Denise Richards Returns for Third Season of Spike's 'Blue Mountain State' (Exclusive)

6:00 AM PST 04/27/2011 by Marisa Guthrie, Lesley Goldberg
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The Viacom-owned net has ordered 13 episodes of the scripted comedy, set to bow in September.

Spike has renewed Blue Mountain State for a third season with Denise Richards returning to the college football comedy.

Richards will reprise her role as Coach Daniels' (Ed Marinaro) wife, Debra in eight of the season's 13 episodes.

Set to bow in September, the third season has Daniels dealing with a challenge to his authority when the college football team's boosters insist he hire a hotshot offensive coordinator.

Blue Mountain State is from Lionsgate Television and Varsity Pictures. Brian Robbins (Smallville) and Sharla Sumpter-Bridgett (Wild Hogs) are the executive producers.

The comedy's second season, which ended in January, was up 33 percent among Spike's key demographic of men 18-34.

Richards is repped by ICM and Luber Roklin Entertainment. 

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