Soaps.com’s Primetime Dish
Coming up in primetime television.
Soaps.com has CW and FOX finale dates for the week of March 23 as well as teasers, PaleyFest look ahead video releases, casting to include a “True Blood” husband/wife team, a FOX interview and more in our latest Primetime Dish column…
2 Broke Girls:
Renewed! Late last week CBS renewed its series for a fifth season. Tune in Mondays at 8:00 PM.
In the CW’s Wednesday March 25 8:00 PM episode titled “Suicidal Tendencies,” after Diggle and Lyla get married, Deadshot interrupts their honeymoon in order to rescue United States Senator Joseph Cray from a hostage situation. Amanda Waller introduces everyone to Cupid, the newest member of the Suicide Squad, and Oliver and Ray have a heated standoff.
Major spoiler alert! Watch this look ahead video of what’s to come this season, which was first released at this year’s Paleyfest.
CW Finale Dates:
Mark your calendars! Take note of the various CW programs, which have announced finale dates for current seasons: “Arrow” (Wednesday May 13 at 8:00 PM), “Jane the Virgin” (Monday May 11 at 9:00 PM), “Reign” (Thursday May 14 at 9:00 PM), “Supernatural” (Wednesday May 20 at 9:00 PM), “The Flash” (Tuesday May 19 at 8:00 PM), “The Originals” (Monday May 11 at 8:00 PM) and “The Vampire Diaries” (Thursday May 14 at 8:00 PM).
Interview! Soaps.com sat in on a conference call with the FOX series’ co-creator and executive producer Danny Strong, who admitted he’s a ‘no-spoiler’ kind of guy. However, when asked what it was like to work with so many musical superstars throughout season one Strong shared a bit about the experience. “It was crazy cool. Because when the show first premiered, I mean, before the first show premiered, we had shot, I think, nine or ten episodes, and getting guest stars was not so easy, I mean, we were getting passed on all over the place, all of the time, and we ended up with some really cool guest stars during that period. Courtney Love, is a perfect example of someone who just kind of stepped up, leap of faith for having not seen the show, who joined us, right; but there were many people that wouldn’t. So, after the show premiered is when we started casting the season finale, and it was a very different, very exciting situation, where, when it was just tons of ‘no’s,’ it turned into not only lots of yes’s, but incoming calls of people who wanted to be on the show. So, that’s when we ended up with the season finale with all of these amazing performers, and it’s really cool. I mean it’s really, really cool; there’s just going to be a ton of great musical numbers in the finale [which aired Wednesday March 18].” Stay tuned for season two’s premiere date.
FOX Finale Dates:
Mark your calendars! Though some of these shows just returned, their finale dates have already been set. Please take note: “Backstrom” (Thursday April 30 at 9:00 PM), “Bones” (Thursday June 4 at 8:00 PM), “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” (Sunday May 17 at 8:30 PM), “Family Guy” (Sunday May 17 at 9:00 PM), “Gotham” (Monday May 4 at 8:00 PM), “New Girl” (Tuesday May 5 at 9:00 PM), “The Following” (Monday May 18 at 8:00 PM) and “The Simpsons” (Sunday May 17 at 8:00 PM).
In The Hallmark Channel’s Saturday March 28 8:00 PM episode titled “The Truth About Lies,” Grace feels guilty after breaking Cassie’s rules and lying to her family. Abigail is at the center of Grace’s wrongdoings and soon interferes in Stephanie and Sam’s date. Cassie steps in and finds the truth isn’t always what it seems.
Read our Grey’s Anatomy Spoilers to find out whose mother is rushed to the hospital in ABC’s Thursday March 26 8:00 PM episode titled “With or Without you.” Soaps.com posts recaps after each episode airs. Tune in tonight for an all-new episode.
Hart of Dixie:
Season finale! Times are changing in the CW's March 27 8:00 PM finale episode titled "Bluebell." Friday episode teasers: Zoe makes a life-changing decision while trying to work out her issues with Wade. Lavon is determined to make things right with Lemon, and George and AnnaBeth have a big decision to make.
In the CW's Tuesday March 24 9:00 PM episode titled "Brother, can you Spare a Brain," Ravi, Liv and Clive team up to investigate the mysterious death of a well-known painter. Liv is consumed with passion after eating his brain and ends up seducing Major, and Blaine makes an unexpected stop at the morgue. This episode will repeat on Friday March 27 at 9:00 PM.
Jane the Virgin:
On Monday March 23 at 9:00 PM the CW will air a repeat of its March 9 episode titled "Chapter Fifteen."
"True Blood" alum Anna Paquin (ex-Sookie Stackhouse) is in talks with HBO to executively produce (along with her husband Stephen Moyer, "True Blood's" ex-Bill Compton) and star as Axie Muldoon in an upcoming period miniseries. The premise is based off the inspired true story in Kate Manning's book My Notorious Life about the fight for women's reproductive rights, as Axie Muldoon and her wealthy husband build a midwife business in Victorian New York City. Jack Black ("Kung Fu Panda," "School of Rock") is also part of the project.
Jaime Pressly has been bumped up to a series regular as Jill for season three. She first guest-starred in the current season on October 30, 2014. Tune in to CBS Thursdays at 9:30 PM.
Pretty Little Liars:
Season finale! Read Soaps.com's Pretty Little Liars Spoilers to find out what secrets come to light surrounding the mystery of 'A' in ABC Family's Tuesday March 24 8:00 PM finale episode titled "Welcome to the Dollhouse."
Executive Producer I. Marlene King posted on her Instagram to tease the upcoming reveal of 'Big A', which is set to happen during the finale.
"Brooklyn Nine-Nine's" Andy Samberg will host this year's 67th Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday September 20 at 8:00 PM live from the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, California. Of the gig, the actor stated, "Buckle your seat belts, Emmy viewers! Like, in general you should buckle your seat belts in your car. In fact, even if you're not an Emmy viewer, you should buckle your seat belt. It can be dangerous on the road. Also, if you're not an Emmy viewer, you should strongly consider becoming one this year, because I'm hosting, and it's gonna be a wild ride. So buckle your seat belts." The award show recognizes those for excellence in primetime television.
Read Soaps.com's Revenge Spoilers for Courtney Love's (Hole front-woman) Hamptons debut in a new recurring role in ABC's Sunday March 29 10:00 PM episode titled "Clarity."
In ABC's Thursday March 26 9:00 PM episode titled "Put a Ring on it," Gladiators urge Cyrus to move up the wedding after Michael is caught in a bad situation, and David sets out on his plan to eliminate B613.
Renewed! The POP Network has ordered a second season of its hit comedy series, starring Eugene Levy, Catherine O’Hara, Chris Elliott, Daniel Levy and Annie Murphy. Fans can expect thirteen new episodes to premiere sometime in 2016.
"We struck comedy gold with season one of 'Schitt's Creek', and now with 13 more episodes on the way, audiences will get to keep falling in love with the Rose family," said Brad Schwartz, President, Pop. "Get ready for more laughs and award-worthy performances from some of the best talent in comedy."
"Wow. A second season on Pop? This is good news! It's better than good news. My son Daniel and I are thrilled to be associated with such a young, vibrant network. Here's hoping as Pop grows, so grows 'Schitt's Creek'," remarked Eugene Levy.
Renewed! FOX has green-lighted its supernatural drama for season three, which will contain eighteen new episodes. "'Sleepy Hollow' is truly inventive television. The talented producers – led by Alex, Bob, Len and Heather – along with the brilliant cast, anchored by Nicole and Tom, have created a fantastic world that brings 'history' to life with compelling and vibrant storytelling," said Madden. "I had the pleasure of working with Clifton on both 'The Glades' and 'White Collar.' He is an excellent producer, and we can't wait to see what this team has in store for Season Three."
Plans are made to reclaim some magic in the CW's March 25 9:00 PM episode titled "Paint it Black." Wednesday episode teasers: Sam and Dean investigate a string of slow, self-administered disembowelment suicides and suspect a priest, considering all victims were members of his Catholic church. Crowley captures Olivette, and Rowena wants to practice magic freely again.
Peyton List ("Jessie") guest stars in the CW's March 24 8:00 PM episode titled "Rogue Time." Tuesday episode teasers: The Flash learns of Captain Cold and Heat Wave's return to Central City, and Snart enlists his little sister Lisa (List) to help cause some trouble. Then on Thursday March 26 at 9:00 PM a repeat of the February 3 episode titled "Crazy for you" will air.
Spoiler alert! Watch the video below, released at this year's PaleyFest, for a look at what's to come.
On Monday March 23 the CW will air a repeat of its February 9 episode titled "The Devil is Damned." Keep an eye on our The Originals Spoilers for coming scoops, as the series returns Monday April 6.
The Vampire Diaries:
On Thursday March 26 at 8:00 PM the CW will air a repeat of its February 5 episode titled "The day I Tried to Live." Read our The Vampire Diaries Spoilers for future episode spoilers and video sneak peeks.
The Walking Dead:
In AMC's Sunday March 22 9:00 PM episode titled "Try," Rick and the group find their existence within the walls begins to imitate life on the outside.
Header Photo Credit: Paquin/Moyer (FayesVision/WENN.com)
- Amy Mistretta