jesse plemons getty 'Friday Night Lights' alum joins 'Breaking Bad'; 'I Just Want My Pants Back' canceledJesse Plemons, the adorable Landry on “Friday Night Lights,” is joining the fifth season of “Breaking Bad” on AMC. He’ll play Todd, “a dependable, innocuous, working-class guy … his character may not
be what he appears to be.” [TV Line]

MTV half-hour comedy “I Just Want My Pants Back,” which chronicles 22-year-old Jason and his friends as they navigate young adulthood, will not be returning for a second season, the network announced Tuesday. The slate of original programming at the former music network has grown quite large and there just wasn’t room anymore for “Pants.” [Deadline]

ABC has announced the eight contestants and their famous partners for summer reality singing competition “Duets.” The partners are: Bridget Carrington, 34, partnered with John Legend; Olivia Chisholm, 21, partnered with Robin Thicke; Jason Farol, 23, partnered with Kelly Clarkson; Alexis Foster, 21, partnered with Robin Thicke; John Glosson, 32, partnered with Jennifer Nettles; Johnny Gray, 37, partnered with John Legend; Jordan Meredith, 21, partnered with Kelly Clarkson; and J Rome, 25, partnered with Jennifer Nettles. [ABC]

Tia Mowry announced on Twitter that she is not returning to “The Game” on BET. “”Just wanted to let all my fans know that I will not be returning to The
Game for season 6. It was an incredible run and I had lots of fun along the way. I am looking forward to my upcoming projects.” [Twitter]

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TV critic by way of law school, Andrea Reiher enjoys everything from highbrow drama to clever comedy to the best reality TV has to offer. Her TV heroes include CJ Cregg, Spencer Hastings, Diane Lockhart, Juliet O'Hara and Buffy Summers. TV words to live by: "I'm a slayer, ask me how."