Coming up in Primetime Television.
Soaps.com has a special concert event for the week of December 16, as well as episode teasers, casting, CW repeats worth watching again, Screen Actors Guild nominees, a big Showtime cancellation, an ABC series loses a few episodes and more in our latest Primetime Dish column…
American Horror Story: Coven:
Lance Reddick ("Fringe") has been cast in a multi-episode arc as Papa Legba. Look for the actor to first appear in January. Tune in to FX on Wednesdays at 10:00 PM.
Robert Knepper ("Cult") will appear as William 'Clock King' Tockman during February's episode 14 of the CW series, which returns from its mid-season break on January 15.
Canceled. Showtime announced that the series' upcoming seventh season will be its last. The Emmy Award winning show debuted on August 13, 2007 and is set to air the final twelve episode season in April 2014.
Christmas In The City:
On Saturday December 14 at 6:00 PM Lifetime will air a repeat of the holiday film starring former "As The World Turns'" actor Jon Prescott (ex-Mike Kasnoff), Ashley Williams ("How I Met Your Mother," "Something Borrowed") and singer Ashanti ("Army Wives"). Wendy (Williams) closes down her small business and moves to the big city with her six-year-old daughter. She's excited when her old friend offers her a job in Wolmans' toy department but soon realizes she needs to bring the true meaning of Christmas back before it is too late.
Christmas In Washington:
Hugh Jackman ("X-Men" films) will host the annual holiday TNT special on Friday December 20 at 8:00 PM. Attended each year by the President and First Lady, the event benefits the Children's National Health System. Charles Barkley ("Inside the NBA") will make an appearance, along with performances by the Backstreet Boys, Sheryl Crow, Anna Kendrick, Janelle Monáe and Pat Monahan.
Season five of the TBS series returns on Tuesday January 7 at 10:00 PM. Take a look at what's ahead through the video below.
Renewed! Showtime has renewed its comedy starring Matt LeBlanc ("Friends") for a fourth season, which will consist of nine episodes. Season three premieres on Sunday January 12 at 10:30 PM.
In HBO's Sunday December 15 10:30 PM episode titled "Dumped," Dr. James implements a geriatric exercise program, which upsets Patsy. DiDi tries to prove that a homophobic comment wasn't meant to be serious. A staff investigation is prompted after a homeless woman suspiciously appears in the ward. Phyllis checks on her dying mother. Dawn wins Dr. James' charity raffle, and Dr. James considers relocating.
Read our Glee Recaps for a refresher before the FOX series returns from its mid-season break on February 25.
Golden Globe Nominees:
View this year's 71st Annual Golden Globe nominees to see which shows and films were nominated for an award. The ceremony will air live on NBC on January 12.
Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer:
Gather up the kids and make some popcorn! On Monday December 16 at 8:00 PM the CW will again air the holiday classic, based off the popular holiday song.
Read our Grey's Anatomy Spoilers to find out when the ABC series will return from its mid-season break. Soaps.com will resume posting recaps after the show airs.
I Love Lucy Christmas Special:
On Friday December 20 CBS will air a one-hour special featuring two newly colorized back-to-back classic episodes of the 1950s series starring Lucille Ball (Lucy) and Desi Arnaz (Ricky). The "Christmas Episode" and "Lucy's Italian Movie" (aka "Grape Stomping") episode were colorized to give a vintage look and a nod to the 1950s period.
iHeartRadio Jingle Ball 2013:
On Wednesday December 18 at 8:00 PM the CW will air a star-studded concert event. Viewers can expect performances by Miley Cyrus, Robin Thicke, Pitbull, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Fall Out Boy, Selena Gomez and other top-recording artists.
Law & Order: SVU:
Dann Florek, who has been with the show since 1999, announced via Twitter that he'll be leaving his longtime role as Captain Donald Cragen. The NBC series returns on Wednesday January 8 at 9:00 PM.
Friday was the last day 4 Cragen/Florek. It was a sweet send off! But he'll live on in syndication land 4 evah!
— Dann Florek (@dannflorek) December 9, 2013
Things are about to unravel in the CW's December 20 9:00 PM episode titled "Bubble." Friday episode teasers: Ryan's secret could affect the end of Nikita's long war with The Shop. Michael contemplates what comes next. Alex gives Sam a suitcase of fake diamonds, knowing he planned to steal the real ones. When Sam doesn't take off with the jewels, Alex is forced to step in and save him from a loan shark.
Once Upon A Time:
Rebecca Mader ("Lost," "One Life To Live's" ex-Margaret Cochran) has been cast to play a villain, details currently being kept under wraps, in the ABC series when it returns from its mid-season break in March. Stay tuned for more details as they are released.