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/

 

Thanks for checking out my blog!

-Dex

 

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Michelle Obama guest starring, The Keke Palmer Project, SNL 40th Anniversary special, and much more!

**Sorry for my lack of posts over the past few days, I’ve been super busy but I will get back to a somewhat normal schedule again**

TONIGHT ON TV, April 22, 2014:

  • Face Off season finale (Syfy, 9 pm)

-NBC is set to premiere a 3-hour Saturday Night Live: 40th anniversary special on February 15, 2015. They did not say which cast members, musical guest would appear however. And NBC Chairman Bob Greenblatt said, “[the] special is just one of many ways we plan to celebrate ‘SNL’s historic 40th season next year.”http://www.deadline.com/2014/04/saturday-night-live-nbc-40th-anniversary/

-SyFy has renewed Face Off for a seventh season with a July premiere. The sixth season ends tonight (April 22) at 9 pm on Syfy. http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/syfys-face-renewed-seventh-season-697582

-Eion Bailey has booked a recurring role on Showtime’s Ray Donovan. He will play a charismatic motivational speaker/self-help guru who needs Ray’s help. The 12-episode second season premiere Sunday, July 13. http://www.deadline.com/2014/04/eion-bailey-ray-donovan-showtime-second-season/

-First Lady Michelle Obama is set to appear in upcoming episodes of both ABC’s Nashville and Disney’s Jessie (as well as the season finale of Parks and Recreation on April 24). Nashville‘s episode “All or Nothing With Me” is set at the Fort Campbell Army base and will air on May 7 and she will play herself. In Jessie she will play herself in the episode “From the White House to Our House House” which airs Friday May 16 at 8/7c, in which she will help raise awareness of the special sacrifices and needs of military families. http://www.deadline.com/2014/04/michelle-obama-nashville-series-cameo-military-episode/ http://www.tvguide.com/News/Michelle-Obama-Disney-Channel-Jessie-1080694.aspx

-Lara Spencer will be joining Robin Roberts and George Stephanopoulos as co-host on Good Morning America. She has been on the show as a lifestyle anchor since 2011 and before that she was a national correspondent for them from 1999 to 2003. http://insidetv.ew.com/2014/04/18/lara-spencer-good-morning-america-promotion/

-Discovery has cancelled the Everest Jump Live in wake of last week’s tragedy. http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/discovery-cancels-everest-jump-live-697778

-HBO has renewed Veep for a fourth season and Silicon Valley for a second season. http://www.justjared.com/2014/04/21/veep-silicon-valley-get-renewal-orders-from-hbo/ 

-Laura Benanti is set to guest star on the Sunday April 27 episode of The Good Wife, “Tying the Knot”, in which she will play Colin Sweeney’s (Dylan Baker) fiancée, Renata Ellard. http://www.broadwayworld.com/bwwtv/article/Laura-Benanti-to-Guest-Star-on-Next-THE-GOOD-WIFE-on-CBS-20140421#.U1cM8-ZdVmh

-Keke Palmer is set to host her own daily talk show this summer on BET, tentatively titled The Keke Palmer Project. At only 20 years old, she will be the youngest talk show host in television history. The initial 4-week run will premiere in July and will film in LA. http://insidetv.ew.com/2014/04/21/keke-palmer-talk-show/

-John Turturro has replaced Robert De Niro in HBO’s mini series Criminal Justice. De Niro had to exit the seven-hour series after scheduling conflicts. It is a U.S. adaptation of Peter Moffat’s 2008 BBC drama of the same name. http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/john-turturro-replaces-robert-de-697970