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Q&A: 'Only in America': Larry the Cable Guy will be back

A Larry the Cable Guy update

We remember reading that the History channel had signed for a third season of Only in America with Larry the Cable Guy. Any word on the progress of this?

According to a recent story in the Orange County (Calif.) Register, Daniel Whitney, better known as Larry the Cable Guy, will begin filming another season of Only in America With Larry the Cable Guy next month for the History channel.

Whitney, 49, took June and July off for family time, he said.

Once he goes back to work, he'll also continue his standup comedy act, collaborate with Lisa Lampanelli, Jeff Foxworthy and Bill Engvall on an animated series to CMT and do commercials for the reflux disease drug Prilosec, which he says he uses frequently.

When he does get back on screen, expect to see less of him.

Whitney said he saw himself on an Only in America episode alongside the Naked Cowboy in New York City, and decided he needed to lose some weight.

"I got me a trainer on Feb. 20 and I've gone from 289 all the way down to 242," he told the Register. "I'm going to go down about another 20. I want to get to 220. I guess I'm going to have to get rid of some of the fat jokes from my act."

'McDreamy' is staying put

Is Patrick Dempsey really leaving Grey's Anatomy? What other characters are not returning to the show?

Patrick Dempsey (Dr. Derek Shepherd, a.k.a. "McDreamy") has signed a new contract to return. Dr. Lexie Grey (Chyler Leigh) and Dr. Teddy Altman (Kim Raver) will not be back.

Journalist changes networks

I noticed on the Today show that Jenna Wolfe was doing both Saturdays and Sundays (I thought Amy Robach was on vacation or something), but then I noticed that Robach is on Good Morning America. I haven't heard or read anything about the details of why Amy left. And does this mean that Jenna gets an expanded role on Weekend Today?

Amy Robach, 39, left the Weekend Today show on May 19 after nine years with NBC News. On May 21, ABC News announced she had been hired as a correspondent based in New York, and she started her new job in June.

ABC News president Ben Sherwood said Robach "will contribute her engaging and high-impact journalism to all of our broadcasts and platforms."

No reason for the switch has been forthcoming from her or either network. Robach married actor Andrew Shue in 2010 and they have five children: her two daughters with first husband Tim McIntosh and Shue's three sons.

NBC has made no announcement about Wolfe's role in the wake of Robach's departure.

Q&A: 'Only in America': Larry the Cable Guy will be back 07/22/12 [Last modified: Sunday, July 22, 2012 4:30am]
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