Will Emily Deschanel's Baby-Making Derail Bones?

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... Bones star Emily Deschanel is creating a human being inside her womb, and that could spell complications for the next season of Bones (the show has yet to be officially renewed, but things are looking good for the drama). Deschanel is due late this summer, which would conflict with production of a seventh season. How will the show work around her? It might just mean they'll have to go on without her for a few episodes, create fewer episodes overall, or delay production. Show creator Hart Hanson used the word "curtailed" with respects to next season. [TV Line]

... We talked about this earlier, but now it's official: A.J. Cook is returning to Criminal Minds. YES! PARTY AT MY HOUSE! (By the way, only A.J. Cook is invited. I don't have enough Zima to go around.) [Deadline Hollywood]

... Actor Alan Cumming (you know, the guy who totally ruined Nightcrawler for me in the X-Men movies) has extended his contract with CBS' The Good Wife. The deal is for three more years, meaning he'll play campaign strategist Eli Gold (or his evil twin brother!) through 2015 if the show lasts that long. [TV Line]

... Listen, I hate The X Factor as much as you do, but I have to write about it because it's my job. Simon Cowell is definitely leaving the British version of the show to concentrate on the American version, which premieres this fall. In other news, Ozzie Osbourne is being considered for a judging gig on the UK version; he'd replace Cheryl Cole who's following Cowell to the American version. [Telegraph & Daily Mail]

... TV Land is moving forward with a new Hot in Cleveland spin-off starring Cedric the Entertainer. Cedric will play a minister in a few episodes of Hot in Cleveland, and if all goes well, he'll get his own show on the network. What a coincidence that Cedric's last name is "the Entertainer" and he went on to become an entertainer! [Deadline Hollywood]

... HBO has given the greenlight to Veep, starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus as a senator who is unexpectedly thrust into the role of Vice President. The comedy is expected to debut in early 2012. [Baltimore Sun]

... Logo, the gay-centric cable network, has renewed RuPaul's Drag Race! Also renewed: The A-List: New York. Newly announced: The A-List: Dallas (Dallas? Really?) and Sex Rx, a sex addiction treatment show. [Deadline Hollywood]


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