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Today's TWoP News: Friday, December 21, 2012

by Ethan Alter December 21, 2012 1:28 pm
Today's TWoP News: Friday, December 21, 2012

Looks like those zombies claimed another victim.

To no one's surprise, AMC has renewed its highest-rated show The Walking Dead for a fourth season, but it won't be overseen by Glen Mazzara, who is departing as showrunner after a two-season run in a job previously held by Frank Darabont. "Creative differences" have been cited as the reason behind the parting of ways, which to us translates as Mazzara wanting to kill off more dead weight (we still don't miss you, Lori!) and the network balking.

In late-breaking news that suggests the Mayans may have been right all along, CBS has reportedly inked a deal to bring How I Met Your Mother back for a ninth season. And cries of woe and lamentation were thus heard throughout the land.

L.A. Reid is already gone, but the low ratings for The X Factor's second season suggest that even more changes may be in store when the show returns next fall. If this keeps up, Simon Cowell might eventually just have to bite the bullet and fire himself.

In the "Of course they are" department, The CW is developing Sherwood, a new telling of the Robin Hood myth. Is the netlet really big enough for two archers who enjoy running around in green tights?

Ron Rifkin will appear in the Season 2 finale of Fox's Kiefer Sutherland series, Touch, thus ensuring that everyone who stuck with Alias during its five-year run will tune in. That should raise Touch's ratings by at least 0.5%!

Rising star Rebel Wilson may have made her first major career misstep by agreeing to host the 2013 edition of the annual bacchanal of shameless self-promotion and bad jokes that is the MTV Movie Awards. Did she learn nothing from watching her fellow British comic Russell Brand bellyflop on national TV?

He's baaaack! '90s talk show legend-in-his-own-mind Arsenio Hall has released a new video for his impending return to the late-night chat game, which will debut in syndication next year. Bill Clinton must be polishing his sax in anticipation.

And just so Arsenio isn't the last face you see on the Friday before Christmas, we're going to let Community's Danny Pudi and Alison Brie freestyle rap your way into the long weekend, live from the Viper Room. Happy holidays!

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