CBS Subscription Service, Mission Control, and The Voice

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. Let’s get started! 

-CBS is launching its own subscription service for on-demand consumption for its new TV shows as well as their old ones. Since they are not part of Hulu (jointly owned by ABC, NBC, and Fox) they have been out of the subscription service for awhile and have only focused on their website (which I might add, is not very good compared to Hulu). “CBS All Access” will offer thousands of episodes from many of CBS’ current programs, classic series in its library as well as content from its local-TV station, for $5.99 a month. With the service, anyone who wants to watch CBS shows will be able to do so whether or not they subscribe to a programming package from a video distributor (aka a standalone service). http://variety.com/2014/digital/news/cbs-to-launch-svod-all-access-service-with-current-and-classic-programs-1201331028/

-Billy Eichner (Billy on the Street, Parks and Recreation) is coming to New Girl for the holidays! He will guest-star as a Grinch-like character in the Christmas episode. His character, Barry, a beleaguered airline representative the gang encounter at the airport is tired of dealing with holiday travelers and Christmas itself. Catch the episode on Tuesday, December 9 at 9/8c on Fox. http://tvline.com/2014/10/16/billy-eichner-new-girl-season-4-christmas-episode/

-NBC has canceled Mission Control before it has even aired. The show was set for a midseason debut and it starred Kristen Ritter. The main issue apparently was casting issues, which underwent recasting days after it was picked up to series. http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/nbc-cancels-comedy-mission-control-741026

-Archie Panjabi (who plays Kalinda Sharma) will be leaving The Good Wife at the end of this season, after her contract has ended. She did not renew her contract because she is planning on starring in a drama pilot for CBS in the spring. No word on how she will depart, but this does not mean the end for The Good Wife, which airs Sundays at 9/8c on CBS. http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/good-wifes-archie-panjabi-exit-740993

-A Bewitched remake is eyeing a comeback. There is already interest from multiple networks about a remake. The show is being written by Abby Kohn and Marc Silverstein, who both worked on The Vow. I’ll keep you up to date on any new information that comes out about this. http://deadline.com/2014/10/bewitched-remake-series-sony-851716/

Bones has enlisted Mindy Cohn (The Facts of Life) to play Valentina, a New Age-focused doula that will “inject some lightness and levity into single-mom Daisy’s delivery.” She will appear in an early-December episode entitled “The Puzzler In the Pit.” Bones airs Thursdays at 8/7c on Fox. http://tvline.com/2014/10/15/bones-daisy-birth-baby-sweets-season-10-the-puzzler-in-the-pit/

Unforgettable has been canceled by CBS after three seasons. http://deadline.com/2014/10/unforgettable-cancelled-cbs-849580/

-Wilson Bethel (Hart of Dixie) has joined ABC’s The Astronaut Wives Club as a series regular. He will play Scott Carpenter, Rene’s (Yvonne Strahovski) laid-back husband. http://tvline.com/2014/10/13/wilson-bethel-astronaut-wives-club-cast-season-1/

-Fox’s Gotham gets a full-season order, which means they have ordered an additional six episodes bring the total number for the first season to 22. New episodes of Gotham air Mondays at 8/7c on Fox. http://tvline.com/2014/10/13/gotham-full-season-order-fox/

American Horror Story has been renewed for season 5 after the fourth season’s premiere broke FX records, with 10 million total views for the season four opener, the most-watched telecast in the network’s history. Season 5 will be 13 episodes and premiere in October 2015 with season 4 running through January 2015. http://www.eonline.com/news/587871/american-horror-story-renewed-for-season-5-after-freak-show-shatters-ratings-record

-Pharrell Williams is set to return for season 8 of The Voice as a coach. He will coach alongside Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, and Christina Aguilera, who is coming back from a maternity leave after sitting out the last two season. The eighth season will air in early 2015 on NBC. http://deadline.com/2014/10/pharrell-williams-the-voice-coach-season-8-850965/

-WGN America has renewed Manhattan for a second season ahead of its first season finale. The season finale airs Sunday, October 19 at 10 pm ET on WGN America. http://insidetv.ew.com/2014/10/14/wgn-america-renews-manhattan-for-season-2/

Brooklyn Nine-Nine has booked Nick Cannon (America’s Got Talent host) for a multi-episode arc. He will play Marcus, Holt’s charming and educated nephew who just moved to the city and will stay with his uncle until he finds his own place. His debut will be sometime in December. Brooklyn Nine-Nine airs Sundays at 8:30pm on Fox. http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/brooklyn-nine-nine-books-nick-cannon-740674

Look out for a second (and probably third) post coming soon! Thanks for checking out my blog! 

Dex 

 

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Dancing With the Stars new cast, Marvel’s Agent Carter, The Voice, The Good Life, and more!

Want an easy calendar to see when all your favorites shows are premiering their upcoming seasons? Look no further! Check out the link! http://www.thetvaddict.com/calendars/falltv2014.pdf

-The cast for Season 19 of Dancing With the Stars has been announced. Check out the list in the link! http://www.cnn.com/2014/09/04/showbiz/tv/dancing-with-the-stars-season-19-cast/

-Chelsea Clinton has left NBC News after three years (starting in December 2011) as a special correspondent. In recent months she has been criticized at the network for her substantial salary (reportedly $600,000 annually). Her last appearance on the network was on August 1. http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/chelsea-clinton-exits-nbc-news-729113

-Andrea Anders (Better Off Ted, Mr. Sunshine) is set to guest star opposite Steve Zahn (Treme) in the new season of Modern Family as Kim, the wife of the horrible family that moves in next door to the Dunphy clan. They will appear in the early episodes of the upcoming sixth season. Modern Family returns on September 24 at 9pm ET on ABC. http://insidetv.ew.com/2014/08/29/modern-family-andrea-anders-season6/

-New ABC series Marvel’s Agent Carter has cast Enver Gjokaj (Dollhouse) and Chad Michael Murray (One Tree Hill) in series regular roles. The series will star Hayley Atwell as Steve Rogers’ girlfriend, Agent Carter, as she builds her career as a secret agent while the hero is frozen in ice. The show will take place a year after the events of Captain America: The First Avenger. Gjokaj will play Agent Daniel Sousa, while Murray will play Agent Jack Thompson, both of whom meet Carter while she takes on a new role at the pre-SHIELD Strategic Scientific Reserve in New York City. The series will premiere during Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. winter hiatus at the same time slot (Tuesdays, 9pm).http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/marvels-agent-carter-enlists-dollhouse-729040

-Taylor Swift as joined The Voice as a season seven advisor. She will serve in the same capacity that Coldplay singer, Chris Martin, aided the show in its sixth season, advising contestants from all four teams. She joins Stevie Wonder (working with Adam Levine), Gavin Rossdale (working with Gwen Stefani), Little Big Town (working with Blake Shelton) and Alicia Keys (working with Pharrell Williams). The Voice begins September 22 on NBC. http://www.usmagazine.com/entertainment/news/taylor-swift-joins-the-voice-as-a-season-seven-advisor-2014308

-TBS has canceled Cee Lo Green’s The Good Life. The decision comes right after Green has had major controversy following tweets about the nature of rape. Women’s rights groups, like UltraViolet, petitioned the network to cancel the show. But the network says it’s decision to cancel the series was only based on its rating performance. http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/tbs-cancels-cee-lo-greens-729557

-Netflix has renewed Hemlock Grove for a third and final season. The third season will consist of 10 episodes sets to premiere in 2015. http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/hemlock-grove-renewed-season-3-729086

-Fox has cancelled Gang Related and will not come back for a second season due to poor ratings and viewership. http://deadline.com/2014/09/gang-related-cancelled-1-season-827979/

-A first look at Allison Williams (Girls) as Peter Pan in NBC’s upcoming live production of the play, Peter Pan Live. Christopher Walken will play Captain Hook and Christian Borle as Smee. The live production will take place December 4th. http://www.thetvaddict.com/2014/09/03/she-can-fly-your-first-look-at-girls-star-allison-williams-playing-peter-pan/

-David Hyde Pierce (Frasier) has a multiple episode recurring role on The Good Wife for the show’s upcoming sixth season. He will play a highly respected cable news legal commentator who is so disgusted by the corruption and murder rate in Chicago that he decides to run for office in order to affect change. The Good Wife returns for its sixth season on Sunday, September 21 at 9:30pm ET/9pm PT on CBS. http://www.thetvaddict.com/2014/08/28/breaking-tv-news-david-hyde-pierce-to-recur-on-the-good-wife/

-A&E has canceled Longmire after its third season finale earlier this month due to low ratings and low viewership. The studio is shopping the show to other networks. http://tvline.com/2014/08/28/longmire-cancelled-ae-season-4/

The View has added Rosie Perez and Nicolle Wallace to join Whoopi Goldberg and Rosie O’Donnell on the panel for the show’s new season, beginning September 15. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/09/03/the-view-rosie-perez-nicolle-wallace_n_5763250.html

-Reportedly NBC is developing a new show Hospitality, a multi-camera sitcom set at a midtown Manhattan Hotel and which would air live every week–with some live commercials as well. http://tvline.com/2014/09/04/nbc-live-sitcom-hospitality/

Thanks for checking out my blog!

-Dex https://twitter.com/dextvtalk

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

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/

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