Business deals, Dig, Jessie, and more!

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TONIGHT on TV–May 20, 2014:

  • Dancing With the Stars 2 hour season finale (Part 2, ABC 9pm)
  • Supernatural season finale (The CW, 9pm)
  • The Voice 2 hr season finale (NBC, 9pm)
  • ACM Presents: An All Star Salute to the Troops Concert Special (CBS, 9/8c)

-In my last blog post I mentioned that there would be a docuseries about Michael Sam on OWN, well later Friday night, they announced that the project would be postponed, “allowing Michael the best opprotunity to achieve his dreams of making the team.”

-Michael Weatherly has closed a 2-year deal with CBS to return to NCIS for seasons 12 and 13.

-AT&T has finalized its deal to acquire DirectTV for $48.5 billion. The deal will allow AT&T to boost broadband speeds and expand its high speed broadcast service to customer locations (even rural areas not currently wired) which is to be completed within four years. DirectTV customers can retain their standalone service packages for three years.

-Youtube has acquired videogame-streaming company Twitch for more than $1 billion.

-Lauren Ambrose has joined USA Network’s Dig, a six-episode event series airing this fall. It centers on Peter Connelly, an FBI agent currently stationed in Jerusalem who, while investigating the murder of an American archeologist, uncovers a conspiracy 2,000 years in the making. Ambrose will play Debbie, a dedicated follower of evangelist Ted Billingham (played by David Costabile) who spends most of her time looking after a fellow disciple, 13-year-old Josh (Zen McGrath) who suddenly disappears which makes Debbie begin to question the beliefs and choices that have led her to where she is.

-Disney Channel has renewed Jessie for a fourth season which will premiere in January 2015.

-Kristen Bell is going to host the 2014 CMT Music Awards by herself after previously hosting with Toby Keith in 2012 and Jason Aldean in 2013. The 2014 CMT Music Awards are on June 4 at 8pm EST (broadcating live from Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena) on CMT.

-TNT is developing a spin-off of Major Crimes (which is a spin-off of The Closer). It will focus on franchise vet Jon Tenney’s FBI agent character, Special Agent Fritz Howard. The spin-off characters will be featured in the seventh episode of Major Crimes upcoming third season which premieres June 9.

-Fox’s Enlisted will be airing its final remaining episodes (one episode per week) starting Sunday, June 1, at 7/6c.

-The Teen Choice Awards will air live on Sunday, August 10, at 8pm from UCLA’s Pauley Pavilion.

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Game of Thrones, Bates Motel, new Bravo shows, Doctor Who, and more!

TONIGHT ON TV April 8, 2014:

  • Justified (Season 5 finale, 10 pm, FX)

-HBO has renewed Game of Thrones for a fifth and sixth season one day after the fourth season premiere brought in a record breaking 6.6 million viewers which has only been topped by the series finale of The Sopranos in 2007. I’m assuming HBO is going to keep Game of Thrones around for as long as it can.

-A Battlestar Galactica movie is in the work. However the movie version (written by Jack Paglen) is a “complete reimagining of the story.” Glen Larson, the original series creator is a producer on the film.No word on production dates or anything of the sort.

-Amy Jo Johnson will have a recurring role on the USA Network series Covert Affairs during the upcoming season 5. She will play Hayley, a National Counter Terrorism Center investigator who knows how to stand her ground and will go head-to head with Auggie (Christopher Gorham) when the intelligence community faces a united threat. The 16-episode fifth season airs this summer.

-Enver Gjokaj will join Rizzoli & Isles for a multi-episode arc. He will appear in roughly 3 episodes and will play Jack Keystone, a charming Boston University (!!, sorry it’s my school) professor who enters the lives of Jane and Maura in a new and exciting way. Rizzoli & Isles returns Tuesday, June 17 at 9/8c on TNT.

-A&E has picked up Bates Motel for a third season after an impressive start of season 2. The third season will consist of 10 episodes and will begin production this fall. Bates Motel airs Mondays at 10 pm/ET on A&E.

-NBC has ordered a six-episode series called Epic Funnies (tentative title). It will an hour-long variety clip show very similar to its competitor America’s Funniest Home Videos. No word on when it will air or production dates or anything.

Doctor Who is adding a “storming villian” for the upcoming season. Ben Miller play the villian. I have no idea what a “storming villian” is or what he will do, it’s just what Steven Moffat said.

-Bravo has unveiled 15 new series, 3 projects in development, and 16 returning series. For more on each show, check out the link.

New series:

  • Odd Mom Out (scripted); Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce (scripted);  Top Chef Duels (unscripted);  Best New Restaurant (unscripted); 100 Dates (working title, unscripted); Friends to Lovers? (unscripted); Mazo’d with Children (unscripted); Euros of Hollywood (unscripted); Ladies of London (premiering June, unscripted); Game of Crowns (premiering July, unscripted); Million Dollar Listing Miami (premiering June, unscripted); Jersey Belle (unscripted); Untying the Knot (premiering June, unscripted); Extreme Guide to Parenting (premiering July, unscripted); The Real Housewives of Atlanta: Kandi’s Wedding (working title, unscripted)

In Development:

  • Going Going Gone (working title, unscripted); Tour Group (working title, unscripted); Gen XYZ (working title, unscripted).


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Reign, Trailer Park Boys, 2 Broke Girls, Kroll Show, Grey’s Anatomy, and Bones! Plus much more!

Reign has decided to put an uncensored “sexy” episode online. There will be a normal version of this week’s episode airing at it’s normal time (Thursdays (Tonight) at 9/8c on CW). The online version will be uploaded to the CW’s website Friday morning. Here is a teaser pic from the upcoming episode.


-Two new seasons of Trailer Parks Boys will be available to Netflix users. The show has been on hiatus since the end of the 7th season in 2007. The eighth season will consist of 10 episodes and will premiere this fall. The ninth season will premiere sometime after that. If you want to start from the beginning, all seasons are on Netflix for your enjoyment!

-Leah Remini has gotten her own show on TLC. It will be docuseries following her life and her family. The series will be 12 half-hour episodes long.

-HBO picked up Oprah-produced mini series about the life of Dr. Martin Luther King based on the America: In the King Years book trilogy. The series will consist of six hour long episodes. David Simon (The Wire, Treme) will be spearheading the project along with Oprah.

-Ty Pennington (Extreme Makeover: Home Edition) and chef Emeril Lagasse have signed on for TNT’s new show On the Menu. Pennington will be the host, while Lagasse will act as the Menu Master. Apparently the show will allow the viewers the chance to taste the winning dish after every episode. Each episode will consist of home cooks challenged to create dishes for restaurant chains, stadium concession stands, or other American food businesses. The executive producer is Mark Burnett (The Voice, Survivor, Shark Tank.) It is slated to air in the fall of 2014.

-Lindsay Lohan is making a guest appearance on 2 Broke GirlsThe episode will air April 14. She will play Claire Guinness, a bride-to-be who enlists Max and Caroline to make her a wedding cake. And then hilarity and chaos ensues (I’m assuming.) You can catch new episodes of 2 Broke Girls on Mondays at 8:30/7:30c on CBS. 

-Creator and star of Kroll Show, Nick Kroll, announced last night on Late Night with Seth Meyers that the show had been renewed for a third season by Comedy Central. You can catch new episodes of Kroll Show on Tuesdays 10:30/9:30c on Comedy Central.

-Isaiah Washington is returning to Grey’s Anatomy. His episode will air in May and apparently it’s much needed closure for Chistrina Yang (Sandra Oh). –I won’t tell you why cause spoilers are a prominent issue on the internet.– Her character is supposed to leave at the end of this season so it’s helping wrap everything up. If you would like to see why he leaves then the first 9 seasons (out of 10) are on Netflix. You can also catch Washington on CW’s The Hundred  premiering later this month. You catch new episodes of Grey’s Anatomy on Thursdays at 9/8c on ABC.

-Finally, meet the newest intern on Bones! He will premiere on the Monday, March 17th episode. Ignacio Serricchio will play Rodolfo Fuentes in the upcoming episode when the rest of the team is busy with possible murder suspect remains are found in a septic tank. The first 8 seasons (out of 9) are on Netflix if you’d like to watch the whole show! Again no spoilers on why there is a new “squintern.” You can catch Bones starting this upcoming Monday at 8/7c on FOX.


Sorry for the extra long post but there was a lot to catch everyone up on! Hope you enjoyed! Thanks for checking out my blog 🙂