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'Storage Wars' Renewed for Season 2, 'Intervention' Gets a Spinoff and More

by Jean Bentley, posted Jan 7th 2011 2:30PM
Storage WarsGood news for fans of bargain hunting -- A&E has renewed 'Storage Wars' for a second season. According to Deadline, production has already begun on the 20-episode season 2.

'Storage Wars,' which averages 2.3 million viewers each week, follows four men who bid on defaulted storage lockers, hoping to find a treasure trove inside.

"'Storage Wars' has garnered critical acclaim and has risen above the competition," said Bob DeBitetto, president and GM of A&E. "Premium storytelling and amazing characters have set our show apart."

In other TV news ...

HBO has officially picked up 'Girls,' the comedy from 'Tiny Furniture' writer/director/star Lena Dunham. The show follows twentysomething women in New York City, and will begin shooting in the spring. [Entertainment Weekly]

ABC's winter edition of 'Wipeout' performed well last night. The show earned a 3.7 rating/11 share in adults 18-49, with 11.6 million viewers tuning in to the season premiere. [Variety]

A&E greenlit a spinoff series to its popular 'Intervention.' 'Relapse' will follow ex-addict "sober coaches" dedicated to helping patients who have already gone through treatment to stay on the wagon. [EW]

Fox is going with a new strategy for its Saturday late night time slot. '30 Seconds to Fame,' a new version of the network's 2002 show, will feature everyday people showing off their talents in an attempt to win the weekly $25,000 prize. [Variety]

Diane Sawyer will sit down with Donald Rumsfeld in his first post-resignation interview. The talk will air on Feb. 7. The former secretary of defense's memoir, 'Known and Unknown,' will be released the following day. [The Hollywood Reporter]

Ratings for Oprah's OWN have dropped during its first week on air. While 1 million viewers tuned in for the debut, it's dropped to 315,000 in the past days. However, a steep decline was inevitable after taking the curiosity factor into account. [EW]

Speaking of declining ratings, Paula Abdul's 'Live to Dance' isn't faring well either. The show's second episode fell 25 percent from its debut. [THR]

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