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Coming up in primetime television. has an award show to honor some special furry friends during the week of January 12 as well as a DVD release, renewals and cancellations, teasers, casting and more in our latest Primetime Dish column…

American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson:
John Travolta ("Wild Hogs," "Grease") has been cast to play the role of attorney Robert Shapiro, and will also serve as a producer, in FX's upcoming ten-part mini-series by Ryan Murphy ("Glee"). David Schwimmer ("Friends") will play Robert Kardashian, who was on O.J. Simpson's defense team in the 1995 trial. The series will be told from the lawyers' perspectives and will include the goings-on behind the scenes. Filming begins in Los Angeles sometime this year.

On Tuesday January 13 at 9:00 PM the CW will air a repeat of its December 3, 2014 episode titled "The Brave and the Bold." Then on Wednesday January 14 at 8:00 PM the network will air its December 10, 2014 repeat episode titled "The Climb."

Cougar Town:
On TBS' Tuesday January 13 episode titled "Full Grown Boy," Chick's interest in a Civil War reenactment leaves Jules feeling overprotective. Bobby considers moving to another state for work, and Travis needs Ellie to destroy Laurie's choices for baby names.

Covert Affairs:
Canceled. The USA Network has canceled its drama series after five seasons, due to low ratings.

DVD alert! TNT may have canceled the reboot series but fans can still add the third and final season to their DVD collection. On Tuesday January 13 "Dallas: The Complete Third Season" will be released on DVD to include three disks of episodes plus deleted scenes. Visit Amazon and other online venues.

Downton Abbey:
In PBS' Sunday January 11 9:00 PM episode, Rose wants to have a radio in the house. An art historian appears. Daisy is tutored by Sarah, and an embarrassing purchase is made on Mary's behalf by Anna.

Renewed! HBO will be bringing back its comedy, staring Lena Dunham (Hannah Horvath), for a fifth season. For now, watch the season four promo video below and tune in for the premiere on Sunday January 11 at 9:00 PM.

In FOX's Friday January 16 8:00 PM episode titled "Jagged Little Tapestry," Rachel and Kurt have trouble trying to rebuild the glee club, and Becky brings her new boyfriend to town, which concerns Sue.

In casting news... Gina Gershon ("Elementary," "Cleaners") has been cast to play Blaine Anderson's (Darren Criss) mother, Pam Anderson. Keep an eye out for her appearance on February 20 in the episode titled "The Wedding."

And of course me and my handsome sin Blainey AKA @DarrenCriss. Thx for the sweet fun. Xox

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On Monday January 12 at 8:00 PM FOX will air a repeat of its October 27, 2014 episode titled "Spirit of the Goat."

Grey's Anatomy:
Read our Grey's Anatomy Spoilers for details on when the ABC series will be returning from mid-season break, to which will resume posting recaps after each episode airs.

Hart of Dixie:
Look for many secrets to fill the CW's January 16 8:00 PM episode titled "The Curling Iron." Friday episode teasers: Wade goes to Lemon for love advice regarding Zoe, who focuses on work verses her issues with Wade. Lemon and Brick work to hide the truth about their respective love lives from Grandma Bettie, and Lavon and George put their differences aside to get the scoop on Lemon's new boyfriend Henry.

Jane the Virgin:
On Monday January 12 at 9:00 PM the CW will air a repeat of its October 13, 2014 pilot episode titled "Chapter One." Then at 9:00 PM a repeat of its October 20, 2014 episode titled "Chapter Two" will follow.

Mike & Molly:
In CBS' Monday January 12 8:30 PM episode titled "The Last Temptation of Mike," Mike feels guilty after a rookie cop reciprocates his playful flirting.

Pretty Little Liars:
Read's Pretty Little Liars Spoilers to find out who's put in a bad spot due to a surprising bit of evidence in ABC Family's Tuesday January 13 8:00 PM episode titled "Fresh Meat."

Read's Revenge Spoilers to learn about the latest deception to sweep the Hamptons in ABC's Sunday January 18 10:00 PM episode titled "Abduction."

The Flash:
On Tuesday January 13 at 8:00 PM the CW will air a repeat of its December 2, 2014 episode titled "Flash vs. Arrow." Then on Wednesday January 14 at 9:00 PM look for a repeat of the December 9, 2014 episode titled "The man in the Yellow Suit."

The Vampire Diaries:
Read our The Vampire Diaries Spoilers to watch a sneak peek of what's ahead when the series returns on Thursday January 22 at 8:00 PM.

"Who should I do? Should I do Paul?" Watch the video as Kat Graham (Bonnie) answers questions and does her best Paul Wesley (Stefan) imitation.

The World Dog Awards:
Attention dog lovers! On Thursday January 15 at 8:00 PM George Lopez ("St. George") will host the special awards show on the CW. The two-hour event will honor the most admiral pups and appreciation for man's best friend and include guest appearances by Beth Behrs ("2 Broke Girls"), Ian Somerhalder ("The Vampire Diaries"), Mark Feuerstein ("Royal Pains"), Pauley Perrette ("NCIS") and Nikki Reed ("Twilight" films) to name a few. Watch the video to find out how you can vote for your favorites today.

Two and a Half men:
In CBS' Thursday January 15 9:00 PM episode titled "Here I Come, Pants," Alan rushes to make sure Walden can keep Louis, due to a social worker uncovering the truth that the guys aren't really a gay couple.

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