Category: USA

USA Network renews 'Fairly Legal,' announces projects in development

Fairlylegal The USA Network announced Monday the renewal of "Fairly Legal" for a second season and a new slate of programs in development.

“Fairly Legal,” an hourlong dramedy that centers on mediator Kate Reed (Sarah Shahi), will return with 13 episodes. Production begins this summers and is expected to premiere in 2012.

Meanwhile, the network’s slate of new programs in development includes five comedies, one of which stars Nathan Lane. Other projects are connected with Mark Gordon ("Grey's Anatomy," "Criminal Minds") and former “American Idol” judge Kara DioGuardi (“American Idol”).

A look at the projects in development:

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Tweeters' Digest: The week in TV tweets

In between the self-promotion (watch my show!), the responses to fans (thanks for watching my show!) and the revelations of personal minutiae (I'm going to the gym before I watch my show!), famous people take to Twitter to comment on the news of the world.

With Rob Lowe and Anderson Cooper on the revolution in Egypt, Donald Glover and Adrian Grenier anticipating the SuperBowl and Damon Lindelof still defending the final episode of "Lost," here are some highlights of the week — after the jump — as captured in tweets from actors, show runners, TV anchors and reality stars.

— Joy Press

Photo: Rob Lowe. Credit: Al Seib / Los Angeles Times.

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'Twin Peaks' and 'The X-Files' to Get a Shout-Out with Tribute Episodes

Psych "Twin Peaks" and "The X-Files," two groundbreaking series that had a tremendous influence on shows dealing with the fantastic and supernatural, will be honored with tribute episodes on two current series.

USA Network's "Psych" will pay homage to "Twin Peaks" on Dec. 1 with the episode "Dual Spires," cowritten by the series star James Roday. Appearing in the installment will be several members of the "Twin Peaks" cast, including Sheryl Lee, Sherilynn Fenn, Dana Ashbrook, Robyn Lively, Lenny Von Dohlen, Catherine Coulson and Ray Wise.

The CW's "Supernatural" will salute the "The X Files" on Saturday in the episode "Clap Your Hands If You Believe." An opening montage and credit sequence will feature elements, musical cues and visuals that will be very familiar to "X-Files" fans.

---Greg Braxton

Photo: Dule Hill and James Roday of "Psych"; credit: Alan Zenuk/USA Network



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