The Call Sheet sifts through the day's glut of Hollywood news to find the stories even non-industry types care about. Today: HBO invites two shows back for next year, Teri Hatcher is slumming it, and E! gets an awkward new makeover.
After three weeks on the air and about as much blog coverage as any television show since It's Like, You Know (there was like one blog back then, so relatively speaking that show got covered on all the blogs), the new HBO show Girls has been renewed for a second season. Which is exciting! Supposedly in the second season we see the nuclear accident that will slowly turn the girls into Turtle, E, Vince, and Johnny, which will be really cool to see. HBO also renewed the seriously good show Veep for a second season based on the performance of two episodes. So, good decisions, HBO. Especially on the Girls thing. If that wasn't renewed, half of the internet would be out of a job. (Actually, that wouldn't be such a bad thing maybe.) [Entertainment Weekly]
Eyyohhh dear. Now that Desperate Housewives has ended Teri Hatcher has a new gig and it's... on ABC Family's Jane By Design playing Jane's mother for four episodes (and directing one!). So. Well, you know as they say, work's work, and hell Andie MacDowell's on that show, and she was a pretty big star at one point, so... Teri, girl, you'd better be boffing Nick Roux or the brother or something because otherwise yikes what are you doing. Surely there must be other work for a Desperate Housewife. There has to be. Hell, isn't it time for a Lois & Clark reunion? A stage musical of Tomorrow Never Dies? Something?? Put us on with your agents, Teri. We need to speak with them about this. [Deadline]