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Comedy Central Renews 'Futurama,' Will Arnett is Not the New 'Office' Boss and More

by Jean Bentley, posted Mar 24th 2011 6:00PM
Futurama'Futurama''s second life will be even longer, thanks to the two-season renewal Comedy Central is about to give the series.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the animated show is close to being picked up for two more 13-episode seasons, with one to air next year and another in 2013. The show's season premiere in June saw 2.9 million viewers tuning in.

In February, star Katey Sagal told Vulture that the show had been picked up for another season, but there is no official word from the network yet.

In other TV news ...

Will Arnett will not be the new boss on 'The Office.' As much as you want to see Gob Bluth replace Michael Scott, it ain't gonna happen since Arnett's apparently attached to Lorne Michaels' new Christina Applegate-starring comedy pilot. [Splitsider]

Another 'Battlestar Galactica' vet has landed a new gig. Michael Trucco will guest star on 'How I Met Your Mother' as Robin's old crush, and will be featured heavily next season. [TV Guide]

Fresh off a memorable stint on 'The Good Wife,' Rita Wilson is stopping by another procedural. She'll guest star in an upcoming episode of 'Law & Order: SVU.' [THR]

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