After a brief timeout for a minor illness I’m back on the job scouring the Internet for the latest entertainment news. Actually our first news item is courtesy of my six-year-old nephew Cole… “Captain America 2” will premiere April 4, 2014. He’s already counting the days. And we have to note the biggest entertainment news is the passing of 60 minutes correspondent Mike Wallace. They don’t make them like that anymore.
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A postmortem of this season of Spartacus with a surprise revelation that one other character died that you didn’t necessarily know if they died or not.
An April calendar of season finales and summer premieres. Sorry we are already halfway through April but better late than never.
A postmortem of the season finale of Showtime’s series Shameless
Ask Ausiello spoilers for April 3 (check out creepy item on Game of Thrones)
Bravo network orders 11 new reality series
ABC announces summer schedule
Ask Ausiello spoilers for April 10
A slideshow featuring spoilers from 52 season finales. Also note linked to renewal scorecard.
Not in the links below but also of interest
Game of Thrones season 2 premiere to record numbers. HBO announces green light for season 3!
Jimmy Smits is joining season 5 of Sons of Anarchy for a multi-episode arc
Where in the world is Matt Lauer? Staying on the Today Show after signing a long term deal worth $25 million a year
St. Elsewhere alum William Daniels will put on the scrubs again to guest star on Gray’s Anatomy as the doctor who administers finals to the residents
Neil Patrick Harris will host the 2012 Tony awards
David Letterman and Craig Ferguson have renewed their contracts with CBS through 2014. Letterman will become the longest-running late-night talk show in history surpassing Carson
Firefly Reunion April 16 on Castle when Adam Baldwin costars.
The two-hour season finale of Awake will be May 17
HBO announced the new Adam Sorkin produced drama “Newsroom” June 24. True Blood premieres June 10
Reports are that Kristen Wiig, Andy Sandberg and Jason Sudeikis are leaving SNL. Never did like Wiig or any of her characters. Will miss the other two.
Fox has renewed Bones, Glee, New Girl, and Raising Hope for another season.
Lauren Cohen’s Maggie on The Walking Dead has been officially promoted to series regular.
Fox puts Breaking In on hiatus through the sweeps. May return in the summer
John Noble reveals that Fringe has shot two different endings for the season finale depending on whether or not they get renewed for season 5
Eli Manning will host SNL May 5 musical guest Rhiannon
The merger between SAG and AFTRA has finally been approved
My favorite liberal pundit Keith Olbermann got fired again this time from current TV
This weeks winner of the “Chris Young’s Sure Sign of the Apocalypse” award: Ryan Seacrest will host part of NBC’s Olympic coverage
The 10th Doctor returns to BBC America. David Tennant will start the BBC America miniseries “Spies of Warsaw”
Starz announced Kelsey Grammer drama “Boss” will return August 17
Fox has renewed Hells Kitchen for two more seasons
Frank Miller’s “Sin City” will get a sequel again directed by Robert Rodriguez
Seth McFarlane announced his plans to reboot The Flintstones are on hold because he’s too busy
Will Farrell announced there will be a new Anchorman sequel
Hunger Games director Gary Ross has decided he will not direct the sequel. No replacement named yet.
Robert Kirkman creator of The Walking Dead is working on a new series for AMC titled “Thief of Thieves”
ABC has decided to not cancel General Hospital for the time being