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After this week, you’ll have to wait until next year before your ABC Family favorites return to your screen – but not much longer.
The cable network has announced that its four signature shows “Pretty Little Liars”, “Switched At Birth”, “The Lying Game” and “Bunheads” will all be returning in the week of January 7.
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The secret life of Amy Juergens is about to come to an end.
Per Deadline’s Nellie Andreeva, ABC Family has decided to bring its signature hit drama “The Secret Life of the American Teenager” to an end after the fifth season.
And more casting news have appeared.
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- Vanessa Marcil and Tom Arnold have both scored guest parts on CBS’ “Hawaii Five-O”, per TVLine’s Vlada Gelman and TVGuide’s WIlliam Keck. Marcil will appear in a November episode as a therapist Steve McGarrett (Alex O’Loughlin) suspect of messing with his mind upon her involvement in a murder case. Arnold will guest star in the current season’s ninth episode as the main villain, in a case about a Girl Scout outing that Steve and Danny (Scott Caan) visit.
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The Liars won’t stop lying for the moment.
ABC Family has announced that it has picked up its successful drama “Pretty Little Liars” for a fourth season of 24 episodes.
The third season is set to resume its run in early 2013, with a special Halloween episode coming in a few days, Tuesday, October 23, at 8 PM ET/PT.
Revenge is a dish best served… by Michael Trucco.
The former “Battlestar Galactica” alum has been added to the cast of ABC’s “Revenge” for a recurring role, according to TVLine’s Michael Ausiello.
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After an intense news day which was pretty much all about Emmy night, here are some other things that transpired.
- ABC Family has announced that Teri Polo (“The West Wing”) and Sherri Saum (“In Treatment”) have been cast in ABC Family’s drama pilot “The Fosters”, which is executive produced by Jennifer Lopez. It tells the story of Stef and Lena Foster, a mixed race couple who are raising a biological son, along with several adopted children. When Lena decides to take in Callie, a troubled teen with an abusive past, Callie’s disruptive ways threaten to turn the Fosters lives upside down.
Polo will portray Stef Foster, a tough but kind police officer who is not eager to add to their already large brood, but soon realizes her family may be Callie’s best hope for a better life. Saum will portray Lena Foster, an altruistic school principal, who is determined to save as many kids as she can and agrees to take in Callie without Stef’s knowledge.
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ABC Family has announced today that it has greenlighted a bunch of pilots.
Here are the official descriptions from the press release.
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.
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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”.
Yeah, OK, that one will have to wait until Arnie drops that line on “Expendables 2″, but still, after a few days off, this blog is now back in action. And rest assured, it will be very active during the coming days, which will probably offer quite the amount of news, with the TCA Summer Press Tour looming.
But here’s what happened recently, especially casting-wise, and also during Comic-Con in San Diego. It’s quite the massive News Pack this time.
- The executive producers of The CW’s “Nikita” have announced at Comic-Con that Devon Sawa, who plays Owen Elliot on the drama, has been upped to a series regular.
There’s actually not much happening at the moment in terms of news, so I had to wait a bit longer to have enough material to create another News Pack.
But here it is, the stuff that made the rounds lately.
- TVLine’s Kimberly Roots reports that Sean Gunn, who played Kirk on “Gilmore Girls” back in the day, has signed on for a guest spot on Amy Sherman-Palladino’s new dramedy “Bunheads”, which airs Mondays on ABC Family. On the episode airing August 12, Gunn will play Bash ( which is short for Sebastian), an award-winning barista who is known for brewing some fine joe.
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Maggie Wheeler / Lauren London
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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.
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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.
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And here, to cap the week of, the news pack with the latest happenings.
- Per TVLine’s Vlada Gelman, “Gilmore Girls” alum Chris Eigeman has joined the cast of Amy Sherman-Palladino’s new ABC Family series “Bunheads”, where he will play Conor, the director of a play that Michelle (Sutton Foster) and Fanny (Kelly Bishop) attend.
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Lucy Hale / Andy Samberg
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The latest in terms of TV news, all neatly gathered in one place.
- TVLine’s Vlada Gelman reports that Margarita Levieva will be returning next season on ABC’s “Revenge”, reprising her role of faux-Amanda Clark, who turned up pregnant in last season’s finale. Levieva will be on hand for at least seven of the first 14 episodes.
Showtime has announced today that it has picked up two new shows to series for its 2013 lineup.
“Ray Donovan” stars Liev Schreiber as the titular character, a “fixer” who works for the Los Angeles elite. Wanna bet that his client’s doings are even more dirty than the ones on ABC’s “fixer” series “Scandal”?
Paula Malcolmson (“Caprica”), Pooch Hall (“The Game”), Kate Moennig (“The L Word”), Steven Bauer (“Breaking Bad”), Peter Jacobson (“House”) and Jonathon Schaech (“That Thing You Do!”) co-star.
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Frances Conroy / John Doe
The first News Pack of the week is pretty filled up. So let’s delve right into it.
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The news pack before the Memorial Day Weekend.
- TVLine’s Megan Masters reports that Ryan McPartlin (“Chuck”) has been added to the cast of “Touch”-based web series “Daybreak”. No details were given on his character in the series that centers on the Dodecahedron, the 12-sided shape that was recently introduced on “Touch”, and will figure into next week’s two-hour first season finale.
- Also form the same article, the Daytime Emmys have found a place to air. HLN will broadcast the ceremony, which takes place on Saturday, June 23, at 8/7c PM.
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A few news bits from today.
- We already know for a while that Lindsay Lohan is playing the iconic Elizabeth Taylor in Lifetime’s upcoming movie based on the movie star. But as of today, courtesy of Deadline, we also know who will play another, equally iconic character. Grant Bowler (“True Blood”, “Ugly Betty”) has been cast to play Richard Burton, the actor who was married twice to Taylor. His casting was finalized today after a reading with Lindsay Lohan. Production is set to begin on June 4, for an air date TBD.