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Showtime Renews Californication; Sets Returns for Nurse Jackie, United States of Tara

David Duchovny

On the heels of its most-watched series premiere, Californication has been picked up for a fifth season. 

The Season 4 debut of the David Duchovny comedy drew 1.2 million viewers between its two airings Sunday.

Showtime also announced Friday that Nurse Jackie and United States of Tara will return on Monday, March 28. The Borgias, an upcoming period drama starring Jeremy Irons, will debut with a two-hour premiere on April 3 at 9/8c.

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Sex and the City 2.0? HBO Picks Up Series About Women in Their 20s

Lena Dunham

HBO has picked up the comedy series Girls, the network announced Friday.

Created by and starring Lena Dunham (Tiny Furniture), Girls will provide a comic look at the humiliations and triumphs of a group of women in their early 20s. Filming is set to begin this spring.

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Steve Carell Sells New Workplace Comedy to NBC

Steve Carell

His days on The Office are numbered, but Steve Carell is sticking with NBC. The 48-year-old actor has sold a half-hour comedy to the network, Deadline reports.

The project, tentatively titled The Post-Graduate Project, is based on Carell's early days working as a... read more

HBO Developing Comedy for Molly Shannon

Molly Shannon

HBO is developing a comedy starring Saturday Night Live alum Molly Shannon, Deadline reports.

The untitled project comes from Simpsons writer-producer Tim Long and will focus on Shannon as a nun who decides to leave the convent for the outside world.

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Pee-Wee Herman's Comeback Continues — Judd Apatow to Produce New Film

Paul Reubens, Judd Apatow

Pee-wee Herman's comeback continues, with a new film based on Paul Reubens' cult favorite character coming to theaters, Variety reports.

Judd Apatow (Knocked Up) is developing a new film featuring Pee-wee Herman focused on a road trip and a "gigantic adventure." Reubens is writing the script with... read more

Freaks and Geeks, Undeclared Return to TV

Freaks and Geeks

Freaks and Geeks and Undeclared, two short-lived TV series from Judd Apatow, are heading to IFC.

The network has picked up the rights to air repeats of both in full, which includes 18 episodes from Geeks, debuting Friday at 11/10c.

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Seth Rogen Lashes Out at Katherine Heigl for Hypocritical, "Batsh-- Crazy" Comments

Seth Rogen, Katherine Heigl

Seth Rogen says Katherine Heigl is a hypocrite for labeling their 2007 hit Knocked Up sexist.

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In the January 2008 issue of Vanity Fair, Heigl infamously said that she found the Judd Apatow comedy "a little sexist" because it "paints the women as shrews." But Heigl's latest cinematic offering, The Ugly Truth — in which her morning show producer must endure a series of tests about romance by Gerard Butler's chauvinistic correspondent — doesn't put women in a better light, according to Rogen and Apatow.

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Top Oscar Moments: Tears for a Joker, Million-Dollar Babies and More

Ben Stiller and Natalie Portman

Slumdog Millionaire swept. Kate Winslet finally got hers. Frost/Nixon got shut out. And on it goes. But, as we all know, there are much more to award shows than Oscar winners and losers. Here are our winners and losers from the 81st Academy Awards. Check them out and tell us yours!

11. Most Method:...
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Meet the New Sherlock and Watson: Baron Cohen and Ferrell

It may be a stretch to picture the man who donned a neon man-kini as the dapper Sherlock Holmes but Sacha Baron Cohen is nothing if not malleable in his roles The brain behind Borat is set to play the fictional crime-solving legend and is teaming up with Will Ferrell as his partner Watson Judd Apatow and Jimmy Miller the same team that first paired the actors in Talladega Nights will be producing the comedyCohen may not be making fun of anyone or even sipping Perrier this time around but its a mystery already just trying to envision such a wildly new take on the classic characters Will the flick be totally brilliant or too much of a reach Anna Dimond read more

Eric Bana Shows Apatow the Funny

Eric Bana by Vera Anderson/ WireImage.com

You can add Eric Bana to the cast of Judd Apatows upcoming film Funny People The pic set in the world of standup comedy follows a comedian who has a near-death experienceApatow is coproducing the film with Adam Sandlers Happy Madison Productions Sandler has also signed to star in the pic along with Seth Rogen Leslie Mann and Jason SchwartzmanProduction on Funny People starts in September and is scheduled for release next summer JR Whalen read more

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