Soaps.com’s Primetime Dish
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Coming up in primetime television.
Soaps.com has a “Dynasty” reunion for the week of January 26 as well as a special featuring some of the best Super Bowl commercials, a FOX interview, renewals, a “Grease” musical, teasers, casting and more in our latest Primetime Dish column…
In the CW’s Wednesday January 28 8:00 PM episode titled “Midnight City,” Arsenal and Diggle warn Laurel to stop acting like her sister before she gets herself killed. Brick kidnaps the city’s Aldermen, orders the police evacuate The Glades and threatens to kill them all if they don’t back off. Felicity sees a new side of Ray, who helps the police fight Brick, and Malcolm warns Thea they must leave town immediately.
Interview and series premiere! Soaps.com sat in during a conference call with Rainn Wilson. When asked how he felt playing the new role of Everett Backstrom after playing Dwight Schrute on “The Office” for so many years, Wilson shared, “Yes, well it was really – doing another TV show was kind of the last thing I wanted to do right away after ‘The Office,’ after working so hard and for so long on that character. But when I read the character of Backstrom it was kind of like, oh, darn it, this is too good, this is too rich, it’s too interesting and it just drew me in incredibly. I couldn’t say no. It’s such a rich, multi-faceted character that I had to take it; and they don’t come along very often, especially for weird looking middle-aged character guys like myself. So, to get a role this interesting for an actor such as myself was just a Godsend and Hart Hanson is an incredible writer who can balance the drama and the humor, the absurdity at the same time so effortlessly so it all fits in into one tone.” Tune in tonight, Thursday January 22 at 9:00 PM, as the comedy series premieres on FOX.
Renewed! FOX has renewed its comedy series for a third season. Tune in Sundays at 8:30 PM.
— Brooklyn Nine-Nine (@Brooklyn99FOX) January 17, 2015
On TBS’ Tuesday January 27 10:30 PM episode titled “Waiting for Tonight,” Andy has issues getting out of the costume he rented for Stan’s birthday party. Grayson and Jules risk losing a reservation at a new restaurant, and Ellie starts ghost-tweeting for Laurie.
In PBS’ Sunday January 25 9:00 PM episode, Merton drops a bombshell on Isobel, as does Mary on Tony.
Daytime reunion! On Monday January 26 Pamela Sue Martin (ex-Fallon Carrington Colby), John James (ex-Jeff Colby), Al Corley (ex-Steven Carrington) and Gordon Thomson (ex-Adam Carrington) will join hosts Mark Steines and Cristina Ferrare on “Home & Family” to discuss the 1980s series. Be sure to tune in to the Hallmark Channel at 10:00 AM, as there will also be a feature on Nolan Miller’s dresses as well as a tribute to John Forsythe (ex-Blake Carrington).
Renewed! FOX has renewed its freshman musical drama for season two. Tune in Wednesdays at 9:00 PM.
In FOX’s Friday January 30 8:00 PM episode titled “The Hurt Locker Part Two,” Sue works to mend certain relationships. Kitty and Rachel create the perfect set-list to win the invitational, and Spencer is recruited to join the glee club.
In FOX’s Monday January 26 8:00 PM episode titled “Welcome Back, Jim Gordon,” Gordon suspects someone inside the police station killed a key witness to a homicide and goes to an old friend for help. And Oswald Cobblepot gains access to one of Fish Mooney’s prized possessions.
Renewed! FOX has green-lighted its crime series for season two.
— Gotham (@Gotham) January 17, 2015
Julianne Hough (“Rock of Ages”) and singer Vanessa Hudgens will star as Sandy and Rizzo in FOX’s three-hour special live musical event set to air on Sunday January 31, 2016.
— Julianne Hough (@juliannehough) January 17, 2015
Mid-season return! Read our Grey’s Anatomy Spoilers to find out who deals with difficult news in ABC’s Thursday January 29 8:00 PM mid-season return episode titled “Where do we go From Here?” Soaps.com will post recaps after each episode airs.
The NBC series will premiere with season three sometime this summer. Stay tuned for the date when it’s released.
Hart of Dixie:
Mystery consumes the CW’s January 30 8:00 PM episode titled “Red Dye #40.” Friday episode teasers: Lavon organizes a BlueBell talent show in order to help Lemon and the town win some extra money. Wade and Zoe may be forced to reveal their relationship status. Shelby becomes sick before her performance, and the entire town sets out to uncover why.
Jane the Virgin:
In the CW’s January 26 9:00 PM episode titled “Chapter Eleven,” Jane is offered a permanent teaching position by the nuns and a writing internship at Rogelio’s telenovela. Xo is encouraged to keep the promise she made about Rogelio to God. Michael disobeys his boss’ direct order to leave Rafael alone, feeling as though he’s involved with the mysterious Sin Rostro.
Once Upon a Time:
Patrick Fischler ("Californication") has landed a recurring role as a Storybrooke and Fairytale Land peddler. The ABC series resumes with season four at 8:00 PM on Sunday March 1.
Pretty Little Liars:
Read Soaps.com's Pretty Little Liars Spoilers to find out who comes clean to Ezra in ABC Family's Tuesday January 27 8:00 PM episode titled "The Bin of Sin."
In the CW's Thursday January 29 9:00 PM episode titled "Banished," Mary does something she never thought possible after learning about the rumors going around Court. Francis and Condé rival for Mary. Diane (Bash's mother) returns and ignites a confrontation with Catherine, and Claude sets out to uncover who really killed the twins.
Read Soaps.com's Revenge Spoilers to find out who's in danger in ABC's Sunday February 1 10:00 PM episode titled "Bait."
Super Bowl's Greatest Commercials 2015:
Tune in to CBS on Monday January 26 at 8:00 PM as NFL Hall of Famer Boomer Esiason and Katharine McPhee ("Scorpion") host the special, which looks back at the most popular 'Old School' and 'New School' commercials to air during past Super Bowls, as well as a sneak peek of the ones that will premiere during the Sunday February 1 event.
Charlie returns from Oz in the CW's Tuesday January 27 9:00 PM episode titled "There's no Place Like Home." Tuesday episode teasers: Sam comes across a video on the internet of Charlie beating up a district attorney. Dean thinks Charlie's back from Oz and hunting on her own and soon learns why she really came back.
In the CW's Wednesday January 28 9:00 PM episode titled "Survival of the Fittest," Clarke and Lexa encounter a new enemy that puts lives at risk. Bellamy and Lincoln break into Mount Weather. Jaha confronts his past with the help of Murphy, and Octavia receives an offer she can't refuse.
General Hospital's Roger Howarth guest stars on The Flash in the CW's Tuesday January 27 8:00 PM episode titled "The Sound and the Fury." Tuesday episode teasers: Hartley Rathaway returns to seek revenge on Dr. Wells and is also a dangerous threat to The Flash. Iris is hired by the Central City Picture News and is paired with a veteran reporter named Mason Bridge (Howarth), who wants nothing to do with her. Cisco thinks back to first meeting Hartley and Caitlin at S.T.A.R. Labs, and Joe asks Eddie for a secret favor.
Read The Originals Spoilers to find out what Hayley and Jackson have to do before their wedding, who Davina teams up with and more in the CW's Monday January 26 8:00 PM episode titled "Brotherhood of the Damned."
Get to know Leah Pipes, who shares how she juggles playing Cami while trying to spend as much time with her new husband A.J. Trauth ("Ro") and shares, "I don't have a vampire love interest... My husband's just a regular human-being."
The Vampire Diaries:
Read our The Vampire Diaries Spoilers to learn who attempts to save Sheriff Forbes, who arrives in Mystic Falls to celebrate the twins' birthday and more in the CW's Thursday January 29 8:00 PM episode titled "Prayer for the Dying."
For fun watch the video below as Michael Malarkey (Enzo) answers questions - minus his character's normal accent - and states, "I'd be a, probably, like a Shih Tzu."
Two and a Half men:
In CBS' Thursday January 29 9:00 PM episode titled "A Beer-Battered Rip-Off," Walden worries Louis' adoption will be affected after Alan breaks up with their social worker.
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- Amy Mistretta