Michelle Obama guest starring, The Keke Palmer Project, SNL 40th Anniversary special, and much more!

**Sorry for my lack of posts over the past few days, I’ve been super busy but I will get back to a somewhat normal schedule again**

TONIGHT ON TV, April 22, 2014:

  • Face Off season finale (Syfy, 9 pm)

-NBC is set to premiere a 3-hour Saturday Night Live: 40th anniversary special on February 15, 2015. They did not say which cast members, musical guest would appear however. And NBC Chairman Bob Greenblatt said, “[the] special is just one of many ways we plan to celebrate ‘SNL’s historic 40th season next year.”http://www.deadline.com/2014/04/saturday-night-live-nbc-40th-anniversary/

-SyFy has renewed Face Off for a seventh season with a July premiere. The sixth season ends tonight (April 22) at 9 pm on Syfy. http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/syfys-face-renewed-seventh-season-697582

-Eion Bailey has booked a recurring role on Showtime’s Ray Donovan. He will play a charismatic motivational speaker/self-help guru who needs Ray’s help. The 12-episode second season premiere Sunday, July 13. http://www.deadline.com/2014/04/eion-bailey-ray-donovan-showtime-second-season/

-First Lady Michelle Obama is set to appear in upcoming episodes of both ABC’s Nashville and Disney’s Jessie (as well as the season finale of Parks and Recreation on April 24). Nashville‘s episode “All or Nothing With Me” is set at the Fort Campbell Army base and will air on May 7 and she will play herself. In Jessie she will play herself in the episode “From the White House to Our House House” which airs Friday May 16 at 8/7c, in which she will help raise awareness of the special sacrifices and needs of military families. http://www.deadline.com/2014/04/michelle-obama-nashville-series-cameo-military-episode/ http://www.tvguide.com/News/Michelle-Obama-Disney-Channel-Jessie-1080694.aspx

-Lara Spencer will be joining Robin Roberts and George Stephanopoulos as co-host on Good Morning America. She has been on the show as a lifestyle anchor since 2011 and before that she was a national correspondent for them from 1999 to 2003. http://insidetv.ew.com/2014/04/18/lara-spencer-good-morning-america-promotion/

-Discovery has cancelled the Everest Jump Live in wake of last week’s tragedy. http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/discovery-cancels-everest-jump-live-697778

-HBO has renewed Veep for a fourth season and Silicon Valley for a second season. http://www.justjared.com/2014/04/21/veep-silicon-valley-get-renewal-orders-from-hbo/ 

-Laura Benanti is set to guest star on the Sunday April 27 episode of The Good Wife, “Tying the Knot”, in which she will play Colin Sweeney’s (Dylan Baker) fiancée, Renata Ellard. http://www.broadwayworld.com/bwwtv/article/Laura-Benanti-to-Guest-Star-on-Next-THE-GOOD-WIFE-on-CBS-20140421#.U1cM8-ZdVmh

-Keke Palmer is set to host her own daily talk show this summer on BET, tentatively titled The Keke Palmer Project. At only 20 years old, she will be the youngest talk show host in television history. The initial 4-week run will premiere in July and will film in LA. http://insidetv.ew.com/2014/04/21/keke-palmer-talk-show/

-John Turturro has replaced Robert De Niro in HBO’s mini series Criminal Justice. De Niro had to exit the seven-hour series after scheduling conflicts. It is a U.S. adaptation of Peter Moffat’s 2008 BBC drama of the same name. http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/john-turturro-replaces-robert-de-697970

 

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The Voice changes, Grace & Frankie (plus other Netflix originals), and more!

-Chris Martin (lead singer of the popular band Coldplay) will be a “key adviser” on NBC’s The Voice, mentoring each coach’s team. He’ll be a part of the new twist on the show Battles: Round Two in which the remaining acts from each team compete against each other to perform an agreed-upon song. Martin will advise the performers on vocal techniques, stage presence, and more. The Battles begin airing March 31st! The Voice airs Mondays and Tuesdays at 8/7c on NBC. http://www.deadline.com/2014/03/chris-martin-the-voice/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

-Showtime’s hit series Ray Donovan and Masters of Sex are returning this summer on Sunday July 13! Mark your calendars 🙂

-Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin are set to star in a new comedy series from Netflix called Grace and Frankie. The show is created by Friends co-creator Marta Kauffman and Howard J.Morris (Sullivan & Son). This show is one of five series that Netflix is adding to their fast growing and well-loved portfolio. The others are Sense8, an untitled Todd A. Kessler/Daniel Zelman/Glenn Kessler, Marco Polo, and the final season of The Killing. Netflix is also in talks for more Arrested Development. No word yet on a premiere date but I’ll be sure to keep you up to date when it comes available. Also, the full description of the show is the in the link as well as links to the other new series from Netflix! http://www.deadline.com/2014/03/jane-fonda-lily-tomlin-netflix-comedy-series-friends-marta-kauffman-paula-weinstein-skydance/

Sense8: http://www.deadline.com/2013/03/netflix-picks-up-wachowskisgeorgeville’-sci-fi-drama-sense8-with-10-episode-order/

Marco Polo: http://www.deadline.com/tag/marco-polo/

The Killing: http://www.deadline.com/tag/the-killing/

-ABC  season finales (there is a massive list so here is the link. I’ll probably make a page when I have more time but I’m a bit busy right now). http://www.hitfix.com/the-fien-print/abc-sets-scandal-finale-for-april-gives-once-upon-a-time-a-two-hour-sendoff

-The new Billy Crystal and Josh Gad comedy The Comedians has been picked up by FX. It shoots later this year for a premiere in 2015.

-SNL updates: on April 5–> Anna Kendrick is hosting with musical guest Pharrell. and on April 12—> Seth Rogen is hosting with musical guest Ed Sheeran.

Thanks for checking out my blog!

-Dex