'The Whole Truth' yanked; Joel McHale gets two more servings of 'Soup'

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ABC can't handle the "The (Whole) Truth." Although the network was going to burn off the remainder of the legal drama's 13 episodes, they've reconsidered and decided to run reruns of "Modern Family" and "Cougar Town" in its place on Dec. 8, 15 and 29. Once Jan. 12 rolls around, midseason replacement "Off the Map" will debut in that slot. [ The Hollywood Reporter]

Have an appetite for satiric pop culture news? You're in luck. Joel McHale has signed a new two-year deal with E! as host of "The Soup" so we'll still get a double dose of Joel-y goodness with him over on NBC's "Community." He'll also host the upcoming Independent Spirit Awards on Feb. 26. [ Deadline]

Neil Patrick Harris will continue to add to his extraordinary hosting resume with the Spike TV Video Game Awards on Dec. 11. Oh, and he does have video game cred. He's the star of "Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions." [ Spike TV]

"Be Good Johnny Weir" is skating from Sundance to Logo. Its first season will re-air in early 2011 and then its new season is aiming for that summer. The cable net has also greenlit two other series -- "Pretty Hurts" about a Beverly Hills "lip injector" and "Setup Squad" about a NYC dating service that provides wingmen or -women. [ THR]

Move over "Boardwalk Empire," Starz is committing to 10 episodes of "Magic City," set in a Miami hotel during the time when Fidel Castro takes control of Cuba and shuts down gambling in Havana. Where's a decadent, sleazy gambler to go? Miami! [ Deadline]
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