TVLine Items: Osbourne Stops Talking, Snooki Flirts with DWTS, OLTL Vets Return, and More

The Talk will have to prattle on without Sharon Osbourne, who has been granted permission to go on sabbatical from the CBS daytime show in order to spend more time with her rock star spouse, Ozzie.

“I’ve kept it no secret that I really miss my husband,” Osbourne told AOL TV. “He gets a break [from his tour] at the end of September” — when The Talk returns from summer vacay with fresh episodes — “and so I’ve asked [the show] for a little break so I can be with him.”

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* Sources tell Us Magazine that Jersey Shore‘s Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi) is in talks to join the cast of ABC’s Dancing with the Stars, which debuts its 13th cycle on Sept. 19. Also rumored to be on the reality hit’s radar are Rob Kardashian (Who?! Oh, the kid brother of Kim), Mike Tyson, and R&B singer Christina Milian.

* John Loprieno and Andrea Evans (aka Cord and Tina) and set to return to One Life to Live in September, a few months before the ABC sudser’s January 2012 broadcast finale, Soap Opera Digest reports.

* VH1 Classic is airing “MTV30 On VH1 Classic,” a three-day tribute to MTV beginning Saturday, July 30 at 6 am EST. On tap for the 30th-anniversary retrospective are MTV’s first original hour of programming (to air Sunday at midnight), clips from series such as Remote Control, YO! MTV Raps and Beavis and Butt-Head, and classic VJ segments featuring the likes of J.J. Jackson, Nina Blackwood, Mark Goodman, Martha Quinn and Alan Hunter. And why is VH1 Classic hosting this? Because heaven forbid MTV proper doesn’t air that 11teenth repeat of My Sweet Jersey Teen Mom.

* TV Land has set a Nov. 30 premiere for its latest original sitcom, The Exes, starring Kristen Johnston (3rd Rock from the Sun) as a divorce attorney who brokers a living arrangement between three divorced gents played by Donald Faison (Scrubs), Wayne Knight (Seinfeld) and David Alan Basche (The Starter Wife).

* Speaking of TV Land: The cable has also has renewed the Fran Drescher-fronted Happily Divorced for a second, 12-episode season, to premiere in 2012. To date, the series is averaging 2.2 million weekly viewers.

* Animal Planet has renewed Finding Bigfoot for a second 10-episode season, Variety reports. In its freshman run, the show averaged 1.2 million total viewers per episode and, I presume, never found Bigfoot.

* IFC will marathon the first eight-episode season of the original Australian version of the comedy series Wilfred on Sunday, July 31, starting at 12 noon ET. Both the Aussie sitcom and the U.S. adaptation (airing Thursdays on FX) star Jason Gann in the title role.

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