As soon as the new fall schedules are out, the recasts start.
As it happens every year, several shows that were picked up to series during upfront week will see some actors exit, either because they have to return to their existing regular roles on current shows, or for other reasons that normally don’t get public.
Merely hours after CBS has presented its new fall schedule, word comes per Deadline that new Eye comedy “The Millers” is losing two of its cast.
Michael Rapaport and Mary Elizabeth Ellis have exited the show, for reasons unknown.
It’s “Late Night”… with Seth Meyers!
That’s going to be the opening statement in a few months, when Jimmy Fallon will step down as host of NBC’s “Late Night” to take over “The Tonight Show” from Jay Leno in 2014, and “Late Night” will have a new host in “SNL” veteran Seth Meyers.
The surprise isn’t in the renewal, it’s in who’s leaving.
No one really expected anything less of a fourth season renewal for AMC’s zombie drama “The Walking Dead”, and that is what the cable network has done today.
But the fourth season will have to be run by someone other than current show runner Glen Mazzara.
FOX’ “Fringe” may have gotten itself a well-deserved fifth and final season, but it will have to live through it without one of its key players.
According to TVGuide’s Natalie Abrams, Jeff Pinkner who, together with J.H. Wyman has been running the FOX series since season one, has decided to step down from his co-showrunner post to pursue other things. According to the source, it was an amicable split.
Ray Romano / Robbie Amell
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At least one of the Bravermans might find out soon that she loves Raymond.
Ray Romano (“Everbody Loves Raymond”) has joined the cast of NBC’s “Parenthood” for multiple episodes, TVLine’s Megan Masters reports. The actor will play a photographer who shows more than just porfesssional interest in Sarah (Lauren Graham) – a fact that of course doesn’t sit too well with Mark (returning Jason Ritter).
Romano debuts in the season four premiere, which is set for Tuesday, September 11 at 10/9c PM.
And on to other news.
When ABC’s comedy “Last Man Standing” will return in the fall for its sophomore season, some things will be different.
The thing you’ll notice on screen is that Alexandra Krosney, who played Kristin Baxter, Mike (Tim Allen) and Vanessa’s (Nancy Travis) eldest daughter on the show, has been let go for creative reasons, reports TVLine’s Michael Ausiello. The role is said to be recast.
And we’re off to another one of those short-read, telegraph-style news packs you are now accustomed to, it’s been over a week already, since the feature was introduced.
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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…
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Last week, “Cougar Town” co-creator and executive producer Bill Lawrence has announced that he won’t be following the show as showrunner from its current home on ABC over to new station TBS for next season. Also leaving his post is co-creator Kevin Biegel.
TBS has now tapped the man to replace the duo. Continue Reading
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Welcome to the first edition of “news pack”. This is the place where all the smaller news items will be posted, as well as news that aren’t very recent, but need to be added after all. It’ll be a quick read, with just the facts, not much else.
But see for yourself. Continue Reading