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Today's TWoP News: Wednesday, May 9, 2012

by Hillary Goldsmith May 9, 2012 4:18 pm
Today's TWoP News: Wednesday, May 9, 2012

It's the most wonderful time of the year for SOAPnet fans.

The 2012 Daytime Emmy nominations have been announced. Chenbot: Activated.

As fans of Big Ang we're happy to hear that Mob Wives got renewed for a third season.

Unsurprisingly, NBC Law and Order: SVU has renewed for a 14th season. In development news, the network has ordered a firefighter drama called Chicago Fire and a period drama about pirates.

AMC has decided to show up for the renewing party, giving new seasons to both Talking Dead and Comic Book Men. Both shows will get 16-episode second seasons.

FX has added a female-centric series to its development line up, but unfortunately it's not a Justified spin-off starring Ava. The network has ordered an adaption of Chelsea Cain's best-selling book series Heartsick, which centers around "beautiful serial killer" Gretchen Lowell.

In one of the biggest publicity stunts I have ever seen, Fox has made an official celebrity cast list for its new dating show The Choice, where celebrities will have to pick a date for the night based solely on personality and charm. Among the celebs are Joe Jonas, Dean Cain, Tyson Beckford, American Idol winner Taylor Hicks, Jersey Shore stars Pauly D. and Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino, chef Rocco DiSpirito, Rob Kardashian, former NFL star Warren Sapp and more.

ABC Family and Ashley Tisdale are working together to produce The Keys, a show about a girl investigating mysteries in a Key West resort. Anyone else feel like this could be part of something Mattel would write up? Then she hops in her Malibu Barbie convertible, picks up Skipper from the mall and calls Ken and...

Just in case you thought Southie Pride was the worst Boston-set reality series on the horizon, you were so very wrong. A&E is set to start production on Southie Rules, a show that follows a wacky South Boston-based family.

TLC has ordered two special episodes of Virgin Diaries, a show that follows around... well, virgins. Good work on always making me laugh, TLC.

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