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    Thursday, July 12 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 July 16 and beyond. In our latest Primetime Dish you'll find episode teasers, casting scoops, encore episode alerts, how one actress said goodbye to a longtime role, and special condolences to an actor who's been in the entertainment industry since 1951…

    We wanted to take a moment to send our condolences to the family and friends of Academy Award winner Ernest Borgnine, who died July 8 as a result of kidney failure. He was 95 years old. Having started his acting career in 1951, Borgnine had roles on such series as "Wagon Train," "McHale's Navy," "Airwolf," "The Single Guy," "All Dogs Go To Heaven," and was heard as the voice of Mermaidman on "SpongeBob SquarePants" from 1999 through 2011.

    90210: Justin Deeley (Austin) will be written out of the storyline during the CW season premiere on Monday October 8 at 8:00 PM. Though his character will be gone for the remainder of the season, the door will remain open for a possible reappearance in the future.

    Boardwalk Empire: The HBO series returns for a twelve episode third season on Sunday September 16 at 9:00 PM.

    Dallas: Did you miss last night's new episode? Read Soaps.com's Dallas Weekly Recaps. While you're looking around our "Dallas" section be sure to vote in the weekly poll too.

    Eastbound & Down: A renewal was looking pretty iffy for a while there, but HBO has now green-lighted its series for season four!

    Gossip Girl: Barry Watson ("7th Heaven") will appear in season six as Steven Spence, a love interest for Serena. In other news, Andrea Gabriel ("The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn: Part 2") will play a businesswoman from Dubai named Amira.

    Hart Of Dixie: On Tuesday July 17 at 8:00 PM the CW will air a repeat of its October 10, 2011 episode titled "Gumbo & Glory."

    Haven: Tune in to Syfy on Friday September 21 for season three's premiere at 10:00 PM.

    Hawaii Five-0: Christine Lahti ("Law & Order: Special Victims Unit") has been cast in the role of Doris McGarrett, Steve's believed to be dead mother. Look for Lahti in season three's premiere. Until then, the CBS series airs Mondays at 10:00 PM.

    Hemlock Grove: Lili Taylor ("The Good Wife," "Six Feet Under") has been cast as a Gypsy mother in Netflix's new musder mystery series.

    Lost: Starting on Monday July 16 G4 will present viewers with four episode installments at 8:00 PM. Tune in the following Mondays for four more until the series reairs in its entirety.

    Nikita: On Friday July 20 at 8:00 PM the CW will air a repeat of its November 11, 2011 episode titled "London Calling."

    Pretty Little Liars: In the Tuesday 8:00 PM July 17 episode titled "The Remains Of The 'A'" Hannah tries to find out who's helping Garrett. Spencer needs Jason's help. A flashback points Emily to another suspect, and Aria wonders where Ezra is getting all his money.


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    Smash: Leslie Odom Jr. has been moved to a series regular as Sam on the NBC musical series. In other news, Krysta Rodriguez ("Gossip Girl") has been cast as a series regular to play Ana.

    Sullivan & Son: In the TBS 10:00 PM Thursday July 19 pilot titled "Last, Best & Final" Steve Sullivan returns to Pittsburgh for his father's birthday and finds out he's selling the family bar Sullivan & Son. Steve considers leaving his corporate life in New York to buy the bar. In the 10:30 PM episode titled "The Bribe" now the owner of the bar, Steve needs to set boundaries with his parents. The bar is shut down when the health inspector shows up, leaving everyone lost without the bar in business for the very first time.

    Supernatural: On Friday July 20 at 9:00 PM the CW will air a repeat of its November 18, 2011 episode titled "How To Win Friends And Influence Monsters."

    The Closer: In the behind the scenes video below Kyra Sedgwick says an emotional goodbye to her character, Brenda Leigh Johnson, who she's played for six years, as well as the cast, crew and fans of the TNT series. Tune in on Monday August 13 at 9:00 PM for the series finale.



    The Glades: Debby Ryan ("Jessie") will appear as a luxury medical spa employee in the A&E series' July 22 episode.

    The Good Wife: Kristin Chenoweth was rushed to Bellevue Hospital via ambulance after a section of scaffolding fell on her head while on the set. Though she's believed to have suffered only minor injuries, Chenoweth has asked the hospital not to release any information on her condition. The actress is set to play a political reporter in the upcoming season.

    The L.A. Complex: The CW will air its season premiere titled "Vacancy" on July 17 at 9:00 PM. Tuesday Episode Teasers: Due to the beating he gave Tariq, Kaldrick wants to make things right but finds that Tariq has gone into hiding. While drowning his sorrows, Connor turns to Raquel for comfort. Raquel faces life-changing news. Abby and Nick take their relationship to the next level. If you miss this episode, it will repeat on Thursday July 19 at 9:00 PM.

    The News Room: In the Sunday July 15 HBO 10:00 PM episode Will finds himself in the tabloid spotlight. Wade delivers information to Will in regards to the government’s flagging ability to fight financial crime. At Don's persistence, Maggie fixes Jim up with her roommate. Sloan doesn't have much luck as a matchmaker. Neil's pitch on Bigfoot being real doesn't go well, and Will goes against Reese and refuses to make a call on a breaking story.

    The Office: Clark Duke ("Robot Chicken," "Greek") fans are in for a treat! If all goes well, Duke will be one of the series regulars during the NBC show's ninth season. Stay tuned!

    The Vampire Diaries: On Thursday July 19 at 8:00 PM the CW will air a repeat of its January 5, 2012 episode titled "The New Deal."

    Treme: On Sunday September 23 at 10:00 PM HBO will premiere the series' third season, containing ten episodes.

    True Blood: In HBO's Sunday July 15 9:00 PM episode Sookie is left with an eerie sense of foreboding following the aftermath at the asylum. Pam praises Tara for her tenacity after breaking up a vamp-girl fight. Lafayette pays Ruby Jean a visit, who also receives a troubling message from Jesus. Terry blames his curse for his issues with Arlene. J.D. is challenged by Alcide. Roman works on his plan to take out Russell, and Sam offers to help Andy investigate.



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    - Amy Mistretta


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