Amazon shows, Nurse Jackie, new reality shows, and The Voice!

SEASON FINALES, March 31 2014:

  • How I Met Your Mother (One-hour series finale, 8 pm, CBS)
  • Intelligence (Season 1 finale, 10 pm, CBS)
  • Chozen (Season 1 finale, 10:30 pm, FX)

-Amazon has renewed Alpha House for a second season. They have also cancelled Betas and given 6 different pilots series orders. The 6 pilots are The AfterBoschMozart in the JungleTransparentGortimer Gibbon’s Life on Normal Street, and Wishenpoof!.  http://tvline.com/2014/03/31/alpha-house-season-2-renewal/

-Michael Chiklis joins the cast of American Horror Story: Freak Show. Chiklis will be playing Evan Peters’ character’s father and Kathy Bates’ ex-husband. Jessica Lange, Kathy Bates, Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters, Angela Basset, and Frances Conroy will all be returning for the fourth season. The new season will be set in Jupiter, Florida, in 1950 and feature Jessica Lange as a German ex-pat managing on of the last freak shows in the U.S. http://insidetv.ew.com/2014/03/28/chiklis-ahs-freak-show/

-Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino (from the hit show Jersey Shore) will be in a new reality show called The Sorrentinos which will air on the TV Guide Network. The show will focus less on partying and more on “The Situation” spending time with his New Jersey family. No premiere date has been set yet. A little promo was shot for the network and can be found in the video.  http://insidetv.ew.com/2014/03/31/sorrentinos-the-situation-reality-series/

-Nicole Richie’s new show #CandidlyNicole has gotten a series order from VH1 for eight episodes that is supposed to premiere July 17. The show will be based on Richie’s popular AOL online series which was in turn based on Richie’s irreverent Twitter feed. It will “detail her daily adventures and give insight into her decisions on style, relationships, her work life, and her journey to adulthood” according to VH1. http://www.deadline.com/2014/03/nicole-richie-heads-to-vh1-with-tweet-based-reality-series/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

-Showtime has renewed Nurse Jackie for a seventh season. Production is supposed to begin later this year in New York. Peter Facinelli (Dr. Fitch Cooper), however, is not returning for the new season. Showrunner Clyde Phillips said “Peter asked to be released from his contract to pursue new creative challenges.” The sixth season premieres April 13 at 9/8c. http://tvline.com/2014/03/31/inurse-jackie-season-7-renewal-showtime/

-Pharrell Williams is joining The Voice apparently as a new coach. He will be taking over Cee Lo Green’s seat for the upcoming season 7. http://tvline.com/2014/03/31/pharrell-williams-new-the-voice-coach-replacing-cee-lo/

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