Mistresses, Young & Hungry, and House of Lies

I have a lot of stuff to go over and it’s only been a week! 

Now Streaming on Netflix–October 2014: http://www.thetvaddict.com/2014/09/25/now-streaming-on-netflix-october-2014/

-Patricia Richardson (Home Improvement) has booked a guest-starring role on Last Man Standing. She will play Helen Potts, a recently divorced neighbor of Mike’s (Allen) who has gotten into a bit of conflict with Mike’s frenemy, Chuck (Jonathan Adams). Last Man Standing returns with a one-hour season premiere on Friday, October 3 at 8pm on ABC. http://insidetv.ew.com/2014/09/26/last-man-standing-patricia-richardson-home-improvement/

Devious Maids has been renewed for a third season. The new season (on Lifetime) will consist of 13 episodes and has no premiere date set yet. http://deadline.com/2014/09/devious-maids-renewed-season-3-new-showrunners-841978/

-Christian Camargo (Haven, Dexter) is set to guest star on Elementary as a past (and possibly future) love of Joan Watson (Lucy Liu). His character, Chris, is Joan’s former medical colleague as well as her ex-boyfriend and he reaches out to her for help with a problem–but during the course of their association, old feelings get stirred up. Elementary airs Thursdays at 10/9c on CBS. http://tvline.com/2014/09/29/elementary-christian-camargo-joan-love-interest-season-3/

-Demetri Martin (stand up comic, Important Things with Demetri Martin) has joined the fourth season of House of Lies as Marty’ (Don Cheadle) new partner, Ellis Hightower, a maverick inventor and CEO. Showtime’s House of Lies returns in 2015. http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/showtimes-house-lies-adds-demetri-736387

-ABC Family has renewed Young & Hungry for a second season. They have also picked up its first-ever procedural drama Stitchers. The show is about “a young woman recruited into a covert government agency to be ‘stitched’ into the minds of the recently deceased, using their memories to investigate murders and decipher mysteries that otherwise would have gone to the grave.”http://tvline.com/2014/09/29/young-hungry-renewed-season-2-abc-family/

-Naomi Campbell has joined Fox’s new show Empire as Camilla, an alluring woman involved in a steamy affair with the much-young Hakeem (newcomer Bryshere Gray), the potential heir to Lucious’ throne. The drama is set in the world of a hip-hop empire and stars Taraji P. Henson as Cookie Lyon, the ex-wife of Lucious Lyon (Terrence Howard), the head of a record label at the center of the series. The series is set to debut in early 2015. http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/naomi-campbell-joins-lee-daniels-735992

Mistresses has been renewed for a third season. The 13 episode new season will air in Summer 2015. http://tvline.com/2014/09/30/mistresses-season-3-renewal-abc/

-Marvel has announced that Dominic Cooper will reprise his role as Howard Stark on ABC’s Agent Carter, premiering in 2015. http://www.buzzfeed.com/jarettwieselman/there-is-no-deal-for-dominic-cooper-to-star-in-abcs-marvels#2f2w4ur

-TBS has given a green light to The Smiths, an unscripted series centering on former NBA star and current Turner Sports regular Kenny Smith and his wife Price is Right model Gwendolyn Osborne-Smith. Six episodes of the series have been ordered and should have a spring 2015 premiere. The series will focus on the two parents as well as their five kids aged 2-20. http://deadline.com/2014/09/kenny-smith-reality-series-gwendolyn-osborne-smith-tbs-843540/

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Wallace & Gromit, Grace and Frankie, Big Brother 16, and more!

TONIGHT on TV June 19, 2014:

  • Critics Choice Television Awards (8pm, The CW)
  • Defiance season 2 premiere (8pm, Syfy)
  • Dominion series premiere (90min, 9pm, Syfy)
  • Rectify season 2 premiere (9pm, Sundance)
  • Rookie Blue season 5 premiere (2 hours, 9pm, ABC)
  • Seven Deadly Sins series premiere (11pm, Showtime)

-Amazon Prime has acquired exclusive streaming rights to the entire Wallace & Gromit brand, including Shaun The SheepTimmy Time, and Rex the Runthttp://www.deadline.com/2014/06/amazon-prime-wallace-gromit-aardman-animation/

-Martin Sheen has joined Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin in their new Netflix series Grace and Frankie. The half-hour single-camera comedy Tomlin and Fonda has rivals who are shocked to find out their husbands have fallen in love and intend to marry. Sheen will play the husband of Grace, Fonda’s character. http://www.vulture.com/2014/06/martin-sheen-joins-fondatomlin-netflix-series.html

-There are new Big Brother Season 16 twists! First, there will be two heads of household each week (instead of just one), meaning there will now be two victors and four contestants on the block (since each HoH nominates two people). The second twist is that the season will introduce a new competition called “Battle of the Block”, meaning the Head of Household is no longer guaranteed safety. Julie Chen, host of the show, also said that “Team America” would have more control than ever as to what goes on in the house. The new season begins on June 25 on CBS at 8/7c! http://tvline.com/2014/06/18/big-brother-season-16-twist-two-heads-of-household/ They have also revealed a list of the new cast. http://tvline.com/2014/06/19/big-brother-16-cast/

-Mindy Kaling and Carson Daly have been announced as the hosts of the 66th Primetime Emmy Nominations. The nominations will be revealed July 10 at 8:40 am ET. The actual award ceremony will take place on NBC from the Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE in Los Angeles on August 25, and will be hosted by Seth Meyers. http://variety.com/2014/tv/news/carson-daly-mindy-kaling-primetime-emmy-nominations-1201222892/

Home for Dinner With Jamie Deen, hosted by Paula Deen’s son, will not be getting a third season on Food Network.

The Powerpuff Girls will be back with a brand new series slated to begin in 2016 on Cartoon Network. http://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/chi-powerpuff-girls-cartoon-network-20140616,0,3173422.story

-NBC is developing an event series about The Beatles. http://www.deadline.com/2014/06/the-beatles-event-series-nbc-from-the-tudors-team/

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The Magic School Bus, The Paula Deen Network, Doctor Who world tour, and more!

I am so sorry I’ve been the worst blogger in the world. I just never want to go on my computer during the summer even though I should update you guysI’ll try to get better! 

The Magic School Bus is coming back to your TV! Netflix and Scholastic Media have teamed up to launch a new CG animated original series, called The Magic School Bus 360°, based on 1990s’ PBS kids TV series. Netflix has ordered 26 episodes of the new series and is set to launch in 2016. http://www.deadline.com/2014/06/netflix-magic-school-bus-series-scholastic/

Doctor Who is coming to a city near you (hopefully)! The show is launching a global world tour this summer visiting seven cities across five continents to introduce the 12th Time Lord, Peter Capaldi, to the world. Jenna Coleman and Steven Moffat will also be on this tour. The tour will start in Cardiff, Wales on August 7 and then go to London, Seoul, Sydney, New York, Mexico City, and Rio. http://www.deadline.com/2014/06/doctor-who-to-regenerate-in-7-city-world-tour-introducing-peter-capaldi-as-time-lord/

-Comedy Central has renewed Inside Amy ShumerReview, and Trip Tank. All three shows will return with the new episodes sometime next year. The network also added two new shows, Another Period and Idiotsitter, both of which will premiere in 2015. Another Period is about two sisters (Natasha Leggero and Riki Lindhome) from a wealthy family in Newport, R.I., who “care only about how they look, what parties they attend and becoming famous, which is a lot harder in 1902.” Idiotsitter focuses on the adventures of a straitlaced woman (Charlotte Newhouse) who is tapped to babysit a ridiculously rich “womanchild” (Jillian Bell) who is under house arrest in her father’s mansion. http://insidetv.ew.com/2014/06/09/comedy-central-inside-amy-schumer-renewed/

-MTV has renewed Faking It for a second season. The second season will consist of 10 episodes. No idea when the second season will air. http://www.deadline.com/2014/06/faking-it-renewed-mtv-season-2/

-Disney is set to launch a new series based off the Lion King called The Lion Guard. The animated series will launch with a TV movie premiering in fall 2015, and a series will follow in early 2016 on both Disney Channel and Disney Junior. The show will follow Kion, the second-born son of Simba and Nala, who leads a group called the Lion Guard that protects the Pride Lands. Mufasa, Timon, Pumbaa, Rafiki, Zazu, and Kion’s older sister Kiara will all make appearances but the Lion Guard will be the main focus of the show. http://insidetv.ew.com/2014/06/10/disney-lion-king-spinoff-lion-guard/

-Paula Deen is set to launch a new cooking network, The Paula Deen Network, on the web. The paid subscription-based network will launch in September. The program will feature daily shows in an unscripted format with new recipes, episodes, and cooking tools. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/06/11/paula-deen-digital-network_n_5485648.html

-Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson’s series Power has been renewed by Starz for a second season which will consist of 10 episodes and air in 2015. http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/starz-renews-50-cent-drama-711133

-Fox has cancelled I Wanna Marry Harry and Riot. The cancellations are effective immediately and will be replaced by comedy reruns in their respective time slots, starting June 17.  Starting Friday afternoon, any unaired episodes of I Wanna Marry Harry will be made available on Fox.com, Fox On Demand, FOX NOW, and Hulu. http://tvline.com/2014/06/12/fox-cancels-riot-i-wanna-marry-harry/

-ABC Family has ordered Freak Out, a 14-episode half-hour hidden-camera prank show, which will premiere this fall during the network’s annual 13 Nights of Halloweenhttp://www.deadline.com/2014/06/abc-family-hidden-camera-series-freak-out/


New series regulars, Docuseries about Michael Sam, and CW shows and schedule.

TONIGHT on TV–May 16, 2014)

  • Shark Tank season 5 finale (8pm, ABC)
  • Hart of Dixie season 3 finale (9pm, The CW)
  • Grimm season 3 finale (9pm, NBC)
  • Kitchen Nightmares season 7 finale (9pm, Fox)
  • Barbara Walters: Her Story ABC special (9pm, 2hrs, ABC)

-OWN has ordered a new docuseries centered around Michael Sam. The series will follow the him as he prepares to earn a spot on the Rams. The docuseries is still untitled. http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/own-lands-michael-sam-docuseries-704189

-Ryan Murphy stated that the rumors about Naya Rivera being fired from Glee is untrue. Both Naya and Lea Michele will be back the final season. He also stated, “Naya’s coming back next year, Lea’s coming back next year, anybody ever in that cast has an open invitation to come back and finish the character they so beautifully started.” http://www.extratv.com/2014/05/13/ryan-murphy-responds-to-rumors-about-star-tension-on-glee-set

-The CW has unveiled their 2014 Primetime schedule which can be found on my page Fall Schedules 2014-2015. https://dextvtalk.wordpress.com/fall-schedules/

-The trailers for The Flash and Jane the Virgin have been released. iZombie and The Messengers have been pushed to midseason (along with Hart of Dixie and Beauty and the Beast). http://www.thetvaddict.com/2014/05/15/the-cw-trailer-park-get-your-first-look-at-the-flash-and-jane-the-virgin/

-T.R. Knight has joined Amazon’s Hysteria. He will play Dr. Logan Harlow’s brother, Carter James Harlow, “a fiercely intense man who’s been on death row since he was 19 years old and is two months away from execution.” http://www.deadline.com/2014/05/t-r-knight-amazon-pilot-hysteria-adrienne-c-moore-upped-to-regular-on-orange-is-the-new-black/

-Adrienne C. Moore has been promoted to a series regular on the third season of Netflix’s Orange Is The New Black. She recurred the first two seasons as Black Cindy. http://www.deadline.com/2014/05/t-r-knight-amazon-pilot-hysteria-adrienne-c-moore-upped-to-regular-on-orange-is-the-new-black/

-Gilles Marini is joining Devious Maids season finale set to air on Sunday July 13. He will play opposite Roselyn Sanchez. Devious Maids airs Sunday at 10/9c on Lifetime. http://www.tvguide.com/News/Devious-Maids-Gilles-Marini-1081796.aspx

Arrow has promoted John Barrowman to a series regular for the upcoming third season. http://tvline.com/2014/05/15/arrow-season-3-john-barrowman-series-regular/


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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Gotham, Veronica Mars spin-off, new contract deals, and lots more!

Tonight on TV– May 5, 2014:

  • 2 Broke Girls season 3 finale (8pm, CBS)
  • The Tomorrow People season 1 finale (9pm, The CW)
  • Bates Motel season 2 finale (10pm, A&E)– followed by Bates After Hours Special
  • 24:Live Another Day series premiere (special 2-hour premiere, 8pm, Fox)
  • Louie season 4 premiere (10pm, FX)

-Justin Chambers, Chandra Wilson, James Pickens Jr., and Sara Ramirez have all signed new two-year deals for Grey’s Anatomy. Ellen Pompeo and Patrick Dempsey have already extended their contracts through season 12. Even though ABC has yet to pick up the show for season 11, the announcement is expected soon. Grey’s Anatomy airs Thursdays at 9/8c on ABC. http://www.tvguide.com/News/Greys-Anatomy-Season11-Chambers-Wilson-Ramirez-Pickens-1081181.aspx

Law & Order: SVU is apparently doing a Terry Richardson episode. The May 14th episode, titled “Thought Criminal” will resolve around a “a well-regarded photographer with a secret life.” Sounds good! The Richardson-inspired character will be played by Joshua Malina (yay for the West Wing and Scandal!) Law & Order: SVU airs Wednesdays at 9/8c on NBC. http://jezebel.com/law-order-svu-is-doing-a-terry-richardson-episode-1570829979

-Netflix has picked up Orange is the New Black for a 13-episode third season a month before the season season airs on June 6. http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/orange-is-new-black-renewed-701259

-Spike has ordered a new scripted event series TutThe saga will tell the story of Pharaoh Tutankhamun in a six-hour airing in 2015. It will look at the Pharaoh’s rise to power and his struggle to lead Egypt to glory. http://insidetv.ew.com/2014/05/05/spike-tv-tut-event-series/

-HBO has finally confirmed that The Comeback will be returning this fall with six new episodes. http://variety.com/2014/tv/news/the-comeback-returning-to-hbo-for-six-episode-run-1201172215/

-WGN America has renewed Salem for a second season. The 13-episode second season will begin production later this year for a 2015 debut. http://www.ign.com/articles/2014/05/05/salem-renewed-for-season-2

-The entire NCIS has signed on for season 12. Michael Weatherly’s new deal is to close imminently while Sean Murray, Pauley Perrett, David McCallum, and Rocky Carroll have already signed the new contracts. Mark Harmon, Brian Dietzen, and Emily Wickersham are all working on different contract cycles. NCIS airs Tuesdays at 8/7c on CBS. http://tvline.com/2014/05/05/ncis-season-12-contracts-weatherly-perrette-murray-mccallum-carroll/

-A Veronica Mars spin-off series starring Ryan Hansen is coming to the CW Seed (their digital-only studio). It will be called Play It Again, Dick. The show will be co-written and produced by series creator Rob Thomas and will star Hansen as himself as he tries to get his Veronica Mars character, Dick Casablancas, a spin-off of his own. Expect multiple guest appearances from various Veronica Mars alums. Play It Again, Dick is set to debut later this summer on the CW Seed. http://insidetv.ew.com/2014/05/05/veronica-mars-spin-off-cw-seed/

-Fox has ordered Gotham to series for the 2014-2015 season. There will be “at least” 13 episodes. It is also reported that the first trailer will be debuting tonight during the return of Fox’s 24: Liv Another Day so watch out for that! http://insidetv.ew.com/2014/05/05/gotham-series-order/



How I Met Your Dad, Cocked, The Killing

TONIGHT on TV April 24, 2014:

  • Parks and Recreation season 6 finale (1 hour, NBC, 8 pm)
  • Bad Teacher series premiere (CBS, 9:30 pm)
  • Black Box series premiere (ABC, 10 pm)

-In the How I Met Your Mother spinoff, How I Met Your Dad, Meg Ryan is reportedly taking the role that Bob Saget used to fill–the narrator! She will provide the voice of the “future Sally” (played by Greta Gerwig) telling her kids how she met their dad. http://insidetv.ew.com/2014/04/23/how-i-met-your-mother-meg-ryan/

-A&E has set a premiere date for Longmire. The third season will premiere on Monday, June 2, at 10/9c. In the premiere episode Walt will deal with the aftermath of Henry’s arrest and Branch’s shooting. http://tvline.com/2014/04/24/longmire-season-3-premiere-date/

-Sam Trammell (best known for his role as Sam Merlotte on True Blood) is set to star in Amazon’s new drama pilot Cocked. The show revolves around an estranged son (Trammell) who must return to work with his father and brother at his family’s gun manufacturing company after a corporate rival, run by their uncle, moves to take them over. http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/true-bloods-sam-trammell-star-698630

-Helena Mattison (666 Park Avenue, Betrayal) will have a recurring gig on Season 2 of ABC’s Mistresses. She will play Greta Jager, who’s described as “an ageless, gorgeous European supermodel, charming and warm.” Season 2 of Mistresses premieres Monday, June 2, at 10/9c on ABC. http://tvline.com/2014/04/24/mistresses-helena-mattsson-season-2-cast-666-park-avenue/

-Netflix has set a premiere date for the final installment of The Killing. The six-episode fourth season will premiere on August 1 at, presumably, 12:01 am PT. http://www.deadline.com/2014/04/ae-longmire-season-3-premiere-june-robert-taylor/

-Upcoming Bachelorette contestant Eric Hill has died after a paragliding accident. He was apparently already eliminated from the competition when the accident occurred. The newest season is currently filming. Bachelorette creator Mike Feiss said that “we’re going to try be as sensitive as possible” while airing the episodes he’s in. I wonder how they’re gonna deal with this unexpected tragedy.http://www.eonline.com/news/535203/bachelorette-tragedy-boss-mike-fleiss-on-how-show-will-handle-death-of-eric-hil  My heart goes out to Eric’s family and friends. I recently lost a loved one and I know how hard it is. R.I.P. 


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