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MTV Orders Six New Shows

by Jean Bentley, posted Sep 18th 2011 3:00PM
MTVMTV is adding a whopping six new original shows to its roster, MTV programming head David Janollari announced today. Joining the network's programming lineup are two new scripted series, 'Underemployed' and 'Zach Stone is Gonna Be Famous' (starring comedian Bo Burnham), and four unscripted ones, 'Catfish' (based on the hit documentary), 'Hoods,' 'Wake Brothers' and 'Wait Till Next Year.'

"On the heels of our summer ratings success, we're thrilled to add these unique new series to our schedule," Janollari said in a press release. "These shows underscore our commitment to further diversifying our schedule, as we continue to solidify our place as the entertainment destination for our core Millennial audience."

Read on for MTV's descriptions of the new shows.

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Adam Goldberg Cast in 'Rookies,' Fox Renews 'American Dad' and More

by Jean Bentley, posted Feb 23rd 2011 7:00PM
Adam GoldbergThe latest from the pilot casting bonanza that's occurring in Hollywood right now: Adam Goldberg has been cast in the CBS pilot 'Rookies.'

The "gritty cop drama" follows the personal and professional lives of six first-year cops in the NYPD, according to Entertainment Weekly.

Goldberg will play Lazarus on the Robert De Niro-produced show. He joins Leelee Sobieski, who was cast on the series last week. Goldberg played a detective in the short-lived ABC show 'The Unusuals.'

In other TV news ...

'Nikita' isn't a sure bet to return for a second season, but star Melinda Clarke is optimistic. "From what I hear, the buzz is that we'll be fortunate enough to have another season," she said. [EW]

Fox has renewed 'American Dad' for a seventh season. The series will now stay on the air until 2013. [Hollywood Reporter]

Hallmark is hopping on the royal wedding bandwagon with a new movie. Hallmark's 'William & Kate: A Royal Love Story' will premiere Aug. 13. Lifetime is already well underway with its TV movie take on the story of Prince William and Kate Middleton; it will debut on April 18. [Deadline Hollywood]

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