Soaps.com’s Primetime Dish
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Coming up in Primetime Television.
Soaps.com has plenty of Primetime scoops for our readers to look forward to during the week of May 14 and beyond. In our latest Primetime Dish column you’ll find episode teasers, casting scoops, major series renewals, a much anticipated season premiere promo video, and how to go behind the scenes at one pop princess’ UK tour.
90210: The CW has renewed one of its hit series for a fifth season! Look for Trevor Donovan (“Days of our Lives,” ex-Jeremy Horton) to return to guest star as Teddy on May 15. 8:00 PM Tuesday Episode Teasers: Naomi has to leave for a new job in New York immediately, and won’t be able to oversee Max’s wedding. Rushing back to town from his tour, Dixon wants to give his relationship with Adrianna another try but fails to show up at their meeting spot. Silver makes a life-changing decision in regards to Navid and Liam.
Alcatraz: FOX has decided not to renew the series.
Black Sails: Starz is pushing forward with a prequel set twenty years before “Treasure Island” in their new straight-to-series pirate adventure drama. Stay tuned for details as to when the first of eight episodes will debut.
Chuck: Season five of the NBC series was released on Blu-ray and DVD on May 8. Fans will enjoy over three hours of extras, including a reflection from the cast and crew on the show’s characters, a gag reel, two full-length commentaries, and an extended version of the series finale.
Girls: In the Sunday May 20 10:30 PM HBO episode Hannah’s parents fly her back to Michigan for their 30th wedding anniversary. While there, Hannah catches up with some high-school friends who are mourning a hometown tragedy.
Gossip Girl: May 14 at 8:00 PM marks the CW series finale. Monday Episode Teasers: Serena is forced to admit she may have played a role in Blair’s latest nightmare when Gossip Girl goes after her like she’s never done before. Will Blair choose Chuck or Dan? Nate asks Lola to move in with him, and Lily comes to a decision about her marriage.
Hart Of Dixie: The CW series’ May 14 9:00 PM finale has George and Lemon preparing for their big wedding day. Monday Episode Teasers: An impending storm is about to hit Blue Bell. During the storm, Zoe and Wade are stranded in a barn.
Law & Order: SVU: Peter Jacobson (“House”) guest-stars as Bart Ganzel during the NBC season finale on May 23. “30 Rock’s” Dean Winters (Brian Cassidy) will also appear, as will “Grey’s Anatomy’s” Brooke Smith (Ganzel’s rival), “Neighbours’s” Pippa Black (call girl) and “The Killing’s” Eric Ladin (news anchor). Also, NBC just renewed the show for a fourteenth season!
Nikita: May 18 marks the CW series finale at 8:00 PM. Friday Episode Teasers: Nikita and Michael attempt to capture Percy by invading Division. Alex and Sean are caught in a deadly gunfire battle with U.S. Marines. Ryan has to convince the President not to destroy Division. Birkhoff asks for Sonya’s help, and Percy pulls out one final trick that may cost Nikita the battle.
Once Upon A Time: The ABC series will air its season finale on May 13 at 8:00 PM. Sunday Episode Teasers: Emma and Regina will team up to find a way to save Henry’s life. In order to reunite with Snow White, Prince Charming attempts to escape from the Evil Queen’s clutches. Little does he know, Snow White has already taken a bite of the Queen’s poisoned apple.
Perez Hilton All Access: Katy Perry: On Thursday May 17 at 8:00 PM the CW will air a one-hour special. Celebrity blogger Perez Hilton will get an exclusive peek of Perry's video for her single "The One That Got Away." He'll also join the pop diva on her UK tour. During a Q&A, Perry will answer questions about her former husband Russell Brand, her early Christian music career and her love of touring.
Political Animals: Adrian Pasdar ("The Lying Game," "Heroes") has been cast to play Paul Garcetti, President Of The United States. Tune in for the USA Network series premiere on Sunday July 15 at 10:00 PM.
Pretty Little Liars: Counting down the days until the series returns on June 5 at 8:00 PM? ABC Family has released a blurb to catch fans up on where things stand since the finale. "A summer has passed since Aria, Emily, Hanna and Spencer found out about Mona being ‘A’ and Maya’s death… Each of the four girls spent their summer in different ways – Aria taking a photography class, Spencer taking college courses at Hollis, Hanna taking cooking classes with Caleb and Emily building houses in Haiti. But… with post-traumatic stress, anger and the acquisition of more secrets the four Liars are anything but fine. Now all back together and coming upon the second anniversary of Alison’s disappearance, the girls find themselves back on the defensive when a shocking event rocks Rosewood." Check out the season three promo…
Saturday Night Live: Legendary rocker Mick Jagger of "The Rolling Stones" will not only host the May 19 season finale, he'll perform too! Tune in to NBC Saturdays at 11:30 PM.
Save Me: NBC has green lighted its pilot straight to series. Look for Anne Heche ("Hung") to star in the upcoming thirteen episode order.
Single Ladies: VH1's new series has cast Alana de la Garza ("CSI: Miami") to guest star in episode nine of season two as a former supermodel. The new season returns on May 28.
Southland: TNT has renewed the series for a fifth season. Ten new episodes will air beginning in February 2013.
Spartacus: Anna Hutchison ("The Cabin In The Woods"), Jenna Lind (":30 Seconds") and Gwendoline Taylor ("Coronation Street") will appear as series regulars come season three. Look for Hutchison to play Laeta, Lind as Kore, and Taylor as Sibyl. The series will return to HBO early 2013.
Supernatural: May 18 at 9:00 PM the CW will air its series season finale. Not to worry, the series has been renewed for an eighth season! Friday Episode Teasers: Dean and Sam prepare for battle with Dick Roman, who's in the final phase of his plan. The Winchesters have to team up with Castiel, Bobby, Meg and Kevin. It's a mind game to see who can keep the upper hand.
The Client List: Fans who have been enjoying the new, sexy Lifetime series are in luck… The network has given the go-ahead for season two, which will deliver fifteen more episodes!
The Finder: Here's yet another FOX series that the network has decided not to renew.
The June Carter Cash Story: Singer Jewel has been cast to play June Carter Cash, taken from the memoir "Anchored In Love: An Intimate Portrait Of June Carter Cash." Look for its premiere later this year, as filming will begin sometime this summer.
The L.A. Complex: In Tuesday's May 15 9:00 PM episode Tariq and Kal take a break outside of L.A. to relax and develop a new layer to their friendship. Raquel dreads her birthday and looks to Gary and Connor for comfort. Abby and Nick, feeling lost, spend the day together discovering the city. An unexpected opportunity presents itself to Alicia.
The Vampire Diaries: On Thursday May 17 at 9:00 PM the CW will air a repeat of the September 15, 2011 episode "The Birthday." However, there will be new episodes to come in the near future, as the series has been renewed for a fourth season.
True Blood: Soaps.com has your first look at the HBO series' season five teaser poster! If you're wondering about the unfinished business between Patrick (Scott Foley) and Terry (Todd Lowe), we can tell you that something happened between them in Iraq. Though it has nothing to do with vampires or werewolves, it definitely needs to be dealt with - and will be!
Veep: In the Sunday 10:00 PM HBO episode Selina assigns Dan to obtain White House Intel from Jonah. The fate of Clean Jobs Bill is on the line, courtesy of Dan.
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