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/

 

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Hemlock Grove, Glee, Heroes Digital Series, and much more!

TONIGHT ON TV April 15, 2014:

  • The Mindy Project (regular time slot return) on Fox at 9 pm
  • Fargo series premiere on FX at 10 pm
  • Celebrity Wife Swap season 9 premiere on ABC at 10 pm
  • Awkward season 4 premiere on MTV at 10 pm (1 hour episode)

-Andrew Garfield will host Saturday Night Live with 5-time musical guest Coldplay on May 3. http://tvline.com/2014/04/12/saturday-night-live-host-andrew-garfield-coldplay/

-USA has already renewed the new reality show Chrisley Knows Best for a second season that will consist of 12 episodes. The first season ends on April 22. Chrisley Knows Best airs Tuesdays at 10/9c on USA. http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/usa-renews-chrisley-knows-best-695552

-Netflix has announced the second season premiere date for Hemlock Grove. 10 hour-long episodes will air on Friday, July 11 at 12:01 am PT. Season 2 will pick up with the town’s reaction to the massacre that ended season 1 as well as a lot of family drama. http://insidetv.ew.com/2014/04/14/netflix-hemlock-grove-second-season/

-Nazneen Contractor will join Covert Affairs for its fifth season as a recurring character on the USA show. She will play Sydney, a new love interest for Calder Michaels (Hill Harper). Still no word yet on a premiere date for the fifth season. http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/covert-affairs-24-alum-joins-695572

-Laura Benanti will play a recurring character on Showtime’s Nurse JackieShe wil portray Mia, who is described as “the fiancé to Jackie’s ex-husband, who starts to develop a close relationship with Jackie’s daughters.” Nurse Jackie airs Sundays at 9 pm ET/PT on Showtime. http://www.broadwayworld.com/bwwtv/article/Laura-Benanti-Heads-to-Showtimes-NURSE-JACKIE-as-Recurring-Guest-20140414#.U03FsOZdVmh

-Apparently the 6th and final season of Glee will be set in an undisclosed location (Not NYC) and will focus on the original people and what happens to them and how they give back. It’ll revisit some of the new kids and there will be a big return of Sue Sylvester (Jane Lynch) and Will Schuester (Matthew Morrison). The last season will consist of 24 episodes (two carried over from the current season). “It will be a celebration of how far all those characters have come.” Glee airs Tuesdays at 8/7c on Fox. http://www.deadline.com/2014/04/glees-final-season-to-have-new-location-final-scene-about-rachel-will-schuester/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

-CBS has announced that Stephen Colbert will be visiting Late Show with David Letterman on Tuesday, April 22. http://www.deadline.com/2014/04/stephen-colbert-david-lettermans-show-next-tuesday/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

-NBC has added a new show, but this time its online. Heroes Reborn: Digital Series is an online prequel that will serve with the new Heroes miniseries. You can watch the series on NBC.com, Hulu, and video-on-demand. More digital online projects are in talks at NBC including Tesla and Twain and Last Single Girl.http://insidetv.ew.com/2014/04/15/heroes-digital-series-nbc/

-Maya Rudolph is returning to NBC (for one night) with a variety show. The Maya Rudolph Show will air on May 19 at 10/9c. Some of the stars that will be joining her include Andy Samberg, Kristen Bell, Fred Armisen, Chris Parnell, Craig Robinson, and Sean Hayes. http://tvline.com/2014/04/15/the-maya-rudolph-show-nbc-may-19/

 

Game of Thrones, Bates Motel, new Bravo shows, Doctor Who, and more!

TONIGHT ON TV April 8, 2014:

  • Justified (Season 5 finale, 10 pm, FX)

-HBO has renewed Game of Thrones for a fifth and sixth season one day after the fourth season premiere brought in a record breaking 6.6 million viewers which has only been topped by the series finale of The Sopranos in 2007. I’m assuming HBO is going to keep Game of Thrones around for as long as it can. http://www.deadline.com/2014/04/hbo-game-of-thrones-renewed-for-fifth-sixth-seasons/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

-A Battlestar Galactica movie is in the work. However the movie version (written by Jack Paglen) is a “complete reimagining of the story.” Glen Larson, the original series creator is a producer on the film.No word on production dates or anything of the sort. http://tvline.com/2014/04/07/battlestar-galactica-movie-ron-moore/

-Amy Jo Johnson will have a recurring role on the USA Network series Covert Affairs during the upcoming season 5. She will play Hayley, a National Counter Terrorism Center investigator who knows how to stand her ground and will go head-to head with Auggie (Christopher Gorham) when the intelligence community faces a united threat. The 16-episode fifth season airs this summer. http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/covert-affairs-amy-jo-johnson-693884

-Enver Gjokaj will join Rizzoli & Isles for a multi-episode arc. He will appear in roughly 3 episodes and will play Jack Keystone, a charming Boston University (!!, sorry it’s my school) professor who enters the lives of Jane and Maura in a new and exciting way. Rizzoli & Isles returns Tuesday, June 17 at 9/8c on TNT. http://tvline.com/2014/04/07/rizzoli-isles-season-5-cast-enver-gjokaj-professor-jack-keystone/

-A&E has picked up Bates Motel for a third season after an impressive start of season 2. The third season will consist of 10 episodes and will begin production this fall. Bates Motel airs Mondays at 10 pm/ET on A&E. http://www.thetvaddict.com/2014/04/07/breaking-tv-news-ae-picks-up-bates-motel-for-a-thirds-season/

-NBC has ordered a six-episode series called Epic Funnies (tentative title). It will an hour-long variety clip show very similar to its competitor America’s Funniest Home Videos. No word on when it will air or production dates or anything. http://www.deadline.com/2014/04/nbc-orders-clip-show-from-producers-stephen-mcpherson-bruce-gersh/

Doctor Who is adding a “storming villian” for the upcoming season. Ben Miller play the villian. I have no idea what a “storming villian” is or what he will do, it’s just what Steven Moffat said.  http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/doctor-who-adds-storming-villain-694461

-Bravo has unveiled 15 new series, 3 projects in development, and 16 returning series. For more on each show, check out the link. http://www.deadline.com/2014/04/bravo-unveils-15-new-series-3-projects-in-development-16-returning-series/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

New series:

  • Odd Mom Out (scripted); Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce (scripted);  Top Chef Duels (unscripted);  Best New Restaurant (unscripted); 100 Dates (working title, unscripted); Friends to Lovers? (unscripted); Mazo’d with Children (unscripted); Euros of Hollywood (unscripted); Ladies of London (premiering June, unscripted); Game of Crowns (premiering July, unscripted); Million Dollar Listing Miami (premiering June, unscripted); Jersey Belle (unscripted); Untying the Knot (premiering June, unscripted); Extreme Guide to Parenting (premiering July, unscripted); The Real Housewives of Atlanta: Kandi’s Wedding (working title, unscripted)

In Development:

  • Going Going Gone (working title, unscripted); Tour Group (working title, unscripted); Gen XYZ (working title, unscripted).

 

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