Tuned In Journal
TV news of late:
-- MTV's "Jersey Shore" returns at 10 p.m. July 29.
-- Starz has canceled the terrible "Gravity" and the sublime "Party Down." Both series had low ratings although "Party Down" had a cult following, too.
-- Two Judd Apatow series will air on IFC. "Freaks and Geeks" episodes will air at 11 p.m. Friday beginning tomorrow and "Undeclared" will air in the fall.
-- A new season of CBS's "Big Brother" kicks off next Thurday at 8 p.m. and this time there's a saboteur among the cast members.
-- Steve Carell continues to say he'll leave NBC's "The Office" at the end of the upcoming 2010-11 TV season.
-- Oxygen has bought cable rerun rights to "Glee," airing episodes daily starting in 2013.
-- "Modern Family" reruns will air on USA starting in fall 2013.
-- No surprise here: HBO has renewed "True Blood" for a fourth season.
-- After three episodes, ABC Family has ordered an additional 12 episodes of "Pretty Little Liars."
-- Actor Elijah Wood ("Lord of the Rings") will star in the FX comedy pilot "Wilfred" about a guy, the girl next door and a dog.
-- Pittsburgher Sam Depe III will be featured in Golf Channel's "Golf in America" on July 6 at 9 p.m.
-- Lifetime named Gena McCarthy senior vice president, reality and alternative programming, Lifetime Networks, effective July 6. She's a 1988 graduate of Mt. Lebanon High School and a 1992 graduate of the University of Pittsburgh.