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    Thursday, April 05 2012


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    Coming up in Primetime Television.

    Soaps.com has plenty of Primetime scoops for our readers to look forward to during the week of April 9 and beyond. In our latest Primetime Dish column you'll find episode teasers, casting scoops, repeat details, May Sweeps appearances, and new season renewals.

    30 Rock: Elizabeth Banks ("Hunger Games") returns to the series, which she hasn't appeared in for over a year. The appearance will take place during May Sweeps on NBC Thursdays at 8:30 PM.

    90210: There will be a repeat of the March 6, 2012 "Babies In Toyland" 8:00 PM CW episode.

    Bones: President of Entertainment for the Fox Broadcasting Company, Kevin Reilly, announced that the network would renew its hit show for an eighth season, which will include a 150th milestone episode. Soaps.com sat in during a conference call and when asked how the new baby will change Brennan, Executive Producer Hart Hanson stated, "We’ve always seen Brennan as a character who, because of her upbringing, was kind of afraid of life, did not want to engage with life, or had to be protected by a veneer of rationality and logic and science. The first thing to come and challenge to breech those walls was Booth who made her confront, lead a more dangerous life, at least emotionally in that her happiness is contingent upon another person’s happiness. And now she has a child, and you might be able to avoid a lover as someone whose happiness, your happiness is contingent upon, but definitely not a child."

    Game Of Thrones: To celebrate the show's season two premiere "New York Ink's" Ami James and his gang at the Wooster Street Tattoo Shop gave fifty people free "Game Of Thrones" tattoos this past week. In the Sunday April 8 9:00 PM HBO episode titled "The Night Lands" Tyrion punishs Cersei for alienating the king’s subjects, Arya shares a secret with Gendry, one of Dany's scouts returns with news, Theon Greyjoy reunites with his father Balon, and Davos enlists Salladhor Saan to join forces.

    Girls: The new exclusive HBO series premieres on Sunday April 15 at 10:30 PM. Hannah, an aspiring New York City writer, is blindsided when her parents cut her off financially and seeks comfort in Adam. Hannah’s best friend Marnie hosts a dinner party for their bohemian British friend Jessa, who moves in with her "Sex And The City" obsessed cousin.

    Gossip Girl: Though Executive Producer Josh Safran wouldn't give any details he did promise that the CW show would carry out its storyline this season as to who the real "Gossip Girl" is. 8:00 PM Monday Episode Teasers: One Life To Live's David A. Gregory guest stars. Serena sets out to make Lola the next 'It Girl'. Chuck reaches out to Blair for advice. Diana's return to The Spectator starts a power struggle with Nate.

    Grimm: Roger Bart ("Revenge" "Desperate Housewives") will turn up in a guest starring role on the NBC series. Look for Roger to appear as a Grizzly Adams type character in the Big Foot-centric episode. The show airs Fridays at 9:00 PM.

    Hart Of Dixie: Gary Cole, (Royce, Scruples), guest stars as Zoe's father, renowned surgeon Ethan Hart. 9:00 PM CW Monday Episode Teasers: Zoe has conflicted feelings about seeing her father. Lemon feels she must befriend Zoe in order to keep her affair with Lavon from George. As a way to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Rammer Jammer, the owner hosts a cocktail contest between Wade and Shelley.

    Justified: During the FX Tuesday April 10 finale Natalie Zea ("Passions," ex-Gwen Hotchkiss Winthrop) resurfaces as Winona, Raylan Givens' baby mama. Though the actress' duties were supposed to be up, contractually, in season two, she couldn't reveal where her character's baby-bump will lead the non-couple once the dust settles.


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    Mad Men: Madchen Amick ("Gossip Girl," "Damages," "Ringer") returns to Primetime to guest star in next Sunday's AMC episode at 10:00 PM.

    Nikita: Cameron Daddo ("Rizzoli & Isles," "24") has been cast to play US President Charles Grayson and will debut in Episode 22 titled "Crossbow." The show airs on the CW Fridays at 8:00 PM.

    Revenge: All new episodes will return to ABC on Wednesday April 18 at 10:00 PM.

    Ringer: Andrea Roth ("Rescue Me," "Blue Bloods") returns to guest star as Catherine in the episode titled "It's Called Improvising, Bitch!" 9:00 PM CW Tuesday Episode Teasers: Catherine’s plan involving Bridget unravels. Agent Machado discovers who wanted to kill Siobhan and rushes to cut off the killer. Siobhan’s plan to help Henry backfires when someone suddenly dies.

    Supernatural: The CW will air a repeat of the show's October 28, 2011 episode titled "Slash Fiction" at 9:00 PM.

    The Good Wife: There are only three episodes left this season, starting on April 15 with the finale on April 29. The show airs at 9:00 PM Sundays on CBS.

    The Late Show: Hey David Letterman fans, CBS has just extended the popular late night talk show through 2014. David, who debuted his show in 1982, now has the longest running late night talk show in history, beating out Johnny Carson's thirty year record.

    The Newsroom: HBO's new series, which includes ten-episodes, will debut on Sunday June 24 at 10:00 PM. The series focuses on a cable news anchor (Jeff Daniels), his new executive producer (Emily Mortimer), his newsroom staff (John Gallagher, Jr., Alison Pill, Thomas Sadoski, Dev Patel, Olivia Munn) and their boss (Sam Waterston).

    The Secret Circle: On April 12 the CW will air a repeat of the show's February 16 episode "Return" at 9:00 PM.

    The Vampire Diaries: A repeat of the February 16 episode "All My Children" will air on April 12 at 8:00 PM on the CW.

    TONY Awards: "How I Met Your Mother" star Neil Patrick Harris will return to host the 66th Annual Tony Awards. Tune in to CBS on Sunday June 10 from 8:00 PM to 11:00 PM. Neil stated, "I’m thrilled to be a part of this year’s TONY Awards. Not only will I be shining a spotlight on the best that Broadway has to offer, but hopefully I’ll score some free house seats to a show – or five!"

    True Blood: Here's a new spoiler video of what's coming up for the twelve-episodes of season five, which resumes on Sunday June 10 at 9:00 PM on HBO.



    Undercover Bridesmaid: "Days Of Our Lives" alum Kenneth Johnson will star in the Hallmark movie on Sunday April 15 at 8:00 PM.

    Unforgettable: Elias Koteas ("Combat Hospital") has been cast in a guest starring role as Sam Rhodes, an ex-cop, for the CBS series finale on Tuesday May 8. Carrie (Poppy Montgomery) believes Elias' character killed her sister years ago.



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