Ryan Murphy is assembling quite a powerful group of women to round out the cast of American Horror Story: Coven, the third installment of his FX anthology series. The AHS co-creator took to Twitter yesterday to announce that Angela Bassett and Patti LuPone would both be joining the third season, set to debut in October and believed to center around witches. READ FULL STORY »
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After dropping the trailer for James Spader’s new drama, Blacklist, yesterday, NBC has released the full crop of promos for its new fall shows.
Among them: The Michael J. Fox Show, which marks the actor’s full return to prime-time TV after being a recurring guest on The Good Wife for a few seasons; a new comedy from Will & Grace fave Sean Hayes; and the much-anticipated Dracula, starring Johnathan Rhys Meyers.
Watch them all below, starting with the comedy offerings: READ FULL STORY »
Two new dramas will join (a brief run of ) Bones on Monday this fall while a new live-action comedy from Seth MacFarlane and another starring Andre Braugher will open up a comedy block on Tuesdays.
In all, Fox ordered four new comedies and five dramas for the 2013-14 season, including a new Masterchef with ‘tweeners that will air on Fridays, where Bones and Raising Hope will eventually land.
For midseason, Fox will bow Gang Related, Almost Human, Surviving Jack, Us & Them, and Murder Police. Fox will also reward the prime post-Super Bowl berth on Feb. 2, 2014 to a special episode of New Girl and a yet-to-be determined new comedy, and premiere a new miniseries from M. Night Shyamalan called “Wayward Pines” in 2014 that will star Matt Dillon.
“This season we will take one step forward and break out of the confines of the traditional broadcast season,” Fox Entertainment Chairman Kevin Reilly told reporters today. “Our goal is virtually year-round original programming. We are not going to be confined to the traditional 24-order series. You will see shows that run 13, 15, 17 episodes. There will be no magic number. Shows will be scheduled throughout the year.”
Here is the fall schedule so far. Roll-over new shows for descriptions. We will fill out the rest of the grid as as each network is announced over the next few days: READ FULL STORY »
Last night’s mole reveal on ABC’s Scandal was so much more than a simple answer to a question. It also planted a terrifying idea: Does OPA have a traitor walking among them? [Spoiler ahead if you haven't seen last night's episode.] READ FULL STORY »
Burn Notice‘s upcoming 13-episode seventh season will be the show’s last, the USA Network said today in a release.
“Burn Notice has had an incredible run over the last six years, and we could not be more proud of the extraordinary talent both in front of and behind the cameras who have collectively made this show into one of the most popular and lauded shows on TV today,” USA Network co-president Chris McCumber said. “From day one, Burn Notice‘s characters, storylines and mythology have consistently captivated a massive audience, and this final season will raise the stakes even higher, leading up to a spectacular series finale,” added fellow co-pres Jeff Wachtel.
Burn Notice‘s new season premieres June 6.
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CeeLo Green — last seen donning some crazy clothes and charming the ladies on The Voice in seasons one and two — will launch his own reality show on TBS.
The cable net ordered six episodes of The CeeLo Life, which will follow the performer as he produces, records and performs. It will also focus on his creative partnership with his longtime best friends – Big Gipp, Khujoand T-Mo – as they prepare to bring their hip-hop group Goodie Mob back to the world stage.
The unscripted show will premiere in 2014.
It’s likely NBC would work around CeeLo’s busy schedule, should he decide to return to The Voice next season.
CBS will air an unprecedented daytime tribute to Jeanne Cooper, the longtime star of The Young and the Restless who died on Wednesday.
On May 28, CBS will air a pre-taped episode featuring cast members, families and friends, who are expected to share their favorite memories of working with Cooper. Clips from Cooper’s recent interviews about the series’ 40th anniversary — not to mention classic scenes from her 39 years of working on Y&R — will also be included.
The special will air from 12:30-1:30 p.m. ET/11 a.m. to 12 p.m. PT.
“Jeanne Cooper was a legend and we want to give her the tribute she deserves,” said Angelica McDaniel, CBS’ head of daytime, in a statement. “The cast will honor their longtime friend, family member and co-worker in the greatest way possible, as we celebrate her life and vibrant spirit and share it with the audience loved her as much as we did.”
The cast and family members will gather on the Y&R set next week to shoot the episode.
Cooper joined the soap as matriarch Katherine Chancellor in 1973, its first year on the air.
The How I Met Your Mother promo below will debut tonight during The Big Bang Theory, but we thought it was important to show it to you here first.
Why? Because it’s probably going to raise more than a few eyebrows. (Well, you technically only have two eyebrows…but they will be raised.)
In the promo for the show’s season finale, airing Monday, CBS Voiceover Man tells the audience to “get ready for the mother of all secrets,” which we hope means what we think it could mean…
Anticipation overwhelms me. Watch below: READ FULL STORY »
The elite profilers will be back: CBS announced today that it has renewed Criminal Minds for a ninth season.
News of the pickup comes amid reports that the drama’s five leads – Joe Mantegna, Thomas Gibson, Shemar Moore, Kirsten Vangsness and A.J. Cook — were looking to secure new deals (and bigger raises). Deadline reports that all five have agreed to new, two-year contracts, which paved the wave for a renewal.
Despite its age, Criminal Minds remains a strong performer for CBS. It is the No. 1 show on Wednesdays, where it has averaged 12.24 million in viewers (12.24m) and a 3.3/9 in adults 18-49. Because of the actor negotiations, Criminal Minds was one of the few shows that didn’t earn an early renewal this spring by CBS.
CBS will announce its fall schedule Wednesday in New York.
Dawgs, it’s over for Randy Jackson.
The last original member of the American Idol judges panel announced today via E! News that he’s leaving the Fox talent show.
“Yo! Yo! Yo! To put all of the speculation to the rest, after 12 years of judging on American Idol I have decided it is time to leave after this season,” he told the outlet. “I am very proud of how we forever changed television and the music industry. It’s been a life changing opportunity but I am looking forward to focusing on my company Dream Merchant 21 and other business ventures.”
News of his departure comes at a time when Idol faces its lowest ratings and worst headlines to date. Though no one — least of all the Fox executives — expected the talent show to remain the behemoth it once was, Idol’s dwindling ratings have been especially troublesome compared to what’s happening with The Voice, NBC’s solid singing show that’s generating good will with fans and the press, thanks to charismatic newcomers Usher and Shakira. Its ratings aren’t too shabby, either: The show is averaging a healthy 5.2 rating on Mondays and a 4.7 rating on Tuesdays.
In contrast, the obviously-strained relationship between Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey on Idol has only managed to alienate Idol fans, who were then teased (or tortured?) by rumors that Jennifer Lopez was in talks to return to the panel. (It ain’t happenin’). Then a new report surfaced today that said all four of the judges, Keith Urban included, would lose their gigs at season’s end.
Fox, no surprise, is staying mum about the future of the show’s judging panel. But the suits will no doubt have to say something when they address advertisers next week in New York.
Arrow’s season finale has been touted by producers as a mini-movie, and the exclusive extended trailer below will show you why.
In addition to the action we saw in the promo that aired last night after the penultimate episode, this longer tease shows not only a game-changing confession from Moira but also a dark path ahead for Tommy. Our guess is that his new aggression has something to do with the events from last night’s episode, aka Laurel and Oliver’s hot hookup.
Check out all the action:
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Tonight is Glee‘s season 4 finale which finds New Directions heading to Regionals and attempting to come back from their disastrous Sectionals performance. It also marks the end of star Jacob Artist’s first year on Glee. The actor, who plays Puck’s half-brother Jake talked to EW about the big finale, what’s in store for next year, and his ultimate musical number. READ FULL STORY »
Tonight’s American Idol was full of powerhouse performances, with the top three ladies conquering a tough challenge — tonight was the first night they had absolutely no input on their song choices. (Here’s our full recap.)
So how did they feel about that? The answer to that and more scoop from behind the scenes in tonight’s backstage report: READ FULL STORY »
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