Soaps.com’s Primetime Dish
How I Met Your Mother:
The CBS series returns with a one-hour episode for its ninth and final season on Monday September 23 at 8:00 PM. William Zabka will return to the series as himself in eight episodes. Fans of the 1984 film "The Karate Kid" will remember the actor as bad boy Johnny Lawrence.
Two year season split! The seventh and final season of the AMC series will be split in half and aired during the spring of 2014 and the spring of 2015.
The ABC series will return with a one-hour special episode on Wednesday September 25 at 9:00 PM.
Primetime Emmy Awards:
The 65th annual awards show will air live from the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles, California on Sunday September 22 at 8:00 PM on CBS and will pay special tribute to those lost to the entertainment world. Edie Falco will remember "Sopranos" co-star James Gandolfini, Michael J. Fox will pay tribute to "Family Ties" producer Gary David Goldberg, Jane Lynch will remember "Glee" co-star Cory Monteith, Rob Reiner will pay tribute to his long-time "All In The Family" cast member Jean Stapleton and Robin Williams will remember his mentor Jonathan Winters ("Mork and Mindy").
Season premiere! Read Soaps.com's Revenge Spoilers for a look into season three's Sunday September 29 9:00 PM return. Stay tuned after each weekly episode for Soaps.com's recap.
Rizzoli & Isles:
Longtime showrunner of the TNT series Janet Tamaro will be leaving her role as executive producer but plans to remain with the series as a consultant. The decision was made in order for Tamaro to challenge herself with future projects, as she tweeted:
Thanks, you guys. I gotta stretch my writing muscles. Busy brain and all that. Very, very exciting. Loved all of you + your passion for R&I
— janet tamaro (@JanetTamaro) September 14, 2013
Interview! Soaps.com sat in on a conference call with the show's co-creators/executive producers Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci. When asked what fans can look forward to this season, Kurtman stated, "Well my goodness, an enormous amount of fun, a lot of scares, a lot of humor. There is really nothing like it on television. You know, we tell our stories in the present and in the past, so the storytelling spans over 250 years. Over 2.5 centuries. We have a tremendous cast. They certainly make it as credible as you could have ever imagined. The directing has been phenomenal. The show is massive. The line between movies and television is gone these days. It's just gone. And so when people watch TV, I think they are, particularly in genre shows like this, I think they are hoping for a real cinematic experience and that is what we are intending to deliver to them every week." Tune in to FOX each Monday at 9:00 PM.
The Big Bang Theory:
Christine Baranski will reappear in her role as Beverly Hofstadter in the Thursday October 10 8:00 PM season seven episode. The actress last appeared on the TBS series back on September 22, 2011 and currently plays Diane Lockhart on CBS' "The Good Wife."
Emily Swallow ("Rizzoli & Isles," "Monday Mornings") has landed what could possibly turn into a regular role on the CBS series. Look for the actress as Kim Fischer during season six, which returns at 10:00 PM on September 29.
The Vampire Diaries:
On Thursday September 26 at 8:00 PM the CW will air a repeat of its May 16, 2013 episode titled The Vampire Diaries: Graduation.
Bailey Noble, who plays Adilyn Bellefleur, will appear as a series regular in the HBO series' upcoming season seven, which will be its last.
Be sure to read our latest Soaps.com's Venice The Series Recap to find out how Lara reacted after running over Gina.
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- Amy Mistretta
Coming up in Primetime Television.
Soaps.com has season premieres for the week of September 23, as well as teasers, casting, another DVD release, an inside look into the future of two FOX shows, a premiere date change, a producer steps down, many are remembered during an upcoming Emmys ceremony and more in our latest Primetime Dish column…
13 Nights Of Halloween:
Holiday special! It’s that time of year again… Beginning on Saturday October 19 and running through Thursday October 31 ABC Family will airs its yearly special. Tune in for numerous holiday movies including “Coraline,” “Hocus Pocus,” Tim Burton’s “The Nightmare Before Christmas,” “Beetlejuice,” “The Addams Family,” “The Haunted Mansion,” “The Mummy,” a “Pretty Little Liars” marathon and special, the “Switched At Birth” fall finale and more!
American Country Awards:
NASCAR’s Danica Patrick and country sensation Trace Adkins will co-host this year’s awards on Tuesday December 10 at 8:00 PM on FOX. “I can’t wait to see if I have what it takes to keep up with this racing superstar,” said Adkins of Patrick, who replied, “I’m so excited to host the American Country Awards with Trace Adkins. I have no doubt he’ll be able to keep up with me. I’ve become a huge fan of country music since I came to NASCAR and have been fortunate to be in videos with Miranda Lambert and Colt Ford. This is going to be a really cool experience and I’m excited to be a part of it. It’s going to be a great show!”
Grant Gustin, who played “Glee’s” Sebastian Smythe, will appear in a multi-episode arc as Barry ‘The Flash’ Allen. Look out for the actor in episodes eight, nine and twenty when season two premieres on Wednesday October 9 at 8:00 PM. For now, on Wednesday September 25 at 8:00 PM the CW will air a repeat of its May 15, 2013 episode titled “Sacrifice.”
CBS has chosen Cameron Diaz as a producer for its upcoming new series. This will be Diaz’s, who played the lead role of Elizabeth Halsey in the 2011 film, second time in the role of a producer. Stay tuned for more details on the comedy series and when to expect it in the Primetime line-up.
In HBO’s Sunday September 22 9:00 PM episode titled “Acres Of Diamonds” Nucky takes a trip to Florida to make a purchase. After Valentin books a jazz band, he contemplates Dunn’s loyalty. Roy gets help to impress a potential partner, and Willie needs Mickey’s help in college. Watch a preview below.
Interview! Soaps.com sat in on a conference call with executive producers Hart Hanson and Stephen Nathan. When asked if viewers can expect more out of the ordinary episodes this season Hanson shared, “I’ll tell you something. We front loaded the season with, I’m going to call them obligatory episodes, things that we’ve set up that we have to do. The weirder episodes or out of the box episodes… are going to happen in the back end of the season. I don’t even mean the back end. Let’s say after Christmas.” Nathan added, “We do have some planned that are odd and unique and aren’t necessarily just a regular ‘Bones’. We want to do it more and more the older we get the older the show gets.” Tune in to FOX on Mondays at 8:00 PM.
In AMC’s Sunday September 22 9:00 PM episode titled “Granite State” events set in motion a while ago are on their way to a resolution.
The NBC series returns with new episodes on Tuesday September 24 at 10:00 PM. This season fans of Dawson and Mills can expect the once couple to try to move on with new people.
John Oliver (“The Daily Show With Jon Stewart”) will return to the NBC comedy to play Professor Ian Duncan in a multi-episode arc. Stay tuned for the series return date.
Critics Choice Movie Awards:
On January 16, 2014 the winners for the 19th annual awards will be revealed live on the CW. Stay tuned for more details as they come.
Finale and series ending! In the season eight finale and conclusion of the Showtime series’ Sunday September 22 9:00 PM episode titled “Remember The Monsters” Dexter is faced with the impossible but is determined to see things end his way. Watch this countdown video promo of the events leading up to the series’ last episode.
Eastbound & Bound:
Season premiere! In HBO’s Sunday September 29 season four premiere episode titled “Chapter 22” Kenny, who’s bored with his job and lifestyle, considers a career move. Guy Young, someone from Kenny’s past, has a lot to do with Kenny’s dilemma, who also has a wife and two kids to think about. Tune in at 10:00 PM.
Premiere date change-up! In an attempt to give the new FOX series better premiere ratings the network has moved its kick-off date from Friday November 8 to Friday January 10 at 10:30 PM, due to the excessive November/December sports viewings.
— ENLISTED (@ENLISTEDonFOX) September 12, 2013
Season premiere! Read our Glee Spoilers for a look at what’s set to happen when the FOX series returns on Thursday September 26 at 9:00 PM. Soaps.com will be posting recaps each week after the show airs.
Season premiere! Read our Grey’s Anatomy Spoilers before the ABC series returns on Thursday September 26 at 9:00 PM, with a two-hour season premiere episode. Soaps.com will again post recaps weekly after the show airs.
Hart Of Dixie:
On Monday September 23 at 8:00 PM the CW will air a repeat of its May 7, 2013 episode titled “On The Road Again.”
DVD release! Season three of the CBS series will be released on DVD and Blu-Ray on Tuesday September 24 at various retailers and online venues. The discs include a cast gag reel, deleted scenes, alternate endings and more!