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Today's TWoP News: Friday, November 18, 2011

by Ashley Chervinski November 18, 2011 2:47 pm
Today's TWoP News: Friday, November 18, 2011

The tribe is going to keep speaking.

CBS renewed Survivor for two more seasons, bringing the total to 26. Don't worry about Jeff Probst ever leaving, however -- even though he has an upcoming talk show, the schedule somehow doesn't conflict with Survivor. As long as Survivor is on the air (read: forever), Probst will be on the island. (Could you really imagine it any other way?)

Dexter was also renewed for two more seasons. At that rate, he's going to run out of victims pretty soon.

In unsurprising 30 Rock guest star news, Kristen Schaal booked a multi-episode arc. In surprising 30 Rock guest star news, Mick Foley appear on the show -- and he even has a kiss scene! (Five bucks it's with Jenna.)

My big fat Greek... hospital?! Nia Vardalos and Peri Gilpin are guest starring on Grey's Anatomy as bickering sisters who come to Seattle Grace. Who knows, maybe Nia's character will find a nice Greek boy to make Greek babies with at Seattle Grace.

Jason Dohring will guest star on Supernatural in mid-January as Chronos, the God of Time. Can he use his new powers to go back a few seasons and cancel this show?

Amy Acker will play the Black Widow on an upcoming episode of Grimm. The show's Black Widow is Lena, a typical housewife who experiences rapid-aging syndrome every five years, which forces her to leech life out of guys for three days to keep up her good looks. Wait, what?!

Body of Proof is borrowing some stories from the headlines for their January 3 episode. The episode will be inspired by the Casey Anthony trial, with Marcia Gay Harden playing Shelia Temple, Body of Proof's new resident Nancy Grace. At least this time Harden's not playing the mom of a possible killer, like in the Lifetime movie Amanda Knox: Murder on Trial in Italy (although Nancy Grace isn't much better).

HBO is going back in time... again. The network is developing Wolf Hall with BBC. Don't expect this to be about any Alcide-type werewolves, though -- Wolf Hall is a miniseries adaptation of the 2009 novel set in medieval England about a fictionalized biography of the rise to power of Thomas Crowmell.

TLC ordered Geek Love, a reality show that follows a speed-dating service at nerdy events like Comic-Con. Basically, be prepared for lots of fidgeting and awkward conversations, in cosplay.

Whether she wins the hideous mirrorball trophy or not, Ricki Lake is still a winner. Her new talk show, The Ricki Lake Show, will officially launch next fall. Go Ricki! Go Ricki!

Cartoon Network picked up The Annoying Orange, an obnoxious animated series about a pretty creepy looking orange that's based on the popular YouTube videos. Considering this video has over 26 million views, ratings shouldn't be a problem.

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