Hell on Wheels, The Good Wife, and Community

-AMC has announced that Hell on Wheels will be returning for a fifth and final season consisting of 14 episodes. Seven new episodes will air next summer, while the final seven episodes of the series will air in the summer of 2016. http://www.thetvaddict.com/2014/11/07/breaking-tv-news-amc-announces-a-fifth-and-final-season-of-hell-on-wheels/

Community has hired Paget Brewster (Criminal Minds) and Keith David (Enlisted) to join the comedy full time for season 6. Brewster will play Francesca “Frankie” Dart, a consultant hired to help shape things up at the underachieving school. David will play Elroy Patashnik, a retired scientist who comes to Greendale to reinvent himself. The 13 episode sixth season is supposed to premiere exclusively on Yahoo in early 2015. http://www.tvguide.com/News/Community-Paget-Brewster-Keith-David-1088992.aspx

-CBS has bought a new drama from Justified producer Ingrid Escajeda. “In a suburban Texas country already on the verge of chaos, the cold-blooded assassination of the district attorney means the ascension of Gaby Ortiz, a formidable young prosecutor. Under assault by the Aryan Brotherhood of Texas, narco cartels and rampant corruption, Gaby must resurrect the country’s crumbling law enforcement effort, with little more than her defiant will and the support of her extraordinary extended family.” http://deadline.com/2014/11/ingrid-escajeda-drama-justified-cbs-1201278016/

-Chris Elliot (How I Met Your Mother, Everybody Loves Raymond) will guest star on The Good Wife as an English professor who is brought in to help wannabe State’s Attorney Alicia prepare for her looming debate against opponent Frank Prady (David Hyde Pierce). His episode will air in early 2015. http://tvline.com/2014/11/10/chris-elliott-the-good-wife-season-6-debate-election/

-Starz has ordered a follow-up series to the cult “Evil Dead” film franchise, titled Ash vs. Evil Dead. Bruce Campbell will reprise his role as Ash. The series will be about “when a Deadite plague threatens to destroy all of mankind, Ash is finally forced to face his demons–personal and literal. Destiny, it turns out, has no plans to release the unlikely hero from its “Evil” grip.” The series is slated for 10 half-hour episodes set to debut in 2015. http://variety.com/2014/tv/news/evil-dead-series-starz-ash-bruce-campbell-1201352764/

-Showtime has renewed Homeland for a fifth season as well The Affair for a second season. The Affair will consist of 10 new episodes while Homeland will consist of 12. http://www.thetvaddict.com/2014/11/10/the-business-of-show-showtime-renews-homeland-and-the-affair/

Graceland has been renewed for a third season which will consist of 13 episodes. http://www.thewrap.com/usa-network-graceland-renewed-for-season-3/

-TNT has cancelled Franklin & Bash after four seasons. http://deadline.com/2014/11/franklin-bash-cancelled-tnt-1201281566/

-ABC Family has renewed Chasing Life for a second season that will consist of 13 episodes. http://insidetv.ew.com/2014/11/06/chasing-life-second-season-renewal/

-Netflix will premiere the next second installment of The Fall beginning at 12:01 am PT on January 16. http://deadline.com/2014/11/netflix-premiere-date-gillian-anderson-the-fall-season-2-video-1201283329/

-Fox is bringing back Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader? to its primetime lineup. No word on a premiere date or time slot yet. But there will be “new twists” for the revival. http://tvline.com/2014/11/06/are-you-smarter-than-a-5th-grader-returning-to-fox/

-NBC is eyeing a live staging of Aaron Sorkin’s play A Few Good Men. The network is in the early stages of working out an agreement with Sorkin. http://variety.com/2014/tv/news/nbc-eyes-live-staging-of-aaron-sorkins-a-few-good-men-exclusive-1201350526/

-ABC has given Forever a full season order, which will add another nine episodes to its first season. http://insidetv.ew.com/2014/11/07/forever-full-season/

-ABC has effectively cancelled Selfie by not buying any more episodes of the comedy beyond its initial order of 13. It’s unclear how many of the remaining episodes will air. http://insidetv.ew.com/2014/11/07/selfie-canceled/

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Anthem, Limitless, and Little Women!

-ABC is set to develop an event/limited series of a modern take on Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women. The story follows the lives of four sisters coming of age against the backdrop of a military scandal as their family loses their fortune and position finding themselves at odds with the conservative and traditional society in which they live. http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/abc-plots-little-women-limited-747184

Marvel’s Agent Carter has cast Bridget Regan (Jane the Virgin) as Peggy’s neighbor Dottie, a small-town girl from Iowa who’ll have a huge impact on the life of the titular heroine. The eight-episode Marvel’ Agent Carter will debut Tuesday, January 6 at 9/8c, occupying Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’s time slot during the winter hiatus. http://tvline.com/2014/11/06/marvels-agent-carter-cast-bridget-regan-neighbor-dottie/

-PBS has announced a second-season pickup for ITV’s sitcom Vicious, starring Ian McKellan and Derek Jacobi. They will debut the six-episode season in the summer as part of a lineup of British programming. http://deadline.com/2014/10/vicious-pbs-second-season-itv-ian-mckellen-derek-jacobi-1201268723/

-A Limitless TV sequel is in the works at CBS. The 2001 movie thriller starring Bradley Cooper will pick up right where the movie left off and follow Brian Sinclair as he discovers the power of the mysterious drug NZT, and is coerced into using his newfound drug-enhanced abilities for good. http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/limitless-tv-sequel-works-at-745467

-Sharon Stone (Basic Instinct) will play America’s first female vice president, Natalie Maccabee in TNT’s newly greenlit action-drama Agent X. Agent X is played by Jeff Hephner (Chicago Fire). The series is slated to launch in the second half of 2015 with 10 episodes. http://tvline.com/2014/10/31/sharon-stone-agent-x-tnt-series-order/

-NBC has recast Uma Thurman in Mary-Louise Parker’s role on the upcoming miniseries The Slap. The eight-hour miniseries is about how one man’s punishment of another couple’s child explodes into a complex family drama. http://tvline.com/2014/10/31/the-slap-nbc-uma-thurman-replaces-mary-louise-parker-nbc-mini-series/

-Fox has canceled Utopia, two months into what was supposed to be a 12-month, 24/7 chronicle of the efforts of a group of stranger to create a new society while living in isolation on a ranch in California. http://variety.com/2014/tv/news/fox-cancels-utopia-1201345518/

-Jay Leno is set to appear on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon as a guest on Friday, November 7. http://insidetv.ew.com/2014/11/03/jay-leno-returns-tonight-show/

-Syfy is set to adapt Arthur C. Clarke’s novel 3001: The Final Odyssey into a miniseries. The project will bring the never-before-produced final chapter of the legendary sci-fi book and film 2001: A Space Odyssey to basic cable. http://insidetv.ew.com/2014/11/03/syfy-3001/

-Julia Stiles (Dexter, 10 Things I Hate About You) has landed a guest arc on The Mindy Project. She will play a friend of Danny’s (Chris Messina) who is a recovering hoarder. She will also be a love interest for Morgan (Ike Barinholtz). http://insidetv.ew.com/2014/11/03/mindy-project-julia-stiles/

Gotham is set to add another iconic villain. The show revealed they will add the Scarecrow this season. The villain will be seen as a child, before he takes on the Scarecrow name. “In fact, it’s something that will be passed on to him from his father, which will create an eventual enemy for Batman while still having a possible adversary for Jim Gordon,” says director Danny Cannon. http://insidetv.ew.com/2014/11/03/gotham-scarecrow/

-Christa B. Allen (Revenge) is set to recur on season 4 of ABC Family’s Baby Daddy. She will play Robyn, a funny, smart, athletic, corporate attorney who works at the law firm with Riley. When Riley begrudgingly sets Robyn up with best friend Danny, they immediately hit it off. Her episodes will air in early 2015. http://www.thewrap.com/revenges-christa-b-allen-to-join-baby-daddy/

-NBC’s The Celebrity Apprentice is set to debut on Sunday, January 4 from 9-11pm before moving to Mondays from 8-10pm. The celebrities cast was also revealed and will be in the link. http://deadline.com/2014/11/celebrity-apprentice-season-7-premiere-date-1201272944/

-Showtime is developing a new series that chronicles a modern-day U.S. civil war. Anthem is “a series about an unraveling: about what happens when our political system collapses under the weight of mistrust and partisan division. The pilot begins on a typical presidential election day. When it ends, America is on the brink of a second civil war.” http://insidetv.ew.com/2014/11/04/modern-civil-war-drama-anthem/

-Season 3 of Banshee will return on Friday, January 9 at 10pm on Cinemax. http://tvline.com/2014/11/04/banshee-season-3-premiere-date-poster-cinemax/

Hart of Dixie will return for a 10-episode fourth season on Friday, January 9 at 8/7c on The CW. http://tvline.com/2014/11/04/hart-of-dixie-season-4-premiere-date-january-9-2015/

– Lifetime’s Witches of East End has been canceled after just two seasons. http://tvline.com/2014/11/04/witches-of-east-end-cancelled-lifetime/

-Minnie Driver has joined the cast of NBC’s upcoming Peter Pan Live! musical special. She will serve as the narrator and play adult Wendy Darling. The musical special airs Thursday, December 4 at 8pm on NBC. http://www.today.com/popculture/minnie-driver-joins-cast-nbcs-peter-pan-live-1D80271595

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Justified, Billy & Billie, and A Series of Unfortunate Events!

-Patrick Fugit (Almost Famous, Gone Girl) has landed the the lead role in Cinemax’s new exorcism drama Outcast, based off Robert Kirkman’s comic series of the same name out this summer. Other cast members include Philip Glenister (Life on Mars) and Gabriel Bateman (Stalker, Annabelle). Fugit will star as Kyle Barnes, a young man who’s been plagued by possession since he was a child. He sets out to seek answers, only to uncover something that could end all life on Earth as we know it. Glenister will play Reverend Anderson and Bateman has been cast as 8-year-old Joshua Austin. Check the link for more details! http://deadline.com/2014/11/patrick-fugit-outcast-cast-cinemax-pilot-adam-wingard-robert-kirkman-1201274584/

-ABC has announced the premiere dates for Galavant and Marvel’s Agent Carter. Galavant premieres Sunday, January 4 at 8pm ET, while Marvel’s Agent Carter premieres Tuesday, January 6 at 9pm ET. Other show return dates are in the link! http://www.thetvaddict.com/2014/11/05/mark-your-calendars-abc-announces-premiere-dates-for-galavant-and-agent-carter/

How to Get Away With Murder has added Marcia Gay Harden (Trophy Wife) in a mysterious recurring role. No details on her role have been given but she will begin her role after the show’s mid-winter break. http://tvline.com/2014/11/04/how-to-get-away-with-murder-cast-marcia-gay-harden-htgawm/

Justified has cast Jeff Fahey (Lost, Under the Dome) in a multi-episode arc. He will play Zachariah Randolph, a man beaten down by hardship and drink but can still find his way around an abandoned mine shaft, for the series sixth and final season beginning in January. http://www.thewrap.com/justified-casts-lost-alum-jeff-fahey-for-final-season-exclusive/

-CBS has announced that they are planning an alliance with Sony’s planned online service, a 24/7 news platform called CBSN, and a possible direct-consumer offering from Showtime in 2015. CBSN is an an-supported online news service, that will provide programming 24/7. http://deadline.com/2014/11/cbs-teams-sony-streaming-service-cbsn-news-1201274702/

-DirectTV has ordered to series a drama starring Adam Brody (The O.C.) and Lisa Joyce (A Master Builder) about step-siblings who fall in love. The show, called Billy & Billie is a 10-episode drama, which centers on two young adults as they fall in love. http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/adam-brody-star-neil-labute-746536

Royal Pains has been renewed for season 7 and season 8. Each season will consist of eight episodes. Season 7 is slated to premiere in June 2015. http://tvline.com/2014/11/05/royal-pains-season-7-renewal-usa-network/

NCIS has cast Jeri Ryan (Body of Proof, Leverage) as Rebecca, Gibb’s never-before-seen ex-wife. She will appear in an episode slated for January 2015. http://insidetv.ew.com/2014/11/05/ncis-jeri-ryan-gibbs-ex-wife/

-Netflix is adapting Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events into a live-action series. The book series recounts that tale of the orphaned children Violet, Klaus, and Sunny Baudelaire at the hands of villainous Count Olaf, as they face trials and tribulations, misfortunes and an evil uncle in search of their fortune, all in a quest to uncover the secrets of their parent’s death. http://deadline.com/2014/11/a-series-of-unfortunate-events-tv-show-lemony-snicket-netflix-1201274454/

-Geoff Stults (Enlisted) is set to co-write a multi-camera comedy for CBS, as well as possibly star in it himself. The untitled comedy centers on Martin “Marty” Booker, who is a firefighter, average Joe, ladies man and three-time firehouse Beer Pong Olympics champion who had no real ambition in life. But after a news crew films him saving two kids from a burning building and the clip goes viral, Marty is thrust into the limelight, becoming a national hero and getting himself elected mayor. http://deadline.com/2014/10/geoff-stults-star-firefighter-comedy-cbs-will-gluck-1201266931/

-Rosie O’Donnell is set to guest star on additional episodes of ABC Family’s The Fosters. O’Donnell will maintain her role of Rita Hendricks from the first season in two upcoming episodes of the show’s second season, set to air in early 2015. The show will return on December 8 at 8pm on ABC Family. http://variety.com/2014/tv/news/rosie-odonnell-the-fosters-return-1201346554/

Once Upon a Time has cast Victoria Smurfit (Dracula) as an iconic character who will first be teased in the winter finale. Further details on the role are being kept secret, but it will be a recurring role. http://insidetv.ew.com/2014/11/04/once-upon-time-victoria-smurfit/

-CBS has announced that the seventh and final season of The Mentalist will premiere on Sunday, November 30 at 9:30pm ET, 9pm PT. It will then shift to its regular Wednesday slot at 8pm ET/PT on January 7. The series will conclude with a special two-hour finale on Wednesday February 18 at 8pm. Other show return dates are in the link! http://www.thetvaddict.com/2014/11/04/mark-your-calendars-cbs-announces-premiere-date-for-final-season-of-the-mentalist/

-NBC has cancelled Bad Judge and A to Z. They have announced that they will not produce any more episodes beyond their initial orders of 13 episodes each. Bad Judge has shot 10 episodes; A to Z has shot 11. They have both only aired 5 episodes. All 13 episodes of each show will air but they are not ordering any episodes beyond that. http://insidetv.ew.com/2014/10/31/bad-judge-a-to-z/

SNL upcoming hosts & musicians: http://tvline.com/2014/11/01/saturday-night-live-woody-harrelson-kendrick-lamar/ http://insidetv.ew.com/2014/11/03/cameron-diaz-set-to-host-saturday-night-live-in-november/

  • November 15: Woody Harrelson (The Hunger Games: Mockingjay–Part 1); Kenrick Lamar
  • November 22: Cameron Diaz (Annie); Bruno Mars and Mark Ronson

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-Dex

Late Night talk show schedule–November 3 to November 7

Just a schedule of what’s happening on all your favorite late night talk shows! They are categorized by when they air. This schedule will be posted every Sunday.

Monday: Animal expert David Mizejewski; Hannah Simone; Matt Donaher

Tuesday: Dr. Phil McGraw; Joshua Jackson; Phox performs

Wednesday: Howie Mandel; Deepak Chopra; Bleachers perform

Thursday: Daniel Radcliffe; Andrea Martin; The Flaming Lips perform

Monday: Anne Hathaway; Gael Garcia Bernal; Madison Bumgarner; Stevie Nicks

Tuesday: Savannah Guthrie; Matt Lauer; Felicity Jones; FKA Twigs

Wednesday: Bette Midler; Jim Gaffigan

Thursday: Matthew McConaughey; Beth Behrs; Tove Lo

Friday: Jay Leno; Lucy Liu; Kevin Delaney; Dave Davies

Monday: Nathan Fillion; Gina Rodriguez; music from Fall Out Boy

Tuesday: Maya Rudolph; Michael Chiklis; music from Kenny Chesney

Wednesday: CMA Award Winner; music from Florida Georgia Line

Thursday: Geena Davis; music from Cobra Smith ft. Icona Pop

Friday: Interview and music from Taylor Swift; Alfred Enoch

Monday: Martin Short; Father John Misty

Tuesday: Jessica Chastain; Lenny Marcus; Foo Fighters (repeat from 10/17/14)

Wednesday: Jennifer Lopez; Rob Riggle; Kimbra

Thursday: Whoopi Goldberg; Jimmy Page; Mapei

Friday: Amy Schumer; Jeff Caldwell; Theophilus London

Monday: Kerry Washington; Michael C. Hall; Joe Hill

Tuesday: Martin Short; Coco Rocha; Simon Rich  

Wednesday: Ella Henderson

Thursday: Eva Longoria; Rob Riggle; Hozier

Friday: Amy Poehler; George R.R. Martin; Captain Sensible (repeat from 10/28/14)

If your favorite Late Night talk show isn’t on this list and you want it there, let me know in the comments down below and I’ll add it to the list!

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Daytime Talk Show schedule–November 3 to November 7

A list of all your daytime talk shows and what’s going to be happening each day of the week! Will be posted every Sunday. They are sorted by time of day they are on.

Monday: 2014 Midterm Election Senate Races Remain Close; ‘American Hustle’ Movie Producers Are Sued

Tuesday: Matthew McConaughey; Wendie Malick, Valerie Bertinelli, and Jane Leeves; “Dancing With the Stars”

Wednesday: Keith Urban performs; singer Miranda Lambert; actress Anne Hathaway

Thursday: Director Christopher Nolan; reality-TV star NeNe Leakes; Oprah’s Favorite Things steals and deals

Friday: Actor Michael Caine and Casey Affleck; Fifth Harmony performs

Monday: Jessica Chastain; “Paw-fect Pet Week!”

Tuesday: Matthew McConaughey; Felicity Jones

Wednesday: Anne Hathaway; Kristen Johnston; Dr. Heather Loesner

Thursday: Jeff Daniels; Eddie Redmayne

Friday: Bette Midler; Beth Behrs

Monday: Actress Kerry Washington; comic Joy Behar

Tuesday: Author Martin Short; actor John Leguizamo; “Dancing With the Stars” castoffs

Wednesday: Election coverage; Stevie Wonder performs; boxer Oscar de la Hoya

Thursday: Actor Cedric the Entertainer; Culture Club performs

Friday: Actress Lisa Kudrow; Kalief Brown, who was accused of theft and wronged by the court system

Monday: Dr. Mehmet Oz; TV host Robin Roberts; author Ina Garten; chef Martha Ortiz

Tuesday:  Chef Tyler Florence; Thanksgiving 101 cooking school; easy and inexpensive Thanksgiving decor

Wednesday: Thanksgiving 101; Prune Restaurant; actress Wendie Malick; Valerie Bertinelli and Jane Leeves

Thursday: Thanksgiving 101 cooking school; The Food Lifeline in Seattle, Washington

Friday: Actress Niecy Nash; Thanksgiving 101 cooking school

Monday: Roseanne Barr; Ellen K; Gail Simmons

Tuesday: Daniel Radcliffe; Juno Temple; Brooke Anderson; Kris Jenner

Wednesday: Jane Fonda; Grace Helbig; Ashleigh Brewer; Darin Brooks; Scott Clifton; Kimberly Matula; Sergio Perera

Thursday: Joel McHale; Jenny Hutt; Tre Wilcox; guest co-host Deborra-Lee Furness

Friday: Scott Caan; Alex O’Loughlin; Elisabeth Rohm; Lilliana Vasquez; guest co-host Deborra-Lee Furness

Monday: 3 Day Fat Flush

Tuesday: Wendy Williams: How She Dropped 30 Pounds

Wednesday: A Whistleblower Exposes Food Industry Secrets They Don’t Want You To Know

Thursday: Why Your Slow Thyroid Has Gone Undetected

Friday: The Diet Plan To End Toxic Acid Heartburn

Monday: The cast of Annie (Jamie Foxx, Cameron Diax, and Quvenzhane Wallis)

Tuesday: Viola Davis; Ella Henderson performs; Jayci Underwood

Wednesday: Kai Langer; Howie Mandel

Thursday: Anne Hathaway; 5 Seconds of Summer perform

Friday: Matthew McConaughey; Damon Wayans Jr.

–If you want me to talk about any other daytime talk shows let me know! I’ll post these every sunday so you can have enough time to DVR an episode if you’d like!

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