Soaps.com has a shocking FX firing for the week of June 24, as well as casting, teasers, an ABC Family series makes history, a new jewelry line, an AMC series gets a debit card, a "True Blood" actress takes on Starbucks and more in our latest Primetime Dish column…
24: Live Another Day:
Jon Cassar, a former director for the original "24" series, will return to executively produce and direct for the upcoming May 2014 FOX twelve episode series.
Selma Blair will not be returning as Dr. Kate Wales on the FX series. It's being reported that after various comments about Charlie Sheen's actions on set, in which the actress vented her frustration, Sheen allegedly fired her via a profanity-filled text message.
On Wednesday June 26 at 8:00 PM the CW will air a repeat of its November 14, 2012 episode titled "Legacies."
Beauty And The Beast:
On Thursday June 27 at 9:00 PM the CW will air a repeat of its April 18, 2012 episode titled "Heart Of Darkness."
Garret Dillahunt ("Raising Hope"), who appeared as Simon Escher in 2010, will return to the USA Network series this summer.
The NBC "Chicago Fire" spin-off has made some casting changes. Though Melissa Sagemiller ("Law & Order: Special Victims Unit") was set to play Detective Julia Willhite she's since left the series, which is set to air during the mid-season lineup.
Two new episodes! On June 28 at 8:00 PM the CW will air a new episode titled "The Devil You Know." Friday Episode Teasers: Jeff and Skye work to uncover evidence against Sakelik as a means to gain information on Nate. Roger is invited to a weekend getaway at Stuart's Santa Barbara estate. Skye and her mother discuss the past, and Kelly works with Billy to get her sister back. Then at 9:00 PM in the episode titled "Off To See The Wizard" Jeff and Skye get details surrounding the True Believers and plan to infiltrate a meeting, and Kelly realizes that Billy's followers kidnapped Andy.
On Saturday June 15 actors and guests of the Showtime series gathered at Milk Studios in Los Angeles, California for an exclusive premiere screening to celebrate eight groundbreaking seasons of television's favorite serial killer. Neat additions to the party were installations of killer props from the set, an Arcade claw machine filled with Dexter swag and a Kill Table photo booth. Guests enjoyed a Miami-themed menu, custom-made Magnolia Bakery cupcakes and Coolhaus' gourmet ice cream sandwiches. Each guest took home a season seven Blu-ray and a blood slide key chain. Don't forget to tune in for the premiere on Sunday June 30 at 9:00 PM.
Though there is no word that the popular series will return through a reboot that doesn't mean that fans can't still dress like some of their favorite characters from the show. On Friday June 14 JTV launched The Dynasty Jewelry Collection. While browsing fans will find replicas of pieces worn on the show.
Girl Meets World:
The Disney Channel has ordered its new project straight to series with a plan for a 2014 premiere. Those involved with the project will be taping scenes in Los Angeles this summer.
Tessa Ferrer (Dr. Leah Murphy), Gaius Charles (Dr. Shane Ross), Camilla Luddington (Dr. Jo Wilson) and Jerrika Hinton (Dr. Stephanie Edwards) have all been promoted to series regulars for season ten. Read Soaps.com's Grey's Anatomy Recaps to get caught up before the new season returns.
Hart Of Dixie:
On Tuesday June 25 at 8:00 PM the CW will air a repeat of its December 4, 2012 episode titled "Sparks Fly."
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Greg Finley ("The Secret Life Of The American Teenager") will appear in a guest starring role as a high school baseball coach during episode eight of the USA Network's third season. Tune in Wednesdays at 10:00 PM.
Eve Best, who has played Dr. Eleanor O'Hara since 2009, has decided to leave the Showtime series and will not be seen at all during the upcoming season six. It's being reported that the actress plans to move back to London and concentrate on theatre work.
Pretty Little Liars:
On June 11, of season four's premiere, the ABC Family series was deemed the number 1 most tweeted season premiere of all-time! In connected with and during the episode nearly 1.3 million tweets were made among 482,000 unique contributors. Read our Pretty Little Liars Spoilers to find out who 'A' targets next.
Scott Foley, who's recurred as Jake Ballard, will appear as a series regular for the upcoming season three of the ABC series
On Wednesday June 26 at 9:00 PM the CW will air a repeat of its April 3, 2013 episode titled "Taxi Driver."
Teen Choice Awards:
The annual awards show will air live on FOX on Sunday August 11 at 8:00 PM. Paramore, the band that's had songs included on "The Twilight Saga" soundtrack, will perform their new single, "Still Into You," off their self-titled album.
The Carrie Diaries:
On Monday June 24 at 9:00 PM the CW will air a repeat of its February 4, 2013 episode titled "Fright Night."
The Vampire Diaries:
On Thursday June 27 at 8:00 PM the CW will air a repeat of its November 15, 2012 episode titled Vampire Diaries: We All Go A Little Mad Sometimes.
The Walking Dead:
Are you such a huge fan of the AMC series that you'd like to carry around a piece of the show in your wallet? Well, you can… Skybound, Robert Kirkman's Image Comics imprint, and Card.com have partnered to bring fans three prepaid Visa debit cards depicting graphic-comic-type images of Rick Grimes and others. Visit Card: The Walking Dead for more details and stay tuned as the series returns this fall.
In HBO's Sunday June 30 9:00 PM episode titled "You're No Good" Eric takes matters into his own hands in regards to Burrell's aggression towards vampires. Bill teams up with a TruBlood innovator to create a new type of blood. Sookie realizes why Warlow is after her. Nicole and her Vampire Unity Society (V.U.S.) associates help Sam, and Steve Newlin is faced with a nightmare.
In the news… Kristin Bauer, who plays vampire Pam De Beaufort, is looking to get Starbucks to change one of its policies. Through Bauer's petition on Change she requests that the coffee giant change their policy that requires customers to take lids for their drinks. "Recently, I stopped at a Starbucks while traveling and requested no lid with my drink because I was drinking it there, and also because I graduated from a sippy cup when I was 5. The barista told me I had to take a lid, and when I refused, she took the un-used, brand new lid and threw it in the trash, saying 'We get in trouble if I don't give you a lid.' They're required to give customers lids for hot and cold drinks, even if the customer doesn't want it. What a waste," Bauer shared. "When I returned to LA, I started doing some research. Starbucks does have plans to put recycling in all of their locations, and they recently released a new reusable cup (that I carry when in LA) to encourage their customers to cut down on waste. But in the meantime, Starbucks trash bins are literally overflowing. Starbucks sells approximately 4 billion cups of coffee a year - that's billions of plastic lids winding up in landfills every year. I think that's about 11 million lids a day! 500,000 an hour! If Starbucks allowed customers to opt out of taking a lid, even if only a small percentage of people did it, hundreds of thousands of pounds of plastic could be kept out of landfills. Just like stores from Walmart to Whole Foods have been cutting back on their use of plastic bags, Starbucks can set an example for the coffee industry to reduce its plastic waste by making lids optional. 'Why must I use a sippy cup?'"
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- Amy Mistretta