TVLine Items: Jersey Shore Ratings, Hawaii Five-0scar Winner, Rizzoli Renewed and More!

The phenomenon that is Jersey Shore rolled on Thursday night with 8.8 million viewers tuning in to the show’s Season Four premiere, which found Sitch, Snooki and Co. taking their GTL act to Italy. It ranked as MTV’s most-watched season premiere telecast ever and Jersey‘s third highest-rated episode to date (behind two Season 3 eps).

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New Charlie Sheen Sitcom Is Officially Announced; Still Seeks Show Runner, Network

Charlie Sheen is a teeny-tiny step closer to some form of winning, having booked a new gig that had been rumored in recent weeks, and on Monday was announced as a done deal by Mad Men producer Lionsgate and distributor Debmar-Mercury.

The project — which has yet to find a host network or a show runner — is based on the 2003 feature comedy … READ MORE

Jon Cryer Opens Up About 'Great Friend' Charlie Sheen: 'We Want Nothing But the Best for Him'

As if there was any doubt, Jon Cryer is truly a standup guy.

During a visit to CBS’ Late Show with David Letterman on Wednesday, the remaining Two and a Half Men man took some time to discuss his erstwhile co-star, Charlie Sheen. And while jokes were made about the embattled actor’s current plight — mainly on Letterman’s end — Cryer took the high road when it came to Sheen, someone he still calls a “great friend.” READ MORE & WATCH INTERVIEW

Emmys

Jane Lynch to Host Emmys: 5 Things We Want to See From Glee's Queen of Mean

Now that Jane Lynch has officially been named host(ess) of the Emmy Awards, we at TVLine thought it would be a good time to pitch the Glee icon some ideas — five, in fact — that could make the 2011 telecast the best ever.
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Emmys 2011: Sizing Up the Lead Comedy Actor Race — Including Our 6 Dream Nominees

Last year’s Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series race was a David-and-Goliath tale, as relative newcomer Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory) brought down comedy giant Alec Baldwin (30 Rock) by denying him a third consecutive win. This year, in addition to both of those likely repeat nominees, there’s also Steve Carell to consider. Having bid farewell to The Office, his swan song season becomes Emmy’s last chance to award him for his seminal role. Will he grab gold? Or will a lovable long shot like Community’s Joel McHale emerge from the pack to change the game? REVIEW CONTENDERS & VOTE