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Morning Links: 2/15/12

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Welcome to the Morning Links. Each weekday, I’ll provide you with some interesting television-related news items culled from the various TV websites I frequent on a regular basis with a slight bit of commentary attached. Pretty straightforward – no fuss, no muss. If someone tells you today is Hump Day, punch them. Here are some links to get you started today:

*Another Alan Sepinwall interview over at Hitfix, this time with Cougar Town co-star Busy Philipps. It’s a nice little discussion that also touches on Phillips’ time on the beloved cult hit Freaks And Geeks and how that relates to what Cougar Town itself has gone through over the past six months. Meanwhile, The AV Club’s Ryan McGee speaks with series creator Bill Lawrence.

*According to EW’s James Hibberd, a day after Bryan Fuller’s non-Munsters Munsters reboot was put in cold storage by NBC, they ordered his Hannibal Lecter adaptation directly to series… without ever seeing a pilot. I’m not the biggest Hannibal Lecter fan ever (Manhunter and Silence Of The Lambs are the only Lecter movies that should actually exist) so I’m hardly unbiased but I have to echo what Hitfix’s Dan Fienberg said on his Twitter yesterday. Has NBC already forgotten how hard The Firm tanked under similar circumstances? But I guess that’s why NBC is NBC.

*Chuck star Zachary Levi has landed a new show, this time a sitcom at Fox. Levi is a very likeable presence and Rescue Me co-creator Peter Tolan is running the show from behind the scenes. Chances are good that I’ll be checking this out if it gets a series order. (Via The AV Club)

*Monday ratings news: NBC’s Smash dipped a concerning 26% from last week’s premiere numbers while Fox’s Alcatraz continues to slide just as it gets more interesting. Figures. Damn American public and their aversion to smart programming. (Via EW)

*Per The AV Club, Comedy Central has renewed its new sketch comedy series Key & Peele for a second season which isn’t surprising considering that there was very little drop-off in its second outing last Tuesday night. Still haven’t gotten around to checking it out yet but I have all three episodes on my TiVo and will probably run through them fairly soon.

*John Hodgman and Community go together like, well… every other smart guest star Community has ever booked. (Via The Hollywood Reporter)

*Jon Stewart ripping CNN’s coverage of Whitney Houston’s death from Monday night’s edition of The Daily Show really must be seen. (Via The Hollywood Reporter)

*So CBS is doing a Sherlock Holmes adaptation set in New York starring Trainspotting’s Jonny Lee Miller as the iconic detective? What’s a better word than “meh”? Because I think it fits here. (Via EW)

*Not that this is really breaking news, but Adam Scott and Lizzy Caplan are awesome. (Via Warming Glow)

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