Awkward, Public Morals, and Dig

-AMC has renewed The Walking Dead for a sixth season days before the season 5 premiere on Sunday, October 12, at 9pm ET/PT. http://www.thetvaddict.com/2014/10/07/the-business-of-show-amc-renews-the-walking-dead-for-a-sixth-season/

-IFC has renewed The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret for a six-episode third season. Season 2 ended in early 2012 but the new season season will pick up right where the last season ended. Writing recently began on the new season and it should premiere sometime next year. http://insidetv.ew.com/2014/10/07/ifc-renews-increasingly-poor-decisions-todd-margaret/

Brooklyn Nine-Nine is introducing parents! Sandra Bernhard (Switched at Birth, Roseanne) will debut as Gina’s “eccentric” and “offbeat” mother, Darlene Linetti in the November 9 episode. In the same episode we will also meet Boyle’s “very New York Italian” father, Lynn, played by Stephen Root (Fargo, Justified). Brooklyn Nine-Nine airs Sundays at 8:30/7:30c on Fox. http://tvline.com/2014/10/07/brooklyn-nine-nine-sandra-bernhard-stephen-root-gina-boyle/

-USA Network has added four additional episodes of their upcoming action thriller event series, Dig. The total number of episodes is now 10. They have also set a premiere date for March 5. http://deadline.com/2014/10/dig-premiere-date-usa-network-episode-order-847431/

-MTV’s Awkward will end after season 5. It is currently midway through its fourth season, with new episodes airing Tuesdays at 10/9c on MTV. http://tvline.com/2014/10/08/awkward-cancelled-season-5-renewed-ending/

-Brian Dennehy (Death of a Salesman, Presumed Innocent) and Neal McDonough (Desperate Housewives, Boomtown) have both booked major recurring roles on TNT’s Public Morals. The show is set in 1967 in New York City’s Public Morals Division, where cops walk the line between morality and criminality as the temptations that come from dealing with all kinds of vice that can get the better of them. Dennehy will play Joseph “Big Red” Patton, a powerful mobster who controls the west side of Manhattan. McDonough will play Rusty, Joseph’s youngest son who is charming and handsome but ultimately power-hungry and dangerous. http://deadline.com/2014/10/brian-dennehy-neal-mcdonough-join-tnt-drama-public-morals-848039/

-Showtime has decided to go straight to series with In The Heat of the Night. The show is described as an exploration of character and race set in modern-day Mississippi. It is also based off the 1988 movie of the same name, which starred Carroll O’Connor and Howard E. Rollins Jr. http://deadline.com/2014/10/in-the-heat-of-the-night-tv-show-adaptation-showtime-848161/

-Amazon has renewed Transparent for a second season after becoming a number one hit on Amazon Prime Instant Video since its launch two weeks ago. The show  is about a transgendered parent, Maura formerly Mort (Jeffrey Tambor), who comes out to the LA family’s adult kids. The second season is slated to hit Amazon in 2015. All 10 half-hour episodes of season one are exclusively on Amazon Prime Instant Video. http://variety.com/2014/digital/news/amazon-renews-transparent-for-season-2-1201325699/

The Flash, CW’s new superhero TV series, has cast Victor Garber (Alias) as Dr. Martin Stein, a brilliant but arrogant nuclear physicist who has sacrificed everything, including a marriage, for his work in transmutation. After he discovers the particle accelerator fused him with the younger, more impulsive Ronnie Raymond (Robbie Amell), he races to find a way to separate the two before it’s too late. Garber will first appear in the 12th episode. http://variety.com/2014/tv/news/flash-casts-victor-garber-martin-stein-firestorm-1201325709/

-Troian Bellisario (Pretty Little Liars) will join Suits in a guest-starring role as Mike’s ex-flame. She will only appear in flashbacks to Mike’s past as a bike messenger. Her episode will air in the second half of Suit‘s fourth season, premiering in early 2015 on USA Network. http://tvline.com/2014/10/09/suits-season-4-cast-troian-bellisario-mikes-ex-girlfriend/

-CBS has renewed Under the Dome and Extant for a third and second season, respectively. They have also cancelled Recklesshttp://deadline.com/2014/10/under-the-dome-extant-renewed-reckless-cancelled-cbs-848606/

-Andy Mientus (Smash) has joined The Flash as hearing impaired (and openly gay) DC Comics villian Pied Piper, aka Hartley Hathaway. One of DC’s original rogues, Hartley is a bona fide genius who used to work at S.T.A.R. Labs until a falling out with his mentor, Harrison Wells (Tom Cavanagh). The particle accelerator robbed Hartley of his hearing, but inspired him to create a series of sonic weapons that he uses in an effort to punish Wells by destroying his new protege: The Flash. He is set to appear in episodes 11 and 12. http://tvline.com/2014/10/09/the-flash-pied-piper-gay-andy-mientus-season-1-cast/

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-Dex

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A to Z, Westworld, Suits, The One Percent, God Fearing Man and more!

-Want to watch the pilot episode of NBC’s new romantic comedy A to Z? Check out the digital premiere (in the link) before the series premiere Thursday, October 2 at 9:30/8:30c. The show tells the story of Andrew and Zelda- a pair that almost wasn’t- and all that happened from the day they met. http://news.iheart.com/AtoZ/

-Yvette Nicole Brown (Community) has landed a recurring role on the reboot of The Odd Couple. She will play Dani, assistant to Matthew Perry’s Oscar. She has replaced Sarah Baker, who was let go shortly after the show was ordered to series. This does not mean that she is leaving Community‘s sixth season reboot on Yahoo Screen and is expected to return to the show in some capacity. Since they have different shooting schedules, she could conceivably do both. The Odd Couple is supposed to air midseason on CBS. http://tvline.com/2014/08/08/yvette-nicole-brown-the-odd-couple-community-season-6-shirley/

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. has added Henry Simmons (NYPD Blue) in a recurring role as agent Alphonso “Mac” Mackenzie, a mechanic in his early 30s. S.H.I.E.L.D. will begin its sophomore season on Tuesday, September 23 at 9/8c on ABC. http://tvline.com/2014/08/07/agents-of-shield-season-2-spoilers-alphonso-mackenzie/

-James Marsden (X-Men, Anchorman) has joined HBO’s drama pilot Westworld as a series regular. He will play Teddy Flood, a mysterious new arrival to the small frontier town who quickly proves both his charm — an his talent with a revolver. His pursuit of a local beauty launches him on a dark odyssey. http://tvline.com/2014/08/08/james-marsden-westworld-cast-hbo/

Westworld has also added Thandie Newton to the cast. She will play Maeve Millay, a beautiful and razor-sharp madame whose seen-it-all-before worldview is about to be truly challenged.http://tvline.com/2014/08/13/thandie-newton-westworld-cast-madame-maeve/

-William Mapother (Lost) has gotten a small role (and possibly recurring) as Tyler Waters, an engaging, messianic tech visionary who presents a genuine alternative to the government, and a provocative vision of the future in Lifetime’s new series The Lottery which airs Sundays at 10/9c. http://tvline.com/2014/08/09/the-lottery-cast-william-mapother/

Geena Davis will have a major guest arc in season 11 of Grey’s Anatomy in which she will play a surgeon at the hospital. The new season begins September 25 at 8pm ET on ABC. http://insidetv.ew.com/2014/08/08/geena-davis-guest-star-greys-anatomy/

-Terrell Owens (Former NFL wide receiver) has filmed a guest appearance for Brooklyn Nine-Nine‘s sophomore season. He will play himself in a NYPD-FDNY football game. Season 2 premieres September 28 on FOX. http://insidetv.ew.com/2014/08/08/terrell-owens-brooklyn-nine-nine/

-USA has renewed Suits for a fifth season! The new season will consist of 16 episodes for next summer. They are midway through the fourth season at the moment with the midseason finale set for August 20. http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/usas-suits-renewed-fifth-season-724597

-Michael C. Hall (Six Feet Under, Dexter) is returning to TV in Stanley Kubrick’s unproduced drama God Fearing Man. It will be produced as a miniseries, with eOne shopping it to networks. The show tells the true story of Canadian minister Herbert Emerson Wilson, who went on to become one of the best safecrackers and most successful American bank robbers in the early 20th century. http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/dexters-michael-c-hall-star-724771

-Starz has picked up 10 episodes of the drama created by Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, The One Percent starring Ed Helms, Hilary Swank, and Ed Harris. It is set in the world of organic farming. Helms will play “Alfred Murphy, a member of a dysfunctional family struggling to keep their farm from financial ruin, until a bizarre twist of fate changes their lives forever. Swank will play Helms’ wife, Laura Murphy while Harris will play the family patriarch Nathaniel Cobb. http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/starz-picks-up-alejandro-gonzalez-724943

-Mary McCormack (In Plain Sight) and Josh Randall (Ed) will guest-star as a power couple on Scandal‘s upcoming season for an episode . No other details on their storyline are available. http://tvline.com/2014/08/12/scandal-season-4-mary-mccormack-josh-randall-power-couple/

-Danny Masterson (That ’70s Show) will have a guest starring role on USA’s series Royal Pains in which he will play the brother of returning guest Kyle Howard (My Boys). Kyle Howard first appeared on season 3 as Dr. Paul Van Dyke but left to start his own concierge practice in Miami. Paul will come back fro the season 6 finale as a patient of HankMed’s. Masterson will play Paul’s brother, Danny Van Dyke, a wealthy hedge fund manager who needs a kidney transplant but is reluctant to accept his brother’s organ. Royal Pains airs Tuesdays at 9/8c on USA. http://www.tvguide.com/News/Royal-Pains-Danny-Masterson-Kyle-Howard-Return-1085467.aspx

-Jacob Pitts (Justified) will guest-star in an upcoming episode of Elementary, as Paul Ettinger, a brilliant and wealthy mathematician who assembles a team of his fellow math geniuses to help identify a killer that Holmes and Watson are tracking. Elementary returns October 30 at 10pm ET on CBS. http://insidetv.ew.com/2014/08/12/elementary-jacob-pitts-season3/

-HBO has renewed The Leftovers for a second season! http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/14/business/media/hbo-orders-a-second-season-of-the-leftovers.html?_r=0

-ABC is going to air a special that goes behind the scenes of the making of Disney’s Frozen. The special, The Story of Frozen: Making a Disney Animated Classic airs Tuesday, September 2. It will include interviews with stars Kristen Bell and Idina Menzel, the directors, songwriters, producers, and artists, as well as CCO John Lasseter. http://insidetv.ew.com/2014/08/13/abc-making-frozen/

-ABC Family has renewed Switched at Birth for a fourth season! http://www.thetvaddict.com/2014/08/13/breaking-tv-news-abc-family-green-lights-the-critically-acclaimed-hit-drama-series-switchedatbirth-for-a-fourth-season/

-ABC Family has canceled Twisted after one season due to bad ratings. http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/twisted-canceled-one-season-725328

 

Fox changes dates, USA summer premiere dates, and more!

-Starting in May, you’ll be able to stream some of HBO’s older shows via an Amazon Prime subscription. You’ll be able to watch The SopranosThe Wire, and a few others including older episodes of Girls. Sex and the CityEntourage, and Curb Your Enthusiasm will NOT be airing because they are tied up in various syndication deals with other channels. http://recode.net/2014/04/23/amazon-makes-a-big-move-snags-older-hbo-shows/

-Fox has moved the Masterchef premiere a week later on May 26. They have switched around their schedule now so here is the new one: http://www.deadline.com/2014/04/fox-pushes-masterchef-premiere-by-week/

  • Bones will air a repeat on April 28
  • The Following season finale airs April 28 right after Bones
  • Last two episodes of Bones airs May 12 and May 19 and will be paired with the first two regular-slot episodes of 24: Live Another Day

-USA has set their summer premiere dates! http://www.deadline.com/2014/04/usa-network-summer-rush-satisfaction-royal-pains/

  • Royal Pains (Tuesday June 10, 9-10 pm)
  • Suits (Wednesday June 11, 9-10 pm)
  • Graceland (Wednesday June 11, 10-11 pm)
  • Covert Affairs (Tuesday June 24, 10-11 pm)
  • Rush (Thursday July 17, 9-10 pm)
  • Satisfaction (Thursday July 17, 10-11 pm)

-HBO and BBC are teaming up to J.K. Rowling’s novel The Casual Vacancy as a three-hour miniseries. http://variety.com/2014/tv/news/hbo-bbc-to-produce-j-k-rowlings-the-casual-vacancy-as-miniseries-1201161635/

-Andy Samberg is set to host the season finale of Saturday Night Live on May 17. The musical guest will be St. Vincent. http://insidetv.ew.com/2014/04/23/charlize-theron-andy-samberg-snl/

 

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!

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-Dex