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TV Bulletin Board (Wed., April 28) -- another TV series for Strokers Dallas

The exceedingly colorful Strokers Dallas bike club/bar-restaurant will get a second dose of exposure in a new Tru TV series being produced by AMS Pictures of Dallas.

Rick Fairless owns and operates the Harry Hines Blvd. emporium, but the working title of the show is Ma's Roadhouse. That's because his ma, Sharon, is a heavy-duty hoot.

Fairless and company also starred in Texas Hardtails, a 2005 series on Speed Channel.

AMS has been busy on the TV front of late. The company recently launched Girl Meets Gown on WE TV and also produced a Showtime comedy special starring Paul Mooney and originating from The Lodge gentlemen's club in Dallas. The Strokers Dallas series is set to air sometime next season

***Conan O'Brien, whose settlement with NBC allows him to resume doing TV on May 1st, will waste no time in getting part of his story out. He'll be interviewed by 60 Minutes correspondent Steve Kroft on the Sunday, May 2nd edition of the program. He still can't disparage NBC, though. Damn.

***TNT has ordered another 10 episodes of the cop drama Southland, which it rescued after NBC canceled it last season. The new episodes will begin airing in January.

***Comedian/actor Ricky Gervais will be the back-to-back host of The Golden Globes, which return to NBC on Sunday, Jan. 16th with another grand exhibition of movie and TV celebrities getting semi-sloshed while expectantly waiting for their names to be called.

"I can't believe they invited me back after (the) awful things I said," Gervais said in a publicity release. "Let's see how far I can go this time."

NBC's executive vice president of alternative programming, Paul Telegdy, praised Gervais as a "true force of nature with a wicked sense of humor who always keeps everyone on their toes waiting for the unexpected."