TNT Prescribes a Third Season of HawthoRNe

... Cable network TNT has decided to renew sophomore medical drama HawthoRNe for a third season, ensuring that star Jada Pinkett Smith will not simply cruise through life on the bread-winning of her son starring in 40 more Karate Kid knock-offs. [TNT via press release]

... CBS has done absolutely nothing surprising in renewing Big Brother for another season. The show is always a summer hit, mostly because it costs about four dollars to make. The Season 12 finale airs tonight. [CBS via press release]

... And in the most important renewal news of all, TLC has renewed Toddlers and Tiaras, I Didn't Know I Was Pregnant, and Strange Sex. Again, I ask... what is up with TLC? Four Weddings and Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta were also renewed, but they have fairly normal titles so I didn't include them in the first sentence. [TLC via press release]

... Jamie Hector scared me to death as Marlo on The Wire, and then he was on Heroes as one of the show's worst characters, which is no easy task given that show. Next he'll appear in the Season 3 premiere of Fox's Lie to Me as a brain surgeon who is being awarded a prestigious prize. Just kidding, he'll play a thug. [THR]

... Apparently Jennifer Lopez's American Idol deal is only for one year. Which means we'll have to go through all this bulls*** again in 12 months. [TMZ]

... The Real World is entering its 25th season and will be headed to—WHAT? Season 25? That means that dude who hosted The Grind is like 46 years old!? Wow. They grow up so fast. As I was saying before I so rudely interrupted myself, the new season is headed to the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas. They can't get into trouble there. And the best thing? The article in the link was written by a guy who wears an eye patch. Seriously, click the link if you don't believe me. [Las Vegas Review Journal]

... The Big Bang Theory cast is finally getting that raise. Jim Parsons, Johnny Galecki, and Kaley Cuoco will earn $200,000 an episode next year, a raise from the $60,000 an episode they made previously. Meanwhile, that kid from Two and a Half Men walks around CBS Studios laughing at their measly salaries. Amateurs. [The Live Feed]

... And finally, here's 25 years of Oprah screaming celebrity names. [Jezebel]

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