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 21 and beyond. In our latest Primetime Dish column you’ll find episode teasers, casting scoops, and with a lot of the Primetime shows having aired season finales last week, this week is all about season renewals and cancellations.
30 Rock: The NBC comedy series will return for a seventh and final season, containing thirteen to fourteen episodes.
Body Of Proof: The ABC hit series has been renewed!
Castle: Another smart move on ABC’s part… renewed!
Community: NBC has renewed its series for a fourth season, which will contain thirteen episodes.
Cougar Town: The popular ABC series will be moving to another network. Season four will begin airing on the TBS network in early 2013. TBS has also been granted the rights to air encores of the first three seasons.
CSI: Miami: After ten seasons, CBS has cancelled its crime drama and stated, “‘CSI: Miami’ leaves an amazing television legacy – a signature look and style, global popularity and as a key player in CBS’s rise to the top over the past decade. We thank all the producers – led by Jerry Bruckheimer, Jonathan Littman and Ann Donahue — and its talented cast, led by David Caruso, for ten outstanding seasons. Viewers around the world will continue to enjoy rebroadcasts of ‘CSI: Miami’ in syndication and on key digital platforms for many years to come.”
CSI: NY: This spin-off of the ‘CSI’ franchise has been given the go-ahead for a new season.
Family Guy: Fans of the animated FOX series can rest easy… The network has green-lighted the show for season eleven to contain twenty-two episodes.
Fringe: Soaps.com sat in on a conference call with Leonard Nimoy (Dr. William Bell). Regarding what it was about his FOX role that convinced him to come out of retirement to bring back Dr. William Bell, Nimoy stated, “Well, it’s not just the role of William Bell. It’s the show. I think ‘Fringe’ is a wildly imaginative show. The writers and the creators of the show, the producers, are very bright and very theatrical. All the characters are fleshed out wonderfully and the chemistry amongst the cast is terrific. I wanted to be part of this project. I enjoy the project. There were challenges in the character itself that were attractive to me. I could play aspects of a character that I haven’t played in a long time, so it was very welcoming to me.”
Girls: In Sunday’s May 27 10:30 PM HBO episode titled “Welcome To Bushwick a.k.a. The Crackcident,” during the “best party ever” Hannah discovers Adam’s main defining trait. Marnie’s mood annoys those around her after she sees Charlie. While Jessa teases a mystery texter, Shoshanna gets a guide named Ray in a time of need.
Gossip Girl: Though the CW has renewed its series for season three, it will be the final one, consisting of eleven episodes.
Hart Of Dixie: May 22 at 8:00 PM the CW will air of a repeat of the series finale titled “The Big Day.” Great news, the CW has ordered twenty-two episodes for its upcoming season two.
Mob Doctor: FOX has picked up the pilot starring former “As The World Turns'” actor Jesse Soffer (ex-Will). The medical drama surrounds a girl (Jordana Spiro, “Harry’s Law,” “My Boys”), who tries managing her career as a surgeon while owing a big debt to the South Chicago mob.
Modern Family: ABC's series was only one of many that have been renewed for a new season! In other show related news, Sarah Hyland (Haley Dunphy), who suffers from kidney dysplasia, received a new kidney from her father last month. Soaps.com is happy to report that the actress is recovering quite well with the help of boyfriend Matt Prokop ("High School Musical").
Nikita: On Friday May 25 at 8:00 PM the CW will air a repeat of its September 23, 2011 episode titled "Game Change." The network has also ordered twenty-two episodes for season three.
Once Upon A Time: ABC has renewed the series. Stay tuned for a new upcoming season with its premiere date to be announced.
One Tree Hill: On Monday May 21 at 8:00 PM the CW will air a repeat of the March 28, 2012 episode titled "Anyone Who Had A Heart." At 9:00 PM the series final and final chapter will reair.
Parenthood: NBC is bringing its second highest rated series back for another season.
Parks & Recreation: The NBC series has been picked up for a fifth season.
Perez Hilton All Access: Lady Gaga: On Thursday May 24 at 8:00 PM the CW will air a one-hour special where celebrity blogger Perez Hilton will give viewers an unprecedented look into the life of his close friend, global phenomenon Lady Gaga. Flying from Hollywood, California to Sydney, Australia, they'll share some deliciously private and exclusive moments including cooking together, behind-the-scenes footage at performances, dress rehearsals and backstage concert moments.
Psych: Parminder Nagra ("Alcatraz") has been cast as a series regular for season seven. Nagra will play Rachel, a love interest for Dule Hill's ("The West Wing") Gus. The upcoming USA Network season is currently in production.
Revenge: ABC has also renewed its other popular series for another upcoming season, air date to be announced.
Ringer: The CW canceled Ringer, starring former "All My Children" alum Sarah Michelle Gellar (ex-Kendall).
Rookie Blue: The ABC series is back for its season three premiere on Thursday May 24. William Shatner ("$#*! My Dad Says," "Boston Legal," "Star Trek") will guest star as a drunk driver. Also, it's still up in the air whether or not Andy and Sam can reignite the passion they once shared.
Supernatural: Friday May 25 at 9:00 PM will bring a repeat of the September 23, 2011 episode to the CW titled "Meet The New Boss."
The Client List: In Sunday's May 20 episode after one of Riley's (Jennifer Love Hewitt) co-workers elopes, she's forced to think about the state of her marriage. Lacey's been hiding a secret from Riley. While Evan ("AMC's" Colin Egglesfield, ex-Josh) sees a new girl, Riley helps a client learn basic dating techniques.
The L.A. Complex: Things aren't always what they seem in the CW May 22 9:00 PM episode titled "Home." Tuesday Episode Teasers: Raquel finds herself questioning how she secured financing for her project. Connor's downward spiral lands him at an all-time low. After Tariq brings Abby to the studio to lay down some vocals, fearing she knows too much, Kaldrick threatens her to ensure her silence. Nick begins to see his love life heat up. Alicia’s sexy acting debut goes over well and may prove to open new doors for her dancing career.
The Office: It is only a matter of time before some of the NBC series vets sign on the dotted line for next season. Ed Helms, John Krasinski and Jenna Fischer have been in lengthy negotiations for a return.
The Secret Circle: Chance Harbor fans, we have some bad news… After its freshman run, the CW has cancelled its series, which aired its finale on May 10.
The Vampire Diaries: On Thursday May 24 at 9:00 PM the CW will air a repeat of the show's September 22, 2011 episode titled "The Hybrid." Have you heard? The CW renewed the series!
True Blood: If you don't like spoilers, beware! If you can't wait to get a taste of what's to come in season five, watch the newest teaser season trailer right here on Soaps.com…
Two And A Half Men: CBS has renewed its comedy series for the 2012 through 2013 season, which ranked second in viewers and adults 25 - 54 and third among adults 18 - 49. It's been moved to a new night and will air on Thursdays at 8:30 PM.
Veep: In Sunday's May 27 10:00 PM HBO episode titled "Baseball" Selina, along with some very grumpy fast-food executives, attends a Camden Yards' healthy eating event. Leon West isn't in attendance when Mike holds a press briefing for some local news friends. During a Veep delay, Amy and Dan have to entertain elementary school kids.
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- Amy Mistretta