Continued from page 1

“Raising Hope” returns at 8 p.m. Oct. 2 on Fox, with an early live-streaming screening and Q&A with Miss Plimpton and Mr. Dillahunt on Sunday in Los Angeles.

AMC adds unscripted shows to lineup for 2013

AMC is beefing up its slate of unscripted shows. The cable network announced two new original series Thursday, as well as the renewal of reality foray “The Pitch,” according to the Hollywood Reporter.

The first project is an untitled competition that pits taxidermists against one another in challenges that require “both the rogue and classic schools of taxidermy.” It will consist of eight half-hour episodes and is scheduled to premiere in the first quarter of 2013.

“Venice Beach Freakshow” (the show’s working title) comes to the network from Todd Ray of Living Wonders and Greg Johnston from Endemol USA. It follows Mr. Ray, a former music producer, as he attempts to launch a “Freakshow” on Venice Beach’s famous boardwalk. Those eight half-hour episodes also are scheduled to launch in early 2013.

Additionally, the network has given the green light to another season of its “Mad Men”-inspired advertising reality show “The Pitch.”

The eight-episode run will premiere in the second quarter of 2013.

AMC’s other unscripted series, “Small Town Security,” is in the middle of its freshman season in the network.

Compiled from Web and wire reports