Dianne Sawyer stepping down, Better Call Saul, Kitchen Nightmares ended, and much more!

TONIGHT ON TV– June 25, 2014:

  • Big Brother season 16 premiere (8pm, CBS)
  • Young & Hungry series premiere (8pm, ABC Family)
  • Mystery Girls series premiere (8:30pm, ABC Family)
  • Wilfred final season premiere (10pm, FXX)
  • Taxi Brooklyn series premiere (10pm, NBC)

-Dianne Sawyer is stepping down as ABC World News anchor. David Muir will become the new anchor starting September 2. Dianne Sawyer will now lead “new programming” and “tackling big issues and extraordinary interviews.” George Stephanopoulos has also been promoted to Chief Anchor of ABC News and will be the chief anchor during all special reports and breaking news. http://www.deadline.com/2014/06/diane-sawyer-out-david-muianchor-george-stephanopoulos-taking-seat/

-A new teaser trailer for Downton Abbey season 5 has been released. http://www.thetvaddict.com/2014/06/25/trailer-park-downton-abbey-season-5/

-AMC has already ordered a second season of Breaking Bad’s highly anticipated spin-off Better Call Saul. Season 1 of the show is not even airing it’s 10 episodes until early 2015 (which was pushed back from November). The second season is scheduled to consist of 13 episodes and air in early 2016. So, we’ll have awhile to wait and lots of time for anyone to watch Breaking Bad in the meantime! http://insidetv.ew.com/2014/06/19/amc-orders-second-season-breaking-bad-spinoff-better-call-saul/

-Jason O’Mara has been casted as George Washington on History’s new miniseries Sons of Liberty. The six hour miniseries does not have a premiere date yet. http://insidetv.ew.com/2014/06/20/jason-omara-history-sons-of-liberty/

-Gordon Ramsay has announced the end of Kitchen Nightmares. After filming wraps in Spain on the current Channel 4 series Costa Del Nightmares, the show will be done. Don’t worry much though we still have 4 other Gordon Ramsay shows: Hell’s KitchenHotel Hell (which its second season premieres July 21!), Masterchef, and Masterchef Juniorhttp://eater.com/archives/2014/06/23/gordon-ramsay-announces-the-end-of-kitchen-nightmares.php

-Caterina Scorsone will reprise her Private Practice role of Dr. Amelia Shepard as a regular on season 11 of Grey’s Anatomy. She will be essentially filling a spot that Sandra Oh left at the end of season 10. http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/greys-anatomy-ups-caterina-scorsone-705753

-From June 30 to July 5, TBS will air 25 of Seinfeld’s most famous episodes to honor the show’s 25th anniversary. The show ran for nine seasons from 1989-1998. http://insidetv.ew.com/2014/06/23/seinfeld-25-tbs/

-Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban, and Harry Connick Jr. have all signed on to return as hosts during the 14th season of American Idol. Ryan Seacrest will be back hosting the show. http://www.deadline.com/2014/06/american-idol-judges-jennifer-lopez-keith-urban-harry-connick/

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ABC cancelations and renewals, NBC renewals, and Better Call Saul

TONIGHT on TV– May 9, 2014:

  • Hawaii Five-O season 4 finale (9pm, CBS)
  • Blue Bloods season 4 finale (10pm, CBS)
  • Unforgettable season 2 finale (8pm, CBS)

-Patrick Fabian, Rhea Seehorn, and Michael Mando have joined the cast of AMC’s Better Call Saul. The characters they are playing are not being told by the network and the studio is not commenting on anything. http://www.deadline.com/2014/05/better-call-saul-cast-patrick-fabian-rhea-seehorn-michael-mando/

-ABC has given renewals and cancellations for many shows: http://www.hitfix.com/the-fien-print/abc-renews-scandal-greys-anatomy-castle-and-more

Renewals– Grey’s Anatomy (11th season), Scandal (4th season), Once Upon a Time (4th season), Castle (7th season), Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (2nd season), The Goldbergs (2nd season), Modern Family (6th season), Shark Tank (6th season), The Bachelor (19th season), and America’s Funniest Home Videos (25th season).

Cancellations– SuburgatoryTrophy WifeMixologyThe Neighbors, and Super Fun Night

-NBC has renewed About a Boy for a second season as well as Hannibal for a third season. They have canceled CommunityGrowing Up Fisher, and Believe http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/nbc-renews-hannibal-third-season-702692

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Better Call Saul, Descendants, Children’s Hospital, plus a few others!

TONIGHT ON TV–May 1, 2014:

  • iHeartRadio Music Awards (8 pm, NBC)
  • Vikings season 2 finale (9 pm, History)
  • Portlandia season 4 finale (10 pm, IFC)
  • Sirens season 1 finale (10 pm, USA)

-Fox has set an event series based on the Boston Marathon bombings. Rod Lurie is signed on to write and direct. The untitled project will be based on the best-selling book Long Mile Home by Boston Globe reporters Scott Helman and Jenna Russell. I don’t like to put my judgement about TV shows on here but since I am from outside of Boston, go to college in Boston, and know people who were at the finish line last year, I don’t think they should do this but that’s just me.  http://www.deadline.com/2014/05/rod-lurie-fox-boston-marathon/

-Michael McKean is set to co-star in the Breaking Bad prequel series Better Call Saul. He will joing Bob Odenkirk and Jonathan Banks (both from Breaking Bad. respectively Saul and his trusted PI Michael “Mike” Ehrmantraut). McKean will play a new character, Dr. Thurber, a brilliant attorney who is now restricted by an unusual affliction. The series is slated to premiere in November. http://www.deadline.com/2014/04/breaking-bad-prequel-better-call-saul-michael-mckean-cast/

-Kristin Chenoweth has joined the Disney Channel Original Movie Descendants as Maleficient. The movie is a live-action adventure comedy about the teenage progeny of Disney’s most iconic villains from films such as 101 Dalmations, Aladdin, and more. It is set to begin production in late May and will premiere on the Disney Channel in 2015.  http://www.eonline.com/news/537445/kristin-chenoweth-joins-descendants-as-one-of-disney-s-most-iconic-villains

-Adult Swim has renewed Children’s Hospital for a sixth season. Filming for the new season begins this summer, planned for it to air in 2015. It will also be back in the hospital instead of in Japan where it spent last season. http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/childrens-hospital-renewed-sixth-season-700459

-Queen Latifah is set to play Blue Icon Bessie Smith in the upcoming untitled film biopic from HBO about her life. No word on premiere dates or anything yet. http://www.deadline.com/2014/05/hbo-films-besslie-smith-biopic-starring-queen-latifah/

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