Warehouse 13: Will it be Back?

... Of *course* Warehouse 13 will be back. It's doing great for Syfy and its new brand strategy, and has unofficially been renewed by executive producer Jack Kenny via Twitter. [Twitter]

... It seems like just yesterday I was telling you about how J.J. Abrams had a show picked up. Oh, that's because it was yesterday. Well, this is not a repeat. Another one of Abrams' show has been scooped up, this time by CBS. The project is Person of Interest (details still under wraps), a series that Abrams is working on with Jonah Nolan, Christopher's brother. It will be Abrams' first CBS show. [Vulture Blog]

... Ryan Murphy (the creator of Glee) and Howard Gordon (a producer on 24) are talking with Fox about a new sci-fi thriller. The untitled drama centers on a psychiatrist who works with patients' phobias. The series is said to have supernatural elements and a broad conspiracy, just like The X-Files (which Gordon also worked on). [Deadline Hollywood]

... Jennifer Love-Hewitt is considering (euphemism for "hoping for") a return to television with a new comedy that's said to be a "female Big Bang Theory." Fox is in talks to pick up the project. Seriously? A chick Big Bang? This won't, can't, shouldn't work. [Deadline Hollywood]

... How does a comedy about a dad who dies of cancer and leaves his daughters to be raised by his friends sound? It may not be chipper, but Fox is betting on it being a hit. The network has made a pilot production commitment to The Council of Dads, based on the book of the same name. However, in the real-life memoir, the dad makes a full recovery. But how would that make for good TV? [Deadline Hollywood]

... Jon Hamm is hosting Saturday Night Live... again. He'll helm the October 30 episode. [THR]

... Sick of American Idol judge rumors? Me too. Thankfully, we now have American-version-of-X Factor judging rumors! Tops on the list are Pussycat Doll Nicole Scherzinger and Cheryl Cole. [NY Post]

... The Super Bowl is still a ways away, but rumor has it that the Black Eyed Peas will be the halftime show, which would end a run of extremely old rockers taking the stage. [Sports By Brooks]

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