Soaps.com’s Primetime Dish
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Soaps.com has plenty of Primetime scoops for our readers to look forward to during the week of April 23 and beyond. In our latest Primetime Dish column you’ll find episode teasers, casting scoops, reboot delays, and which popular vampire, along with other Primetime actors, Soaps.com caught up with over last weekend…
However, before we begin, Soaps.com wants to send our condolences to the family and friends of former Daytime Emmy Awards Producer Dick Clark (“Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve,” “American Bandstand”). The television icon entered Saint John’s Health Center in Santa Monica on Tuesday night for an outpatient procedure and died of a heart attack on Wednesday at the age of 82. He will never be forgotten…
30 Rock: Donald Glover (“Community”) will appear in the April 26 episode as young Tracy Jordan. Tune in to NBC at 8:30 PM.
90210: Justin Deeley (“Couples Retreat”) as Austin and Nick Zano (“2 Broke Girls”) as PJ return to guest star on April 24 at 8:00 PM. Tuesday Episode Teasers: Naomi’s friends worry that she is rushing into marriage with PJ. Austin suggests Adrianna give country music a try and offers to be her new manager. Caleb is concerned about Ivy’s mental stability. Navid is back in town, and Silver feels conflicted over her feelings for him.
American Horror Story: Lizzie Brocheré (“Sleepless Night”) will appear in a regular role during season two of the FX thriller. Also to come, Maroon 5 lead singer Adam Levine (“The Voice”) will also turn up at some point.
Anger Management: Whoever said exes can’t work together? Charlie Sheen has cast his ex-wife Denise Richards (“Blue Mountain State,” “Wild Things”) to guest star in the FX series debuting episode. On Thursday June 28 at 9:00 PM, Denise will play Lori, the business partner of Charlie’s onscreen ex.
Being Human: Interview! With new episodes coming to Syfy in 2013, Soaps.com Editor-In-Chief Christine Fix caught up some of the actors of the series at Comic Con Toronto. When asked what the biggest mistake was that each of their characters made last season, Sam Huntington (Josh Levinson) said, “It’s been the same thing for a while now. He needs to accept himself and be honest with the people he loves. I think that’s one of his character flaws. His mistake is believing he needs to protect people because now it seems like everyone he kind of keeps information from ends up dead.”
Megan Rath (Sally Malik) told fans, “Sally’s big mistake was not taking her door from last season but this season it would be possessing people. It became an addiction that released a darkness.”
“All of a sudden the force unleashed,” added Sam Witwer, who talked about Aiden’s biggest mistake. “In the first season he tries to keep everything from his roommate. He moves in with Josh because he knows he can’t do this going clean thing by himself. He needs help but at the same time, he tries to keep Josh away from him. He tries to keep Sally away from him and then this season things get so bad for him that he needs something to hold on to. He needs some solid ground to stand on and he picks the wrong solid ground. He gets into a bad relationship instead of, you know, sticking with these guys [refers to his castmates] which he felt like he wasn’t doing them any good by being around them. He picked the wrong people, you know, including Henry and he picked the wrong person, sure, and hopefully you get the sense that if all things being equal, he probably gets more of a choice if he wasn’t taking the blood he wouldn’t have left these two but that’s not really how it turned out…” He trailed off and Sam H. quipped, “Might as well face it you’re addicted to blood.”
Breaking In: Season two of the FOX series will be cut short. Due to low ratings, it will no longer be seen on Tuesday nights for the remainder of the season. The network plans to resume the show at a later date but for now look for repeats of “New Girl” to take its place.
Desperate Housewives: “Everybody Loves Raymond” alum Doris Roberts will guest star in the Sunday April 29 episode titled “Lost My Power.” She’ll play Gaby’s rich client at 9:00 PM on ABC. Also, former “Days of our Lives'” actress Patrika Darbo (ex-Nancy) will be making an appearance in one of the last episodes. Stay tuned for further details.
Episodes: Season two of the Showtime comedy series, starring Matt LeBlanc (“Friends”), returns on Sunday July 1 at 10:30 PM.
Eureka: Interview! Show runner Colin Ferguson (Sheriff Jack Carter) talked to Soaps.com Editor-In-Chief Christine Fix at the Comic Con in Toronto this past weekend about the Syfy’s cancelled series and stated, “We’ve lost our sets, they’re gone. As we’re walking out of the sheriff’s office [after taping the last scene in that set] they’re gone.” Colin took a few keepsakes from the set. “I took my nameplate and a uniform. Grayson [Douglas Fargo] took his bobble head.” He divulged that they only had one. “One time I went to pick it up. They were worried I’d break it.” Tune in for the remaining episodes Mondays at 9:00 PM.
Flintstones: Though the reboot was ordered last May and set to launch in 2013, due to Seth MacFarlane’s (“The Cleveland Show,” “Family Guy”) jam-packed schedule it’s been put on hold.
Game Of Thrones: In the HBO Sunday April 29 episode at 9:00 PM the end of the Baratheon rivalry has different effects on two people. Tyrion is alerted to Joffrey’s flawed defense plan. Theon proves he’s worthy to be called Ironborn. Arya receives a promise from one of three prisoners she saved from the Gold Cloaks.
Girls: Tune in to HBO for the Sunday April 29 10:30 PM episode titled “All Adventurous Women Do.” Hannah plans to find out how she contracted HPV and uncovers more than she bargained for. Marnie’s interest is piqued by a cocky artist. Jessa gets a new babysitting gig.
Grimm: Bree Turner (“Smashed”) will no longing be guest starring. She’s been promoted to a series regular as Fuchsbau Rosalee! The actress will get more screen time at the beginning of season two.
Gossip Girl: David Patrick Columbia (New York Social Diary), Elizabeth Hurley ("Wonder Woman") and William Baldwin ("Parenthood") guest star in CW's April 23 8:00 PM episode titled "Despicable B." Monday Episode Teasers: Blair devises a plan to make sure her Upper East Side status doesn't slip away. Lily throws a family gathering in order to show that the van der Woodsen family is united. Nate is surprised by what he finds while digging into Diana’s past.
Hart Of Dixie: "American Idol's" Scotty McCreery will perform "The Trouble With Girls" on April 23 during a pivotal scene between Zoe and George. More CW 9:00 PM Monday Episode Teasers: Wade wakes up with a massive hangover, an uninvited houseguest and no knowledge of what happened during his wild night of partying. George abruptly takes a roadtrip to New Orleans. Lemon opens up to her father about her troubles.
Nikita: In the CW 8:00 PM April 27 episode titled "Shadow Walker" Birkhoff is arrested by the FBI. More Friday Episode Teasers: Nikita convinces Birkhoff to use a huge chuck of his own money in order to bankrupt Percy and Division. Michael and Alex end up going after Birkhoff’s stolen money. Nikita plans to save Birkhoff.
Supernatural: Felicia Day ("The Guild") guest stars in the April 27 episode titled "The Girl With The Dungeons And Dragons Tattoo." CW 9:00 PM Friday Episode Teasers: Dick Roman finds sensitive information on the Winchesters. Sam and Dean race to Charlie before a stolen hard drive's code is broken. Bobby's rage towards Dick gets in the way of him helping the brothers.
The Big Bang Theory: Casey Sander ("Justified," "CSI: NY") will first appear in the CBS series on Thursday May 3 at 8:00 PM as Bernadette’s ex-cop father.
The L.A. Complex: The new CW series premieres on Tuesday April 24 at 9:00 PM. The sexy, six-part Canadian drama takes a dramatic look into the lives of six young performers striving for stardom in Hollywood. Watch a preview below…
The Secret Circle: On April 26 at 9:00 PM The Circle does magic in order to locate the remaining crystals. More CW Thursday Episode Teasers: The Circle thinks the traitor witch working with Eben magically stole the crystal from the abandoned house. Jake calls for a meeting with Isaac then works with Faye to steal Dawn's crystal. Cassie’s loose grasp on her dark magic could destroy a possible alliance. Melissa and Adam uncover a new magic trick. Diana goes to Charles for help.
The Simpsons: Bryan Cranston ("Breaking Bad") will lend his voice to the FOX May 6 episode as secret agent Stradivarius Cain. Look for Homer to embarrass Marge in regards to the spy movie within the episode.
The Vampire Diaries: Interview! Soaps.com Editor-In-Chief Christine Fix also caught up with Paul Wesley (Stefan) and his wife Torrey DeVitto (Dr. Meredith Fell) at the Comic Con in Toronto. In talking about what's to come for Stefan, Paul silenced the crowd by stating, "Stefan evolves in a relationship with another character." Not Elena… Read the full Paul Wesley Comic Con Interview for more scoops.
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