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Soaps.com has details for a few annual award shows for the week of March 17, as well as a DVD release, episode teasers, casting, renewals and cancellations, the CW loses an 'original', interviews and more in our latest Primetime Dish column…
Academy Of Country Music Awards:
The 49th annual event will be held and broadcast live on CBS on Sunday April 6. Co-hosted by Luke Bryan and Blake Shelton, those scheduled to perform from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada include Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton, George Strait, Keith Urban and The Band Perry.
In the CW's Wednesday March 19 8:00 PM episode titled "Suicide Squad," Oliver plans for a battle with his former friend Slade and pushes Sarah away. Amanda Waller and A.R.G.U.S. recruit Diggle to stop a warlord he knew from Afghanistan. Diggle is stunned to learn Deadshot, Bronze Tiger and Shrapnel are part of his team and is forced to make a difficult decision.
TVLine is reporting that the A&E series will now air on Monday nights at 10:00 PM immediately, due to removing "Those Who Kill" from its current time-slot.
Interview! Soaps.com sat in during a conference call with Executive Producers Hart Hanson and Stephen Nathan. When asked about Wendell and the cancer storyline Hanson replied, "Nothing. Don't say anything." Nathan interjected, "Wendell will be coming back this season. He's coming back. I think it's in Episode 18." Hart went on to say, "It's an unfolding story," with Nathan finishing off, "Yes, we will not tell you how it ends, but we will revisit Wendell. And he will come back mid-treatment and be working at the Jeffersonian still in his old job. Although, that will get very, very complicated, and it will not unfold the way, I think, we expect it to." Tune in to FOX Mondays at 8:00 PM.
Renewed! FOX will be bringing back its new series for season two. Tune in Tuesdays at 9:30 PM.
The network renewed the following series: "2 Broke Girls," "Blue Bloods," "Criminal Minds," "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation," "Elementary," "Hawaii Five-0," "Mike & Molly," "Mom," "NCIS," "NCIS: Los Angeles," "Person Of Interest," "The Good Wife," "The Millers" and "Two And A Half Men."
In TBS' March 18 10:00 PM episode titled "Refugee," Bobby and Jules set out to find a missing boat. Andy receives advice on how to win over his supervisor, and Travis and Laurie give some added touches to their apartment.
Read Soaps.com's Dallas Spoilers to find out who returns to Southfork for a wedding in TNT's Monday March 17 9:00 PM episode titled "Lifting The Veil."
100th episode! Visit our Glee Spoilers to find out which actors will make special appearances in FOX's Tuesday March 18 8:00 PM 100th episode.
Read our Grey's Anatomy Spoilers to see who comes together to work on a special case in ABC's Thursday March 20 9:00 PM episode titled "We Gotta Get Out Of This Place."
Hart Of Dixie:
It's back, new night! Beginning on March 21 the CW series returns with new episodes on a new night. Tune in each Friday at 9:00 PM to watch all of the drama in BlueBell unfold. In "Here You Come Again," Zoe is excited to bond with her mom. Brick and Lavon throw Lemon a welcome home party, and George gives Magnolia some assistance.
How I Met Your Dad:
Krysta Rodriguez ("Smash") will appear as a party girl blogger named Juliet in CBS' spin-off pilot.
DVD release! Season two of the TNT series will be available on DVD beginning on Tuesday June 10. The four-disk set includes nineteen episodes, cast and crew interviews and deleted scenes.
MTV Movie Awards:
Late night talk show host Conan O'Brien ("Conan") will host this year's award show with its winners picked by you - the fans! Tune in Sunday April 13 at 9:00 PM to see who takes home a golden popcorn award.
Renewed! FOX will bring back its series for a fourth season. Tune in Tuesdays at 9:00 PM.
Pretty Little Liars:
Season finale! Read Soaps.com's Pretty Little Liars Spoilers to learn who finally gets answers and whether or not they'll point to 'A's' identity in ABC Family's Tuesday March 18 episode titled "A Is For Answers," as well as details for when season five returns.
TNT's new supernatural medical pilot has cast Jennifer Beals ("Flashdance") in the lead role as Dr. Kathryn Russo. After her son dies, the doctor looks into hauntings and reincarnations with hope to prove that life exists after death.
Well, I just got some good news...#standbyfordetails— Jennifer Beals (@jenniferbeals) March 9, 2014
Canceled. After four seasons FOX has canceled its series, which will air back to back finale episodes on Friday April 4 beginning at 9:00 PM titled "How I Met Your Mullet" and "The Father Daughter Dance."
"On behalf of myself, Greg Garcia and 'Raising Hope's' amazing cast and crew, I would like to thank our audience for tuning in and supporting us over the last four seasons," said Executive Producer Mike Mariano. "We planned our season four finale with this possibility in mind and hope our loyal fans enjoy the way we've chosen to say goodbye to the Chances and to Natesville. Thanks again, and we'll see you in syndication."
"Getting to know and love the Chance family on 'Raising Hope' has been a sweet, hilarious ride," said Kevin Reilly, Chairman of Entertainment and Joe Earley, Chief Operating Officer, Fox Broadcasting Company. "Thanks to the incredibly talented cast - along with Greg, Mike and the entire crew - for making us laugh for four fantastic seasons."
In the CW's Thursday March 20 9:00 PM episode titled "The Darkness," the women of the castle mingle with potential suitors, but Lola is hesitant to participate in the tradition. Kenna fears for her safety and confides in Queen Catherine after another violent incident with King Henry, and Bash vows to uncover the truth behind the Darkness.
Read Soaps.com's Revenge Spoilers to find out who is the only one who can help Emily in ABC's Sunday March 16 episode titled "Struggle."
In the CW's March 17 8:00 PM episode titled "Dreamers Often Lie," Roman investigates his father's mysterious past outside the sector and makes a stunning discovery. Eric puts everyone in danger and ruins Emery and Grayson's date after making a call for help. Taylor is mistaken for an undercover Trag. Lukas makes his move, and Teri tries to take over a mission.
Cameo role! Nicole 'Snooki' Polizzi ("Jersey Shore") appears in a cameo role in the CW's March 18 9:00 PM episode titled "Blade Runners." Tuesday episode teasers: Dean has trouble reaching Crowley and later learns he's fallen off the wagon. A demon tells Abaddon that Crowley and the Winchesters were searching for The First Blade, so the brothers race to find the blade and enlist the help of a former member of the Men of Letters.
In other news, the CW series' spin-off has received a title: "Supernatural: Bloodlines." Melissa Roxburgh ("Arrow") has landed the lead role as a member of the wolf pack named Violet Durant.
Series premiere! Don't miss the CW's Wednesday March 19 9:00 PM pilot episode of its new series… After civilization was destroyed ninety-seven years ago four-hundred inhabitants of twelve international space stations that were in orbit at the time have survived. Three generations were born in space including 100 young exiles who are faced with difficult decisions about life, death and the continued existence of the human race. Watch the video below where the cast answers questions and discusses the series.
The Big Bang Theory:
Renewed! CBS has renewed its hit series for three more seasons through 2017. "Comedy is a big part of our schedule, and 'The Big Bang Theory' is the biggest comedy force on television," said Nina Tassler, Chairman, CBS Entertainment. "This multi-year deal further strengthens our network's position for future seasons and marks another chapter in the great partnership CBS enjoys with Warner Bros. Television for delivering audiences the best in comedy. We're proud to work with and showcase the incredible talents of Chuck Lorre, Steve Molaro and this amazing cast every week." The show premiered in 2007 and currently airs Thursdays at 8:00 PM.
Renewed! The FOX series will be coming back for a third season and currently airs Mondays at 9:00 PM.
The Mindy Project:
Renewed! FOX has green-lighted its series for season three. Tune in for the spring premiere with back to back episodes on Tuesday April 1 at 9:00 PM.
On Tuesday March 18 at 8:00 PM the CW will air a new episode titled "Moon Over Bourbon Street." Read The Original Spoilers to find out who throws a huge party, who helps Cami and more!
In other news... Many fans were upset when Claire Holt's character Rebekah left New Orleans in Tuesday's March 12 episode. Though there is a chance the actress will return for future guest appearances, Holt is no longer a series regular.
The Tomorrow People:
In the CW's Monday March 17 9:00 PM episode titled "Superhero," Hillary continues to be suspicious of Stephen's loyalties. The Tomorrow People and Ultra learn there's a new break-out doing good for humans. Morgan betrays Jedikiah's trust to help The Tomorrow People, and a big surprise is discovered. Watch the video below, as Executive Producer Phil Klemmer provides insight into this episode.
The Vampire Diaries:
It's all about a killer virus in the CW's Thursday March 20 8:00 PM episode titled "While You Were Sleeping." View The Vampire Diaries Spoilers to hear who uncovers a big secret, who runs into Elena and more! Don't forget, the season finale airs on Thursday May 15.
Tara Buck, who has played Ginger since 2008, has been promoted to a series regular. HBO's seventh and final season will premiere this summer.
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