I got so far behind on writing entertainment news that some of these “spoilers” are no longer spoilers because the episode is already aired weeks ago. I’m going to go ahead and post spoiler links as if they were timely. It could be you still got old episodes cluttering up your DVR that would make these actual news. Got all tied up designing Christmas cards and playing with robot dinosaurs.
Meanwhile I did a recap of all of my reviews of new service this season. In case you missed it here is the link. It includes some information about canceled shows and shows which have had extended episode orders. Also contains a link to Ausiello’s series renewal scorecard that tells you the odds of shows being canceled. I will not be reporting cancellations with any of these shows since they’ve already been reported in this story.
We are very sad to report the passing of Carol Ann Sucri. You’ve probably never seen her but she is a important part of one of your favorite shows. She did the voice of the unseen Mrs. Wolowitz, Howard mother on Big Bang Theory. She passed of cancer at age 62. They have not yet revealed what will happen to the character but they don’t intend to replace the with a different actress and they resisted ever having her actually appear in the show.
Also RIP Mike Nichols director of The Graduate and numerous other great films as well as pioneering improv comedian with wife Elaine May.
Also RIP Glen A. Larson age 77 created the original Battle Star Galactica, Magnum PI, Knight Rider and other shows.
Also RIP Christine Cavanaugh who was the voice of Rugrats’ Chucky
Also RIP Edward Herman age 71 of brain cancer. He was a veteran character actor that I most remember for his amazing portrayal of a guest doctor on MASH who cannot deal with the rigors of meatball surgery and ended up needing help from psychiatrists Dr. Sidney.
Also RIP veteran ESPN Stuart Scott.
Also RIP Donna Douglas who played Ellie Mae on the Beverly hillbillies. Pres. Since the last installment we had season finales of Sons of Anarchy, The Newsroom, and White Collar all of which went out with one of their best seasons ever. We will try to get caught up for the second half of the season for remaining shows and prepare for midseason replacements shows.
Normally when we say “postmortem interview” we just mean an interview with a producer or actor at the end of a series or season. As you might guess with Sons Of Anarchy and The Walking Dead, “postmortem” is a literal term regarding characters 🙂
You might want to bookmark the first of these links below which gives the midseason premiere dates for many shows. In the links below read
Midseason premiere dates calendar
Postmortem interview with Mark Boone Junior a.k.a. Bobby from Sons of Anarchy
Spoilers from Michael Ausiello dated November 5 (holy cow I really am behind)
Spoilers from Inside Line dated November 7
Spoilers from Michael Ausiello dated November 11
Interview with Big Bang producer about Sheldon and Amy’s relationship
Spoilers from Inside Line dated November 17
Spoilers from Michael Ausiello dated November 18
Interview with Producer of Gotham about midseason finale
Spoilers from Michael Ausiello dated November 25
Postmortem interview with actress and producer about The Walking Dead midseason finale
Postmortem interview with Juice from Sons of Anarchy
Postmortem interview with Gemma from Sons of Anarchy
Spoilers from Inside Line dated December 3
Interview with Morena Baccarin about a variety of her roles
Postmortem interview with producers of Revenge about killing off major character
Interview with Castle user about midseason finale plot twists
Postmortem interview with Sons of Anarchy producer Paris Barclay about the grand finale
Interview with cast of White-Collar about series finale
Spoilers from Inside Line dated December 17
Spoilers from Michael Ausiello dated December 24
Spoilers from Inside Line dated today!
Not in the links below but also of interest…
History Channel will have a three part miniseries Sons of Liberty about the Revolutionary war January 25 -27
Showtime is developing a drama about a presidential election that starts a second US Civil War
CBS announced that the current season of The Mentalist will be its last
Downton Abbey has been renewed for season six. I’ve never seen it.
HBO series Girls returns for its fourth season Sunday, January 11
Fox is bringing back “Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader” to prime time. No dates that. Format tweaks promised.
AMC announced Hell on Wheels will return for a fifth and final season
Showtime has renewed Homeland for season 5 and The Affair for season 2
USA Network has renewed Graceland for season 3. I quit watching after about four episodes of season 1
TNT has canceled Franklin & Bash. Cited inability to know which was which 🙂 just kidding
Randy Jackson will be completely gone from American Idol this season Contestants admitted he really didn’t give them any usable advice. Scott Borchetta who is famous for discovering Taylor Swift will be the mentor this year.
TNT announced there will be no third season of Perception. Second half of season two premieres in February and will be the end.
Longmire Lives! Will return for season 4 on Netflix
VH1 is bringing back a new season of The Osbournes. Show originally ran from 2002-2005
Tommy Flanagan a.k.a.Chibs from Sons of Anarchy is the new bad guy Malcolm Black on Revenge
CBS has canceled The Millers. I watched a few episodes of the first season but it just wasn’t that good
Gemma lives! Katey Sagal and husband Kurt Sutter will work again on his new FX drama The Bastrop Executioner. The show is set in the time of King Richard III. No word on how big her part will be.
Former SAMCRO president Ron Perlman will be a bad guy in upcoming episodes of Blacklist
CW network has renewed Penn & Teller: Fool Us, Masters of Illusion, and America’s Next Top Model
Hot in Cleveland will end in 2015 it in the sixth season
HBO has ordered two series and adaption of 1973 film Westworld
So You Think You Can Dance has been renewed for season 12
Fox is considering an American remake of British cop show Luther however Idris Elba will not play the title character.
BBC America announced it will show season 4 of Luther sometime in 2015 emanates
American Dad! Has been renewed by TBS
Michael Ealy recently played an android cop on canceled series Almost Human will be the new bad guy opposite Kevin Bacon on the next season of The Following.
NBC has canceled his plans for a new Bill Cosby comedy given his recent scandals
Hugh Laurie is joining the cast of Julia Louis Dreyfus’s HBO comedy Veep
William Shatner will guest on four episodes of Haven on SyFy Channel
Queen Latifah daytime talk show has been canceled
ABC has canceled “Members Only” a drama starring John Stamos before it even airs. Must’ve been a real stinker.
George Eads a.k.a. Nick Stokes is leaving CSI
Unaired episodes of canceled ABCs sitcom Selfie are going to Hulu streaming
Walking Dead creator confirms Daryl really is straight but will introduce soon
Netflix announces House of Cards season 3 will premiere February 27
Lauren Graham fresh off her stint in Parenthood will star in and cowrite NBC comedy about late-night TV She will also play Matthew Perry’s ex-wife in the reboot of The Odd Couple on CBS starting in February
Kathy Griffin has replaced Joan Rivers on Fashion Police.
HBO rewrites drama about 70s rock produced by Scorsese and Jagger
AMC has ordered a pilot for a series based on the comic book Preacher
TNT has renewed Legends for season 2. I gave up after about four episodes
Former NCIS Cote de Pablo a.k.a. Ziva will appear in a CBS Miniseries The Dovekeepers set in ancient Israel. Starts March 31.
CBS midseason shows CSI: Cyber will premiere March 4 10 PM, Battle Creek March 1 10 PM
Two and a Half Men series finale will be February 19. Reboot of Odd Couple the same night
Emily Deschanel a.k.a. Dr. Temperance Brennan on Bones is pregnant and so is Bones. Producer confirms as they will become part of the show.
Mark Hamill will guest star on The Flash as The Trickster reprising his role from Arrow
Judge Len Goodman says he’s leaving Dancing With The Stars after the spring season. Show has not officially been renewed.
The Librarians was the highest rated premier on cable in 2014
Torchwood’s Burn Gorman is the new bad guy on ABCs Forever
SyFy Channel is developing a Superman prequel about Kal–el’s grandfather titled “Krypton”
SyFy Channel will air the fourth and final season of Continuum that is only six episodes
- Night Shyamalan’s thriller 10 episode series Wayward Pines premiers on Fox May 14
USA Network has renewed Playing House for season 2. I never heard of it
Rizzoli and Isles has been renewed for season 6 of 18 episodes
Dave Letterman’s final broadcast will be May 20, 2015
Kirsten Dunst has joined the cast of Fargo season 2
Criminal Minds 19th episode will be a pilot for a spinoff series about a globetrotting group of profilers
American Idol is dropping its results show similar to what Dancing with the Stars already did last year
The spinoff series of The Walking Dead will be set in Los Angeles
Vikings season 3 premieres on History Channel for 10 episodes starting February 19
Starz series The Missing has been renewed for season 2
Former JAG star David James Elliott will guest star on the upcoming Scorpion
Former Ghostbuster Ernie Hudson will play Poseidon in upcoming episode of Once upon a Time. No word yet on if you will cross a stream to get to the ocean 🙂
John Travolta will play Robert Shapiro and David Schwimmer will play Robert Kardashian in OJ themed American Crime Story. Cuba Gooding Jr. will play O.J. Simpson. Sarah Paulson is Marsha Clark.
Comedian Kevin Hart will host the first SNL of the year January 17
HBO has renewed Girls for season 5 before season 4 has even aired
Blake Shelton will host and be musical guest for upcoming Saturday night live January 24
USA Network has canceled Covert Affairs. It was a favorite of mine but it had pretty much run its course.
Netflix premiere dates bloodline March 20, Marvel comics Daredevil April 10, Grace and Frankie May 8
NBC is cutting sitcom About a Boy by two episodes down to 20
Netflix series Marco Polo has been renewed for 10 episode season 2
Gladys Knight will guest on upcoming Hot in Cleveland
Christian Bale will not be playing Steve Jobs in upcoming biopic written by Aaron Sorkin. Also the project has switched studios. Michael Fassbender will take the Jobs job instead.
Royal Pains has been renewed for 16 episodes over 2 season
Netflix is adapting Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events is a new series
Oliver Stone will direct a film about Edward Snowden
Mark Wahlberg is developing a reboot of the Steve Austin story to be titled Six Billion Dollars Man. Yes that’s Billion with a “B”. You know… Inflation
Animated feature “Animal Crackers” will feature the voices of Ian McKelln, Danny DeVito, and Sylvester Stallone
John Lassiter, founder of Pixar, will direct to Toy Story 4 to debut in 2017
Godkiller post-apocalyptic comic will become animated trilogy
NBC is considering doing a live stage production “A Few Good Men”. Aaron Sorkin will adapt his screenplay
DreamWorks animation is undergoing merger talks with Hasbro
There will be a computer animated 3-D Peanuts movie November 2015
Netflix is expanding to Australia and New Zealand
Breaking Bad spin off Better Call Saul premieres on AMC February 8
Financial consultant Suze Orman is leaving CNBC to start a syndicated show of her own
CNN to political correspondent Candy Crowley is leaving the network
Lifetime Network will show its Whitney Houston biopic January 17
Star Trek 3 will premiere July 2016 to be directed by Justin Lin who directed Fast and Furious 6
Save the Dates! Your Guide to 125+ January Returns, Debuts and Finales
Sons of Anarchy’s Mark Boone Junior on That Scene, Gemma’s Future and His Favorite On-Screen Moment
Ask Ausiello: Spoilers on Grey’s, Arrow, Castle, White Collar, Good Wife, Grimm, Elementary, Nashville and More
Matt’s Inside Line: Scoop on Castle, Once, Supernatural, Brooklyn 99, Jane, Big Bang, Gotham, SVU/P.D. and More
Ask Ausiello: Spoilers on Homeland, Sons of Anarchy, Downton, Revenge, Grimm, Blacklist, SVU and More
Big Bang Boss Talks Sheldon and Amy’s Huge Breakthrough, Reveals Why He’ll Be ‘Sweating’ Their Next Milestone
Ask Ausiello: Spoilers on HTGAWM, Mentalist, Parks and Rec, NCIS, Sons, Bones, Homeland, POI and More
Gotham EP Talks Jim’s Grim Fate, Arkham’s Ascendance, Bat/Cat Bond, a ‘Dark’ Turn and the Extended Run
Ask Ausiello: Spoilers on Once, Glee, Grey’s, Vampire Diaries, HTGAWM, Jane, Parks, Cougar Town and More
Walking Dead Midseason Finale Post Mortem: [Spoiler] Sounds Off on Killer Twist — ‘I Did Not See It Coming’
Sons of Anarchy’s Theo Rossi Reflects on Juice’s ‘Powerful’ Season 7 Arc
Sons of Anarchy’s Katey Sagal Breaks Down Emotional, ‘Perfect’ Gemma/Jax Scenes: ‘Charlie and I Were Bawling’
Matt’s Inside Line: Scoop on Once, Arrow, H50, Vampire Diaries, Scorpion, SVU, PLL, Mentalist, Haven and More
Memories from the Set: Morena Baccarin Reflects on Firefly, Homeland, V, Mentalist, HIMYM and More
Revenge EP Defends [Spoiler]’s Death, Previews Emily and Victoria’s New War
Post Mortem: Castle Boss Discusses [Spoiler]’s Next Move, Espo and Lanie’s Big Decision, OLTL Reunion and More
Post Mortem: Sons of Anarchy EP on ‘Shakespearean’ Finale, Audience Satisfaction and That Crazy Car Chase
White Collar’s Matt Bomer & Tim DeKay on Series Finale ‘Twists,’ Movie Hopes
Matt’s Inside Line: Scoop on Arrow, Once, NCIS, The 100, Vampire Diaries, Gotham, Bones, H50, Castle and More
Ask Ausiello: Spoilers on Bones, Once, Arrow, Grey’s, Parks, Nashville, Blacklist, Sleepy Hollow and More
Matt’s Inside Line: Scoop on Once, Castle, Glee, Grey’s, NCIS, Chicago P.D., Criminal Minds, Librarians and More