Lynne Curtin leaving O.C. 'Housewives,' new season looking good for sitcoms

lynne-curtin-OC-housewives.jpgFor those on the go, this TV news is so quick, you won't even need a napkin:

"Real Housewives of Orange County" star Lynne Curtin took to Facebook to address rumors of her imminent departure from the series, and if you take her words at face value, it seems like she's done. NBC won't yet comment. [ OCR]

What shows are already tracking well for the new season? Multiple surveys reveal that CBS heavyweights "Hawaii Five-0" and "$#*! My Dad Says" lead with way with less-hyped sitcoms "Running Wilde," "Raising Hope" and "Mike & Molly" rounding out the top five. [ THR]

Jonathan Demme ("Silence of the Lambs") will direct two episodes of HBO's new Mike White/Laura Dern comedy "Enlightened," a rare move for the film director who's previously only helped single episodes of "Colombo" and "Saturday Night Live." [ Deadline]

Daniel J. Travanti, of "Hill Street Blues" fame, will appear in an upcoming episode of "Criminal Minds." He'll guest star as a "crotchety 75-year-old" murderer, which sounds both horrifying and adorable. [ TV Guide]

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