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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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/

Thanks for checking out my blog!

-Dex https://twitter.com/dextvtalk

Renewals, Cancellations, and so much more!

Hey, I’m so sorry I didn’t update yesterday and so late tonight. I had finals yesterday and today and then I was busy earlier. But, now I’m on summer break and so I have much more time! This is going to be a really long post. 

-Damon Wayans Jr. has been promoted to a series regular for season 4 of New Girl. http://www.tvguide.com/News/New-Girl-Damon-Wayans-Jr-Series-Regular-Season4-1081233.aspx

-ABC has renewed Jimmy Kimmel’s contract for two more years. This is the fourth straight season that Kimmel has increased his audience. http://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/07/business/media/jimmy-kimmel-gets-a-two-year-contract-extension.html?ref=media&_r=0

-Brad Paisley has been asked to be a judge for ABC’s new singing reality competition Reality StarThe other two judges are expected to be locked in soon. http://www.deadline.com/2014/05/brad-paisley-judge-rising-star-abc-series/

-Billy Eichner will be starring in USA’s Difficult People. The show is about Eichner and Julie Klausner who are frustrated comedians and pop culture-loving best friends living in NYC who hate everyone. USA has only ordered a pilot for the half-hour comedy so far. http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/billy-eichner-star-usa-comedy-701212

Sleepy Hollow has cast Timothy Busfield to play Benjamin Franklin during season 2. Ichabod Crane will meet up with him during the season and fans will learn that he reluctantly apprenticed under Franklin before he awoke in present day upstate New York. http://insidetv.ew.com/2014/05/06/sleepy-hollow-benjamin-franklin/

-Starz has renewed Da Vinci’s Demons for a third season. The next season will consist of 10-episodes and production is expected to take place later this spring in Wales for a 2015 premiere. http://www.deadline.com/2014/05/da-vincis-demons-renewed-season-3-starz-john-shiban-blackbirds/

-NBC has ordered a lot of shows to series today. They are Marry MeAllegiance, State of Affairs, and Odyssey. Check my pilot to series page for more info (or you can just check the link!) http://www.deadline.com/2014/05/nbc-picks-up-comedy-marry-me-to-series/

-Fox has ordered both Empire and Red Band Society to series. Check the link or my page, Pilot to series for more info! http://tvline.com/2014/05/06/fox-new-series-fall-2014-empire/

-Fox has ordered 10 more episodes of the new sitcom Mulaney. Now instead of just 6 episodes its 16 episodes. Mulaney is expected to premiere this fall. http://insidetv.ew.com/2014/05/07/fox-sitcom-mulaney/

-NBC has extended its contract with the Olympics through 2032.

-HBO has renewed Vice for two more seasons. It will return in 2015 for a third season and 2016 for a fourth season. Vice currently airs Fridays at 11:30 pm E.T. on HBO. http://insidetv.ew.com/2014/05/07/hbo-vice-renewed/

-Terry Crews has been named the new host for Who Wants to be a Millionairefor the 13th season which will air in the fall. http://www.deadline.com/2014/05/terry-crews-named-new-host-of-who-wants-to-be-a-millionaire/

-TBS has given series order to Angie TribecaBuzzy’s, and Your Family or Minehttp://variety.com/2014/tv/news/tbs-orders-rashida-jones-comedy-angie-tribeca-more-turner-orders-to-come-1201174401/

-Fox has officially cancelled EnlistedSurviving JackDads, and Rakehttp://tvline.com/2014/05/07/fox-cancelled-series-2014-enlisted/

-NBC has renewed Law & Order: Special Victims Unit for a 16th season. Mariska Hargitay is expected to return for the new season. http://www.deadline.com/2014/05/nbc-law-order-svu-renewed-for-16th-season/

Thanks for checking out my blog!

-Dex 

 

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