Primetime television is not to be missed during the week of April 1. This week's Primetime Dish column highlights episode teasers, casting scoops, renewals, season premieres, where fans can catch a former soap opera actress in a guest starring role and a "PLL" spin-off…
Seth Gabel returns to guest star as The Count in the CW's April 3 8:00 PM episode titled "Unfinished Business." Wednesday Episode Teasers: Oliver and Tommy learn a young woman who died a violent death was on the drug Vertigo. The Count escapes and Starling City is flooded with more Vertigo-related violence. Tommy tries to clear his name and heads down an unexpected path, and Oliver recalls lessons he learned from Slade and Shado. In other news… Manu Bennett will now appear as a series regular as Slade Wilson.
Renewed! ABC Family has green-lighted its hit comedy to return for season three. Tune in Wednesday May 29 at 8:30 PM.
Beauty And The Beast:
On Tuesday April 2 at 9:00 PM the CW will air a repeat of its March 29 episode titled "Partners In Crime."
CBS series renewals:
The network has renewed the following series: "2 Broke Girls," "Blue Bloods," "Elementary," "Hawaii Five-0," "The Mentalist," "Mike & Molly," "NCIS: LA," "Person Of Interest," and "The Good Wife."
Renewed! TBS has renewed its popular comedy for season five, which will consist of thirteen more episodes and will air in 2014. In Tuesday's April 2 10:00 PM episode titled "The Criminal Kind" through voiceovers the Cul-De-Sac Crew offers insight into their innermost thoughts. Some harsh reviews crush Grayson's spirits, and Jules' attempts to prove she's not a goody-two-shoes lands her in grocery store jail.
On Friday April 5 at 9:00 PM the CW will air a repeat of its February episode titled "Suffer The Children."
Two people bond in the Monday April 1 episode titled "Let Me In." Then tune in Monday April 8 for two back-to-back episodes beginning at 8:00 PM! Soaps.com posts recaps after each episode airs. Until then read our Dallas Spoilers for more scoops.
Bethany Joy Lenz ("One Tree Hill," Guiding Light's" ex-Michelle Bauer) has landed a recurring role on the Showtime series as Cassie, who moves next door to Dexter. The series returns on Sunday June 30 at 9:00 PM. Look for Lenz to first appear in the fourth episode.
Games Of Thrones:
In HBO's Sunday April 7 9:00 PM episode titled "Dark Wings, Dark Words" Sansa reveals too much. Shae approaches Tyrion for a favor. Jaime manages to pass some time, and Arya runs into the Brotherhood Without Banners.
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 Spoilers to find out what popular dance will be featured next.
View our Grey's Anatomy Spoilers to see who comes to visit the hospital in the ABC series Thursday April 4 9:00 PM episode titled "She's Killing Me." Remember, Soaps.com posts recaps after the show airs.
Hart Of Dixie:
On Monday April 1 at 9:00 PM the CW will air a repeat of its February 26 episode titled "Where I Lead Me." Then on Tuesday April 2 at 8:00 PM look for a repeat of its January 22 episode titled "Islands In The Stream."
Fans of "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" are in for a big treat when Mary Tyler Moore ("That '70s Show"), Valerie Harper ("Drop Dead Diva") and Cloris Leachman ("Raising Hope") appear as guest stars in an upcoming episode of the TV Land series. They will tape the episode that will reunite them with their former co-stars Betty White and Georgia Engel on April 5. We will keep readers updated on when the reunion episode will air. This will be the first time since 1977 that the five gals have gotten together onscreen.
FX has renewed its series for a fifth season. Tune in Tuesdays at 10:00 PM.
Division is rocked in the CW's April 5 8:00 PM episode titled "Tipping Point." Friday Episode Teasers: Michael might be able to get back to his old self, but it comes at a steep price, and Alex and Sean investigate who, inside Division, is involved in a mutiny that ends in carnage. Jessica Camacho ("Last Resort") will star in this episode as a Division agent named Rachel.
Pretty Little Liars:
Read Soaps.com's Pretty Little Liars Recaps to catch up on last season before season four returns on Tuesday June 11 at 8:00 PM. Fans can also look forward to the third annual Halloween special in October.
The "Pretty Little Liars" spin-off has been put straight to series by ABC Family. The series will take place in Ravenswood, which is close to "PLL's" Rosewood, Pennsylvania. Fans can expect its premiere in October. Find out more about the new series in the videos below.
View our Revenge Spoilers for some upcoming repeat alerts and new teasers and read our Revenge Recaps, which are posted each Sunday after the show.
Rizzoli & Isles:
The series returns with season four on Tuesday June 18 at 9:00 PM. Watch the TNT promo video for what's ahead, as well as for other returning TNT shows.
In the CW's Wednesday April 3 9:00 PM episode titled "Taxi Driver" Kevin is terrified after hearing Crowley's voice in his head and calls Sam and Dean. A reaper named Ajay helps deal with the second trial from the Tablet, and Dean needs to find Benny and ask for a big favor.
The Carrie Diaries:
It's all about losing control in the April 1 CW 8:00 PM episode titled "A First Time For Everything." Monday Episode Teasers: Carrie tries to fix things with Sebastian by taking him to a Madonna "The Virgin Tour" concert. Mouse can't seem to deny the romantic sparks flying between her and West. Dorrit turns to Donna LaDonna for advice, and Tom spends the night somewhere new.
The Client List:
In Lifetime's Sunday March 31 10:00 PM episode titled "My Main Trial Is Yet To Come" Selena doesn't trust The Rub's newest hire, who used to work at a strip club. Derek's secret could jeopardize the spa, and a pro football player makes a special request of Riley.
The Good Wife:
The CBS series will air its season finale on Sunday April 28 at 9:00 PM.
The Secret Life Of The American Teenager:
In ABC Family's Monday April 1 8:00 PM episode titled "Untying The Knot" Anne inadvertently reveals the truth about Amy and Ricky's non-marriage. Jack refuses help. Nora pushes George to work things out with Anne, and Kathy and Chloe's new friendship displeases Ethan.
The Vampire Diaries:
On Thursday April 4 at 8:00 PM the CW will air a repeat of its January 31 episode titled A View To A Kill. Read our Vampire Diaries Spoilers for more episode alerts.
Karolina Wydra ("House M.D.") will appear as a vampire named Violet when the series returns to HBO on Sunday June 9. Luke Grimes ("Brothers & Sisters") will also appear in a recurring role as a vampire named James.
Two And A Half Men:
"General Hospital" alum Julie Marie Berman will appear on Two And A Half Men in a guest starring role. The CBS series airs Thursdays at 8:30 PM.
The HBO series returns with season two on Sunday April 14 at 10:00 PM.
Find out what has Bianca in a panic on EastEnders.
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- Amy Mistretta