CBS Wants Another Season of ‘Two and a Half Men’ With Angus T. Jones

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While CBS hasn’t officially announced a renewal for Two and a Half Men, CBS Entertainment President Nina Tassler said they definitely want a Season 11.

She also said none of the castmembers have signed on for another season, including Sheen’s replacement, Ashton Kutcher.

And what about Angus T. Jones? He didn’t do himself any favors by saying on a video-gone-viral that he thought the hit series is “filth” and urged viewers not to watch it.

Well, CBS seems to feel that’s all water under the bridge. “We’d like him to be part of it next year,” Tassler told reporters at Saturday’s Television Critics Association Press Tour in Pasadena.

“I think he would like to come back too, we would like him to… He made his public apology, and we’ve moved on,” she continued. “And we’d like the show back, and we’d like him to come back too.”

Jones, 19, who has been on the show for 10 seasons, issued the apology to Two and a Half Men creator Chuck Lorre, CBS, Warner Bros. Television and the show’s stars shortly after the video leaked in November.

Earlier this week, Sheen, who was fired from the show last year after a public meltdown and feud with Lorre, said that he understands Jones.

“I get it, it’s a weird place and people tend to have a different perspective on life working over there,” Sheen, who has moved on to star on FX’s Anger Management, said at TCA.

“[Jones] is a good kid and maybe he’s just going through a phase, but it’s hard to comment on something if I’m not there . . . I don’t think he’s crazy, I just think he’s a little maybe over-influenced in some other beliefs.”

Since his character joined the military, Jones’ shooting schedule has been reduced. His girlfriend, Stalker Sarah, told Celebuzz that he’d like to free up his schedule to attend college.

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‘The Voice’s’ Adam Levine Hosting ‘SNL’; Al-Jazeera Buys Current TV

With a tour on the horizon and NBC’s The Voice returning in March, Adam Levine is taking on a new gig. He’ll be hosting late night sketch show Saturday Night Live for the very first time on Jan. 26. Before that, Hunger Games and Silver Linings Playbook star Jennifer Lawrence will host the show on Jan. 19 with musical guests The Lumineers. [NBC]

Hawaii Five-0 is handing an episode over to its fans. In a move the network is calling the “first of its kind,” the show will let viewers decide who the killer is on the episode airing Jan. 14. [EW]

It’s confirmed. Arabic news and current affairs organization, Al Jazeera has bought the struggling Current TV. Former Vice President and Current founder Al Gore said in a statement that Al-Jazeera shared Current TV’s mission “to give voice to those who are not typically heard; to speak truth to power; to provide independent and diverse points of view; and to tell the stories that no one else is telling.” [AP]

Web blogger “Reality Steve” Carbone is finding himself back in court over his Bachelor spoilers. After previously suing him six months ago over allegations that he was influencing show contestants and employees into breaking their confidentiality agreements, the ABC show’s producers are suing once again. What set this round of legal wrangling on? Carbone posted spoilers from the show’s first five episodes, including a list of the women who were eliminated. [THR]

Ratings: NBC won the ratings race on Wednesday, which included a series high for Chicago Fire. The drama attracted 8.4 million viewers, which made it the most-watched show of the night. NBC also saw double-digit improvements for its reruns of Whitney, Guys With Kids and Law & Order: SVU. [EW]

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Midseason TV Preview: Standouts From 21 New Shows in 2013 (PHOTOS)

It’s a new year and that means the networks are rolling the dice on series to fill the time slots vacated by their fall fails and while their hits shoot more episodes.

There are some definite trends in the midseason offerings like suburban housewives who find their world evolving (ABC’s Red Widow, NBC’s Save Me).

And grown children returning to the nest (ABC’s How to Live With Your Parents and Family Tools, FOX’s The Goodwin Games).

How about a return to the 80s (The CW’s Carrie Diaries, FX’s The Americans)?

Or, manly men who are having their beliefs challenged (FOX’s The Following, NBC’s Do No Harm, The CW’s Cult)?

In the above gallery, I’ve compiled a list of 21 new shows premiering during the midseason. And, below I’ve listed some new offerings that pique my interest the most from the batch.

Dramas:

  • As a Sex and the City fan, I’m really looking forward to The CW’s Carrie Diaries, which follows the development of the future sex columnist as a 16-year-old in 1984.
  • There’s so much to love about what FX’s The Americans has to offer. Felicity fans get Keri Russell, Brothers & Sisters fans get Matthew Rhys. There’s spy intrigue set in the Cold War era. Can. Not. Wait.
  • Speaking of historical dramas, I’m definitely curious about History Channel’s first scripted series The Vikings. Not only because I love the blend of history and fantasy (Starz’s Spartacus!), but Elizabeth, The Tudors and Camelot’s Michael Hirst is behind this project.
  • Grappling for my attention are FOX’s The Following and The CW’s Cult. Both explore extreme fanaticism and star two actors I appreciate: Kevin Bacon (in his TV series premiere) and Matt Davis (formerly of The Vampire Diaries).

Comedies:

  • NBC has already previewed 1600 Penn for audiences in December, but I promise it doesn’t lose the pilot’s hilarity (and further builds on defining its characters really well) as the season continues. As my TV reporter colleagues have pointed out, Josh Gad is a lot. But, there’s some great stuff coming for the other actors.
  • The Goodwin Games doesn’t have a premiere date yet, but it’s definitely a competitive entry into the midseason comedy ring. Not only does Ugly Betty star Becki Newton get another chance at a series (I did enjoy Love Bites, judge me), but Scott Foley gets to flex his comic muscles again too (see his stints on Cougar Town and Scrubs).

Reality:

  • Premiering New Year’s Day Tuesday at 8 PM, TLC follows 90s girl group TLC member Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins as she moves to L.A. to jumpstart her music career again. She was always the most interesting member of TLC for me, so I’m interested to see how her unique gravelly vocals work as a soloist and years later.
  • Bravo goes deeper into the professional life of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills castmember Lisa Vanderpump with her spinoff Vanderpump Rules, which previews as a backdoor pilot as part of a two-hour RHOBH on Monday at 9 PM. Again, Lisa has been one of the most colorful additions to the franchise for me, so I’m way more interested in seeing her manage the staff than the drama between them. That could change as I get to know the cast, though.
  • I’m certain Foodies will find something to love about the new reality competition from ABC, The Taste, which combines elements of Top Chef with the winners judged in blind taste tests (a la The Voice’s blind auditions). Its judging panel should be entertaining with Nigella Lawson and Anthony Bourdain on tap.
  • Speaking of The Voice, executive producer Mark Burnett once again throws some power the contestants’ way with CBS’ The Job, in which contenders vie for their dream gig while also considering offers from other companies. That’s a good twist on The Apprentice formula.

Click through the gallery above for a quick look at 21 new shows in 2013.

Which new midseason series excite you and which ones won’t make your DVR playlist?

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‘Downton Abbey’ Hunk Talks Series Exit; Bravo Announces Schedule Changes for ‘RHOA,’ ‘Shahs’

Note: Spoiler Alert. Downton Abbey fans knew that resident hunk Dan Stevens, who plays Matthew Crawley, had already voiced a desire to leave the series. So much so that creator Julian Fellowes said earlier this year that if he left, they wouldn’t recast the role. Well, UK viewers were still shocked to see just how Crawley exited the award-winning show. “We were always optioned for three years,” he explained. “And when that came up it was a very difficult decision. But it felt like a good time to take stock, to take a moment. From a personal point of view, I wanted a chance to do other things,” he said of the decision to leave. [The Telegraph]

Bravo announced on Wednesday that it will be making some schedule shifts on Sunday nights starting Jan. 6: The Real Housewives of Atlanta will begin airing at 8 PM followed by Shahs of Sunset at 9 PM.

Also, Lisa Vanderpump’s spinoff series, Vanderpump Rules, will debut as part of a two-hour The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills on Monday, Jan. 7 at 9 PM. Part 1 of The Real Housewives of Miami reunion specials will air this Thursday at 9 PM with Part 2 airing Thursday, Jan. 3 at 9 PM. The Millionaire Matchmaker returns for a new season on Thursday, Jan. 10 at 9 PM. Kathy Griffin returns with a new comedy special Kathy Griffin: Kennedie Center On-Hers on Thursday, Jan. 3 at 10 PM. Plus, a new season of her late night talker, Kathy, returns with a special live premiere on Thursday, Jan. 10 at 10 PM. [Bravo]

Fans of late Dallas legend Larry Hagman will get to see the man in a totally different role. CBS is airing a special called I Get That a Lot in which stars masquerade as normal people denying who they are when they’re recognized. Hagman played a salesman handing out barbeque sauce samples. The actor died in November. [TVGuide.com]

Just three months after leaving ABC’s General Hospital, Steve Burton has reportedly returned to the soap world on CBS’ The Young and the Restless. The unconfirmed casting certainly brings up some questions about the actor’s exit from the ABC series as he was cited as saying that he no longer wanted to work in Los Angeles, then moved his family to Nashville. [TV Guide Magazine]

TV Ratings: The Grinch not only stole Christmas, but the animated and Jim Carrey versions of the Dr. Seuss tale along with NBA coverage gave ABC a boost in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic. But, CBS won the night overall with repeats of NCIS and NCIS: Los Angeles in the ad demo attracting 8.12 million viewers. [Hitfix]

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‘Downton Abbey’ Hunk Talks Series Exit; Bravo Announces Schedule Changes for ‘RHOA,’ ‘Shahs’

Note: Spoiler Alert. Downton Abbey fans knew that resident hunk Dan Stevens, who plays Matthew Crawley, had already voiced a desire to leave the series. So much so that creator Julian Fellowes said earlier this year that if he left, they wouldn’t recast the role. Well, UK viewers were still shocked to see just how Crawley exited the award-winning show. “We were always optioned for three years,” he explained. “And when that came up it was a very difficult decision. But it felt like a good time to take stock, to take a moment. From a personal point of view, I wanted a chance to do other things,” he said of the decision to leave. [The Telegraph]

Bravo announced on Wednesday that it will be making some schedule shifts on Sunday nights starting Jan. 6: The Real Housewives of Atlanta will begin airing at 8 PM followed by Shahs of Sunset at 9 PM.

Also, Lisa Vanderpump’s spinoff series, Vanderpump Rules, will debut as part of a two-hour The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills on Monday, Jan. 7 at 9 PM. Part 1 of The Real Housewives of Miami reunion specials will air this Thursday at 9 PM with Part 2 airing Thursday, Jan. 3 at 9 PM. The Millionaire Matchmaker returns for a new season on Thursday, Jan. 10 at 9 PM. Kathy Griffin returns with a new comedy special Kathy Griffin: Kennedie Center On-Hers on Thursday, Jan. 3 at 10 PM. Plus, a new season of her late night talker, Kathy, returns with a special live premiere on Thursday, Jan. 10 at 10 PM. [Bravo]

Fans of late Dallas legend Larry Hagman will get to see the man in a totally different role. CBS is airing a special called I Get That a Lot in which stars masquerade as normal people denying who they are when they’re recognized. Hagman played a salesman handing out barbeque sauce samples. The actor died in November. [TVGuide.com]

Just three months after leaving ABC’s General Hospital, Steve Burton has reportedly returned to the soap world on CBS’ The Young and the Restless. The unconfirmed casting certainly brings up some questions about the actor’s exit from the ABC series as he was cited as saying that he no longer wanted to work in Los Angeles, then moved his family to Nashville. [TV Guide Magazine]

TV Ratings: The Grinch not only stole Christmas, but the animated and Jim Carrey versions of the Dr. Seuss tale along with NBA coverage gave ABC a boost in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic. But, CBS won the night overall with repeats of NCIS and NCIS: Los Angeles in the ad demo attracting 8.12 million viewers. [Hitfix]

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‘Downton Abbey’ Hunk Talks Series Exit; Bravo Announces Schedule Changes for ‘RHOA,’ ‘Shahs’

Note: Spoiler Alert. Downton Abbey fans knew that resident hunk Dan Stevens, who plays Matthew Crawley, had already voiced a desire to leave the series. So much so that creator Julian Fellowes said earlier this year that if he left, they wouldn’t recast the role. Well, UK viewers were still shocked to see just how Crawley exited the award-winning show. “We were always optioned for three years,” he explained. “And when that came up it was a very difficult decision. But it felt like a good time to take stock, to take a moment. From a personal point of view, I wanted a chance to do other things,” he said of the decision to leave. [The Telegraph]

Bravo announced on Wednesday that it will be making some schedule shifts on Sunday nights starting Jan. 6: The Real Housewives of Atlanta will begin airing at 8 PM followed by Shahs of Sunset at 9 PM.

Also, Lisa Vanderpump’s spinoff series, Vanderpump Rules, will debut as part of a two-hour The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills on Monday, Jan. 7 at 9 PM. Part 1 of The Real Housewives of Miami reunion specials will air this Thursday at 9 PM with Part 2 airing Thursday, Jan. 3 at 9 PM. The Millionaire Matchmaker returns for a new season on Thursday, Jan. 10 at 9 PM. Kathy Griffin returns with a new comedy special Kathy Griffin: Kennedie Center On-Hers on Thursday, Jan. 3 at 10 PM. Plus, a new season of her late night talker, Kathy, returns with a special live premiere on Thursday, Jan. 10 at 10 PM. [Bravo]

Fans of late Dallas legend Larry Hagman will get to see the man in a totally different role. CBS is airing a special called I Get That a Lot in which stars masquerade as normal people denying who they are when they’re recognized. Hagman played a salesman handing out barbeque sauce samples. The actor died in November. [TVGuide.com]

Just three months after leaving ABC’s General Hospital, Steve Burton has reportedly returned to the soap world on CBS’ The Young and the Restless. The unconfirmed casting certainly brings up some questions about the actor’s exit from the ABC series as he was cited as saying that he no longer wanted to work in Los Angeles, then moved his family to Nashville. [TV Guide Magazine]

TV Ratings: The Grinch not only stole Christmas, but the animated and Jim Carrey versions of the Dr. Seuss tale along with NBA coverage gave ABC a boost in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic. But, CBS won the night overall with repeats of NCIS and NCIS: Los Angeles in the ad demo attracting 8.12 million viewers. [Hitfix]

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‘Downton Abbey’ Hunk Talks Series Exit; Bravo Announces Schedule Changes for ‘RHOA,’ ‘Shahs’

Note: Spoiler Alert. Downton Abbey fans knew that resident hunk Dan Stevens, who plays Matthew Crawley, had already voiced a desire to leave the series. So much so that creator Julian Fellowes said earlier this year that if he left, they wouldn’t recast the role. Well, UK viewers were still shocked to see just how Crawley exited the award-winning show. “We were always optioned for three years,” he explained. “And when that came up it was a very difficult decision. But it felt like a good time to take stock, to take a moment. From a personal point of view, I wanted a chance to do other things,” he said of the decision to leave. [The Telegraph]

Bravo announced on Wednesday that it will be making some schedule shifts on Sunday nights starting Jan. 6: The Real Housewives of Atlanta will begin airing at 8 PM followed by Shahs of Sunset at 9 PM.

Also, Lisa Vanderpump’s spinoff series, Vanderpump Rules, will debut as part of a two-hour The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills on Monday, Jan. 7 at 9 PM. Part 1 of The Real Housewives of Miami reunion specials will air this Thursday at 9 PM with Part 2 airing Thursday, Jan. 3 at 9 PM. The Millionaire Matchmaker returns for a new season on Thursday, Jan. 10 at 9 PM. Kathy Griffin returns with a new comedy special Kathy Griffin: Kennedie Center On-Hers on Thursday, Jan. 3 at 10 PM. Plus, a new season of her late night talker, Kathy, returns with a special live premiere on Thursday, Jan. 10 at 10 PM. [Bravo]

Fans of late Dallas legend Larry Hagman will get to see the man in a totally different role. CBS is airing a special called I Get That a Lot in which stars masquerade as normal people denying who they are when they’re recognized. Hagman played a salesman handing out barbeque sauce samples. The actor died in November. [TVGuide.com]

Just three months after leaving ABC’s General Hospital, Steve Burton has reportedly returned to the soap world on CBS’ The Young and the Restless. The unconfirmed casting certainly brings up some questions about the actor’s exit from the ABC series as he was cited as saying that he no longer wanted to work in Los Angeles, then moved his family to Nashville. [TV Guide Magazine]

TV Ratings: The Grinch not only stole Christmas, but the animated and Jim Carrey versions of the Dr. Seuss tale along with NBA coverage gave ABC a boost in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic. But, CBS won the night overall with repeats of NCIS and NCIS: Los Angeles in the ad demo attracting 8.12 million viewers. [Hitfix]

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‘Glee’ EP Ryan Murphy Awarded PaleyFest Icon Award; HBO, Martin Scorsese Announce Bill Clinton Doc

The Paley Center for Media announced on Monday that not only is it awarding producer Ryan Murphy its first-ever PaleyFest Icon Award, but also his series NBC’s The New Normal and FX’s American Horror Story: Asylum have been added to the annual TV festival. Murphy will receive his award at PaleyFest’s kickoff event on Wednesday, Feb. 27. The festival previously announced that HBO’s The Newsroom, NBC’s Revolution and ABC’s Once Upon A Time will also take part in the fest. [PaleyFest]

HBO and director Martin Scorsese (Goodfellas, Taxi Driver, The Departed) are partnering up for a documentary on former President Bill Clinton. The doc will feature Clinton recounting his experiences during his two-term presidency from 1993-2001 and his work and life after his service. An airdate has yet to be announced. [HBO]

E! is continuing its scripted series push with Gallerina, a one-hour project about a young girl trying to make her name in the New York City art gallery world. It is being produced by Mark Waters (Mean Girls, Freaky Friday), among others. [Deadline]

Jack Black’s comedy series, Ghost Ghirls, has found a home. It will premiere online in Spring 2013 on Yahoo! Screen. Produced by the comedic actor’s Electric Dynamite Productions and Shine America, the series follows two young female ghostbusters (played by Amanda Lund and Maria Blasucci), who solve the mysteries behind paranormal phenomena. Black, Jake Johnson, Molly Shannon, Jason Schwartzman and other celebrities will make appearances on the paranormal procedural. The 12-episode series began production earlier this month in Los Angeles. The series was previously reported to be in development with SyFy. [Yahoo! Screen]

The Insider is undergoing a makeover. In January 2013, it will return as omg!Insider with new co-host Thea Andrews. Andrews is replacing Brooke Anderson and joining co-anchor Kevin Frazier for the syndicated news magazine’s next iteration. [Deadline]

Sunday Ratings: Sunday Night Football’s San Francisco 49ers and New England Patriots game delivered NBC a big win with the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demo and reaching 18.6 million viewers in the 10PM timeslot. CBS scored with the Survivor: Philippines finale with the ad demo as well and 11.7 million viewers in the 9PM slot. But, ABC’s The Bachelorette: Ashley and J.P.’s Wedding failed to attract viewers to the nuptials – topping off at only 3.5 million viewers in its second hour at 10PM. [Zap2it]

Showtime’s Dexter and Homeland broke records for its respective Season 7 and Season 2 finales. Dexter drew in 2.75 million total viewers, making it the highest-rated program in the show’s history. Meanwhile, Homeland hit it out of the park with 2.3 million total viewers with its initial airing and 2.7 million overall for the night. [The Wrap]

Bravo’s The Real Housewives of Atlanta delivered its highest-rated episode of the season with over 3.6 million total viewers tuning in on Sunday night, becoming the third highest-rated episode in the history of the series. [Bravo]

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Connecticut School Shooting: A Guide to TV News Special Coverage

The tragic shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. has changed the networks’ plans for news coverage on Friday.

All networks will dedicate their evening news and most of their weekend coverage to the unspeakable tragedy, which saw 27 people – including 20 children – lose their lives.

See below for TV news special coverage (to be updated as networks report in to Celebuzz).

ABC: Diane Sawyer will anchor a one-hour special of ABC World News at 6:30PM from the scene and co-anchor Chris Cuomo will join her later for a special 20/20 set to air at 10 PM ET. That will be followed by an hour-long Nightline at 11:35 PM ET. Good Morning America will air a special edition with George Stephanopoulos and Elizabeth Vargas as well as Josh ElliottAmy RobachDan Harris reporting from Newtown on Saturday Morning.

CBS: Evening News With Scott Pelley has been increased to one hour from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM. Pelley will also anchor a CBS News Special Report set to air from 10 to 11PM ET.

CNN: Coverage will continue into primetime with their regular line up as follows: Erin Burnett OutFront at 7 PM, Anderson Cooper 360 at 8 PM, Piers Morgan Tonight at 9 PM. Their live coverage of the school shooting will include Susan Candiotti, Ashleigh Banfield, Mary Snow, and Jason Carroll at the scene.

Current TV: The Young Turks with Cenk Uygur begins live coverage at 7PM ET, followed by Viewpoint with Eliot Spitzer at 8PM ET. Current TV correspondent David Shuster will be reporting live with updates from the site of the shooting.

FOX News: The Five is being replaced by news coverage anchored by Jon Scott from 5PM-6PM ET. At 7PM ET, Bill Hemmer will anchor FOX Live from Conn. Following at 8PM ET, Bill O’Reilly will host a live edition of O’Reilly Factor. At 9PM ET, Hannity will air live. And at 10PM-11PM ET, Greta Van Susteren will anchor live from Conn.

NBC: Brian Williams will anchor a special one-hour edition of NBC Nightly News from Newtown at 6:30 PM ET. Williams will be joined by Lester Holt at 10 PM for Dateline. On Saturday, Matt Lauer and Savannah Guthrie will co-anchor a special edition of Today from Conn. Also reporting from the scene will be Ann Curry and Willie Geist. MSNBC will have continuing coverage throughout the day with a special report from Chris Jansing at 10 PM.

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Justin Bieber Sitcom in Development at ABC; ‘Scandal’ Hits Series High for Second Week in a Row

Could there be a TV show about Justin Bieber’s life? ABC is developing a single-camera comedy based upon the pop superstar. While the idea was first brought up last year, the show is still being kicked around by the alphabet network for the upcoming season. Bieber and manager Scooter Braun would executive produce the show. Matt Wolpert and Ben Nedivi, who previously worked on Entourage, are writing the script and will also produce. [TV Guide]

ABC’s Scandal is getting the eyes it deserves and has achieved its second week of series highs for total viewers and the ad-coveted 18-49 year demographic. The sophomore drama scored 7.8 million total viewers. As expected, CBS won the night with its lineup. The Big Bang Theory nabbed 16.8 million viewers while Person of Interest garnered 14.3 million viewers. Both of FOX’s shows, The X Factor and Glee, slipped a bit in the ratings. [TVLine]

FOX’s The Mindy Project has promoted recurring actor Beth Grant to series regular status for the revamped second half of Season 1. Grant, who plays the pot-smoking nurse Beverly, has only appeared on one episode thus far. Recently, the freshman comedy downgraded Anna Camp, who played Mindy’s BFF to a recurring role. [THR]

Merlin will begin its final run on Jan. 4. The fifth and final season of the show will include 13 all-new episodes. This season, Camelot is at its highest and there is only one person standing between Arthur and his destiny – Merlin. Season 5 will  premiere on Jan. 4 at 10 PM on Syfy. [Syfy]

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‘House of Lies’ Snags Adam Brody for Guest Role; Julius ‘Dr. J’ Erving Pops up on ‘The Office’

The O.C. alum Adam Brody has been tapped to guest on the sophomore season of Showtime’s House of Lies. Brody’s character is the owner of an adult toy company who engages in a relationship with Jeannie (Kristen Bell). Season 2 of House of Lies premieres Jan. 13 at 10 PM on Showtime. [Showtime]

Basketball Hall of Famer, Julius “Dr. J” Erving is going to play some ball with Jim Halpert (John Krasinkski) on NBC’s The Office. The episode, set to air Jan. 17, will feature the basketball player as an investor in Jim’s sports marketing business. [EW]

TV Land is picking up The Soul Man for Season 2 and The Exes for Season 3. The Soul Man, which stars Cedric “The Entertainer,” will also be getting a new showrunner in the form of Yvette Lee Bowser (Living Single). Both shows are set to return in June 2013 with 10 new episodes. [Deadline]

Cable network Bravo delivered its seventh consecutive best year ever in 2012 among total viewers and the 25-54 age demographic. The network also nabbed the most viewers and remained No.1 for viewers age 18-49, and 25-54. In a statement, Frances Berwick, president of Bravo said, “With over 400 hours of high quality original programming, 2012 was marked by record achievements across returning and new series, digital innovations like Play Live, Transmedia and Zeebox, brand extensions like the Top Chef Kitchen and multi-platform partnerships. We are in great shape to launch an exciting new slate of programming for 2013, which includes our first scripted original series.” [Bravo]

Season 2 of Randy to the Rescue is set to premiere in May 2013 on TLC. The network has confirmed that hair stylist Lindsay Yamashita and makeup artist Raychel Wade as the new beauty team for the second season.
This season, Randy will be visiting Denver, Seattle, Oklahoma City, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Austin, Miami, Savannah, D.C., and Chicago to make brides’ fantasies come true. [TLC]

Did you love NBC’s American Dreams? Well if so, you’re in luck, as much of the cast of the show will be attending the second annual ATX festival in Austin, Texas in June. Brittany Snow, Parenthood’s Sarah Ramos and Glee’s Vanessa Lengies among others will be on hand during the weekend long event. For more info on the ATX festival, head here. [TVLine]

With ratings down all around, CBS still won the night. CSI hit a series low while Survivor and Criminal Minds were also down. All of the comedies on ABC also hit season or series lows. Meanwhile, FOX’s The X Factor nabbed 7.7 million viewers. [TV Guide]

It’s time for the Best Funeral Ever. TLC has ordered a special/backdoor pilot of the show that goes behind-the-scenes of an unconventional funeral home. At the home, funeral director John Beckwith asks families to create a special theme for a memorial and then throws a big party to celebrate the deceased The special, which airs on Dec. 26, will feature Christmas-inspired and BBQ-themed funerals. [EW]

Just a couple of months after Tyler Perry made a deal with the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN), the network has now announced the two series the star will oversee. Perry will have a hand in new drama, The Haves and the Have Nots, and comedy, Love Thy Neighbor. Both shows are set to begin production next year and slated to premiere in mid 2013. [THR]

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