How I Met Your Dad, Cocked, The Killing

TONIGHT on TV April 24, 2014:

  • MAY SWEEPS BEGIN!
  • Parks and Recreation season 6 finale (1 hour, NBC, 8 pm)
  • Bad Teacher series premiere (CBS, 9:30 pm)
  • Black Box series premiere (ABC, 10 pm)

-In the How I Met Your Mother spinoff, How I Met Your Dad, Meg Ryan is reportedly taking the role that Bob Saget used to fill–the narrator! She will provide the voice of the “future Sally” (played by Greta Gerwig) telling her kids how she met their dad. http://insidetv.ew.com/2014/04/23/how-i-met-your-mother-meg-ryan/

-A&E has set a premiere date for Longmire. The third season will premiere on Monday, June 2, at 10/9c. In the premiere episode Walt will deal with the aftermath of Henry’s arrest and Branch’s shooting. http://tvline.com/2014/04/24/longmire-season-3-premiere-date/

-Sam Trammell (best known for his role as Sam Merlotte on True Blood) is set to star in Amazon’s new drama pilot Cocked. The show revolves around an estranged son (Trammell) who must return to work with his father and brother at his family’s gun manufacturing company after a corporate rival, run by their uncle, moves to take them over. http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/true-bloods-sam-trammell-star-698630

-Helena Mattison (666 Park Avenue, Betrayal) will have a recurring gig on Season 2 of ABC’s Mistresses. She will play Greta Jager, who’s described as “an ageless, gorgeous European supermodel, charming and warm.” Season 2 of Mistresses premieres Monday, June 2, at 10/9c on ABC. http://tvline.com/2014/04/24/mistresses-helena-mattsson-season-2-cast-666-park-avenue/

-Netflix has set a premiere date for the final installment of The Killing. The six-episode fourth season will premiere on August 1 at, presumably, 12:01 am PT. http://www.deadline.com/2014/04/ae-longmire-season-3-premiere-june-robert-taylor/

-Upcoming Bachelorette contestant Eric Hill has died after a paragliding accident. He was apparently already eliminated from the competition when the accident occurred. The newest season is currently filming. Bachelorette creator Mike Feiss said that “we’re going to try be as sensitive as possible” while airing the episodes he’s in. I wonder how they’re gonna deal with this unexpected tragedy.http://www.eonline.com/news/535203/bachelorette-tragedy-boss-mike-fleiss-on-how-show-will-handle-death-of-eric-hil  My heart goes out to Eric’s family and friends. I recently lost a loved one and I know how hard it is. R.I.P. 

 

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-Dex

 

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Aquarius, Nashville Tour, The Killing, and more

SEASON FINALE– Tuesday, April 1, 2014 (http://www.tv.com/news/2014-tv-season-finale-dates-cbs-abc-nbc-fox-cw-139568570969/):

  • Twisted (Season 1 finale, 9 pm, ABC Family)

-Joel McKinnon Miller and Dirk Blocker (Detective Sully and Detective Hitchcock, respectively) on the hit new show Brooklyn Nine-Nine have been promoted to series regulars for the upcoming season 2. http://www.deadline.com/2014/03/foxs-brooklyn-nine-nine-ups-joel-mckinnon-miller-dirk-blocker-to-regular/

-NBC has given a 13-episode straight-to-series order to Aquarius, a new drama about a police detective (played by David Duchovny) on the trail of the Los Angeles-area hippie cult leader who turns out to be Charles Manson. http://variety.com/2014/tv/news/nbc-gives-13-episode-order-to-david-duchovny-charles-manson-drama-1201150612/

-The stars of the show Nashville are going on tour. Charles Esten (Deacon), Clare Bowen (Scarlett), Jonathan Jackson (Avery), Sam Palladio (Gunnar), and Chris Carmack (Will) (as well as Will Chase (Luke) for NYC date) will be going on  a three date tour in April and May. Tickets go on sale Friday, April 4 at 10 am. Nashville airs Wednesdays at 10/9c on ABC.  http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/official-nashville-stars-going-tour-692370  

Tour dates are as follow:

  • April 25–Joe’s Bar, Chicago, IL
  • May 4– Lincoln Theatre, Washington, DC
  • May 6– Best Buy Theater, New York, NY

-Michael Socha (Will Scarlet/ The Knave of Hearts from the recently cancelled Once Upon a Time in Wonderland) is set to join Once Upon a Time as a series regular next season (if the show gets renewed).Once Upon a Time airs Sundays at 8/7c on ABC.  http://insidetv.ew.com/2014/04/01/michael-socha-once-upon-a-time/

-Frances Fisher has been cast as the estranged mom of Linden in The Killing for the fourth and final 6-episode season airing on Netflix. She is set to appear in multiple episodes. http://tvline.com/2014/03/31/the-killing-season-4-frances-fisher-sarah-lindens-mother/

-Spike TV has renewed Ink Master for a fifth season. It ordered 16 one-hour episodes for a fall debut. Ink Master airs Tuesdays at 10/9c on Spike TV.  http://www.deadline.com/2014/03/spike-tv-renews-ink-master-for-season-5/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

-Fox’s Gotham has cast the role of The Riddler. Cory Michael Smith will play Edward Nygma (the future Riddler) where he is called a guest star in the pilot but could be promoted to a series regular. http://insidetv.ew.com/2014/04/01/gotham-riddler/

 

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