And it is the case tonight when word came that FX has ordered a second season for its new drama “The Bridge”, and, on the other hand, Lifetime has decided that seven seasons of its series “Army Wives” is enough, and officially canceled it.
Even though Eric Dane and Kim Raver left ABC’s “Grey’s Anatomy” recently, they won’t be living off welfare anytime soon.
Dane, whose final farewell as Dr. Mark Sloan aka McSteamy on the ABC medical drama aired last Thursday, is set to topline TNT’s drama pilot “The Last Ship”, TVLine’s Michael Ausiello reports.
Another round of castings, but this time, I don’t have the time do go down to the very last actor being cast, so here are those that mostly include familiar names and faces.
- Per TVLine’s Matt Webb Mitovich, Lisa Edelstein (“House”) has signed on to guest star on the upcoming seventh episode of CBS’ newest crime drama “Elementary”. She will play Heather Vanowen, a charismatic head of a high-end PR consulting firm. She will be involved in a case of a deadly bombing of which her company was the target of.
Additionally, per TVLine’s Kimberly Roots, Callie Thorne (“Necessary Roughness”) will guest star on “Elementary”’s sixth episode, playing Terry D’Amico, a veteran NYPD detective who was Captain Gregson’s (Aidan Quinn) former partner. She gets involved in a case where the question arises if she and the captain might have imprisoned the wrong man for several home invasions with deadly outcome a few years back. Continue Reading
Lindsay Lohan will indeed be back – and now we know when.
Lifetime has issued a press release today, announcing that their highly-anticipated movie “Liz & Dick” will be premiering Sunday, November 25, at 9 PM ET/PT.
After Bree Turner has been made a series regular at the start of its second season, NBC’s “Grimm” is now adding another female regular to the fold.
Per Deadline’s Nellie Andreeva, Claire Coffee, who plays mischievous Hexenbiest Adalind on the NBC creepfest, has been upped to full series regular status a few episodes into season 2.
And here, before the Emmys really will take over this day, are a few items from the very recent past that need mentioning.
- According to TVLine’s Matt Webb Mitovich, “Treme” co-creator David Simon announced at a screening at the Joy Theater in New Orleans yesterday that the HBO drama was renewed for a fourth and final season, which gives the producers the total season run they had envisioned.
Earlier this week, Lifetime has offered a first look at the official poster of its upcoming movie “Liz & Dick”, starring Lindsay Lohan as Elizabeth Taylor, and Grant Bowler as Richard Burton.
Now, there’s a trailer. Continue Reading
Lifetime has just announced that the army wives will be sticking around.
The cable network has renewed its drama “Army Wives” for a seventh season.
Time for another big casting update.
- Per EW’s Tim Stack, veteran actor F. Murray Abraham (“Amadeus”, “The Name of the Rose”) has been added to the cast of Showtime’s upcoming second season of “Homeland”, where he’ll play the heavily recurring role of Dar Adul, “a brilliant intelligence operative in his 60-70’s. He has worked all over the world for the Special Activities Division of the CIA.”
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.
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.
MTV has set Monday, August 20, at 10.30 PM for the premiere of its new scripted comedy “The Inbetweeners”, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
The show follows four teenagers as they go through the rough life of high school and venture into adulthood. It stars Joey Pollari, Bubba Lewis, Zack Pearlman, Mark L. Young and Alex Frnka.
On to other stories.
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.
DirecTV will launch the fifth and final season of “Damages” on July 11 at 9 PM ET/PT, and to whet our appetites, has released the key art for the new season, which seems to borrow a little bit from “American Horror Story”. Look to the right, and click for a bigger version.
The first News Pack of the week is pretty filled up. So let’s delve right into it.
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.