She blew us away with a very intense part on last week’s “Longmire” on A&E, and now Abbie Cobb (“90210″, “Suburgatory”) is getting to meet another branch of law enforcement.
According to TVLine’s Matt Webb Mitovich, Cobb has booked a guest spot in the third episode of the upcoming fourth season of “NCIS: Los Angeles” on CBS, which has the potential of becoming a recurring part.
At Showtime’s executive session of TCA press tour, network president David Nevins confirmed that “The Big C” has indeed been renewed for a fourth season. But it comes with a twist.
The fourth season will not only be the show’s final hooray, but it’ll also be quite the short one.
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It was the day of The CW today at the TCA Summer Press Tour, and president Mark Pedowitz took the stage to discuss canceled and ongoing shows, future developments and the show we know will go away sooner rather than later.
- Pedowitz said of “Ringer” that less would have been more for this heavily serialized show. ”One of the things you learn about the level of these serialized shows is less may be more,” he said. “Twenty-two [episodes] might have been too many. So if there’s a consideration to redo it, we’d probably go anywhere from six to 13.” Too late for “Ringer”, but conversations with its star Sarah Michelle Gellar have been ongoing to bring her back to the CW fold – either as an actor or a producer.
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CBS has announced several casting additions and series news for its TCA press tour day. Here’s the press release.
· “CSI: NY” – Fridays, 9:00 PM
Music from GRAMMY Award winner Green Day will be featured in the fourth episode of the season in which Lindsay (Anna Belknap) is injured when a political candidate is shot. Action sequences will be narrated by songs from Green Day’s forthcoming albums ¡UNO!, ¡DOS! and ¡TRE! @GreenDay
Natalie Martinez will recur as an NYPD detective who works closely with Flack (Eddie Cahill), but it will become clear that there is considerably more to her than meets the eye, both personally and professionally.
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Yes, I know that ABC’s TCA press tour day is over for quite some time, but there was simply not enough newsworthy content coming out of their session to create a story of its own.
So, I waited until I could put it together with the next broadcast network in the list, which is CBS.
So, let’s begin with what can be told from the executive session with ABC entertainment president Paul Lee.
And more castings that came through this past week.
According to TVLine’s Michael Ausiello, German actress Franka Potente (“The Bourne Identity”, “The Bourne Supremacy”) has been added to the ever-growing cast of FX’ “American Horror Story”.
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When the Television Critics Association (TCA) holds its annual summer press tour, where the new fall shows are presented in front of countless US TV journalists, there are also some existing shows getting their well-deserved spotlight.
Last night, the TCA handed out its annual TCA Awards, and, not surprisingly, “Homeland”, along with “Game of Thrones” were the shows with the most kudos by evening’s end. “Homeland” got the most awards, while “Thrones” took home the most prestigious award – Program of the Year.
Here’s the full list of winners:
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When the new TV season rolls out in the fall, there will be some new regulars coming along for the ride.
Deadline’s Nellie Andreeva reports that Mark Valley (“Human Target”) has joined the cast of ABC’s “Body of Proof” as a new regular.
It’s FX day at the TCA Summer Press Tour today, and president John Landgraf opened up his executive session with a few announcements worth mentioning.
- FX has officially renewed its comedy “Louie” for a fourth season of 13 episodes. The cable network has also given the go-ahead for a seven more episodes of late-night talk show “Brand X With Russell Brand”.
AMC has finally made a decision on its much-beleaguered drama “The Killing” – and the fans of the show, which faced serious backlash after refusing to solve the murder of Rosie Larsen at the end of season one, won’t like it.
The cable network has officially canceled the show, and issued the following statement, according to TVLine’s Michael Ausiello:
ABC has now announced its premiere dates for fall as well.
Of note is the fact that freshman drama “Nashville” won’t premiere until October 10, and comedies “Suburgatory” and “Happy Endings” will have October launch dates as well.
Last year, ABC waited to bow “Once Upon A Time” until October, and it paid off, so maybe they’re trying a similar strategy with “Nashville” this year.
Anyway, here’s the full list of premiere dates.
After the shocking, deadly departure of Lexie Grey (Chyler Leigh) in last May’s finale, “Grey’s Anatomy” fans will now have to come to terms with losing another beloved character.
Per TVLine’s Michael Ausiello, Eric Dane, who portrays Dr. Mark Sloan on the veteran ABC medical drama, has decide to leave the show after six years to pursue other venues.
Things are about to get more, well, awkward for MTV.
The network has announced today that it has officially picked up its scripted drama “Awkward” for a third season.
OK, I might be a bit behind on the reporting of the TCA Press Tour Updates. So let’s get right into the happenings at the FOX and NBC presentations.
First, there was FOX.
- “Glee” has added two new faces for the new season. Sean Geyer will play Brody Weston, a handsome underclassman showing interest in Rachel (Lea Michele), and Jacob Artist will join the cast as Jake Puckerman, Puck’s (Mark Salling) younger half-brother, who wants to join the glee club, but his bad boy attitude might derail his audition.
- Additionally, TVLine’s Michael Ausiello reports that Vanessa Lengies will return to “Glee”, reprising her role as eccentric pupil Sugar, on a recurring basis next season.
Clea DuVall, who most of you might remember from “Carnivale” and “Heroes”, has booked a recurring role on FX’s upcoming second season of “American Horror Story, TVLine’s Michael Ausiello reports.
Folks, I wanted to add a news pack to my blog earlier today, but in the wake of the devastating news that broke this early morning, I deemed it inappropriate to just dump a regular news article here today.
So, rather than sharing TV stories with you today, let me just say how shocked and saddened I was to hear what happened today at the Midnight screening of “The Dark Knight Rises” at the Century 16 Movie Theater in Aurora, Colorado. This was a unbelievably senseless act of violence against innocent people. People who were so excited to be among the first to see this much-anticipated movie, and now have lost their lives or were seriously injured in the wake of this tragedy. I’ve seen the movie yesterday, and even though I really loved it, I will now never be able to really cherish the experience or see the film again without having to think back with sadness to the horrible events that took place today.
My heart goes out to the victims of this senseless tragedy, their families, friends and loved ones. May they find the strength to cope with the devastating loss, the sadness and the pain. Please include them in your prayers tonight.
I will resume posting news tomorrow.
This might qualify as a spoiler for some, so read at your own risk after the jump.
She was the leading lady’s BFF on ABC Family’s short-lived “The Nine Lives of Chloe King”, and now Grace Phipps is ready to meet some new supernatural creatures – vampires.
After the mayhem that was last season’s finale, it looks like ABC’s “Grey’s Anatomy” is in need of some new doctors.
Enter British Actress Camilla Luddington, who most recently starred in six episodes of “True Blood” and nine episodes of “Californication”.
And here they are, the 2012 Primetime Emmy Nominations.
Outstanding Comedy Series
The Big Bang Theory · CBS
Curb Your Enthusiasm · HBO
Girls · HBO
Modern Family · ABC
30 Rock · NBC
Veep · HBO