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TLC Renews 'My Strange Addiction,' Michael Rosenbaum Won't Be Back on 'Smallville' and More

by Jean Bentley, posted Feb 11th 2011 1:35PM
My Strange AddictionIt appears the car-crash fascination of watching people eat couch cushions and lightbulbs has weighed out over the ick factor.

According to Entertainment Weekly, TLC has renewed 'My Strange Addiction' for a second season. The show "tells the compelling stories of people who are battling obsessive behaviors on the verge of taking over their lives," according to TLC. Subjects who have been profiled in the first season range from an obsessive scab-picker to a woman addicted to eating toilet paper.

The season finale of 'My Strange Addiction' airs Wednesday, Feb. 16, at 9PM ET, and will follow a woman addicted to laxatives and another addicted to "eating pottery and cigarette ashes."

In other TV news ...

Sorry, 'Smallville' fans: Michael Rosenbaum has reportedly shot down any chance of returning for the series finale. "He has put the show behind him and moved on," said a source of the actor, who played Lex Luthor for seven seasons. There's still three episodes left to shoot, so he still has a little bit of time to change his mind. [EW]

Syfy is developing a series about Harry Houdini and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle solving mysteries together in the 1920s. Wait, what?! The steampunk show is called 'Among the Spirits,' and Syfy President of Original Programming Mark Stern called it "a turn-of-the-century 'Fringe.'" [Deadline]

Nielsen could be close to perfecting a tracking system for commercials. The company could offer "brand-specific TV ratings for commercials" so companies can know how much of an impact their commercials have. [The Hollywood Reporter]

Amanda Peet has officially signed on for 'Bent.' The actress will play a single mother trying not to fall for the contractor she hires to re-do her kitchen. [Deadline]

Sinbad is heading back to TV. The comedian has signed on for a reality show on WEtv that will chronicle his family life. The show will be called 'Sinbad's Family Affair' and is set to premiere April 12. [EW]

Constance Zimmer has joined the CBS comedy pilot 'Home Game.' She'll play the wife of a former NFL star. [Deadline]

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Katie Lynn Phillips

Michael Rosenbaum IS COMING BACK!!! :D update your article!

February 12 2011 at 2:58 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
rivrphnix2

You're behind in your news. Michael actually IS coming back for the 2 hour series finale. Ask Michael Ausiello, or check Michael on Twitter. He tweeted it himself.

February 12 2011 at 12:58 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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February 11 2011 at 9:18 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
marci0509

now tell me folks, with the price of watching tv going up everyday, one would think they would have better choices out there. Or are we all just stupid for paying these ridiculous prices. When cable was first introduced the price was incurred so as not to have many commercials to deal with. Well that didn't last very long. With all the reruns to fill time slots now and these shows that get more and more stupid, maybe we should all turn our cable boxes/dishes, etc. in and be done with it.

February 11 2011 at 8:06 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
Frankie Baby

The girl that eats toilet paper, has apparently now resorted to eating toilet paper that is already used. Feces eating is dangerous to the system.:)

February 11 2011 at 4:22 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
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Lonny

Never had a problem with it

February 11 2011 at 5:51 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Rahat

michael rosenbaum is busy doing shitty movies that no one will ever watch

February 11 2011 at 3:26 PM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply
JWB

Michael Rosenbaum is busy working on a sequel to Sorority Boys.

February 11 2011 at 2:40 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
DingoSlingo

Should be very interesting to see what comes out of that. Wow.

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February 11 2011 at 1:41 PM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply

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