TVLine Items: League Renewed, Michael J. Fox Sitcom Adds Treme Star, CBS Plans Job and More
Just as The League readies to air its final two episodes of Season 4 tonight, FX has renewed the ensemble comedy for a 13-episode Season 5, to premiere in fall 2013.
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* Wendell Pierce, whose Treme will unspool its shortened final season in 2013, has landed a role on Michael J. Fox’s new NBC comedy. The as-yet-untitled series, which already has a 22-episode order for the fall, stars Fox as a New York City TV news anchor who was sidelined by his Parkinson’s, but now is ready to go back to work. Pierce will play his boss, our sister site Deadline reports.
* NBC’s The New Normal has guest-cast both John Stamos (Full House?) and Mark Consuelos (American Horror Story) in an upcoming episode titled “Gaydar,” EW.com reports. Stamos will play a metrosexual coworker of Jane’s, while Consuelos will play a Sing! grip on whom Rocky crushes.
* CBS has announced a Friday, Feb. 8 at 8/7c premiere for The Job, a new reality competition in which five candidates vie for a plum gig at a prestigious company. The wrinkle: Mucky-mucks from other companies will observe and possibly lob counter-offers at the hungry applicants. Lisa Ling will host. (Undercover Boss will make way for the new kid, then resume its season on April 19.)
* Off of Nigel Lythgoe’s Tuesday tweet, Fox has now double-secret officially announced Season 10 of So You Think You Can Dance. Auditions kick off Jan. 18, 2013 in Austin, Texas. Visit the show’s Facebook page for more details.
* Scott Baio’s Nick At Nite comedy, See Dad Run, has been renewed for a 20-episode second season.
* MTV has renewed Catfish: The TV Show for a second season, to air in 2013.
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