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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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!

Thanks for checking out my blog!

-Dex

CBS Summer Schedule, America’s Funniest Home Videos, The Flash costume

There is a new CBS summer schedule:

  • Big Brother will premiere the second season on Wednesday June 25 8-9 pm ET/PT. The Thursday edition (featuring the live eviction show) will premiere June 26 9-10 pm ET/PT. With the first eviction the following week, July 3. Starting Sunday June 29, Big Brother will premiere from 8-9 pm ET/PT
  • Reckless premieres Sunday June 29 9-10 pm ET/PT
  • The third season of Unforgettable premieres Sunday June 29  10-11 pm ET/PT
  • Under the Dome will premiere Monday June 30 10-11 pm ET/PT. The premiere episode will be written by Stephen King, whose novel the series is based.
  • Extant will premiere Wednesday July 9 9-10 pm ET/PT.

(http://www.thetvaddict.com/2014/03/11/mark-your-calendars-cbs-announces-summer-slate-of-original-programming/)

-Tom Bergeron is leaving America’s Funniest Home Videos. He will leave after the next season of the show. He hasn’t revealed any reasons why he decided to exit. He will still be hosting Dancing With the Stars however. http://www.vulture.com/2014/03/tom-bergeron-is-leaving-one-of-his-two-abc-shows.html

 

-The full Flash costume for the new CW series The Flash has been revealed.

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