There's a lot set to happen in Primetime television during the week of March 25. This week's Primetime Dish column highlights episode teasers, casting, a "Dallas" star returns, an actress lands a new role after walking away from another, a HBO season premiere, and some insight from Julia Stiles about her web series, as well as a few scoops for the weeks to come…
Mandy Moore ("TRON: Uprising") may have just walked away from her ABC "Pulling" role, but the actress/singer has already landed another gig. Moore will play ADA Shannon in the pilot that follows what happens when a lawyer (Moore) and an ex-con team up to fight for the underdog and right some wrongs along the way. Ben McKenzie ("Southland," "The O.C.") will star opposite Moore as the ex-con.
American Horror Story:
Each season the FX series is given a sub-title. Season one brought viewers "Murder House," season two "Asylum," and now season three will have fans watching as "Coven" plays out. The series will return in the fall 2013 line-up.
In the CW's Wednesday March 27 8:00 PM episode titled "Salvation" an angry resident of The Glades sets out on a kidnapping and killing spree and broadcasts the murders online. Oliver vows to stop 'The Savior' and finds out that Roy has been kidnapped. Laurel is stunned that her father starts to believe that Sara is still alive, and Malcolm orders Moira to find the person who wanted to kill him.
Hear what the cast had to say about their characters at Paleyfest 2013.
Beauty And The Beast:
On Tuesday March 26 at 9:00 PM the CW will air a repeat of its March 21 episode titled "Insatiable." Then in a new episode on Thursday March 29 at 9:00 PM titled "Partners In Crime" Cat has to reveal secrets she's kept to salvage her friendship with Tess and to protect Vincent. Gabe is suspicious, and Evan changes his opinion of Cat, which makes him more determined to track down the beast.
Interview! Soaps.com sat in on a conference call with Julia Stiles, who plays Blue on the web series. When asked about the filming differences between the web series and film/television series Stiles shared, "Well, I think that the way that viewers watch them is different but day to day I felt like I was on a set of a TV show. The turnaround is faster so whereas in movies and with television shows the amount of time it takes to get something developed and financed and the setup and shot and out in theatres or on TV is so long. I mean it can be years, and the exciting thing about what we’re doing with WIGS is that we can accomplish so much more so quickly… we shot Blue in November and December and it’s already being aired." Watch Julia Stiles in Blue on WIGS, the #1 channel for scripted drama on YouTube.
In TBS' Tuesday March 26 10:00 PM episode titled "This Old Town" an elderly couple buys Grayson's old house under the impression that Jules will spend time with them. While hanging out with the couple, Ellie, Jules and Grayson discover the perks to being old. Bobby renames his boat when another one of his get-rich-quick schemes don't pan out, and Travis wants to win a high-stakes penny can game and searches for the perfect partner to make it happen.
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation:
Renewed! The hit CBS series has been picked up for the 2013 - 2014 season. Look for Ted Danson, Elisabeth Shue, George Eads, Jorja Fox, Eric Szmanda, Paul Guilfoyle, Robert David Hall, Wallace Langham, Elisabeth Harnois, David Berman, and Jon Wellner to all return next season. "'CSI' is synonymous with CBS, and we are so proud of the series’ creative and commercial legacy and its continued success on our Network," said Nina Tassler, President, CBS Entertainment. "The writers and producers have done an amazing job evolving 'CSI', reinventing the show around an incredible leading man in Ted Danson, the acclaimed Elisabeth Shue and our beloved and talented core of original cast members." The series airs Wednesdays at 10:00 PM.
On Friday March 29 at 9:00 PM the CW will air a repeat of its February episode titled "The Good Fight."
Audrey Landers ("Burn Notice") returns as Afton Cooper in the Monday March 25 episode titled "Guilt & Innocence." Soaps.com posts recaps after each episode airs. Until then read our Dallas Spoilers for more scoops.
After just two seasons HBO has canceled its series, which has produced low ratings.
Game Of Thrones:
In HBO's season three premiere, "Valar Dohaeris," on Sunday March 31 at 9:00 PM The Night’s Watch survivors retreat south while Jon is brought before the King Beyond the Wall. Tyrion requests his reward. Sansa is offered a way out by Littlefinger. Cersei hosts a royal family dinner, and Daenerys sets sail into Slaver’s Bay. Watch the latest season three spoiler video for what else is yet to come.
As a reminder, Soaps.com covers the goings on at McKinley High. Tune in each Thursday and read our Glee Weekly Recaps, which are posted after the show airs. Visit our Glee News Room to find out what has the New Directions crew embarrassed in the Thursday March 21 episode titled "Guilty Pleasures."
View the Grey's Anatomy Spoiler Video: Idle Hands to see how Derek deals with Meredith's pregnancy in the ABC series on Thursday March 21 at 9:00 PM. Remember, Soaps.com posts Grey's Anatomy Recaps after the show airs.
Hart Of Dixie:
On Monday March 25 at 9:00 PM the CW will air a repeat of its February 19 episode titled "The Gambler."
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Easter special! On Tuesday March 26 at 8:00 PM the CW will air the 1971 animated classic about Peter, who has dreams of becoming the Chief Easter Bunny. Voices featured include Casey Kasem ("Casey's Top 40") and the late Vincent Price ("The 13 Ghosts Of Scooby-Doo") and Danny Kaye ("The Twilight Zone").
We are saddened to report that Showtime series Executive Producer Henry Bromell has passed away. The veteran producer/writer suffered a heart attack on Monday March 18 at the age of 66. Throughout the years Bromell has worked on such series as "Rubicon," "Empire State," and "Chicago Hope." Soaps.com sends his family and friends our deepest condolences.
Hot In Cleveland:
Renewed! TV Land has renewed its popular series. Look for season five to consist of twenty-four new episodes, which will begin shooting in the fall. Until then, the series returns on Wednesday June 19 at 10:00 PM with a special live episode.
Nadine Velazquez ("My Name Is Earl") has been cast as a series regular to play Deputy D.A. Emma Rios in the TNT series. Look for her character to be assigned to the Phillip Stroh case, which causes a stir in the department. The show returns this summer.
A few head to Paris in the CW's March 29 8:00 PM episode titled "Inevitability." Friday Episode Teasers: Alex refuses to participate when Nikita decides Division should eliminate the President of Chad. Birkoff is recruited to dig up secrets on Danforth to use as leverage, and a huge secret is revealed that could literally blow up Division. Watch the promo below for more.
Pretty Little Liars:
Read Soaps.com's PLL Season Finale Recap: A dAngerous gAme to find out who was wearing the red coat. Season four returns on Tuesday June 11 at 8:00 PM.
View our Revenge News Room for spoiler videos and a look into what Emily is willing to do to reclaim part of her past in ABC's Sunday March 24 9:00 PM episode titled "Victory."
In TNT's Wednesday March 27 10:00 PM episode titled "Heroes" John tries to save Hicks and is confronted with demons from his past. A lie Sammy told weighs heavily on his conscious. Lydia and Ruben come across a John Doe, and Ben and Elena's relationship gets serious.
In the CW's Wednesday March 27 9:00 PM episode titled "Freaks And Geeks" Sam and Dean learn Krissy Chambers is involved in some recent vampire kills. A man named Victor takes in a group of orphan kids, including Krissy, and teaches them how to hunt as a way to avenge their parents' murders. While Sam is intrigued by Victor’s methods, Dean is suspicious of his motives.
The Carrie Diaries:
It's all about bending the rules in the CW's March 25 8:00 PM episode titled "Identity Crisis." Monday Episode Teasers: Carrie takes on a new identity as Larissa but gets more than she bargained for. Walt has to face feelings he is desperately trying to hide. Sebastian and Maggie keep a secret from Carrie. Mouse looks to Donna LaDonna's playbook when dealing with her own issues, and Tom becomes surprisingly tense after a run-in with another meditation class member. Watch a preview below.
The Client List:
In Lifetime's Sunday March 24 10:00 PM episode titled "Cowboy Up" Linette moves in with Riley after getting into a car accident. Evan wants to help Riley financially and takes on a dangerous job to do so, and Riley hires a masseur and makes the spa a co-ed establishment.
The Secret Life Of The American Teenager:
In ABC Family's Monday March 25 8:00 PM episode titled "It's A Miracle" Ben has an epiphany that Amy may not have been his first love. Omar proposes to Adrian after leaving his student teaching job. Ethan begs Kathy's parents to let her return home. Ricky and Amy confide in Dr. Fields about their marriage. Jack asks Grace for help, and George discusses Robie's paternity with David.
The Vampire Diaries:
On Thursday March 28 at 8:00 PM the CW will air an episode titled "American Gothic." Read Soaps.com's Vampire Diaries Spoilers to find out what keeps Klaus busy. We will post the Thursday recap after the show airs.
Read about Sienna and Dodger's disturbing childhood on Hollyoaks and who they aren't sure they can trust.
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- Amy Mistretta