Soaps.com’s Primetime Dish
Coming up in Primetime Television.
Soaps.com has a special two-night concert event for the week of December 30, as well as episode teasers, season premieres, casting, a FOX interview, the finale date for a cancelled CBS show and more in our latest Primetime Dish column…
2 Broke Girls:
Beginning on Monday April 14 the CBS series will move to its new 8:00 PM timeslot.
24: Live Another Day:
Gbenga Akinnagbe (“Graceland”) and Giles Matthey (“True Blood”) will appear in a regular capacity in the upcoming FOX series.
On Wednesday January 1 at 8:00 PM the CW will air a repeat of its November 6, 2013 episode titled “League Of Assassins.”
Marc Evan Jackson (“Parks And Recreation”) will appear in a guest role as Kevin. The FOX series returns with new episodes on Tuesday January 7 at 8:30 PM.
Though Scott Eastwood and Tania Raymonde appeared in the NBC pilot, they will not be returning as Jim Barnes and Nicole Sermons when the series premieres at 10:00 PM on Wednesday January 8.
Friends With Better Lives:
CBS’ new comedy series premieres on Monday March 31 at 9:00 PM. The show stars James Van Der Beek (“Dawson’s Creek”) as Will Stokes and follows a group of friends with each one believing their life is better than the others.
In HBO’s Sunday December 29 10:30 PM episode titled “The Concert,” Phyllis’ mother’s condition varies. Jenna works to leverage her Cleveland opportunity. An unpaid debt causes DiDi’s patience to wear thin. The staff places blame after a patient is injured, due to an equipment malfunction, then makes up after a patient dies.
The HBO series returns with season three on January 12. Watch the video below for a look at what’s ahead in the new season.
Season two, which will contain thirteen new episodes, of the NBC series returns on February 28 at 10:00 PM.
Hart Of Dixie:
Former “General Hospital” actor Eddie Matos will appear on Hart Of Dixie. The CW series returns on Monday January 13 at 8:00 PM.
How I Met Your Mother:
Series finale! CBS will air the final one-hour episode of its long-running series on Monday March 31 at 8:00 PM. The show premiered on September 19, 2005.
iHeart Musical Festival:
Two night special event! On Monday December 30 at 8:00 PM and Tuesday December 31 at 8:00 PM, the CW will bring viewers the special concert event from the MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas featuring top music stars and CW actors. Night one will feature performances by Katy Perry, Fun, Elton John, Keith Urban, J Cole, Queen + Adam Lambert, Muse, Tiesto, Robin Thicke and others. Night two will showcase Justin Timberlake, Paul McCartney, Maroon 5, Bruno Mars, Tim McGraw, Thirty Seconds to Mars, Phoenix, Ke$ha, Drake and Miguel and others.
Melissa & Joey:
Yvette Nicole Brown (“Family Guy”) will make a guest appearance on the ABC Family series on April 2 as a hairdresser named Calista. Tune in for all-new episodes beginning on Wednesday January 15 at 8:00 PM.
On Thursday January 2 at 9:00 PM the CW will air a repeat of its October 31, 2013 episode titled “Kissed.”
Read Soaps.com’s Revenge Spoilers to learn who has been cast to play Patrick’s father when the ABC series returns from its mid-season break in January. Stay tuned after each episode for Soaps.com’s recaps in 2014.
On Friday January 3 at 9:00 PM the CW will air a repeat of its November 26, 2013 episode titled "A Rock And A Hard Place."
The Carrie Diaries:
On January 3 at 8:00 PM the CW will air a new episode titled "Under Pressure." Friday episode teasers: Carrie receives harsh advice from Larissa in regards to her relationship with Sebastian. Dorrit throws an impromptu get-together, which spirals out of control, as Harlan and Tom plan to work over-night. Mouse and Donna grow closer, and another fight with his parents causes Sebastian to make a hasty decision.
Interview! Soaps.com sat in on a conference call with the FOX series Executive Producer Kevin Williamson. When asked about some of the differences between seasons one and two Williamson stated, "It's such a hard question to answer, because I'm looking at it as we approach Episode 11, which we're currently working on, and I think the entire show's different. I think our characters are in a different starting place, pushing forward a year later. The entire show has reset, but it's also pushed forward a year. It's like the story is complete - I don't know, it's all changed. I think the biggest difference is it's not such an FBI chase in the sense that Ryan Hardy's not a consultant smack in the center of an FBI taskforce trying to find Joey who's been kidnapped. This story is told from a different starting place. It's a little bit more of a character thriller and a relationship thriller, if that makes sense; rather than a procedural FBI hunt them down thriller." Tune in for a special season two preview on January 19.
TV Line is reporting that Rhea Perlman ("Cheers") will be taping scenes in mid-January to appear as Debbie's mother Janet. Stay tuned for her air date, as the ABC series returns with new episodes on Friday January 10.
The Tomorrow People:
On Wednesday January 1 at 9:00 PM the CW will air a repeat of its October 9, 2013 pilot episode.
The Vampire Diaries:
On Thursday January 2 at 8:00 PM the CW will air a repeat of its December 5, 2013 episode titled The Vampire Diaries: The Cell.
Read Soaps.com's After The Soap Finales: Where Are They Now for details on "One Life To Live" alum (ex-James Ford) Nic Robuck's Major Crimes role, as well as other career updates for former soap stars.
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- Amy Mistretta