USA Renews a Trio of Shows

... USA Network continues to run hot during the summer, with several of its programs hovering at the top of the cable ratings. As a reward, the network has renewed three of its shows: Royal Pains, White Collar, and Psych will all be back for another season, with Psych returning for Season 6 and the others entering their third. That makes USA seven-for-seven with returning shows. Sound like they're doing something right. [Deadline Hollywood]

... Josh Schwartz (Chuck) is re-teaming with Rachel Bilson (Tim's top 100 hotties) for a new project called Ghost Angeles. The "supernatural romantic comedy," purchased by NBC even though a script hasn't been written yet, stars Bilson as a woman who can communicate with the dead, and someone probably falls in love or something and everyone's happy yayyyyyy! [Deadline Hollywood]

... In "just give up on life now" news, CBS has given the greenlight to another Twitter-based show. Seriously. This time the Twitter feed is Shh Don't Tell Steve, which sees one guy secretly tweeting the exploits of his rambunctious roommate. Now if you'll excuse me, I'm going to go buy a shotgun and start preparing my last meal. [The Live Feed]

... And the new Bachelor for ABC's popular dating show is... Brad Womack. Womack was The Bachelor in 2007. He's a lucky guy, as not many men get a second chance to spread venereal diseases to desperate women at the expense of a major television network. [ABC via press release]

... Max Weinberg, the long-time drummer for Conan O'Brien's late-night shows, has announced that he won't be joining the redhead for his upcoming TBS show, Conan. Jimmy Vivino will take over as Coco's bandleader. [New York Times]

... Jorge Garcia, Lost's Hurley, has landed another guest starring role. He'll play an old college friend of the gang on How I Met Your Mother. Garcia's character Blitz "is said to have extremely bad timing, as he always leaves the room just before something interesting happens." How the heck is this show still popular with storylines like that? [Digital Spy]

... Summer Glau will bring her Death Touch to Chuck, guest-starring in this season's eighth episode. Expect the show to be canceled the following day. (Get it? Because everything Summer is in gets canceled! Ha ha! Oh, I kill me.) [EW]


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I am so excited that White Collar is getting a new season. I love this show. Matt Bomer is one fine con man.
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Really glad that White Collar and Royal Pains are coming back! And another Twitter show? Oh Good Television, where hast thou gone? *Facepalm - because yes, things are desperate enough for such a cliche*
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I mentioned it in a previous news item, but if there isn't a single "Firefly" reference in Ms. Glau's episode of "Chuck", then the writers of that series will lose any and all geek cred to their name.
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LOVE PSYCH!! Probably one of my top 5 favorite shows. Great news.
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I miss white collar
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You want to see a charismatic young conman do good, then the show to watch is White Collar. Anybody else agree that the second episode of Lone Star was horrible, horrible, horrible?
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I will believe that last part, about Summer Glau, if Chuck gets canceled indeed. ;) I like Summer a lot, though.
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Bravo for USA, not only for bringing those three shows, think about Burn Notice, In Plain Sight, Covert Affairs and maybe (big maybe) they can fix L&O CI
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To the people commenting that Summer Glau was on Big Bang Theory. You see, the powers that be tried to use the touch of the Glau for good by having her appear on that show in order to tank it. But too many souls have been sold to the man downstairs for that show particular show to fall victim to the Glau's touch of death. I'm sure she will have better luck with Chuck.
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I love Psych. I am so glad it's been renewed for another season! Psych is such an awesome show, so funny and so clever.
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USA rocks! Love Pysch, Royal Pains, White Collar, Covert Affairs & Burn Notice!
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Ghost Angeles sounds like Ghost Whisperer and Medium.
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Ghost Angeles sounds interesting with Josh Schwartz and Rachel Bilson on board. I just hope it's not just a light Ghost Whisperer.
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You canceled Lone Star to watch Steve Tweet! I hope you're proud of yourselves.
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Yay for USA, all their renewed shows are worthy of another season, great job! And bite your tongue, Tim! Chuck will not be cancelled! Despite Summer Glau being added to the mix.
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Glau on Chuck? YES!!! A reunion with her and Mr. Baldwin should be 'awesome'! Now if they can bring on Nathan Fillion...maybe as a romantic distraction on Sarah :)
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Hottest chick on TV, Grace Park!!!!!!
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Glau guest starred on the Big Bang Theory and it got renewed for 2 seasons not one
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@woodstock-chan Burn notice has already been renewed for seasons 5&6 last April so you should still see Bruce Campbell for the next few years.
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67% of new shows get canceled in their first season. 75% of her shows have gone 2 seasons or more.

GOD I hate people like the punk who wrote this article. May the fleas of a thousand camels infest your mother's armpits.
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Poor Summer ;) Yet, on HIMYM. Can everyone please get over the mother-thing? I know it says so in the title, but the premise is just a group of friends getting out of twenty-somethings and into a more serious life. Shoot me if you like, but I see a lot of my circle of friends in them. Minus the insanity. Most of the time.
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@woodstock-chan you don't pay attention much? it was already anounced to be renewed and returning a while back. their airing comercials for the next season right now
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ugh please don't let this be the last season of chuck now D:. don't jynx it
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I'm a big Summer Glau fan as well...and I echo the other sentiments about FOX network. They have a long history of canceling shows prematurely, without giving them a chance. Summer needs to sign on with somebody else. And...to intimate that Brad is passing around venereal diseases is a little low, don't ya think? Do I smell a lawsuit coming??
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Correction - the trend is that they get cancelled BEFORE Summer Glau gets to make her hyped appearances, not after.
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YAY!!!! White Collor is getting another season!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D And that's such an awful thing to say about Summer! She's such a talented actress and it isn't her fault that the shows she's in get canceled, it's Fox!!! And I think it's pretty awesome that she's guest-starring in Chuck!!! ;)
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Stop bashing How I met your mother
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What about Burn Notice? I can't imagine USA axing it.. it's one of the highest rated shows on cable. I NEED MY BRUCE CAMPBELL, GODDAMMIT.
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Another twitter comedy?? Good grief.
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You're not Misthoe :/
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Ghost Angeles sound an awful lot like Ghost Whisperer? Or Am I the only one getting that feeling?
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Summer Glau was on Big Bang Theory and that is still going strong. It's not her that kills the shows, its fox that kills the shows. It's just sad that she had two shows that happened to be on fox, where loyal fans don't matter and stuff like American Idol and So You Think You Can Dance is considered television.
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