The TV Talk Hiatus

The TV Talk Blog will be going on hiatus for a while. Hope to be talking about TV here again really soon!


The TV on DVD

So many great shows, current and classic, are released every week.  Here’s what’s coming out on August 9, with links to in case you’re looking to expand your TV on DVD collection:

“The Angry Beavers” Seasons 1&2: For you old-school Nickelodeon fans, the first two seasons are now available on DVD.

“Brothers & Sisters” Season 5: Buy the final season of the series, starring Calista Flockhart, Sally Field, and Gilles Marini.

“The Event” Season 1: Get the complete series of this one-season wonder.

“Gossip Girl” Season 4: Catch up on the CW fan favorite before it returns in September.

“NCIS” Season 8: One of TV’s most-watched shows releases another season on DVD.

Source: JoBlo

The Thursday Primetime Line-Up

With so many shows on TV, it’s hard to keep track. Here’s what’s on tonight:

8 CMT Made (CMT) – Someone wants to be made into a hip hop dancer.
Monday Night Football Preseason: Washington @ Baltimore (ESPN)
Wipeout (ABC)

9 Big Brother (CBS)
Burn Notice (USA)
Degrassi (Teennick) – Next week is the final week of the show’s summer run.
Expedition Impossible (Season Finale, ABC) – The final 4 teams go to Marrakech, but only one will win the cash prize.
Project Runway (Lifetime)

10 Beyond Scared Straight (A&E)
Futurama (Comedy Central)
Jersey Shore (MTV) – A new episode will air Sunday at 7, leading into the VMAs, with an encore playing in its usual time slot next Thursday.
LA Ink (TLC)
Rookie Blue (ABC)
Suits (USA)
Wilfred (FX)

10:30 Louie (FX) – Tonight’s episode is a full hour.
Ugly Americans (Comedy Central)

11:59 Childrens Hospital (Cartoon Network)
12:15 NTSF: SD: SUV (Cartoon Network)

The TV Casting Scoop

With so many new and returning shows coming this fall, there have been a lot of new characters being added. Here are some of the big casting scoops:

First A Musical, Now A Dance Number? “Fame”‘s Debbie Allen will guest star on “Grey’s Anatomy” as Jackson’s mother, and will direct her 4th episode of the series as well.

New Horizons: Andre Braugher (“Men of A Certain Age”) is coming to “Law & Order: SVU” and may get involved with Det. Benson.

“Castle” Fans May Hope For A Murder: “The Killing” star Kristin Lehman will appear on “Castle” as a love interest for the titular character.

Smooth Operator: Jay Mohr is joining “Prime Suspect” in a recurring role as a skeevy assistant district attorney.

Reunited and It Feels So Good: “Hawaii Five-0” will reunite Masi Oka with his former “Heroes” co-star Greg Grunberg.

Reunited and It Feels So Awkward: “Chuck” guest star and “Old Spice” spokesperson Isaiah Mustafa will recur on “Charlie’s Angels” as the ex-fiancee of one of the Angels.

Boy Meets Skeleton? “Boy Meets World”‘s Ben Savage will guest star on “Bones.”

The Wednesday Primetime Line-Up

8 Big Brother (CBS)
Buried Treasure (Series Premiere, FOX) – It’s like “Antiques Roadshow,” only they come to your house.
I Didn’t Know I Was Pregnant (Time Slot Premiere, TLC) – 2 new episodes fill the 8 o’clock hour.
Melissa & Joey (ABC Family) – Back-t0-back episodes will air each Wednesday into mid-September.
Minute to Win It (NBC)

9 America’s Got Talent (NBC) – Four of the semifinalists will make the Top 8.
Degrassi: The Next Generation (Teennick)
Ghost Hunters (Mid-Season Premiere, Syfy)
Happy Endings (Special Episode, ABC) – This previously unaired episode finally sees the light of day in its new time slot after “Modern Family.”
Law & Order: UK (BBC America)
Outrageous Kid Parties (New Time Slot, TLC)
Roseanne’s Nuts (Lifetime)
Royal Pains (USA)
Ton of Cash (VH1)

10 The Challenge: Rivals (Season Finale, MTV) – The winner will be announced tonight, which means a new season of “The Real World” is probably not far off.
Confessions:  Animal Hoarding (Season Premiere, Animal Planet) – Yeesh! The title of tonight’s episode is “Deadly Snakes in My Bedroom.”
Damages (DirecTV)
Dance Moms (Lifetime)
Hot in Cleveland (TV Land)
The Hour (BBC America)
Necessary Roughness (USA)
Rescue Me (FX) – Prepare yourselves, because Denis Leary and Co. are probably not going to pull any punches in next week’s series finale.
Storage Wars (A&E)
Swamp Brothers (Fall Premiere, History)
Top Chef Just Desserts (Season Premiere, Bravo)

The TV Round-Up

With so many developments in the TV business today, click on the links and catch up on the news in this edition of The TV Round-Up:

Erica Kane Doesn’t Quit: Susan Lucci may follow “All My Children” as it makes its way to the internet.

Cable Premieres: Click on the links to find out the fall/winter premiere dates for USA, TNT, and Syfy.

Picture Preview: Check out the first pictures from “Hawaii Five-0” season 2, which sees McGarrett in the slammer.

“90210” The College Years: Naomi will buy a mansion to start her own sorority, and Cobra Starship will perform.

Bring on the falsies: TLC orders 4 more episodes of “Toddlers & Tiaras” for the fall.


A Trailer A Day: “Fringe”

The 4th season of “Fringe” begins on Friday, September 23 at 9pm. Check out this new trailer that asks the question you’ve wondered all summer, “Where is Peter Bishop?”: