Rosie O’Donnell back to The View, Catfish, Shameless, The Dovekeepers, and much more!

TONIGHT on TV–July 17, 2014:

  • Rush series premiere (9pm, USA Network)
  • Satisfaction series premiere (10pm, USA Network)
  • Married series premiere (10pm, FX)
  • You’re the Worst series premiere (10:30pm, FX) 

-Rosie O’Donnell is returning to The View now that Barbara Walters, Sherri Shepherd, and Jenny McCarthy are all leaving. O’Donnell will join moderator Whoopi Goldberg. Meghan McCain, John McCain’s daughter, is also in serious contention to join as co-host. Shepherd and McCarthy will remain on the show through August 8 and the new season is set to begin September 15. http://variety.com/2014/tv/news/its-official-rosie-odonnell-to-return-to-the-view-1201260510/

-MTV has renewed Catfish for a fourth season. They just wrapped their third season a few weeks ago. http://www.deadline.com/2014/07/mtv-catfish-renewed-season-4/

-Raza Jaffrey has joined the cast of Elementary for a guest-starring role as Lucy Liu’s new boyfriend, Andrew! He will be in the new season which begins Thursday, October 30 at 10/9c on CBS. http://www.tvguide.com/News/Elementary-Raza-Jaffrey-Joan-Boyfriend-1084231.aspx

-USA Network has given a pilot order to Mr. Robot, a new drama about a young programmer, Elliot, who suffers from a debilitating anti-social disorder and decides that he can only connect to people by hacking them. http://www.deadline.com/2014/07/usa-network-pilot-mr-robot-drama/

-A comedy series about professional soccer player Robbie Rogers, who became the first openly gay man to compete in a top North American professional sports league, is in the works at Universal Television. http://www.deadline.com/2014/07/robbie-rogers-comedy-series-gay-soccer-player-craig-zadan-neil-meron/

-The Teen Beach 2 cast has been announced. The main stars Ross Lynch, Maia Mitchell, Grace Phipps, Garrett Clayton, and John DeLuca are all back as well as six bikers and surfers from the first movie. They are Jordan Fisher (Seacat), Chrissie Fit (Cheechee), Mollee Gray (Giggles), Kent Boyd (Rascal), Jessica Lee Keller (Struts), and Will Loftis (Lugnut). A premiere date has still not been announced, but I’m assuming it’ll be next summer. http://tvline.com/2014/07/15/teen-beach-movie-2-cast-confirmed-look-whos-coming-back/

-Robert Forster has joined the upcoming Fox series Backstrom as Everett Backstrom’s (Rainn Wilson) dad, Sheriff Blue Backstrom. He will appear in two episodes this season. http://www.deadline.com/2014/07/robert-forster-backstrom-elizabeth-rodriguez-grimm/

-Elizabeth Rodriguez has booked a recurring role on NBC’s Grimm, as Special Agent Chavez, an FBI agent with a hidden agenda and a secret identity. http://www.deadline.com/2014/07/robert-forster-backstrom-elizabeth-rodriguez-grimm/

-Cote De Pablo is set to star in CBS’s four-hour miniseries The Dovekeepers, which is set to air in 2015. The project is based on Alice Hoffman’s acclaimed historical novel about four extraordinary women whose lives intersect in a fight for survival at the siege of Masada. De Pablo will play Shirah, one of the four women. http://www.deadline.com/2014/07/cote-de-pablo-dovekeepers-miniseries-cbs/

-Dermot Mulroney has joined season 5 of Shameless in a recurring role as ex-bad boy and recovering addict Sean Pierce, Fiona’s new manager at Patsy’s Pies. Their relationship will be very flirtatious. http://showtimeallaccess.tumblr.com/post/91980145677/the-handsome-dermot-mulroney-my-best-friends

-The seventh and final season of Sons of Anarchy will premiere Tuesday September 9 at 10pm. The premiere will also be 1 hour and 45 minutes long. http://insidetv.ew.com/2014/07/17/sons-of-anarchy-final-season-premiere-date/

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Netflix documentaries, USA pilots, Outlander, The Roosevelts, CW cancellations, and more!

TONIGHT on TV– May 8, 2014:

  • Two and a Half Men season 11 finale (9pm, CBS)
  • American Comedy Awards (2 hours, 8pm, NBC)
  • Saint George season finale (9 pm, FX)
  • Surviving Jack series finale (9:30 pm, Fox)
  • Maron season 2 premiere (10 pm, IFC)
  • Comedy Bang! Bang! season 3 premiere (10:30, IFC)

-Netflix announced 4 new documentaries in the next few months. http://bigstory.ap.org/article/netflix-makes-push-documentaries

  • Battered Bastards of Baseball –a defunct minor league baseball team. Premiering July 11
  • Mission Blue –Marine biologist Sylvia Earle and her campaign to create a network of protected marine sanctuaries. Set to air August 15.
  • E-Team –Human rights workers from the makers of the Oscar-winning documentary “Born Into Brothels”. Premiering later this year.
  • Print the Legend –3-D printing. Later this year

-USA has picked Stanistan for a pilot episode. They also have 5 comedies and 6 dramas in the development stage. The 5 comedies are: Difficult PeopleLove The One You’re WithMajordomoMoguls, and Royal. The 6 dramas are: BoomBrandColonyThe FarmControl and Mr. Robot. For all descriptions check the link! http://www.deadline.com/2014/05/usa-network-upfront-stanistan-comedies-amy-poehler/

-Starz is set to premiere Outlander on August 9 at 9 pm. https://twitter.com/JarettSays/status/464443155744423936/photo/1

-Whoopi Goldberg is developing a family documentaries series based around her daughter, Alex Martin, and her extended family. http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/whoopi-goldberg-developing-family-docuseries-702302

The Roosevelts: An Intimate History by Ken Burns is set to open the PBS season with a a seven-part documentary about the Roosevelt political dynasty. Starting September 14, a two-hour episode will air each night over seven nights. Other PBS fall highlights include Porgy and BessHow We Got to Now with Steven JohnsonFinding Your Roots, Makers, and Masterpiece Mystery! http://seattletimes.com/html/entertainment/2023555636_apxtvnewseasonpbs.html

-The CW has canceled The Tomorrow PeopleThe Carrie Diaries, and Star-Crossed as well as the Supernatural spin-off Bloodlines, which was only in its pilot stage. http://insidetv.ew.com/2014/05/08/cw-cancels/

-The Disney Channel has ordered Zendaya-Starrer K.C. Undercover. The multi-camera series begins production in LA this summer for an early 2015 premiere. It focuses on K.C. Cooper, a high school math whiz who’s training to be an undercover super spy, following in the footsteps of her parents. http://www.deadline.com/2014/05/disney-channel-orders-zendaya-starrer-k-c-undercover/

-NBC has ordered three new series. They are ConstantineMysteries of Laura, and A-Z. All descriptions are in the link. http://insidetv.ew.com/2014/05/08/nbc-constantine-to-series/

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