure and unique sound that NO present day band matches. Give me a song out right now that sounds like Feral...Props Tim for the Radiohead shout out! KOL is a great record, and I think they'll come out with another one within a year.
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The Oscars simply didn't have enough films of interest to many viewers this year. People want to see their favorite films win, and if they're not even nominated then there's no point. And the host does make a difference. And I can see CBS wanting to replace Sheen. He's gotten just too full of himself. He thinks he should get a raise for shutting down production.
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Hooray for Shameless, but still not sure about Episodes. I watched the Oscars AND wasn't alone. Sad that they still lost younger viewers. Stamos should play a long lost Uncle named Jesse.
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Hot in Clev is horrible!
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Radiohead is no longer obscure, so there's that lol. I won't be watching The Voice, just like I won't be watching American Idol. I will watch X Factor until it's annoying. I heard about Powers about a month or so ago, I'll give it a shot. Good for Hot In Cleveland though, it's a funny show. TV Land clearly believes so too since it's barely into it's 20-episode 2nd season.
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brian michael bendis provides some amazing writing in the comicverse the question is will he be involved in the television "powers" project or is someone just adapting it to television... there is so much good comic series currently out there i wonder why they never pick the top ones for television (i guess they are alot harder to obtain the rights for or something)
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episodes is one of my favorite shows im bout to start watching shameless but so excited about episodes
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