USA renews 'White Collar,' 'Psych,' 'Royal Pains'; Rob Riggle meets 'Chuck'
USA has picked up three of its series -- "White Collar," "Royal Pains" and "Psych" -- for additional seasons. All three were regularly placed in the upper echelons of the cable ratings over the summer. [ USA]
Former "Daily Show" correspondent Rob Riggle will guest on an episode of "Chuck" later this fall. He'll play an off-kilter CIA agent brought in to help further Chuck's ( Zachary Levi) training. [ EW]
Sonia Braga is coming to Pasadena. The "Kiss of the Spider Woman" star guest on a Thanksgiving episode of "Brothers & Sisters" as Luc's (Gilles Marini) mother. [ TV Guide]
ABC Family has given the green light to three pilots: "Nine Lives," about a teenage girl who discovers she has superpowers; "Switched at Birth," about two teens who were, you guessed it, switched at birth; and "Strut," a "Glee"-esque show about a high school drill team. [ ABC Family]
Sony is launching a 24-hour movie channel on Friday (Oct. 1) dedicated to the 3,500 films in its library. The commercial-free channel launches on DISH Network, on-demand and "authenticated online platforms" but no major cable systems yet. [ Sony]
"The Wire" and "Treme" creator David Simon is among the 23 winners of this year's MacArthur Fellowship, aka the "genius grant." [ Washington Post]
CBS led the winners at the annual News and Documentary Emmys, taking home seven awards. NBC was second with six. [ EmmyOnline]
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