TVLine Items: Idol Takes Voting Online, Chase Hunk Will Work It, and Other TV News to Know

Gone are the days of paying standard text message charges and listening to busy signals on the phone for hours on end — American Idol is officially bringing the voting process online!

Fox announced Thursday that starting next week fans can visit AmericanIdol.com to vote for their faves, via a Facebook account. Online voting will begin immediately after the first performance show Tuesday, March 1, and will allot a maximum of 50 votes per person.

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• Although NBC’s Chase is still not officially canceled, Amaury Nolasco has landed one of two leads in the ABC pilot Work It, per Deadline. Nolasco will play an out-of-work car salesman trying to make it in a woman’s world.

• Fox’s Hell’s Kitchen has been picked up for two additional seasons, EW.com reports. Season 9 of Gordon Ramsey’s shock-therapy culinary show begins production in April with a summer premiere in sight.

• Never-Nude success! IFC has renewed David Cross’ The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret for a six-episode second season, premiering in October.

• Lifetime has ordered Vanished with Beth Holloway, says Deadline, a reality series starring Natalee Holloway’s mother examining some America’s most unsettling unsolved cases — not unlike her own.

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