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Today's TWoP News: Tuesday, September 25, 2012

by Ethan Alter September 25, 2012 4:41 pm
Today's TWoP News: Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Even the stars of Revolution don't understand why so many people are watching their show.

Finally, people seem to be watching something on NBC besides The Voice. The network's new sci-fi drama Revolution continued to post great ratings in its second week, nabbing more eyeballs than timeslot competitors Hawaii Five-0 and Castle. If the numbers continue to hold up, expect NBC to start adding the "no electricity" concept to their other shows as well.

After early speculation hinted at Olympian Ryan Lochte, ABC has confirmed that Sean Lowe will be the next Bachelor. As you may recall, Lowe was among the final three guys left standing during Emily Maynard's stint as The Bachelorette. Now the rose is on the other... um, hand.

FX is getting its Minnesota Nice on by developing a series loosely based on the 1996 indie favorite Fargo with the Coen boys themselves. Expect wood chipper sales to skyrocket when and if this thing makes it to the air.

30 Rock may be closing its doors, but Tina Fey will be hanging around NBC Universal's East Coast headquarters for a bit longer. The writer/actress signed a four-year deal with Universal Television to develop new projects for others and, potentially, herself. Since Dwight from The Office is getting his own spin-off, maybe she could develop a separate series for Kenneth. On second thought, nobody wants to see that.

Unsurprisingly, USA has ordered more episodes of its popular summer shows, White Collar, Royal Pains and Covert Affairs. The network is making fans of Common Law (if there are any), Necessary Roughness and Political Animals sweat it out a little bit, though. Those shows are still awaiting a pick-up.

Bravo has announced the October 16 opening of a Top Chef restaurant called Top Chef Kitchen in New York. Open for a limited time only, the joint will feature a rotating list of menus designed and executed by Top Chef favorites like Richard, Fabio and Mike Isabella. This may be the one time out of the year where you'll actually able to book a night-of reservation at Per Se.

For her guest appearance on Season 2 of Girls as Marnie's uptight Mom, Tom Hanks's significant other Rita Wilson specifically requested a no-nudity clause in her contract. To which Lena Dunham responded by scribbling "Wimp" on the back of Wilson's script.

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