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 August 6 and beyond. In our latest Primetime Dish you’ll find episode teasers, casting scoops, encore episode alerts, Fall premiere dates, new season previews and details for one heck of a CBS classic reboot…
American Horror Story: Jenna Dewan (“The Playboy Club”), who’s married to Channing Tatum (“21 Jump Street”), has been cast in season two of the FX series. She’ll play the lover of Adam Levine’s (Maroon 5) character. Plus, Franka Potente (“Bourne”) will be turning up for two episodes next season as a patient.
Anger Management: Real life father/son duo! Look for Charlie Sheen’s father Martin Sheen to play his character’s father on the FX series, which airs Thursdays at 9:30 PM.
Awkward: Renewal! MTV has green-lighted its hit series for a third season, which will be comprised of twenty episodes. Tune in Thursdays at 10:30 PM.
Breaking Bad: In Sunday’s August 5 10:00 PM AMC episode titled “Fifty-One” Walt celebrates yet another birthday, Skyler goes over her options, and a crimp is put in Walt and Jesse’s business strategy.
Castle: Return date! The ABC series returns on Monday September 24 at 10:00 PM.
Dallas: Did you miss last night’s new episode? Read Soaps.com’s Dallas Weekly Recaps. While you’re looking around our “Dallas” section be sure to vote in the weekly poll too.
Dexter: Actors from the Showtime series took part in the TCA (Television Critics Association) Panel on Tuesday July 31, and many were happy to hear from a show insider stating that “Dexter” could in fact go beyond season eight. Until now, it’s been said that the show would stop after season seven or eight.
Enlightened: Renewed! Season one was a success, so HBO has promised fans ten new episodes in January 2013 for season two!
Ex-Men: “Harold & Kumar” star Kal Penn (Kumar) has been cast in a lead role in CBS’ new comedy pilot. The premise focuses on a guy, played by Chris Smith (“Paranormal Activity 3”), who moves into a housing complex and is befriended by a group of divorcees after being left at the altar.
Fringe: Postponed! There’s been a delay in filming for FOX’s final season. John Noble, who plays Dr. Walter Bishop, had to be treated for a previously existing sleep disorder. Filming is set to resume on Tuesday August 7.
Girls: Back with more! HBO has ordered ten more episodes and will bring season two back to viewers in January 2013!
Grimm: Remember the actress who played Klaus’ mother on “The Vampire Diaries?” NBC has cast Alice Evans to turn up in episode six as Mia. The series returns for season two on Monday August 13 at 10:00 PM.
Hart Of Dixie: On Tuesday August 7 at 8:00 PM look for a CW repeat of the November 21, 2011 episode titled “Homecoming & Coming Home.”
Hot In Cleveland: Heather Locklear (“Melrose Place”) has been cast to play a former Miss Ohio and owner of a PR firm in season four. The TV Land series returns this fall.
How I Met Your Mother: Fans of Ashley Williams (“Something Borrowed”) rejoice! The actress will bring back her character, Victoria, for a multi-episode arc in season eight. Tune in for the return and season premiere on Monday September 24 at 8:00 PM.
Modern Family: Success! We are happy to report that salary negotiations have concluded successfully, and everyone involved began filming for season four this past Monday. However, the younger actors are following suit and will begin their own salary talk this week. Be sure to tune in Wednesday September 26 at 9:00 PM on ABC for new episodes.
Nikita: Double repeat alert! The CW will air a repeat of its February 10, 2012 episode titled “Rogue” on Friday August 10 at 8:00 PM. Then at 9:00 PM tune in for its February 17, 2012 episode titled “Origins.”
Once Upon A Time: Sinqua Walls (“Teen Wolf”) will appear in season two of the ABC hit series as Sir Lancelot. Stay tuned for the show’s Sunday September 30 8:00 PM return!
Perez Hilton All Access: Katy Perry: On Monday August 6 at 8:00 PM the CW will air a repeat of its one-hour special, which first aired on Thursday May 17.
Pretty Little Liars:. In Tuesday’s 8:00 PM ABC Family episode titled “The Kahn Game” Spencer and Aria engage in a ‘truth game’ with Jenna at the Kahn brothers’ party, and Hannah receives a text from ‘A’ about Caleb. If you ever miss an episode feel free to read Soap Opera Fan’s Pretty Little Liars Recaps.
Private Practice: Fall return date! The series will return to ABC on Tuesday September 26 at 10:00 PM.
Revenge: Huge series return date! It's what a lot of ABC fans have been waiting for… don't miss the series return on Sunday September 30 at 9:00 PM. What can you look forward to in the new season? Promised to be even more deeply twisted and dark than last season, Nolan gets a new love interest, Emily will revert to her closed-off ways, Jack will have to face paternity issues, and Daniel's conscience is still remorseful - not to mention Emily's mother comes to town.
Rizzoli & Isles: In the Tuesday August 7 TNT 9:00 PM episode titled "Boston Strangler Redux" the city is in a panic when a copycat of the Boston Strangler surfaces. Jane and her new boss, played by Donnie Wahlberg, clash, and Maura's romantic life is affected yet again due to her overanalyzing things.
Sullivan & Son: "The Punch," which will air on Thursday August 9 at 10:00 PM, will feature John Michael Higgins ("Happily Divorced") guest starring as an accused pantry thief who threatens Steve and Melanie's personal and professional relationships. Ahmed Ahmed ("Weeds") will also guest star as Ahmed who enters an offbeat business with Owen, and Hank and Carol exchange new and old dating tips.
Supernatural: Double repeat alert! The CW will repeat its March 23, 2012 episode titled "The Born-Again Identity" on Wednesday August 8 at 8:00 PM. Then at 9:00 PM look for the March 30, 2012 episode titled "Party On, Garth."
The Big C: Final season! Though Showtime has green-lighted its original series for a fourth season, it will be limited - and its last - containing only four one-hour episodes.
The Brady Bunch: Classic reboot! Vince Vaughn's ("Couples Retreat"), as executive producer, CBS reboot of the classic series will focus on Bobby Brady. Played off of the original, which starred Robert Reed and Florence Henderson at the head of the mixed family, now divorced, Bobby will remarry and blend a new Brady family.
The Killing: Canceled! After only two seasons AMC has pulled the plug on its mystery drama. In an official statement the network explained, "After much deliberation, we’ve come to the difficult decision not to renew 'The Killing' for a third season. AMC is incredibly proud of the show and is fortunate to have worked with such a talented team on this project, from showrunner Veena Sud and our terrific partners at Fox Television Studios to the talented, dedicated crew and exceptional cast." What's the flipside? FOX TV Studios, and the series producer, countered, "It is extremely proud of 'The Killing', the extraordinary writing staff and crew, and what we believe is one of the best casts on television'. We will proceed to try to find another home for the show."
The L.A. Complex: In Tuesday's August 7 episode titled "Be A Man" Connor has to make a tough choice. Kaldrick visits his father. While on set, Raquel suffers a blow to her ego. Abby tries to befriend a co-star. Nick tries to beat Sabrina at her own game, and Beth’s mouth gets her into trouble. Tune in to the CW at 9:00 PM. This episode will also repeat on Thursday August 9 at 9:00 PM.
The Newsroom: In Sunday's HBO August 5 10:00 PM episode titled "5/1" Charlie receives an anonymous tip with advance details on an imminent story of national importance, and the 2.0 staff cuts short its anniversary party when news breaks that the President will be making a televised speech.
The Vampire Diaries: Are you missing the goings on in Mystic Falls? We still have to wait until October 11 for new episodes to return, but on Thursday August 9 at 8:00 PM the CW will air a repeat of its March 22, 2012 episode titled "Break On Through,"
True Blood: In the HBO episode titled "Everybody Wants To Rule The World" Eric plots his escape. Sookie is led to a clue to her parents’ murderer. Andy and Jason look for leads to find out who's behind the shifter killings. Alcide remembers his pack induction. Arlene is stuck in the middle of Terry and Patrick’s crossfire, and Steve gets a new pet. Tune in Sunday August 5 at 9:00 PM.
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- Amy Mistretta