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    Thursday, April 12 2012


    Castle's Ethan and Beckett (Ron Tom/ABC)
    Coming up in Primetime Television.

    Soaps.com has plenty of Primetime scoops for our readers to look forward to during the week of April 16 and beyond. In our latest Primetime Dish Column you'll find episode teasers, casting scoops, series returns, and a few late night appearances by former soap opera actors.

    90210: A repeat of the March 13, 2012 "Blood Is Thicker Than Mud" episode will air at 8:00 PM. If you missed the rockband Train's CW appearance, this is it!

    Breakout Kings: Daytime fans, don't miss Sunday's April 15 episode featuring Jessica Tuck ("Days Of Our Lives," "One Life To Live," "True Blood"). Look for her character's daughter, and her daughter's criminal boyfriend, to be involved in a Romeo and Juliet type affair. The A&E series airs Sundays at 10:00 PM.

    Castle: As reported earlier, Nathan Fillion (Beckett) and Adam Baldwin (Detective Ethan Slaughter) will once again team up on screen in Monday's episode… Beckett and Detective Ethan Slaughter work together. One of them will get more than they bargained for after witnessing someone's methods up close. Tune in to ABC at 10:00 PM. In other news, Judith Scott ("Dexter") will turn up as Captain Montgomery’s wife Evelyn during the May 7 finale.

    Desperate Housewives: Guess who's coming back before the ABC series final episode? Dana Delany ("Body Of Proof") as Katherine Mayfair! The actress was last seen on Wisteria Lane in 2010 and will turn up for the May 13 finale.

    FOX's 'That 70s Show' And 'In Living Color' Reunion: On Sunday April 22 actors from the network's former shows "That 70s Show" and "In Living Color" will reunite to talk about past show memories during FOX's 25th Anniversary special at 8:00 PM. Actors Mila Kunis, Ashton Kutcher, Laura Prepon, Wilmer Valderrama, Keenen Ivory Wayans, Marlon Wayans, Shawn Wayans and many more will be in attendance.

    Game Of Thrones: Fans will be happy to know HBO just renewed the series for a third season! In the Sunday April 22 episode titled "Garden Of Bones" Joffrey punishes Sansa, Tyrion and Bronn try to temper the king’s cruelty, Catelyn implores Stannis and Renly to unite against the Lannisters, Arya and Gendry are taken to Harrenhal, and Davos must revert to his old ways. Tune in to HBO at 9:00 PM.

    Girls: In the Sunday April 22 episode titled "Vagina Panic" Hannah reveals her AIDS phobia after realizing Adam might not be practicing monogamy, Marnie lives in denial of her boredom with long-term boyfriend, Charlie, and Shoshanna confesses a humiliating secret. Tune in to HBO at 10:30 PM.

    Gossip Girl: Elizabeth Hurley guest stars as Diana. CW 8:00 PM Monday Episode Teasers: Blair and Dan host a glamorous British-themed Salon to celebrate their official coming out as a couple. 'Gossip Girl' may have other plans for Lola's audition of a lifetime. Lily and Rufus disagree over Ivy's situation. Serena and Diana face-off over secrets.

    Grimm: Oscar nominee Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio ("Law & Order: Criminal Intent," "Without A Trace") will appear in a guest starring role on the NBC series as the Woman in Black. Though her air date has not been released, the show will air its finale on May 18 and has been renewed for a second season by the network.

    Happily Divorced: Though the TV Land sitcom's finale doesn't air until June 6, look for Rosie O’Donnell ("The Rosie Show") as Katie O’Grady and Dan Aykroyd ("The Defenders") as a possible love interest for Fran to appear in separate episodes sometime toward the end of May.

    Hart Of Dixie: Former "Passions" actor Justin Hartley (ex-Fox) guests stars as Jesse in the episode titled "Bachelorettes & Bullets." 9:00 PM CW Monday Episode Teasers: Zoe is attracted to and accepts Jesse's invitation to lunch. Magnolia has some interesting plans for Lemon's bachelorette party. Wade plans a hunting trip for George's bachelor party.


    Supernatural's Sam and Dean. (CW)
    Hot In Cleveland: "Desperate Housewives" alum James Denton will guest star on the May 16 episode as Joy's love interest. The show airs on TV Land Wednesdays at 10:00 PM. By the way, did you know Betty White (Elka Ostrovsky) is now on Twitter @BettyMWhite?

    House: Karolina Wydra ("Law & Order: Criminal Intent") returns as Dominika. FOX April 16 9:00 PM Monday Episode Teasers: Emily decides to give up hooking in favor of getting hitched, but House tries to get her to keep her day job. Look for him and Dominika to interfere with Emily's new relationship.

    Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: "Dawson's Creek" alum James Van Der Beek will guest star in the episode titled "Father Dearest" on May 9. The series airs Wednesdays at 10:00 PM on NBC.

    Married… With Children: As part of FOX's 25th Anniversary, the network will reair the pilot for the popular 1980s/1990s sitcom on Sunday April 22 at 7:00 PM.

    NCIS: Gaius Charles ("Friday Night Lights," "Salt") will star as Baltimore Detective Jason King in the 8:00 PM Tuesday April 17 CBS episode titled "Rekindled." In fact, Special Agent Anthony DiNozzo rescued Jason as a young boy from a fire.

    Nikita: Watch a preview of the April 20 8:00 PM episode titled "Wrath."



    Raising Hope: The second part of the show's finale will air on FOX on Tuesday April 17 at 9:30 PM. Look for CNN reporter Nancy Grace to guest star. Not to worry, the show will be back, as the network has renewed it for a third season!

    Ringer: The CW series will airs its finale on April 17. 9:00 PM Tuesday Episode Teasers: Bridget needs to tell Andrew the truth before the vow renewal. Agent Machado is forced off the case just as Bodaway Macawi closes in on Bridget.

    Sons Of Anarchy: "NYPD Blue" alum Jimmy Smits has joined the FX series for its upcoming fifth season. Look for him to play Latino gangbanger, Neron "Nero" Padilla, a dangerous adviser for Jax.

    Supernatural: Former All My Children actress Jamie Luner (ex-Liza) guest stars as Annie Hawkins on April 20 at 9:00 PM. Friday Episode Teasers: Annie asks for Sam and Dean's help then disappears. The guys find that Annie's last known whereabouts is haunted by a powerful ghost.

    The Good Wife: Matthew Perry ("Friends") guest stars on the third to the last Sunday April 15 episode of the season titled "Pants On Fire." Alicia counsels a client on a strict plea deal but is distracted by Peter’s newest political rival. Tune in to CBS at 9:00 PM.

    The Secret Circle: The CW series returns Thursday April 19 with an all new episode titled "Crystal." Thursday Episode Teasers: While seeking out the family crystal from Jake's grandfather, Jake, Cassie and Faye are confronted with disturbing theories from sixteen years ago. Grant demands to know what Diana is hiding. Callum ("The Young And The Restless'" Michael Graziadei, Daniel) tries reconnecting with Melissa. Charles and Jane plot revenge against Blackwell.



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    - Amy Mistretta


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