Gwen Stefani joining The Voice, new Syfy shows, renewals from online sites, and so much more!

Lots of news today! Sorry for the long post. 

-Rosie O’Donnell will be returning to The Fosters. She will reprise her role as Rita Hendricks and will appear in two episodes this fall. The Fosters return June 16 at 9 pm on ABC Family for a second season. You catch the first season on Netflix! http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/rosie-odonnell-returning-fosters-699910

Project Greenlight, the Ben Affleck and Matt Damon produced HBO filmmaking documentary series from 2001, is returning. http://www.deadline.com/2014/04/project-greenlight-hbo-new-season-with-ben-affleck-matt-damon-producing/

-Jay Ellis will be added to the cast of Showtime’s Masters of Sex during season 2. He will play Dr. Cyril Franklin, another M.D., who shares an office space with Michael Sheen’s Dr. William Masters. The second season begins July 13 at 10 pm ET/PT on Showtime. http://variety.com/2014/tv/news/jay-ellis-the-game-masters-of-sex-1201166970/

-Gwen Stefani is joining The Voice as a new coach. She will join Pharrell Williams, Adam Levine, and Blake Shelton as coaches. Christina Aguilera said she will be coming back to the show during its eighth season. The Voice airs Mondays and Tuesdays at 8/7c on NBC. http://www.eonline.com/news/536592/it-s-official-gwen-stefani-joins-the-voice-as-new-coach

Almost Human has been cancelled by FOX due to bad ratings and low viewers during its first season. http://insidetv.ew.com/2014/04/29/almost-human-canceled-fox/

-Tricia Helfer will be starring in Syfy’s new upcoming six-hour event series Ascension. The premise of the show and more about it is in the link. http://insidetv.ew.com/2014/04/30/tricia-helfer-ascension/

-Syfy has picked up adventure series Killjoys, which will premiere in 2015 and will consist of 10 episodes.. It follows a “fun-loving, hard living trio of interplanetary bounty hunters sworn to remain impartial as they chase deadly warrants troughout the Quad, a distant system on the brink of a bloody, multiplanetary class war.” http://www.deadline.com/2014/04/syfy-picks-up-adventure-series-killjoys/

-Crackle has unveiled three new series. It has also renewed Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee for 24 more episodes, which will take it through season 9 (including season 5 & 6 that were renewed earlier). More shows and better descriptions are in the link. http://www.deadline.com/2014/04/jerry-seinfeld-comedians-in-cars-getting-coffee-renewal-crackle/ 

  •  Tightrope: It will replace a character from a classic detective series with a modern-day actor to reshape the stories into contemporary comedy
  • Sports Jeopardy!: A sports-themed version of the popular Jeopardy game show
  • Sequestered: A 12-episode series about a jury that’s sequestered in a hotel while deliberating a court case with massive implications.
  • The Throwaways (feature film): A suspenseful thriller about a notorious hacker captured y the CIA who is given a proposition to work for them or spend the rest of his life in prison.

-Syfy has ordered a third Sharknado movie which will premiere sometime in 2015. The sequel premieres July 30. http://insidetv.ew.com/2014/04/30/syfy-third-sharknado/

-Zoe Jarman, who plays receptionist Betsy Putch, on Fox’s hit show The Mindy Project will not be returning for its third season. She has been asked to guest star so she may still be seen. http://tvline.com/2014/04/30/the-mindy-project-season-3-zoe-jarman-leaving-as-betsy-putch/

-Naya Rivera is reportedly cut from Glee and will be written out of the season 5 finale and ultimately season 6 (which is the last season). There have been reports that she “went off” on producers about multiple grievances, including Lea Michele. The season finale airs May 13 on Fox. http://tvline.com/2014/04/29/glee-season-5-finale-naya-rivera-cut-season-6/

-Hulu has renewed Deadbeat for a second season as well as giving summer premiere dates for three more original returning series. East Los High (July 9), The Awesomes (August 4), and Quick Draw (August 7) . New reality spoof The Hotwives of Orlando will premiere July 15.

Who Wants to Be a Millionaire host Cedric the Entertainer will depart from the show after only one season as host. No one has been confirmed as the new host but Terry Crews is in talks for the gig. http://www.deadline.com/2014/04/who-wants-to-be-millionaire-host-cedric-the-entertainer-to-depart/

Thank you for checking out my blog!

-Dex

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The Daily Show, The Late Late Show, The Comeback, and more!

Tonight on TV April 29, 2014:

  • Playing House series premiere (USA, 10 pm)

-Disney Channel has renewed Austin & Ally for a  fourth season. No premiere date for the new season has been announced yet. http://www.deadline.com/2014/04/austin-and-ally-renewed-disney-channel/

The Daily Show has hired SNL writer and standup comedian Michael Che as a correspondent to join the series in June. http://insidetv.ew.com/2014/04/28/daily-show-michael-che/

-Jim Rash is joining Glee tonight (Fox, 8/7c). He will be playing the head of Fox who goes to see Rachel in Funny Girlhttp://cartermatt.com/118611/glee-season-5-spoilers-communitys-jim-rash-appear/

-Fox will be broadcasting Grease Live in 2015. It will be a live three-hour production of the popular musical Greasehttp://www.thetvaddict.com/2014/04/28/breaking-tv-news-fox-to-broadcast-grease-live-in-2015/

-Sarah Silverman is joining season 2 of Masters of Sex in a recurring role. She will play “Helen” but I have no idea the background of Helen. Production is currently underway and the new season will premiere Sunday, July 13 at 10 pm ET/PT on Showtime. http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/tv/2014/04/28/sarah-silverman-joins-showtimes-masters-of-sex-for-season-2/8419101/

-Craig Ferguson is leaving The Late Late Show in December when his contract expires. http://variety.com/2014/tv/news/craig-ferguson-to-leave-late-late-show-in-december-1201166165/

-HBO’s The Comeback starring Lisa Kudrow is coming back to TV. It will be coming back for a six-episode run with production scheduled to begin May 19. HBO has not confirmed anything but multiple sources have said that writers are already working on the scripts. http://www.eonline.com/news/536190/the-comeback-is-coming-back-for-six-episodes-and-it-s-the-best-news-in-the-history-of-everything-get-the-exclusive-details

-Patricia Arquette will star in the CSI spin-off.  She will star as Avery Ryan, a special agent in charge of the FBI’s Cyber Crime Division. Instead of a traditional pilot, the concept is integrated into an episode of the original CSI episode set to air April 30 (tomorrow). http://insidetv.ew.com/2014/04/28/csi-spin-off-first-look-patricia-arquette/?

-Lifetime has ordered new episodes of Bring It. The network has ordered 10 episodes that are slated to premiere this summer. It will also air an hour-long bonus episode Bring It! Miss D Breaks It Down on May 7 at 10 pm. The season finale airs tomorrow night (April 30) at 10 pm.  http://www.deadline.com/2014/04/lifetime-orders-new-episodes-of-bring-it/

-Showtime has ordered a new project, Snowfall, and will star John Singleton. The project will examine the beginnings of the crack cocaine epidemic in Los Angeles. http://www.deadline.com/2014/04/showtime-drama-to-chronicle-origins-of-crack-cocaine-epidemic-in-los-angeles/

-A&E has ordered The Return straight to series for a 10-episode pickup. The show is based off of a French zombie drama. http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/a-es-returned-adaptation-ordered-699658

-Starz has ordered two seasons of Seth MacFarlane’s comedy Blunt Talk. The 20-episode pickup will be divided between two seasons of 10 episodes each and will air in 2015. It is a character-driven comedy revolving around Walter Blunt, a British transplant intent on conquering the world of American cable news. http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/starz-orders-two-seasons-seth-699691

Thanks for checking out my blog!

-Dex

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

 

CW summer premiere dates, Dr. Huang is back, a new Dick Wolf show, and more!

TONIGHT ON TV April 17, 2014:

  • Community (season 5 finale, 8pm, NBC)
  • The Crazy Ones (one-hour season 1 finale, 9pm, CBS)
  • Parenthood (season 5 finale, 10pm, NBC)
  • Scandal (season 3 finale, 10pm, ABC)

-CW has released their summer schedule. Here are the summer premiere dates (they will also be added to my page of all the summer premiere dates) http://tvline.com/2014/04/17/beauty-and-the-beast-summer-premiere-date-season-2/

  • Monday, June 2, 9pm: Beauty and the Beast 
  • Tuesday, June 3, 8pm: Famous in 12 (a social experiment in which a fame-hungry family is filmed for 12 weeks straight, under the careful manipulation of TMZ’s Harvey Levin)
  • Monday, July 14, 8:30pm: Backpackers (a half-hour comedy that follows best friends Brandon (Dillon Casey) and Ryan (Noah Reid) as they search for Brandon’s missing bride-to-be in Europe
  • Monday, July 14, 9:30pm: Seed (a half-hour comedy about a sperm donor named Harry (Adam Korson) who gets to know three families – all potential recipients of his DNA
  • Wednesday, July 30, 8pm: Penn & Teller: Fool Us (a reality show in which aspiring magicians attempt to pull one over on famed magic duo Penn & Teller.
  • Friday, August 1, 8pm: Masters of Illusion (a show in which professional illusionists perform for a studio audience. Dean Cain (Lois & Clark) hosts.

-B.D. Wong is returning to Law & Order: SVU! He will reprise his role as Dr. George Huang in Season 15’s penultimate episode which airs on May 14.

-A&E has ordered a new reality show by Law & Order head honcho Dick Wolf (who will act as executive producer). D.O.A will follow an elite team of detectives who will re-investigate controversial murder cases and will consist of 8 episodes. No word on when it will air yet. http://variety.com/2014/tv/news/dick-wolf-reality-show-1201158935/

-Showtime has ordered Kobe Bryant’s Muse. It will take an in-depth into the life and challenges of Kobe Bryant. The feature-length documentary is set to air this fall. http://www.deadline.com/2014/04/showtime-documentary-nba-star-kobe-bryant-muse-fall/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

 

It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Homeland, Fargo, Suits, and more!

THINGS HAPPENING TODAY:

  • Turbo F.A.S.T. has 5 new episodes on Netflix
  • Unforgettable premiere of Season 2B is tonight at 8/7c on CBS
  • Continuum premiere of Season 3 is tonight at 10/9c on Syfy.
  • Series FinaleRaising Hope is tonight at 9/8c on Fox (one-hour episode)

-FXX has renewed It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia for two more seasons (Season 11 and 12) even though season 10 has yet to air. With the renewal, they also said there would be a straight-to-series order for Tracy Morgan’s new half-hour comedy series. Not many details on the new show but it’s supposed to premiere in January 2015. http://www.tv.com/shows/its-always-sunny-in-philadelphia/community/post/its-always-sunny-in-philadelphia-renewed-season-11-season-12-139663078553/

-TV Guide Network has decided to air a mid-season catch-up marathon of Star-Crossed on Saturday April 5 starting at 1 pm.

-The first 7 minutes of FX’s Fargo have been released. The miniseries premies Tuesday April 15 at 10 pm. Check out the link! https://tv.yahoo.com/blogs/tv-news/exclusive–watch-the-first-7-minutes-of-fx-s–fargo–now-224358942.html

Homeland has decided to begin production of their fourth season in Cape Town, south Africa. The new season will find Carrie Mathison (Claire Danes) assigned to one of the most volatile and dangerous CIA stations in the Middle East where is back on the front lines in the war on terror. Production begins in mid-june and will shoot through November of this year. The fourth season premieres this fall on Showtime. http://showtimeallaccess.tumblr.com/post/81686682606/our-emmy-and-golden-globe-award-winning-drama

Suits has added DB Woodside and Brendan Hines for “major” season 4 arcs. Woodside will play Jeff Malone, a former SEC prosecutor who is a financial expert with a personal stake in Pearson Specter. Hines will play Logan Sandler, the son of a millionaire entrepreneur and isn’t used to hearing the word “no.” No word on the premiere date for season 4 since the third season is going on still. Suits airs Thursdays at 9/8c on USA.

Glee has trimmed down its current season from 22 episodes to 20 due to a production hiatus at the start of the season. Glee airs Tuesday at 8/7c on Fox. http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/glee-trims-season-ratings-woes-693327

-CBC has confirmed renewals and season pickups for many of its shows including Murdoch Mysteries and Dragons’ Den. For the rest of the list check out the link. http://www.cbc.ca/mediacentre/media-alert-cbc-2014-15-television-season-pickups-and-renewals.html

-Syfy has ordered 12 Monkeys to series with 12 episodes. It’s based off the 1995 film of the same name. It is set to premiere in January 2015. http://www.deadline.com/2014/04/12-monkeys-picked-up-to-series-at-syfy/

-The ABC summer schedule has changed a bit due to Astronaut Wives Club being pushed back so check out my page on the “Spring and Summer premiere dates” for the new schedule!

Thanks for checking out my blog!

-Dex

Amazon shows, Nurse Jackie, new reality shows, and The Voice!

SEASON FINALES, March 31 2014:

  • How I Met Your Mother (One-hour series finale, 8 pm, CBS)
  • Intelligence (Season 1 finale, 10 pm, CBS)
  • Chozen (Season 1 finale, 10:30 pm, FX)

-Amazon has renewed Alpha House for a second season. They have also cancelled Betas and given 6 different pilots series orders. The 6 pilots are The AfterBoschMozart in the JungleTransparentGortimer Gibbon’s Life on Normal Street, and Wishenpoof!.  http://tvline.com/2014/03/31/alpha-house-season-2-renewal/

-Michael Chiklis joins the cast of American Horror Story: Freak Show. Chiklis will be playing Evan Peters’ character’s father and Kathy Bates’ ex-husband. Jessica Lange, Kathy Bates, Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters, Angela Basset, and Frances Conroy will all be returning for the fourth season. The new season will be set in Jupiter, Florida, in 1950 and feature Jessica Lange as a German ex-pat managing on of the last freak shows in the U.S. http://insidetv.ew.com/2014/03/28/chiklis-ahs-freak-show/

-Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino (from the hit show Jersey Shore) will be in a new reality show called The Sorrentinos which will air on the TV Guide Network. The show will focus less on partying and more on “The Situation” spending time with his New Jersey family. No premiere date has been set yet. A little promo was shot for the network and can be found in the video.  http://insidetv.ew.com/2014/03/31/sorrentinos-the-situation-reality-series/

-Nicole Richie’s new show #CandidlyNicole has gotten a series order from VH1 for eight episodes that is supposed to premiere July 17. The show will be based on Richie’s popular AOL online series which was in turn based on Richie’s irreverent Twitter feed. It will “detail her daily adventures and give insight into her decisions on style, relationships, her work life, and her journey to adulthood” according to VH1. http://www.deadline.com/2014/03/nicole-richie-heads-to-vh1-with-tweet-based-reality-series/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

-Showtime has renewed Nurse Jackie for a seventh season. Production is supposed to begin later this year in New York. Peter Facinelli (Dr. Fitch Cooper), however, is not returning for the new season. Showrunner Clyde Phillips said “Peter asked to be released from his contract to pursue new creative challenges.” The sixth season premieres April 13 at 9/8c. http://tvline.com/2014/03/31/inurse-jackie-season-7-renewal-showtime/

-Pharrell Williams is joining The Voice apparently as a new coach. He will be taking over Cee Lo Green’s seat for the upcoming season 7. http://tvline.com/2014/03/31/pharrell-williams-new-the-voice-coach-replacing-cee-lo/

In the Flesh, Kitchen Nightmares, and Community

SEASON FINALES, March 26 2014!

  • Pysch (Series finale, 9 pm, USA)… SO SAD 😦
  • Duck Dynasty (Season 5 finale, 10 pm, A&E)
  • Broad City (Season 1 finale, 10:30 pm, Comedy Central)

-BBC America has announced that the zombie mini-series In the Flesh is returning May 10th.

-Showtime has ordered a Morgan Spurlock produced show, Seven Deadly Sins, which is a docu-series. He will also host the show.  It will premiere on June 19 at 11pm.

Enlisted and Raising Hope are getting replaced by Kitchen Nightmares starting April 11. FOX is promising that Enlisted will return, no idea when though. It has also been bumped from next week’s episode cause of the hour-long Raising Hope series finale (April 4, 2014).

-Insiders at NBC and Sony are saying that they are optimistic about a final 13-episode season of Community. And are also in talks about a movie. If NBC does not renew the show, Sony said they would shop the final season elsewhere, like Hulu. So hopefully the “six seasons and a movie” actually comes true because the show is amazing and everyone who hasn’t seen it should. All episodes of the show are on Hulu if you’d like to binge watch the show! http://www.tv.com/news/as-community-contemplates-a-season-6-renewal-talk-of-a-movie-grows-14417279898197690560/

-The FOX spring and summer premiere dates have been announced! Check the page I made about all the premiere dates from all the networks! https://dextvtalk.wordpress.com/spring-and-summer-premiere-dates/