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'CALIFORNICATION' BACK

Showtime has greenlighted a third season of "Californication." The premium network has ordered 12 episodes scheduled to go into production in the spring for a late 2009 premiere.

UTA, FLANIGAN SETTLE

UTA has settled its yearlong lawsuit against "Stargate: Atlantis" actor Joe Flanigan to recoup $99,225 in unpaid commissions, the agency said Wednesday. The sides "have resolved their litigation on confidential terms and wish each other the best in the future," UTA said. The agency sued Flanigan, claiming he paid UTA for Seasons 1-3 of "Stargate" but failed to pay for Season 4. UTA had repped Flanigan since 1998 in a deal that gave the agency 10% commissions.

A&E HAS 'EXTERMINATORS'

A&E has greenlighted a 13-episode reality series, "The Exterminators," centering on the family behind a Louisiana-based pest removal company. The show, bowing Jan. 7, is produced by September Films.

WHAT'S 'BAD' IS GOOD

Tuesday night's Season 3 premiere of "Bad Girls Club" became Oxygen's highest-rated and most-watched season premiere ever. The unscripted series outperformed its Season 2 premiere in all key demos, including 18-49 (568,000 viewers, up 130%), women 18-49 (405,000, up 130%) and total viewers (807,000, up 116%).
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