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Soaps.com has a soap alum returning to her primetime role for the week of March 30 as well as an Easter classic, “The X-Files” makes a comeback, a denied petition from The TV Academy, FOX interviews, teasers, casting and more in our latest Primetime Dish column…
Charlotte Ross (“Days of our Lives'” ex-Eve Donovan) returns as Donna Smoak in the CW’s April 1 8:00 PM episode titled “Public Enemy.” Wednesday episode teasers: Ray is critically injured during an attack on the mayor’s office. Donna Smoak shows up at the hospital to offer Felicity support. Oliver and his team try to stay one step ahead of the police to find the man responsible for the attack, and Ra’s al Ghul takes Captain Lance hostage.
Interview! The FOX series returns with new episodes beginning on Thursday March 26 at 8:00 PM. Soaps.com sat in on a conference call with show star Emily Deschanel (Bones) and Executive Producer Stephen Nathan. When asked what upcoming storyline has been their favorite to work on Nathan spoke for both of them. “You know it’s always hard for me to pick favorites, but I think the storyline that is kind of the most emotionally rich for us is Booth’s relapse into gambling and how it affects Brennan, the family and it just has the ripples go out from that and cause a lot of changes not only for Brennan and Booth, but for the other characters as well. But there are so many really, there’s great stuff between Cam and Arastoo, Arastoo going off to Iran and their relationship being in jeopardy and his life being in jeopardy. It’s hard to pick favorites. And, of course, there’s always all of the revolting bodies that delight us.” Watch the promo below for what’s ahead tonight.
On TBS’ Tuesday March 31 episode titled “Mary Jane’s Last Dance,” everyone experiences major changes in their lives, which could mean a different outcome for Jules’ birthday.
TVLine has learned that the upcoming season six of the PBS series will be its last. Stay tuned for further details as they come.
Read our Grey’s Anatomy Spoilers to find out what happens during a school field trip to the hospital in ABC’s Thursday April 2 8:00 PM episode titled “When I Grow up.” Be sure to tune in tonight, as Soaps.com posts recaps after each episode airs.
Here Comes Peter Cottontail:
On Friday April 3 at 8:00 PM the CW will air the 1971 classic animation featuring the voice of the late Casey Kasem as Peter Cottontail, who wishes to become the Chief Easter Bunny.
In the CW’s Tuesday March 31 9:00 PM episode titled “The Exterminator,” Liv and Detective Babineaux investigate a hit and run case and realize the victim was a sociopathic hitman responsible for the murder of a tech entrepreneur. Peyton happens to be prosecuting the exact same case. Liv makes a surprising discovery about someone from her past while looking into a supposed zombie sighting that was posted online. Major decides to move on, and Lily’s reaction shocks Peyton.
Jane the Virgin:
On Monday March 30 at 9:00 PM the CW will air a repeat of its March 16 episode titled “Chapter Sixteen.”
Canceled. HBO has decided not to bring viewers a new season of its comedy drama, which aired season two’s finale on March 22. However, the network will televise a future special to wrap-up some storylines. Stay tuned for more information.
Masters of Sex:
Premiere date! Season three of the Showtime series will premiere on Sunday July 12 at 10:00 PM.
Season three of the BBC series will return on Saturday April 18 at 9:00 PM. Watch this sneak peek of a scene from episode one where Sarah and a new Castor clone come face to face. Please be advised, the video contains profanity.
Orange is the new Black:
Emmy upset! Netflix recently petitioned The TV Academy in hopes of having its series compete as a comedy for the Primetime Emmys this year. Variety is reporting that their request was denied, which leaves the show and everyone involved up for awards competing in the drama category. New rules this year state that half-hour shows will be considered comedies, whereas hour-long ones are deemed dramas. “Orange is the new Black” won three Emmys last year, after receiving twelve nominations, under the comedy umbrella.
— Orange Is the New… (@OITNB) March 20, 2015
Pretty Little Liars:
Read Soaps.com’s Pretty Little Liars Spoilers for a look back at last season and stay tuned for season six’s premiere date.
Premiere date! The Showtime series will return with season three on Sunday July 12 at 9:00 PM.
Read our Revenge Spoilers to find out when the ABC series will be back with new episodes.
In ABC’s Thursday April 2 9:00 PM episode titled “Honor thy Father,” David plans to strengthen his case by recruiting former B613 agents, and Olivia is asked to help a congressman’s father escape death row.
There’s a big faceoff ahead in the CW’s April 1 9:00 PM episode titled “Inside Man.” Wednesday episode teasers: Sam and Castiel set out on a lead surrounding the Mark of Cain, and Dean meets Rowena.
Revived! FOX has ordered six episodes of the science fiction drama and the best part is, stars David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson will return to play their longtime roles of Fox Mulder and Dana Scully. The series initially ran on FOX from 1993 to 2002. Stay tuned for its premiere date, as taping will begin sometime this summer.
"I think of it as a 13-year commercial break," said Creator/Executive Producer Chris Carter. "The good news is the world has only gotten that much stranger, a perfect time to tell these six stories."
"We had the privilege of working with Chris on all nine seasons of 'The X-Files' – one of the most rewarding creative experiences of our careers – and we couldn't be more excited to explore that incredible world with him again," remarked FOX's Dana Walden and Gary Newman. "'The X-Files' was not only a seminal show for both the studio and the network, it was a worldwide phenomenon that shaped pop culture – yet remained a true gem for the legions of fans who embraced it from the beginning. Few shows on television have drawn such dedicated fans as 'The X-Files', and we're ecstatic to give them the next thrilling chapter of Mulder and Scully they've been waiting for."
Mark Hamill ("Star Wars") returns to guest star as James Jesse in the CW's March 31 8:00 PM episode titled "Tricksters." Tuesday episode teasers: The Trickster begins bombing Central City. Barry and Joe meet with the original Trickster, James Jesse, who has been imprisoned for 20 years, in order to stop the copycat killer. When the Tricksters unite, things go downhill as they take Henry prisoner. Iris needs Eddie's help on a case, and flashbacks reveal how Harrison Wells invented the particle accelerator. Then on Thursday April 2 back-to-back repeats will air beginning at 8:00 PM with the espiodes titled "Nuclear Man" and "Fallout."
— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) March 10, 2015
The CW will air a repeat of its February 16 episode titled "I love you, Goodbye" on Monday March 30 at 8:00 PM. Keep an eye on our The Originals Spoilers for future show teasers.
The Vampire Diaries:
Though the supernatural series will not be seen on Thursday April 2 stay tuned to our The Vampire Diaries Spoilers for more spoilers and find out now when the show will return with new episodes.
The Walking Dead:
In AMC's Sunday March 29 9:00 PM ninety-minute season finale episode titled "Conquer," Daryl runs into some trouble which also creeps into the gates of Alexandria, where Rick and his crew feel like outsiders.
Also, don't miss the fun as the cast holds a special Instagram event!
Interview! What happens when four different people share a Queens townhouse together? Soaps.com sat in a conference call with series co-stars Becki Newton (Caryn Goldfarb) and Zachary Knighton (Stosh Lewandoski). When asked what sets "Weird Loners" apart from other 30-something singles Knighton stated, "You know, I would say that in a weird way these people are just not very likable. I mean they're kind of pathetic in their own ways, and you know, I think that's something funny to explore in television. You know, I don't know if you're really rooting for these guys or not. I mean I've only seen a couple of episodes myself and you know, to me it's funny to not really root for a character. So that's kind of where I sit with it, in terms of what makes it kind of different." Newton added, "Yes, I think you watch it and you're cringing while you watch it. Maybe in the past, characters on TV were more aspirational [ph], you watched it and hoped you could be like them or looked like them, or act like them. In this case, you absolutely do not want to be like any of these people but it might be fun to watch them because you sort of can’t believe their behavior." Tune in for the FOX comedy series on Tuesdays at 9:30 PM.
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- Amy Mistretta