Soaps.com’s Primetime Dish
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Coming up in primetime television.
Soaps.com has an interview with “The Following’s” Kevin Bacon for the week of March 2, as well as a look inside a new FOX series, news about “Mad Men’s” final episodes, a date change for an award show, teasers, casting, a sudden passing and more in our latest Primetime Dish column…
American Horror Story: Freak Show:
We are saddened to report Ben Woolf, who played Meep on the FX series, passed away on February 23 at thirty-four. Deadline confirmed reports from the accident resulting after Woolf, at four foot four inches tall, sustained an injury after being hit in the head by a passerby’s vehicle side mirror at the intersection of Hollywood Boulevard and Gramercy Place on Thursday February 19. The actor had been listed in critical condition at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, California. Soaps.com sends Woolf’s family and friends our deepest condolences.
In casting news… Coming in October Lady Gaga will star in the yet unnamed fifth season of “American Horror Story.” Stay tuned for more details.
On Wednesday March 4 at 8:00 PM the CW will air a repeat of its January 28 episode titled “Midnight City.”
In PBS’ Sunday March 1 9:00 PM episode, the Crawleys visit a castle in Northumberland for a shooting party and return to Downton Abbey in time for a joyful Christmas holiday.
In FOX’s Friday March 6 8:00 PM episode titled “The Rise and Fall of Sue Sylvester,” the Warblers must combine with the New Directions to form a super group after the Dalton Academy burns to the ground, and Rachel pleads with Carmen Tibideaux to let her return to NYADA. Whoopi Goldberg returns to guest star as Carmen Tibideaux.
In other news Naya Rivera (Santana Lopez) took to Twitter to announce her pregnancy with husband Ryan Dorsey (“Justified”).
First comes love… then comes marriage… then comes… http://t.co/AgeT41sY8F
— Naya Rivera Dorsey (@NayaRivera) February 25, 2015
In the Hallmark Channel’s Saturday March 7 8:00 PM episode titled “Running Scared,” Middleton looks forward to the upcoming Heritage Festival. Grace tries to help Nick through a tough time but ends up getting caught up in his lies. Cassie worries about a scared young woman, who appears to be running away from something or someone. Brandon offers to look into the girl’s past, but Cassie meets an older gentleman who might have the information everyone is looking for.
In FOX’s Monday March 2 8:00 PM episode titled “Everyone has a Cobblepot,” Fish appears to join forces with Dr. Dulmacher, which has some questioning her allegiance with the prisoners. Gordon looks for information regarding the controversy surrounding Commissioner Loeb, and Bruce deals with the aftermath of an attack close to home.
Read our Grey’s Anatomy Spoilers to find out what takes place during a special Amelia-centric episode in ABC’s Thursday March 5 8:00 PM episode titled “The Distance.” Soaps.com posts recaps after each episode airs.
Hart of Dixie:
There are a lot of letdowns in the CW’s March 6 8:00 PM episode titled “61 Candles.” Friday episode teasers: Wade tries to cheer up Zoe by finding something from their past to pass down to their child. Brick believes there might be a birthday surprise in store for him when Lavon and Wade invite him on a fishing trip. Things don’t go as planned when Lemon and Zoe try to make plans for a girls’ day, and George’s parents arrive and are stunned by who he is dating and by his new job.
Jane the Virgin:
On Monday March 2 at 9:00 PM the CW will air a repeat of its January 26 episode titled “Chapter Eleven.”
Watch the promo video for the second half of the final season, which returns to AMC on Sunday April 5 at 10:00 PM.
In TNT’s Tuesday March 3 10:00 PM episode titled “Mirror,” Pierce and Moretti investigate the murders of a Bangladeshi diplomat and a Chicago reporter and uncover an international scandal. And Moretti ends up turning to Pierce for help with preparations for her upcoming wedding to Donnie.
Pretty Little Liars:
Read Soaps.com’s Pretty Little Liars Spoilers to find out what plea bargain the DA offers Ali in ABC Family’s Tuesday March 3 8:00 PM episode titled “To Plea or not to Plea.”
Read Soaps.com’s Revenge Spoilers to learn what Natalie reveals to Victoria in ABC’s Sunday March 8 10:00 PM episode titled “Bait.”
Rizzoli & Isles:
In TNT's Tuesday March 3 9:00 PM episode titled "Gumshoe," a successful clothing designer is found poisoned and his wife reported missing, which forces the squad and an over-eager private investigator to join forces. And Jane asks Maura to teach her mom how to handle her finances when she notices Angela spending too much money.
Screen Actor Guild Awards:
Date change! Though the annual award show was set to air on Sunday January 31, the date has been changed to Saturday January 30 on TNT and TBS. The awards honor outstanding performances in primetime and film.
On Tuesday March 3 at 9:00 PM the CW will air a repeat of its January 27 episode titled "There's no Place Like Home." Then on Thursday March 5 at 9:00 PM a repeat of the February 3 episode titled "About a boy" will air.
Finale! In part one of the CW's Wednesday March 4 9:00 PM season final episode titled "Blood Must Have Blood," Clarke and Lexa get ready for battle. Raven ("General Hospital's" ex-Lindsey Morgan) and Wick reach a major setback. Octavia and Lincoln must make difficult decisions. Jasper and Maya are witness to a horrible act at Mount Weather. Bellamy keeps a promise, and Cage alerts the public to powerful information.
On Tuesday March 3 at 8:00 PM the CW will air a repeat of its January 27 episode titled "The Sound and the Fury."
Interview! Soaps.com sat in during a conference call with the FOX series star Kevin Bacon (Ryan Hardy). When asked who's going to be involved and what's ahead for the upcoming season Bacon shared, "Mark is still there. Dr. Strauss, who was also from the previous season, is involved. We have a fantastic, loving and extremely beautiful couple named Daisy and Kyle who are terrible, terrible sociopaths but incredibly in love with each other. They're almost like – they're kind of reminiscent of Bonnie and Clyde or Natural Born Killers. I think they're a lot of fun. Joe Carroll, while we don't see him for the first few episodes, is still a very big presence in my life and I'm trying to really figure out if the killing that's happening in and around New York now is somehow connected to him or not. That's part of what I sort of uncover in the course of this season." Tune in for season three's premiere on Monday March 2 at 9:00 PM.
— The Following (@TheFollowingFOX) February 20, 2015
The Last Man On Earth:
Interview! The new FOX end-of-the-world comedy follows an average man and the adventures he takes when no one is left on the earth to dictate his life. During a conference call with FOX series star Will Forte (Phil Miller) and Executive Producers Phil Lord and Chris Miller when asked how the concept for the show was developed Miller stated, "Well, it was a team effort. Phil and Will and I hung out for several days. We wanted to make a TV show together, and we've been friends for many years." Lord went on to add, "We came to Will as a writer first, we said, 'Look, I obviously would love for you to be in this.' But we met Will when he was a writer and that's how he was paying his rent, and we just had so much respect for him and his voice and we just wanted to figure out the best vessel to get that on to television." Forte concluded by saying, "Yes, we knew that it was the right thing for us to work on, because once we settled on this concept it just jumped out at us. It was almost hard to stop typing, because it just was really like we had talked about, so many different areas and we're trying to figure out how to turn it into a show, and then this just leapt out at us and it immediately felt like the right thing to do." Tune in Sunday March 1 at 9:00 PM for the series premiere.
On Monday March 2 at 8:00 PM the CW will air a repeat of its January 19 episode titled "Gonna set Your Flag on Fire." Read to our The Originals Spoilers for upcoming show teasers.
Watch this promo video for what's ahead when the series returns on Monday March 9 at 8:00 PM.
The Vampire Diaries:
On Thursday March 5 at 8:00 PM the CW will air a repeat of its January 29 episode titled "Prayer for the Dying." Read our The Vampire Diaries Spoilers for future spoilers, videos and episode photos.
Watch this Q&A video with Nina Dobrev (Elena) who talks about a fellow cast member and states, "He came back a lot prettier."
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