TV Tidbits: ‘Da Vinci’s Demons’ Gets Season 2, ‘Lost’ Alum Heads to Lifetime

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They Know Starz When They See ‘Em: Starz has officially renewed their new drama Da Vinci’s Demons, after only one episode of the Tom Riley-starrer. The show drew in more than 2.14 million viewers — a record premiere for a Starz Original Series. This is great news for the show, but we should keep in mind that Starz also renewed the late Boss before it premiered. Viva pessimism! [Via Release]

Bravo Reveals Plan For Reality Show About Awful People: I know, right? Crazy. Anyway, Long Island Princesses is coming your way June 2nd, and it’s about… hardworking, grounded young people from Long Island who don’t have much, but keep their heads up and work hard and are kind to others, so we know they’ll be alright. Just kidding! It’s actually about six horrible girls who mooch off their parents and do things like wait for the “perfect man” and start a “high-fashion drink holder” company. So, basically, we’re watching it. [Via Release]

Not So ‘Lost’ Anymore: Who needs that show about the island when you have a Lifetime movie in your future? Residuals be damned. Anyway, Lost vet Tania Raymonde — Ben’s daughter, who LOST SPOILER ALERT got killed — is “nearing a deal” to play accused murderer Jodi Arias in Lifetime’s original movie about the trail. [TVLine]

Tracy Morgan to Host Billboard Awards (Huh?): Tracy Morgan has been known as a lot of things — SNL‘er, pain in Tina Fey‘s you-know-what, homophobe — but his name and “Taylor Swift” have never really been tested… UNTIL NOW. Morgan will host the 2013 Billboard Music Awards in Vegas on March 19, an event that will feature performances by Swift, the Biebz, Prince, Bruno Mars, and Miguel. [Via Release] 

Awkward Ratings Are Anything But: Season 3 of MTV’s angsty teen dramedy Awkward premiered last night, and the people sang! Hear them! 2.1 million tuned in to watch the death and pregnancy scare-ridden premiere, making it the highest rated debut for the series to date. [Via Release]

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