And here’s today’s News Pack featuring the most important stories so far.
- MTV has decided to end its successful reality show “Jersey Shore” after its upcoming sixth season, it has announced. The final season will start Thursday, October 4, at 10 PM ET/PT.
“Lost” alum Jorge Garcia is about to tackle his biggest role yet – literally.
According to TVLine’s Matt Webb Mitovich, Garcia has nabbed the role of a giant in what is, for now, a one-episode guest stint on ABC’s fairy tale drama “Once Upon A Time”.
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And here’s what’s been happening in the casting department lately. I’m still very busy at the moment, as you might have noticed from the lack of updates lately, so here are only a few things that I think need to be out there.
- Miley Cyrus (“Hannah Montana”) – and her new haircut – have joined CBS’ “Two And A Half Men” for a two-episode arc, per TVLine’s Michael Ausiello. She will play “Missi, an old family friend of Walden’s (Ashton Kutcher) who comes to visit for a week and develops a relationship with Jake (Angus T. Jones) when he comes home from the army.”
For Charlie Sheen, therapy is nowhere near over.
FX has announced today in a press release that its comedy “Anger Management” has gotten over the ratings threshold and earned an order of 90 additional episodes.
The folks at TVLine are outdoing themselves in casting news at the moment. But that’s normal, since all shows are in full production mode for the first batch of episodes of the new season, which usually consists of 8 to 10 episodes in a row – so they need lots of actors to fill the roles.
ABC’s “Suburgatory” has scored quite the coup for its upcoming second season, per Michael Ausiello.
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When “The Mentalist” returns to CBS for its fourth season in the fall, there will be some familiar faces returning in various episodes.
So, if you don’t want to know who will return to the veteran CBS procedural, don’t jump ahead. All others…
Is “The Killing” not over?
TVLine’s Michael Ausiello reports today that after AMC canceled its mystery drama “The Killing” after two seasons, there are two other venues the show might continue on.
According to multiple sources, DirecTV and Netflix are in early talks with Fox TV to revive the show for a third season.
The BBC and BBC America have announced today that the Doctor is about to be on call again.
“Doctor Who” returns to both the BBC in the UK and BBC America on September 1 – At 7.20 PM in the UK, and at 9 PM in the U.S.
Dunder Mifflin is about to close up shop – for good.
Executive producer Greg Daniels announced in a media conference call today that the upcoming ninth season of the veteran NBC comedy will be the last.
It’s time for another one of those pesky casting items. I’ve decided to let the other one from last week, which got eaten by the blog software, slide, as it simply got too old until I had time again to update.
So here’s what happened recently – after the jump.
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Over the last few days, several fall shows have issued trailers to promote the coming new season.
Here are six of them. Enjoy after the jump!
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Looks like ABC Family wanted to have things done before the weekend.
The cable network has announced today in a press release that it has given a back order to Amy Sherman-Palladino’s freshman drama “Bunheads”.
TNT has announced today that it has renewed its freshman crime drama “Perception” for a second season.
OK, this was definitely not my day.
Some of you might have noticed that I tried to post a massive casting update today, which took me way over two hours to write, but when I hit the publishing button, all that got posted was a small portion of the very first line. Everything else was lost… for good. Going back to the editor showed me exactly what got posted – nothing more. Safe to say I didn’t have time to re-write the whole piece.
So, I’ll be posting the more current news for now, and will add the rest tomorrow.
OK, rant over. Let’s go.
EW’s James Hibberd reports today that Captain Jack is headed to The CW’s new drama “Arrow”.
“Torchwood” lead actor John Barrowman has joined the comic drama in a role simply described as “well-dressed man”. He is mysterious and wealthy, “an acquaintance of the Queen family and a prominent figure in Starling City”, per the producers.
“White Collar”‘s Neal and Peter are about to get a new boss lady.
TVGuide’s Liz Raftery reports that Emily Procter (“CSI: Miami”) has been cast in two episodes of the successful USA drama, playing Assistant Special Agent in Charge Amanda Callaway, who is hired to shake up the office and keep a close eye on Peter (Tim DeKay) and Neal (Matt Bomer) – and she’s anything but a pushover.
It looks like Victoria Justice isn’t feeling all that “Victorious” this weekend.
Nickelodeon has decided not to order a fourth season of its comedy “Victorious”, per Deadline’s Nellie Andreeva and Dominic Patten. An upcoming third season has just finished production, and is set to debut in the fall.
I know I’m a bit behind on castings, and there will be a huge news pack filled with news before the week is over, but here are two items that I think deserve to be mentioned ASAP.
TVLine’s Vlada Gelman reports that veteran actor Ving Rhames has signed on to guest star in an upcoming episode of CBS’s “Hawaii Five-O”, when the show returns for its third season in the fall.
Keri Russell is heading back to TV.
FX has announced today in a press release that it has handed out a 13-episode order for “The Americans”, starring Russell, Matthew Rhys and Noah Emmerich, with a tentative air date in early 2013.
What the BBC would do in terms of celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the first original airing of “Doctor Who” on November 23, 1963 has long been the subject of speculation.
But now we know.
The BBC has announced via a press release that it has ordered a 90-minute “Doctor Who” movie special, called “An Adventure In Space And Time”, to be produced and to air on BBC Two some time in 2013.
Here’s the release.
Joss Whedon is set to stay within the Marvel universe for the forseeable future.
Disney chief Bob Iger announced in an earnings call that Whedon, who wrote and directed the third-most successful movie of all time, “The Avengers”, will not only be back to write and direct an “Avengers” sequel, but also be creating a Marvel-themed live-action series for ABC.