TVLine Items: Joel McHale Re-Ups With The Soup, Breaking Bad Guy Enters Asylum and More!

Joel McHale The SoupJoel McHale has cooked up at least two more seasons with The Soup, TVLine has confirmed.

As part of the Community star’s new mega-deal to stick with the long-running series, he will also develop non-scripted projects for E! through his just-launched production company, Free Period Productions. (The Hollywood Reporter first reported McHale’s contract news.)

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The Soup is currently in its ninth year and will launch Season 10 — with McHale as host — in January.

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• Breaking Bad alum Mark Margolis has nabbed a top-secret recurring role in American Horror Story‘s second chapter, subtitled Asylum, reports. The FX spookfest premieres Oct. 17.

• The CW is debuting its new fall dramedy Emily Owens M.D. ahead of its scheduled Oct. 16 launch. Beginning Monday, Oct. 1, the series’ pilot will be available for two weeks on several platforms, including The CW’s official website, Facebook, Twitter, iTunes, YouTube and the network’s various apps.

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Wizards of Waverly Place is coming back to Disney Channel with a new one-hour event, set to bow in early 2013. Selena Gomez will executive-produce and star in the special, along with her returning co-stars Jake T. Austin, Jennifer Stone, Maria Canals-Barrera, David DeLuise and Gregg Sulkin.

• AMC has renewed Small Town Security for a second season, to premiere in 2013.

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