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Clicky bits: Boston Rob gets a reality show; teen's pregnancy scheme

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Four-time "Survivor" contestant Boston Rob is headed for the small screen again.

• Four seasons of "Survivor" and two of "The Amazing Race" apparently isn't enough reality TV action for "Boston" Rob Mariano. The current "Survivor: Redemption Island" contestant has signed on for History Channel's "Around the World in 80 Ways." He and Dennis Anderson, who created famous monster truck Gravedigger, are set to go head-to-head in a race around the globe using 80 different transportation methods. The 10-part series premieres later this year.

• "The Borgias" is coming back to Showtime for a second season. The network announced the renewal today. " 'The Borgias' has become Sunday night appointment viewing for a broad swath of our subscribers," David Nevins, entertainment president of Showtime, said in a statement. "Neil Jordan's cleverly crafted tale of a 15th century papal family has proven quickly addictive." The series stars Jeremy Irons as the scheming pope Rodrigo Borgia.

• "16 and Pregnant's" Josh Smith says his ex, Jennifer Del Rio, tricked him into getting her pregnant so she could be on the hit MTV docuseries, TMZ reports. Smith claims that Del Rio convinced him she was pregnant so he wouldn't wear a condom. She allegedly showed him a friend's sonograms, claiming they were hers.

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