Soaps.com’s Primetime Dish
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Coming up in Primetime Television.
Fans of Primetime TV don’t want to miss what’s set to take place during the week of September 17, as well as a few scoops for before and after. This week’s Primetime Dish column highlights episode teasers, numerous casting scoops, encore episode alerts, why a FOX series decided to change up their opening, and a big announcement for the CBS Primetime lineup during this year’s NFL football season…
CBS network line-up alert!
Please note, on Sunday nights airing NFL doubleheaders, expect all of your favorite CBS Primetime shows to be pushed ahead 30 minutes. Be sure to set your DVRs appropriately for “60 Minutes” (7:30 PM), “Big Brother” (8:30 PM, to include the new season of “The Amazing Race”), “The Good Wife” (9:30 PM) and “The Mentalist” (10:30 PM).
Big return! Lori Loughlin (“Full House”) will return as Debbie on October 8 at 8:00 PM for the CW series’ season five premiere. Here’s your first look – above – at Debbie and Annie (Shenae Grimes). Loughlin was last seen in the May 16, 2011 episode.
In HBO’s Sunday September 23 9:00 PM episode titled “Spaghetti & Coffee” Nucky notices the tie between Gaston Means and Attorney General Harry Daugherty. Margaret is troubled when it comes to a patient and an idealistic doctor. Gyp plans to establish a strategic foothold. Maybelle and her father disagree on her future with Samuel. As Eli gets a new boss, a major shipment takes an unexpected detour.
Soaps.com sat in on a conference call with series Executive Producers Hart Hanson and Stephen Nathan. When asked why they decided on a new opening this season Hanson stated, “You know it’s just like most things, the change on ‘Bones’, I just woke in the middle of the night and thought the Crystal Method basically invented the concept of remixing. Here we were going into an eighth season and Stephen and I had discussed just a slight almost unsee-able, unhear-able to the sense of tone change. I thought let’s see if the Crystal Method guys, Ken and Scott, would be up to doing a little remix for us, and they were.” Nathan interjected, “They really did a phenomenal job, because we didn’t want to lose what the theme was, what the original was, but they just managed to take it and update it and make it fresh. We usually update the visuals every year, and this was just gravy. I love the new song.” The series returns to FOX for its eighth season on Monday September 17 at 8:00 PM.
Did you miss any of season one’s episodes? Catch up before the new season returns in January 2013 through Soaps.com’s Dallas recaps.
We reported that the FOX series will resume with its fifth and final season on Friday September 28 at 9:00 PM, and now Executive Producer J.H. Wyman has tweeted the finale date.
@twiggystar The last ep airs 2/1/13
— JOEL WYMAN (@JWFRINGE) September 7, 2012
Hart Of Dixie:
On Tuesday September 18 at 8:00 PM the CW will air a repeat of its May 7, 2012 episode titled “Disaster Drills & Departures.” If you want to know what’s ahead for the new season, which premieres on Tuesday October 2 at 8:00 PM, watch this video promo…
Double summer finale! On Sunday September 16 at 9:00 PM the first part of the summer finale titled “The Rundown Job” will have many racing to stop a terrorist from launching an attack on Washington, D.C. Then at 10:00 PM the second part of the finale titled “The Frame-Up Job” will have Nate using all of his skills to clear Sophie’s name.
In Monday’s TNT September 17 9:00 PM episode titled “Out Of Bounds” after a fatal shooting in gang territory, Captain Raydor’s bold move could jeopardize her career and put Detective Sykes in harm’s way, and Rusty has no interest in meeting his biological father.
Funny guy Rob Riggle (“21 Jump Street,” “The Hangover”) will appear in a guest role as Schmidt – strangely enough Schmidt’s cousin – later this fall. The FOX series returns on Tuesday September 25 at 8:00 PM.
The CW will air a repeat of its May 11, 2012 episode titled “Crossbow” on Friday September 21 at 9:00 PM.
Pretty Little Liars:
Finale recap! If you missed the Tuesday August 28 season finale read our Soap Opera Fan’s Pretty Little Liars Finale Recap, which includes live screen shots from the episode.
Debra Mooney ("Weeds," "Everwood") will appear in a recurring role as a Supreme Court Justice during season two, which returns to ABC at 10:00 PM on Thursday September 27.
In Cinemax's Friday September 21 10:00 PM episode the team wonders why Knox broke Walter Lutulu out of prison. While they track him through his daughter, a regime looks for her as well. Knox gets some help and uses his government influence to get to Section 20.
On Wednesday September 19 at 9:00 PM the CW will air a repeat of its May 11, 2012 episode titled "There Will Be Blood."
A&E has green-lighted their hit series for a fourth season. Look for the show to return in 2013 with new episodes.
The Good Wife:
John Shea ("Gossip Girl") has been cast in a possible recurring role to play Cary's (Matt Czuchry) father. Tune in at 9:00 PM on Sunday September 30 when the CBS series returns.
The L.A. Complex:
Double episode alert! In the CW's September 17 8:00 PM episode titled "Make It Right" two people finally come face to face! Monday Episode Teasers: Kal and Abby look for Tariq. Connor is introduced to a different religion. Someone surprises Beth and Simon, and Sabrina's confession changes everything. Then at 9:00 PM in the episode titled "Now Or Never" a phone call rocks Kal's world. Raquel is determined to finance her film. Sabrina's parents cut her off, which leads to her moving in with Nick. Though things between Abby and Gray heat up, Connor doesn't know who to trust.
The Vampire Diaries:
Thursday September 20 at 8:00 PM will bring fans a repeat of the CW's May 3, 2012 episode titled "Before Sunset."
If it's strictly spoilers you're after view Primetime Television Spoilers to find out who has ringside boxing seats on "White Collar" then vote in our Soap opera polls on who you think "B&B's" Caroline will fall for.
Header Photo Credit: Bones (FOX)
- Amy Mistretta