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By Rich Heldenfels Published: May 6, 2013

FX has set the date for more "Wilfred." The official word: Today FX announced that the third season of its original comedy series Wilfred will premiere on Thursday, June 20. Viewers will be treated to two new episodes airing back-to-back at 10:00 PM and 10:30 PM ET/PT for the first two weeks of the season, followed by a July 4 hiatus. Beginning July 11, Wilfred will resume airing single episodes each Thursday at 10:00 PM ET/PT.

Starring Elijah Wood and Jason Gann, the series revolves around a young man, "Ryan" (Wood), who is struggling unsuccessfully to make his way in the world until he forms a unique friendship with "Wilfred" (Gann), his neighbor’s pet dog. Everyone else sees Wilfred as just a dog, but Ryan sees a crude and somewhat surly, yet irrepressibly brave and honest Australian bloke in a cheap dog suit. Series regulars also include Fiona Gubelmann as “Jenna,” Ryan’s beautiful neighbor and Wilfred’s owner, and Dorian Brown as “Kristen,” Ryan’s uptight sister. Guest stars Chris Klein, Mary Steenburgen and Dwight Yoakam reprise their roles this season, along with a new line-up of talent which includes Gina Gershon, Angela Kinsey, Jenny Mollen and Lance Reddick.

"Cops" is changing networks, says TV Guide. Its official word:

Bad boys, bad boys…are on the move. After a successful run of 25 seasons on Fox, the iconic reality program will relocate to Spike TV this fall, airing in the same timeslot of Saturdays at 8/7c.

 In an exclusive interview with TV Guide Magazine’s Michael Schneider, Executive Producer John Langley explained that the timing was right due to Fox’s regular preemption of the show in favor of sports. “Fox is changing its programming strategy,” Langley says. “So I was happy to find a new home with Spike. It matches our demo” of young male viewers.

 With production of the upcoming season already under way in locations such as Sacramento, Sarasota, and Texas, Langley is looking forward to seeing how Spike will drum up interest in the long-running franchise. “The attitude at Fox was always, ‘Cops does so well without it, why promote it?’” Langley says. “My attitude has been, imagine how well it would do with a little promotion. I’d like to break records all over again.”

 Spike TV President, Kevin Kay, agrees, adding “It’s the perfect show for Spike.”

Former local news person Carol Costello ran into some trouble with a phone-grabber recently. From the Associated Press:

Atlanta police are investigating after a CNN anchor reported that her iPhone was snatched from her hand as she strolled down a street in the city’s midtown section.
Police tell WSB-TV ( that Carol Costello was talking on the phone while walking around 4:30 p.m. Thursday when two teenagers ran up from behind and grabbed the phone.

Costello said in a post on her Facebook page that she struggled with one suspect as she tried to keep her phone, but he pulled out a chunk of her hair and she let go.

No arrests have been made.



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