Gotham, Veronica Mars spin-off, new contract deals, and lots more!

Tonight on TV– May 5, 2014:

  • 2 Broke Girls season 3 finale (8pm, CBS)
  • The Tomorrow People season 1 finale (9pm, The CW)
  • Bates Motel season 2 finale (10pm, A&E)– followed by Bates After Hours Special
  • 24:Live Another Day series premiere (special 2-hour premiere, 8pm, Fox)
  • Louie season 4 premiere (10pm, FX)

-Justin Chambers, Chandra Wilson, James Pickens Jr., and Sara Ramirez have all signed new two-year deals for Grey’s Anatomy. Ellen Pompeo and Patrick Dempsey have already extended their contracts through season 12. Even though ABC has yet to pick up the show for season 11, the announcement is expected soon. Grey’s Anatomy airs Thursdays at 9/8c on ABC. http://www.tvguide.com/News/Greys-Anatomy-Season11-Chambers-Wilson-Ramirez-Pickens-1081181.aspx

Law & Order: SVU is apparently doing a Terry Richardson episode. The May 14th episode, titled “Thought Criminal” will resolve around a “a well-regarded photographer with a secret life.” Sounds good! The Richardson-inspired character will be played by Joshua Malina (yay for the West Wing and Scandal!) Law & Order: SVU airs Wednesdays at 9/8c on NBC. http://jezebel.com/law-order-svu-is-doing-a-terry-richardson-episode-1570829979

-Netflix has picked up Orange is the New Black for a 13-episode third season a month before the season season airs on June 6. http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/orange-is-new-black-renewed-701259

-Spike has ordered a new scripted event series TutThe saga will tell the story of Pharaoh Tutankhamun in a six-hour airing in 2015. It will look at the Pharaoh’s rise to power and his struggle to lead Egypt to glory. http://insidetv.ew.com/2014/05/05/spike-tv-tut-event-series/

-HBO has finally confirmed that The Comeback will be returning this fall with six new episodes. http://variety.com/2014/tv/news/the-comeback-returning-to-hbo-for-six-episode-run-1201172215/

-WGN America has renewed Salem for a second season. The 13-episode second season will begin production later this year for a 2015 debut. http://www.ign.com/articles/2014/05/05/salem-renewed-for-season-2

-The entire NCIS has signed on for season 12. Michael Weatherly’s new deal is to close imminently while Sean Murray, Pauley Perrett, David McCallum, and Rocky Carroll have already signed the new contracts. Mark Harmon, Brian Dietzen, and Emily Wickersham are all working on different contract cycles. NCIS airs Tuesdays at 8/7c on CBS. http://tvline.com/2014/05/05/ncis-season-12-contracts-weatherly-perrette-murray-mccallum-carroll/

-A Veronica Mars spin-off series starring Ryan Hansen is coming to the CW Seed (their digital-only studio). It will be called Play It Again, Dick. The show will be co-written and produced by series creator Rob Thomas and will star Hansen as himself as he tries to get his Veronica Mars character, Dick Casablancas, a spin-off of his own. Expect multiple guest appearances from various Veronica Mars alums. Play It Again, Dick is set to debut later this summer on the CW Seed. http://insidetv.ew.com/2014/05/05/veronica-mars-spin-off-cw-seed/

-Fox has ordered Gotham to series for the 2014-2015 season. There will be “at least” 13 episodes. It is also reported that the first trailer will be debuting tonight during the return of Fox’s 24: Liv Another Day so watch out for that! http://insidetv.ew.com/2014/05/05/gotham-series-order/

 

 

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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/

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