FOX’ fall schedule is now officially out of “Touch”.
The network has announced in a press release that it has shifted its scheduled premiere of the second season of the Kiefer Sutherland drama “Touch” from October to midseason – January, to be as exact as possible, because the specific time slot remains TBD.
And the container will be inhabited once more.
CBS has announced today that it has renewed its reality format “Big Brother” for another go-round.
Another veteran Hollywood actress is making the jump to television – be it only for an episode.
E!Online’s Kristin Dos Santos reports that Melanie Griffith (“Working Girl”) will be appearing in the upcoming season 3 premiere of “Raising Hope”, and not alone, but alongside her real-life mom Tippi Hedren. FOX has since confirmed this news.
Griffith will play Sabrina’s (Shannon Woodward) mother. More details weren’t available, but according to the article, Griffith will be on hand for several episodes of the upcoming third season.
On to more casting news.
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”.
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.
When legendary comedienne Roseanne will get her own personal “Comedy Central Roast” on Saturday, August 4, she will have “Glee”‘s Jane Lynch to answer to.
Per Deadline, Lynch has been tapped to host “The Comedy Central Roast of Roseanne”. The segment will air a good week after its taping, on Sunday, August 12 at 10 PM ET/PT.
On to other stories.
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According to TVLine’s Megan Masters, occasional “Bones” lab squintern Joel David Moore is ready to visit some “Men At Work”.
The actor, who recurred on “Bones” up until last year, and might do again next season, will be guest starring in the TBS comedy in an upcoming episode titled “Super Milo”. He will play Doug, an editor of Full Steam Magazine who gets involved in the guys’ kooky competition to hold a staff meeting only with lyrics of popular songs. “Men at Work” airs Thursdays at 10/9c PM on TBS.
And here’s more TV dish.
This just in, per TVLine’s Megan Masters.
Jason Ritter will be returning to NBC’s “Parenthood”, when the show returns for its fourth season in the fall. He will reprise his role of teacher Mark Cyr, who was last seen proposing to Sarah (Lauren Graham). The question remains, for how many episodes will Ritter be back? It looks like his involvement with the new season will be on a recurring basis. “As far as I understand, they want to keep me around, and we’ll do as many episodes with me as we can all do,” Ritter told TVLine last week at the ATX Television Festival in Austin. For a bit more. hit the link above.
Ready for more? Here we go.
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And here’s what else is new for today.
- NBC has announced that it has greenlighted “The Winner Is…”, another singing competition series from “The Voice” producer John De Mol. In the new format, talents from all ages, soloists and groups that include adults, kids, teens, seniors, families and professionals will compete for a prize of $1 Million in head-to-head duels. They will be judged by a panel of one celeb judge, who is yet to be cast, and, if on the verge of being voted out, have the option to quit and take a predetermined cash amount, or continue the game, with the risk of losing everything they gained. Except maybe some life lessons…
Although FOX would not yet confirm it in its upfront conference call, E!Online’s Tierney Bricker reports that sources inside the network have confirmed that Demi Lovato will join the previously announced Britney Spears as the fourth judge on the upcoming second season of “X Factor”.
Lovato is expected to make an appearance alongside Spears on FOX’ upfront presentation later today, which of course is pretty much the confirmation that she is in fact on board.