It’s been so long since I did entertainment news that several of the articles I found talking about appealing episodes had already aired weeks ago. The major items of note are that Jimmy Fallon will replace Jay Leno as host of the Tonight Show in February 2014 and the show will move to New York. We also have to bow our heads in a moment of silence for the passing of Roger Ebert and Annette Funicello.
In the links below
Interview with Shameless star Emmy Rossum about a recent episode.
Interview with Laurie Holden about her character Andrea on The Walking Dead season finale
Interview with Robert Kirkman about season finale of The Walking Dead and 4
Spoilers from Michael Ausiello dated April 2
Interview with Justified show runner about season finale
Spoilers from Michael Ausiello dated April 9
Not in the links below but also of interest
True Blood season 6 will premiere Sunday, June 16
The Killing season 3 will begin with a two-hour episode Sunday, June 2 Peter Sarsgaard joins the cast
David Tennant and Billy Piper have agreed to appear in the Dr. Who 50th anniversary special now filming in the UK
TBS has renewed Conan O’Brien’s talkshow through 2015
The Walking Dead is looking for an actor to play a character named Roy Stark and Army medic who is haunted by his past both pre-and post zombie apocalypse
HBO has officially renewed Game of Thrones for season 4
USA announced Royal Pains returns June 12, Covert Affairs July 16, Burn Notice June 6 followed by new series Graceland
Rumor has it that “Happy Endings” they moved to USA Network if ABC cancels it
The Walking Dead has promoted Tyreese, Sasha, and Beth two series regulars for season 4
Christopher Abbott who plays Marnie’s boyfriend Charlie on HBO’s Girls is leaving in season 3
A mixup in TV schedules caused many viewers to miss recording the last seven minutes of “The Americans” in an early April episode titled “Safe House”. They’ve decided to put the episode online.
History Channel has renewed “Vikings” for season 2. We are very happy.
Dexter returns to Showtime June 30
True Blood has announced Anna Camp will return as anti-vampire evangelist Sarah Newlin for a guest shot. I think she’s hot.
Bravo has canceled the Kathy Griffin talkshow “Kathy” after two seasons.
A&E has renewed “Bates Hotel” for season 2. I’m surprised.
“So You Think You Can Dance” returns May 14/15
Michael Imperioli will have a recurring character in season 7 of Californication
The season finale of Chicago Fire on May 15 will launch a potential spinoff series focused on Chicago police.
John Barrowman a.k.a. Torchwood’s Capt. Jack will have a guest spot on upcoming episodes of Scandal
The entire 15 episode season 4 of Arrested Development will premiere May 26 on Netflix only
Syfy Channel has renewed the American version of Being Human for a 13 episode season 4
Yvonne Strahovski will return to Dexter as Hannah for its final season
Despite rumors of a change, NBC has renewed Last Call with Carson Daly for a 13 season.
ABC has announced “Once upon a Time” may get an “Alice in Wonderland” spinoff
Drea de Matteo will guest star in several episodes of Sons of Anarchy as Jack’s ex-wife Wendy
CBS has announced 18 of its shows that are returning including Elementary. Notable omissions from the list are Vegas, Golden Boy, CSI NY. Also missing 2 1/2 Men and Criminal Minds which are likely to be renewed but are still under negotiation.
FX has renewed Justified, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, legit, and The League.
FX is going to spin off a new network tentatively titled FXX in September aimed at young adults and comedy focused
FX has green lit 10 episode limited series title Fargo based on the movie
Stan Lee will guest star on an upcoming episode Of The Simpsons
Lifetime has canceled America’s Most Wanted
MythBusters returns to Discovery May 1
Sara Barelles is leaving as a judge on NBC’s “Sing Off”. The show was thought to be canceled but will return sometime during the holidays this year.
Syndicated Judge Judy has been renewed through 2017
The DVD of History Channel’s “The Bible” sets record for fastest selling miniseries ever met 525,000 units in the first week
Natalie Dormer famous for playing Anne Bolin in Showtime’s The Tudors and currently starring in Game of Thrones will play Sherlock’s former girlfriend Irene Adler in a three episode arc. She is majorly hot!
Syfy Channel is developing to miniseries based on Larry Niven’s classic Ringworld and Arthur C Clarke’s Childhoods End
History Channel is developing a miniseries about Houdini starring Adrien Brody
CW network has pulled “Cult” from its schedule after only 7 of 13 episodes. No word yet on if we get to see the others. I kind of like the show but I won’t miss it much.
Queen Elizabeth II was given an honorary BAFTA award for playing a memorable “Bond Girl” in the opening ceremony of the Olympics
A prop phaser rifle from original Star Trek sold for $231,000 at auction over the weekend.
Robert Redford has joined the cast for the next Capt. America film scheduled for April 2014 release
Alfre Woodard has joined the cast of BBC America’s “Copper”
Patricia Arquette is joining Boardwalk Empire
Animated Kung fu panda 3 will be released December 2015
A&E announced Longmire and The Glades will return May 27
TNT announced Franklin and Bash returns June 19, Rizzoli & Isles and Perception June 25
Starz network’s Magic City returns June 14
Richard Griffiths who played Harry Potter’s Uncle Vernon has died at age 65.
Pixar is making a sequel to Finding Nemo titled Finding Dorie scheduled November 2015