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Today's TWoP News: Friday, October 14, 2011

by Ashley Chervinski October 14, 2011 2:28 pm
Today's TWoP News: Friday, October 14, 2011

Looks like we'll get to see how revenge is served for a little longer.

ABC picked up Revenge and Suburgatory for full seasons. Additionally, the network gave Happy Endings a six-script order, even though it got higher ratings than Revenge and Suburgatory. Who wants to bet on how long 'til they cancel Charlie's Angels?

Filming on Cinemax's Transporter has halted after star Chris Vance was injured while shooting an action sequence. The hiatus is expected to last at least two weeks to give Vance a full recovery. We hope he's okay, and that he's well soon.

It's a mini-Lost reunion over on Person of Interest. Alan Dale will guest star on the procedural, and we sincerely hope Finch kills Dale's character, 'cause duh.

Former alien Jason Behr (Rosewell) will be recurring on Breakout Kings as a convicted rapist and murder who escapes prison. Hopefully he'll have an affection for Tabasco Sauce.

Fred Durst signed a deal to star in a CBS sitcom titled (wait for it...) Douchebag. I really, really wish I were kidding about this, but unfortunately I'm not. The show will focus on a "rock legend" juggling his family and the rich and famous lifestyle. I sincerely hope he didn't do this all for the nookie.

HBO is developing a pilot based off The Kids Are All Right, which will begin where the Best Picture-nominated movie left off. Sounds like a great idea, except for one tiny little detail: how are they going to replace the cast? Is this just going to be My Big Fat Greek Life all over again?

Fox picked up Confessions of a Contractor, a drama from My So-Called Life producers Marshall Herskovitz and Ed Zwick, which will be written by Desperate Housewives writer/executive producer Tom Spezialy. The project is described as an "alternative soap that focuses on what happens when you mix desire, jealousy and home renovation." A really ugly house?

AMC is putting three dramas into development: one about diamonds from Tom and Ridley Scott that will most definitely be about crime; Long Winter Son, which is based off a British cop show; and Sacred Games, about Indian espionage and organized crime. AMC know's what's up: crime sells.

CBS bought a comedy project from Daily Show correspondent Aasif Mandvi. The project will focus on a recently divorced marriage counselor who gives out marriage advice. Not the most creative premise, but it's guaranteed to do better than fellow correspondent Olivia Munn's unwatchable disaster, Perfect Couples.

TruTV ordered a pilot for Guinness World Records Gone Wild, a show hosted by Jamie Kennedy (remember him?!) that follows people trying to break world records, including "most panes of glass run through in one minute, fastest time to jump over three oncoming cars, most kicks to the head in one minute, and most live cockroaches held in the mouth." So, it's like Fear Factor, only the winners get their name in a record book until someone else decides to one-up them? Better than the alternative way to go Wild, I guess.

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