Gwen Stefani joining The Voice, new Syfy shows, renewals from online sites, and so much more!

Lots of news today! Sorry for the long post. 

-Rosie O’Donnell will be returning to The Fosters. She will reprise her role as Rita Hendricks and will appear in two episodes this fall. The Fosters return June 16 at 9 pm on ABC Family for a second season. You catch the first season on Netflix! http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/rosie-odonnell-returning-fosters-699910

Project Greenlight, the Ben Affleck and Matt Damon produced HBO filmmaking documentary series from 2001, is returning. http://www.deadline.com/2014/04/project-greenlight-hbo-new-season-with-ben-affleck-matt-damon-producing/

-Jay Ellis will be added to the cast of Showtime’s Masters of Sex during season 2. He will play Dr. Cyril Franklin, another M.D., who shares an office space with Michael Sheen’s Dr. William Masters. The second season begins July 13 at 10 pm ET/PT on Showtime. http://variety.com/2014/tv/news/jay-ellis-the-game-masters-of-sex-1201166970/

-Gwen Stefani is joining The Voice as a new coach. She will join Pharrell Williams, Adam Levine, and Blake Shelton as coaches. Christina Aguilera said she will be coming back to the show during its eighth season. The Voice airs Mondays and Tuesdays at 8/7c on NBC. http://www.eonline.com/news/536592/it-s-official-gwen-stefani-joins-the-voice-as-new-coach

Almost Human has been cancelled by FOX due to bad ratings and low viewers during its first season. http://insidetv.ew.com/2014/04/29/almost-human-canceled-fox/

-Tricia Helfer will be starring in Syfy’s new upcoming six-hour event series Ascension. The premise of the show and more about it is in the link. http://insidetv.ew.com/2014/04/30/tricia-helfer-ascension/

-Syfy has picked up adventure series Killjoys, which will premiere in 2015 and will consist of 10 episodes.. It follows a “fun-loving, hard living trio of interplanetary bounty hunters sworn to remain impartial as they chase deadly warrants troughout the Quad, a distant system on the brink of a bloody, multiplanetary class war.” http://www.deadline.com/2014/04/syfy-picks-up-adventure-series-killjoys/

-Crackle has unveiled three new series. It has also renewed Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee for 24 more episodes, which will take it through season 9 (including season 5 & 6 that were renewed earlier). More shows and better descriptions are in the link. http://www.deadline.com/2014/04/jerry-seinfeld-comedians-in-cars-getting-coffee-renewal-crackle/ 

  •  Tightrope: It will replace a character from a classic detective series with a modern-day actor to reshape the stories into contemporary comedy
  • Sports Jeopardy!: A sports-themed version of the popular Jeopardy game show
  • Sequestered: A 12-episode series about a jury that’s sequestered in a hotel while deliberating a court case with massive implications.
  • The Throwaways (feature film): A suspenseful thriller about a notorious hacker captured y the CIA who is given a proposition to work for them or spend the rest of his life in prison.

-Syfy has ordered a third Sharknado movie which will premiere sometime in 2015. The sequel premieres July 30. http://insidetv.ew.com/2014/04/30/syfy-third-sharknado/

-Zoe Jarman, who plays receptionist Betsy Putch, on Fox’s hit show The Mindy Project will not be returning for its third season. She has been asked to guest star so she may still be seen. http://tvline.com/2014/04/30/the-mindy-project-season-3-zoe-jarman-leaving-as-betsy-putch/

-Naya Rivera is reportedly cut from Glee and will be written out of the season 5 finale and ultimately season 6 (which is the last season). There have been reports that she “went off” on producers about multiple grievances, including Lea Michele. The season finale airs May 13 on Fox. http://tvline.com/2014/04/29/glee-season-5-finale-naya-rivera-cut-season-6/

-Hulu has renewed Deadbeat for a second season as well as giving summer premiere dates for three more original returning series. East Los High (July 9), The Awesomes (August 4), and Quick Draw (August 7) . New reality spoof The Hotwives of Orlando will premiere July 15.

Who Wants to Be a Millionaire host Cedric the Entertainer will depart from the show after only one season as host. No one has been confirmed as the new host but Terry Crews is in talks for the gig. http://www.deadline.com/2014/04/who-wants-to-be-millionaire-host-cedric-the-entertainer-to-depart/

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-Dex

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The Daily Show, The Late Late Show, The Comeback, and more!

Tonight on TV April 29, 2014:

  • Playing House series premiere (USA, 10 pm)

-Disney Channel has renewed Austin & Ally for a  fourth season. No premiere date for the new season has been announced yet. http://www.deadline.com/2014/04/austin-and-ally-renewed-disney-channel/

The Daily Show has hired SNL writer and standup comedian Michael Che as a correspondent to join the series in June. http://insidetv.ew.com/2014/04/28/daily-show-michael-che/

-Jim Rash is joining Glee tonight (Fox, 8/7c). He will be playing the head of Fox who goes to see Rachel in Funny Girlhttp://cartermatt.com/118611/glee-season-5-spoilers-communitys-jim-rash-appear/

-Fox will be broadcasting Grease Live in 2015. It will be a live three-hour production of the popular musical Greasehttp://www.thetvaddict.com/2014/04/28/breaking-tv-news-fox-to-broadcast-grease-live-in-2015/

-Sarah Silverman is joining season 2 of Masters of Sex in a recurring role. She will play “Helen” but I have no idea the background of Helen. Production is currently underway and the new season will premiere Sunday, July 13 at 10 pm ET/PT on Showtime. http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/tv/2014/04/28/sarah-silverman-joins-showtimes-masters-of-sex-for-season-2/8419101/

-Craig Ferguson is leaving The Late Late Show in December when his contract expires. http://variety.com/2014/tv/news/craig-ferguson-to-leave-late-late-show-in-december-1201166165/

-HBO’s The Comeback starring Lisa Kudrow is coming back to TV. It will be coming back for a six-episode run with production scheduled to begin May 19. HBO has not confirmed anything but multiple sources have said that writers are already working on the scripts. http://www.eonline.com/news/536190/the-comeback-is-coming-back-for-six-episodes-and-it-s-the-best-news-in-the-history-of-everything-get-the-exclusive-details

-Patricia Arquette will star in the CSI spin-off.  She will star as Avery Ryan, a special agent in charge of the FBI’s Cyber Crime Division. Instead of a traditional pilot, the concept is integrated into an episode of the original CSI episode set to air April 30 (tomorrow). http://insidetv.ew.com/2014/04/28/csi-spin-off-first-look-patricia-arquette/?

-Lifetime has ordered new episodes of Bring It. The network has ordered 10 episodes that are slated to premiere this summer. It will also air an hour-long bonus episode Bring It! Miss D Breaks It Down on May 7 at 10 pm. The season finale airs tomorrow night (April 30) at 10 pm.  http://www.deadline.com/2014/04/lifetime-orders-new-episodes-of-bring-it/

-Showtime has ordered a new project, Snowfall, and will star John Singleton. The project will examine the beginnings of the crack cocaine epidemic in Los Angeles. http://www.deadline.com/2014/04/showtime-drama-to-chronicle-origins-of-crack-cocaine-epidemic-in-los-angeles/

-A&E has ordered The Return straight to series for a 10-episode pickup. The show is based off of a French zombie drama. http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/a-es-returned-adaptation-ordered-699658

-Starz has ordered two seasons of Seth MacFarlane’s comedy Blunt Talk. The 20-episode pickup will be divided between two seasons of 10 episodes each and will air in 2015. It is a character-driven comedy revolving around Walter Blunt, a British transplant intent on conquering the world of American cable news. http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/starz-orders-two-seasons-seth-699691

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-Dex

Late Night Talk Show schedule–April 28 to May 2

Just a schedule of what’s happening on all your favorite late night talk shows! They are categorized by when they air. This schedule will be posted every Sunday.

Monday:  Chelsea Handler; Hugh Dancy; Christela Alonzo

Tuesday: Kunal Nayyar; Max Brooks; Hurray for the Riff Raff

Wednesday: Seth Green; Dave Attell; O.A.R.

Thursday: Martin Short; Jessica Pare; Kelis

Monday: Emma Stone; Robinson Cano; Keith Urban

Tuesday: Diane Keaton; Dane DeHaan; David Byrne; Daley

Wednesday: David Spade; Sophia Bush; the Both

Thursday: Andrew Garfield; Mary Lynn Rajskub; Chvrches

Friday: Kevin Spacey; Lewis Black

Monday: Jennifer Lopez; Elisabeth Moss; Sleepy Man Banjo Boys

Tuesday: Eric Stonestreet; Jesse Tyler Ferguson; Robin Roberts

Wednesday: Leslie Mann; Tony Hale; Franz Ferdinand

Thursday: Sandra Oh; “Science Bob” Pflugfelder; Boy George

Friday: Julie Bowen; Dave Attell; Cut Copy (Repeat from 4/24/14)

Monday: Joel McHale; Vera Farmiga; Aloe Blacc

Tuesday: Stupid Pet Tricks; Lucy Liu; Ziggy Marley

Wednesday: Kiefer Sutherland; Adam Resnick; Benjamin Booker

Thursday: Louis C.K.; Amy Sedaris; a performance by the Broadway cast of “Rocky”

Friday: Don Rickles; Carmen Lynch; the Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger

Monday: Daniel Radcliffe; Jessica St. Clair; Lennon Parham; Twenty One Pilots

Tuesday: Matt Lauer; Savannah Guthrie; Matt Walsh; Bill Nye

Wednesday: Lucy Liu; Barney Frank; Parquet Courts

Thursday: Kiefer Sutherland; Rose Byrne; Richard Ayoade

Friday: Sen. John McCain; Billy Eichner; Jason Derulo (Repeat from 4/21/14)

If your favorite Late Night talk show isn’t on this list and you want it there, let me know in the comments down below and I’ll add it to the list!

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Daily Talk Show Schedule–April 28 to May 2

A list of all your daytime talk shows and what’s going to be happening each day of the week! Will be posted every Sunday. They are sorted by time of day they are on.

Monday: Andrew Garfield; Nicole Murphy; Latest eliminated contestant from “American Idol” performs

Tuesday: Emma Stone; Keith Urban; hosts announce top five finalists in “LIVE’s Top Teacher Search”

Wednesday: Lucy Liu; Dane Dehaann

Thursday: Kiefer Sutherland; Bellamy Young; David Gray

Friday: Jamie Foxx; Idina Menzel

Monday: Guest co-host T.J. Holmes; Sofia Vergara; comic Jim Gaffigan

Tuesday: Guest co-host John Leguizamo; author Diane Keaton; reality-TV personality Porsha Williams

Wednesday: Actress Debra Messing; actor Atticus Shaffer; Florida Georgia Line performs

Thursday: Guest co-host Mario Cantone; actor David Spade; actress Debi Mazar and her husband, Gabriele Corcos

Friday: Guest co-host Nicolle Wallace; skin treatments for swimsuit season; Lizzie Velasquez

Monday: TV Host Wendy Williams; an audience member and Michael Symon face off in Chewer vs. Viewer

Tuesday: Clinton Kelly creates a cocktail with two of his favorite things; Chewer vs. Viewer

Wednesday: Singer Josh Turner; fun, sliceable food; Chewer vs. Viewer

Thursday: Breakfast tips that save time; actress Mary Lynn Rajskub helps prepare a healthy breakfast dish

Friday: Creative and affordable lunches; author Patti Moreno; Chewer vs. Viewer

Monday: Wendi McLendon-Covey; Jeff Garlin; Diana Madison; Fabio Viviani

Tuesday: Helen Hunt; Michael Yo; Debbie Matenopoulos

Wednesday: Katherine Heigl; Elvis Duran; Eric Greenspan

Thursday: Jane Kaczmarek; Paul Stanley; Valentine; Jay Perry; Linda Perry; Guest co-host Marie Osmond

Friday: Kim Raver; Chi McBride; Ludo Lefebvre; Guest co-host Marie Osmond

Monday: Mega Metabolism Boosters

Tuesday: Dr. Oz Takes Down the Scammers Using His Name to Dupe You

Wednesday: The May Diet: Lose 10 Pounds Before Memorial Day

Thursday: Microwave Popcorn: The New Hidden Dangers

Friday: The New Natural Appetite Suppressant

Monday: LL Cool J; Amy Purdy & Derek Hough

Tuesday: Robin Roberts; Carla Bruni

Wednesday: Ryan Seacrest; Dave Franco

Thursday: Seth Rogen; Christina Hendricks

Friday: Beth Behrs; Minnie Driver

–If you want me to talk about any other daytime talk shows let me know! I’ll post these every sunday so you can have enough time to DVR an episode if you’d like!

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BET, Nazareth, and more!

Tonight on TV April 25, 2014:

  • Last Man Standing season 3 finale (8 pm, ABC)

-BET has announced their upcoming lineup today. If you want to know more about any of the shows (including the show’s on Centric) then check out the link! http://www.deadline.com/2014/04/bet/

  • New Programming: The Start UpGone Gospel
  • New Movies/Specials: The Books of Negroes, Let the Church Say Amen, The Hot Chocolate Nutcracker
  • Returning Hits: Being Mary Jane (Season 2), Real Husbands of Hollywood (Season 3), The Game (Season 8), 106 & Park, 
  • Returning Mega-Specials: BET Awards, BET Hip Hop Awards, Black Girls Rock, The BET Honors

-Seth Meyers will be hosting the Emmys this year. NBC’s three-hour Emmys primetime telecast will air live from the Nokia Theater (in LA) on Monday, August 25. http://insidetv.ew.com/2014/04/24/seth-meyers-emmys/

-Fox is in development on Nazareth, which will be an event series that follows the formative years of Jesus of Nazareth. **I don’t exactly know what an event series is but that’s what the article calls it.** http://www.deadline.com/2014/04/fox-jesus-early-life-series-nazareth-lost-years-bob-cooper/

-HBO has shifted the premiere of The Leftovers from Sunday, June 15, at 10 pm to Sunday, June 29, at 10 pm. The premiere will now no longer be right after the Game of Thrones season finale, which could have helped the show out tremendously.  http://www.hitfix.com/the-fien-print/hbo-bumps-the-leftovers-by-two-weeks

-Jay Leno and Whoopi Goldberg have signed on to join the voice cast of Disney’s The 7D, a modern and comedic take on the Seven Dwarfs. It will air on July 7 at 10 am on Disney XD. http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/jay-leno-whoopi-goldberg-join-698938

-Columbus Short who plays Harrison on the hit ABC show Scandal will not be returning for the upcoming fourth season. Scandal returns in the fall. http://insidetv.ew.com/2014/04/25/scandal-columbus-short-not-returning-season-4/

 

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-Dex

 

How I Met Your Dad, Cocked, The Killing

TONIGHT on TV April 24, 2014:

  • MAY SWEEPS BEGIN!
  • Parks and Recreation season 6 finale (1 hour, NBC, 8 pm)
  • Bad Teacher series premiere (CBS, 9:30 pm)
  • Black Box series premiere (ABC, 10 pm)

-In the How I Met Your Mother spinoff, How I Met Your Dad, Meg Ryan is reportedly taking the role that Bob Saget used to fill–the narrator! She will provide the voice of the “future Sally” (played by Greta Gerwig) telling her kids how she met their dad. http://insidetv.ew.com/2014/04/23/how-i-met-your-mother-meg-ryan/

-A&E has set a premiere date for Longmire. The third season will premiere on Monday, June 2, at 10/9c. In the premiere episode Walt will deal with the aftermath of Henry’s arrest and Branch’s shooting. http://tvline.com/2014/04/24/longmire-season-3-premiere-date/

-Sam Trammell (best known for his role as Sam Merlotte on True Blood) is set to star in Amazon’s new drama pilot Cocked. The show revolves around an estranged son (Trammell) who must return to work with his father and brother at his family’s gun manufacturing company after a corporate rival, run by their uncle, moves to take them over. http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/true-bloods-sam-trammell-star-698630

-Helena Mattison (666 Park Avenue, Betrayal) will have a recurring gig on Season 2 of ABC’s Mistresses. She will play Greta Jager, who’s described as “an ageless, gorgeous European supermodel, charming and warm.” Season 2 of Mistresses premieres Monday, June 2, at 10/9c on ABC. http://tvline.com/2014/04/24/mistresses-helena-mattsson-season-2-cast-666-park-avenue/

-Netflix has set a premiere date for the final installment of The Killing. The six-episode fourth season will premiere on August 1 at, presumably, 12:01 am PT. http://www.deadline.com/2014/04/ae-longmire-season-3-premiere-june-robert-taylor/

-Upcoming Bachelorette contestant Eric Hill has died after a paragliding accident. He was apparently already eliminated from the competition when the accident occurred. The newest season is currently filming. Bachelorette creator Mike Feiss said that “we’re going to try be as sensitive as possible” while airing the episodes he’s in. I wonder how they’re gonna deal with this unexpected tragedy.http://www.eonline.com/news/535203/bachelorette-tragedy-boss-mike-fleiss-on-how-show-will-handle-death-of-eric-hil  My heart goes out to Eric’s family and friends. I recently lost a loved one and I know how hard it is. R.I.P. 

 

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-Dex

 

Fox changes dates, USA summer premiere dates, and more!

-Starting in May, you’ll be able to stream some of HBO’s older shows via an Amazon Prime subscription. You’ll be able to watch The SopranosThe Wire, and a few others including older episodes of Girls. Sex and the CityEntourage, and Curb Your Enthusiasm will NOT be airing because they are tied up in various syndication deals with other channels. http://recode.net/2014/04/23/amazon-makes-a-big-move-snags-older-hbo-shows/

-Fox has moved the Masterchef premiere a week later on May 26. They have switched around their schedule now so here is the new one: http://www.deadline.com/2014/04/fox-pushes-masterchef-premiere-by-week/

  • Bones will air a repeat on April 28
  • The Following season finale airs April 28 right after Bones
  • Last two episodes of Bones airs May 12 and May 19 and will be paired with the first two regular-slot episodes of 24: Live Another Day

-USA has set their summer premiere dates! http://www.deadline.com/2014/04/usa-network-summer-rush-satisfaction-royal-pains/

  • Royal Pains (Tuesday June 10, 9-10 pm)
  • Suits (Wednesday June 11, 9-10 pm)
  • Graceland (Wednesday June 11, 10-11 pm)
  • Covert Affairs (Tuesday June 24, 10-11 pm)
  • Rush (Thursday July 17, 9-10 pm)
  • Satisfaction (Thursday July 17, 10-11 pm)

-HBO and BBC are teaming up to J.K. Rowling’s novel The Casual Vacancy as a three-hour miniseries. http://variety.com/2014/tv/news/hbo-bbc-to-produce-j-k-rowlings-the-casual-vacancy-as-miniseries-1201161635/

-Andy Samberg is set to host the season finale of Saturday Night Live on May 17. The musical guest will be St. Vincent. http://insidetv.ew.com/2014/04/23/charlize-theron-andy-samberg-snl/