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.

 


The TV Round-Up

Wisteria Lane no more: “Desperate Housewives” will end next May. [TVLine]

Conflicting reports over the end of “Eureka” have some questioning whether the show may live on with a spin-off. [AOL TV]

Charlie Sheen’s character Charlie Harper will be killed off “Two and a Half Men” and we’ve got the pictures to prove it. [The Hollywood Reporter]

“Bones” hires new squintern to replace the one they lost. RIP Vincent Nigel-Murray! [TVGuide]

“Sex and the City” creator Michael Patrick King recently denied prequel movie in the works, which is true. Instead, it seems HBO is developing a TV series instead, although not necessarily for their network. [LA Times]

In some of the day’s least shocking news, TNT has renewed HUGE ratings performer “Rizzoli & Isles” for a third season. [The Futon Critic]


The TV Round-Up

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

After its TV run ends tonight, would you want to see a “Friday Night Lights” movie? [TVLine]

“Transformers” mom Julie White joins USA pilot “Wild Card.” [The Hollywood Reporter]

TNT‘s trailer for the new “Dallas” not enough? Check out some new pictures of the cast. [Inside TV]

In other TNT news, the network has cancelled the critically-acclaimed but little-viewed “Men of a Certain Age.” [TVLine]

Here’s a bit of casting news for The CW‘s “The Vampire Diaries.” [Zap2It]

Syfy picks up UK import “Merlin” for a fourth season. [AOL TV]


The TV Round-Up

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

This season could be the end for the ladies of Wisteria Lane. Will season 8 be the last for ABC‘s “Desperate Housewives?” [TVGuide]

After several guest appearances as the over-the top bigshot lawyer Tommy Jefferson in season 1, Christopher McDonald has been promoted to a series regular role on “Harry’s Law.” [Deadline]

“Fringe” adds a mysterious new character for season 4. Would you expect anything different? [TVLine]

Check out the first trailer for TNT’s reboot of “Dallas,” premiering in summer 2012. It looks fun! [The TV Addict]

ABC Family seems really high on “Melissa & Joey,” renewing it more a second season, only months after bringing their Season 1 order to a whopping 30 episodes. [Inside TV]

Source: Deadline (1)


A Refresher Course on “Rizzoli & Isles”

The time between TV seasons is long and it’s easy to forget things.  I’m here to refresh your memory on TV shows before they premiere so you don’t have to. Next up is the second season of TNT’s “Rizzoli & Isles,” which premieres tomorrow at 10pm.

Angie Harmon and Sasha Alexander return as police officer Jane Rizzoli and medical examiner Maura Isles, respectively.

Throughout the season, we got some insight into these women, especially Jane’s horrific past encounter with Michael Massee‘s uber-creepy serial killer Charles Hoyt. He was fantastic in the role, and I hope we get a few more appearances this season.

The premiere will pick up after the stellar finale, in which the police precinct was invaded by gunmen and Jane was take hostage by a dirty cop.  There  will certainly be some fallout after Jane’s brother Frankie (Jordan Bridges) experienced near death from a gunshot wound in the line of duty and Jane shot herself in order to stop the man holding her at gunpoint.

Watch for the arrival of Jane’s delinquent brother Tommy, played by Colin Egglesfield (The CW‘s Melrose Place, Something Borrowed), freshly released from prison after hitting a priest in a crosswalk while under the influence.

Jacqueline Bisset will also star as Maura’s mother, Constance, hopefully giving more insight into Maura’s past. We already saw Maura discover the true identity of her father, an Irish mob boss, in one of last season’s episodes.

Here’s hoping for more witty banter and more love interests for my favorite Boston crime solvers, as well as more screen time for supporting cast members such as fresh recruit Barry Frost (Lee Thompson Young) and veteran cop Korsak (Bruce McGill).

That wraps up this class period. Check out the next installment of A Refresher Course, coming soon.

Source: TNT


A Refresher Course on “The Closer”

The time between TV seasons is long and it’s easy to forget things.  I’m here to refresh your memory on TV shows before they premiere so you don’t have to. First up, TNT’s “The Closer,” whose final season begins tomorrow at 9pm.

Last season featured several major changes for Kyra Sedgwick‘s Brenda Leigh Johnson, beginning with a new state-of-the-art building.  One season-long arc revolved around the search for a new Chief of Police.

J.K. Simmons‘s Pope threw his hat in the ring, only to be stunned to find out that Brenda was in the running as well. Despite all of the tension these internal politics created, neither of them got the job, which ultimately went to guest star Courtney B. Vance‘s Tommy Delk.

Also, we saw more of Internal Affairs Captain Sharon Rador, played by “Battlestar Galactica”‘s Mary McDonnell, who we will most certainly be seeing more of this season to set up the spinoff “Major Crimes”.

The season finale was pretty much a standard procedural episode, but there were a few interesting developments, namely husband and FBI agent Fritz (played by Jon Tenney) finally giving Brenda more insight into his past as an alcoholic.

The 7th season will deal with the aftermath of one of last season’s episodes in which Brenda left a gang member unprotected, knowing he would be killed, and will feature an arc from “Lost”‘s Mark Pellegrino.

That wraps up this class period. Check out the next installment of A Refresher Course, coming soon.

Sources: TNT, Zap2It (1), The Chicago Sun-Times (1), The Hollywood Reporter (1)