Weekender: Happy Endings, Rizzoli & Isles, Louie, Family Guy, and More!

Here’s your Weekender for 8/5 – 8/6/2011.

ABC’s Happy Endings was renewed for a second season but ABC never finished airing the first season. ABC is airing the “lost” episode of Happy Endings on August 24th at 9:30/8:30c.

FEARnet has ordered its first original series: Holliston, a multicamera buddy comedy starring directors Adam Green and Joe Lynch. Created by Green, the series is set in Holliston, MA, and revolves around Adam and Joe, two friends with dreams of becoming successful horror movie filmmakers who struggle to make ends meat in their post-college jobs at a Boston cable-access station where they also host a late-night movie show called The Movie Crypt.

Sorry Desperate Housewives fans, this will be the last season for the primetime soap.

It is being reported that Charlie Sheen’s character on Two and a Half Men will die in a freak subway accident… or was it murder?

Audiobook voice actor Roy Dotrice has been cast as Pyromancer Hallyne on HBO’s Game of Thrones.

TNT has renewed Rizzoli & Isles for a third season. The 15 episode third season is expected to begin airing next summer.

Peter Fonda is set to guest star on an episode of Hawaii Five-0. He will play a villainous sea captain named William Keck who is accused of murder.

Ricky Gervais will be voicing a new character for Fox’s Family Guy. He will come on board for a full season a Billy Flinn, a dolphin who moves in to Quahog.

Fox is ordering a 13 episode sequel to Carl Sagan’s Cosmos. Fox has greenlighted Cosmos: A Space-Time Odyssey, a 13-part docu-series from Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane and hosted by Neil deGrasse Tyson.

Chi McBride will guest star on the season finale of USA’s Suits. He will play District Attorney Wolf, a character who gets involved in an office scandal and shoots down Harvey’s request for help.

FX has renewed Louie for a third season. The network has also renewed freshman comedy Wilfred for a second season and veteran comedy It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia for two more seasons.

Check out this video for an interactive Saved by the Bell game. Wouldn’t it be great if this actually existed?

Starz and BBC have entered into a multi-year partnership to develop, produce and distribute original drama series. The networks already jointly produce Starz’s Torchwood: Miracle Day.

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