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Adult Swim Teams With Paul Scheer for Procedural Parody, Jenny Gago Joins 'Southland' and More

by Chris Harnick, posted Nov 24th 2010 11:15AM
Paul ScheerGet ready for even more crime dramas -- but this new one has an edge: It's on Adult Swim.

According to Deadline Hollywood, Paul Scheer's 'NTSF: SD: SUV' has been picked up for 12 episodes. The procedural parody started out as a faux commercial on 'Children's Hospital' but has been spun off, with Scheer writing, starring and producing.

Rob Riggle, Brandon Johnson and and June Raphael appeared in the original spoof, some are expected to appear in the series, but not as regulars.

In other TV news ...

Oprah Winfrey is getting her best ratings in nearly three years. The talk show host has regularly lost to 'Judge Judy,' but her recent chats with Michael Jackson's children, George W. Bush and Marie Osmond has lifter her to an average of 8.3 million viewers. [Hollywood Reporter]

Jenny Gago has joined the cast of 'Southland.' Gago will recur Detective Josie Ochoa as the partner of Regina King's character. [TV Guide]

CBS is developing a modern-day western. 'Desperado' comes from 'CSI' creator Anthony Zuiker and follows a band of lawmen who enact cowboy-like justice on criminals. [Hollywood Reporter]

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