More "Myths" for TV Land

Mon Jan 14, 2008 3:20am EST
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LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - TV Land is exploring the truth behind more "Myths & Legends."

The cable network has ordered a second season of the series, which aims to unravel Hollywood-related mysteries, scandals, rumors and urban legends. The first of the seven new half-hour episodes will premiere on August 27.

Among the pressing issues to be covered are whether Arnold Schwarzenegger was originally cast as TV's Incredible Hulk and if Jennifer Lopez's derriere is really insured for $1 billion.

Other investigations include whether Mars Inc., maker of M&M's, turned down product placement in "E.T. The Extra Terrestrial," allowing Reese's Pieces to step in and benefit immensely.

"Myths" debuted in January 2007, averaging 819,000 viewers over its six-week run, which marked a 54% improvement over the same period a year earlier, according to Nielsen Media Research. The network also aired a special installment in August centered entirely on Elvis Presley.

Reuters/Hollywood Reporter