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Thursday, July 26 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 30 and beyond. In our latest Primetime Dish you'll find episode teasers, casting scoops, encore episode alerts, which three actors have been dropped from a popular CBS series, and which ones are fighting for a salary increase…

90210: On Monday July 30 at 8:00 PM the CW will air a repeat of its November 8, 2011 episode titled "Vegas, Maybe?"

Breaking Bad: In Sunday's July 29 10:00 PM AMC episode titled "Hazard Pay" Jessica and Walt come up with a new business plan, and Marie hears someone's secret.

Castle: Jack Coleman ("The Office," "The Vampire Diaries"), pictured to the right, has joined the ABC series for its fifth season. His role as a U.S. senator will cause issues for Beckett (Stana Katic). Tune in Saturdays at 10:00 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.

Dexter: Santiago Cabrera ("Merlin") has landed a multi-episode arc on the Showtime series as author Ethan Price. Look for season seven to return on Sunday September 30 at 9:00 PM. Until then, watch the first two minutes of the premiere right here on Soaps.com.



Falling Skies: In the TNT Sunday August 5 9:00 PM episode titled "Death March" some are still grieving the 2nd Mass' recent losses. More of Tector's background is revealed, and Matt and a harnessed girl begin to bond.

Franklin & Bash: On Tuesday July 31 at 10:00 PM in the TNT episode titled "Waiting On A Friend" Peter and Jared are forced to clear their names, which promotes an internal, misconduct investigation at Infeld-Daniels. During it all, Jared meets an unexpected love interest.

Hart Of Dixie: Look for a repeat of the CW series' October 24, 2011 episode titled "Faith & Infidelity" on Tuesday July 31 at 8:00 PM. In casting news, Golden Brooks ("Girlfriends") has landed a recurring role in season two as Ruby. The CW series returns on Tuesday October 2 at 8:00 PM.

Law & Order: SVU: She left CBS' "Criminal Minds" (ex-Emily Prentiss) behind after six years, and now Paget Brewster ("Dan Vs.") has jumped networks and landed a role on the NBC crime series. Tune in Wednesday September 26 at 9:00 PM where she'll play the head of the District Attorney’s Office’s Public Integrity Unit in the two-hour season premiere.

Leverage: Don't miss Sunday's August 5 8:00 PM TNT episode titled "The First Contact Job." A wealthy scientist, who stole his former research partner's discovery, is taken down by the Leverage team, and they must convince the scientist that he's made first contact with aliens.

Lost Girls: Linda Hamilton ("Chuck," "The Terminator") has been cast in the Syfy series as Acacia. Keep an eye out for her guest spot in season three's episode ten. The series airs Mondays at 10:00 PM.

Made In Jersey: CBS' new crime series, which premieres on Friday September 28 at 9:00 PM, has cast Megalyn Echikunwoke ("House Of Lies," "90210") as Riley - a series regular!

Modern Family: Contract talks among 20th Century Fox TV and some of the show's actors aren't going well at all. Remember what the actors from "Friends" did before that series' season three? Well, word has it Sofia Vergara (Gloria), Julie Bowen (Claire), Ty Burrell (Phil), Jesse Tyler Ferguson (Mitchell) and Eric Stonestreet (Cameron) supposedly have pulled together in order to get the salary increase they want. This turn of events will most likely affect the production schedule for the upcoming season.

Necessary Roughness: Will Chase ("Smash") has been cast to appear as a rock God during the second half of season two. The NBC series airs Wednesdays at 10:00 PM.

New Girl: If you missed the first season FOX is giving viewers the chance to catch up on all twenty-four episodes. Go to Add The Jar starting on Monday July 30 for details! Stay tuned for season two's premiere on Tuesday September 25 at 8:00 PM.

Nikita: Double repeat alert! Friday August 3 at 8:00 PM the CW will air a repeat of its January 13, 2012 episode titled "Sanctuary." Then at 9:00 PM look for the February 3, 2012 "Clean Swipe" episode.

Perception: On Monday July 30 in the TNT 10:00 PM episode titled "Cipher" Pierce works to crack a coded newspaper message, possibly left by someone connected to a murder, and another victim's life is in danger.

Pretty Little Liars: Don't miss ABC Family's Tuesday July 31 8:00 PM episode titled "Stolen Kisses." Emily tries to reconcile with Paige while seeking answers about the night she was drugged. Aria gains insight into Erza's past after meeting his mother. Caleb is asked to hack into a website, and Mona receives help from Hannah. If you ever miss an episode feel free to read Soap Opera Fan's Pretty Little Liars Recaps. In casting news, "American Idol's" Adam Lambert is taping scenes this week and will appear in an October episode. He'll have scenes with Lucy Hale (Aria Montgomery) - and will perform two of his songs!


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Revenge: Jennifer Jason Leigh ("Weeds," "Fast Times At Ridgemont High") will be turning up in a recurring role in ABC's season two as Emily VanCamp's estranged mother.

Rizzoli & Isles: Tuesday night's July 31 9:00 PM TNT episode titled "Hometown Glory" will be filled with more murder and drama. After returning to his roots, a boy band star ends up murdered. Jane and Frankie, who knew the victim, try to solve the case. Jane and Maura wonder if it's time to tell Angela the truth about Lydia's pregnancy, and Angela prepares to throw Lydia a baby shower.

Scooby-Doo: Mystery Incorporated: Still a kid at heart or have one who loves the classic cartoon series? Though it's not a Primetime show, we couldn't resist passing along this news… Season two of Cartoon Network's series will return on Monday July 31. At 2:00 PM, Monday through Friday, the cartoon will air new episode for three weeks.

Supernatural: Ty Olsson ("The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn") has landed a recurring role in the CW series' eighth season as Benny, a vampire who helps Dean. Look for Olsson to first appear on Wednesday October 3. Until then, on Wednesday August 1 at 8:00 PM the CW will air a repeat of its January 30, 2012 episode titled "Time After Time." At 9:00 PM look for its February 3, 2012 episode titled "The Slice Girls."

The Closer: In the Monday July 30 TNT 9:00 PM episode titled "Last Rites" the squad is on a collision course with the Catholic Church, which drives a wedge between Brenda and Chief Pope, due to the murder of a priest. Brenda's father continues his cancer treatments while her parents are in town.

The L.A. Complex: On Tuesday July 31 at 9:00 PM in the CW episode "Choose Your Battles" Kaldrick goes back to work to record a new track for his album. Using his influence, Connor gets Raquel a part on his TV show. Nick and Abby’s already rocky relationship is put to the test, and Beth gets Simon more auditions and breaks a few rules along the way. If you miss this episode, it will repeat at 9:00 PM on Thursday August 2.

The Newsroom: Late night teasers! In Sunday's July 29 10:00 PM HBO episode titled "Bullies" continued insomnia leads Will to keep a long-standing therapy appointment. Sloan’s harsh questioning of a Tokyo power-company spokesperson ends up putting her own career at risk, and Will recognizes the causes and effects of being a bully.

The Vampire Diaries: On Thursday August 2 at 8:00 PM the CW will air a repeat of its March 15, 2012 episode titled "1912."

True Blood: In the Sunday July 29 HBO 9:00 PM episode titled "Somebody That I Used To Know" the Chancellors revel over recent events. Eric receives a message from Godric. A distant memory disturbs Bill. With the help of Claude and his sisters, Jason and Sookie experience shocking results when visiting the site of their parents' deaths. Luna tries walking in Sam's shoes. Hoyt receives a present from his new pals. Lafayette plans to purge a curse, and J.D. heightens the stakes for his fight with Alcide.

Unforgettable: Fans of the CBS series won't be seeing three actors as regulars come season two… Michael Gaston (Mike Costello), Kevin Rankin (Roe Saunders) and Daya Vaidya (Nina Inara) have been dropped from the line-up. The show airs Tuesdays at 10:00 PM.



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