TV News: New Shows And Old Favorites

Jul. 14 2009, Published 3:58 p.m. ET

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Anyone catch HBO's new series Hung Sunday night? Apparently we weren’t the only ones who liked it -- it drew 2.8 million viewers Sunday night. This marks the network's highest premiere for a new series since John From Cincinnati in 2007, not the best comparison for any show considering John’s crash and burn but we hope Hung can hang in there.

ABC has picked up 13 episodes of Defying Gravity, a new series about eight astronauts from around the world who go on a six-year mission in outer space. Hope this one gets off the ground.

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Legendary stars Liza Minnelli and Delta Burke will play "dueling sisters" on the new Lifetime dramedy Drop Dead Diva, premiering July 12. The episode is slated for Sept. 20, and will feature a guest appearance by Rosie O'Donnell, who plays a judge when Minnelli's character takes Burke's to court.

Dastardly Danneel Harris is returning to One Tree Hill. Harris, who plays Brooke's (Sophia Bush) enemy Rachel Gatina, will appear on at least seven episodes of the show's upcoming season, beginning with episode 2.

16 and Pregnant

MTV plans on  birthing 16 and Pregnant again, renewing the hit reality series for a second season. MTV also plans to hold a first-season finale special, 16 and Pregnant: Life After Labor, airing July 23. The special will reportedly be hosted by Dr. Drew Pinsky.

On FX, the recently canceled Nip/Tuck returns for its final season in October. We’ll miss the handsome docs.



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