Morning static: HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER THE OFFICE, THE WALKING DEAD & More!

• PaleyFest 2011: Crowd devours THE WALKING DEAD.
• Best casting news EVER! GILMORE GIRLS’ Liza Weil has joined the cast of Shonda Rhimes’ ABC drama DAMAGE CONTROL.
• Second best casting news EVER! CBS nabs Becki Newton.
• The mother of all deals, CBS and 20th Century Fox TV have agreed to 44 more episodes of HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER.
• The day the laughter died? Steve Carell finishes filming on THE OFFICE.
• Are gritty police dramas becoming an endangered species? Discuss.

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