Gotham, Veronica Mars spin-off, new contract deals, and lots more!

Tonight on TV– May 5, 2014:

  • 2 Broke Girls season 3 finale (8pm, CBS)
  • The Tomorrow People season 1 finale (9pm, The CW)
  • Bates Motel season 2 finale (10pm, A&E)– followed by Bates After Hours Special
  • 24:Live Another Day series premiere (special 2-hour premiere, 8pm, Fox)
  • Louie season 4 premiere (10pm, FX)

-Justin Chambers, Chandra Wilson, James Pickens Jr., and Sara Ramirez have all signed new two-year deals for Grey’s Anatomy. Ellen Pompeo and Patrick Dempsey have already extended their contracts through season 12. Even though ABC has yet to pick up the show for season 11, the announcement is expected soon. Grey’s Anatomy airs Thursdays at 9/8c on ABC. http://www.tvguide.com/News/Greys-Anatomy-Season11-Chambers-Wilson-Ramirez-Pickens-1081181.aspx

Law & Order: SVU is apparently doing a Terry Richardson episode. The May 14th episode, titled “Thought Criminal” will resolve around a “a well-regarded photographer with a secret life.” Sounds good! The Richardson-inspired character will be played by Joshua Malina (yay for the West Wing and Scandal!) Law & Order: SVU airs Wednesdays at 9/8c on NBC. http://jezebel.com/law-order-svu-is-doing-a-terry-richardson-episode-1570829979

-Netflix has picked up Orange is the New Black for a 13-episode third season a month before the season season airs on June 6. http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/orange-is-new-black-renewed-701259

-Spike has ordered a new scripted event series TutThe saga will tell the story of Pharaoh Tutankhamun in a six-hour airing in 2015. It will look at the Pharaoh’s rise to power and his struggle to lead Egypt to glory. http://insidetv.ew.com/2014/05/05/spike-tv-tut-event-series/

-HBO has finally confirmed that The Comeback will be returning this fall with six new episodes. http://variety.com/2014/tv/news/the-comeback-returning-to-hbo-for-six-episode-run-1201172215/

-WGN America has renewed Salem for a second season. The 13-episode second season will begin production later this year for a 2015 debut. http://www.ign.com/articles/2014/05/05/salem-renewed-for-season-2

-The entire NCIS has signed on for season 12. Michael Weatherly’s new deal is to close imminently while Sean Murray, Pauley Perrett, David McCallum, and Rocky Carroll have already signed the new contracts. Mark Harmon, Brian Dietzen, and Emily Wickersham are all working on different contract cycles. NCIS airs Tuesdays at 8/7c on CBS. http://tvline.com/2014/05/05/ncis-season-12-contracts-weatherly-perrette-murray-mccallum-carroll/

-A Veronica Mars spin-off series starring Ryan Hansen is coming to the CW Seed (their digital-only studio). It will be called Play It Again, Dick. The show will be co-written and produced by series creator Rob Thomas and will star Hansen as himself as he tries to get his Veronica Mars character, Dick Casablancas, a spin-off of his own. Expect multiple guest appearances from various Veronica Mars alums. Play It Again, Dick is set to debut later this summer on the CW Seed. http://insidetv.ew.com/2014/05/05/veronica-mars-spin-off-cw-seed/

-Fox has ordered Gotham to series for the 2014-2015 season. There will be “at least” 13 episodes. It is also reported that the first trailer will be debuting tonight during the return of Fox’s 24: Liv Another Day so watch out for that! http://insidetv.ew.com/2014/05/05/gotham-series-order/

 

 

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