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Soaps.com has an announcement for a Beatles celebration for the week of December 2, as well as episode teasers, casting, a soap actor heads to Mystic Falls, Hallmark holiday movies, special Christmas episodes, a Lifetime renewal and more in our latest Primetime Dish column…
A Grammy Salute To The Beatles:
On Sunday February 9 at 8:00 PM CBS will air a special two-hour event to celebrate the Grammy Award winning, legendary band. The date will mark the 50th anniversary of the Beatles’ debut on “The Ed Sullivan Show” in 1964, with 74 million viewers. “That night 50 years ago on the Ed Sullivan stage, the Beatles delivered a momentous performance, and America witnessed a historic television event and the beginning of a new era in music,” said Jack Sussman, CBS Entertainment Executive Vice President of Specials & Events. “We are thrilled to honor these music legends with performances from amazing Grammy-winning artists who were influenced by the Beatles’ unforgettable music through the years and that incredible performance in 1964.” Tickets to the two-hour Monday January 27, 2014 taping will be available to the public in the coming weeks.
In the CW’s Wednesday December 4 8:00 PM episode titled “The Scientist,” Central City Police scientist Barry Allen arrives in town after a seemingly impossible robbery at Queen Consolidated’s Applied Sciences Division and offers to help Oliver with the investigation. Oliver is distracted by similarities in the current case and something that happened on the island. Felicity takes a liking to Barry. Sin asks Roy to help her find a missing friend. Thea joins the search, and someone gets seriously injured.
In the FOX series’ Tuesday December 3 8:30 PM episode titled “Christmas,” Hot receives death threats. Jake is called in to help Holt, and Amy plans a Christmas photo for the squad
In the FOX series’ Tuesday December 3 8:00 PM episode titled “The Glitch That Stole Christmas,” a former ex-game designer of Eli and Warner’s seeks revenge against them by including an offensive word in their family-friendly Christmas game, and Edna suggests David work as a mall Santa in order to buy Eli a gift.
In HBO’s Sunday December 1 10:00 PM episode titled “If You’re Going To San Francisco,” a new male supervising nurse joins the Billy Barnes staff with an agenda that’s sure to improve ward ratings. There’s a special spark between Nurse Dawn and Patsy, and a patient named Donna displays impressive karaoke skills.
Read our Glee Spoilers to find out about a new character who will appear in FOX’s Thursday December 5 9:00 PM episode titled “Previously Unaired Christmas.” Stay tuned for our recap after the show.
Read our Grey’s Anatomy Spoilers to find out who gets on April’s nerves in ABC’s Thursday December 5 9:00 PM episode titled “Man On The Moon.” Soaps.com posts recaps weekly after the show airs.
Chi McBride, who plays Lou Grover, has been upped to a series regular. Of the promotion the actor stated, “Well, I know this sounds corny, but the only thing I ever wanted in my career was to be on CBS, the home of my idol Jackie Gleason. I finally made it to the Tiffany Network on ‘Golden Boy,’ shooting scenes on the same stage where ‘The Honeymooners’ was filmed. CBS graciously invited me to be a member of the cast of ‘Hawaii Five -0’ and it’s been wonderful. The cast, crew and production have been so welcoming to me, and so my love affair with CBS continues.” Tune in Fridays at 9:00 PM.
It's A Very Merry Muppet Christmas:
On Monday December 2 at 8:00 PM the CW will air the annual holiday movie starring David Arquette ("Jake And The Never Land Pirates"), Joan Cusack ("The Office"), William H. Macy ("Shameless") and Whoopi Goldberg ("The View"). Kermit has lost all hope over the holiday season, which leads an angel to ask God for help.
Renewed! A&E will be bringing viewers ten more episodes for season three of its popular series. Stay tuned for the 2014 return date.
Judd Nelson ("The Breakfast Club") guest stars in the CW's December 6 9:00 PM episode titled "Set-Up." Friday episode teasers: Amanda plants evidence that points to Pakistan hiring Nikita to kill the President, which causes tension between the United States and Pakistan. Ryan tells Nikita and Michael that he suspects Amanda kidnapped Birkhoff and planted a double on the plane. Ronald Peller (Nelson) irritates Birkhoff, and Alex is captured by the CIA and questioned about her involvement with Nikita.
In the CW's Thursday December 5 9:00 PM episode titled "Left Behind," Mary and Francis have to help each other when the castle is taken hostage. Catherine makes a surprising proposal to try to save their lives, and Diane shares her plan to have Bash legitimized.
In casting news... Amy Brenneman ("Private Practice," "Judging Amy") announced via Twitter that she will appear in an upcoming episode as Marie de Guise.
— Amy Brenneman (@TheAmyBrenneman) November 25, 2013
Read Soaps.com's Revenge Spoilers to find out what Emily does in regards to her plan in ABC's Sunday December 8 9:00 PM episode titled "Surrender." Stay tuned after each weekly episode for our recap.
In the CW's Tuesday December 3 9:00 PM episode titled "Holy Terror," Sam and Dean run into Castiel at the scene of a massive angel slaughter. Castiel is captured and tortured, and Dean wonders if it's time to tell Sam the truth.
The Carrie Diaries:
In the CW's Friday December 6 8:00 PM episode titled "The Safety Dance," Weaver tries to help with Carrie's writer's block but only gets in the way. Maggie and Sebastian learn something shocking, which brings them closer together. Walt takes drastic measures to keep himself safe after Bennet moves to a dangerous neighborhood, and Larissa and Samantha realize that 'sex' is their common ground.
Leah Remini ("Family Tools") will appear as Nicki, Stuart's sister, in an upcoming episode. The TV Land series returns at 10:30 PM on Wednesday December 11.
— Leah Remini (@LeahRemini) November 25, 2013
Marla Sokoloff ("Melissa & Joey") will appear in a recurring role as Dani. The ABC Family series returns on January 13, 2014.
The Mindy Project:
In FOX's Tuesday December 3 9:30 PM episode titled "Christmas Party Sex Trap," Mindy throws a party so she can spend time with a lawyer in the building, but things don't go as planned.
New alliances are formed in the CW's December 3 8:00 PM episode titled "Regaining Pain In New Orleans." Tuesday episode teasers: Klaus opens up about the past, and a werewolf named Eve appears. Read more of The Originals Spoilers.
The Tomorrow People:
In the CW's Wednesday December 4 9:00 PM episode titled "Thanatos," Stephen is determined to find his father and crafts a plan to get inside Jedikiah's head. Cara and Russell come upon an uninvited visitor, and Stephen snoops around Ultra.
In casting news… Robert Gant ("Baby Daddy," "Queer As Folk") will appear in episodes ten and twelve as Peter, Marla's boyfriend. Elizabeth Hurley ("Gossip Girl") will voice the role of Alice, an artificial intelligence program. Listen for Hurley in episodes ten and twelve.
Who loves The Tomorrow People? V excited to be joining the show.
— Elizabeth Hurley (@ElizabethHurley) November 22, 2013
The Vampire Diaries:
"One Life To Live's" Trevor St. John (Victor Lord) will guest star as Dr. Whitmore in the CW's Thursday December 5 8:00 PM episode titled "The Cell." Read Soaps.com's The Vampire Diaries Spoilers to find out who Stefan ends up helping. We will post the recap after the show airs.
Two And A Half Men:
Odette Annable ("Banshee") will appear in multiple episodes and in scenes with Ashton Kutcher beginning on January 2, 2014. The series airs Thursdays at 9:30 PM on CBS.
Justin Paul (ex-Wes Granger, "One Life To Live") will appear in the Thursday December 5 episode titled "Quantico Closure." Tune in to the USA Network at 9:00 PM.
Witches Of East End:
Renewed! Lifetime has renewed its freshman series for season two. On Sunday's December 1 10:00 PM episode titled "A Parching Imbued," Killian comes to a decision in regards to his future in East End. Mike shares a theory with Ingrid. Dash tries to uncover the mystery of the catacombs, and someone with old connections to the witches' family attempts to help Freya regain her powers.
Read Soaps.com's After The Soap Finales: Where Are They Now for details on former "All My Children" actress Alicia Minshew's The Funeral Guest role, as well as other career updates for former soap stars.
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- Amy Mistretta