House of Cards, 12 Monkeys, and Men in Shorts

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. This is post 2/3.

-Sam Neill (Merlin, Peaky Blinders) has joined the cast of CBS’ The Dovekeepers, a four hour miniseries, based on the Alice Hoffman’s historical novel about extraordinary women whose lives intersect in a fight for survival at the siege of Masada. He will play Josephus, the somewhat controversial first-century Jewish scholar and historian. The Dovekeepers should premiere on CBS in 2015. http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/sam-neill-star-cbs-dovekeepers-740346

-Victor Garber (Alias) has booked a guest-starring gig on CBS’ Blue Bloods. He will appear in the November 21 episode, as Donald Stein, a charismatic scion of a New York real estate dynasty who is also a highly respected Jewish leader. He is deeply disturbed by the recent murders of several prominent Jewish men in the city. Blue Bloods airs Fridays at 10/9c on CBS. http://tvline.com/2014/10/16/blue-bloods-season-5-casts-victor-garber/

Jenna Stern (Law & Order) is joining Netflix’s House of Cards for a multi-episode arc as an ambassador at the United Nations. http://tvline.com/2014/10/16/house-of-cards-season-3-spoilers-jenna-stern-cast/

-Netflix also stated that Lilyhammer will return for an eight-episode third season on November 21. http://deadline.com/2014/10/lilyhammer-season-3-premiere-november-netflix-852925/

-Hunter Parrish (Weeds) is appearing on Fox’s The Following in the upcoming third season, premiering in early 2015, as Kyle, one half of a “murderous” couple. Kyle and his girlfriend Daisy, played by Ruth Kearney (Tyrant) aren’t afraid to “go to extreme lengths to keep the spark alive in their relationship.” http://tvline.com/2014/10/14/the-following-season-3-spoilers-hunter-parrish-character-details/

-HBO has given a pilot order to Codes of Conduct, a provocative exploration of a young African-American man’s experience entering New York high society, with a past that may not be what it seems. Devon Terrell, who is new to the business, will star as Beverly Snow, a young man from Queens who is as talented as he is ambiguous. Steve McQueen (12 Years a Slave) co-wrote the pilot script alongside Matthew Michael Carnahan (World War Z). http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/steve-mcqueen-drama-lands-hbo-740712

-Chris Rock is set to host Saturday Night Live with musical guest Prince for the November 1 episode. Jim Carrey will host the November 25 episode with musical guest Iggy Azalea. http://www.thewrap.com/chris-rock-to-host-saturday-night-live-with-musical-guest-prince/

-ABC has closed a deal for Men In Shorts, a single-camera comedy inspired by the life of professional soccer player Robbie Rogers, who became the first openly gay man to compete in a top North American professional sports league. http://deadline.com/2014/10/robbie-rogers-comedy-series-gay-soccer-player-abc-843005/

-The CW is developing The Illusionist as a TV adapation. The 2006 film featuring Ed Norton, Paul Giamatti, and Jessica Biel is based on the short story “Eisenheim the Illusionist” by Steven Millhauser. The plot is set 100 years ago in Vienna and centers on a magician who uses his skills to woo a woman above his social standing. http://www.tvguide.com/News/CW-Illusionist-Mark-Hudis-1088068.aspx

-Syfy has taken on the graphic novel Dark Matter for a 13-episode drama to debut in 2015. The graphic novel centers on the crew of a derelict spaceship that is awakened from stasis with no memories of who they are or how they go on board. Facing threats at every turn, they have to work together to survive a voyage charged with vengeance, betrayal and hidden secrets. http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/syfy-stargate-producers-take-graphic-740985

-Lori Petty will appear in a multi-episode arc on Netflix’s third season of Orange Is the New Black. Her character, Lolly, was first introduced as the inmate who sat next to Piper (Taylor Shilling) on a plane in the series’ season 2 premiere. http://tvline.com/2014/10/09/orange-is-the-new-black-season-3-cast-lori-petty-lolly-return/

-Syfy has set a premiere date for 12 Monkeys. It will debut on Friday, January 16 at 9pm ET. Aaron Stanford (Nikita) will star as a time traveler from a decimated future, who journeys back to present day in a bid to locate and eradicate the source of a deadly plague that will pretty much annihilate the human race. http://insidetv.ew.com/2014/10/09/syfy-12-monkeys-premiere-date/

-ABC has ordered full season orders for How to Get Away With Murder and Black-ish. The episodes have been increased to 15 and 22, respectively. http://deadline.com/2014/10/how-to-get-away-with-murder-blackish-full-season-1-orders-abc-848758/

Thanks for checking out my blog! Look for a third (and final) post coming shortly! 

-Dex 

 

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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/

 

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/