Billy Crystal tweeted “There just aren’t words” to describe the passing of Robin Williams. But somewhere along the way he will find the words because he is scheduled to do a tribute to him in Monday nights Emmy awards ceremony. I’m with his original assessment. There just aren’t words.
Rather than make up my own custom TV schedule for the new fall shows I found the following PDF file on TVcoholic that should get you caught up on premiere dates etc.
Here’s the latest entertainment news. In the links below read
Spoilers from Michael Ausiello dated August 5
Postmortem interview with producers of The Killing after series finale. Contain spoilers
Spoilers from Inside Line dated August 7
Spoilers from Michael Ausiello dated August 12
Producers and casts of Dr. who preview new season
Spoilers from Inside Line dated August 14
Timing of Frozen versus Once upon a Time explained
Spoilers from Michael Ausiello dated August 19
Explanation of Golden Globes rule changes regarding miniseries versus limited series. Interesting reading
Timeline of Marvel and DC Comics films scheduled for now through 2020
Also of interest but not in the links below…
RIP actress Lauren Bacall aged 89
RIP Don Pardo at age 96. Announcer for SNL and many 60s and 70s game shows
NBC summer replacement sitcom “Welcome to Sweden” has been renewed for season 2
James Cordon (never heard of him) is replacing Craig Ferguson on his late-night talkshow
Morena Baccarin will guest star again on The Mentalist as sociopath Erica Flynn
Kyle McLaughlin will return guest star on The Good Wife has a strange attorney
Kyle McLaughlin will guest star on Agents of Shield has Skye’s father
Robert Knepper will cross over from Arrow to Flash as bad guy William Tockman a.k.a. The Clock King. It’s a shame he will not be in the same episodes with Wentworth Miller or we could have another Prison Break reunion.
SyFy Channel announced Haven will premiere September 11 with the first of 13 of its 26 episodes for the season
ABC announced it will not renew Black Box about a manic-depressive brain doctor. I kind of liked it.
Clancy Brown who has recently appeared in Sleepy Hollow will have a recurring role in The Flash
USA Network has renewed Suits for season 5 and we are pleased
Homeland season 4 will kickoff with a two-hour premiere October 4
Much to my surprise HBO has renewed The Leftovers for season 2. I like it but it is a very strange show.
Switched at Birth has been renewed for season 4
Twisted has been canceled by ABC Family Channel
Starz series Outlander has been renewed for season 1 after airing just one episode. I’ve seen one episode and it’s worth watching so far.
MTV is producing a pilot for a series based on the Scream movies. Bex Taylor-Klauss a.k.a. “Bullet” from The Killing and Arrow will have a lead role. I might have to watch it just for her.
The Strain has been renewed for season 2 by FX. I kind of like it.
Former desperate housewife Eva Longoria joined the cast of Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Much to my joy and surprise “Halt and Catch Fire” has been renewed for season 2. It’s ratings declined especially the disappointing finale so I didn’t think it would make it. I’m very glad it did.
Showtime renews Ray Donovan and Masters of Sex for season 3. Gave up on Donovan after last year but I love sex (no pun intended)
Sons of Anarchy final episode will be Tuesday, December 2
Tony Shalhoub joins the cast of Nurse Jackie in a recurring role for season 7
Derek Storm the character that Richard Castle writes about as himself in the Nikki Heat novels is being spun off into its own TV series. Why don’t they just show reruns of Castle?
Julianne Hough will be the fourth judge on Dancing with the Stars
Derek Hough (Julian’s brother) will guest star with her on Nashville
Premiere of the film Batman V. Superman has been moved up from May 2016 to March 2016
NatGeo will air “Killing Jesus” based on the Bill O’Reilly book just like they did for Lincoln and Kennedy
Stephen Weber has joined the cast of SyFy Channel Helix
Godzilla 2 will hit theaters in the summer of 2018
SyFy Channel has agreement a four hour miniseries “Childhood’s End” based on the Arthur C Clarke’s novel
Initial auditions on American Idol will now allow piano accompaniment as well as guitar
More people subscribe to Netflix than HBO