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 30 and beyond. In our latest Primetime Dish column you’ll find episode teasers, casting scoops, season finale spoilers, and season premiere details.
90210: Have you been missing Josh Zuckerman’s (“Desperate Housewives”) Max Miller? He’ll be returning to the CW series in May for multiple episodes. Look for his reappearance on May 1 through May 15, which marks the season finale. 8:00 PM Tuesday Episode Teasers: Country western sensation Billy Ray Cyrus (father of Miley Cyrus) guest stars as Judd Ridge, Austin’s dad, who helps launch Adrianna’s country career. Navid decides to confront Liam on the red carpet of a movie premiere. He suspects Liam and Silver hooked up. Annie and Caleb fight their attraction but ultimately give in to temptation. When Naomi is hired to plan the wedding of an heiress, she discovers she knows the groom a little too well.
American Horror Story: We have some scoops on what to expect, setting-wise, for season two. The FX series will take place in a completely different time period at an East Coast institution for the criminally insane.
Covert Affairs: In the USA series’ third season fans can expect to see Brendan Hines (“Scandal”) as Wade. The new season begins Tuesday July 10 at 9:00 PM.
Defiance: Fionnula Flanagan (“LOST”) and Mia Kirshner (“Vampire Diaries”) have been cast on the upcoming SyFy series. Look for Fionnula to play the ex-mayor of Defiance, while Mia will appear as the city’s madam.
Desperate Housewives: Christine Estabrook (“Mad Men,” “American Horror Story”) will return as Martha Huber, Wisteria Lane’s nosey neighbor, during the May 13 ABC finale. Of her last day on the set, Eva Longoria (Gabrielle) tweeted, “Today is the day, the end has finally arrived… I will be crying all day!”
Dexter: Ray Stevenson (“Thor,” “Rome”) has been cast in a recurring role for season seven. His character, an Eastern European crime ring member, turns up intent on finding out who killed one of his associates. New episodes resume on Showtime Sunday September 30 at 9:00 PM.
Family Guy: If you want to interact with some of the show’s characters, 20th Century Fox has released a free browser-based multiplayer game, Family Guy Online, where fans will become animated avatars within the show.
Girls: HBO’s Sunday May 6 10:30 PM episode titled “Hannah’s Diary” will have Adam’s ‘sext’ messages putting Hannah in a tailspin – followed by her boss getting touchy, feely at the office. Shoshanna and a boy from sleepaway camp reunite. Jessa becomes distracted. Ray and Charlie poke around at the girls’ apartment.
Go One: Matthew Perry’s (“Friends”) pilot has just been picked up by NBC! The series, set to start next fall, focuses on a sportscaster, played by Perry, who, with the help of his support group, tries to move forward after a loss.
Gossip Girl: Desmond Harrington (“Dexter”) guest stars as Jack, as does Ella Rae Peck (“Blue Bloods”) as Lola, in the episode titled “Raiders Of The Lost Art.” CW 8:00 PM Monday Episode Teasers: Chuck, Nate, Blair, Serena and Lola team up to uncover what could be an explosive secret between Diana and Jack. Dan is offered a prominent fellowship in Rome.
Hart Of Dixie: Drew Koles ("Easy A") guest stars as Fredrick, along with Peter Mackenzie ("NCIS") as Reverend Mayfair, in the CW 9:00 PM episode titled "The Race & The Relationship." Monday Episode Teasers: Wade signs up for the Bluebell Battle but must swallow his pride and ask Zoe to be his race partner. Rose is ecstatic when Frederick asks her out. George and Lemon meet with Reverend Mayfair in regards to their relationship issues.
House: The FOX series comes to an end with a finale on May 21 titled "Everybody Dies." Olivia Wilde ("The O.C.") will return, as will other past actors, for what's promised to be a fitting ending. If you remember correctly, the show's pilot was titled "Everybody Lies." For now, watch this fun FOX Broadcasting video where the actors admit what they'd try to steal once the set goes dark.
How I Met Your Mother: The CBS series will air its finale on May 14 at 8:00 PM. What can fans expect? Marshall and Lily’s child will enter the scene, Barney’s bride will finally be revealed, and Becki Newton turns up again as Quinn.
Keeping Up With The Kardashians: The famous reality TV family has just signed a three year deal to extend their show with E! for seasons seven, eight and nine. Tune in on May 20 for its return.
Law & Order: SVU: Should the show be picked up for season fourteen, Mariska Hargitay (Detective Olivia Benson) already signed on to stay for the long haul. The NBC series airs Wednesdays at 10:00 PM.
Liz & Dick: Lifetime's upcoming film, which is based on the romance of Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton, has just cast its leading actress. Former "Another World's" (ex-Alexandra Fowler) Lindsay Lohan will play Elizabeth Taylor. Stay tuned for its airdate.
Nikita: Brian Howe ("Game Change") guest stars on May 4 as Director of the CIA, Morgan Kendrick. CW 8:00 PM Friday Episode Teasers: Ryan suggests going to the Director of the CIA for help when it looks like Percy’s nuclear weapons plan is getting out of control. Nikita is surprised when Michael takes Ryan’s side. It's discovered that Kendrick has a link to Percy, and Sean is shot!
Person Of Interest: Amy Acker ("Once Upon A Time," "Grimm") will appear in a guest role as a psychologist during the CBS series' finale on May 17 at 9:00 PM.
Political Animals: The upcoming USA drama has cast Roger Bart ("Revenge") as the President’s Chief of Staff and Dan Futterman ("Related," "Judging Amy") as a journalist.
Pretty Little Liars: When season three kicks off on June 5 at 8:00 PM expect to see Tyler Blackburn ("Days of our Lives") as a series regular as Caleb Rivers on ABC Family! Check out the new season poster above and stay tuned for Noel's portrayer Brant Daugherty's Days of our Lives guest appearance.
Shahs Of Sunset: Soaps.com has good news for fans of the new Bravo series. It's been renewed for a second season!
Supernatural: Misha Collins ("Ringer") guest stars on the May 4 CW 9:00 PM series as Castiel. Friday Episode Teasers: Meg tells Dean and Sam that Castiel is awake and talking. Sam and Dean must fight off two Archangels who want them for their own purposes. A teenager is hit by lightning and turned into a reluctant prophet.
The Big Bang Theory: During the season five finale on May 10, look for real-life astronaut Mike Massimino to make a guest return. The CBS series airs Thursdays at 8:00 PM.
The Middle: "The View" co-host Whoopi Goldberg ("The Cleaner," "Ghost") will make a guest appearance on the May 2 episode of the ABC series. She'll play a school guidance counselor named Jane Marsh who inspires Sue (Eden Sher) to reinvent herself. The series airs at Wednesdays at 8:00 PM.
The L.A. Complex: Are you hooked on the new CW series yet? 9:00 PM Tuesday Episode Teasers: If she agrees to 'play the part', Abby is given the chance to make some big cash. Raquel starts pushing to get a movie made with herself in the lead role. When she has no luck with her dancing auditions, Alicia attends a party with a D-list actor, played by "Rookie Blue's" Aaron Abrams. Tariq is offered the chance to produce a track with the infamous rapper but realizes it won't be easy.
The Secret Circle: Don't miss prom night in Chance Harbor on May 3 at 9:00 PM. Thursday Episode Teasers: After Adam uncloaks a hidden crystal in the school, Blackwell alerts Cassie that her dark magic can find it. Cassie is led to a dangerous discovery. Faye invites Jake to prom, even though he stood her up two years ago. Adam, Diana, Cassie and Melissa lose the crystal to Eben and end up in a life and death situation. Dawn attempts to stop Blackwell, who casts a lethal spell on Charles.
Veep: In the HBO Sunday May 6 10:00 PM episode Selina suppresses accusations that everything is about her. Gary picks candidates for the VP dog, but Catherine gets the final say. The Veep’s office awaits the appointment of an 'oil guy'.
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- Amy Mistretta