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Today's TWoP News: Wednesday, January 9, 2013

This May, round up the usual suspects.

In "We'll believe it when we see it" news, Netflix has announced that the Bluth clan will be returning to the airwaves streaming service in May for a 14-episode run. They also confirmed that the episodes would generally focus on specific character rather than the whole family. We'll skip the George Michael-centric installments, thanks very much.

The late night world shifted ever so slightly on its axis last night, with Jimmy Kimmel's chat show -- newly relocated to 11:35 PM -- topping both Letterman and coming within striking distance of Leno. Looks like that botched Emmys-hosting gig hasn't slowed any of Kimmel's Jim-mentum.

FX took the stage at the TCA press tour today and unveiled the following tidbits: Charlie Sheen's Anger Management will air its contractually-obligated 90 episodes in bulk over the next two years (with Sheen's poppy Martin now onboard as a series regular... the things fathers do for their kids); an actually funny comedy It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia has been renewed for at least one more year; and so far Jessica Lange is the only confirmed returning player for American Horror Story's third season. Our one request: more Ian McShane, please.

Speaking of FX, the network's Elmore Leonard-inspired series Justified kicked off its fourth season with its second-highest rated episode to date. About damn time more people found this show. Meanwhile, over on TBS, the ABC cast-off Cougar Town premiered to solid number as well, which should buy the cast and crew plenty of wine.

Following up on their controversial movie nods from yesterday (Ang Lee over Paul Thomas Anderson, Wes Anderson and Quentin Tarantino... really?), the DGA has unveiled their nominations for TV directors. In the drama category, nominees include Michael Cuesta (Homeland), Jennifer Getzinger (Mad Men), Lesli Linka Glatter (Homeland), Rian Johnson (Breaking Bad) and Greg Mottola (The Newsroom). Over in comedy, the DGA singled out Louis C.K. (Louie), Mark Cendrowski (The Big Bang Theory), Bryan Cranston (Modern Family), Lena Dunham (Girls) and Beth McCarthy-Miller (30 Rock). We're rooting for Rian and Louis, personally.

Lance Armstrong has agreed to sit down for an interview with Oprah Winfrey on her OWN series Oprah's Next Chapter, during which he may just own up to those doping charges that have been swirling around. Or, better still, maybe Matthew McConaughey will drop by and they'll finally announce their engagement.

We'll exit stage left to the tender sounds of Game of Thrones's young actors beat-boxing the show's opening credits in this just-leaked clip from the Season 2 DVDs, due out on February 19. Those Stark kids are clearly the One Direction of Westeros.

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