TV News: Week of April 4th to April 10th, 2011

This post will be updated throughout the entire week with the most important news of the week. So keep checking this post for more news.

Check news on How I Met Your Mother, Bob’s Burger, Showtime’s new shows, Grey’s Anatomy, Katie Couric, plus more


News

  • Fox has ordered a second season of animated comedy Bob’s Burger. Source
  • FX and Lifetime will share off-network syndication rights to hit CBS comedy How I Met Your Mother beginning this fall. Lifetime landed the rights to the hit multicamera comedy in 2008 for about $725,000 an episode. As part of a four-year deal, it started airing HIMYM this past fall. The exclusive window in the deal expires in September, and that’s when Lifetime will start sharing the series with FX. Source
  • Showtime announced it had ordered a 12-episode season of the drama Homeland, starring Claire Danes, and the comedy House of Lies, starring Don Cheadle and Kristen Bell. Both series will begin production in the summer. Source
  • Law & Order veteran Linus Roache has landed the leading role on an upcoming four-part Titanic miniseries, British broadcaster ITV has announced. Source
  • Mary McDonnell will reprise her role as Captain Sharon Raydor on The Closer for the show’s super-sized “final” season. The Battlestar Galactica vet has been upgraded to a full-time series regular. Source
  • Despite being cast in ABC’s Charlie’s Angels pilot, Rachael Taylor will return to Grey’s Anatomy after production on the high-profile pilot wraps. Source
  • Less than five years after taking over the CBS Evening News, Katie Couric is moving on to other projects. An anonymous network executive told the news organization that Couric will launch her own syndicated talk show in 2012; several production companies are reportedly interested. Source

 

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