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Morning Links: 2/29/12

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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. Today’s a bonus February day but the links are here for you every weekday, not just every four years:

*FX officially announced the return dates for the brilliant Louie (Jeremy Likes TV’s number one show of 2011) and the OK-ish Wilfred on Tuesday. Both will return on Thursday, June 28 in their previous homes of 10PM and 10:30PM ET, respectively. What’s different is that they’ll be flanked by Charlie Sheen’s new sitcom, Anger Management, at 9:30 and Russell Brand’s talk show Strangely Uplifting at 11:00. Anger Management will be the first pre-10:00PM show to air regularly since FX’s original foray into original programming so it should be interesting to see how it fares against stiffer network competition but remember – there’s a provision in FX’s contract with the show that if it meets certain ratings requirements, a whopping 90 additional episodes (beyond the 10 already ordered) will be produced. (Via Hitfix)

*If you’re like me and already thinking about the 2012 NFL season, note that this year the season opener will be on a Wednesday night instead of the traditional Thursday night extravaganza so as to not interfere with President Obama’s speech at the Democratic National Convention. Seems like the Office of the President does still carry more weight than football in America despite the 2011 season’s mammoth ratings. (Via TV By The Numbers)

*Now this sounds cool. HBO is partnering with Luck producer Michael Mann on another project – a four-part documentary series on war photographers called Witness. Mann has one of the most unique visual styles in film/television today so taking subject matter such as this and lending it his visual flair is something I’m definitely interested in. (Via The Hollywood Reporter)

*Adult Swim has released a trailer for the upcoming Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All sketch series, Loiter Squad. Oh, boy… (Via The Hollywood Reporter)

*Obligatory Community link. (Via The AV Club)

*George Lopez and Perez Hilton both got TV shows yesterday. Let’s hope that future generations will not come to refer to it as The Day That TV Died. (Via Warming Glow)

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