'The Mindy Project' downsizes; Viacom buys U.K.'s Channel 5

zoe-jarman-childrens-hospital-lee-pace-snacks.jpgTV news and notes:

- "The Mindy Project" is losing a series regular for Season 3. Zoe Jarman, who plays the receptionist Betsy at Shulman and Associates, will not be returning to the FOX comedy next season as a regular. However, Jarman has been asked to guest star, so she might not be gone completely from the show. [ TVLine]

- Viacom is moving to expand its global presence by purchasing British network Channel 5. The sale went for $760 million, which means Viacom now owns the U.K. home of "Big Brother," "CSI" and "Milkshake!"  [ Reuters]

- "Children's Hospital" is coming back for a Season 6 on Adult Swim. The live action comedy series will shoot in Los Angeles in summer 2014 for a planned 2015 premiere date. "We're placing the Childrens gang safely back in their hospital next season, having spent last season in Japan, so fans can expect the kind of tomfoolery that endeared them to Childrens Hospital back when they were youngsters," Rob Corddry says in a statement.

- Behold a new poster for AMC's upcoming series "Halt and Catch Fire" (premiering June 1), which nicely captures the vibe of its early 1980s setting and uses a clever play on the CTRL key on your computer:

halt-and-catch-fire-poster.jpg- TLC's "My Five Wives" will return again in the fall. TLC renewed the series for eight more episodes, which will continue to share the lives of Brady Williams, his five wives and his 24 children. The mid-season finale of "My Five Wives" aired on April 27, and two specials will air about the family on May 4 and May 11.

- Also getting the renewal green light is "Hot In Cleveland," which TV Land renewed for Season 6. There will be 24 new episodes of the Betty White comedy. The announcement was made during the taping of the 100th episode.

- History has greenlit a TV show based on "Pawn Stars" called "Pawnography." The half-hour game show will be filmed in front of a studio audience in Las Vegas. Each episode will feature contestants competing against each other and "The Pawn Stars" -- Rick, Corey and Chumlee -- in three rounds of trivia style questions. Winners will receive cash prizes and items from the World Famous Gold & Silver Pawnshop. Production is due to begin in May, with a planned premiere date of summer 2014.

- FOX has ordered an event TV series about the Boston Marathon bombing. The as-yet-untitled project is based on the best-selling book "Long Mile Home," about real-life stories of five people whose lives were changed forever at the 2013 Boston Marathon. The series will be set on the day of the tragic event and the week that followed. [ Deadline]

- The recipients of the seventh annual Television Academy Honors have been named. "The Big C: Hereafter," "The Fosters," "Mom," "Vice," "Comedy Warriors: Healing Through Humor," "Mea Maxima Culpa" and "Screw You Cancer" will be honored for using TV to bring awareness to social issues. The awards will be given out on June 1 with Dana Delany serving as host.

- Hallmark has renewed its daytime show "Home and Family" for a third season. Season 2 of the show has seen ratings increases in both total viewers and the target demos of adults and women 25-54. Season 3 is set to debut in October.

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