Soaps.com’s Primetime Dish
Coming up in Primetime Television.
Soaps.com has a two-night concert special for the week of September 30, as well as teasers, casting, season premieres, a big cancellation, Emmy wins and more in our latest Primetime Dish column…
Canceled. Lifetime has canceled its longest running series after seven seasons. Though fans will not be able to see a season eight, the network will produce a two-hour special with the cast set to air sometime in 2014. The series debuted on June 3, 2007 and aired its last episode on June 9, 2013.
Special sneak peek! On Wednesday October 2 at 8:00 PM the CW will air a one-hour special to include a look back at season one of the series with a special sneak peek into season two, which premieres on Wednesday October 9 at 8:00 PM.
Robert Knepper (“Cult,” “Prison Break”) will appear in a guest starring role on the new NBC series as a target of the FBI. Look for the actor to turn up in episode five. Tune in Mondays at 10:00 PM.
Renewed! After averaging a gross audience of 7.5 million viewers this season HBO has renewed its series for a fifth season. “Thanks to Terry Winter, Martin Scorsese, Tim Van Patten, Howard Korder and their stellar team, ‘Boardwalk Empire’ remains in a class by itself,” said Michael Lombardo, president, HBO Programming. “I look forward to another electrifying season of this impeccably crafted series.” For now, in Sunday’s September 29 9:00 PM episode titled “All In,” Nucky might find himself another potential partner during a high stakes poker game in Florida. Frank and Al get Van’s help during their collection rounds. Valentin and Dunn discuss business, and a college prank is carried way too far. The series also took home five Emmys® for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series (Bobby Cannavale), Outstanding Art Direction for a Single-Camera Series, Outstanding Hairstyling for a Single-Camera Series, Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Comedy or Drama Series (One Hour) and Outstanding Sound Editing for a Series.
Eastbound & Down:
In HBO’s Sunday October 6 10:00 PM episode titled “Chapter 23” Kenny pays Guy Young a visit in regards to a career change, and Stevie is asked to rejoin the Powers Team.
Game Of Thrones:
The HBO series received two Emmys® for Outstanding Makeup for a Single-Camera Series (Non-Prosthetic) and Outstanding Special Visual Effects.
Read our Glee Spoilers to find out who starts working in a diner together, and why, during the FOX Thursday October 3 9:00 PM episode titled “Tina In The Sky With Diamonds.” Soaps.com posts recaps each week after the show airs.
Read our Grey’s Anatomy Spoilers for details into ABC’s Thursday October 3 9:00 PM episode titled “Everybody’s Crying Mercy.” Soaps.com posts recaps weekly after the show airs.
Hart Of Dixie:
Watch this video interview with Wilson Bethel (Wade, “Y&R’s” ex-Ryder) to find out what’s ahead when the CW series returns on Monday October 7 at 8:00 PM.
iHeart Radio Musical Festival Night 1 and 2:
Concert special! The CW will air the two-hour special on Monday September 30 at 8:00 PM. Top musical acts and CW actors will join together during the Las Vegas concert extravaganza at the MGM Grand Hotel. Those scheduled to attend include Katy Perry, Fun, Elton John, Keith Urban, J Cole, Queen + Adam Lambert, Muse, Tiesto, Robin Thicke and more. Then on Tuesday October 1 at 8:00 PM the fun continues with two more hours of music from Justin Timberlake, Paul McCartney, Maroon 5, Bruno Mars, Tim McGraw, Thirty Seconds to Mars, Phoenix, Ke$ha, Drake, Miguel and more.
Fans of the character Wynn Duffy will be seeing more of him on the FX series. Jere Burns, who has appeared in the role since 2010, is now a series regular. Stay tuned for season five’s return in January 2014.
Jon Tenney, who played Agent Fritz Howard in 2012, will return to the TNT series during episode sixteen sometime in December. The actor will also direct episode fifteen and has directed one other for the show in the past. New episodes will return on Monday November 25.
Mike & Molly:
Susan Sarandon (“30 Rock,” “The Big C”) will appear in a guest starring role as a literary celebrity named JC Small. Stay tuned to the CBS series’ season four return date.
Renewed! Despite threats of cancellation, due to weekly rating drops, ABC has green-lighted its series for season two. Alyssa Milano, Yunjin Kim, Rochelle Aytes and Jes Macallan star.
People’s Choice Awards:
Next year’s 2014 awards show will broadcast live on CBS from the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, California on Wednesday January 8 at 9:00 PM.
Read Soaps.com's Revenge Spoilers for a look into ABC's Sunday October 6 9:00 PM episode titled "Sin." Stay tuned after each weekly episode for Soaps.com's recap.
Sally Pressman ("Army Wives") has landed a multi-episode arc. Her character is currently being kept hush-hush but should first appear sometime in November. Season three of the ABC series returns on Thursday October 3 at 10:00 PM.
James Frain ("The White Queen," "Grimm," "True Blood") has landed a multi-episode arc as a nobleman named Rutledge. John Noble ("Fringe") will also appear in a recurring role as Henry Parrish. Stay tuned to FOX on Mondays at 9:00 PM.
Rosie O'Donnell ("The Rosie Show") has landed a recurring role as a foster care worker named Rita Hendricks on the ABC Family series. Keep an eye out for her in three episodes after the show returns in January 2014.
The Mindy Project:
Soaps.com first alerted readers to Adam Pally's new role as an OB/GYN doctor named Peter back in July. Just like that, even before his first appearance, the actor has been bumped to a series regular. Tune in on October 1 to first see Pally in the episode titled "Music Festival." The series airs on FOX on Tuesdays at 9:30 PM.
New series premiere! "The Vampire Diaries" spin-off will premiere on Thursday October 3 at 9:00 PM. In the episode titled "Always And Forever" Klaus Mikaelson returns to the supernatural melting pot in New Orleans. Elijah follows his brother and learns that werewolf Hayley is being held by a powerful witch, who reveals that Klaus is going to be a father. Klaus vows to reclaim the city his family helped build over 300 years ago. The network will also air an encore of the episode on Friday October 4 at 8:00 PM.
The Vampire Diaries:
Season premiere! On Thursday October 3 at 8:00 PM the CW will return with all-new episodes of the vampire series. Read Soaps.com's The Vampire Diaries Spoilers to find out who professes their love in the episode titled "I Know What You Did Last Summer." Watch this video interview with Ian Somerhalder to find out just how long his character Damon will remain happy.
The HBO series was honored with two Emmys® for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) and Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series (Tony Hale).
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