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There is a lot going on in Primetime television in and around the week of January 21. This week’s Primetime Dish column highlights episode teasers, big casting scoops, a musical guest star, an interview with a “Fringe” actor, summer premiere dates, and a popular sitcom mom heads to Bluebell…
Singer Rita Ora guest stars in the January 21 CW 9:00 PM episode titled “Misery Loves Company.” Monday Episode Teasers: Annie and Vanessa look for Liam. Naomi’s wedding ring is stolen during a road trip, and Megan doesn’t believe that Dixon is over Adrianna.
In the CW’s Wednesday January 23 8:00 PM episode titled “Trust But Verify” Oliver suspects Ted is responsible for recent robberies. Diggle takes a job at Ted’s security company. Thea suspects Moira and Malcom are having an affair, and Tommy and Laurel share an awkward dinner.
Beauty And The Beast:
In Thursday’s January 24 CW 9:00 PM episode titled “Seeing Red” Vincent has to deal with the repercussions of his past. Cat is forced to confront her feelings, and J.T. receives a surprising visitor.
In TBS’ Tuesday January 22 10:00 PM episode titled “Between Two Worlds” Jules worries her marriage lacks passion. Bobby takes on a cooler persona, and Laurie gives Travis some help in finding his superpower.
Find out which two veteran actresses are returning for season two through our Dallas Comings & Goings. And don’t forget, after the series returns on January 28 Soaps.com will again be writing recaps from each Monday episode. Until then read our Dallas Year In Review for a look back at Southfork in 2012.
Drop Dead Diva:
After four seasons Lifetime has decided to cancel the series.
Emily Owens, M.D.:
In the CW’s Tuesday January 22 9:00 PM episode titled “Emily And… The Teapot” feelings get hurt when Emily, Will and Cassandra compete to become Dr. Bandari’s assistant. A young patient’s x-rays reveal a bullet lodged in his lung – with no sign of a gunshot wound or scar, and Emily gets an eye-opener about her personal life. Watch a preview below.
In HBO’s Sunday January 27 9:30 PM episode titled “Higher Power” A letter from Levi arrives to Amy. Travis, Danielle and Levi experience a night of drugs, alcohol and corruption at a hotel. Afterward, Levi realizes he’s ready to return to Open Air and give rehab another chance.
Interview! Soaps.com sat in on a conference call with John Noble who’s played Dr. Walter Bishop since 2008. When asked what’s been Noble’s favorite Walter moment he shared, “Which is my favorite, Walter really, because I’ve played a bunch of different versions of him. Gee, I don’t know. I loved it when he was being random, which was probably the original version of him more than anyone else. I loved doing Walter then and all of the different mental states that we’ve played in during the time, but when he was being completely random and had very poor social skills. I loved the scenes that he played with Peter, the connecting stuff that I played with Josh Jackson over the five years. Both of us really loved doing that work. There were so many different aspects of Walter, the comedy and drama and emotion and so forth. He was a fully-fledged character. So it’s hard for me to say what my favorite one was, but probably – ‘Fringe’ is essentially a love story and so the scenes where he had close connection with Peter, but also with Anna’s character or Jasika’s character were very special to me.” The FOX series will air its two-hour series finale on Friday January 18 at 8:00 PM. Watch a preview below.
In HBO’s Sunday January 27 9:00 PM episode titled “Bad Friend” Hannah befriends a junkie during a freelance writing assignment. Elijah reveals an explosive secret, and Marnie and Booth Jonathan have a long-awaited run-in. In other news, the series won a Golden Globe for Best Comedy/Musical.
As a reminder, Soaps.com covers the goings on at McKinley High. Tune in each Thursday and read our Glee Weekly Recaps, which are posted after the show airs. New episodes return Thursday January 24 at 9:00 PM on FOX. Look for New Directions to organize a Sadie Hawkins dance.
Goodnight For Justice: Queen Of Hearts’:
The Hallmark Channel will air the third installment of its original film on Saturday January 26 at 8:00 PM. It stars Luke Perry (“90210”) and Ricky Schroder (“24,” “Silver Spoons”) and follows Perry’s character, Circuit Judge John Goodnight, who travels the Old West using less than conventional means to leave a trail of justice in the 1880s.
Look for a new doctor to arrive at Seattle Grace on Thursday January 24 at 9:00 PM on ABC. Read our Grey’s Anatomy Weekly Recap Thursdays after the show airs.
Lance Henriksen (“TRON: Uprising”) will be appearing in a guest starring role during the upcoming freshman series. However, NBC is keeping all character details underwraps. Stay tuned!
Hart Of Dixie:
True feelings are exposed in the CW’s January 22 8:00 PM episode titled “Islands In The Stream.” Tuesday Episode Teasers: George’s parents are thrown when they meet his new girlfriend, leaving George’s mother pushing for George and Zoe to address their feelings. Lemon is shocked to find out who Brick’s secret girlfriend is. Annabeth is infatuated with a British visitor, and Lavon is determined to uncover his real identity. In casting news… Debra Jo Rupp (“That ’70s Show,” “As The World Turns”) will guest star in an upcoming episode as Wanda’s (Mallory Moye) mom, Betsy Maynard.
In the CW's Friday January 25 8:00 PM episode titled "Aftermath" Nikita and Owen take on Liam. Michael gets a new position at Division, and Nikita and Owen's working relationship puts a strain on Michael.
Pretty Little Liars:
Spencer has a surprise for Toby on Tuesday January 22 at 8:00 PM on ABC Family. If you missed this week's episode read Soaps.com's Pretty Little Liars Recap and tune in each Tuesday after the show airs for more!
Someone gains control of Jack and Amanda's future on Sunday January 20 at 9:00 PM on ABC. Did you miss last Sunday's episode? If so read our Revenge Recap: Sabotage then tune in each Sunday for more recaps after the show airs.
Scott Foley ("True Blood," "Grey's Anatomy") has landed a mystery role on the ABC series. Stay tuned for further details and tune in Thursdays at 10:00 PM.
Felicia Day returns as Charlie Bradbury in the CW's January 23 9:00 PM episode titled "LARP And The Real Girl." Wednesday Episode Teasers: Sam and Dean look into the mysterious deaths of two 'Live Action Role Playing' participants. It's revealed that the Queen of Moondoor is Charlie, and the three of them learn how to stop a fairy from harming people.
Switched At Birth:
Lea Thompson's (Kathryn Kennish) real-life daughter Zoey Deutch ("Ringer") has landed a multi-episode arc as Elisa on the ABC Family series beginning on February 18. Tune in Mondays at 8:00 PM.
The Carrie Diaries:
On January 21 at 8:00 PM the CW will air the episode titled "Lie With Me." Monday Episode Teasers: Carrie fears Sebastian will lose interest in her and lies to her family. Maggie creates a wedge between her and Walt, and Larissa wants Carrie’s purse for a photo shoot. This episode repeats on Friday January 25 at 9:00 PM.
The Good Wife:
Audra McDonald ("Private Practice") will appear in a guest-starring role sometime during season four as Alicia Florrick's (Julianna Margulies) old law school rival. The CBS series airs Sundays at 9:00 PM.
The series will begin shooting twelve episodes for season three in February. Stay tuned for its premiere on AMC. Encores of the original series currently air Sunday mornings at 8:00 AM.
The Vampire Diaries:
There's a new danger to worry about in the CW's January 24 8:00 PM episode titled "Catch Me If You Can." Thursday Episode teasers: Klaus puts Matt’s life in danger. Damon coaches Jeremy. Kol plans to make sure everyone gives up the search for the cure, and Shane is questioned about his involvement in the Founders’ Council deaths. Be sure to read Soaps.com's Vampire Diaries Weekly Recaps after each episode airs.
HBO's new upcoming eight episode drama has cast Michelle Monaghan ("Tomorrow You're Gone") to appear as Martin's (Woody Harrelson, "The Hunger Games") wife Maggie Hart. The series also stars Matthew McConaughey ("Eastbound & Down") as Rust Cohle.
Season two of the CBS series will premiere on Sunday July 28 at 9:00 PM.
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- Amy Mistretta