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News Roundup: 'Deadliest Catch' Stars Return to Show, 'Melissa and Joey' Gets a Full Season and More

by Jean Bentley, posted Oct 8th 2010 6:30PM
'Deadliest Catch'The 'Deadliest Catch' rumors reported earlier this week are true: Capts. Sig Hansen and Johnathan and Andy Hillstrand are returning to the show.

After the Hillstrands were sued by Discovery for not completing work on a spinoff series, they announced they would not participate in the upcoming season of 'Deadliest Catch.' Hansen followed suit and dropped out in solidarity with the brothers.

But now, according to The Hollywood Reporter, the Hillstrands have resolved their legal issues -- they'll finish work on the spinoff and participate in 'Deadliest Catch,' and Discovery has dropped the lawsuit. "I'm extremely pleased that we were able to resolve our clients' situation with Discovery," a lawyer for the brothers told THR. "The captains are very excited about the new season."

"We're happy we worked everything out with Discovery," the trio said in a statement. "A deal's a deal. We're heading up to Dutch Harbor to start filming the new season of 'Deadliest Catch' and hopefully it will be the best one yet."

In other TV news ...

ABC Family has ordered 20 more episodes of 'Melissa & Joey.' The sitcom starring Melissa Joan Hart and Joey Lawrence already had a 10-episode season 1 order. [Live Feed]

Mario Lopez's new reality series will be called 'Saved by the Baby.' Yes, 'Saved by the Baby.' The VH1 series will debut Nov. 1. [Entertainment Weekly]

TruTV has renewed 'All Worked Up' for a season 3. The network has also greenlit 'Lizard Lick Towing,' a spinoff from the popular 'All Worked Up.' [Deadline Hollywood]

Don Todd, co-creator of 'Samantha Who?' has sold 'Zitz' and 'True Detectives' to CBS. 'Zits' is based on the popular comic strip and 'True Detectives' is an adaption of the Jonathan Kellerman novel of the same name. [Deadline Hollywood]

ABC Family has also ordered four new pilots. They include a drama from 'The Secret Life of the American Teenager' creator Brenda Hampton about "an ethnically diverse group of girls at a private school," a half-hour show from Jennifer Weiner called 'The Great State of Georgia,' and two hourlongs called 'What Would Jane Do' and 'The Lying Game.' [Variety]

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Richard Ott

Saved By The Baby on VH1? Don't tell me the once
all music channel sister has fallen victom to the
same show I used to watch on NBC in 1989, and they're
going to snag the rights to Saved By The Bell reruns.
Anyway, if they think I'm going to be forced to sit
through 10 episodes of Diamond making a complete fool
of himself, when he quit Celebrity Fitclub years ago,
I want this show to star the actress who played my
favorite character on Bell, Kelly. No screech, please!

October 09 2010 at 3:08 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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