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A&E Renews 'Breakout Kings,' 'Shameless' Adds New Bad Boy & More TV News

by Chris Harnick, posted Jul 6th 2011 7:00PM
Breakout Kings'Breakout Kings' has received a Season 2 order from A&E, co-creator Nick Santora confirmed on Twitter.

The drama about US Marshals using former fugitives to track other criminals on the run has been well-received by both viewers and critics. Its premiere in March 2011 was seen by 2.8 million viewers.

Originally commissioned as a pilot for Fox, A&E scooped up the project from 'Prison Break' veterans Santora and Matt Olmstead.

"Thanks to all the BOK FANS for their support in our quest for a Season 2 pickup! As you've all heard already, it's official - we're back!" Santora said on Twitter.

Production on Season 2 is expected to begin later this year.

In other TV news ...

'Drop Dead Diva' has added 'Southland' actor Lex Medlin. The actor will play Owen French, judge and love interest to Jane (Brooke Elliott). He'll appear in the last four episodes of the season. [Hollywood Reporter]

Zach McGowan has joined 'Shameless.' McGowan, who has had roles on 'Body of Proof' and 'Cold Case' will play Jody, a hot bad boy and friend to Karen (Laura Slade Wiggins). He'll recur throughout Season 2. [TVLine]

HLN became the most-watched cable news network thanks to the Casey Anthony trial. More than 5 million viewers watched the verdict read live on-air. [THR]

TV networks have been digitally inserting advertising and products into rerun episodes -- and you may not even notice it. Example: Looks like Robin from 'How I Met Your Mother' already owns 'Zookeeper' on DVD. [The Consumerist]

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Yeah!! So glad to hear "Breakout Kings" is coming back. It started out good and just got better and better as the season went along. That season finale was fantastic!

July 07 2011 at 12:21 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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