Rosie O'Donnell Keeps Up Appearances on Nip/Tuck

Looking for more of Dawn Budge, the character that Rosie "I Had a Meltdown on The View and All I Got Was This Lousy T-Shirt" O'Donnell originated last season on Nip/Tuck?

During their TCA panel yesterday, FX announced that Dawn Budge and O'Donnell will be returning for a whole slew of Nip/Tuck episodes during the series' fifth season, beginning with episode four.

Apparently, O'Donnell's character (the one she plays on Nip/Tuck rather than the haiku-spouting blowhard she's been playing in real life) has proven so popular that there's a possibility that she could expand beyond Nip/Tuck. "The character was so instantly popular," said creator Ryan Murphy. "We've spoken about [a spin-off]; it's an ongoing discussion."

But before you start hawking Dawn Budge merchandise on Cafepress (I see you lurking over there), one caveat: O'Donnell is getting offers left and right to do anything and everything, including a new daytime talk show. So, the possibility of a Dawn Budge-led spinoff is just that, a mere whiff of possibility.

In other FX news, the cable network unveiled the launch date for season three of its comedy It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, which kicks off on September 13 at 10 pm.

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Jace is an LA-based television development and acquisitions exec who watches way too much television for his own good and would love a TiVo for every room in the house. (He’s halfway there.) His blog, Televisionary, can be found at televisionaryblog.com.