Late Show with Stephen Colbert, guest starring roles, and renewals!

Lots of casting news in todays blog post! 

TONIGHT ON TV–July 24, 2014:

  • Black Box finale (2 episodes, ABC, 8pm)
  • Hell’s Kitchen finale (Fox, 8pm)
  • Project Runway season 13

-CBS has made it official! Late Show With Stephen Colbert will be staying in New York at Ed Sullivan Theater. http://www.deadline.com/2014/07/late-show-stephen-colbert-new-york-ed-sullivan-theater/

Ryan Sands (The Wire) has been given a guest starring role in the season 7 premiere of Castle. He will play Tagger, a Hamptons police sergeant who helps Beckett investigate the most difficult case of her career. The season 7 premiere is on Monday, September 29 at 10/9c on ABC! http://tvline.com/2014/07/18/castle-season-7-premiere-ryan-sands-cast/

-Wentworth Miller (Prison Break) will play Leonard Snart/Captain Cold in the upcoming show The Flash. He will appear in the first four episodes of the season. In the comic books, Leonard Snart/Captain Cold is a leader of the Rogues and considered an enemy of The Flash. The Flash premieres October 7 on The CW. http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/flash-wentworth-miller-leonard-snart-719594

-Tyler Posey ( will be hosting the Teen Choice Awards on Sunday August 10th on Fox which start at 8pm. http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/tv/teen-wolf-star-tyler-posey-host-teen-choice-awards-article-1.1874462

-Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad) will star in the HBO adaptation of the Broadway hit (in which he also starred in) All The Way. Cranston will reprise his role as Lyndon B. Johnson with playwright Robert Schenkkan on board to adapt the stage version for the small screen. http://insidetv.ew.com/2014/07/16/bryan-cranston-all-the-way-broadway-hbo/

-Lucy Lawless (Xena, Spartacus, Battlestar Galactica) will be on Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. for the upcoming season. Details on her role and how long she’ll be sticking around are being kept under wraps. The second season returns Tuesday, September 23 at 9/8c on ABC. http://www.tvguide.com/News/Agents-SHIELD-Lucy-Lawless-Season2-1084667.aspx

-William Mapother (Lost) will be guest starring on an episode of the CBS police drama Hawaii Five-0. He will play Eric Porter, a likable, wealthy business owner who gets entangled in a painful and tense situation but offers his help to the authorities. His episode is slated to air sometime in the fall. The fifth season airs Friday, September 26 at 9/8c on CBS. http://insidetv.ew.com/2014/07/22/lost-hawaii-five-0-william-mapother/

-Sarah Lancaster (Chuck) has been recruited for a recurring role on Witches of East End later this season. She will play Raven Moreau, who arrives in East End as part of a life-long “secret mission,” though she quickly develops a physical attraction to one of the Gardiner boys that could derail her big plan. The second season airs Sundays at 9/8c on Lifetime. http://tvline.com/2014/07/22/witches-of-east-end-sarah-lancaster-raven-season-2-spoilers/
-Anthony Hopkins (Silence of the Lambs) and Evan Rachel Woods (The Wrestler, Across the Universe) will both co-star in the new HBO show Westworld based off of Michael Crichton’s 1973 film of the same name. Hopkins will play Dr. Robert Ford, the brilliant, taciturn and complicated creative director, chief programmer, and chairman of the board of Westworld. Woods will portray Dolores Abernathy, the quintessential farm girl of the frontier West, who is about to discover that her entire idyllic existence is an elaborately constructed lie. The show is only set for the pilot as of now. http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/anthony-hopkins-evan-rachel-wood-676206
The Mindy Project has cast Rhea Perlman (Cheers) in a recurring role for season 3 as Danny Castellano’s mother, Annette Castellano. She will apparently clash with both Mindy and Danny and will be introduced during the third episode entitled ‘Annette Castellano Is My Nemesis’. The third season premieres Tuesday, September 16 at 9:30 pm on Fox. http://tvline.com/2014/07/22/the-mindy-project-rhea-perlman-dannys-mother-season-3/

-Shemar Moore (Criminal Minds) will return to his daytime TV roots this fall when he reprises his role on CBS’ The Young and the Restless as Malcolm Winters but, he will only appear in two episodes which will air on Wednesday, September 10 and Thursday, September 11. In the new episodes, Malcolm will visit the Winters family to make amends for his hasty exit and to find out what’s been going on since the last time he was in town. http://tvline.com/2014/07/23/shemar-moore-the-young-and-the-restless-return/

-Portia de Rossi (Arrested Development) is joining Scandal for its upcoming fourth season for multiple episodes. Scandal returns on Thursday, September 25 at 9/8c on ABC. http://tvline.com/2014/07/23/portia-de-rossi-scandal-season-4-cast/

-Michelle Fairley (Game of Thrones) has booked a season-long arc on the second season of Resurrection. She will play Margaret Langston, the formidable matriarch of the Langston clan. She’s Henry and Fred’s mother who has been dead for more than three decades. Resurrection returns Sunday, September 28 at 9pm on ABC. http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/game-thrones-favorite-boards-abcs-720531

-Judd Apatow’s daugter Maude Apatow has a guest-starring role in the upcoming season of Girls. She will playing a character named Cleo, who could potentially appear in several episodes. HBO would only confirm that Apatow will appear in Season 4, which premieres in early 2015. http://tvline.com/2014/07/23/maude-apatow-girls-season-4-cast-spoilers/

-Jessica Biel (7th Heaven) is set to guest star in the season premiere of New Girl. She will play a stunning, super-smart scientist who is vying for the affections of a cute guy at a wedding against Jess. The fourth season airs September 16 on Fox. http://insidetv.ew.com/2014/07/23/jessica-biel-new-girl/

-The CW has cancelled Backpackers and Seed effective immediately. It will move up the premiere date of the 21st cycle of America’s Next Top Model to August 18  (instead of August 22) because of that and will show Arrow repeats for the following Mondays before August 18. http://www.deadline.com/2014/07/cw-pulls-comebackpackers-seed-cancelled-top-model-moves-to-monday-cw/

-FX has renewed Fargo for a second season and Louie for a fifth season. http://insidetv.ew.com/2014/07/21/fx-renews-fargo-louie/

-TNT has renewed The Last ShipMajor Crimes, and Falling Skies for new seasons. The Last Ship will consist of 13 episodes for its second season. Major Crimes has gotten 15 episodes for its fourth season and for its fifth and final season Falling Skies has gotten 10 episodes. http://www.thetvaddict.com/2014/07/18/breaking-tv-news-tnt-renews-falling-skies-the-last-ship-and-major-crimes/

-The CW has renewed Whose Line Is It Anyway? for a 24 episode third season which will air in 2015. http://variety.com/2014/tv/news/whose-line-is-it-anyway-cw-1201264772/

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-Dex https://twitter.com/dextvtalk

Community revival, Reading Rainbow, King of the Nerds and much more!

TONIGHT on TV–June 2, 2014:

  • Whose Line is it Anyway? new time slot (8pm, The CW)
  • Beauty and the Beast returns (9pm, The CW)
  • Longmire season 3 premiere (10pm, A&E)
  • Mistresses season 2 premiere (10pm, ABC)
  • The Writer’s Room finale (11pm, Sundance)

Community could be saved by Hulu. Hulu is currently in talks with Sony Pictures TV for a sixth season of the show. The proposed plan would likely include a 13-episode new season. http://www.cnn.com/2014/05/29/showbiz/tv/community-hulu-ew/

-Chelsea Handler will be leaving her talk show, Chelsea Lately, on August 26. The finale will be a live hourlong episode. Chelsea has been very vocal about wanting to leave the show and the network behind but her contract did not end until the end of 2014. However, the network and her both came to an earlier decision. http://variety.com/2014/tv/news/chelsea-handler-to-leave-e-talk-show-in-late-august-1201195177/

-HBO has greenlit a new comedy series from Danny McBride called Vice Principals. The 18 episode straight-to-series order is expected to be split into multiple seasons. McBride will be starring in the series as well as Jody Hill. The show is about a “high school and people who almost run it: the vice principals, one of them played by McBride.” http://www.deadline.com/2014/05/hbo-greenlights-new-danny-mcbride-comedy-series-vice-principals/

-LeVar Burton has started a Kickstarter campaign in order to bring Reading Rainbow to the web. Less than 24 hrs after launching the campaign, he surpassed his goal. His goal is to create a new version of the show that is available to any child with access to the Internet. He also wants to establish a classroom version of the program and allow low-income schools the use of the material for free. http://popwatch.ew.com/2014/05/28/levar-burton-reading-rainbow-kickstarter/

The Arsenio Hall Show has been cancelled after only one season. Even though CBS renewed the show for a second season in February after securing a two-year deal, they have since ended that contract and production of the show has wrapped. http://www.deadline.com/2014/05/the-arsenio-hall-show-cancelled-after-one-season/

King of the Nerds has been renewed for a third season by TBS. It will be back for another round of eight episodes. http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/king-nerds-renewed-third-season-708330

-Cartoon Network has greenlit The Amazing World of Gumball for two more seasons which will bring the total order to five seasons. The series is about an amusing blue cat named Gumball, and his best buddy Darwin, a pet goldfish, combines 2D and 3D animation in a live-action setting. Season 3 is slated to premiere this Thursday (June 5) on Cartoon Network. http://www.deadline.com/2014/06/cartoon-network-picks-up-two-more-seasons-of-the-amazing-world-of-gumball/

-Jason Ritter will be guest starring in the fourth season of Girls. He will be in episode 6 and will be playing the character Scott. http://tvline.com/2014/06/02/jason-ritter-girls-season-4-guest-star-cast/

-NBC has already announced fall premiere dates for their shows. I will add a new page for fall premiere dates so look out for that! http://www.thetvaddict.com/2014/06/02/because-its-never-too-early-to-think-fall-nbc-announces-fall-2014-premiere-dates/

-CW has set more summer premiere dates and my page on summer premiere dates will be updated with this new information! http://www.deadline.com/2014/06/americas-next-top-model-premiere-date-cw/

Thanks for checking out my blog! 

-Dex 

 

 

Hell’s Kitchen, The Daily Show, Dancing with the Stars

-Fox has decided to move Rake (the new show starring Greg Kinnear) from it’s Thursday night slot to a Friday night slot so that Hell’s Kitchen can be on Thursday night. The 12th season begin March 13th at 8/7c, which will be followed by the American Idol results show 9/8c. Rake begins airing new episodes on Friday March 14th at 8/7c. Starting March 27th Surviving Jack (the upcoming show starring Chris Meloni) will start at 9:30/8:30c meaning that the American Idol results show will be reduced to a half hour, for the rest of the season, instead of the usual hour long show. Sorry that seems a bit confusing but all your shows are still airing just at different times and some on different days. When you check your guide, don’t be confused why your show is on at a different time! http://www.tvguide.com/News/Rake-Friday-Move-Hells-Kitchen-1078821.aspx

-Lena Dunham, the writer and creator and star of the hit series Girls, is planning on writing a four-part “Archie” comic-book series set to be released in 2015. If you want to see her before 2015, you can watch Girls which airs every Sunday night on HBO or you can watch her host Saturday Night Live this saturday (March 8th) at 11:30pm! The musical guest is The National. http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page=article&id=51209

-Jordan Klepper is the new correspondent for The Daily Show. He is replacing John Oliver who left in November for his own show on HBO Last Week Tonight with John Oliver which premieres April 27th. He made his first debut yesterday. http://insidetv.ew.com/2014/03/03/daily-show-jordan-klepper-new-correspondent/

Dancing with the Stars cast announcements: Danica McKellar (Val Chmerkovskiy); Cody Simpson (Witney Carson); Billy Dee Williams (Emma Slater); Diana Nyad (Henry Byalikov); NeNe Leakes (Tony Dovolani); James Maslow (Peta Murgatroyd); Sean Avery (Karina Smirnoff); Drew Carey (Cheryl Burke); Candace Cameron Bure (Mark Ballas); Charlie White (Sharna Burgess); Meryl Davis (Maksim Chmerkovskiy); Amy Purdy (Derek Hough)…. a little more surprise is that one point during the season the stars will swap partners and it’ll be up to America to decide who ends up together! The new season airs March 17th at 8/7c on ABC.  http://tvline.com/2014/03/04/dwts-cast-2014-dancing-with-the-stars-cast-and-partners-season-18/

STANDING: EMMA SLATER, BILLY DEE WILLIAMS, DANICA MCKELLAR, VALENTIN CHMERKOVSKIY, SEAN AVERY, CANDACE CAMERON BURE, MAKSIM CHMERKOVSKIY, MERYL DAVIS, NENE LEAKES, TONY DOVOLANI, SHARNA BURGESS, CHARLIE WHITE, CHERYL BURKE, DREW CAREY, DIANA NYAD, HENRY BYALIKOV; SITTING: KARINA SMIRNOFF, DEREK HOUGH, MARK BALLAS, PETA MURGATROYD, JAMES MASLOW, WITNEY CARSON, CODY SIMPSON

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-Dex