CBS Subscription Service, Mission Control, and The Voice

There is so much news! I probably should have done another post earlier in the week but I was so swamped with midterms (since I’m still in college) that I just didn’t have time. This honestly may have to be 3 posts. Let’s get started! 

-CBS is launching its own subscription service for on-demand consumption for its new TV shows as well as their old ones. Since they are not part of Hulu (jointly owned by ABC, NBC, and Fox) they have been out of the subscription service for awhile and have only focused on their website (which I might add, is not very good compared to Hulu). “CBS All Access” will offer thousands of episodes from many of CBS’ current programs, classic series in its library as well as content from its local-TV station, for $5.99 a month. With the service, anyone who wants to watch CBS shows will be able to do so whether or not they subscribe to a programming package from a video distributor (aka a standalone service). http://variety.com/2014/digital/news/cbs-to-launch-svod-all-access-service-with-current-and-classic-programs-1201331028/

-Billy Eichner (Billy on the Street, Parks and Recreation) is coming to New Girl for the holidays! He will guest-star as a Grinch-like character in the Christmas episode. His character, Barry, a beleaguered airline representative the gang encounter at the airport is tired of dealing with holiday travelers and Christmas itself. Catch the episode on Tuesday, December 9 at 9/8c on Fox. http://tvline.com/2014/10/16/billy-eichner-new-girl-season-4-christmas-episode/

-NBC has canceled Mission Control before it has even aired. The show was set for a midseason debut and it starred Kristen Ritter. The main issue apparently was casting issues, which underwent recasting days after it was picked up to series. http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/nbc-cancels-comedy-mission-control-741026

-Archie Panjabi (who plays Kalinda Sharma) will be leaving The Good Wife at the end of this season, after her contract has ended. She did not renew her contract because she is planning on starring in a drama pilot for CBS in the spring. No word on how she will depart, but this does not mean the end for The Good Wife, which airs Sundays at 9/8c on CBS. http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/good-wifes-archie-panjabi-exit-740993

-A Bewitched remake is eyeing a comeback. There is already interest from multiple networks about a remake. The show is being written by Abby Kohn and Marc Silverstein, who both worked on The Vow. I’ll keep you up to date on any new information that comes out about this. http://deadline.com/2014/10/bewitched-remake-series-sony-851716/

Bones has enlisted Mindy Cohn (The Facts of Life) to play Valentina, a New Age-focused doula that will “inject some lightness and levity into single-mom Daisy’s delivery.” She will appear in an early-December episode entitled “The Puzzler In the Pit.” Bones airs Thursdays at 8/7c on Fox. http://tvline.com/2014/10/15/bones-daisy-birth-baby-sweets-season-10-the-puzzler-in-the-pit/

Unforgettable has been canceled by CBS after three seasons. http://deadline.com/2014/10/unforgettable-cancelled-cbs-849580/

-Wilson Bethel (Hart of Dixie) has joined ABC’s The Astronaut Wives Club as a series regular. He will play Scott Carpenter, Rene’s (Yvonne Strahovski) laid-back husband. http://tvline.com/2014/10/13/wilson-bethel-astronaut-wives-club-cast-season-1/

-Fox’s Gotham gets a full-season order, which means they have ordered an additional six episodes bring the total number for the first season to 22. New episodes of Gotham air Mondays at 8/7c on Fox. http://tvline.com/2014/10/13/gotham-full-season-order-fox/

American Horror Story has been renewed for season 5 after the fourth season’s premiere broke FX records, with 10 million total views for the season four opener, the most-watched telecast in the network’s history. Season 5 will be 13 episodes and premiere in October 2015 with season 4 running through January 2015. http://www.eonline.com/news/587871/american-horror-story-renewed-for-season-5-after-freak-show-shatters-ratings-record

-Pharrell Williams is set to return for season 8 of The Voice as a coach. He will coach alongside Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, and Christina Aguilera, who is coming back from a maternity leave after sitting out the last two season. The eighth season will air in early 2015 on NBC. http://deadline.com/2014/10/pharrell-williams-the-voice-coach-season-8-850965/

-WGN America has renewed Manhattan for a second season ahead of its first season finale. The season finale airs Sunday, October 19 at 10 pm ET on WGN America. http://insidetv.ew.com/2014/10/14/wgn-america-renews-manhattan-for-season-2/

Brooklyn Nine-Nine has booked Nick Cannon (America’s Got Talent host) for a multi-episode arc. He will play Marcus, Holt’s charming and educated nephew who just moved to the city and will stay with his uncle until he finds his own place. His debut will be sometime in December. Brooklyn Nine-Nine airs Sundays at 8:30pm on Fox. http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/brooklyn-nine-nine-books-nick-cannon-740674

Look out for a second (and probably third) post coming soon! Thanks for checking out my blog! 

Dex 

 

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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/

 

Sharknado 2, Orphan Black, Supernatural Bloodlines, I F-Ing Love Science, and new seasons for your favorite shows!

Sorry for the lack of a new post over the past few days, I’ve been hanging out with family and been a little busy with other things.

Sharknado 2: The Second One will premiere July 31 at 9 pm ET on SyFy. Tara Reid, Kelly Osbourne, and Judah Friedlander will all be a part of it. Will you be watching? Have you watched the first one? Tell me in the comments below! http://insidetv.ew.com/2014/03/07/sharknado-sequel-july-premiere/

-Exclusive episodes of Orphan Black will be on Amazon Instant Prime from now. The first season and all future seasons will also be on Amazon Instant Prime. The first season is available now so you can binge watch them ahead of the season season premiere on April 19 on BBC America. http://www.thewrap.com/orphan-black-streaming-deal-amazon

-FOX has started renewing its shows! Brooklyn Nine NineThe Mindy ProjectNew Girl, and The Following  have all been renewed for the 2014-2015 season. They are newest additions in a longer line of shows; the first ones being Sleepy HollowGlee, and Boneshttp://www.thetvaddict.com/2014/03/07/hot-from-fox-brooklyn-nine-nine-the-mindy-project-new-girl-and-the-following-renewed-for-2014-15-season-on-fox/

 

-The Supernatural spin-off has a new name: Supernatural Bloodlines. The episode leading up to the new series will be on April 29. Melissa Roxburgh joins Danielle Savre, Sean Faris, Lucien Laviscourt, and stephen Martines as series regulars on the show. The first 8 seasons (out of 9) are on Netflix for your viewing pleasure. http://tvline.com/2014/03/08/supernatural-spin-off-pilot-cast-melissa-roxburgh/

-Louis C.K. is set to host Saturday Night Live again on March 29. You can also catch him on Louie which airs on FX, with the fourth season airing in May, and before then you can watch the first three seasons on Netflix to catch up! http://insidetv.ew.com/2014/03/08/louis-ck-saturday-night-live/

-The popular Facebook page ‘I F-ing Love Science‘ is coming to a TV near you. Craig Ferguson is producing the show on the Science Channel. The series will premiere in late 2014. http://www.thewrap.com/science-channel-craig-ferguson-i-f-ing-love-science-sxsw

Thanks for checking out my blog! I also am thinking of making a Twitter account to go along with this blog. So that I can  keep you even more up to date and let you know about things immediately. Let me know if you think that would be a good idea!

-Dex

 

Reign, Trailer Park Boys, 2 Broke Girls, Kroll Show, Grey’s Anatomy, and Bones! Plus much more!

Reign has decided to put an uncensored “sexy” episode online. There will be a normal version of this week’s episode airing at it’s normal time (Thursdays (Tonight) at 9/8c on CW). The online version will be uploaded to the CW’s website Friday morning. Here is a teaser pic from the upcoming episode. http://insidetv.ew.com/2014/03/05/cw-reign-uncensored/

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-Two new seasons of Trailer Parks Boys will be available to Netflix users. The show has been on hiatus since the end of the 7th season in 2007. The eighth season will consist of 10 episodes and will premiere this fall. The ninth season will premiere sometime after that. If you want to start from the beginning, all seasons are on Netflix for your enjoyment! http://www.indiewire.com/article/television/canadas-favorite-trailer-park-boys-are-back-for-seasons-8-9-this-fall?

-Leah Remini has gotten her own show on TLC. It will be docuseries following her life and her family. The series will be 12 half-hour episodes long. http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/leah-remini-star-tlc-docuseries-686265

-HBO picked up Oprah-produced mini series about the life of Dr. Martin Luther King based on the America: In the King Years book trilogy. The series will consist of six hour long episodes. David Simon (The Wire, Treme) will be spearheading the project along with Oprah. http://www.deadline.com/2014/03/the-wires-david-simon-takes-on-oprah-produced-hbo-mini-on-martin-luther-king/

-Ty Pennington (Extreme Makeover: Home Edition) and chef Emeril Lagasse have signed on for TNT’s new show On the Menu. Pennington will be the host, while Lagasse will act as the Menu Master. Apparently the show will allow the viewers the chance to taste the winning dish after every episode. Each episode will consist of home cooks challenged to create dishes for restaurant chains, stadium concession stands, or other American food businesses. The executive producer is Mark Burnett (The Voice, Survivor, Shark Tank.) It is slated to air in the fall of 2014. http://www.thewrap.com/ty-pennington-emeril-lagasse-tnt-on-the-menu-mark-burnett

-Lindsay Lohan is making a guest appearance on 2 Broke GirlsThe episode will air April 14. She will play Claire Guinness, a bride-to-be who enlists Max and Caroline to make her a wedding cake. And then hilarity and chaos ensues (I’m assuming.) You can catch new episodes of 2 Broke Girls on Mondays at 8:30/7:30c on CBS. http://insidetv.ew.com/2014/03/05/lindsay-lohan-2-broke-girls/ 

-Creator and star of Kroll Show, Nick Kroll, announced last night on Late Night with Seth Meyers that the show had been renewed for a third season by Comedy Central. You can catch new episodes of Kroll Show on Tuesdays 10:30/9:30c on Comedy Central.   http://www.deadline.com/2014/03/comedy-centrals-kroll-show-renewed-for-third-season/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

-Isaiah Washington is returning to Grey’s Anatomy. His episode will air in May and apparently it’s much needed closure for Chistrina Yang (Sandra Oh). –I won’t tell you why cause spoilers are a prominent issue on the internet.– Her character is supposed to leave at the end of this season so it’s helping wrap everything up. If you would like to see why he leaves then the first 9 seasons (out of 10) are on Netflix. You can also catch Washington on CW’s The Hundred  premiering later this month. You catch new episodes of Grey’s Anatomy on Thursdays at 9/8c on ABC.  http://insidetv.ew.com/2014/03/06/isaiah-washington-returning-greys-anatomy/

-Finally, meet the newest intern on Bones! He will premiere on the Monday, March 17th episode. Ignacio Serricchio will play Rodolfo Fuentes in the upcoming episode when the rest of the team is busy with possible murder suspect remains are found in a septic tank. The first 8 seasons (out of 9) are on Netflix if you’d like to watch the whole show! Again no spoilers on why there is a new “squintern.” You can catch Bones starting this upcoming Monday at 8/7c on FOX. http://www.thetvaddict.com/2014/03/05/bones-preview-the-repo-man-in-the-septic-tank/#more-47354

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Sorry for the extra long post but there was a lot to catch everyone up on! Hope you enjoyed! Thanks for checking out my blog 🙂

-Dex

Entourage Movie, Being Human, Looking, Ripper Street, and more!

-The Entourage movie finally gets a release date. June 12, 2015. Mark your calendars! Plot details however are being kept under wraps 😦 http://variety.com/2014/film/news/entourage-movie-gets-a-summer-2015-release-date-1201120686/

-SyFy announced the series finale of Being Human. The second half of the fourth season (6 episodes) is about to start, which will now be the last season. The series finale is Monday April 7th.

Looking, on HBO, is being renewed for a second season. Lauren Weedman (Doris), Raúl Castillo (Richie), and Russell Tovey (Kevin) have all been promoted to series regulars for season 2. http://tvline.com/2014/02/26/looking-season-2-renewed-hbo-renews/

-Freddie Prinze Jr. will reprise his role as Danny Beck for the Monday March 10th episode of Bones. “The Source in the Sludge.” Remember it’s on Mondays, not Fridays, now!

-Amazon has decided to revive the once-cancelled BBC show Ripper Street for a third season. The new season will premiere early for the U.K. Amazon Instant Prime subscribers a few months before it premieres on BBC One for everyone else. If you want to catch up the first season is on Netflix! http://www.tvguide.com/News/Amazon-Ripper-Street-Season3-1078249.aspx

Thanks for checking in! As always, if you want more information about a certain show, just let me know in the comments and I’ll do my best to keep you up to date!

-Dex