Cinemax picked up a 2nd season of "Strike Back" (late ’12). — Prod kicks off this week on IFC‘s "Bullet in the Face," an original comedic thriller slated to bow next summer. — Discovery Channel and BBC will co-prod "History of the World" (’13), an 8-part program studying human civilization. — MTV2 debuts original, weekly series "MTV2’s Guy Code" on Nov 15 at 11pm. Celebs and experts will tackle the bro code. — Islam-based net Bridges TV inked a 5-year distribution deal with SES. — HGTV ordered 13 more eps of "Homes By Novogratz," featuring a husband/wife design team rearing 7 kids.